Things to do on weekends in Los Angeles[7-15-2022 to 7-17-2022]

KCRW Chinatown Summer Nights. Photo by Christina Champlain / We Love Los Angeles

Looking at this weekend, you’ll find a complete list of quests in the City of Angels.

July 15-17 options include Roller Jam at DTLA, Odd Nights at The Autry, KCRW Summer Nights in Chinatown, Goat Yoga at the Gamble House, and jazz inside the dome at Mt. Wilson Observatory, South Bay Greek Festival, Silent Film Show at Paramount Ranch, and more. Hope you find something that matches your interests, and have a nice weekend!


Things to do

88th Anniversary at the original farmers market -> The original Farmer’s Market celebrates 88 years in its third and Fairfax location with three days of fun activities From Thursday to Saturday. Expect live music, DJ sets, arts and crafts, pop-up food vendors, and giveaways. See the full table here.

Roller jam in FIGat7th -> this from Friday to Sunday, Three-day dance party and pop-up skating rink at DTLA’s FIGat7th shopping plaza. Free admission tickets give you access to themed dance evenings with Beat Junkie Institute of Sound music and a beer garden curated by Crowns & Hops. If you want to ski, rentals are $12 per person. More information here.

DTLA Dance at the Music Center -> this Friday The Dance DTLA event at the Music Center will be a Bollywood evening led by coach Achinta McDaniel. Starts at 7 p.m. More information here.

Strange Nights in Autry -> Odd Night at the Autry is played every three times Friday of the month starting in April. Expect an independent marketplace filled with over 80 unique vendors, food trucks and live music. This month, you can watch a western rock band. Admission is $5. More information here.

Jazz at LACMA -> this Friday At 6 p.m., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosts trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos at Smidt Welcome Plaza as part of the ongoing Jazz at LACMA series, which runs Friday evenings through November. Entry is free, but seats are limited and first come first serve. More information here.

Outfest -> LGBTQ+ Film Festival is back July 14-24 With movie screenings (outdoor, indoor and online) as well as a number of special events. This year’s highlights include a directorial debut by Billy Porter, Everything is possible; Outfest Under The Stars at The Ford; Screening of the 20th anniversary of the movie Todd Haynes far from heaven, with Haynes, producer Christine Vachon, and star Julianne Moore, all appearing in person on the FAQ; and the sixth annual non-bilateral gender dynamic summit. More information here.

Colorado movies under the stars -> Movies Under the Stars showing classic movies every Friday Throughout the entire month of July at One Colorado in Old Pasadena. The series continues on Friday Some like it hot 8:30 p.m. Public seating is first come, first served. More information here.

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles -> This weekend, the Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series continues with Les Filles De Illighadad and Adee Roberson on Fridayand Peanut Butter Wolf, Dj Nu-Mark, Inka One, Ben Diggin, Dj Analog on Saturday, and Guateama Ft. Ishto Jueves and El Gordo on Sunday. Free to attend, no reservations required. Check out the full lineup here.

rooftop movies -> My Valley Pass movie series on this rooftop continues Friday And the Saturday Westfield Fashion Square with offers slingshot And the Iron Man. Tickets are only $5, and event proceeds will benefit the Hope Of The Valley rescue mission. More information here.

Friday nights at the zoo -> this FridayLA Zoo continues its July after-hours series where guests can enjoy the zoo grounds at sunset while experiencing rides, delicious meals to buy, drinks, DJ music, and a family dance party. Tickets start at $25 per adult. More information here.

MLB All-Star Week –> The Summer Classics of Major League Baseball descend on Los Angeles this July with a five-day slate of events leading up to the big game. Friday Free activation begins at the Santa Monica Pier, followed by a fan experience over the weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and a private concert at Dodger Stadium themed with Becky G. July 19. Get more information about tickets and availability here.

South Bay Greek Festival -> Three-day Greek Gulf South Festival (From Friday to Sunday) at St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach offers ample servings of Greek food (spanakopita, lamb chops, baklava), dancing and fun. More information here.

KCRW Summer Nights in Chinatown-> KCRW summer special series returns to this Chinatown Saturday With an evening party featuring DJ sets from Travis Holcomb and Jason Bentley. Free to attend. Get more information here.

Long Beach Opera Film Festival -> this Saturday And the SundayLong Beach Opera has taken over the 4th Street Art Theater for a two-day festival featuring film screenings, live performances, original performances, music videos, specials shorts, and more. GA tix is ​​$45 on Saturday, or $30 on Sunday. More information here.

Big Offers -> California Plaza’s premium free summer music series continues July 4 Saturday Shows include Scary Pockets on July 9, World Stage Night on July 16, Ali Sethi + Discostan on July 23, and the KCRW Summer Nights event on July 30. The free shows run from Saturdays until August 25th. More information here.

Englewood films in the garden -> this Saturdaythe city of Englewood is hosting a family-friendly show for Luca In the South Lawn at Inglewood City Hall. Admission is open to the public, with first-come, first-served seating. The movie begins at dusk. More information here.

Las Montañas at King Gillette Ranch -> this Saturdaywill host the Park Service Rangers of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) Las Montañas, a family-friendly festival that celebrates the start of Conservation Week in Latin America. Guests can expect bilingual guided hikes, workshops, handicrafts, and special food vendors. It runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2 p.m. at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch. Free to attend. More information here.

Goat Yoga at The Gamble House -> this SaturdayEnjoy An exhilarating yoga session in Pasadena’s historic Gumble House garden. Ticket ($45) includes 15 minutes of petting and photos with the goats before and after class and 30 minutes of goat yoga classes led by certified instructor Tina Linnert. More information here.

Sunday afternoon concerts in the dome -> The Mount Wilson Observatory continues the 2022 season of classical concerts it hosts inside its historic 100-inch telescope dome, where the acoustics are said to be among the best in the world. this is SundayThe program features an eclectic mix of jazz and more with accordionist Cory Pesatoro, violinist Lea Zeiger, and percussionist Jorge Villanueva. There will be two music shows, one at 3pm and one at 5pm. Tickets $50 -> More info

Skirball Family Runway Shows -> Skirball’s new kid-friendly series spotlights a fascinating cast of artists who use music, dance and storytelling to keep their cultural traditions and family history alive, encouraging audiences to sing, dance and interact with performers. Included with general admission tickets. this is Sunday The event features Caribbean vibes upstream. More information here.


Hammer family flicks -> Run Sunday, The Hammer is hosting a morning screening of the 2020 animated fantasy adventure film Wolfwalkers as part of the Family Flicks series. It starts at 11 am. More information here.

Garden parties -> this SundayThe Park Series, Manhattan Beach continues with a performance by the Rolling Stones and the Hollywood Stones cover. The event begins at 5 p.m. in Polliwog Park, and the series runs every Sunday through September 4. More information here.

Summer Concerts for Al Wadi Cultural Foundation -> Al-Wadi Cultural Foundation’s summer concert series continues Sunday At Warner Park with a performance by Led Zeppelin – A Led Zeppelin Tribute. Starts at 5:30 p.m. More information here.

LA Soundscapes –> this Sunday At The Ford, Chulita Vinyl Club lands an interactive music and performance workshop for young adults and families. Tickets are $10, but guests can get two free kids’ tickets with each full-price ticket purchased at the same time. Gates open at 9 a.m., and performances begin at 10:30 a.m. More information here.

silent under the stars -> Screens of the Santa Monica Mountains Trust’s Silents Under The Stars series fast (1928) at Paramount Ranch on Sunday. Farm walks begin at 6:30 p.m., movie screens at 8 p.m. Free to attend with RSVP. More information here.

DYC party on the roof -> Dance Yourself Clean’s Summertime Madness Rooftop Party brings this back Sunday To the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood with DJ sets from Paper Idol and Powers. Single GA tickets start at $25, but it’s less for group purchases or early access.

eat the food

Abbey Bella Creamery Super Scoop Sundae. Photo courtesy of Dear Bella Creamery.

Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. Here are some places where you can celebrate this beautiful holiday.

Bella Creamery Abbey celebrates National Ice Cream Day with an epic 16 scoop of ice cream sundae. Chef Belinda Wei’s dream Super Scoop Sundae features a scoop of each of 16 seasonal flavors of cream, topped with over 10 homemade toppings including brownie bites and hot fudge. Available for one day onlySunday, Jul 17) For $45, ice cream scoops include Taiwanese signature pineapple cake, Campfire S’mores, Chocolate Brownie, Blueberry Cheesecake, Mint Fudge Cookie, Peanut Butter Cup and more. A special sundae is served to guests for dinner only.

Fine Ice Creams from McConnell offer guests an extra scoop when purchasing a single cup or cone at all scoop stores in Sunday, July 17, The celebration extends to online orders as well with 20% off when using code NICD2022 from Saturday, July 16 to Sunday, July 17. Macadamia Nuts, Dairy-Free Passion Fruit Lemon, Sliced ​​Coconut and Toasted Almonds.


Ice Cream Alley in Smorgasburg returns on July 17 and will start running every time Sunday Through the weekend on Labor Day. The annual event showcases local pop-up ice cream makers along with one-of-a-kind collaborations and special creations made by the Smorgasburg LA regulars. New vendors participating this year include Sad Girl Creamery, Kinrose Creamery and Creamy Boys Ice Cream. Returning sellers Wanderlust Creamery, Happy Ice, Madame Shugah, Sweet & Hollow, Salt & Straw and 626 Hospitality Group will also participate. Expect about 10 sellers every Sunday. Follow Smorgasburg’s Instagram for updates on the vendors that will appear each week.

And some ideas other than ice cream…

Birdie G Happy Hours -> Birdie G’s in Santa Monica just launched “Early Birdie’s Happy Hour”. Served daily from 5-6pm in The Bird’s Nest Bar & Lounge, the menu includes $5-$15 bar snacks such as Whipped Avocado with Fried Matzo, Vernors-Baked Ham & Pickled Melon and Kippered Sable Terrine With Crispy Potato Waffle, Reuben Potato, Lavender Almond & More. Cocktails and $12 wines are also available during happy hour.

Cooking out on a Sunday at the waterfront -> Venice Beach Waterfront will have a special culinary menu in their beer garden every Sunday throughout the summer. Stop in between noon to 4pm for crab and lobster rolls, Beyond Burgers, burger smashes, hot dogs, and more.

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