Fourth of July Weekend

4th of July at Castaway

Celebrate 4th of July with incredible firework views and an all-American buffet at Castaway. Buffet dishes will include BBQ Berksire Ribs, Waygu Sliders, BBQ Grilled Pasture Bird Chicken, Grilled Ora King Salmon, Kobe Hot Dogs, Raw Bar, Charcuterie, a variety of salads and desserts. In addition, Castaway will have live music and celebratory drink specials, including the Red, White & Boom Rum Punch ($17) and $24 buckets of beer. $79/inside seating, $99/patio and window seating $99; Thursday; 250 E. Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501-1096; Reservations here.

Independence Day at Hotel Shangri-La

This July 4th to enjoy poolside dining and delicious BBQ treats. Hotel Shangri-La’s Independence Day BBQ menu includes a number of items grilled on an open flame, including Marinated Skirt Steak ($24) and Chicken Breasts, Grilled Chicken Wings and Hot Dogs. Burger fans , enjoy a Build Your Own Kobe Beef Burger station with topping choices including Brown Sugar or Pineapple BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles. Vegetable Skewers, Corn on the Cob, Guacamole and Homemade Potato Chips round out the selection. $25/public, minimum of $25/person on food and beverage, free/hotel guests; Thursday, 12 – 6 pm; Hotel Shangri-La Courtyard, 1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.394.2791

4th of July at Night Market

The Bungalow Santa Monica & KCRW invite you to celebrate the 4th of July at the culinary pop-up experience, Night Market thisThursday from 5:00-11:00pm. Enjoy food trucks, music by KCRW’s Jeremy Sole, cocktails, kid’s area with complimentary face painting and fireworks. Free; Thursday, 5 – 11 pm; The Bungalow Santa Monica, 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Flower Child’s Fourth of July

In honor of good vibes and freedom, Flower Child is giving its guests 25% off their entire bill all day on the Fourth of July at all locations, including the newly open Newport Beach space. Fourth of July will also be the last day that you can get the special Summer plate which comes with BBQ Chicken, Quinoa Corn, Crunchy Kale Slaw & Watermelon before the menu changes for the season. Thursday; Santa Monica and Newport Beach, CA

4th of July at Bacari PDR

Celebrate 4th of July than enjoying a whole pig roast by the beach at Bacari PDR. Enjoy an open bar and unlimited bites including whole pig, brisket, chicken, salad, potatoes, mac & cheese, rice and of course—Hawaiian rolls. $60; Thursday, 1 – 8pm; Bacari PDR – 6805 S Vista Del Mar Ln, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Whiskey Red’s Red, White & Boom Party

Enjoy the best view of fireworks in Marina del Rey at Whiskey Red’s! Live music begins at 7 pm and eating contests will be throughout the evening. The All-American Buffet includes Pork BBQ Ribs, BBQ Brisket, Mac n’ Cheese, drink specials and More! Patio Seating: $75, $35/children, Window Seating: $65, $30/children, Inside Seating: $55, $25/children; Thursday, 6:30 – 11 pm; 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Tallula Launches Brunch

Executive Chef Saw Naing has added new brunch time fare to the menu, like a Breakfast Bowl with sunny eggs, thick-cut Beeler’s bacon, pinto beans, rice, avocado, cabbage slaw and pico de gallo, along with Chilaquiles or Menudo topped with a sunny egg. The Wet Breakfast Burrito with verde pork, eggs, potatoes, crema and pepper jack is big enough for two people or to nurse a hangover. Their new General Manager Gabriel Salazar has revamped the cocktail menu with fresh daytime options like Bloody Marias, Roja or Verde Micheladas, carafes of Grapefruit Mezcal Margaritas and a California Corn Rush with Sierra Norte whiskey, corn and cardamom purée, fresh lemon and agave. Saturday, 11 am (until September 1); 118 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Dance DTLA

Dance the night away during Grand Park’s Friday-night summer series’ 15th season. Each night is a different genre and location. With live music and DJs, the night will feature dance lessons led by some of the best instructors in LA. This Friday, get down, country-western style, with some line-dance and two-step at the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. Free; Friday, 7-11 pm; 111 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Second Annual Beer Can Derby

Golden Road Brewing’s Atwater Village Pub will transform into a craftsman and racer’s paradise. Pick up a starter kit at Golden Road’s Atwater Village pub starting now, which includes wheels, framing, axles, and an empty Golden Road can (if you need one). Flare and additional design are much welcomed! Aside from the pure enjoyment of racing, the grand prize is beer for a year, a Golden Road merchandise gift bag, a $100 pub gift card, $100 to the charity of your choosing, a trophy as proof, and of course, ultimate supreme eternal glory. Sunday; 5410 West San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Friday Night Wine Tasting

Barnsdall Art Park Foundation’s fundraising event returns for another Friday of wine and sunset picnics. There will be a bunch of food trucks to choose from, as well as an extensive array of boutique artisanal wines. So, just kick back and listen to the live music. $35-$50; Friday, 5:30-8:30 pm; Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, East Hollywood, CA

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Annual Rhythm on the Vine® Music Series

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s annual Rhythm on the Vine®music series is launching with a Fourth of July celebration featuring British/American country pop duo Brown & Gray and opening act, Kanan Road. Adding to the festivities is an patriotic-themed Independence Day drone light show and six additional jazz concerts performed through fall. The July 4th concert will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County. $15 – $80; Thursday, 6 pm (also August 4th, August 18th, September 1st, September 29th, October 13th, and November 3rd); South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, 34843 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591; 844.428.6292

Music on the Meadows

Terranea invites you to its annual Music on the Meadows that includes performances by legendary musical acts Wilson Phillips, J.R. Richards, formerly of Dishwalla, and other local favorites; an array of culinary offerings including the resort’s signature Farm-to-Terranea cuisine, craft beers from local breweries, wine and spirits, and much more. The event takes place on the resort’s Meadows Lawn which offers coastal views of the Pacific and nearby Catalina Island. $55, $115/VIP (includes Wilson Phillips meet & greet, access to VIP Hangout area, a locally inspired Farm-to-Terranea Box, and two (2) drink tickets (alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages available), $65/Day-of tickets, $125/ VIP Day-of tickets; Thursday, 2 – 9 pm; 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Bring it On at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Kick it up when Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union as the rival cheerleaders go against each other for the national championship. Pack a picnic and bring your crew to the best fun in the sun outing with our wine and beer bar, delectable concessions treats, and a custom photo booth! $12 – $20; Saturday, 9 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a mission to rescue Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Reserved outdoor theater seating. Outside wine and beer is not allowed. Alcohol will be available for purchase onsite. Parking onsite is limited and stacked. $20 – $40; Sunday, 8:30 pm; Cinespia at John Anson Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Hollywood, CA 90068

Eat|See|Hear’s July Screenings

The original traveling outdoor cinema, continues this summer with movie screenings taking place every Saturday through the month of July. This Saturday, enjoy a live musical performance by The Shakes and bites from Fette Schwein, Roll’n Lobster, Chancho’s Tacos, Yalla Truck, and Baby’s Badass Burgers before settling in for a screening on the largest inflatable movie screen on the west coast. With classics and current blockbusters, everyone can find a movie to love. The event stretches across many different neighborhoods of Los Angeles, including iconic destinations such as the Pasadena City Hall, the Los Angeles State Historic Park and The Autry, which provides free admission to all Eat|See|Hear screening guests. All locations are 100% dog friendly and even have a Fashionably Late VIP Section for optimal viewing. Bring your pup, grab a bite, and settle in for the show! The Official sponsor, Tillamook, will also be on site during Saturday’s screening of Beetlejuice with its ice cream truck, handing out free ice cream. $14, $16/door, $8/ages 5 -12, free/under 5; Every Saturday in July 2019; Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema

As part of Old Pasadena’s district-wide film series Summer Cinema, every Friday and Saturday One Colorado will screen movies on the wall of the courtyard’s old Clune’s Movie Theater. There’ll be Silent Disco headsets available for up-close-and-personal audio, along with some great film night concessions. On Fridays, Sage Vegan Bistro and Brewery will offer a pop-up Green Bar, and on Saturdays Il Fornaio will serve up bene bevvies. There’ll be popcorn provided by our friends at iPic (while supplies last) and Sugarfina will host a candy bar. See the full Summer Cinema schedule here. This Friday, catch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Free; Friday, 8:30 pm;61 West Colorado Blvd, Old Pasadena, Pasadena, CA 91105




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