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Best Bet SoCal Events For This Weekend

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Looking for things to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

There’s a lot going on this weekend—especially on Saturday—so we’ll help you sift through this weekend’s festivities with a few recommendations. For more activities to do throughout the week, check out our Events Calendar for July 22–28

Friday, July 22

Horsegirl, Dummy & Blondshell, The Echo. 7 p.m., $20

The term “horse girl” may mean something different once you’ve seen Jordan Peele’s new film “Nope,” but in this case, it’s the name of the Chicago experimental noise pop trio who just released their debut full-length album. “Versions of Modern Performance” will have you wanting to jump around and cry it out all at the same time.

Fossilized and Realized: Tar Pits Video Festival, La Brea Tar Pits. 8:30–9:30 p.m., Free

You’ll get a little bit of cultural background and commentary from a historical perspective, as well as a humanistic one with this video festival since it features patron-submitted videos and an informational one about the Pits. Afterward, an open discussion on the cultural and artistic relevance of the La Brea Tar Pits will take place, featuring the event’s host Nic Cha Kim, Natural History Museum Archivist Archivist Yolanda Bustos and artist-in-residence Mark Dion.

Arte para la gente, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Wednesday through Sunday – 12–5 p.m (last entry at 4:30 p.m. Free

Opening today, “Arte para la gente, The Collected Works of Margaret Garcia” has over 100 retrospective pieces from the Boyle Heights Chicana artist, highlighting some of her best works from the last 50 years. It’ll be on display until June of next year, but you should still catch it soon! 

Garagiste Wine Festival, Glendale Civic Auditorium. Friday at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday at 11:30 a.m., $79–149

This Friday and Saturday, check out L.A.’s only wine festival exclusively featuring wines from California ‘garagiste’ winemakers. There’s a reservation-only intimate dinner and tasting on Friday, with the main event and seminars with the winemakers on Saturday. You’ll walk away a wine connoisseur 

Saturday, July 23

Off the 405: Hand Habits, Getty Center.  6–9 p.m. Free

The Getty’s free concert series “Off the 405” keeps trekking along with Hand Habits, the solo project of studio musician Meg Duffy. DJ Gia Bahm will be spinning for the first half of the show, so come early to dig into their tunes while perusing some of the museum’s exhibits.

Lotzilla, Revenge Of Comics. 12–6 p.m., Free

Glassell Park comic shop Revenge Of is hosting their monthly parking lot pop-up party, featuring local toy and comic vendors, good food (with vegan options!) and an oversized Godzilla backdrop you can take pictures in front of. Try not to spend all your money.

Femenine: Wild Up and Julius Eastman, The Broad Museum. 8 p.m., $20

Classical ensemble Wild Up takes on performing “Femenine” by the late composer Julius Eastman. The 60-plus minute jaunt is controlled by stop-watch timings and will be entirely too captivating to look away from.

Love Long Beach, Shoreline Aquatic Park. 11 a.m., $30–100 

The Aquatic Park will be packed Saturday and Sunday with health and wellness workshops, yoga sessions, multiple stages of DJs and much for the Love Long Beach Festival, so come ready to find your zen. Plus, there’s even a kids’ village with play areas, games and more, so there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

Sunday, July 24

A.R. Rahman, Hollywood Bowl. 7 p.m., $25–138

Don’t miss out on seeing the inventive Indian film composer A.R. Rahman, best known for his award-winning compositions for the movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” do his blend of electronic music with Indian classical elements live. It’ll move you in unexpected ways.

Montrose Craft Beer Festival, 2200 Honolulu Avenue, Glendale. 12–4 p.m., $25–$65

The Montrose-Verdugo Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual craft beer festival, showcasing some of the best local brewers. A few restaurants in the area are providing food specific to some of the beer served, so get your fill of professional pairings before playing cornhole or Giant Jenga on the lawn.

Cervanté Pope can be reached at cpope@heymediagroup.com

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