Arts & Entertainment

Free weekend? CicLAvia, Hollywood monster auction, mash-up Prom

The Pasadena Humane Society gets 100 percents of proceeds from Saturday's beer and pizza event Pairing is Caring.
The Pasadena Humane Society gets 100 percents of proceeds from Saturday's beer and pizza event Pairing is Caring.
Wiggle Waggle Walk/PHS

This weekend the weather will be hot but so will the events.

Get ready for a mash-up dance party Prom, hanging with ridiculously good-looking people at an outdoor movie, family art and fitness, an auction from Hollywood's "Monster Maker," going car-free at CicLAvia and more.

Here's all you need to know:

1. Music at Union Station 

If you’re doing your usual weekday commute through Union Station this Friday, Metro Arts is looking to make your trip a bit more enjoyable. Catch traditional Mexican folk band Cambalache perform at the station's East Portal from 4 to 6 p.m.. The East LA based quartet adds a Chicano style influence to the traditional sounds of  Veracruz, Mexico's Son Jarocho music. In the spirit of fandango, Cambalache engages their audience in song and dance, so don't be afraid to join in on the fun.

When: Friday 

Where: Union Station | MAP

Price: Free


2. Rick Baker's Hollywood monster auction

(Photo: Douglas Kirkland)

Rick Baker, Hollywood's Oscar-winning monster makes for decades, is retiring and auctioning off a career's worth of items on Friday. Baker's work includes transforming Michael Jackson in "Thriller," and creating creatures for "Men in Black" and "Gremlins" to name a few. The public can bid in person or by phone on Friday, or start pre-bidding online. Find out more about Baker and his monsters in this interview with The Frame

When: Friday, 11 a.m.

Where: Hilton Universal City | MAP

Price: Varies


3. Eat|See|Hear presents 'Zoolander'

There’s been much talk about the “Zoolander” sequel coming out early next year, but before that rolls around Eat|See|Hear, the “summer long celebration of movies, food and music," will screen the comedic tale about the ridiculously good-looking male model at Santa Monica High School’s Greek Amphitheatre.  Enjoy beats from Dutch Party and eats from Coolhaus, Boba Ni Taco, CJ’s Wings and other food trucks. Bring your four legged friends along with you, this event is dog-friendly and will even have free biscuits at the door. 

When: Saturday 

Where: Santa Monica High School | MAP

Price: $12, Kids 12 and under $8


4. Bootie LA Prom

LA’s music mash-up dance party goes to Prom this weekend. Come as you are or dress in Prom attire—80s, punk, pirate; it’s all free game! Feel free to mash up your prom attire like the dance soundtrack. A Prom king, queen and best couple will be crowned with $100 prizes for each.

When: Saturday

Where: The Regent | MAP

Price: $10 advance tickets 

5. Skirball's Family Art Studio

Rock ’n’ roll, art and imagination are at the center of the Skirballs’ Family Art Studio art projects this Saturday. Make artworks themed around the Skirball’s “Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution” music exhibit with the youngsters in the family during this musical crafts making event. The art studio is a space where families create art that highlights imagination, heritage and community.  Entrance into the studio is free with museum admission. 

When: Saturday 

Where: The Skirball Cultural Center | MAP 

Price: $10 general, $5 children 2-12 


6. Boyle Heights Primavera Festival 

2013 Boyle Heights Primavera Festival from TheVideoMouse on Vimeo.

Spring is in full gear and the Boyle Heights Primavera Festival is looking to keep everyone healthy and active with its spring health celebration. The third annual community led fitness and health event is happening on Saturday at Prospect Park and will feature a variety of physical activities. Feeling a 5k community run/walk? Fitness activities like Zumba or healthy food workshops? This event will feature these and other activities including a children’s gardening workshop and musical performances. 

When: Saturday 

Where: Prospect Park | MAP

Price: Free

7. CiCLAvia Pasadena 

(Photo: Todd Johnson/KPCC)

The car-free event is coming to Pasadena Sunday, where 3.5 miles of road will be reserved for cyclists, walkers, and other forms of alternative transportation. Live music, food and drink deals, bicycle perks and more add to the fun. Stop by and see KPCC at the Old Town Pasadena hub in Central Park for a chance to win a bag of swag! 

When: Sunday

Where: Pasadena 

Price: Free 

For route map and more -> CicLAvia Pasadena: Route map, street closures, deals and more

8. Pairing is Caring: Beer, pizza and puppies 

(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Enjoy unlimited craft beer and gourmet pizza pairings for a good cause at the Pairing is Caring event on Traxx restaurant’s patio in Downtown’s beautiful historic Union Station. All of the proceeds will go to Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA and adoptable animals will be there too. Do it for the puppies. Pro tip: Let the Metro be your designated driver and take it directly to Union Station.

When: Saturday

Where: Traxx in Union Station | MAP

Price: Pre-sale tickets are $40-$60 

9. Dwell on Design

This three-day event showcases the latest in innovative home and space design through exhibitions, programs and speakers. Program highlights include Designing the Modern Kitchen with Nate Berkus, A Return to Craftsmanship with Georgia and Micky Dolenz--yes that Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees-- and keynote speaker Marcel Wanders. 

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: LA Convention Center | MAP

Price: $30-$40 per day 

What'd we miss? Tell us in the comments below or contact Kristen Lepore on twitter @KristenLepore.