Sunday, September 21, 2014

This Weekend

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  • 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.

    Tonight 7p. Angel City Brewery, 216 S. Alameda St., Downtown (213-622-1261). Free. 

    Nearby: WurstkucheChurch & StateLibrary Bar

  • 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. 

    Sat 6p. The Doll Factory, 1910 W. Temple St., Westlake. $40-150 here.

    Nearby: Thirsty Crow; Tiki-Ti; Silverlake Lounge

  • Highbrow Brews: Beerfest for Beergeeks

    Get bottomless pours of uber-rare sour, barrel-aged, and limited-batch beers from 18 award-winning microbreweries. 

    Beer geeking: Barleywines, Belgians, brown ales — get the complete and truly glorious tap list here and here.

    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

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