Weekend Docket: 8/19/11

Since tomorrow is "moving day" for MGM (our phones & emails are totally down & we have the day off!) I figured I'd get my weekend docket out a little early.  Tonight is going to be a lovely feast at Ludobites007 thanks to @xoxogg for scoring a table!

Tomorrow, I'm hitting up the Mad Decent Block Party & then heading down to my favorite bar Jaragua for @seanbrogan's birthday.  Please vote for Bartender Brandon as LA's Best Bartender!  http://labestbartender.strutta.com/entry/186405

Then it's the lovely Lucy's birthday with a "Let them eat cake" theme... so you know what that means.  Baking Time!  Hrm... what should I make?  Any suggestions?

Saturday, 8/20
International Beer and BBQ Festival
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
With over 40 international and domestic brewers from all over the United States & tons of BBQ from all over the world including Persia, Brazil, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Philippines and more, plus, of course, the good old BBQ Beef Ribs, Baby Back and Tritip, the International Beer & BBQ Festival will certainly be a hot spot for this weekend. Held at the CBS Studio Back-lot it is a safe, self-contained venue that has a very friendly and airy atmosphere creating a wonderful ambiance where beer and BBQ lovers will converge and enjoy an international array of beers and BBQ. CBS STUDIOS BACKLOT 4024 Radford Avenue Studio City, CA 91604 http://beerandbbq.eventbrite.com/

Native Mad Decent Block Party Tour L.A.
Noon - 8pm
After a month of nonstop craziness, swaggin' from one city to the next, we're finally bringing the rage to LA and with it concluding this year's series of Mad Decent Block Parties. Naturally we're ending it all with a BANG and a face melting lineup you won't wanna miss. From Bosco Delrey and Sinden, to Lunice and Death Grips and much much more! Oh and did we mention Major Lazer?! LA this one's for the books!  Food, drinks, music & tons of fun! 613 Imperial St., b/t E. Sixth & Jesse Sts., Downtown. www.maddecentblockparty.com

Sunset Strip Music Festival
1pm - 10pm
Street festival! Two outdoor stages on Sunset between San Vicente and Doheny, performances in the venues, vendors, VIP rooftop lounge, VIP areas in The Roxy and Key Club, beer garden, autograph tent and interactive experiences all day on The Strip. This year’s street fest will feature performances by: MOTLEY CRUE, BUSH, PUBLIC ENEMY, MATT & KIM, ESCAPE THE FATE, THE DIRTY HEADS, COBRA STARSHIP, SHE WANTS REVENGE, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, TRIBAL SEEDS, Voxhaul Broadcast, Felix Cartal, Pigeon John, Letlive, The Limousines, Imagine Dragons, Motochrist, Divinity Roxx + 50 bands. $55 - $250 9000 – 8900 blocks of Sunset Boulevard (between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard) in West Hollywood http://www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com/

Taste of Brews
1 to 5 p.m.
An official event of the Long Beach Sea Fest, Taste of Brews features more than 100 beers from 50 local, regional and international breweries and brewpubs paired alongside cuisine from high-end gastropubs and fabulous eateries. The all-inclusive admission includes unlimited craft beer tastes and food samples, along with snacks, water and more. Admission ranges from $40 to $60 Lighthouse Park, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach www.tasteofbrews.com

Sunday, 8/21
2011 Supergirl Jam
All Day
ASA Entertainment, the country's leading action sports event producer, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products are proud to announce the dates for the 2011 Supergirl Jam event series. For the fifth consecutive year, these unique events will feature more than 100 of the world's top female action sports athletes competing in surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. The Supergirl Jam is the industry's only large-scale, all-girls action sports competition series and is designed to celebrate female strength, independence and empowerment. In 2011, the Supergirl Jam series will feature two events, each highlighting the sports' most talented female pros as well as up-and-coming amateurs. Venice Beach http://www.supergirljam.com/

Gourmet Music Carnival
11am - 7pm
The Gourmet Music Carnival is equal parts delicious food, great music and serious shopping. The first event will take place on the shady, picnic-perfect grasses of the L.A. State Historic Park, on Sunday, August 21. Nine Great Los Angeles bands including The Hangmen, Francisco the Man, Number 2, The Country, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Walking Sleep, Sean and Zander, Mad Planet, the Broken Numbers Band and DJ David Anthony will be performing. The Gourmet Music Carnival will feature 25-30 L.A. food trucks. There will also be up to 200 vendors offering chic vintage items, antiques, accessories, and new designer fashion. Kids can get their kicks in a play area that includes a rock wall and bungee jump while the grown-ups shop. $12-$50. LA Historic Park, 1245 N Spring Street, Los Angeles http://truckitfest.com/