Top Weekend Events: Miles Davis, Punk Rock Bingo, Beach Adventures, Book Fests & More


Another weekend is upon us, and even with Carmageddon II upon us, there’s tons to do in L.A. this weekend.

End of the World Party: What better way to celebrate the end of the world than with an apocalyptic rager? For the first time, the masterminds behind Rebel Bingo bring the party to LA in time to give “YOLO” a run for its money. More information.

Miles Davis House: Groove to an eclectic line-up of multi-genre buzzbands and pay homage to jazz icon Miles Davis on the date of his passing. A celebration of life, art, and vision, the jam session will be hosted by his son, Erin Davis, and nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr. More information.

Nick Offerman, American Ham: As gruff park director Ron Swanson, Nick Offerman keeps NBC’s niche hit Parks and Recreation grounded. In real life he’s equal parts storyteller and comedian, advice dispenser and guitar strummer. Swanson groupies, start grooming your ’staches. More information.

Venice Beach Field Trip Day: Go no farther than Venice Beach for a trip down memory lane. Register to participate in Field Trip Day for free (yes, for free!), then explore and unearth the secrets of Venice. Complete with your very own passport, this expedition will be sure to bring out that inner adventurer in you. More information.

11th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair: This free daylong festival features tons of writers, performers, and exhibitors as well as family-friendly programming. Look for notable local and national authors who work in diverse genres, from fiction and young adult to poetry and graphic novels. More information.

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade: Help kick childhood cancer’s butt at this annual foodie benefit. Pizza provocateur Chris Bianco, TV chef Giada De Laurentiis, and Border Grill’s Mary Sue Milliken serve the bill of fare, while mixology masters match aperitifs to appetites. More information.

Cinerama Fest: To mark its 60th anniversary, the Cinerama Dome presents five films that were made using the namesake technology in which three projectors show images on a curved, superwide screen. Gaze in awe as the 1950s adventure flicks Seven Wonders of the World, Search for Paradise, and South Seas Adventure get the treatment they deserve. More information.

Totally 80s Hollywood Bowl: The Psychedelic Furs and the Go-Go’s; Interested in investing in leg warmers and keytars? Do some market research at this nostalgia explosion, headlined by those icons from the golden age of radness. More information.

74th Annual Moon Festival: Whether you’re a morning lark or a night owl, come bask in the light of the harvest moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Eat moon cakes, watch lion dancers, and cheer on kung fu artists during this fusion of traditional ceremonies with modern interpretations. More information.

Feast of San Gennaro: Dedicated home chef Jimmy Kimmel won’t be baking slices in his personal pizza oven, but he and pal Adam Carolla are hosting this Italian-American carnival inspired by the annual New York City event. At least the back streets of Hollywood aren’t as mean as those of Little Italy. More information.

[Venice photo by Tux96. Miles Davis photo courtesy of Wikipedia.]