4th of July Block Party
WHEN: July 4
WHERE: Marina Del Rey Hotel
WHAT: Food, drinks, games, and live music all day long.
WHY: Did someone say pie eating contest?
4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show
WHEN: July 4, 12 P.M.
WHERE: Exposition Park, South Lawn.
WHAT: The City of Los Angeles & KJLH Radio present a day of food, music, family fun, and what else? Fireworks!
WHY: It’s free, it’s fun, and you can access it on the Metro Line.
Anime Expo 2018
WHEN: July 5 – 8
WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center
WHAT: Join friends for the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America.
WHY: Get your kawaii on.
WHEN: July 6, 12 P.M.- 2 A.M.
WHERE: El Cid.
WHAT: A night of trash featuring glam, punk, and junk.
WHY: Zeros and The Flytraps live.
L.A. Dessert Festival
WHEN: July 7- July 8, 12 P.M. – 7 P.M.
WHERE: Cooper Design Space
WHAT: Gather your #DessertSquad and join us for the sweetest day ever, filled with 20+ of the best sweets vendors in L.A., an Instagram Garden designed specifically for dessert photos, a savory Salt Bar to “cleanse your palette” between sweet bites, and more!
WHY: Because dessert is always a great idea.
Long Beach Vegan Festival
WHEN: July 7, 11 A.M.- 6 P.M.
WHERE: Walter Pyramid LBSU
WHAT: Come celebrate with us and enjoy some delicious vegan fare and live music!
WHY: A percentage of ticket sales go to PBFA to provide healthy vegan meals to those in need.
Kerouac on Record
WHEN: July 8, 7:30 P.M.
WHERE: Beyond Baroque Literary Center
WHAT: Learn about how far Jack Kerouac’s musical legacy went, beyond the studio recordings he made himself. His influence infused generations of music makers who followed in his work – from singer-songwriters to rock bands.
WHY: Music producer, contributor and critic Pat Thomas hosts.
Amber Tamblyn Reads from “Any Man.”
WHEN: July 12, 7:30 P.M.
WHERE: Skylight Books.
WHAT: Amber Tamblyn’s first book takes a look at rape culture.
WHY: “Any Man” is a remarkable examination of the darkest parts of our culture: what we see and what we don’t see, how we act and how we don’t act, and what we will and will not tolerate.