Cinema Under the Stars

The outdoor family friendly summer movie series is back for the fifth year in a row in the heart of Westwood Village. The series will take place on every other Friday night in August. Moviegoers should bring their own chairs, blankets, friends and family to enjoy these fan-favorite superhero flicks in a unique outdoor setting under the stars! Free; Friday, doors: 6 pm, movie at dusk (also August 16th: Ant-Man and August 30th: Spider-man: Homecoming); Lower Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (In between Weyburn and Kinross)

Eat/See/Hear: North by Northwest

This traveling outdoor movie-event series, presented by Showtime, boasts the largest outdoor inflatable screen on the West Coast, as well as food trucks and live music. This weekend, check out Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 classic film North by Northwest, starring Cary Grant at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park. $8-$21, free/under 5; Saturday, Doors: 5:30 pm, band: 7 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; 700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

International Surf Festival

Now in its 57th year, the International Surf Festival celebrates the South Bay beach cities with three signature events: the Judge Taplin Lifeguard Medley Relay, the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim and the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament, as well as surfing contests, a beach run and youth events. Through Sunday; Hermosa Beach, CA

Annual Charity Volleyball Tournament 

Shorebar’s Annual Charity Volleyball Tournament is returning for its eighth year with giveaways, drink specials and, of course, stellar prizes for the winners of each division. Proceeds benefit Deandre Jordan’s Treehouse Giving and Global Wildlife Conservation. $250/team, $20/raffle ticket, $30/spectator ticket (gets you a tournament tank top and breakfast); Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm; 112 W. Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA

Tripli-Kit Craft Workshops

Master the art of hand-lettering, no matter your current skill level, through a pop-up introductory course led by Joanna Munoz from Wink & Wonder. Learn how to use the tools and techniques to create beautiful letterforms and find your own personal artistic style. You will be given a sketchbook, a Sharpie fine-point pen, a sharpie marker, a pencil, a ruler, lettering worksheets, a lettering guide and special surprise goodies that are yours to take home. $125; Saturday, 1 – 4 pm; 12746 Jefferson Blvd, Suite 2129, Playa Vista, CA

Downtown Burbank Car Classic

This eighth-annual event lets you walk around Burbank’s downtown and check out 200 classic and custom vehicles, DJs and chalk artists. The Red Carpet Expo showcases picture cars from World Famous West Coast Customs, Vehicle Effects, Television Motion Picture Car Club and more. Free; Saturday, 3 – 9 pm; San Fernando Blvd from Magnolia Blvd to Angeleno Ave, Burbank, CA; 818.238.5180

Jackalope Arts Summer Nights

This indie artisan fair returns to Central Park for a weekend of crafts, culture and handmade shopping at over 200 curated booths. Enjoy acoustic musical performances, artisanal food and drinks, a beer garden and more. Friday, 5-10 pm, Saturday, 3-10 pm; 275 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA

Terrace Fridays: Mar x Moet

Summer is perfect for dinners under the stars. Bar Blanca’s new summertime Friday tradition features iced Moet cocktails and a seafood menu with rotating specials every week, including unique menu items and cocktail pairings. The Moet Package includes a bottle of Moet Ice, 1 ounce of Osetra Sturgeon Caviar and a half-dozen oysters. See website for full menu. $250/Moet Package; Through September 30th, 7 pm – close; Bar Blanca Terrace at SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.246.5555; Reservations here

Brew at the L.A. Zoo

Spend a night meeting the animals while sipping a lineup of some of L.A.’s favorite breweries. The Los Angeles Zoo is throwing its ninth installment of brews, food, live music, games and more. There will also be ’80s and ’90s cover bands, DJs, and a glamping lounge with games, including life-size Connect Four. $35-$135; Friday, 7 – 11 pm, VIP/6 – 11 pm; Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Dr, Glendale, CA

Ice Cream Alley

This Sunday features ArcLight’s Summer of Caramel Corn and Smorgasburg’s Ice Cream Alley. Among over 100 other local food vendors at Row DTLA, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams will be serving up a caramel-corn ice cream sandwich including ArcLight Cinema’s famous homemade caramel corn. To sweeten the deal, the 50th person to buy one of the ice cream sandwiches will win a $50 gift card to any ArcLight theater. Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; 777 S. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA; 718.928.6603

Stu and the Kids’ Flavors of Asia Food Fest & Fundraiser 

Experience Asian food and culture though food and wine pairings, live presentations, family-friendly activities, live Thai music, authentic Thai boxing demos at the 6th annual charitable event. All proceeds, including the money made at the silent auction, go toward scholarships for university education to help underserved and orphaned Hill Tribe kids in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Participating restaurants include Wolfgang Puck, Same Same, Bodega Wine Bar, Republique, Olive Pit and much more. $25-$225; Sunday, 3-7 pm, 2:30 pm for VIP; Vibiana, 214 S. Main St, Little Tokyo




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