Tickets Now On Sale For Cosm’s First Experiential Sports & Entertainment Venue

Tickets Now On Sale For Cosm’s First Experiential Sports & Entertainment Venue

Los Angeles, CA — Cosm, a leading immersive technology, media, and entertainment company, today announced that tickets are now on sale for its “Summer Showcase” of Shared Reality sports, entertainment, and art productions at its new 65,000 square foot experiential venue in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Park.

 

Located in the heart of the sports and entertainment capital of the world, adjacent to SoFi Stadium, Cosm’s first fan-facing venue boasts an 87-foot diameter 12K+ LED dome that delivers category-defining experiences in Shared Reality, which merges state-of-the-art visuals and the energy of the crowd to make fans feel like they have the best seat in the house at the most sought-after events from around the globe.

 

On July 27, 2024, fans will have the opportunity to experience Shared Reality with a live presentation of UFC 304: Edwards vs. Muhammad 2. Cosm’s large-scale LED dome will give Los Angeles fight fans the feeling of sitting next to the Octagon, alongside passionate UFC fans for the fight happening live at Co-op Live in Manchester, England.

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In the entertainment category, tickets are available for a never-before-seen Shared Reality experience of Cirque du Soleil’s timeless production, “O”. After 25 years on stage and with over 19 million guests entertained, “O” is solidified as the most successful production in Cirque du Soleil history and remains a fan favorite available live and in-person at Bellagio in Las Vegas. For the first time ever, Los Angeles-area guests are invited to experience the awe and wonder of Cirque du Soleil from never-before-seen vantage points, surrounded by acrobatics, artistry, and the dreamlike vignettes of Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic masterpiece. Every sight, sound, and stunning detail of “O” will envelop the senses as guests take in Cirque du Soleil’s debut fully digital and immersive experience. All showings will be available for ticketing on Cosm.com or within Cosm’s fully integrated app.

 

Cosm also announced today that it will unveil projects from award-winning new media artists Nancy Baker Cahill, Ricardo Romaneiro, and Guy Reid (Planetary Collective), three of the inaugural members of the Cosm Studios Creators Program, which allows artists to develop works specifically for the new medium of Shared Reality and Cosm’s boundless, cutting-edge experience technology platform.

 

Baker-Cahill’s immersive visual narrative SEEK will premiere on July 18, 2024 (private event), with additional ticketed showings throughout July and August. SEEK invites guests to actively look and listen more deeply by dissolving the interface between viewer, lens, and filmed content. The visual odyssey explores a series of bespoke abstract landscapes – water, sand and wind, fire, and forest – each layered with meticulously camouflaged imagery and sound.

 

Romaneiro’s audiovisual symphony titled LIQUIDVERSE: Microcosm & Macrocosm fuses mesmerizing orchestral music with vibrant liquid visuals to guide guests through a never-before-experienced sensory journey into, and beyond, the beginning of the universe. The premiere of Romaneiro’s immersive experience will feature a live orchestra and is set for July 12, 2024 (private event), with subsequent ticketed showings available throughout the month and beyond.

 

Directed by Guy Reid, Planetary Collective’s new film Orbital offers a hyper-real, animated journey to the edge of our galaxy. Guided by the real stories of the men and women who have looked back on the planet in awe of Earth’s place in the universe, audiences are transported to space through dynamic visual and narrative mechanisms. Orbital premieres at Cosm on July 17, 2024 (private event), with additional ticketed showings slated through the summer.

 

Additional programming will ramp up in August and will see the venue settle into its regular hours and event cadence. Cosm will soon add ticketed events for Shared Reality productions of Premier League soccer matches, NCAA College Football games, and US Open Tennis, all kicking off in August. On-sale dates will be announced soon.

 

Tickets to Cosm events can be purchased now on Cosm.com or via Cosm’s fully integrated app, available to download in the App Store and on the Google Play Store. Cosm’s slate of current events can be found below:

 

  • UFC 304: Edwards vs. Muhammad 2 – July 27
  • O” by Cirque du Soleil – July 28, and additional showings in August
  • ORBITAL by Planetary Collective, directed by Guy Reid – July 28, July 29, July 31, and additional showings in August
  • SEEK by Nancy Baker Cahill – July 29, July 30, and additional showings in August
  • LIQUIDVERSE: Microcosm & Macrocosm by Ricardo Romaneiro – multiple showings in August
  • NCAA College Football Starting August 31 (Tickets on sale in late June)
  • US Open Tennis August 26-30 (Tickets on sale in late June)
  • Premier League Starting mid-August (Tickets on sale in late June)
  • More events to be announced soon
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Blessed Bread: Hot New Food Truck Rolls into Los Angeles

Blessed Bread: Hot New Food Truck Rolls into Los Angeles

Fresh on the Sando Scene

Los Angeles, CA – Blessed Bread, a vintage food truck serving up gourmet sandos like you’ve never tasted before, has arrived in Los Angeles, stationed on Melrose Place, West Hollywood. Open 7 days a week from 8am-2pm, Blessed Bread is spreading the goodness around LA with their bespoke sandos. Unique golden brioche toasts created by Blessed Bread encase carefully thought-out, freshly prepared gourmet fillings created by renowned chefs from around the world. Menu items include breakfast BB’s with Smoked Salmon or bacon, Ricotta Toast, Chorizo, Pastrami, banana, and avocado, each elevated by creative twists. The pocket-style brioche toasts make them perfect for indulging on-the-go, but customers may wish to stay and enjoy the welcoming, memorable environment.

The pink vintage truck emblazoned with the Blessed Bread logo is a Citroen 1971, adding nostalgia and charm to customers’ experience while showcasing the team at work through its larger-than-average windows.

Blessed Bread is the brainchild of Liana Kazaryan, who previously founded London’s Bar du Champagne and the internationally acclaimed superfood chain Avobar with locations in London, Abu Dhabi, and Hong Kong. Kazaryan has been inspired by the Los Angeles food truck culture for some time, and curiosity led to passion, with Blessed Bread now open for business on LA’s iconic Melrose Place.

“Our goal with Blessed Bread is to provide a fresh and innovative approach to quick service food with the brand’s core essence captured in the proposition, ‘the goodness is within,’ emphasizing the high-quality ingredients and heartwarming taste that lies within each sando,” said Kazaryan. “When customers arrive, they are greeted with the aromas of our toasted brioche bread and fresh ingredients, and the welcoming ambiance that defines Blessed Bread. We want their experience to be filled with delicious, wholesome food and great memories.”

Committed to sustainability, Blessed Bread implements eco-friendly practices by using biodegradable packaging, sourcing local and organic ingredients whenever possible, and supporting ethical and responsible suppliers.

For more information about Blessed Bread, please visit blessedbread.com and follow @TheBlessedBread on Instagram.

Find Blessed Bread at: Melrose Pl, West Hollywood
CA 90069 (on the corner of Croft Avenue)

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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

There was a time—and it would be right about now, late afternoon. The sun would be setting and the weather would invite the family to pack up head to a drive-in theatre. There was a playground in front of the screen, seated in a a small sand box and once the movie began, every child was summoned back to the car. Drive-in theaters emerged in the 1930s, peaking in popularity during the 1950s and 60s. They provided a perfect blend of the automotive culture and the burgeoning film industry, creating a social hub for communities. Families piled into their cars, packed with blankets and pillows, eager to enjoy the latest Hollywood offerings from the cozy confines of their vehicles.

The experience of a drive-in theater was more than just watching a movie. It was a full-sensory journey: the soft hum of car engines, the crackling sound of the film reel, and the mingling aromas of popcorn, candy, and night air. It was the anticipation as the sun dipped below the horizon, signaling the start of the show, and the collective excitement that spread through the crowd as the first frames flickered on the giant screen and all eyes looked forward.

That was then—this is now and not all the theaters are gone—here is a shortlist of drive-in’s in th eSouthern California region. If you’ve not had this experience, it is one to partake: fun, unique and oddly entertaining.

 

  1. Paramount Drive-In Theatre (Paramount, CA): Originally opened in 1947, this drive-in was revived in recent years with modern amenities, including digital projection and a full snack bar. It’s a classic drive-in experience with two 75-foot screens showing double features​ (Time Out Worldwide)​​ (Kidsguide)​.
  2. Electric Dusk Drive-In (Glendale, CA): Known for its retro vibe, this drive-in offers a mix of cult classics and recent favorites. It even provides an option to sit on the grass if you prefer not to stay in your car​ (Time Out Worldwide)​​ (MomsLA)​.
  3. Van Buren Drive-In Theatre (Riverside, CA): This drive-in has been operating since 1964 and features an old California orange grove theme. It now has three screens and shows double features every night​ (Time Out Worldwide)​​ (PBS SoCal)​.
  4. Vineland Drive-In Theatre (City of Industry, CA): With four screens, this drive-in offers a variety of films and is a popular choice for families. It’s known for its traditional movie snacks and family-friendly atmosphere​ (MomsLA)​​(Kidsguide)​.
  5. Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre (Montclair, CA): This drive-in has a unique tiki theme and offers a fun, themed environment. It opened in 1956 and continues to be a favorite for many in the area​ (PBS SoCal)​.
  6. South Bay Drive-In (Imperial Beach, CA): Operating since 1958, this drive-in features nautical-themed decor and modern upgrades, making it a popular spot in the San Diego area​ (MomsLA)​.

 

The Olympic Theatre This former drive-in originally opened in 1934 as the 500-car capacity Drive-In (the first drive-in in California) at Pico Boulevard and Westwood Boulevard. It was soon re-named Pacific Drive-In (the operators were Pacific Theatres) and had become the Pico Drive-In when it was closed on October 1, 1944. (A separate page on Cinema Treasures covers this theatre)

It moved 2 miles to the west from that location to Olympic Boulevard and Bundy Drive, (re)opening on April 4, 1945 with Edward G. Robinson in “The Woman in the Window” & Bud Abbott & Lou Costello in “Lost in a Harem”. It was renamed the Olympic Drive-In on October 3, 1945. This drive-in had a screen tower with a mural of two surfers (a boy and a girl) riding a wave. Opened with 775 car spaces, it lasted until October 14, 1973 when it was screening adult movies. The final program being “School Girls”, “School Girls Growing” and Swinging Wives”

These theaters provide a nostalgic and enjoyable way to watch movies under the stars, making them a cherished part of Southern California’s cultural landscape. For more information on showtimes and locations, you can visit the respective theater websites or check local listings.

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Del Maguey Mezcal Wants to Elevate Your Summer Sips

Del Maguey Mezcal Wants to Elevate Your Summer Sips

Del Maguey recently proudly introduced its latest expression, Del Maguey Vida® Puebla, expanding its celebrated Single Village® tradition. This new offering brings the heritage of Del Maguey Vida® Clásico, originally produced in San Luis del Rio, Oaxaca, to a cutting-edge palenque in Axocopan, Puebla.

Launching in major US markets, Del Maguey Vida® Puebla invites new drinkers to explore its Mezcal portfolio while showcasing the artisanal craftsmanship of its original partner producers. Produced in one of Mexico’s key Mezcal regions, Del Maguey Vida® Puebla aims to innovate and lead within the category.

Del Maguey Vida® Puebla is an excellent introduction to Mezcal, with its approachable flavor profile and competitive price. The expression features savory and bright aromas with notes of roasted agave, citrus, white peach, and candied pine. The volcanic rock in Puebla’s soil imparts a distinct minerality, making this Mezcal a true reflection of its origin.

To celebrate the launch, Del Maguey threw a Mezcal Happy Hour at LA’s Casa Vega restaurant. During the event, LA’s Del Maguey Agave Ambassador, Jennifer Oakley, guided guests into a deep dive through the heritage of one of the world’s finest mezcal portfolios. Attendees enjoyed Del Maguey Vida® Puebla Negronis, Old Fashioneds, Margaritas, and a few of Del Maguey’s coveted sipping mezcals, including: Chichicapa, Tobalá, and Santo Domingo Albarradas.

Photo Credit: Tip Supply (@tip.supply)

Co-founder Steve Olson emphasizes the brand’s commitment to sustainable growth and traditional processes. “We saw the need and wanted to show it’s possible to grow in the right way: by creating a liquid that’s sustainably produced, with respect to the land, plant, and environment, honoring traditional process and culture and the people who make the Mezcal,” Olson says. “We felt it was our responsibility because we opened the door to this culture by introducing the category to the world.”

Founder Ron Cooper, who fell in love with Mezcal in Oaxaca over 25 years ago, established Del Maguey to highlight the unique artisanship of each producer. Del Maguey Vida® Puebla continues this legacy, inviting new enthusiasts to discover Mezcal and celebrating the brand’s rich history and future.

Bottled at 40% ABV, Del Maguey Vida® Puebla will debut in select states in March 2023, including NY, CA, FL, TX, IL, and OH, and will be available nationwide by July 2023 (SRP: $37.99 / 750ML). For more information, visit their website and follow on Instagram.

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Face the Music: The Legacy of Music Photography

Face the Music: The Legacy of Music Photography

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Face the Music: The Legacy of Music Photography. The exhibition celebrates the enduring legacy of music legends who transcended the boundaries of entertainment to become cultural icons. The curation brings together iconic photographers and musicians, from the forties to today, showcasing how their collaborative artistry captured and shaped the cultural zeitgeist of their respective eras. These artists not only created memorable music but also challenged societal norms, sparked significant movements, and mirrored the changes within society visible in the emblematic photographs on display.

FACE THE MUSIC

The Legacy of Music Photography

July 25 – September 7, 2024

Visitors will journey through different eras each marked by the distinctive contributions of music legends including The Beatles, Billie Holiday, Elvis Presley, Dizzy Gillespie, Diana Ross, Tupac Shakur, Elton John, Nirvana, Gloria Estefan, Harry Styles, and Cher among many more.

Jim Marshall’s famous photo of Johnny Cash flipping the bird at Folsom Prison captures the rebellious spirit and raw authenticity of Cash’s persona, solidifying its place as an iconic image in music history. Randee St. Nicholas and Frank Ockenfels 3 were long time artistic collaborators and friends with Prince and David Bowie respectively, creating the unique opportunity for genuine representation of the musician rather than photographic interpretation. Ray Charles’ larger-than-life energy is palpable in Steve Schapiro’s portrait of Charles laughing in a board room filled with dour businessmen. Janette Beckman’s portrait of Run DMC in Queens represents a shift in hip-hop, where a group could come from a working-class neighborhood and rap about their lives, offering different stories from the groups coming out of the Bronx. Mark Seliger’s legacy of music photography continues with his portrait of Jon Batiste, a trailblazer in contemporary American music who continually pushes the boundaries of the medium.

Face the Music is more than a celebration of musical talent; it is a tribute to the power of music to connect people across generations through the shared viewing of iconic photographs. The exhibition features work by David Bailey, Janette Beckman, Harry Benson, Brad Branson, William Claxton, Patrick Demarchelier, Timothy Duffy, Greg Gorman, Nadav Kander, Daniel Kramer, Herman Leonard, Christopher Makos, Jim Marshall, Fred W. McDarrah, Alasdair McLellan, Frank Ockenfels 3, Estevan Oriol, Lyle Owerko, Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston, Steve Schapiro, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger, Randee St. Nicholas, Phil Stern, Alex Stoddard, Art Streiber, Bruce Talamon, Albert Watson, Bruce Weber, Alfred Wertheimer, Dan Winters, Ernest C. Withers, and Magdalena Wosinska.

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Events for the 4th of July

Events for the 4th of July

Celebrate the 4th of July in Southern California

Discover the best Independence Day events, fireworks, and festivities happening across Southern California.

Spectacular Fireworks

Family-Friendly Activities

Live Music & Entertainment

Upcoming 4th of July Events

Santa Monica Pier Fireworks

Santa Monica Pier Fireworks

27th June 2024, 11AM - 1PM
Join us on July 4th at 9 PM for a dazzling fireworks display over the Pacific Ocean.

Redondo Beach BBQ & Fireworks

30th June 2024, 9AM - 12PM
Enjoy a day of BBQ, live music, and fireworks starting at 12 PM at Redondo Beach.

Anaheim Hills Parade & Festival

4th July 2024, 7PM - 9PM
Celebrate with a parade at 1 PM followed by a festival with food, games, and fireworks.

Memories from Past Celebrations

4th of July Event Gallery

What Our Attendees Are Saying

“The 4th of July fireworks display was absolutely breathtaking! The entire event was well-organized and fun for the whole family. We can’t wait to come back next year!”

Richard D.

Event Attendee

“I’ve attended many 4th of July events, but this one in Southern California tops them all. The live music, food trucks, and friendly atmosphere made it an unforgettable experience.”

Emily T.

Event Enthusiast

“This event is a must-see! The fireworks were spectacular, and there were so many activities for the kids. It was the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day.”

Richard M.

Family Visitor

Join Us for an Unforgettable 4th of July!

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