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Combat the heat wave this weekend with good eats, hilarious comedy, classic film or exploring neighborhood artisan fairs throughout the Southland. OutFest continues with evening screenings at The Ford in Hollywood, staged readings and more industry events throughout the area. Great free events include KCRW Summer Nights at the California African American Museum, and for only $5 you can attend the Maum Market in downtown Los Angeles.

Here’s a listing of weekend activities:


Wine night with Clink Wine Club: Food from Woodfire Wings and and music from Orange Radio all night paired with your favorite glass or bottle of vino. 

Mean Girls at Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim: Watch the classic teen comedy in the OC. 

KCRW Summer Nights at CAAM: Come to the California African American Museum to enjoy the exhibits after hours, food trucks, a beer garden, and music from DJs Norvena Carmel and Francesca Harding. There will also be a marketplace featuring artisans from Black-owned businesses and artists. 

Mae Martin performs at Largo: The comedian will be in West Hollywood. 

Friday Nights at the Zoo: The zoo in Griffith Park will be open from 6-9 p.m. with music and dancing. 

Film Festival at La Brea Tar Pits: The Fossilized and Realized: Tar Pits Video Festival hosted by Nic Cha Kim will screen films submitted from the public about the tar pits.

Wild at Heart at The Frida: As part of their David Lynch series, the Frida will screen the Nicolas Cage classic. 


Feline Frenzy Adoption Event: The Annenberg PetSpace will host a kitten adoption event. 

Bake Sale for Reproductive Rights: The Oinkster in Eagle Rock will host a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, @PlanCPills and @Wrrapreprojustice. 

Shop at Maum Market: Enjoy the Korean-founded craft and artisan fair downtown featuring AAPI artists vending clothing, snacks, jewelry and more. 

Giant Robot’s Art Combini Pop-Up Market: The staple of Sawtelle brings an art fair to Japantown. 

Cutwater Classic Pickleball Tournament: Head to Venice for the ultimate pickleball tournament sponsored by Cutwater. 

626 Market Mini in Santa Monica: The Asian inspired food festival comes to the Westside of Los Angeles. 

Love Long Beach: The music festival features acts from Rybo, Martini, Jeremy Sole and more. 

Edinburgh Fringe Preview Day: The Elysian Theatre will host a line-up of local artists performing Fringe shows before they head out to Scotland. Acts include Kate Berlant, Brian McElhaney, Business Casual and more. 

Burlesque at Club Babalu: The 1950’s inspired revue combines elements of burlesque, comedy and circus. 

Julius Eastman performs at The Broad: Eastman will perform “Feminine,” in the This is Not America’s Flag exhibit. 

Jackie Brown at Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Cinespia will screen the Quentin Tarantino classic.


Century City Artisans Fair: The Westfield Mall hosts a dog-friendly flea market and artisan fair all rolled into one. 

Topanga Vintage Market: Over 200 vendors coupled with live music and food trucks will gather at Pierce College in Woodland Hills.

Enjoy a cocktail and music at Link Up: Head to Second Home in Hollywood for an immersive sound and body experience where you can casually sip a refreshing drink and listen to local music. 

Bollywood at the Bowl with A. R. Rahman: The composer of Slumdog Millionaire heads to the Bowl for an evening showcasing a blend of classical Indian music and electronic music. 

Grizzly Man at the Los Feliz 3: American Cinematheque will screen the acclaimed documentary as part of their Werner Herzog retrospective. 

Purity Ring at the Wiltern: The alt electronica band will hit up K-Town. 


Hawaiian Food Pop-Up: Chefs Nick Chiu and Billy Le will have Hawaiian staples like Spam Musubi, Loco Moco and Poke served up in Santa Monica.

Marc Maron performs at Dynasty Typewriter: The comedian and acclaimed podcast host will be in Westlake. 

OutFest: Film screenings, script readings, concerts and more! Join in on the LGBTQIA+ industry spotlight festival.

Christmas in July at Here and Now: Celebrate a little holiday cheer as part of Blitzen’s Christmas in July. 

The OC Fair: The county fair is back with games, rides, food and more family fun. 

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