Its been a scorcher these couple of weeks and the summer is almost coming to a close. That means the days are getting shorter and so are the many, many offerings this city has during the week and especially during the weekends.

Friday, July 29

imgres-5(1) Roaring Nites @ LA Zoo:

7–11 p.m. / $25 per person

The theme this weekend will be country so that means plenty of barbecues, ice cold lemonade and zoo keepers giving you the low down on how the animals function during the day vs. at night, for starters. There will be corn hole and horseshoe games, line-dancing lessons and much more. According to the LA Zoo’s website, you will have a good ol’ time tush pushin’ to hits from Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and many more performed live by local favorite Highway Starr. http://www.lazoo.org/roaringnights/

(2) Fonda Theatre’s 90’s Prom Party

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13173190_1348964731786383_6504366756043237990_oIce…Ice…Baby… The Fonda and Drink. Eat. Play. are teaming up to bring you back to 1994 and the music playing will be the likes of Biggie, Vanilla Ice and everything in between. So make sure to get your dockers or your Cross Colors and rock the house. I know Im gonna be dancing to Summertime by Will Smith for sure.

http://www.drinkeatplay.com/90spromparty/

(3) KYCC’s 15th Anniversary Benefit Concert @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
According to musiccenter.org : On Friday, July 29, 2016, the Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) will present its 15th Annual Benefit Concert. KYCC is building upon our tradition of successfully teaming up with passionate musicians to offer concerts that benefit our nonprofit organization. Collaborating with the Korean American Music Foundation and Kollaboration, and mixing classical music, pop rock and jazz, KYCC will produce an unforgettable night of inspiration and fun.

images-1(4) K-Con : a Korean Pop convention, or better known as K-Pop and includes artists like Shinee……KCON 2015 saw the likes of Girl’s Generation, Super Junior, Shinhwa, GOT7, AOA, Sistar, VIXX, Zion.T, Block B and more coming to perform across both coasts. The conventions spans three days (July 29-31) and will be held at the Staples Center. Although it comprises all genres of “popular music” within South Korea, the term is more often used in a narrower sense to describe a modern form of South Korean pop music covering a range of styles including dance-pop, pop ballad, electro-pop, R&B, and hip-hop music; according to Wikipedia.

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LATEST UPDATES! http://www.fuse.tv/tags/kcon

 

(5) K-Con Street Food at LA Live : FREE!!
JULY 29, 30 & 31, 2016
imgres-3Friday Noon – 10PM | Saturday Noon – 10PM | Sunday Noon – 6PM After watching your favorite South Korean pop band make sure to make your way to LALIve. With all that music and teeny bopping you know a monumental hunger will be worked up by night’s end. Street Food at LA Live will be like a little slice of heaven at that point. They will have one of the famous KOGI trucks, Seoul-style sausage, Korean Hotdogs & Burgers, Street Churros from Korea?, Lobsterdamus, Gong Su Gan, crunch buns, Gong Su Gan, Kalbi & pork belly, Bruce Lee’s Original Tea Recipe for Natural Energy, Korean Fusion and much more.

***Check out the NY K Con LIVE ATEAM http://kcon2016nylivestream.weebly.com/***

Saturday, July 30

(1) Huntington Beach Surf Contest
The days are hot and nights are going to get even hotter. People show up to the surfing mecca to see world class surfing and this tear will be no exception. Prepare to see amazing women in bikinis and not so many men in Speedos. This is not the south of France after all, but I digress.

(2) Duran Duran @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
images-4The one and only Duran Duran playing an unforgettable gig in Irvine. Even though this is an LA-based website, we make sure to post events all up and down SoCal that merit attention. Making the drive down there is SO worth it. Once in a lifetime opportunity,imo.

(3) Low Rider Car Show @ Anaheim Indoor Marketplace
imageQuintessential LA. Come see something that you rarely get to see anywhere else in the US. See the old school cars all souped up and hitting those gears to jump as high as possible. Its more than a culture, to many it is a way of life. See the colorful cars and make it a family affair.

(4) Burgers & Beer Fest by LAWEEKLY
hm_image3pm – 7pm, $25.00
@The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
What more could you want? Some truly amazing choices of the best burgers in LA and mixed with beer on a hot day is perfect. There will be plenty of water and the fun times will be sure to head late into the nite. According to LAWeekly, event will be curated by food writer Garrett Snyder and beer expert Sarah Bennett, while the event also showcases signature sliders and tasty brews from the best restaurants and breweries all throughout the state! Along with the great food, guests will live music curated by Spaceland productions and samples of liquor.

Sunday, July 31

UB-40 at OC Fair
ub40-featuring-ali-campbell-astro-mickey-english-31The legendary band and creators or Red, Red wine song will be playing a set at the OC Fair and it is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Make sure to try all the weird tasty treats at the OC Fair and they head out to hear positive vibrations as the sun goes down. More info : https://ns.ocfair.com/ocfadmin/Calendar/ViewEvent.asp?EventId=3840
Admission: Tickets start at $29.50 and include FREE Fair admission!!!!!

(2) South LA Jazz Festival @ Dunbar Hotel / Central Avenue

13692776_1159289324112736_2349633999384259793_oSometimes the hardest hit and poorest neighborhoods in this city are forgotten and services by the city and other social entities make festivals and the like an economic impossibility or just fall through the cracks, often forgotten by more affluent neighbors to the north and west. It is wonderful to see South LA do their own thang! July 30-31 #CentralAvenue will be celebrating its 21st Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival! Some of you missed it last year and a lot of you can’t wait for this year, so make sure you join District Office of Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr., #SouthLA, and the rest of the city as we celebrate the biggest festival that happens east of the 110 freeway in South Los Angeles, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival.