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Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles: August 26-28

Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles: August 26-28

We curate an LA weekend itinerary of the city's best concerts, culture and cuisine, every week, just for you.


Ride the monorail up to the Getty for Friday Flights. The final seasonal performance of this art-centric take on a tasting flight includes everything from a performance project by David Horvitz and Xiu Xiu to an experimental choreography game.

Alternatively, roll out a blanket and sip on wine atop Barnsdall Art Park during the final evening of Friday Night Wine Tastings. Tickets to the fundraiser include pours from Silver Lake Wine, and though tours of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House are sold out, you can still admire its temple-like exterior of a glass of wine.

If you're still hungry (and thirsty) head Downtown for Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival Night Market. The Asian-inspired foodie market takes over Grand Avenue with 30 vendors and host chefs Brian Malarkey and Jet Tila.


Start your Saturday morning with some quality kitten time. Best Friends Animal Society's Mission Hills shelter is hosting a Clear the Nursery event. If you want to test the waters as a cat parent, show up for this foster program orientation and take home a cuddly little rascal or an entire litter.

If you can't commit to taking in a cat, then take a yoga class with one instead. Stretch like a cat alongside a feline friend at ME-OM: Yoga with Adoptable Cats, a 45-minute beginner-level yoga class and adoption drive at the Westside's NKLA Pet Adoption Center.

If you're not headed to FYF or Ohana Festival this weekend, then come on down to South Park as the Paley Center hosts the South Park 20 Experience. Celebrate 20 seasons of the foul-mouthed fourth graders with photo ops, free episode screenings and a South Park-inspired art exhibit.

Bacon may be passé and beer fests aplenty but a Beer & Bacon Festival by a battleship? Sign us up. Make your way to this San Pedro fest for unlimited pours in the evening and a selection of bacon-serving food trucks outside of the Battleship Iowa.


Plan your digital afterlife—we swear, it's less morbid than it sounds—at LACMA during a Hereafter Institute Consultation. Artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo incorporates 3-D body scanning, wearable memorialization and the embedding of personal data into everyday objects to push people to think about how to preserve their digital soul.

Swing by the Hammer Museum in the afternoon for the final day of Made in LA. The third in an ongoing series of biennial exhibitions focuses on work created by 26 emerging and under-recognized LA artists, with everything from painting and sculpture to mixed media installations and performances.

Wrap up the long weekend at the Satellite for a set from Neil Hamburger. "America's Funnyman" slings some of the worst jokes imaginable—all part of a character from the much buzzed about Gregg Turkington. 

Find more things to do this weekend by clicking each day or by heading over to our weekend calendar.