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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Anime Expo This Week, But Here's All The Other Stuff

Wednesday, June 28, Lynn Tejada will celebrate 30 years of running her arts & culture business, Green Galactic, with a party in the heart of Hollywood.The festivities kick off at 6:00pm on the rooftop of the historic Montalbán Theatre and will continue until 11:00pm. For the first few hours
: mix, mingle; eat, drink & be merry. 
As is typical on summer nights, the Montalbán's rooftop oasis will host a movie screening. Once the sun goes down, guests can choose to watch the film of the evening, David Lynch's Blue Velvet (Tejada's favorite), in the wireless headphones, provided 📽🍿🎧 or continue to talk, mix & mingle 🍻🎂.

This event is free and open to the public. The theatre is located at 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028. To RSVP and find more information, please visit

THU JUN 29, 2023 7:30 PM
Aero Theatre
Free, RSVP
Q&A with cast and crew Laura Covelli, Loren Escandon, Annie Bond, Danielle Aufiero, Erica Wright, Avital Ash, Monica Moore, Megan Swertlow, Natasha Halevi, Gina Torres and Lexx Fusco

Co-presented by Beyond Fest, XYZ Films will be accepting cash donations on behalf of Planned Parenthood at the door.

Improvised Independence Day
July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 5919 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
A group of LA’s best improvisers attempt to remaster Independence Day. Some might have seen the movie…some might have not.

Starts on Saturday, July 1 · 8pm
Three Clubs 1123 Vine Street Los Angeles, CA 90038

When a cash-strapped theatre company capitalizes on the 50th Anniversary of "The Exorcist" with a parody rock musical, they unleash Hell.
July 2 – July 31, 2023
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403

The Golden Age of 70mm filmmaking from 1955 to 1970 brought us nearly 60 Hollywood features, among them such masterpieces as SPARTACUS, THE WILD BUNCH, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (the AC has struck prints of these last two exclusively for our audiences). Our July salute to the large-screen format also includes Martin Scorsese’s beautiful, personal 70mm print of APOCALYPSE NOW, which has not been screened in over 20 years, and is considered a prized possession in the George Eastman Museum archives.
Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates Independence Day with its annual dazzling display of 4th of July fireworks, live music, themed décor and more. All festivities are included in the price of theme park admission.

Throughout the day, guests can experience Universal Studios Hollywood’s slate of award-winning rides and attractions while enjoying the rhythmic beats of a fife and drum band along with festive décor throughout the theme park.

At 9:00 p.m., the festivities will ramp up as colorful fireworks illuminate the nighttime sky to the tune of familiar Universal-themed music and patriotic favorites. 

Freedom will ring at Knott's Berry Farm on the 4th of July as the park celebrates our nation’s birthday
with a spectacular fireworks show and special family-friendly entertainment. There is fun from sunup to sundown including the reimagined Fiesta Village, Ghost Town Alive! and Knott’s Summer Nights!

The summer adventure continues long after dark, with a nighttime summer party that will liven up the night. Knott's Summer Nights offers a variety of live music, classic summer eats, and games for the whole family to enjoy.

The Independence Day fireworks show kicks off with a bang at 9:30pm as guests are treated to an exhilarating fanfare of radiant bursts and brilliant shimmers. 

Saturday, July 1st
Gates at 7:15pm / Show at 9pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Pack your bowtie and buckle up for a crayon-colored adventure with Pee-Wee (that’s his name, don’t wear it out)! Take a cartoonish cross-country joyride with help from visionary director Tim Burton. Pee-wee is a rebel with a cause: to track down his beloved bike no matter where the adventure takes him. Hilarity and a cavalcade of quirkiness ensues. Sparks fly after the main feature with a spectacular firework show to ring in the wild, wonderful world of a lovable kook. (I know you are, but what am I?)

Ajani Brannum and Jimena Sarno
JUN 29 THU, 7 PM
Free with reservation
On the occasion of the REDCAT exhibition Lisa Alvarado: Pulse Meridian Foliation, movement artist Ajani Brannum and interdisciplinary artist Jimena Sarno will perform newly commissioned pieces in the REDCAT gallery for one special night. 

JUL 1, 7 PM
Free with reservation
The Special Feature Show: A Yearly Small Group Exhibition at Giant Robot Store featuring artists Autumn Leaflet, Calamity Cole, Jaime Soto, Kelly Yamagishi, Mariangela Le Thanh and Stevie Shao. Show runs from June 24, 2023 to July 16th, 2023.

Friday through Sunday 4PM to 12AM
Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91007

The flagship 626 Night Market events are back for an 11th season at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The iconic Californian festival features 250+ food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in an epic event that appeals to all ages. Join us for warm summer days and bright nights this season!

UCB, a cheapo comedy show almost every night, see comedians before they make podcasts and have
stories about the UCB and before they hit the big time.

Cinespia -Just came back this week for a new season.
This hosts screenings outside at iconic venues including The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Greek Theatre, and Los Angeles Historic Park.
Check out classics and cult movies just a few stories above street level.

American Cinematheque-A celebrated independent theater group that brings both the talent and catalog of films to make for some of LA's best movie nights.
Secret Movie Club-Special edition posters and a large swatch of films to see.

Street Food Cinema-Outdoor cult or recent hits you'll love 
Ghost World May 27, 2023
SFC x D23 Present: Mulan 25th Anniversary
May 28, 2023 8:00 PM
 New Bev-Tarantino owned independent theater with old school style

Cinelounge-Hollywood based tiny theater, showing off indies you've never heard of
Brain Dead Studios-Newcomer that manages to fill its schedule almost every night
Electric Dusk Drive-In- A drive-in playing classic movies during the Summer