Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night.
For the first time in its nearly 100-year history, LA's iconic Grand Central Market starts a new tradition with Summer Nights featuring a tantalizing mix of evening food and drink, live music, outdoor movies and other entertainment beginning Friday, June 3rdwhen the Market will begin staying open UNTIL 10 P.M. NIGHTLY.
Explore a previously off-limits part of the Zoo, now home to moving, roaring, snarling, claw-bearing dinosaurs “brought back to life” for a limited time. Along the way, unlock special content and 3D animations through a custom app (available for iPhone and Android devices soon), indulge your inner paleontologist by joining a fossil dig, and learn how the mighty creatures of the Mesozoic era compare with animals of today.
A different kind of wildlife takes over the L.A. Zoo for Roaring Nights, our popular summer music series featuring live bands, full bars, and L.A.’s favorite food trucks, plus pop-up zoo keeper talks, special animal encounters, and—for the 2016 season only—the chance to experience Dinosaurs: Unextinct at the L.A. Zoo
June 24: ’90s Night
The fun kicks off with a “tight” ’90s revival, featuring hits of the era performed live by cover band Saved by the ’90s, multi-genre favorites spun by DJ Johnny Hawkes, and a Hip Hop Lounge with DJ Severe, plus a costume contest, classic video games such as Super Mario and Mortal Combat in an Awesome Game Truck, and Jurassic Park-inspired photo op.
July 29: Country Night
You’ll have a good ol’ time tush pushin’ to hits from Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and many more performed live by local favorite Highway Starr. Find your country groove with line-dancing lessonsand test your horseshoe and cornhole skills at the backyard BBQ-style game lawn.
August 26: Indie Night
The high-energy antics of Black Crystal Wolf Kids will have you singing along to the best indie tracks ever—from the likes of Hozier, The Black Keys, Pavement, and The Pixies.
September 16: ’80s Night
Back by popular demand is a most “tubular” night. You’ll have a “radical” time playing vintage video games as well as dancing and singing along to new wave, metal, and old-school hip hop tracks, and more. Fashions of the era are strongly encouraged.
3rd Saturdays in 2016: JUN 18 + JUL 16 + AUG 20
5pm to midnight
943 – 951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012 (Central and West Plazas)
Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!