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Outside Lands
The festival rings in 2017 with 78 restaurants, 40+ wineries, 28 breweries and 8 over-the-top food and drink destinations: A Taste of the Bay Area, Wine Lands, Beer Lands, Cheese Lands,Outside Clams, Choco Lands, Cocktail Magic and GastroMagic. Metallica, The Who, and Gorillaz are among the 70 acts performing. $150+; Friday-Sunday; Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94122

BrunchCon Los Angeles
Devour my most favorite meal at this event that features brunch fare from over 50 different food and drink vendors. Also find unlimited mimosas, six bars on site, a marketplace and DJ tunes. $65-$90; Saturday & Sunday; The Reef LA, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Pintwood Derby and Independent Beer Festival
It’s the 4th Annual Pintwood Derby and Independent Beer Festival! Your ticket includes beer pours from independent breweries and tasting glass, all benefitting the Arthritis Foundation. $30; Saturday 12-4 pm; Bidwell Forum, 140 Glendora Ave, Glendora, CA 91741

The Thrillist Taco Knockout
It’s Thrillist’s annual taco-stravaganza! Taste top-shelf tacos from a slew of the best restaurants in town, and then vote for your favorites to crown the 2017 champion. Expect to see tacos from Slapfish, Red O, Mexikosher, Duke’s Malibu, Baldoria, and more! There’s also a DJ set from Electric Taco free beer. $35; Saturday, 1-4 pm; Lot 613, 613 Imperial St, Los Angeles, CA

All-American Summer Rib Fest
Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne present their annual feast that includes slow-cooked ribs, hot wings and sides. A week of preparation goes into the smoking of pork, beef and lamb ribs to turn them into dishes like St. Louis-style pork ribs, braised beef back ribs and spiced lamb spare ribs. Also find sides like cole slaw, baked beans and buttered corn on the cob. Warm peach cobbler with strawberries and buttermilk ice cream completes the menu. $55; Sunday, noon-9 pm;8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA; 323.655.6277

626 Night Market
The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the country features hundreds of food and merchandise vendors, games, music and entertainment. Tickets $3-5; Friday-Sunday (also September 1-30; Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA

Belcampo Celebrates Two Years
Belcampo’s butcher shop and cafe in Beverly Grove is celebrating its two-year anniversary by offering its Fast Burger for just $2 starting at 2 pm! Happy anniversayr! Friday, 2 pm; 8053 West 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Hudson House’s End of Summer Luau
“Top Chef” Season 14 Winner Brooke Williamson and her husband and Co-Chef Nick Roberts are inviting everyone to celebrate the last days of summer with a whole pig roast, poke bowls, beers from the Stone Hop Wagon, and kid-friendly activities. There’s no fee to attend and you can purchase tickets ($2 each) on-site for food and beverage. Sunday, 12-5 pm; 514 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; 310.798.9183

Mr. C Beverly Hills’ Rooftop Cigar Lounge
Located on the 12th floor rooftop terrace, you can relax and enjoy premium cigars on chic lounge furniture, while taking in stunning views of Los Angeles. You will receive one cigar paired with a selection of hand-crafted Hennessy cocktails, alongside a prix-fixe small bites menu with Cipriani signatures, like Parmigiano Nuggets with Cerignola Olives and House made Zucchini Chips. Additional cocktails, food, and cigars are available for purchase à la carte. Cigars include a selection of award-winning My Father cigars by legendary cigar-maker, Jose “Pepin” Garcia. Though cigar offerings will change monthly, there will always be a designated professional on-site to cut and light the cigars. $75 (includes one premium cigar, a specialty Hennessey cocktail, and a prix-fixe small bites menu); Friday, 7-10 pm (Continues once a month, with dates to be announced via the hotel’s website);  12th Floor Terrace at Mr. C Beverly Hills, 1224 Beverwil Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90035; 310.226.6245

Manuela‘s Summer Garden Series: “Spirit of Los Angeles.™”
Mulholland Distilling Founder, Matthew Alper will be talking about his products, methods and inspiration behind the “Spirit of Los Angeles.™” Complimentary spirit tasting will be offered and cocktails featuring Mulholland spirits will also be available for purchase. Saturday, 4-9 pm; 907 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

7th Annual Movies All Night celebration at Cinespia
One of my most favorite movies ever comes to the Hollywood Cemetery. Catch The Big Lebowski, along with Half Baked at midnight and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas late night. With DJs, a photo booth, special surprises and much more. Bring blankets and pillows, make a nest and watch movies until early morning under open skies. The party goes until 4:20 am, go early, go late, stay all night! $12-$20; Friday, doors: 7:15 pm, movie: 9pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Sundance NEXT FEST
This Festival is presented by the Sundance Institute and includes L.A. premieres of independent films paired with musical performances by Sleigh Bells and Electric Guest. $35-$500; Through Sunday; The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Rockwell: Table & Stage Presents the Musical Parody of “Bridesmaids”
“The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of” hit series at Rockwell Table & Stage takes on the 2011 comedy blockbuster film “Bridesmaids” in what promises to be a raunchy, rollicking good time! Annie, is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian, and a group of bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to the “I do’s”. Annie’s life is a total hot mess, however, when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as the maid of honor. Though tragically single and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love. $22+Thursdays-Saturday, 8 pm (beginning this Friday through September 17); Los Feliz at 1714 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Summer Nights
KCRW joins forces with Metro Art Presents for a musical evening at historic Union Station in DTLA. Enjoy live music, games, food and drink in one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. 5:30 p.m. Free; Friday (also August 25th), 5:30 pm; 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

Long Beach Jazz Festival
Listen to a great lineup of jazz musicians that includes Poncho Sanchez, Ramsey Lewis and Urban Knights, Marcus Miller and Boney James, among others. The annual festival also features food, art and more. $60; Friday-Sunday; 400 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach, CA

Malibu Country Mart’s Block Party
Celebrate the end of summer with its 5th annual Summer Block Party, when the shopping center transforms into a street fair. Activities include face painting, a hair braiding station, a petting zoo, caricature portraits, Henna tattoos, spin art and Tarot card readings. A mobile photo booth will be available to capture your favorite moments and take home as a fun keepsake. A live Calypso band and a DJ will provide music throughout the event to keep the party hopping. Complimentary refreshing treats will be available and will include ice cream sandwiches, shaved ice, non-dairy fruit slushies, root beer, coke-cola and coffee floats and much more! For those looking to adopt a furry friend, Catty Wagon will have adoptable kittens to meet in their custom-built, mobile adoption vehicle created just for kittens. Free; Saturday, Noon – 3 pm; 3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

The annual conference connects you to top beauty influencers. Check out what’s trending in culture, fashion and beauty. Network with your favorite beauty personalities, discover top products, participate in panel discussions, watch performances and more. $49.99+; Saturday & Sunday; Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA

Perfume-Blending Workshop with The Institute for Art & Olfaction’s Saskia Wilson-Brown
The Institute for Art and Olfaction’s founder, Saskia Wilson-Brown will teach you all about perfumery and blending basics. Using five aromatic materials of your choice, you will then create your own scent inspired by the tones of Pasadena. Everyone takes home a 5ml spray vial of their creation. Space limited; reservations required. $35; Saturday, 1-2:30 pm or 3-4:30 pm; Smith Alley, One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103




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