So you’ve lived in LA longer than a common law marriage and you’re still sitting on the couch when the weekend rolls around, watching your DVR’ed shows? Time to stock the trunk with water and a pair of sneakers because there’s too much going on in the city of angels! Whether you’re a tourist or a long time resident, there is no shortage of Los Angeles Events This Weekend.
Why not start at the original Farmer’s Market located at 3rd and Fairfax? Sample a variety of fresh and organic fare and buy greens for dinner, then head a few miles south and visit LACMA. Hungry for lunch on a budget? Just across the street there’s a string of affordable food trucks. If you’re hankering for some live music, there’s free jazz every Saturday in LACMA’s courtyard space starting at 5pm.
Maybe you need to do nothing at all – and are hoping for whatever you do in California this weekend to be as low impact as possible. If reading a good book sounds like an ideal afternoon, head to Venice Beach and plop your chair in the sand. The drum circle is a worthy sight, as well as the historic Windward Circle, where the architecture of Abbott Kinney’s original boardwalk and remnants of his world famous pier still stand today.
If you’re looking for ideas for fun this weekend, always check in at Weekend Roundup, SoCalPulse’s regularly updated listing of the hottest happenings going on in Los Angeles for the weekend. We feature the weekend’s hottest concerts, the best places to eat, museum openings, film fests, craft beer fests and wine tastings. We’ll tell you everything you need to know, including price, time, location, a link for more info, and most importantly whether it’s worth your time. Don’t be left out of what’s happening in this amazing city. Be in the know with an inside connection to the pulse of Los Angeles.
Still figuring out what to do on a sunny day in LA? Take a beautiful walk through the Cherry Blossoms at Descanso Gardens, get your groove on at Conga Room Saturdays, or celebrate Wikipedia Day in LA at the Ace Hotel in Downtown. Los Angeles events this weekend are endless! Well, just as any other weekend. Perhaps you could score some free tickets for the Dodgers opening day as they go head to head with the San Francisco Giants. But if those LA baseball tickets are too high to score, you could always enjoy a nice picnic at Angels Point in Elysian Park which overlooks the Dodgers Stadium, tune into AM 570 for the live radio broadcast and sense the energy from the crowd with your friends and family! Oh, and there’s free grills available as well (thank you LA Parks & Recreation). Elysian Park also offers some of the best LA hiking trails and is centrally located in between Echo Park and Chinatown.
Which brings us to some of the best nightlife related Los Angeles events this weekend : Echo Park. A neighborhood which has gone through a dramatic facelift in the past decade, it’s home to notorious bars and music venues along with original LA street vendors. The Shortstop is an iconic spot for Dodger fans to pre-game as it’s technically walking distance, or a rideshare away, from the stadium. The Gold Room is famous for its “Gold Room Special” and has recently gone through an interior renovation and now serve LA craft beer. In the mood for a live music show? Still along the same Sunset Blvd. corridor, you can check out The Echo and Echoplex venues; which are technically connected but sometimes serve as two separate venues with one entrance on Sunset Blvd. and the other below the bridge off Glendale Blvd. Check their twitter @TheEchoLA for more info!
The best part of the nightlife in Los Angeles is that there is no shortage of iconic LA taco trucks and street carts serving Danger Dogs. What’s a Danger Dog? It’s the unofficial but still considered by locals as the official hot dog of LA. Usually served right outside the bars and clubs at night, the first thing you’ll sense is the smell of bacon. The Danger dog is a bacon wrapped–– dog which is topped by grilled onions, peppers, your choice of condiments and if you’re brave enough, a jalapeño on top. It’s the best street snack in LA, well right after tacos.
Let’s not forget about the free events this weekend in LA, as mentioned above, its Wikipedia’s 17th birthday and you can celebrate for free from 10am-5pm in DTLA; and there’s always Target Free Sundays at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach which also features free drop-in workshops for the whole family.