Holy merde! It’s already the second weekend of August? That means you only have two more weeks to enjoy the summer! Fortunately, you may be able to fit in some fun summertime activities just in this weekend alone: street party, KBBQ, outdoor screening!
Friday, August 7
The Lek’s “From New Zealand With Love” Party at Stronghold Speakeasy
To celebrate the world’s first matchmaking flight, dating site The Lek and Air New Zealand are throwing an awesome party during Venice’s First Fridays night at the Stronghold Speakeasy. Partake of the open bar of wines, beer and spirits all from New Zealand and groove to the infectious beats of KCRW’s DJ Jeremy Sole. And if you’re lucky you might actually win two tickets on the luuuve flight to NZ during the party’s giveaway! For priority admittance, RSVP here.
- 6-10pm. Free. Stronghold Speakeasy, 1625 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice (map). (310) 399-7200.
Saturday, August 8
1st Annual KBBQ Cook-Off
10 Korean barbecue restaurants throw down at L.A.’s very first KBBQ cook-off. Byul Dae Po (Star BBQ), Park’s BBQ and Soowon Galbi to name a few will compete to make the best LA galbi, pork ribs, bulgogi and grilled intestine barbecue. But no need to envy judges Jonathan Gold and KCRW’s “Good Food” host Evan Kleinman, bbq can be purchased at $10-$15 a plate and naturally there will be a beer garden. Mmm, Blue Moon and bulgogi!
- 12-8pm. Parking lot of the Summit on Sixth Building, 3223 W. Sixth Street, Los Angeles (map).
Post’age Denim + Ron Robinson/Fred Segal Jeans Makeover Party
Girls, pay attention, this party is a good one. Get styling tips from celeb stylist Joey Tierney, a makeover courtesy of Bumble & Bumble and Lorac, a fashion shoot, Ty Ku cocktails as well as exclusive in-store discounts and gifts with purchase all under one roof at Fred Segal Melrose this Saturday. RSVP with rsvp [at] caromarketing.com to book your makeover appointment.
- 2-7pm. Fred Segal Melrose, 8118 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles (map). RSVP: rsvp [at] caromarketing.com.
Corkbar’s Charity Wine Event
Enjoy wines from Napa Valley and Santa Barbara as well as nommy hors d’oeuvres like cheddar cheese gougeres and proscuitto-wrapped melons all for a good cause. Tix to this Corkbar event are $35 and tax deductible, and a portion of the evening’s ticket sales will go to the Downtown Women’s Center.
- 5-8pm. $35. Corkbar, 403 W. 12th Street, Downtown (map). (213) 746-0050.
Cemetery Screening of Bullitt
Sexy, sexy Steve McQueen. Now THAT’s a man. Mmm, mm. Oh, anyway, catch this sexy man at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery screening of Bullitt this Saturday night. Enjoy your picnic of manly barbecue ribs and manly beer while taking in on one of the best car chases in cinema history. Drinking game idea: take a shot every time you see that green VW Beetle during the chase.
- 7pm. $10. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood (map).
Sunday, August 9
San Antonio Winery’s Boutique Beer Tasting
At L.A.’s own winery, the boutique beer tasting isn’t just about all that beer you get to guzzle, I mean, savor for your $50 price of admission but all that food that comes with it. Tamales, escabeche vegetable and cabbage cilantro salad, gourmet grilled sausages and soft pretzels, Santa Maria BBQ smoked tri tip and even a taco bar. Pfew!
- 2-5pm. $50. San Antonio Winery, 737 Lamar Street, Downtown (map). RSVP (323) 330-8771.