Whether you’re donning your linen suit or vintage sundress, loving lobster or (re)visiting L.A.’s punk scene, it’s the perfect weekend to remember why you love L.A.
DAPPER DAY + JAZZ AT LACMA: CELEBRATING REIGNING MEN: FASHION IN MENSWEAR, 1715 – 2015 — Are you the kind of person who believes “sartorial elegance” doesn’t end when summer starts? If so, spiff up your pearls and pocket squares for your chance to “step out in style” today! Dapper Day , organizer of fashionable events in the U.S. and France, encourages sophisticated attire of all eras for their partnership with LACMA. Stroll the gent-centric special exhibit, then picnic on the lawn while listening to the FREE jazz concert. Retro band Sasha’s Bloc evokes the big band jazz sound of the 1920s–1940s; there’s an expanded dance floor so you can hoof it up from 6-8:00 p.m. The museum will stay open until 9:00 p.m. for another look at the museum’s dapper dudes. Why: Checking out a gorgeously preserved zoot suit, sipping a cocktail at Ray’s Bar, then dancing the (early) night away.
PORT OF LOS ANGELES LOBSTER FEST — Put the B-52’s on your earbuds for some rock lobster inspiration as you head to the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro for a weekend of shellfish royalty in all its classic iterations. Twenty thousand Maine lobsters will be flown in from the Atlantic and one of them has your name on it…especially with a price tag of only $25 for a 1.25 lb. crustacean with tasty sides. If a whole lobster is daunting, concentrate on less filling but delicious options like lobster quesadillas or the lobster mac & cheese. And the aforementioned earbuds are actually unnecessary given the excellent musical acts all day long. FREE parking and FREE ADMISSION for veterans, military and kids under 12. Why: Listening to Dear Boy, Kitten and The Colourist while adding another whole lobster to your plate for $15.
2016 JOHNNY RAMONE TRIBUTE — Hard to believe it’s been 40 years since the Ramones burst on the scene. Luckily, Johnny’s widow Linda Ramone puts on this yearly, all-ages tribute at Hollywood Forever Cemetery so you can bath in the big screen glow of punk rock with the double feature: Rock’n’Roll High School and Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains. Steve Jones (Sex Pistols, Jonesy’s Jukebox) hosts with special guests Henry Rollins (Black Flag) and John Doe (X). Peruse the Morrison Hotel Gallery of Ramones and punk photos and check out the rare public appearance of Metallica guitarist Kirk “Von” Hammett’s special collection of horror movie memorabilia. Why: Hearing John Doe moderate a Q&A with the Rock ‘n Roll High cast, which will reunite for the first time in 30 years.
Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….