Movie: Hollyshorts Film Festival at Grauman’s
Hollyshorts nurtures new filmmakers and showcases established artists. The festival is filled with panels, premieres, and hundreds of short films, featuring work by Shia LaBeouf, Bryce Dallas Howard, and more! Why not check out a shorts block on Friday night?
Tickets, schedule, and more info here
6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Music: Jack White at The Shrine
Yes, tickets are ridiculously expensive, but do I really need to convince you it’s worth it? Take out that credit card or get on Craigslist ETC – Jack White will rock you to your core.
You can get them here
649 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Other: Brew at the Zoo at Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
If you’ve ever wanted to ditch flasks and drink out of plastic cups at the zoo, now is your chance. Live entertainment from comedians, local musicians, and tastings from local craft and microbreweries. All in the zoo.
Get your tickets here
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Movie: Friday at Hollywood Recreation Center
Spend a hilarious Friday on a Saturday night for the type of laughs that you would expect Chris Tucker and Ice Cube to provide. Featuring music by Alex Mac (NOT Larisa Oleynik) and food trucks: Slap Yo Mama, Mustache Mike’s, the Sun Truck, and more. Doors at 5:30, movie at 7.
Get tickets to Friday here, starting at $10
1122 Cole Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Music: Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu at Grand Performances
This event is being described by Grand Performances as something that fuses hula, opera, electronica, and musical theater. That seems like something worth checking out, especially since it’s totally and completely FREE. Show starts at 8 pm.
350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Other: Chinatown Summer Nights in Chinatown
Just in case you missed it last time, Chinatown Summer Nights is back! Starts at 5 pm, goes until midnight, with FREE entry. Summer Nights features all kinds of goodness like an LA Weekly music stage, a craft beer garden, food trucks (duh), arts and crafts, and our favorite addition, a soup eating contest.
Here’s a map of the action
Movie: Casablanca at Beverly Canon Gardens
Spend Sunday night in Hollywood Style with a free screening of Casablanca in the heart of Beverly Hills. Movie features vampires, werewolves, Abraham Lincoln, and a cameo by Val Kilmer. Just kidding, but it does have a plot (although “Play it again, Sam” is never said). Movie starts at 8 pm.
218 N Beverly Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Music: Geographer at Levitt Pavilion
Nintendo meets electronic meets gorgeous vocals with Geographer, who play catchy indie tunes. They put on a great show presented by Spaceland, and it’s totally FREE.
85 N Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103
Other: Watermelon Festival at Sunland Recreation Center
The Watermelon Festival features a beer garden, carnival rides, arcade games, and plenty of watermelon themed entertaiment, such as a Seed Spitting Contest, Watermelon Eating Contest, and carvings. Watermelon is free all day, and entry is $5.
More info on the Watermelon Fest here
4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027