Street Food Cinema
Outdoor movies are a huge summer attraction, especially in Los Angeles. With food trucks galore and an ever-changing lineup of DJs spinning live music, Street Food Cinema is sure meet your expectations. What makes this group particularly exciting is that they showcase different movies in more than one location on a single night. On September 5th, take your pick of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, True Romance or 10 Things I Hate About You during another LA sunset against the palm trees.
Street Food Cinema, various locations, +1 (323) 254-5068
Twilight Concerts at The Pier
Since SoCal sunsets are the main attraction for most tourists visiting Los Angeles, make the most of those cotton candy-colored skies with something for your ears as well as your eyes. A top place to catch the perfect sunset is anywhere by the beach, and Santa Monica brings all these elements together at their Twilight Concert Series. Set on the pier but easily enjoyed from right on the beach, this beach town brings free live music every Thursday of the summer. For a taste of New Orleans in California, head over to one of LA’s most famous beaches on September 3rd to catch the Rebrith Brass Band.
Twilight Concert Series, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica CA, USA, +1 (310) 458-8901
Though technically not part of Los Angeles, a trip to Catalina Island is always a good idea in the summer. Just a short ferry trip away from any of the three main ports near Los Angeles, Catalina Island offers a resort-worthy escape for those wanting that vacation feel without the transportation time. The island offers snorkeling, boat tours and even zip-lining for anyone adventurous enough to sail across the sky. But if relaxation is more your speed, a spa date and sea-side dining is just as inviting.
Catalina Island, #1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon CA, USA, +1 (310) 510-1520
Rooftop Film Club
If beachside entertainment isn’t your thing for whatever reason, try a rooftop outdoor movie screening. Combine a screening of Old Hollywood with a nighttime view of now-Hollywood and you get the Rooftop Film Club. With locations in London, New York and Los Angeles, there’s clearly a love for movies with a side of urban skyline. Showing classic and contemporary movies until September at the Montálban Theater in the heart of Hollywood, you’re guaranteed to find the film for you. Be sure to check the website since shows sell out well in advance.
Rooftop Film Club, 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles CA, USA, +1 (323) 871-2420
To get your laughter fix, head to Venice for this live stand-up comedy stint running every Thursday through September 10. Featuring LA comics from shows like MTV and Saturday Night Live, Electric Comedy at the Electric Lodge will definitely get you smiling. With free beer and tickets at just five bucks, what’s not to love? Especially the free parking, which any Angeleno will always appreciate. Buy your tickets here.
Electric Comedy, 1416 Electric Ave, Venice CA, USA, +1 (310) 306-1854
By Andrea Barreto