Friday, September 7, 2012

The City Prolific: Weekend Events Sept 7 - 9

Summer might be winding down, but thank goodness the outdoor screenings aren't!


First Friday on Abbot Kinney

Clothing stores, galleries and restaurants stay open late on this lovely stretch of Venice. Lots of live music, plenty of food trucks. Hardly any parking.

Primitivo will feature a happy hour with $5 wines and $4 sangria, from 4-7pm and 10-11pm



Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291


Swimming with Sharks Closing Party

Boo. I'm sad this is ending, because I didn't get to go to one this year, and I can't go to this one. But you should! Splash in the rooftop pool, swallow a few free jello shots.  KCRW DJ's Mario Cotto, Mathieu Schreyer and Travis Holcombe spin.  Bring waterguns and your A-game. Get there early!

Free for first 100 with RSVP

1pm to Sundown

The Standard Downtown
550 South Flower at 6th Street

Brazilian Day LA

Appreciate Brazilian culture at this annual Street Carnaval featuring a Rio-Style parade and a Trio-Electrico parade, regional foods, musicians and more



Hancock Park La Brea
5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90036

Chalk Rep's FLASH Festival at the Page Museum

Stick around the tar pits (no pun intended) and catch some site-specific theatre set against the exhibits of the Page Museum.

15 Playwrights
15 Teams of Directors and Actors
5 New Plays Each Weekend

Chalk Rep is teaming up with the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits to bring you a second festival of site-specific 10-minute plays, this time written to be performed in and around the exhibits at the Page Museum.

$15 suggested donation


The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles

It's happening on Sunday, too!

A Taste of Koreatown 

Koreatown is full of great food, and here's your chance to try it all (or lots, anyway).  What was previously known as the Korean BBQ Cook-Off has been transformed into A Taste of Koreatown to better serve the entire community that is K-town. Embracing all cultures in this diverse area, the food festival will feature eats from places like BCD Tofu House, El Cholo, Palsaik Samgyupsal, Park’s BBQ, Seoul Sausage Company, and Papa Cristos. There will be a beer garden featuring Firestone craft beers, soju cocktails, Kooksoondang makali (unfiltered soju), bokbunja (Korean red wine) plus non-alcoholic drinks.


12pm - 5pm

Hobart Site (Between Wilshire and 7th St)
3670 Wilshire Blvd

Barnsdall Art Park presents "Drive"

See Drive over a stunning view of LA.  What an homage to our lovely city.  Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy outdoor screenings on the West Lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, perched on the beautiful Olive Hill at Barnsdall Park. Join us for beer, wine, and a modern classic film that showcases the architectural and historical uniqueness of Los Angeles. All screenings are 17+ to attend and 21+ to drink.

Beer + Wine: City Sip will be offering three glasses of unique beer and wine selections. Come early, have a few drinks, and secure your spot in front of the screen.

Food: Bring a picnic! You are welcome to bring your own food, soft drinks, and a blanket; however, NO outside alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

Heirloom LA and Border Grill Truck will be serving up delicious food in the motor court outside of the Hollyhock house.

Ticket for Drinks and the Movie are $25
Tickets for the movie only (no drink tickets) are $10
Additional glasses of beer or wine will be $5.

Doors open at 5:30pm
Beer and Wine served 5:30-7:30pm; Screening at 7:30pm.

Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles 90027

7th Annual Venice Beach Music Festival

The Venice Beach Music Festival is back for its biggest year yet, adding a foam dance party with Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap in addition to the stellar lineups in music, art, and dance for which the festival has been known for the past seven years.



Windward Plaza Park
1 Windward Avenue
between the boardwalk and the bike trail
Venice, CA 90291

Good Eats Pasadena

After sampling the tastes of Koreatown, head east to Pasadena for a day of food, live music, chef demos, hands-on activities and more. The first 500 attendees will receive a free canvas tote bag, so come early!



Good Eats Venue
23 S Madison Ave
Pasadena 91101

Street Food Cinema presents The Hunger Games 

If you didn't care to see it in theatres, maybe you'll care to see it outside. Grab your friends and a picnic blanket and watch The Hunger Games. The Street Food Cinema experience starts with the most delicious food trucks in town like Kogi BBQ, The Munchie Machine and A ROCKin ICE, lined up to serve fresh, hot food that you take right to your picnic blanket. Then listen to live music from emerging Los Angeles music artists such as Leftover Cuties and Glen Iris. And finally, kick back with old friends and new ones to watch popular movies on the big screen!

$10, Go Metro and save $3 on a single admission

Doors Open 5:30pm
Band 7:00pm
Movie 8:30pm
Street Food Cinema
700 Exposition Park Dr
Los Angeles 90037


The Goonies at The Service Station

The Goonies holds up. Really, it does. Grab a snack at the food trucks and a drink at the beer garden. The Service Station is a new creative space featuring pop up retail shops and events. Be one of the first to check it out. Only 500 tix will be distributed.


Doors open at 5pm, movie starts around 7pm/sundown

The Service Station
3160 Riverside Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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