Weekend

07/13/2018

The Lost Boys at Hollywood Forever
Sleep all day. Party all night. It’s fun being a vampire! Grab your holy water (garlic just won’t do) for this horror comedy classic that’s made to be seen under the night sky! When suburban punks turn out to be beach town vampires, two brothers (Corey Haim and Jason Patric) find themselves entangled with the deadbreath biker gang led by a rebellious Kiefer Sutherland. One brother gets bitten by the love bug and drawn into the vampiric group, and the other must defeat the undead with one splattering plot twist after another. Visit our bar for beer and wine for this rollicking fan favorite! $16-$20; Saturday, doors: 7:15 pm, movie: 9 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema
Prawn will be hosting a beer and wine bar during all the film screenings this summer. This weekend, check out Back to the Future along with Prawn’s gourmet grilled cheeses like the Gruyere, Bacon, Roasted Onions, and Whole Grain Mustard and the Aged American White Cheddar, Gruyere, Honey-Marinated Apples, and Onions. Friday; movie: free, 8:30 pm; One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103

Marina Movie Nights
A screening of La La Land kicks off movie nights at Burton Chace Park. Head over early at 6 pm to enjoy and join in a tap dance class. Free; Saturday, 8 pm; 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA; 424.526.7900

Lotus Festival
The 38th-annual LA Lotus Festival’s full of culture, including a lion dance troupe, a Muay Thai demo, a silent auction, a tea ceremony and a cultural program from Bangladesh. There’s also an origami workshop, dragon boat races in the lake, and ton of food to try. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 9 pm; 751 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

dineL.A.
Continue the 10th anniversary celebration of dineL.A. this summer. There’s never been a better time to visit your favorite restaurant or try somewhere new — with over 300 participating restaurants serving lunches starting at $15 and dinners at $29. Friday through July 27th; Various locations

South Bay Greek Festival
This annual celebration of all things Greek features Greek food, culture and music. One-day admission is $2.00 and tickets are sold at the door. Attendees can purchase raffle tickets benefitting the St. Katherine Building Fund and one lucky winner will take home $10,000! Friday-Sunday; 722 Knob Hill Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Colorado Street Bridge Party
Every other year, residents of Pasadena gather to celebrate the Colorado Street Bridge. Enjoy three stages, a dance floor, an adjacent vintage car show, and activities for the kids. Rising 150 feet above the Arroyo Seco, you will be able to take in beautiful views as the sunset illuminates Pasadena and Eagle Rock. $20/nonmembers, $18/members; Saturday; 504 W. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Second Saturdays: A Summer Block Party
Hayden Wine Bar is hosting a block party featuring live music from The Loud As Funk Band! Bring the whole family for a fun-filled evening. Enjoy oyster + drink specials from Hayden and pizza from our friends at La Morra Pizzeria! Saturday, 5 – 8 pm; 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Summer Nights in the Garden
Get outside this summer and enjoy the evening breeze, late sunset, and starry skies. The Summer Nights in the Gardens series is a celebration of all things summer in the enchanting Nature Gardens at NHMLA.Spend your Friday night sipping a garden-infused cocktail, stumbling upon a myriad of outdoor experiences while exploring the Museum’s backyard, and brightening your life with nature-inspired take-home activities. Have a picnic or get a little lost in the gardens – all while the beats from live music performances set the mood. In conjunction with the Summer Nights in the Garden, enjoy extended hours at the California African American Museum (CAAM) between 5-7 pm on August 10. Visit CAAM’s five galleries including Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevitywhich explores quiet, subjective observations of the landscapes of Los Angeles and Miami before getting your groove on in the Nature Gardens! At Each Summer Nights Enjoy: Flea Circus with NHMLA Performing Arts Staff; Colors of Califas with Sandy Rodriguez; Botanical Tours with NHMLA Garden Staff (5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm); Nature-inspired Activities; and food trucks. Free; Friday (and August 27th), 5 – 9 pm; 900 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007; RSVPs available two weeks prior to each program date

Sunday Boat House Pool Party
Join in The Marina del Rey Hotel’s annual summertime series of Sunday pool parties. There is a DJ, themed events, poolside bites and libations. Sunday, noon-6 pm; 13530 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, CA; 310.301.1000

Somewhere At Sea
Join Our/Los Angeles vodka and Disco Dining Club for a sunset sail from Marina Del Rey. This idyllic cruise and at-sea feast will feature a healthy dose of V + T (vodka and techno). There will be DJ sets from LazersonicDJ Val Fleury. The event’s festivities will loosely be inspired by Grace Jones iconic role in James Bond’s ” A View To A Kill.” Please dress appropriately. $100 (Includes: canape and buffet-style brunch from Gabriel Cappelli, open bar from Our/Los Angeles vodka); Sunday, 2 pm; 4215 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Bastille Day at Melody
Celebrate with $1 oysters, $8 glasses of red, white, and rosé, $10 bubbles, and DJs. Saturday, 4 – 10 pm; 751 N. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029; 323.922.6037

Brennan’s Summer Comeback
Brennan’s is an event-driven bar in Marina Del Rey with something exciting happening every night. In addition hula hoop classes, free tattoos, games, and live music, and free pizza, dive head first into Brennan’s new menu, with plenty of delicious vegan and non-vegan options, including Wings (vegan/non-vegan), Classic Wedge Salad (vegan/non-vegan), Hot Chicken Sandwich, Steak & Fries, Firecracker Shrimp, and more! Cool off with summer cocktails like Welcome to the Jungle made with rum, orgeat, aquafama, chili liqueur, pineapple, and lime and the Brennan’s Spritz made with gin, aperol, lemon, and cava. This Friday, join in the official Venice Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, extended Friday Pieday Happy Hour with free pizza, live music all night, corn hole, giant Jenga, and free tattoos by Lincoln Tattoo Company. Free tattoos are on a first-come, first served basis from 5 – 10 pm by artists Frank Ball Jr. & Stevie Layani. (One free tattoo per person, choose from custom flash sheet). Friday, 5 pm; 4089 Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Tour & Taste Mexico’s Native Spirits
Enjoy stories and mezcal while learning about the world of agave spirits, including tequila, and other indigenous libations. Free, reservations are required; Saturday, 2-3:30 pm; Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, 731 S. Pacific Ave, San Pedro, CA; RSVP here

Eataly Gelato Festa
Discover a huge variety of artisanal Italian gelato at this spot in Century City. Stations spread across the entire store will offer classic gelato, sorbetto, affogato and more frozen treats to try. Saturday, 2 – 5 pm; Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

National Ice Cream Day
Smorgasburg LA launches its annual Ice Cream Alley with over 10 scoop shops including Humphry Slocombe making its area debut. Offerings include a Hawaiian shaved-ice flavor in collaboration with Roy Choi along with new Yuzu Cream and Secret Breakfast, a bourbon ice cream with cornflake cookies. Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; 777 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

LA Food Fest Sunday Funday
Celebrate Sunday Funday  while meeting and supporting some of their favorite hand picked food trucks, chefs, sip on craft cocktails from birds & bees, do some yoga, enjoy live music by Civic Center Studios + Good Vibes, check out over 30 Artisanal LA makers and do a little making and crafting of your own. This Sunday’s theme is Burgers & Beer. Free (Ticket required); Civic Center Studios, 207 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Punta Cabras’ Bunch
Chef Daniel Snukal and partner Mark Mittleman’s Baja-inspired Punta Cabras follows up its dinner debut with a weekend brunch. Enjoy dishes like Al Pastor or Crab Benedict Sopes with burnt jalapeño hollandaise, and Uni & Eggs with soft scrambles, fresh sea urchin, and truffles. Full menu here. Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 am – 3 pm; Punta Cabras, 930 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA; 310.917.2244

Build-Your-Own Burger Concept Burgerim Celebrates Grand Opening in Mar Vista
New to town, Burgerim serves its customizable mini-burgers in packages of uno, duo, trio or party box of sixteen. Boasting hundreds of flavor profiles, there are ten different patty options, including beef, dry aged beef, Wagyu beef, merguez, salmon, veggie, lamb, turkey, chicken, and more. There are also gourmet toppings such as avocado, sautéed mushrooms, pineapple, sunny-side up eggs and more. In honor of the new location, the burger joint will host a grand opening party featuring a ribbon cutting with the chamber of commerce and a DJ. The restaurant will also offer the first 100 guests a free burger each day. Saturday & Sunday, 12:30 pm; 2535 S. Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Mixology Class Featuring Rum Cocktails at Margo’s
Perfect for a date night or friend’s night out, join Margo’s for its mixology class featuring rum cocktails. The interactive, hands-on class, will teach the tips and tricks on how to craft three rum cocktails – a Strawberry Rhubarb Daiquiri, a Pineapple Hibiscus Mai Tai and a Cucumber Swizzle. You will enjoy your three cocktails alongside three courses of plates, themed to go along with the evening. $90; Saturday, 8 pm; 1534 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

World Cup Final at The Hammer Museum
Join a few hundred friends from all around the globe to watch France battle Croatia in the final match of the 2018 World Cup on the Hammer Museum’s big screens. Cash bar. Sunday, 8 am; 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Westwood, CA; 310.443.7000

And Comfort Pop-Up
Sustainable women’s clothing store Galerie.LA welcomes San Francisco-based plus-size apparel brand And Comfort for a one-day pop-up offering sizes 10-28. Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm; Row DTLA, 767 S. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.372.5680

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