Friday, August 22, 2014

This Weekend

The action's outdoors on Father's Day weekend, from James Dean on a big screen to artists sketching scenes on the street.

Group Outing: Cemetery screening of Rebel Without a Cause
Where better to watch the 1955 classic tale of forbidden love than under the stars—in a cemetery.
Pack some heat: Bring booze and a blanket to keep warm.
Sat. Gates open 7:30p, movie 9p. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. $10 donation. Nearby: Zankou Chicken; Safari Sam's; Parc

Father's Day: Cars, Playboy Jazz Fest, Dodgers and Galaxy
Have an equally good time with or without Dad at these events.
Bonus road trip: Take the old man to Pomona to see more than 4,000 hot rods at the Grand National Roadster Show.
Sat-Sun 7a-4p. Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona (877-763-7469). $15. Nearby: Coco Palm; Joey's BBQ; The Glass House

Culture Up: MOCA After Dark
Tour MOCA's current shows, then break for a drink and listen to orchestral funk from indie trio Honeycut.
Don't miss: a guided tour, to gain much-needed clarity on Richard Tuttle's postminimalist work. 7p tour, max of 20.
Sat 6p. Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 S. Grand Ave. (213-626-6222). $8. Nearby: Blue Velvet; Bordello; Seven Grand

Daytime Date: Pasadena Chalk Festival
Trompe l'oeil (art that fools the eye) drawings turn the pavements of Paseo Colorado into stunning yet ephemeral masterpieces.
Pop art: Animation Alley features street works by graphic novelists, cartoonists and comic book artists.
Sat-Sun 10a-7p. Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626-795-9100). Free. Nearby: Madonnari Bistro; Sushi Roku; Bodega Wine Bar

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