Things to Do in Los Angeles: August 2014 Edition

20140804-161524-58524065.jpgLos Angeles Quilt Show & Fiber Art Fest     Aug. 1-3
A new and exciting venue for quilters of all levels to show their work in a public space, participate in a professional and peer-juried competition and interact with quilting guilds, supply companies, teachers and fiber artists of all kinds. CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles
110 E. 22nd St., San Pedro.

Tasting Table’s Los Angeles 2014 Lobster Rumbler     Aug. 1
14 lobster roll stations plus savory sides and Cape Cod potato chips. Haagen-Dazs Dessert Deck including sweets from 5 local dessert purveyors. Open bars pouring Stella Artois beer, Bordeaux wines, cocktails, and Califia Farms beverages. 7-10pm. Cooper Design Space.

Beverly Hills International Music Festival     Aug. 1
Opening Concert. Celebrating the Centennial of Beverly Hills featuring the music of: Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff and George Gershwin. Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills: 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. (310) 779-7622 /

Long Beach Crawfish Festival     Aug. 2-3
Delicious Cajun Crawfish dinners, prepared Louisiana-style and spiced to mouth-watering perfection in the worlds largest crawfish steamers. Rainbow Lagoon: 400-403 Shoreline Village Drive. (562) 495-5959 /

“The Greatest Escape” Motorcycle Ride for Mesothelioma     Aug. 3
All proceeds from the ride will be donated to the Pacific Meso Center at the Pacific Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for important stem cell research to find better treatments of malignant pleural mesothelioma. 8:30am-3pm. Bartels’ Harley Davidson: 4141 Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey.

A Faery Hunt     Aug. 3
Winner of the Nickelodeon’s Award for “Best Children’s Theater in Los Angeles ,” come and join the faery folke on a fun and gentle quest for the Faery Royalty. As the audience makes their way through the forest, they actually become part of the story. 10:15-11:30am. Crestwood Hills Park: Brentwood, Corriganville Park: Simi Valley, Griffith Park: Los Angeles.

Caam’s Annual Summer Party     Aug. 3
Our line-up includes featured musical artists and performers and the entire family can chill creating great artworks in our free workshops. California African American Museum: 600 State Drive, Los Angeles. 1-3pm. (213) 744-7432 /

Cambodian Music Festival     Aug. 3
Headlined by Los Angeles rock band Dengue Fever, the Cambodian Music Festival is more than just a fun day of being captivated by the original music of inspired artists. 3-11pm. Ford Theatres: 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Los Angeles.

Charity Golf Classic     Aug. 4
Tee off to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. KTLA5 and Warner Bros. will host the 22nd annual Charity Golf Classic and Golf Ball Drop. 9am. Lakeside Golf Club: 4500 Lakeside Drive, Burbank. (562) 502-1100 /

OCA National Convention     Aug. 7-10
This year’s Convention theme is “On Location for Advocacy” will focus on our advocacy efforts both nationally and locally. Designed to foster the next generations of Asian Pacific American (APA) community, government, business and corporate leaders. Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles: 506 South Grand Avenue. (202) 223-5500 /

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament     Aug. 8-10
Hosts over 500 teams and more than 13,000 players and spectators. This inaugural tournament comes to the streets of L.A. LIVE, the premiere entertainment and sports district that surrounds STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre. 800 W. Olympic Blvd. (877) 251-4230 /

Navy Days LA     Aug. 9-10
Providing Los Angeles residents and visitors the opportunity to tour real-life U.S. Naval vessels at the World Cruise Center. Port of Los Angeles: Harbor Blvd. and Swinford St., San Pedro. Tours are FREE to the public with reservations through /

Summer Sun & Art Fest     Aug. 9-10
Along with “Cruise The Pike” Classic Car Show will take place at The Pike in Long Beach and coincides once again with the Long Beach Jazz Festival next to The Pike Grand Ferris Wheel & Rainbow Lagoon.

Ecuadorian Festival & Parade     Aug. 10
Since 1999 the Ecuadorian community in Los Angeles has been celebrating their Independence Day and this year once again they will celebrate their Fiestas Patrias. Parade, Live music, Exhibitors, Vendors, Food Booths, Arts & Crafts, Gifts give-a-way. Placita Olvera: Main St. & Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles.

Terranea Resort Hosts Inaugural Wine Festival     Aug. 10
The inaugural event will feature special seminars and wine tastings led by experts, along with a wine luncheon, special wine retail offerings, evening reception and dinner, and accommodation packages. Terranea Resort: 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Truck It Fest     Aug. 14
We bring you delicious gourmet food trucks, with free sides of shopping and atmosphere. Check out all your favorite gourmet food vendors in one place – creating markets like you’ve never seen before. Historic Core: Third and Spring Street, Los Angeles.

Big Sunday Back-to-School Drive & Community Dinner     Aug. 14
Help Big Sunday send kids back to school in style as we collect, sort and pack all kinds of needed school items for kids at varied low-income schools in LA and Long Beach. 6:30-8:30pm. Big Sunday: 6111 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles.

World Firefighters Games 2014     Aug. 15-24
It’s the world’s biggest celebration for firefighters and global emergency responders. This multi-sport and entertainment extravaganza is your chance to network with colleagues, firefighters and their families from around the world. Los Angeles Convention Center.

Burbank Comedy Festival     Aug. 17-23
Comedic history will be made at the Burbank Comedy Festival, the first live comedy festival in Los Angeles. Flappers Comedy Club: 102 E Magnolia Boulevard.  (818) 845-9721 /

Tall Ships Festival LA     Aug. 20
Takes over the LA Waterfront, featuring more than a dozen international and domestic grand tall ships sailing in from across the Pacific plus the worlds largest rubber duck. Port of Los Angeles: Harbor Blvd. and Swinford St., San Pedro.

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival     Aug. 21-24
Epicurean event showcasing the finest in food and drink culture throughout Los Angeles featuring a star-studded lineup of celebrated chefs and culinary personalities from throughout the country. Downtown Los Angeles: Grand Avenue & 1st Ave.

Native Summer Fest     Aug. 23
Walk through Rudy Ortega Sr. Park in San Fernando, where Native American/Indigenous art exhibitions accompanied by live music. This year’s Talent Show event is featuring a Celebrity panel of judges from the entertainment industry. 2025 4th St. (818) 336-6105 /

Taste of Brews – Long Beach     Aug. 23
4th annual Long Beach Summer craft beer festival featuring dozens of seasonal, craft and micro-brews. 12-5pm. Lighthouse Park: 200 Aquarium Way.

Wine & Beer Festival     Aug. 24
A growing tradition in the South Bay, the Wine and Beer Festival offers guests a world class experience close to home. 12-4pm. Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles: One Trump National Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. (310) 265-5000 /

The Taste presented by Citi     Aug. 29-31
Tour L.A. one bite at a time at our annual food and wine festival at Paramount Pictures Studios. Stroll through the studio’s famous back lot as you sample and savor L.A.’s best restaurants. 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 956-8398 /

Budweiser: Made in American Festival     Aug. 30-31
Music festival featuring Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Steve Aoki, Juanes, Afrojack, Kendrick Lamar, Rise Against, Weezer, Sublime with Rome, and many more! L.A. Grand Park, Los Angeles.

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