The Weekend Guide: Sept 27 – 29, 2013

You can almost feel the briskness in the air. The only thing we are missing are leaves turning bright colors and falling off the trees. It’s officially Fall so when the college football games are over have something fun planned for the significant other who wants to go out and have fun. Get out and enjoy the weather this weekend! Some of the activities happening include: Depeche Mode, a HUGE boxing bout and more festivals.

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Partly cloudy. High 66F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 64F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 68F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Date Logo Sept 27 Weekend Guide

Mike Jones Trio

WHEN: September 27, 8PM – 10PM
WHERE: Alva’s Showroom
1417 W 8th Street
San Pedro, CA 90732

WHAT: This man recreates a lost jazz art form. He has made a mission of carrying on the tradition of two handed solo piano jazz with a new twist. Mike’s music encompasses styles ranging from James P. Johnson and Fats Waller through Art Tatum and up to Dave McKenna and Oscar Peterson.
COST: $20

Date Logo Sept 28 Weekend Guide

Depeche Mode

WHEN: September 28 @ 7:30PM
WHERE: Staples Center
1111 S. Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA 90015

WHAT: This band has built and sustained an arena-filling global career through memorable, sometimes mournful melodies, ultra-sincere, often confessional lyrics and compelling comings-together of synth-y and, when songs cry out for them, stringy sounds. Depeche Mode strikes a balance between chink-of-light sing-alongs and austere, pulsing industro-wallowing that’s proven elusive on its recent recordings. (Also Sunday, Sept. 29, & Wednesday, Oct. 2.)
COST: $49.50-$129.50

Boxing Sept 28 Weekend Guide

Boxing – Chavez Jr. vs. Vera

WHEN: September 28 @ 3:30PM
WHERE: StubHub Center
18400 South Avalon Boulevard
Carson, CA 90746

WHAT: Top Rank and Banner Promotions present former middleweight boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs) vs. top-ranked boxing contender Bryan Vera (23-6, 14 KOs). Originally scheduled for September 7th at STAPLES Center, the fight has been rescheduled at StubHub Center due to a small cut Chavez suffered during training.
COST: $25 – $200

Boxing Sept 28 Weekend Guide

Abbot Kinney Festival

WHEN: September 28, 10AM – 6PM
WHERE: Abbot Kinney Blvd
1507 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice Beach, CA 90291

WHAT: This is the largest free festival in the country. Adults can enjoy the flowing Stella Artois in one of three beer gardens, while the little ones design tutus and ride ponies in the Kidsquad. Music aficionados will split between two performance venues and rounding out the show are 300 craft vendors, 20-plus food trucks, rock walls, spoken-word poetry and a Ferris wheel.
COST: Free

Date Logo Sept 29 Weekend Guide

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies

WHEN: September 29 @ 1:10PM
WHERE: Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHAT: What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than enjoying the American national pastime of baseball. Watch the legendary LA Dodgers take on the Colorado Rockies in a showdown of baseball might. Come out to the ole ballpark, enjoy a hotdog and beverages and be entertained by all things baseball.
COST: $10 – $115


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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