Tap Takeover: American Craft Beer Week Pre-Party
Quaff bourbon- and brandy-barrel aged ales from Bay Area brewers Triple Rock and Drakes at this ABV-heavy ACBW preview.
Sam special: Snag free pint glasses with pours of limited-edition Sam Adams brews.
Tonight 6p. Blue Palms Brewhouse, 6124 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (323-464-2337). Free. Nearby: The Well; Bowery; Frolic Room
Beach Bash: Venice Beach Spring Fling
Christen the 2012 beach season at this free all-day party featuring a group art show, live bands, bellydancing, and more.
Glam rocker: L.A. Guns founder Tracii Guns returns with his new band, League of Gentlemen.
Sat 11a. Windward Plaza Park, 1 Windward Ave., Venice. No phone. Free. Nearby: Local 1205; Gjelina; The Otheroom
Drunken Singalongs: Tributefest
Pound craft beers and snack from 10 gourmet food trucks while rocking out to eight awesome classic-rock cover bands.
Psych pop: Catch spacey, synthy underground indie rockers on Saturday when Black Moth Super Rainbow play the Echo.
Sat 11a. Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita (661-255-4945). $40-65 here.
Rooftop Revelry: Culprit Sessions
Sip cocktails and chill out by a rooftop pool while the Bronx-born Martinez Brothers spin a scintillating house-music soundtrack.
Prost!: While you’re there, take a German beer-and-brats break at the rooftop Biergarten.
Sun 1p. The Standard Hotel Rooftop, 550 S. Flower St., Downtown, 213-892-8080. $20 with RSVP here. Nearby: Library Bar; Seven Grand; Bottega Louie