10 Things To Do For This Saturday in L.A. [8-20-2022]

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KCRW Chinatown Summer Nights. Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

Summer 2022 only has a few Saturdays left. How will you spend this one?

Below you’ll find our top three picks for today (August 20) in Los Angeles, followed by a bullet list of seven other quick ideas to consider. Hope have a good one.


Things To Do For Saturday in Los Angeles

Chinatown Summer Nights -> KCRW’s signature summer concert series continues this Saturday with the second 2022 edition of Chinatown Summer Nights. Expect food trucks, video projections, chef demos, and plenty of DJ-spun tunes to dance to. Runs 5 p.m. to midnight. Get more info here.

Hollyhock Lawn Party -> After a pandemic hiatus, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House reopens starting today, and to mark the milestone L.A.’s Department of Cultural Affairs is hosting a public lawn party at Barnsdall Park this Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Expect a performance by the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, DJ sets, free hot dogs (while supplies last), a craft station, and more. Free to attend. No RSVP required, but space will be limited. More info here.

DOGgust Celebration at PetSpace -> PetSpace’s annual birthday celebration for shelter dogs is back this Saturday with plenty of dog-friendly activities, including a splash pad, plus food trucks on hand to feed the humans and a half-dozen doggies vendors offering gift options for your pup. Admission is free. Runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More info here and you can RSVP directly here.

Seven More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • 818 Day festivities continue at Westfield Topanga all weekend long.
  • Grand Performances welcomes Iranian-born pianist Kamyar.
  • The first annual ‘Welcome To Melrose Hill Block Party’ pops up near Melrose and Western.
  • The Shops at Mission Village in San Marino will host their End of Summer Stroll this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tender Fest comes to The Wallis.
  • Apple TV+ brings a special interactive pop-up to the lawn at The Americana at Brand on from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.
  • KCON, he traveling celebration of Korean music and culture, comes to to Crypto.com Arena and the L.A. Convention Center on Friday through Sunday.

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