Arts & Entertainment

Free weekend? The Internet performs, tar pits reopen and The Getty gets eclectic

Photo by Justin Tarango via Flickr Creative Commons

Cheers! You made it to the weekend. Forget Mercury retrograde. We're surviving with free music from The Internet, World Cup screenings and a trip to the La Brea Tar Pits. 

Here's everything you need to know: 


Music Sample: The Internet

The FIGat7th Downtown Festival is back with a string of free shows. And we're really excited about Saturday's concert because it features LA-based neo-soul group The Internet (created by producer Matt Martians and lead vocalist Syd “The Kyd” of Odd Future). City Tavern will host a beer garden. Grab food at any of these nearby places beforehand. 

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday

Where: FIGat7th | MAP

Price: Free 


(Photo: Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC)

Watch Saturday and Sunday's World Cup matches from the Hammer Museum. It'll host three screening parties during each game at different locations around the museum — and each one sounds equally awesome. Here's what to expect: 

When: Saturday, June 28 | 1PM (Colombia vs Uruguay); Sunday, June 29 | 1PM (Costa Rica vs Greece)

Where: Hammer Museum | MAP

Price: Free | Parking $3


(Photo: Center for the Arts Eagle Rock)

You may have noticed these vibrant flyers around town featuring funky designs and neighborhood pets. What are they? Promotions for Center for the Arts Eagle Rock's new Comedy series, "Whatever!" This month's headliner, Henry Phillips, is known for his twisted songs and stories on "Comedy Central Presents", ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Bob and Tom."

When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Center for the Arts Eagle Rock | MAP

Price: $5


(Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons) 

Friday Flights brings together a network of Los Angeles-based musicians, visual artists and creative thinkers for a night of sounds and sights. Listen to a DJ set by influential music-makers, attend a thought-provoking gallery talk, experience eclectic video art and dance in the Museum courtyard. This session is hosted by the local shop Ooga Booga and will feature a performance by Animal Collective's Avey Tare and Black Dice's Bjorn Copeland

When: 6 to 9  p.m. Friday

Where: J Paul Getty Museum: Museum Courtyard | MAP

Price: Parking $10 after 5:00 p.m. No reservations


(Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons)

Welcome back pit No. 91 — one of the most famous and actively dissected of the La Brea tar pits. For nearly 40 years, it was the only pit under excavation at La Brea. Digging was halted there in 2007 so scientists could focus on another project — but this weekend, it's resuming tours. Find out more about the project here in this AirTalk segment. 

When:  Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits | MAP

Price: Museum admission, plus Excavator Tour for students & seniors (62+) $12;  adults $15; children $8


(Photo: Angel City Brewery)

It's the last Sunday of the month. You know what that means. Time for Barks, Bubbles & Brews. Join Angel City and Much Love Dog Rescue for a day of fun in the sun. Volunteers will wash your dog for a suggested $10 donation, which also includes a cold pint of beer. 

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Angel City Brewery & Public House | MAP

Price: $ 10.00 suggested donation 


Los Angeles Food Fest

Welcome to an adventure park for foodies: "LA's biggest, baddest and most affordable tasting event." Highlights include signature cocktails from a Caroline on Crack-approved bar; an ice cream social; and an iced coffee lounge. Here's a lineup of dishes from LAist. And here's its top picks. 

When: 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Rose Bowl | MAP

Price: $55.00 | Purchase tix here 

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