You can’t beat a Thursday night in LA.  It seems like such an unassuming day.  The week isn’t yet over; it’s not the weekend; it’s still the middle of the week.  It’s probably for this reason that Beverly Hills and Hollywood took control.  They gave us something to go out and enjoy.

Event 1: Beverly Canon Gardens is a beautiful, grassy courtyard between two hotels, where there were chairs set up and blankets strewn about with dining delicacies.  They host a Thursday night concert series.  This week they featured Dustbowl Revival, a roots, jazz, upbeat, gypsy, old-timey group of 8 wonderful musicians.  They got everyone moving in their seats and singing along.  Check them out at: http://dustbowlrevival.com/

Event 2: Thursday’s from 5-9, there’s a delightful little farmers’ market in Hollywood.  It’s up by Yamashiro restaurant, so there’s a spectacular view of LA in all its glory.  We got there near 8:30, so it was dark and the town was lit up.  It was beautiful.  As for the market itself, there was a band performing Tom Petty, which is always pleasant to walk in to, delectable produce stands, numerous other stands with treats from homemade cobblers to s’mores and coffee, and food trucks, including a taco/beer truck that looked rather popular, an ice cream truck, and a sandwich shop.  There are places to stand at a table and drink a cold beverage, and tables to sit at outside under the stars.  It’s a great time.  http://www.yamashirorestaurant.com/tag/hollywood-farmers-market/

Happy Weekend!

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