Discover SoCal

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By flying into Hollywood Burbank Airport, you can get to everything Los Angeles has to offer quicker. With attractions like LA Live, the Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Park, the Rose Bowl and the Walk of Fame just a hop and a skip away, there’s no shortage of amazing experiences to be had after you touch down. We’ve curated a short list of the best art, music, cultural and sporting events that SoCal has to offer below—fun has never been closer!

  1. Luis Alfonso Villalobos Artwork
    It’s All Black & White: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
    Aug. 27–Dec. 8

    Artists turn to black and white to explore essential visual effects. These colors carry deep psychological meaning ranging from white’s association with light and purity to black’s connection to darkness and death. This exhibition looks at a fascinating array of contemporary art that delves into the eternal mysteries of black and white. Admission is FREE. A special opening reception will be held Sunday, September 15 from 4–6 p.m., and Foundation Director Billie Milam Weisman will host a walkthrough at 4 p.m. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend.

    Frederick R. Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University

    24255 Pacific Coast Highway
    Malibu, CA 90263
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  2. Aquarium of the Pacific
    Discounted Late Nights - Aquarium of the Pacific
    July 26 - Sept. 2

    Meet 12,000 animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific in the evening! On select nights, the Aquarium is open until 9:00 p.m., and tickets are just $19.95 for everyone after 5 p.m.!

    Aquarium of the Pacific

    100 Aquarium Way
    Long Beach, CA 90802

    (562) 590-3100
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  3. Craft Beer at LA Zoo
    Brew at the L.A. Zoo
    Friday, August 2

    L.A.’s most unique brew fest,” is now in its ninth year! Sample local craft brews as well as ciders, wines and more while enjoying music and animal fun after hours at the L.A. Zoo.

    Los Angeles Zoo

    5333 Zoo Dr
    Los Angeles, CA 90027

    (323) 644-4200
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  4. The Heal performance
    Outdoor Classical Theater: The Heal
    Thursdays–Saturdays, Sept. 5–Sept. 28

    Outdoor Theater – A bold new version of Sophocles’s timeless tale of hurting—and healing. The wounded Philoctetes (Phil) has suffered alone on a desert island for years, stranded there by Odysseus. But now Odysseus needs Phil’s magic weapons to win the Trojan War and enlists Achilles’s daughter Nia to help make peace. Director/adaptor Aaron Posner creates an irreverent, spiritual, musical exploration about the wounds we carry, the ones we cause, and the redeeming power of human connection. With music by Cliff Eberhardt and co-produced by Maryland’s Round House Theatre. Advance ticket required.

    The Getty Villa

    17985 Pacific Coast Highway
    Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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  5. CLAY LA Event
    Sept. 7, 8

    Craft Contemporary’s annual ceramic marketplace and fundraiser features emerging and established ceramic makers in the greater Los Angeles area. Celebrate clay and local artists during this fun weekend of shopping, clay workshops, music, and drinks!

    Craft Contemporary

    5814 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
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  6. Autumn Artwork by Liliana Simanton
    Autumn Impressions: Painting the American Landscape
    Aug. 18 - Oct. 13

    Exhibition – The California Art Club continues over a century of tradition, presenting America’s stunning and varied landscapes in masterfully crafted paintings in this special group exhibition dedicated to the Fall Season. FREE and open to the public. Gallery Opening Reception, Sunday, August 18, 12:00 p.m.

    The Muckenthaler Cultural Center

    1201 W. Malvern Ave
    Fullerton, CA 92833

    (714) 738-6595
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  7. Club SCUM photography
    Club SCUM: Three Year Anniversary Exhibition
    Jun. 23 - Sept. 15

    This exhibition of of photos and ephemera celebrates the 3rd anniversary of Club SCUM, a boundary-pushing, community-building, monthly queer punk POC party at the nightclub Chico in Montebello. With its focus on diverse drag performers and identities that don’t fit into stereotypes, Club SCUM welcomes everyone and provides queer Latinx youth a space to gather, create, dance, sweat, feel safe, and transcend the routines of everyday life. Galleries open daily 12:00 to 5:00 PM (closed Tuesdays and holidays). Admission is always free.

    Armory Center for the Arts

    145 North Raymond Ave
    Pasadena, CA 91103
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  8. Academy Museum rendering
    Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
    Coming Soon

    The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies and moviemaking when it opens in 2020. Located on Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will be immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining, offering six floors of exhibition space, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, a restaurant, café, store, and the Sphere Building’s Dolby Family Terrace, with sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills.

    Image: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Exterior Rendering ©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Academy Museum Foundation/Image from L’Autre Image

    Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

    6067 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    (310) 247-3000
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  9. watching socialism exhibition
    Watching Socialism: The Television Revolution in Eastern Europe
    June 23 - Oct. 20

    Co-curated by the Wende Museum and British scholars Sabina Mihelj and Susan Reid, Watching Socialism: The Television Revolution in Eastern Europe features excerpts from news programs as well as sitcoms, cartoons, subversive interventions, and other televised content alongside TV-related magazines, artifacts, toys, and television sets from the Eastern Bloc, offering a chance to experience what it was really like to watch TV on the other side of the Iron Curtain.

    The Wende Museum

    10808 Culver Blvd
    Culver City, CA 90230
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  10. Balloons & Bubbles at The Draycott
    July 16 - Dec. 31

    Tuesday is Family Night at The Draycott, where a Balloon Artist will twist animals, shapes, and creations for kids of all ages. And while the kids are playing with their balloon swords or, riding their balloon bicycles on the lawn, enjoy Happy Hour at The Draycott, featuring reduced-priced cocktails, spirits, wines, and bubbles by the glass. Reservations suggested.

    Palisades Village

    15225 Palisades Village Lane
    Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

    (310) 525-1380
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  11. Sunset Concert
    Sunset Concerts at the Skirball
    July 18 - Aug. 22 (visit Skirball website for schedule)

    The twenty-third season of Sunset Concerts invites Angelenos to experience the Skirball’s stunning courtyard filled with music and stories from near and far. Come together with family and friends to hear an eclectic lineup of acts that pay tribute to cultural traditions while creating new, vibrant sounds all their own.

    Photo: Lindsey Best

    Skirball Cultural Center

    2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90049

    (310) 440-4500
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  12. WANNABE (Spice Girls Tribute)
    Santa Clarita Concerts in the Park
    July 6 - Aug. 24

    Get ready to ROCK at the City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union. Come revel in the sounds of timeless Rock and Roll with friends and family! Bring your beach chairs and let the music take you away! Enjoy the free series of eight consecutive Saturday concerts held at Central Park at 7:00 pm, beginning July 6 and running through August 24.

    Photo: City of Santa Clarita

    Santa Clarita Central Park

    27150 Bouquet Canyon Road
    Santa Clarita, CA 91350
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  13. LUNAFEST logo
    Sept. 13

    In 2000, LUNA started LUNAFEST – a traveling film festival celebrating, showcasing and championing women in film. The festival is a fundraiser held by any host who wants to raise funds for a local women’s cause while supporting the main beneficiary – Chicken & Egg Pictures.

    Canyon Theatre Guild

    24242 Main St
    Newhall, CA 91321
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  14. OFF THE 405 concert series
    OFF THE 405 Summer Concert Series
    May 8 - Sept. 14 (visit Getty Center website for schedule)

    OFF THE 405 is the Getty Center’s annual outdoor summer concert series, bringing some of today’s most exciting bands to the stage for a memorable experience amid stunning architecture and breathtaking sunset views.

    J. Paul Getty Museum

    1200 Getty Center Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90049

    (310) 440-7330
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  15. "Nineteen Nineteen" artwork
    Nineteen Nineteen
    Sept. 21, 2019–Jan 20, 2020

    The Huntington’s Centennial Celebration kicks off with “Nineteen Nineteen,” a major exhibition that examines the institution and its founding through the prism of a single, tumultuous year, with a display of more than 250 objects drawn from The Huntington’s library and art collections. In 1919, as Henry and Arabella Huntington signed the trust document that would transform their property into a public institution, the United States roiled in the aftermath of World War I. Organized around themes defined by the verbs “Fight,” “Return,” “Map,” “Move,” and “Build,” the exhibition showcases items that embody an era in flux. Rare books, posters, letters, photographs, diaries, paintings, sculpture, and ephemera will be on view.

    The Huntington

    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA 91108

    (626) 405-2100
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  16. Isaac Julien: Playtime
    Oct. 18 - June 9

    Isaac Julien CBE RA (United Kingdom, b. 1960) is an artist and filmmaker whose multi-channel film installations and photographs feature fractured narratives reflecting his explorations into race, class, sexuality, postcolonialism, and representation.

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    5905 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
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  17. Level 8 Drive-In at The Grove
    June 26 - Sept. 25 (visit The Grove LA website for schedule)

    Drive on up to the top floor of The Grove LA’s parking structure for a next-level cinematic experience. The Level 8 Drive-In summer movie series features park-and-dine ordering, panoramic city views and photo ops with iconic cars from the films.

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  18. CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop
    Apr. 26 - Aug. 18

    Celebrating the photographers who have played a critical role in bringing hip-hop’s visual culture to the global stage, CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop is an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers, as told through their most intimate diaries: their unedited contact sheets. Admission is FREE and parking is validated.

    Annenberg Space for Photography

    2000 Avenue of the Stars
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
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  19. LA Rams
    Los Angeles Rams Home Opener
    September 15

    (CBSLA) The Los Angeles Rams will play their home opener the second week of the 2019 NFL regular season against the New Orleans Saints — the first time the two teams will meet since the controversial pass interference non-call in the NFC Championship Game that helped send the Rams to the Super Bowl.

    Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

    3911 S Figueroa St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90037
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  20. Burbank International Film Festival
    Sept. 4-8

    The Burbank International Film Festival’s mission is to promote up-and-coming artists by providing a gateway to expand their careers in the entertainment industry. We shine a light on the unknown artist of today, helping them become the celebrated artist of tomorrow.

    AMC 16 Theaters - Downtown Burbank

    125 E Palm Ave.
    Burbank, CA 91502
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  21. Daydream Festival
    Pasadena Daydream Festival
    Saturday, Aug. 31

    The Cure headlines and curates Pasadena Daydream Festival to take place at the Brookside at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, August 31, featuring performances by Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, The Joy Formidable, Chelsea Wolfe, The Twilight Sad, Emma Ruth Rundle and Kælan Mikla.

    Rose Bowl Stadium

    1001 Rose Bowl Drive
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    (626) 577-3100
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  22. Children and Parents Having Fun
    40 Days of Fun!
    July 6 - Aug 16

    This summer Kidspace is celebrating 40 years with 40 Days of Fun! Parents can relive childhood memories of summer with spontaneous play alongside their children. Don’t be afraid to get MESSY! Enjoy all the festive themes from slime to bubbles and be on the lookout for random acts of fun. Pop into Stone Hollow Amphitheater for our daily exploration and take the scavenger hunt challenge for a special sticker.

    Kisdpace Children's Museum

    480 N. Arroyo Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    (626) 449-9144
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  23. Nahuiolin Sculpture
    Sarah Lucas: AU Naturel
    June 9 - Sept. 1

    Exhibition – Over the past 30 years, Sarah Lucas (b. 1962, London, UK) has created a distinctive and provocative body of work that subverts traditional notions of gender, sexuality, and identity. Since the late 1980s, Lucas has transformed found objects and everyday materials such as furniture, cigarettes, vegetables, and stockings into absurd and confrontational tableaux that boldly challenge social norms. The human body and anthropomorphic forms recur throughout Lucas’s works, often appearing erotic, humorous, fragmented, or reconfigured into fantastical anatomies of desire.

    Hammer Museum

    10899 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

    (310) 443-7000
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  24. Boucher Frick Artwork
    The Sweetness of Life: Three 18th-Century French Paintings from The Frick Collection
    June 14–Sept. 9

    The Norton Simon Museum presents a special installation of three 18th-century French genre paintings from The Frick Collection in New York.  These artfully constructed visions of contemporary life and fashion, as depicted by François Boucher, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin and Jean-Baptiste Greuze, provide viewers with an intimate look at the lives of middle-class French women of the 1740s and 1750s. The paintings are installed in the Museum’s 18th-century Rococo gallery among its own works by Chardin and Boucher, as well as paintings by Jean-Antoine Watteau and Jean-Honoré Fragonard. (Image courtesy of The Frick Collection, Photo: Michael Bodycomb)

    Norton Simon Museum

    411 W. Colorado Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91105
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