In the days leading up to a holiday weekend, it’s hard to stay focused on anything other than what the plans are. Spending quality time with family and friends and enjoying a little extra time away is enough to rejuvenate anyone, but it means figuring out how best to use that time. There is plenty going on over the next few days and to ensure you don’t get overwhelmed, here is a quick list of some of the best options.

Friday, June 30
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626 Night Market
Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 574-7223

In just five short years the 626 Night Market has become one of the most anticipated food events in the region. Attracting hundreds of thousands foodies over the course of their three-day stretches, the brand has grown to include an OC activation as well. Boasting hundreds of vendors ranging from art and fashion, the major attraction here is the food. Taking it’s cues from the Asian night markets, these events are a lively gathering that combines food, drink, shopping and entertainment. As the first of the four summer events scheduled for the 626 area, the excitement of the new season will ensure the aisles of vendors bring their A-game.

Saturday, July 1
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(Credit: The Petersen Automotive Museum)

The High Art of Riding Low Exhibit
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

While the lowrider has developed worldwide notoriety as niche community with automotive circles, it’s anything but niche here in Southern California. Equal parts fine art and lifestyle, lowriders are part of the cultural identity here as it pertains to the kinds of cars that associated with the Southland. The High Art of Riding Low is the latest exhibit from the Petersen Automotive Museum that further examines the culture through artistic expression. With features that include actual vehicles, paintings, sculptures, and art installations, the focus remains the lowrider and just how cherish the craft is. Opening weekend is set to draw a strong crowd. Be one of the first to see this impressive exhibit.

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(Credit: Multicultural Communities for Mobility)

Eastside Mural Ride
4801 E 3rd St
4801 East 3rd Street
East Los Angeles, CA 90022

A collaborative project between LA Metro and the Multicultural Communities for Mobility, the Eastside Mural Ride is group bike ride that reinforces the idea of eco-friendly travel while further appreciating the neighborhoods we call home. With a route that runs right through East LA and City Terrace, participants will get a chance to see the many murals that help detail the artistic spirit and history these culturally rich areas. Over the 10-mile stretch riders will learn about the art, practice bicycle safety and gain a unique vantage point of the places that we quickly pass by when driving through. Open to all ages and skill levels, this fun ride is worth working up a sweat for.

Sunday, July 2
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See An Outdoor Movie, And Eat At Street Food Cinema
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

There are loads of outdoor cinematic options but few have the reputation Street Food Cinema does. This Sunday guests can get cozy on the grounds of LA Historic Park for a screening of the David Fincher classic, “Fight Club.” Of course what would an evening at Street Food Cinema be without the grub. Offerings from the likes of Frank and Grind, Street Kitchen LA and L.A. Wing will be among the featured food vendors. Capped off with a live performance by film and television composer George Sarah, this casual evening under the stars is always a great way to celebrate the weekend.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.

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