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What We’d Do This Weekend – 8/3-8/5

What We’d Do This Weekend – 8/3-8/5

FRIDAY

Movie: Celeste and Jesse are Forever at the Landmark
If your Friday is in need of an indie love fest, it’s in need of Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg in Celeste and Jesse are Forever. Rashida will be there in person for a Q&A after the 5:30 screening and to introduce the 8 pm screening.
10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Get tickets here

 

Music: TV on the Radio at Huntington Beach Pier
As a part of the Nike US Open of Surfing, Huntington Beach Pier will be hosting a totally FREE show with TV on the Radio and Toro Y Moi! We think this one’s worth the drive. Concert starts at 4:30.
More info here
Main & PCH, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

 

Other: First Fridays in Venice
Art, booze, shopping, food trucks, and more come together for this FREE community gathering in Venice beach of laid back nightlife that won’t break your pockets. Event is gratis, starts at 6 pm.
Abbott Kinney Blvd in Venice, CA 90291

 

SATURDAY

Movie: Sunset Blvd at Cinespia
Whether you agree with us that Sunset Blvd is one of the greatest films ever, or you just want an excuse to say “I’m ready for my close-up” for the next two weeks, Sunset Blvd is a great pick for Saturday night in the apropos setting of Hollywood Forever. Doors are at 7:30, movie starts at 9 pm, and tickets are $10.
6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Get tickets here

 

Music: KCRW’s Who Shot Rock & Roll at Annenberg Space for Photography
A night of FREE music and photography celebrating Bob Dylan with the sounds of Raphael Saadiq, Band of Skulls, and KCRW DJ Anne Litt. The music will be staged in the outdoor plaza adjacent to the Who Shot Rock & Roll Photography Exhibit. We hope they don’t cover anything off of Dylan’s Christmas album.
RSVP here
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

 

Other: LA Taco Fest in Mariachi Plaza Station
Any festival entirely devoted to tacos warrants our approval. The thought of Mariachi bands and Pico de Gallo galore are making our taste buds explode just thinking about it. FREE entry, price varies depending on how many tacos you can stomach.
For more info and a list of taco vendors, look no further than here
First Street and Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles, 90033

 

SUNDAY

Movie: The Wizard of Oz at Aero Theatre
Enter the wonderful world of Oz on a Sunday afternoon, and don’t forget to wear your ruby red slippers! There’s no place like the movies!
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Get tickets here

 

Music: The Drive Tour at Echoplex
We promise – this is the last Drive related post for a while.  However, the sounds of College and Electric Youth (of the Drive soundtrack) along with Anoraak is way too fun for a Sunday night to not share with you. Show starts at 8 pm and tickets are $15.
Get tickets here
1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

 

Other: Antique Flea Market at Santa Monica Airport
Our favorite time to make impulse buys is Sunday morning after brunch! Shop eclectic antiques at the Santa Monica airport! Admission is $5, parking is free.
Airport Avenue (at Bundy), Santa Monica, CA 90405

 

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