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FRIDAY AUG 3

HAVE AN IPA AND GET ACQUAINTED WITH ZOO ANIMALS

LOS ANGELES ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDENS (GRIFFITH PARK)
Brew at the Zoo is your chance to take in live indie rock cover tunes, sample beers from 40 breweries, and pick up more kangaroo facts than you thought our brain could even hold — zoo keeper talks for VIP guests will be held every 15 minutes.

FRIDAY AUG 3

SPEND AN EVENING WITH UPSTART NY POLITICIAN ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ

FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH (KOREATOWN)

The Bronx Latina political activist making waves on the East coast stops into LA for a fundraiser hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America, where she’ll talk about running her people-powered campaign and taking on the swamp creatures in Washington.

 


FRIDAY – SUNDAY AUG 3-5

CELEBRATE ALL THINGS AVOCADO-RELATED AT GUACLANDIA

MANHATTAN BEACH

Wholly Guacamole is christening its nationwide bus tour at, of course, the International Surf Festival in Manhattan Beach. Come for free guac, as well as interactive avocado pop art, prizes, and more free guac.
Cost: Free


FRIDAY – SUNDAY AUG 3-5

SAMPLE THE ECLECTIC NEW MENU AT SBE’S CLEO MEDITERRÁNEO

CLEO (BEVERLY GROVE)
From Chef Danny Elmaleh, Cleo has a new mezze family-style menu with a variety of locally sourced and dietary friendly dishes. Dig into a vast array of kabobs, sesame crusted spanakopita, and summer small plates such as the watermelon and feta salad.
Cost: Varies

 

FRIDAY – SUNDAY AUG 3-5

GRAB A 100-DAY-DRY-AGED BURGER AT THE FRESHLY REVAMPED BELCAMPO

BELCAMPO (SANTA MONICA)

The meat purveyors at Belcampo’s Santa Monica outpost are sporting an updated space and refreshed food and beverage menu having combined the butcher shop and restaurant in one space. Gnosh on their signature 100 day dry aged burger, and try some new items like the Argentinian grilled lamb rack, duck confit poutine, or Thai beef salad.

 


SATURDAY AUG 4

TRY SOME HIGH DINING WITH TASTE BUDS’ HUMMUS AND HASHISH NIGHT

RITA HOUSE (FAIRFAX)
Taste Buds’ serves up a pot pop-up featuring Mediterranean favorites including hummus prepared by five guest chefs: The Herbal Chef, PopCultivate, Cafe Dahab, Yoav Schverd & SumSum. Attendees will receive a mini hummus dish from each chef, and will be able to control the dosage type and level from THC to non-psychoactive CBD to non-infused.
Cost: $22-28

SATURDAY – SUNDAY AUG 4-5

CUDDLE WITH THE KITTENS OF CATCON

PASADENA CONVENTION CENTER
The Comic-Con for feline lovers returns to Pasadena with a vendors aplenty, celebrity appearances from Lil Bub and Moshow the Cat Rapper, and panel discussions such as “Cannabis and Cats: What You Need to Know Meow” and “Men and Cats, a Love Story.”
Cost: General admission for adults ranges from $35 for single day to $60 for the weekend

 


SUNDAY AUG 5

BOOZE AND BRUNCH WITH ETA

ETA (HIGHLAND PARK)
There may be no more prototypical hipster Sunday morning than wandering the vintage second-hand clothing stores, vegan donut shops, and elaborately decorated bars of Highland Park. Make cocktail joint ETA your Sunday brunch stop, for short ribs benedict along with a Black Dynamite libation made with Stumptown cold brew.
Cost: Varies

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