Here are our suggestions of things to do in Los Angeles this weekend…
Sunset Swim at the Annenberg Community Beach House
For those 18 and over, a more innocent pool party option is Sunset Swim at the Annenberg Community Beach House. During the summer months, the second Friday will be an adults only (18+) night at the Santa Monica pool. While no alcohol is allowed, there will be complimentary fruit bars and s’mores while supplies last. There will be games, music and fun themes as well.
Friday August 12th
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy
Los Angeles, CA
Please see Sunset Swim for more details!
Sundance Next Fest
Missed out on Sundance thi year? No problem—Next Fest brings you the, uh, the next best thing, minus the freezing temperatures. The action takes place August 12-14 at DTLA’s Ace Hotel. Catch one (or all) of the six films at the Ace Hotel’s theatre (previously home to Hollywood’s independent 1919 United Artists’ film studio) for a taste of cutting-edge, bizarre and trendy new films. Beyond screenings, weekend highlights include movie and musical guest pairings (look out for Shamir and Big Freedia), comedy pairings and a curated production of shorts, plus special guest talks with Next Fest filmmakers. Buy your tickets in advance, and expect to stay after the movie for exclusive panels.
Friday, August 12th – Sunday, August 14th
Showtimes vary from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Theare at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Please see Sundance Next Fest for more details!
LA Craft Beer Crawl
213 Hospitality has graced DTLA with over a dozen establishments, and you finally have a reason to try them in one day without fear that your friends will utter the word “AA.” The 7th annual LA Craft Beer Crawl is back on August 13, when you’ll have the opportunity to choose from over 100 craft beers across seven different bars and restaurants within walking distance in DTLA. The event begins with a brewers workout, a new feature this year where paricipants can get a workout inspired by the daily life of a brewer (all proceeds going to charity). As per usual, the beers will be curated by Hallie Beaune and Christina Perozzi, aka, “The Beer Chicks.” Last year’s event sold out, so don’t wait to buy your tickets.
Saturday, August 13th
$59 General Admission
$79 Early Admission
$29 Designated Driver
$20 Brewers Workout
Various locations around DTLA
Please see Craft Beer Crawl for more details!
Frogtown Art Walk
If you need more proof that Frogtown is happening, then make your way to the Frogtown Art Walk. The Elysian Valley neighborhood—tucked between the 5 and the LA River—is mounting an evening of art across 30 different venues between fletcher Street and Eads Street (plus across the river at the Bowtie Parcel). In addition, Marsh Park, the Frog Spot and the Elysian Valley Community Garden will all host live music. Parking is available at the southern end of the event area as well as at the Bowtie Parcel (2800 Casitas Ave), with free shuttle buses available at each.
Saturday, August 13th
Various locations around Frogtown
Please see Art Walk for more details!
Nisei Week Japanese Festival
This two-weekend event celebrates Japanese culture with displays of martial arts, tea ceremonies, flower arranging and more. Crowds of nisei—the word refers to the first generation of Japanese to be born in America—gather for festivities and a parade that culminates with the coronation of the Nisei Week Queen.
Saturday, August 13th – Sunday, August 21st
Various locations around Los Angeles
Please see Nisei Week for more details!