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July 28-31


Midsummer Scream Convention

July 29-31. The horror convention is back. Don your terrifying screams, grab some Dr. Jekyll potion, and be ready to get spooked. Meet some of the most notable figures in the horror genre and watch exclusive panels, get autographs, and pose for pics. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach. midsummerscream.org

Los Angeles: Home of Champions

July 30. The Citadel Outlets showcases Los Angeles: Home of Champions, a 20-feet tall by 36-feet wide sand sculpture of our most celebrated championship teams including the Rams, Dodgers, Lakers, and more. USC’s band and dance team will perform Saturday at 2 p.m. 100 Citadel Drive, Los Angeles. citadeloutlets.com


July 30-31. LITLIT, or Indie Lit Lit Fair, is a free event celebrating independent booksellers and creators. Located at Hauser & Wirth, attendees can browse books from over 40 publishers and interact with them. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. 901 E 3rd St Los Angeles. litlit.org

Food + Drink

A New Roof

Now Open. Bar Clara, atop Hotel Per La, is downtown’s newest rooftop bar and restaurant. Coastal flavors from California and Southern Italy are incorporated into its Mediterranean cuisine. Notable dishes include nicoise con pulpo, charred octopus, gigante beans, frisee, warm guianciale vinaigrette and Calabrese salami stuffed snapper. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 649 South Olive and 7th Street Los Angeles. More Info

New Loco Coco

Now Open. The NYC import has a prime corner location at Abbot Kinney, with a spacious patio and some indoor seating to enjoy plant-based, ethically sustainable ingredients for bowls, smoothies, and soft serve. Inspired by the unique taste of the dragon fruit, their menu is filled with over 40 superfood boosters, such as acai, jackfruit, and aloe. 8 a.m – 8 p.m. 1202 Abbot Kinney, Venice. More Info

H2 Launches New Menu

Now Open. Loews Hollywood Hotel’s new executive chef Charly Houegban introduces his food and beverage program to the lobby bar. The menu melds fried finger foods like Louisiana dry rub wings and truffle fries with healthier items including grilled salmon and crest regal farm chicken. Among the new drinks at the bar are the Runyon Canyon, made with Grey Goose, agave, and strawberries. Times vary. 1755 N Highland Ave, Hollywood. loewshotels.com

Winston House Fundraiser

Until July 31.  For the month of July, Winston House will donate $1 for each Westside cocktail purchased to the National Network of Abortions Funds. The cocktail is made with butterfly pea and cucumber infused future gin, lime juice, and mint syrup. Thursday – Friday, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. 23 Windward Ave, Venice. winstonhouse.com

Arts + Culture

The Art of Chad Smith Exhibit

July 26-31. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six-time Grammy winner and now, fine artist Chad Smith partners with SceneFour to present The Art of Chad Smith exhibit at Santa Monica Place. Fans, concertgoers and collectors are welcome to the special in-gallery reception this weekend. Saturday, 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, 1-4 p.m. 395 Santa Monica Place, Unit 166, Santa Monica. More Info

Screening of Portrait of a Lady on Fire

July 29. The West Hollywood EDITION will screen the Cannes prize winning film, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, presented by Women Under The Influence and NEON. 100% of all ticket proceeds will be donated to The National Network of Abortion Funds & Swing Left. Arrive early for cocktails and stay after to dance. Tickets are $30 each. Friday, 7 p.m. 9040 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. More Info

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