The Weekend Playbook: A fancified Downtown craft beer crawl and the least likely musical ever

Event of the week: Courtesy of 213 Nightlife and the Beer Chicks, the fourth annual LA Craft Beer Crawl will once again troll the streets of Downtown. Sample 100+ crafties and gourmet food truck grub, and, for an extra 10 bucks, get access to specialty tasting rooms. Find out all the hard (alcoholic) facts and buy tickets here

Freebie of the week: In case you missed it yesterday, we're throwing a party you can come to alllllll weekend, with free Umami and gratis booze. Where is it? Read the story you missed right here.

Thursday, August 8th Join Mohawk Bend's week-long birthday party with some beer bingo, new beers on tap, and prizes, as they count down to the unveiling of their new brew collaboration with Golden Road. See all the beers you’ll drink, here

Friday, August 9th Marcona on Melrose has two new ‘wiches on the menu -- a Southern fried chicken and a short rib -- and today they’re running a buy one, try the other free deal, so you don't even need to make any decisions. See the rest of the menu here, home slice

Starting today, Story Tavern’s pouring all-new craft cocktails inspired by Burbank history between 1933-1950, which translates to drinks like the gin-based “Fairbank Cocktail” and the bourbon & sweet vermouth “The Derby”. See all of ‘em here

Saturday, August 10thHead East to Palm Springs for the two-day Splash House music fest, where you’ll get aural pleasure from 20+ DJs and electro-poppers as you rotate between three hotels. Get more 411 here

All-you-can-eat seafood boil? Yes! At this edition of This Is Not A Pop-Up, join Adrien Nieto of MasterChef and The Jolly Oyster for some traditional New England-style eats. Snag your spot here Sunday, August 11th The Third Street Theatre's got a 30-Minute Musical version of... wait for it... Hook. Yep. Get tickets here