L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From This Ain't No Picnic Festival to Cinespia's Movie Screening and More

Plus, National Burger Day, Los Angeles Lakers Meet & Greet, and more events.

Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.

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This Aint No Picnic (Pasadena): The team behind Coachella, Stagecoach, Cruel World, Goldenvoice announced the return of their two-day festival, This Ain't No Picnic. The show will blend cutting-edge indie, hip-hop, dance, underground, and everything in-between. Artists performing include LCD Soundsystem, Le Tigre, Jorja Smith, Kaytranada, and more. Tickets start at $299; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, Aug. 27 & Sunday, Aug. 28
Where: Brookside Park, 360 North Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103

Nintendo Switch Road Trip (Universal City): Nintendo is hitting the road this summer with their new interactive experience. Enjoy hands-on gameplay with the newest member of the Nintendo Switch family, the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model system. There also will be cool photo opportunities to post on social media. To secure a spot, guests can register for a Warp Pipe Pass here.
When: Thursday, Aug. 25 through Sunday, Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Universal CityWalk Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Hollywood, 91608

A Forest for the Trees (Boyle Heights): A Forest for the Trees is the latest immersive show coming to L.A. Created and directed by visionary artist Glenn Kaino, the all-age limited-time experience will allow guests to journey through a surreal forest of magic, music, and wonder with animatronic trees and sculptures. Tickets range from $10 to $50; purchase them here.
When: Ace Mission Studios, 516 South Mission Rd., L.A., 90033
Where: Now through Monday, Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 25

National Burger Day at Toca Madera (WeHo): To celebrate National Burger Day, Toca Madera is serving up the classic menu item. Stop by and try their limited-edition Truffle Burger. Prepared with wagyu beef, braised short rib, truffle manchego, mushrooms, and fresh black truffle, this special meal will only be available on the holiday.
When: Thursday, Aug. 25
Where: Toca Madera, 8450 West 3rd St., L.A., 90048

Sounds at The Bloc: KJAZZ Summer Concerts (DTLA): Live music is coming back to The Bloc. Enjoy a live performance from the local artist Sam Wilkes. Bring your blankets and glasses, and get ready for the artist. RSVP for the free event here.
When: Thursday, Aug. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: The Bloc, 700 West 7th St., L.A., 90017

The Costume Designers Guild Summer Symposium (Century City): Westfield Century City and the Costume Designers Guild are hosting "The Costume Designers Guild Summer Symposium." Participating designers include Christine Bieselin Clark, Michelle R. Cole, and more. Save your spot here.
When: Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Atrium at Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

Friday, Aug. 26

Soul Screening at Ovation Hollywood (Hollywood): The shopping center and entertainment complex Ovation Hollywood will be hosting a monthly movie night on the last Friday of every month. For the inaugural event, Ovation Hollywood presents Pixar Animation Studios feature film Soul. Guests who arrive early will also be able to enjoy live jazz music and there will also be a raffle to win a family (4) pack of tickets to a movie at the TCL Chinese Theatre!
When: Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.
Where: Ovation Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028

Friday the 13th Screening at Cinespia (Griffith Park): Cinespia is screening the horror classic Friday the 13th. Watch the film ahead of the Halloween season. General Admission for lawn seating is $22; buy your tickets here.
When: Friday, Aug. 26 from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Cinespia at the Greek Theatre, 2700 North Vermont Ave., L.A., 90027

Saturday, Aug. 27

Txotx Cider Party at Benny Boy Brewing (Lincoln Heights): Benny Boy Brewing is hosting a tasting in honor of their rendition of a Basque cider. Celebrate with cider from the barrels, friends old and new, and plenty of food. Tickets are $35 for unlimited pours of Spanish-style Sidra. Purchase your ticket here.
When: Saturday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m.
Where: 1821 Daly St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Austin Reaves Meet & Greet featuring Miguel Pena (DTLA): Austin Reaves, #15 for the Los Angeles Lakers, partners with Lever Debt to do a free ticketed meet and greet event. Austin will also be giving away signed jerseys to guests. You can get your free ticket to the event by downloading the Lever App. You can also get a VIP ticket by subscribing for a year of Lever's services, valued at $79.99.
When: Saturday, Aug. 27 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: MG Studios, 1319 West 11th St., L.A., 90015

Sunday, Aug. 28

The Thief Collector Screening at The Getty (Griffith Park): The Getty Center is hosting a special screening of The Thief Collector. The screening will be followed by an outdoor reception with the film's director Allison Otto.
When: Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m.
Where: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A., 90049

Tuesday, Aug. 30

L.A. Beach Clean Up (Malibu): In honor of National Beach Day, Wolf & Badger will be hosting a beach clean up. Malibu Farm will be supplying buckets for the clean up and we will be providing reusable gloves, as well as a Wolf & Badger flag made from recycled plastic bottles. Malibu Farm will be providing a complimentary item to participants after the clean up!
When: Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: 23050 East Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 90265

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