Saturday, August 31

DTLA COMMUNITY
Eat See Hear: Pulp Fiction at Los Angeles State Historic Park
Doors 5:30pm, Band 7pm, Movie 8:30pm
Music and movies in the park under the stars - does it get any better?

Friday, September 06

OFFICE COMMUNITY
Hip Hip Hooray for Cookie Day
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Office tenants, grab a friend and head to the 11th floor for a cookie on us.

LA COMMUNITY
Jazz at LACMA
6:00 p.m.
More than 42,000 jazz fans hit LACMA from April through November on Friday evenings for free music (bring your own picnic).

Saturday, September 07

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
34th America’s Cup
Visit the website for details
The world’s fast boats and best sailors come together in San Francisco for the America’s Cup finals.

Thursday, September 12

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Kew the Movies
6:30 p.m.
The Royal Botanic Gardens of southwest London house this pop-up cinema – Cinema Paradiso, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Dirty Dancing – where picnics are de rigueur.

LA COMMUNITY
Jimmy Cliff/The Delirians/Ethan Tucker + KCRW DJ Raul Campos
7:00 p.m.
Check out the reggae legend (and some of L.A.’s best people watching) at Santa Monica Pier’s free Twilight Concert Series – they even have a bike valet in case you arrive on two wheels.

Friday, September 13

LA COMMUNITY
Friday Night Wine Tastings | Barnsdall Art Park Foundation
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Unwind at the end of the week picnic-style with four selections of artisanal wines from Silverlake Wine. Tickets are $25 (including a limited edition wine glass) and benefit the non-profit org.

DTLA COMMUNITY
The Music Center and Grand Park Present Architects of Air: Exxopolis
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
As the opening event of The Music Center's World City season, Exxopolis embraces the city's many diverse communities and traditions through performances of Random Acts of World Culture.

Tuesday, September 17

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Pixies at the Bowery Ballroom
8:00 p.m.
Perhaps the most seminal band of the 1980s, the Pixies influenced everyone from Nirvana to Radiohead and Pearl Jam.

Thursday, September 19

DTLA COMMUNITY
LAHQ Members’s Event: Union Station’s Master Plan
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Union Station Master Plan will develop Metro's vision and plan to guide future development at the station, including transit operations and new private and/or public real estate development.

Saturday, September 21

LA COMMUNITY
Homeboy 5K Walk/Run
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Get your blood pumping while supporting Homeboy Industries, a local nonprofit that provides jobs, training, and free services such as tattoo removal and mental health services.

Monday, September 23

RETAIL COMMUNITY
Ray Charles USPS Stamp Release
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The latest in the USPS’s new Music Icon series, the Ray Charles stamp celebrates the extraordinary composer, singer and pianist.

Thursday, September 26

RETAIL COMMUNITY
M.A.C. Antonio Lopez at Macy’s
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate famed fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez and the striking new color collection inspired by this groundbreaking artist (stop by the M.A.C. counter to get transformed.)

Saturday, September 28

LA COMMUNITY
GLOW
7:00 pm. to 3:00 a.m.
Get a nap in before joining this all-night cultural experience in Santa Monica featuring original commissions by artists and participatory artworks.

Friday, October 04

DTLA COMMUNITY
LA Luz Art Show
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
As light illuminates, LA Luz sets out to explore how progressive and conceptual art can inspire and illuminate the space it inhabits.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
57th International Festival of Contemporary Music
Visit the website for details
Directed by Ivan Fedele, the festival will feature top ensembles and soloists from Italy and beyond as part of the Venice Biennale.

Sunday, October 06

DTLA COMMUNITY
Pop on The Bloc + CicLAvia
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The transformation of The Bloc begins with 3 large, silver, and reflective cubes debuting during CicLAvia. Enjoy the bike valet courtesy of Los Angeles County Bike Coalition, artisanal treats from Lono’s Sweet Shop, DJ-spun tunes from DubLab, food trucks, craft beers by Far Bar and much more. CicLAvia connects communities and offers Angelenos a break from driving, creating a temporary, car-free 7.5-mile zone for you to bike or walk.

Monday, October 07

DTLA COMMUNITY
Andre Saraiva: Dream Concerts
Hours vary
From Paris and New York to London and L.A., worn show posters are spotted throughout the city, but artist Andre Saraiva’s epic concert creations are pure imagination.

Tuesday, October 08

LA COMMUNITY
Richard Neutra: Kun House 1 | Kun House 2
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Experience sweeping views of the city, along with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, while immersing yourself in two examples of sublime architecture from Richard Neutra.

DTLA COMMUNITY
FIDM’s 7th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Get up close to more than 120 costumes from shows such as Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Girls, Scandal and many more at FIDM’s impressive Museum & Galleries.

Saturday, October 12

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Lichtenstein Expressionism
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Gagosian Paris is currently showing work from the Pop Art master that was inspired by German Expressionism and a trip to Los Angeles in 1978.

Saturday, October 26

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition at the De Young
Visit the website for details
The first comprehensive survey of Hockney’s work since 2002, this exhibition at the de Young in San Francisco is grand in scope and scale.

DTLA COMMUNITY
KCRW’s Masquerade Costume Ball and Dance Party
9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
The Park Plaza hosts this annual Halloween extravaganza featuring performance troupes, costume contests, food trucks, and ghost stories – all to benefit KCRW.

Thursday, October 31

LA COMMUNITY
Pop on The Bloc goes to 5900 Wilshire
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Follow your nose and ears from downtown LA to the Miracle Mile with the Pop on The Bloc roadshow hitting 5900 Wilshire in time for Halloween and then moving on to The Alhambra, followed by a stop at Hercules Campus in Playa Vista. Come by, order a specially roasted blend from Cognoscenti Coffee (opening at 8 a.m.) followed by a drippy, delicious ice cream sandwich from Milk Jar Cookies (opening at 11 a.m.) On October 31 don your costume and bust a move to the sounds of VIP DJ. Oh yeah.

Saturday, November 02

DTLA COMMUNITY
Janelle Monae at Club Nokia
9:00 p.m.
Launch into an alternative universe with the self-described “alien from outer space” and her critically acclaimed latest R&B/soul album, The Electric Lady.

Tuesday, November 05

LA COMMUNITY
Pop on The Bloc makes a stop at The Alhambra
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This is your chance to smell, touch and take a bite out of what's to come at The Bloc when our shiny cubes move out to The Ratkovich Company's urban oasis, The Alhambra. Tuesday kicks off in The Alhambra Commons with specially roasted blends from Cognoscenti Coffee. Wednesday brings edible heaven from Milk Jar Cookies and things get crazy on Thursday with VIP DJ. What began with a bang last week at 5900 Wilshire will conclude in mid-November at Hercules Campus in Playa Vista. Don't miss it.

DTLA COMMUNITY
Downtown Farmers’ Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Discover some of L.A.’s locally grown produce, fresh flowers, and prepared food vendors in the expansive and delightful Grand Park.

Thursday, November 07

DTLA COMMUNITY
Tasting Table’s 2013 Lobster Roll Rumble WEST
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Watch 10 chefs battle it out for bragging rights (and to raise money for Share Our Strength) while enjoying tasty lobster rolls, open bars, savory sides, and an artisanal cheese station.

Wednesday, November 13

LA COMMUNITY
L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food by Roy Choi
7:15 p.m.
[ALOUD] Lecture series at the Los Angeles Public Library presents Roy Choi, border-crossing chef and co-founder of the Kogi BBQ taco truck, as he pays homage to the city that he loves in this memoir, a tale of his journey from childhood afternoons at his parents’ Korean restaurant, to pizza-fueled studying at the Culinary Institute of America, to becoming one of America’s most acclaimed chefs. Join us as Choi takes a break from the kitchen to talk about his new book, L.A. SON, a flavorful love letter to Los Angeles. In conversation with Evan Kleiman, host of “Good Food,” KCRW 89.9FM

Saturday, November 23

DTLA COMMUNITY
Eat to the Beat
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A Thanksgiving food and music happening at Grand Central Market to benefit dublab.com. Music by dublab DJs. Culinary collaborations by Grand Central Market residents. Live screen printing by HIT+RUN.

DTLA COMMUNITY
The Broad Museum presents The Un-Private Collection: Robert Rauschenberg
2:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.
In anticipation of the museum opening in late 2014 on Grand Avenue, The Broad is holding talks around Los Angeles featuring cultural leaders and artists whose work in The Broad collections explores contemporary and controversial themes. Los Angeles artist Mark Bradford and author/professor Katy Siegel will discuss the work of Robert Rauschenberg, dubbed "artist-citizen" in 1976 for his dedication to philanthropy and focus on social issues in his art. Bradford often uses the discarded materials of urban life in his work and has been influenced by Rauschenberg in his ongoing engagement with the South Central Los Angeles community.

Friday, November 29

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival 2013
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Hong Kong’s premier music and arts festival – which includes a film tent, art village, and silent disco – features Franz Ferdinand, Chic, Two Door Cinema Club, and more.

Monday, December 09

DTLA COMMUNITY
JAY-Z: Magna Carter World Tour
8:00 p.m.
Is there anyone cooler on earth, really? The hip-hop multi-hyphenate brings his new tour to Staples Center following a successful international run.

Tuesday, December 10

DTLA COMMUNITY
Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show
8:00 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with these four-time Grammy-winning gospel legends at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Friday, December 13

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Sleeping Beauty: Paris Opera Ballet
7:30 p.m.
Grace, beauty and a tale as old as time. You’ll never forget this performance from the world’s oldest national ballet company.

Saturday, December 21

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A Charlie Brown Christmas: The New York Pops
2:00 p.m.
We can’t think of a sweeter way to spend an afternoon this holiday season than with live music based on the iconic television special at Carnegie Hall.

Tuesday, December 31

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Harbour of Light Parade in Syndey Harbor
9:15 p.m.
More than 50 vessels, including tall ships, the Sydney Heritage Fleet, Tribal Warrior Association boats and commercial charters will produce a colorful display of rope lights. The Midnight Fireworks are not to be missed.

DTLA COMMUNITY
Grand Park New Year’s Eve
6:00 p.m.
Usher in 2014 with an all ages extravaganza that includes live music, dancers, art installations, animated light projections and food trucks in the three-block park.

Thursday, January 09

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
13th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
8:00 p.m.
The funniest sketch groups in the world descent upon Chicago in the middle of winter for this hilarious 10-day festival on four different stages.

Wednesday, January 15

DTLA COMMUNITY
LA Art Show 2014
8:00 p.m. (opening party; other dates 11:00 a.m.)
The broadest spectrum of art from around the world meets in L.A. for four fairs-within-a-fair: Modern & Contemporary Section, Historic & Traditional Section, Vintage Poster Section and IFPDA Los Angeles Print Fair.

Sunday, January 19

LA COMMUNITY
Off-Site: Instant Film Workshop
12:00 p.m.
Be the director, cinematography and actor in this workshop on video and filmmaking. Your work will be screened inside the Monterey Park Art + Film Lab for all to see.

Friday, January 31

DTLA COMMUNITY
Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Giselle
7:30 p.m.
This ballet company’s critically acclaimed staging of Giselle is the production of the moment, featuring dynamic dancers and a theme of forgiveness and redemption.

Saturday, February 01

LA COMMUNITY
“Journey of a Dress”
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the dress that started it all. Extended through May 1, at the Wilshire May Co. building, pays tribute to Diane von Furstenberg with an exhibition of vintage and contemporary wrap designs.

Sunday, February 02

LA COMMUNITY
Art Los Angeles Contemporary
11:00 a.m.
The final day of the West Coast’s international contemporary art fair features 70 top international blue chip and emerging galleries. Held at The Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, you’ll find 40,000 square-feet of exhibition space.

Saturday, February 08

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
“Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations”
10:00 a.m.
NYC’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art will examine how esoteric imagery, texts and Vajrayana ritual practices helped reshape the complex religious landscape of Tibet.

Sunday, February 09

LA COMMUNITY
Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology
See Hammer Museum for hours
Works by 35 artists, including Gretchen Bender, Jimmie Durham, Andrea Fraser, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mike Kelley, Barbara Kruger, Adrian Piper, Fred Wilson, and David Wojnarowicz, highlight their deep engagement with political and social issues in the late 1970s through early 1990s.

Tuesday, February 11

DTLA COMMUNITY
22nd Annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” Exhibition
10:00 a.m.
Get up close to the incredible costumes from your favorite movies at FIDM’s Museum & Galleries annual exhibition.

Thursday, February 20

DTLA COMMUNITY
L.A. Dance Project Residency at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
8:00 p.m.
The new Ace Hotel, housed in the historic United Artists building, is premiering Reflections, choreographed by Benjamin Millepied with music by David Lang and visual concepts by Barbara Kruger, and Murder Ballads by Justin Peck, in its refurbished UA Theatre.

Saturday, March 01

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
“Dries Van Noten Inspirations”
11:00 a.m.
The Museum Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris hosts the Belgian fashion designer’s diverse inspirations, from folkloric textiles to works by Francis Bacon and Elizabeth Peyton.

Sunday, March 02

DTLA COMMUNITY
Pentatonix at the Orpheum Theatre
6:30 p.m.
The America a cappella group composed of five vocalists, who you may know as the third season winners of The Sing-Off, are in the midst of a worldwide tour. This all ages show is perfect for the whole family.

Thursday, March 06

DTLA COMMUNITY
Dudamel Conducts Brahms
8:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel is beyond fun to watch. Enjoy hearing John Corigliano’s First Symphony and the contrasting Brahms’ Second.

Wednesday, March 19

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival
6:30 p.m.
From master classes with acclaimed authors and exciting panels to a literary walking tour and cocktail parties, this annual NOLA festival is where it’s at for bibliophiles.

Wednesday, March 26

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
World Gourmet Summit
9:00 a.m.
Singapore’s esteemed annual summit draws Michelin-starred chefs, top vintners and exciting special guests. This year’s event, subtitled The Classics, features intimate dinners and live demonstrations.

Sunday, April 06

DTLA COMMUNITY
CicLAvia
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The car-free Iconic Wilshire Boulevard route (Downtown to Miracle Mile) means you can explore L.A. neighborhoods and architecture by foot, bike, skates or any other non-motorized means.

Wednesday, April 09

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
“The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk”
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The first major exhibition featuring the French couturier, explore avant-garde fashion creations that are often witty, daring and eventually, iconic at London’s Barbican.

LA COMMUNITY
“Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections”
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Discover luminous icons, textiles, architectural sculptures, frescoes, mosaics and more from this inspired period in history at Malibu’s Getty Villa.

Saturday, April 12

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Sneaker Con
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Bay Area sneaker heads will be out in full force for one of the largest gatherings of sneakers ever seen with 150 vendors and connoisseurs trading some of the most sought after shoes on the market.

Friday, April 18

DTLA COMMUNITY
Bill Maher
8:00 p.m.
Real Time host Bill Maher’s hometown stop on his live stand-up tour is sure to be an honest, unflinching look at politics and current events – with plenty of laughs too.

Thursday, May 15

DTLA COMMUNITY
LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival

The largest comedy film festival in the U.S., this four-day extravaganza features screenings, parties, industry panels and a red carpet awards event.

Friday, May 16

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Asia Contemporary Art Show

See over 3,000 contemporary works from 18 countries, including original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and photography from emerging and mid-career artists, in Hong Kong.

Sunday, May 18

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Bay to Breakers 2014

The 103rd San Francisco footrace attracts a colorful (and often costume-clad) group of more than 50,000 participants – and even more spectators.

Wednesday, May 28

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Rolling Kitchens

Amsterdam’s 7th annual Rolling Kitchens brings outdoor mobile food fun to the Westergasfabriek to create an enormous open-air restaurant.

Friday, May 30

LA COMMUNITY
Judy Wexler | Jazz at LACMA

Free and open to the public, enjoy this vocalist’s unpretentious, no-nonsense, bop-oriented jazz stylings. Jazz at LACMA takes place every Friday through November.

Sunday, June 01

DTLA COMMUNITY
Mike Kelley at MOCA

One of the most influential L.A. artists of all time, Kelley worked in every medium imaginable, from drawings and sculpture to video and painting, and the results are powerful.

Friday, June 06

LA COMMUNITY
Great Horror Campout

If getting chased by monsters, clowns and the chupacabra for 12 hours in Griffith Park is your idea of a good time, then this one-of-a-kind camping trip is right up your alley.

Saturday, June 07

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
14th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Famed architect Rem Koolhaas has curated the “Architecture Fundamentals” exhibition in the Giardini and Arsenale venues, and in other locations around Venice, Italy.

Wednesday, June 25

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Glastonbury

Arcade Fire, Dolly Parton, Skrillex, Blondie, Pixies, MIA, The Black Keys, Little Dragon and many more will come together in Somerset, England for Europe’s massive music festival.

Saturday, June 28

DTLA COMMUNITY
Double G’s daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra

You’ll be sure to dig the MCs, big brass and strong strings playing classic hits and new work. This unique orchestra concert is free for all.

Wednesday, July 09

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Pageant of the Masters

Classic and contemporary artworks are faithfully recreated with real people posing to look like their original counterparts at this iconic festival in Laguna Beach.

Thursday, July 10

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Bilbao BBK Festival

One of Europe’s best lineups includes The Black Keys, Franz Ferdinand, Phoenix, Band Of Horses, Conor Oberst, Chet Faker, Jack Johnson and MGMT, among others.

Saturday, July 12

LA COMMUNITY
Cinespia Presents Goldfinger
7:00 p.m.
Screen the James Bond classic in an only-in-L.A. setting: on the lawn of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Don’t forget your picnic blankets, food and drink.

Saturday, July 26

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
2014 Vans US Open of Surfing

America’s largest pro surfing competition attracts world-class riders in Surf City. Live bands, a BMX Invitation, pro skaters and festive after parties round out the week.

Thursday, July 31

LA COMMUNITY
Made in L.A. Music
7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Celebrate the “Made in L.A.” exhibit with music from DEEP, featuring DJ Marques Wyatt, DJ Doc Martin + KCRW DJ Raul Campos in the courtyard.

Saturday, August 09

DTLA COMMUNITY
Street Food Cinema: Pulp Fiction

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Quentin Tarantino’s seminal film with an outdoor screening at Exposition Park while enjoying Burnt To a Crisp, Currywurst, Carb & Nation and Perkup Cofee & Co. food trucks.

Wednesday, August 13

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Melbourne Art Fair

One of the most established fairs for contemporary art showcasing over 70 leading galleries from Australia, Asia Pacific and beyond and the work of more than 300 artists working in a range of media.

Sunday, August 24

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
San Francisco Sunday Streets

Run, walk, bike, do yoga or dance on the car-free streets in SF’s bustling Mission District. The large, temporary public space fosters recreation and community activities.

Saturday, August 30

DTLA COMMUNITY
Made in America Festival

The Jay-Z curated, two-day music fest includes performances by Imagine Dragons, Steve Aoki, John Mayer, Weezer, Kendrick Lamar, Juanes, Afrojack and more, all in Grand Park.

Tuesday, September 09

DTLA COMMUNITY
Rhone Rangers

More than 50 Rhone Ranger wineries will be on hand pouring 200-plus wines for the 8th annual event, along with bites from Chef Neal Fraser, held at the historic Vibiana Cathedral.

Saturday, September 13

LA COMMUNITY
CityRace: LA Metro Art Adventure

To find some of the most inventive contemporary art in the city, you may need to look underground. This subterranean CityRace will have you hunting for clues throughout L.A. Metro Stations.

Saturday, September 20

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Azimut/h: Continuity and The New

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy celebrates the neo avant-gardes with an exhibition dedicated to Azimut/h, the gallery and eponymous review founded in 1959.

Saturday, September 27

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Global Citizen Festival 2014

Jay Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., the Roots and Tiësto take the stage in New York’s Central Park to benefit extreme poverty around the globe by 2030.

Sunday, September 28

LA COMMUNITY
Abbot Kinney Festival
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The artsy street fair celebrates its 30th year and will feature top food trucks, five live music stages, three beer gardens, kids rides and games and 300 quality vendors.

Saturday, October 11

LA COMMUNITY
Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sip bubbly among celebs and top polo players (including Argentine star Nacho Figueras) at historic Will Rogers State Park—there are food trucks too.

Sunday, October 12

DTLA COMMUNITY
St. John’s Well Child and Family Center Promote Literacy Event
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
St. John's Well Child & Family Center teams up with Terroni restaurant and 100% of the ticket price goes to support early childhood literacy.

Monday, October 13

DTLA COMMUNITY
Michael Sorkin: How Green is My City
7:00 p.m.
SCI-Arc’s W.M. Keck Lecture Hall will host green architect and principal of the Michael Sorkin Studio as he speaks about the repertoire of modern urban development and its pitfalls.

Saturday, October 25

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Self-Made City
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
As part of the Venice Biennale, architect Kristien Ring of AA Projects has curated an exhibit of more than 50 sustainable projects by Arno Brandelhuber, Heide von Beckerath, and Zoomarchitects, among others.

DTLA COMMUNITY
KCRW’s Masquerade
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
This Halloween costume ball and dance party at The Legendary Park Plaza features 11 performances and KCRW DJs and raises funds for L.A.’s beloved radio station.

Thursday, October 30

DTLA COMMUNITY
Hello Kitty Con 2014
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary at the first official convention on earth. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Little Tokyo will offer a series of activities, exhibits, workshops, lectures, and more.

Wednesday, November 12

DTLA COMMUNITY
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
7:15 p.m.
ALOUD @ Central Library hosts Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore, who has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the private papers of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston.

Thursday, November 13

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
FKA Twigs

The English avant-garde R&B singer-songwriter, known for mixing downtempo rumblings with captivating cries, performs at Metro Chicago in Wrigleyville.

Tuesday, November 18

LA COMMUNITY
Being Human in a World of Robots with Ken Goldberg and Mark Pauline
7:00 p.m.
LACMA hosts a talk on how experiencing the world as a robot can give us insight into human nature with Survival Group Laboratories’ Mark Pauline and UC Berkeley robotics professor Ken Goldberg.

Wednesday, November 19

DTLA COMMUNITY
Herwig Baumgartner + Scott Uriu: Familiar and the Uncanny
7:00 p.m.
The founders of Baumgartner+Uriu (B+U) in Los Angeles come to SCI-Arc to chat about the digital techniques and advanced computation in their design process.

Saturday, November 22

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Formula E 2014 Putrajaya Race

The new FIA championship puts the most advanced electric powered formula cars on the streets of 10 iconic cities, including Downtown Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Saturday, December 06

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The Royal Ballet’s first commission in 16 years is Christopher Wheeldon ‘Alice,’ a visually stunning experience featuring Lauren Cuthbertson in the lead role.

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Comic Arts Los Angeles
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The inaugural festival, celebrating comics and graphic novels, takes place at Think Tank Gallery. Exhibitors include Jen Tong, FUNCHICKEN! And Damien Jay, among others.

Friday, December 19

DTLA COMMUNITY
EDM Glow In the Dark Night

The closest thing to a Winter Wonderland in LA: Grab your skates (or rent ‘em) for a night on the Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square. Skate/dance from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. to EDM beats.

Wednesday, December 24

DTLA COMMUNITY
LA County Holiday Celebration

From female mariachi to Korean dancers, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion hosts LA’s biggest holiday show, featuring more than 20 choirs, ensembles and troupes from all over the city.

Tuesday, December 30

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
The Flaming Lips
8:00 p.m.
Celebrate two nights of New Year’s Eve at the Warfield in San Francisco with the psychedelic rockers, who are known for turning their live shows into full on art experiences.

Thursday, January 15

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
New York Jewish Film Festival

The pre-eminent showcase for cinema exploring the diversity of being Jewish returns for the 24th year with a flurry of films and special programs.

Friday, January 16

DTLA COMMUNITY
Riot LA

The 3rd annual alt comedy block party takes over seven venues along Main Street between Second and Third for 35 shows in just three days.

Sunday, January 25

DTLA COMMUNITY
Bock Fest 2015 – Beer Championship of the World
1:00 p.m.
Beer lovers rejoice as some of the world’s unique brewers come together at the Millennium Biltmore for a festival showcasing the best German Bocks and Winter Warmers.

Thursday, January 29

LA COMMUNITY
Sam Smith
8:00 p.m.
The six-time Grammy nominee and English singer-songwriter hits L.A. with his pop/soul/R&B hits from his album, In the Lonely Hour.

Saturday, January 31

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Venice Carnival
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Grab your mask and costume and take part in an Italian tradition is almost 1,000 years old. The Carnival of Venice 2015 kicks off in front of the Carnival Palace Hotel and continues in different areas of the city and private palaces.

Sunday, February 08

LA COMMUNITY
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
9:30 pm
Two iconic singers come together at L.A.’s famed Wiltern for an intimate performance to support their latest collaboration, Cheek to Cheek.

Wednesday, February 11

DTLA COMMUNITY
Gregg Pasquarelli: Never Ever Don’t: Why SHoP Breaks the Rules
7:00 pm
SCI-ARC hosts the SHoP founding partner to chat about creative exploration in the field of architecture, transformative neighborhood interventions and unconventional approaches to design.

Thursday, February 12

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Art Wynwood
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Seventy international galleries will come together in Miami to present emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works including street art, murals and pop surrealism.

Saturday, February 14

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
2015 Public Tasting
1:30 pm to 5 pm
Entering its 14th year, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition will host the Public Tasting with thousands of patrons (and labels) from around the nation.

Thursday, February 19

DTLA COMMUNITY
Afrofuturism: The Hidden Code
7:15 pm
LA Public Library – Central welcomes artist, composer and writer Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) who will explore Afrofuturism using video turntableism and futurist sensibilities.

Tuesday, March 10

LA COMMUNITY
Stolen Kisses at LACMA
1:00 p.m.
LACMA’s elegant Bing Theater will screen this black and white French film from 1968, featuring a love struck army vet who falls into working as a private detective.

Sunday, March 15

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Art Basel | Hong Kong
1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Two hundred thirty (230) premier galleries from 37 countries and territories will exhibit at Art Basel’s newest show. Discover museum-quality masters and works from emerging artists.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
San Francisco International Chocolate Salon
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Indulge in artisan, gourmet and premium chocolate from more than 50 chocolatiers and confectioners. Wineries and artisans will also be on hand.

Sunday, March 22

DTLA COMMUNITY
CityRace: Olvera Street, El Pueblo & Beyond
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Grab your friends and travel back in time over 200 years to where the City of L.A. started as a small pueblo via the CityRace Urban Adventure Hunt.

Saturday, March 28

DTLA COMMUNITY
The Pink Floyd Experience
8:00 p.m.
The historic Orpheum Theatre hosts this psychedelic, conceptual and provocative show, which is known for its mind-blowing lights and sound.

Wednesday, April 01

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
The famed V&A Museum in London hosts the first and largest retrospective of the late British designer, spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to the unfinished A/W 2010 collection.

Saturday, April 11

LA COMMUNITY
Paper Flower Making Workshop
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join Ji Kim of handmade paper flower shop Blooms in the Air at Poketo at The Line Hotel in Koreatown. You’ll learn the basics of sculpting bouquets and wearable floral crowns.

Saturday, April 18

LA COMMUNITY
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Music, food, culture and art come together at this free weekend festival at USC, featuring an impressive array of author events, booksellers, non-profits and more.

Wednesday, April 22

DTLA COMMUNITY
Earth Day LA at Grand Park
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
From E-waste drop off and water conservation displays to gardening demos and plant and tree giveaways, celebrate Earth Day at this clean and green event.

Sunday, April 26

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Nick Offerman & Megan Mullaly
7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a night of comedy with these hilarious comedians (and real life husband and wife) at San Francisco’s Nob Hill Masonic Center.

Wednesday, May 06

DTLA COMMUNITY
Les Arts Florissants
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Experience this astounding French vocal and instrumental Baroque ensemble, performing polyphonic duo and trio airs de cour at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Friday, May 08

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Spring Masters New York
11:00 a.m.
The international art and design fair returns to the Park Avenue Armory with works ranging from antiquity through the 21st century.

Saturday, May 16

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The internationally renowned architectural housewalk, outside of Chicago, features rare interior tours of private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries.

LA COMMUNITY
Mulholland Drive
8:30 pm (gates open at 6:45 pm)
Cinespia presents an outdoor screening of Mulholland Drive, David Lynch’s riveting and strange film that made Naomi Watts a star.

Sunday, May 31

LA COMMUNITY
CicLAvia Pasadena
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The most walkable CicLAvia to date, the 3.5-mile Pasadena route welcomes pedestrians, bicyclists and skateboarders of all ages.

Sunday, June 14

DTLA COMMUNITY
To Live and Dine in L.A.: Menus and the Making of the Modern City
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
ALOUD @ Central Library welcomes USC professor Joseph Kun who uses the Library’s menu collection to explore the shaping of L.A., from the 1850s to present day.

Wednesday, June 17

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Rooftop Film Club: The Usual Suspects
9:00 pm
The rooftop of the Bussey Building in London’s Peckham neighborhood is the perfect spot for a summer screening of the iconic1995 film.

Friday, June 19

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Bike Tour | Oakland on Two Wheels
10:00 am
The Oakland Museum of California docents lead bike tours through the city’s diverse neighborhoods, including downtown, the port area, Lake Merritt and Fruitvale.

Saturday, June 20

LA COMMUNITY
Saturdays Off the 405: Shannon and the Clams
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Getty Center’s Museum Courtyard hosts the psychedelic garage-punk band Shannon and the Clams. The free show features a DJ set by Chris Ziegler.

Friday, June 26

LA COMMUNITY
Sing-A-Long Sound of Music
6:30 pm
This annual sing-a-long event celebrates the film’s 50th anniversary this summer at everyone’s favorite outdoor amphitheater.

Saturday, July 04

DTLA COMMUNITY
Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party
3:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Celebrate Independence Day with two stages of DJs, food vendors, BYO picnics and fireworks—plus, it’s free.

Saturday, July 11

LA COMMUNITY
LA Street Food Fest at the Rose Bowl
3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Enjoy all-you-can-eat samples from award-winning chefs, food trucks, carts, and pop-ups. Wash it all down with your favorite beer.

Thursday, July 23

LA COMMUNITY
Cubanismio! at Santa Monica Pier
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Grab your picnic supplies and blankets for a free, all ages show featuring a 15-piece orchestra playing Cuba’s hottest dance music.

Sunday, July 26

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Romeo & Juliet: Free Shakespeare in the Park
7:30 pm
San Francisco’s famed Shakespeare Festival brings performances of the iconic play to Pleasanton, Cupertino, Redwood City and San Francisco this summer.

Tuesday, July 28

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Colombia Moda Fashion Week

Thousands of national and international buyers and fashion fans will descend on Medellĺn for the country’s Fashion Week, featuring 30 runway shows.

Friday, August 14

LA COMMUNITY
Echo Park Rising
3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The free music, art, and food neighborhood event focuses on the creativity and diversity of Echo Park.

Thursday, August 20

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Melbourne Writers Festival

Australia’s premier literary event celebrates its 30th anniversary with thought-provoking author events and performances.

Saturday, August 22

DTLA COMMUNITY
FYF Fest
10:00 a.m.
Coachella’s little brother features an enviable lineup including Bloc Party, Dinosaur Jr., Morrissey, Belle & Sebastian, FKA Twigs, and more.

Thursday, August 27

LA COMMUNITY
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

Attend epicurean events throughout the city featuring culinary icons such as Thomas Keller, Curtis Stone, and Giada DeLaurentis.

Saturday, August 29

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Notting Hill Carnival 2015

The streets of West London come alive for Europe’s biggest street festival, featuring steel bands, Calypso music, and tasty foot stalls.

Friday, September 04

LA COMMUNITY
626 Night Market
4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Arrive very hungry to America’s largest Asian food market, spanning the course of Santa Anita Park’s front Paddock Gardens, featuring 150 street food and booze peddlers.

Friday, September 18

LA COMMUNITY
LA Podcast Festival

The 4th annual podcast fest at Sofitel Los Angeles will feature live broadcasts of Marc Maron’s “WTF” and Paul F. Tompkins’ “Spontaneanation,” meet-and-greets, and stand-up comedy.

Saturday, September 19

DTLA COMMUNITY
Mad Decent Block Party
1:00 p.m.
LA Center Studios is home to this two-day concert event featuring musical acts such as Matt & Kim, Major Lazer, T-Pain, Cut Copy, and Diplo, among others.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
The Amazing Maize Maze
11:00 a.m.
The Queens County Farm Museum hosts this three-acre corn maze where you have to assemble clues and solve puzzles to find your way out.

Thursday, September 24

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
A Brief History of the Future
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
One of the Louvre’s most anticipated exhibitions, is based on the book by Jacques Attali of the same name, bringing a number of contemporary artists into a dialogue of the past, present, and future.

Thursday, October 08

DTLA COMMUNITY
Immortal Beethoven: Symphonies 1&2
8:00 p.m.
Gustavo Dudamel conducts Beethoven’s Romance No.1, Symphony No.1, Romance No.2, and Symphony No.2 at the glorious Disney Hall.

Wednesday, October 14

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Frieze Art Fair
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
View contemporary art from all over the world at the 13th edition of the famed art fair, which will take over a sizable part of Royal Park and feature 160 dealers and galleries.

Saturday, October 17

LA COMMUNITY
Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Will Rogers State Historic Park is the site of the 6th annual polo event, which features popular local food trucks, champagne sippers, and picnicking.

Saturday, October 24

DTLA COMMUNITY
KCRW Masquerade
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
KCRW’s annual Halloween costume ball and dance party fundraiser features a glam and gritty mash-up of eccentric acts, DJs, bands, and more.

Saturday, October 31

LA COMMUNITY
The Experiment
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Santa Monica’s Creating Arts Studios hosts this sexy, eerie 360-degree parody cabaret complete with singing, dancing, and personal interactions.

Tuesday, November 10

LA COMMUNITY
Cur-ATE: A German Feast
6:30 p.m.
Culinary creations and fine arts blend together at LACMA for the popular dinner series, which explores the historical and societal role of food through art.

Monday, November 16

DTLA COMMUNITY
Rick Prelinger: Lost Landscapes of Los Angeles
8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
REDCAT hosts the archivist, writer, filmmaker and college professor who tells greater L.A.’s cultural history from his vast archive, which includes movies, newsreels and other ephermera.

Friday, November 20

LA COMMUNITY
Designer Con
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. (Sunday)
Toy geeks, illustrators, art lovers, and fans will converge at Designer Con, where you’ll find more than 150 vendors and artists showcasing their work in a 50,000-square-foot hall.

Saturday, November 21

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Symphony Under The Stars
7:30 p.m.
The Hong Kong Philharmonic is providing a night of enchanting music and classical gems outdoors—and for free—at Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront.

Saturday, November 28

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
AUS-X OPEN
6:30 p.m.
See the best supercross and FMX riders from all over the world go head-to-head in Sydney for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes.

Friday, December 11

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival
4:00 p.m.
The third annual festival features local artists who perform 45-minute sets at each of the Inner Loop stops of the Metromover and select satellite locations, including Miami Center for Architecture and Design.

Saturday, December 19

LA COMMUNITY
Flower Arranging: Pine Boughs and Flowers
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Learn to work with tall floral elements and create bold floral statements for your holiday celebrations with help from the design team at Flower Duet.

Tuesday, December 22

DTLA COMMUNITY
White Christmas Sing-Along
8:00 p.m.
Sing along to holiday classics like “Snow” and “Sisters” at Disney Hall while the beloved 1954 film, White Christmas, screens (complete with embedded lyrics).

Thursday, December 24

DTLA COMMUNITY
L.A. County Holiday Celebration
3:00 p.m.
Bands, choirs and dance companies come together at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the Emmy Award-winning 56th annual holiday celebration.

Thursday, December 31

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebration
12:00 a.m.
There’s nowhere on earth quite like Victoria Harbour when it comes to a spectacular fireworks display. Expect glittering rings and all colors of the rainbow around the iconic Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Friday, January 01

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Palm Springs International Film Festival

Celebrating its 27th year as one of the U.S.’s best-loved film festivals, you’ll find 200+ films from more than 60 countries

Saturday, January 16

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Symphony in The Domain
8:00 p.m.
Grab a picnic basket, blanket, and your best mates for the 40th anniversary of Symphony in The Domain, featuring a “best of” repertoire of music from Mendelssohn to Tchaikovsky.

Saturday, January 23

DTLA COMMUNITY
Garcia vs Guerrero
5:00 p.m.
Danny “Swift” Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) and former world champ Robert “The Ghost Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs) face off in a 12-round welterweight showdown at STAPLES Center.

Sunday, January 24

LA COMMUNITY
LA River Night Run
7:00 p.m.
This 5K under the stars takes you along the LA River and comes with the added bonus of games, live music, a vegan taco bar and fire pit with s’mores and free beer from Golden Road.

Wednesday, January 27

DTLA COMMUNITY
LA Art Show
11:00 a.m.
Check out contemporary, modern, historic, and traditional art along with lectures, tours, special exhibits, and after parties at the L.A. Convention Center.

Thursday, February 04

LA COMMUNITY
LACMA Rain Room

LACMA is no stranger to popular, headline-grabbing exhibitions (see: James Turrell), but the Miracle Mile museum is entering a new territory of "Mona Lisa"-like mania with the arrival of "Rain Room." The wet wonder from art collective Random International is quite literally a massive room filled with water raining from the ceiling—the twist being you stay dry while the room downpours around you. The timed-entry exhibition will allow up to 22 people in the gallery space during 15-minute sessions, with up to seven people under the rain at the same time.

Friday, February 05

LA COMMUNITY
Taste of Night Market
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
From the creators of 626 Night Market, the original and largest night market in the U.S., comes a new exclusive tasting event on Los Angeles' Westside. The event will feature an international pan-L.A. mix of cuisines from local chefs and rising tastemakers. Activities and performances will revolve around the theme of the Lunar New Year.

Saturday, February 06

DTLA COMMUNITY
LA Cookie-Con + Sweets Show
12:00 p.m.
If sriracha and avocados can have dedicated festivals, then surely there's room for cookies, too. Seriously, who's going to argue with an event that boasts hundreds of samples of cookies, candy, chocolate, coffee and ice cream? After a messy inaugural fest, the LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show is moving to the LA Convention Center for two full days of pastry workshops, previews of new cooking tools and dessert competitions.

LA COMMUNITY
Museum of Neon Art Grand Opening
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Museum of Neon Art's new home is finally opening its doors, and with a ticketed event to celebrate. Scope out the artwork in the Glendale gallery while enjoying desserts, an opening bar and performances by Neon Hunter Collective, Lightening String Quartet and Lou Mannick.

Saturday, February 20

LA COMMUNITY
Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run
9:00 a.m.
Participate in a 5K or 10K run or walk as well as a 20 or 30-plus mile bike ride during this Chinatown tradition. All courses start and end at Chinatown Central Plaza, which will host a concurrent family-friendly festival.

LA COMMUNITY
Air + Style
12:00 p.m.
Witness big air and big music headliners during Shaun White's two-day ski and snowboarding fest at Expo Park. The centerpiece of the extreme sport showcase is a massive ski slope that—as much as we would've loved to see it towering above the rim of the Coliseum—will occupy a field adjacent to the stadium. Snowboarders take to the slope on Saturday with J. Cole and HAIM headlining the music stages, with the finals on Sunday along with Incubus and Big Grams.

Friday, March 04

DTLA COMMUNITY
Music for Train Stations with dublab
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The tastemakers at dublab are curating a weekly series of sound installations inside of Union Station's grand waiting room. Like Brian Eno's Music for Airports—which actually graced New York's LaGuardia Airport in the 1980s—the installation is meant to be a calming and disarming auditory encounter. Show up to the train station every Friday in March to catch a different performance.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Duchamp to Pop

Love it or hate, Marcel Duchamp's mustachioed Mona Lisa and porcelain urinal left a lasting impression on the art world. To examine Duchamp's influence on Pop Art, the Norton Simon Museum is featuring works from the artist alongside 20th century successors like Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha.

Wednesday, March 09

DTLA COMMUNITY
All-Star Chef Classic Los Angeles
6:30 p.m.
Grill & Chill presented by DCS & Stella Artois brings together 20 of the world’s best chefs for a nighttime celebration to honor the universal pleasures of open flame cooking. With savory grilled samples, chilled bites, and desserts, “Grill and Chill” offers guests a tour in flavors both hot and cold from the exclusive Chefs’ Tasting Arena.

Saturday, March 12

LA COMMUNITY
LA IPA Fest
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Drink your weight in IPAs at the annual LA IPA Fest, where brewers from across California show off their best batches in an effort to take home the top prize.

Friday, March 18

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Shamrock ‘n’ Roll
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Climb aboard the Queen Mary for a night of Irish music, drinks and food on the Friday after St. Patrick's Day. Grab a pint of green beer by the ship's two separate stages and sample a selection of Irish grub: corned beef and cabbage sliders, bangers and mash with onion gravy, corned beef sandwich and a Dublin burger.

Tuesday, April 05

DTLA COMMUNITY
Pints with Purpose
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join the Downtown Women's Center, Lamp Community and OPCC at Angel City Brewery for an evening of fun, friends, and beer! All proceeds will go towards ending homelessness in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, April 13

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Tribeca Film Festival

Robert De Niro and co.'s Tribeca Film Festival has long shown a spotlight on local indie features, documentaries, foreign films, the latest from big-name talent and the greatest from up-and-coming film makers.

Friday, April 15

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Coachella
12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Nearly 99,000 music lovers make a pilgrimage to the Empire Polo Club during each identical weekend of Coachella, whether bound for campgrounds or shuttling over from golf resorts and mid-century modern homes. Coachella remains about the relaxed desert air euophoria of a well-curated music festival. It's all-embracing three-day lineup consistently crafts the pool of performers from which all other summer music festivals borrow.

Saturday, April 16

LA COMMUNITY
Farmers’ Market Cocktail Workshop
2:00 p.m.
Combine your love of liquor with LA's phenomenal farmer's market produce at The Whaling Club's latest cocktail workshop. Your ticket will include three farmer's market-inspired libations, which you'll customize at a super secret Mid-City location. Expert mixologists will guide you through the cocktail creation process, and you'll leave with some solid recipes and skills under your belt.

LA COMMUNITY
Record Store Day

On one special Saturday each April, analog music junkies get their fix of rare vinyl, special re-releases and compilation albums, almost all made exclusively for Record Store Day. This national event, created to support local record shops (and recording artists, of course), has shops across the city—and country—opening their doors early to lines of music geeks eager to get their hands on previously unreleased recordings, picture discs and box sets by artists new and old. Some participating LA-based shops include Amoeba Music, Origami Vinyl, MONO Records, Vacation Vinyl and High-Fidelity.

Sunday, April 17

LA COMMUNITY
Rooftop Film Club
8:00 p.m.
Known for excellent film choices and a steady supply of snacks and booze, Rooftop Film Club (RFC) is your snazzy, comfortable and less stressful alternative to other outdoor movie screenings. Taking full advantage of the Montálban rooftop's beautiful city view, RFC promises to offer some of the most unique and incredible movie-going opportunities for film lovers throughout April. You don't even need to bring your own blanket or camping chair—Rooftop Film Club provides you with your very own comfy lawn chair, as well as blankets on request for the ultimate cozy experience. And instead of listening to the movie over loudspeakers, you'll get a set of wireless headphones so you never have to miss a word.

Friday, April 22

DTLA COMMUNITY
Earth Day LA
9:00 a.m.
Celebrate Earth Day at Grand Park, the Music Center and DWP with green living demos and activities. Tour Grand Park's sustainable landscaping, demo electric vehicles, drop off e-waste and join a yoga boot camp. If you live within the city of LA, free trees will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday, April 23

LA COMMUNITY
The Greater Los Angeles River CleanUp
9:00 a.m.
Sure, it doesn't look so glamorous now, but give it a few years, a billion or so dollars and some much-needed rain, and the LA River will be a point of civic pride for Angelenos. Do you part in the process this April during the Friend's of the Los Angeles River's annual cleanup. The cleanup tackles a different branch each Saturday, with multiple meet-up locations at each. The annual "work party" will include live music performances, gift giveaways, family activities and refreshments.

Saturday, April 30

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Baconfest
12:00 p.m.
Bacon lovers rejoice! Baconfest is coming back to Chicago with more bacon than ever. Current attendees include Black Dog Gelato, The Duck Inn, Xoco Wicker Park, Celeste, Stan's Donuts and more. Each participating restaurant and brewery is offering a bacon dish or drink, so loosen your belt and you'll be in bacon heaven.

LA COMMUNITY
A Street Af(fair)
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The West Hollywood Design District and Parachute Market are teaming up this spring for the first ever Street Af(fair) design fair honoring two historic and influential design movements of Southern California—European-inspired Hollywood glamour and California Modernism—as they are exhibited today in the current LA designer and maker community. The outdoor marketplace will be reminiscent of classic European street fairs, with vendors from the East and West sides offering everything from locally made wares to environmental design, plus music, libations and food.

Friday, May 06

DTLA COMMUNITY
DANCE + DESIGN: Shaping the Dancer

DANCE+DESIGN I invites you inside the dancers’ studio to see these layers broken down, explained, and then put back together. You’ll see American Contemporary Ballet dancers in an actual training session while Artistic Director Lincoln Jones reveals the principles, challenges, and objectives behind the exercises, and how each element of technique contributes to the whole. Then see the formal beauty of ballet with new eyes as these elements are combined in a performance of the opening pas de deux of George Balanchine’s masterpiece La Source.

DTLA COMMUNITY
Changing the Housing Equation by Design
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Los Angeles Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA/LA), will convene a forum of thought-leaders to develop actionable steps that will ameliorate the housing shortage epidemic. This is not a conference - it's a congress! The morning session will include sociologists, housing developers, veterans, builders, innovators and architects, as well as, those who have first-hand experience of what it’s like to be homeless. The afternoon session will be guided by expert facilitators in an effort to all work together to develop a consensus on positive real steps forward, and develop benchmarks that initiate positive change for our region and our city. Join the AIA|LA for a day devoted to solutions as we work together to design for dignity.

Saturday, May 07

DTLA COMMUNITY
Los Angeles Bicycle Festival
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Discover a world of bicycles, art, music and food. Family friendly workshops, pro-demos, brews, interactive art installations, wandering musicians and local ride groups among the most innovative bike and gear brands. It’s a bike party for everyone in Los Angeles! From the bike curious to dedicated roadies, mountain bikers, kids and commuters. Celebrate Mother’s Day at Grand Park and kick off Bike Month 2016!

Friday, May 13

LA COMMUNITY
La Nuit En Rose
8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Attention rosé lovers! Transporting its pink-filled splendor from the east coast to LA, La Nuit en Rosé is turning the posh Mondrian Hotel into a rosé fanatic’s utopia. Whisk away to SkyBar for a three-day extravaganza, featuring a four-course wine dinner on Friday, a sunset soiree on Saturday and a pool party on Sunday.

Saturday, May 14

LA COMMUNITY
La Boheme

Escape to Paris this spring without leaving Los Angeles. Fall in love with LA Opera's acclaimed production of the operatic masterpiece La Bohéme. Puccini's timeless classic tells the tale of six young bohemian artists, surviving only on laughter and the promise of love. Featuring an unforgettable blend of riveting drama and achingly beautiful music, this is one of the best love stories ever sung. Gustavo Dudamel will make his LA Opera debut conducting the final two performances on June 10 and 12 only.

LA COMMUNITY
Fast Times at Ridgemont High – Cemetery Screening
6:45 p.m.
It isn't summer in LA until the first cemetery screening brings hoards of movie-lovers to Hollywood Forever, toting folding chairs, picnic blankets, snack spreads and lots of booze. Each year, Cinespia brings classic cult favorites to the hallowed resting place of such Hollywood greats as Rudolph Valentino and Bugsy Siegel. An inspired concept, and one Angelenos line up for hours to partake in, enjoy DJ sets, dance parties, sleepovers and more magical mischief otherwise strictly forbidden behind the cemetery gates. It's an LA rite of passage, a quintessential summer experience and one of the best film venues in the city.

Sunday, May 15

LA COMMUNITY
CicLAvia: Southeast Cities
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The term CicLAvia (Spanish for "bike way”) can also be used to describe a temporary closing of LA's streets. The event—inspired by the first Ciclovías in Bogotá, Colombia—welcomes bikes, tricycles, skateboards, strollers and smiles (sounds cheesy, but it's true) to ride a rotating cast of car-free routes. Expect music, street performances and food trucks, as well as general whimsy and shenanigans.

Tuesday, May 17

DTLA COMMUNITY
The Un-Private Collection
8:00 p.m.
The Broad's Un-Private Collection series brings together some of the biggest names behind the museum's contemporary art collection for talks with fellow artists and collectors. For its latest conversation, the Robert Longo, known for his often oversized photo-meets-film-inspired images, sits down with outspoken punk icon and radio host Henry Rollins.

Thursday, May 19

LA COMMUNITY
Purple Rain Screening
7:00 p.m.
The music is still glorious, the Revolution still sexy and tight, the font still jagged. Those hoping to go crazy, get nuts, etc., the Wiltern is waiting for you. The venue is hosting a free screening in honor of the late icon

Sunday, May 29

LA COMMUNITY
MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Everybody likes a good theme party, and this Memorial Day Weekend, Main Street in Santa Monica is giving the people what they want. In an effort not only to entertain Westsiders, but also to raise funds for Summer SOULstice and Heal the Bay, Main Street between Pier Avenue and Bay Street will transform into an interactive Monopoly board game, allotting attendees special "MAINopoly dollars," to be exchanged for food tastings across the street's finest establishments. Trade a couple fake bucks for fresh fish ceviche from Enterprise Fish Co, goat cheese tostada from Manchego and more. Fuel yourself with happy hour draft beers and cocktails, before cracking up in the event's official "Go Directly to Jail" VIP lounge and beer garden.

Thursday, June 02

LA COMMUNITY
826LA Presents: Tell Me a Story
7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate the written word with 826LA and friends at the Wiltern for a night of readings, music, and laughs with cool celebs and even cooler students as they share lists from history and their own lives. You can go for the show, or up your giving game and include dinner. The event raises funds for 826LA’s free programs offering support to some of the brightest young voices of tomorrow.

Saturday, June 04

LA COMMUNITY
JPL Open House
9:00 a.m.
Once a year, NASA and Caltech open the doors to its robotic research lab for two days of tours, demos and presentations.

DTLA COMMUNITY
Last Remaining Seats
see website for details
The LA Conservancy offers a delightful summer time-machine in the form of live entertainment and classic films, screened across Downtown's grand old movie palaces throughout the month of June. This year's lineup includes vintage crowd-pleasers like To Kill A Mockingbird, Singin' in the Rain and Some Like It Hot. Most screenings include a special introduction and a post-film Q&A.

Saturday, June 11

DTLA COMMUNITY
LA Weekly Tacolandia
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
LA Weekly presents Tacolandia 2016 at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in DTLA. The 4th annual gourmet taco festival will feature more than 100 top taco vendors curated by the World's First Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza. All restaurants will have tasty samples of their signature gourmet tacos for all to enjoy. Complete with live tunes, cocktails, as well as awards for best tacos in various categories!

Thursday, June 16

DTLA COMMUNITY
Summer Series on The Bloc Square – MUSIC
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the opening of The Bloc Square, DTLA's new living room with live jazz by Rumproller. Bourbon and bacon inspired specialty cocktails and food will be available for purchase from District. Delectable desserts will be served by Ridges Churro bar.

Saturday, June 18

DTLA COMMUNITY
Summer Series on The Bloc Square – FAMILY
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The fun at The Bloc Square, DTLA's newest outdoor living room, continues with a family-focused event featuring Science Kids, hosted by Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. While the DJ plays, grab your Bloc Passport and plan your strategy to hit all four activity stations, collecting stamps as you make your way through the edible campfire to-go, a building competition, and rocket balloon and dry ice bubble experiments. Every completed activity card equals a free ice cream. More surprises that we can't share yet, but come ready for huge family fun.

LA COMMUNITY
HUSHconcerts
7:00 p.m.
HUSHconerts brings to life wicked lineups (Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, James Brown, etc.) through a cutting-edge, technology-meets-music event. Here's how it works - the man behind the curtain places the decibels & volume from large speakers into headphones for each concert-goer, allowing a totally immersive musical experience, without the distractions of ambient noise. Basically, you're dancing off to great music next to a bunch of other people doing the same, in a room that's pretty much silent. All the tunes are in your headphones.

Sunday, June 19

DTLA COMMUNITY
Beat Swap Meet
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Beat Swap Meet has been revitalizing the record collecting community in Los Angeles and around the world for 8 years. It is a day to celebrate music pressed on vinyl and the elements of the lifestyle it inspires. Join for a afternoon filled with family and friends digging through endless tunes, under the California sky. Dozens of records collectors will be there to buy, sell & trade 12's, LP's, and 45's on vinyl ranging from Boogie, to Rock, Ska, Soul and World. Admission is covered with a canned good donation.

Saturday, June 25

DTLA COMMUNITY
Skyspace LA
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
OUE Skyspace LA, the open-air observation deck and glass slide atop the US Bank Tower, opens to the public on June 25. Though its 70-story scenic views are enough of a selling point, the space will also contain Skyslide, an outdoor glass slide suspended 1,000 feet above Downtown Los Angeles.

Thursday, June 30

DTLA COMMUNITY
Paint + Pizza.
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Paint the night away under the city sky while listening to lounge beats. Reserve your spot for a class led by true LA artists - Paint+Sip Studio LA! We have two (2) painting sessions - 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., so be sure to reserve your spot for your preferred painting time. You can snag a deal with promo code BLOC5. It wouldn't be complete without a bite to eat. The Bloc is serving up artisan wood fire pizza provided by The Urban Oven. And guess what - the painters' pizza is on us!  

Friday, July 01

DTLA COMMUNITY
Dinner in the Sky
see website for details
Dinner in the Sky, an aerial dining experience that takes place 150 feet above ground level, launched in Belgium in 2006 before swiftly bringing its gravity-defying dinners to cities around the world (Rome, Athens, Kuala Lumpur and Cape Town, to name a few). Dinner in the Sky is making its LA debut and will continue hoisting diners via crane from the comfort of LA Center Studios in Downtown LA throughout July. Once in the air, a small staff will serve a four-course meal with a view, cooked up by chef Keven Lee.

Saturday, July 02

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Smorgasburg Brooklyn
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
At this massive grub hub, there’s only one rule: Come hungry. Make sure you peruse the lineup before you go—those mouthwatering scents and the bevy of choices can make you dizzy (and the dense crowds can make you hangry). Highlights include Vietnamese food from Bep, Goa Taco’s avant-garde fare as well as incredible sandwiches from newbies Heros and Villians and Red Table Catering. Go on, give into gluttony. (We won’t judge.)

Sunday, July 03

DTLA COMMUNITY
Smorgasburg LA
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Smorgasburg sits on the five-acre site of the weekday Alameda Produce Market in Downtown Los Angeles. Find dozens of exciting food vendors each Sunday at Smorgasburg, plus sophisticated shopping from the realms of design, craft, style, vintage, wellness, and more. Cultural events, pop-ups, and other surprise experiences will also be part of the market mix, transforming the vast site into a new node in Downtown LA’s burgeoning scene, and a unique destination for the region.

Monday, July 04

DTLA COMMUNITY
4th of July Block Party
2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
If you're on the hunt for a lively way to celebrate Uncle Sam, shake it over to Grand Park, and watch Downtown LA light up for free! This Fourth of July, Grand Park hosts a unique block party, featuring a scrumptious food truck fare, live music and more. The music begins while the sun is still high in the sky, so bring yourself an all-day picnic—no booze allowed, only empty water bottles—and relax. Your four-legged friends are totally invited. If you plan on braving the crowds via public transit, be advised that the Metro station in the park will be closed so Pershing Square will be your closest stop.

Wednesday, July 06

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Taste of Chicago
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Since 1980, Grant Park has been hosting what has become the granddaddy of food festivals. You know the drill: Trade tickets for a taste of Chicago's street fare. Hopefully what you gain in weight, you'll lose from your wallet. As always, there will be music at Petrillo for you to listen to while you devour your turkey leg, Eli's Cheesecake or deep dish pizza.

Thursday, July 07

LA COMMUNITY
Twilight Concerts: Mayer Hawthorne
7:00 p.m.
Each year, this free summer concert series wows with local, up-and-coming talent that concert-goers are already bragging they saw "back when." Each Thursday from July through September, Santa Monica Pier hosts live music that's 100% free. Pack a picnic, arrive early to get a spot on the sand near the speakers and enjoy, as the sun sets with crashing waves in the distance—it's a quintessential LA music experience and one of the best parts about summers in LA.

Friday, July 08

DTLA COMMUNITY
LA Food Fest
10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The LA Food Fest has transformed itself into a brand new concept, growing from a street food-focused event to a more all-inclusive culinary spectacle. For two days and three nights, guests will indulge in delicious eats from more than 100 food vendors and award-winning restaurants. The festival is hosting new features such as the live culinary stage, an artisanal LA farm shop, games on the lawn, and more.

Saturday, July 09

DTLA COMMUNITY
LA Renegade Craft Fair
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Renegade brings crafts back to LA's Grand Park for a celebration of everything DIY. The fair will feature maker-designed goods, photo booths, artisanal food and drink, and good vibes all around.

DTLA COMMUNITY
Almost Famous – Movies in the Square
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Flash back to the 70's, cozy up with your friends and enjoy a complimentary outdoor screening of Almost Famous. Don't forget to pack your picnic basket, blanket, and chair for a summer outdoor movie night. You can snag some freshly popped kernels and enjoy 70's tunes spinning on vinyl at The Bloc - free of charge!

Wednesday, July 13

LA COMMUNITY
Summer Concert Series: Atlas Genius
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Grove continues its free summer concert series with a show every Wednesday night in July. Come out for a mix of jazz, country and pop at the popular Art Deco-inspired outdoor mall.

Saturday, July 16

DTLA COMMUNITY
Ballet on The Bloc
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bring the kiddos to the Square on The Bloc for a ballet lesson led by the ballerinas of The American Contemporary Ballet. Whether you're learning the basics or perfecting your grand jate, the class is open to all levels. We'll also have a photo booth on site so you can snap some pics with the ballerinas to remember the day. PS - It's all our treat!

LA COMMUNITY
KCRW Sound in Focus: Classixx + Brazilian Girls
4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
It wouldn't be summer in Los Angeles without free concerts in cool, outdoor places from KCRW. Sound in Focus, their latest collaboration with the Annenberg Space for Photography, is a month of free, all ages outdoor concerts. Headliners include Nas and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The concerts will be on the lawn at Century Park, right next to the Annenberg Space for Photography. In addition to music and photography, visitors can take a tour of Skylight Studios, picnic on the lawn (bring your own or indulge in food truck fare) and grab a drink in the beer garden. The concerts are free, but you must RSVP beforehand, and entry is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

DTLA COMMUNITY
Summer on Seventh
6:00 p.m.
One night each summer, Angelenos descend upon Inner-City Arts, turning our award-winning campus into the creative epicenter of Los Angeles. Art lovers from all over, including young professionals, Downtown residents and our friends from the neighboring Arts District converge at the corner of 7th and Kohler to celebrate the transformational power of creativity. Enjoy live music on our rooftop, gourmet food trucks, drinks, art installations and more! Proceeds from The 10th Annual Summer on Seventh event support the Inner-City Arts' mission and helps provide underserved youth in Los Angeles with access to free arts education.

Thursday, July 21

ON THE BLOC
Street Art, Beats , Fashion + Eats.
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Connect with friends over art and music and witness the heart of DTLA come to life. The Summer Series on The Bloc continues with live painting by local street artists, pop-ups by the latest non-profit fashion retailers, and of course a little something for the foodies. BTW - check in on social and post a selfie to score a tasty prize! #justsaying

LA COMMUNITY
Silver Lake Picture Show
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Silver Lake Picture Show will be showing some of your favorite feature films, accompanied by short films from local filmmakers and live musical acts.Bring your friends, family, chairs, picnics, and eager yearning for enjoyment. Catch Baz Luhrmann's adapted classic of the Shakespearean romantic tragedy - Romeo + Juliet.

Saturday, July 23

LA COMMUNITY
Record Store Crawl
11:00 a.m.
Imagine a bus-driven pub crawl with a traveling band, vinyl instead of drinks and record stores replacing bars as the planned destinations—you now have a pretty good conception of what this event is all about. A coach bus will escort music lovers to a number of the city's best record stores while LA-based Nico Yaryan provides the entertainment along the way.

Wednesday, July 27

ON THE BLOC
paint + popbar
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Find your inner Picasso. Paint your own masterpiece with step-by-step instructions led by our friends at Paint+Sip Studio LA. Enjoy a night of painting under the city sky while snacking on gelato during Paint + Popbar. Reserve your spot in one of the paint sessions (5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) and snag your special Bloc rate by registering ahead of time using promo code BLOC5.

Thursday, July 28

DTLA COMMUNITY
Summer Nights at Grand Central Market
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Summer Nights launches this summer by expanding their hours every evening until 10pm. Along with special programming, visitors can expect live music, evening menu specials, a massive happy hour and free shuttle service to destinations like Disney Hall, the Music Center, Orpheum Theatre, the Theatre at Ace Hotel and other entertainment venues. Under ambient evening lighting—whatever that means, though we're guessing there will be a blue hue permeating throughout the space—most of the market's vendors will remain open until the very end, with some spots like Belcampo Meat Co., Knead & Co. Pasta Bar, DTLA Cheese and McConnell's Fine Ice Creams offering exclusive nighttime menu items. Various programs will occur throughout the week: Trivia Tuesdays, Horse Thief Movie Wednesdays, Drag Queen Bingo on the first and third Thursday of the month, and DJs and live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, July 29

LA COMMUNITY
Made in LA
11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The third in an ongoing series of biennial exhibitions focuses on work created by 26 emerging and under-recognized LA artists. Within every gallery of the Hammer Museum, you'll find debut and recent work across all mediums: painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography and performances created expressly for the event. The exhibition, this year titled "a, the, though, only," accompanies an expansive roster of free public events. Speaking of free, the Hammer now offers gratis admission, giving you no excuse not to attend.

Friday, August 05

DTLA COMMUNITY
Summer Nights in the Garden
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy a peaceful night under the stars while enjoying refreshing nature-inspired cocktails and good tunes at Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights in the Garden. In addition to the vibes and tunes, guests will be able to take part in hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, crafting, and purchase eats from on-site food trucks. Best part? Each event is free (with an RSVP required).

LA COMMUNITY
626 Night Market
4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Southern California’s original and largest night market is celebrating five years of food and fun in 2016 with an event that’s even bigger than year’s past. The 626 Night Market will take over Santa Anita Park with its food vendors offering up unique cuisine and merchandise, along with art, dancing, and other activities for all ages.

LA COMMUNITY
Brew at the Zoo
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 pm.
Amidst sounds of snoozing lions, cackling monkeys and exotic birds, cozy up to over 55 craft brews at the L.A. Zoo’s 6th annual beer-centric bash. Opening the gates after hours from 7-11pm, this historical landmark boasts a night filled with live bands, DJ sets, pub-style grub, close-up animal encounters and more beer than you can imagine. Throw back a cinnamon-dusted churro and dance through the exhibits at this 21+ event. Chances are, you’ve never seen the L.A. Zoo quite like this.

Thursday, August 11

ON THE BLOC
The Perfect Blend. Wine + Angelenos.
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Grab a glass or two (of wine of course!) and enjoy the jazzy sounds of Rumproller Organ Trio on The Bloc Square (700 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, California 90017). This ticketed wine+jazz happy hour benefits LA's Project Angel Food - a grassroots nonprofit agency whose mission is to feed Angelenos affected by life-threatening illnesses. Snag you tickets at the door and wine down at The Bloc for a cause! PS - Score 2 glasses of wine for $15. The music is on us.

Friday, August 12

DTLA COMMUNITY
Movie Screening at the 6th Street Viaduct
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Historic North Broadway Bridge traverses the north end of Los Angeles State Historic Park. California State Parks realized that this architecturally beautiful bridge, particularly the underside, was underutilized and not easily accessible to the public. In an effort to connect with the burgeoning downtown arts community, State Parks is working with cultural producers and artists to create programming that will engage the public with the park in new and exciting ways. Catch 2007's "No Country for Old Men", a cat-and-mouse drama set in the desert landscape of 1980 West Texas.

DTLA COMMUNITY
Living in a Material World: NHM All-Nighter
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
We don’t have to grow up when we could just tailor experiences to our evolving tastes. Enter the adult slumber party at the Natural History Museum. Pack your good PJs for a night with science experts, trivia, music, and a munchie buffet with craft beer and wine. There’s even a natural history-themed movie screening and more.

DTLA COMMUNITY
Sundance Next Fest

Missed out on Sundance this year? No problem—Next Fest brings you the, uh, the next best thing, minus the freezing temperatures. The action takes place at DTLA’s Ace Hotel. Catch one (or all) of the six films at the Ace Hotel’s theatre (previously home to Hollywood’s independent 1919 United Artists’ film studio) for a taste of cutting-edge, bizarre and trendy new films. Beyond screenings, weekend highlights include movie and musical guest pairings (look out for Shamir and Big Freedia), comedy pairings and a curated production of shorts, plus special guest talks with Next Fest filmmakers. Buy your tickets in advance, and expect to stay after the movie for exclusive panels

Sunday, August 14

LA COMMUNITY
CicLAvia Iconic Wilshire Boulevard
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The term CicLAvia (Spanish for "bike way”) can also be used to describe a temporary closing of LA's streets. The event—inspired by the first Ciclovías in Bogotá, Colombia—welcomes bikes, tricycles, skateboards, strollers and smiles (sounds cheesy, but it's true) to ride a rotating cast of car-free routes. While most rides center around Downtown, past events have taken the event to Wilshire Boulevard, Venice and South LA. Wherever it is, expect music, street performances and food trucks, as well as general whimsy and shenanigans. Shop owners and restaurants along the CicLAvia route will also open their doors. It goes without saying that you should bike or take the Metro to your desired spot along the route. PS - The Bloc is offering $1 self-parking for cicLAvia participants!  

Thursday, August 18

LA COMMUNITY
Echo Park Rising

Celebrate LA’s burgeoning Eastside with a free music festival—what’s not to like? Echo Park Rising is back for its sixth year with over 100 handpicked local up-and-coming bands, comedians, film screenings and more. Bands on the lineup include Chicano Batman, La Luz, the Weirdos and more. With venues ranging from the Echo and Stories Books & Cafe to Button Mash and the parking lot of TAIX French Restaurant, as well as various special discounts and sales at local businesses, this is always a neighborhood affair not to be missed.

Thursday, August 25

ON THE BLOC
The Perfect Pairing. Rhythm + Wine.
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cultivate your soul under the summer sol and enjoy the eclectic sounds of QVLN on The Bloc Square (700 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, California 90017). Experience a colorful blend of local music and artisanal wine. This tickets wine + rhythm happy hour benefits LA's Project Angel Food - a grassroots nonprofit agency whose mission is to feed Angelenos affected by life-threatening illnesses. Snag your tickets at the door and wine down at The Bloc for a cause! BTW - Score 2 glasses of wine for $15. The music is on us.

Friday, September 09

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
LB Lobster Fest
12:00 p.m.
Crack open lobster claws at the 20th annual lobster festival, where thousands of fresh Maine lobster are shipped in for your dining pleasure.

Saturday, September 10

LA COMMUNITY
American Cinematheque: For the Love of Spock
7:30 p.m.
Live long and prosper at this affectionate documentary about Leonard Nimoy, helmed by the Spock actor's son Leonard—who'll be on for a post-film discussion.

DTLA COMMUNITY
Unique LA Fall Market
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Described as the largest made-in-America shopping event in the country, the annual Unique USA market features clothes, accessories and art pieces from a number of quality handmade brands. Check out local products and rub elbows with the different designers and artists showcasing their work. Take a break with locally-made food, plus free drinks and photo booth portraits.

DTLA COMMUNITY
Doug Aitken: Electric Earth
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Blockbuster artist Doug Aitken is returning to his Southern California home to stage his first North American survey exhibition at MOCA. Electric Earth is built around large-scale installations of videos and chronicles the artist's interest in urban life, the natural world and how those things interact in modern human civilization.

LA COMMUNITY
LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade
12:00 p.m.
Chef Suzanne Goin hosts the 7th annual LA Loves Alex's Lemonade event. The day-long cookout brings in top chefs from across the country, including Giada De Laurentiis, Nancy Silveton and Thomas Bellex, as well as leading vintners and mixologists from around the country. Proceeds go to Alex's Lemonade Stand, which raises money and awareness for children's cancer.

Wednesday, September 14

DTLA COMMUNITY
Wine Wednesday at ER
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a $25 flight of three wines with culinary creations by chef Matt Molina in one of the Art District's nest outdoor areas.

Sunday, September 18

DTLA COMMUNITY
Namasdrake
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Find your inner yogi during a Drake themed yoga class in the middle of the Arts District. Pose from 0 to 100 real quick at Resident (428 S. Hewitt Street) with classes kicking off at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Monday, September 19

DTLA COMMUNITY
Whiskey Week LA
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Seven Grand - the local DTLA whiskey bar - is hosting its first annual Whiskey Week. Stop by the stylish watering hole with hunting lodge decor, old-school cocktails & a massive whiskey selection to hear from master whiskey distillers and sample like a whiskey connoisseur. Bushmill's, Tin Cup, and Compass Box are just a few of the distilleries popping up. RSVP to snag your spot.

Saturday, September 24

DTLA COMMUNITY
Summer Happenings at The Broad
8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
The first program in the Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings at The Broad series is inspired by The Broad’s Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life special exhibition. The evening of performance and music will feature the lush beauty of Perfume Genius' orchestrations and the ever-changing masked choreography of Narcissister. In the spirit of Cindy Sherman’s photographs, performance collective Mutant Salon will transform visitors’ hair, make-up, and minds in a lavish pop-up beauty parlor and hive for creative collaboration and self-care. Lotic will create dark beats in The Broad’s distinctive architecture, and Cindytalk will perform electronic soundscapes that blend rhythmic dissonance with ethereal vocals.

Sunday, September 25

DTLA COMMUNITY
LA Mart Fall 2016 Market
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Head to Downtown's massive LA Mart to shop over 10,000 world-class art and design lines in over 150 showrooms (wear comfy shoes). Get special show discounts and a first look at tons of new product lines at the West coast's largest wholesale marketplace at over half a million (!) square feet of gift, home, furniture and lifestyle brands.

LA COMMUNITY
Abbot Kinney Festival
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Take every artsy street fair you’ve ever attended, add all the stereotypes about Venice Beach and you've got the general idea. A this year's festival, dozens of top food trucks and booths will be on hand, as well as five live music stages featuring everything from electro to spoken word. Riding your bike there? A free bike valet lets you lock it up carefree—which is more than we can say on other days of the year.

LA COMMUNITY
Surf City Surf Dog
8:00 a.m.
Start teaching your pooch how to carve waves because Huntington Beach's annual surf dog competition is right around the corner. The event starts out with two days of "yappy hour" specials and surfing exhibits, followed by the competition itself on Sunday. The action starts in the morning with big dogs and works its way up (or down?) to pint-sized pooches before the final round.

Monday, September 26

ON THE BLOC
Moonwood Monday
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Catch Moonwood Coffee Co. and their schmancy pour-over coffee at the top of the Grand Staircase in our pop-up cube this coming Monday, 9.26.16. Valet parkers can enjoy pastries and coffee (on us!). Vouchers will be available when you drop off your car at valet first thing in the AM. Not a valet parker or just passing by? Not to fret - coffee is also available for purchase for only $2, so don't miss out!

Wednesday, September 28

DTLA COMMUNITY
How We Do LA
7:00 p.m.
WeTransfer – known for connecting creatives around the world – is opening their first stateside outpost in our own Los Angeles. To celebrate, they’ve invited world-renowned DJ and producer Gilles Peterson (of BBC’s Radio 1) to curate a lineup of cutting-edge, L.A.-centric acts. It’s a one-night-only party and you’re invited.

Saturday, October 01

LA COMMUNITY
Mad Decent Block Party
1:00 p.m.
Summer is prime time for block parties, but we're guessing the ones on your street won't play host to Kesha, so this one is, admittedly, mad decent. (Actually, the name comes from Diplo's Mad Decent record label.) The touring concert's stop at LA Center Studios will also feature Diplo, Henrik the Artist, Tropkillaz and more.

Sunday, October 02

GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Phantogram
8:00 p.m.
Phantogram is one of those bands that your grandmother has probably heard, based solely on the number of times its songs have been placed in advertisements for cars and razors. Melding taut hip-hop beats with shoegazing synths and Sarah Barthel's crisp pop vocals, the duo has worked its way from indie label obscurity to collaborations with Big Boi (under the name Big Grams).

Thursday, October 06

ON THE BLOC
Get Saucy with BBQ King
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
We’re adding urban flavor to the backyard barbeque. LA’s iconic BBQ King is popping up at The Bloc during the month of October and Chef Rod Daniels is serving up his amazing smokehouse grub at “The Cube” for your lunching pleasure. Snag your BBQ lunch every Thursday and Friday from at the top of the Grand Staircase. Trust us – it’ll be love at first bite!

Wednesday, October 12

DTLA COMMUNITY
Zhu
8:00 p.m.
You've heard the songs before. Catch Zhu performing smooth, electro beats live all night to dance and lose your mind to.

Thursday, October 13

DTLA COMMUNITY
Downtown Art Walk
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Can you believe this monthly gallery showcase and community celebration turned 12 in September? The self-guided public art phenomenon known as The Downtown Art Walk  brings art lovers and community members to an ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, Downtown celebrates the arts on the 2nd Thursday of each month, year-round, rain or shine. Many of The Downtown Art Walk activities take shape in and around the galleries predominantly on Spring and Main streets between 2nd and 9th streets. However, there is a plethora of art-related events and openings, activities, and special programming taking place all over Downtown.

Friday, October 14

DTLA COMMUNITY
Flight Facilities
9:00 p.m.
The Australian electro duo is making an appearance in DTLA at the local concert hot spot - The Mayan.

Saturday, October 15

LA COMMUNITY
Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Put on your wide-brimmed hats and Sunday best for this annual polo match. Sip on some bubbly alongside celebs. Arrive early to avoid the lines for the shuttles, which transport you to the Will Rogers State Historic Park decked with Champagne bars and food trucks. Once you've fueled up, head to the field to cheer on Figueras as he leads his team, Black Watch.

Sunday, October 16

DTLA COMMUNITY
CicLAvia – Heart of DTLA
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The term CicLAvia (Spanish for "bike way”) can also be used to describe a temporary closing of LA's streets. The event—inspired by the first Ciclovías in Bogotá, Colombia—welcomes bikes, tricycles, skateboards, strollers and smiles (sounds cheesy, but it's true) to ride a rotating cast of car-free routes. Wherever it is, expect music, street performances and food trucks, as well as general whimsy and shenanigans.

Monday, October 17

ON THE BLOC
Fashion Week LA
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
An invitation-only trade event for fashion buyers and press taking place during Los Angeles Fashion Week where influential bloggers, trend-setting retailers, and celebrities connect directly with today's leading fashion designers and apparel brands. Join LA's most influential brands for two exciting days of back-to-back runway shows and innovative panel sessions moderated by industry leaders and provocative and engaging interviews.

Wednesday, October 19

DTLA COMMUNITY
Winyl
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wine + Vinyl = Winyl. Scope out the scene at The Standard where DJ's will be playing albums the way they were intended to be spun - from start to finish. The tunes will also be perfectly paired with seasonal wine tastings by Silverlake Wines and of course a little charcuterie.

Thursday, October 20

ON THE BLOC
Art Swagger LA
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Art Swagger draws the architecture and design community closer through art and charity. The annual fundraiser is back this year and all proceeds will benefit Free Arts, a non-profit org that provides children who have experienced abuse or neglect with creative outlets like dance, drama and painting. Enjoy an evening filled with great art, design, food, music, and specialty cocktails!

Saturday, October 22

DTLA COMMUNITY
Artisanal LA
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Artisanal LA is a weekend long community shopping, tasting and learning experience showcasing the country's finest local, independent food crafters, makers, artisans, and chefs in the California Market Center Penthouse. Grab a friend, celebrate LA's changing seasons, and come hungry. You'll have access to over 150+ vendors - sample to your hearts content!

ON THE BLOC
Sip. Savor. Breathe.
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join The Bloc for refreshing mocktails and a custom sweets bar at the Sip. Savor. Breathe. The Chest Foundation and Breathe California have partnered up to bring the Lung Health Experience to DTLA. The Chestnet Organization will have physicians on site to answer any lung related health questions you might have, conduct lung screenings, access to patient and caregiver information, and will also put you in touch with lung health experts. PS - complimentary COPD testing will be offered for the first 150 guests!

DTLA COMMUNITY
TransNation Queen USA 2016
8:00 p.m.
The 15th annual Queen USA national trans beauty pageant will feature national contestants, notable musical talent, and celeb judges like Caitlyn Jenner and Kelly Osbourne. All event proceeds will benefit St. John's - a center providing services to low income families to support their holistic health. Snag your tickets, throw on some couture, and show your support for the community at the Ace Hotel.

DTLA COMMUNITY
Oktoberfest!
12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Put on your Lederhosen and get your stein ready for the Oktoberfest in DTLA. Head to Pershing Square over the weekend for your fair share of pints, sausages, pretzels, cheese plates, and other snacks. We can't forget about the lively tunes and dancing! PS - your entrance is free!

Sunday, October 23

DTLA COMMUNITY
AIDS Walk Los Angeles
10:00 a.m.
AIDS Walk Los Angeles is a 10K (6.2 mile) fundraising walk starting and ending in the heart of the city at Grand Park. All fundraising proceeds will benefit APLA Health and 20 other L.A. County HIV service organizations in an effort to fight HIV/AIDS. The fundraising event will end with post-walk music, food truck festivities, and a drag show hosted by Carson Kressley – don’t miss it!

Tuesday, October 25

DTLA COMMUNITY
Wine + Cheese Series
6:30 p.m.
There are few great marriages than the one between wine and cheese. At Grand Central Market, two vendors are joining forces to celebrate this pairing, as Bar Moruno and DTLA Cheese partner up for three wine and cheese classes. Each class will focus on cheeses from a different animal—goat (Oct 25), cow (Nov 1) and sheep (Nov 15)—along with excellent wines from Bar Moruno.

Wednesday, October 26

DTLA COMMUNITY
Lucha VaVOOM!
7:00 p.m.
The wildest show in the west is bringing Halloween Madness to the Mayan – mini chicken wrestlers, el Vampiro Blanco, scary stripteasers, comedy creeps, and Dirty Sanchez himself!

Thursday, October 27

DTLA COMMUNITY
Above the Streets
6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Each year, Art Share L.A. serves the L.A. community of emerging artists and supports them through their artistic journey. The 3rd Annual Above the Streets fundraising event benefitting Art Share L.A. will honor the 6th Street Bridge Project and artist Augustine Kofie for contributing to the transformation of Downtown Los Angeles. Augustine’s work will be splashed around the City - large billboards, digital billboards, bus bench ads, and more!  Using drafting as his inspiration, Augustine’s architectural images align with the many new buildings and changes coming to our city. You can snag you tickets online and could also come across a signed piece or two!

 

Saturday, October 29

DTLA COMMUNITY
Altars + Art: DTLA Dia De Los Muertos
5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Día de los Muertos with 35 altars and art installations created by local artists and community groups. The altars, which will remain in the park all week long, will focus on themes that impact local communities. Stop by Grand Park to walk in on a free lunchtime tour highlighting the artwork and traditions of the holiday.

Monday, October 31

DTLA COMMUNITY
Halloween Kids Festival
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The 9th annual Halloween Kids Festival has become a must-do in the DTLA community for trick-or-treating. Take the kiddos to Grand Hope Park for their sugar fix and unlimited access to bounce houses, face painting, puppet shows, and an arts-and-crafts table. We highly recommend snagging your tickets in advance to avoid the scary lines!

Tuesday, November 01

LA COMMUNITY
Red Bull Sound Select

Red Bull Sound Select is back for another year of 30 Days in LA, a month-long concert and event series featuring big-name talent paired with up-and-coming acts on the verge of something great. Each and every night in November, Red Bull will host a concert, dance party, movie night, record swap and more. HAIM, Pusha T, SOPHIE + Charli XCX, Car Seat Headrest, Jeremih, AlunaGeorge and Nick Murphy (formerly Chet Faker) top this year's lineup.

Thursday, November 03

LA COMMUNITY
WestEdge Design Fair
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The return of the WestEdge Design Fair brings interior design-lovers some of the best modern furniture and home accessories to date to the masses. The three-day event will feature 150 exhibiting brands that will showcase their designs in lighting, kitchen, bath, outdoor furnishing and other home products. Shop the various designs and attend a series of special events and notable discussions, panels and workshops to learn how to decorate the home with good taste.

Friday, November 04

LA COMMUNITY
Taste Talks LA

After a stint in Brooklyn and Chicago, Taste Talks is coming to Los Angeles, offering three-days of panels, demos and food from the city's best chefs. Curated by musician and certified chef Kelis, Taste Talks is featuring a lineup that rivals any LA food festival: Curtis Stone, Nyesha Arrington, Chris Oh, Ari Taymor, Evan Kleiman and more will be participating.

Wednesday, November 09

ON THE BLOC
American Contemporary Ballet “Dancing School”
8:00 p.m.
There’s no better way to learn about a dancer’s artistry and technique than to line several of them up and ask each to do the exact same thing. ACB is going to do something we've never done before: five dancers of American Contemporary Ballet will perform the same solo—a new variation choreographed by ACB Artistic Director Lincoln Jones. Jones will pull apart each phrase, comparing each dancer’s choices, strengths, and weaknesses, and you’ll learn more about ballet in one hour than you can anywhere else. You’ll begin to see like a critic—or maybe, better yet, a dancer.

Saturday, November 19

DTLA COMMUNITY
United Way 5k Homewalk
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join United Way for a family 5k run/walk to help end homelessness in Los Angeles County. The day will kick off with a little fitness and end with lawn games, face painting, and beats provided by KCRW's featured DJ's. Did we mention LA's hottest food trucks will also be there?!

LA COMMUNITY
The Great Los Angeles Walk
9:00 a.m.
Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Great Los Angeles Walk debunks all of those clichés about walking in LA. Hundreds of walkers start the free urban hike on one side of the city and, nine hours and 17 miles later, end up at the other. You can hop on or off the walk whenever you'd like, and though no reservations are required,  RSVPs are appreciated.

Saturday, November 26

LA COMMUNITY
Holiday Marketplace at CAFAM
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Have a crafty start to the Christmas shopping season at CAFAM's annual Holiday Marketplace along Miracle Mile. If you're making a list and checking it twice, consider this shopping event for unique handmade gifts and an opportunity to meet the international artists behind them.

Monday, December 19

ON THE BLOC
The Bloc Holiday Market
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Shop local artisans and craftmakers while eating and drinking your seasonal faves during The Bloc's Holiday Market - a seasonal weeklong shopping experience on The Square. fashion + home goods: london manori, in reverie jewelry, la meno fashion jewelry, charlize kyle couture, raising zola, rxcandles, bonblissity, mj vintage jewelry, lularoe michelle faith, pintryst. eat + drink: todo verde, simply delicious kettle corn, the nut stand, poke 2 go, bison burger truck, sweet virtues, street foods co.

Friday, January 06

ON THE BLOC
food truck fridays
11a to 2p
FEATURING - richeeze + rice balls of fire + woody's grill... Treat yourself for sticking to your new year’s resolutions with culinary delights every Friday in January at The Bloc. Head out to 7th Street, between Hope + Flower, from 11am to 2pm for a variety of options to curb your mid-day cravings and dine al fresco in The Square. #TheBlocLA @TheBlocLA

Friday, January 13

ON THE BLOC
food truck fridays
11a to 2p
FEATURING - boulevard salads + middlefeast + romolos... Treat yourself for sticking to your new year’s resolutions with culinary delights every Friday in January at The Bloc. Head out to 7th Street, between Hope + Flower, from 11am to 2pm for a variety of options to curb your mid-day cravings and dine al fresco in The Square. #TheBlocLA @TheBlocLA

Friday, January 20

ON THE BLOC
food truck fridays
11a to 2p
FEATURING - nomad truck + street kitchen + oaxoca on wheels... Treat yourself for sticking to your new year’s resolutions with culinary delights every Friday in January at The Bloc. Head out to 7th Street, between Hope + Flower, from 11am to 2pm for a variety of options to curb your mid-day cravings and dine al fresco in The Square. #TheBlocLA @TheBlocLA

Friday, January 27

ON THE BLOC
food truck fridays
11a to 2p
FEATURING - richeeze + tropical truck + me so hungry... Treat yourself for sticking to your new year’s resolutions with culinary delights every Friday in January at The Bloc. Head out to 7th Street, between Hope + Flower, from 11am to 2pm for a variety of options to curb your mid-day cravings and dine al fresco in The Square. #TheBlocLA @TheBlocLA

Friday, February 03

ON THE BLOC
Food Truck Friday
11a to 2p
We’re keeping a good thing going! Stop by #FoodTruckFriday this Friday and every Friday, rain or shine, at #TheBlocLA. Treat yourself to savory eats each week from 11a - 2p on 7th Street between Hope + Flower. This week’s lineup features Go Fusion Grill + The Green Olive Truck + The Deli Doctor.

Friday, February 17

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We are keeping a good thing going, rain or shine, Food Truck Friday will bring your culinary dreams to life. Located on 7th between Flower + Hope streets, dine al fresco with friends after hitting up Comet Koren BBQ + Pho King Awesome + 505 Food Truck LA. @TheBlocLA #foodtruckfriday #theblocla #laeats

Tuesday, February 28

ON THE BLOC
mardi gras on the square
6p to 9p
Fat Tuesday in DTLA...#umyes! Transcend to Bourbon Street with New Orleans band, Jimmy Z and the Z Tribe, food trucks serving Cajun style cuisine, $5 drinks specials for Siddiqui rum hurricanes, beer + wine, and beads for all. Did we mention the first 300 angelenos to hit The Square on The Bloc will receive a complimentary hurricane in a custom glass(21+ only) and a baby king cake! #TheBlocLA #mardigras #freearts ENTRANCE- Enter on 7th street between Hope + Flower streets. No entrance fee, all are welcome. Proceeds benefit freearts.org PARKING - We recommend taking uber or lift, but if you plan to drive enter the parking garage on Hope or Flower streets and follow signs to self-park, levels 4-6. QUESTIONS- we’ve got you covered, hit us up at blocparty@ratkovich.com

Friday, March 03

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We’re keeping a good thing going! Stop by #FoodTruckFriday this Friday and every Friday, rain or shine, at #TheBlocLA. Treat yourself to savory eats each week from 11a - 2p on 7th Street between Hope + Flower. This week’s lineup features Just in the Flavor + Street Foods Co. + Richeeze + Blast Ice Cream. @TheBlocLA #LAeats #DTLA

Friday, March 10

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We’re keeping a good thing going! Stop by #FoodTruckFriday this Friday and every Friday, rain or shine, at #TheBlocLA. Treat yourself to savory eats each week from 11a - 2p on 7th Street between Hope + Flower. FEATURING: Street Kitchen + That's My Pasta + Epic Tacos + The Chairman. @TheBlocLA #LAeats #DTLA

Friday, March 17

ON THE BLOC
st. patty’s day soiree
11a to 2p
A vibrant celebration with lots of luck to go around! The Bloc celebrates st. patty's day with festivities for all, food trucks + live music + free green beer garden(for 21+) + entertainment in the heart of dtla. Special guests will be walking around the square with tokens...pull a golden token and get lunch + green beer on us! now that is a fab way to kick off the weekend. FEATURING: The Brooklyn Pig + Richeeze + Just in the Flavor + Heritage LA

Tuesday, March 21

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
Food Truck Friday has some real good lookin' dishes this Friday and every Friday..#yesplease! FEATURING: That's My Pasta + Oaxaca on Wheels + Blast Ice Cream + Bison Burger @TheBlocLa #FridayFeels #Nomnom

Friday, March 24

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
Treat yourself to some sweet + savory eats on #FoodTruckFriday at #TheBlocLA. FEATURING: Blast Ice Cream + That's My Pasta + Just In The Flavor + Epic Tacos @TheBlocLA #LAeats #DTLA #Yum

Wednesday, April 05

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between Hope + Flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: street kitchen + bison burger + surfer taco + richeeze. @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

Friday, April 07

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
Stop by for some delish grub on the go for #FoodTruckFriday at #TheBlocLA. FEATURING: Street Kitchen + That's My Pasta + Oaxaca on Wheels + Richeeze @TheBlocLA #TGIF #DTLAFoodies  

Wednesday, April 12

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + Flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: slanging corea + romolos italian + blast ice cream. @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

Friday, April 14

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
Go all out on your Fri-Yay eats and start your weekend off right here at #TheBlocLA. FEATURING: Banh Mi in LA + WISE BARBECUE + Gourmet Genie + The Chairman   @TheBlocLA #FoodTrucks #FriYay    

Tuesday, April 18

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
The Bloc puts an urban spin on dining al fresco. Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's to deliver delish food every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas. #yum #tacotuesday

Wednesday, April 19

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + Flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: epic taco + naked juice + that's my pasta + mambo juice. @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

ON THE BLOC
neon silent disco
7p to 10p
Calling all festival lovers…four DJs, three sounds, and one neon dance floor at The Bloc. Put your headphones on and dive into a unique, dynamic music experience as each DJ spins their own tracks at a different stage. DJs will play a combination of Hip-Hop, Dance, Top 40, and EDM. Renowned Los Angeles based DJCJ will headline and close the night with a mix of his well-known tracks. Also featuring DJ Ryan Kenney, DJ Michael Basic and Beat Ventriloquists. Cocktail specials starting at $5, culinary delights, and neon swag…it’s a dance party you won’t want to miss! FREE ENTRY + NEON SWAG > rsvp blocparty@ratkovich.com #DanceDTLA #neonlightsdanceparty #theblocla 21+ ONLY ID REQUIRED

Tuesday, April 25

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
The Bloc puts an urban spin on dining al fresco. Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's to deliver delish food every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas. #yum #tacotuesday

Friday, April 28

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We at #theblocla think you deserve some of the best dishes LA has to offer. FEATURING: Street Kitchen LA + WISE BARBECUE + Bison Burger + Pizza Co @TheBlocLA #Streetfood #DTLA #FoodTrucks

Tuesday, May 02

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
The Bloc puts an urban spin on dining al fresco. Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's to deliver delish food every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas. #yum #tacotuesday

Wednesday, May 03

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: richeeze + oaxaca + blast ice cream + naked juice.  @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

Friday, May 05

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We at #theblocla think you deserve some of the best dishes LA has to offer. Head over to The Square, down the stairs on 7th street between hope + flower streets at The Bloc. Kick off your weekend in style! FEATURING: mapuche native argentinian food + epic tacos + vchos truck + thats my pasta @TheBlocLA #Streetfood #DTLA #FoodTrucks

Tuesday, May 09

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
The Bloc puts an urban spin on dining al fresco. Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's to deliver delish food every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas starting at $6. #yum #tacotuesday #theblocla

Wednesday, May 10

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: to be determined  @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here. Food Truck Line Up: Just in Flavor + Street Kitchen LA + Richeeze + Cousins Maine Lobster

Friday, May 12

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We at #theblocla think you deserve some of the best dishes LA has to offer. Head over to The Square, down the stairs on 7th street between hope + flower streets at The Bloc. Kick off your weekend in style! FEATURING: Banh Mi in LA + Epic Tacos + Merguez Et Al + Fettes Schwein @TheBlocLA #Streetfood #DTLA #FoodTrucks

Tuesday, May 16

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
The Bloc puts an urban spin on dining al fresco. Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's to deliver delish food every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas starting at $6. #yum #tacotuesday #theblocla

Wednesday, May 17

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: Richeeze + Street Food Co +  Naked Juice. @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

Friday, May 19

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We at #theblocla think you deserve some of the best dishes LA has to offer. Head over to The Square, down the stairs on 7th street between hope + flower streets at The Bloc. Kick off your weekend in style! FEATURING: Street Kitchen LA + That's My Pasta + Wise Barbecue + Zema @TheBlocLA #Streetfood #DTLA #FoodTrucks

Tuesday, May 23

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
The Bloc puts an urban spin on dining al fresco. Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's to deliver delish food every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas starting at $6. #yum #tacotuesday #theblocla

Wednesday, May 24

ON THE BLOC
dreams fizzle into space art exhibit
11a to 4p
Prepare to enter a world of discovery designed to trigger your imagination and inspire you. Learn more about the artist, Matt Smiley and check out his exhibit by June 10th at The Bloc LA. Mondays: By appointment Tuesdays: By appointment Wednesday: 11a to 4p Thursdays: 11a to 4p Fridays: 2p to 8p Saturdays: 2p to 8p

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: The Chairman + Romolo's Italian Cuisine + Richeeze + Cuisins Maine Lobster.  @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

Thursday, May 25

ON THE BLOC
memorial lawn party
4:30p to 7:30p
Kicking off Memorial Weekend in style, The Bloc brings lawn games, adult beverages, grilled eats and live music to The Square. Challenge your friends to cornhole(aka bags), life size checkers and jenga, bocce ball and more while enjoying ice cold beer or wine in the center of DTLA. Happy hour just got real! FREE ENTRY + FREE BEER. Richeeze serving up burgers + dogs+ grilled cheese for $5 to $10. Wine and cocktails $5 and up. #theblocla #bloclawnparty #mdw @TheBlocLA

Friday, May 26

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We at #theblocla think you deserve some of the best dishes LA has to offer. Head over to The Square, down the stairs on 7th street between hope + flower streets at The Bloc. Kick off your weekend in style! FEATURING: Blast Ice Cream + Fries n More + L.AWing Co. + Roam.e Mobile Boutique @TheBlocLA #Streetfood #DTLA #FoodTrucks

Tuesday, May 30

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
The Bloc puts an urban spin on dining al fresco. Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's to deliver delish food every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas starting at $6. #yum #tacotuesday #theblocla

Wednesday, May 31

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: Border Grill + Epic Tacos + Naked Juice + Richeeze @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

Friday, June 02

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We made it to Friday! Let's celebrate by treating ourselves to some of our favorite food trucks. A little something for everyone this week regardless of what you're in the mood for...Can we get one of each? FEATURING: Tender Grill + Merguez Et Al + Hang 10 Tacos + Cousins Maine Lobster #TGIF #Foodtrucks #TheBlocLA

Tuesday, June 06

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
Highlight to our Tuesdays?! Tacos of course! Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas starting at $6. #yum #tacotuesday #theblocla

Wednesday, June 07

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: Wholesam + Romolo's Italian Cuisine + Epic Tacos + Cousins Maine Lobster @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

Friday, June 09

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We’re keeping a good thing going! Stop by #FoodTruckFriday this Friday and every Friday, rain or shine, at #TheBlocLA. Treat yourself to savory eats each week from 11a - 2p on 7th Street between Hope + Flower. FEATURING: India Jones Chow Truck + LAWing Co. + Okamoto Kitchen + The Chairman @TheBlocLA #LAeats #DTLA

Tuesday, June 13

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
The Bloc puts an urban spin on dining al fresco. Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's to deliver delish food every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas. #yum #tacotuesday #TheBlocLA

Wednesday, June 14

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: Naked Juice + Romolo's Italian Cuisine + Woody's Grill + Zema @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

Thursday, June 15

ON THE BLOC
Concerts on The Bloc curated by Sofar Sounds LA
6p to 8:30p
Enjoy the SoCal summers that Angelenos crave with Concerts on The Bloc curated by Sofar Sounds LA, a free outdoor summer concert series in the heart of DTLA. Relish the nice warm weather while you enjoy FREE BEER and tunes from a range of artists brought to you by Sofar Sounds on Thursday, June 15. > Food available for purchase > Specialty Cocktails, Wine and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase... FREE BEER on us! > Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome The line-up includes: A R&B and soul singer VINCINT, an up-and-coming pop artist based in LA, DD Horns, a retro-futuristic jazz quintet playing a discerningly curated selection of modern era indie rock and pop tunes - Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, and Magnetic Fields - as well as one of our fav Los Angeles based Indie bands The Federal Empire! #dtlatunes #concerts #theblocla

Friday, June 16

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
Go all out on your Fri-Yay eats and start your weekend off right here at #TheBlocLA. FEATURING: Cousins Maine Lobster + Epic Tacos + Pinch of Flower + Wise Barbecue   @TheBlocLA #FoodTrucks #FriYay    

Wednesday, June 21

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: Cousins Maine Lobster + Merguez Et Al @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

Friday, June 23

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We at #theblocla think you deserve some of the best dishes LA has to offer. Head over to The Square, down the stairs on 7th street between hope + flower streets at The Bloc. Kick off your weekend in style! FEATURING: Blast Ice Cream + Green Olive Truck + The Tropic Truck @TheBlocLA #Streetfood #DTLA #FoodTrucks

Tuesday, June 27

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
The Bloc puts an urban spin on dining al fresco. Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's to deliver delish food every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas starting at $6. #yum #tacotuesday #theblocla

Wednesday, June 28

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: Wholesam + The Grilled Cheese Truck + Naked Juice + Merguez Et Al @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

Friday, July 07

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
It's Friday so treat yourself at #theblocla to any of our awesome food trucks here! Head over to The Square, down the stairs on 7th street between hope + flower streets at The Bloc. Kick off your weekend in style! FOOD TRUCKS: Cousins Maine Lobster + Okamoto Kitchen + Romolo's Italian Cuisine + Wise Barbecue @TheBlocLA #NomNom #DTLA #FoodTrucks

Tuesday, July 11

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
Highlight to our Tuesdays?! Tacos of course! Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas starting at $6. #yum #tacotuesday #theblocla

Wednesday, July 12

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: Churro Stix + Cousins Maine Lobster + Naked Juice + Sugo  @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

Friday, July 14

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We made it to Friday! Let's celebrate by treating ourselves to some of our favorite food trucks. A little something for everyone this week regardless of what you're in the mood for...Can we get one of each? FEATURING: Blast Ice Cream + Green Olive Truck + Ridges Churro Bar + Wise Barbecue #TGIF #Foodtrucks #TheBlocLA

Tuesday, July 18

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
Highlight to our Tuesdays?! Tacos of course! Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas starting at $6. #yum #tacotuesday #theblocla

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
Tacos + burritos + mulitas all here at The Bloc on Tuesdays because..you guessed it! We love our Taco Tuesday! Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's to deliver delish food every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas starting at $6. #yum #tacotuesday #theblocla

Wednesday, July 19

ON THE BLOC
shatterproof rappel challenge
9a - 5p
The Shatterproof Challenge LA is a unique opportunity to choose your own adventure! Rappel 25 stories down the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles OR zipline from the BLOC to the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles and then rappel down 25 stories. Either way, you'll be helping to change the conversation about addiction. One hundred percent of every dollar you raise funds our life saving prevention, treatment, and recovery programs. #RappelLA deets >rappella.org

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: Will keep you posted!  @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

Thursday, July 20

ON THE BLOC
concerts on the bloc
6p to 8:30p
Enjoy the SoCal summers that Angelenos crave with Concerts on The Bloc curated by Sofar Sounds LA, a free outdoor summer concert series in the heart of DTLA. Relish the nice warm weather while you enjoy FREE BEER and tunes from a range of artists brought to you by Sofar Sounds on Thursday, July 20. Food, Specialty Cocktails, Wine and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase... the BEER is on us! Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. The line-up includes: A R&B and soul singer Chris Scholar, an Electric pop Los Angeles based artist with lush vocals Flavia, and an indie rock band, BRAEVES #dtlatunes #concerts #theblocla

Friday, July 21

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We're keeping a good thing going! Stop by #FoodTruckFriday this Friday and every Friday, rain or shine, at #TheBlocLA. Treat yourself to savory eats each week from 11a - 2p on 7th Street between Hope + Flower. FEATURING: Cousins Maine Lobster + The Tropic Truck + Wise Barbecue @TheBlocLA #LAeats #DTLA

Wednesday, July 26

ON THE BLOC
market on the square
11a to 4p
Shop local artisans, explore culinary delights and dine al fresco in The Square on The Bloc. 11a to 4p rain or shine, the odd market curates an exploration of the senses for all angelenos alike. Located on 7th Street between hope + flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) and make hump day yours. FOOD TRUCKS: Cousins Maine Lobster + Naked Juice + Marcel + Woody's Grill @TheBlocLA #theblocmarket #shopdtla #theblocla > Want to be a vendor? Explore more here.

Friday, July 28

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
We made it to Friday! Let's celebrate by treating ourselves to some of our favorite food trucks. A little something for everyone this week regardless of what you're in the mood for...Can we get one of each? FEATURING: Wholesam + PhillyFornia + Roam.e Mobile Boutique + Wise Barebecue #TGIF #Foodtrucks #TheBlocLA

Tuesday, August 15

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
The Bloc puts an urban spin on dining al fresco. Head to The Square, located down the stairs from 7th street between hope and flower streets, for Juan's to deliver delish food every Tuesday including tacos + burritos + mulitas starting at $6. #yum #tacotuesday #theblocla

Thursday, August 17

ON THE BLOC
concerts on The Bloc
6p to 8:30p
Enjoy the SoCal summers that Angelenos crave with Concerts on The Bloc curated by Sofar Sounds LA, a free outdoor summer concert series in the heart of DTLA. Relish the nice warm weather while you enjoy FREE BEER and tunes from a range of artists brought to you by Sofar Sounds on Thursday, August 17. Food, Specialty Cocktails, Wine and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase... the BEER is on us! Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. The line-up includes: A R&B Alternative artist Markts, American Folk band Herber Bail Orchestra, and indie rock band, Brenda Carsey and Awe #dtlatunes #concerts #theblocla

Friday, August 18

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
Kick off your weekend with a plate of amazing at food truck Friday. Head over to The Square, down the stairs on 7th street between hope + flower streets at The Bloc. FEATURING: Cousins Maine Lobster + Wise Barbecue @TheBlocLA #BlocFoodies #Foodtrucks

Tuesday, August 22

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
Let’s taco ‘bout how awesome Tuesdays are here on The Bloc. You know we can always count on Juans Tacos to bring it...mulutas, burritos, quesadillas and tacos every tuesday on the Square from 11a to 2p. #TacoTuesday

Wednesday, August 23

ON THE BLOC
lawn games on the bloc
11a to 2p
What better way to spend your afternoon other than out on The Square playing lawn games with your coworkers (team building 101?!). We’ll have food trucks parked on 7th street and the DJ spinning from 11a to 2p. Soak up the sun and enjoy the awesome vibes. #Playtime #Foodies Featuring: Green Olive Truck + Naked Juice + Oaxaca on Wheels + Wise Barbecue

Wednesday, August 30

ON THE BLOC
lawn games on the bloc
11a to 2p
When gaming is life...The Bloc has you covered from 11a to 2p on the Square located on 7th Street between hope + flower street. Grab your friends and head down to the grassy area and work on your gamer skills. FEATURING: Updates to come! @TheBlocLA #TheBlocLA #BlocGamers

Tuesday, September 05

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
If you like a girl don't buy her flowers...buy her tacos! Come by The Bloc on a Tuesday afternoon to treat your bae to Juans Tacos. Who doesn't love a Taco Tuesday date? #TacoTuesday

Wednesday, September 06

ON THE BLOC
lawn games on the bloc
11a to 2p
Step out from behind your computer and come by The Bloc to play some lawn games that include jenga, cornhole, chess and checkers! If you're hungry head over to the food trucks or one of our yummy restaurants at The Bloc for lunch! Happening from 11a to 2p! FEATURING: Merguez Et Al + Naked Juice + Cousins Maine Lobster

Friday, September 08

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
When Friday at The Bloc we feast! Food trucks will be parked on 7th street all afternoon to pick up some lunch and soak up the sun while enjoying the DJ spin. Perfect way to get the weekend started! FEATURING: B&W Mobile Cuisine + Okamoto kitchen + Straight Outta The Grill + Wise Barbecue @TheBlocLA #NomNom #DTLA #FoodTrucks

Monday, September 11

ON THE BLOC
drive electric week
8a to 7p
We’re doing our part to bring you awesome options for Drive Electric Week. The Green Commuter will be popping up at The Bloc early next year as your zero emissions transportation system! Get a sneak peak of the Green Commuter parked out on street level from 9.11 to 9.15. #ChargeUp #DriveEleectric

Tuesday, September 12

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
If you ever have a taco emergency make sure to call 9 Juan Juan! We know we can count on Juan's Tacos to keep our taco withdrawals to a minimum. Stop by plaza level from 11a to 2p to get your plate (or plates) of tacos, militas, burritos and quesadillas. #NomNom #TacoTuesday

Wednesday, September 13

ON THE BLOC
lawn games on the bloc
11a to 2p
A new way to network? Get to know your office neighbors who are here at The Bloc with a game of chess or jenga. Lawn games and food trucks make serious business seem so much cooler. Also making your lunch choices much easier with awesome food trucks parked on 7th street from 11a to 2p. #GameDay FEATURING: Fries First + Straight Outta The Grill

Friday, September 15

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
TGIF! Head over to The Square, down the stairs on 7th street between hope + flower streets for all of the delish food trucks! FEATURING: BBQ Smokehouse Truck + Straight Outta The Grill @TheBlocLA #Yesplease #Dtlafodies  #Foodtrucks

Tuesday, September 19

ON THE BLOC
taco tuesday
11a to 2p
The best diet tip ever received? A well balanced diet is a taco in each hand. We're really getting into shape with this tip every Tuesday at The Bloc! Head down to The Square and get on our level of healthy. #Tacodiet

Wednesday, September 20

ON THE BLOC
lawn games on the bloc
11a to 2p
Grab your friends and head over to The Bloc for lawn games and food. Located on 7th Street between hope + flower streets, head down to the grassy area (aka The Square) to spot all of the giant games you can actually play or just snap pics with. FEATURING: Green Olive Truck + Merguez Et Al + Naked Juice + Straight Outta The Grill @TheBlocLA #theblocgames #theblocla

Friday, September 22

ON THE BLOC
food truck friday
11a to 2p
TGIF! Let's celebrate Friday by treating ourselves to something delish for lunch. Grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks parked on 7th street! FEATURING: Cousins Maine Lobster + Straight Outta The Grill + The Surfer Taco #TGIF #Nomnom #TheBlocLA


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Friday Sep 22, 2017 - 4:19am

Kicking off LAFW with a Fashion + Beauty Soirée at The Bloc! Featuring pop-ups and an influencer… https://t.co/e0kjeMTpex
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Thursday Sep 14, 2017 - 2:16pm

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