It's cooling down SoCal. This means we might actually have some energy this weekend to get off the couch. Here's everything you need to know.
The L.A. Zoo has been throwing music parties all summer and for the last hoorah, it's taking "Roaring Nights" back to the '80s. Dj sets, a Michael Jackson tribute show and other entertainment will pay tribute to the era's fashion and pop culture. Bring your favorite '80s outfit. But if not, you'll get to glam up your hair or makeup with a pop-up beauty station. Don't forget to capture the moment: “Ghostbusters” will be walking around for photo opps.
When: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday
Where: L.A. Zoo | MAP
Ready for three hours of a young Mel Gibson in the OG "Mad Max"? The post-apocalyptic action flick will be on the big screen at New Beverly Cinema Friday and Saturday. And if that's not enough: The historic theater will also screen the "Mad Max" sequel "The Road Warrior" both nights.
When: "The Road Warrior" screens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday | "Mad Max" screens at 9:30 p.m. Friday and 5:20 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: New Beverly Cinema | MAP
Price: $8 for a double feature | Tickets are sold out online but 100 will be available at the door both nights.
Boy bands will rule the night at Rapture's '80s/'90s dance party this Friday in Silver Lake. *NSYNC, New Edition, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, Boyz II Men, HANSON! All of your favorite childhood crushes on one playlist. No Remixes; no mashups; all originals.
When: 9 p.m. Friday
Where: The Satellite | MAP
Price: Free before 1o p.m. | $10 after
Carne asada tacos? Chicken tacos? Tofu Tacos? What will it be? The possibilities are endless at the 2015 L.A. Taco Festival in Grand Park this Saturday. Enjoy food from the Kogi Barbeque Taco Truck, Homeboy Truck from Homeboy Industries, Mexicali Taco and Co. and many more. That's not all. This taco party will turn into a world music dance party with the Afro-Latino, cumbia band Quitapenas.
When: Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Grand Park | MAP
Price: Free entrance
Saturday is the late author Ray Bradbury's 95th birthday, and South Pasadena Public Library is hosting a tribute. It'll screen “Fahrenheit 451” followed by a scene from Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” play performed by Ray’s acting troupe, the Ray Bradbury Pandemonium Theatre Company.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: South Pasadena Public Library's community room | MAP
Electronic band Hundred Waters will play at The Getty Center Saturday for its summer series: Saturdays off the 405. Enjoy live music outside among views of the city. Get there early to explore the museum's current exhibits like In Focus: Animalia and Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World.
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Getty Center | MAP
Price: Free | No ticket required
Eat|See|Hear will be in Beverly Hills Saturday with an outdoor screening of "The Karate Kid." Grab your low-back chairs and pack your picnic for an evening of '80s greatness with Mr. Miyagi. Food trucks include Say Fish Taco, Street Kitchen, Smokin Willies BBQ, Hurricane Kitchen, Coolhaus and Brasil Kiss. Music from Topher Mohr. Kids and dogs are welcome.
When: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday |Music: 7:30 p.m.| Movie: 8:30 p.m.
Where: La Cienega Park | MAP
And now we present the main attraction: Go Topless Day. It happens every year in light of Women's Equality Day. Get in on the action at Venice Beach with a topless pride parade lead by Cosmic Carnival, as well as post-parade speakers and performers including Brazen Booties Burlesque and empowerment coach Destin Gerek. Pro tip: Get yourself some pasties. Nipples must be covered.
When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Meet at Navy Street and the Boardwalk | MAP
If you're in need of a pool Sunday, head over to Hotel Figueroa for brunch. The Sunday Funday includes live music and bottomless mimosas/bloody mary's. Plus, there will be buttermilk pancakes, brioche french toast, waffles, omelettes, smoked applewood bacon and maplepork sausage. YUM. Pro tip: Stick around for the Wavey pool party if you're up for crowds.
When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: Hotel Figuoroa | MAP
Price: $35 per person
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