Weekend

06/14/2019

KTOWN Night Market

KTOWN Night Market returns for its 5th year. The event has become a beloved weekend-long celebration of youth, music, food, and culture. Friday will be curated by electronic music label The Feels and headlined by future bass extraordinaire PLS&TY. On Saturday, the main stage will showcase a full roster of captivating live performances while hip-hop virtuoso pH-1 takes to the stage as headliner. KTOWN Night Market hosts a feast of food vendors that showcases LA’s multi-ethnic cuisine. From traditional Korean street food favorites like ddukbokki, fish cake, and kimbap to a variety of sweet and savory crepes from Me and Crepe, Seoul Street’s bulgogi fries, and classic food staples like Mexican grilled corn from Agua Labs, you are in for a culinary experience like none other. The best of the best in food truck scene will also be visiting KTOWN Night Market this summer with the likes of Kogi BBQ, Rice Balls of Fire, Belly Bombz, Okamoto Kitchen and more serving absolute delicious glory. You can also shop an array of merchants offering the best in trends any style. From KORE Limited’s eclectic apparel to a marvelous assortment of Korean beauty brands, one can shop to their heart’s content at KTOWN Night Market. $5/2-day pass tickets (sold exclusively online), $5/ 1-day pass; Friday & Saturday; 701 S Catalina St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Taqueando

James Beard Award winner and Mexican-food expert Bill Esparza is behind this new taco festival at Row DTLA. The lineup of top taquerias from SoCal, Mexico and beyond includes Guerrilla Tacos and Salazar. $45-$75; Saturday, 1 -5 pm; 777 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

Grand Central Market Bread Festival

Carb lovers, head over to Grand Central Market for the fifth annual celebration of bread. Enjoy sweet babka, cinnamon rolls, bagels, pitas, and more. Vendors will provide live demos and workshops. You can also try some delicious spreads, dips and salsa. Free; Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

L.A. Beer Week

The 11th annual L.A. Beer Week features craft brewery events and tastings throughout the city. At sports hangout The Fields LA, you can learn about craft beers and relax on the outdoor patio. Begins Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm; 3939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA

Concerts on the Green: Beatles vs. Stones

Kick back with free entertainment at the Valley Cultural Foundation’s Concert on the Green. Tribute bands Abbey Road and The Hollywood Stones face off in a musical duel. Pack a picnic basket and some lounging blankets and make a night of it with a good shoe. Free; Sunday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm; Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA

Pasadena Chalk Festival

Spend Father’s Day weekend at this 27th annual event, where nearly 600 artists create amazing life-sized murals with the sidewalk as their canvas at open-air lifestyle/shopping center The Paseo. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; 300 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Drag Queen Jazz Night

Living Room, the bar inside the lobby of W Hollywood, is continuing the Pride celebrations with a special Drag Queen Jazz Night with guests Salina EsTitties and Marta BeatChu performing. In addition, special menu items the night will include the Pride Punch cocktail, a tropical treat topped with a fruit rainbow, the drink includes Malibu Coconut Rum, Goslings Black Seal Rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice and grenadine. Sunday, 10 pm; 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Pride on The Promenade Fest

Join in this family-friendly block party festival to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, individuality, inclusiveness and acceptance. There will be 2 stages of live performances featuring Hamburger Mary’s Cabaret Drag Queen Show, American Idol’s Halle Johnson, Stephanie Rice from The Voice, tracks by DJ Brynn Taylor, and many more! There will also be a pop-up market with curated food vendors, social service organizations and advocates, a special Pride cocktail lounge patio at 1212 Santa Monica, and a DJ-led dance party to end the night under the “Miles of Pride” light installation. Free; Saturday, 3 – 10 pm; Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

Langham Film Tour & Tea

Channel your sophisticated side with a walking tour of one of Pasadena’s most celebrated filming locations, the luxurious Langham hotel and grounds. Learn stories behind films and TV projects such as Saving Mr. Banks, American Crime Story: The Assassin of Gianni Versace, and more. After the tour, enjoy cream tea and fresh scones. $60; Sunday, 10:30 am; 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena. 626.568.3900; Book here

Playa Provisions’ 5th Year Anniversary Party

The unique four-in-one concept by “Top Chef”Winner Brooke Williamson and her husband and Co-Chef Nick Roberts is inviting everyone to celebrate five years of success in the South Bay with a fun-filled afternoon of family-friendly activities, including a bounce house, face painting, and live music. Food and drink will also be available for purchase. Saturday, 12 – 6 pm; 119 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA, 90293

Summer Fridays at Nerano

Aperitivo in Italy has its own distinct rhythm. Angelenos can, too, experience the aperitivo bliss at Beverly Hills fine dining Italian restaurant Nerano – the newest Summer Friday watering hole. Head to Nerano to take advantage of their Summer Fridays special lunch cocktails & wines during lunch hours. The Amalfi Coast-inspired fine dining restaurant is featuring discounted specialty cocktails and Italian wines all for $10. Pair drinks with Executive Chef Michele Lisi ‘s simply prepared modern southern Italian dishes with fresh seafood, pasta, and traditional Italian dishes, with a twist. Friday through August 30th, 11:30 am – 3 pm; 9960 South Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.405.0155

Daddy Issues: A Father’s Day Charity Event

Treat Dad to some laughs at The Comedy Store, with a lineup of all-star comedians in support of the Tyler Robinson Foundation, the Imagine Dragons’ non-profit that fights for pediatric cancer patients. $20, plus 2 drink minimum; Sunday, 8 – 11 pm; 8433 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

H&H Brazilian Steakhouse

Try the all-you-can-eat churrasco with pineapple and 12 different kinds of meat grilled to perfection at the recently opened eatery. For the non-meat eaters, there’s also an extensive organic salad bar, featuring soup and sides plus a variety of gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan choices. Dads get a glass of Malbec or Stella draft on the house. Sunday, Noon-9 pm; 518 W. 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 213.266.8103

Maker’s Mess Open Studio

Surprise Dad with a handcrafted gift, or bring him along to join this crafting workshop. Options include infused olive oils and salts, concrete photo holders, Scrabble coasters and a wood-burning station. $50; Sunday, 11 am; 602 N. Hoover St, Silver Lake, CA

Rodeo Drive Concours D’Elegance

Beverly Hills’ largest public annual event, now in its 26th year, fills up Rodeo Drive with rare automobiles and motorcycles each Father’s Day. Gourmet food trucks are also on hand to keep you fueled up. Free; Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; 200-400 blocks of Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

More Father’s Day events here.

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