July 2015 International Entertainment Calendar of Events on Actors Reporter

Published: Friday, July 3rd, 2015





June 26th – Friday August 21 2015 – Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo. See the zoo in a whole new light at this special after-hours exploration series. Those 18 and up can roam the zoo on their own or learn from pop-up zookeeper talks and live animal encounters. Unleash your own inner animal at live shows from local indie bands plus a dance party at the carousel. Or head to the petting zoo for—what else—some stand-up comedy. Local food truck faves will be on hand, along with a full bar for getting zoo-boozy. Los Angeles, California. Roaring Nights



June 5th-July 5th – 2015 San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. San Diego’s annual county fair is the largest fair in California, offering a variety of food, entertainment, exhibits, rides & games throughout the beautiful and historical Del Mar Fairgrounds in the oceanfront village of Del Mar. San Diego County Fair





June 20th-August 22nd – KCRW Summer Nights.This all-ages concert series from KCRW sets up shop across the city. Participate in cultural workshops before busting a move on the dance floor to DJ sets and live bands. Sample food-truck grub or cuisine from surrounding restaurants as you party ‘til midnight in the heart of Chinatown and Pasadena as well as at the Hammer Museum. A photo booth, craft beer garden and variety of fine art classes round out the fun to be had at this music-centric event. Summer Nights



July 1st – Acoustic Caffeine: Argus String Quartet. A Los Angeles-based string quartet dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through new and innovative concert presentations of diverse repertoire. At The Gas Company Tower, Los Angeles, CA. Acoustic Caffeine



July 3rd-September 6th – 626 Night Market. The midnight snacker’s greatest fantasy is just a car ride away. America’s largest Asian food market spans the course of Santa Anita Park’s front Paddock Gardens. Come hungry, and come caffeinated—this lively market, complete with over 150 Asian street food and booze peddlers, live music, artists, films, games, and beyond, won’t put itself to bed until 1am. The event has also expanded its way to DTLA and OC. 626 Night Market



music center dance downtown


July 3rd – Dance Downtown Los Angeles – Argentine Tango. Beginner dance lessons, live band or DJ, and open dance floor. Bring a picnic or grab a bite on site. Same night, different vibes, 13 Fridays in a row. The Music Center hosts free, weekly dance parties all summer long – because the world needs more spontaneous dancing. At the Music Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Argentine Tango



July 4th – Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party. FREE/GRATIS. Grand Park is the place to celebrate together with music, food, and an incredible fireworks display launched from the civic center skyline. Grab the best friends, the whole family, and main squeezes and enjoy a bit of togetherness under the beautiful Angeleno sky. California
4th of July Block Party



July 5th-July 7th – Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday and Global Compassion Summit. Turning 80 is a pretty big deal. And if you’re the Dalai Lama? Well, pretty much anything you do is a big deal, which is why we feel honored that His Holiness has chosen to celebrate the occasion here in SoCal. He’ll be leading the three-day Global Compassion Summit, including a birthday celebration on July 5 at the Honda Center. Following that, on July 6 and 7, the Dalai Lama will tackle climate change, discuss wisdom with Nobel laureates and stress the importance of education during three panels at the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine, California. Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday



pagent of masters


July 8th-August 31st – Pageant of the Masters. Life imitates art, literally: Classic paintings, statues and murals take on a new dimension as real people dress and pose to recreate original masterpieces—a trick popularized by vaudeville artiste Lolita Perine at the first festival in 1932. A professional orchestra, a narrator, intricate sets and theatrical lighting help bring the works to life at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, California. This year’s theme, “The Pursuit of Happiness,” explores sources of happiness, both ancient and modern. Pageant of the Masters



July 9th – Crush Council Singles Networking Event. Crush Council is a unique dating and networking event mixing art, music, fashion, culture and some of LA’s most eligable singles all under one roof! Come crush the dating game and get your summer started off right! Join us at Peking Tavern. Los Angeles, California.
Crush Council Singles



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July 9th – Love, Los Angeles: A Conversation in Words and Images. “Love, Los Angeles” is a letter in progress—a series of notes, fragments, reflections and odes—written by two native daughters navigating the quickly-changing landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Through photographs and texts, journalist and essayist Lynell George and writer Marisela Norte have tunneled on foot from Boyle Heights to Venice and the Miracle Mile to Arcadia, crisscrossing time, place, dreams, and memory. Share in these in-the-moment observations of hope, grit, faith and longing as they are presented for the first time on stage, and eavesdrop on this intimate look into the heart of our city. ALOUD @ Central Library, Los Angeles, California.
Love LA



July 9th-12th – Comic Con 2015. The Festival features the very best in genre films in seven categories: Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics-Oriented, Documentary (Pop Culture–Oriented), Horror/Suspense, Humor, and Science Fiction/Fantasy. The films have been judged by a panel of industry luminaries (see below), and awards will be given out to the best film in each category, plus an overall “Judges’ Choice” award, on Sunday in the Film Festival room. The award recipients’ films will be re-screened on Sunday following the awards ceremony. – See more at:



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July 11th – Sounds of LA: Blah, Blah, Blah with KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad. A free monthly music series offering an eclectic snapshot of the current music scene in Los Angeles, curated to introduce music lovers to new directions in jazz, soul, Latin, roots and pop music. Free and open to the publicAt FIGat7th, Downtown LA’s premier shopping and dining destination.
Sounds of LA – Arts Brookfield



July 14th – To Live and Eat in L.A.: Food Justice in the Age of the Foodie.The L.A. food scene is as trendy, tweeted, pop-upped, and profit-busting as it’s ever been, and yet more people are going hungry at a greater rate than perhaps any other moment in the city’s history. In a special collaboration with the Library Foundation to rediscover the Los Angeles Public Library’s vast archive, USC professor Josh Kun uses the Library’s menu collection to explore the shaping of Los Angeles. With vintage menus as our guides, join Kun for a conversation about the struggles and triumphs of contemporary food activism with urban gardener Ron Finley, the Healthy School Food Coalition’s Elizabeth Medrano and Community Services Unlimited Inc.’s Neelam Sharma. At ALOUD @ Central Library, Los Angeles.
To Live and Eat in LA



July 14th-August 4th – Fantasia International Film Festival. Since its inception in 1996, the Fantasia International Film Festival is now recognized as the largest and most influential genre film festival in North America, a leader on the genre film scene and one of the country’s most popular film festivals. With an emphasis on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe and the Americas, Fantasia’s varied offerings range from unique and powerful personal visions to international commercial crowd-pleasers rarely seen in North-America. Montreal, Canada
Fantasia Festival



July 17 2015. East LA Meets Napa. Mexican restaurants of DTLA and Latino-owned wineries of Napa will set up shop in the Union Station courtyard for the 10th annual food and drink showcase. Savor rich wines alongside small bites of authentic gastronomic heaven for the ultimate Mexican culinary experience. The proceeds benefit local clinic service AltaMed. Los Angeles.
East LA Meets Napa



July 17th – Dance Downtown – Bollywood. Beginner dance lessons, live band or DJ, and open dance floor. Bring a picnic or grab a bite on site.At the Music Center, Los Angeles.
Bollywood Dance Lessons



street food cinema


July 18th – Street Food Cinema: Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary. Street Food Cinema is the largest event series in Los Angeles, featuring cool outdoor movies, tasty food trucks, live music, interactive games and more! The movie that will be showing is Rocky Horror Picture Show and it’s the movie’s 40th Anniversary! There will be a band performing & plenty of food trucks for you to enjoy. At Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California.
Street Food Cinema



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July 25th-August 2nd – US Open of Surfing. America’s largest pro surfing competition attracts the world’s elite, who compete for big money while wowing 200,000 beach boys and girls with their skill, grace and innovative board designs. Heating up the festivities are live bands, a sports expo and after-parties with the friendly locals.
U.S. Open of Surfing



special olympics


July 25th-August 2nd – Special Olympics World Games. While LA throws its hat into the ring for that other olympiad, it’s already cemented its place as the host city for 2015’s Special Olympics World Games. The weeklong competition, the largest sports and humanitarian event of its kind, is easily the biggest gathering in LA since the ’84 Olympics. Everywhere from Long Beach to Encino. The opening ceremony takes place at the Coliseum. Special Olympics





July 30th -August 16th – Melbourne International Film Festival. Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and the most significant screen event in Australia. An iconic Melbourne event, the festival takes place annually in the heart of the city, presenting an acclaimed screening program alongside industry and celebratory events. Melbourne, Australia.
Melbourne International Film Festival



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On-going: Broadway World
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Broadway World



On-going: Think Hollywood in California is the only place with fun events?
Hollywood Florida
Check out Visit Hollywood Florida to stay current on South Florida’s ever-changing entertainment, events and Hollywood’s unique style and local flavor.



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Bens Beginners Contest



On-going: Things are heating up in Vegas.

Las Vegas, Nevada


Pool parties, comedians, DJs, concerts, UFC 160 and more! Start your summer early.
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On-Going: Tommy Guns Garage Dinner Theatre

Tommy Guns Garage
2114 South Wabash, Chicago, Illinois



Portraits of Helena Rubinstein, including one with her son, by various artists.

Portraits of Helena Rubinstein, including one with her son, by various artists.




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