Fourth of July Festivities, Tyra Banks' Smize Ice Cream Arrives, Smorgasburg Reopens, & More of L.A.'s Best Events

Plus, L.A. Art Show, Day Trip Festival, 'The Great Gatsby' screening at Rooftop Cinema Club, and more.

Fourth of July

Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.

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Ongoing Pop-Up Shops & Events

Amazon Prime Video White Spike Alien Invasion (Multiple Locations): Inspired by their sci-fi action series, The Tomorrow War (which premieres Friday, July 2), Amazon Prime Video is bringing an alien invasion to town. The team created a White Spike takeover for visitors to check out the traveling convoy. This free and immersive experience is open to the public.
When: Friday, July 2 through Sunday, July 3
Where: Hollywood, Venice, and Huntington Beach

L.A. Art Show (DTLA): Los Angeles's longest-running art fair is back! Under the direction of Kassandra Voyagis and curator Marisa Caichiolo, this exhibit's focus is Women, Art, and Technology. The new programming will highlight some of the most interesting advancements in the art including AR, VR, and NFTs. Featured galleries include Vellum LA, Arcadia Contemporary and more. Tickets for opening night are $250, while regular general admission is $30. Buy your tickets here.
When: Friday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 1 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St., L.A., 90015

Beverly Center Pride Celebrations (Beverly Grove): In celebration of Pride Month, the Beverly Center is hosting several month-long activities. Every night, the mall is lighting up the exterior of their center with PRIDE-inspired, rainbow colors. Many of the center's favorite shops like Michael Kors, MCM and more will be running special deals and offerings throughout the month. Joining the activations this year is the new Bubble Spectacular show in Grand Court. On Saturdays and Sundays, at the top of each hour, a sea of bubbles will cover the center with colorful lights.
When: Tuesday, June 1 to Wednesday, June 30
Where: Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90036

Pride Publics: Words and Actions (WeHo): June is Pride Month and there are plenty of celebrations and activities happening in Los Angeles. One Archives Foundation is hosting a month-long multisite exhibition curated by Rubén Esparza. The public site features 28 large-scale posters that explore important themes for the LGBTQ+ community including trailblazers.
When: Saturday, June 5 through Thursday, July 1
Where: 686 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069

Cuyana in Motion (Culver City): Cuyana has teamed up with Toyota for Cuyana in Motion, a new traveling fashion showroom. The innovative mobile retail space will travel across Los Angeles and the first stop on the tour will be in Culver City's Platform. Visitors will be able to shop the accessory brand's top-selling products including their Oversized Double Loop Bag, Classic Tote, Panama Hat, jewelry, and more.
When: Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, July 25
Where: Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232

Rainbow Road Art Walk (Santa Monica): Rainbow Road is taking over the Third Street Promenade in honor of Pride month. Beginning June 4, guests can take a stroll and see 13 incredible one-of-a-kind art installations by LGBTQIA+ artists. Find out more here.
When: Friday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 30
Where: Downtown Santa Monica, 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

Wednesday, June 30

Cinemauto Pride Screening: Hedwig and The Angry Inch (Silverlake): To close out Pride Month, the LGBTQ-owned music venue The Silverlake Lounge is teaming up with Cinemauto for a special screening. Stop by and watch the iconic gender-exploding film Hedwig and The Angry Inch. Tickets are $60 to $115 and include dinner by Lounge Pizza, Supergay Vodka cocktails, and more; buy them online here.
When: Wednesday, June 30 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: The Silverlake Lounge, 2906 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90026

Thursday, July 1

The Great Gatsby at the Rooftop Cinema Club (El Segundo): Cheers, old sport! Rooftop Cinema Club is back and they're bringing their movie nights back on the roof. The outdoor theater will be screening The Great Gatsby. Tickets for one lounge seat start at $18.50; book your spot now.
When: Thursday, July 1 at 7:45 p.m.
Where: Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo, 1310 East Franklin Ave., El Segundo, 90245

Friday, July 2

Smize Cream Grand Opening (Santa Monica): Smiling with your eyes is more than a modeling technique! Business mogul, host and former top model, Tyra Banks is finally opening her first-ever ice cream shop location, Smize Ice Cream. Guests will get to enjoy dance performances, an appearance from Tyra and more. The first 50 customers to stop by will receive free servings.
When: Friday, July 2 at 4 p.m.
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place #155, Santa Monica, 90401

Griffith Observatory Reopens (Griffith Park): After being closed for nearly a year, the iconic Griffith Observatory is finally reopening this week. Visitors can check out the telescopes, explore exhibits and enjoy the scenic views. The Observatory will be closed on Sunday, July 4. Access to Griffith Park is free.
When: Friday, July 2 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Griffith Observatory, 2800 East Observatory Rd., L.A., 90027

Saturday, July 3

July 3rd Big Bang (Long Beach): Beat the crowds and get ready to celebrate the 4th of July a day early with a fireworks show at Alamitos Bay. Tickets are $50; purchase them online here.
When: Saturday, July 3 at 7:45 p.m.
Where: Rainbow Harbor, 450 East Shoreline Dr., Long Beach, 90802

Day Trip Festival (San Bernardino): Festivals are back and Day Trip weekend is finally here. Enjoy vibes and beats from Diplo, Chromeo, and more. Tickets start at $49; purchase them online here.
When: Saturday, July 3 through Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m.
Where: NOS Events Center, 689 South E St., San Bernardino, 92408

Sunday, July 4

Photo: Courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Independence Day (Hollywood): Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating Independence Day with a spectacular firework show. Have a fun day at the theme park, plus enjoy musical performances and rides.
When: Sunday, July 4 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 91608

The Lost Warhols Presents "Bling Bling" By Randall Byers Opening (Beverly Hills): Art curator Karen Bystedt and The Lost Warhols are bringing a new gallery to the Beverly Center. The Bling Bling Gallery by Randall Byers will feature large-scale art pieces and photo ops. Admission is $10; find out more here.
When: Sunday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90048

July 4th at The Marina (Marina del Rey): Ready to light it up, Los Angeles? Beat the heat and stop by the beach to enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks. Find out more here!
When: Sunday, July 4 from 9 to 10 p.m.
Where: Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, 90292

Smorgasburg Los Angeles Grand Re-Opening (DTLA): Los Angeles' largest weekly outdoor food market, Smorgasburg LA, will make its return to the Row DTLA. Guests can dig in on the delicious meals from food trucks, local vendors, a beer garden and more. Featured food vendors include Amazebowls, Mort & Betty's and more.
When: Sunday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Row DTLA, 777 South Alameda St., Building 1, Suite 100, L.A., 90021

Melrose Trading Post (Melrose): Continuing their Sunday stay, the Melrose Trading Post is back and hosting their weekly flea market. Visitors can shop art, clothing, furniture, beauty products, and more from local vendors. Safety protocols include limited capacity and mandatory masks. Tickets to RSVP for the Melrose Trading post are $5; buy online here.
When: Sunday, July 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

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