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At Home He's a Tourist
LAist likes nothing so much as a three-day weekend. Of course, you have to make it through Friday first—but that is so little to ask in return for sleeping in on Monday. Below are LAist's picks for this (long) weekend's entertainment. Get out there and enjoy your holiday!
Today is the Fuck Yeah Fest in Echo Park, a celebration of all things Echo Park in the areas of music/art/spoken word/comedy, all going on at various locations. At 8:00 PM upstairs at The Echo and in Echo #B (enter thru Glendale) will be The Mean Reds, Giant Drag, Nantucket Suicide, Wires On Fire, The Mae Shi, The Willowz and more.
Also tonight, The Smell has The Dying Californian (ex-Nuzzle), CB Brand, Deers (ex-Antioch Arrow, Evergreen and Get Hustle), Rabbit Spirals the Sun and Holloy con Jim Brown (member of Bluebird), starting at 9:00 PM; admission is $5.00.
Tonight from 8-11:00 PM at La Luz de Jesus is the opening reception for Rhythm and Hues, a show of new work by Hudson Marquez. The show runs through August 1; admission to the reception is free.
La Luz de Jesus is also part of the Los Feliz First Friday Art Walk, an open gallery night held on the first Friday of each month. The hours of each gallery vary, so check the guide for more information.
Friday and Saturday nights at the Henry Fonda Theater Skinny Puppy is performing with Tweaker. Tickets are $26.50 and doors open at 8:00 PM.
Celebrate the anniversary of pop culture sensation Giant Robot at the opening reception for Giant Robot 10 Years. This group exhibit of all the artists that have inspired GR will run through August 4, but the opening reception runs from 5-10:00 PM Saturday at GR2. For more info on the history of GR, check out this story from the LA Times.
The Fourth of July is nothing without fireworks, so check the LA County Fire Department's list of fireworks displays for nearby locations. If you're planning on setting off fireworks of your own, don't forget to make sure fireworks are legal in your area.
If you don't have a taste for fireworks, spend Sunday night at Hollywood Forever enjoying a Cinespia outdoor screening of the 1955 noir film Kiss Me Deadly. Nothing could be further from fireworks that a murder-mystery in Hollywood's most famous graveyard. Gates open at 7:30 PM and the movie begins at 9:00; admission is a $10.00 donation.
Monday brings Scottish pop-rockers Idlewild to Los Angeles for the first of two intimate nights at The Hotel Café. Admission is $12 and, due to the small size of the venue, LAist recommends you buy tickets early.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.