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Hot Summer Series

From Pierside concerts to outdoor movie screenings , get your cultural fix at these favorite seasonal events.

Eat|See|Hear’s summer film series

1. Eat|See|Hear
Enjoy live music and gourmet food trucks alongside showings of beloved films (from American Psycho to Sixteen Candles) at iconic L.A. venues. The annual Saturday night series presented by Showtime supports Best Friends Animal Society. 5:30PM, tickets from $10 

2. Malibu Wines Music Nights
The favored spot for Malibu wine sampling brings in bands on Friday evening, and at multiple times on Saturday and Sunday, for sociable summer picnics. 31740 Mulholland Highway, Malibu, 818.865.0605 

3. Saturdays Off the 405
The Getty’s popular Saturday evening series features stellar views, music and refreshments, with a lineup of emerging bands sandwiched by opening and closing DJ sets. 6-9PM, Museum Courtyard, 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A., 310.440.7300 

4. Summer at Beverly Cañon Gardens
The scenic Montage Beverly Hills hotel environs play host to five Sunday movie nights, showing classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. On 10 select Thursdays, rock bands (at both 6 and 7:15PM) take the stage for Concerts on Cañon. 241 N. Cañon Drive, L.A., 310.271.9910

5. Twilight Concert Series
Now in its 30th year, this popular Thursday night concert presented by Myspace and hosted by KCRW DJs runs July 10-Sept. 11. From 7-10PM, cutting-edge bands rock the pier. 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 310.458.8901