Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in Los Angeles This Weekend (August 17 to 19)

There's a whole city to explore out there!

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The weekend shouldn’t just be used for errands — you've earned the right to live a little after a long week! We don’t know about you, but we don’t want to waste a single second of it. When Friday rolls around, we're ready to start the fun — and this is what we’ll be doing in Los Angeles!

EAT IT UP

JOIN THE HAWAIIAN LUAU AT 189 BY DOMINIQUE ANSEL (8/17 and 8/18)

Known for being the creator of the cronut, Dominique Ansel bakery will be hosting Hawaiian luaus at his 189 restaurant. On Friday (5 to 11 p.m.) and Saturday (5:30 to 11 p.m.), there will be a special dinner menu with items like grilled pineapple with li hing mui, lomi salmon, and soy brown butter braised pork. Desserts include Hawaiian shaved ice and lilikoi custard — and don’t forget the tropical cocktails! The menu is available à la carte and as a special luau feast for two people (at $40 each). Enjoy!

PUT YOUR TASTE BUDS TO THE TEST AT THE CALIFORNIA HOT SAUCE EXPO (8/18 and 8/19)

The 4th annual California Hot Sauce Expo is back this weekend in Anaheim! Highlights include the Chicken Death Wing Challenge, Spicy Taco of Hell Challenge, Inferno Spare Rib Challenge, and … a Chihuahua Beauty Pageant? Check the schedule for Saturday and Sunday so you don’t miss a must-see event.

FEED YOUR INNER FOODIE AT SMORGASBURG LA (8/19)

Every Sunday, you can go to the Alameda Produce Market in DTLA and try foods you’ve never had before! There’s no shortage of creativity at Smorgasburg LA. There are dishes like vegan donut ice cream sandwiches, churro bites topped with Fruity Pebbles, and bacon, egg, cheese, and avocado sandwiches. Plus, there are new offerings every week!

DO IT UP

DANCE TO PRINCE ALL NIGHT LONG (8/17)

If you could listen to Prince for hours on end, this event is for you! Downtown Disco is paying tribute to the late star by playing his music from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday. Go dance the night away! RSVP now for free entry.

GET IN ON THE ACTION AT MONSTER JAM (7/17 to 7/19)

Monster Jam is in LA this weekend, and it’s bound to be an action-packed event! Watch monster trucks pull off their greatest moves on Friday (7:30 p.m.), Saturday (1 and 7 p.m.), and Sunday (1 and 7 p.m.). Get your ticket here.

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