Everything Fun You Can Do This Weekend in LA

Block parties, pop-up roller rinks, and a big brewery festival hit LA this weekend.

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As we enter the dog days of summer (aka Auggie doggie), it’s important to break up the monotony or your social routines. Branch out from your bubble and get in on some of the latest and greatest events to grace the City of Angels. This weekend you can take advantage of a cookout with free tattoos, an AAPI makers market, a scenic rooftop meditation, and much more. For more fun stuff to do in LA anytime, check out our summer guide.

Friday, August 12–Sunday, August 14
Santa Monica Pier
Join a free disco skate party at the Santa Monica Pier hosted by Benefit Cosmetics, with global shopping service Klarna offering a free cocktail bar. Bring your skates or take advantage of free rentals, get your brows arched at the on-site brow bar, and enjoy free cocktails at the Klarna bar by showing the app on your phone. The event is free, but you’ll have to pre-register for a one-hour time slot in order to attend.
Cost: Free

Friday, August 12–Sunday, August 14
Multiple locations
Protective skincare makers Supergoop! and plant-based, allergen-friendly ice cream brand Sunscoop will be popping up around town this weekend and sharing free samples of Supergoop! sunscreen and dairy-free Sunscoop ice cream, including the new Sweet Sunshine flavor that features passionfruit, vanilla, ginger, and turmeric, and is boosted with pearl powder. Catch them on Friday at Erewhon on Beverly Blvd from 12–2 pm, on Melrose Ave by Starbucks from 2:30–5 pm; on Saturday at Abbot Kinney from 12–5 pm; and on Sunday at the Beverly Hills Sephora from 12–5 pm.
Cost: Free

Sunday August 14
Eszett (Silver Lake)
This Sunday at wine bar Eszett, chef Giuliana Sarto and GM Mara Herbkersman will be hosting a night of BBQ and tattoos with local tattoo artist Liz Kim. Tickets for the event include a multi-course dinner and dessert, your first drink, and an entry into a raffle to receive a tattoo from Liz Kim in a 1984 Volkswagen Westfalia parked in front of the restaurant. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Access Reproductive Justice.
Cost: $125

Saturday, August 13
Oak Canyon Park (Silverado)
The Bruery’s 14th Anniversary Invitational Festival will unite more than 70 craft beer, mead, cider, and wine producers from around the country. Admission gets you unlimited pours, a collectible glass, food, and live entertainment, with proceeds supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast.
Cost: $120

Saturday, August 13–Monday, August 15
TenTen (Downtown)
Founded by community builder Arnold Byun and tea expert Kioh Park, Maum champions Korean makers, artists, and founders through a monthly roving pop-up event called Maum Market. This month’s Live Love Maum is a rooftop soiree honoring Korean Liberation Day with performances by DJs, dance teams, and comedians, plus alcohol samplings and food vendors.
Cost: $10

Sunday, August 14
Kimpton La Peer Hotel (West Hollywood)
“Re’Creation,” a residency by BABËL Music and curated by entertainers WAÏ & Avi Snow, is a soulful biweekly Sunday experience where guests will immerse themselves in music and dance, bond, self-explore, and celebrate life, all within the late afternoon golden hour aesthetic. Expect pre-event meditations as well as a focus on community values and bringing creative tribes together.
Cost: $25

Saturday, August 13
Row DTLA
Filipino-American visual artist Louis De Guzman is set to release a new sculptural work from his "In Between The Lines" series, which will also be his first functional fine art sculpture entitled "DETACHED.” Developed in collaboration with NTWRK, the controlled chaos sculpture functions both as a standalone art piece and an ambient light that can be controlled via remote. The event will feature a conversation between De Guzman and Kylie Mar, a full gallery of De Guzman’s unique geometric pieces, and refreshments and bites.
Cost: Free

Sunday, August 14
Gracias Madre (West Hollywood)
Plant-based Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre is celebrating the launch of its cookbook with an afternoon celebration and cocktail party from 2–4 pm, including passed bites featuring dishes from the cookbook, summer cocktails, and a cocktail demo from beverage director Maxwell Reis, plus a copy of the cookbook to take home. Tickets also include a $25 gift card which can be used on the same day or for a future visit.
Cost: $50 per person

Sunday August 14
Sunset Triangle Plaza (Silver Lake)
The ultimate Jewish summer immersion happens in Silver Lake this Sunday with live music from Klezmer, Life no.9, and Ely Jaffe and food from vendors Kosher Deli, Holy Grill, Tap Truck USA, Fruit Stand, and Icee Truck. Also look out for cultural crafts at the kid-friendly fest, from pickle- and spice-making to face painting.
Cost: Free

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