Things To Do This Weekend in Los Angeles [8-5-2022 to 8-7-2022]
Where will your weekend in Los Angeles take you?
August 5-7 in LA, House of Dragon at NHM, Steep Summer Market in Chinatown, Angel City Avocado Fest, Getty Garden Concerts for Kids, Jerk Fest LA, Concerts in the Dome at Mt. Wilson, Back to the Future at The Bowl, a new D*Face exhibition, and more. Check out more options below!
Things to do
Dragon House at NHM (August 5) -> We know the Natural History Museum has a lot to offer when it comes to dinosaurs, how about dragons? start this FridayNHM teams up with HBO for a new pop-up exhibit exploring the mythical world of the new original series Dragon House. Learn about the Targaryen dynasty and the dragons that ruled alongside them while discovering the series’ new costumes and accessories. And yes, there will be a replica of the Iron Throne on hand for photo ops. Included with museum admission. From August 5 to September 7. More info here.
Bixby Knolls First Friday Art Walk -> First Fridays pops up along Atlantic Ave in Long Beach with an array of artwork on display, drink offerings, food specials and live music. Runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. More info here.
DTLA Dance -> Free Friday dance parties continue at the Music Center’s Jerry Moss Plaza in August, starting with an evening of Voguing this Friday. For each event, dance instructors will be on hand to teach guests easy-to-follow steps, allowing everyone to get in the groove from the jump. Very family friendly and always free. No reservation required. More info here.
Back to the future with the LA Phil -> The timeless story of time travel is coming to the Hollywood Bowl this Friday and Saturdayas Back to the future screens joined by a live score from the LA Phil. Tickets still available starting at $14 per seat. Get more information here.
Jazz at LACMA -> This Friday at 6 p.m., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosts jazz trio 3 More Sounds at Smidt Welcome Plaza as part of the ongoing Jazz at LACMA series, which continues Friday nights through November. Admission is free, but places are limited and first come, first served. More info here.
Spanish Aqui presents-> Latinx Spanish improv comedy team Aqui Presents perform at Boyle Heights’ iconic music venue, The Paramount, the Friday5 August. Special guests for the evening include Harvey Guillen (What we do in the shadows), Cristela Alonzo and Edgar Rivera. Tickets are $22.66 with all fees included. More info here.
rooftop movies -> The My Valley Pass Movies on the Roof series continues Friday and Saturday Westfield Fashion Square with screenings of Austin Powers and Shrek. Tickets are just $5 and proceeds from the event benefit the Hope Of The Valley Rescue Mission. More info here.
sloping summer market -> This Saturday in Chinatown, eat, drink and shop at local small businesses during the biannual Steep Summer Market. Taking place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the outdoor event will bring together more than 20 local food vendors, local manufacturers and independent businesses.
Angel City Brewery Avocado Party -> Enabled Saturday, Angel City Brewery is celebrating the release of two crowd-favorite seasonal beers – Avocado Ale and Guavocado Ale with a shindig afternoon featuring a DJ, outfielder, food and avocado-themed games such as avocado juggling and an avocado eating contest. Operates from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission. More info here.
A Colorado gig -> One Colorado is continuing its free summer music series this Saturday with a performance by De Lux, preceded by a DJ set at 8 p.m. The show is free and open to all. Get more information here.
Great Shows -> The California Plaza Free Signature Summer Music Series continues in July with four Saturday performances, including Melissa Polinar on August 6, Extra Ancestral on August 13, Iranian-born pianist Kamyar on August 20, and a dublab tribute to Alice Coltrane on August 27. The free shows continue from Saturday to September 25. More information here.
THE uncorked -> Saturdays Uncorked: LA at the California Science Center with a curated selection of over 100 wines plus local food trucks, live music, after-hours museum access and more. GA tickets start at $65. More info here.
Shakespeare in the park (Continued August 6) -> ISC’s Shakespeare in The Park continues in August with performances by macbeth at Griffith Park from Wednesday to Sunday from this Saturday, August 6. Productions are free, but donations are strongly encouraged. More info here.
D*Face at the Corey Helford Gallery (August 6) -> A new American solo exhibition by world-renowned London artist D*Face, titled Paint over the cracks opens on Saturday, on August 6 at the Corey Helford Gallery. On view until September 10, the exhibition will feature over 70 new works and installations spread across two gallery spaces.
Huntington summer walks -> Enjoy the gardens during twilight hours on select evenings at The Huntington from June to September, including this Saturday. Advance tickets ($20 per adult) are required.
Getty Garden Concerts for Kids -> This Saturday and Sunday, the Getty hosts The Lucky Band at Central Garden for two kid-friendly concerts. Both begin at 4 p.m. and are included with museum admission. Get more information here.
West LA Summer Outdoor Sculpture Festival -> West LA’s premier summer outdoor sculpture festival features two days of art walks, art tours and free activities held at two separate gardens: Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden at UCLA on SaturdayAugust 6 and Beverly Gardens Park on Sunday, 7 August. Registration for both events is free. Get more information here.
Jerk Fest LA -> The 6th Annual Roots & Yam Jerk Food Festival is Saturday and Sunday, bringing two days of Caribbean dancing, live music, food and drink to Exposition Park. Two-day passes are $200, or you can get a one-day ticket to Afro Soca Dancehall Night on Saturday for $150, or a GA ticket to Reggae Fest on Sunday for $100. More info here.
Cinespia -> Cinespia is organizing a special screening A league apart this Saturday in Hollywood forever. The event will feature appearances from Geena Davis as well as the cast of the upcoming Amazon Prime series. GA tickets start at $22 per person. Get more information here.
Songs to the Moon at the Hammer -> This Sunday, Songs to the Moon features a moon-themed concert at The Hammer featuring art songs for voice and piano. The evening ends with a rare interpretation of George Crumb’s “Night of the Four Moons” with texts by Federico Garcia Lorca, the work was originally composed in 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission. The show begins at 4 p.m. Free admission, but places are allocated in order of arrival.
Sunday afternoon concerts at the Dome -> The Mount Wilson Observatory continues its 2022 season of classical concerts hosted inside the historic 100-inch telescope dome, where the acoustics are said to be one of the best in the world. This Sunday, the program features the LA Chamber Brass Quintet playing Bach, Ewazen, Kamen, Barber, Arnold, Ewald, and more. There will be two musical performances, one at 3 p.m. and the other at 5 p.m. Tickets are $50. Get more information here.
22nd Annual TASTE OF ECUADOR Food Festival -> This Sunday, spend a day immersed in all things Ecuadorian at the TASTE OF ECUADOR Food Festival in Placita Olvera. Free, the festival features authentic food, live music and entertainment, a street parade, carnival games and more.
Eat and drink
$5 Chili Relleno Cuernavaca’s Grill -> Cuernavaca’s Grill, owned by second-generation women, expands its location in the DTLA fashion district and triples in size. To celebrate, they will be offering their most popular menu item, the Chili Relleno Special which includes chili relleno, rice and beans for $5 on Saturday August 6th all day while supplies last.
$1 oysters at Savida this weekend -> To celebrate National Oyster Day (August 5), Chef Dan Smulovitz’s Savida in Santa Monica will be offering $1 oysters during dinner hours, all weekend. The oysters are served with a champagne reseda, horseradish and a cocktail sauce. And if oysters are your bag, check out our new Oyster Happy Hour guide for more ideas on where to celebrate this delicious foodie feast.
Lunetta Eat Like a Local Menu + Chill & Grill Party -> Lunetta in Santa Monica recently launched an “Eat Like A Local” tasting menu that celebrates the best of local ingredients and highlights what Santa Monica locals love to eat. For $78 per person, the multi-course meal includes popular Lunetta dishes such as sweet corn agnolotti and a surf & turf with a side of creamed spinach and onion rings. The restaurant is also hosting a summer party on the terrace this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. The ticketed event will feature special summer cocktails such as Frosé and margaritas paired with Chef Cuyuch’s grilled burgers, sausages and Aztec ribs. A live DJ will set the mood as guests dine, drink and enjoy great games on the lawn.
Long Beach Burger Week -> Long Beach Food & Beverage Presents 2nd Annual Long Beach Burger Week August 7-14. Grab featured burgers around town for $5, $10, $15, $20, and $25, with everything from classic American interpretations and vegan options to one-of-a-kind burgers topped with Hot Cheetos, mac and cheese, and even peanut butter.
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