Events

Everything You Can Do in Los Angeles This Weekend

From drive-in movies to cooking Shake Shack burgers at home.

We get it, you’re feeling stir crazy, paying a little too much attention to your neighbors that’ve been duking it out on Next Door (fireworks, fireworks, lost cat, fireworks...). It’s probably about time to take a break from apps and treat yourself to some quality eats and entertainment. This weekend in LA, check out drive-in shows, burgers aplenty, and the city’s first coffee shop/tattoo parlor.

Catch comedy or a movie at the Rose Bowl drive-in 

Thursday, July 9-Sunday, July 26
Rose Bowl (Pasadena)
Tribeca Film Fest is hosting a slate of weekend drive-in screenings this month right in Pasadena’s back yard. The Rose Bowl will be showing exclusive stand-up specials from up-and-comers like Dave Helem, Ester Steinberg, and Daniel Webb as well as classic films and family-friendly flicks too.
Cost: $30 per car

Blaze one and listen to live music for Hazy’s 7.10Fest  

Friday, July 10
Virtual
The fully-baked local event producers at Hazy are celebrating 7/10 - a holiday dedicated to cannabis concentrates - with a virtual music festival. The all-day 7.10Fest will feature performances by Al Lover, Ookay, Carter Cruise, and Modus. There will be giveaways and all proceeds raised will be donated to the Last Prisoner Project.
Cost: Free with RSVP

Make DIY sundaes and burgers courtesy of Shake Shack

Friday, July 10-Sunday, July 12
Your house
If you’re having trouble fighting the craving for Pat LaFrieda beef patties, then don’t, just give in and spring for one of Shake Shack’s bountiful new DIY burger kits. Kits come with eight servings of beef, Martin’s potato rolls, ShackSauce, American cheese, fresh lettuce and tomato. There’s also a dessert kit on offer with two pints of frozen custard, strawberry puree, fudge sauce, sprinkles, chocolate cookie crumbs, sugar cones, and a can of whipped cream.⠀
Cost: $25-$50

Grab a latte and some ink from newly-opened Supersweet Tattoo

Friday, July 10-Sunday, July 12
Supersweet Tattoo (Echo Park)
LA finally has a hybrid tattoo parlor and coffee shop thanks to the fine folks at Supersweet Tattoo. The new Echo Park stop features work by artist Anna Williams, so get inked by appointment - walk-ins welcome too - or just browse the gallery as you pick up a pour over of Sightglass coffee. 
Cost: Varies

Take a trip out to Catalina Island

Friday, July 10-Sunday, July 12
Catalina Island
Following a path to responsibly reopening, Catalina Island is welcoming visitors with ferry and hotel packages, camping, and hiking. For transportation, the Catalina Express is operating on a limited schedule and the island’s parks, harbors, and beaches are open with social distancing and face covering protocols in effect.
Cost: Varies

Up your cooking game with The Gourmandise School

Friday, July 10-Sunday, July 12
The Gourmandise School (Santa Monica)
You’ve seen enough food influencer posts by now to know that gourmet home cooking is an achievable goal. Get some help from the pros at The Gourmandise School and upgrade your culinary toolkit with virtual or in-person classes that’ll teach you the proper techniques for making the bougiest French desserts and the most craveable Chinese dumplings.
Cost: Varies

Rock out (in your car) at Andrew MacMahon’s parking lot show 

Friday, July 10-Sunday, July 12
City National Grove (Anaheim)
Spend the weekend with Andrew McMahon as he belts out a series of socially distant drive-in concerts in Anaheim at the City National Grove. The all-ages shows will celebrate the 15th Anniversary of McMahon’s solo album, "Everything in Transit", which he’ll play from start to finish.
Cost: $200-$350

Mi Piace Black Label Burger
Mi Piace Black Label Burger | Courtesy of acuna-hansen

Enjoy a full meat week with burger specials in LA and Orange County

Sunday, July 12-Saturday, July 18
This Sunday kicks off the Southland’s Burger Week, with specialty burgers peppered throughout LA, Pasadena, Long Beach, and Orange County. Find creative and classic prix fixe offerings ranging from $10-$25 at more than 90 institutions including Lunetta, Maple Block Meat Co., Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and Side Door. Dine-in, takeout and delivery packages are available along with accompanying cocktail specials from Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek.
Cost: $10-$25

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Sean Cooley is still amazed that RBI Baseball 3 gave Dennis Eckersley his own special throwing animation. Follow his half-baked food festivities on Instagram @SeanCoolish.