12 Memorable Things to Do This Weekend, 8/11

Celebrate the return of the L.A. Rams or learn to arrange a bouquet like a pro
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FOOD: Girls for Grains
Join an all-star lineup of incredible female chefs including Nyesha Arrington from Leona, Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson from Madcapra, and Jessica Koslow from Sqirl for a seasonal brunch to support the Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project. Tickets are $125 per person for wine and dishes like smoked eggplant shakshuka with long toast and yogurt, peach glazed pork belly with heirloom tomato salsa and summer greens, and more. More information (August 14, Apron Factory)

OUTDOORS: Malibu Country Mart
Enjoy the last few weeks of summer with the fourth annual Summer Block Party. The shopping center transforms into a free street fair full of carnival activities like face painting, a petting zoo, caricature portraits, henna tattoos, and even a mobile photo booth. More information (August 14, Malibu Country Mart)

CINEMA: Beach Movie Nights
Catch a free screening of Inside Out—one of the highest rated Pixar movies—under the stars on the beach. Event starts at 8 p.m. More information (August 12, Dockweiler Youth Center)

OUTDOORS: Dance DTLA
Shake off that work stress with free beginner dance lessons taught by top L.A. dance instructors and accompanied by a live DJ. The event is free, but parking is $5 before 8 p.m. More information (August 12, The Music Center Plaza)

ART: Flower Therapy Night
Work with professional florists to create beautiful floral designs to bring home and enjoy all week long. Anyone can participate. Tickets are $45. More information (August 12, Mimoda Studio)

ART: Frogtown Artwalk
The annual walking tour featuring Frogtown’s very own artists and their studios is the perfect way to up your step count and enjoy art—think tapestries, wooden drums, paintings, photography, wood burning, and chalk work. More information (August 13, Elysian Valley)

FOOD: Black Tap NYC Milkshake Pop-up
Black Tap NYC is bringing all the boys to the yard. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., milkshake master Joe Isidori will be mixing his out-of-this-world concoction, the “IT’SUGAR XL Gummy Shake by Black Tap.” The shake is topped with a giant gummy bear, a marshmallow pop, rainbow glitter, and marshmallow chunks. More information (August 13, IT’SUGAR)

MUSIC: Marina Del Rey Summer Concert Series Pop Saturdays
Bring your own picnic or grab something from the gourmet food trucks nearby and enjoy a free performance by Indie rock band, Ra Ra Riot. More information (August 13, Burton Chace Park)

FOOD & DRINKS: Avocado Festival 2016
Angel City Brewery is celebrating their 4th year of their Avocado Ale with avocado-themed food, prizes, amusements, and a photo booth. Event is free and for ages 21 and over. More information (August 14, Angel City Brewery & Public House)

OUTDOORS: Perseid Meteor Shower
Plan to stay up late. NASA anticipates this year’s meteor shower to be an especially brilliant viewing opportunity. Watch as tiny pieces of comet Swift-Tuttle hit the Earth’s atmosphere and sparkle like shooting stars. More information (August 11-12, anywhere away from the city)

SPORTS: L.A. Rams vs Dallas Cowboys
Time to revive that Los Angeles Rams pride as they play their first home game against the Dallas Cowboys in the Coliseum since 1979. More information (August 13, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena)

OUTDOOR: Pokémon Go in Little Tokyo
Little Tokyo is hosting its second Pokémon GO event with scavenger hunts, Pokémon 3DS tournaments, Pokéball toss, and of course, Pokémon to capture. More information (August 13, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center)

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