Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

July 27-30


 Venice Beach Games 

July 29. Venice Paparazzi collaborates with L.A. City Rec. & Parks, showcasing over 80 sports, fitness, recovery and martial arts groups at the Venice Beach Games. Enjoy a day filled with free classes, friendly competitions and a strong sense of camaraderie. Advance registration on Eventbrite or in person starting Saturday at 8 a.m. 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. More Information

Get Ready to Pop at Bubble World

Now Open. Discover the magic of Bubble World as it arrives in LA following its massive success in Europe. This immersive experience offers a hot air balloon flight simulator, vast ball pits, captivating robot-led bubble shows and an array of thrilling activities. With over 10 uniquely themed rooms, Bubble World guarantees plenty of photo opportunities for all visitors. Hours vary. 1345 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello. Get Tickets Now

Surf Guitar 101 Festival

July 28-30. The 14th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Festival is one of the longest-running gatherings for surf music enthusiasts and musicians, filled with live music, engaging seminars, a variety of vendors, enticing raffles and local food trucks. Complimentary parking. Friday-Sunday. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach. Get Tickets Now

70 Years of Corvette Cruise-In and Celebration

July 30. Join the celebration of 70 years of the iconic Chevrolet Corvette at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Appreciate its star-studded history with other gearheads, as other classic cars will be gathered at the museum for the monthly cruise-In. Complimentary parking and lunch provided by Pinks. Sunday, 8-11 a.m. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. petersen.org

Food + Drinks

Mastro’s Ocean Club’s New Summer Menu

Now Open. The Mastro’s Ocean Club in DTLA is now offering a prix-fixe summer menu. Start with appetizers like lobster bisque , spicy mambo salad, and shrimp cocktail. For the main course, choose from options like the 16oz double cut pork chop, Petite filet, or herb roasted branzino. Finish off on a sweet note with their signature warm butter cake. Sunday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m. 1200 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles. More Information

Hulu x Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts

July 28-30. Hulu is teaming up with Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts to celebrate the highly-anticipated second season of the critically-acclaimed original series, This Fool. As a special treat for fans in Los Angeles, Hulu is offering a complimentary “This Fool-inspired” donut for anyone visiting Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts this weekend. Friday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 6785 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. trejosdonuts.com


July 30. Whether you’re a vegan or simply curious, try vegan smoked bbq dishes at The Vegan Exchange in North Hollywood. Enjoy a variety of classic bbq dishes, including quesadillas, fried shrimp, Jamaican jerk plates and Philly cheese steak sandwiches, all crafted with plant-based ingredients. Two free tacos with a dish purchase. Sunday, 3-9 p.m. 5300 Bakman Ave., North Hollywood. Reserve Now

The “Holey Grail” of Donuts

Starts July 27. Indulge in the Breaking Bread donut collaboration by Holey Grail Donuts, as they team up with Michelin star Chef Ludo Lefebvre. Try the Cosmic churro donut, Holey Grail’s signature taro donut, fried in coconut oil, topped with adaptogenic cinnamon & sugar and brulee banana. 20% of sales will be donated to AIM, a non-profit dedicated to helping youth struggling with mental health. Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 148 N Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. More Information


Arts + Culture

Quincy Jones’ 90th-Birthday Tribute: A Musical Celebration

July 28-29. Experience a legendary celebration of Quincy Jones’ iconic music at the Hollywood Bowl, as an all-star lineup performs unforgettable hits like “P.Y.T,” “Thriller,” “You Don’t Own Me,” “Soul Bossa Nova,” and “Fly Me To The Moon.” Across two enchanting evenings, immerse yourself in the best-selling songs of all time, brought to life by the best-selling producer of all time. Friday and Saturday, at 8 p.m. 2301 N Highland Ave., Los Angeles.
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Puppy Songs at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace

July 29. Grab your furry friend and join the fun as you listen to some puppy songs with the talented Matt Hobbs, whose catchy and clever tunes are all about being a devoted pup parent. This live performance promises to be filled with hits like “Big Stretch,” “I’m Following Mom,” and “Cheese Tax.” Two shows available – one suitable for all ages and another exclusively for adults. Saturday, 2-7 p.m. 12005 Bluff Creek Dr., Los Angeles. annenbergpetspace.org


Now Open. Discover the fusion of Japan’s traditional craft and the globally popular Pokémon brand at Japan House LA. The exhibition showcases over 70 works, including creations by esteemed artist Morihito Katsura and talented newcomer Taiichiro Yoshida. These artisans skillfully employ various materials and techniques, such as lacquer, ceramics, textiles, and metalwork, creatively bringing beloved Pokémon characters to life. Monday–Friday at 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. japanhousela.com

Photo credit: Venice Skate owned by Venice Beach Games. Pokemon X Kopek by JapanHouse. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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