CicLAvia #18: If you've been visited the mid-city this summer, you know that weekends have meant traffic closures along parts of Wilshire, due to the Metro Purple Line Extension. The boulevard will see a different sort of closure, however, on Sunday, Aug. 14, when it is fully closed to auto traffic between Western and Grand. The event is free, you can cycle, rollerskate, walk, cartwheel, or do whatever people-powered thing you please, all while taking time to visit food trucks and community booths.
Million Pin Challenge: Are you a strike-getting pro? Can you send a ball sailing down the lane with moxie and aplomb? Or are you all about the gutters? It matters not where your skills stand during this mega fundraising day at area Bowlmor AMF locations. Feeding America is the beneficiary, and you can nab a free game in the morning of Saturday, Aug. 13 to jumpstart the action. Whenever you bowl, though, during the day or night, know you're lending a hand with every pin you send clattering.
BrunchCon: It's not exactly accurate to claim that everything under the sun has its own convention these days, but comic books do, and monster movies, and now a weekend daytime staple that's known for fancy egg dishes and Bloody Marys. Several vendors are cooking up the savory/sweet stuff at The Reef, which will welcome brunching buffs on Sunday, Aug. 14. Will you find a fresh slice of toast to be ga-ga over? Or a new go-to spot for sausage links? This is a fine way to give new places a try.
What to do, where to go and what to see
The Brewer's Workout: The annual LA Craft Beer Crawl has been a popular happening for well over a half decade now, but the Saturday, Aug. 13 to-do is about to take on a new dimension: a fitness regimen. Sign up for a workout earlier in the day, one that finds inspiration from the day-to-day of making beer. The morningtime event is raising money for Alex's Lemonade stand, and all of the sweating done during the first hour is followed by a beer, and bites, in the second.
Avocado Fest: So you say you dig brews, but you also like a certain creamy, guac-a-licious fruit, the one that has a giant pit, er, seed, in the middle? Angel City Brewery can help you out. The Arts District brewhouse is ready to re-debut is piquant Avocado Ale, and they're throwing a party to do so on Sunday, Aug. 14. Food trucks, a michelada bar, some special cocktails, and other warm-weather delights await at the brewery's HQ.