Pop goes the weekend.
Surface Tension, by Alex Hoerner
What: Big, trippy bubbles are the subject of the locally based photographer’s latest exhibition at Gallery 169.
Why: Gratis libations and music will make you feel effervescent.
When: Thru Sept. 21. Opens Sat., 5-9 p.m.
Where: 169 W. Channel Rd., at Short St., Santa Monica (310-963-3891).
What: The famed Troubies mash up Bill Shakespeare and Stevie Nicks with their rock ’n’ roll adaptation of Macbeth scored with Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits.
Why: If you can’t make it this weekend, they’re performing at the Falcon Theatre thru Aug. 14.
When: Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: La Mirada Theatre, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada (562-944-9801). Tickets ($15-$50) online at lamiradatheatre.com.
L.A. Street Food Fest Summer Tasting
What: For $60, get all-inclusive access to one of two sessions serving tasty morsels from more than 75 street food vendors, chefs, and others.
Why: Carmageddon, schmarmageddon. Catch a free shuttle from Memorial Park Station on the Gold Line or book a room at the Courtyard Marriott in Old Town Pasadena for $119 when you mention L.A. Street Food Fest.
When: Sat., 2-5 p.m. & 6-9 p.m.
Where: Pasadena Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. Tickets ($60-$150) online at summertasting.eventbrite.com.
Big Night – Food, Films, and Music
What: Three short films about growing (Futurefarmers), preparing (Ludo Lefebvre), and serving (Kogi BBQ) food in L.A. debut at a free outdoor screening at the Levi’s Film Workshop.
Why: It’s even more delicious with a special menu from Kogi Truck made with ingredients from the Margaret Kilgallen Memorial Bike Farm.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., at E. First St., Downtown. Free with R.S.V.P. at levis-bignight.eventbrite.com.
What: Be a kid again at this new gaming mecca for grown-ups, complete with themed games every half hour, classic American fare, and boozy punch in a ’70s game-show-inspired lounge.
Why: Winners get tokens to use in their prize-stocked vending machines, so bring your game face.
When: Opens Sat. Tues.-Thurs., 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 351 N. Fairfax Ave., at Oakwood Ave., West Hollywood (323-951-0406).
Photo: Alex Hoerner / Courtesy of Gallery 169