You know what’s handy?
Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Saturday, July 28, 2018.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [10 a.m.] The 56th Annual California Watermelon Festival July 28-29 at the Hansen Dam Soccer Fields in Lake View Terrace will host delicious watermelon-themed activities, all-you-can-eat watermelon, carnival rides, games, contests, and live entertainment.
2. [11 a.m.] The Midsummer Scream Convention from July 28-29 is a horror convention featuring dozens of presentations from creative professionals, Halloween industry vets, entertainment, onsite haunt experiences and more. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
3. [noon] Head to the Long Beach Crawfish Festival July 27-29 to enjoy world class crawfish, New Orleans-style food, music, dance lessons, and more by the shore. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
4. [noon] The California Pizza Festival is sure to please all types of pizza-lovers. Hosted at L.A. Center Studios in Downtown Los Angeles, the festival will feature unlimited pizza samples from some of the world’s best pizzaiolos.
5. [6 p.m.] L.A. Rare and Wild Beer Fest in Santa Monica is billed as a beer connoisseur’s one-stop celebration. Coming to Barker Hangar, the evening will inclide unlimited beer tastings and more. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
6. [7 p.m.] Summer Happenings at The Broad is a series of late-night events featuring music, performance and art. Now in its third year, the evening series is inspired by The Broad’s new exhibition, A Journey That Wasn’t which explores artists’ representations of time, memory and repetition. This months focus will be on German artist Joseph Beuys with performances by faUSt and Baltimore duo Matmos.
7. [7 p.m.] Back for the 15th year in a row, The Independent Shakespeare Co. presents Shakespeare in the Park at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park with a free performance of Titus Andronicus on Saturday and Sunday. FREE
8. [8 p.m.] KCRW’s Summer Nights offers free all-ages outdoor music shows over the course of the summer throughout Los Angeles and this Saturday they’ll takes over Chinatown with KCRW DJs Mathieu Schreyer and Anthony Valadez. FREE
9. [8 p.m.] See gender expression challenged and reexamined during Ain’t I a Womxn? A Genders Promenade at Los Angeles State Historic Park. An evening event taking place under a full moon, Ain’t I a Womxn? unites 35 artists, art collectives, and activist groups to share spoken word, performance art, sonic art, media projections and zines.
10. [various] This weekend Los Angeles will pay homage to the late food critic Jonathan Gold through a series light projections at various locations throughout the city. At the new L.A. Times headquarters in El Segundo a tribute will appear just before sunset. Simultaneously, multiple buildings throughout L.A. will be illuminated in gold light: L.A. City Hall tower, the Wilshire Grand Center, the Broad, U.S. Bank Tower, Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain in Grand Park, the Natural History Museum, the pylons at LAX, and Pacific Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier. The documentary City of Gold will also be projected at Chinatown Summer Nights. More details on tributes here.
DEAL OF THE DAY: $10 tix to the LA County Fair opening weekend (via Goldstar)
Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar.