The weekend is finally here. Naturally there are a ton of options when it comes to how best to spend your weekend time. But, to help whittle down the options, we combed through the calendar entries and made sure you only have a look at the best selections. From Friday to Sunday, we have your days planned. Take a gander.
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
When it comes to classic cinema, it just doesn’t get much more essential than the Godfather saga. The Francis Ford Coppola epic is one of the most beloved big screen stories and still as relevant as the day it was released. This Friday night the American Cinematheque collective is hosting a special screening of part one and two for those who either haven’t experienced the film or just need to relive it. The quality of the film ensures that the storyline never gets stale. Likely a better choice than anything current at the box office, this is a night at the movies that functions as cinematic art.
Long Beach Pride
Rainbow Lagoon Park
E Shoreline Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Continuing to thrive as one of Southern California’s most progressive, inclusive neighborhoods, Long Beach hosts their weekend celebration for their LGBT community. Going strong since 1984 and growing to become the second largest gay pride event in the United States, the three-day party includes the city wide parade with community leaders and personalities and culminates with a daylong festival that includes main-stage performances from ranging from Elvis Crespo to Dej Loaf. With thousands of attendees from all walks of life, Pride is one of the best parties in the city and prime example of why Long Beach is regarded as such a diverse gem.
1646 Lemoyne St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Echo Park resident and artist Randy Lawrence created a 24-foot tall structure called the Giant Glass Virgin of Guadalupe that sways beautifully on the 1600 block of Lemonye. Inspired by the ingenuity of the Watts Towers, the installation is assembled from colored water in bottles fashioned with wire and rebar. Along with wildly colorful murals at the base of the structure, the work of Lawrence has transformed his residence into a community anchor of culture and art. There will be plenty of fodder for Instagram and Snapchat,
Eat See Hear 2016: Labyrinth Outdoor Movie
Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall
100 N Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Who doesn’t love a good outdoor movie? Located at Centennial Square this week in Pasadena, Eat See Hear will be giving visitors plenty of treats, including an outdoor screening of Labyrinth, as well as a special musical performance before the movie by Faulkner. If that wasn’t enough, enjoy food from some of LA’s top food vendors, including Brasil Kiss, Coolhaus, Belly Bombz, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Deli Doctor, Cousins Maine Lobster and many others!
See Architectural Oddities
240 Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Looking to take a stroll and see some architectural treasures in Los Angeles from Frank Gehry? The binoculars building is an oddity of Venice that is strangely cool. The building is so cool in fact, that the building is now being leased by Google as part of their Los Angeles expansion. This was the last building blessed by Gehry’s engineering vision before the crown jewel that is the Walt Disney concert hall was erected in Los Angeles. There is a quirky charm about destinations like this throughout the city.
See The Cure In Concert
2301 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Robert Smith is back on the road and performing a dazzling collection of Cure cuts. The tour stops thus far have all been universally heralded as musically perfect and far from the legacy loop typical of a career nearly four decades deep. Responsible for some of rock music’s most important singles, you have to consider the environment of the Hollywood Bowl that will only add to what is certain to be a memorable night. Noted for performing a marathon of tunes that stretches into three hours plus, find a way to score tickets to one of these shows or else.