Comin’ Up: Beach Ball, Dublab 14th Anniversary, Leisure Market, M83 and Phantogram, and more

I want to do all this stuff! I need a helicopter! Does Uber provide one?

Take your pick of a million things to do this weekend, all scheduled right on top of each other. Because life isn’t fair.

Here’s the scoop on: Leisure Market, Dublab 14th Anniversary, Beach Ball Fest, M83 and Phantogram at the Hollywood Bowl, Venice Music Crawl, and Big Black Delta at Saturdays off the 405. Gah.

Leisure Market

Saturday, September 21 – 12pm-7pm
@ Culture Labs, Downtown LA

Hang on. Pepsi has a “culture lab”? OK.

Leisure Market is presented by Pepsi Culture Labs and awesome, fantastic record label Innovative Leisure, this Saturday in DTLA. This one-day pop-up market will showcase local, indie record labels, fashion, live performances, and food and drank. Performers include Egon, Nick Waterhouse, Crystal Antlers, Madlib, Nosaj Thing, and more.

Culture Labs (Courtyard)
1917 Bay Street (Cross Streets: Mateo between 7th & 8th Streets)
Downtown LA 90021

Free Admission. 18+ (21+ to drink).
RSVP: Pepsi Leisure Market

Leisure Market

Saturdays off the 405: Big Black Delta

Saturday, September 21 – 6pm-9pm
The Getty Center

Big Black Delta is way cool and far out. Too bad the Getty is far out, too. Literally. Even with a Saturday date for this recurring event, it always proves challenging to get up the 405 to the Getty. And then that parking situation? Whew! Let us all light a prayer candle for traffic and factors unknown, so we can see some BBD on Saturday.

Admission is free. Parking isn’t. More info here.

Beach Ball Festival

Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, September 22
@ Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts are a wrap for the summer, but there’s still the Beach Ball this weekend. The two-day festival is sorta UCLA-Jazz-Reggae-Fest-format, with the acts split up for a soul-focused Saturday (with Aloe Blacc, Lee Fields & the Expressions, and more) and a reggae-infused Sunday (with Michael Rose
of Black Uhuru, Sly and Robbie, and more).

Tickets seem to be of varying prices right now, with lots of discount deals around. Saw them on LivingSocial, or you can also use the promo code “WAVE” for a discount at this link:

Beach Ball Festival

Dublab 14th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 21 – 8pm-2am
@ Maker City LA is celebrating 14 years of web radio collective goodness. Raise a glass with them. The anniversary celebration will feature musical performances, DJ sets, film projections, live screen-printing, food trucks, and all that type of vibe. Performers are divided up into Boogie Zoogie, Cosmic Noodle, Weirdo Disco, and Funky Freak zones.

Maker City LA
1933 S. Broadway
11th Floor of LA Mart
Los Angeles, CA

FREE Before 10pm, $10 donation at the door after. 21+ to attend. Facebook event here.

Dublab 14

Venice Music Crawl

Saturday, September 21 – 12pm-10pm
Venice, CA

Hey look! Music on the westside! Shock! The Venice Music Crawl takes over all the music venues and even some barbershops and sausage spots this Saturday, with a massive list of more than 60 musical acts.

Venice Music Crawl

M83 with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Phantogram

Sunday, September 22
@ Hollywood Bowl

I haven’t even been to the Hollywood Bowl yet this summer. It’s time. Let’s synth out to M83 and Phantogram, and get into some Trader Joe’s wine and snacks up in the cheap seats.

Abbot Kinney Festival – 10.6.12


Wandered and wandered, joining in with different circles of Venice friends, ending up in random apartments with chihuahuas and beers, looking at vendors’ knickknacks that seemed better than previous years, spending most of the day at the Dublab Stage.

Pharaohs were vibey and synthy. It was a jam session with sexy saxomophones and guys in sunglasses with Rolands.

Nite Jewel took that same vibey vibe and graduated it to a more poppy and boppy sound, closing out the fest as the sun set.

Venice may not have the Silverlake-level festival scene, but they have a bigger lake– er, ocean.