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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.

Pure Trash

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.

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