Vertigo at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Tour the winding San Francisco roads during this mystery starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. Former officer Scottie Ferguson (Stewart) investigates a woman who may or may not be possessed with a ghost from the past. When he falls in love, everything changes. Hitchcock will take you on a ride through ghosts and graveyards as you discover the truth behind the gorgeous woman’s secrets. $16-$20; Saturday, doors: 7:15 pm, movie: 9 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Los Angeles LGBT Center Out Under the Stars presents Best In Show
This laugh-out-loud mockumentary comedy is one of my favorites. It features Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Hitchcock, and many, many more! There will also be an adorable puppy adoption by LA Animal Services! The Center’s Los Angeles Women’s Network and Young Professionals Council will host this unforgettable summer movie night series, benefiting the Center’s programs and services. Come early to relax and picnic while you enjoy a live DJ, free swag from our sponsors, and undoubtedly a few surprises! $25-$150; Friday, 6:30 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; Hollywood Forever, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Eat|See|Hear: Lady Bird
Eat|See|Hear presents the award-winning dark comedy Lady Bird along with a concert by singer/songwriter Isla June and eats available from several food trucks including Farmers Belly, Green Truck, Made in Brooklyn Pizza and more. Unlike other series, Eat|See|Hear offerings are dog-friendly so your furry friend can join the fun too. $8-$21; Saturday, doors: 5:30 pm, music: 7 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre, 601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Street Food Cinema
Fill up on yummy eats and an action packed adventure as Street Food Cinema makes its way to Culver City’s Veterans Memorial Park. Top Gun will be screened on the outdoor big screen preceded by 1980s band Past Action Heroes. Food trucks include Astro Donuts and Fried Chicken and Baby’s Badass Burgers, Mapuche and more. Bring a beach chair or blanket or something comfy to sit on. Advance tickets: $14, $19/reserved, door: $17, $22/reserved; Saturday, doors: 5:30 pm, movie: 8:30 p.m; 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA

The Muppets Movie
The Skirball Cultural Center presents an outdoor screening of the classic The Muppets Movie as a tie-in with the museum’s current Jim Henson exhibition. At 7:45 pm, before the movie, join in a ukelele sing-along to The Rainbow Connection. $12, $9/seniors &students, $7/kids 2-12. Friday, doors: 6:30 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 310.440.4500

Jazz at LACMA
LACMA hosts some of L.A.’s best jazz musicians during its Jazz at LACMA series on Friday evenings during the summer. Free; Friday, 6 pm; 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Weekends with Vintage Grocers and Trancas Country Market
Homegrown neighborhood market Vintage Grocers and Trancas Country Market have partnered to bring you live music with a Friday concert series through September 14. This Friday, welcome back some of Malibu’s favorite local bands including Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, Špö bro, The Roman Helmets, and various tribute bands. Nothing screams summer more than good music, good food, and good company, so be sure to swing by Vintage Grocers’ to-go bar for an al-fresco dinner! Saturday & Sunday, Vintage Grocers hosts outdoor barbecues from 11 am – 3 pm until Labor Day. They will be grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken and serving all the fix’ns. Friday, 6 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm; Trancas Country Market, 30745 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 24, Malibu, CA 90265

Summer Nights in the Garden
In Exposition Park, The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County presents Summer Nights in the Garden with botanical tours, garden-experts meetings, performances and live music. Pack your picnic essentials or grab bites from the on-site food trucks in the North Plaza. Friday, 5-9 pm; NHMLA, 900 W. Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Friday Night Wine Tastings
Barnsdall Art Park’s annual Friday Night Wine Tastings series is back for its 10th year. Friday nights through August 31, spend the evening touring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House (for an additional charge) while enjoying boutique wines curated by Silverlake Wine, food trucksand music by KCRW DJs. $35; Friday, 5:30-8:30 pm; West Lawn, Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA

Lunetta At Night
In 2017, Executive Chef Raphael Lunetta opened Lunetta All Day, a fast-casual concept that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. Now, Executive Chef Raphael Lunetta and the Lunetta Team are officially introducing Lunetta Dining and The Moon Bar, a progressive, chef-driven concept and cocktail bar delivering elevated new Californian cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. The new Lunetta Dining Menu, beginning with Market Small Plates offers Sliced Tomato & Local Reed Avocado or the Grilled Nectarines with Manchego & Prosciutto. Starters & Salads include Rock Shrimp & Baja Scallop Ceviche with fresh home made guacamole and lime chip; Ahi Tuna Tartare with capers and sherry mustard vinaigrette; Wood-Grilled Spanish Octopus with butter beans and cherry tomatoes; the Crispy Chicken Wings feature Cabra Verde and grilled house made pineapple wing sauce; and Pepperosa & Crab Gnocchi with Fontina, Reggiano, and Pernod. The Fish & Meat selections include the Wood-Grilled BBQ Scottish Salmon with summer market vegetable ragout and smashed fingerlings; Wood-Grilled Loup de Mer, made with Bali spice, fresh herbs and local citrus; Heirloom Burger with grass-fed beef, grilled onions, heirloom tomato, sharp cheddar, and avocado; the Herb Jidori Brick Chicken with a roasted lemon garlic chicken sauce and grilled tomato salsa; Classic RL Caramelized Pork Chop with Chieftain wild rice and smoked bacon, summer fruit, and sage reduction; and the 22 oz Dry Aged New York featuring potato banana gratin, Castelfranco and confit tomato. Desserts include the Nectarine Blueberry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream; the Strawberry Pistachio Bombe with strawberry crème anglaise; Sticky Toffee Pudding with vanilla ice cream, toffee sauce and candied pecan; the Chocolate Bourbon Truffle Cake topped with caramel bourbon sauce, whipped cream, and cocoa nibs; the Chocolate Triple Berry Bread Pudding with vanilla ice cream, fresh berries, and strawberry sauce; and the Manjari Chocolate Crème Brulée with fresh berries. If you prefer to drink your dessert, there are Libations like the Cold Brew Martini comprised of vodka, Mr. Black Cold Brew Liqueur, and Bailey’s. Head to The Moon Bar for a drink by the fireplace. The Moon Bar beverage programs is Bar Director and Sommelier Kristine Bocchino, who oversees two separate cocktail programs, a large international wine list, and a 12-tap draft system featuring nitro cold brew coffee, kombucha, dry hopped cider and draft cocktails, as well as an impressive selection of draft beers. Cocktails include the Spicy Like a Sleepover made with St. George Green Chili vodka, Becherovka, coconut cream, lemongrass, ginger, and lime; the East Side to the West Side featuring Fords Gin, cucumber, mint, lime, orgeat, and Angostura Bitters; the Honey Ryder made with London Dry Gin, pamplemousse, lemon, and bubbles; Mariposa Calor comprised of Espadin mezcal, Amaro Nonino Aperol, lime, and Firewater bitters; the Tired but Wired featuring blanco tequila, Rhum Agricole, housemade chamomile-turmeric syrup, coconut cream, Blackstrap Bitters, and lime; the Oaxacan Mai Tai comprised Plantation Pineapple Rum, mezcal, lime, Dry Curacao, orgeat, and Angostura bitters; the Gnarly Surfer, a mixture of Rhum Agricole, pineapple gomme, lime, Blackstrap Bitters, and vegan egg white; the Salted Butter features Japanese whisky, Cocchi di Torino, Suze, Italicus, and grapefruit bitters; the Pimms Cup 2420 with Buffalo Trace, lemon, honey peach bitters, and Pimms; and Not Your Nonna’s Negroni comprised of rye, Mr. Black Cold Brew, Cappelletti, and Cocchi di Torino.Tuesday – Friday, 6:30 – 11 pm, Saturday, 5 – 11 pm; 2424 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.581.9888

Baja Market LA
Baja Market LA Food and Wine Festival is a celebration of Mexico’s wine region, culinary treasures, and uniquely distinctive agave spirits. Join in celebrating our southern neighbor’s traditions & stories through the artful styles of our recognized chefs, distillers and wine makers. This festival is for those who love great food, laughs over a well-crafted beverage and dance to a soulful beat. 2018’s Baja Market LA brings Mexico’s top Chefs to LA with a roster that includes: Javier Plascenica, “Oso” Campos Moreno; Omar Valanzuela; Natalie Curie; Gilberto Cetina; Alex Chang; and Eduardo Ruiz. Libation line up includes over 35 brands including wineries, tequila and mezcal, along with a pet grooming and treat station by Pussy & Pooch.  You’ll dance to two live bands, DJ’s while sampling the most unique tacos on earth. $40; Saturday, 4 – 9 pm; 728 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Avocado Month Celebration
Grand Central Market and the California Avocado Commission celebrates my favorite fruit (yep, it’s a fruit) all-month long with vendors creating unique, inventive dishes. Find avocado smoothies, the classic avocado toast with a seafood twist, avocado yogurt soup and more; participating vendors include Belcampo Meat Co., Golden Road Brewing, La Tostaderia, Prawn and more. Through Saturday, 8 am-10 pm; Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway St, Los Angeles, CA

Kimpton Skyline Sundeck Sunday Funday
This Sunday, the Kimpton Everly Hotel in Hollywood is hosting a whole hog roast and cocktails atop its Skyline Sundeck. Enjoy five hours of food, drinks and live music overlooking the Hollywood Hills. Free, RSVP here; Sunday, 2 – 7 pm; Kimpton Everly Hotel Skyline Sundeck, 1800 Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Pearl’s BBQ 4th of July Texas Picnic
This Fourth of July, Pearl’s BBQ in DTLA is celebrating America’s red, white and blue with a good ol’ five-day Pearl’s BBQ 4th of July Texas Picnic celebration featuring live music, full bar, ice cold beer, games and the best southern barbecue west of Texas. They will have a handcrafted Texas smoker, plenty of white oak wood, certified angus beef and Pearl’s BBQ Pitmaster Dana Blanchard smoking some of the best barbecue in the City of Angels.Tito’s Vodka and Jack Daniels will be kicking off this patriotic celebration on Wednesday with a full bar to serve up your favorite bevvies. During Fourth of July weekend, feast on melt-in-your-mouth barbeque as Pearl’s BBQ delivers their 16 hour smoked brisket and 12 hour smoked beef short ribs rubbed with secret spices and served with sides. Dig into Cowboy Roy’s hand made baked beans, coleslaw with house made mayo, or potato salad. Wash all this Southern goodness down with a refreshing Big Red Soda, Classic Mexican Cola, or Nesbitt’s Honey Lemonade. For dessert, enjoy a slice (or two) of Pearl’s BBQ home made apple pie or Grandma Pearl’s pecan pie made from a secret recipe that is handed down for five generations. There will also be live music from Alice Wallace on Friday, Ted Z & The Wranglers on Saturday, and a performance from Rob Leines on Sunday. Games like Corn Hole, Horseshoes and Rope-A-Steer for all to enjoy can be played with all weekend long as well. Free; Through Sunday, 12 – 9 pm; 2143 Violet St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Red, White & Aqua Pool Party
Get the party started early at Shade Hotel Redondo Beach. The annual adults-only Red, White & Aqua pool party has music, refreshing drinks and delicious bites. $20; Saturday, 1 – 6 pm; Shade Hotel Redondo Beach, 655 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA; Cabana & Bottle Service: 310.921.8940

Redondo Beach Fireworks Show
The City of Redondo Beach invites you to pack up your beach towels, umbrellas and picnic for a day in the sun topped off with a fireworks show. This year’s fireworks will be going up a few days early in the Redondo Beach Harbor. Enjoy a day by the water with live music and all-day entertainment before watching one of Southern California’s biggest fireworks shows. While the main viewing area is in the harbor, there are multiple viewing spots throughout the city, including the pier and Seaside Lagoon. Sunday, 2 pm; Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA

Shade Hotel Fireworks Viewing Party
For a premium fireworks viewing experience, Sea Level at Shade Hotel Redondo Beach will open for optimum viewing. Enjoy the show from the hotel’s Marina-Front Promenade overlooking the harbor. Saturday, 6 pm; Sea Level at Shade Hotel Redondo Beach, 655 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA; Reservations are required: 310.921.8950

Stars & Stripes Floral Arranging Social
Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday by creating a red, white & blue floral arrangement. Spend a sunny afternoon relaxing and creating a colorful and festive arrangement. All flowers, supplies and refreshments included in ticket price. Camilla Rose Floral Design is the dream and passion of Monica N. Gordon, Owner and Designer. Inspired by all the beauty that nature provides, CRFD is a boutique floral service delivering joy one floral arrangement, event and class at a time. Saturday, 2 – 5 pm; Camilla Rose Floral Design, Redondo Beach, CA

Alexis Bittar Pop-Up
Shop luxury pieces at fashionable jeweler Alexis Bittar’s pop-up currently at the Westfield Century City mall. Through Sunday, Friday 10 am-9 pm, Saturday 10 am-10 pm, Sunday 11 am-7 pm; 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City, CA; 310.277.3898




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