Movie: Hook and The Princess Bride Double Feature Drink-Along at Downtown Independent
Two great movies come together with one great idea: pairing them with booze. Doors are at 7, and each ticket includes a free drink.
251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Get a ticket in advance for $10 here
Music: Sea Wolf at Skirball Center
Sea Wolf, accompanied by Geographer, plays in Skirball’s courtyard as the Skirball Center stays open for rare hours into the night. Show starts at 9.
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049
Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
Other: Venice Beach Biennial at Venice Beach
This weekend, the Hammer is putting on their version of the Venice, Italy Biennial along the Venice Boardwalk in Venice, California. Over fifty artists will present new works, installations, and performances in event curated by Ali Subotnick. The Biennal runs from 11 am to Sunset between 19th Ave and Rose Ave. Ocean Front Walk is a walkway for pedestrians parallel to the ocean.
More information is here.
Movie: Cinemadiscotheque: Party Girl at Cinefamily
Watching Parker Posey go Parker Posey is always a fun time. The best part is that after the show, Cinefamily will be hosting a dance party on their back porch with director Daisy von Scherler Mayer in person! Movie starts at 10 pm.
611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA
Admission is $12.
Music: Saturdays off the 405 at The Getty Center
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang front this Saturday’s sunset concert amidst the gorgeous architecture of the Getty Center. Educate yourself on “bubu”, the dance music of the Temne people of Sierra Leone, over a glass of chilled chardonnay and a dreamy backdrop. Show starts at 6 pm and entrance is FREE as usual, but we recommend carpooling as parking is $15.
1200 Getty Center Dr. Los Angeles, 90049
Other: Unique LA at Barker Hangar
Really go local this weekend at Unique LA, one of our favorite clothing, beauty, home, and food shows made up of local vendors. Once you pay admission, you can not only shop, but drink free booze, snack on free samples, and make free DIY crafts! The show runs from 11 am until 6 pm (plus free admission on Sunday if you bought a ticket Saturday). The Barker Hangar Show is smaller than their Spring and Fall shows in Downtown LA and is probably an hour and a half walk-through.
3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica
Admission is $10 for both days
Movie: Hugo at Beverly Canon Garden
We’re excited about this screening of Scorsese’s friendly side, which is perhaps the first FREE event we’ve ever posted in Beverly Hills (plus FREE parking). Picnics are welcome, seating is first come, first serve, and the movie begins on a 20-foot inflatable screen at 8 pm.
241 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Music: Ras_G at Amoeba Records
Hip hop producer Ras_G plays a free set at Amoeba Records, allowing you to explore their new releases and catch some sweet music at the same time. Amoeba describes his music as “old jazz and soul strung together in a mind-melting fashion,” and Ras_G calls this “the music that people will be playing in the ghettos of Mars in the year 3014,” which we think is well worth checking out. While you’re there, be sure to check out the booklet of music people who work at Amoeba like – as you would expect, they have pretty good taste.
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Other: Bastille Day at Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Area
Celebrate Bastille Day (French National Day) with French gastronomic delicacies at a Bastille Day celebration! Festivities include a Parisian Waiter’s Race, street performers, comedians, artists, arts and crafts, wine, and more things that sound even sexier in French.
4100 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, 90056
Tickets are $5, and you can get them here.