The weekend is in the near future and its’ high time to get your plans in order. There is plenty happening in Los Angeles in the next few days that range from cultural parades to dancing in the street under the lights of Chinatown. Here are some of the essential happenings worth your time and money.
August 4, 2017
LA Brew At The Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200

Offering one of LA’s most unique experiences, the Brew at the Zoo series adds a craft beer in the least likely of places. In what has become a wildly popular event, guests get to sample pours from over 50 different craft beer options while enjoying animal experiences and tours from the zoo staff. Of course, no beer-driven event would be complete without a host of gourmet munchies and entertainment, both of which help to anchor these previously sold out events. Celebrating its seventh year, Brew at the Zoo is one of the most anticipated parties for craft beer enthusiasts. It will be the coolest thing you check out this weekend.

August 5, 2017
Chinatown Summer Nights
Chinatown Central Plaza
727 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-8840

Becoming a summer time staple, Summer Nights in Chinatown are one of the hippest parties to check out in LA. In addition to the local fare offered throughout the corners of Chinatown, gourmet food trucks line the streets to ensure the throngs of visitors have plenty of dining options. The stage for Summer Nights is loaded with an eclectic mix of live performances and DJ to ensure the soundtrack for the evening is upbeat and stylish. The wash of neon lights and the marriage of food, drink, and music make the ambiance of Summer Nights fundamentally LA.
New Upstairs Tours
The Gamble House
4 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, CA 91103

Widely regarded as one of America’s best examples of Arts and Crafts style architecture, The Gamble House of Pasadena is a slice of serenity. The sprawling landscape and meticulous design detail is a work of art all it’s own. During the summer, the house opens it’s servants quarters and gives visitors access to areas via their ‘Upstairs Downstairs” tour. While exploring the history of the structure, tangibles like the original furnishings and housed artifacts help tell the story of crown jewel of American design. These special tours run through the middle of August.

August 6, 2017
Long Beach Zine Fest
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
628 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-1689

In the age of digital media, the magazine is something of a relic. However, there is a community of enthusiasts that not only keep the art alive but also ensure it’s thriving. Zine Fest will feature over 100 different publishers, illustrators, photographers, and designers all showcasing a brilliant collection of zines of all types. From comics, art, culture photography, social science, poetry, and even the timeless fanzine, the spirit of independent publishing is alive and well within this passionate community. Visitors will be able to flip through the different offerings, purchase copies to take home, and enjoy the rest of the museum with the cost of admission. Music, food and drink will also be available and especially themed for this event.


Article by Ramon Gonzales.

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