LA Restaurant Week
Greater Los Angeles Area
Hundreds of restaurants in the Greater Los Angeles Area will participate in this 14-day feast. All participating restaurants will offer either discounts on select items, or prix-fixe menus.
Streetlight Manifesto’s The Year With No End Tour 2016
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, July 18, The Novo, Downtown Los Angeles http://www.thenovodtla.com/events/detail/307918
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, July 19, House of Blues, San Diego http://www.houseofblues.com/sandiego/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=0A00505D12932E44
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, July 20, The Observatory, Santa Ana http://www.observatoryoc.com/event/streetlightmanifesto
Skapunk band Streetlight Manifesto currently tours across the nation, and that tour swings through Southern California this week. Ticket prices to these all-ages shows vary by location, so click on a show’s link for prices.
Los Angeles Swim Week
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, July 19-20
Skirball Cultural Center, Brentwood, Los Angeles
See the latest in swimwear fashion and accessories at this one-of-a-kind swimwear fashion event. Admission to this show costs $30.
12:00 pm – 11:30 pm, July 20-24
10th Avenue Art Center, San Diego
Taking place during the San Diego Comic Con, Gam3rCon features four floors of gaming entertainment, including a Video Game Arena, Tabletop Gaming Lounge, gaming industry panels, live theater, gaming-themed artwork, and rooftop parties. Adult admission costs $20 for a single day or $60 for the entire weekend. Child admission costs $10 for a single day or $30 for the entire weekend.
Belmont Shore Stroll & Savor
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, July 20-21
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.
2nd Annual Stars Of Pinot
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm, July 20
Sofitel LA, Beverly Hills
A wine tasting gala comes to Beverly Hills this Wednesday evening. Admission comes at three separate prices. Silver admission costs $100 and starts at 7:30pm while gold admission costs $125 and starts at 7:00pm -both of these admission types receive unlimited wine samples and appetizers while supplies last. VIP admission costs $200, starts at 6:00pm, and also includes a panel, dinner buffet, and gift bag. No one under 21 may attend.
Modern Times 3rd Anniversary Hits The Road
6:00 pm – 12:00 am, July 20
Library Alehouse, Santa Monica
San Diego’s Modern Times Beer turned three years old recently, and to celebrate, they will tap their beers at various locations throughout Southern California during the second half of July as part of an anniversary tour. That tour visits Library Alehouse in Santa Monica this Wednesday night. This event has no admission fee – simply show up, and enjoy a cold one or two.
Women’s Beer Forum: Chapman Crafted Beer
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, July 20
Eagle Rock Brewery, Eagle Rock
$14 gets you a flight of four beers from new Orange County brewery Chapman Crafted Beer. Judging by historical posts about this event, it appears that men may not participate in this.
Bottle Share @ The Rookery
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, July 20
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.
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, July 20
Stone Brewing World Bistro, Liberty Station, San Diego
Stone Bistro in Liberty Station will shut down this Wednesday night for this festival that will include lots of beers, cask ales, and free-play arcade games. General admission costs $75. No one under 21 may attend.
Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up – San Diego Appearance
9:30 am – 7:00 pm, July 21-23
9:30 am – 5:00 pm, July 24
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego
SoCal Hello Kitty fans will not want to miss this rare opportunity to experience the Hello Kitty Cafe. This weekend, visitors will enjoy macarons, minicakes, and other Hello Kitty treats not found anywhere else.
Creamistry Torrance Grand Opening
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, July 21
A Creamistry will open its doors to the public in Torrance this Thursday afternoon. The first 200 customers will receive a t-shirt with their order. Customers visiting between 2pm to 4pm can receive free ice cream.
Reinheitsgebot 500 Years of German Beer
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, July 21
Alpine Village, Torrance
Alpine Village will have a bunch of German beers available for just $4 or $5 this Thursday evening in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the passing of a vital German beer law. This event has no admission fee – simply show up, and enjoy a cold one or two.
Venice Art Crawl
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, July 21
Windward Ave Circle, Venice
Venice gets their own free and all-ages art walk this week, complete with a plethora of exhibits on display.
2016 Dew Tour
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, July 22
11:00 am – 10:00 pm, July 23
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, July 24
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach
Extreme sports take over the Long Beach Convention Center this weekend. Various events will take place over the weekend that involve sports and/or concerts, and each event has a separate admission fee. Check the website for full pricing information.
626 Night Market
4:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 22-24
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.
2016 Los Angeles Lobster Fest
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, July 22
11:00 am – 11:00 pm, July 23
11:00 am – 7:00 pm, July 24
Ports O’Call Village, San Pedro
This lobster festival at Port of Los Angeles will have lots of fresh lobster for guests to eat. In addition, guests can enjoy dancing, games, rides, pirate shows, music, arts & crafts, and more. The $10 admission includes parking and entry into the fest, while all food comes separate, so anyone wanting to eat will have to bring extra cash. A printable coupon on the website allows guests to save $1 off entry.
Weird Al Yankovic’s The Mandatory World Tour
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, July 22-23
Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Hills
Weird Al Yankovic will headline two concerts at the Hollywood Bowl this week. Tickets may have already sold out, but you may still find some after-market tickets available for sale.
US Open of Surfing
Huntington Beach, south of the pier
This week-long competition takes place on the shore south of Huntington Beach Pier. Come see professional and amateur surfers compete to take a spot for the ASP World Tour. Visitors will also find skateboarding demos and live music all week. Completely free to attend, this weekend will see thousands of spectators on the beach for the US Open. Expect heavy traffic all week. Try to find parking in the neighborhoods, but prepare to walk a long distance if choosing to park in neighborhoods, since the neighborhoods closer to the beach will remain full all week.
35th Annual Cypress 5K & 10K Run + 35th Annual Cypress Community Festival
6:00 am – 5:00 pm, July 23
Oak Knoll Park, Cypress
Two events occur back-to-back this Saturday in Cypress. Starting early in the morning, participate in a 5K or 10K run through the streets of Cypress. Following the run, a FREE all-ages & all-day festival will take place at the nearby park. Bring the family out to enjoy this fair with a car show, food, drinks, games, rides, arts & crafts, live entertainment, vendors, and more.
International Tiki Market Place
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, July 23
Don The Beachcomber, Sunset Beach
For $10 admission gain access to a plethora of tiki-themed vendors in Sunset Beach this Saturday afternoon. Admission comes with a $10 voucher for food & drink, so technically you get in for free!
Insect & Ladybug Festival 2016
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, July 23-24
San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Check out insects, lizards, snakes, and other invertebrates this weekend at this special exhibit in San Diego. Admission into the venue costs $14 for adults, $10 for seniors/students/military, or $8 for children. Parking costs $2 per vehicle.
5.11 Tactical – Carson Grand Opening
10:00 am – 8:00 pm, July 23
5.11 Tactical, Carson
A new 5.11 Tactical store will open their doors to the public this Saturday, and you may attend for free. Arrive early for free food, giveaways, promotions, and more.
Introduction to Extract Homebrewing Class
11:00 am – 2:00 pm, July 23
Monrovia Homebrew Shop, Monrovia
Learn about the ingredients, equipment, and the procedure of extract brewing during this class this Saturday morning. Attendees will get to actually do some work, so wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Following the class, attendees will receive 10% off purchases in the store.
To Live And Dine In L.A.
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, July 23
FilAm ARTS, Westlake, Los Angeles
Some kind of food, art, and music event will take place this Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles. Virtually no information exists for this, such as admission fees, prices, and more. If this event sounds appealing to you, approach it with lots of time and money on hand.
Craftsmen Brewing Day
12:00 pm – 12:00 am, July 23
The Bottle Room, Whittier
For as long as Craftsmen Brewing has existed, they have not had a tasting room. This Saturday, they will have a special event in Whittier, so do not miss out on this rare opportunity to check out Craftsmen Brewing in person.
The Surf Life 1 Year Anniversary
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, July 23
The Surf Life, Pacific Beach, San Diego
This Pacific Beach clothing shop celebrates their anniversary this Saturday afternoon with live music, complimentary food and drinks, and 25% off your purchase.
6th Annual San Diego Beer Festival
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, July 23
NTC Liberty Station, San Diego
From the people who brought us LA Beer Fest and OC Beer Fest comes SD Beer Fest, another event to get your drunk on. General admission costs $40 and starts at 2pm, while VIP admission costs $50 and starts at 1pm. All visitors receive unlimited beer tasters while supplies last. Bring cash for food from food trucks, and dress appropriately for hot weather, including sunscreen. No one under 21 may attend.
Punk Rock Fundraiser Show
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, July 23
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Enjoy a hard punk rock show this Saturday afternoon in Anaheim. The cover for this show costs $10. No one under 21 may enter.
Lost Highway Motorcycle Show & Concert 2016
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm, July 23
San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino
A motorcycle show and rock concert comes to San Bernardino this Saturday. Tickets start at $25.
4th Annual Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival
2:30 pm – 6:30 pm, July 23
Waterfront Park, San Diego
Coinciding with Comic Con, this beer tasting event will take place at Liberty Station this Saturday afternoon. As the title suggests, this beer event will bear a costume element, encouraging attendees to arrive in some sort of cosplay outfit. Presale general admission costs $44 and starts at 3:30pm, while presale VIP admission costs $54 and starts at 2:30pm. All attendees receive unlimited beer tasters from the over 40 participating breweries while supplies last. No one under 21 may attend.
Orange County Funk Fest
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, July 23
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim
An all-day funk concert takes place in Anaheim this Saturday. Tickets start at $40 and go up to $200.
Beer Fest For Beer Geeks: Drink To Independence
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, July 23
Drink lots of Belgian beers this Saturday evening in Hollywood. General admission costs $60 and starts at 5pm, while VIP admission costs $90 and starts at 4pm. No one under 21 may attend.
Heroes Vs Villains Art Exhibit
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, July 23
La Bodega Gallery, Barrio Logan, San Diego
A free and all-ages art exhibit will take place in San Diego this Saturday evening.
2016 Long Beach Grand Cru
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, July 23
Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach
Wine lovers will not want to miss this year’s Long Beach Grand Cru, a wine competition and tasting extravaganza, featuring some really rare and/or expensive wines. General admission costs $100 and starts at 6pm, while VIP admission costs $150 and starts at 5pm, but also includes access to a VIP area with premium food and drinks. No one under 21 may attend.
Super Video Game Land 3 at Mission Brewery
6:00 pm – 12:00 am, July 23
Mission Brewery, Downtown San Diego
Now for something REALLY different. Immerse yourself in video game art and culture at Mission Brewery in San Diego this Saturday night. Enjoy a nostalgic night of art, music, games, and beer all in one spot.
Ska Show @ Don The Beachcomber
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, July 23
Don The Beachcomber, Sunset Beach
Get your skanking on at this skacore show this Saturday night in Sunset Beach. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $20.
Out Of Order’s “Stuck In The Mud” Tour 2016
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 23, Characters Sports Bar, Pomona
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 24, Blacklight District Lounge, Long Beach
Punk rock band Out Of Order currently tours across the nation, and that tour will swing through Southern California this weekend. Ticket prices to these shows vary by location. No one under 21 may enter any of these shows.
4th Annual North Pacific Beach Sip ‘N Stroll
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, July 24
Cass St, Pacific Beach, San Diego
Discover all the local shops and restaurants in North Pacific beach at this free street fair this Sunday afternoon. Cass St will close to traffic to allow visitors to roam the street and check out all of the booths, vendors, food, drinks, merchandise, games, rides, and more.
2nd Annual Orange County Zine Fest
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, July 24
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana
Art lovers rejoice – Orange County gets their own Zone Fest this Sunday afternoon. This free and all-ages event will feature hundreds of local and/or independent authors and publishers sharing their magazines, comics, and other DIY material. Workshops and speakers will engage attendees with more material.
Coastal Country Jam BBQ & Beer Fest
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, July 24
Huntington State Beach, Huntington Beach
A barbecue, beer, and country music festival will take place on the beach this Sunday. Presale tickets to this event cost $55. No one under 21 may attend.
Face To Face @ The Observatory
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 24
The Observatory, Santa Ana
Enjoy an all-ages punk rock show featuring Face To Face, Guttermouth, and more this Sunday night in Santa Ana. Tickets to this show cost $25.