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17 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Week

There's a Filipino pop-up restaurant coming this month to Mari in at the InterContinental in Century City. This is the pancit palabok. (Photo: Courtesy of Kain at Mari)
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Bored? We found the cure(s). Check out a new Filipino pop-up in Century City or a massive celebration of Korean culture at the Hammer. If film's your jam, there's a 3D cinema series, a Q&A about "BLACKkKlansman" and more movie/music mashups at the Hollywood Bowl. For music under the stars, SWIMM plays Levitt Pavilion and there's a jazz fest at Santa's Village at Skyforest.

MONDAY, AUG. 6; 4:30 and 6 p.m.
Brew Tours
Bluebird Brasserie -- 13730 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks
Now you have another reason to hit the Belgian brewpub during happy hour -- intimate brewery tours. Mondays through Wednesdays, groups of six (first come, first served) will get a brief overview of the beer program. The tours last about 20 minutes and include a free 5 oz. taster.

MONDAY, AUG. 6; 7:30 p.m.
Metalstorm: 'The Destruction Of Jared-syn' & 'Rottweiler'
Egyptian Theatre -- 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
To coincide with LACMA's current exhibition "3D: Double Vision," the museum teams up with American Cinematheque for a 3D film series. The first film of the Cinematic Void double feature is a 1983 knockoff of "Mad Max," directed by Charles Band. It's followed by Worth Keeter's 1983 film about a pack of Rottweilers trained by the U.S. military as killing machines. Spoiler Alert: The dogs escape and the body count escalates.

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TUESDAY, AUG. 7 - SUNDAY, FEB. 3, 2019
'Art of Three Faiths: A Torah, a Bible, and a Qur'an'
The Getty Center -- 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood
The divine words of three faiths -- Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- will be on view through colorful medieval manuscripts on parchment. The religious texts include a ninth-century North African Qur'an, a 15-century Christian Bible and a rare 13th-century Torah from Northern Europe called "The Rothschild Pentateuch."

TUESDAY, AUG. 7; 6 p.m.
LACMA -- 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Miracle Mile
The ongoing series mixes two of our favorite topics -- art and food -- and includes after-hours tours with curators and culinary experts. It's followed by a dinner at Ray's, inspired by the night's art. With the theme "Exploring Nature," Maite Gomez-Rejón of ArtBites leads a tour through the galleries. Guests then have a chance to meet with Chef Fernando Darin in the Ray & Stark Bar garden before digging into a seasonal vegan prix fixe meal.
COST: $100 - $144; MORE INFO

Movies in Concert
Hollywood Bowl -- 2301 N Highland Ave., Hollywood
It's movie week at the Bowl. David Newman conducts the LA Phil through John Williams' score as "Star Wars: A New Hope" screens on Tuesday. Thomas Wilkins conducts the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra through Henry Mancini's music for "The Pink Panther" on Wednesday. Newman and the LA Phil return on Thursday for "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back."
COST: $1 - $199; MORE INFO

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8; 7 - 9 p.m.
Talk Box: Shift
Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center -- 1110 Bates Ave., Silver Lake
The JCC hosts a discussion on gentrification in the eastside. Moderated by KCRW's Saul Gonzalez, the panelists include writer/producer of "Vida" Lindsey Villarreal, historian Dr. Max D. Baumgarten, multimedia journalist Samanta Helou-Hernandez and real estate broker Anselm Clinard. The event provides a safe space for civil conversation and disagreement, examining the causes, consequences and controversy of gentrification.
COST: $10 or pay what you can; MORE INFO

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8; 7 p.m.
"Hope Never Dies"
Book Soup -- 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Andrew Shaffer discusses and signs his new mystery-thriller, which follows two amateur detectives -- Joe Biden and Barack Obama (yes, the former VP and President) -- as they traverse Delaware on the trail of murderer. Feeling listless after leaving office, VP Biden investigates when his favorite train conductor dies in a suspicious accident. The buddies hit up biker bars, seedy motels and uncover connections to America's opioid epidemic.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8; 8 p.m. - THURSDAY, AUG. 9; 6 p.m.
Hammer Museum -- 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood
To coincide with this weekend's KCON, the largest celebration of Korean culture in L.A., the museum presents two preview programs on the Westside. The first is a K-pop concert with Ailee, Roy Kim and Echae Kang. The following night, there's a screening of the 2017 film, "The Fortress," a historical epic based on China's 1636 invasion of Korea. A Q&A with director Hwang Dong-hyuk takes place after the screening.

John David Washington stars as Ron Stallworth in the Spike Lee Joint 'BLACKkKLANSMAN.' (Image: 'BlacKkKlansman' via Facebook)

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8; 3:30 p.m
'BlacKkKlansman' + Q&A
The Dome @ ArcLight Hollywood -- 6360 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood
There's a special pre-show Q&A in the Dome with director Spike Lee and actors John David Washington, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier and Corey Hawkins. They'll talk about the film and the incredible story it's based on: Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, infiltrated the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
COST: $17 - $18; MORE INFO

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THURSDAY, AUG. 9; 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse: 'Die Hard' 30th Anniversary
The Bloc -- 750 W. 7th St., downtown L.A.
Yippee-ki-yay... you know the rest. It's meta-movie night: Watch from atop a downtown high-rise as John McClane (Bruce Willis) face off against Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) and his baddies as they try to take over an L.A. skyscraper. Before the screening, artist and musician Alex Winston performs.
COST: $10 - $15; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, AUG. 9; 7 - 10 p.m.
SWIMM + Winter
Levitt Pavilion -- Northwest corner of MacArthur Park, near the intersection of W. 6th and S. Park View streets
The indie outfit brings its synth pop-meet-yacht-rock sounds to the outdoor concert venue. Winter -- a project of songwriter Samira Winter -- opens the night.

THURSDAY, AUG. 9; 6:30 p.m.
'Space Jam'
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza -- 3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw
Catch the family flick where Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan share top billing. While the screening starts at dusk at the Sears Bowl, get there early for music, games and food trucks.

THURSDAY, AUG. 9; 8 - 9:30 p.m.
Vintage Basement With Max & Nicky
Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth -- 2511 Wilshire Blvd., Westlake
New York-based twin brothers Max and Nicky Weinbach host a night of stand-up comedy and music with an awesome lineup: Reggie Watts, Brent Weinbach, Aparna Nancherla, DJ Douggpound and Andrew Michaan.
COST: $10 - $15; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, AUG. 9; 8 p.m.
'Story Collider' Los Angeles: Battles
Lyric Hyperion -- 2106 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake
The podcast and its live storytelling series stand at the intersection of science and entertainment. Audrey Kearns and Joseph Scrimshaw host the L.A. edition, which features true and personal stories from VFX artist and model maker Fon Davis, actor/writer Colton Dunn, actor/podcaster Jennifer Landa, writer/producer Joey Slamon and biologist Evelyn Valdez-Ward.

THURSDAYS, AUG. 9, 16, 23
Blue Jay Jazz Festival
SkyPark at Santa's Village -- 28950 California 18, Skyforest
The festival in the mountains opens with Latin jazz legend Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band and Billy Mitchell & The Circle of Friends on Aug. 16. Rounding out the season is a night with the Cal State San Bernardino Jazz Band, Rim High Marching Band and the local ensemble 60 Grit. Bring a picnic (beer and wine are allowed) or purchase from one of the restaurants on site.
COST: $19 - $35; MORE INFO

THURSDAYS, AUG. 9, 16, 23, 30; 6 - 9 p.m.
Kain Pop-Up Restaurant
Mari at InterContinental Los Angeles -- 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Century City
"Kain" in Tagalog (the main Filipino dialect) means "to eat," and you definitely will at this pop-up with a prix fixe menu. Inspired by his mother's cooking, chef Brian Bellicourt added a few modern twists on traditional dishes. The menu includes pork belly sisig toast, ube gnocchi, spicy beef cheek kaldereta, chicharrón-crusted sea bass, palabok and cornbread bibingka.
COST: $55 per person; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, AUG. 9; 7 p.m.
Gary Leonard conversation with Josh Kun on "Clubs & Halls" Exhibit
Il Caffè, 855 S. Broadway, downtown L.A.
During this week's DTLA Art Walk, the photographer talks about his images of L.A.'s early punk scene, which are currently on view at the coffee bar. With writer and scholar Kun moderating, the night should be both fun and insightful.

How are you spending your week? Let us know on Twitter @christineziemba and @LeoHasACat.

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