Weekend

07/21/2017

FYF FEST
FYF Fest has moved to July this year after nearly a decade in August and September. Catch headliners like Missy Elliot, Frank Ocean, Nine Inch Nails, and Björk. $109+; Friday-Sunday; Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Stand By Me at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Grab your cherry-flavored Pez and revisit the band of outsiders in the nostalgic coming-of-age classic. Based on a story by Stephen King, four twelve-year-old boys from a small town in the 1950s set out to find the body of a missing boy. Dodging teenage bullies, trains and guard dogs it becomes an adventure that defines them all. Starring Will Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell and Kiefer Sutherland. $12-$16; Saturday, doors: 7:15 pm, move: 9 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

626 Night Market
Presenting LET’S PLAY Summer 2017, their 6th season kicks off in Arcadia with hundreds of food, merchandise, arts, crafts, and entertainment options for one of the biggest food festivals of the year. Welcome back old favorites and a lineup of new vendors to satisfy your palate, browse our merchandise, art and crafts vendors, and enjoy live entertainment. $3/Friday & Sunday, $5/Saturday; Friday & Saturday, 4 pm- 1 am, Sunday, 4-11 pm; 285 W. Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

Fried Chicken & Champagne
Taste the Champagne blind, three at a time, then reveal and discuss. This type of wine tasting provides you the opportunity to taste without bias and to evaluate and build your confidence and information. Professional Wine Host and Champagne Educational Ambassador Ian Blackburn will share his knowledge of the products, producers, and resulting Champagnes in the glass. Howlin Rays and Jim Dandy’s will provided the chicken during the tasting. $155; Saturday, 7-9 pm; 923 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Coastal Wine, Arts & Music Festival
The Coastal Wine, Arts & Music Fest is a live music, wine and specialty beverage event curated to excite all the senses. Unparalleled talent and Celebrity Chefs/Experts come together for the summer’s most innovative art, wine and music event. Sample premium varietals from wines around the world and enjoy small bites from local chefs plus indulge in a sushi and sake tasting, cupcake pairings and more all while music performers and local artists keep the party lively. $50+; Saturday, 1-5 pm; Gray Matter Museum of Art, 485 East 17th St, #101, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Dark Nights L.A. Live
This outdoor event at L.A. Live kicks off the weekend with live music and entertainment, a pop-up marketplace, $5 food and drink specials and street performers and artists. Free; Friday, 6 pm; 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Roaring Nights at LA Zoo
Head to the LA Zoo for an evening with live performances, a DJ dance party, food trucks, pop-up zookeeper talks and animal encounters. This month the event features performances by Country Thunder and Gold Rush Country. $17/members; $20/nonmembers; Friday, 6-10 pm; 5333 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park, Los Angeles; 323.644.4200

Odd Nights at The Autry
Outside on the Autry Lawn, enjoy an evening of shopping, live music, food, and crafts at the Odd Market, an independent bazaar with more than 100 vendor booths. Select museum galleries will be open from 6-9 pm. Saturday & Sunday, 6-11 pm; 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

Yogi Stardust: A David Bowie Themed Yoga Class
Namasdrake offers hip-hop-themed yoga classes regularly and this weekend they are paying special tribute to the Thin White Duke at Union nightclub. The power yoga class encourages “David Yogis” of all levels. The bar will also be open before, during and after class. $25; Sunday, 3-4:15 pm; 4067 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Sweet even more during this Heatwave at SWEAT by Skintuition
The last thing you’re probably thinking about is hanging out in a sauna, right? While that’s understandable, the health benefits you receive during an infrared sauna treatment are incredibly beneficial for you! According to SWEAT by Skintuition’s owner Katie Slanina, those benefits include skin rejuvenation, relaxation & stress relief, detoxification, weight loss, pain relief, improved circulation, and lower blood pressure. In an Infrared Sauna, only about 20% of the heat goes to heat the air and the other 80% directly heats your body. The warming effect stimulates your cardiovascular system, your immune system and your lymphatic system. Skintuition is a green spa and uses only all natural skincare products. Aside from specializing in facials, colon hydrotherapy, ear candling, waxing and detoxing, Katie added SWEAT, an infrared sauna. 20969 Ventura Blvd. Suite 19, Woodland Hills, CA 91364; 818.992.0302

Otium’s Cigar Series
The curated experience starts with a welcome cocktail and small bites on Otium’s patio, followed by a freshly rolled cigar and a guided whiskey tasting experience.  The experience is features whiskey brands Auchentoshan and Bowmore. $85; Sunday, 6 pm; 222 South Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.935.8500

Mohawk Bends’ Piece of Pie
The Echo Park craft beer restaurant and bar has launched an ongoing program. The charity partnership is designed to support a different local charity every month with a designed fundraising pizza, where $4 from each pizza sold during the month goes directly towards the organization. Throughout the month of July, Mohawk Bend has partnered with LA Kitchen, a non-profit organization working to reclaim healthy, local food that would otherwise go to waste, and use it to empower, nourish, and engage the community, to create a special BTLA with LA Kitchen pizza (Sweet potato bacon, cherry tomatoes, avocado, vegan mozzarella, tomato sauce and arugula (V/NV) $16. 2141 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.483.2337

LA Baconfest
The festival that pays homage to one of my favorite cheat day foods…bacon. Enjoy sweet and savory dishes from dozens of local restaurants and bakeries. Also enjoy craft beer from 20 breweries. $60; Saturday, 12-7 pm; Los Angeles Center Studios, 450 South Bixel St, Los Angeles

Feastly
Feastly is featuring two tasting experiences at their Arts District outpost this weekend. Dine on chef Jocelyn Ramirez’s (of Todo Verde) eight-course plant-based feast on Saturday or if brunch is your thing, enjoy Rice & Shine, a seven-course summer brunch inspired by sunlit mornings and the LA’s bounty of seasonal ingredients . $45; Saturday & Sunday; Address provided to ticket holders.

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