July 2019 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our July 2019 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, festivals and our favorite summer concerts
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July kicks off the wild, infectious summertime spirit around L.A. and there’s no shortage of things to do. Take advantage of warm summer nights and catch an outdoor movie screening, escape the heat and head for the beach or take an imprompu weekend getaway. Follow our guide to some of the best events and festivals in L.A. this month—including 4th of July events and parades. And of course, make sure to catch one of L.A.’s excellent fireworks displays.

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Pageant of the Masters
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Art, Painting

Pageant of the Masters

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Life imitates art, literally: Classic paintings, statues and murals take on a new dimension as real people dress and pose to recreate original masterpieces—a trick popularized by vaudeville artiste Lolita Perine at the first festival in 1932. A professional orchestra, a narrator, intricate sets and theatrical lighting help bring the works to life at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach (650 Laguna Canyon Rd). This year’s theme, “Under the Sun,” is inspired by Laguna’s own artistic pioneers.

The Broad
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Things to do, Performances

Summer Happenings at the Broad

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Spend a late night at the Broad during the return of its after-hours programming series, which finds musicians, dancers and poets collaborating in the museum's outdoor plaza as well as in gallery spaces. Tickets for each event include full access to the museum.

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KCRW Summer Nights
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Music

KCRW Summer Nights

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Everyone’s favorite NPR affiliate has a hand in over a half-dozen summer concert slates at locations like Union Station and the Hammer Museum. But the party-till-midnight bashes at Chinatown Central Plaza have become a particular favorite. Familiar KCRW personalities like Garth Trinidad, Travis Holcombe, Anne Litt and Jason Bentley spin the tunes at these food truck-fueled block parties. Participate in cultural workshops before busting a move on the dance floor to DJ sets and live bands. A craft beer garden, cooking demonstrations and a vintage market round out the fun to be had at this music-centric event.

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