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Hot Time in the City! LA’s Best Outdoor Movies, Music & More

It wouldn’t be summer without packing a picnic and heading out to a movie or concert under the stars! Nostalgia reigns as drive-in movies make a comeback. Music offerings range from eclectic world beats to funky grooves, cool jazz, and classical music favorites! Come for the concert, stay for the art. Major museums such as the Hammer Museum, LACMA, Skirball Cultural Center, and The Getty Center are hosting free summer movie and music programs. The choices are endless when you live at The Pearl – just moments away from LA’s best outdoor movies, music & more!


Level 8 Drive-In: Summer Movie Series at The Grove

The Grove LA

189 The Grove Drive

Level 8 (top floor of the parking structure)

Los Angeles, CA 90036


Level 8 Drive-In at The Grove takes the classic drive-in movie experience to new heights! Enhancing the ultimate silver screen experience are complimentary movie theatre staples such as popcorn, candy, soda pop, sparkling water provided by Topo Chico, and refreshing collagen water courtesy of Vital Proteins. Guests of the screening will also receive complimentary passes to the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, taking place Nov. 22-Dec. 1 at the LA Convention Center. Presented by Citi, in partnership with Petersen Automotive Museum and luxury car dealership O’Gara Coach, this sky-high cinematic experience takes place atop The Grove’s parking structure and continues on the last Wednesday of each month through September.


KUSC Summer Series at the Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90068


Classical KUSC is proud to partner with the LA Phil to present a series of summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl all summer long, as Gustavo Dudamel, the Phil, and superstar soloists bring you incredible music under the stars. Season’s highlights include Dudamel Conducts Mahler’s 2nd, the beloved Mozart Requiem, British favorites with Britain at the Bowl, the rousing Beethoven’s Ninth, and more.


Street Food Cinema

Various locations

Launched in 2012, Street Food Cinema is more than just an outdoor movie, it’s an experience. Bringing together the best in pop culture films, gourmet street food and progressive new music, Street Food Cinema reinvents the traditional movie going experience – al fresco style. Every element is carefully curated to develop the unique atmosphere that makes audiences want to come back again and again.


Sunset Concerts at the Skirball

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049


The twenty-third season of Sunset Concerts invites Angelenos to experience the Skirball’s stunning courtyard filled with music and stories from near and far. Come together with family and friends to hear an eclectic lineup of acts that pay tribute to cultural traditions while creating new, vibrant sounds all their own. Beginning at 5:30 pm, enjoy grab-and-go light fare and full bar service from Zeidler’s Cart. Stop by Audrey’s Museum Store, open until 8:00 pm. And be sure to check out the exhibitions Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich.


Summer Movies & Concerts Series

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90024


Light up the night with free Summer Concerts and Movies at the Hammer Museum! Groove to live concerts and KCRW DJs in the museum’s courtyard Food trucks and cash bar from 7:30–10:30 p.m. The free movie series features an intriguing of mix of classic, foreign, cult films, and horror flicks, guaranteed to please cinema buffs of every persuasion.



Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90038


Hollywood & Highland presents SUBARU SUMMER JAZZ NIGHTS every Tuesday night from July 9th through August 6th.  Enjoy this free summer concert series for five fun filled nights starting at 7pm in the Central Courtyard featuring incredible jazz artists. For a $14 donation, you will receive wine or beer and a cheese selection with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Project Angel Food.


Silverlake Picture Show

Sunset Triangle Plaza

Intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Griffith Park Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026


The Silver Lake Picture Show has been showing free outdoor movies in Silver Lake’s Sunset Triangle Plaza since 2012, and has grown to be one of Los Angeles’ biggest free outdoor movie theaters. With over 600 attendees per show, the Picture Show gathers film lovers of all generations to socialize and enjoy an eclectic DJ set, catch a showcase of fresh independent short films created by local artists, and enjoy a favorite feature film. Bring your friends, family, chairs, and picnic grub. Every other Thursday until mid-September. Complete line up here.


Jazz at LACMA


5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036


Celebrate L.A.’s finest jazz musicians under the stars at LACMA’s Shmidt Welcome Plaza! Jazz at LACMA is presented Friday evenings from April to November, free and open to the public. The program is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Broadcasts are made possible through the support of the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Promotional support is provided by media sponsor KJAZZ 88.1.


Eat See Hear

Various locations


Billing itself as LA’s premier Outdoor Movie, Food Truck and Live Music Event Series, Eat See Hear is a moveable feast of summer fun at various venues around town such as Autry Museum in Griffith Park, Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall, La Cienega Park in Beverly Hills,  Row DTLA, and the Santa Monica Pier. Screenings feature a curated selection of food trucks, including vegetarian options, and an eclectic line-up of music from high-energy funk and soul to electro-pop and indie folk. Tickets and a complete schedule here.


Off the 405 Summer Concert Series

The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90049


OFF THE 405 is the Getty Center’s annual outdoor summer concert series, bringing some of today’s most exciting bands to the stage for a memorable experience amid stunning architecture and breathtaking sunset views.