There’s no shortage of incredible events going on in L.A. this weekend (honorable mention: Echo Flex’s 2000s hip hop party; Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in 35mm at the Vista, the always-excellent Rose Bowl Flea Market). But we’ve rounded up the best.
Los Angeles Coffee Festival
Not to be confused with Coffee-Con, LACF christens the REEF downtown after stops in London and New York. Catch third-wave connoisseurs running interactive demos, baristas showcasing their latte art skills, and even the coffee-inspired works of L.A. filmmakers.
Once you’ve explored Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife at the Getty Villa (October 31-March 19), snag tickets to this immersive companion piece conceived by the art collective Four Larks. Be prepared to follow performers around as they utilize the museum’s grounds to bring the ancient Greek realm of the dead back to life.
Fall Beer Fest
Arts District Brewing Company is doing the Lord’s work by getting a slew of fine local beer makers—Angel City Brewing, El Segundo Brewing Co., Boomtown Brewery—to pour their suds in one place. Show up to the parking lot of ADBC for all-you-can-taste-pours, plus eats from food trucks like Son of a Bun, Midnight Chili, and more.
Pasadena Craftsman Weekend
Admire the work of architects like Greene & Greene and tile maker Ernest Batchelder during this celebration of early-20th-century design (billed as the “largest celebration of the Craftsman Movement in the Western United States”). Spend the day touring stunning Craftsman houses by bus and on foot—including a first-time tour of the 1909 Crow-Crocker house—then snag some decor of your own at the Exposition Show & Sale.
Have Dog, Will Travel: A Discussion With Photographers and Their Dogs
First of all, yes: There will be dogs. The Annenberg Space for Photography hosts Andrew Knapp and his dog, Momo (@andrewknapp), and Jordan Kahana and his “Adventure Squad,” Sedona and Zeus (@jordankahana) for a candid, canine-centric convo about travel photography and using their pups as subjects.
One Enchanting Hour with Beth Stelling
The brilliant comedian and I Love You, America writer (not to mention one of our 2016 L.A. women of the year) brings her trademark wit to Dynasty Typewriter.