Happy Friday! It’s that time when Los Angeles highlights happenings across Southern California to help curate your perfect weekend.
Explore Vatican: Immersive Experience July 15, ACE Mission Studio
Vatican City may be located across the pond, but its accompanying immersive experience is sat in the heart of Los Angeles. Using advanced technology, this exhibit allows attendees to embark on a journey to Rome from the comfort of their own city. Tickets start at $39 for adults and $25 for children four to 11.
The L.A. Record Fair July 16, HiDef Brewing Co
No, it isn’t the ’70s again, but records are certainly experiencing a comeback. Tune into this free shopping (maybe splurging) affair in DTLA.
Lotus Festival July 15-16, Echo Park
It’s not often that you hear about a celebration of Indonesian culture in L.A., but this weekend’s Lotus Festival is exactly that. Tune into this one for handcrafted artwork, dragonboat races, live performances, and plenty of authentic Indonesian food. Tickets are $20.
CONCACAF Gold Cup Watch Party July 16, Tom’s Watch Bar
This week, the U.S. crashed out of the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament in a rather dramatic fashion, pushing the game all the way to penalties only to lose. However, Mexico is still featured in the final against Panama, so there is plenty to cheer for. This watch party in DTLA is free to attend, and LAFC stars Jose Cifuentes and Jesus Murillo will be in attendance for a meet and greet, but registration must be made prior to the event.
Deus Ex Machina Car Park Sale July 14-16, Venice
From motorcycling to surfing (and practically everything outdoors), Deus Ex Machina has you covered. This weekend, they’re holding a sale in Venice where you can get outerwear, denim, jackets, and more at a discounted price.
Brunch at The Georgian Saturdays and Sundays, Santa Monica
Brunch is a very L.A. thing and brunch at The Georgian is an even more L.A. thing. However, there is no denying that the Santa Monica restaurant-inside-of-a-hotel serves up some good grub. On Saturdays and Sundays, grab your seat at brunch from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Long Beach Antique Market July 16, Long Beach Veterans Stadium
This flea market is closer to a swap meet—which is a good thing seeing as the prices are reasonable and great vintage abounds. With entry at $10, it’s certainly worth the price of admission.
National Ice Cream Day July 16, Doughbrik’s Pizza
Doughbrik’s Pizza has been wildly popular since its opening in November 2022, and the is continuing to bask in the buzz by celebrating National Ice Cream Day. On Sunday, check in to the Sunset Strip restaurant starting at 1 p.m. and you’ll get a free ice cream if you’re one of the first 100 people to do so. Afterward, you can get free popcorn with any ice cream purchase until 10 p.m.