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!
1. G1988 x Mattel
Picked by Jonathan Bilski, creator of Things to do in LA.
“The G1988 x Mattel art show has all of your favorite toys from the past remembered by your favorite Gallery 1988 artists.
More information via the official Facebook event page.
2. Nisei Week
Picked by Gerren Kelsaw, creator of the This Is The City Podcast.
“The Nisei Week festivities are a celebration of Japanese American culture taking place in Little Tokyo. The annual event combines music, food, beer and helps celebrate the diverisity of our wonderful city.”
More information on the Nisei Week.
3. Echo Park Rising
Picked by Christina Minh, co-founder of We Like L.A.
“For me, it’s like going to SXSW or Austin City Limits without having to leave the confines of Los Angeles. And it’s all FREE!”
More information on Echo Park Rising
4. 20th Anniversary Screening of Empire Records
@WeLikeLA Hi! I'd say Echo Park Rising to see Hannibal Buress perform, and there's a 20th anni Empire Records Q&A/screening with the cast!
— Jean Trinh (@JeanSTrinh) August 14, 2015
RVSP (for free) to the Empire Records throwback movie screening.
5. Grand Performances (or maybe a Dodger Game)
Anyone up for a free downtown concert? This weekend includes Classical Remix featuring Daedelus and Alfredo Rodriguez.
@WeLikeLA I'm an Eastsider so I'll be at Grand Performances, Dodgers Game and maybe Fig Hotel pool. What 'hood is he/she interested in?
— Kristen Rae Lepore (@KristenLepore) August 14, 2015
Complete schedule for Grand Performances.
6. Cold War Kids at the Annenberg Space for Photography
Traffic-gal-Friday Kajon Cermak (from KCRW) thinks the top pick for the weekend is a FREE Cold War Kids concert as part of KCRW’s Sound in Focus at the Annenberg Space for Photography Hard to argue there!
(Kajon actually mentioned a bunch of fun ideas on her timeline if you want to cruise it)
@WeLikeLA 2morrow is #1.Cold War Kids & Other Lives at the Annenberg it's free &so much fun! There were 4 Sounds in Focus-this is the last1
— Kajon Cermak (@KajonCermak) August 14, 2015
More information on Sound in Focus.
7. Long Beach Crawfish Festival
Picked by Brian Champlin, co-founder of We Like L.A.
(That’s me, and yup, I’m going to quote myself, hah!)
If you’re only doing one food event this weekend, head down to Long Beach for the crawfish (just make sure you’re ok braving the heat).
More information on the Long Beach Crawfish Festival.
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