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New Women Auteurs of Contemporary World Cinema | FREE

This winter, join guest curator Jacqueline Lyanga, Global Cinematheque’s Founder and Artistic Director, for a spotlight on auteur women of contemporary world cinema. This free public screening series will showcase debuts and second features from women who both write and direct their films. These filmmakers all bring their own distinct point-of-view and visual and narrative style and evolve the representation of women in cinema. The series will feature the Mexican film Tótem by Lila Avilés, the Malaysian film Tiger Stripes by Amanda Nell Eu, the French film The Rapture (Le Ravissement) by Iris Kaltenbäck, and the British film Girl by British-Nigerian filmmaker Acura Onashile.

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The Best Events This Weekend in Los Angeles | Sept. 8 – Sept. 10 2023

As the sun begins its slow descent, casting a golden glow over the City of Angels, the end of summer in Los Angeles promises a grand weekend ahead ablaze with excitement. Picture yourself strolling through the hallowed halls of the USC Fisher Museum of Art, surrounded by the breathtaking creations of Kara Walker. This major exhibition unveils more than 80 works spanning her illustrious 30-year career, including the iconic “Emancipation Approximation” series and captivating images from “Porgy & Bess.” But that’s just the opening act. On Saturday, Echo Park comes alive as the 11th Echo Park Rising festival returns from its COVID-induced slumber. The streets pulse with the rhythm of local talent, and venues like Sticky Rice (The Spirit House), Spacedust, and the Echoplex become stages for unforgettable performances. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Los Angeles Union Station Trainfest 2023, where the past, present, and future of train travel converge in a whirlwind of activities and exhibits. Read on as we dive deeper into these and more sensational weekend events in sunny Los Angeles, promising at least one end-of-summer extravaganza you won’t want to miss!

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Labor Day Weekend Events in Los Angeles | Sept. 1 – Sept. 4 2023

Get ready, Los Angeles! Labor Day weekend is about to hit the city like a wave of pure excitement, and we’ve got your golden ticket to all the fun. 🌞🎉 First up, the queen herself, Beyoncé, is gracing the stage at SoFi Stadium for not one, not two, but three electrifying nights. Her Renaissance World Tour is set to bring you an unforgettable experience, blending her latest hits with timeless classics. Or, step into the world of cinematic nostalgia with Big Screen Pee-Wee, a four-film marathon dedicated to the iconic Paul Reubens, better known as Pee-Wee Herman. It’s an afternoon of laughter and adventure that you won’t want to miss. And for all you tequila enthusiasts out there, the Melrose Tequila Festival is the place to be. As the sun sets on Saturday night, head over to Melrose Place in West Hollywood for hand-crafted cocktails, tequila-infused delights, and non-stop entertainment. But wait, there’s more! Our curated list is brimming with Labor Day weekend events that will keep your spirits soaring. Read on for the full scoop on what’s happening in sunny Los Angeles this holiday weekend! 🌴🍹🎶

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The Best Weekend Events in Los Angeles | Aug. 18 – Aug. 20

Get ready to immerse yourself in a weekend of sheer delight under the sun-soaked skies of Los Angeles! 🌞 This city of dreams is gearing up to deliver a trio of unforgettable events that will light up your spirits and make your heart dance with joy. Step back in time at the Jazz Age Speakeasy in the historic Los Angeles Theatre, where vintage glamour collides with the soulful rhythms of hot jazz and mesmerizing performances, promising an evening you won’t soon forget. If the enchanting tunes of Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces set your soul on fire, then the Hollywood Bowl’s Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks is your ticket to musical paradise, complete with a breathtaking pyrotechnic finale. And that’s not all – the Frogtown Flea Crawl awaits, ready to paint the streets of Elysian Valley with vibrant colors, live music, eclectic vendors, and an irresistible block party vibe. These three are just the beginning; our curated list guarantees an electrifying weekend that Los Angeles proudly offers to all seekers of joy and adventure. Stay tuned for more astonishing experiences! 🎉

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The Best Events Happening This Weekend in Los Angeles | August 4 – 6

Get ready to heat up your summer in Los Angeles with a sizzling lineup of events that will keep you entertained throughout the whole weekend. And don’t worry about the weather – with sunny skies and warm temperatures, it’s the perfect time to explore everything the city has to offer. Film enthusiasts won’t want to miss NOIR CITY: Hollywood, presented by American Cinematheque and the Film Noir Foundation, from August 4 to August 13 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Head there to watch movies from the height of Hollywood’s noir movement in 1947 – 1948, with 23 films including Key Largo, Sorry, Wrong Number, The Velvet Touch, and The Big Clock. For a taste of surf and skate culture, head over to Venice Beach on August 5 for the SurfSkate Fest, hosted by the inclusive skate community GRL SWRL, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Z-boys. The day is packed with thrilling activities, including a morning paddle out, a surfskate competition with VIP judges, the premiere of the GRL SWRL documentary, and a dance party under the Venice sign. Music lovers won’t want to miss 88rising’s Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival on August 5 and 6 at Brookside at The Rose Bowl, spotlighting Asian-centric music, art, and cuisine, featuring DPR Live, Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian, Rina Sawayama, ZEDD, and TOKiMONSTA, as well as delectable food from All Dat Dumpling, Baozza, Luckyball Korean BBQ, Bone Kettle, and the new BOBA VILLAGE experience. For those 21+, signature Johnnie Walker cocktails will be available for purchase. Don’t miss out on these electrifying events and many more included our great curated list.

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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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Upcoming Screenings & Events at American Cinematheque | Fall 2022

Los Angeles is once again in the midst of Oscar Season! With high profile award hopefuls released every weekend it can sometimes be easy to lose track of our city’s incredible revival and repertory film screenings and events. From long lost and newly found 35MM prints to directors in person hosting viewings of their favorite movies, the New Beverly, The Hammer, The Academy Museum, and American Cinematheque (among several others), have great special events every night of the week. Below I’ve highlighted the American Cinematheque’s upcoming fall slate, which includes a Luis Buñuel Retrospective, A Whit Stillman series, a Luca Guadagnino tribute, an Elvis screening with a Q&A with director Baz Luhrmann, and so much more. Read on for all the amazing screenings and special events. And remember, AC members get priority access, discounted tickets, hip merch, and a dedicated film fan community.

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Halloween Happenings in Los Angeles & Southern California | October 2021

It’s spooky season again and, unlike last year, trick-or-treating and in-person special events are back throughout Southern California! Below I’ve curated a list of all the best Halloween in-person events in Los Angeles, with some safety measures in place, of course. Haunted houses (and hayrides), classic horror film screenings, scary day and night hikes, decked out theme parks, and many more spooky things to do this weekend. Happy Halloween, Los Angeles! Stay safe, stay scary.

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