10 Things To Do For This Saturday in L.A. [8-5-2023]

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For your consideration this Saturday in Los Angeles, we’ve got free concerts in DTLA, a block party on the Sixth St. Bridge, SurfSkate Fest in Venice, CatCon in Pasadena, more.

Our usual breakdown: One solid idea to get there by Metro, three top picks to to point you in the right direction, and six other quick ideas for those who just need lots of options. Whatever you decide on, hope you make it a good one.


Make Metro Part of Your Weekend

Grand Performances continues their 2023 concert schedule this Saturday with a tribute night to radio host, songwriter, and record producer Art Laboe, presented by dublab and Hello Stranger, featuring a combination of DJ sets and live performances. Runs 6 to 10 p.m. at California Plaza. Free to attend. More info here.

Go Metro: Take the A or E Lines to Grand Ave Arts / Bunker Hill Station.

Three Top Picks To Do This Saturday

M = Less than .5 miles from an L.A. Metro Station, FA = Free Admission

Bridgefest LAFA > On Saturday, a massive public block party and music festival comes to the Sixth Street Bridge featuring food trucks, a beer garden, a car show, a vendor marketplace, DJ sets, and live performances headlined by Ozomatli. The free event is expected to draw thousands of attendees, with donations collected to go towards ‘bridge grant fund’ support non-profits in the Arts District and Boyle Heights. Programming runs 1 to 9 p.m. More info here.

Glendale Arts Summer SoireeFA > Glendale Arts is celebrating a new home and its 15th anniversary with a summer soiree on Saturday. Open to the public, guests will get a first look at the gallery and enjoy complimentary drinks, bites, and entertainment. The event is technically free to attend, but a $15 donation is suggested. More info here.

GRLSWIRL SurfSkate Fest -> Skate collective GRLSWIRL brings back their SurfSkate Festival to Venice Beach on the first Saturday in August. The event includes a surf paddle out and SurfSkate style competition with judges and prizes, alongside live music, documentary screenings, food, drinks and a ’70s-themed dance party under the Venice sign. Tickets cost $35. More info here.

Six More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • The DiverCity Multicultural Concert Series at Pershing Square presents Reggaetonlandia this Saturday. M FA
  • This Saturday, Ánimo Production presents the 7th annual Boleros de Noche concert at The Ford featuring Grammy award-winning artist Martha Gonzalez with Puerto Rico’s Rico Trio Remembranza.
  • CatCon brings two days of cat-centric merchandise, workshops, and performances to the Pasadena Convention Center, this Saturday and Sunday. M
  • Marina del Rey host free concerts at Burton Chace Park on three dates this month, including a performance by Y La Bamba this Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. FA
  • Cinespia screens The Neverending Story at Hollywood Forever on Saturday.
  • Long Beach Pride returns to Marina Green Park this Saturday and Sunday.

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