If the only thing occupying your social calendar this week is a lonely family of tumbleweeds, and you want to change that, you’re in the right place. Some of the events include Black Restaurant Week, the start of Outfest, a vegan food night market, and more. Read on and make some plans.
Black Restaurant Week
The weekly Vegan night market is back this Wednesday, August 11th at Boomtown Brewery in the Arts District. The event runs from 5-9pm and features over 25 different vendors ranging from Cuban food to donuts to candle makers. Admission is free.
This Friday, August 13th begins LA’s 2021 Outfest, a 10-day event celebrating and giving visibility to LGBTQIA+ filmmakers and storytellers. The festival includes hundreds of screenings, panels, workshops, and classes spread across six different venues. For specific ticket information, be sure to check out the full calendar of events.
An African Day Event
Running from 2-9pm this Sunday, August 15th, An African Day Event is an all-day celebration featuring masquerades, live music, painters, and African food vendors. The event is being held at MG Studios in Downtown and tickets start at $25 for general admission and go all the way up to $1,500 for the group VIP that comes with all-inclusive food and alcohol.
E.P. & L.P.
There are countless outdoor movie options this weekend, but only one is showing the greatest movie of all time. No, not Citizen Kane, we’re talking about Mamma Mia at the Melrose Rooftop Theater. Located on the roof of EP/LP in West Hollywood, doors for the event open at 7:30pm on Sunday, August 15th and GA tickets are $28. Cocktails are available for purchase on site.
Los Angeles Aleworks
Few things hit better than BBQ and beer on the weekends, which is why you should head down to LA Ale Works in Hawthorne this Saturday. Starting at 2pm, Smokey Joe’s BBQ is returning for the first time in almost a year and a half with a full menu of meats, including prime brisket, spare ribs, smoked turkey, and char sui pork belly. They aren’t taking preorders, so carve out a few hours and plan to hang out for awhile. If you can’t make it down, be sure to still check out our guide to the best BBQ in LA.