L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Hard Summer Music Festival to Unique Markets, and More

Head In the Clouds Music Festival, Unique Markets and more!

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

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Hard Summer Music Festival (DTLA): Hard Events announced the return of their seasonal music event, Hard Summer. The festival will be heading to Los Angeles this year. Catch Kid Cudi, 21 Savage, Skrillex b2b Four Tet, Diplo, Kaskade b2b John Summi and more.
When: Saturday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 6
Where: L.A. Memorial Coliseum, 3911 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90037

Head in the Clouds (Pasadena): 88Rising is bringing back their Head in the Clouds Music and Arts Festival. The curated talent includes headliners DPR Live, DPR Ian, Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian, Rina Sawayama, XG, YOASOBI and special guest ZEDD. For the 4th consecutive year, 88rising welcomes back the eclectic 626 Night Market.
When: Saturday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 6
Where: Brookside at the Rose Bowl, 1133 Rosemont Ave., Pasadena, 91103

The Slow Shop at House of Good (Venice): The Slow Shop is an IRL pop-up showcasing our favorite, all-natural cotton apparel, home, and beauty finds at House of Good, a new experiential space on Abbot Kinney. From classic gingham bedding to summer self-care staples to airy dresses for all the breezy vibes, you can shop for pieces you'll want to use over and over while learning about cotton's (major) sustainability benefits.
When: Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: House of Good, 1212 Abbot Kinney Blvd., #Unit C, L.A., 90291

Unique Markets (DTLA): Shop form over 250 local designers, artists, makers, and vendors. Attendees will enjoy free limited -edition cotton tote bags, a can of Liquid Death, photos, and more.There will also be hands-on crafting, live music, and more. General admission tickets are $15 each day (kids 12 and under are free) and VIP entry (which includes an open wine bar, exclusive lounge, a Milk Bar cookie, bag valet, and easy access to freebies) is $35; buy them in advance online here or at the door.
When: Saturday, Aug. 5 and Sunday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: California Market Center, 110 East 9th St., L.A., 90079

Sunspel – Eclipse Sample Sale (Beverly Grove): British luxury clothing brand, Sunspel is popping up at Eclipse Sample Sale. Guests can shop from a range of men's and women's apparel and accessories.
When: Now through Sunday, Aug. 6
Where: 315 South Robertson Blvd., L.A., 90048

Prosperity Market's Black Business Scavenger Hunt (Multiple Locations): Prosperity Market is hosting its annual Black Business Scavenger Hunt. In honor of Black Business Month (August), Prosperity Market founders Kara Still and Carmen Dianne have created an interactive map with 75+ Black businesses across food, fashion, wellness, and entertainment, encouraging participants to visit and support local shops, cafes, galleries, and more. Participating businesses include Alta Adams, Bloom and Plume, High Fidelity, just to name a few. FInd out more here.
When: Now through Friday, Aug. 25
Where: Multiple Locations

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

Amboy x DTown Cheeseburger Pizza (Canoga Park): Try DTown's delicious new flavor. The Cheeseburger Pizza is made with DTown's 1946 Cheese Pizza, Amboy's quality burger meat, American cheese, caramelized onions, pickled peppers, and burger sauce.
When: Now through Tuesday, Aug. 15
Where: DTown Pizzeria at Topanga Social, 6600 CA-27, Canoga Park, 91303

Exclusive Wanderlust Flavor- Doc Brown Ice Cream (Canoga Park): Topanga Social culinary partner Wanderlust Creamery will be launching a special limited edition: "Doc Brown Ice Cream." Mad Lab Coffee Roaster's 50% Peru-washed and 50% Ethiopian beans giving nuances of chocolate, mulberry, and marshmallow against Wanderlust Creamery's classic rich butterfat custard ice cream.
When: Now through Wednesday, Aug. 30
Where: Wanderlust Creamery at Topanga Social, 6600 CA-27, Canoga Park, 91303

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

Thursday, Aug. 3

Cars & Coffee (Century City): Century Park and Malibu Autobahn are partnering to host their Cars & Coffee event. Attendees can marvel at vehicles across all generations and model types, from classic legends to cutting-edge supercars. This week's theme is British-style vehicles. The event is free to attend; RSVP's are not required.
When: Thursday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Century Park Valet, 2049 Century Park East, L.A., 90067

Friedman Benda Los Angeles Presents: In Conversation With Farrell Hundley (L.A.): LA-based design duo Farrell Hundley will be discussing their artistic collaboration at Friedman Benda. The conversation will take place at the gallery mediated by writer and photographer Juliana Halpert.
When: Thursday, Aug. 3 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Friedman Benda, 8260 Marmont Lane, L.A., 90069

Friday, Aug. 4

PCH Movies & Moonlight Disney Pixar's Turning Red Screening (Long Beach): 2ND & PCH is bringing back their family-friendly movie nights starting with a screening of Disney Pixar's "Turning Red". 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, Aug. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 2nd & PCH, 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, 90803

Saturday, Aug. 5

The Conscious Market (Santa Monica): Hosted in partnership with Fit Girl Club LA, the Conscious Market will feature a collection of elevated brands and sustainable products from over 40 local businesses with a zero waste and self-care focus. There will also be a free fitness class on site. Complimentary healthy drinks and snacks will also be available for sampling. Learn more here.
When: Saturday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Third Street Promenade, 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

Hey, Sunshine Kitchen Grand Opening (Culver City): There's a new restaurant in town and they're celebrating their opening in a big way. Hey, Sunshine Kitchen is a new plant-based, fast-casual restaurant in Culver City with a 100% non-GMO and plant-based menu. The grand opening event is family and pet-friendly and children can enjoy fun face-painting, receive beautiful butterfly-shaped wildflower seed papers for future planting and more.
When: Saturday, Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 3863 Overland Ave., Culver City, 9023

The Neverending Story Cinespia Screening (Hollywood): Cinespia, LA's favorite outdoor cinematic experience, is returning for its 22nd summer season. The outdoor theater will be screening "The Neverending Story." Tickets are $22; purchase yours here. Check out the full movie lineup here.
When: Saturday, Aug. 5 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.,90038

Hayden James (WeHo): In honor of the Hard Summer Music Festival, Insomniac is hosting an after-party at the popular WeHo nightclub. Guests can expect a DJ performance from Hayden James and a night of dancing.
When: Saturday, Aug. 5 at 10 p.m.
Where: Sunset at EDITION, 1090 North Doheny Dr., WeHo, 90069

Sunday, Aug. 6

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, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

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