LA Weekend Events Roundup August 10-13

All-American Summer Rib Fest photo by Kristen Honey | LA Weekend Events

Chow down on a feast of slow-cooked ribs, hot wings and more at the All-American Summer Rib Fest.

From a summer rib festival to cat, brunch and beauty conferences, here are the top LA weekend events for August 10-13.

Edited by Christina Xenos.

EVENTS

 Sundance NEXT FEST photo courtesy of Sundance Institute | Photo by Armando SalasSundance NEXT FEST
Aug. 10-13. Festival presented by the Sundance Institute includes L.A. premieres of independent films paired with musical performances by the likes of Sleigh Bells and Electric Guest. The fest kicks off with a 25th anniversary screening of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs followed by an afterparty. See website for schedule. $15-$25; opening night $35-$500. The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, downtown. sundance.org

 

 

BrunchCon Los AngelesBrunchCon Los Angeles
Aug. 12-13. Devour the most important meal of the weekend at this event that features brunch fare from over 50 different food and drink vendors. Also find unlimited mimosas, six bars on site, a marketplace and DJ tunes. See website for start times. $65-$90. The Reef LA, 1933 S. Broadway, downtown. brunchcon.com

 

 

 

CatCon 2017CatCon 2017
Aug. 12. Pop culture and cat culture collide at the convention that showcases some of the world’s top cat-centric merchandise, conversations with those at the epicenter of the cat world, incredible activations and one of the biggest adoption lounges ever. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $15-$100. Pasadena Convention Center, 300 Green St., Pasadena. catconworldwide.com

 

 

 

Summer NightsSummer Nights
Aug. 11. KCRW collaborates with Metro Art Presents for a musical evening at historic Union Station in downtown LA. Stop by for luscious, danceable grooves, games, food and drink in one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Event also happens August 25. 5:30 p.m. Free. 800 N Alameda St., downtown. events.kcrw.com

 

 

 

7th Annual Slumber Party7th Annual Slumber Party
Aug. 12-13. Cinespia’s annual all-night movie marathon features screenings of The Big Lebowski, Half Baked and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The evening also includes DJ tunes, a photo booth, special surprises and more. Bring blankets and pillows to watch movies until 4:20 a.m. Gates at 7:15 p.m., movie at 9 p.m. $20. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 877.435.9849. cinespia.org

 

Best Things to do in LA this August

BeautyconBeautycon
Aug. 12-13. The annual conference connects you to top beauty influencers for a day that explores what’s trending in culture, fashion and beauty. Network with your favorite beauty personalities, discover top products, participate in panel discussions, watch performances and more. See website for full schedule. Tickets start at $49.99. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown. beautycon.com

 

 

The B52s at Pershing SquareThe B52s at Pershing Square
Aug. 12. The legendary band will be bring their cosmic funplex to this wild planet with a whammy of a night of dancing and fun. Hear all your favorite hits from “Love Shack” to “Channel Z.” Also find food trucks and more. 8-11 p.m. Free. Pershing Square 500 S. Hill St., downtown. laparks.org

 

 

 

Long Beach Jazz FestivalLong Beach Jazz Festival
Aug. 11-13. Listen to a stellar lineup of jazz musicians that includes Poncho Sanchez, Ramsey Lewis and Urban Knights, Marcus Miller and Boney James, among others. The annual festival set in Rainbow Lagoon Park also features food, art and more. See website for full schedule. Tickets start at $60. 400 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach. longbeachjazzfestival.com

 

 

 

626 Night Market626 Night Market
Aug. 11-13. The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the country features hundreds of food and merchandise vendors, games, music and entertainment for the whole family. Tickets $3-5; Under 6, free. Event also happens Sept. 1-3. Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia. 626nightmarket.com

 

 

 

STYLE + BEAUTY

Outdoor VoicesOutdoor Voices Pop-Up at The Grove
Ongoing. Three years after launching in NYC, the active lifestyle brand Outdoor Voices makes its West Coast debut. Stop by the Pop-Up to try on the latest seasonal colors, snag a limited-edition flamingo hue tote and hat, or gain some elevation with their unique rock climbing wall, perfect for impromptu climbs. Su-Th 10 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-10:00 p.m. 189 The Grove Dr., L.A. outdoorvoices.com

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

All-American Summer Rib Fest photo by Kristen HoneyAll-American Summer Rib Fest
Aug. 13. Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne present their annual feast of slow-cooked ribs, hot wings and sides that has become a Lucques tradition since 2000. A week of preparation goes into the smoking of pork, beef and lamb ribs to turn them into dishes like St. Louis-style pork ribs, braised beef back ribs and spiced lamb spare ribs. Also find sides like cole slaw, baked beans and buttered corn on the cob. Warm peach cobbler with strawberries and buttermilk ice cream completes the menu. Cowboy hats welcome. Noon-9 p.m. $55/pp. 8474 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.655.6277. lucques.com

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Hamilton photo by Joan MarcusHamilton 
Opening Aug. 11. The wait is finally over for Los Angeles theatergoers: The phenomenon that is Hamilton arrives at the Hollywood Pantages and will run through the end of the year. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning, Grammy-winning and even Pulitzer Prize-winning musical (which single-handedly made history hip) has graced stages in New York, Chicago and San Francisco before arriving in LA. Playing the titular founding father and treasury secretary is Michael Luwoye; Tony nominee Joshua Henry is portraying Aaron Burr; and The Book of Mormon actor Rory O’Malley steps into the role of King George III. Hear them take on the show’s groundbreaking soundtrack, which blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap and R&B with historical accuracy. To snag one of the hot tickets, visit ticketmaster.com or call 800.982.2787. Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770. hollywoodpantages.com

Sundance NEXT FEST photo courtesy of Sundance Institute | Photo by Armando Salas. Cinespia photo courtesy of the organization. All-American Summer Rib Fest photo by Kristen Honey. Hamilton photo by Joan Marcus.

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