This Weekend: For Those About To Rock…

— by Caroline on Crack

Jim Marshall

If you love music, you’ll love this weekend what with a rock n’ roll photo exhibit, a dance block party and a music festival. And there is a wine and a food festival thrown in there for good measure.

Friday, October 5

Rock ‘n Roll Photo Exhibit by Jim Marshall at John Varvatos Store
Legendary rock n’ roll photographer Jim Marshall has lived every music fan’s dream, capturing grand and not-so-grand moments in rock n’ roll history like the Beatles’ last concert in 1966 to Johnny Cash flipping off the camera during his San Quentin concert. Now, you can enjoy an exhibition of Marshall’s work at the John Varvatos store. And if you love it, you can buy it as all prints are available for purchase and cost anywhere from $1,300 to $10,000.

  • Thru October 16. 8800 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. (map) (310) 859-2970.

3rd Annual Loose Goose Wine Festival
Get as loose as a goose at SoCal’s largest wine fest where you can sample wine from 100 wineries and enjoy gourmet goodies, 50 luxury-related vendors and live music. The price of admission includes a wine tasting glass to take home, five wine tasting tickets, four food tickets and one gold ticket for Peter’s Privates wine tasting. I’m sure that’s not what you think.

  • October 6, After Dark Festival 5-10pm. October 7, 1-5pm. $55. Bridgeport Park, 23520 Bridgeport Lane, Santa Clarita. (map)

Firecracker’s 9-Year Anniversary Outdoor Block Party
Wanna take out your work week frustrations on the dance floor? Firecracker, your favorite bi-monthly par-tay and mine, is celebrating its 9th anniversary with a block party, three blocks in Chinatown to be exact. There will be $2 Coronas and art if you want to take a breather between the beats.

Saturday, October 6

Brewery Art Walk Fall ’07
Explore the world’s largest art colony as its 100 resident artists open their studio doors to the public in this biannual event. Get some culture, speak with the artists and support the arts by purchasing their pieces. Great way to meet other artsy-fartsy Angelenos, that’s fer sure.

  • October 6-7, 11am-6pm. Free. 2100 North Main Street, Lincoln Heights. (map)

9th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival
This free community music festival hosts an eclectic mix of live multi-ethnic acts for the ultimate music lover over six blocks of Colorado Boulevard. Forty bands, including Dengue Fever, The Pity Party and Under the Influence of Giants, will take the main stages. Sounds so good!

  • October 6, 5pm-12am. Free. Colorado at Eagle Rock Boulevard, Eagle Rock.

Sunday, October 7

Great Tastes in Brentwood
Katsuya, San Gennaro, Chocolate Restaurant and Bar and SusieCakes are the highlights of this 20-year-old food fest in Brentwood. Proceeds from the event will benefit local public schools.

  • 12-5pm. $2 or Free with canned good. 11611 San Vicente Boulevard between Darlington and Bringham Avenue, Brentwood. (map)