Hello Summer: Celebrate the Season in LA
June 20 is the Summer Solstice, marking the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer. Since ancient times, people have aligned their calendars with the Solstice, building magnificent monuments such as Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, and The Great Sphinx. Historically, the Summer Solstice is the midpoint of the growing season, halfway between planting and harvest. Folks celebrated by feasting, dancing, singing, and preparing for the hot summer days ahead. In this spirit, we have gathered a festive array of summer happenings – from immersive experiences to must-see exhibitions, adventures, and outdoor movies – many just a short distance from The Pearl.
Former Amoeba Music Building
6400 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
From the creators of the blockbuster exhibit seen by over 2 million visitors in Paris, the original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit is set to open July 31, 2021 at the former Amoeba Music building in Hollywood. This iconic 55,000 square foot space will be transformed into an unforgettable art experience featuring a 25,000 square foot exhibit space where the art of Vincent van Gogh will come to life around you. The exhibit is designed and conceived by Massimiliano Siccardi, with soundtrack by Luca Longobardi, who both pioneered immersive digital art experiences in France. Buy tickets HERE
217 S La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
It’s time to escape! Flutter is a one-of-a-kind immersive entertainment experience that transports you to an unexpected, playful, magical universe that lifts your spirits and simply makes you happier. Located five minutes from LACMA, Flutter was created by globally coveted contemporary artists supporting and promoting mental health, with the intention of doing good. The VIP guided tours offer complete privacy throughout your 90 minute experience. Book HERE
10250 Santa Monica Blvd Fl 2
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Experience things you thought were only fantasies – Dreamscape is a VR experience like no other. Every adventure will transport you to worlds beyond imagination. Armor up for a dragon flight, climb into a wetsuit to dive with creatures beneath the sea, hover over a breathtaking canyon, or suit up for outer space. Dreamscape is the birth of a new storytelling medium, giving people the opportunity to step into a story and watch it unfold around them as they explore cinematic worlds, characters and creatures never before thought possible. Book your adventure HERE
6121 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Neuehouse and Fotografiska are pleased to announce Andy Warhol: Photo Factory, a groundbreaking new exhibition of rare Andy Warhol photos at Neuehouse Hollywood. Featuring 120 images—20 never before exhibited—Photo Factory is the largest West Coast exhibition of the artist’s photography to date, exposing the crucial role of this medium in the artist’s life and work. With the possible exception of his mother, the camera was Warhol’s most steadfast and enduring companion. Photography was how Warhol engaged with the world and the starting point for his art making endeavors. Buy tickets HERE
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Cinespia brings movie magic to life with screenings of classic films to an audience from all around the world, including some of Hollywood’s most famous faces. With over 30 events per year, Cinespia hosts dazzling screenings under the stars at iconic venues including The Hollywood Forever Cemetery and The Greek Theatre. The 2021 season, presented by Amazon Studios, marks the 20th anniversary of the first and longest running outdoor screening series in Los Angeles.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
A moving depiction of courage in the face of authoritarianism, Ai Weiwei: Trace illuminates the power of resistance. Created in 2014, when the famed contemporary artist was under house arrest, the monumental display portrays activists, prisoners of conscience, and advocates of free speech from around the world. On view at the Skirball are eighty-three of the work’s original 176 portraits, each one hand-assembled from thousands of LEGO® bricks. The portraits pay tribute to “heroes of our time,” many of them ordinary citizens who stood up against injustice in their communities.
603 N La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Melrose Rooftop Theatre is a unique outdoor cinema experience nestled in the heart of West Hollywood’s fashion and design precinct. Attached to the property occupied by E.P. & L.P, the Melrose Rooftop Theatre is showing cult classic movies and new releases alike, utilizing wireless technology with individual headsets provided to guests to maximize the cinema experience. Sit back, relax and enjoy panoramic views of the Hollywood hills while sipping a cocktail.
Hollywood Legion Theater
2035 N Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
The first-ever drive-in cinema in the heart of Hollywood, Hollywood Legion Post 43 offers screenings outside of a 92-year-old theater with the Hollywood Hills as your backdrop. The drive-in will host up 30 cars a night, seven days a week during the series, with films digitally projected onto a 38-foot screen and transmitted via your car radio. Each reservation includes popcorn, soda and candy. More info HERE
Track your steps and get in your miles while hearing insider stories about the music scene on historic Sunset Strip. See sites where rock stars work and play, and some hidden places in between. Tour guide Jon D’Amico will share his favorite adventures and encounters he’s had on the Strip. If you’d like some ideas for a night out, Jon can give you suggestions as you pass by some of the city’s hottest hotels, clubs and restaurants. There are also plenty of opportunities to stop for photos along the way. Book your tour HERE
Photo #1: Atelier des Lumières
Photo #2: Atelier des Lumières
Photo #3: Flutter
Photo #4: Dreamscape
Photo #5: Neuehouse Hollywood
Photo #6: Cinespia
Photo #7: Skirball Cultural Center
Photo #8: Melrose Rooftop Theatre
Photo #9: Hollywood Legion Post 43
Photo #10: Rock n Walk Tours