AVP Hermosa Beach, FYF Fest, El Segundo Art Walk & Hermosa Beach Concerts Battle Of The Bands
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Los Angeles Nightlife Blogger
It’s a fun, full summertime in Los Angeles and there’s a full lineup of fun things happening the weekend of July 21-23, highlighted by the return of the AVP pro beach volleyball tour to Hermosa Beach.
In fact, the weekend even starts early with a number of activities and events taking place on Thursday, July 20. Here’s the full rundown that will keep you busy and entertained in L.A.
LOS ANGELES BEST WEEKEND EVENTS PICKS
• AVP Hermosa Beach
The pro beach volleyball tour returns to Hermosa after several years of missing this beach volleyball-mecca city. In fact, it’s not been here since 2010. Expect big crowds, as much for the volleyball as sun-seeking singles filling up the bars, especially the traditional AVP bar The Deck.
The event is free.
• FYF Fest
Once a small punk festival, this is now a huge three-day event at Exposition Park. There are some 50 acts – including Nine Inch Nails on Sunday – and lots of food for purchase from LA restaurants. Single-day tickets are $109-125 with a three-day past costing $329. Saturday single-day passes are sold out.
• AVP Kickoff Party
Smackfest Events is putting the ball in play for pro beach volleyball tournament by hosting a AVP Kickoff Party. Sharkeez Hermosa is serving up drink specials including $4 Bud Light drafts, $10 BL pitchers, $4.75 Barefoot wines,$5 Cinnamon Beach Whiskey shots $6.50 Cazadores shots and $7 Gray Goose Vodkas and Electric Sky Wine. Starts at 7 p.m. Smackfest and Sharkeez also hosting the AVP post-party on Sunday starting at 3.
• El Segundo Art Walk
The second of three summertime strolls through El Segundo with artwork and artists (and, in some cases, wine or beer) at local businesses takes place this Thursday. After the first one last month some people complained few places were serving drinks. But they did not know about the beer garden. I suggest starting there first and if it’s good, wind up there at the end.
• South Bay Jam Session
The weekly gathering of some of the South Bay’s hottest talent for a jam session at Standing Room in Hermosa. Starts at 9. Free.
• Battle Of The Beach
Four bands competing to two spots to fill out the musical lineup for next month’s Hermosa Beach Concert Series is happing at Saint Rocke. Among the bands is Brazilian Bombshell Tatiana’s Phoenix Rising. Doors open at 6, show starts at 7 and the cost is $5.
SATURDAY’S PUBCLUB PARTY PICKS
• White Light Night
The 11th annual Walk With Sally event that benefits the non-profit’s mentorship and support programs free of charge to children impacted by cancer. This year’s event features “A Taste of LA” featuring 25 of the city’s top-tier, chef driven restaurants, LIVE musical guest, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray. It takes place at The Top of the Plaza at Continental Park, 870 S. Nash Street in El Segundo. Note this is a pretty high-end event – tickets are $225 – and you must wear white.
Link for Tickets: https://e.gesture.com/events/5KU/
• Angry Donkey At The Lighthouse
One of the South BAy’s most fun party bands plays here starting at 9 p.m. Free admission.
• LA Bacon Festival
This is a trendy event that involves all things bacon, including in some of the craft beers. It’s at the LA Center Studios and there’s two sessions, Noon-3 p.m., and 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $60 – that’s high enough to make some people squeal!
SUNDAY’S TOP PUBCLUB PARTY PICKS
• Polliwog Park Concert
See who’s playing at this week’s free outdoor concert in Manhattan Beach’s Polliwog Park. 5-7 p.m.