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5 Things You Gotta Have on Your Radar This Weekend (According to The Influencers of L.A.) 9-11-15

September 11, 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!

1. Family Day at the Hammer Museum (Saturday)

Kristen Rae Lepore, social producer for KPCC reminds us that it’s Family Day at the Hammer (which is also air-conditioned for those trying to escape the heat).

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2. The Long Beach Comic Con (Saturday/Sunday)

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

Jonathan says:

“Only two days to enjoy, you, yourself and your fandom. Get close with comic book wrtiers and artists, TV stars and merch up to your eyeballs that you can only find at the convention. Panels, special screenings and hours of talking about what Star Wars Awakening will be like.”

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3. Fiestas Patrias (Saturday/Sunday)

Picked (and hosted) by Gerren Kelsaw, creator of the This Is The City Podcast.

“Fiestas Patrias is the annual celebration of Mexico’s independance from Spain. Although the actual date is September 16th, The city of LA is having a free celeration 9/12 and 9/13 at La Placita Olvera in Downtown LA.”

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4. Original Lobster Festival (Friday-Sunday)

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

Christina says:

“Fresh live Maine Lobsters steamed in the World’s Largest Cooker prepared and served by a Master Chef? Count this asian girl in it to win it!”

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5. Free Rooftop Cinema in Pasadena (Saturday)

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

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

“If the Rooftop Film Club in Hollywood is a little out of your price range, then feel free to check out this FREE event in the South Lake district of Pasadena. Two screenings this month, kicked off by Avatar this Saturday night.”

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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.

And of course, make sure to sign-up for our email list so you’re always in the loop regarding happenings around the city.