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Weekend Eats: Brews & 'Que, Barnsdall Wine Fridays, and Street Food Cinema

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The weekend is so close you can practically taste it. Here are the edible events going on in the next few days to keep you occupied -- and sated, for that matter.

Barnsdall Wine Tasting launches for summer: One of our favorite summertime L.A. events relaunches this weekend at the Hollyhock House at the Barnsdall Art Park. Marion Hodges of KCRW will be spinning, and Heirloom LA, Let's Be Frank, Mandoline Grill, and Sweet Wheels will provide nibbles in case you don't have time to pack your own picnic. As always, Silver Lake Wine will be doing their pours of unique boutique wines. The cost of entry also includes a limited edition collectible wine glass. All profits from the wine tastings benefit Barnsdall Art Park Foundation programs and projects, so you can feel good about your happy hour purchase. You can buy your tickets here.

Street Food Cinema: This Saturday at Exposition Park, the season of outdoor movies begins with "Stand by Me" starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell. Doors open at 5:30 with the movie screening at 8 p.m. There'll be a live band to accompany your picnic dinner starting at 6 p.m. You can find more info and purchase tickets ($10 GA/$15 preferred seating) on their site.

Beachwood Barbeque and Brewing comes to the Blind Donkey: Starting Saturday at 2 p.m., you can sip on GABF winners like the Foam Top American Cream Ale and El Verano Saison at the Blind Donkey. Beachwood also just released one of our favorite coffee beers, System of a Stout -- Imperial Armenian Stout (11.2%) with molasses, green cardamom, and Portola Coffee Lab's Armenian Roast aged in Brandy barrels -- so make sure you get a taste of that while you're down in the LBC while you're at it. It would go great with the Donkey's burgers and chili fries. You can find out more info on the event here.

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