LA Restaurant Week
Greater Los Angeles Area
Hundreds of restaurants in the Greater Los Angeles Area will participate in this 12-day feast. All participating restaurants will offer either discounts on select items, or prix-fixe menus.
Meet the Brewer: King Harbor Brewing
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, July 16
The Factory Gastrobar, Bixby Knolls, Long Beach
New to the South Bay brewery scene, meet the head brewer of King Harbor Brewing, and try some of their brews. The first 24 customers to order a pint of a King Harbor beer receives a free King Harbor glass!
Sausage Fest 2014
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, July 16
LOUNGEsix, San Diego
Ten chefs from all over San Diego will dole out their famous meaty sausages at this sausage tasting this Wednesday evening in Downtown San Diego. $10 gets you in to taste as much sausage as you can handle. An additional $20 will allow you to take a souvenir stein glass home, as well as a special brew to fill and drink that night.
Belmont Shore Stroll & Savor
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, July 16-17
Along 2nd Street, Belmont Shore
This “Taste of Belmont Shore” occurs during the summer months annually from May through August on the third Wednesday and the Thursday immediately after. Attendees may purchase booklets of 12 tickets for $10, and redeem these tickets for food & drink samples from various restaurants along 2nd Street. Buy tickets presale now at Olives Gourmet, La Strada, We Olive, Mail Boxes etc. & Sweet Jill’s, or purchase tickets in front of CHASE BANK during the event.
Bottle Share @ The Rookery
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, July 16
The Rookery, Pomona
Share your favorite craft beer with other craft beer enthusiasts at this bottle share this Wednesday night in Downtown Pomona. Bring in a 750ml bottle of craft beer and order at least $10 of food in order to participate. Guests can find plenty of free parking in the area, and can avoid paying for parking entirely.
Pennywise – CD Release Show
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 16
The Observatory, Santa Ana
To celebrate the release of their latest album release, Pennywise will headline this all-ages show this Wednesday night at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Tickets to this show cost $20.
The Dwarves & The Queers @ Alex’s Bar
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 16
Alex’s Bar, Long Beach
Big names in punk rock bring their tour through Southern California this Wednesday night, stopping by Alex’s Bar in Long Beach. Tickets to this show cost $15. No one under 21 may attend.
Beachwood On A Stick
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, July 17
Beachwood BBQ, Seal Beach
Beachwood BBQ takes on fair food this Thursday night, as they prepare a special menu comprised of foods on sticks and/or fried foods. This tasting requires no reservations – simply show up, and order away.
12th Annual Taste of the Pacific Islands
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, July 17
Bali Hai Restaurant, San Diego
Get a taste of Islander cuisine this Thursday night near Liberty Station. Admission to this all-ages tasting costs $30 presale and $40 at the door, and includes all food, non-alcoholic drinks, access to a silent auction, arts & crafts vendors, live entertainment, and more.
Bad Religion & X @ Pacific Amphitheatre
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, July 17
Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa
Legendary Los Angeles punk bands Bad Religion and X will perform this Thursday night at the OC Fair. Tickets to this show cost $30.
2014 Sun & Sea Festival
10:00 am – 12:00 am, July 18
7:00 am – 5:00 pm, July 19
Imperial Beach, San Diego
Have some fun in the sun this weekend at Imperial Beach in San Diego. All weekend, a plethora of activities will occur, each with its own cost and attendance restrictions, from sandcastle building to a pancake breakfast to a night ball. See the website for full details on all the events going on this weekend.
Discover The Dinosaurs – Long Beach
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, July 18
10:00 am – 8:00 pm, July 19
10:00 am – 7:00 pm, July 20
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach
Bring your friends and family to this dinosaur exhibit at the Long Beach Convention Center this and next weekend. Check out all the dinosaur exhibits or participate in arts & crafts, while children can play in the inflatables section. Admission ranges from $16 to $25 – see the website for pricing details.
626 Night Market
4:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 18-19
Santa Anita Park, Arcadia
The largest Asian night market in America returns to Santa Anita Park this weekend. For just $3 to enter, this flea market of sorts will host tons of vendors selling Asian wares, merchandise, apparel, appliances, food, drinks, and more.
Nardcore Legends in Long Beach
7:00 pm – 1:30 am, July 18
Blacklight District Lounge, Long Beach
Check out some great local punk rock bands this Friday night in Long Beach. The cover for this show costs $6. No one under 21 may attend.
9-Man Sprint Relay Race
6:30 am – 3:30 pm, July 19
Marine Stadium, Long Beach
Come out and watch canoe racing in Marine Stadium this Saturday morning. Those interested in participating can find all the necessary information on their website.
66th Annual Catalina Ski Race
8:00 am – 3:00 pm, July 19
The Queen Mary, Long Beach
Over 70 water ski teams from around the world will race from The Queen Mary to Avalon and back this Saturday morning. Spanning a total of 62 miles round trip, this open sea race takes approximately one to two hours for most teams to complete, but the nature of the unpredictable ocean draws in the large audience that attends every year from around the world. The deadline to participate has already passed, but spectators may visit for free, so if you like what you see, bookmark this event for next year!
1st Annual Love Long Beach Festival
8:00 am – 6:00 pm, July 19-20
Granada Launch Ramp, Long Beach
This FREE and all-ages event will feature a plethora of family-fun things to do at the beach. Expect to find sports, games, arts & crafts, food, drinks, beer & wine garden, and more. On Saturday night, catch a fire show down on the beach as well.
Hello Kitty Warehouse Sale
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, July 19
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, July 20
Sheraton Hotel, Cerritos
Hello Kitty fans will not want to miss this blowout sale this weekend, with some products marked up to 70% off.
36th Annual Ho’olaule’a Hawaiian Festival
9:00 am – 6:00 pm, July 19-20
Alondra Park, Gardena
This free and all-ages cultural fest at the park will feature various music and dance acts. Local vendors will sell food and merchandise too. Visitors must park in the parking structure facing Redondo Beach Blvd and enter the park’s back entrance.
3rd Annual Long Beach Art in the Park
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, July 19
Bixby Park, Long Beach
Enjoy an afternoon of plenty of family activities, arts & crafts, live music, food trucks, and more, free for all ages.
53rd Annual Watermelon Festival
10:00 am – 9:00 pm, July 19-20
Santa Anita Park, Arcadia
This annual street fair has moved from the Rose Bowl to Santa Anita Park. Get all the watermelon you can eat this weekend at the Watermelon Festival in Arcadia. This fair will also have other food, drinks, live music, entertainment, a beer garden, rides, games, vendors, and anything else you may find at a fair. Admission to this festival costs $10, while children 12 and under can enter for $5. Check the website for a printable coupon to save 30% off admission!
6th Annual Malibu Beer Festival
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, July 19
Malibu Lumberyard, Malibu
Taste beers, local food, wines, and spirits from around the world all for just $50 per person. Guests may only purchase tickets online, not at the door. See below for a map of where to park for free.
Ultimate Armwrestling League
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm, July 19
Packinghouse Brewing, Riverside
Think you have arms strong enough to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes? Enter in this arm wrestling competition this Saturday at Packinghouse Brewing in Riverside! Even if you lose a match, you can still enjoy the beer here.
SoCal Punk Reunion #2
6:00 pm – 12:00 am, July 19
Cafe NELA, Los Angeles
Great local punk bands get together for a show this Saturday night in northeast Los Angeles. The cover for this show costs $10 which INCLUDES complimentary food. No one under 21 may enter.
Punk Rock Night @ 13th Frame Lounge
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 19
13th Frame Lounge, La Habra
Local punk bands gather to play a benefit show this Saturday night in La Habra. The cover for this all-ages show costs $10.
Punk Rock Night @ Morgan’s Tavern
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 19
Morgan’s Tavern, Riverside
Catch a FREE punk rock show this Saturday night in Riverside. No one under 21 may attend.
Mad Parade – 30-Year Anniversary
8:00 pm – 1:30 am, July 19
Characters Sports Bar, Pomona
Old school punk band Mad Parade return for an anniversary show this Saturday night in Pomona. Tickets to this show cost $10 presale or $12 at the door. No one under 21 may enter.
Luicidal @ Billy O’s
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, July 19
Billy O’s Saloon, Ventura
Luicidal, which contains two former members of Suicidal Tendencies, will headline a show in Ventura this Saturday night. The cover for this show costs $10. No one under 21 may attend.
Circle Scotty’s Birthday Show
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, July 19
The Britisher, Lancaster
Local punk bands head up to Lancaster to play this FREE birthday show this Saturday night. No one under 21 may attend.
2014 Taste of Latin-America Food Festival
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, July 20
Olvera Street, Downtown Los Angeles
Dozens of food vendors will serve up delicious Latin-inspired eats along Olvera Street this Sunday afternoon. Free to attend for all ages, visitors can simply pay for the food that they want without the worry of paying to enter.
3rd Annual Doggie Street Festival
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, July 20
Westfield Century City Mall, West Los Angeles
This event focuses on dog & cat adoptions, providing people an opportunity to add a pet to their lives. Free to attend for all ages, this event comes with food vendors, live music from local bands, speakers, pet merchandise & accessories, pet services, and more.
Beer Camp Across America – Southwest Edition
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, July 20
Embarcadero Marina Park North, San Diego
This summer, Sierra Nevada Brewing will host a seven-city traveling beer festival called Beer Camp Across America, and it makes its second stop in San Diego this Sunday. Sierra Nevada claims that this San Diego edition has over 95 breweries in attendance, tons more than any other beer festival in Southern California has ever had. Tickets to this beer festival cost $65. No one under 21 may attend.
Punk N’ Tacos 6
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm, July 20
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Enjoy a fun afternoon of punk rock and tacos at this FREE show this Sunday afternoon. Anyone wanting food or drinks should bring cash to pay for it. No one under 21 may attend.
The Great Root Beer Taste-Off
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, July 20
Galco’s Soda Pop Stop, Highland Park
Taste over 75 different varieties of root beer this Sunday in Highland Park. Tickets to this sipping cost $12 presale or $15 at the door.
T.S.O.L. @ Alex’s Bar
9:00 pm – 1:30 am, July 20
Alex’s Bar, Long Beach
Legendary punk band T.S.O.L. will headline a show this Sunday night at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach. Tickets to this show cost $15. No one under 21 may attend.