(Credit: Iwan Baan)

(Credit: Iwan Baan)


This week, we’ve officially slipped into the fall season. While the summer festivities seem to be winding down, there still remains no lack of options on how to divide your weekend time productively. From art to drinking, food to tunes, here is what is going on in your neck of the woods this weekend.

Friday, September 25
(credit: Port of Los Angeles Lobsterfest)

(credit: Port of Los Angeles Lobsterfest)


Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival
San Pedro Waterfront, Ports O Call Village
600 Sampson Way
San Pedro, CA 90731
www.lobsterfest.com

What started in Redondo Beach in 1995 would ultimately splinter off into another Lobster-themed festival dedicated to the port of LA in 1999. Since then, Lobsterfest at Ports O Call has become an annual destination for foodies. While the cuisine is as straightforward as it gets, festival organizers have gone full board with three days of entertainment designed to pair perfectly with that full plate of crustacean. With performances from an eclectic roster of talent, indie rock prospects Parade of Lights and Max & The Moon anchor the weekend, with an appearance from Vaud & The Villains that fires up a unique Southern California twist on 1930’s New Orleans brass. Eat, drink, and dance on the waterfront. The festival is ongoing through Sunday, September 27th.
 

(credit: Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

(credit: Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak
Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com

Whether you love him or hate, there is no denying that anything Kanye West comes stuffed with spectacle. For that reason alone, his two-night engagement at the one of North America’s most spectacular open-air venues is a super hot ticket. Performing his critically-lauded 808’s & Heartbreak album in it’s entirety, Yeezus has transcended hip-hop to become a generational icon. Infamous or no, there is no doubt that his weekend at the Bowl will be all over everyone’s social media feed.

Saturday, September 26
(credit: shutterstock)

(credit: shutterstock)


KROQ Beer Festival
Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 574-7223
www.santaanita.com

It’s opening weekend of the fall race season at Santa Anita Park and even if betting on the ponies is not your thing, it’s likely this Saturday there will be something of interest at the park for you. Pulling out all the stops, Santa Anita invited a bevy of gourmet food trucks to line the infield, plus, craft beer will be in abundance as a host of local breweries will be onsite with plenty of cold liquid. If you are still not sold, the world’s only Heavy Metal Mariachi band Metalachi will be performing multiple sets of rock classics done mariachi style. Yes, you read that right, heavy metal Mariachi.
 

(credit: LA Derby Dolls || Grant Palmer Photography)

(credit: LA Derby Dolls || Grant Palmer Photography)


LA Derby Dolls || Sirens Vs. Fight Crew
The Doll Factory
4900 Alhambra Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90032
www.derbydolls.com

Run entirely by a community of passionate competitors, the Los Angeles Derby Dolls channel the full contact femme fatale which began in the 1930’s and experienced a revival in 2000. Boasting some 150 skaters and volunteers, five teams provide very real action as the ladies often times pummel each other on the banked track to see who can best who. Anchored in a DIY ethos that draws many parallels with a punk rock subculture, these matches prove roller derby for these ladies is far from just a hobby. Grab a seat near the track see the insanity for yourself.

Sunday, September 27
(Credit: Iwan Baan)

(Credit: Iwan Baan)


Visit The New Broad Museum
221 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 232-6200
www.thebroad.org

If you’ve passed through Grand Ave in Downtown LA, you’ve no doubt seen the building that sort of resembles a honeycomb. Housed in the innovative design is yet another shining example of the rich culture spotting the city of Angels. The Broad is the latest contemporary art museum developed through the generosity of philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad to the tune of some 140 million dollars. With a collection of over 2,000 works stretched across 120,000 square feet, the museum is free for patrons and offers a unique architectural design that utilizes natural light from the façade to light public gallery space, which frames a private art vault. The building itself is a work of art.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.