Sunday, January 25, 2015

This Weekend

  • Rhapsodic Rock: Local Natives at the Greek

    Swoon over the bright, ethereal scores of this Silver Lake indie band touring behind their catchy sophomore effort, Hummingbird.

    Dream pop: We’re equally psyched for Wild Nothing’s opening set — think lilting melodies and soaring new-wave synths.

    Fri 8p. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Griffith Park (323-665-5857). $42.50-48.15 here.

    Nearby: Little Dom's; Figaro; Messhall Kitchen

  • Bavarian Challenge: Oktoberfest Boot Camp

    Wirtshaus preps for their month-long blowout with stein-holding (Friday) and sausage-eating (Saturday) competitions.

    Kickoff kegger: Set your alarm, Oktoberfest commences next Saturday at 3p with a free keg on tap.

    Fri & Sat 8p. Wirtshaus, 345 N. La Brea Ave., Mid-City West (323-931-9291). Free.

    Nearby: Luna Park; Genwa Korean BBQ; Ca'Brea

  • Just the Fin: Sharknado DVD Release Party

    Watch Angelenos save our shark-infested city with bombs and chainsaws at this screening of the year’s most buzzworthy B-movie.

    From the sharks’ mouth: Ready your plot-hole questions for the cast and crew Q&A after the show.

    Sat 8:30p. NerdMelt Showroom, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood (323-851-7223). $8 here; $10 door.

    Nearby: Bar Lubitsch; The Hudson; Vintage Enoteca

  • Seasonal Spread: Santa Monica Canyon CrabFest

    Gorge on Chesapeake Bay blue crabs served steamed, shredded, and beer-battered at this all-you-can-eat feast.

    Still hungry? Lobster rolls, pulled-pork sandwiches, and raw bar will be available a la carte.

    Sun Noon. The Hungry Cat, 100 W. Channel Rd., Santa Monica (310-459-3337). $75; call for reservations.

    Nearby: SHOREbar; Golden Bull; Marix

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