Trump National Wine & Beer Festival, Hermosa Beach Concert Are Also Fun Things To Do
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Los Angeles Blogger
Welcome to the PubClub.com South Bay and Los Angeles Parry Report!
This is a rundown of the top activities and events the weekend of Aug. 18-20.
• The Wimbledon Of Beach Volleyball, Manhattan Beach
There will be spikes in the sand as the Wimbledon of Beach Volleyball, the tournament that started it all, takes place in Manhattan Beach this weekend.
It’s the AVP Manhattan Open and it’s on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier from Thursday thru Sunday. There’s an opening ceremony on Thursday with the traditional revealing of the plaques for the previous winners on the Walk of Fame. The finals are on NBC.
Be on the lookout for Rosie’s Raiders, as well as Olympic Gold Medalists Phil Dalhausser and April Ross.
Thursday’s Top Events
• AVP Skydeck Party
310YP is hosting a sunset party on the AVP Skydeck with live music and food from 5-8. This is a ticketed event and the price is $55 (drinks NOT included).
• Final Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert
This week’s music features indie rock and alternative bands. The is the last of the weekly free summertime concerts on the pier. It goes from 7-10 p.m.
• Standing Room South Bay Jam Session
This week’s jam session of local bands includes Barley! 9-close, Standing Room, Hermosa Beach. Free.
Friday’s Top L.A. Events
• Splash Night Fridays W Hotel Rooftop Party
Have you been to this yet!? Splash Night Fridays is a rooftop party at the W Hotel in Hollywood with a DJ and a cool – but not overly cool – crowd. And yes you can take a plunge in the pool. It’s kind of like being in Vegas without making the 5-hour drive (okay, three hours if Isabel is driving, ha!).
Link: W Hotel Rooftop Party
• Argentina Salsa Dancing
A salsa band and dancing takes place in the open-air Grand Park in DTLA. There’s at least a thousand people and it’s free. There’s a bar serving beers, wines and margaritas. You can even bring your own food and drinks. It goes from 7-11 p.m.
Saturday’ Top Events
• LaLA Land – Hermosa Beach Movies On The Beach
Be able to look at the pier where they filmed LaLa Land and go into the Lighthouse Cafe as the Hermosa Beach Movies on the Beach features this Academy Award Best Picture (well almost!) movie filmed right here in Hermosa. It starts at dusk, south side of the HB Pier.
Sunday’s Top Events
• Trump National Wine & Beer Festival
It’s here! One of the top events of the year in the South Bay takes place at the gorgeous Palos Verdes cliff featuring top California wines and several craft beers. It’s the hottest ticket in the South Bay and even tho it’s long been sold out, the PubClub ticket exchange site is loaded with people selling extras (and if you’ve got tickets to sale, also post, as people are looking to buy, as well. There’s also a few spaces left in Big Kev’s Escalade ride (just $25 R/T!; 310-480-2020).
• Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts
Rush back from the wine & beer festival and plop yourself on the beach for this week’s concert on the sand! It’s a Grateful Dead day featuring Cubensis. It goes from 5-sunset.
• Shade Hotel Blues, Bourbon & BBQ
A BBQ feast, a bourbon or vodka drink ticket, and a blues band are taking place at Shade Hotel’s rooftop bar in Redondo Beach. There are also cocktails, more beer, and wine available for purchase. It goes from 7-10 p.m., and the cost is $55.
Monday: The Solar Eclipse
While several people from the South Bay are heading to remote areas of the country to be in the so-called “path of totality,” those of us in Los Angeles will only be getting a partial effect of the solar eclipse. Still, don’t look directly into the sun and regular sunglasses offer no protection. The eclipse begins at 9:05 a.m., reaches its peak at 10:21 a.m., and is finished at 11:44 a.m. The total duration time is two hours, 39 minutes. Los Angeles will have a 62% partial eclipse. Griffith Park is having a free viewing party from 9 a.m.-noon.
Next Week In The Party Report
As we close in on the end of August – whaaat, already!? – it’s the final concert on the beach. Also, the Pigskin Prognosticator takes a look at what college football teams will thrive and those that will disappoint in 2017. Plus there will be a surprise or two.
That’s it for the PubClub.com Party Report. For more, go to PubClub.com, Where The South Bay, LA and The World Goes To Party!