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LA Weekend Events Roundup July 13-16

From beach volleyball to eating your way through LA’s diverse cuisines, check out the best LA weekend events for July 13-16.

Edited by Christina Xenos

dineL.A. Summer Roadtrip 2017EVENTS
dineL.A. Summer Roadtrip 2017
July 14–28. More than 300 restaurants across the county offer specially priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Eat your way across LA during this year’s “summer roadtrip”-themed event that encourages curious eaters to travel throughout the city to try diverse cuisines. dineL.A. has also partnered with the California Avocado Commission to feature California avocado-centric dishes at The Bellwether, Erven and Fishing with Dynamite, among others. Fine dining restaurants like Providence, Melisse, The Bazaar by Jose Andres and Spago Beverly Hills are part of dineL.A.’s exclusive series, which offers menus from $95. See website for list of restaurants. discoverlosangeles.com


Sound in FocusSound in Focus
July 15. KCRW returns to Century City this month for three free all-ages outdoor concerts in Century Park, held in conjunction with the Annenberg Space for Photography. The series kicks off this weekend with a headlining performance from Grammy-winning R&B artist Miguel, an opening set by Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Garzón-Montano and DJ sets by Stretch Armstrong. The series continues with headliners Paul Oakenfold (July 22) and Rodrigo y Gabriela (July 29). Doors open at 5 p.m.; Concert starts at 7 p.m. Free admission, RSVP required. 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City. soundinfocus.kcrw.com


Friday Flights at The GettyFriday Flights at The Getty
July 14. The monthly series at The Getty Museum brings together a wide range of Los Angeles-based creative thinkers working across artistic mediums for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights. This month artist Molly Surno presents We of Me, a performance featuring musician Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, wherein 20 men perform a choreographed soundscape using hand-crafted musical hair brushes. Also find a site specific project from the Institute for New Feeling and a performance from experimental psychedelic musical project Sun Araw. 6-9 p.m. Free. 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A. getty.edu


World Series of Beach Volleyball  World Series of Beach Volleyball  
July 13-16. The world’s best beach volleyball players, chart-topping musical artists, cutting-edge brands and assorted beach-related activities converge for a week of elite competition and fun in the sun. 9 a.m. General admission Th-F free; Sa-Su $10; check website for courtside seat pricing. 700 E. Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, 310.906.3800. wsobv.com




DTLA Breweries United FestDTLA Breweries United Fest
July 16. Taste through the brews of downtown LA. The festival features limited edition and specialty beers from Angel City Brewery, Arts District Brewing, Dry River Brewing, Indie Brewing Company, Boomtown Brewery, Iron Triangle Brewing Company and Mumford Brewing. Each brewery will be debuting a new beer with “United” in the title especially for the event. Also find signature nachos and tacos from Downtown Taco. 4-8 p.m. $45/pp, includes unlimited tasting and a commemorative glass. 100% of the ticket proceeds go to Keep A Breast, whose mission is to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support. Triangle Lot, 224 Rose St., downtown. Tickets


Splash Night FridaysSplash Night Fridays
July 14. The swanky rooftop pool party series is back at the W Hotel Hollywood. The soiree features a-list DJs spinning top 40 and EDM hits, cocktails at two full bars and a bubble show at midnight. Open to the public, RSVP: splashnightfridays@gmail.com. 21+. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Happens Fridays through August. W Hotel Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. frenchtuesdays.com


Best things to do in Los Angeles

Tim McGraw and Faith HillTim McGraw and Faith Hill
July 14-15. Musicians Tim McGraw and Faith Hill stop at the Staples Center for two nights on the couple’s Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017, which marks the 10th anniversary of their Soul2Soul II Tour—the highest-grossing country-music tour of all time. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $69.50. 111 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 213.742.7100. staplescenter.com




The Garagiste Wine Festival: Urban ExposureThe Garagiste Wine Festival: Urban Exposure
July 15. Now in its fourth year in LA, this wine festival—a gathering of 50 high-quality, limited-production winemakers from all over California—brings some 200 ultra-premium, hard-to-find wines, paired with complimentary cheese and charcuterie, to Santa Monica. 3-6 p.m.; VIP early access 2 p.m. $69; VIP early access $99. Event is 21+. Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St., Santa Monica. californiagaragistes.com



Spire 73FOOD + DRINK
Spire 73
The InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is now the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, and crowning the hotel is the tallest open air bar in the region— Spire 73. The rooftop bar and lounge offers sweeping views of the skyline along with cocktails, a wide selection of whiskey and dining. This is just one of the new food and beverage concepts inside the hotel, which also includes steakhouse La Boucherie on the 71st floor, farm-to-fork Dekkadance on the 69th floor, sushi and omakase restaurant Sora, and the lobby lounge on the 70th floor. 900 Wilshire Blvd., downtown, 213.688.7777. dtla.intercontinental.com


The NoMad Truck x Timothy HollingsworthThe NoMad Truck x Timothy Hollingsworth
Chef Daniel Humm’s and Will Guidara’s The NoMad Truck collaborates with Otium chef Timothy Hollingsworth for their featured July burger. Hollingsworth’s chicken burger is topped with sweet chili-glazed spam, slaw dressed with fish sauce and chilies, kosher pickles, Thai basil mayo and peanuts. Proceeds benefit Hollingsworth’s charity of choice, Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles. Get the burger by following their truck locations such as LACMA, Platform LA and Smorgasburg via @nomadtruck on Instagram and @NoMadTruckLA on Twitter. instagram.com/nomadtruck


King of the Yees photo by Liz LaurenTHEATER
King of the Yees
Through Aug. 6. This world premiere production follows playwright Lauren Yee as she sets out on a joyride across cultural, national and familial borders to find her missing father, and discover what it truly means to be a Yee. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, 213.972.7231. centertheatregroup.org



Taste of Farmers Market  
July 18. The ninth annual tasting event at the historic Original Farmers Market features samples from more than 50 of the market’s top-rated restaurants, grocers and eateries, plus live entertainment. 5-9 p.m. $10-$40 (online preregistration recommended). 6333 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323.933.9211. farmersmarketla.com


Spire 73 photo by Wonho Frank Lee. King of Yees photo by Liz Lauren.

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