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The Best Events Happening This Weekend in Los Angeles | July 21 – July 23

Get ready for an exhilarating summer in Los Angeles with a fantastic lineup of events! First up, the Marina Del Rey Summer Concert Series presents Cowboy Junkies at Burton Chase Park on July 22, 2023. Enjoy symphonic and pop concerts against the stunning waterfront backdrop for free! On July 23, head to Los Angeles State Historic Park for FoLAR’s 2nd Annual River Fest featuring an open-air film festival, live DJ, art, education activities, food trucks, and more. Discover the interconnectedness of nature, health, art, and the L.A. River. Later that day, join LADOT and CicLAvia for Venice Boulevard: Explore the Corridor, where guided group bike rides and walks take you through protected bike lanes and surrounding neighborhoods, celebrating transportation safety improvements. Bicycles, skates, scooters, and strollers are all welcome at this event. Plus there’s plenty more special events and things to do this weekend so don’t miss out on these thrilling experiences amidst the scorching summer vibes of Los Angeles!

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The Best Events Happening This Weekend in Los Angeles | June 30 – July 2

Summer in Los Angeles is a vibrant and exciting time filled with special events and activities to enjoy before the highly anticipated July 4th celebrations next week. One great event this Friday night is Pride Night at The Original Farmers Market at The Grove. The evening promises live entertainment, bingo, and dancing under the stars, with a variety of sips and bites from vendors like Kaylin + Kaylin Pickles, Fritzi Coop, and Roxy and Jo’s Seafood. Another noteworthy event is the Whiskey Launch & Cigar Rolling Party at Tam O’Shanter on the same evening. Guests can indulge in whiskey tastings, witness live cigar rolling, and relish passed appetizers, all while experiencing an exclusive release of Tam O’Shanter’s 101-year whiskey barrel. Plus, on Sunday, Hotel Ziggy invites attendees to their Sunset Splash, a poolside party with DJ Pee Wee, Leisan, Mango & Ginger, and Vago providing the tunes, and refreshing drinks. But if those events aren’t your cup of tea (or tequila), we’ve highlighted plenty of other events going on this weekend in the city of angels. Enjoy!

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The Best Events This Weekend in Los Angeles | June 23-25

Welcome to the first weekend of summer in Los Angeles, where an array of special events awaits! Some highlights this weekend include: KCRW’s Summer Nights 2023 will kick-start the season with an outdoor dance party in Chinatown’s Central Plaza on Saturday, June 24. Join the celebration of New Chinatown’s 85th anniversary, savor the neighborhood’s culinary delights, and dance the night away to the beats of KCRW DJs. Or head over to the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall where the Disney Pride in Concert takes place on June 24-25. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will enchant the audience with beloved Disney melodies, accompanied by a 25-piece orchestra and mesmerizing video projections. But don’t miss the Imagined Wests Exhibition Preview Day at The Autry Museum during the day on Saturday. Delve into the stories of the American West through various media and interactive activities, followed by a lively concert featuring Gaby Moreno. But one event I’m most excited about is happening at the Santa Monica Pier all weekend. The Santa Monica Pier 360 Beach Festival where you can watch beachside sports, listen to live music, and enjoy family-friendly activities under the sun.

Now that the sun is finally out and the skies are blue, I hope you all make the most of this exciting weekend in Los Angeles as you usher in the summer season!

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The Best Events This Weekend in Los Angeles | June 9-12

It may only be almost summer in Los Angeles, but the city is already buzzing with excitement as some of its best summer events are set to kick off this weekend. From music festivals to cultural celebrations, the vibrant city has something for everyone to enjoy. Take a stroll along the iconic Venice Beach Boardwalk, explore the glamorous Hollywood Walk of Fame, indulge in the delectable food scene of downtown LA, and take a look at this great curated list of amazing things to do this weekend in the city of stars.

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Jazz at LACMA Returns & Other Spring Exhibitions and Events | April 2023

I’m thrilled that Jazz at LACMA is returning on April 28th! It’s been a long wait since last season. Jazz at LACMA is one of my favorite Los Angeles events, always taking place in Smidt Welcome Plaza next door to the iconic Urban Light. It’s a great picnic opportunity for gathering with friends on the lawn and sharing food and drinks. There is also the on-site Stark Bar if you’d prefer sit down and be served. And miraculously Jazz at LACMA happens every Friday from April until November! And best of all? It’s free and open to the public. It’s the perfect opportunity to see and celebrate L.A.’s finest jazz musicians.
There are also three new exhibitions that will open at LACMA this month. Light, Space, Surface: Selections from LACMA’s Collection will open to the public on Sunday, April 2, followed by Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing on Sunday, April 9, and Women Defining Women in Contemporary Art of the Middle East and Beyond on Sunday, April 23. Spanning the Middle East, Japan, and beyond, these exhibitions showcase art and stories from around the world.
Hope to see you at LACMA this spring and later this summer!

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This Month at LACMA | March 2023

Your Week’s Plans Are Set with Coded

Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952–1982 includes works by more than 75 artists, many of whom were pioneers of what we now call digital art. The works reflect the simultaneous wonder and alienation that was characteristic of the 1960s and ’70s, along with the utopian and dystopian possibilities of these new machines. Reserve your tickets for this week!

Visit LACMA on Friday, March 17, and Sunday, March 19, to join free docent-led tours of the exhibition.

Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952–1982 explores how the rise of computer technology, together with its emergence in popular consciousness, impacted the making of art in the age of the mainframe. International and interdisciplinary in scope, Coded examines the origins of what we now call digital art, featuring artists, writers, musicians, choreographers, and filmmakers working directly with computers as well as those using algorithms and other systems to produce their work. Whether computer-generated or not, the many artworks considered here reflect the simultaneous wonder and alienation that was characteristic of the 1960s and ’70s, along with the utopian and dystopian possibilities of these new machines. Today, with digital technology having been fully integrated into our lives, Coded’s examination of the years leading up to the advent of the personal computer is relevant, even imperative, to fully appreciating art and culture in the age of the computer—both then and now.

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This Weekend at American Cinematheque | 7/15 – 7/17

The American Cinematheque has been programming some incredible films this year, at both their Santa Monica and Los Feliz locations. Their weekend schedule is packed with classic films, in-person Q&A’s, 35MM screenings, live scores, and much more. Check out the lineup, highlighted below, and consider becoming a member of this vital cultural institution.

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FILM at LACMA | Winter 2022

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FILM at LACMA | Winter 2022

I Am… Film Series

This winter, LACMA presents a series of films by award-winning and emerging Latin American and BIPOC filmmakers who approach their subjects through the eye of the “other” with curiosity, empathy, and respect. The series will explore overlapping themes prevalent in both the U.S. and Latin America, bringing together Latin American and BIPOC filmmakers to find a point of convergence. 

Each screening will be followed by a curated conversation with the filmmaker, creating a dialogue that offers overlapping yet unique cultural perspectives about the topics of the films. Curated by Vanessa Perez, the series aims to celebrate cultural diversity and emerging filmmakers, while showing we are all interconnected.
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L.A.’s Best Virtual & In-Person Events This Weekend | Feb. 19 – Feb 21

Los Angeles’s best virtual and in-person events this weekend in February include drive-in film screenings, drive-through food festivals, art exhibitions, conversations with artists, the return of the L.A. Zoo, and so much more. What are your plans for this warm, sunny, but possibly windy weekend in L.A.?

Richard Heller Gallery presents “I’ll Wake Up Older,” the first solo show in California from Hunter Potter. (Photo courtesy of the gallery and artist.)

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The Best Academy Awards Viewing Parties in Los Angeles 2020

The Academy Awards are this Sunday which, if you are reading this, means you are either a) attending the Oscars or b) deciding on what you will be serving during your Oscar party or c) wondering where you could go to watch the Oscars with a friend or ten. Below I’ve highlighted the best options in Los Angeles, from Santa Monica to Los Feliz, where the 92nd Oscars will air on the big (or sometimes little) screen and bottles of champagne will be popping.

Joker leads the 2020 field with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 1917 and The Irishman received 10 nods each. The rest of the Best Picture nominees include Ford v Ferrari (4 nominations), Jojo Rabbit (6), Little Women (6), Marriage Story (6), and Parasite (6). Who is your favorite to win in the acting awards? Could Parasite potentially upset frontrunners 1917, The Irishman, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and take the top prize?

Viewing parties across the city invite you to make your predictions, sip an Oscar-themed cocktail, and join the global audience of viewers as the winners are announced.

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