The Weekend Guide August 2 – 4, 2013

The first weekend of a new month is upon us…any cool plans yet? The Weekend Guide is your help to making weekend plans that will build a lifetime of memories or at least make someone happy in the next few days. Some of the activities happening this weekend include: the X Games, a fun Summer festival and a tribute to Motown.

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Aug2- Weekend Guide

Tribute to Motown

WHEN: August 2 @ 7:30PM
WHERE: Warner Grand Theater
478 West 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

WHAT: Do you enjoy the timeless sounds of Motown tunes? Do you remember the great artists that spearheaded music to where it is today? Then the Tribute to Motown is the music event for you in downtown San Pedro. Get your groove on and enjoy tribute bands featuring the sounds of The Temptations and The Supremes. Plus, special guest emcee Robert Gordy, Jr. who will be sharing stories of his Motown days with his uncle, Berry Gordy, Jr.
COST: $35 – $55

X Games - Aug2 - Weekend GuideX Games: Go Pro BMX Freestyle Big Air 

WHEN: August 2 @ 6:00PM
WHERE: Irwindale Event Center
500 Speedway Drive
Irwindale, CA 91706

WHAT: Do we need to say more? It’s the legendary, extreme sports showcase that we’ve all growth to love as the X Games. This event showcases a myriad of talent from the BMW bicycle world. Crazy air, stretches of open space that will boggle the mind and an atmosphere of super coolness is what awaits at this awesome event.
COST: $40

Aug3- Weekend Guide

Sunset Strip Music Festival featuring Linkin Park

WHEN: August 3 @ 9:30PM
WHERE: Sunset Strip
9000 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

WHAT: Linkin Park is headlining this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival Street Fest. The band frequently played the Whisky in the late ’90s as Xero and after vocalist Chester Bennington joined the band it was renamed Hybrid Theory. This legendary band with roots in LA will thrill, rock and impress everyone that attends.
COST: $79 – $250

X Games - Aug4 - Weekend GuideMoto X Enduro X at STAPLES Center

WHEN: August 4 & 12:30PM
WHERE: Staples Center
1111 S. Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA 90015

WHAT: Heavy metal, powered by 2-stroke horsepower, propelling human beings through the air at great speeds and velocity. If this sounds like an afternoon of fun and excitement then this is the event for you. Downtown LA hosts this final X Games event in LA, next year you will have to go to Austin TX for all the extreme fun.
COST: $10 – $25

Aug3&4- Weekend Guide

LA Waterfront Summer Festival

WHEN: August 3 & 4
WHERE: Downtown San Pedro
6th Street between Pacific Ave. and Centre Street
WHAT: Come out and celebrate a monumental birthday. San Pedro is 125 years old this year and this is a HUGE celebration to commemorate our great community. The event will encompass craft beer tasting from local brewers, two days of music filled entertainment and enough fun things to do to keep the kids occupied while you enjoy some relax time.
COST: FREE to attend

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Comment below and let us know if these are the kinds of events that you like doing. Also, feel free to make suggestions for other weekend events that are coming down the pipe. Most importantly, have a great weekend and enjoy your time away from work!

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