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By Reuben Brody

The Five Things to Do This Weekend in LA
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05 August 2016

Happy Friday. (“Already?!”)

Sometimes the week races by so fast that by the time five o’clock rolls around, we’re staring headlong into a weekend of couch-bound inertia.

Fret not, though, idle brethren — we’ve got a line on the best goings-on L.A. has to offer.

The VRLA Summer Expo

There will be 130 games in need of players at the LA Convention Center this weekend, where Radeon Technologies Group is hosting a bonanza of all things virtual reality. Strap on a headset and enter your own little world.

Westbound + Van Leeuwen = Boozy Milkshakes

The mixologists at Westbound stir and shake some of L.A.’s best cocktails, and they’ve partnered with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream for some delicious, booze-laced milkshakes that will make for the perfect pre- or postgame affair to the other events on your schedule.

Chad Muska’s Supra Pop-Up

Skate legend Chad Muska designed a little pop-up shop with Supra on that stretch of Fairfax near Melrose where all the best in streetwear lives these days. The shop is up until Labor Day, and stocks one-off T-shirts, illustrations and the third generation of the Muska-designed SKYTOP.

Tiempo del Morir at the Ford Theater

Did you know Gabriel García Marquez wrote a movie? Neither did we. It was a Western called Tiempo del Morir, and it’ll be airing at the newly renovated Ford Amphitheater, which looks the part of a Shakespearian theater now. Very cool. Also, Marquez’s son, director Rodrigo García, will say a few words beforehand.

Two Shepherds Wine Brunch at Eveleigh

The temp is supposed to be tolerable on Sunday, which makes it a perfect day to eat a lazy brunch on Eveleigh’s gorgeous back porch. Two Shepherds, a Windsor-based vineyard, is hosting a six-course tasting brunch with wine pairings. Take an Uber.

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