Chinatown festivals, Artwalks, House of the Dragons and more: what to do this weekend


Chinatown is the place to be this weekend between First Fridays on Chung King Road and the Steep Summer Market this Saturday. Fill up on local food, art and music on both evenings. Not to mention the Jerk Music and Food Festival this Saturday and Sunday, and Taste of Ecuador on Sunday afternoon, to scratch that itch for cultural exchange and food.

Likewise, First Friday events will be held for kids at Kidspace’s Children’s Museum with free admission and Bixby Knoll’s First Friday Art Walk in Long Beach. And if food and music festivals aren’t your preface, Pete Holmes and Spanish Aquí can scratch your comedy craving this weekend, and for game of thrones fans, you can head to the Natural History Museum for a new house of dragons HBO show.


Chinatown First Fridays: Chung King Road is the place to be, where you can browse galleries, pop-ups and more.

Half-Price Sandwiches at Fat Sal’s Venice: The sandwich shop will be serving half-price sammies for the grand opening of their new location in Venice.

Kidspace Free First Fridays: Kidspace Children’s Museum will be free for families this Friday.

Alamo Print Shop Screens The thing: John Carpenter’s 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 Dockweiler Youth Center.

Bixby Knoll’s First Fridays Artwalk: Head to Long Beach for music, food and more.

Grand Opening of Hi-Ho Liquor: From 6-9pm, Hi-Ho Liquor will host a grand opening party for its Costa Mesa location with food from local vendors, music and of course drinks.

Kamasi Washington at Ford: The saxophonist will play in his hometown this Friday night.

Third Eye Blind at YouTube Theatre: Rockers ‘Jumper’ and ‘Semi-Charmed Life’ will perform in Inglewood.

Laugh City’s Comedy and Wine Night: Stand-ups Lyall Behrens, Matt Duckett, Erin Darling and more will perform.

Tangled at the Rooftop Cinemas: The new Disney classic will be screened in the Arts District.

Justen LeRoy at LAND’s Soundscapes: LeRoy created a Crenshaw-inspired mix. The event is free at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation 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: to celebrate the new A league apart series, Amazon will host a free dance party and ice cream social at Sorry Not Sorry. The event is for people 21 and older and will take place entirely outdoors.

Spanish Comedy Show Aquí at Paramount: Improv group Latiné will host a comedy show featuring Harvey Guillen of What we do in the shadowsdance by Jeffrey Urias and more.


Planet of the Apes at the Norton Simon Museum: As part of their alternate realities program in August, the museum will screen the original Planet of the Apes film.

Steep Summer Market: In Chinatown, Steep will host its annual holiday market. Music, food, crafts, shopping and more.

Simple Plan and Sum 41 at House of Blues Anaheim: find the pop-punk legends of the early 2000s.

Opening of the D*Face exhibition: The Corey Helford Gallery will open a new exhibition by the British street artist.

Uncorked Wine Festival: The California Science Center will host 4 hours of music, wine tasting and light meals.

NoHo Summer Nights: North Hollywood Park will host Beach St. A Go Go for this weekend’s concert.

A league apart at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Cinespia will screen the Penny Marshall classic.

Velaslavasay Panorama Screens Pa,Sacio DaVinci Films: The author of South LA will be celebrated with this retrospective in downtown LA.


Allyson Felix Race for Change: Athleta will honor the athletics record-holding star with a race at Row DTLA.

Taste of Ecuador: The food festival and parade will take place in Olvera Street.

Duo Novae at the Dôme: The Bossa Nova duo will perform at the Mont Wilson Observatory.


Cinderella at the New Beverly: The Disney classic will be screened at the theater hosted by Tarantino this Saturday and Sunday.

Long Beach Burger Week: Burger Week kicks off this weekend with specials at Long Beach Burger Centers.

Saie Summer House at the Grove: The popular skincare brand as a makeup brand will be offering popsicles and more during 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 its original location in Brentwood, the museum coordinated two days of family music in its 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 at Exposition Park.

Ventura County Fair: For two weeks only, head to Ventura for the county fair.

Pasadena Bead and Design Show: Artists will sell, lead workshops and connect at the Hilton Pasadena.

626 Mini Market in Santa Monica: The Asian food market will host a pop-up Saturday and Sunday on the Third Street Promenade.

Beginning of the House of the Dragon exhibition: The Museum of Natural History will export visitors to George RR Martin and HBO’s Westeros. The Iron Throne will be on display in all its finery, and the story of the fictional Targaryens will adorn the exhibit hall.

tron at the El Capitan: See props and the classic ’80s movie this weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Theater.

Back to the future with the LA Phil: The 80s classic will be accompanied by the orchestra for two screenings this weekend at the Hollywood Bowl.

Classic 80s Comedies at Drive-in Glendale: National Lampoon’s Holiday and 16 Candles will be projected on the big screen during the Electric Dusk Drive-In.


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