HBO Max Takes Over Santa Monica Pier, OC Fair Reopens, Lebron James' Taco Tuesday Pop-Up, & More of L.A.'s Best Events

Plus, "Shrek" 20th anniversary screening, free Disney+ dog-friendly play date, and more.

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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

HBO Max Premier Pier (Santa Monica): HBO Max will be celebrating the premiere of "Space Jam: A New Legacy" and more films with a fun weekend-long party. Guests will be able to enjoy various themed experiences as well as a Ferris Reel light show, all for free.
When: Thursday, July 15 through Saturday, July 18
Where: Pacific Park, 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401

Photo: Courtesy of Metro Public Relations

Disney+ "Turner & Hooch" Play Date (Century City): In celebration of their new film "Turner & Hooch," Disney+ is throwing a free two-day dog-friendly event at the Westfield Century City Mall Atrium. Bring out your furry friends, so you both can enjoy themed photo ops, treats, a live DJ and more.
When: Friday, July 16 & Saturday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Westfield Century City Atrium, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

Tu Madre x Uncool Launch The First Ever Quesabirria Burger for $1 (Larchmont Village): Foodies rejoice! Los Angeles' beloved taco shop Tu Madre is taking over the Smashburger joint Uncool. Stop by this weekend to celebrate their union and enjoy their new Quesabirria Burger. Birria fans can get the burger for just $1 this weekend only, just make sure you follow their Instagram to redeem.
When: Saturday, July 17 & Sunday, July 18
Where: Uncool Burgers, 139 N Larchmont Blvd., Unit 1/2, L.A., 90004

Tombogo & Fred Segal "Assembly Required" Pop-Up (WeHo): The fashion brand Tombogo is teaming up with Fred Segal for an immersive pop-up shop, Assembly Required. Taking over the retailer's flagship, the pop-up will give guests the opportunity to personalize custom Tombogo pieces including their signature Convertible Double Knee Pants and coordinating Chore Coat.
When: Now through Saturday, July 17
Where: Fred Segal, 8500 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90069

Sephora Figat7th Grand Opening (DTLA): Sephora is finally heading to Figat7th and, they are throwing a weekend grand opening celebration. Visiting shoppers will have the chance to win prizes, including Sephora gift cards up to $100, sample sets and more.
When: Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18
Where: Lower Level M1 at Figat7th, 735 South Figueroa St., Courtyard, L.A., 90017

L.A. Live Summer Series (DTLA): Summer is here, and to celebrate L.A. Live is kicking off their summer series with their new Restaurant Week. Enjoy special menus from the areas' top restaurants including, Katsuya, Patxi's Pizza, and Savoca. Book your reservations here.
When: Now through Sunday, July 18
Where: L.A. Live, 800 West Olympic Blvd., L.A., 90015

Flyer: Courtesy of El Rey's Taco Tuesday

Fortnite x LeBron James IRL Pop-Up Taco Shop (Melrose): Los Angeles Laker and NBA legend LeBron James is teaming up with Fortnite for their new Icon Series. In celebration of the partnership, they are throwing a tasty three-day celebration called "El Rey's Taco Tuesday." Stop by the joint and enjoy immersive taco-themed details from the game and, of course, delicious tacos. This event is free to the public but, expect long lines.
When: Tuesday, July 20 through Thursday, July 22
Where: 8175 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Go Little Tokyo Presents the 6th Annual Delicious Little Tokyo (Little Tokyo): Shop, pop and hop around one of Los Angeles' most historic neighborhoods. Experience the 6th Annual Delicious Little Tokyo, a multi-weekend series that features special in-person promotions and virtual events. Buy from local vendors and enjoy some of the districts' best bites. Find out more here.
When: Now through Saturday, July 25
Where: Multiple Locations

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: Now through Sunday, July 25
Where: Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232

Andy Warhol: Photo Factory (Hollywood): NeuHouse just announced that the groundbreaking Andy Warhol: Photo Factory exhibit is extending its stay. This vault features never-before-seen photos from Andy Warhol's coveted collection. Tickets are $21; buy them here.
When: Now through Friday, July 30
Where: NeuHouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90028

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 to 6 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90015

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 opps. Admission is $10; find out more here.
When: Now through September
Where: Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90048

Wednesday, July 14

Brown Girl and Brown Boy Storytime in the Park (Beverly Grove): Join Barnes and Nobles for a safe summer reading. Best Selling Author Dr. Pamela Gurley will be reading the first two installments from her children's series, Brown Girl and Brown Boy. Bring your children so you both can enjoy these new inclusive stories featuring Black and Brown characters.
When: Wednesday, July 14 at 10:15 a.m.
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90036

Bastille Day Celebration at Beverly Center (Beverly Hills): Happy Bastille Day! To celebrate the French holiday, the Beverly Center is hosting a cultural celebration that Angelenos and Francophiles will never forget. Guests can watch a Cancan dance performance by Cabaret Versatile, live art sketches, games, and delicious pastries. There will also be a fun surprise for guests who bring their French passport or say the whisper words 'Bastille Day' at Beverly Center's Concierge Desk.
When: Wednesday, July 14 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90036

Thursday, July 15

Summer Sounds Presents Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys + Rick Whitfield (Beverly Grove): The Original Farmers Market is turning 87. They are kicking off their celebration with their popular Summer Sounds series. This week's featured artists are Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys and Rick Whitfield.
When: Thursday, July 15 through Friday, July 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Original Farmers Market, 6333 West 3rd St., L.A., 90036

L.A. Live and the Painted Peach Van Gogh-Inspired "Paint & Sip" (DTLA): The Painted Peach is hosting a Paint & Sip at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. Inspired by the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit, guests will have the opportunity to recreate The Starry Night, in abstract form. Tickets are $100 and include all materials, a two-hour painting session and wine. Buy your tickets here.
When: Thursday, July 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: L.A. Live, 800 West Olympic Blvd., L.A., 90015

Friday, July 16

OC Fair Opening Day (Costa Mesa): The OC Fair is back! All are welcome to enjoy classic carnival rides, games and of course fair food. The summer fair will be open from July 16 to Aug. 15. Advanced tickets are required and they start at $14 for weekends. Get your tickets here!
When: Friday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to midnight
Where: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, 92626

Discoasis Opening Night (Palos Verdes): The South Coast Botanic Garden is transforming into a roller-disco paradise. Skate the night away to sounds provided by the legendary Groovemaster Nile Rogers. Don't miss the opening night! Tickets start at $39; grab yours here.
When: Friday, July 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: South Coast Botanic Garden, ‍26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Estates, 90274

Shrek 20th Anniversary Screening at Cinespia (Griffith Park): Grab your blankets because Cinespia is back to its regular outdoor filming schedule. Enjoy a picnic screening of Shrek, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. General Admission is $18; buy your tickets here.
When: Friday, July 16 at 7:15 p.m.
Where: The Greek Theater, 2700 North Vermont Ave., L.A.,90027

Saturday, July 17

Jumanji: The Next Level Screening at Rooftop Cinema Club (El Segundo): Rooftop Cinema Club is back and they're bringing their movie nights back on the roof. The outdoor theater will be screening Jumanji: The Next Level. Tickets for one lounge seat start at $18.50; book your spot now.
When: Saturday, July 17 at 8:15 p.m.
Where: Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo, 1310 East Franklin Ave., El Segundo, 90245

LA Food Renaissance: Pique-Nique (Culver City): Famed pastry chef Jess Wang is serving up something delicious at Culver City's The Platform. Guests will be able to enjoy tasty sweet treats. This event is accepting pre-orders and walk-ins. Place your order here.
When: Saturday, July 17 from 12 to 3 p.m.
Where: Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232

Sunday, July 18

Insert Name Here Hair's Pop-Up Shop & Sample Sale (WeHo): Insert Name Here is hosting their first-ever pop-up shop. Buy from brands like 437 Swimwear, Mayfair Group, Girls Crew Jewelry and Insert Name Here.
When: Sunday, July 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 8211 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 90046

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 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

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