Rose Bowl Flea Market · Pasadena
05.13 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103

Sunday February 11th 2018 – November 10th 2019, 3rd Sunday of every month.

Perhaps the Los Angeles area’s most iconic flea market, this event around the exterior of the Rose Bowl is staggeringly colossal—but what else would you expect from a 90,000-seat stadium? The sheer size and scale of this flea market means that it encompasses multitudes: new and old, hand-crafted and salvaged, the cheap and the costly. On the second Sunday of each month, an odd mix of vendors populates the loop around the stadium: for every eye-catching artwork, there’s a ratty $5 T-shirt, and for each elegant craft there’s a competing “as seen on TV” demo. But you may have more luck in the rows and rows of old furniture, albums and vintage clothes and accessories that fill the adjacent parking lot. There are plenty of duds, to be sure, but come out early enough and you may go home with that perfect purchase. This destination flea market attracts bargain hunters, collectors, and antique aficionados from all over the county, so the organizers have instituted an extensive tiered entry/admission system, allowing professional and dedicated shoppers early access at a premium.

Grand Performances・California Plaza
06.15 California Plaza, 300 & 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Every Friday & Saturday June-August 2018.

Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public… democracy in musical action” by the Los Angeles Times, Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more at the breathtaking California Plaza in the heart of Downtown. For more than 30 years, Grand Performances has delivered the best of global culture to inspire community among the diverse peoples of Los Angeles, and reflect the many cultural interests across the region. –

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Jazz at LACMA・Los Angeles County Museum of Art
06.15 LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 90036

Every Friday, June-July 2018.

Jazz at LACMA features the art of jazz as practiced by leading Southern California artists. Celebrating over twenty years at LACMA, the program continues to be one of the museum’s most recognizable offerings. Jazz at LACMA is a celebration of L.A.’s finest jazz musicians and has featured such legends as Wayne Shorter, John Clayton, Kenny Burrell, Les McCann, Billy Childs, Arturo Sandoval, Cannonball-Coltrane Project, and Ernie Watts. Over 42,000 visitors attend the program annually from April through November. –

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Smorsgaburg LA・ROW DTLA
06.17 ROW DTLA, 777 S Alameda St Los Angeles 90021

Every Sunday 11am-4pm

Smorgasburg LA is open every Sunday on the five-acre site of the weekday Alameda Produce Market in Downtown Los Angeles, which is part of a larger, new development called ROW DTLA. Each Sunday, find dozens of exciting food vendors at Smorgasburg LA, plus sophisticated shopping from the realms of design, craft, style, vintage, wellness, and more. Cultural events, pop-ups, and other surprises transform the vast site into a new node in Downtown LA’s burgeoning scene, and a unique destination for the region. –

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626 Night Market・Santa Anita Park
06.29 Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr Arcadia, CA 91007

June 29th-September 2nd, every 3 weekends.

The original and largest Asian inspired night market in the U.S., 626 Night Market features 250+ food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in an epic event that appeals to all ages with 80,000+ attendees per event. 626 Night Market aims to unite and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local entrepreneurs, businesses, artists, and talent. $5 Admission.

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U.S. Girls・El Rey Theatre
07.20 El Rey Theatre 5515 Wilshire Boulevard 90036 Los Angeles, CA, US

This year marks a significant anniversary for U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist, Meg Remy. 10 years ago Remy first used a 4-track recorder and a microphone to self-produce a series of spontaneous, starkly musical, ‘instant expressions’. These collisions of static, clang and sung melody seem in retrospect like a uniquely American display of minimalism, an unmistakably feminine counterbalance to Nebraska or Rev & Vega’s early sonic confrontations.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra・Santa Ana
07.21 The Observatory, 3503 South Harbor Boulevard Santa Ana, CA

The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. On Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align. Where Nielson addressed the pain of being alone on II, Multi-Love takes on the complications of being together.

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King Tut Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh ・Los Angeles Science Center
07.21 Los Angeles Science Center

Travel back to ancient Egypt at California Science Center’s latest, highly anticipated exhibit, “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh.” As part of a years-long international tour, the collection — the largest ever displayed outside Egypt — marks the centennial of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922, more than 3,000 years after King Tut’s death. Organized into nine galleries, the 150 artifacts include gold jewelry, carvings, sculptures and ritual antiquities, in addition to 3-D visuals, digital content and audio. Among the highlights are a life-sized statue of the pharaoh, ceremonial bed, golden shrine with scenes of Tutankhamun and his wife, Ankhesenamun, and a jeweled coffinette that held his mummified liver.



My Bloody Valentine・Shrine Expo Hall
07.22 Shrine Expo Hall, 665 W Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007

My Bloody Valentine return to the stage this summer for the first time since late 2013. The band will tour the United States and play overseas festivals including Robert Smith’s Meltdown in London, Roskilde in Denmark, and Sonicmania in Japan. This is the first stateside run since My Bloody Valentine toured in support of m b v.

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Desert Daze・Lake Perris
10.12 Morena Beach, Lake Perris, CA

Desert Daze returns October 12th – 14th for our 7th annual celebration of music, art, culture and nature, featuring Phase One confirmed artists, Tame Impala, Death Grips, Mercury Rev performing Deserter’s Songs to celebrate the 20th anniversary, Warpaint, Ty Segall & White Fence, Malcom Mooney of Can, Connan Mockasin, and Chelsea Wolfe with more headliners and additions to follow. Cited as “a chance to escape the world as we know it” (Billboard) and a “a surrealist’s playground that reminds us what festivals were like before festivals were Festivals™” (Noisey), Desert Daze 2018 brings its unique brand of hermetic fantasy universe to Moreno Beach, in the valley of unbroken horizon, at Lake Perris, in Southern California.

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