Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

June 29-July 4


July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with The Beach Boys

July 2-4. The Hollywood Bowl presents its annual 4th of July extravaganza, featuring a spectacular fireworks finale and a remarkable performance by the Beach Boys (featuring Mike Love and Bruce Johnston). Accompanied by the esteemed Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, they will be performing classics such as “Surfin’ USA,” “I Get Around” and “Fun, Fun, Fun.” Sunday-Tuesday, starts at 7:30 p.m. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. hollywoodbowl.com

Sunset Splash House

July 2. Party it up this weekend as Cabana Nightlife presents Sunset Splash at Hotel Ziggy. Enjoy a day of poolside fun with Grammy-award winner, Anders Paak, (aka. DJ Pee Wee), Leisan, Mango & Ginger and Vago. Sip on refreshing specialty drinks from El Cristiano tequila and Selvarey rum. Sunday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Get Tickets Now

Gloria Molina Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party 

July 4. Gloria Molina Grand Park makes history with its first-ever drone show, replacing traditional fireworks. This innovative and pet-friendly 12-minute display will light up the night sky above The Music Center, synchronized with a curated playlist honoring the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop. Headlining the event are Bahamadia and DJ Cut Chemist, joined by rapper Chali 2na. Plus, culinary bites from food trucks and Snack Alley. Tuesday, from 4:00 – 9:30 p.m. 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. grandparkla.org

Pride Night at the Original Farmers Market and The Grove

June 30. Experience Pride at the Original Farmers Market and the Grove with a vibrant pet parade hosted by Wags & Walks Adoption Center. Enjoy live music, disco dancing and join the Grove’s annual Pride Bingo with special guest Lance Bass (One of the singers of NSYNC). Bingo tickets are $60 per person, supporting L.A. Pride. Friday, 6:30 p.m. 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles. thegrovela.com

Food + Drinks

Netflix Bites

Starts June 30. Introducing Netflix Bites at the new Short Stories hotel, where acclaimed chefs from popular Netflix series collaborate to create a special tasting menu. Featuring culinary stars like Curtis Stone, Dominique Crenn, Rodney Scott, Ming Tsai, Ann Kim, Nadiya Hussain, Jacques Torres and Andrew Zimmern, this unique dining experience showcases their specialties in flavorful bites. To complement the menu, mixologists from Netflix’s “Drink Masters” have crafted custom cocktails. Open daily, 5-10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, brunch menu 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 115 S. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles. Reserve Now

Restaurant at The Georgian 

Now Open. Santa Monica’s newest dining spot serves brunch every weekend at their Havana-inspired dining room and Sunset Terrace with coastal views. Executive Chef David Almany has curated a menu of elevated takes on classic sweet and savory brunch favorites, featuring dishes such as evergreen omelet, Challah French toast and oyster crudo. Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. thegeorgian.com

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

June 29. The cherished NYC-based brand renowned for its artisanal dairy and vegan ice creams is set to open a scoop shop at the prominent location of 2ND & PCH in Long Beach. The extensive menu features more than 30 signature flavors including honeycomb, pistachio, marionberry cheesecake, praline butter cake and Earl Grey tea. Thursday, 12 p.m.-11 p.m. 6420 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 140. vanleeuwenicecream.com

Be Bright Coffee Summer Residency at Paloma

Now Open. Be Bright Coffee teams up with Paloma at Abbot Kinney in Venice to present an exclusive drinks showcase. Try their new baklava latte, specifically crafted for Paloma, it is made with honey syrup infused with cinnamon and orange peel, layered with a spiced foam and garnished with crushed pistachios. The menu will also feature Be Bright’s popular signatures, Ultralight Bean and Vivid Cream Lattes. Tuesday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 600 Venice Blvd., Venice. paloma-venice.com

Arts + Culture

Into the Woods

Now Open. Prepare to be enchanted as the Tony-winning masterpiece, “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, makes its way to the Ahmanson theater. This highly acclaimed production, direct from Broadway, brings together an exceptional cast of original Broadway stars. Montego Glover takes on the role of The Witch, Stephanie J. Block shines as The Baker’s Wife, Sebastian Arcelus embodies The Baker and Gavin Creel captivates as Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf. Hours vary per schedule. 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. centertheatregroup.org

Patchwork Show Festival

June 30. Join Patchwork Show at El Segundo, where you can shop from 70+ vendors featuring local emerging artists, crafters, junior entrepreneurs and designers. Alongside, the festival will also have local food trucks, DIY crafting activities and live music. Five minutes away from the beach and free admission. Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 700 S Allied Way, El Segundo. dearhandmadelife.com

Mister Cartoon’s Just My Imagination

Now Open. Discover the latest exhibition at the flagship location of Beyond The Streets, as they showcase talented San Pedro-born artist, Mark Machado (aka. Mister Cartoon). Titled “Just My Imagination,” this exhibition presents an impressive collection of new airbrushed paintings, graffiti-inspired works on paper and a vintage custom art car named “The Gangster Squad.” Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 434 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. beyondthestreets.com

Glenn Kaino: Aki’s Market

Starts June 30. The Japanese American National Museum presents Aki’s Market, a new and uniquely personal project by acclaimed multimedia artist and filmmaker Glenn Akira Kaino. This project delves into the transgenerational trauma stemming from the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It seeks to foster healing and dismantle emotional remnants of the mass incarceration, weaving together the stories of his family and the broader community. Thursday, 12-8 p.m. Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. janm.org

Photo credit: Netflix Bites by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix. Aki’s Market Snapshot by Japanese Art Museum. Be Bright Photos by Stan Lee. Gloria Molina Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party  by the Music Center. Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus in the Broadway production of “Into the Wood” photo by: Matthew Murphy and Evan ZimmermanNetflix Bites by Netflix. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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