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Things to Do This Weekend in L.A. [7-22-2022 to 7-24-2022]

July 21, 2022 by Brian Champlin and Christina Champlin
KCRW Summer Nights at California African American Museum. Photo via CAAM

How’s that weekend looking? Not booked yet? Let’s address that.

This July 22-24 in Los Angeles, catch KCRW Summer Nights at CAAM, Friday Nights at the Zoo, a free concert at One Colorado, the Love Long Beach festival, NoHo Summer Nights, a Warhol exhibit at Petersen, Lotzilla in Glassell Park, the Montrose Craft Beer Fest, and more. Plenty to do. Hope you find something you’ll enjoy!

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Things To Do

KCRW Summer Nights at CAAM -> After stops at The Hammer and in Chinatown this month, KCRW’s signature summer series comes to the California African American Museum this Friday for an evening of live sets from KCRW DJs Novena Carmel and Francesca Harding plus after-hours gallery access, food trucks, a beer garden, and more. Free to attend. More info here.

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles -> This weekend, the Levitt Pavilion summer concert series continues with a Lethal Amounts Summer Showcase on Friday, Grupo Soñador, Los Malditos, and La Junta Dj’s on Saturday, and a Bangladeshi Night on Sunday. Free to attend, no reservation necessary. Check the complete lineup here.

Movies on The Roof -> My Valley Pass’s Movies on the Roof series continues this Friday and Saturday Westfield Fashion Square with screenings of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Back to the Future. Tickets are just $5, and proceeds for the event benefit  Hope Of The Valley rescue mission. More info here.

Brand Library Summer Concerts -> The Brand Library & Art Center Summer Concert Series continues this Friday with a Reggae performance by Jahgun & Justifyah. Starts at 7 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

Arte para la gente -> Arte para la gente, The Collected Works of Margaret Garcia is the latest exhibition at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. This new retrospective features over 100 hundred works from the Boyle Heights-born Chicana artist, reflecting a career that goes back more than five decades. The exhibition opens this Friday, and will be on display through June 11, 2023. Admission is free. More info here.

Garagiste Wine Festival -> This Friday and Saturday, catch the Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure in Glendale. This will be L.A.’s only wine festival that exclusively features wines from commercial California ‘garagiste’ winemakers. The wines are poured by the winemakers or owners themselves at the festival offering a rare opportunity to meet the sources behind the wine. Ticket prices range from $79 to $149. More info here.

Salsa Night at Ivy Station -> This Friday, Ivy Station in Culver City hosts a free instructor-led Salsa lesson from 6 to 6:30 p.m. followed by live music until 8:15 p.m. All ages welcome, and a free 90-minute validated parking available in the garage. Get more info here.

Zoo Friday Nights -> This Friday, the L.A. Zoo continues their after-hours July series as guests can enjoy the zoo grounds at the sunset hour while experiencing carousel rides, food delicious bites for purchase, beverages, DJ’d music, and a family dance party. This week, catch a performance by Three Generations of Groove. Tickets start at $25 per adult. More info here.

Grand Performances -> The signature free summer music series at California Plaza continues in July with four Saturday performances, including Scary Pockets on July 9, a World Stage Night on July 16, Ali Sethi + Discostan on July 23, and a KCRW Summer Nights event on July 30. Free shows continue on Saturdays through Aug. 25. More info here.

One Colorado Concerts -> One Colorado Summer Concerts in Old Pasadena continue this Saturday with a performance by Juicy Pear. KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe kicks things off with a DJ set at 8 p.m., with the live performance to start at 9. Free to attend. More info here.

Love Long Beach -> This massive two-day festival takes over Shoreline Aquatic Park this Saturday and Sunday with multiple stages of DJ’d music, healing workshops, yoga sessions, a kids village, and plenty of good vibes to go around. One-day passes start at $30 for adults. Get more info here.

818 Night Market -> Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, 818 Night Market pops up on Devonshire Street in Mission Hills with an assortment of local vendors featuring food, collectibles, toys jewelry, and more. Free to attend. Runs 4 to 10 p.m. More info here.

San Fernando Night Market -> The San Fernando Outdoor Market is a monthly night featuring over 80 vendors plus music, classic cars, food and entertainment. This Saturday, the market runs 5 to 9 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

Klarna Oasis Melrose Pop-Up ->  Step inside a “Klarna Oasis” this weekend to shop from mission-driven brands all in one place. Happening this Saturday and Sunday guests will be able to shop from clean beauty brands such as Kjaer Weis and sustainable fashion labels that include RE/DONE. A rooftop lounge dubbed “The Mirage” is also in the mix along with a few surprises and interactive programming.

Lotzilla -> On Saturday, Glassell Park comic shop Revenge Of hosts their monthly parking lot pop-up featuring local merchandise and lifestyle vendors, food and beverage offerings, plus an oversized Godzilla backdrop for fun photo ops. Runs noon to 6 p.m. Get more info here.

Andy Warhol: Cars – Works from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection -> This Saturday, Petersen Automotive Museum opens a new exhibition featuring works from Andy Warhol’s uncompleted 1986/87 Cars series, left unfinished due to the artist’s passing. It marks the first time in over 30 years the exhibition will on display in North America. Included with admission to the museum. GA tickets start at $19 for adults. More info here.

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NoHo Summer Nights -> This Saturday, head to North Hollywood Park for an evening of art booths, food for purchase, and live blues music from The Delgado Brothers. Event starts at 7 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

Free Yoga at the Rooftop of Tommie Hollywood ->  Tommie Hollywood is partnering up with Venice Beach yoga studio, Love Yoga, to bring complimentary rooftop classes to the hotel and public guests every Saturday. The one-hour class will start at 10:30 a.m. on the open-air rooftop with Tommie providing yoga mats and water for all attendees. Only 15 spots will be available per session. Attendees can book their space via rsvp@tommiehollywood.com. Hotel guests are able to reserve their spot at the front desk.

Market with MAUM -> Market with MAUM is a pop-up experience happening at ROW DTLA this  Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. that features a large curation of Korean makers from food, to ceramics and art. More info here.

Montrose Craft Beer Fest -> On Sunday, Celebrate craft beer from local breweries on a one block stretch of Montrose. Tickets also include bites from local restaurants. Tickets range from $25 to $49. More info here.

Skirball Family Amphitheater Performances -> A new kid-friendly series at Skirball spotlights a dazzling lineup of artists who use music, dance, and storytelling to keep their cultural traditions and family histories alive, encouraging audiences to sing, dance, and interact with performers. Included with general admission tickets. This Sunday’s event features Las Colibrí, an all-female mariachi ensemble. More info here.

Valley Cultural Foundation Summer Concerts ->  Valley Cultural Foundation’s Summer Concerts series continues on Sunday at Warner Park with a performance by Oh What a Night! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Starts at 5:30 p.m. More info here.

Concerts in the Park -> This Sunday, the Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park series continues for with a performance by Latch Key Kid. The event starts at 5 p.m. in Polliwog Park, and the series continues every Sunday through Sep. 4. More info here.

Dining

The Margarita Tree at 3rd Base
The Margarita Tree at 3rd Base. Photo courtesy of 3rd Base.

This Sunday, July 24 is National Tequila Day. Below are a few ways to celebrate. ¡Salud!

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  • 3rd Base and Patrón team up to celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24 with a chance to win some swag and even blend your own margarita by pedaling on a custom Patrón Bike. Guests can also order the shareable Margarita Tree featuring four colorful margaritas. Flavors include strawberry, prickly pear, passion fruit, and a Dodger blue margarita all in mini Patrón bottles displayed on a large “tree” for the table. The Margarita Tree will be available to order at happy hour pricing ($55) all day long this Sunday. 
  • Milagro Tequila celebrates National Tequila Day at a number of bars in DTLA this Sunday including with $8 Milagro drink specials at Patten Bar, $1 off a Milagro Margarita at Resident DTLA and $12 for a Milagro Spicy Margarita at Strada Eateria.
  • Trejo’s Tacos celebrates both National Tequila Day and National Watermelon Day with a limited-edition Watermelon Margarita at both Hollywood and Santa Monica locations. On Sunday the Hollywood location will give away El Jimador swag and additional tastings. The featured drink there is an El Jimador Watermelon Margarita with serrano wheels, and a watermelon wedge for $12. Over on the westside Trejo’s Tacos’ Santa Monica is offering a Watermelon Margarita with two sizes to choose from, a regular ($11) or a grande ($15). The drinks are available from National Tequila Day on July 24 through National Watermelon Day on August 3. 

And here are two other fun, non-tequila ideas…

The Rooftop at Wayfarer DTLA’s Nine Course Brunch Tasting Menu -> If brunch is your love language then you should know that The Rooftop at Wayfarer recently launched a nine-course weekend brunch tasting menu for $80 per person. The menu weaves in three different cocktails, and brunch bites such as Cheese Blintzes with balsamic strawberries as well as a main entree of your choice. The Belgian Waffle with single-barrel bourbon peaches, vanilla whipped cream and Vermont maple syrup is a fabulous choice. There’s also a Breakfast Fried Rice featuring Neuskes Bacon topped with a fried egg. 

goodboybob Hawaiian Pop-up -> This July 23-24 the Santa Monica location of goodboybob offers a special pop-up menu by chefs Nick Chiu and Billy Le from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sample island-inspired delights such as Spam musubi, loco moco, and poke.


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