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 Bend; The Park; Two 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; Wurstkuche; Villains 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.