Chinatown is the spot to be this weekend between First Fridays on Chung King Road and Steep’s Summer Market this Saturday. Get your fill of local food, art and music both nights. Not to mention the Jerk Music and Food Festival this Saturday and Sunday, and Taste of Ecuador Sunday afternoon, to scratch that itch of cultural exchange and noshing.
Similarly, First Friday events will happen for the kiddos at Kidspace’s Children’s Museum with free admission and Bixby Knoll’s First Fridays Artwalk in Long Beach. And if food and music festivals aren’t your preface, Pete Holmes and Spanish Aquí can scratch your comedy itch this weekend, and for Game of Thrones fans you can head down to the Natural History Museum for a new House of Dragons exhibit from HBO.
Chinatown First Fridays: Chung King Road is the spot to be, where you can peruse galleries, pop-ups and more.
Half-off Sandwiches at Fat Sal’s Venice: The Sandwich shop will be serving sammies half-off for their grand opening of their new Venice location.
Kidspace Free First Fridays: Kidspace Children’s Museum will be free admission for families this Friday.
Alamo Drafthouse Screens The Thing: The John Carpenter classic will screen three times at the Downtown LA theater.
Adams Family 2 at Dockweiler Beach: The new animated adaptation of everyone’s favorite spooky family will play at the Dockweiler Youth Center.
Bixby Knoll’s First Fridays Artwalk: Head to Long Beach for music, food and more.
Hi-Ho Liquor Grand Opening: From 6-9pm, Hi-Ho Liquor will host a grand opening party for its Costa Mesa location complete with food from local vendors, music, and of course drinks.
Kamasi Washington at the Ford: The Saxophonist will play his hometown this Friday night.
Third Eye Blind at YouTube Theatre: The ‘Jumper’ and ‘Semi-Charmed Life,’ rockers will play in Inglewood.
Laugh City’s Comedy and Wine Night: Stand-ups Lyall Behrens, Matt Duckett, Erin Darling and more will perform.
Tangled at Rooftop Cinemas: The new Disney classic will screen in the Arts District.
Justen LeRoy at LAND’s Soundscapes: LeRoy created a mix inspired by Crenshaw. The event is free at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Area.
Pete Holmes at Largo: The stand-up and podcast host will perform in West Hollywood.
Cam at the Regent: The pop-country singer will perform Downtown.
Ice Cream Social Dance Party: In celebration of the new A League of Their Own series, Amazon will host a free dance party and ice cream social at Sorry Not Sorry. The event is for 21+ individuals, and will be entirely outdoors.
Spanish Aquí Comedy Show at the Paramount: The Latiné improv group will host a comedy show featuring Harvey Guillen of What We Do In the Shadows, dance from Jeffrey Urias and more.
Planet of the Apes at the Norton Simon Museum: As part of their alternate realities program this August, the museum will screen the original Planet of the Apes film.
Steep’s Summer Market: In Chinatown, Steep will host their annual holiday market. Music, food, crafts, shopping and more.
Simple Plan and Sum 41 at House of Blues Anaheim: Reunite with the pop-punk legends of the early 2000’s.
D*Face Exhibition Opening: The Corey Helford Gallery will debut a new exhibition from the U.K. street artist.
Uncorked Wine Festival: The California Science Center will host 4 hours of music, wine tasting and light fare.
NoHo Summer Nights: North Hollywood Park will host Beach St. A Go Go for this weekend’s concert.
A League of Their Own at Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Cinespia will screen the Penny Marshall classic.
Velaslavasay Panorama Screens Pa,Sacio DaVinci Films: The South L.A. auteur will be celebrated with this retrospective in Downtown LA.
Allyson Felix Race for Change: Athleta will honor the record holding track and field star with race at the Row DTLA.
Taste of Ecuador: The food festival and parade will take place at Olvera Street.
Duo Novae at the Dome: The Bossa Nova duo will perform at the Mount Wilson Observatory.
Cinderella at the New Beverly: The Disney classic will screen at Tarantino’s curated theater this Saturday and Sunday.
Long Beach Burger Week: Burger Week kicks off this weekend with specials across Long Beach burger hubs.
Saie Summer House at the Grove: The popular skincare as makeup brand will be giving away popsicles and more at their pop-up at The Grove.
Intercity Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale: The Los Angeles Arboretum will host the show and sale.
Garden Concerts for Kids at the Getty: At their original location in Brentwood, the museum has coordinated two days of family friendly music in their gardens. The Lucky Band, Inez Barlatier Quintet and Jazzy Ash & Red Yarn will perform.
Jerk Music and Food Festival: Roots and Yam will celebrate Caribbean culture in Exposition Park.
Ventura County Fair: For two weeks only head out to Ventura for the County Fair.
Pasadena Bead and Design Show: Artists will vend, teach workshops and connect at the Hilton Pasadena.
626 Mini Market in Santa Monica: The Asian cuisine market will host a pop-up Saturday and Sunday at the Third Street Promenade.
House of the Dragon Exhibition Debut: The Natural History Museum will export visitors to George R. R. Martin and HBO’s Westeros. The iron throne will be on display in all it’s regalia, and history of the fictional Targaryens will adorn the exhibition hall.
Tron at the El Capitan: See props and the classic 80’s film this weekend at Disney’s Hollywood theater.
Back to the Future with the LA Phil: The 80’s classic will be accompanied by the orchestra for two screenings this weekend at the Hollywood Bowl.
Classic 80’s Comedies at the Drive-in Glendale: National Lampoon’s Vacation and 16 Candles will hit the big screen at the Electric Dusk Drive-In.