Still have no idea what to do this weekend? Don't panic. Patch is coming to the rescue. Check out our pick-and-choose planner for this Friday through Sunday in Hollywood.
1. The 4th Annual J.U.i.C.E. Hip Hop Dance Festival
Where/ When: Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E, Los Angeles. Friday, Sept. 30, at 8:30 p.m.
Why go: Choreographer and performer D. Sabela Grimes hosts this year’s J.U.i.C.E Hip Hop Festival, conceived by producer, dancer and choreographer, Emiko Sugiyama. Audience members will create an Origami crane, which will be sent to the Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima, Japan. Los Angeles artist SANO and Japanese artist Shiro will create original paintings to the funk, classic, break and hip-hop tunes spun by DJ Kenzo.
Price: $25; Visit the website to purchase tickets.
2. Amoeba's Monthly Charity Auction DVD Signing Session
Where/When: , 6400 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles. Saturday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m.
Why go: Amoeba's Monthly Charity Auction features special guest auctioneer, Rich Fulcher, who will auction items for charity before signing copies of the new Snuff Box DVD with Matt Berry.
3. Public Star Party
Where/When: Griffith Observatory, 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles. Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Why go: The Griffith Observatory presents the 2011 Public Star Parties with the help of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society and the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers. Try out a variety of telescopes and talk to amateur astronomers as you observe the sun, moon, visible planets and other objects.
4. Book Signing and Screenings of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and Adam's Rib
Where/ When: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028. Sunday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m.
Why go: Enjoy a book signing session with author James Curtis, who will sign his new book Spencer Tracy: A Biography in the Egyptian Theatre lobby. Afterward, enjoy a double feature screening of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, directed by Stanley Kramer and Adam's Rib, directed by George Cukor. There will be a discussion between films with actress Katharine Houghton in a rare in-person appearance.
Price: $7, $9, $11; Visit the website to purchase tickets.
5. AlohaFest! At the Ford
Where/When: Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E, Los Angeles. Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.
Why go: PAE live presents AlohaFest!, a festival that pairs native artists from Hawaii with L.A. based artists to give fans an evening of contemporary Hawaiian Jazz with artist Amy Hānaiali‘i and special guest Tini Grey, a L.A. singer, songwriter and guitarist. Acts also include Kilohana Performing Arts Company and Halau Hula Na Meakanu O Laka O Hawaii, under the direction of Kumu Hula Rolanda Valentin-Reese.
Price: $40; Visit the website to purchase tickets.