ALWAYS FREE TO PLAY

DEAR LOS ANGELES,

My oh my. Five years together – how awesome is that? Let’s continue to kick it during the 4th of July Block Party, let loose during a whole season of The Music Center’s Dance DTLA, or be silly with the little ones in the beloved splash pad. It will be a magical summer in the park for everyone.

LOVE,

GRAND PARK

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INTERACTION PARK // JUN 2-3

Part of a three-location festival, Grand Park + I3 Arts Fest’s Interaction Park will host large-scale interactive art installations, transforming Grand Park’s Event Lawn into an urban art gallery.

INTERACTION PARK Musical artists:

The Gaslamp Killer, Mike G (of Odd Future), Oscure, Bartek, Earthquake State, Captin’ Jay

Works include:

 

Through the Cattails by Aphidoidea

40 coroplast hexagon abstract cattails that provide shade during the day and emit animated light by night

 

Anthropocene by 5Gyers

A response to plastic pollution and inspired by Da Vinci’s Vituvian Man – the piece sends microbeads and light throughout the piece via attached stationary bicycles.

 

 

Melting Rainbows by Aaron Axelrod

The artist uses his face and various body parts to press up against a transparent plexiglass surface to create psychedelic drips and effects that are then live projected onto a theater screen

 

Jabba Barge by Adam Mostow

A large metal mutant vehicle fabricated and sculpted by David Haskell

 

 

 

Infinity Boxes by Matt Elson

An interactive social piece where participants’ faces are turned into contemporary portraiture.

 

 

Mechan9 by Tyler Fuqua

A giant fallen robot that is 35-feet in diameter.

 

 

Grand Park + I3 Arts Fest’s Interaction Park will be held on the Event Lawn. For more info about I3 Arts Fest, visit i3artsfest.com

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BOOTCAMP // EVERY TUES JUN 6 – SEPT 26 // 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

All summer long, Grand Park visitors can explore the entire park and get a free workout at the same time at Grand Park’s Bootcamp. Open to everyone and all fitness levels, this free series is a fun way to connect with others and make an end-of-day workout accessible and fun. Boot camp sessions are held on Grand Park’s Event Lawn.

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SUNDAY SESSIONS // MONTHLY JUN – SEPT // 2PM – 8PM

Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions celebrates Los Angeles’ contributions to the global art form of dance music. As a vibrant music scene bursting with ingenuity, creativity and boundary-pushing music making, Los Angeles offers a particular blend of urban spaces, global cultures, enticing weather, collaborative spirit and open mindedness.

SUN JUN 11 // Aaron Paar // Tony Watson // Scott K // Vikter Duplaix

SUN JUL 16 // Kristi Lomax // Thee Mike B // Lars Behrenroth // Mark de Clive-Lowe

SUN AUG 13 // Kaleem // Jun // Tony Powell // Mystery Guest (announced soon)

SUN SEPT 17 // Sunday Sessions Gets Deep: Celebrating 18 Years of DEEP-LA.

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DANCE DTLA // EVERY FRI JUN 23 – SEPT 1 

A summer favorite now in its 13th year, The Music Center’s Dance DTLA is an evening of dance under the stars on most Friday nights in the summer months, from June – September, 2017.

DANCE DOWNTOWN // 7PM – 11PM

Hosted this year entirely in Grand Park, the series features Dance Downtown, every other Friday night, where participants can learn new dance moves in a judgment free zone with a different dance genre at each event.

DJ NIGHTS // 9PM – 12AM

Hosted this year entirely in Grand Park, the series features Dance Downtown, every other Friday night, where participants can learn new dance moves in a judgment free zone with a different dance genre at each event.

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4TH OF JULY BLOCK PARTY // TUES JUL 4 // 2PM – 9:30PM

Grand Park + The Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party returns with a wonderful way to celebrate America’s independence. Featuring picnics, play, music, dancing and a new fireworks show, the event is jam-packed with ways that make Fourth of July the ultimate summer holiday celebration. The afternoon offers games and art making for all ages including soccer, tag, bubble fun and chalk art. Two musical stages with DJs throughout the day and live performances in the evening will entertain audiences with sounds from America featuring everything from 70s Funk and Soul, to a full-scale Pops orchestra.

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THE DISTANCE IS BEAUTIFUL // JUL 22 // 6PM – 9PM

Grand Park teams up with FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange) to present an international collaboration and dance performance by French video and performing artist Lola Gonzàlez and Los Angeles-based artists, choreographer Oguri and composer Paul Chavez. Inspired by the complex landscape of the city, the trailblazing performance entails a traveling processional, which tackles ideas of community, collaboration and the impact of urban living. Sixty performers, a mix of professionals and nonprofessionals, will set off from several distinct locations throughout Los Angeles. Echoing recent unrest in this country and the world, the groups will march through the corridors of Downtown to gather together at the iconic Grand Park for an epic performance, punctuated by individual actions and gestures as each participant acts out their role. The public is invited to join the journey! For the “call for participation” and to learn more, visit www.flaxfoundation.org

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L.A. TACO FESTIVAL // AUG 26 // 12PM – 8PM

Benefiting the non-profit Jovenes, Inc., the L.A. Taco Festival welcomes more than 30 taco vendors from all around Los Angeles to Grand Park. Angelenos can enjoy the many varieties and flavors of tacos made throughout the county. DJs, games and art-making round out the day’s festivities and make for a full and fun day in Grand Park.

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PROUD MOVIE NIGHT // SEPT 23 // 5:30PM – 10PM

The Music Center continues its series of intimate events that invite the Los Angeles LGBTQ and ally community to celebrate and connect with each other with Grand Park + Outfest Present PROUD Movie Night. Developed in collaboration with a coalition of partners and partner organizations to reflect the diverse interests and experiences of the LGBTQ Angeleno community, Grand Park partners with Outfest to present a picnic and screening in celebration of fresh and diverse voices in film. Filmmakers and actors will introduce the showcase of short films from the Outfest Fusion Festival and share insight about their craft. Guests can come early to enjoy a late summer afternoon in the park with the sights, sounds and tastes of the summer including DJs, food trucks and the park’s popular splash pad and playground. The screening will be held on the Performance Lawn.

Outfest Fusion is an annual film festival celebrating queer communities of color. To learn more, visit outfest.org.


Information subject to change

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