Pop Rocks: Surfer Blood
Ride the punk-inflected waves of this indie-rock five-piece from Florida (kicking off 10 weeks of free music at the pier).
SoCal starter: Venice-based Terraplane Sun opens with sunny roots-rock (think The Black Keys).
Tonight 7p. Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica (310-458-8901). Free.
Nearby: Copa d'Oro; Chez Jay; Viceroy
Suggestive Snapshots: Dirty Minds Gallery Opening
LA photographer Shiloh Strong’s camera captures sexy staged puns at this four-day brewery exhibition.
Gallery guzzlers: Easy-drinking ales dominate Angel City’s summer tap list — try the Loquat Wheat and Berliner Weisse.
Carnival on Steroids: Twentywonder
Frolic through this mind-blowing big-top circus featuring roller-derby babes, masked Mexican wrestling, and stand-up comedy.
Discounted tickets: Knock 15% off your ticket by plugging in the code “GRB15” at checkout.
Highbrow Brews: Beerfest for Beergeeks
Get bottomless pours of uber-rare sour, barrel-aged, and limited-batch beers from 18 award-winning microbreweries.
Sun 1p & 5p. Stout Burgers and Beers, 11262 Ventura Blvd., Studio City (323-788-9450). $60 here; $70 door.
Nearby: Maeve's; Black Market; Laurel Tavern