Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This Weekend

  • Synth Pop: La Roux

    The slinky, synth-obsessed Brit-pop duo sandwiches a special headlining set between two appearances at Coachella.

    Ten-buck blowout: 35+ bands and visual artists take over three stages at Saturday’s budget-friendly Brokechella. 

    Tonight 8p. Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (323-464-0808). $33 here.

    Nearby: Blue Palms Brewhouse; The Well; The Bowery

  • Horror Homage: Nilbog

    Hear a five-piece band recreate the sinister soundtracks of classic horror flicks.

    Italian scares: Afterwards watch Italian Lucio Fulci’s bloody frenzy of zombified horror in 1980’s The Gates of Hell.

    Sat 10:15p. Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Mid-City West (323-655-2510). $12 here.

    Nearby: Animal; Rosewood Tavern; Canter's Deli

  • Pork Party: Bacon Social

    Pig out on 100 pounds of bacon and revel in the artistic excellence of 20 artists and five live bands.

    Cheesed out: Chow LA’s best grilled cheese under the cheesy serenade of lounge exemplar Richard Cheese. 

    Sat 6p. Factory, 654 S. Myers St., Downtown (213-254-5625). $12 here.

    Nearby: Villains Tavern; Tony's Saloon; Little Bear

  • Southeast Asian Aromas: BEP Vietnamese Pop-Up Brunch

    This bi-weekly brunch’s debut features braised galangal pork, grilled honey prawns, and turmeric catfish. 

    Booze clues: Brunch is BYOB — with no corkage fee — so get wine-pairing suggestions for Sunday’s menu.  

    Sun 11:30a. Franco on Melrose, 6919 Melrose Ave., Hollywood (323-934-3390). $37; email for reservations.

    Nearby: The Parlor; Gallery 1988; Village Idiot

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