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

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

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

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

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Plaza

Kite Festival at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Workshops, demonstrations and more at the future site of OCMA. Discover the origins of kite flying in ancient China and learn tricks from today’s pros. Food truck onsite. Free to the public. More

California Plaza

65-92: The Rhythm Changes But The Struggle Remains

Kamasi Washington makes the 1965 and 1992 socio-political conversations musical using the potent jazz and hip hop voices of Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Billy Higgins, 2Pac, Snoop, and Cypress Hill. More

Orange County Museum of Art

OC, USA / OC, China: Contemporary Chinese Architecture

Self-guided house tour demonstrating Chinese influence in local architecture followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include architect Alan Hess (AIA), Huffington Post writer Bianca Bosker, Southern California Institute of Architecture professors Mary Ann Ray and Robert Mangurian. More