L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Outfest to Bastille Day Celebrations, and More

Plus a beach cleanup in Venice, night pool party featuring James Kennedy, 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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Outfest (Multiple Locations): Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival around multiple venues in L.A. The 11-day festival, presented by Warner Bros. Discovery and IMDb, will kick off Thursday, July 14 at downtown LA's Orpheum Theatre with the world premiere of Grammy-, Emmy-, and Tony Award-winning artist Billy Porter's directorial debut, Prime Video Original's Anything's Possible. The remainder of the lineup features shorts, documentaries, parties, virtual events, and more. See the full list and prices here.
When: Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 24
Where: Multiple Locations

Roller Jam (DTLA): Enjoy a weekend of roller skating and dancing! The outdoor plaza is hosting a three-day Roller Jam that will have themed nights, DJs, and a beer garden. General admission is free for unlimited access to dancing and a beer garden (skating not included). While skating rentals cost $12. Book your spot here.
When: Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17
Where: FIGat7th, 735 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90017

Coola "Live Your Sunshine" Pop-Up (Santa Monica): The sun care and skincare brand Coola will be hosting an immersive pop-up experience all weekend long. Check out the latest and greatest offerings from the collection plus, get the chance to win product, receive 20% off cards, and enjoy refreshing organic popsicles.
When: Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Pl., Santa Monica, 90401

Pressed x What We Do in the Shadows ​​Free Roots 3 Juice (Century City & Abbot Kinney): Pressed is collaborating with FX's What We Do in the Shadows in honor of the series' season four premiere. Pressed fans in the LA area can visit the Century City or Abbot Kinney location and receive a free Roots 3 juice with a limited-edition label.
When: Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17
Where: Pressed – Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., #1315, L.A., 90067
Pressed – Abbot Kinney, 1653 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291

Bridgerton Afternoon Tea Experience (DTLA): High society Angelenos are invited to partake in an evening of Bridgerton-inspired festivities. From the same team who brought you The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience, Bridgerton Afternoon Tea is the latest event inspired by the Netflix series. Guests will be able to enjoy a traditional tea party among royalty and more. Tickets start at $85 per person; save your spot here.
When: Now through Sunday, July 31 (Select Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Ave., L.A., 90071

A Forest for the Trees (Boyle Heights): A Forest for the Trees is the latest immersive show coming to L.A. Created and directed by visionary artist Glenn Kaino, the all-age limited-time experience will allow guests to journey through a surreal forest of magic, music, and wonder with animatronic trees and sculptures. Tickets range from $10 to $50; purchase them here.
When: Ace Mission Studios, 516 South Mission Rd., L.A., 90033
Where: Now through Monday, Sept. 5

Thursday, July 14

Bastille Day at Beverly Center (Beverly Hills): Francophiles are in for a treat! In celebration of Bastille Day, the Beverly Center is inviting guests to enjoy dance performances, sweet treats, photo opps, and more. The can-can dancers and jazz musicians will begin the performance on Level 8 and the French bakery, Pitchoun, will be handing out samples and surprises. Find out more here.
When: Thursday, July 14 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90048

Flyer: Courtesy of Coucou

Bastille Day Party at Coucou (Silver Lake): Coucou French Classes will host a festive celebration at their Silver Lake location. Vinovore will be providing natural wine while San Lyon will be performing live music. The festive event is free and open to the public. RSVP via email: adminla@coucoufrenchclasses.com.
When: Thursday, July 14 at 6 p.m.
Where: 2400 Hyperion Ave., L.A., 90027

Friday, July 15

Top Gun at Melrose Rooftop Theatre (WeHo): Watch Top Gun at the Melrose Rooftop Theatre. Guests can either enjoy the movie or take part in the spot's Dinner + Movie experience which features a three-course dinner. Tickets for the 21+ event start at $35 and the special offering is $65; purchase your tickets here.
When: Friday, July 15 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Melrose Rooftop Theatre, 603 North La Cienega Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Saturday, July 16

Hotel June Venice Beach Cleanup Series ft. Surfrider Foundation + Lo-Fi Aperitifs (Venice): Join Hotel June West LA, Surfrider Foundation Los Angeles Chapter, and Lo-Fi Aperitifs for a monthly beach cleanup and pool party to benefit a great cause. Following the cleanup, join Hotel June for an afternoon poolside hang at their West LA oasis featuring snacks from Caravan Swim Club, a DJ set, spritzes from Lo-Fi Aperitifs, and sunscreen provided by Raw Elements. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary Lo-Fi spritz.
When: Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Venice Beach Pier, Washington Blvd. and Ocean Front Walk, Marina Del Rey, 90291

Ancestral Connections: In Xochitl In Cuicatl / Flower & Song (Pacific Palisades): An original performance offering and exploration of ancestral knowledge through the Mesoamerican tradition of In Xochitl In Cuicatl (meaning "flower" and "song" in the Nahuatl language) with a contemporary urban perspective. This summer theater program for teens aged 14 to 18 is a partnership between the Getty Museum, About Productions, and Plaza de la Raza. General admission is free; RSVP here.
When: Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m.
Where: Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, 90272

Flyer: Courtesy of Hotel Ziggy

James Kennedy Night Swim Pool Party at Hotel Ziggy (WeHo): Vanderpump Rules' James Kennedy is dj'ing his second ever Night Swim pool party at the WeHo hotel. Dance and swim the night away at this 21+ event. Admission is free with RSVP; email ziggy@theinfluence.com.
When: Saturday, July 16 at 8 p.m.
Where: Hotel Ziggy, 8462 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Sunday, July 17

Century City's Artisan Market (Century City): Your summer Sundays are getting a lot better thanks to the Westfield Century City. Shoppers can stop by the mall's new outdoor pop-up market and purchase home decor, vintage goods, and more from 60 local vendors. The market is open every Sunday from now to July 31.
When: Sunday, July 17 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

Beautyologie for Amarte (Long Beach): Beautyologie is launching its first retail store at Amarte​​. To celebrate, they are hosting a marketplace where guests can shop and enjoy mimosas and muffins. Shop the best mission-driven beauty brands such as Tierra & Lava, Moringaia, Amazonian Skinfood, and many more. Guests can also enjoy a soothing Sound Bath Therapy Session and Guided Meditation by The SoundBath Studio.
When: Sunday, July 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Amarte is located at 4105a N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, 90808

20th Anniversary Screening of Far From Heaven (WeHo): Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival is hosting a special 20th anniversary of Todd Haynes' masterpiece film Far From Heaven. The event will feature a screening and live Q&A with Todd Haynes, Julianne Moore, and producer Christine Vachon.
When: Sunday, July 17 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Director's Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90046

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