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