Bingo Under the Stars, DTLA Proud, Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival and more fun events this weekend.
Edited by Alicia Luchak.
Queen Mary Double Feature
Aug. 22. As we approach autumn, you can start the spooky season early at historic ocean liner the Queen Mary with a night of back-to-back screenings of Tim Burton classics. Cozy up with some friends as you watch Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands by the Long Beach harbor and sip on specialty cocktails inspired by the two cult classics. The eerie evening will also include a costume contest, so be sure to dress to theme! 6 p.m. Free. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738. queenmary.com
Bingo Under the Stars
Aug. 22. Hosted by Big Boy and Deven Green, the America at Brand’s family-friendly evening of bingo, fresh air and fun prizes will also include a delicious meal from Trattoria Amici, Bacari GDL or Lemonade, as well as a cash bar. 7-9 p.m. $20. The Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale. Tickets
Aug. 23-25. Gather in Pershing Square this weekend to celebrate LGBTQ culture, history and diversity with a lineup of talented artists and exhibits. Explore community booths, art installations, retail vendors, food trucks, bars and even a pop-up water park. F 4-10 p.m., Sa-Su 12-10 p.m. F free, Sa-Su $10. Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., downtown. Tickets
Aug. 22. Partake in some letter writing and libations at Pen2Paper Project’s creative series, A Nourished Spirit. Write love letters to the City of Angels while you sip on some L.A.-themed cocktails such as the floral-flavored Super Bloom and the whiskey cocktail Bumper to Bumper, which is garnished with mini 405 signs. You can even enjoy some classic L.A. finger-food faves, such as mini avocado toast and tuna poke. Double Take at Hotel Palomar, 10740 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Tickets
Farmers Market ’80s Anniversary Party
Aug. 25. Celebrate the 85th Anniversary of Los Angeles’ Original Farmers Market with live music, a photo booth with ’80s props, karaoke and other family-friendly activities such as crafting CD spinning tops and ’80s pop culture pins. Dance to live musical performances from the Radio Rebels and DJ Ricky’s ’80s throwbacks. 2-7 p.m. Free. The Original Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323.933.9211. farmersmarketla.com
Brick Fest Live
Aug. 24-25. What happens when hundreds of Lego enthusiasts converge for one weekend? Building, playing and more building. No roller coasters here, but you won’t care as you tackle the mini golf course made of, you guessed it, Legos; try to solve a massive floor puzzle; play in the Brick Sandbox; race your own Lego car; and more. Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, 626.795.9311. brickfestlive.com
FOOD + DRINK
Gelson’s Local Discoveries
Now. In the wake of strong response to its inaugural pitch event for innovative local product creators, Gelson’s has decided to hold a second this year, broadening its scope and categories. “Gelson’s Local Discoveries,” a platform to pitch new and promising products to be sold in all 27 Gelson’s stores across Southern California, will take place at the Gelson’s distribution center in Santa Fe Springs on Sept. 10. Limited pitch spots are available! To learn more and/or sign up, click here.
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
Aug. 22-25. This epicurean event showcases the finest in food and drink culture throughout Los Angeles, as well as culinary personalities from throughout the nation. Expect tastings, cooking demonstrations and special events across L.A., such as an epic burger showdown with celebrity guest judges including actor Seth Rogen. See website for this year’s schedule, locations and ticket information. 855.433.5239. lafw.com
Madre’s La Luna Dinner
Aug. 22. Highlighting the fresh new La Luna Mezcal, the owner and beverage director of Madre has carefully curated a three-course dinner tasting event. The meal features specialty Mexican dishes and flavorful mezcal cocktail pairings. 7-9 p.m. 1261 Cabrillo Ave., #100, Torrance, 310.974.8005. Tickets
Taste of Brews
Aug. 24. This ninth annual craft-beer festival offers unlimited tastes of dozens of microbrews from breweries like Beachwood and Golden Road Brewing—along with food from SoCal’s premier mobile restaurants—at an oceanfront venue. Noon-5 pm (alcohol service ends at 4 pm). Advance purchase $25.50-$40. Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, 714.375.1132. tasteofbrews.com
Sunday in Brooklyn x Venice Rose Brunch Pop-Up
Aug. 25. In anticipation of the October opening of Sunday Hospitality’s restaurant Sibling Rival the group will be throwing a collaborative brunch featuring exclusive sneak-peek previews from the soon-to-open eatery. The spread will also consist of classic menu favorites from Sunday in Brooklyn and the Rose. Expect dishes like the popular fluffy Sunday Pancakes, Black Cod Pastrami, Green Toast, Strawberry Hand Pies and many more while you sip on some fresh cocktails. 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. The Rose Venice, 220 Rose Ave., Venice. therosevenice.la
ARTS + CULTURE
Now. The Affair‘s Maura Tierney stars in the West Coast premiere of this play— an inventive retelling of a Jacobean drama—which kicks off the Geffen Playhouse’s new season. Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454. Tickets
Soul of a Nation
Through Sept. 1. The Broad presents the West Coast debut of Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983, an acclaimed exhibition that showcases paintings, sculptures, street photography, murals and more created by black artists over two decades. The inspiring show examines the cultural and artistic influences—from the civil rights movement to minimalism—that impacted the work of 60 artists, including many prominent but under-recognized L.A.-based artists. 221 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.232.6200. thebroad.org
Los Angeles Football Club vs. L.A. Galaxy
Aug. 25. The city’s two soccer teams—Los Angeles Football Club and L.A. Galaxy—go head-to-head, continuing their crosstown El Tráfico rivalry at Banc of California Stadium. 7 p.m. See website for ticket prices starting at $36. 3939 S. Banc of California Stadium, Figueroa St., Exposition Park, L.A., 323.648.6060. Tickets
Photos: Queen Mary Double Feature courtesy Queen Mary. Bingo Under the Stars courtesy the Americana. Nourished Spirit courtesy Double Take. DTLA Proud courtesy @DTLAPROUDOrg/Facebook. Farmer’s Market 80s Anniversary courtesy Original Farmer’s Market. Brick Fest Live courtesy Brick Fest. Gelson’s Local Discoveries courtesy Gelson’s. L.A. Food and Wine Festival courtesy @foodandwinefestival/Facebook. Madre’s La Luna Dinner courtesy Madre. Taste of Brews courtesy @tasteofbrews/Facebook. Sunday in Brooklyn x Venice Rose Brunch Pop-Up courtesy The Rose Venice. Witch courtesy @geffenplayhouse/facebook. Soul of a Nation photo by Pablo Enriquez, courtesy the Broad. Los Angeles Football Club vs. L.A. Galaxy courtesy @bancofcaliforniastadium/Instagram.