Chances are you already have your 4th of July plans locked in. If not, we have a quick list of ways to spend your holiday Monday, followed by our usual round-up of stuff to check out during the week.
This July 4-8 in Los Angeles you can catch free Tuesdays at The Autry, KCRW Summer Nights at The Hammer, Knight of the Burning Pestle in Griffith Park, Summer of Salsa at LA Plaza, Dance DTLA at The Music Center, and more.
Things To Do
4th of July Things To Do -> Need some ideas for how to spend your Independence Day holiday? Here’s a quick mix of the county’s hippest happenings, parties, and fireworks displays:
- Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Park (free)
- The Hollywood Bowl’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin & Martin Short on July 2-4 (ticketed)
- Fourth of July fireworks spectacular at the Long Beach waterfront (free)
- AmericaFest at The Rose Bowl on July 4 (ticketed)
- Marina del Rey fireworks celebration on the waterfront (free)
- The Pacific Palisades July 4th Celebration includes the annual parade (public) and the fireworks display at Palisades Charter High School (ticketed)
- The City of Santa Monica celebrates Independence Day with a Fourth of July Parade along Main Street (free)
- July 4th Extravaganza at Warner Ranch Park (free)
- Cinespia offers a trio screenings with accompanying fireworks at Hollywood Forever Cemetery from July 2-4 (ticketed)
- Want more fireworks viewing ideas? The L.A. Times has a handy list of spots to catch shows around the county.
Shakespeare in the Park -> This Wednesday to Sunday, ISC’s Shakespeare in the Park continues with performances of Francis Beaumont’s Knight of the Burning Pestle. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Free to attend, but advanced reservations are required. More info here.
KCRW Summer Nights at the Hammer Museum -> This Thursday, Ambar Lucid opens the series with her dreamy bedroom pop melodies and moody compositions radiating throughout the Hammer Courtyard. More info and see the full schedule here.
Moonlight Movies in Long Beach -> On Thursday, Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens Wall-E at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus. Screening begin at dusk. Free to attend. More info here.
Summer of Salsa -> La Plaza de Cultura y Artes continues their monthly concert series this Friday as Summer of Salsa presents Echo Park Project with DJ Robinho. Starts at 6 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.
Movies on The Roof -> My Valley Pass’s Movies on the Roof series continues this Friday and Saturday Westfield Fashion Square with screenings of La La Land and The Mummy. Tickets are just $5, and proceeds for the event benefit Hope Of The Valley rescue mission. More info here.
One Colorado Movies Under the Stars -> Movies Under the Stars features classic films screened every Friday for the entire month of July at One Colorado in Old Pasadena. The series continues this Friday with a showing of Mary Poppins (1964) at 8:30 p.m. Public seating is first-come, first-served. More info here.
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles -> This weekend, Levitt Pavilion summer concerts continue with an eclectic blend of Latin dance, soul, cumbia and traditional folklórica. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7 p.m. Sunday begins at 4 p.m. Free to attend, no reservation necessary. Check the complete lineup here.
The Music Center’s Dance DTLA -> This Friday’s Dance DTLA event at the Music Center will be an evening of Hip Hop led by instructor Brandon Juezan and with tunes from DJ Monalisa. Starts at 7 p.m. More info here.
626 Night Market -> This Friday to Sunday, The 626 Night Market returns to its flagship location with over 300 food, merch, and craft vendors to Santa Anita Park. Pre-sale tickets are $5, or it’s $6 at the door. More info here.
Jazz at LACMA -> This Friday at 6 p.m., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosts the Nick Mancini Quartet at Smidt Welcome Plaza as part of the ongoing Jazz at LACMA series, which continues on Friday evenings through November. Admission is free, however seating is limited and first come, first served. More info here.
Broad Street Oyster Co. at Grand Central Market -> Broad Street Oyster Co. has officially opened in Grand Central Market with the seafood specialist taking over a large counter inside the open air food hall. On the menu are seafood towers, caviar service, lobster rolls adorned with caviar and uni, fried oysters, Maryland soft-shell crab sandwich and more. Broad Street Oyster Co. is open everyday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bé Ù’s Search for Sriracha -> According to Bé Ù’s Instagram, the East Hollywood Vietnamese street food restaurant is willing to trade their banh mi, popcorn chicken, or summer rolls for unopened 28-ounce bottles of Sriracha by Huy Fong Foods in Rosemead. Due to climate circumstances the iconic hot sauce brand hasn’t been able to source quality chili peppers needed to make their sauce causing less bottles to be produced. If you have any bottles to spare contact Bé Ù for further details about a trade. The public has also sent the restaurant Sriracha sightings through Instagram.
Yangban Society’s Summertime Menu -> Yangban Society in the ArtsDistrict will launch a new summer dinner menu on Friday July 8. Served family-style Yangban’s Instagram is currently previewing the latest dishes in their stories.
Shappy Pretzel Co. Pop Up -> Philadelphia soft pretzel operation Shappy Pretzel Co. is popping up weekly at the historic Diamond Bakery on Fairfax, from Thursday through Sunday. We’re big fans of the classic and cinnamon sugar pretzel balls called “Lil’ Albee’s” so if you’re in the area, we heartily recommend.
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