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What We’d Do This Weekend – 8/24-8/26

What We’d Do This Weekend – 8/24-8/26


Movie: Pixar Shorts Collection at LACMA
See where the magic started as LACMA honors Pixar by showcasing a string of thirteen short films which helped launch the Pixar features we know and love. The event is FREE and starts at 8 pm in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, but we recommend getting there early to secure a spot.
5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036


Music:  El Gavachillo Y Banda Viento de Oro and Brownout at Grand Performances
Sadly, this weekend is the last for Grand Performances this summer, so why not get out and check out a show? Enjoy the stylings of Brownout, and eight piece Afro-Latin band and El Gavachillo y Banda Viento de Oro (say that three times), a side project of Ozomatli bassist, Wil-Dog Abers.
350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071


Other: Everything Is Festival at Cinefamily
We can’t really unravel this one. All we know is that Nick Offerman is involved, as are marionettes, Showbeast, and Phillip Glass scores in a twistedly funny talent show.
Get tickets here
611 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036



Movie: The Feline Gaze: the Art of the Cat Film at Cinefamily
There are lots of excellent screenings to check out on Saturday night. Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science, The Birds. Look them up, because we’d usually list them here, but we’re feeling a little spunky this weekend and are dying to tell you about a cat film event. That’s right, cat video after cat video on a Saturday afternoon. Are you sold yet? Did we mention the cats? The cat puns commence at 1 pm on Saturday.
Plan your pur-fect afternoon here
611 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Music: Echo Park Rising in Echo Park
Love Echo Park like you should with this with a free party slash hipster Woodstock for the community with local musicians, comedians, film screenings, and artists. The festival will host favorites Fool’s Gold, Gothic Tropic, Dante Vs. Zombies, Kind Hearts and Coronets, and more really stellar bands worth checking out. Event starts at 11 am and continues throughout the
We could go on and on about how sweet this event sounds, but you should get more info here


Other: Summer Nights in Chinatown
Just when you thought it was gone, it is back, for one last sweet kiss goodbye to summer. Party downtown Summer Nights style from 5 pm to midnight with a culinary stage, art workshops, food trucks, a craft beer garden, KCRW DJs, and an LA Weekly music stage, all with free entry!
Here’s a map of where the action is



Movie: Up in Smoke and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle at the New Beverly
Cronenberg on Monday? Check. Steve McQueen on Tuesday? Check. We love great movies, but by the time we hit Sunday, all we want to do is curl up and watch a silly double feature and grab an ice cream cone at MILK afterwards. A little R&R on a Sunday is just what a “doctor” would order as a part of New Bev’s “Slacker Week”.
Tickets are $8, and you can get them here
7165 W. Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Music: Brass Bed at Origami Records
We know you’ll get spoiled from all that free Echo Park music on Sunday, so continue the good vibes by heading over to Origami Records for a FREE Sunday set with Brass Bed, a band from Lafayette, Louisiana who describe their music as “the unrestrained power pop of Big Star and the guitar heroics of Television with 60’s pop revivalism of bands like Dukes of Stratosphear and the Elephant Six Collective.” Music starts at 7 pm, and if you want to catch Brass Bed in a later show, they play a set at Bootleg right after this.
1816 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026


Other: Fiesta La Ballona in Culver City
Have you been looking for that old fashioned carnival fused with fiesta all summer like we have? Fiesta La Ballona is a three day cultural explosion in Culver City’s Veteran’s Park, featuring two music stages, a petting zoo, a beer and wine garden, rides, carnival games, pony rides,
vendors, and more.
4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230

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