Friday, July 6, 2012

The City Prolific:Weekend Events July 6 - 8

The days are long. The weather is perfect. LA does have a summer distinct from other seasons, and it is wonderful.  We Angelenos take advantage by throwing a myriad of events. Here are a few.


“Serendipity” Screening 

A John Cusack rom-com classic about a couple who experiences love at first sight and only destiny can bring them back together.

Featuring multiple screenings, the Old Pasadena Film Festival is the largest free outdoor film festival in Southern California. This unique district-wide festival showcases a variety of genres that reflect the urban environment of Old Pasadena’s famous and historic downtown.

One Colorado Courtyard
41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena 

“French Film Fridays” at LACMA

Tonight marks the beginning of Film Independent's “French Film Fridays” throughout July at LACMA. The series kicks off with two classics: Godard’s Contempt and Truffaut’s Mississippi Mermaid. 


7:30 pm

Bing Theatre
5905 Wilshire Boulevard 
 Los Angeles, CA 90036

Jazz at LACMA

Saxophonist Rickey Woodard, who has played with Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more, brings his sextet to LACMA for their free summer concert series.



Los Angeles County Museum of Art – BP Entrance

5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles 90036

Oscars Outdoors Presents "Stagecoach"

Oscars Outdoors is a summer screening series at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s new open-air theater, located on the Academy Hollywood campus. The series features a permanent 40’ x 20’ screen, a 10,000 square-foot plaza, and lawn seating (blanket or low chair). Food trucks will be curated by Roaming Hunger and, whenever possible, tailored to the movie showing.

Tickets are sold online at For sold out films, a standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be distributed at 6pm; available tickets will be sold at approximately 7:45pm. 


Gates open at 6:30pm, screenings begin at sunset.
Free parking for advance ticket holders.

Academy Hollywood

1341 Vine Street, Hollywood
Enter from Homewood Avenue (turn west off Vine Street).


Venice Beach Running of the Bulls

Celebrate the beginning of summer and run wildly through the streets of Venice Beach while being chased by "Bulls" - the Ventura Derby Darlins!

11am Arrival. Meet the bulls, pre-run celebration & entertainment at On the Waterfront Cafe.

12pm The Bulls will Run! All Ages welcome.

Must wear all white with a sash of red.

After-run celebrations will commence immediately at our beach location. Volleyball, dance, party, drink & brunch specials will kick off a beautiful day at Venice Beach.


On The Waterfront Cafe
205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California

Cinespia Presents "Bringing Up Baby"

A quintessential LA experience.  Cinespia presents weekly screenings of classic Hollywood films projected onto the side of a building at Hollywood Forever cemetery. Outside food and beverages (including alchohol) are allowed.

Tonight, watch the Katharine Hepburn classic "Bringing Up Baby".  
Directed by howard hawks (1938, 102 mins.)  Bringing Up Baby is the perfect mix of sparkling wit, rapid fire wisecracks and hilarious physical comedy. Cary Grant is a dashing scientist who meets Katharine Hepburn, an heiress with a leopard, and gets caught up in her whirlwind of long legged wackiness. Hepburn and Grant are at their most glamorous and the laughs don't let up in this hollywood masterpiece.
DJ Tennessee Thomas spins before and after the movie.

$10 donation tickets available at gate

gates 7:30 pm / movie 9:00 pm 
reservation tickets available now: 
parking $10

BOOTIE LA: Triple Tribute to MCA, Donna Summer and Robin Gibb

If you've never been to a Bootie party, you really should experience one. Dedicated solely to the burgeoning artform of the bootleg mashup, Bootie pays tribute tonight to MCA of the Beastie Boys, Donna Summer, and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. Free Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people through the door!

Bootie LA’s resident dance crew R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance) will be paying tribute as well, with a special Midnight Mashup Show performance, in addition to providing the on-stage go-go eye candy. And finally, house photographers SceneSnaps will be there with their Photo Booth, ready to capture all the action.


Bootie LA
1154 Glendale Ave
Los Angeles 90026

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