Friday, September 19, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Brats ‘n’ Brews: 2nd Annual Sausage Fest

    BierBeisl and Short Order lead the list of 7 chefs serving artisanal brats paired with craft beers.

    Gourmet for good: The Foundry's Eric Greenspan get his humanitarian on with a three-course meal benefiting Homeboy Industries.

    Sun 5-8p. Fig, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica (310-319-3111). $49 here.

    Nearby: Blue Plate Taco; Bungalow; 41 Ocean

  • All-Nighter: Dusk-to-Dawn Horrorthon

    Because you’ve always wanted to hole up in a movie theater all night to see William Shatner play a spider-fighting veterinarian.

    ‘70s schlock: And to watch James Brolin battle a driverless Satanic car, and… you get the point.

    Sat 7:30p. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica (310-260-1528). $20 here.

    Nearby: Father's Office; The Misfit; Ma'kai

  • Perversive Pop: Passion Pit at the Greek

    This Boston foursome runs dark songs through a sugar-coated synth-pop grinder with radiant indie-rock results.

    Fearsome threesome: We'll be there early for openers The Joy Formidable (Brit alt-rock with hints of Sonic Youth).

    Fri 7:30p. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Griffith Park (323-665-5857). $48-58 here.

    Nearby: Little Dom's; Figaro; Messhall Kitchen

  • Moveable Feasts: Bon Appétit Grub Crawl

    Eat and drink your way through Abbot Kinney on an all-inclusive afternoon jaunt stopping in at five foodie hotspots.

    Night nosh: Join the sunset downtown session for tastings at the not-yet-open resto from Bäco Mercat’s peeps.

    Sat Noon & 6p. Early starts at Salt Air, 1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice (310-396-9333); late starts at Perch, 448 S. Hill St., Downtown (213-802-1770). $119-149 here.

    Nearby: The Otherroom; The Brig; Wurstküche

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