Feel the Love
Join thousands of dance music true believers at the 16th annual Love Festival at L.A. Memorial Coliseum this Saturday. DJ Dirty South headlines the main stage, while Mark Farina and Junior Sanchez vie for top DJ honors at the second dance area. 7 p.m.-4 a.m. Sat., 3939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. $45 at door ($100 for VIP tickets). thelovefestival.com/2008/index.html.
-- Charlie Amter
Raising the bar on tap
Los Angeles beer lovers, rejoice! The Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood is having its soft opening tonight. Owner Brian Lenzo has stripped the cozy bar inside the Music Box @ Fonda (formerly the Blue Palms Lounge) down to the essentials. The focus now is beer: There are 24 brews on tap (with offerings such as Santa Rosa’s Russian River), with a full bar for those who don’t indulge in frothy suds. Massive plasma televisions dot the bar, making Blue Palms one of the more sophisticated venues to catch an NFL game come fall. 9 p.m. tonight. 6124 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 464-2337; www.bluepalsmbrewhouse.com-- CharlieAmter