Pride of cHops – Bottle Release
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, August 26
Beachwood Brewing, Downtown Long Beach
This marvelously hoppy and aromatic IPA contains a blend of Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin, and Mosaic hops. Come to Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach this Tuesday evening to purchase a bottle of this limited release for $8 per bottle.
Long Beach Indie Film Festival
12:00 pm – 12:00 am, August 27
10:00 am – 12:00 am, August 28-29
10:00 am – 10:00 pm, August 30
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, August 31
Cinemark at the Pike Theatres, Long Beach
Showcasing global diversity through film, television, and digital media, this international film festival takes place all this week in Downtown Long Beach. Screening more than 100 international & domestic films, this event brings together established & aspiring filmmakers, scholars, creative professionals, and movie lovers from around the globe. Ticket prices vary depending on the movie, while a few other events exist, such as an opening night party happening at Club Sevilla.
Indycar Fan Appreciation Party
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, August 28
Hangar 24 Brewery, Redlands
Race fans will want to stop by Hangar 24 in Redlands this Thursday night to see a real Indycar, as well as meet the driver. In addition, visitors can purchase discounted tickets to the upcoming Indycar race.
Los Angeles Times: The TASTE
11:00 am – 11:00 pm, August 29-31
Paramount Pictures Studios, Hollywood
Los Angeles Times presents The TASTE, a series of food-based events at Paramount Pictures Studios. Each event will feature unlimited food & drink tastings from over 40 of LA’s top restaurants, along with live cooking & mixology demonstrations, wine seminars, and panel discussions. Tickets vary in price depending on the event attended, starting at $100.
2014 E Hula Mau
12:00 pm – 12:00 am, August 29
8:00 am – 12:00 am, August 30-31
Terrace Theater @ the Long Beach Convention Center
The annual E Hula Mau returns to Long Beach to exhibit various Pacific Islander performances, arts & crafts, food, vendors, and more. The actual fest requires no admission, while spectating the competitions requires a ticket purchase. Nearby parking structures east of Pine Avenue between 3rd & 6th Streets provide free parking for up to two hours.
LA County Fair – Opening Day
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, August 29
Your local fair will open this Friday at the Fairplex in Pomona. If you missed the OC Fair, you will not want to miss the LA County Fair. Ticket prices range from free up to $17, but stores like Walgreens and Costco sell discounted ticket packages.
Orange International Street Fair
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, August 29
10:00 am – 10:00 pm, August 30-31
Streets of Old Town Orange
One of the grandest events to grace Orange County, the annual OISF returns this weekend to the streets of Old Town Orange. Completely free to attend and open to all ages, the OISF brings together regions of the world and their food, drinks, merchandise, dance, music, and so much more. The four roads radiating from the Orange Circle each contain 3-4 themed “Streets” based on a region of the world. This year, the organizers have shifted. You have never seen a street party this huge – trust me.
Druglords Of The Avenues @ The World Famous Doll Hut
8:00 pm – 1:30 am, August 29
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Get your weekly fill of punk rock at this show this Friday night at the World Famous Doll Hut in Anaheim. The cover for this show costs $8. No one under 21 may enter.
3rd Annual Long Beach Psyclone Weekender
8:00 pm – 2:00 am, August 29-31
Seaport Marina Hotel, Long Beach
Lots of psychobilly bands will invade Long Beach this weekend for this annual rockabilly festival. Live music will go on all weekend, and other events will circulate around town to coincide with this festival too, such as BBQ/pool parties, brunches, bus rides, and more. Find tickets for sale at select retailers, or purchase them online. Friday night costs $15, the weekend costs $35 per day, and the full weekend pass costs $80.
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, August 30 – September 1
Downtown Hermosa Beach
Fiesta Hermosa returns to the streets of Downtown Hermosa Beach this weekend. Free to park and attend, this street fair will have food, drinks, music, arts & crafts, games, rides, vendors, and more. You cannot park AT the event – for those driving, you must park at the Northrop Grumman Building at Marine & Aviation in Redondo Beach, and a free shuttle will carry you to and from the fest and parking lot.
Long Beach Greek Festival
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, August 30 – September 1
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Long Beach
At this Greek Festival, you will find Greek foods & desserts, drinks, dancers, music, games, rides, arts & crafts, vendors, exhibits, and more. CSULB provides free parking and shuttle rides. Print the voucher from the website to waive the admission fee.
Bottle Share #15
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, August 30
38 Degrees Ale House, Alhambra
Brew your own beer? Got an interesting craft beer to share? Bring it to 38 Degrees’ monthly bottle share event, taking place this Saturday afternoon, and discover other great beers too. Free to attend, guests should bring approximately 40-50 ounce’s worth of beer. The restaurant has its own free parking lot.
Punk Rock Luau #4
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm, August 30
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Don your flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts to this daytime punk rock show at the World Famous Doll Hut this Saturday. The cover for this show costs $7, or $5 if you wear a Hawaiian shirt. No one under 21 may enter.
Pacific Plate Brewing’s 1st Anniversary Ale Release & Car Show
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm, August 30
Pacific Plate Brewing, Monrovia
Pacific Plate Brewing turns a year old this week, and to celebrate, they will release a special brew to commemorate the occasion. In addition, check out all the classic cars on display outside their tasting room. Visitors of all ages pay no cover to visit the tasting room or the car show.
2nd Annual East LA Zombie Walk’n
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm, August 30
Legion Comics, East Los Angeles
Get a head-start on Halloween with this free zombie-themed all-ages event this Saturday in East LA. Starting at 2pm, find makeup artists, vendors, food trucks, live music, and more at Legion Comics in East LA. The actual zombie walk will commence at 7pm.
D.I.Y. Music & Fashion Fest 2014
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, August 30
The Glass House, Pomona
Check out this all-ages music & art fest this Saturday night in Pomona. Admission costs $12 presale and $17 at the door.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Art Show
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, August 30
A Shop Called Quest, Claremont
Free for all ages, fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will not want to miss this art show this Saturday night in Claremont.
Nothing To Live For – East LA Punk Show
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, August 30
Sabotage Tattoos, East Los Angeles
This all-ages punk show in East LA costs only $4 to attend.
Tartar Control @ 13th Frame Lounge
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, August 30
13th Frame Lounge, La Habra
Let out some aggression at this all-ages punk show this Saturday night in La Habra. The cover for this show costs $8.
He Who Cannot Be Named @ The Redwood Bar
9:30 pm – 12:30 am, August 30
The Redwood Bar, Downtown Los Angeles
Rock out at the Redwood Bar in Downtown LA this Saturday night. The cover for this show costs $10. No one under 21 may attend.
Vintage Clothing & Textile Show
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, August 31
The Pickwick Gardens, Burbank
This expo features over 65 vendors selling their antique textiles, vintage clothes, accessories, and more for attendees to exhibit and purchase. Admission costs $8 per person and comes with free parking.