Midsummer Scream @ Long Beach Convention Center | Festival
Halloween comes a few months early with a weekend-long festival based on the holiday. Walkthrough attractions and a series of panels including the creative minds behind “American Horror Story: Hotel” and Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” fill the weekend with spooks.
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday
300 E Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Summer Soda Tasting @ Galco’s Soda Pop Stop | Food
Though the idea of a soda sampling event may be strange in comparison to a beer or wine version, the soda tasting still offers a wide variety of sugary drinks from all over the world. For those who pride themselves on burping, there will be a ‘burp-off’ for kids ages 6 to 12 to find the best belcher.
5 – 8 p.m.
5702 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
“Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters” Exhibit @ LACMA | Museum
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s gruesome visions of monsters, death and other horrors stake out a part of LACMA from August until the end of November.
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
“Suicide Squad Rebirth #1” Signing @ Collector’s Paradise | Comics
Leading up to the theatrical release of “Suicide Squad,” comic book artist Philip Tan will sign copies of the “Suicide Squad” reboot series.
319 S. Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105
CraftNight: Disguise & Performance, A Mask Making Workshop with Gronk” @ Craft & Folk Art Museum“
Chicano artist Glugio Nicandro, known as “Gronk,” hosts a mask making workshop that ties in with his current showing at the Craft & Folk Museum. With a background in performance art in addition to painting, Gronk shares his mask craftsmanship techniques he uses for set design.
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA
Ribs, Pigs and Watermelon @ Huntington Beach Pier | Food/Festival
A professional barbecue cook-off, watermelon eating competition and live music fill the Huntington Beach Pier in an effort to raise money for homeless veterans. Veterans and active military personnel get free admission.
315 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648