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Celebrate Summer! Concerts, Cinema & Cool Things To Do Near KTown

Summer’s here and the living is easy! Make the most of the sunny days and balmy nights by getting out and trying something new! With a slew of great musical performances, classic movies, interactive art exhibitions, and immersive experiences, there’s no shortage of fun things to enjoy this summer near The Pearl.

 

Museum of Dream Space

Beverly Center

8500 Beverly Blvd. #656

Los Angeles, CA 90048

 

​Museum of Dream Space (MODS) is the first museum mainly exhibiting digital art in the United States. The design concept of MODS is inspired by art design from renowned artist Yayoi Kusama (famous for infinite rooms) and the development of digital art. The aim of MODS is to provide an immersive, magical and unique art appreciative experiences to the visitors.The uniqueness of MODS is to break the limitation of physical media, extend the art by digital technology and to provide the largest freedom of visitors experiencing the arts, which realize the physical extension of the arts.

 

Flutter: Where Art and Happiness Meet

217 South La Brea Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

Located just five minutes from LACMA, Flutter is an immersive art experience showcasing leading contemporary artists in a way that is truly unique. Demonstrating that art can be playful, interactive and substantive, each immersive room was created by a globally coveted contemporary artist with the goal that viewers are filled with wonder as they play, engage and interact with the art. Flutter proudly supports mental wellbeing and healing. A portion of the proceeds benefit the non-profit Born This Way Foundation, founded by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation raises awareness of the importance of mental and emotional health, decreases stigma, and provides young people with better access to quality resources.

 

Roaring Nights – LA Zoo

5333 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

The L.A. Zoo’s Roaring Nights summer series is back and wilder than ever – offering fun, fascinating explorations at the intersection of music, culture, and nature. These adults-only (21+) adventures feature live bands, DJs, pop-up Zoo Talks, animal close-ups, L.A.’s best food trucks, full bars, and more. Featuring:The Watering Hole open-air glamping lounge with specialty cocktails; an immersive silent disco experience powered by dueling DJs; three multi-genre dance areas, for an eclectic musical safari; interactive art activities; classic backyard games; and more.

 

KCRW World Festival at The Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave,

Los Angeles, CA 90068

 

Now celebrating its 20th season at the Bowl, KCRW’s World Festival presents cutting-edge artists making music on a global scale.The popular collaboration between KCRW and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association features your favorite hosts, including Jason Bentley, Ann Litt, Garth Trinidad, with the LA Phil conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

 

I Like Scary Movies

The Desmond

5514 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

I Like Scary Movies is the experience that all scary movie fans have been dreaming of – a groundbreaking immersive art installation that is a true celebration of some of the most beloved horror films. Here’s a unique opportunity for fans to interact and enjoy the films that they love in a completely new way, with amazing photo opportunities to share with their friends. Go back to The Shining, where you can “sink” into the infamous carpet from the Overlook hotel, before wandering through Beetlejuice’s graveyard on your way to the Netherworld Waiting Room. Feel the fear as you enter Freddy’s boiler room from A Nightmare on Elm St. and then revisit The Lost Boys on your way to Pennywise’s lair. You’ll never look at another scary movie the same way again.

 

LA Conservancy – Last Remaining Seats

Locations – various

 

Experience classic films as they were meant to be seen! Last Remaining Seats is the LA Consdervancy’s annual series of classic films screened in historic theatres, such as Los Angeles Theatre, Million Dollar Theatre, Theatre at Ace Hotel, Orpheum Theatre, and The Wiltern. The Los Angeles Conservancy is a membership-based nonprofit organization that works through advocacy and education to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County.

 

LA Brea Tar Pits Second Home Pavilion

5801 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

Explore the rainbow tunnels of this immersive, temporary structure where art and science meet. Second Home Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano at La Brea Tar Pits is a standout architectural creation. Each of the rainbow tunnels takes you on different journey. There are multiple ways to wander, and many entrances and exits, but they all emanate from a center area where you’ll be immersed in stained glass light. The pavilion experience shifts from day to night—natural light seeps through translucent walls by day, and glowing lights illuminate its colors and surfaces once the sun goes down.

 

Upside Down House

Museum of 3D Illusions

6751 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

Are you ready to have your world turned upside down? Check out Upside Down House, a brand new exhibit at the Museum of 3D Illusions. We know everyone has an idea of their perfect dream house, but you’ve never dreamed of anything like this. Featuring seven different interactive upside down rooms: bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, and more, you’ll finally find out what it’s like to walk on walls. Amaze your friends and family when they see you dancing on the ceiling. And you won’t be bored sitting on the couch when it’s hanging above you. This new exhibit truly must be seen to be believed!

 

Mad Hatter’s Gin & Tea Party

1661 Ivar Ave.

Los Angeles, CA, 90028

 

The Mad Hatter, Dormouse, and Hare are teaming up to unleash teatime mayhem with an immersive 1.5 hour-long molecular cocktail making experience! Prepare to go mad at one of their boozy tea parties, all talking place in a secret Wonderland garden! Begin your journey down the rabbit hole and let your mad hosts guide you through concocting a selection of tantalizing tea party cocktails made with the most curious ingredients. But do remember — if you don’t know where you are going, then it doesn’t much matter which way you go… Just be sure that you’re not late!

 

The Wonderworld

7080 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

Down the rabbit hole we go! Originally located at the historic NYC studio of Andy Warhol, The Wonderworld is an immersive exhibition that invites you into a realm of fantasy. You will be wandering in six exquisitely well-designed installation spaces by New York based artists, capturing and sharing dreamy moments on Instagram and Facebook, and having special events. Explore a mushroom garden, steep in a giant teacup, splash in the bubble swimming pool, and soar to the moon. Share your experience on Instagram by tagging @WonderWorldSpace #MyWonder. Otherwise, was it just a dream?