13 Stellar Things To Do This Weekend

From a hot sauce expo to a screening of <em>10 Things I Hate About You</em> to a silent disco, we’ve got you covered
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FOOD: Smorgasburg: National Ice Cream Day Bonanza
Smorgasburg celebrates National Ice Cream Day with a special section featuring Sweet Rose Creamery, Salt & Straw Ice Cream, Little Spoon Frozen Pudding, Sprinkles and more. More information (July 17, Alameda Produce Market)

FOOD: Hello Kitty Pop-Up Container Grand Opening Weekend
The first Hello Kitty Café in the U.S. opens on Friday, but celebrations continue all weekend long. The café will introduce a menu featuring sweet treats and drinks that center around other Sanrio characters. More information (July 15, Irvine Spectrum Center)

CONFAB: ChinaTown Summer Nights
Immerse yourself in Chinese culture as you eat from local food trucks, watch chefs perform cooking demonstrations, view outdoor videos, and take part in traditional activities. More information (July 16, LA Chinatown)

SPORTS: AVP Manhattan Beach Open
This is where it all started. The Association of Volleyball Professionals returns to Manhattan Beach—the birthplace of beach volleyball. Watch intense matches, meet the athletes, and enjoy the full festival village. More information (July 15-17, Manhattan Beach Pier)

MUSIC: JazzFest West
JazzFest West celebrates its 20th anniversary with renowned artists including Patti Labelle, Charlie Wilson, Boney James. More than 50 vendors will be selling art, merchandise, and food. More information (July 16-17, Bonelli Regional Park)

MUSIC: HUSHFest: Santa Monica Pier – West Coast vs. East Coast Hip Hop
The monthly silent disco at the Santa Monica Pier is a great excuse to watch the sun set over the ocean. General Admission is $10 (in advance) and includes a headset rental. More information (July 16, Santa Monica Pier)

FEST: The Wizards Market Craft Faire
Every non-Muggle needs a great wand. This market includes all the options you’ll need, as well as other sorcery necessities. It’s a free event with raffles every hour. More information (July 16-17, Whimsic Alley)

FOOD: The 2nd Annual California Hot Sauce Expo
It’s about to get real spicy. Watch or participate in some of the most insane eating challenges like the “Margarita Mix-Down Championship,” the “Ghost Pepper Spicy Pizza Eating Contest,” and more. General Admission is $10, and includes samples and access to all competitions. More information (July 16-17, Rainbow Lagoon Park)

FEST: A Mini-Golf Project
TURF is a pop-up mini-golf course in Echo Park created by nine teams of architects. The project was designed to investigate topics relevant to L.A. life including traffic, drought, and identity. More information (July 14-17, Echo Park Avenue)

FEST: 10th Annual Summer on Seventh
Each summer, Inner City Arts hosts a rooftop concert, art installations, and food trucks to raise money for inner-city students to learn about visual, media and performance art. More information (July 16, Inner-City Arts Campus)

FEST: The Colorado Street Bridge Party
Pasadena Heritage will host the biggest block party in the city with music, dancing, children activities, silent disco, food and more. Early bird non-member tickets are $18. More information (July 16, Colorado Street Bridge)

OUTDOOR: Odd Nights at the Autry
Enjoy a free night on the Autry lawn with vintage shopping, live music, and food. Admission and parking are free. More information (July 15, Autry Lawn)

CINEMA: Street Food Cinema: 10 Things I Hate About You
This classic film needs no introduction. Special guests include director Gil Junger and actors Andrew Keegan (Joey Donner) and Susan May Pratt (Mandella). More information (July 16, Poinsettia Rec Park)

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