by Virat Pal
1. Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
Outfest, the nation’s leading LGBT festival, which promotes equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories will be held July 7-17. Film Festival opens at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown LA, and will also be held at Ford Theatre, Harmony Gold Theatre, Redcat and Roy and Edna Disney/ CalArts Theatre at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert
Experience the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone like never before during this special one-night concert at the Hollywood Bowl. LA Phil, conducted by composer Justin Freer will perform every note from the magnificent John Williams score.
3. Egyptian Theater
On Saturday July 9th American Cinematheque at the Egyptian theater will be screening the ‘Back to the Future’ triple future. If you’ve not seen the trilogy, make a point to catch this screening, and If you’ve already have, well there’s nothing better than reliving the time travel saga again.
4. Anime Expo
Just weeks after the E3 expo, Anime Expo will take over the Los Angeles Convention Center this July 4th holiday weekend. Expect plenty of cosplay and special events as thousands of fans come to celebrate the art and culture of anime.
5. Rooftop Film Club
Taking full advantage of the Montálban rooftop's beautiful city view, RFC promises to offer some of the most unique and incredible movie-going opportunities for film lovers. Throughout the month of July, Rooftop Film Club will be screening various different films, ranging from audience favorites to critical darlings. Hurry, tickets are selling out!
6. Sound in Focus
Sound in Focus, in their latest collaboration with the Annenberg Space for Photography, is a month of free, all ages outdoor concerts. Headliners include Nas and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The concerts will be on the lawn at Century Park, right next to the Annenberg Space for Photography.
7. Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters
Taking inspiration from del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, the exhibition reveals his creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art.
In addition, the exhibition will draw some objects from the director's personal residence-meets-museum, Bleak House. The gallery opens on July 31st at LACMA.
8. Out Door Movies
If you like films, music, the outdoors, and eating, this is the event series for you. Throughout the summer, Eat See Hear will be playing classic movies in outdoor venues. Experience a movie in a park, around nature and the best food trucks in LA.
9. Pageant of the Masters
Classic paintings, statues and murals take on a new dimension as real people dress and pose to recreate original masterpieces. A professional orchestra, a narrator, intricate sets and theatrical lighting will help bring the works to life at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach.
We will continue posting events throughout the summer. And if you know of any other cool events going on this season, please share with the group!