There’s always something to do on weekends in Downtown LA, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out exactly what those things are. Here at Happening in DTLA we make the planning simple!
Below are our picks for events that you’re sure to enjoy this weekend in the community! For our full calendar of events, just click here.
Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
EatSeeHear features outdoor movies, food trucks and live music at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. This Friday, from acclaimed writer Charlie Kaufman and visionary director Michel Gondry, comes Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. An all-star ensemble cast shines in this comical and poignant look at breakups, breakdowns and breakthroughs.
Before the screening, enjoy music by Karmic and a plethora of food trucks to choose from.
Doors open at 5:30, music starts at 7:00, and the movie starts at 8:30.
Fashion Mamas Pop-Up at ROW DTLA
From July 12 through 15, Fashion Mamas, the first members-only network for influential mothers working in fashion and creative industries, pop-ups at ROW DTLA with a 4-day celebration including a dance party, mommy + mini crafts, trunk shows, enlightening panel discussions, kids fashion fair, and a blogger bazaar. The pop-up will give the L.A. community a taste of the Fashion Mamas membership experience—a place where mothers can network, collaborate, talk business, talk motherhood, and seek non-judgmental support, all while watching the little ones grow.
The event requires an RSVP, and you can choose how many days you’d like to attend.
ROW DTLA is located at 777 Alameda St. RSVP info can be found here.
Join the crew at the Yogaraj Annex in Downtown Los Angeles for a relaxing time. Located within the A + D Architecture and Design Museum in the heart of the Arts District, around the corner from Urth Café. Classes are offered Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10:00am – 11:30am for just $10 per class, plus get free admission to browse the museum afterward! Walk In, Bliss out.
A+D Architecture and Design Museum is located at 900 E. 4th St .
Rooftop Pool Party at Hotel Indigo
Beautiful People, Sunshine & Good Vibes. That’s what you’ll find at one of the best pool parties in Downtown LA. Live DJ’s will be spinning some of hottest summer jams, while you spend the day enjoying delicious drinks and awesome activities. Don’t forget the epic views of Downtown!
Doors at 1:00pm, party goes until 7:00pm.
Hotel Indigo is located at 899 Francisco St. RSVP and info can be found here.
Lost Angeles Tour by LA Cycle Tours
Join other riders of all skill levels on this one of a kind historical tour of Los Angeles. The ride will start off near the birthplace of the city and get into the history of Los Angeles. Topics covered will include the naming of the streets, skid row, speakeasies, vaudeville acts, nickelodeon’s, arcades and historic movie theaters.
After doing this tour, you’ll walk away with different perspectives about Downtown Los Angeles and and learn a little bit of the Lost History of LA.
The Lost Angeles Tour will start near Chinatown. Info and registration can be found here.
GALERIE.LA x And Comfort Pop-Up at ROW DTLA
GALERIE.LA welcomes San Francisco-based plus-size apparel brand, And Comfort, for a one-day pop-up offering effortless wardrobe staples in sizes 10-28. Marking the shop’s first foray into physical retail in L.A., customers will have the opportunity to learn more about the brand’s story and trying on their newly launched line. And Comfort’s beloved styles are inspired by streamlined structure and clean lines made from luxurious natural fibers.
ROW DTLA is located at 777 Alameda St. The pop-up shop goes from 11:00am – 5:00pm. More info on the event can be found here.
LA Made: Adventures in Starry Kitchen–Food, Dreams, and Failing Upwards
Meet Nguyen Tran–the unlikely banana suit-wearing, culturally confused Vietnamese-American son of Vietnam War refugees.
After a failed career in the dot.com industry, and in the depths of the 2008 fall of the economy, Starry Kitchen, the illegal-and-underground apartment restaurant he and his wife Thi Tran created out of sheer necessity to survive, was born. Although that restaurant was discovered and shut down by the authorities, Nguyen persevered on his path of “failing forwards” and created a few other restaurants, the most recent of which is Button Mash in Echo Park.
With this LA Made program, you should expect the unexpected! With a “Nguyen Tran Variety Hour” flavor, this unique program will include Nguyen’s reflections on the wild pendulum of success and failure, audience karaoke, storytelling, a cooking demo, and a free sampling of Starry Kitchen’s signature Crispy Tofu Balls for everybody.
LA Made takes place in the Mark Taper Auditorium in the Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West 5th Street . Reservations and more info can be found here.
Physical Science & Inside Pocket of a Houndstooth Blazer from PC Muñoz, at The Last Bookstore
The Last Bookstore is pleased to present San Francisco recording artist PC Muñoz celebrating the release of his new album Physical Science and its companion chapbook Inside Pocket of a Houndstooth Blazer. Join us for an evening of music and literature featuring PC and a special musical guest.
PC Muñoz is a recording artist, drummer, writer, and producer based in San Francisco. His diverse body of work includes GRAMMY-nominated contemporary classical music, CMJ-charting funk music, an award-winning haiku CD, and free-jazz compositions for film and dance.
The purchase of a ticket includes a copy of the album and a copy of the book.
The Last Bookstore is located at 453 South Spring Street.