Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

July 6 – 9


Twilight Garden Strolls at the Huntington

Starts July 9. Take advantage of the extra daylight with the Huntington’s after-hours series. Previously exclusive to members, the Twilight Garden Strolls are now open to the public, extending the San Marino garden’s hours until 8 p.m on select summer evenings. Separate timed ticket is required. Sunday, 4:30 p.m. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. huntington.org

Zoo Friday Nights

Starts July 7. Explore the L.A. Zoo on select Fridays for an evening of diverse entertainment, featuring music performances, family dance parties, interactive educational stations and rare twilight animal viewings. Plus enjoy a ride on the open carousel (available 6-8:30 p.m.), while taking advantage of their full-service bars. Friday, at 6 p.m. 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles. lazoo.org

Summer SCUBA with Hotel Figueroa

Now Open. Experience the world of SCUBA diving this summer at Hotel Figueroa, in collaboration with Eco Dive Center L.A. Led by PADI instructor Beth Beltramo, learn the essentials of SCUBA diving, including techniques to achieve weightlessness, mastery of SCUBA gear, crucial skills and safety protocols. No equipment needed – just bring your bathing suit. Hours vary per class. 939 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles. Reserve Now

Make a Splash this Summer at Marina del Rey Hotel

July 9. Party it up by the harbor at the hotel’s Sunday Funday. Delight in the rhythm from several DJs, feast on small bites, and sip on special cocktail offerings under the SoCal sun. Reserve a cabana, daybed, or love seat to maximize your pool party experience. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey. Get Tickets Now

Food + Drinks

Los Angeles Brewsology

July 8. The California Science Center hosts the Brewsology Beer Festival, a unique blend of museum exploration and craft beer tasting. More than 50 breweries will showcase over 150 beers at this evening event. General admission begins on Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. or opt for early admission at 7 p.m., providing an extra hour of exclusive access to specialty brews. 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Trejo’s Tacos Brings the Heat on National Fried Chicken Day

July 6. Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day with a fiery twist at Danny Trejo’s restaurant when he introduces Trejo’s Hot Honey—a chili-infused honey that delivers a potent, sweet kick. Try their new hot honey fried chicken churros, made with crispy chicken, sweet churros, spicy honey, and jalapeño peppers. Also, don’t miss the hot honey fried chicken taco, a fusion of sweetness and heat. Thursday, 11:30 a.m-9 p.m. 1556 N Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles. trejostacos.com

Get Dinner with Donna at Echo Park

Now Open. Step into Donna’s, a delightful blend of traditional Italian-American cuisine and modern flavors. Savor starters like marinated olives and cheesy garlic bread, diverse antipasti, pastas like fusilli alla vodka and mains like chicken parmesan. Complement your meal with classic cocktails, curated negronis, spritzes and martinis from Bar Flores partner, Karla Flores-Mercado. Wednesday-Sunday, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 1538 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. donnasla.com

Glass Off at Citrin

Now Open. Chef Josiah Citrin’s restaurant, specializing in modern Californian cuisine, has introduced an exclusive brunch menu for their bar. This features classics like egg caviar and lobster bolognese, which can be paired with wine, beer, or a cocktail. All food items are priced under $22, and beverages range from $7.50 for a glass of beer to $10 for a glass of wine, and $11 for a cocktail. Tuesday-Saturday, from 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m. 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Reserve Now

Arts + Culture

Maestro of the Movies: John Williams with the LA Phil

July 7-9. Join John Williams and Gustavo Dudamel for three nights of movie music performed by the LA Phil. Featuring iconic scores by the legend himself, listen to timeless melodies and thrilling moments that have made Williams one of the greatest composers in Hollywood history, with selections from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Schindler’s List, Indiana Jones, E.T., Jaws, and more. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival

Now Showing. Experience the magic of Shakespeare’s beloved works each summer at the historic Old Zoo in Griffith Park. The Independent Shakespeare Co. presents a series of vibrant productions every week, inviting audiences to relax on the grass (don’t forget your picnic blanket) and enjoy this season’s featured play, Julius Caesar. Wednesday-Sunday, at 7 p.m. Griffith Park Dr., Los Angeles. iscla.org

Museum of Death

Now Open. This new Hollywood museum presents a stark look at life’s darker side. Its chilling exhibits include Charles Manson and Black Dahlia crime scene photos, the guillotined head of the Parisian killer, Blue Beard, and real death footage. Yet, amidst the grim displays, there’s a peculiar diversion – the vibrant clown portraits by serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Beware, this intense experience often leads visitors to faint, humorously termed by the owners as a “falling down ovation”. Hours vary. 6363 Selma Ave., Los Angeles. museumofdeath.net 

Pickwick Vintage Show

July 8. The renowned Pickwick Vintage Show is returning to ROW DTLA. This outdoor event will host 50+ local vendors, offering a diverse range of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, and more. From retro chic to classic elegance, find your vintage piece across eras. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 777 S Alameda Street, Los Angeles.
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Photo credit: Jaguar photo by L.A Zoo. Danny Trejo Taco by JS2 PR.Citirin brunch pic by Wonho Frank Lee. Hotel Figueroa Pool (Credit: Tanveer Badal). All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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