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Classical Pick of the Week: Pick-a-nic(e) Basket

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Check out Gustav Holst's the Planets this week. Oh wait, I meant John Williams' Star Wars.
What's better than having a picnic while watching the sunset and listening to some music? Drinking your favorite wine/beer (legally) while watching the sunset and listening to some (Classical) music! Yes, you can bring your favorite libations to these outdoor performances (although we can't guarantee how much of it you'll be able to enjoy if you drink too much). The heat wave is supposed to subside today, so go out this week while the gettin' is good! There are many great outdoor venues and many great picnic options to go along with them. Our dream picnic? Cheese from the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, wine from Domaine LA, porchetta panini and burrata pie from Mozza 2 Go, and some petit fours from Valerie Confections. Your wallet won't thank you for this overindulgent behavior, but your date/companion will.

If you don't like making the trek to Hollywood, you don't have to miss out on all the fun. If you're in West LA or the South Bay, the Marina Summer Concerts Classical Thursdays are always an option. There are concerts every other Thursday and this week is all about opera. It's first come first serve, and byo-blankets or picnic chairs.