(Credit: Lost Highway Festival)

(Credit: Lost Highway Festival)


Depending on the kind of week you had at work, you likely could stand to benefit from a few days away from work. In the thick of the summer season, it would just seems counterproductive to stay inside and sleep/netflix/pizza-box through a prime weekend time. The city we call home is never thin on things to do and the next few days are stacked with great activities to take part in. We’re pretty confident you will find something in this quick list that will pique your interest. Here is the rundown of what your weekend looks like.

Friday, July 22
(credit: Dapper Day Events)

(credit: Dapper Day Events)


Dapper Day
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6000
www.dapperday.com

The folks behind Dapper Day managed to create a sensation in Southern California with their Disneyland pilgrimage. Pooling thousands of fashionably, forward-thinking tastemakers, the movement has reached one of the world’s most important cultural haven’s in LACMA. DAPPER DAY + Jazz at LACMA: Celebrating Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear will hold court on the museum grounds this Friday. The event brings into focus the art and pageantry of fashion. Combined with cocktails, live jazz music, and swing dancing, there is a social component that makes this part art exhibit, part happy hour mixer. Dress in your finest and join others that share a passion for classy duds.

Saturday, July 23
(Credit: Lost Highway Festival)

(Credit: Lost Highway Festival)


Lost Highway Motorcycle Show & Concert
San Manuel Amphitheater
2575 Glen Helen Pkwy
San Bernardino, CA 92407
www.losthighwayfest.com

While it’s a bit of a drive outside the confines of L.A. proper, Lost Highway is the marriage between motorcycle and music festival culture that translates to a full day of Americana. In fact, it’s been one of most popular festivals of the summer. Flooding Devore with the rumble of thousands of custom motorcycles, fans will also soak in sets from an eclectic line-up of country (Brantley Gilbert), punk rock (Social Distortion), and rock ‘n’ roll (Eagles of Death Metal). Between the horse power on the lawn and the volume from the stage, this Saturday will be one of the books if you have any appreciation for bikes and good tunes.
 

(Credit: Port of Los Angeles)

(Credit: Port of Los Angeles)


Port of Los Angeles Lobsterfest
250 S Harbor Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90731
www.lobsterfest.com

The Los Angeles Waterfront has a unique charm that is anchored in its blue-collar backbone. Commonly referred to as the Heart of the Harbor, the rich history of the area and the USS Iowa makes it a destination all on its own, but there’s another reason to head towards the waterfront this weekend. Since 1999, the Lobsterfest has become a tradition in LA as the event has grown into a three-day extravaganza of music, art, and of course, food. Celebrating the lobster, guests get to indulge in fresh seafood while they roam the grounds, listen to music, shop the booths, and enjoy the sun. With an impressive roster of emerging regional talent plus a collection of local art and craftsmen, you’ll be able to walk/dance off that lobster and make room for seconds.

Sunday, July 24
(credit: Julie Randall)

(credit: Julie Randall)


Torrance Antique Street Faire
1317 Sartori Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
www.torranceantiquefaire.com

Once a month, the small corner of Old Town Torrance is lined with pop-up canopies and local vendors in what has become a destination for antique hunters and all things vintage. Free and open to the public, visitors can treasure hunt for jewelry, clothing, furniture, anything so long as it has some historical charm to it. The street faire is nestled along the quaint, albeit stylish storefronts and cafes. In between the hunt patrons can stop at Torrance Bakery or Red Car Brewery for a bit of refueling. A gem in the South Bay, this only happens once a month and this Sunday is the day.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.

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