Kick Off Your Week With Craft Brew and Cornhole
Monday, Aug 22, 7 p.m.
Angel City Brewery’s weekly board game night is free to play, leaving more money to be spent on any of the eight beers on tap, including honey grapefruit lagers and limited-edition salted caramel Goses. Winners are awarded prizes, so start practicing your corn hole aim now.
Save The Smell
Tuesday, Aug 23, 7 p.m.
The roster of L.A. bands that have performed at the legendary venue The Smell could fill an entire weekend at FYF, so it makes sense that when the D.I.Y. space discovered a demolition notice on its door, the community sprung into action to save it. All proceeds of Tuesday’s all-ages benefit concert with bands like The Seth Bogart Show go towards The Smell’s relocation fund.
Brace Yourself for Burgers, Bourbon + Beer
Wednesday, Aug 24, 7 p.m.
Excuse the shameless self-promotion, but Los Angeles magazine is throwing a party and it combines all of our favorite things: burgers, bourbon, and beer. Whether you’re jonesing for Four Roses Bourbon or one of Golden Road Brewing’s beers, food from The Cannibal or Salt & Straw, this is the place. GA tickets are $65, but the $85 VIP tickets allow an hour of early entrance for maximum indulgence.
Explore Avocado Aesthetics
Thursday, Aug 25, 12 p.m.
No, this isn’t the name of an SNL skit lampooning Californians. Retail and gallery space 72U’s latest show, Desired, explores the existential side of avocados. The evening’s specifics remain a bit murky, but if the website is any indication, there’s bound to plenty of avocado-inspired sexual innuendo.
Take Your Toast Game to the Next Level
Friday, Aug 26, 12 p.m.
Celebrate the return of the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival with a Southeast Asian-inspired four-course meal ($125 per person) at Simbal. The menu is co-created by chefs Shawn Pham (Simbal) and James Beard Award winner Jessica Largey, who will be previewing food from her upcoming L.A. restaurant. With dishes like abalone avocado toast, nectarine mostarda corn fritters and beef with roasted maitake mushrooms, it’s sure to be a memorable lunch.
Experience FYF All Week
FYF hits DTLA this weekend, and the festival is celebrating with a full week of one-off performances from musicians across the lineup. Spotlighted acts range from Blood Orange to Shellac, giving music lovers who didn’t spring for a wristband the chance to catch a great set. FYF After Dark runs from Aug 24–30 at venues across the city.
Grand Central Market’s vendors unite every summer weekday from 6–7 p.m. for the city’s largest happy hour. Don’t worry, you’re totally validated in using this as an excuse to buy seven different dinners.