Five Cool Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend, 8/21


CONFAB: Roaring Nights Goes ’80s
What’s more fun than a party at the zoo after dark? A party at the zoo after dark plus teased hair, giant Rubik’s cubes, and an ’80s cover band. Ages 18 and up. More Information (August 21, the LA Zoo)

MUSIC: Sonic Submarine: The Second Voyage
Groove with KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe, Raul Campos and Anthony Valadez at Santa Monica’s second annual electronic music festival. More Information (August 22-23, Third Street Promenade)

DRINKING: Taste of Brews Long Beach
Big names like Stone, Firestone, and Sierra Nevada pour it on alongside regional upstarts, which include locals such as the San Pedro and El Segundo breweries and Redlands’ ascendant new ale maker, Hangar 24. More Information (August 22, Long Beach)

CONFAB: Nisei Week Japanese Festival
This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of the cultural festival in Little Tokyo. Highlights include Saturday’s Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship and Sunday’s Dai Dengaku Street Dance. More Information (August 22-23, Little Tokyo)

Don’t miss your chance to see Kanye West (he’s stepping in for Frank Ocean), Solange, Bell and Sebastian, Chet Faker, and FKA Twigs. More Information (August 22-23, LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park)