SAT JULY 1
The Congregation Beth Shalom Film Series presents a screening of “Yentl,” the story of a young Jewish woman who has to disguise herself as a boy to study Torah. Studying among Orthodox Jewish rabbis, she falls in love with another student, and her situation is further complicated when a woman falls in love with her. The film will be screened outdoors, so bring a folding chair and blanket and be prepared to sing along under the stars. Popcorn and ice cream included. 8 p.m. $5. Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. (661) 254-2411. cbs-scv.org.
SUN JULY 2
Celebrate Independence Day with the Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix at the Hollywood Bowl. Its hits include arrangements of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and songs by Daft Punk. The group will be joined by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for three evenings of patriotic music and fireworks. 7:30 p.m. Also Monday, July 3,
and Tuesday, July 4. Tickets start at $35. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000. hollywoodbowl.com.
TUE JULY 4
HUNTINGTON BEACH PIER
Make your Fourth of July an all-day celebration. The festivities kick off with a parade, followed by the Pier Plaza Festival, where you’ll find live entertainment, family activities and traditional food. The fireworks display will end in an epic 500-round finale. 10 a.m. $15 parade bleacher seating; $10 VIP fireworks seating. Main Street, Huntington Beach. hb4thofjuly.org.
For 69 years, Pacific Palisades has been a prime place to celebrate the Fourth of July. Events will start with a group of patriotic skydivers and a parade. Afterward, enjoy concerts, activities, food trucks and fireworks. 2 p.m. parade; 4 p.m. gates open; 9 p.m. fireworks. Free parade; $10 concert and fireworks; free for kids younger than 6. Tickets available at eventbrite.com. Parade: 15120‑15140 Sunset Blvd.; concert and fireworks: 15777 Bowdoin St. palisadesparade.org.
AMERICAFEST @ THE ROSE BOWL
Enjoy a day of classic American food, inflatable rides, games, crafts, a motorcycle stunt show and fireworks to close out the festivities. 2 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. gates open; 9 p.m. fireworks. $15; free for kids younger than 5. The Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. (626) 577-3100. rosebowlstadium.com.
GRAND PARK, DTLA
Spend a day in the sun at this unique block party, featuring food truck fare and live music before a 9 p.m. fireworks show. 2 p.m. Free. Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. grandparkla.org.
Enjoy live music, food trucks, games, prizes and, of course, fireworks. Presented by the Exchange Club of Culver City in conjunction with Culver City, Los Angeles County and West Los Angeles College. 4 p.m. $5; free for kids younger than 5. West Los Angeles College, 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City. wlac.edu.
AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is hosting a Fourth of July barbecue and late-night access to the aquarium for a magnificent waterfront view of the city’s fireworks show. The menu includes hot dogs, brisket, chicken and all the classic American barbecue sides. 5 p.m. $64; $14.95 for fireworks only. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. (562) 590-3100. aquariumofpacific.org.
Enjoy fireworks and a show of the human cannonball, freestyle motocross riders and monster trucks. 5 p.m. gates open; 8 p.m. show. $18.50. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. (909) 623-3111. fairplex.com.
This year, the typical outdoor fair in Studio City has given way to a VIP-only event with dinner, drinks, valet parking and a special rooftop fireworks viewing. There will be face painting and photo ops, making for a family-friendly event. 6 p.m. $125; $60 for kids ages 3-12. CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Los Angeles. (818) 655-5916. studiocitychamber.com.
See the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. You’ll get front-row seats to the postgame fireworks show and an exclusive T-shirt if you purchase your tickets at m.mlb.com/dodgers/tickets/special-events/independence-day. 6:10 p.m. Tickets start at $62 for this package. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles.