Weekend

Port of LA Lobster Festival
The Lobster Festival is the world’s largest lobster festival (winner of four Guinness World Records) and it brings communities together, serves heaping portions of good food and great fun. Be ready to feast on fresh discount Maine lobster meals that are flown in fresh daily and cooked on the spot. Plus, enjoy a scenic outdoor park along LA’s historic waterfront, and shops at Ports O’ Call in San Pedro. After feasting on Maine lobster meals, guests enjoy dancing, street performers, tall ships, shopping for arts and crafts, and musical performances by some of today’s best up-and-coming acts. $10+; Friday-Sunday; Ports O’Call Village, Berth 76 – Nagoya Way, San Pedro, CA 90731

Celebration of Food and Wine and Terranea Resort
Sip and dine from day to night during this festival that features a live cooking demos by Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra, a farm-to-table wine lunch and seminars showcasing exclusive West Coast wines and bubbley. It all ends with a grand tasting featuring bites from each of Terranea’s restaurants complemented by wine booths represented by select wine purveyors. I mean…could your Saturday get any better? $147; Saturday; 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, 310.265.2800

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Celebrate the 77th traditional Chinese lunar festival in Chinatown with a moon viewing, a cooking demo, storytelling, live music and a craft-beer garden. Free; Saturday, 5-11 pm; Central Plaza & West Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA; 213.680.0243

The Catalina Film Festival
Catalina is a beautiful scenic spot to host a film festival. Check out 75 feature and short-length films, and of course, plenty of parties and events. Tickets and passes here; Through Sunday,; Various venues

LA Fall Beer Fest
The LA Fall Beer Festival will feature over 200 beers, food trucks, dj, live music, and more surprises. Music includes bands, Country Goes Awry and Petty Cash. Tickets won’t be sold at the door. $40/general admission, $50/VIP (an added hour with specialty beers available the first hour); Saturday, noon-4 pm; A Center Studios, 1201 West 5th St., #T-110, Los Angeles, CA 90017

San Gennaro Feast at Little Dom’s
Chef Brandon Boudet is hosting his annual San Gennaro Feast at Little Dom’s next weekend. Drawing inspiration from his Italian-Creole heritage, Chef Brandon is going “balls to the wall” with an all arancini (rice ball) menu and $5 wine glasses. Menu includes: Chicken Parmesan Arancini; The Shrimp Scampi Arancini; The Hipster Arancini made with Carnaroli rice, market summer vegetables, house made almond milk ricotta, served with spicy tomato sauce (Vegetarian & gluten – free); The Original Arancini; Zeppoles w/ Raspberry Sauce; and $5 Glasses of Dago Red & White. All Arancini & Zeppoles =$4. Saturday & Sunday; 2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.661.0055

The 14th Annual Galbani® Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro
Inspired by the 80+ year old NYC tradition, the Feast celebrates Italian culture, entertainment and cuisine by featuring great food, music, genealogy research, free kid’s corner & petting zoo, pony rides, bocce, bingo, ferris wheel, games and more. Over thirty hours of live music and performances are scheduled throughout the weekend and special guest, Galbani Cheese’s very own Chef Marco will demonstrate Italian recipes and host a “Galbani Cheese Building Contest for Charity”. A “Gravy-Sauce Cooking Competition”, open to all levels of chefs, is a two-day contest full of favorite family recipes. This year, the Feast is affiliated with Christ the King Church,The Midnight Mission, a 501c3 charity that offers a path to self-sufficiency for men, women and children who have lost everything, PAL (Police Activities League), Uncle Frank Helping Hand Foundation, Be the Match registry and Cedars Sinai blood drive. The Feast also extends support to various Italian American organizations. $5; Through Sunday; 1651 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA

Angel City Jazz Festival
LA’s only non-commercial jazz and new music festival was founded in 2008 by music promoter Rocco Somazzi. The 2015 festival is presented by Angel City Arts, a non-profit organization committed to cultivating and revitalizing jazz culture in Los Angeles by producing concerts by established and emerging music innovators who have achieved exceptionally high levels of musicianship and brought forward a significant contribution to the evolution of jazz and improvised music. The Angel City Jazz Festival features the most innovative and original national and international jazz musicians working today, balancing established jazz artists with emerging talent, and focusing on west coast creative jazz, past, present and future. Free, or $15+; Various locations

Abbot Kinney Fest
This massive Venice festival, now in its 31st year, will feature over 300 vendors along Abbot Kinney Boulevard’s mile-long stretch. You can also expect food trucks, three beer gardens, five live music stages, and much more. Free; Sunday, 10 am-7 pm; Abbot Kinney Blvd. (between Main Street and South Venice Boulevard), Venice, CA

Off Abbot Kinney Street Fair
Didn’t get enough Abbot Kinney? The surf men’s shop, General Admission is also throwing its first Off Abbot Kinney Street Fair. Head to the boutique’s parking lot and check out cool floral boutique/café Flower Boy Project, salon/shop Cabin West, Linus Bike, Lone Wolfs Objets d’Surf, and many others. Plus, expect House beer, healthy sips by Juice Served Here, grub from Sao Acai; check out more deets here. Sunday, 12-6 pm; 52 Brooks Ave., Venice, CA

Saint-Tropez Rooftop Soiree
The rooftop at the London’s going to be transformed into the French Riviera, with wine tastings, French music, and themed appetizers. Expect a live performance by Adèle Jacques with “Paris Loves LA”, and 1960’s French Pop Groove with DJ Marlon. No tickets sold at the door. $30; Friday, 7-10 pm; The London, 1020 N San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Dia de Campo Brunch and Brews
The Mexican eatery, Dia de Campo and Executive Chef Ken Johnson are preparing five dishes, each served with a complementing beer, including: Kumiai Oysters with Boulevard Brewing “Radler” Lemon Ginger Malt Beverage; Salmon Tostada with Smog City “Lil’ Bo Pils” Pilsner; Grilled Mako Bowl with Avery “White Rascal” White Ale; Ancho Braised Lamb with Stone Pale Ale “2.0”; and Spiced Mexi Ganache with Mother Earth “Syntax” Imperial Stout. $30; Sunday, noon; 1238 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310.379.1829

The Rockefeller‘s NFL Boozy Brunch
They are combining two of Sunday’s best activities: boozy brunching and Sunday football. With TVs throughout the entire restaurant and a bottmless brunch, this football season, the South Bay gastropub is the spot for all of your game-watching needs. The bottomless mimosa brunch comes with choices of four juices: Orange, guava, peach & watermelon. $16.99 for bottomless brunch, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-2 pm (2 hour limit at Hermosa and 1 hour limit at Manhattan); Hermosa Beach: 418 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254, 310.372.8467; Manhattan Beach: 1209 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; 310.545.5810

Le Petit Paris Brunch
This French brasserie located in DTLA’s Historic Core, is launching a new brunch menu that will feature items like French Toast with Mixed Berries, Truffle Pizza with house made artichoke truffle cream, comté and fresh truffle, and poached eggs with smoked Salmon and cream sauce, along with fresh squeezed juices, Mimosas and Bellinis. Brunch highlights include: Smoked Salmon Club Sandwich, Eggs Benedict Lobster, Croque Monsieur, Les Crêpes, and Parisienne Omelet. Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 418 S Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013; 213.217.4445

Sweet Rose Creamery’s Pop-Up
Venice’s Tortoise General Store, a boutique dedicated to introducing and exhibiting works by Japanese artists, is having their last Tortoise General Store pop-up. Executive Chef Shiho Yoshikawa, a Japanese native, will be offering made-from-scratch, market driven ice creams, and  house made almond milks part of this special collaboration. Enjoy single ($4) and double ($6) scoops of Japanese-inspired flavors like Matcha,Double Chestnuts (Chestnut ice cream with candied chestnuts), Pear Caramel, and Apple and Young Ginger Nigori Sorbet in house made Sesame and Vanilla cones ($1). In addition, sample Shiho’s famous house made almond milk (made from Fat Uncle Farm almonds and Bautista Ranch organic dates), which is now available in to-go glass bottles ($10) at the Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Mid-City Sweet Rose Creamery locations and available for purchase at the pop-up. Sunday, 1-5 pm; 1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Paramount Coffee Project Fairfax
Coffee lovers, get ready for another coffee spot to come to our city! This Australian spot, which was first launched in Sydney in 2013, comes from Jin Ng, Mark Dundon, and Russell Beard. The new Fairfax location, designed by Australia’s Alana Cooke, offers toasts, breakfast sandwiches, and more (in addition to coffee). Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m; 456 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

Melrose Saturday Sidewalk Sale
The Melrose Business Improvement District is having its second annual event, that will take place all day with dozens of stores along Melrose Avenue (from Fairfax to Highland) offering discounts & deals. Participating stores will have merchandise on the sidewalk on sale and some will have their entire store on sale. Types of merchandise include fabulous men’s, women’s & children’s apparel, shoes, jewelry, art, hair products and makeup, accessories and much more. In addition, restaurants will offer specials all day. Participating stores includes: B. Poy & Jo: Sale, Barracuda, Cosmo & Natalia’s Glamsquad, DGX Jewelry, Five And Diamond, Golden Daggers Tattoo, John Fluevog Shoes, Lenceria Boutique, Love Baked Wings, Monster-A-Go-Go, Neveux Creamery, and Stitch National. Saturday, noon – 6 pm; Melrose Ave from Fairfax to Highland

Wally’s Wine and Spirits’ Truffle Farmers’ Market Extravaganza
They are hosting a Truffle Farmers’ Market Extravaganza to launch their new truffle market! Executive Chef David Feau will be sampling various truffle menu dishes, the Cheese Box will be featuring all of the truffle products now carried in store, and wines will be offered from locations where the truffles are sourced from. Join in $1 wine tastings, and taste plantin truffle mustard, truffle and basil pesto, truffle honey, and more! Saturday, 10 am-1 pm; 447 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA

Reggae Roller Cisco
Rave on Wheels with a night of roller skating, sexy electronic beats, and great vibes. This month’s theme is ONE LOVE Reggae on Wheels at Circus Disco. Come dressed in the Rasta green, yellow, and red, or any costume of your choice representing one love. Enjoy two stages with DJ’s dropping beats as you roll around the 20,000 sqft. club turned roller rink. If dancing is more your thing, hit the dance floor or you can hang out in the hookah lounge! There’s also a hour of free yoga warm-up session before the doors open lead by Cat Meyer. $5 skate rentals are on on a first-come-first-serve basis. Ticket purchase doesn’t include skate rental, and doesn’t guarantee availability. Wrist guards and knee pads may not be available at the venue. $30; Saturday, 8 pm; Circus Disco, 6655 Santa Monica Blvd.,Los Angeles , CA 90038

Back to the Future I & II at Hollywood Cemetery
Join ZTE, Team Fox and Cinespia in support of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for a special 30th anniversary celebration of Back to the Future. Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time, he finds he needs the help of his teenage parents and a brilliant but eccentric scientist to be sent back to the future. See both Part I and II on the big screen under the stars, have a picnic on the lawn, listen to the DJs, jump into the photobooth, and get ready for some very special surprises! Proceeds from your tickets help the Michael J Fox Foundation raise money and awareness about finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Donate even more for one of our VIP tickets with reserved seating, an open bar, VIP photobooth line and free photobooth prints. $18; Saturday, doors: 5:45 pm, show: 7:30 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Wasteland Weekend
Want to ride a car and shoot fire like they did in  Mad Max: Fury Road? This “Burning Man-ish” three-day event is Mad Max-themed, with you getting into the post-apocalyptic spirit in every way possible. $110; California City

A Current Affair
With over 50 participating retailers and private vendors, this shopping event offers the very best selection of vintage clothes, accessories, and jewelry around. Now, in its fifth year, the show will feature an open bar, exhibit curated by celebrity stylist Simone Harouche, lite bites by Amara Kitchen and Project Share A Meal, lounge by Urban Americana, water by Essentia, music and more! Exhibitors include local favorites Scout, Just Say Native, Recess, and Raggedy Threads, who join Arrow and Anchor (Nashville), Mercy Vintage Now! (Oakland), and new exhibitors Amarcord (New York).  $20+; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; Cooper Design Space, 860 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA; 213.627.3754

TARFEST
LAUNCH LA and 88.5 FM KCSN present Los Angeles’ 13th annual music & arts festival, that will feature rising local artists, musicians and bands, with performances by Gavin Turek, The Shelters, Jessica Childress, Babes andSalt Petal. This year’s music program was curated by LAUNCH LA and Kevin Bronson of BuzzBand.LA and 88.5 FM KCSN. LAUNCH LA also presents the TARFEST Art Pavilion curated by Merry Karnowsky. Local artists Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez and Joseph Lee will be live painting. Special silent auction items and artwork will also be made available to the public. Proceeds from the art sales and silent auction will benefit future LAUNCH LA programming. New this year, Move The World – Dance Activism will perform in the park among the spectators between bands performances at 2:45 and 4:45. Free kids’ art-making activities will be presented by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, the Petersen Automotive Museum and Orchard Supply Hardware. Food trucks, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Cousin’s Maine Lobster and Meat The Greek will be on hand serving food. The festival will also include a Lagunitas Biergarten and Wine Bar. Free; Saturday, 128 pm; La Brea Tar Pits Park (Hancock Park), 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

Yoga with a View
The next Yoga With A View this weekend. After you get your workout in, head to Riot House Restaurant, where they will be offering 15% off their bottomless brunch for those that take the yoga class. $15; Sunday, 10 am; 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.656.1234

50th Anniversary of the Watts Uprising: Drum Festival & Sunday’s Jazz Festival
An all-star line-up of world class musicians, singers, and dancers will come together to celebrate Watts Towers Arts Center: The First 54 Years 1961-2015 – Where Truth & Art Connect through the 34th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival and the 39th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival. In celebration of the Watts Tower’s Arts Center’s first 54 years, this fall’s line up will take you on a musical journey around the world. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; 1727 E 107th St., Los Angeles, CA 90002

Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing at Griffith Observatory
Go to the Griffith Observatory to view Sunday’s total lunar eclipse through telescopes and binoculars. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into the shadow cast by the Earth. The full moon slowly moves in to the dark shadow, and the bright Moon grows dim. The event also features live piano music performed by Ray Ushikubo of the Colburn School and he’ll be perfoming “Moonlight Sonata” and other Moon-related pieces on the front lawn. You can also tune into the Observatory’s live online broadcast here. Free; Sunday, 6:30-9:45 pm; 2800 East Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA

Sales

Apolis
Score up to 75% off the globally-conscious menswear and accessories brand’s merchandise. Pricing ranges from $5-$100; home goods and accessories are $5 and up, tees are $15 (or 3 for $35), market bags are $30, short-sleeved shirting is $40, long-sleeved shirting and footwear is $50, jeans are $75, and sweaters and outerwear are from $50-$100. Friday-Sunday, 12-7 pm; 836 Traction Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Fred Segal
Get 50% off select merchandise at the boutique department store’s Santa Monica location only. Friday; 420 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA, 90401; 310.907.4022

Gogosha Optique
Save up to 70% off eyewear brands like Garrett Leight, Ahlem, Thierry Lasry, Salt, and more during the high-end optical boutique’s month-long sale, which also takes place at its Silver Lake location. Through September 30th; 8238 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.655.1122

Gypsy05
Snag the LA-based boho brand’s dresses, rompers, tops, swimwear, jewelry, and more, all starting at $15 during their WeHo boutique’s sample sale. Plus, the first 20 shoppers on Saturday score a free gift. Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday, 12 to 5 pm; 8811 Alden Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Junk Food Clothing
Get select vintage-inspired tees for $10 at the LA-based brand’s shop during the Abbot Kinney Festival. Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

L’Agence
Enjoy deep discounts on the label’s apparel during its one-day sample sale. Note that no large bags, oversized clothing, and food/beverages are permitted at the event. Saturday, 8 am-12 pm; 7261 E Slauson Ave., Commerce, CA 90040

Lightening Bolt Surf Shop
Get major markdowns on everything in the store—including fixtures and artwork—during the legendary surf brand’s closing sale. Beanies, scarves, tees, and tanks are $5; shorts, woven shirts, and pants are $10; and sweaters, hoodies, and outerwear are $15. Friday-Sunday; 1510 Pacific Ave., Venice, CA 90291; 310.399.5353

Maje
Save 25% off all fall merchandise in-store and online. Through October 1st; 350 N Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.360.4888

Monrow
Snag up to 80% off the LA-based brand’s basics for women, men, and kids. Friday, 9-5 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Mezzanine 4, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Nasty Gal
Score up to 70% off at both of the trendy retailer’s Melrose Avenue and Third Street Promenade stores. Through Monday; 8115 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.658.1010

OAK
Get the brand’s basics and more at 80% off during its ongoing warehouse sale at the DTLA location only. Through September 30th; 910 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Poprageous
Enjoy up to 70% off the LA label’s lycra leggings and swimwear from past collections. Plus, complimentary bubbly will also be served. Saturday, 12-4 pm; 915 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Sandro
Save 25% off all fall merchandise in-store and online. Through October 1st; 310 N Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Treesje and Joelle Hawkins
Enjoy up to 75% off both bag label’s satchels, totes, crossbody bags, and more from their 2014 and 2015 collections. Friday, 9 am-4 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Suite 640, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Una Mae’s
Score 35% off all vintage clothing. Saturday; 1768 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.662.6137

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