L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Rolling Loud Festival to Coca-Cola Holiday Caravans and More

Plus, Orly Momentary Wonders, the ByBlack Bazaar, and other cool happenings.

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

Photo: Courtesy of Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan (Multiple Locations): Coca-Cola is gearing up for the holidays with its new Holiday Caravan. The big red truck will be stopping by different spots in Los Angeles including L.A. Live. Guests will be able to check out the Christmas decor and get free pictures with Santa. See the full list of locations and times here.
When: Thursday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 12
Where: Multiple Locations

Midnight Rave Pop-Up (DTLA): Midnight Rave by Shane Gonzales and Midnight Studios is returning to Los Angeles just in time for the festival weekend. Shop Shane Gonzales' latest drop. Purchase an item from the pop-up to get a ticket to the Midnight Rave.
When: Thursday, Dec. 9 through Friday, Dec. 10 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 2020 East 7th St., L.A., 90021

Desert Air Festival (Palm Springs): Live music and good vibes! Why not take a trip to the desert this weekend? Don't miss Desert Air Festival Peggy Gou, Channel Tres, TSHA, and more. Two-day general admission starts at $130; buy online here.
When: Friday, Dec. 10 through Saturday, Dec. 11 from 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Where: Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, 92262

Rolling Loud (San Bernardino): It's finally here! Rolling Loud is returning to Los Angeles for their three-day festival. Catch performances from Kid Cudi, J. Cole, Future, and many more. Join the waitlist here.
When: Friday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 12
Where: National Orange Show Event Center, 689 S E St, San Bernardino, 92408

The ByBlack Bazaar by American Express (DTLA): American Express is hosting a new pop-up marketplace featuring Black-owned businesses. Curated by actress and L.A. native Issa Rae, the ByBlack Bazaar will feature 16 national and local fashion, beauty, home, and lifestyle brands that don't have a physical store presence. Shop from local favorites like Union Los Angeles, Jeblanc, and more. RSVP for the marketplace here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 11 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 1005 Mateo St., L.A., 90021

Photo: Courtesy of American Express

The American Express x NBA 2K22 Experience (DTLA): American Express is teaming up with the NBA to host the first-ever The American Express x NBA 2K22 Experience, a pop-up celebrating Amex's partnership with the NBA and video game franchise NBA 2K for card members and basketball fans. Expect gaming stations where you can try out NBA 2K22, complimentary sneaker cleaning stations, and unique NBA 2K22 content and photo opps. Plus, American Express card members can claim free Locker Codes redeemable in-game for NBA 2K22 digital merchandise (limit three per Card Member) and an improved pic for their in-game player with the MyPLAYER Face Scan studio.
When: Saturday, Dec. 11 through Sunday, Dec. 12 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 901 West Olympic Blvd., L.A., 90015

Westfield Century City's Holiday Marketplace (Century City): The Market at Westfield is back! Shop from local brands such as Woodley + Lowe, Von Holzhausen, and many more. Also, enjoy holiday attractions, including Santa's North Pole Journey, town square clock tower, live performances, and more.
When: Now through Sunday, Dec. 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

Dodgers Holiday Festival (Elysian Park): The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting a holiday festival in their new center field plaza. Guests can expect scenic light displays, an ice skating rink, nightly entertainment, and an appearance from Santa Clause himself. Tickets start at $16; purchase them here.
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., L.A., 90012

Coffee & Freckles with Freck Beauty (Koreatown): Fight the winter cold with a cup of coffee. East Los Angeles-based clean beauty brand Freck Beauty is hosting a shoppable pop-up at Full Service Coffee Co. Stop by for product demos, giveaways, exclusive discounts, and more.
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Full Service Coffee Co., 4450 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90004

Photo: Courtesy of L'antica Pizzeria da Michele

"Feast of the Seven Fishes" at L'antica Pizzeria da Michele (Hollywood): The Hollywood restaurant is returning to its Italian roots this holiday with a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner. Throughout December, Angeleno's can experience a taste of the traditional holiday experience through a special Spicy Arrabbiata di Mare Pasta, featuring branzino, scallops, calamari, shrimp, clams, and mussels ($35). The restaurant will donate $10 of each special pasta sold to A Place Called Home. Book your reservation here.
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 31
Where: L'antica Pizzeria da Michele, 1534 N McCadden Pl., L.A., 90028

The Elf on the Shelf's Magical Holiday Journey (Pomona): Santa's sleigh is making an emergency landing at the Fairplex in Pomona, and his elves are transforming the area into a winter wonderland outdoor experience. Join this elf-tacular adventure and enjoy Christmas lights, toy workshops, and more. Tickets for adults start at $29.95; purchase them here!
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 31
Where: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona, 91768

Santa's Speedway Christmas Lights Drive Through Spectacular (Irwindale): Irwindale Speedway is hosting its second annual Santa's Speedway Christmas Lights Drive-Thru. The 30-45 minute experience will transport families of all ages into the magical world of Christmas. Santa's Speedway will include Christmas scenes and holiday-themed vignettes from Mobile Illumination. Peak weekend nights (Fri-Sunday & 12/20-12/23) are $75 per car, while all other nights are $59 per car. Purchase your tickets here!
When: Now through Sunday, Jan. 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Irwindale Speedway & Event Center, 500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale, 91706

Photo: Courtesy of Gucci Beauty

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Pop-Up (Beverly Grove): Gucci Beauty and Nordstrom are hosting a limited-time experience. Escape into a joy-fueled fantasy world with Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia. RSVP for the pop-up here.
When: Now through Friday, Jan. 7
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90036

The Freak Brothers Pop-Up at Fred Segal (WeHo): To celebrate their premiere, Tubi TV's latest series The Freak Brothers is throwing a psychedelic pop-up. The pop-up, which will transport guests into the world of the show. Shop exclusive, limited-edition merchandise, including sweatshirts, tie-dye tees, hand-blown glass bongs, pet CBD products, and even customized Freak Brothers Air Force 1's.
When: Now through Saturday, Jan. 15
Where: Fred Segal, 8500 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90069

Stranger Things Store (Glendale): Netflix is throwing the first-ever Stranger Things stores ahead of the holiday season. This unique retail experience will have exclusive merchandise and interactive photo moments. Explore the world of the series' most popular locations including the Upside Down, the Starcourt Mall, and more. Tickets are complimentary but limited. Reserve your tickets here.
When: Now through January 2022 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale, 91210

Thursday, Dec. 9

Grandmaster Recorders Debut (Hollywood): Grandmaster Recorders is making its highly anticipated debut. Located in the Vinyl District, the space features an expansive studio bar, an elevated coastal Italian & Australian-inspired restaurant, and an idyllic rooftop space. Make your reservations here!
When: Thursday, Dec. 9 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Grandmaster Recorders, 1518 N. Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood, 90028

Friday, Dec. 10

Midnight Rave (DTLA): Want more music? Midnight Rave is hosting a Rolling Loud L.A. After Party featuring performances from Zack Bia and Shane Gonzales. Shop from the Midnight Rave Pop-Up for tickets to the rave.
When: Friday, Dec. 10 at 11 p.m.
Where: 1145 South San Pedro St., L.A., 90015

Saturday, Dec. 11

Pickwick Vintage Show (Burbank): The Pickwick Vintage Show is hosting their outdoor garden event. Guests can shop from over 65 local vintage vendors who will be selling clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Entry is limited and reservations are required. Tickets start at $5; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Pickwick Gardens, 1001 West Riverside Dr., Burbank, 91506

Momentary Wonders (Beverly Grove): Celebrate the holiday season with Orly. Stop by for an express manicure and a mini portrait session with lifestyle photographer, Lily Glass. RSVP here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 11 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Orly Color Labs, 7621 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90036

Sunday, Dec. 12

Glob and Graft Lantz Present A Holiday Market (DTLA): Los Angeles local brand Graft Lantz and Glob are hosting a Holiday Market. Shop from a curated collection of local small businesses.
When: Saturday, Dec. 11 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Graft Lantz Design Studio, 1411 North Broadway, L.A., 90012

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 are $5; buy them online here.
When: Sunday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Photo: Courtesy of Lo-Fi Aperitifs

Lo-Fi x Molly Baz Holiday Pop-Up (Culver City): Lo-Fi Aperitifs is hosting a holiday event with cookbook author Molly Baz. There'll be book signings, giveaways, holiday cocktails, and more. All attendees will be able to enjoy a complimentary custom holiday cocktail popcorn from Cook This Book. Register for the free event here.
When: Sunday, Dec. 12, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232

Friday, Dec. 31

Universal Studios Hollywood's Eve (Hollywood): Ring in the New Year at Universal Studios Hollywood's festive Eve event. Included in the price of theme park admission, Eve invites guests to spend the day and party by night while enjoying the theme park. Celebrate with multiple party areas featuring music, dancing, photo ops, drinks, and more. The countdown is on! Tickets are $134; purchase them here.
When: Friday, Dec. 31
Where: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 91608

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