Sometimes, the good stuff just crams itself into the same weekend. Get a load of the upcoming fests. You can eat to your heart’s content and blast your ears out to their discontent … while basking in the sun or enjoying the cool summer breeze.Â Take your pickÂ or mix and match.
I mean, if you even like that gelatinous, white, slimyÂ weird stuff that is.
Los Angeles Tofu Festival – August 18 -19
237 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(San Pedro and 2nd)
SatÂ - 12pm – 8pm
SunÂ - 12pm – 6pm
Admission: $5 (or $3 with this coupon)
They’re having a Wi-Fi scavenger hunt, which I think is really cute because they also advertise that the entire festival is “wireless.”Â I mean, who wants to eat tofu at a Tofu Festival when I canÂ surf the internetÂ on my laptop? Be sure to bring cash as you’ll need it to buy your scrips at $1 each.Â Food and beverages range between 1 and 5 tickets each. Trust me–it’s well worth the trip to the ATM.
Sunset Junction Street Festival – August 18 – 19
3900Â - 4300 Sunset Blvd and
4000Â 4200 Santa Monica Blvd
Sat -Â 10am – 11pm
Sun – 10am – 10pm
Admission: $15 (or $13 in advance)
According to the folks at Flavorpill, the festival has a rich and interesting history–having firstÂ started 27 years agoÂ with the goal ofÂ easing growing tensions between the old (Latino) and new (Gay and white)Â residents of Silver Lake.Â They’ve always got a decent line-up to show for it, too.Â MyÂ bandsÂ and acts to noteÂ this year:Â She Wants Revenge, Breakestra, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Cheb i Sabbah (concert schedule)
That’s the goods.Â Since some other “haps” are going on Saturday, I’ll most likely be reserving Sunday as my festival day. Well, I would likeÂ to catch Breakestra and Ben Harper on Saturday.Â Decisions, decisions…Â
Also, rememberÂ to wear your sunscreen–and don’t forgetÂ the tops of your feet. (Did you know that’s the most common placeÂ skin cancer occurs?)Â Also, if you’re planning on attending either festival or both, be sure to drop a line about for instanceÂ what acts you plan on seeing or how good or yucky the food was, andÂ etc.Â I’m curious to hear what you guys thought. See you there!