Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup July 12-15

Humphry Slocombe makes its SoCal debut at Smorgasburg for National Ice Cream Day.

There’s plenty to eat, see and do in Los Angeles this weekend. From tequila tastings to pool parties, here are the top weekend events in Los Angeles for July 12-15.

Edited by William Yelles.

EVENTS

“Superman” 40th Anniversary
July 12. The Alex Film Society celebrates the 40th anniversary of Superman: The Movie with a special screening at the historic Alex Theatre. Special guests include actor Jack O’Halloran and producer Ilya Salkind for an on-stage Q&A. 7:30 p.m. $17 GA, $13 seniors/students/kids. 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, 818.268.1616. alextheatre.org

 

 

Rising Stars in Concert
July 13. Universal CityWalk’s prolific Street Performers program will feature an eclectic mix of up-and-coming musicians in a free concert at its 5 Towers outdoor venue. 7 p.m. 100 Universal City Plaza, L.A. citywalkhollywood.com

 

 

 

Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins and Christopher Cross
July 13-14. The ’70s/’80s pop-rock superstars are sure to sound amazing as each vocalist performs his own set of hits with accompaniment from the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. See website for ticket prices. 8 p.m. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com

 

 

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Union Station Train Fest
July 14. L.A.’s iconic downtown venue offers an up-close look at the magic of train travel at Union Station’s Summer Train Fest. The free family event will feature a rare collection of beautifully restored vintage train engines and cars from the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 800 N. Alameda St., downtown. unionstationla.com

 

 

Natalie Morales Book Signing
July 14. Bloomingdales’ Century City store hosts TV news personality Natalie Morales who will prepare a dish from her new cookbook At Home with Natalie as well as sign copies. The animal activist will be joined with puppies available for adoption from rescue Paw Works. Noon-5 p.m. puppy adoptions, 2 p.m. culinary demo, 3 p.m. book signing. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City. westfield.com

 

 

Colorado Street Bridge Party
July 14. Every other year, this local gathering celebrates the majestic Colorado Street Bridge with a festive, vehicle-free evening. Traffic will be rerouted to make way for three stages, a dance floor, an adjacent vintage car show and activities for kids. Those staying through sunset are treated to beautiful views illuminating Pasadena and Eagle Rock. 6-11:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Colorado Street Bridge, 504 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. pasadenaheritage.org

 

 

KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd + Garth Trinidad
July 14. KCRW returns to the California African American Museum (CAAM) in Exposition Park for a very special show featuring KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd and Garth Trinidad. This CAAM edition of Summer Nights offers food trucks, a beer garden, and after-hours museum access to all of their summer exhibitions including the acclaimed “How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles.” 6 p.m. 600 State Dr., L.A., 213.744.7432. caamuseum.org

 

 

Marina Movie Nights
July 14. A screening of La La Land kicks off a trio of free movie nights at Burton Chace Park. Movies start at 8 p.m., but come early at 6 p.m. to enjoy a participatory tap dance class. 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, 424.526.7900. visitmarinadelrey.com

 

 

 

Paul Thorn & Blind Boys of Alabama
July 14. The blues-rock master and gospel music legends take the stage of Levitt Pavilion for a one-of-a-kind concert sure to uplift and inspire. Be sure to arrive early with your picnic basket and blanket to ensure a good spot. 7 p.m. MacArthur Park northwest corner (near W. Sixth St. and Park View St. intersection), L.A. levittlosangeles.org

 

 

 

“Shark Week” Exhibit
July 14-29. The Paley Center for Media celebrates 30 years of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Never-before-seen photos, props, costumes and videos are featured in the exhibit subtitled “30 Years of Shark ‘n Awe.” W-Su noon-5 p.m. 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.786.1000. paleycenter.org

 

 

 

World Cup Final
July 15. Join a few hundred friends from all around the globe to watch France battle Croatia in the final match of the 2018 World Cup on the Hammer Museum’s big screens. Cash bar. 8 a.m. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood, 310.443.7000. hammer.ucla.edu

 

 

 

Sunday Boat House Pool Party
July 15.The Marina del Rey Hotel annually offers a summertime series of Sunday pool parties. Come for DJ entertainment, themed events, and poolside bites and libations. 21+. Noon-6 p.m. 13530 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, 310.301.1000. marinadelreyhotel.com

 

 

 

Silents Under the Stars
July 15. The Hollywood Heritage Museum continues its Silents Under the Stars screenings at scenic Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains with the 1928 slapstick comedy Show People. Shown with live musical accompaniment, the behind-the-scenes look at silent-era Hollywood is filled with cameos of the biggest movie stars of the time. A guided walking tour of the park grounds is available before the film. Pack a picnic and flashlight.  6:30 p.m. tour, 8 p.m. movie. $6 GA, $5 children under 12. 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. hollywoodheritage.org

 

FOOD + DRINK

Summer dineL.A.
July 13–27. Nearly 400 restaurants across the county offer prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner during this biannual culinary event, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Brand-new additions for this summer include the Lobby at the NoMad Hotel, 189 by Dominique Ansel and Jaffa. See website for the full list of restaurants. discoverlosangeles.com
Related: Foodie Phenom dineLA is Back and Better Than Ever

 

 

“City of Gold”
July 13. Metro Art presents the acclaimed documentary City of Gold, celebrated food critic Jonathan Gold’s culinary journey across Los Angeles. The event will feature an eclectic selection of food trucks. Union Station North Patio 5:30 p.m. food trucks arrive, 8:30 p.m. showtime. Union Station North Patio, 800 N. Alameda St., downtown. unionstationla.com

 

 

Tour & Taste Mexico’s Native Spirits
July 14. Enjoy colorful stories and mezcal lore while learning about the world of agave spirits—including tequila—and a universe of other indigenous libations. The event is free but reservations are required. 2-3:30 p.m. Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, 731 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro. RSVP

 

 

Eataly Gelato Festa
July 14. Discover a huge variety of creamy artisanal Italian gelato at the huge Century City locale. Stations spread across the entire store will offer classic gelato, sorbetto, affogato and more frozen treats to try. See website for ticket prices. 2-5 p.m. Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. eataly.com

 

 

National Ice Cream Day
July 15. Smorgasburg LA launches its annual Ice Cream Alley featuring 10+ scoop shops including Humphry Slocombe making its area debut. Among its offerings: a Hawaiian shaved-ice flavor in collaboration with Roy Choi along with other best-sellers like new Yuzu Cream and Secret Breakfast, a bourbon ice cream with cornflake cookies. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 777 Alameda St., downtown. la.smorgasburg.com

 

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Midsummer Shakespeare Fest
July 12-22. The annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival will showcase two outdoor plays, Romeo & Juliet and As You Like It alternating daily. See website for compleete schedule. $25. 8 p.m. Sontag Greek Theatre, Pomona College, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont, 909.734.6565. opheliasjump.org

 

 

“La Bayadère”
July 13-15 The world-renowned American Ballet Theatre returns to The Music Center for three mesmerizing performances of this classic 19th-century ballet. F-Sa 7:30 p.m., Su 2 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.0711. musiccenter.org

 

 

 

STYLE + BEAUTY

And Comfort Pop-Up
July 15. Sustainable women’s clothing store Galerie.LA welcomes San Francisco-based plus-size apparel brand And Comfort for a one-day pop-up offering wardrobe staples in sizes 10-28. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Row DTLA, 767 S. Alameda St., downtown, 213.372.5680. galerie.la

 

 

 

“Superman: The Movie” photo courtesy Warner Bros. Rising Stars photo of Riot Child courtesy Universal CityWalk. Kenny Loggins photo courtesy Hollywood Bowl. “La La Land” photo by Dale Robinette. Shark photo by David Clode/Unsplash. “City of Gold” photo courtesy IFC Films. Natalie Morales photo courtesy TheShopAtNBCStudios/Facebook. DineL.A. photo by Dylan + Jeni. Ice Cream Day photo by Jenny Smith/Unsplash. “La Bayadere” photo by Marty Sohl/American Ballet Theatre. Galerie.LA photo courtesy @galeriela/Instagram.

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