(Credit: Ramon Gonzales)

(Credit: Ramon Gonzales)


The glorious light at the end of the tunnel is becoming brighter as the humdrum of the workweek is coming to a close. There is something wonderfully liberating about not having to set your alarm, so much in fact that most get up early anyway just because they know they don’t have to. Trying to cram as much quality time into the weekend as possible is no easy feat. Planning is important when it comes to your days away from work and we want to help make sure your recreational time is well spent. Here is a rundown of some of the choice destinations throughout Los Angeles worth your Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Friday, September 16
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(credit: The Real Thummer/Wikipedia/Public Domain)


I Love The 90’s
Pomona Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 865-4070
www.ilovethe90stour.com

The nostalgia of the 90’s is currently all the rage. Contemporary fashion, among those hip enough to pull it off, is a cross section of choker chains, lots of light denim, and the obligatory flannel. As music and fashion have always gone hand-in-hand, interest in 90’s superstars has again piqued and this Friday night, the decade will be on full display. The “I Love the 90’s” Festival features a collection of some of the era’s biggest names including performances from Kid N Play, Tone Loc, Color Me Badd, All 4 One, and a headlining set from Vanilla Ice. Much the same way 80’s babies continue to dance to new wave and tease their hair, the 90’s generation is now celebrating their glory years in a way that is introducing the music, culture, and fashion to kids that are just now learning what the Running Man is.

Saturday, September 17
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(Credit: Ramon Gonzales)


Visit The Shoreline Village
401-435 Shoreline Village Drive.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 435-2668
www.shorelinevillage.com

Among one of the landmarks of Long Beach, Shoreline Village is a quiet corner of Rainbow Harbor that is always buzzing with traffic and gorgeous views of the water. Home to dining destinations that range from Parker’s Lighthouse the Yard House, the Village is ideal for a post-meal stroll during the sunset. Lined with unique shops that range from Shoreline Comics to the Village Hat Shop, there is plenty of window-shopping to do during your picturesque walk. The Village even offers places like Shenanigans if a nightcap is in order. If no other amenity is needed however, Shoreline is one of the best places to soak in the sunset as the light weaves between the docked boats.
 

(Credit: Sonia Kissin)

(Credit: Sonia Kissin)


Velveteria: Museum of Velvet Paintings
711 New High St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(503) 309-9299
www.velveteria.com

Back in 2010, Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin had to close down their niche Portland Museum and head for greener pastures. Luckily for Los Angeles, the duo decided to bring their vision here and the marriage couldn’t have been more appropriate. As the purveyors of the one and only velvet painting museum, Velveteria rotates some 420 pieces of art from the couple’s 3,000-piece collection. The location was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s; No Reservations and remains a testament to the eccentric-spirit that makes L.A. great. This weekend the museum will unveil their Clowntacular exhibit that prominently features the colorful staple of velvet paintings. Get a slice of Angelino culture proper this weekend.

Sunday, September 18
(Credit: Steve Keros)

(Credit: Steve Keros)


Red Hot Chili Peppers Welcome The Rams
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3911 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
www.therams.com

Professional football has been absent from Southern California for a very long time. With the Rams announcing their return to Los Angeles, there wasn’t much in way of spectacle to celebrate such a huge moment for the city. For the team’s home opener, you know they had to pull out all the stops. Enlisting the help of rock music royalty and ambassadors of all things Los Angeles, the Rams will be welcomed by a pre-game performance from none other than the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Hot on the heels of the latest release of their 11th studio album, The Getaway, the band will energize the Coliseum as only they can before the NFL officially kicks off in the City of Angels once again. Not that you needed another reason to see football in L.A., but if you did, here you are.
 

(credit: Paley Center)

(credit: Paley Center)


The Paley Center for Media
465 N. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310)786-1000
www.paleycenter.org

The Paley Center in Beverly Hills is celebrating 20 years of South Park with a unique 2D/3D experience that allows fans to actually insert themselves into 20 different iconic moments in the series’ history. Artist Ron English has also curated a comprehensive art exhibit that features a unique look at the show’s enduring humor and impact on pop culture. Fans can also pop in to see rotating screenings of the previous 19 seasons of the show, particularly those chosen for the exhibit. Easily one of the most enduring casts of characters in television history, here is your chance to flood your Snapchat with appearances with a life-sized Kyle, Stan, Cartman, and Kenny.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.