Photo by John Schreiber.

It’s another busy summer weekend in the southland, with hundreds of events. For film fans, there are lots of movies, with family options like Encato and Brave and classics like La Bamba and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? If camping out for two hours isn’t your vibe, you can take a tango lesson at the Music Center, or pursue the Compton Art Walk. Not to forget refreshing cocktail hour options to cool down after a hot day out at Soft Spirits Pop-Up at the Ace Hotel on Saturday night, or any time this weekend at Marina Del Rey’s Whiskey Red’s On the Docks Pop-Up. 

FRIDAY

Lucha VaVoom Variety Show: Mexican Wrestling with luchadores, burlesque and comedy all come together in this theatrical event. Partially inspired by Bad Bunny’s character in the upcoming Bullet Train movie, there will be tie-ins with the Sony feature. 

Learn to Dance Argentine Tango at the Music Center: Open to all ages, from 7 to 11 pm on the Music Center’s Jerry Moss Plaza. 

Zoo Friday Nights: Bring the family down to Griffith Park after hours to listen to music of the BroBots and view the animals at sundown.

San Fernando Families Can Watch Encanto in the Park: Families must present a utility bill or ID for proof of residency. 

2nd & PCH Screens Brave: The Pixar film will include pre-show entertainment with a meet and greet with princess Merida. 

Portrait of a Lady on Fire Screening to Benefit Abortion Fund: Women Under the Influence is hosting a benefit screening of the Céline Sciamma film at the West Hollywood Edition. Proceeds will go to National Network of Abortion Funds & Swing Left.

Jes Tom at Dynasty Typewriter: The comedian will perform their hour of stand-up. 

Boyz II Men and TLC at the Hollywood Bowl: Set the soundtrack back to the 90’s and chill to Boyz II Men and TLC at the historic venue. 

The Lumineers at Crypto.com Arena: The indie rock band will perform Downtown. 

SATURDAY

Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival: Chinese vendors and traditional music will round out the festival as spectators gather to watch the race. 

Calm Mornings at the Academy Museum: Come for a less sensory experience of the industry museum, and stay for a screening of The Red Turtle. 

Dog Adoption at Dodger Stadium: LA Animal Services will host an adoption event at the stadium from 10 am to 2 pm at Center Field Plaza. 

Artisan Market at The Row: The shopping complex in Downtown LA will host an artisan market featuring live music, kids activities, and of course over 30 artists and vendors this Saturday. 

Compton Art Walk: Artists and vendors gather to express themselves and their talents in Compton through art, music and more. 

Free Harbor Boat Tours in Los Angeles: The Port of Los Angeles will host free boat tours on the 30th for families and their dogs. Boats are wheel-chair accessible. 

Redbull Batalla Freestyle Competition: MacArthur Park will host the Spanish language battle between 16 lyricists vying for a chance to compete in the championship in Miami. MYKAH, an MC from San Diego, is the first female qualifier from the U.S., will perform. 

Juventus FC vs. Real Madrid at the Rose Bowl: As part of the Soccer Champions Tour, these two clubs will face off in Pasadena. 

Soft Spirits Pop-Up: The Ace Hotel will host the event at their rooftop pool bar. The event itself is free to attend with an RSVP. 

Array’s Rhythm of the Night film series: Ava DuVernay’s theater will screen three rock musicals: The Five Heartbeats, La Bamba, The Sapphires in Historic Fillipinotown. 

NoHo Summer Nights Carole King Tribute Concert: Head over to North Hollywood Park to listen to the classics of Carole King. 

Mike O’Brien at the Elysian: The comedian will perform in Altwater Village. 

Leon Bridges at the Kia Forum: The singer-songwriter will perform in Inglewood. 

KCRW Summer Nights at the Hammer: Sly5thAve and DJ SiLVA will perform. 

The Birds at Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Cinespia will screen the Alfred Hitchcock classic. 

Air Supply at YouTube Theater: The Australian rock duo will perform in Inglewood. 

SUNDAY 

Seoul Athletic Club Pop-Up: The Korean athleisure brand will have a pop-up in-store at Maum’s store in the Row at in Downtown LA. There will be exclusive items just for the day as well as debut items from their brand new collection. 

Border Radio Screening at the Hammer: The punk film classic will be shown as part of UCLA Film & Television Archives’ ‘American Neorealism, Part Two: 1984-2020’ screening series. Admission is free. 

MEGA The Podcast Live: Dynasty Typewriter presents the improvised podcast about a megachurch. 

Grand Ole Echo at The Echo: The local country band will play after Victoria Bailey, Stephanie Eric Whittmer and more. 

The Shrimp Boys Comedy Variety Show: Head down to the Elysian for the alt-sketch comedy sensibilities of the Shrimp Boys. Featuring performances from Nate Varrone, Natalie Palamides and more. 

A-Ha at the Hollywood Bowl: Hear “Take On Me” accompanied with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

Red Hot Chili Peppers at SoFi: The hometown boys return for a stadium show in Inglewood. 

ALL WEEKEND

The Getty’s 25th Anniversary Celebration: The Getty continues its celebration with a family friendly community arts and culture festival.

Vans US Surf Open: Huntington Beach hosts this year’s triumph of surfing, skateboarding and BMX. 

LitLit Literary Fair: Hauser and Wirth host this free book fair introducing readers to independent presses, authors, and even how to make book. The festival hosts panel discussions with writers, artists and publishers, screen printing demonstrations and more. 

The Orange County Improv Festival: From the famed Frida Cinema comes an improv comedy festival including performances by Natalie Palamides, Big Yellow Taxi, Belle Reve and more. 

Kate Berlant Workshop: See the comedian workshop her show at the Elysian. 

Made in America: The Hollywood Fringe award-winning solo show by Teruko Nakajima takes its final bow this weekend at the Complex. 

Hard Summer Music Festival: The mostly electronic music festival is headlined by Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Uzi Vert and Porter Robinson. 

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? At the Los Feliz 3: American Cinematheque will screen the Bette Davis, Joan Crawford classic. 

Midsummer Scream: The world’s largest Halloween convention comes to Long Beach. The showfloor will have over 350 exhibitors, mini haunts and attractions and panels and presentations all weekend. 

Whiskey Red’s On the Docks Pop-Up: The brand new refurbished patio will debut at Whiskey Red’s Marina Del Rey location, and guests will be welcomed to try the menu and cocktails outside. 

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