From the Vital Proteins Pop-Up at the Grove, Chao Krung Thai’s 50th anniversary, a Flavors of Asia Food and Wine Festival, National Oyster Day, and Melrose Rooftop movies, here’s what’s popping up in L.A. this week.
August 2-August 4
Vital Proteins is popping up at the Grove this weekend for some Insta-worthy activations, including summer Friday mocktails, a dance class, and meet & greet with beauty influencer Angel Merino (@Mac_Daddy) and a wellness panel with Carina Wolff and Max Lugavere to talk about all things wellness and nutrition. Did I mention that all of these events are free? To register, simply go to vitalproteins.com/pages/events and sign up. This is a fun summer event you won’t want to miss!
The Grove/Spirit Statue/Vital Proteins Cabana, 189 The Grove Drive, Fairfax.
August 2-August 31
It’s not every day that a restaurant turns 50. This August, celebrate Chao Krung Thai Restaurant’s 50th Anniversary celebration all month long with 50 percent off their famous Pad Thai. Owners Boon and Supa Kuntee opened Chao Krung in 1969 and were one of the first restaurants to bring authentic Thai cuisine to the West coast. Now, their daughters Amanda Kuntee and Katy Noochlaor run the restaurant and continue their family legacy with recipes from their grandmother, who cooked for the King of Thailand. Talk about some secret family deliciousness. Congrats Chao Krung!
Chao Krung Thai Restaurant 2110, 111 N Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove; Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.- 10:15 p.m., Sat.-Sun., noon-10:15 p.m.,chaokrungla.com.
Sunday, August 4
Stu and the Kids returns for their 6th Annual Flavors of Asia Food and Wine Festival this upcoming Sunday with numerous noteworthy chefs, restaurants and food artisans including Neal Fraser (Vibiana and Redbird), Walter and Margarita Manzke (République) Hugo Bolanos (Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air), Eric Bost (Auburn) Jason Neroni ( The Rose Venice), and Mei Lin (Nightshade), to name a few. Stu aka Stuart Skversky is the founder of Stu and The Kids, which provides scholarships for poor and orphaned Hill Tribe children to continue their education in Chiang Mai, Thailand. After leaving his culinary career in L.A. and traveling all over Thailand, Stu found a passion for teaching kids how to cook and growing their education and now supports 36 kids. This Flavors of Asia Food fest is a beautiful way to celebrate Thai and Asian-inspried dishes and beverages with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward Stu and the Kids Foundation.
Flavors of Asia at Vibiana, 214 South Main St., downtown; Sun., Aug. 4, 3-7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $135 but upgrade to VIP for only $225 to get early admission starting at 2:30 p.m. and chef access. Kids 6-12 are only $25 and under 6 are free. eventbrite.com/e/flavors-of-asia-food-fest-to-benefit-stu-and-the-kids-tickets-61195576617?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete.
Monday, August 5
Happy National Oyster Day! Come celebrate at New England-inspired seafood eatery Connie and Ted’s with freshly shucked Oysters for only $1 during Ted’s Oyster Hour. Oysters come with horseradish and mignonette on top of a bed of ice and can be enjoyed Sunday through Thursday from-10 p.m. The world is your oyster!
Connie and Teds, 8171 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica; for more information visit connieandteds.com/.
Monday August 5- August 8
If you haven’t already heard, Melrose Rooftop Theatre is back for their summer flicks on the beautiful roof of E.P. & L.P in West Hollywood. Screenings begin at sundown, with most films running from 8:30-10:30 p.m. The MRT is an upgraded and new age version of your old drive-in, but complete with wireless technology so guests can maximize their experience. The outdoor theatre also has tons of movie snacks and a cinema cocktail program. What better way to enjoy summer amiright? This week coming movies include The Wedding Singer (Aug. 5),Crazy Rich Asians (Aug. 6), A Quiet Place (Aug. 7), and Pulp Fiction (Aug. 8). For more information and other showtimes check out melroserooftoptheatre.com/
Melrose Rooftop Theatre is held at E.P & L.P., 603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, which is open from 5 p.m.-2 a.m. most nights, except for Saturday (noon-midnight) and Sunday (11 a.m.-2 a.m.).