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Weekend roundup

August 3-6



Aug. 5-6. Affectionately termed the “Comic-Con for cat people,” this event features a diverse array of attractions for both cat enthusiasts and their feline friends including engaging speakers, meet and greets, and a broad selection of fashion, art and toys. Notably, this year introduces a Taylor Swift-themed art exhibition, “Karma is a Cat Art Show.” Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Pasadena Convention Center 300 E. Green St. Pasadena. Get Tickets Now

Head in the Clouds

Aug. 5-6. The pan-Asian music and media collective, 88rising, has chosen the area surrounding the Rose Bowl as the permanent location for its summer music festival. After previous editions at L.A. State Historic Park and Coachella, this year’s festival will showcase headliners such as DPR Live, DPR Ian, Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian, Rina Sawayama, XG, YOASOBI, and Zedd. Saturday-Sunday, at 12 p.m. 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Avocado Fest at Angel City Brewery

Aug. 6. Angel City Brewery in the Arts District returns with its popular annual Avocado Fest. Beer enthusiasts can look forward to unique offerings such as the Kölsch-style avocado ale infused with fresh avocado, cilantro, lime juice and the “Guavacado Ale” that adds a tropical twist. You can also enjoy a variety of avocado-themed food and activities including an avocado juggling contest and eating competitions. Sunday, noon–7 p.m. 216 S. Alameda St. Los Angeles. angelcitybrewery.com

Prosperity Market’s Third Annual Black Business Scavenger Hunt 

Aug. 1-25. In celebration of Black Business Month, Prosperity Market is organizing its annual Black Business Scavenger Hunt. The event offers a curated interactive map featuring over 75 Black-owned enterprises spanning the food, fashion, wellness, and entertainment sectors. Participants are encouraged to explore LA, discovering new restaurants, retail stores, and more, thereby offering their support to the local Black business community. For information on times and locations visit prosperitymarketla.com.

Food + Drinks

National Oyster Day Seafood Party

Aug. 5. The Ruby Fruit hosts a seafood-themed pop-up party with the west-side food truck, Little Anchor. Featured menu items include oysters on the half shell, oyster fries, and lobster rolls complemented by wine pairings curated by The Ruby Fruit. Additionally, they will also extend its seafood specials indoors, with delicacies like Grilled Oysters served with N’duja Butter. Saturday, from 2-8 p.m.3510 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles More Information


Charcoal Sunset

Now Open. Michelin-starred chef Josiah Citrin presents Charcoal Sunset, a neighborhood restaurant inspired by his homely weekend barbecues. Whether you fancy a casual bar-side meal of smoky grilled chicken wings with a beer or cocktail, or a more extravagant affair with friends sharing a 48 oz. dry-aged porterhouse and a bottle of Bandol, Charcoal Sunset serves as a versatile dining spot for everyday enjoyment. Tuesday-Saturday, 5:30-10 p.m. 9000 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. charcoalsunset.com

Exclusive Amboy x DTown Cheeseburger

Now Open. Amboy Quality Meats and Delicious Burgers has teamed up with 2x pan-pizza world champion DTown Pizzeria to launch the novel Cheeseburger Pizza. This food creation blends the classic flavors of America’s beloved dishes – DTown’s 1946 Cheese Pizza is embellished with Amboy’s juicy burger meat, rich American cheese, caramelized onions, pickled peppers, and secret burger sauce. Open Daily, 11 a.m.-9 pm. 6600 CA-27, Canoga Park. More Information

“Toast To Summer” at Bourbon Steakhouse

Now Open. Bourbon Steak is teaming up with sparkling wine brand, CHANDON, to commemorate the season with exclusive oyster and caviar offerings. This collaboration, fittingly titled “Toast to Summer,” will also contribute to environmental conservation by donating part of its proceeds to the Wild Oyster Project, an organization dedicated to sustaining a robust oyster population and safeguarding marine ecosystems. Friday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m. 237 S Brand Blvd., Glendale. More Information

Arts + Culture

“Swift Quake” takes over SoFi Stadium

Aug. 3-9. Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” is a concert series celebrating the different phases of Swift’s musical career. Each concert is designed to bring to life a specific era in her discography, with setlists and stage designs inspired by the albums of that time. The “Eras Tour” includes songs from her self-titled debut album all the way to her recent works, such as “Evermore” and “Folklore.” Special guest appearances from HAIM, OWENN, Gracie Abrams and more. Starts Thursday, 6:30 p.m. 1001 S. Stadium Dr., Inglewood. Get Tickets Now

Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Concert

Aug. 4-5. In a tribute to its illustrious legacy, you can now relive the Walt Disney Animation studio’s defining film and song moments live in concert – from classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Fantasia, to modern favorites like The Little Mermaid and Encanto. Under the baton of Thomas Wilkins, and alongside special guest artists, the LA Phil will offer an enchanting experience under the open sky, complemented by movie clips on the big screen. Friday-Saturday, at 8 p.m. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. hollywoodbowl.com

A Walk Through Pier History

Starts Aug. 5. The Santa Monica Pier Corporation is set to debut “A Walk Through Pier History,” an engaging walking tour that delves into the rich history of the Santa Monica Pier. Designed to both conserve and highlight the Pier’s cultural heritage, the tour offers an exploration of the Pier’s transformative journey through time. You will be guided through key historical events, stories and iconic landmarks that have collectively crafted the Pier into the esteemed symbol it is today. Saturday, at 10 a.m. Yacht Harbour, Santa Monica. santamonicapier.org

Photo credit: Yacht Harbor by Santa Monica Pier. Walt Disney Animation Concert by Hollywood Bowl. Taylor Swift by Hollywood Park. Cat Guitar by CatCon. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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