Want to see girls wail on each other? Want to see them do it on skates and in mini skirts? Then you need to be in the Doll Factory at 6:30pm on August 10th to watch The Varsity Brawlers face off with Fight Crew in a truly mesmerizing spectacle.
It doesn’t hurt that they wheel beer carts around the audience in between matches and there are food vendors right outside the garage doors. Get there early for good vantage points – otherwise you’ll be left in standing room only – with the off chance a skater comes flying over the railing at you. Get your tickets to the match here.
Are you the master of playing H-O-R-S-E? Can you nail a shot from the half court line? Then it may be time to get you & your team into the Nike Basketball 3on3 Tournament at LA Live this weekend. There are divisions for all age and all skill levels – so grab some pals and get signed up. There are numerous contests throughout the weekend sponsored by Nike including a slam dunk, free throw, & half court contest. See the whole schedule here. Get all the official info right here.
Time to dust off those bellbottoms, tease the hair and get yourself to downtown LA to show off your moves. The Music Center Plaza is spinning all the best disco tracks for you to dance to. Jump in and join a joyous mass of dancing Angelenos on one of the final summer Fridays. Beginner dance lessons, live bands/DJs spinning tunes, and warm summer nights make for a chance to meet, greet, move and groove with pals. The fun kicks off at 6:30pm. Get all the official details here.
Do you love endless dinner options? Food trucks? Hoards of Los Angolans? We know where you need to be on August 8th. Truck It Fest is your DTLA roaming mobile food truck spectacular. They bring you delicious gourmet food trucks, with free sides of music, craft and soul. It’s a chance to check out all your favorite gourmet food vendors in one place – the hardest part about attending will be choosing what to eat first. Truck It Fest is kicking off at 6:30pm on the 8th in DTLA between Spring Street & Third. Probably a good idea to skip lunch and save up space for all the deliciousness.
The HARD Summer Music Festival is taking over LA State Historic Park for 2 whole days: An action packed festival right in DTLA on August 3rd & 4th? Yes please. With headliners like Ducksauce, Knife Party, 2Chainz, SBTRKT & many, many more who doesn’t want to be at this dance party? With 4 stages throughout the park – you’re bound to get your groove on to numerous artists. See the entire set list here.
Grab your glow sticks, dancing shoes & get all the official info here.
LA Live hosts the Summer X Games: Get your fill of awesome stunts & wicked wipe outs all in one weekend. The Summer X Games return to LA (for the last time!) from Thursday, August 1-Sunday August 4th at LA Live.
You won’t want to miss this multi-day event with more than 250 of the best action sports athletes competing for the most coveted medals in Skateboard, BMX Freestyle, Moto X and Rally Car Racing. Official ticket info can be found here.
The hottest Festival to hit LA: With performers like Linkin Park, AWOLNATION & Joan Jett (just to name a few)- you can’t afford not to be at this festival. The festival is shutting down Sunset Boulevard between Doheny Drive & San Vincente and opening the gates to stages, festival food trucks & more.
Don’t want to worry about parking & how to get to the festival? Let Uber drive you…for free. Get those details here.
Get the full line up & ticket information here.
First Fridays return to Abbot Kinney to kick off the month of August in style. Grab your pals and head down to Venice to enjoy strolling up and down Abbot Kinney and sampling the wares from local boutiques and grabbing some delicious bites from the numerous food trucks on site. Free parking can be found on residential streets – but it’s highly suggested to carpool.
When: August 2nd, 2013
Where: Abbot Kinney, Venice, CA 90291
Get more info here.
Still scratching your head where to take Dad this Sunday? Fear not. The map is populated with tons of specials happening on Sunday that are sure to wow Dad. If none of those meet your pop’s fancy – then check out these deals happening around L.A. in honor of Dad.
The special à la carte brunch that features menu highlights like cornmeal waffles with summer strawberries, smoked fish with toasted rye and goat cheese, the Tavern Benedict with prosciutto and gruyere. Sure to please any proud papa. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., L.A., 310.806.6464. tavernla.com
An à la carte brunch menu featuring wood-oven baked eggs; Focaccia of pulled pork cheeks, sweet potato, coleslaw; and the A.O.C. burger, manchego, romesco aïoli, balsamic onions. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 8700 West 3rd St., L.A., 310.859.9859. aocwinebar.com
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
In addition to a $3 special on 16-ounce Lazy Dog House beers and Firestone DBA, every dad who dines at Lazy Dog on Father’s Day will receive a free limited edition pint glass while supplies last. And because one can’t subsist on beer alone, dads can also dig into Lazy Dog’s famed BBQ baby back pork ribs with housemade BBQ sauce, or a prime steak like the garlic-butter glazed flatiron or bacon-wrapped coulotte. 3525 West Carson St., Torrance, 310.921.6080. lazydogrestaurants.com
Dine on brunch or dinner from chef Suzanne Tracht. Menu highlights range from lobster Benedicts to grilled Porterhouse steaks and specialties like housemade butterscotch and chocolate puddings for dessert. 8225 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.655.6566. thejar.com
See the complete list from Where LA here.