Weekend

Live at Sunset Marquis Concert Series
For over fifty years, Sunset Marquis has served as a home-away-from-home for incredible musicians like Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Blondie, Black Sabbath, The Killers, Slash, Chris Cornell, Green Day, Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Kings of Leon and many, many more. To pay homage to those roots, Sunset Marquis continues its tradition this summer with its acoustic music showcase, Live@Sunset Marquis. Each summer Sunset Marquis gets the chance to discover new talent and give back to the entertainment community that has supported us so well throughout the years. Previous artists include Gary Clark, Jr., Run River North, ZZ Ward, LEMMO, Ana Cristina, Alex & Sierra (X-Factor Winners), Madeline Fuhrman, Hamish Anderson, Zander Vera, The Brevet, The Bones of J.R. Jones, and Lena Fayre to name a few. Friday. 7 pm; 1200 Alta Loma Rd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Cat Power in Marina del Rey
Indie singer-songwriter Cat Power’s music has stretched from folk to electronica over the decades. Preview her new songs from her upcoming album Wanderer, due out later this year. Make a night of it picnic on the lawn. Free; Saturday, 7 pm; Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA; 424.526.7900

Eat/See/Hear: Groundhog Day
Make your way to this traveling outdoor film and music series for a screening of the comedy Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. The story follows a TV weatherman (Murray) who gets caught in a blizzard he didn’t predict and finds himself doomed to relive the same day over and over again until he gets it right. $8-$21, Free/under 5; Saturday, doors: 5:30 pm, band: 7 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; Centennial Square in front of Pasadena City Hall, 100 Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA; 213.267.4393

CHAYA Downtown Summer Festival 2018
Come relax and bask in the lantern-covered Japanese Beer Garden located on the CHAYA Downtown patio while sipping and savoring rare Japanese Whisky and a special cold Shiso Sapporo. For those that want to cool down and indulge, CHAYA Downtown will also be preparing three refreshing and delicious handcrafted mojitos in three thirst-quenching flavors: strawberry, passionfruit and cucumber ($8 each). CHAYA Downtown Corporate Executive Chef Yukou Kajino and Chef de Cuisine Oscar Cuayaare are firing up the Yakitori Grill and serving their Yakitori Skewers, including the chicken and spring onion served with house-made tartar; beef tongue with shishito and salsa verde; Tandoori spiced shrimp with spicy aioli; and tomato & summer squash with raita sauce. The Chefs will also be grilling up lobster tails and offering a variety of summer snacks like the Elote Loco, comprised of grilled corn, aioli, tajin and cotija cheese. Savor the grilled oysters with garlic butter and soy sauce, and then sweeten things up with the grilled yellow peach accompanied with chili honey and vanilla ice cream. Plus,DJ Ces will be spinning
at every Thursday all month long. Monday – Friday, 4 pm to close from through August 30th; 525 South Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213.236.9577

 Jackalope Summer Nights
This time around, tasty treats from local Los Angeles creative foodies are coming To Jackalope Summer Nights. Enjoy a wide variety of food booths and trucks that will be serving up yummy desserts. The event will host a number of summer evening activities as acoustic musicians will fill the park with atmosphere. Support local artists and celebrate this summer with an ambience and aura that’ll sweep anyone off of their feet. Join in free Sunset Yoga Classes by YogaWorks on both Friday and Saturday of the event from 6pm to 7pm.  This class is open to all levels, and blends precision in alignment with breath awareness and fluid movement for a balanced practice. Come prepared to learn how to move your body skillfully and safely on the mat and will leave class feeling a satisfying workout for both body and mind. All participants who pre-register for the class will receive a $5 gift card to shop any booth at the fair. You can also join in DIY Activities. Hemlock Park who will be hosting a series of DIY activities throughout the weekend. Classes are offered as (1) for $12 or (2) for $20. The Air Plant Terrarium Workshop will give you the chance to work with makers to learn tips and tricks to create a custom living terrarium. Participants will choose their own plant, glass container, moss, crystals or miniature figurine! The Essential Oil Perfume Workshop is where you can create a custom fragrance and choose essential oils to make a perfume or cologne to take home in a glass spray bottle. The Handkerchief Stamping Workshop will have you choosing a fabric tote bag or handkerchief and customize it with fabric inks, stamps, and stencils.  There are several stamp options to choose from, with the option to try free-styling a design with fabric markers. Friday, 5 – 10 pm, Saturday, 3 – 10 pm; Central Park Pasadena, 275 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91105

Summer City Nights at Café Pinot
Café Pinot is a garden oasis in the heart of DTLA, featuring Executive Chef Phillip Martin’s California French cuisine made using fresh, garden ingredients. The romantic, outdoor garden is perfect for the debut of Café Pinot’s “Summer City Nights”, during which Martin will be behind the grill on the patio serving exclusive dishes! Enjoy choice of a starter such as a grilled lobster salad, an entrée such as beef tenderloin or Mahi Mahi, and a specialty drink or glass of wine. $30; Friday, 5:30 pm (also August 10, 17 & 31); 700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Stu and the Kids Fundraiser
The fifth annual Stu and the Kids benefit—a Thai-flavored food and wine fest that funds scholarships for Hill Tribe kids in Chaing Mai, Thailand—returns. VIP ticket holders get a chance to experience a private demo with Top Chef winner Brooke Williamson. $125$225/VIP (early access), $25/children 6-12; Sunday, 4 – 8 pm; Vibiana, 214 S. Main St, Los Angeles, CA

Mohawk Bend’s Piece of Pie August
Piece of The Pie in August supports 826LA, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 – 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. The pie: Peaches and Cream – white peaches, soyrizo, chili flakes, cartelized onions, mozzarella cheese or vegan cheese, arugula $16. $4 from each purchase of this pie goes to 826LA. Also, starting in  (through September 23), Mohawk Bend will host Dodger Post Home Game Happy Hour. Enjoy $4 beers and cider (limited rotating selection) for 4 hours after the last pitch is thrown. Must be in Dodger gear or show your ticket from the game! 2141 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Taste Buds – Hummus and Hashish Night
In this edition of Taste Buds, they’re focusing on our favorite Mediterranean dish, and feature Hummus creations by five chefs, including The Herbal ChefPopCultivate, Cafe Dahab, Yoav Schverd & SumSum. You will receive a mini Hummus dish from each chef, and will be able to control the dosage type & level (THC / Non-psychoactive CBD / Non-infused). In addition they will spice up the evening with groovy Middle Eastern and Balkan tunes, as well as traditional crafted hash. You can elevate and enhance their experience throughout the evening with our signature vape bars, powered by VapeXhale DaVinci, and delectable health-conscious edibles. Saturday, 7 – 11 pm; Rita House, 5971 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Guaclandia
Are you an avocado fan? The makers of the Wholly Guacamole® brand dips invite avo-lovers to visit Guaclandia, its one-of-a-kind mobile exhibit dedicated to all things avocado. This bus brings the nation’s love for avocado to life through interactive activities, engaging photo ops and unlimited samples of America’s No. 1 refrigerated guacamole. You will have the chance to take selfies at the pop art-style avocado wall, sit in the “pit” of a giant avocado chair, enjoy inspiring tips on “keepin’ it real”—just like Wholly Guacamole® brand foods, and vie for a variety of prizes in a retro, avo-inspired arcade that includes a claw machine featuring avocado pool floats, pins, tote bags, pop sockets, dad hats and other branded swag. Plus, you will exit Guaclandia by sliding into a jumbo ball pit! Guaclandia makes its debut as part of the national launch of the company’s portable and perfectly portioned Wholly Guacamole® Snack Cups, a new and convenient way for people to enjoy the Wholly Guacamole® brand they know and love while on the go. The new offering features its signature guacamole made from hand-scooped Hass avocados conveniently paired with just the right amount of crunchy tortilla chips. Sample all three flavor-packed varieties of this great tasting, gluten-free snack – Classic, Spicy and Homestyle. Free; Friday & Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm; International Surf Festival, Manhattan Beach, CA

Backyard Party @ KCRW HQ
Radio station KCRW opens up its new digs at Santa Monica College’s CMD Campus for its inaugural Backyard Party @ KCRW HQ. This outdoor, all-ages event launches with The Midnight Hour performing with an 18-piece band. Additional highlights include Good Food’s Evan Kleiman’s favorite food trucks, record collectors and dealers hand-selected by Beats Swap Meet, a bar and plenty of summer fun. Free; Saturday, 7 pm; 1660 Stewart St, Santa Monica, CA

The Original Farmers Market’s Music Series
The West Patio will come alive every Friday night, covering a range of musical genres from around the world. August will spice things up with some Salsa, Latin Jazz, Samba and Serious Funk! All of the grocers, restaurants, shops, and bars will be open for business during the event. Friday, 7 – 9 pm through August 31st; 6333 W.3rd St.Los Angeles, CA 90036

Brew at the Zoo
Head to the zoo to sample beer from over 40 local craft and microbreweries while enjoying music, pop-up zoo keeper talks, and animal discovery stations. $65; Friday, 7 – 11 pm; 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.644.4200

W Hollywood Hotel Celebrates International Beer Day
Head to DelphineStation Hollywood and The Living Room and celebrate with a Stella Artois for $5. Friday; Hollywood, CA

Port Products x PLATFORM present Making Waves
Making Waves is a 30-minute morning conversation with insight into motivation, daily habits, biggest successes and challenges from men who inspire us. Eric Greenspan owner of The Roof on Wilshire, Brekkie Breakfast and more, Nathan Pietso executive farmer of Farmhouse, and Co-founder of Parade Agency Joe Rubin will all be part of the panel. Free; Friday, 9 – 10 am; 8820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232; RSVP here

Ghost Flower Yoga Series: Earth Flow
This is the first of a 5-part yoga series hosted by Ghost Flower and PLATFORM. The class led by Kaita Mrazek with drinks and small bites to follow at Ghost Flower’s Pop Up Shop. Free; Saturday, 10 – 11 am; 8850 Washington Blvd,
Culver City, CA 90232; RSVP here 

A Purposeful Rescue Adoption
A Purposeful Rescue is a non-profit organization that exists as a rescue, but also promotes wellness and education to improve the lives of animals in Los Angeles. They focus on the needs of animals and residents of low-income neighborhoods – primarily South LA. Saturday (and August 18th), 11 am – 1 pm; 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

Yappy Hour
Dogs make everything better and when you pair that with a drink, well, life is good. Get acquainted with a pack of adoptable doggies over beer, wine and cocktails in the Hammer Museum’s courtyard. Maybe you’ll score a new puppy pal. Co-presented with Pug Nation, Much Love Animal Rescue and Mutt Hut Rescue. Friday, 6 pm; Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Westwood, CA; 310.443.7000

Hollywood & Highland Launches the VIP Access Card
Hollywood & Highland is launching VIP ACCESS which offers exclusive savings and complimentary items at eighteen of the center’s popular eateries, shops and entertainment venues. Pick up the card on Level 2 at L.A. Visitors Center and present it to participating retailers. The card will be a continuous offering at the center with new savings and free items available on an ongoing basis. VIP ACCESS offers include, Dolby Theatre Tour’s $5 off each regular ticket; Jinya Ramen Express’ complimentary two-piece Crispy Chicken Topping upon purchase of any Ramen order; Quay Australia’s 15% off full price sunglasses and accessories; and Cabo Wabo Cantina’s free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees; among many others. Current savings are valid through the end of the year and new offers will be added on an on-going basis. 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Downtown Burbank Car Classic
This seventh-annual event turns Burbank’s downtown area into a pedestrian-friendly road showcasing top celebrity vehicles, hundreds of classic cars and automotive-related vendors. Find vehicles from Vehicle Effects, the Television Motion Picture Car Club, Hollywood Hot Rods, Unique Twist and more. Free; Saturday, 3 – 9 pm; San Fernando Blvd from Magnolia Blvd to Angeleno Ave, Burbank, CA: 818.238.5180

National Oyster Day at Herringbone Santa Monica
Fish meets field coastal restaurant, Herringbone Santa Monica, will be offering $1 oysters all day long (*limit 2 dozen per table) in honor of National Oyster Day! Sunday; 1755 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA; 310.971.4460

National Oyster Day at Ivory on Sunset
This California coastal restaurant located off the Sunset strip in the Mondrian Hotel has sweeping views of Los Angeles and will be offering $1 oysters all day. Sunday; 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.848.6000

National Oyster Day at Church & State
Church & State is a seafood-lovers paradise this National Oyster Day offering fresh Oysters from Executive Chef Tony Esnault. Served with fresh lemon and mignonette, these daily-market selected Oysters are offered each night on the dinner menu. Celebrate with Church & State’s $1 Oysters at Happy Hour! Friday, 5:30 – 7 pm; 1850 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.405.1434

National Oyster Day at Spring
Celebrate National Oyster Day by visiting the Spring atrium because Executive Chef Tony Esnault’s fresh Oysters are available by the half dozen. Their oysters are served with lemon and house-made mignonette, and they pair perfectly with a chilled glass of wine or a Spring handcrafted cocktail. Enjoy $1.50 oysters this Friday, 5 – 7 pm. 257 South Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.372.5189

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