Calendar: July 1-7, 2016
FRI | JULY 1
World War II is over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors at the German camps in Warsaw. One night, a panicked nun comes in begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent. What she finds there is shocking — a sister about to give birth and several others in advanced stages of pregnancy. Fearing the shame of exposure, the nuns increasingly turn to the nonbeliever Mathilde, who seeks the help of Samuel, a Jewish doctor, as their belief system clashes with harsh realities. Landmark Theatres, 10850 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 470-0492. ” target=”_blank”>laemmle.com.
WED | JULY 6
“FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN”
“Four Chords and a Gun” tells the true story of the Ramones. Desperate for a hit, the punk rock band enlisted legendary producer Phil Spector to produce their fifth album in 1978. In the ensuing months, guns were drawn, hearts were broken and an incredible record was created. Written by John Ross Bowie and directed by Jessica Hanna. The cast features Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley,” “The Internship”), Arden Myrin (“MadTV”), Johnathan McClain (“Mad Men”), Matthew Patrick Davis (“Comedy Bang! Bang!”), James Pumphrey (“Arrested Development,” “Key & Peele”) and Michael Daniel Cassady (“Drunk History”). 7 p.m. $25. Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 460-9812. MON | JULY 4
FOURTH OF JULY AMERICAFEST
Enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in Southern California. There will be plenty of music and food vendors in the nearby Arroyo. 9 a.m., parking lot opens; 2 p.m., festival begins; 6 p.m., stadium opens; 7 p.m., opening ceremony; 9:05 p.m., fireworks. $13 general admission; $25 reserved section; free for kids 5 and younger. $30 general parking. The Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. (626) 577-3100. ” target=”_blank”>palisadesparade.org.
COMMUNITY FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS SHOW: EXPOSITION PARK
Concert, food, games, carnival rides and a 45-minute fireworks display. Fireworks begin at dusk, about 9 p.m. Noon.-10 p.m. Free. Exposition Park South Lawn, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>grandparkla.org.
JULY 4TH EXTRAVAGANZA: WOODLAND HILLS
This huge Fourth of July fireworks festival attracts more than 60,000 people to the West Valley. It features food vendors, a play zone, a free concert with original Beach Boy David Marks with the Surf City Allstars, and a fireworks show. 6 p.m., concert; 9 p.m., fireworks to live music. Free. $20 parking. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. ” target=”_blank”>theatricum.com.
FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVAL: STUDIO CITY
This is a fun-filled family festival featuring exhibits, music, food, fireworks, a children’s fun zone and a business exposition. This year’s theme is a Hawaiian luau with the sounds of Elvis on the main stage. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. $25 adults, $10 for children 6-12; free for kids younger than 6. Rooftop viewing and VIP tickets cost extra. CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. (818) 655-5916. ” target=”_blank”>visitmarinadelrey.com.
The Culver City Fourth of July celebration includes live music, food trucks, midway games and a fireworks display at West Los Angeles College. 4 p.m. $5; free for children under 6. $10 parking. West LA College, 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City.