Here are our suggestions of things to do in Los Angeles this weekend…
Friday Night Wine Tastings
Unwind and enjoy beautiful Barnsdall Park as the sun is setting from the gated green of the West Lawn of the historic Hollyhock House. For $30, Silverlake Wine will present four selections of boutique, small production, artisan wines from around the globe and you’ll get to take home a limited edition wine glass! Bring a picnic or enjoy food from one of LA’s best food trucks. Local artisanal food purveyor SayCheese will be offering guests an array of picnic baskets, available for pre-order. With the recent reopening of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Hollyhock House, one of the nice new features of this year’s fundraiser will be docent-led tours of the house for an additional $12. Friday Night Wine Tastings have been featured in LA Magazine, LA Times, LA Weekly, LA Daily News, LAist and KCRW.
Friday, July 24th
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
$30 per person
Barnsdall Art Park & Hollyhock House
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Please see Friday Night Wine Tastings for details.
US Open of Surfing
America’s largest pro surfing competition attracts the world’s elite, who compete for big money while wowing 200,000 beach boys and girls with their skill, grace and innovative board designs. Heating up the festivities are live bands, a sports expo and after-parties with the friendly locals.
Saturday, July 25th – Sunday, August 2nd
at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway
Please see US Open of Surfing for more details
Kittenpalooza is spcaLA’s annual cats and kittens adoption event at the South Bay Pet Adoption Center in Hawthorne. All cats and kittens are available for adoption for $18.77. The adoption fee includes the spay/neuter surgery, certificate for free health examination by participating VCA Animal Hospital, current vaccines and microchip, and a temporary carrier. Adopters receive a goodie bag, too.
Saturday, July 25th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Adoption fee: $18.77
South Bay Pet Adoption Center
12910 Yukon Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Please see Kittenpalooza for more details
11th Annual Tiki Night: SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE. The exoticism of the South Seas blows through Hollywood with the Cinematheque’s annual Tiki Night! Sponsored by Primo Beer.
A Tiki Marketplace will open at noon in the Egyptian Theatre Courtyard, selling new and vintage tiki related art, memorabilia, clothing, accessories and more. Vendors include Wonderama, Smoking Gun Vintage L.A., Eric October, Tiki Shimmers, Black Cat Atomic Treasures,Viva Dulce Marina and Tiki Swag, Mr. Charles, Clever Vintage Clothing and Kitsch Korner. The marketplace will be open to the general public until 4:30PM. After that, you must have a ticket to the program in order to access the vendors.
Saturday, July 25th
Tiki Market: 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Movie: 7:30 PM
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Please see Tiki Night for more details
Hit City USA a Sunday Kind of Love
A Sunday Kind Of Love is our monthly series with aesthetic compatriots Yours Truly showcasing independent music’s best breaking artists set to the beautiful backdrop of Downtown Los Angeles’s skyline at sunset. These intimate shows Upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown LA are an ode to community and fandom, presenting our favorite acts up close and personal in one of our city’s finest locations. July’s event will feature noir-dreamers GEMS. Resident DJ Daniel.T. will keep things going after the performance and as always, your very own Hit City DJs will be warming things up at the outset.
Sunday, July 26th
921 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Please see Hit City USA for more details