Here are our suggestions of things to do in Los Angeles this weekend…
Brew at LA Zoo
Spend an evening sampling beer from local craft and microbrewerieswhile enjoying live music, DJs, pop-up zoo keeper talks, and close-up animal encounters. Amidst sounds of snoozing lions, cackling monkeys and exotic birds, cozy up to over 55 craft brews at the L.A. Zoo’s 6th annual beer-centric bash. Opening the gates after hours from 7-11pm, this historical landmark boasts a night filled with live bands, DJ sets, pub-style grub, close-up animal encounters and more beer than you can imagine. Throw back a cinnamon-dusted churro and dance through the exhibits at this 21+ event. Chances are, you’ve never seen the L.A. Zoo quite like this.
Friday August 5th
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Please see Brew at LA Zoo for more details!
This epic (and free) outdoor concert series features live performances by artists from around the world at the gorgeous water-encompassed California Plaza stage in DTLA. Don’t miss a diverse and highly intriguing mix of musical performances, live scores, films, poetry and theater. This year’s eclectic lineup includes everything from vocal acts by Grammy winners to improvised poetry performances.
Saturday, August 6th – Sunday, August 7th
350 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Please see Grand Performances for more details!
Downtown’s Historic Core is the location of ShopWalk DTLA, a salute to local businesses around the area through a day of eating, shopping, and live music. There are special offers and complimentary goodies from 30 different establishments, so you can plan your day around your discounts. Check out ShopWalk’s website for the full merchant directory and list of specials.
Sunday, August 7th
Various Locations around Downtown LA
Please see Shop Walk LA for more details!
Uncorked: Derby Days Wine Festival
Ladies wear your hats and gents, don’t forget your bow ties. Join us for the inaugural Uncorked: Derby Days Summer Wine Festival. This event will take place at The Culver Studios in front of the iconic mansion. It will feature over 50 wineries with more than 100 wines to sample, gourmet food trucks, a cigar lounge, champagne bar, custom photo booth and live music by the California Feetwarmers. This is not your average wine tasting event! This southern wine extravaganza is a complete experience for wine lovers.
Saturday, August 6th
$60 – $70
The Culver Studios
9336 West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Please see Uncorked for more details!
Figures of Action
Sure, G.I. Joe and Optimus Prime were pretty rad action figures when you were a kid. But how about Beyoncé? Mr. Rogers? Vin Scully? Well, they might not exist as actual action figures, but artist Jason Brockert has come pretty close—he’s created a series of paintings of people and characters that totally deserve action figures. Show up to iam8bit to see everyone from the Golden Girls to the Obamas in their bendable, painted glory.
Friday, August 5th – Sunday, August 7th
2147 W Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Please see Figures of Action for more details!