Monday, January 26, 2015

This Weekend

  • Hip-Hop Hotshots: Run the Jewels

    White-hot rap duo El-P and Killer Mike blaze through tracks from their latest (and greatest) collaboration.

    Get the Jewels: An easy pick for year-end “Best Rap Album” lists, Run the Jewels is free here. 

    Tonight 8:30p. The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park (213-413-8200). $25 here.

    Nearby: Mohawk BendThe ParkTwo Boots

  • Boozy Betting: Eagle & Badge Summerfest

    Go all in at this pop-up casino where booze flows freely and admission includes $100 in gaming chips.

    Puff with police: Unadvertised bonus — this LAPD-sponsored benefit also features a Lovo’s Cigars lounge.

    Fri 6p. Elysian Park Academy, 1880 Academy Dr., Elysian Park (818-994-4661). $50-150 here. 

    Nearby: Gold Room; The Echo; El Prado

  • Crustacean Celebration: Crab & Beer Festival

    Guzzle mugs of 100+ beers while binging on as many Dungeness, King, and Maryland crabs as you can.

    Platinum package: Scoop up a pair of platinum tickets to score reserved seating and table service. 

    Sat noon. Lot 613, 613 Imperial St., Downtown (323-934-7777). $105-210 here.

    Nearby: Church & State; WurstkucheVillains Tavern

  • Rock Block: Sunset Strip Music Festival

    Hit the shut-down Strip’s annual rock-and-rap fest headlined by Linkin Park, Wale, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

    Weekender: 3-day passes include pre-festival performances by Joan Jett, Scott Weiland, Enuff Z’Nuff.

    Starts tonight. Various Sunset Strip locations, W. Hollywood (310-659-7368). $79-250 here.

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