WIF Recommends: Independence Day Weekend

What to do with the long Independence Day holiday weekend ahead of you? Here are some female-forward ways to get in on the summer fun:

For Grownups

WHAT: Screening of HAL with Q&A to follow between Director Amy Scott and Heather Lenz (Director & Producer, KUSAMA-INFINITY). Part of the Female Filmmakers Documentary Q&A series. $6 to $27
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: The Los Feliz 3

WHAT: A celebration of Irish film including a panel featuring Irish artists such as Academy Award®-nominated Kirsten Sheridan and animation maven Nora Johnson. FREE
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Contemporary Irish Arts Center Los Angeles

WHAT: MUSE/IQUE orchestral concert curated and conducted by artistic director Rachael Worby. The evening’s theme, “MOVING/PICTURES,” offers a larger-than-life celebration of America’s favorite film scores. $50 to $130
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Huntington Art Gallery Lawn

WHAT: Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders debuting her new jazz-dub album, with orchestral accompaniment. $17 to $154
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hollywood Bowl

WHAT: DJ Kim Anh hosts a “bi-monthly odyssey in house, disco, and indie dance.” Free and open to the public; ages 21+.
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Upstairs, Theatre at Ace Hotel

WHAT: “Femmebot PhD” all-female sketch comedy hour! Pay what you can.
WHEN: Sunday, July 7, 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Pack Theater


WHAT: The 2000 teen favorite starring Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union; plus, wine and beer, concessions, and a custom photo booth. $18
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 7:15 p.m. doors, 9:00 p.m. film
WHERE: Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

WHAT: The first-ever Compton PRIDE Festival with entertainment for kids and adults. FREE
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Compton College campus

WHAT: Well For Culture’s 1st pop-up for the L.A. native community, focusing on achieving wellness & balance in one’s life from an indigenous cultural perspective. All ages; no registration fee for children under the age of 13. $75
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Segovia Hall, Theatre at Ace Hotel

WHAT: The U.S. Women’s National Team competing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final
WHEN: Sunday, July 7, 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: Airing on Fox and Telemundo; various locations to watch with a crowd

WHAT: Los Angeles Sparks WNBA home game vs. Washington Mystics. $16 to $285
WHEN: Sunday, July 7, 2:00 p.m.

WHAT: A 35mm baseball double feature screening of THE SANDLOT (1993) and A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992, Dir. Penny Marshall); $12 general admission, $8 American Cinematheque members
WHEN: Sunday, July 7, 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Aero Theatre, Santa Monica