City Shortlist: July 21-27
This week's editor-approved list of events combines everything from free muppets and concerts to a tribute of a fantastic foursome that revolutionized the face of music.
KCRW Live @ Who Shot Rock & Roll| July 21 (Sat) | 7p.m.-10p.m. | Annenberg Space for Photography
Nothing captures the essence of summer quite like live music under the stars and local radio station KCRW has been known to throw some of the best shows in town. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of psychedelic rock band, T. Rex’s most influential album, “The Slider,” Alaskan indie rockers Portugal. The Man will take the stage alongside KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox and Gary Calamar at the Annenberg Space for Photography. If last week’s free concert with Moby was any indication to how chaotic attendance can be, then be sure to come and set up camp early. While you are there, check out the space’s current exhibit, “Who Shot Rock & Roll,” to view music photography at its finest. (KCRW)
“The Muppets” Free Screening | July 23 (Mon) | 8:00 p.m. | Cherry Park 1901 E. 45th St. Long Beach, CA
Every summer the city of Long Beach partners with various parks in the area to provide the community with free screenings of family friendly movies. Bring a blanket, some food, and a few friends to fully enjoy the night. The movies are screened from June 25-August 31 (Movies in the Park)
Oufest | July 12-22 | various times | Director’s Guild of America (some screenings are offsite)
Now in its 30th year, Outfest is a film festival that celebrates the LGBT community. The films screened during the festival aim to educate, show the rich diversity of the LGBT community and entertain people from all walks of life. The festival ends this weekend so check out a film before it’s too late. (Outfest)