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8 public spaces to honor veterans on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is for remembering military personnel who perished in service, particularly ones who died as a result of battle wounds (Veterans Day is intended to honor living veterans). See our map of locations across Southern California to honor fallen veterans in any sector of military service.

Arts & Entertainment

6 things to do this Memorial Day weekend in SoCal

An extra weekend day means more time to sample SoCal. From a Monopoly-inspired food fest in Santa Monica, to a patriotic USO dance in DTLA; from the L.A. Zine Fest, to the Topanga Day Country Fair; from crafts at Whimsic Alley, to a Constitution Happy Hour, see our full list of events.


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Phantasma Gloria

What it is:
One man's trash is another man's homage to the sun. Phantasma Gloria is a collection of bottles, beads and wire, sculpted together to make "Earth's first vast glass sun catcher." And it is vast: the installation has grown to be over 37 feet tall and 50 feet long (and still growing)!
Why it's cool:
Stand back to see clear shapes, including dolphins and a Virgen de Guadalupe. Get close to see countless refractions of the world around you.
You should know:
Phantasma Gloria is an incredible sight any day of the week, but artist Randlett Lawrence recommends visiting on sunny mornings, ideally at 9 a.m. in the winter or 10 a.m. in the summer.