6 Things You Gotta Have on Your Radar This Weekend (According to The Influencers of L.A.) 9-25-15

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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. LA EigaFest (Friday-Sunday)

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

Jonathan says:

“There is at least one film you’ll want to catch and they even have some virtual reality to check out with Kaiju Fury! this time around. Many of the films will be premieres; never seen in the US before. That includes blow-your-mind films including Sion Sono’s (he’ll be there in person) Tag, Deadman Inferno; zombies vs. Yakuza and Princess Jellyfish; nerd girls just want to have fun. This year they’re opening with Rurouni Kenshin 3, the finale in the series, which will have its Director Keishi Otomo and Munetaka Aoki (Sagara Sanosuke) at the premiere for a Q&A. They’ll be closing with Takeshi Kitano’s Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen, old Yakuza vs young Yakuza.

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2. LA Fall Beer Fest

Kristen Rae Lepore, social producer for KPCC recommends checking out the LA Fall Beer Fest, which will feature over 200 beers, food trucks, DJ, live music, and more surprises.

3. #foodislove

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

A benefit for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels to keep delivering nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across the Los Angeles community 365 days a year. Special dishes created exclusively for this event by GCM’s most celebrated vendors: Belcampo Meat Co., Bombo Foods, Sticky Rice, Tacos Tumbras a Tomas, Madcapra, Valerie Confections, McConnell’s Ice Cream, Olio Pizzeria, Press Brothers Juicery, The Oyster Gourmet and G&B Coffee!.

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4. Chinatown Moon Festival

Picked by Kajon Cermak, traffic maven for KCRW.

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5. A Star Trek Screening with Live Orchesta (Sunday)

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

Christina says:

“This Sunday afternoon over at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA put on your Starfleet uniform and join world-renowned composer and conductor David Newman as he leads the American Youth Symphony to the exhilarating score of Michael Giacchino’s Star Trek Into Darkness, live to picture.”

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6. Supermoon Lunar Eclipse at Griffith Observatory

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

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

“Kajon mentioned the supermoon earlier, and I’m going to piggy-back off that! A supermoon lunar eclipse is a pretty rare astronomical phenemena, and I can’t think of a better place to celebrate it than Griffith Observatory. Party starts at 2:00pm. Eclipse peaks around 7:45pm.

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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.


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