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Public Fruit Jam
Make jam. Make friends. Join Fallen Fruit for a communal jam making session. Bring home-grown or self-picked fruit and any clean, empty glass jars you have. You’ll join jam teams of 3-5 people and work with people you have not met before to make your jam. The ingredients can be anything you bring along. Almost all fruits can be jammed, even bananas! Sunday, 11 am-2 pm; 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.564.1066

Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs
Bacon-wrapped hot dogs are something that happen late at night on a sidewalk outside some bar. Now you can get them at lunch inside Dirt Dog, which just opened on Figueroa. 2528 S Figueroa St., Downtown; 213.749.1813

6th Anniversary at Blue Palms Brewhouse
Blue Palms celebrates its sixth anniversary this weekend 
with more than 90 kegs of rare cask ales, oak-brewed beers and special releases. Choosing won’t be easy. $65; Sunday, noon-5 pm; 6124 Hollywood Blvd.; 323.464.2337

B Sweet Dessert Bar
Sawtelle is full of Ramen spots and sushi spots. Well, now welcome a new dessert place featuring over 20 types of bread pudding and donut ice cream sandwiches. They are open Thursday-Sunday; 2005 Sawtelle Blvd; 310.963.7213

Secrets of Pasta-Making Revealed at Drago Centro
Learn how to perfectly finesse fettuccini from flour to noodle. Or from spaghetti to cavatelli. Plus, you will learn how to make traditional Italian sauces with Drago Centro’s Chef di Cucina, Ian Gresik. $100; Friday, Noon-3 pm; 525 S. Flower St., downtown; resys required: 213.228.8998 or

Photosynthesis Photo and Music Festival
Photography and live music come together on the lawn adjacent to the Annenberg Space during this day-long festival. See works from three renowned photographers—displayed on two 15’ x 15’ LED video walls—who will also be onsite to share the stories behind the images. Listen to lectures, along with country and blues musicians. Free; Saturday; 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles

Lucques All American Rib Fest
Feast on slow-cooked ribs, hot wings, and sides during this Lucques tradition that has been going on since 2000. The menu is family style and includes Saint Louis style pork ribs, braised beef back ribs, spicy lamb spare ribs, and “too hot to handle” chicken wings; along with sides like cole slaw, baked beans, tomato-watermelon salad and desserts like peach cobbler with strawberries and buttermilk ice cream. Make a reservations from now through the 9th, between noon-3 pm and receive a free Cowboy Cocktail. $55 (Tickets may be purchased at the restaurant or by requesting a Rib Fest pre-pay form by phone); Sunday, noon-9 pm; 8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood; 323.655.6277

Sundance Next Fest
This newer summer festival, presented by the Sundance Institute, celebrates the integration of music and film, featuring a special Cinespia screening at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and six L.A. premieres of independent films, followed by performances from up-and-coming bands and conversations with cultural icons. $14-25;  Through Sunday; Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles

Chinatown Summer Nights
Produced by KCRW and the Los Angeles Chinatown Business Council, Chinatown Summer Nights is a multicultural celebration happening three times over the course of the summer. Enjoy a culinary stage hosted by Eddie Lin and Lindsay Louie (featuring Jet Tila of Iron Chef, America/Cutthroat Kitchen, and local celebrity favorite, Starry Kitchen’s Nguyen Tran), a craft beer garden curated by Eagle Rock Brewery, on-site restaurants, and gourmet food trucks (Crepe N Around, Don Chow, India Jones, Jogasaki Burrito, Kogi Truck, Tango Mango Ice, Tokyo Doggy Style, Tornado Potato, Trailer Park Truck, Vizzi Truck, and Yalla Truck), to live bands and DJs (KCRW’s Liza Richardson and Jason Bentley), a flea market, cultural workshops, large-scale video projections, a “New Chinatown” photo booth, a community drawing event, and a playful Capuchin monkey. LA WEEKLY’s stage will feature live music courtesy of Wet & Reckless, Black Apples, Afternoons, Francisco the Man, Madi Diaz, and Eastern Conference Champions, while cultural workshops showcase a range of craft-making, including calligraphy, brush painting, face painting, fruit carving, and sculpting with candy, clay, and dough. Free; Saturday; Central Plaza, Chinatown

Short Order’s Summer Smoke-Out
Summer means it’s time for BBQ! Here, you can feast and leave the clean up to someone else. Visit the farmers market’s best burger joint to feast on hearty specials like brisket, fried chicken, tri tip, and cheesy potatoes! Friday-Thursday Augusat 2111 am-10 pm; The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.900.8080

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament
This tournament features three days of basketball, entertainment, food, giveaways and more. All skill levels can compete in the Adult Elite Division to Youth, Wheelchair and Special Olympics divisions. The inaugural Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament took place in August 2009 and featured over 500 teams and more than 13,000 players and spectators. Since then, the tournament has grown to become one of the largest 3ON3 street basketball tournaments and fan fests in Los Angeles. Annual participation in Nike Basketball 3ON3 exceeds 1,200 teams, 4,500 players and 25,000 spectators, with participants and spectators coming from all over the country. Friday-Sunday; LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Nisei Week Japanese Festival
The festival is a nine-day event that was first held in 1934, and is recognized today as one of the longest-running multicultural festivals in the US. The 2014 edition of Nisei Week is taking place DTLA’s Little Tokyo withhighlights include the Grand Parade, taiko drummers, martial arts demonstrations, car show, and the World Gyoza Eating Championship. Saturday through August 17; Little Tokyo

Celebrate the launch of NOURISH:The Fit Woman’s Cookbook
Head to the Lorna Jane store at Santa Monica Place to meet Lorna and have your copy of NOURISH signed! The first 20 people in the door will receive a special gift. Free, RSVP hereSaturday, 10 am-12:30 pm; 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica CA 90401

FIGat7th Downtown Festival
LA’s shopping, dining, and entertainment destination FIGat7th proudly presents the forth of six free outdoor concerts at the FIGat7th Downtown Festival. This week the festival will feature performances by Gardens & Villa and White Hinterland and will be hosted by Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands LA. Free; Every Friday until August 22; 735 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.955.7150

Malibu Country Mart Summer Block Party
Head up the PCH for a free day of old-school fair food and fun activities. It’s the perfect way to spend your Sunday! Sunday, 12-3 pm; 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu

Outsiders at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Check out Coppola’s film about youth gone wild. It’s the greasers versus the socs, as bravery and friendship are put to the test. When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are attacked, tensio to mount between the two rival gangs. Starring Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Diane Lane, Tom Cruise, Ralph Maccio, and Emilio Estevez. $14; Saturday, 9 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

“Brew at the L.A. Zoo”
This Zoo event showcases select beers from SoCal micro-breweries, pub-style food throughout the venue, music and entertainment. Upon arrival, you will receive a collectible 5 oz. commemorative mini beer mug along with 14 tickets to exchange for beer samples. You can tour several of the Zoo’s most popular exhibits including the new “Rainforest of the Americas”, nosh on food from food trucks, enjoy live music and dance all night long. $45, $25/Designated Driver Tickets (do not include a tasting mug or beer tickets but receive a free souvenir cup with fountain drink refills for the entire evening); 21+; Friday, 7-11 pm; 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA  90027; 323.644.4200

Shore Hotel’s Cool Down Series
Beach goers, cool with an artisan ice cream cone or an icy Popsicle when downtown’s Peddler’s Creamery serves bicycle-churned dairy and non-dairy ice cream and frozen desserts. Peddler’s uses only organic ingredients and fair trade chocolates featuring handcrafted classics like fresh strawberry and banana chip to creative combos like mint chocolate cookie, candied kumquat, strawberry basil sorbet, and vegan Mexican Chocolate. Price: $3.50/scoop; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm; 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 800.599.1515

Friday Flights
See the Getty Center transformed by musicians and artists for an evening that fuses music, art, discussion and dance. Friday Flights includes a collaboration between the Getty and a featured musician or cultural tastemaker who creates a specially curated evening inspired by an exhibition on view at the Museum. The series takes its inspiration from the format of a tasting flight, where several flavors, perhaps of wine or beer, or in this case art, can be sampled and compared. Mikael Jorgensen is the tastemaker for this Friday. Mikael Jorgensen began working with alternative rock band Wilco as a tech-savvy and synth-wielding sound engineer. He became a permanent member in the group in 2002 and he still gets involved with independent projects and has featured visual and conceptual additions by his wife, artist and photographer Cassandra C. Jones. $10 for parking; Friday, 6-9 pm; Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Charm City Cakes West‘s Decorating Classes
Join in cake decorating classes, led by the bakery’s team of professional decorators and learn a variety of decorating fundamentals, such as working with fondant, creating cut-out designs, and more. Vegan and gluten-free cake options are also available. This Saturday’s theme is Tree Trunk Initials, where cake decorator Rachel will walk you through the steps of creating this sweet tree trunk carving cake with custom etched messages. $150; Saturday, 1 pm; 8302-A Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069; Resys required: 323.642.7234 or

Fame Fest Bike Fest & Scavenger Hunt
The Melrose Business Improvement District will be hosting its first-ever Fame Fest Bike Fest & Scavenger Hunt. It’s a street-long treasure hunt and art show that you can bike to. They will provide clues directing guests into participating retailers to get your passport stamped and then award prizes, including a brand new bike and $500 worth of gift certificates from Melrose businesses, to winning passport holders!Plus, enjoy live music from Bearwulf, DJ Mixter Ed and Chris & Maggie at the FAME Yard, along with live mural painting by Brandon Sopinsky, Eye One and Jennifer Korsen and goods from local craftsmen. There will be special discounts and freebees at participating retailers on Melrose and at the Melrose Trading Post for scavenger hunt participants. Sunday, 1-6 pm; 7761 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Black Apple Gallery Presents Contraband 2
Black Apple Gallery will curate a one-of-a-kind experience premiering artworks by an unprecedented group of globally renowned and legendary street artists at Contraband 2. Black Apple Gallery featured artists include Ben Naz, Pobel, Snik, Ernst Zacharevic, Dot Dot Dot, John Doe, Seizer One, Harland Miller, Martin Whatson, Sandra Chevrier, Otto Schade and Mason Storm. Friday, 7 pm – 2 am; Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Hotel, 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Fifth Annual Los Angeles Craft Beer Crawl
The Beer Chicks and the guys behind Downtown’s best bars (Golden GopherCana Rum Bar, etc.) team up every year for this awesome bar crawl where you get unlimited brew tastes and cocktail sips everywhere from Honeycut to Tony’s Saloon, with more than 100 drink options over the course of the day. $20-79; Saturday, 1-7 pm; 613 S Grand Ave., Los AngelesCA 90017

Sprinkles Opens in Glendale
The Americana at Brand welcomes Sprinkles! Be first in line to get the exclusive Sprinkles S’more Ice Cream available only at the Glendale location until Sunday, August 17. The first 100 customers in line will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a dozen free cupcakes each month for one year. Guests will also have the opportunity to win golden tickets Friday – Sunday in assorted prizes ranging from a free ice cream pint, The Americana at Brand gift cards to a $250 Sprinkles gift card. Friday, 10 amThe Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210

Eat|See|Hear Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Sixteen Candles
LA’s outdoor movie, food truck and live music event series celebrates the 30th anniversary of one of the best 80’s John Hughes films, “Sixteen Candles”. The one and only Long Duk Dog and his Sexy American Girlfriend, portrayed by Gedde Watanabe and Debbie Pollack, will be on site to introduce the film and sign autographs. Food trucks include Belly Bombz, Me So Hungry, Wicked Kitchen, The Gastrobus, Street Foods Co, Tokyo Doggie Style, The Pudding Truck, Coolhaus and Brasil Kiss. $10 in advance, $12/door, $20/fashionably late (premium, reserved seats available online in advance only, not at the door); Saturday, doors: 5:30 pm, band: 7 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; Paul Revere Charter Middle School, 1450 Allenford Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049


Enjoy up to 85% off the globally-conscious brand’s mens merchandise during their three-day sample sale. Expect tees for $10, accessories for $20, jackets for $45, sweaters for $60 and luggage for $30. Friday-Sunday, 12-5 pm; 806 E 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013; 213.613.9626

A List Sample Sales
Score 50-75% off women’s apparel, shoes and accessories from labels like Haute Hippie, Isabel Marant, Alexander McQueen and more during the one-day sample sale. Sunday, 11 am-5 pm (No early birds); 6410 W 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.841.3000

Black Halo
Snap up the LA label’s contemporary clothing for $100 and under during their two-day warehouse sale. Friday, 12-5 pm, Saturday, 9 am-3 pm; 648 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Co-Op 28 Handmade & Vintage
Find vintage treasures for $5, $10 and $20 during the Los Feliz indie boutique’s two-day, cash-only sidewalk sale. Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-5 pm; 1728 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.669.2828

Enjoy up to 80% off LA designer George Esquivel’s luxe men’s and women’s footwear during his month-long sample sale, which ends this weekend. Friday-Sunday, 1-5 pm; 8309 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Just One Eye
Enjoy 60% off spring/summer 2014 merchandise and up to 80% off collections from 2013 and prior during the luxe designer boutique’s summer warehouse sale. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-7 pm; 7000 Romaine St., West Hollywood, CA 90038; 888.563.6858

L*Space Swimwear
Enjoy deep discounts on the SoCal swimwear label’s sexy separates, one-pieces and apparel during their three-day warehouse sale in OC. Friday & Saturday; 2525 Pullman St., Santa Ana, CA 92705

Now until stock lasts, take 40% off all summer sale items at the lady-loving indie boutique. 2213 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Polkadots & Moonbeams
Now until stock lasts, enjoy up to 50% off brands like Michael Stars, Dolce Vita, Flynn Skye and more during the essential indie boutique’s summer sale. 8361 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.651.1746

Ravishing Resale
Score and additional 20-30% off all sale items during the designer consignment boutique’s summer sale. Expect labels like Chanel, Gucci, Dior and more during the month-long blowout. Friday-Saturday, August 30th; 8127 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.655.8480

Stephen Webster: Soho House
Enjoy up to 50% off the fine jewelry designer’s luxe and pricey gems during his two-day friends and family sale at the Soho House. Friday, 10 am-4 pm; 9200 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.432.9200

Tarina Tarantino
Now until stock lasts, save 30-80% off the designer’s colorful accessories, cosmetics and more during her Melrose shop’s moving sale. 7957 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.651.5155

The Well Presents its Spring/Summer Super Warehouse Sale
The Well, a Los Angeles  fashion boutique and salon space is offering 30-70% off designers like Minimale Animale, UNIF, Zanerobe, G-Star, Miista, Vivienne Westwood, THVM and more. Plus, enjoy live music and complimentary food and  beverages. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; 1006 S Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90015




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