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FRIDAY, JUNE 28
The Heat reunites Bridesmaids director Paul Feig with Melissa McCarthy and throws Sandra Bullock into the mix, as the two women must partner up to catch some elusive criminals; A documentary on early-'70s punk pioneers, A Band Called Death; Pedro Almodóvar's I'm So Excited!; Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, Zoe Kazan and Emily Watson in Some Girl(s); Roland Emmerich helms the action-packed White House Down, starring Channing Tatum as a cop and Jamie Foxx as POTUS. Also in theaters: 100 Bloody Acres; Byzantium; Copperhead; How to Make Money Selling Drugs; The Secret Disco Revolution
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
The Breakfast Club @ Exposition Park (South Los Angeles)
Join Street Food Cinema for a screening of the Brat Pack drama. Written and directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club stars Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy as a group of unlikely friends trapped together in Saturday detention. Local band Fallen Riviera plays a set before the screening, and food trucks like Slummin Gourmet, Belly Bombz, and the Melt Bus are going to be on hand all night.
L.A. Street Food Fest @ The Rose Bowl (Pasadena)
The fourth annual tasting event's line-up includes over 100 food, beverage and clothing/accessories vendors. For $50 you get all you can eat and drink from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. from places like the Grilled Cheese Truck, Starry Kitchen, Yuca's, The Churro Borough and Peddler's Creamery.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
|Toby at Canter's (Gary Baseman)
Gary Baseman Bus Tour – Departs from Skirball Cultural Center at 10 a.m.
I am so sad that I will be out of town this weekend, or else I would definitely take this tour with one of my favorite L.A. artists, Gary Baseman, as he shares some of the locations that are meaningful to his life and career. You'll visit his childhood neighborhood, Wacko in East Hollywood and Canter's Deli where his mother worked for over 30 years. The tour is led by Jim Heimann, friend of Baseman, an L.A. historian and the executive editor of TASCHEN America. If you can't make the tour, please visit his current exhibition, Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open, at Skirball through Aug. 18.
Art Beyond the Glass II @ Los Angeles Athletic Club (Downtown)
Dozens of Los Angeles' top bartenders not only share cocktails but their art, photography and music as well. Teams like Bombay Sapphire (Chris Ojeda, Kate Grutman, Mia Mastroianni and Nathan Burdette) and Pisco Porton (Brady Weise, Brittini Rae, Chris Amirault and Daniel Zacharczuk) work together in the Invention Bar or showcase their cocktails at satellite bars. Proceeds benefit Art Share LA.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
In Theaters Today
The sequel to the 2010 hit, Despicable Me 2 features the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Schaal, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand and Steve Coogan; Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer star as Tonto and John Reid in Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger. Also in theaters: Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Fleetwood Mac @ Staples Center (Downtown)
The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers last toured in 2009 and embarked on this current trip in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Rumours' release. Expect to hear all of your favorite songs from the landmark album, as well as many other hits.
THURSDAY, JULY 4
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS3-Day Celebration @ Hollywood Bowl (Hollywood) – Featuring Josh Groban, patriotic music from the Los Angeles Philharmonic (conducted by Sarah Hicks) and a thrilling fireworks display on July 2, 3 and 4
4th of July Fireworks Show (Marina Del Rey) – A 20-minute display over the marina
All-American Fourth of July @ The Queen Mary (Long Beach) – Explore the ship, live music, games and activities from the 1920s, '40s, '60s, '90s and the present, cocktails, treats, fireworks at 9 p.m. and a screening of Independence Day
Americafest @ The Rose Bowl (Pasadena) – Music, food, TNT motorcycle stunts, performances by Mariachi Divas and Kenny G, as well as fireworks at 9 p.m.
Block Party @ Grand Park (Downtown) – Hosted by KCRW's Anthony Valadez, performances by Get Lit, Ethio Cali, Jungle Fire and La Santa Cecilia, food trucks and a light/pyro show after sunset
Late Night & BBQ @ Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach) – Visit the exhibits at night, eat delicious barbecue and see a fireworks display.
Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade (Pacific Palisades) – Parade begins at 2 p.m., Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) and the Dead Peasants concert at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks spectacular at 9 p.m.
SATURDAY, JULY 6
Roman Holiday @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Hollywood)
Cinespia screens the William Wyler classic, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, as an escaped princess and the reporter who discovers her. DJ Carlos Nino spins before and after the movie. If we can't all go on holiday to Italy this summer, we might as well revel in the sites of Rome on display in this film.
The Hootenanny @ Oak Canyon Ranch (Silverado Canyon)
The 19th annual music and kustom car festival returns to Orange County with hundreds of local vendors, food, drink, classic cars, the Hootenanny Pinup Contest and performances by Social Distortion, Face to Face, Murder By Death, Old 97s, Nashville Pussy and more. Keep the Fourth of July festivities going all weekend long.