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Last weekend we had fireworks and parades, but this coming weekend also has lots of activities, including zoo nights in Griffith Park, Bergamont Station’s summer celebration, Long Beach Pride, a flea market at the Rose Bowl, a food tour on the Santa Monica pier, numerous places to hear all kinds of music and a public service L.A. River cleanup.

If you’re looking for entertainment or or something different this coming weeknd, here are some suggestions:


Zoo Nights: Head to Griffith Park to the Los Angeles Zoo from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be live music from DJ Johnny Hawks, Pulp Vixen, Brobots and more.

Summer Evening Strolls at the Huntington: Enjoy a cocktail and stroll the gardens at this Pasadena favorite. The galleries will be closed. 

1-Hour Sleepover Comedy Variety Show at Jam in the Van: Zack ass from Jackass Forever and Taylor Ortega from Welcome to Flatch go head to head in an interview trivia contest at the end of this comedy variety show. 

Sunset Swim at the Annenberg Community Pool: The Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica offers a Sunset Swim from 6 to 9 p.m. Children under 18 are $4, seniors over 60 are $5, and adults are $10. 

Jazz at LACMA: Nick Mancini Quartet will perform. 

Sistah Q at MacArthur Park: Alika and Quinto Sol will also perform at the Levitt Pavillion. 

Music at the Farmer’s Market at the Grove: Eb’s Rock and Roll Dance Party will happen at the West Patio from 7 to 9 p.m. 

These Arms Are Snakes at Echoplex: Object of Affection and Haunted Horses will also perform. 

Fleet Foxes at the Greek Theatre: The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Greer at the Troubadour: The Southern California band continues their two night stint at the historic West Hollywood venue. 

Roy Wood Jr. at the Bourbon Room: The Daily Show veteran brings his show to Hollywood. Improv, music, special guests and more pepper the show with laughs and excitement. 


LA River Cleanups: Pick a location across the city to do a little community service.

Storytime with Mr. Steve at Vroman’s in Pasadena: Families are welcome to come at 11 a.m. and for nocturnal stories at 7 p.m. to the famed bookstore. The evening event will be held outside at the Vroman’s Paseo. 

Bergamot Station Summer Celebration: Head to the galleries for music, comedy, food and more. 

Palomino Festival at the Rose Bowl: Kacey Musgraves headlines the country music festival featuring Willie Nelson and Family, Old Crow Medicine show and more. 

The Boardwalk Food Tour on the Santa Monica Pier: Resy and Amex have partnered up for a food experience at the Pier’s restaurants featuring foods like Clam Pizza and Lobster Rolls, to experiences like a dunk tank. 

Photographer Joseph Maida at Skylight Books: At 5 p.m. in Los Feliz, Maida presents his book A Third Look reflecting on the nudes of Lee Friedlander. Maida examines Friedlander’s photography through the lens of gender, identity, and sexuality spectrums.

818 Market in Mission Hills: Check out the food and fashion vendors and more. 

Off the 405 at the Getty: Los Retros performs this weekend at the museum’s concert series. 

Pro Roe Comedy Tour: DJ Demers, Kimberly Clark, Renee Percy and more will perform. 

Don’t Tell Comedy Show: The lineup is underwraps until the show is underway. This show will take place in an undisclosed location in Culver City, you’ll just have to purchase a ticket to find out where. 

Double Happiness Q&A with Mina Shum at the Academy Museum: The screening will also be shown with Beau Travail as part of the ‘Summer of Love: 1990’s Romances’ series. 

Devonté HYNES performs with the LA Phil at the Ford: HYNES aka Blood Orange, will perform classical pieces with the Philharmonic. 

Almost Famous at Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Cinespia brings the Cameron Crowe classic to the big screen. 

Tomorrow W/ Ron Lynch at The Elysian: The comedian known from Portlandia and Bob’s Burgers hosts a late night variety show featuring Max Beasley, Rachel Ho, Katie Vallely and more. 

Secret Movie Club Screens Raiders of the Lost Ark: The film will be shown in 35 mm and followed by the Raiders fan film adaptation Q&A with director Eric Zala. 


Tai Chi in Culver City: Meet in Dr. Paul Carlson Memorial Park for a free workout. 

Rose Bowl Flea Market: One of the biggest flea markets in the Los Angeles area. 

Served Drag Brunch at Redline DTLA: MC’d by Militia Scunt and hosted by Opulent Rox with a rotating cast of queens to perform. 

Yoga in Echo Park: For $20 you can find community to stretch with. 

Soundbath at Hollywood Forever Cemetary: Bring a yoga mat and blanket for some outdoor healing at the famous Hollywood landmark.  

Bloco Obini at the Skirball Center: The Afro-Brazillian dance and music ensemble performs a family friendly show at the museum. 

GenSpace Rooftop Concert: Wallis Annenberg GenSpace and LACMA bring a classical music concert to the rooftop. 

Supermarried at the Yard: An improv show from couple John Ross Bowie and Jamie Denbo. 


Tim Heidecker at the Elysian: The comedian brings a two-act show of comedy and music. 

Zombie Joe’s Circus of Values: Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre has been around for 30 seasons performing horror comedy. This show is 18+

Lotus Festival: Come to Echo Park Lake to celebrate Indian culture and people. There will be a beer garden, food, music and more. 

Long Beach Pride: Complete with a roller rink, Long Beach Pride will be an epic celebration of LGBTQIA+ in Long Beach. Iggy Azalea will headline on the main stage. 

Sixth Street Viaduct Grand Opening: Ozomatli headlines Saturday, for a weekend full of musical performances celebrating the grand opening of the viaduct in Boyle Heights. 

Getty Celebrates Reseda: Head to Reseda Park for a series of ten free outdoor community arts festivals. 

Ultra Cinematheque 70 Fest: American Cinematheque launches their 70 mm film festival. This weekend they’re screening Malcolm X, Short Cuts, and Dunkirk.

Lost Highway Plays at The Frida: The theatre in Orange County is playing David Lynch films throughout July. 

626 Market in Arcadia: Gorge yourself on some extra delicious goodies at the outdoor food festival.

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