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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

Fireworks at the Hollywood Bowl.
Photograph: Courtesy Los Angeles Philharmonic Association/Adam Latham
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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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Music, Funk, soul and disco

Chic featuring Nile Rodgers

icon-location-pin Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood
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We don’t think anybody predicted the remarkable resurgence of Nile Rodgers a few years back but, with new material and a collabo with the world’s hippest dance act under his belt, the funkmaster general is going from strength to strength. In 2019, he’ll top the Hollywood Bowl’s annual Fourth of July fireworks spectacular.

Hannah Gadsby
Photograph: Courtesy Alan Moyle
Comedy, Stand-up

Hannah Gadsby

icon-location-pin The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Downtown
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Hannah Gadsby isn’t done with stand-up after all. The comedian’s boundary-pushing solo show Nanette was an award-winning revelation, a deconstruction of her memories of growing up gay in Tasmania.

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Paul McCartney
Photograph: Courtesy MJ Kim
Music, Rock and indie

Paul McCartney

icon-location-pin Dodger Stadium, Echo Park
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The Beatle will be 77 and howling through the hits, including some cuts from his latest, Egypt Station.

Echo Park Lake
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Things to do, Festivals

Lotus Festival

icon-location-pin Echo Park Lake, Echo Park
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Celebrate the bloom of Echo Park Lake’s beloved floating flowers with the annual Lotus Festival. Expect plenty of food, music, dragon boat races and—fingers crossed—the lotus flower beds in full bloom. The historic event celebrates the contributions of Asian-Americans to L.A., and this year, the 39th, will honor the Thai community.

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Music, Rock and indie

Mitski

icon-location-pin Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood
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Mitski has a talent for swift transformation. Her latest collection, Be the Cowboy, continues that hunger for growth, veering from her recent penchant for dreamily yearning indie rock in favor of a multi-faceted synth pop.

Music, Pop

Hugh Jackman

icon-location-pin Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood
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The charismatic actor is taking his tome of tunes on the road. “Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show.” will bring the musically-inclined actor to the Hollywood Bowl, where he’ll sing highlights from The Greatest Showman and Les Misérables, along with a selection of other Broadway and film songs—all accompanied by a live orchestra.

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Photograph: Tina Korhonen
Music, Latin and world

Rodrigo y Gabriela

icon-location-pin Greek Theatre, Griffith Park
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Childhood friends Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero used to be in a thrash metal band before they moved to the seaside to hone their slinky take on flamenco. That heavy background shines through in their visceral live shows, full of frenzied fretwork.

ODESZA
Photograph: Courtesy Tonje Thilesen
Music, Dance and electronic

Odesza

icon-location-pin Los Angeles State Historic Park, Downtown
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If you love electronic music, you might want to catch buzzy Odesza at Los Angeles State Historic Park to cap off their massive A Moment Apart tour.

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Snoop Dogg
Photograph: Courtesy Josh Telles
Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B

Once Upon a Time in the LBC

icon-location-pin Queen Mary, Long Beach
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The inaugural Once Upon a Time in the LBC draws heavily from the generations of talent that have emerged from Long Beach and Compton, including headliners Snoop Dogg, YG and the Game (who’ll be performing The Documentary).

Eat|See|Hear
Photograph: Courtesy Eat|See|Hear
Movies

Eat|See|Hear

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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Eat|See|Hear travels to different locales throughout the city each Saturday during the summer, showing cult flicks on an inflatable screen taller than your average Malibu mansion.

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