LA Weekend Events Roundup 8.25.16

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of  8.25.16

Edited by Christina Xenos

Los Angeles Food & WineEVENTS
Los Angeles Food & Wine
Aug. 25-28. The epicurean event features world-class chefs, including Emeril Lagasse and Otium’s Timothy Hollingsworth. With a home base in front of Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Broad downtown, the festival offers tastings, cooking demonstrations, special events across LA and more. Don’t miss the Power Lunch Series where local and national talent hold intimate sit-down lunches at restaurants across the city like Simbal, Paley, Rose Cafe, Otium, among others. See website for full schedule. Individual tickets $50-$300. 855.433.5239.



FYF FestFYF Fest
Aug. 27-28. The premier SoCal music fest features more than 50 indie-rock bands, ranging from up-and-comers to big-name headliners, performing at Exposition Park. Headlining acts include Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, LCD Soundsystem and Grace Jones. Single-day ticket $125; Two-day ticket $199; VIP $339. 700 Exposition Park Drive, L.A.



South Park 20 ExperienceSouth Park 20 Experience
Through Sept. 25. South Park is turning 20 and super fans can put themselves in the middle of their favorite episodes at The Paley Center for Media. The South Park 20 Experience features a gallery of twenty, 2-D and 3-D life-sized replicas of fans’ favorite South Park characters and classic moments from the series, along with 20 specially created pieces of artwork curated by world-renowned pop culture artist, Ron English. Daily screenings of the series and fan photo ops round out this exclusive Paley Center event. 465 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills



fiesta-ballonaFiesta La Ballona
Aug. 26-28. Enjoy an afternoon of live music from local bands, food from food trucks and vendors, beer and wine garden, carnival rides and many family-oriented attractions for all ages at the annual festival that celebrates Culver City. Free. 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City.



Aquarium of the Pacific Night DiveAquarium of the Pacific Night Dive
Aug. 26. Enjoy live music from local bands, a DJ spinning in the galleries, cocktails, food trucks and more at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Relax alongside the glowing aquariums as the lights go down and listen to live bands performing in the Great Hall and the Shark Lagoon. Also see Leche Miel, a new film presented by Almond Surfboards that follows two surfers into Central America. Adults only. 7-11 p.m. $14.95. Free for aquarium members. Alcohol and food available for purchase. The Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, 562.590.3100.



Roaring Nights at the L.A. ZooRoaring Nights at the L.A. Zoo
Aug. 26. The summer music series features live bands, DJ dance party, food trucks, full-service bars, pop-up zookeeper talks, animal encounters, visits to zoo animal habitats and more. This Friday hear music from Black Crystal Wolf Kids, Well Hung Heart, FifthLaw and DJ Steve Prior. (photo Jamie Pham) 5333 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park, L.A., 323.644.4200.



Cinema on the StreetCinema on the Street
Aug. 26. The Santa Monica outdoor movie screening is showing the classic American thriller Jaws this Friday. Bring your favorite blankets and beach chairs and spread out on the Third Street Promenade to watch it. See website for full details. Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica.




Sonic SubmarineSonic Submarine
Aug. 27. Downtown Santa Monica’s electronic music festival returns for its third year. Groove to tunes by KCRW DJs Anne Litt, Garth Trinidad and Anthony Valadez. 6-10 p.m. Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica.




culture clubARTS + CULTURE
Culture Club
Aug. 26-27. Since their inception in 1981, U.K. sensation Culture Club has sold more than 50 million records worldwide, led by their classic hits “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Karma Chameleon” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya.” The original lineup, fronted by the iconic British singer/songwriter Boy George, takes the Hollywood Bowl stage to perform for the first time with a full orchestra as well as with a 15-piece band. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000.



Anaïs, A Dance OperaAnaïs, A Dance Opera
Aug. 27-Sept. 18. The cutting-edge stage production interweaves dance, music and theater to explore and illuminate the riveting life of famed diarist and literary figure Anaïs Nin and her world of words, sex, passion and creativity. Greenway Court Theater, 544 N Fairfax Ave., L.A.



Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters
July 31-Nov. 27. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s first museum retrospective. The exhibition explores del Toro’s creative process by bringing together elements from his films, objects from his vast personal collections, drawings from his notebooks, and approximately 60 objects from LACMA’s permanent collection. The diverse range of media—including sculpture, paintings, prints, photography, costumes, ancient artifacts, books, maquettes, and film—totals approximately 500 objects and reflects the broad scope of del Toro’s inspirations. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6000.



London CallingLondon Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kosoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj
Through Nov. 13. While most of the art at the Getty Museum is concerned with the rendition of the human figure and landscape up to 1900, their latest exhibition focuses on innovative figure works from a prominent group of London-based artists who worked from the ‘40s through the ’80s, rejecting abstraction and conceptualism. This is the first extensive U.S. exhibition—80 major works—to explore the paintings and drawings of the leaders of the “School of London” movement: Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach and R.B. Kitaj. 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A., 310.440.7300.



gadarene swineFOOD + DRINK
The Gadarene Swine: A Farewell Dinner Series
Aug. 26-28. One of LA’s most revered plant-based dining destinations closed unexpectedly last month and because of that, Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Lee wanted to give fans of the restaurant one last chance to enjoy the dishes they’ve come to love. Join them in conjunction with Feastly for a 10-course tasting menu of favorites like crispy fried stuffed olives; blackened cauliflower; roasted mushroom with burnt sweet potato; tres leches cake, among others. downtown.



Lock BoxLock Box
Koreatown speakeasy Lock & Key was re-imagining their kitchen and had the idea of a take out window. The new concept is called “Lock Box.” All you have to do is decide what you want off Chef Jose Reyes’ menu of elevated gastro-pub grub (definitely the California burrito), and order it from the front window of the lounge. The window is open starting at 5 p.m. (closed Mondays). 239 S Vermont Ave., L.A.