Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup July 20-23

FYF Fest

More than 70 artists will take the stage at FYF Fest this weekend.

From a dedicated bacon festival to the newly re-opened Ford Amphitheater, check out the top LA weekend events for July 20-23.

Edited by Christina Xenos

EVENTS

Photo courtesy of FYF FestFYF Fest
July 21-23. Premier SoCal music fest features more than 70 bands—ranging from up-and-comers to hipster darlings to big-name headliners—performing at Exposition Park. Food and drink vendors on-site. F 5 p.m.; Sa-Su 2 p.m. Friday single-day ticket $109; Saturday and Sunday single-day tickets $125; weekend passes $329; VIP passes $549. 700 Exposition Park Drive, L.A. fyffest.com

 

 

LA BaconfestLA Baconfest
July 22. The festival that pays homage to all things bacon features sweet and savory dishes from dozens of local restaurants and bakeries. Also enjoy craft beer from 20 breweries. 12-7 p.m. $60. Los Angeles Center Studios, 450 South Bixel St., downtown. Tickets

 

 

 

Dark Nights L.A. LiveDark Nights L.A. Live
July 21. The free outdoor event at L.A. Live kicks off the weekend with live music and entertainment, a pop-up marketplace, $5 food and drink specials and street performers and artists. From 6 p.m. 800 W Olympic Blvd., downtown. lalive.com

 

 

 

Roaring Nights photo by Jamie PhamRoaring Nights
July 21. Head to the LA Zoo for an evening featuring live performances, a DJ dance party, food trucks, pop-up zookeeper talks and animal encounters. This month the event features performances by Country Thunder and Gold Rush Country. 18+. $17 for members; $20 nonmembers. 6-10 p.m. 5333 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park, L.A., 323.644.4200. lazoo.org

 

 

The Story of P-22, L.A.’s Most Famous Feline photo by Miguel OrdeñanaThe Story of P-22, L.A.’s Most Famous Feline
Opens July 21. The new instillation at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County takes an up-close look at LA’s most famous mountain lion, P-22. Learn about what the mountain lion eats, how he maps his territory, why and how scientists study him and his survival challenges. The installation also includes personalized storytelling and content from NHMLA’s Miguel Ordeñana, the first wildlife biologist to photograph the elusive mountain lion. 900 Exposition Blvd., downtown. nhm.org

 

Best things to do in Los Angeles

Big World Fun photo by Tom BonnerBig World Fun
July 22-Aug. 12. Family series returns to the newly re-opened Ford Amphitheater this summer with an exciting line-up of music and dance performances appropriate for children 4 to 12 and their families. The series kicks off with Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company (July 22), and continues with hip-hop dance with Versa-Style Dance Company (July 29), taiko drumming with TAIKOPROJECT (August 5) and Micronesian Pacific Island Chamoru dance with Kutturan Chamoru Foundation (August 12). Pre-show nature activities 9 a.m.; Performance 10 a.m. Free for children; $5 for adults. 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. fordtheatres.org

 

Yogi Stardust: A David Bowie Themed Yoga ClassYogi Stardust: A David Bowie Themed Yoga Class
July 23. From Namasdrake, the community that regularly offers hip-hop-themed yoga classes, comes a special tribute to the Thin White Duke at Union nightclub. The power yoga class encourages “David Yogis” of all levels to go with the flow and create positive ch-ch-ch-ch-changes in body and mind. The bar will also be open before, during and after class. $25. 3-4:15 p.m. 4067 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. namasdrake.com

 

 

NIGHTLIFE

Steve Valentine’s Deceptions photo by Jeff Sneider for THE WRAPSteve Valentine’s Deceptions
Ongoing. The Hollywood nightlife destination veiled in mystery and revelry features a new one-man show by actor/magician/comedian Steve Valentine. The showman has performed at numerous venus in Las Vegas and at the infamous Magic Castle where he was awarded the coveted Close-Up Magician of the Year award for two years running. Enter his world of magical savagery every Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $55. 1719 N. Hudson Ave., L.A. blackrabbitrose.com

 

FOOD + DRINK

A Taste of San Sebastian in Beverly Hills photo courtesy SLS Hotel Beverly HillsA Taste of San Sebastian in Beverly Hills
Through July 21. Award-winning Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz brings his new culinary concept from San Sebastian, Spain to Beverly Hills. Dine on delicacies from Topa Sukaldería, Aduriz’s global exploration of Basque and Latin American flavors. The six-dish a la carte menu can be paired with any of the 80-plus tapas dishes and new seasonal items executed by The Bazaar’s chef de cuisine Holly Jivin. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.246.5555. sbe.com

 

FeastlyFeastly
July 22-23. One of LA’s best spots for pop-up dining, Feastly features two delicious tasting experiences at their Arts District outpost this weekend. Dine on chef Jocelyn Ramirez’s (of Todo Verde) eight-course exploratory plant-based feast on Saturday ($45/pp). You can also take your Sunday brunch game to the next level with Rice & Shine, a seven-course summer brunch inspired by sunlit mornings and the LA’s bounty of seasonal ingredients ($45/pp). Address provided to ticket holders. eatfeastly.com

 

Beefsteak Happy HourBeefsteak Happy Hour
Ongoing. Celebrity chef Marcel Vigneron’s vegetable-focused restaurant offers a new happy hour that includes two tacos for $5 and specials on beer, wine and their summery hibiscus margarita (VIVA XXXII Joven Tequila, hibiscus and lime juice) for $8. Daily from 5-7 p.m. 7661 Melrose Ave., L.A. beefsteakveg.com

 

 

FYF Fest photo courtesy of FYF Fest. Roaring Nights photo by Jamie Pham. The Story of P-22, L.A.’s Most Famous Feline photo by Miguel Ordeñana. Big World Fun photo by Tom Bonner. Steve Valentine’s Deceptions photo by Jeff Sneider for THE WRAP. A Taste of San Sebastian in Beverly Hills photo courtesy SLS Hotel Beverly Hills.

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