10 Things to Do in Los Angeles This July/August

Shontel Horne | June 24, 2019 | Lifestyle

7/4
AmericaFest

The Rose Bowl marks the 93rd annual AmericaFest with an Independence Day filled with food, activities and more. Arrive early to enjoy games and live entertainment, and stay for the fireworks show that kicks off at 9pm. 2-9:30pm, tickets $15-$100, The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, ticketmaster.com

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Richard Misrach, “10.31.98, 5:22 pm” (1999, chromogenic print), 18.25 inches by 23.18 inches

7/9-11/10
Once. Again. Photographs in Series

Camera technology has advanced over the years, but documenting the passage of time via photographs has become crucial to understanding how we experience change. This exhibit features artwork from historical and contemporary photographers who used their work to examine the impact time has on the world. The Getty Center, L.A., getty.edu

7/18-28
Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival

Outfest brings more than 150 LGBTQI+ films to theaters in DTLA and remains the preeminent film festival of its kind in the world. Discover new talents and get to know promising filmmakers during 11 days of screenings, parties and discussions. Ticket prices vary, locations vary, outfest.org

7/19-20
The Man. The Music. The Show.

Some guys have all the luck, especially if they’re Aussie movie star Hugh Jackman. The Tony- and Golden Globe-winning triple threat proves he’s truly the greatest showman when he performs songs from Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman, The Boy From Oz and more beloved movies and films, backed by a live orchestra. 8pm, tickets from $39, The Hollywood Bowl, ticketmaster.com

8/1-31
BOLD Summer

BOLD returns to Beverly Hills this summer with a kickoff block party on the first of August. Tour the Golden Triangle, enjoy later weekend shopping hours on Rodeo Drive and stop by galleries like Galerie Michael and Gagosian for art walks and discussions throughout the month. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, lovebeverlyhills.com

8/16-17
Jurassic Park in Concert

Steven Spielberg’s 1993 masterpiece Jurassic Park is larger than life when the LA Phil performs John Williams’ dramatic score live, accompanying the film screening during
this summer event. 7pm, tickets $14-$73, The Hollywood Bowl,
ticketmaster.com

8/18
California Spirit

Join the American Cancer Society for a day of food and philanthropy; sip wine and indulge in bites and treats while raising money for cancer research. Featured restaurants for this year’s event include Wood & Vine, BOA Steakhouse and bakery Sweet Lady Jane. 4-8pm, tickets $250, Sony Picture Studios, Culver City, calspirit.org

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8/18
Hollywood Revisited

Greg Schreiner’s collection of costumes worn by legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Mae West and Judy Garland are the stars of this musical revue inspired by movies from the golden age of Hollywood. Sip Champagne on the terrace of the Doheny Greystone Estate and enjoy dinner by Wolfgang Puck Catering before learning the stories behind each dazzling ensemble. 5-8pm, tickets $165, Doheny Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, greystonemansion.org

8/23 & 25
Kacey Musgraves

Country music’s reigning queen is still flying high from her Grammy win for album of the year, so expect the singer to perform songs like “Space Cowboy” from Golden Hour as well as tracks from her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. 8pm, tickets $40-$100, The Greek Theatre, Los Feliz, lagreektheatre.com

8/30-9/22
LA County Fair

You’re never too old to enjoy the food, rides and games at the LA County Fair! This year’s theme is Fair Goes Pop, so expect entertainment and attractions inspired by the city’s greatest pop culture influences ranging from pop art to nostalgic decor. Tickets $8-$20, Fairplex, Pomona, lacountyfair.com



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Photography by: hollywood revisited photo by David Swartz/Luxury Zoo Media | “10.31.98, 5:22 pm” by richard misrach, courtesy of fraenkel gallery San Francisco, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles/The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Daniel Greenberg andSusan Steinhauser