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5 Things You Gotta Have on Your Radar This Weekend (According to The Influencers of L.A.) 7-31-15

July 31, 2015 by Brian Champlin

Sometimes when you’re figuring out what to do with your weekend, what you really need is just a little help from your friends.

To that end, we asked a few of our fellow L.A. bloggers, podcasters, and social media brethren to help us out with their top picks for this weekend, and then we combined those choices with one pick from both Christina and I.


The result is a quick list of some of the absolutely best stuff happening in Los Angeles over the next couple days.

Hope it helps you find something awesome to do.

Have a great weekend!

Eat|See|Hear The Autry

Eat|See|Hear at The Autry in Griffith Park. Credit.

1. Dance Downtown

Picked by Gerren Kelsaw, creator of the This Is The City Podcast.

Gerren says:

Free dancing Friday night at the music center in DTLA. This week is Cumbia which has proven to be a great draw for the series. Come on out a bust a move! Also you can check out our interview with Heather Toner of the Music Center for more about their summer offerings.

2. Wet Hot American Summer at The Autry

Picked by Jonathan Bilski, creator of Things to do in LA.

Jonathan says:

“Wet Hot American Summer has a prequel series on Netflix, check out what started it all with an outdoor screening. Comes with a sneak peak at the new show, special guests and prizes.”

Event presented by Eat|See|Hear. Here’s the link to get tickets to the screening, via Eventbrite. Starts Saturday at 5:30pm.

3. Abbot Kinney Marketplace

Picked by Gwen Paja, aka The LA Girl.

Gwen says:

Shop over 75 artisan vendors at the Abbot Kinney Marketplace this Saturday from 11am to 5pm! Get your fill of handcrafted jewelry, clothing, crafts and art and best of all, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Westminster Elementary where the market takes place. So now you can get some shopping done and actually feel good about it!”

4. Sound in Focus

Picked by Christina Minh, co-founder of We Like L.A.

Christina says:

KCRW’s signature FREE summer series takes over the Annenberg Space For Photography with performances by De La Soul and Quantic. You must RSVP but that doesn’t hold your spot so arrive early. Doors open at 5:00pm with KCRW DJ’s spinning tunes.”

More information on Sound in Focus.

5. The Special Olympics World Games

Picked by Brian Champlin, co-founder of We Like L.A.

(That’s me, and yup, I’m going to quote myself, hah!)

“I had the chance on Wednesday to check out a number of events at the DTLA convention center and at the Galen Center at USC and I was truly inspired by what I saw. I strongly recommend checking out some of the final events on Saturday to see some of these awesome athletes in competition. Keep in mind there are also free festivities on Sunday all over the city to mark the conclusion of the games.”

Here’s a link to the rest of all scheduled events for this weekend (all free and open to the public).

If you want a more complete rundown, check Christina’s weekend roundup that was posted up yesterday morning or check out our discount events page for more ways to save money while exploring L.A.

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