Free Film Screenings In July at Old Pasadena Summer Cinema

What’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening in SoCal? Picture this: You’re chilling with friends and family, enjoying the perfect weather, and catching a flick in the heart of one of L.A.’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Sound like your jam? Then Old Pasadena Summer Cinema needs to be on your summer to-do list.

Starting on July 5, Old Pasadena Summer Cinema returns with a lineup of 17 films screened over 24 days at four unique Old Pasadena locations. And the best part? Each screening event is FREE and open to the public!

Central Park takes center stage on three select nights when screenings will be accompanied by DJ sets, free family activities, costume contests, themed-giveaways, and special treats tailored just for each night’s film: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure on July 7, Mars Attacks! on July 14, and The Muppet Movie on July 28.

One Colorado is another open-air option, with films projected in a charming courtyard just off Colorado Blvd. The lineup of films at this venue includes family friendly features like Back to the FutureThe Incredibles, and The Princess Bride, plus recent favorites La La Land and Wonder Woman, along with the noir classic Sunset Boulevard. Seating is provided at One Colorado, but be sure to arrive early to secure your spot!

Two Old Pasadena businesses will also host screenings inside their spaces on select evenings throughout the month. Distant Lands Travel Bookstore will show a travel-related film every Friday in July including DeparturesOne WeekIn Bruges, and How Much Further. Meanwhile CTRL Collective hosts its first-ever Old Pasadena Summer Cinema films on July 5 and July 19 with presentations of the Farrelly Brothers’ Something About Mary and John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place. Please keep in mind for both screenings at CTRL Collective seating will be limited and therefore not guaranteed.

Scroll down for the complete list of dates, locations, and films. For details on each evening’s events, including special activities at Central Park, be sure to go to

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema 2018 Schedule

There’s Something About Mary
CTRL Collective, 45 S. Arroyo Pkwy
Thursday, July 5, 2018 8:00pm–10:00pm

Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Avenue
Friday, July 6, 2018 8:00pm–10:15pm

Sunset Boulevard
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Friday, July 6, 2018 8:30pm–10:30pm

La La Land
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Saturday, July 7, 2018 8:30pm–10:45pm

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
Central Park, 141 S. Raymond Avenue
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:30pm–10:00pm

One Week
Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Avenue
Friday, July 13, 2018 8:00pm–10:00pm

Back to the Future
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Friday, July 13, 2018 8:30pm–10:30pm

Star Wars Episode VII
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Saturday, July 14, 2018 8:30pm–10:45pm

Mars Attacks!
Central Park, 141 S. Raymond Avenue
Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:30pm–10:15pm

A Quiet Place
CTRL Collective, 45 S. Arroyo Pkwy
Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:00pm–9:30pm

In Bruges
Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Avenue
Friday, July 20, 2018 8:00pm–10:00pm

The Incredibles
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Friday, July 20, 2018 8:30pm–10:30pm

Wonder Woman
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:30pm–11:00pm

How Much Further
Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Avenue
Friday, July 27, 2018 8:00pm–9:30pm

500 Days of Summer
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Friday, July 27, 2018 8:30pm–10:00pm

The Princess Bride
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Saturday, July 28, 2018 8:30pm–10:00pm

The Muppet Movie
Central Park, 141 S. Raymond Avenue
Saturday, July 28, 2018 6:30pm–10:00pm

Schedule provided by We Like LA

New Rooftop Movie & Music Series Coming to DTLA

A new rooftop music and film series is coming to Los Angeles, this one boasting excellent views of downtown. Skyline Sound + Cinema is a partnership among The Bloc, ALT 98.7 and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and it kicks off June 21 with a sing-along screening of The Greatest Showman.

The Bloc is the result of massive renovations to Macy’s Plaza and Broadway Plaza, which converted what Curbed LA referred to as one of the city’s ugliest buildings into a pedestrian- and transit-friendly, open-air plaza with retail, restaurants, and more. The Bloc will also contain Los Angeles’ first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, though no official opening date has been announced.

In the meantime, the Austin-based theater will host a summer rooftop series on the Bloc’s massive roof featuring music curated by ALT 98.7 followed by a film. Each screening has room for 800 guests, according to a release.

The inaugural event will feature music from singer-songwriter Cary Brothers. Then, guests are invited to sing along with the 2017 musical drama The Greatest Showman, which stars Hugh Jackman in a loose retelling of circus entertainer P.T. Barnum’s life story.

Future events are planned for July 12, July 26, and August 9, but screening details have not been announced.

The Greatest Showman screening takes place on Thursday, June 21. Doors are at 6:30 p.m., music from the Cary Brothers is at 7:30 p.m., and the screening begins at 8:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available until 9:30 p.m. via variety of vendors. Tickets are $25. 21+.

Article courtesy of We Like LA.

Weekend Events: April 27 – 29

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome.

Since time is precious in this fast paced city we curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

This weekend in L.A. (April 27 to April 29) includes a Gala in the Gardens, Our L.A. Voices: Arts Festival at Grand Park, The Eclectic free music festival and art walk in South Pasadena, Street Food Cinema, Santa Monica Wine Fest, Taste of the Eastside and MUCH more.


Friday April 27th, 2018

1. Alcove and Big Bar presents their annual Gala in the Gardens spring time festival. Guests can expect five completely different experiences and signature cocktails to go with each space. Highlights include a boozy tea garden and a Putt Putt Goose mini golf experience. Admission is free. FREE

2. Our L.A. Voices: Arts Festival at Grand Park happening April 27-29 is recognized as the “Best of L.A. Arts Festival,” a weekend long art celebration featurinf visual art showcases including dance, music and theatre performances, alongside traditional art pieces. FREE

3. The TCM Classic Film Festival, will return to Los Angeles from April 26 to 29 bringing over 80 movie screenings — including new restorations of landmark films — and panel discussions at several iconic Hollywood venues.

4. There’s a SURVIVOR themed comedy show happening at The Virgil featuring stand-up vs. sketch comedians with hilarious challenges to determine who is the comedy SURVIVOR. FREE

5. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of The Montalban in Hollywood and LEVEL in DTLA with multiple screenings this weekend that include Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Silence of the Lambs and more.

6. Immerse yourself in eight days of French film, documentaries, and TV shows when the COLCOA French Film Festival takes over the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Hollywood from April 23-30.

7. Amy Herzog’s Belleville continues its first-ever Los Angeles run at the Pasadena Playhouse this weekend. The play stars Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect, True Blood) and Thomas Sadoski (Life in Pieces, The Newsroom) in a production that Entertainment Weekly calls a “shocking thrill ride that will leave you breathless.” Performances run this Friday (8 p.m.) and Saturday (2 and 8 p.m.), with engagements continuing on select dates through May 13.

8. Pasadena’s One Colorado hosts its first-ever Happy Hour Week from April 25-May 1 offering live entertainment and specially priced drinks and bites from local restaurants.

9. Visit the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, a majestic Mediterranean masterpiece built in 1915 and designed by distinguished architect Reginald Davis Johnson, from April 22-May 20. The tours have been going strong since 1948, it’s also one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the country.

10. Happy Place has found a new home at LA Live’s Event Deck, opening on April 26 and running through May 27 the very Instagram friendley experience will feature a giant pot of gold and indoor confetti dome, a bath tub filled with rubber duckies and more. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

11. The Museum of Failure has a new location on Hollywood and Highland with new exhibits and products that include Juicero, Facebook Gifts, RCA SelectaVision,, and Google Wave. There’s also an entire section dedicated to Hollywood with some of the industry’s biggest fails. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

12. The Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical Blues in the Night kicks off a three-week run at The Wallis this Friday.

13. Decompress at Mystic Journey Crystals in Venice with a crystal sound bath that combines original compositions and performances with crystal singing bowls.

14. On the last Friday of each month the California Market Center hosts a public sample sale with hundreds of showrooms offering men, women and children fashion as well as gift and home items at below-retail prices.

15. The VOID’s virtual reality experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is now open in the Glendale Galleria. The “hyper-reality” experience puts players in a 360 virtual world allowing them to touch, smell, and sensing their surroundings.

16.  260LA will host a Paul Smith sample sale event April 24-29 in Beverly Hills with mens and women’s apparel, shoes and accessories at a steep discount.

17. Stash House, a new escape room in L.A. will allow you and your friends to get actively involved in a crime drama — with zero chance of going to prison. Happening all week.

18. Step inside The Museum of Illusions in Hollywood and find yourself in a classic painting, part of a cartoon, part of current events, inside movies and much more. Highlights include watching the Titanic go down, “climbing” a sheer cliff and other eye popping visuals. Happening all week.  (DISCOUNTED)via Goldstar.

Saturday April 28th, 2018

19The Eclectic, a free music festival and art walk, returns for its 10th year along the streets of South Pasadena for an afternoon of entertainment on four outdoor stages, along with ten other venues, and 50+ musical performances planned with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy headlining the event. There will also be open houses at art galleries and studios. FREE

20. The Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show comes to Union in Arlington Heights featuring over 150 local artists, live body painting, live art, an eclectic lineup of live musicians and DJs, and more. Come hungry , there will be a FREE pancake bar all night long.

21. Street Food Cinema returns with its first event of 2018, a screening of Dazed and Confused. at L.A. State Historic Park

22. Ms. Lauryn Hill, Cypress Hill, five of Bob Marley’s sons, Tom Morello and a host of reggae superstars will perform at Kaya Fest, a music and awareness festival commemorating Bob Marley’s landmark album Kaya, at National Orange Show (NOS) Events Center in San Bernardino on April 28-29. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

23. Spend a day sipping tea in a gorgeous garden while enjoying the ocean view during Tea by the Seaat the historic Point Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro. There will also be garden tours, craft booths, self-guided lighthouse tours, and more.

24. Enjoy two days in the sand listening to some sweet sounds when Travis and Fedley’s Back To The Beach Festival hits Huntington State Beach April 28-29. The music lineup includes many ska and 90’s rock favorites, including 311, Sublime with Rome, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fishbone (with the original line up), Goldfinger (featuring Travis Barker), The Aquabats, Save Ferris, Less Than Jake and many more special guests.

25. Japan House Los Angeles (JHLA) presents Takeo Paper Show titled SUBTLE, an experimental exploration of paper, on view from April 13 through May 23, 2018. The exhibit will showcase innovative paper creations that will have you look at paper in an entirely different way. To celebrate this exhibit JHLA will host several free air vase workshops where you’ll learn how to make a vase with paper on Saturday. FREE

26. The Santa Monica Wine Fest comes to Barker Hangar on April 28-29 for two days of wine-tasting with over 50 wineries. Santa Monica Wine Fest benefits the Surfrider Foundation, an organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

27. de Plume gallery’s spring group show titled Skin and Bone will examine the human figure through the eyes of artists THEOHUXXX, Gino Belassen, Matthew Floriani, Ilaria Bochicchio and Bo Bosk. The opening reception from 6-10 p.m. is free to attend. Skin and Bone will be on view till May 24, 2018. FREE

28. The Smokers Club Fest comes to the Queen Mary Waterfront in Long Beach April 28 29 for a two-day hip-hop music festival by the water. Line up includes Wiz Khalifa, School Boy Q, Kid Cudi, 2 Chainz, Mac Miller, Ty Dolla $ign, Isaih Rashad, and Lil Pump.

29. Jackalope is an indie fair that boasts over 150 handmade makers ranging in products from home décor, food and houseware, to fashion accessories and body products will take over Pasadena Central Park on April 28-29.

30. Smog City Brewing in Torrance celebrates its fifth anniversary with a lively party and loads of beer. Your ticket gets you a gift bag with new brew, Awkward Teenager, a haze-influenced, murky IPA brew. There will also be beer cocktails, creatively concocted with fruits, salts and cordials.

31. Contribute to the beauty of the City of Angels by volunteering to clean up the L.A. River. This Saturday FOLAR will be working at Compton Creek at Del Amo Metro Station, Golden Shore Marine Reserve, and Willow Street Estuary.

32. The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire is back at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale for another year of fun every Saturday and Sunday from April 7 through May 20. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

33. ROW DTLA teams up with Unique Markets for several Unique L.A. mini markets to celebrate their 10th anniversary. The shopping event will feature a monthly rotation of hand-picked local artists, designers, and emerging brands.

34. Get a glimpse of what Los Angeles looked like during the Victorian era when the Homestead Museum’s Victorian Fair of the Far West on April 28-29 takes place.  The fair will include live music, dance lessons, pie-eating contests, self-guided tours of the museum’s historic houses, crafts, a petting zoo, and more. Admission and parking are free and Victorian dress is encouraged. FREE

35. On Saturday, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse celebrates Independent Bookstore Day with activities for all ages. Bookworms can enjoy poetry readings, guests authors, a book drive, give-aways, signings and special story times with visits from therapy and rescue dogs.

Sunday April 29th, 2018

36. Taste of the Eastside returns to Los Angeles River Center and Gardens for a day of celebrating food and drink from Eastside neighborhoods including Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater Village and beyond.

37. The family-friendly Puppet Festival at the Skirball will feature various performances & storytelling through the art of puppetry, as well as a chance to make your own puppets.

38. The Pickwick Vintage Show returns to Pickwick Gardens in Burbank with an array of vintage clothing and items from the last century for sale from over 65 exhibitors from across Southern California.

39. Speak Easy Yoga is a brand-new series curated especially for Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown on Sundays through the end of May. Do a down dog with music from the 1920s and if you choose to follow your yoga session with the Indigo’s Bootlegger Brunch, you’ll enjoy your first drink free with proof of yoga ticket purchase.

40. The go-to flea market for vintage 20th century design is back this Sunday. Downtown Modernismwill take place at the Modernica factory showroom, where attendees can browse over 80 vintage modern dealers.

41. AutoCon Los Angeles, a celebration of all things automotive, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday.

42. Take a stroll down the T.V. Hall of Fame Plaza in North Hollywood. Dedicated to television pioneers, you’ll see a 27-foot Emmy Award, a life-sized statue of Johnny Carson and other legends of the small screen contained in the plaza. FREE

43. ETA in Highland Park is throwing a Luau for their 2nd anniversary on Sunday. The shindig will take place from noon to 6 p.m. and will feature Hawaiian Kulua Pork, tiki cocktails, and DJ tunes. No cover.

44. There’s a free seminar on humanely coexisting with wildlife at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Topics include how to prevent wild critters from visiting your property and steps to take when a wild animal is seen in your neighborhood. No RSVP is required. FREE

45. Checkout some local businesses during Angel City Brewery’s Beer Bazaar. Enjoy some beers and food truck eats as you shop Tiger Moon Designs, The Sellout, Dang GIrl, Petralis, Rock & Socks and more.

46. Dutch King’s Day Celebration takes over the ShoreLine Aquatic Park in Long Beach for an Amsterdam style street festival. Get a taste of Dutch dining, shop a Dutch style flea market, dance to Dutch tunes and more.

47. Downward Grog presents Brewery Yoga this Sunday at Forgtown Brewery.

48. Museum of Selfies opens on April 1 and will run till May 31 with 10 interactive exhibits that welcomes visitors to take a closer look into the cultural phenomenon. The curators of the Glendale museum have also collected an array of Instagram-inspired art as well as an Iron Throne made of selfie sticks for guests to enjoy.

Schedule provided by We Like LA.

Weekend Events: April 13 – 15

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome.

Since time is precious in this fast paced city we curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

This weekend in L.A. (April 13 to April 15) includes a BYOB Classical Music Warehouse Party, Hollywood Film Noir Festival, The March for Science, Whale of a Day 2018, L.A. River Clean Up, The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, a Wayne’s World Movie Party and MUCH more.


Friday April 13th, 2018

1.  This Friday listen to classical music at a giant BYOB warehouse party. Organizers Groupmuse is making classical music listening less formal and bringing the sounds to the masses in a warehouse in Frogtown. 21+ and bring your own beverages of choice.

2. To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier is a free, three-evening dance event taking place on the Santa Monica Pier from April 13-15. Part of the 17th Annual Dance Camera West Film Festival, the event will feature individual choreographers and dance companies from a wide range of dance forms and genres. FREE 

3. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftop of The Montalban in Hollywood with a screening of La La Land. Other screenings this week include The Notebook, Baby Driver, Dunkirk and more.

4. Pacific Opera Project (POP) presents a truly unique an immerisve production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, at The Vortex a large warehouse space in DTLA. The performance will have Dick Tracey feel, with a full orchestra, POP performers, non traditional seating, food and shared wine. Happening April 13, 14, 20, 21, 22. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

5. The North Redondo Beach Business Association presents SpringFest (April 12-15) a four-day spring carnival and community festival estimated to bring out 40,000  visitors for the last 30 plus years. FREE

6. See dark tales focused on murder, mayhem, and femme fatales at the 20th Noir City: Hollywood Film Noir Festival at Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from April 13-22.

7. The Toyota Grand Prix features live street racing, live music concerts, a lifestyle expo, kids kart racing, dancing contests, food trucks and more from April 13-15. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

8. Art duo Dosshaus transforms the Corey Helford Gallery into a flop-house hotel from the 60’s made entirely of recycled cardboard hand painted to look like black & white illustrations. The exhibit houses hundreds of individual pieces including a “Paper-Thin Hotel” with several life size rooms. FREE

9. To Live and Di(n)e in LA is a 35-person supper club where attendees will enjoy a fine meal, cocktails and cabaret-style performances with the ghosts of the most infamous figures in Los Angeles’ true crime history. Each course and cocktail will be inspired by a different figure and era and guests will come face-to-face with the Black Dahlia; the “Glamour Girl Slayer”; Charles Manson; the “Night Stalker,” and more infamous figures of the past.

10. 260LA will host a Proenza Schouler sample sale event April 10-15 in Beverly Hills with ready to wear, accessories and shoe for up to 70% off.

11. Celebrate the art of monsters and movie magic during Monsterpalooza at The Pasadena Convention Center April 13-15. The monster fest will have over 250 exhibitors, screenings, panels and more.

12. Japan House Los Angeles (JHLA) presents Takeo Paper Show titled SUBTLE, an experimental exploration of paper, on view from April 13 through May 23, 2018. The exhibit will showcase innovative paper creations that will have you look at paper in an entirely different way. To celebrate this exhibit JHLA will host several free air vase workshops where you’ll learn how to make a vase with paper. FREE

13. There’s a Trina Turk + Mr Turk warehouse sale April 13-15 where prices start at just $10. There will be both men’s and women’s ready to wear, accessories and more.

14. Greenbar Distillery has teamed up with The Burrito Project and a select list of local bars and restaurants, to provide thousands of burritos to those in need in the Los Angeles area. Simply go to a bar on the list and order a CITY Bright gin cocktail from there Greenbar Distillery will donate a burrito to The Burrito Project. Get more info here.

15. Free admission at: Long Beach Museum of Art (11 a.m to 5 p.m.)

Saturday April 14th, 2018

16. The March for Science returns to Los Angeles on April 14 in support of the environment, healthcare and scientific facts. This celebration will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m and will begin at Pershing Square and end at City Hall. Last year’s event featured various speakers, activities and live entertainment during the expo. FREE

17. Whale of a Day 2018 at Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale. Catch a possible view of the whales’ on their journey, enjoy various free, fun-filled activities, like face painting, and games for kids, along with exhibits, food vendors and prizes. FREE

18. The Downtown Burbank Arts Festival returns for its 15th year April 14-15. This free two-day outdoor festival will feature 200 artists, famous Disney animators, interactive experiences, special appearances, and much more. FREE

19. The Earth Day 2018 Community Festival comes to the Joint Administration Office in Whittier on April 14 to celebrate the majestic planet we call home. FREE

20. Picture This!, L.A.’s only live animated comedy show, is back with another free show at The Virgil in East Hollywood. During this show, see standup comics perform as talented animators, cartoonists and artists draw them live. FREE

21. Heritage Square Museum Victorian in Montecito Heights presents its annual Victorian Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday. See fashions inspired by First Ladies, including Martha Washington, Jackie Kennedy, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn and more.

22. Volunteer to clean up the L.A. River this Saturday. Thousands of volunteers will scour different parts of the river, collecting trash and helping to improve the environment.

23. There’s a Mobile Cat Cafe bringing adoptable kitties to locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. This weekend they’ll be in Brea. No reservations are required but access to the cafe costs $12. The price includes one pastry; one reusable coaster; and either a bottled water, cup of hot coffee, or bottle of cold brew.

24. The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire is back at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale for another year of fun every Saturday and Sunday from April 7 through May 20. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

25. Museum of Selfies opens on April 1 and will run till May 31 with 10 interactive exhibits that welcomes visitors to take a closer look into the cultural phenomenon. The curators of the Glendale musueum have also collected an array of Instagram-inspired art as well as an Iron Throne made of selfie sticks for guests to enjoy.

26. ROW DTLA teams up with Unique Markets for several Unique L.A. mini markets to celebrate their 10th anniversary. The shopping event will feature a monthly rotation of hand-picked local artists, designers, and emerging brands

27. The Museum of Failure has a new location on Hollywood and Highland with new exhibits and products that include Juicero, Facebook Gifts, RCA SelectaVision,, and Google Wave. There’s also an entire section dedicated to Hollywood with some of the industry’s biggest fails. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

28. The NoHo ArtWalk takes place on the second Saturday of every month. This month the event will be held at Pedestrian Plaza from 2-6 p.m. featuring vendors, artists and more. FREE

29. Step inside The Museum of Illusions in Hollywood and find yourself in a classic painting, part of a cartoon, part of current events, inside movies and much more. Highlights include watching the Titanic go down, “climbing” a sheer cliff and other eye popping visuals. Happening all week.  (DISCOUNTED)via Goldstar

30. Candytopia brings its immersive, oh-so-sweet Insta-friendly experience to Santa Monica, where it will remain till July 4.

31. Check out Butterfly Season at Kidspace Children’s Museum now through May 4. Activities include daily butterfly exploration in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater.

Sunday April 15th, 2018

32. Angeleno dog owners can be a part of history (possibly) this Sunday when the upcoming film Superpower Dogs attempts to set the Guinness World Record for ‘Largest Dog Photo’. They want public dog owners to participate and all you need to do is rsvp for Sundays event at Vista Hermosa Park. The organizers expect at least 200 dogs to be there. FREE

33. A Wayne’s World Movie Party heads to The Regent in DTLA this Sunday. Presented by Alamo Drafthouse the night will include a live Q&A with Director Penelope Spheeris, a live 80’s musical experience from the band Pop Gun Rerun, Cinefile Video pop-up shop, vintage record booth by Burger Records and a screening of Wayne’s World.

34. There’s a Cherry Blossom Festival in the newly-renovated Japanese Friendship Garden in Glendale’s Brand Park. The day event will feature live performances, activities for children, food and more. FREE

35. The VOID’s virtual reality experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is now open in the Glendale Galleria. The “hyper-reality” experience puts players in a 360 virtual world allowing them to touch, smell, and sensing their surroundings.

36. Downward Grog presents Brewery Yoga this Sunday at Frogtown Brewery.

37. Art Salon Chinatown presents Greetings From Chinatown, a live art making event at Central Plaza. Artists will create art and the public is welcome to bring their own supplies and join them. This event is family friendley and free.

38. Free admission at: Museum of Latin American Art and Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

Schedule provided by We Like LA.

Hot Tub Cinema Club Coming to Los Angeles

Movies. Friends. Hot tubs. If that sounds like an intriguing trio then you might fancy something called Hot Tub Cinema Club, an international movie screening series set to debut in Los Angeles later this year.

Hot Tub Cinema Club has been putting on events in Europe and Australia over the past two years. The premise is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: Small groups gather in inflatable hot tubs to hang out on warm days/evenings and watch cult classic films, with a bit of drink and grub thrown in for good measure.

According to a release, HTCC’s L.A. debut will feature six screenings which will be limited to 20 tubs per screening with up to five people per tub. That’s 100 people per engagement. We Like L.A. spoke with a rep from Hot Tub Cinema Club via email who gave some additional details. Here are few key need-to-knows:

  • Showers and a changing room will be available on site, meaning you don’t necessarily have to show up or leave in your swimwear.
  • Towels can be provided to guests, but you’re encouraged to bring your own.
  • Food and drink on hand should include pizza and beer.
  • About 80% of the tubs get sold on an entire tub basis (think: bring your group of friends) but individual tickets can be purchased for shared tubs, meaning it’s possible you end up tubbing with strangers.
  • The ticket price is projected to be $40 per person.

If the $40 ticket point sounds pricey, that’s probably because it’s more than double the cost of what two of L.A.’s more popular screening series have announced for 2018. Street Food Cinema and Rooftop Cinema Club both range in somewhere in the low to high teens per ticket on average, depending on the package you purchase. Then again, those series don’t include hot tubs, so we’ll let you be the judge of whether you think it’s worth it.

Hot Tub Cinema Club is targeting late September for its Los Angeles debut, but no official date has been confirmed as yet. The location will be somewhere in Downtown Los Angeles, but again, no venue has been confirmed. For now, interested guests can sign up to stay apprised of pre-release tickets at

Story courtesy of We Like LA. 

Holiday Movie Edition Comes To Rooftop Cinema Club

Savor the magic of the holiday season, cinematically speaking, when The Ultimate Holiday Movie Series comes to Rooftop Cinema Club at the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood!

Rooftop Cinema Club made its debut in Los Angeles in 2015 and has since become one of L.A.’s most beloved outdoor movie events. This new holiday-themed series debuts on December 1 with the charming Will Ferrell comedy Elf and continues most nights through December 23.

Part of what makes Rooftop Cinema Club so special is the unique venue. Perched high above Hollywood and Vine, Rooftop Cinema Club atop the Montalbán offers great views, supremely comfortable lawn chairs, audio via wireless headphones, and blankets for chilly nights, if needed. Comforting hot drinks, including mulled wine, will be available for purchase.

Presented in conjunction with Time Out, this series of 29 different screenings will focus on cherished seasonal films, going back as far as the 1940s (It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street) to as recent as 2015 (Todd Haynes’ Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara). In addition, enjoy ’80s classics like A Christmas StoryWhen Harry Met SallyDie HardScroogedNational Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and Trading Places, eternal Tim Burton films like Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, or the delightfully lowbrow Bad Santa.

The complete schedule is listed below. You can purchase tickets via the official website.

Happy holidays!

December 1: Elf (7 p.m. )

December 1: When Harry Met Sally (9 p.m.)

December 2: Muppet Christmas Carol (5 p.m.)

December 2: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (8 p.m.)

December 3: Miracle on 34th Street (5 p.m.)

December 3: Carol (7:30 p.m)

December 5: It’s a Wonderful Life (8 p.m.)

December 6: Love Actually (8 p.m.)

December 7: Die Hard (8 p.m.)

December 8: Home Alone (7 p.m.)

December 8: Scrooged (9 p.m.)

December 9: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (5 p.m.)

December 9: Trading Places (8 p.m.)

December 10: Muppet Christmas Carol (5 p.m.)

December 10: Nightmare Before Christmas (7:30 p.m.)

December 12: It’s a Wonderful Life (8 p.m.)

December 13: Love Actually (8 p.m.)

December 14: White Christmas (8 p.m.)

December 15: Elf (7 p.m.)

December 15: A Christmas Story (9 p.m.)

December 17: Edward Scissorhands (5 p.m.)

December 17: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (7:30 p.m.)

December 19: The Holiday (8 p.m.)

December 20: Bad Santa (8 p.m.)

December 21: Love Actually (8 p.m.)

December 22: Home Alone (7 p.m.)

December 22: Home Alone II: Lost in New York (9 p.m.)

December 23: Elf (5 p.m.)

December 23: It’s a Wonderful Life (8 p.m.)

The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre is located at 1615 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Weekend Events: October 13 – 15

This weekend (October 13 – October 15) includes the LA Korean Festival, a late-night party at Skriball, the DTLA Oyster Fest, the Sherman Oaks Street Fair, the Pasadena ARTWalk, a Japanese Garden Festival,  and MUCH more.


Friday October 13th, 2017

1. Skirball After Hours presents Late-Night! Música y Arte a late-night gallery party featuring live music by Mark de Clive-Lowe, a DJ set by Chulita Vinyl Club, food trucks, a cash bar, and more. FREE

2. ArtNight Pasadena returns with art, music and entertainment at over 18 local cultural institutions, venues and shops. FREE

3. Multi-sensory, walk-through experience Creep LA returns to the Music Box in DTLA October 5 through November 12. Inspired by the Amazon Prime Exclusive Series Lore the experience is fully engaging, multi-sensory and super-scary, featuring some of pop culture’s most legendary horror myths. Happening Thursdays through Sundays.

4. The 44th annual L.A. Korean Festival on October 12-15 will provide a showcase of Korean culture through food, performances, music, and exhibitions. FREE

5. The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will transform into a seaport of the damned for the Halloween season with terrifying mazes and monsters at every turn like the Iron Master and Graceful Gale. This year they’ll reveal their newest member of the crew, his name is Chef and he’s got a carnivorous kitchen staff with a big appetite. Happening Thursday and through the weekend. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

6. Eat|See|Hear returns with Front Porch Cinema, a free movie night below the stars every Friday on Santa Monica Pier from September 29 through October 27. The fall film series will also feature music, drinks, and bites before each screening. This week they’ll screen Hidden FiguresFREE

7Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch at Platform LA happening October 6-30 in DTLA features a fun spooky space for families to celebrate Halloween. Highlights include; an interactive pumpkin village; straw maze; a giant rocking horse ride; Mr. Bones’ Super Slide; a Jumpin’ Pumpkin and more. Happening Thursday and through the weekend.

8. Throughout the month of October, Westbound will host double-feature screenings of cult classic Halloween flicks on their back patio on Sunday nights as well as on Friday the 13th and Halloween. Screenings begin at 6 and 8 p.m. This Friday they’ll host a double screening of the 1980’s classic Friday the 13th.

9. Wicked Lit  is a spooky immersive theatre experience taking horror literature and turning them into plays at the Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery. It happens every Thursday through Sunday from September 28 through November 9. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. Metro Art presents “L.A. Documentaries at Union Station,” a celebration of the city of Angels through true stories on film. Kicking off the series is “Roller Dreams” this Friday in the Historic Ticketing Hall. FREE

11. The Vista Theatre will fittingly screen Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th.

12. Turn Me Loose, a comedic drama about the life of comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, starts a one-month run at the Wallis this Friday. The production stars Emmy award winner Joe Morton and is directed by John Gould Rubin.

13. Climb aboard the 17th Annual Ghost Train in Griffith Park on October 13-31 and ride on their iconic train into a spooky setting of animatronics, projections and pyrotechnic. The ride is family friendly with no blood, gore or actors jumping out to scare you like most Halloween experiences.

14. L.A.’s legendary Groundlings Theatre troupe presents its latest main stage show, Groundlings of the Corn. Expect an evening of sketches, improv and LOL moments. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

15. Head over to Torrance for one of the most well-known Oktoberfest celebrations in the L.A. area! Alpine Village Oktoberfest runs September 8 through October 28 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy traditional Bavarian food, beer, dancing, and more.

16. The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride returns to The Old Zoo in Griffith Park from September 29 to October 31. This years theme is “Clown” and features four different freaky zones, a slew of demonic clowns, a corn maze and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED(via Goldstar)

17. Silent Classic Horror Festival will host a month long fright fest. This week the 1922 film Nosferatuwill be screened at Old Town Music Hall located in El Segundo. The festival takes place every Friday through Sunday.

18. 260 Sample Sale LA returns with a Rent The Runway sample sale at their Beverly Hills store October 11-15. Offering up to 90% off on gently used designer apparel and accessories, brands on sale include: ML Monique Lhuillier; Marchesa Notte; kate spade new york; Nicholas; Opening Ceremony; Derek Lam 10 Crosby, and more.

19. Boo at the L.A. Zoo returns for a spooktacular season. Highlights include a “Nocturnal Adventure” maze,  “Animals and Boo” creepy crawler encounters, pumpkin-carving demos and other family-oriented fun.

20. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. Wonder Woman at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and Friday 13th at Montalban in Hollywood.

Saturday October 14th, 2017

21. San Antonio Winery in DTLA celebrates 100 Years in Los Angeles this Saturday with a party. Highlights include a grape stomp, live music, a wine & beer garden and a stellar line up of food trucks.

22. The Paley Center for Media will kick off their latest exhibit, Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing on Creativity with a party suitable for kids and adults. The event will feature an augmented reality experience, Powderpuff Girl sculptures, free activities for kids as well as refreshments.

23. Downtown LA Oyster Fest returns to Grand Central Market on October 14-15 for a delicious celebration of LA’s favorite oceanic appetizer. The culinary event will gather oyster farmers from across the country in one place for a day of tastings, workshops and delicous creations like oyster “Po Boy” pizza; fried curry oysters and more.

24. The Japanese Garden Festival returns to Descanso Gardens on October 14-15 for a celebration that includes tours, music, displays, crafting, and more.

25. The Sivley family is back for their 46th year of hosting the award winning, Beware the Dark Realm a haunted house experience in the city of Santa Clarita. Haunt kicks off this Satruday and will run every Friday and Saturday thorough the month. FREE

26. Stroll the streets of Old Pasadena while enjoying local art, free museum admission, live entertainment and more when The 12th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk returns this Saturday. FREE

27. Spend the evening along the Los Angeles River during Noches del Rio a benefit concert supporting FOLAR. Nic Harcourt will host the night and Ozomatli will perform an intimate show.

28. Off the 405 is a free outdoor concert series taking place at the Getty Center, showcasing some of today’s hottest bands while highlighting site specific installations by emerging artist. FREE

29. Climb aboard the Esotouric Bus and dive into a world of bizarre murders and dark history during the Echo Park Book of the Dead bus tour. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

30. The 3rd annual Archaeology Day will take place at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area’s visitor center in Calabasas. Learn how to dig like an archaeologist, throw a spear, watch flintknapping (making stone tools) and more. FREE

31. OFF THE HOOK returns this year to the Santa Monica Pier with a tasty day of seafood centric dishes, live music, a beer garden and more.

32. Pico Block Party: TRANSLATION is a celebratory afternoon taking place at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. The family-friendly festival will give tours, offer workshops and feature live music, dance performances, a feminist card reading and more. FREE

33. Visit the Los Angeles Central Library in DTLA for the lecture “Pocho Gastronomy is the Future of Mexican Cuisine in America” with acclaimed food journalist Bill Esparza. He’ll share stories about Mexican cuisine in Los Angeles, with a focus on Boyle Heights, Huntington Park and Pacoima, and the city’s styles of Mexican cookery. FREE

34. Taste of Italy will transform historic DTLA into the streets of Italy highlighting the city’s best Italian restaurant. In addition, guests can enjoy vendors selling specialty products, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live entertainment and over 100 world-class wines.

35. More than 40 artists will open up their studios for a massive art walk during Santa Fe Art Colony Open Studios on October 14-15. Meet with artists, see them work in their natural habitat and even buy directly from their studios. FREE

36. The 3rd annual Long Beach Oktoberfest will take over The Pike Outlets featuring unlimited beer tastings, a mug-holding competition, traditional German oom-pah music and much more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

37. LA’s Best Vegan Taco Competition comes to Cafe Gratitude in Larchmont Village. The competition will boast eight chefs, two winners, live music, and a whole lot of tacos.

38. Get ready to shriek, because Urban Death: Tour of Terror is back at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group in North Hollywood. This haunted theater attraction features a terrifying performance and a maze of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbing spirits that walk among us. Happening every Friday and Saturday this month. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

39. Knott’s Scary Farm is back with their signature haunted attractions, mazes and thousands of monsters ready to scare the living day light out of you and your crew. Be sure to check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

40. Street Food Cinema will host two screenings this Saturday: Casper at Syd Kronenthal Park and Wonder Woman at Marriot Golf Course in Manhattan Beach.

41. Halloween Horror Nights taking place at Universal Studios Hollywood will immerse guests in a three-dimensional world of terror featuring a new slate of mazes, scare zones and a newly designed “Terror Tram” experience. Themes include American Horror Story, The Shining, SAW, Insidious and more.

42. The Original Farmers Market located at The Grove will celebrate the fall season with a two day festival on October 14-15. Family fun activities include checking out Alaskan racing pigs, a petting zoo, kid-sized tractor pull competitions, a pie-eating contests and more.

43. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. Baby Driver at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and Texas Chainsaw Massacre at Montalban in Hollywood

Sunday October 15th, 2017

44. The  27th annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair returns to the San Fernando Valley for one of the largest-single day events in L.A.!!! Chord Overstreet of Glee fame will headline the music stage and 150 vendors, a carnival, car show, pet expo, rides, food trucks and more will round out the event. FREE

45. Le Salon de Musiques presents a stage free chamber musical experience with champagne and high tea to follow at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion this Sunday. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

46. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month and the good folks over at YesICAN will host a Bowling with Stormtroopers event at Winnetka Bowl in the San Fernando Valley. Come out and donate to the cause. $20 gets you two games, shoes, lunch and a chance to hangout with your favorite Star Wars characters, curtesy of the SoCal Garrison of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion.

47. This Sunday, The San Fernando will pay tribute to the late Tom Petty with a night of cover songs by local musicians.

48. Throughout the month of October, Westbound will host double-feature screenings of cult classic Halloween flicks on their back patio every Sunday night as well as on Friday the 13th and Halloween. Screenings begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. This Saturday they’ll host screenings of The Addams Family and Beetlejuice.

49. LA Weekly’s Brunch at the Races returns for another year of endless signature bites from over 30 of L.A.’s most popular brunch spots. Taking place at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, expect over 30 restaurants, live music, cocktail samples and access to the first horse racing of the season. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

50. There’s a Great Pumpkin Hunt happening at the South Coast Botanic Garden from October 1 through November 30 everyday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights include an imaginative scavenger hunt, light hiking, a pumpkin shop and access to the gorgeous 87-acre grounds. Great for families. Halloween costumes are welcome.

Schedule provided by We Like LA.

Weekend Events: September 15 – 17

Need something to do this weekend? Check out the schedule below!

Friday September 15th, 2017

1. Pacific Standard Time LA/LA kicks off this weekend! Enjoy a four-month-long exploration of Latin American and Latino art in relation to the City of Angels. Dozens of art institutions across the city will be participating, and we’ve listed specific openings, receptions, and special events for this weekend throughout our article below.

2. Los Angeles Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium will host Lost & Found at the Movies: Stories from Latino L.A. This new series will celebrate the art of cinema and how we both lose ourselves and find ourselves at the movies. In addition, Edward James Olmos and Academy film archivist Alejandra Espasande-Bouza will make a special appearance! This free event is part of Pacific Standard Time: L.A./L.A.  FREE

3. Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo concludes their summer series with a themed night of 80s vs. 90’s music. Activities for the evening include live bands, DJs, pop-up zoo keeper talks, special animal encounters, food trucks, lawn games and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

4. George Lopez and Cedric the Entertainer will join Yvette Nicole Brown in conversation following a premiere screening of BET series Comedy Get Down at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. Guests will enjoy a pre-screening reception with appetizers and beverages. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

5. Los Angeles Anime Film Festival celebrates 100 years of anime films during its three-day event September 15-17 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE.

6. Circles and Circuits opens this Friday at CAAM (California African American Museum) in Downtown Los Angeles’s Exposition Park. The presentation will trace the history of Chinese Caribbean art from the 1930s through the period of the region’s independence movements, showcasing the contributions of artists little known in the Unites States. FREE

7. Movie Under The Stars at Malibu Wines will screen 1985 flick Clue. Admission is free but they suggest each party purchase a bottle of wine. Cheers!

8. Garbage Pail Groundlings is the latest main stage show at the renowned LA theater. The show is filled with sketch comedy, improv and a cast of growing comedians who’ve made appearances in movies like Ted and television shoes like Workaholics. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. Odd Nights At The Autry feature a collection of over 200 vendors from 20 gourmet food trucks, a beer garden, custom handmade treasures and live local bands.

10. Sip wine perched on a iconic L.A. hill that’s also home to an architectural gem at The Barnsdall Art Park’s annual Wine Tasting Nights. Now in its ninth year, the series feature tastings of boutique artisanal wines, along with food trucks, amazing food pop-ups and this Friday includes music from KCRW DJ Marion Hodges.

11. The LA County Fair takes over the Fairplex in Pomona from Sep. 1-24 with fair-style foods, live musical performances, carnival-style games, rides, and unique attractions such as an expanded farm section (over five acres) featuring tons of interactive agricultural experiences for guests to enjoy. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

12. Get a peek into the Fall TV season during the 11th annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Sept. 6-16. Located in Beverly Hills The Paley Center for Media will play host to the ten-day festival featuring some of the most anticipated shows both new and old, as well as star-studded panel discussions with series cast and creatives.

13. Start the Halloween fun this Friday during Son of Monsterpalooza 2017 Sept. 15-17 happening at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank. The convention if full of horror themed shopping like costumes, apparel, toys and special appearances by celebrities and artists in the horror world.

14. LACMA’s award winning Department of Music Program provides hundreds of free concerts and musical events every year for Angelenos to enjoy. This Friday their jazz series continues at the BP Grand Entrance.

15. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. Dirty Dancing at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and The Terminator at Montalban in Hollywood.

16. Free admission day at the Long Beach Museum of Art. FREE

Saturday September 16th, 2017

17. The Hammer Museum is kicking off their Radical Women exhibition with a late-night party this Saturday. Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 will highlight over 100 exceptional Latin American women artists from 15 countries. This event is free, open to the public and part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. FREE

18. The 15th annual Tarfest is back for 2017 with a FREE showcase of music, dance, live artwork, a biergarten and wine Bar,and installations, all at the iconic La Brea Tar Pits. FREE

19. The “Ghosts” of Paramount’s Past will return to Paramount Ranch this weekend for a night of spooky stories at the historic movie ranch and learn the answers to what ghosts haunt the ranch? Why did the racetrack shut down a year after it opened? Why were witches hiding in the nearby woods? The event is free. Bring a flashlight and your courage. FREE

20. The L.A. Public Library will host a free party this Saturday for a new Oaxacan art exhibition titled Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A., an exhibition celebrating the rich social fabric of Los Angeles through the lens of our city’s vibrant Oaxacan community. Saturday’s opening festivities will feature a performance from Grupo Folklórico Guish Bac and la Banda Grandeza Oaxaqueña, a stencil workshop with the exhibition artists, plus special exhibition tours and refreshments. FREE

21. Esotouric Bus Adventures hosts a four-hour luxury coach tour of Downtown LA featuring tales of hotel horrors and main street vice. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

22. The Open Arts & Music Festival returns to Downtown Glendale with music from Run River North and DUCKWRTH plus craft beers, kiddie fun, $1 vinyl, and more. FREE

23. The California Vegetarian Food Festival returns to Raleigh Studios in Hollywood on Sept. 16 and 17, with animal friendley eats, speakers, and entertainment. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

24. Angel City Brewery’s Saaztoberfest, a new spin on Oktoberfest, is coming on September 16 and 17 with the launch of their new SazzBerry brew. SaazBerry is a new violet-colored ale, created by the brewmasters of Angel City Brewery. Expect music from The Munich Boom-Steiners, along with fun contests, SaazBerry-inspired art, Saazberry beer cocktails, and a sweet treat-themed Beer Bazaar. The event is 21+ and free to attend.

25. Eat|See|Hear is back with a screening of Amelie at Santa Monica High. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

26. The 2nd Annual Monrovia Station Beer, Wine & Music Festival heads to Station Square Park in Monrovia for a fun filled day of brews, vino and tunes. Sample over 30+ beers and wine, participating vendors include: Modern Times, Hop Secret, Wine of the Month Club members and more.

27. 5th Annual Long Beach Folk Revival Festival heads to Rainbow Lagoon Park for a day of 17 folk and roots acts, local beers and food trucks, a mustache/beard contest, a Polly’s Pies pie-eating contest, a kid-friendly pumpkin patch and more.

28. Street Food Cinema this Saturday features two screenings on Saturday: The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary at Brand Library Park Glendale and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at Poinsettia Rec Park West Hollywood. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

29. The Autry presents a photographic archive of La Raza, the Los Angeles newspaper essential to the Chicano Rights Movement in the 1960s and 1970s. This event is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

30. Get a taste of Downey during the Downey International Food & Music Festival. There will be live entertainment, a beer & wine garden, festival attractions and plenty of grub from local restaurants, food trucks and more. There will be an outdoor movie screening in the evening as well.

31. Rockabilly festival Horton’s Hayride returns for the fourth year in a row at San Pedro for an all-day music fest with Reverend Horton Heat, The Bouncing Souls, and more. In addition there will be food, classic cars, and pinup models for your viewing pleasure.

32. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. Top Gun at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and A Space Odyssey at Montalban in Hollywood.

Sunday September 17th, 2017

33. As part of the launch for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA over 50 SoCal museums will offer free admission this Sunday! 

34. Love house music? Head to Sunday Sessions Gets Deep in Grand Park to celebrate DEEP-LA. Hear sets from three DEEP-LA DJs, hang out at the 21+ Cocktail Garden and bid adieu to summer. This event is open to all ages. FREE

35. Find out what’s good to drink in the DTLA Arts District during Art Share L.A.’s bar crawl. This community event will kick off at Art Share L.A., where guests can enjoy a vodka tasting. Attendees will then move onto additional participating bars and resturants including Bar 82, Angel City Brewery, Edibol and more.

36. The Central Library in Glendale is hosting a conversation between Bill Esparza and Gustavo Arellano. Esparza is an acclaimed food journalist who has covered L.A.’s Mexican-food culture including profiles of local chefs and vendors, neighborhood guides and traditional and modern recipes. FREE

37. There’s an opening reception for Afro-Cuban painter Harmonia Rosales known for her re-imaging of Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam,” replacing Adam and God as black women. Covered by BuzzFeed,, The NY Post, The Huffington Post and more, this show will be the first time, the artist is exhibiting her work in a gallery setting. Happening at the Simard Bilodeau Contemporary in Downtown Los Angeles. FREE

38. The Roaring Twenties Street Jam returns to the historic Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round where the park will host a lawn party by day and a merry-go-round dance party by night. Dress in your best vintage and enjoy lawn games, live music, dance lessons and exhibitions, food trucks, vendors and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

39. Get a tasty history of the soda fountain when Vintage Ice Cream Man Cary Farnsworth brings his illustrated presentation to the Egyptian in Hollywood. The presentation will be followed by silent classic SPEEDY. The event also includes an ice cream social in the courtyard!

40. The Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will open this Sunday in a new whole new outdoor pavilion. The special exhibit will run through November 26.

41. Take in a few laughs at the end of the weekend at Cool Beans Comedy at the Ice House in Pasadena. FREE

Schedule provided by We Like LA.

Labor Day Weekend Events: September 1 – 4

Have any plans for this Labor Day weekend? If you don’t, take a look at the list below and find something awesome to do during this three-day weekend!

Have fun!

Friday September 1st, 2017

1. There’s an opening reception for Scott Hove’s immersive cake-themed infinity chamber in Chinatown this Friday. The reception is free and guests will get a chance to walkthrough the installation featuring decadent chandelier sculptures and one massive mirrored infinity chamber before it opens to the public for the rest of the month. To gain access to the free reception, the public must RSVP (required) to FREE

2. The Los Angeles TimesThe Taste returns to Paramount Studios Sep. 1-3 for five amazing food-centric events with some of L.A.’s best chefs, restaurateurs and mixologists over Labor Day weekend.

3. Vegan Street Fair Nights returns on September 1-2 in North Hollywood at The Federal with local vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and vendors serving up delicious plant based eats. The party will also feature a laid-back backyard party vibe with a beer garden, live music and over-sized lawn games.

4. One of Los Angeles’ most iconic landmark is now up and running after a four-year closure. Angels Flight, now restored and reconditioned, offers a brief 298-ft ride connecting rider from Hill Street to California Plaza. Billed as the world’s shortest railroad ride, this historic gem will once again be open 365 days a year and the fare will be $1, or just 50 cents with a Metro pass.

5. Academy Award-winning composer John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Philto perform some of his greatest movie scores while corresponding films play on the big screen.

6. The Music Center’s Dance DTLA series returns this week with Dance Downtown and theme Salsa at Grand Park. FREE

7. The LA County Fair takes over the Fairplex in Pomona from Sep. 1-24 with fair-style foods, live musical performances, carnival-style games, rides, and unique attractions such as an expanded farm section (over five acres) featuring tons of interactive agricultural experiences for guests to enjoy.

8. Since its the first Friday of the month check out all the cool events happening around town including block parties and art walks for First Fridays.

9. The Griffith Observatory hosts a monthly forum where some of the most amazing phenomena in the known universe are explained and discussed. It’s called All Space Considered and it takes place on the first Friday of every month. FREE

10. Metro Art in collaboration with the LA Opera presents a sampling of Georges Bizet’s classic opera “Carmen,” this Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Historic Ticketing Hall of Union Station. Guests will be transported to the south of Spain into one of the world’s most beloved operas “Carmen.” Free and open to the public, the performance will feature flamenco dancers, a Spanish guitarist and arias from the upcoming L.A. production. FREE

11. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings.  Pulp Fiction at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and The Nice Guys at Montalban in Hollywood.

12. There’s a BeyDay party going down at The Reserve in DTLA to celebrate Beyoncé’s birthday. Expect b-day surprises, dancing and singing all night long. FREE

13. Enjoy some free Shakespeare this summer when the Independent Shakespeare Co. returns for the 8th year in a row with free/donation-based performances at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. The Two Gentlemen of Verona Wednesday through Sunday.

14. Friday kicks off LA Fleet Week (Sep. 1-4) at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro. Come and marvel at ships and partake in marine activities, many of which are all-ages and have no admission fee.

15. Now in its 53rd year Cinecon Classic Film Festival (Aug 31 – Sep 4) will host five days of special screenings of rare and restored films at the historic Egyptian Theatre.

16. LACMA’s award winning Department of Music Program provides hundreds of free concerts and musical events every year for Angelenos to enjoy. This Friday their jazz series continues at the BP Grand Entrance.

17. 626 Night Market heads to Santa Anita Park from Sep. 1-3 for the largest Asia-themed night market in the United States. It will feature food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment.

18. The San Gabriel Mission is hosting La Fiesta de San Gabriel (Sep. 1-3) a free and all-ages street fair with food, live entertainment, arts & crafts, activities, and much more. FREE

19. Free museum days: Norton Simon Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Pasadena Museum of California Art (noon to 5 p.m.) and Long Beach Museum of Art

Saturday September 2nd, 2017

20. Head to downtown Hermosa Beach for Fiesta Hermosa Sep. 2-4 for one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in Southern California. Hosting over 300 artists, expect live music, a beer & wine garden and a kiddie carnival to entertain all day long.  FREE

21. Made in L.A. is coming to Golden Road Brewing this Labor Day Weekend Sep 2-3 with a music and arts festival at their Glendale hangout. The festival is meant to celebrate Los Angeles-based creators and the diverse communities of L.A. through music, art, local charity support and, of course, beer. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

22. Step out in your most stylish attire during Dapper Day at LACMA for a full day of fashion, art, film, music and dancing. Enjoy docent-led tours, watch a screening of 1948 gem The Red Shoes, enjoy a picnic on the lawn or dine at Ray’s & Stark Bar at this popular gathering.

23. KCRW’s 2017 edition of Summer Nights is a free all ages outdoor music series happening throughout the summer. This Saturday they’ll takeover Chinatown with KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe and Raul Campos. FREE

24. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. Reservoir Dogs at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and Saturday Night Fever at Montalban in Hollywood.

25. WET, a vibrant EDM dance party aboard the Queen Mary featuring some of the best DJs goes down this Labor Day weekend. Prepare to dance your heart out to sets from Viceroy, EC Twins, TWRK, Michael Sparks, LZRD and more.

26. There’s an opening reception for art duo kozyndan titled The Golden State at Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Chinatown. Guests will have a chance to view new work and installations that pay homage to the culture of California. FREE

27. Eat|See|Hear is back with a screening of Goodfellas at The Autry. Check for discounted ticketsbefore making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

28. 68th Annual Long Beach Greek Festival is back this Labor Day weekend (Sep 2-3) with authentic Greek food, music and lots of dancing. FREE

29. The 6th Annual Power Fest is returning to South Los Angeles on Saturday for a day of celebration, education, and empowerment. This free annual music festival aims to empower citizens, by focusing on education on the upcoming election and promote voting on important local and state ballot initiatives. FREE

30. Street Food Cinema this Saturday features two screenings on Saturday: Dirty Dancing at at Will Rogers State Historic Park Pacific Palisades and JAWS at Victory Park PasadenaDISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

Sunday September 3rd, 2017

31. Broad Fest comes to The Broad Stage in Santa Monica this Sunday for an afternoon of music, food and interactive entertainment. Enjoy a variety of musical performances, talks from Santa Monica College and Heal The Bay and even learn to tango, hula hoop, and participate in some arts and crafts – the possibilities are endless. FREE

32. Delicious Pizza will host their first West Adams Block Party with a free party featuring performances by Talib Kweli, Doug E. Fresh and more. Naturally the day will involve lots of delicious including their pizza, Nutella cheesecake and eggplant parm sandwich. Detroit-based donut shop Dilla’s Delights will also pop-up with their awesome donuts and their will be fun for kids, too, including games, face painting and the magnificent West Adams castle jumper. FREE

33. Oceanfront beauty the Marina del Rey Hotel will host an End of Summer Luau this Sunday with DJs, a special traditional pig roast, fresh poke and more Hawaiian-inspired eats plus drink specials, a rotating draft beer selection, spiked punch and signature cocktails. The party is 21+ with no cover charge!

34. It’s the last day of Smorgasburg LA’s Ice Cream Alley this Sunday. Head over on over and get your hands on the best ice cream creations from beloved LA vendors like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Nancy Silverton’s Nancy’s Fancy Gelato, Salt and Straw, Wanderlust Creamery and more. Specials on the last day include Coolhaus offering their infamous ice cream sandwiches, Blast’s liquid nitrogen ice cream and Sweet n Hollow’s ice cream stuffed Chimney Cakes.

35. Run + Yoga + Beer takes you on a run through various landmarks in historic DTLA followed by a one hour yoga session and a cold beer at the end.

36. The Great Rock and Roll Flea Market will take over The Regent Theater in DTLA with an impressive selection of vintage collectors, antiquities dealers, vintage clothing, jewelry makers, music memorabilia, vinyl, local food vendors, food trucks, craftsmen and used musical instruments dealers. This one of a kind flea market is free to attend and open to all ages. FREE

37. The historic Alex Theatre in Glendale will be celebrating its 92nd birthday with a free all ages community event that includes music, specialty cocktails, food, raffles, and tours of the theatre. Although admission is free, donations are welcome to help preserve the Theatre. FREE

38. Spend Sunday on a three-level party cruise aboard the Catalina King from mid-afternoon until sunset celebrating Labor Weekend. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

39. Friendship Buddies is a weekly stand-up comedy show at the Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park. Come hangout in the back patio, enjoy a cocktail, and LOL to outstanding stand-up comedians in Los Angeles. FREE

Monday September 4th, 2017

40. Cheer on the Dodgers as they go up against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Spend an evening at the iconic Dodger Stadium and dine on the newly revamped menu as you watch the boys in blue. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

41. Send off summer poolside at Skybar Mondrian with sounds from Them Jeans, DJ Zo, Bella Fiasco, Sasha Marie (Soulection) and Suga Shay. There will be flowing drinks, pool floaties galore, beautiful views and Hip-Hop and R&B music all day long.

42. Dive into the pool at Viceroy in Santa Monica as they host a Labor Day pool party. The party will have a DJ, cocktails, beachballs and more.

43. California Sol at the Ace Upstairs in DTLA celebrates Labor Day with a special edition of the their weekly party featuring guest DJ’s and more. Swimsuits are strongly encouraged, party is free and open to the public 21+. FREE

44. Movies on the El Cid Patio presents a screening of Dumb and Dumber.

45. Arts District Brewing Co. is celebrating Labor Day with their very first Pig Roast. The brewery will open at noon and lunch will be served by 3 p.m. They’ll also be releasing a new Hefeweizen. No admission fee!

Schedule courtesy of We Like LA.

Weekend Events: July 28 – 30

Just like every weekend, there are plenty of things going on in the city of angels! From a crawfish festival to a movie screening to a watermelon festival–there’s so much to do! To help you plan your weekend, take a look at the schedule below. Enjoy!

Friday July 28th, 2017

1. Long Beach Crawfish Festival at the Rainbow Lagoon Park.

2. Lucky Rice’s Los Angeles Feast.

3. Rooftop Cinema Club at The Montalban in Hollywood.

4. Rick and Morty’s RickMobile coming in town. Will be at A Shop Called Quest on Friday and Earth-2 Comics in Northrdige on Saturday.

5Tom Gun LIVE: A Maverick’s Homage.

6. Summer Nights in the Garden at the Natural History Museum.

7. Dance DTLA at Grand Park.

8. Free summer movie screenings at Pershing Square.

9. The Last Book Review at The Last Bookstore in DTLA.

10. Shakespeare By The Sea at Wilson Park in Torrance.

11. Public sample sale at theCalifornia Market Center in DTLA.

12. Summer Night concerts & movies at Vincent Lugo Park in the City of San Gabriel.

13. Summer Movie Fest at Cal State Northridge’s Oviatt Library Lawn.

14. Cocktail classes at Greenbar Distillery in DTLA.

15. Old Pasadena Summer Cinema at Distant Lands and at One Colorado.

16. Grand Performances in DTLA.

17. Summer Supper + Show Series on the rooftop of the Ritz-Carlton in DTLA.

Saturday July 29th, 2017

18. Summer Happenings at The Broad.

19. Politicon 2017 at the Pasadena Convention Center.

20. Street Food Cinema at Central Park Glendale and at Poinsettia Rec Park West Hollywood.

21. Free public star party hosted by the Griffith Observatory.

22. Off the 405 at the Getty Center.

23. The Sinister Circus hosted by The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor.

24. The Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

25. Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival at Long Beach Convention Center.

26. KCRW’s Summer Nights.

27. Tribute to Amy Winehouse taking place at the Rockwell Table & Stage.

28. Movies on the Green at the Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills.

29. Love Long Beach 2017 at Shoreline Aquatic Park.

30. California Watermelon Festival at the Hansen Dam Soccer Fields in Lake View Terrace.

31. All-day dance event at Grand Park.

32. Screening of Downtown 81 hosted by Delicious Pizza.

33. Free summer concerts at Pershing Square.

34Eat|See|Hear at The Autry Museum.

35. Four hour foodie tour.

36. Shakespeare By The Sea at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro.

37. Grand Performances in DTLA.

38. Movie Picnic Night at Alhambra Park.

39. The Electric Dusk Drive-In at the LACCD Van De Kamp college campus.

Sunday July 30th, 2017

40. The Johnny Ramone Tribute at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

41. Angeleno magazine’s Live & Dine LA.

42. Free Shakespeare at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park.

43. Rooftop Cinema Club at LEVEL in DTLA.

44. Shakespeare By The Sea at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro.