Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.
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626 Night Market Mini (Santa Monica): The highly popular 626 Night Market Mini Series is returning to Santa Monica. The Asian-fused food mini night market invites guests to enjoy over three dozen food, merchandise, craft vendors. The market is open to all ages and free to attend with reservations. Register here.
When: Saturday, July 29 through Sunday, July 30 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Downtown Santa Monica, 1324 5th St., Santa Monica, 90401
World of Barbie® in Los Angeles (Santa Monica): Experience the world of your favorite toy, Barbie®. This interactive exhibit gives guests the chance to live out their life-size Barbie® dream. Visit the Dreamhouse, Fashion Studio, Theater, Museum and more. Adult tickets start at $35. Purchase your admission here.
When: Now through Monday, Sept. 4
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Pl., St. 196, Santa Monica, 90401
The Friends Experience Pop-Up (Lakewood): The popular Friends Experience is heading to Long Beach for the summer. Fans of the hit show can revisit some of the series' most iconic moments with this interactive experience created by Original X Productions (OGX), Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Group. Timed entry tickets are available starting at $30; buy yours here.
When: Now through Saturday, Sept. 16
Where: 4661 Silva St., Lakewood, 90712
Mastro's Ocean Club's Prix-Fixe Summer Menu (DTLA): Mastro's Ocean Club is now offering a prix-fixe summer menu for $80 per person available now until September 29. The multi-course menu features a choice of an appetizer such as: Lobster Bisque (+$10), Spicy Mambo Salad and Shrimp Cocktail, an entree such as the 16oz Double Cut Pork Chop, Petite Filet, Herb Roasted Branzino, a choice of two small sides including Black Truffle Butter Sautéed Wild Mushrooms and Creamed Corn, and a selection of dessert including the Personal Signature Warm Butter Cake. Check out the full menu here.
When: Now through Friday, Sept. 29
Where: Mastro's Ocean Club, 1200 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90015
Stranger Things: The Experience (Montebello): Hawkins is coming to Los Angeles for the first time! Netflix and Fever have teamed up to create a new immersive experience inspired by the Stranger Things universe. Visit the infamous Hawkins Lab and the Upside Down. Tickets are limited and prices will start at $49 per person and can be booked here.
When: Now through Sunday, Nov. 5
Where: 1345 North Montebello Blvd., Montebello, 90640
Wednesday, July 26
Decoding Americana's Queer Sensibilities (Echo Park): Arushi Gallery is showcasing the group exhibition, Decoding Americana's Queer Sensibilities. Through a curated selection of multi cultural queer artist's artworks, this exhibition becomes a kaleidoscope of craftsmanship akin to the vibrant hues of a rainbow. As you immerse yourself in this exhibition, prepare to witness the tangible manifestations of queer artists' profound connections to Americana. Learn more here.
When: Wednesday, July 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Arushi Gallery, 4838 Los Feliz Blvd., L.A., 90027
Nikka Flights & Bites (Playa Del Rey): Playa Provisions' July edition of the Flights & Bites will feature a special tasting menu, complete with four styles of Nikka Japanese Whisky prepared by Chef Brooke Williamson and Bar Manager Liam Odien. Tickets are $90 per person and 21+ . Make your reservations here.
When: Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m.
Where: Playa Provisions, 119 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey, 90293
Thursday, July 27
Good Clean Fun x Jumbo Time Wine (DTLA): The natural wine bar, Good Clean Fun is hosting a special free 'meet the winemaker' event with Jumbo Time Wines. Enjoy flights, glasses and bottles straight from the makers. There will also be a musical performance by Whiplsh.
When: Thursday, July 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Good Clean Fun, 868 South Olive St., L.A., 90014
Tomorrows Bad Seeds (Long Beach): Local reggae group Tomorrows Bad Seeds takes the stage to bring island vibes to the outdoor shopping center. Guests are encouraged to set up chairs and blankets on Seaport Way as early as 11 am and all seating is available on a first come first served basis. Find out more about the free event here.
When: Thursday, July 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 2nd & PCH, 6460 East Pacific Coast Hwy, Unit D200, Long Beach, 90803
The True Cost Screening (Woodland Hills): Film buffs and fashion activists can check out a screening of the documentary, "The True Cost." The True Cost offers an eye-opening look into the clothing we wear, the people who make them, and the fast fashion industry's impact on our world. Directed by Andrew Morgan and starring Livia Giuggioli, Vandana Shiva and Stella McCartney, the movie shares the story of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. Tickets are $10; buy them here.
When: Thursday, July 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Valley Salt Cave, 2029 Ventura Blvd., #12, Woodland Hills, 91364
Friday, July 28
PCH Movies & Moonlight Disney's Beauty and the Beast Screening 2017 (Long Beach): 2ND & PCH is bringing back their family-friendly movie nights starting with a screening of Disney's Beauty and the Beast (2017). The socially distanced event is complimentary for the community and seats are available on a first come first serve basis. Guests can also purchase to-go menus from the shopping center's many restaurants including Urban Plates, Noble Bird Rotisserie and more.
When: Friday, July 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 2nd & PCH, 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, 90803
Rooftop Cinema Club The Notebook Screening (Arts District): Enjoy the ultimate open-air cinema experience in the heart of the Arts District, Los Angeles. With skyline views from a 5th floor terrace at ROW DTLA, this is the perfect place for cinema at cityscape. Grab your SO and watch a screening of "The Notebook." Lounge chairs start at $19.50; purchase your tickets here.
When: Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m.
Where: Row DTLA, 777 South Alameda St., L.A., 90021
Saturday, July 29
Valley Girl Cinespia Screening (L.A.) Cinespia, LA's favorite outdoor cinematic experience, is returning for its 22nd summer season. The outdoor theater will be screening "Valley Girl." Tickets are $22; purchase yours here. Check out the full movie lineup here.
When: Saturday, July 29 at 9 p.m.
Where: L.A. Historic Park, 1245 North Spring St., L.A., 90012
2nd Annual Bananas Splitty in the City 1K (Chinatown): Hosts of the Bananas podcast on Exactly Right, Kurt Braunohler and Scotty Landes will host the "2nd Annual Bananas Splitty in the City 1K" in Los Angeles. The downhill .621 mile event will begin at Frogtown Brewery and end at The Elysian, where Kurt and Scotty will record a live episode of their podcast. Participants in this non-competitive, un-race for the untrained are asked to come dressed as a banana or in a banana-adjacent costume. Tickets are currently on sale for $25 and can be purchased here.
When: Saturday, July 29
Where: The Elysian, 1944 Riverside Dr., L.A., 90039
Sunday, July 30
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, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046
The Summer Book Series: Dinner & A Conversation with Mark Schiff (L.A.): The Milky Way Restaurant and The Jewish Journal are proud to present the second annual Summer Book Series: three intimate evenings of food and literature featuring celebrated authors and beloved personalities. Comedian and writer Mark Schiff, entrepreneur, speaker and podcaster Jennifer Cohen and politician and activist Zev Yaroslavsky will join the festivities and conversation. Guests can listen to the authors while enjoying a multi-course dinner. Tickets are $125; purchase them here.
When: Sunday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Milky Way, 9108 West Pico Blvd., L.A., 90035
Poolside Cinema Vivo Screening (Santa Monica): Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and 'soak in' the return of the property's beloved Poolside Cinema Series featuring iconic classics and family-friendly movies. Don't miss a screening of the flick, "Vivo". Reserved seating is complimentary for hotel guests and $45 per ticket for guests, which includes admission, free popcorn, and a choice of either a food special or a cocktail. Children's tickets between the ages of 4 – 12 are $30. Tickets can be purchased here.
When: Sunday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 9040