This Weekend: In Los Angeles

Thursday, August 18th

SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (Aug 18th – 20th)  This three day music festival will be tribute to Motley Crue, taking place at some of WeHo’s most ledgendary music venues.  The festival will kick off Thursday & Friday night with live performances at 5 different venues on the Sunset Strip.  Saturday the music heads from the venues to the street with performances by MOTLEY CRUE, BUSH, PUBLIC ENEMY, MATT & KIM, ESCAPE THE FATE, THE DIRTY HEADS, COBRA STARSHIP, SHE WANTS REVENGE, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, TRIBAL SEEDS, + 50 bands.

Tickets: Range from $55 – $120.  Click Here to check it out!  Where:  West Hollywood

Friday, August 19th, 2011

OUTDOOR FILMS @ LACMA – THE TIM BURTON SERIES  Summer evenings in Hancock Park watching Tim Burton movies for FREE!  Bring your blankets, your snacks, and your pillows.  This weekends movie is none other than Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.  

Cost:  Free  Where: Hancock Park, Dorothy Collins Brown Ampitheater – 

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

BE-BOPPIN’ IN THE PARK  Join over 15,000 vintage car lovers for a night of cars, music, and good food.  Live performances by The Painkillers and The Amazing Wildcats.

Cost: Free Where: Magnolia Park in Burbank

WORLD GYOZA EATING CHAMPIONSHIP The summer hot dog eating contests at Coney Island are a thing of the past, this weekend in downtown LA’s Little Toyko, speed-eaters will take down 231+ of small dumplings known as Gyoza in 10 minutes!  The contest is part of the Nisei Week Japanese Festival.  

Cost: Free  Where:  Japanese American Cultural & Community Center  When: 1:30pm

TASTE OF BREWS  A day of more than 100 beers from over 50 local, regional and international brewers with gourmet beer munchies from gastropubs around the county.  The all-inclusive price gets you unlimited beer tastings, free food samples, live music, and free giveaways!

Cost:  $45  Where:  Lighthouse Park, Long Beach  When:  1:00pm – 4:00pm

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

BEER GARDEN & WHOLE ANIMAL ROAST  Tender Greens Hollywood is hosting a day of beer and spicket roasted lamb.  Tender Greens is taking it on to roast a different whole animal once a month.  

Cost:  $35 per person  Where:  Tender Greens, Hollywood  When:  5:00pm – 9:00pm

GOURMET MUSIC CARNIVAL  Food Trucks offering up Mac ‘n’ cheese, sliders, red velvet cupcakes can be devored while listening to local bands like The Hangman and Broken Numbers.  Vendors will be selling crafts, jewelry, vintage wares and art!

Cost:  $12/$16 per person  Where:  LA State Historic Park  When:  11:00am – 7:00pm

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