|FRIDAY, JULY 11
MONDO DIABLO WITH DIABLO CODY
7165 Beverly Cinema
The Juno screenwriter programs 2 weeks of films starting with tonight’s double bill of Stripes and Thank You For Smoking. Check out her Myspace page for her other theme nights running through July 24.
GREASE 30TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION
Burbank Airport Marriot Hotel
2500 N. Hollywood Way
Fans can meet cast members and buy signed photos and prints from the film. Grease still photographer Dave Friedman will be on hand to sign copies of his book, “My Life in the Movies.” 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hollywood Car Wash
6200 Sunset Blvd.
This annual party features painted go-go dancers, the Girl Skateboards pro team, a mobile salon, art installations, vintage surf movies and the SUDS tunnel-a strobe fueled psychedelic wonderland. Oh, there will be music and drinks too of course. 10 p.m. NO COVER.
SUMMER BBQ FRIDAYS
1751 Ensley Ave., Westwood
Lots of comfort food, from brisket and brats to root beer floats and deviled eggs. Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. through August 29.
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
3 levels with 8 bars and 5 dance floors featuring dance, electronica, hip-hop and house. Open vodka bar from 10-11. RSVP to 310-749-9029 or email@example.com. Fridays from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
|SATURDAY, JULY 12
RHYTHMIC RELATIONS 2008
2580 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood
TAIKOPROJECT and sister taiko groups, Bombu Taiko, UCLA Yukai Daiko and Kitsune Taiko collaborate on this drumming spectacular. 100 taiko drummers come together to celebrate 40 years of taiko in America. 8 p.m. $30-35. $12 for students. Also Sunday.
PASADENA SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL
Pasadena City Hall
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Will feature over 100 arts & crafts booths, an international food court and live jazz and swing performances. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Also Sunday. FREE.
PUBLIC STAR PARTY
Griffith Park Observatory
No not those stars! Look at the sun, moon, visible planets & other objects, try out a variety of telescopes and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment. 2 – 10 p.m. FREE.
|SUNDAY, JULY 13
BASTILLE DAY L.A. FESTIVAL
West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
Featuring a Parisian Waiters Race, street performers, Tahitian dancers, a Petanque Tournament, artwork, comedians, singers, dancers and more, all in a French setting. Noon – 10 p.m. $5.
|MONDAY, JULY 14
8300 Sunset, West Hollywood
The 2nd and 4th Monday of each month plays host to this hot dance party in the Purple Lounge. Free Siku Premium Vodka from 9:30-11. 9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. Free with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|TUESDAY, JULY 15
SUMMER NIGHT SALSA
Universal City Walk
Free Salsa lessons with instructor Marco Antonio and a live Salsa band. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through August 26.
|WEDNESDAY, JULY 16
VISIONS OPENING RECEPTION
NoHo Gallery L.A.
5108 Lankershim, North Hollywood
"Visions" showcases Joey Wester’s existential, cubist and abstract artwork of Rock Stars such as Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Slash. 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. FREE. Runs through July 26.
|THURSDAY, JULY 17
|THE NEW YORK UNDERGROUND SCENE
2121 San Fernando Rd., Glassell Park
Paul Zone’s newest rock photo exhibit featuring the gritty punk scene of the 1970’s including Blondie, David Bowie, CBGB’s and more. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. FREE. Runs through August 30.