Best Activities To Do This Weekend In L.A. – August 12

August 11, 2016 5:12 PM

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(Credit: L.A. Galaxy)

While it looks as though the last little bit of summer has arrived, the magical part of Southern California living is how it’s basically summer year round. Sunny skies and plenty to do and see are a big part of why people flock here and why natives are forever loyal. Like any other weekend in LA, there is no shortage of cool things to do. It’s less about finding something to get into and more about narrowing down the options. Don’t worry about making those tough choices. We got that handled. Let’s plan your weekend in LA.

Friday, August 12
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(credit: Veronica Enriquez)

Vineland Drive-In Theater
Vineland Drive-In Theater
443 Vineland Ave,
City of Industry, CA 91746
(626) 961-9262

There are few experiences like that of the drive-in movie theater and the Vineland Drive-In Theater is one of Southern California’s very last places to pull in and park to enjoy the pictureshow. The format is so old, that for the younger generation, the experience is a whole new way to enjoy a flick. Showing the same double features and boasting the in-car audio older folks remember, this drive-in is a brilliant piece of nostalgia that makes for a perfect weekend evening. To ensure this place never goes away, all Angelenos should make the trip to take in a movie from the comfort of their car at least once.

Saturday, August 13
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(Credit: L.A. Galaxy)

LA Galaxy Vs. Colorado Rapids
Stubhub Center
18400 Avalon Blvd.
Carson, CA 90746
(310) 630-2000

While the big news in Southern California sports is the introduction of the Rams football team for the upcoming season, LA has been a passionate hub for traditional football with its MLS Galaxy squad. No slouch either, our Galaxy has earned the MLS Cup some five times, more than any other MLS team in the league. This weekend the club hosts the Colorado Rapids in a league showdown that promises to be fast-paced and feverish. The StubHub is one of those sporting venues that doesn’t have a bad seat in the house. The energy associated with a live soccer match is unrivaled and whether or not you follow the sport, seeing it live is a guaranteed thrill.

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(Credit: KRPR Media)

The Long Beach Jazz Festival
Rainbow Lagoon Park
400 E. Shoreline Village Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-3100

Celebrating its 29th year, the Long Beach Jazz Festival is the perfect marriage of music and ambiance as artists ranging from traditional Jazz to R&B serenade the crowd for three days along the lagoon. Rainbow Harbor always boasts a breeze that and for these three particular days every summer, it carries with it a sweet song that has become the foundation for one of the city’s most anticipated weekends. A full weekend of art, food, and music on the grass has been going strong for three decades and every ticket holder will attest to why.

Sunday, August 14
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(Credit: Janessa Ross)

The Reef
1933 S. Broadway Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Part industry event, part foodie celebration, BrunchCon is the professional party that indulges in everything brunch. Following the convention format, there will be panel discussions and cooking demos that introduce new techniques in the innovation of brunch. However, the focus of BrunchCon is the food and drink naturally. With different packages that allow guests to either go conservative and sample a few of the participating vendors or go unlimited and touch on everything in the house, booze and gourmet dining have got LA fired up. With social components like Brunch speed dating and the brunch market that hosts vendors offering brunch themed goods that you can’t eat, BrunchCon is a convention everyone wants credential to.

(Credit: Jim Woody Woods)

(Credit: Jim Woody Woods)

Great Sand Sculpture Contest

Granada Beach
5101 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90803

We have all attempted to make our own masterpiece in the sand, but few people could ever transform sand into art like this. The Great Sand Sculpture contest aims to find the most impressive structure on the shore. Dividing the competition into three different, equitable categories, the pro, semi-pro, and community teams all battle it out for the title of best in show. Over the course of two days, these teams build their vision along the shore and visitors get their chance to watch the magic develop each step of the way. Between the building and shaving, organizers have lined up live music and activities to tide over spectators until he big unveil. This is the best way to spend your Sunday with your toes in the sand and your jaw on the floor.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.

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