Archives for June 12, 2024

Discover Your Museum: Join Laguna Art Museum for Free Neighborhood Nights!

Experience local culture like never before with a special series of events at the Laguna Art Museum – Neighborhood Nights! Enjoy a night at your museum with a raffle, guided tours, local food & drinks, and activities for the entire family.

Neighborhood Nights Schedule:

  • North Laguna: June 20
  • The Village: July 18
  • South Laguna: August 15
  • Top of the World: September 12

Time: 5-7 pm
Location: Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Each event offers a unique experience tailored to different parts of the Laguna community. Find your neighborhood’s night and immerse yourself in art and local culture. 

Also, join us for Summer Fridays at LAM:

  • LAM Kids Summer Fridays: Every Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, our STUDIO/Lab is open for kids to drop in and create their own masterpieces. Our Education Staff will be available to help inspire and guide them. Drop-ins are free with museum admission.

For more information, visit lagunaartmuseum.org/neighborhood-nights

Credit: Laguna Art Museum.

Free Helmet Giveaway- The Shops at Mission Viejo- Providence Mission Hospital

The Shops at Mission Viejo announces the 3rd Annual Free Helmet Giveaway in conjunction with Providence Mission Hospital.

What: In an effort to encourage safe biking and skating, Providence Mission Hospital’s trauma team will be giving away 500 multi-sport style black helmets to children between the ages of two and seventeen years old, while supplies last. Both Mission Viejo Police Services and the Laguna Beach Police Department will be in attendance, providing education about e-bike rules and regulations. Children must be present at the event so they can be properly fitted for a helmet.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: The Shops at Mission Viejo – Center Court, Level 1, near Old Navy

555 The Shops at Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Why: E-bike injuries for children and adults have increased sharply since 2019, but in 2023 alone, the number of children who were treated at Providence Mission Hospital for a traumatic e-bike injury increased by 240%.

More Info: For more information including hours, please visit simon.com. – The

Shops at Mission Viejo’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Credit: The Shops at Mission Viejo.

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles Summer Concert Series 2024

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (Levitt LA) is celebrating its 17th annual concert series by presenting 10 world-class performances that are all free and open to everyone. The concerts will be held outdoors, under the stars, with the stunning backdrop of LA’s skyline at MacArthur Park.

For 17 years, Levitt LA has been creating a sense of community through music. This summer, they will once again showcase the diverse cultural landscape of Los Angeles with a fantastic lineup of artists, transforming MacArthur Park into a vibrant and energized urban sonic oasis.

Fans of Levitt LA’s free summer concert series can show their support by purchasing tickets to the Levitt LA fundraiser on Friday, June 7 at the Regent Theater. The evening will be hosted by Pili & Raúl with live performances from Amandititita & Ramona. https://regentdtla.com/tm-attraction/ramona/ 

The electrifying lineup features international greats as well as LA’s superstar talents performing a wide variety of genres including cumbia, ska, soul, reggae, and old school hip-hop.

The 2024 season launches Saturday, June 22 (7-10 pm) with an amazing opening night a night of Cumbia with Vilma y La Sonora, La Diabla, Cumbia Fever DJ’s and Classical Around Town co-presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

The incredible lineup of both local and international Latin artists continues throughout the summer with acclaimed artists as the incomparable Inspector from Monterrey Mexico, LA’s own Chencha Berrinches and La Pobreska a night presented by Radikal LA and Nothing Less. By way of Portland Oregon comes Y La Bamba, an American indie alternative/experimental band led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Luz Elena Mendoza.

Levitt LA has partnered with local organizations and producers to bring electrifying evenings of uniquely curated SoCal music. Evoekore Media will present an exciting lineup of young upcoming Rockmanticas/Cumbia bands, including Red Store Bums, Flaco El Jandro, and Eastside Agents. Footlong Development is proud to present “Wonder-Full,” featuring DJs Spinna, Monalisa, and Cognito, who will ignite the stage with a soulful-themed dance party paying tribute to Stevie Wonder. No Easy Props presents the 30th Annual B-Boy Summit honoring Hip Hop culture, headlined by Special Ed and Egyptian Lover. There will be alternative sounds from Pearl and the Oysters, St. Panther, and Los Eclipses. Wrapping up the season is an unmissable showcase from BMI Latin Music.

“Levitt LA is honored to return to MacArthur Park for its 17th year of free all-ages concerts. We are thankful to all the artists, partners, and people behind the scenes who make live music accessible for so many. This season is going to be a wonderful way to celebrate the creativity and the diversity of our city and beyond with the healing and uniting power of music.” says Allegra Padilla Executive Director.

Levitt LA concerts will be live-streamed and available after the season on YouTube and Facebook, expanding the accessibility of free high-quality concerts for all. For a complete calendar of the Levitt LA Summer Season 2024, please visit www.levittlosangeles.org.

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles’ 2024 Season is supported in part by:

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, The City of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department, The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles City Councilmembers Eunisses Hernandez & Hugo Soto-Martinez, Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, MacArthur Park, Westlake North, Westlake South, and Rampart Village Neighborhood Councils, Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, LACMA, Koreatown Youth + Community Center, Covenant House, Best Food Trucks, Athens Disposal, EDGE Apartments, Walter J Towers, Walter Mosely Group, BMI, Costco + many more and individual donors like you.

For a Healthy Community:

You can’t enjoy live music if you’re sick. That’s why Levitt LA has teamed up with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health which will provide a free mobile vaccination clinic all season long. No appointments are needed. Times from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Additional Info:

Most concerts begin at 7:00 pm on Saturdays. No concert on July 6. Please see the calendar for the exact schedule.

–          Concerts will be live-streamed on Levitt LA’s YouTube Channel, and Facebook Live.

–          All programs are Free, all ages and open to the public

–          RSVP recommended via Eventbrite: http://levittlosangeles.org Eventbrite

–          For event updates: http://levittlosangeles.org

–          Audience members are welcome to bring their own picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs.

–          Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available from local vendors. Please note no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

–          This is a non-smoking venue thank you for protecting the health of all in attendance.

–          Parking: Athena Parking – 611 Carondelet St., Los Angeles, CA 90057 the cost is $13

–          Public Transportation: Metro: Red Line (Wilshire/Alvarado-MacArthur Park/Westlake stop)

–          Bus lines 18, 20, 51, 351, 603, 720

–          Levitt LA recommends rideshare, carpooling, walking and biking to the venue

Credit: Levitt LA

OC PARKS PRESENTS THE 2024 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AND SUNSET CINEMA FILM SERIES

OC Parks Summer Concert Series performers include artists such as 
Sweet and Tender Hooligans, A Thousand Horses, No Duh and Ozomatli.

The County of Orange and OC Parks are excited to announce the 2024 lineup for the annual OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema film series. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment under the stars at regional parks with free live music and movie screenings all summer long. All events are free to attend with free parking and food and drink options available for purchase. 

OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with nine free outdoor concerts Thursday evenings, June 20 to Aug. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music from exceptional bands and artists at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach.

The concert series kicks off with The Smiths and Morrissey cover band Sweet and Tender Hooligans June 20 at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton, followed by popular local and renowned artists including Mariachi Divas, Flashback Heart Attack, A Thousand Horses, No Duh, Ozomatli, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The FABBA Show. Jimmy’s Buffet will round out the 2024 OC Parks Summer Concert Series at Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. 

OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings the big screen to the great outdoors in your favorite regional parks with 12 free movie screenings Friday nights beginning June 7 to Aug. 30 at Craig Regional Park, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. Guests of all ages can enjoy recent blockbusters and popular classic films, complete with dynamic pre-show entertainment such as character interactions, DJ-led games and more. Cinema events begin at 6 p.m. with screenings starting after sundown, at approximately 8 p.m. 

Friday night films kick off June 7 and include Wonka (2023), The Little Rascals (1994), Migration (2023), Men in Black (1997), Trolls Band Together (2023), Barbie (2023), National Treasure (2004), Frozen II (2019), Napoleon Dynamite (2004), The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023), 13 Going on 30 (2004) and The Goonies (1985).

“The County of Orange and OC Parks are thrilled to continue this beloved annual community tradition,” said Chairman Donald P. Wagner, Orange County Board of Supervisors. “The return of the OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema promises yet another season of free, outdoor entertainment, inviting everyone to experience the joy of music and film throughout Orange County’s stunning regional parks.”

OC Parks Summer Concert Series and OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series are open to the public of all ages and free to attend with free parking. Food trucks will serve a variety of tasty food options at each event and a beer and wine garden will be available to those 21 and older. Gather your chairs, blankets, friends and family and enjoy free concerts and movie screenings this summer with OC Parks.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

Thursday nights, 5 p.m. (Event starts at 5 p.m., live music begins at 6 p.m.)

Date: June 20

Concert: Sweet and Tender Hooligans @ Craig Regional Park

Date: June 27

Concert: Mariachi Divas @ Craig Regional Park

*No summer concert on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Date: July 11

Concert: Flashback Heart Attack @ Mason Regional Park

Date: July 18

Concert: A Thousand Horses @ Irvine Regional Park

Date: July 25

Concert: No Duh, World’s Greatest Tribute to No Doubt & Gwen Stefani @ Irvine Regional Park

Date: August 1

Concert: Ozomatli @ Mile Square Regional Park

Date: August 8

Concert: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Mile Square Regional Park

Date: August 15

Concert: The FABBA Show @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach

Date: August 22

Concert: Jimmy’s Buffet @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach

OC Parks Sunset Cinema

Friday nights, 6 p.m. (Event starts at 6 p.m., movie begins at sunset)

Date: June 7

Movie: Wonka (2023) @ Craig Regional Park

Date: June 14

Movie: The Little Rascals (1994) @ Craig Regional Park

Date: June 21

Movie: Migration (2023) @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park

Date: June 28

Movie: Men in Black (1997) @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park

*No cinema event on July 5 in observance of Independence Day weekend.

Date: July 12

Movie: Trolls Band Together (2023) @ Mason Regional Park

Date: July 19

Movie: Barbie (2023) @ Yorba Regional Park

Date: July 26

Movie: National Treasure (2004) @ Yorba Regional Park

Date: August 2

Movie: Frozen II (2019) @ Irvine Regional Park

Date: August 9

Movie: Napoleon Dynamite (2004) @ Irvine Regional Park

Date: August 16

Movie: The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) @ Laguna Niguel Regional Park

Date: August 23

Movie: 13 Going on 30 (2004) @ Laguna Niguel Regional Park

Date: August 30

Movie: The Goonies (1985) @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach

Credit: OC Parks.