NKLA Pet Adoption Center, West L.A.

#Freedom100 Pet Adoption Promotion

You can declare this 4th of July ‘Inde-Pet-Dence' day by adopting a new best friend during the #Freedom100 Adoption Promotion at Best Friends' NKLA Pet Adoption Center. Doors are open from noon to 8 p.m. the weekend of July 3 through 5, with 100 dogs and cats of every size, age, color, and breed. Each pet is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and ready to go home immediately. More

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El Portal Theatre

Minimum wage: The future of the hourly worker in LA (#AT30)

Not even the current state of Hollywood’s film business can match the drama of the minimum wage debate in Los Angeles. More

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

BALLETNOW

BalletNOW™ is a significant endeavor and first time partnership with Herman Cornejo and Roberto Bolle, Principals of American Ballet Theatre, stepping into the roles of Artistic Directors. More

California Plaza

WATTS50

NYC-based Lyricist Lounge curates their first West Coast evening of socially conscious rap and hip hop. Pacifica Radio’s on-the-ground coverage of the 1965 events will serve as source material for select musical compositions. Before the show, join KPCC for "downSTAGE with Take Two” at 7:30 for a conversation with KPCC’s A Martinez and special guests. More

Rose Bowl

6th Annual LA Street Food Fest

The LA Street Food Fest is back at the Rose Bowl to bring more world class, award-winning top chefs and restaurants, gourmet trucks, street stands and carts and more, all in one place and for one price for summer fun. You can sample signature bites from a curated selection of 150+ street food vendors from gourmet food trucks, old school carts and stands to celebrity chefs, and street inspired dishes from LA’s best restaurants. More

Mark Taper Forum

Matilda The Musical

"Matilda The Musical" is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, "Matilda" continues to entertain sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End. The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of Matilda have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.” More

NASA

The Crawford Family Forum

Planetary Radio LIVE: New Horizons has a date with Pluto

After sailing across the solar system for over nine years, on July 14th NASA’s New Horizons will finally have its close encounter with Pluto. More

Mark Taper Forum

Bent

Martin Sherman's profound love story takes audiences into the deepest, darkest moments of two gay men’s struggle to survive in Nazi Germany. In the first major U.S. revival since its Broadway premiere in 1979, Moisés Kaufman directs this startling and moving play that illustrates how love can transcend persecution, no matter the cost. More

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The Crawford Family Forum

Pulling back the blue curtain: When should we have access to police records?

Ferguson…Baltimore…North Charleston…Los Angeles – sites of police shootings that point to the tension between accountability and privacy. Public access to records – especially those of law enforcement – is an increasing source of questions and conflict between citizens and government agencies. More

California Plaza

The Last Jimmy: A Hip Hop Musical with The Roots' Dice Raw

This poignant musical odyssey explores mass incarceration, the criminal justice system, and the prison-industrial complex through the eyes of young black males. More