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Weekend

08/07/2015

LA Weekly’s Burgers & Beer
Get to the LA Coliseum for LA Weekly’s celebration of the pairing that never goes out of style. You will be able to try as many burgers as you want from three dozen burger purveyors and drink from an equal or greater number of breweries. If you go VIP, you’ll get early access with an extra hour. Expect to see Belcampo, Barrel & Ashes, Cassell’s, Grill ‘Em All, Hawkin’s House of Burgers, Pie ’N Burger, Pink’s, El Cristalazo. As for beer, sip from Sudwerk, Angel City and Kinetic (plus more). $65+; Saturday, 3-7 pm; 3911 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Beats & Eats
Feast on chicken & waffles at EscaLA in K-Town for their Beats & Eats brunch. Expect a stellar brunch spread accompanied by sets from your favorite local DJs. Get there on the early side. Sunday, 11:30 am-3:30 pm; EscaLA, 3451 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90020

Kings and Vagabonds Unite for a Cheese and Craft Beer Pop Up
If you prefer your IPA to be paired with cheese instead of a burger, then head to this pop-up! The experts at Vagabond Cheese Company will be working their matchmaking skills to educate you with specifically curated cheese plates to match your craft brew. Once a month, the experts at Vagabond will pop-up at King Harbor Brewing Co. with curated cheese and explore a different theme. Vagabond will be pairing cheese with a cask of Day Drinker, an English Style Session Ale so come out and get cheesy with King Harbor Brewing Co. as they partner up with Vagabond Cheese Co. to bring you a magical evening of craft beer and cheese. Saturday, 6 pm; 2907 182nd St., Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Forma Offers Brunch
Santa Monica’s contemporary Italian restaurant named in honor of its star ingredient, formaggio, is now offering brunch. Starting this weekend, Forma’s brunch menu includes Pizza & Eggs made with Pork belly, two eggs, tomato sauce; Calabrese, two eggs cooked in tomato sauce with Hawaiian sausages, riduja, green onions and grilled rustic bread; the Frittata, Ricotta Pancakes, Nutella Bread Pudding, and Brioche French Toast. Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am-3 pm; 1610 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA

The Springs Monthly Wine Tasting with Vegan Food Pairing
The Springs, located in DTLA’s Arts District, is a one-stop-shop for wellness. They have healing massage, infrared sauna treatment, and relaxing yoga sessions that you can enjoy before or after the tasting. Nosh on delicious vegan cheeses and food, or order from a full menu of raw, vegan dishes including Sweet Corn Ravioli, Polenta, and Spicy “Tuna” Rolls. This month, The Springs’ sommeliers have chosen Winemaker Michael Schmelzer of Monte Bernardi to head the event. $20; Sunday, 6-8 pm; 608 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; tickets: tickets@thespringsla.com

exhale Santa Monica’s Poolside Yoga
Get poolside for a yoga session because exhale is hosting a yoga flow class. This sunny summer yoga series will be filled with trunk shows, juice tastings and hair braiding to enjoy pre and post sweat! The Fairmont Hotel & Bungalows will also be offering 20% off breakfast in the Lobby Lounge. Free/members, $10/no-members; Saturday, 9:30-10:30 am; 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Brew At The L.A. Zoo
Enjoy beers from more than 50 local craft breweries, live music, DJs, animals, and more. Standard admission includes 5-ounce beer samples, which you can pair with pub-style grub available for purchase. There’s also a new VIP experience, which includes early entry to select areas of the event and access to two exclusive lounges with hors d’oeuvres, specialty drinks from San Antonio Winery, Snow Leopard Vodka and The Bloody Cure, exclusive tastings from Pacific Plate Brewing, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Oskar Blues Brewery, and rootBEER Floats courtesy of Craftbeerkings.com. Animal highlights include elephants, koalas, apes, The LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), and the Rainforest of the Americas. It’s an adult’s take on going to the zoo. Friday, 7-11 pm; L.A. Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.644.4200

DIY Wood Mobile Workshop
Spruce up your apartment or house with a cute wood mobile, that you made yourself. All materials will be provided at this workshop hosted by local Etsy whiz Britt Castellano of A Handcrafted Home. $25; Sunday, 10:30 am-12:30 pm; West Elm, 8366 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.782.9672

Splash House
Head to Palm Springs this weekend (I am…but more for relaxing) and party it up with three different hotel pools for two days. A shuttle will be provided and help you with all your pool-hopping needs. $115; Saturday & Sunday; Various Palm Springs venues

CicLAvia Culver City
This street-closing event that allows you to walk, ride your bike, skate board, or pretty much do anything in the car-free streets is starting at the Expo Line terminus in Culver City and will follow Washington Boulevard to Venice Boulevard at Centinela. Check out the Mar Vista Farmers Market on Grand View Boulevard, looks like a good one.

ScareLA
It’s like Halloween in the summer. If you like really scary experiences, this is for you. ScareLA is the first SoCal convention dedicated to celebrating Halloween. Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, it combines the city’s top talent and unique cultural setting with a twist. Celebrate the West Coast’s scariest faire and check out attractions, DIY workshops, classes, industry panels, live haunt experiences, screenings and more. $30+; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am; Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101; 626.449.7360

Angel City Brewery Celebrates the 3rd Annual Avocado Festival
Celebrate avocados at Angel City Brewery’s Avocado Festival, which was first started in 2013 and now this green-themed event has games, music, food, art and more. The Avocado Ale is brewed with avocados and guacamole-inspired ingredients like fresh cilantro, crushed red pepper and lime, is a refreshing ale with a smooth finish. Kegs of Avocado Ale will be tapped at the start of the event, and will be available at the Angel City Public House. Beyond the beer, Angel City has a full lineup of events for the day, including: Avocado Ale food pairings by The Surfer TacoBrewwingsSi Paletas & The Green Truck; Brewer-led tours with a focus on the Avocado Ale brewing process; live chalk art; specialty flight bars; Avocado Bazaar presented by Raven Gypsies; avocado corn hole; an avocado hunt; avocado photo booth; gallery exhibit by PJ Andrews; and live music in our beer hall by: Michelle E. Buzz, Team Vendetta, Angeles Flight, Fungame, Seaghouls, Denmantau, and The Bloodhounds. The event will benefit Food Forward, a local non-profit whose mission is to rescue fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste, and provide it to people in need, while inspiring others to do the same. $1 from every pint of Avocado Ale sold at the event between will be tallied up by our handy cash register and donated to Food Forward. Sunday, 12-8 pm; 216 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Outdoor Courtyard Concerts with Pop-up Bars from One Colorado restaurants
Every Saturday night in August, enjoy a live concert in Pasadena. The outdoor courtyard concerts are great to enjoy with the pop-up bars in the area including American, Japanese or Italian, One Colorado restaurants. This Saturday, enjoy Mia Doi Todd, who is performing from her latest Brazilian repertoire. Todd, a classically trained singer who began writing songs as a student at Yale University, expresses her distinctive voice through songs about love and loss and the majesty of nature. Todd has released 10 albums on both major and indie labels. Her Cosmic Ocean Ship (City Zen Records) was chosen by the New York Times as one of the Top Ten Records of 2011. Her latest release, Floresta, an album of Brazilian songs, was recorded at the Estúdio El Rocha in São Paulo, Brazil. Free; Saturday. 7 pm; W Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.564.1066

Sundance Next Fest
This Los Angeles version of the legendary film festival will feature six movie premieres, each of which will be paired with a special musical performance. Check out the screening of Greta Gerwig’s flick Mistress America, with music by Sky Ferreira (love her). Tickets here; Friday-Sunday; The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.623.3233

Street Food Cinema: Heathers
Check out this cult fav in Exposition Park. Plus, get their early and check out the music at 6 pm. Oh summer, isn’t wrapping up in Los Angeles! $12; Saturday, 5:30-11 pm; Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

It Happened Open Night at Hollywood Forever
An heiress becomes a runaway bride and goes running from the police with a street-wise reporter. A dashing and witty Clark Gable and big-eyed, sharp tongued beauty Claudette Colbert make this the most iconic romantic comedy of the silver screen. $15; Saturday, doors: 7:15 pm, movie: 9 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

The Last Picture Show Screening
Catch the 1971 Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd flick on the big screen at Santa Monica’s classic Aero Theatre. Plus, there’s a discussion with the movie’s director, Peter Bogdanovich after the screening. $11; Friday, 7:30 pm; Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA; 310.260.1528

Grand Cru
The Long Beach Grand Cru, the country’s only non-profit wine competition, benefiting Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and its partnership with The Children’s Clinic in Long Beach will celebrate its 21st anniversary with an evening of wine, food, one-of-a-kind silent auction and live music. This year’s Grand Cru will raise funds to benefit LAFLA’s Greater Long Beach Community Medical-Legal Partnership. $200Saturday, 6– 9 pm; 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes, CA; 213.640.3894

Incase Pop-Up
Did you catch my post on this tech brand this week? Trick out your gadgets at theKnown Gallery on Fairfax this weekend. The California-based brand is bringing tons of its bestselling tech gear to the gallery, which will run through August 28th. Score cases for you phone, computer, tablet, and more, all with prices $20-250. The Incase pop-up at Known Gallery will run Monday-Friday, 12 to 7 pm, and Saturday, 12-5 pm. Saturday; 441 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7th Annual Unique L.A. Summer Market
More than 350 vendors will be on hand at this stylish market, where you’ll be able to score made-in-America clothes, accessories, art, jewelry, home decor, and much more. Pre-sale tickets are available here$10/door (cash only); Saturday, August 8, and Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; The Penthouse at California Market Center, 110 East 9th St., Los Angeles, CA; 213.630.3600

Sales:

Asics
Score 50-75% off the athletic brand’s shoes, apparel, and workout accessories for women, men, and kids during the three-day warehouse sale. No bags are allowed and wearing Asics into the event is prohibited. The sale returns Friday through Sunday (August 7-9) next weekend at the same times. Friday, 10 am-7 pm, Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, 9 am-5 pm; 1401 Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Gypsy05, Anarchy Street, More
Get up to 85% off boho-chic label Gypsy05, apparel from online e-shop Pale Violet, jewelry from Anarchy Street, swimwear from Siempre Golden, and much more during the one-day sample sale. Saturday from 11 am-5 pm; 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Just One Eye
Ending this week, enjoy up to 80% off luxury labels like Valentino, Proenza Schouler, Chloé, and more during the avant-garde boutique’s warehouse sale. 7000 Romaine St., West Hollywood, CA 90038; 888.563.6858

Lotta Stensson
Snag 50% off kimonos, kaftans, dresses, and more during the fest-ready designer’s store closing sale. Through AUgust 30th; 8372 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

OAK
At the DTLA store only, get 80% off everything at the brand’s ongoing warehouse sale; shop women’s and men’s apparel and accessories, which will be replenished. Friday; 910 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Polkadots & Moonbeams
Save up to 75% off contemporary brands like For Love and Lemons, Wildfox, Bailey 44, Dolce Vita, and more during the boutique’s summer sale. Through Sunday; 8361 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.651.1746

The Quiet Life, Heel Bruise, Glassy
Enjoy up to 70% off skate-inspired streetwear from The Quiet Life, Heel Bruise, and , including women’s and men’s apparel and accessories. Saturday, 10 am-2 pm; 3629 W Macarthur Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704

Steven Alan Outpost
NSave up to 75% off the retailer’s inventory of labels, like A.P.C., Rachel Comey, and more during its end-of-season sale. Through Sunday; 1937 1/2 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.667.9500

The Way We Wore
Everything on the first floor (excluding select items) is 50% off during the vintage mecca’s semi-annual sale. Saturday; 334 S LA Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.937.0878

By Whitney

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