Weekend

Echo Park Rising
Echo Park will be overflowing with this four-day festival of music, food, and art! Expect a slew of great bands and I bet you will discover some new ones too. $20+; Through Sunday, 1 pm; 1822 W. Sunset Blvd, The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Some Like it Hot at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Two musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) go on the run from Chicago mobsters by hiding on tour with Sweet Sue’s jazz band. The band is all women, so Joe becomes Josephine and Jerry becomes Daphne. Add in Marilyn Monroe and the result makes the screen sizzle. A comedy from the master Billy Wilder! Dress up for their photo booth, picnic at sunset and enjoy one of the greatest films ever made on the big screen. $12-$16; Saturday, doors: 7:15 pm, movie: 9 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Grand Performances
There are only a few chances left to catch a DTLA concert this summer. Friday’s show features pianist Cameron Graves, a founding member of LA’s West Coast Get Down jazz collective, bringing his brand of Jazz Fusion. Plus, the vocalist is Nikka Costa…one of my faves. Free; Friday, 8 pm; 350 South Grand Avenue, Suite A-4 , Los Angeles, CA 90071

Muse ’til Midnight
LACMA’s Muse ’til Midnight keeps the exhibits open late and each admission comes with a complimentary beverage. Celebrate Latin American and Latino art in Los Angeles with more than a dozen DJs both inside and outside the galleries, curated by ArtDontSleep and drawing inspiration from Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. $35, $25/LACMA members; Saturday, 8 pm-midnight; 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036; 323.857.6000

Grand Park’s Big L.A. Portrait Gallery
Grand Park celebrates its 5th anniversary with a photographic exhibition by 10 Los Angeles photographers that  will include 100 images of residents from across the county. The images will be projected at approximately 150 feet high and 100 feet wide onto the south wall of the Los Angeles County Hall of Records and will be shown from sundown until midnight each day. The series kicks off with a party on Saturday night from 8-10 pm that features DJs, a photo booth, screen printing and a chance to mingle with the photographers. Free; Saturday through September 4th; 200 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Art Deco Festival
Go back in time to the Golden Age of Travel for a weekend aboard the Queen Mary. Drink, dine, dance and discover the opulence of this by-gone era immersed among the largest collection of Art Deco in the World. Saturday & Sunday; Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA

Unique LA
Shop from more than 150 independent designers and makers selling everything from home goods, clothing, and leather goods to bath products and gourmet edibles. $15, $25/VIP; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Patina‘s “Taste of Santa Barbara Wine Dinner”
Award-winning, Michelin starred restaurant, Patina will be hosting a “Taste of Santa Barbara Wine Dinner”. The four-course menu features contemporary French cuisine by Executive Chef Andreas Roller, with parings from celebrated Santa Barbara wineries SolminerStorm, and Habit. $110; Friday, 6:30 pm; reservations can be made here.

National Aviation Day at The Proud Bird
Aviation enthusiasts and food lovers can come together and celebrate National Aviation Day at the newly renovated The Proud Bird! The Proud Bird features 16 aircrafts throughout the property and multiple interactive aviation exhibits, making it the ideal place to spend National Aviation Day. Get a lesson in the history, present and future of flight while enjoying a delicious meal from the reimagined Food Bazaar. Some of the fun activities include complimentary guided aviation tours, a Make Your Own Airplane craft station (free for kids), $7 aviation themed cocktails and a special 15% discount for all LAX and airline employees! If that’s not enough, the Mile High Club Bar & Lounge and the patio provide stunning panoramic views of the LAX runways, so it’s the perfect spot to watch planes take off and land! Saturday, 11 am-8 pm; 11022 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045; 310.670.3093

White Party
Celebrate the end of summer by putting on your finest whites and spending the afternoon sipping cocktails on the Viceroy Santa Monica’s chic Cast Patio. Doesn’t more “LA summer” than that! $30-$45; Sunday, 1-4 pm; 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA

The Wallace + Ilegal Mezcal Collab Cocktail Class at Bar & Garden
Come see Greg Bryson, Director of Beverages at The Wallace at Culver City staple Bar & Garden as he joins forces with Adan Maldonado of Ilegal Mezcal to host a cocktail class on mezcal! Get a crash course lesson in agave spirits and mezcal, and then learn how to use it to make your own cocktails at home using pantry staples. Greg will also do a demo of some of the cocktails he currently serves at The Wallace. Free; Saturday, 2-4 pm; 6142 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

The Greyhound’s 2nd Annual Summer Wing Fest
Get half-off all wings, all day (dine-in only)! For one day only, get your chicken wing fix, choose from 20 different house-made wing sauces, all at a super discounted price! When you order any wings, you get half off any beer, wine, or cocktail at our sister site down the street, ETA! Beachwood Brewing Beer list includes: Foam Top Blonde Ale, Mocha Machine Imperial Chocolate Coffee Porter, Citraholic IPA, Haze of the New Hazy Pale Ale, and Pride of cHops IPA. Beachwood Blendery Beer list includes Careful With That Raspberry, Eugene (Belgian-Style Sour Ale Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Raspberries) and Propagation 016, 2015 Vintage Bottle Pour (Belgian-Style Ale Aged in Oak w/ Brettanomyces). Friday, 12 pm-12:30 am; The Greyhound Bar & Grill, 5570 N. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042, 323.900.0300; ETA, 5630 N. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042, 323.274.4755

Long Beach BBQ Festival
Award-winning pitmasters from around all over the U.S. head to Long Beach to battle by way of sausage, pulled pork, ribs, tri-tip, chicken, kabobs, and more. The three-day BBQ extravaganza also features live entertainment from local bands, cantinas, and an interactive live reptile exhibit. $5+; Friday-Sunday; 400 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802

BBQ Day at Smorgasburg
Maybe Long Beach wasn’t enough BBQ for you? Join LA’s weekly eating festival, Smorgasburg where they will be having a BBQ Day. Expect food from Bludso’s Bar & QueRepublic Craft BBQMoo’s Craft Barbecue, and Ol’ Skool BBQ‘s Memphis-style pork. Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; 785 Bay St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

National Bacon Lover’s Day at BaleenKitchen
This Redondo Beach spot is offering their “Millionaire’s Bacon Breakfast” for $18 to celebrate the holiday. The breakfast includes: two eggs sunny up, Millionaire’s thick cut bacon (baked with brown sugar, red pepper flakes, black pepper & maple syrup), avocado toast, house roasted potatoes, and crème fraiche & caviar. $18; Sunday; 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; 310.379.8481

Taste of Brews 
The 7th annual craft beer festival offers unlimited tastes of more than 100 styles of microbrews and hard ciders from both popular and startup breweries. $28–$40; Saturday, noon-5 pm; Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA; 714.375.1132

 

Taste Rare Whiskies with Alexander Murray & Co.
Come meet the maker – Steve Lipp, founder of Calabasas-based Alexander Murray & Co. Alexander Murray & Co. is an award-winning independent bottler of single malt and blended Scotch whisky. Taste whiskies older than you! Steve will guide you through an amazing journey of whisky; where you’ll learn the ins and outs of single-malt, independently bottled whisky. $10-$25; Friday, 5-10 pm; Total Wine & More – 1505 Hawthorne Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Manuela’s Summer Garden Series: Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rye Whiskey
The Hochstadter’s team will talk about their union made rye whiskey while you and your friends hang out in the van or play some games in the garden. The tickets are free of charge with cocktails available for purchase featuring Hochstadter’s rye whiskey. Free; Saturday, 4-9 pm; 907 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

The Jeremy West Hollywood Opens
Situated on the corner of La Cienega Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard,The Jeremy West Hollywood provide personalized access to the city’s best cultural moments, savory in-room dining experiences, and exclusive events with notable local partners. The 286-room hotel features 50 suites, including two Penthouse Suites, a pool, gym with Peloton bikes, two conference rooms, as well as a café and lobby bar. The hotel has metal cladding on its exterior with its prominent hilltop location allowing for stunning views. A seven-story Dream Catcher LED light installation connects the two towers of the hotel and was designed by Hollywood lighting designer Walter Barry known for his work on television dramas and documentaries. The interior design features a simply modern style with sophisticated touches. The Jeremy offers a personalized Food and Beverage experience, text-based guest services, and fun lunchbox room service. It’s all-day casual eatery, Etcho Cafe, is a gathering place serving Cali-fresh cuisine sourced from the area’s best local producers. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and features items ranging from salads and small plates to charcuterie and entrees like grilled swordfish, ribeye, and bucatini. The hotel’s bar, JOÃO, is inspired by the iconic Sunset Boulevard location and features elements of old Hollywood. The Jeremy West Hollywood Hotel features localized partnerships and pop-up with the inaugural pop-up being a celebrity Gibson Guitar lobby installation created in collaboration with local charity VH1 Save the Music. The temporary installation will feature custom designed Gibson Guitars created in collaboration with visual artists and musicians such as Miley Cyrus, Patti Smith, Slash, The Roots, and Wyclef Jean. Future pop-ups and partnerships include a Jeremy-inspired Sunglass Menu, fun pool floaties, Pink Dot for forgotten essentials, curated activations with celebrated designers, and a local L.A. florist, Floral Rush, providing the hotel property’s floral décor. To celebrate the hotel’s debut, The Jeremy is offering guests 30% off room rates plus a complimentary upgrade with the “Say Hi To Jeremy” package now until December 2017. To reserve, visit here or call 800.301.0171.

Experience a new kind of banking at the Capital One Café in Santa Monica. Enjoy a new space to sip Peet’s Coffee, taste delicious treats from Cake Monkey Bakery, tap into free WiFi in the communal workspace or inquire about Capital One investments from the brilliant staff always on hand. This is my kinda place! The grand opening will have free snacks and giveaways throughout the day! Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Capital One Café, 401 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401

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