On the docket for this Saturday: A beachside fitness fest, an evening celebration in the Santa Monica Mountains, a pickleball tournament, free opera, and a concert at The Getty. Anything sound of interest? Let’s get into it.
Our usual breakdown: One solid idea to get there by Metro, three top picks to to point you in the right direction, and six other quick ideas for those who just need lots of options. Whatever you decide on, hope you make it a good one.
Make Metro Part of Your Weekend
Pershing Square’s Divercity Multicultural Concert Series, produced in partnership with the LA County Department of Parks, has four more dates on the docket for the summer, including a pair this weekend. Saturday, Jul. 29, house music vibes ascend for the Powertools 30th Anniversary celebration, then on Sunday, Jul. 30 you can see a catch by 112, Sean Kingston, and J Holiday. All events are free to attend.
Go Metro: Take the B or D Line to Pershing Square Station.
Three Top Picks To Do This Saturday
M = Less than .5 miles from an L.A. Metro Station, FA = Free Admission
Venice Beach Games – FA TP > Exercise enthusiasts can head to Venice Beach this Saturday to join free competitions and classes organized by over 80 sports and fitness groups, all as part of the Venice Beach Games. Expect everything from skating and soccer to parkour to pickleball. There will be two group fitness stages, a martial arts zone, and a vendor village to explore. Events run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info here.
Park After Dark Festival – FA TP > National Park Service rangers from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area are hosting a family-friendly, nighttime festival at Peter Strauss Ranch this Saturday. There will telescopes on hand for stargazing, a one-mile evening hike, and educational booths featuring nocturnal animals and insects. Plus, Chumash Elder Dennis Garcia will tell “campfire” stories in the outdoor auditorium. Programming runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Free to attend, and free parking too. More info here.
Off the 405 at The Getty – FA > The Getty’s signature outdoor concert series pops up with another event this Saturday, headlined with a performance by Iranian-American multidisciplinary artist Rahill. The main show starts at 7:30 p.m., with a DJ set to precede at 6 p.m. Free tickets are required. More info here.
Six More Things To Do in L.A. Today
- This Saturday, the GRAMMY Museum hosts an afternoon of fun featuring live music from Platoon’s modern lullabies collection: Arrullos Mexicanos.
- This Saturday, the Tournament of Roses Association and Pacific Opera Project present a free 90-minute family sunset concert on the lawn of the Tournament House in Pasadena.
- This Saturday at Marine Stadium Long Beach, stop by for the largest dragon boat competitions in California at the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival.
- Venice’s non-alcoholic bar and bottle shop The New Bar will host a pickleball tournament on Saturday in partnership with pro player and coach Matt Manase.
- Broken Shaker at Freehand Los Angeles, in Downtown LA will host a rooftop pool party with JADE this Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. for the Queer, Trans and BIPOC community.
- NoHo Summer Nights screens Elvis (2022) this Saturday at North Hollywood Recreation Center
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