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Weekend roundup

July 8-11


626 Night Market

July 9-11, 16-18. Mark your calendar for the return of the 626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. Back for its ninth season, the iconic Californian festival features more than 250 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music and entertainment attractions in an epic event for all ages. Tickets available online only; No tickets will be sold at the gate for the July dates. F-Sa 4 p.m.-midnight, Su 4-11 p.m. 285 Huntington Drive, Arcadia. 626nightmarket.com

Clue Live! – A Walking Experience

Opens July 9. Step into the world of the iconic board game Clue with the all-new safe and immersive experience, Clue Live! – A Walking Experience at Westfield Century City. Each character will attempt to convince the guests of their innocence, so listen closely, ask questions and use investigative skills to solve the mystery. Running through August 8, all performances will be limited to no more than 30 attendees. See website for hours. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. cluewalkingexperience.com

Marina Drum Circle

Begins July 10. Don’t miss a beat during Marina Drum Circle on summer Sundays at picturesque Burton Chace Park. This event invites participants to take part in an interactive group drumming led by Christopher Ramirez of Freedom Drum Circles. There will be drums provided by Remo Drums that will be sanitized before and after each use and session. Every Sunday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30-3 p.m. Free admission; seats reservations required. 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, 424.526.7900. visitmarinadelrey.com

Food + Drink

“Delicious Little Tokyo”

Begins July 10. Get ready for Go Little Tokyo’s sixth annual self-guided walking food tour “Delicious Little Tokyo” in downtown Los Angeles. For three consecutive Saturdays through July 25, enjoy special in-person promotions, culinary experiences and virtual events—as well as two themed foodie tours, tunes spun by a DJ, and a special live panel Q&A. See website for full schedule and more info. golittletokyo.com

Burger Week

July 11-17. Coming together for the second time to welcome summer, Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach and Pasadena unite for the second annual Burger Week. Explore a variety of burgers, ranging from classic to creative, featuring various proteins on menus priced at $10, $15, $20 and $25. Participating restaurants include George’s Burger Stand, Mi Piace, MFK Modern Filipino Kitchen, Nomad Eatery, The Raymond 1886, Wood & Vine and more. See website for the full list of restaurants, menus and featured cocktails. burgerweek.com

KazuNori Marina del Rey

Now Open. For fans of Japanese hand rolls, this one’s for you! KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar recently opened a new location at the Broadwalk Marina del Rey at Pier 44. The restaurant features a 24-seat hand roll counter bar where guests can watch their hand rolls being made and enjoy them while the specially harvested seaweed is at its best. KazuNori Marina del Rey will also offer delivery exclusively through Postmates as well as pick-up from both Postmates and KazuNori Mobile. M-Th 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., F-Sa 11:30 a.m.-midnight, Su noon-10 p.m. 4635 Admiralty Way, Suite 107, Marina del Rey, 424.334.1644. handrollbar.com

Arts + Culture

Cardboard City on Third Street Promenade

Opens July 8. Bring out your inner artist at the new 10,000-square-footinnovative, pop-up community art center Cardboard City, running through August 29. Presented by reDiscover Center, the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., and Starpoint Properties, this art center offers free museum-style exhibits of large-scale cardboard sculptures and architectural models, free family art activities, a schedule of fee-based classes for youth and adults, and a Cardboard City Shop. Th-Su noon-6 p.m. 1231 Third St. Promenade, Santa Monica. rediscovercenter.org

Divine Immersion: The Experiential Art of Nick Dong

Opens July 8. USC Pacific Asia Museum invites visitors to experience its newest exhibit by Taiwanese-American and Oakland-based artist Nick Dong (pictured)In recognition of the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive loss of life and systematic degradation of Asian American belonging, Dong designed a series inspired by a meditative experience at a Buddhist retreat of immersive installations to recapture our personal and collective spirit. W-Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, 626.787.2680. pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu

Heidi Duckler Dance’s “Honest Purpose”

July 8-9. L.A.-based dance company Heidi Duckler Dance presents “Honest Purpose,” a series of performances at the Culver Steps. The piece features Heidi Duckler Dance dancers accompanied by a live four-piece band led by Dwight Trible. “Honest Purpose” is an exploration of private and public space as well as a celebration of the reopening of the city and the reemergence of the community into this space after a period of isolation. Th-F 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. $40 GA; $20 Culver City residents, students and seniors. 9300 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 213.536.5820. Tickets

Natural History Museum Extended Hours

Begins July 9. Grab your tickets to explore the Natural History Museum during its newly extended hours every Friday through August 6. Guests can enjoy live DJ sessions in the Nature Gardens (pictured), family activities, food and drink (including beer and wine), plus access to the Butterfly Pavilion, 3D theater and more. F 5-8 p.m. Tickets available online. 900 Exposition Blvd., L.A., 213.763.3466. nhm.org

Margaret Lansink Solo Exhibit at Galerie XII

Opens July 10. Galerie XII, Los Angeles presents Borders of Nothingness – On the Mend & Body Maps, the first solo exhibition of Dutch artist Margaret Lansink in L.A., running through September 4. Inspired by the Kintsugi Japanese practice of repairing ceramic with gold leaf, Lansink combines her images, cuts them, and repairs them with gold leaf. Opening reception from 4-6 p.m. Free parking on-site parking. Bergarmot Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite B2, Santa Monica, 424.252.9004. galeriexii.com

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS

Begins July 10. Principal Pops conductor Michael Feinstein kicks off the Pasadena POPS 2021 Sierra Summer Concert series on Saturday with The Road to Motown. The POPS season opener will feature The 5th Dimension’s Grammy-winning duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (pictured), and the premiere Motown singing sensation Spectrum will also be performing the greatest hits of the Motown era. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, 626.793.7172. pasadenasymphony-pops.org

Photo credits: The Culver Steps courtesy Hackman Capital Partners. YinYang 2 #3/3 | 47×47 cm paper | 55×55 cm frame artwork by Margaret Lansink. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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