Weekend Events: July 12-14

The weekend is upon us and there is no better time to venture out into the yonder of LA. We’re not talking about taking a hike through Malibu Creek…although that’s an option. We have a weekend round-up to get you out into the city and enjoying the best moments of summer. So skip the regular routine and discover your inner Angeleno!

Friday, July 12

Summer Movie Nights: The Karate Kid

Location: Brand Park, Mission Hills

Mark your calendars: summer movie nights are back in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Bring your family, friends, and pack a picnic for a movie night under the stars. All movie screenings begin at 7:30 PM. Popcorn will be provided.

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Musical Theatre West presents DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID

Location: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.  With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken this fishy fable will capture your heart. Moreover, enjoy hit songs like “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World”.  Certainly it will be entertainment for the whole family!

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Cyndi Lauper

Location: The Hollywood Bowl

Her iconic voice, punk glamour, and infectious female strength catapulted her to stardom. Groundbreaking Grammy®, Emmy®, and Tony® Award–winning songwriter and performing artist Cyndi Lauper rocks the stage joined by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and conductor Thomas Wilkins.

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Saturday, July 13

Hip Hop Fundamentals

Location: Skirball Cultural Center

Get down with Hip Hop Fundamentals, an award-winning team of diverse professional breakdancers dedicated to hip-hop education. As a result through their drive to inspire audiences and participants of all ages, they will present their The Principles of Hip Hop show. Don’t miss this exploration of hip-hop’s rich cultural history and how underserved inner-city youth have changed the world!

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Queen Mary’s Rock the Queen

Location: The Queen Mary, Long Beach

Take to the Queen Mary this Saturday for an unforgettable flash back evening to the British Invasion of the 1960’s and 1980’s. Hope aboard aboard as some of SoCal’s best British tribute bands rock the night away. Most importantly, revel in performances from The Who Generation, Britain’s Finest, Arena, These Handsome Devils, and The Cured.

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Paul McCartney: Freshen Up U.S. Tour

Location: Dodger Stadium

Needing no introduction, don’t miss Sir Paul McCartney at the home of the boys in blue this weekend only! Debuting a brand new production, is an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. The Beatles frontman will showcase a selection of the best songs ever written or performed Paul McCartney. Moreover is a show that promises a once in a lifetime evening transcending and elevating the potential of live music.

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Sunday, July 14

California Philharmonic Presents ‘Bastille Day’

Location: Walt Disney Concert Hall

Francophiles will cheer “Vive la France” when the California Philharmonic Orchestra presents its “Bastille Day”. A symphony of french sound, the Bastille Day concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall is sure to be magnifique!

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Kids Summer Movie Series: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Location: The Wiltern, Los Angeles

Enjoy a special screening of the Tim Burton reimagined Roald Dahl tale, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory! Watch the story of young Charlie Bucket as he wins a fantastical opportunity to enter the magical but mysterious factory of candy maker Willy Wonka. Come early and upgrade to our *Kid Party prior to screening! There will be photo opps, face painting, bounce house, carnival games & more fun surprises!

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Festival of Arts Family Art Day

Location: Festival of Arts Grounds

“Family Art Day” at the Festival of Arts is the most fun-filled, art-filled and enchantment-filled day of the entire summer for families! Enjoy a special performance by the award-winning Le PeTiT CiRqUe, America’s only all-kid cirque company. Limited space available. Children 5 and under receive free admission all summer long to the Festival of Arts.

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