Romeo + Juliet Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Cinespia’s last screening of the summer is not to be missed. Catch Baz Luhrmann’s vivid 90’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, starring everyone’s crush Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as young Juliet. Baz perfectly retells this timeless tale, faithful to Shakespeare’s words amongst hot rods, gilded pistols and opulent nightclubs. $12-$16; Saturday, doors: 6:15 pm, movie: 8 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Enjoy live music, a beer garden, food trucks, kids activities and more at the 15th annual edition of this fun cultural event. Music performers include La Bouquet, The Sovereign Artist, Alina Bea, among others. Free;  Saturday, 2-10 pm; La Brea Tar Pits Park, 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 323.899.1363

Mexican Independence Day Fiesta at Grand Central Market
As part of its centennial celebration series, Grand Central Market will host its first-ever Mexican Independence Day fiesta. Vendors celebrating include Villa Moreliana (serving carnitas tacos with micheladas), Chiles Secos (offering traditional mole sauce paired with homemade empanadas), and La Tostaderia (with succulent shrimp pastor tacos). $5+; Saturday; 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

LA Zoo ‘80s vs. ‘90s Battle of the Decades
Get into the groove of your two favorite decades at the LA Zoo. The evening has live bands, DJs, pop-up zoo keeper talks, special animal encounters and food trucks. $20; Friday; The Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA; 323.644.4200

YNK’s One Year Anniversary
Irvine’s cocktail destination YNK by Ellis Adams Group is celebrating their one year anniversary. Some of YNK’s most popular libations from each of their rotating cocktail menus will be available for purchase as well as complimentary hors d’oeuvres and YNK swag bags. Friday, 5:30 pm; 18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612; RSVP to cindy.han-reta@marriott.com to secure their spot.

Zoe Nathan’s Bake & Gather Series to Give back
In light of the horrific damage Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are causing, Zoe Nathan’s Bake & Gather Series is doing a special bake sale at Rustic Canyon Park. HuckleberryMilo & Olive, and The Gourmandise School are offering pastries, Caffe Luxxe has the coffee game taken care of, The House of Woo has “Better Together” t-shirts, and kids are selling lemonade, with proceeds going towards various charities offering disaster relief for people suffering from these hurricanes. Side Street Projects, a mobile artist-run organization is bringing a bus, fitted out with craft stations so everyone can make keychains and other items to send their love. Bring a picnic blanket, hang out, eat, and “gather for good.” Saturday, 9-11 am; 601 Latimer Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402

California Vegetarian Food Festival
SoCal vegetarians and vegans unite for two days of plant-based food learning and cutting edge product demos. Other activities include meditation, a screening of the film Walk with Menarrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, vegan beer and wine, live music and food vendors galore. $25+, under 10 free; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-10 pm; Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA

Angel City’s Saaztoberfest
This adult Candy Land-meets-Oktoberfest event will feature a sweet treat themed Beer Bazaar, SaazBerry beer cocktails (such as the Fizzy Lifting Drink and Everlasting Gobstopper), live music by Munich Boom-Steiners and live mural painting by Cale, the artist behind the mural featured on the SaazBerry 6-pack. Saturday & Sunday, 12-8 pm; 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Salt & Straw Larchmont Teams up with Mr. Holmes Bakehouse to Celebrate 3 Year Anniversary

The family-run ice cream company known for its imaginative, taste-provoking ice cream creations – is celebrating three sweet years in Los Angeles with a bevy of birthday fun at its flagship Larchmont scoop shop. As soon as doors open, customers can take advantage of a limited edition, ice cream sandwich collaboration ($6) with neighbor Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, featuring its Cornflake Cookie paired with Stumptown Coffee with Compartes Love Nuts from Salt & Straw. Later on, the festivities will continue with cornhole, live music, and pedicab rides up and down the block from 7-9PMSaturday; 240 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 323.466.0485

Celebrate FOOD
Pico Boulevard staple FOOD turns 10 years old and to celebrate a decade of Judy Ornstein’s market cafe, the space is offering $5 morning food sandwiches all day and a free drip coffee or cookie with any $10 purchase. $5 and up; Friday; 10571 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Fort Point Beer Brunch
Beer lovers rejoice – Baldoria’s pre-fixe brunch special, which normally includes either bottomless mimosas or rose, is being taken over by Fort Point Beer Company for one day only! You can enjoy unlimited pints of Fort Point Beer’s KSA (Kolsch Style Ale), plus an entrée and a side. If you’re feeling particularly boozy, $20 will supply you with bottomless beer, minus the food. $40; Sunday; 243 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.947.3329

Sixth St. Tavern’s Sunday Football Specials
Sixth St. Tavern will be playing all the games every Sunday and offering $6 boneless buffalo bites and $12 burger and fries specials during all games. Sunday; 630 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017




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