Watch Super Troopers Outdoors in Santa Monica

Share the experience with your friends and revel in the shenanigans of Vermont State Troopers on Saturday, July 26 when we show Super Troopers outdoors in Santa Monica.

Starring the Broken Lizard comedy group, Super Troopers follows five Troopers in the remote fictional Vermont town of Spurbury near the Canadian border as they band together to save their station and their jobs and solve a crime before the local police department.

On Saturday, we’re screening this cult-classic comedy on the biggest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi River at the Memorial Greek Amphitheater at Santa Monica High School. This venue provides built-in seating for a truly unique outdoor cinema experience, so chairs aren’t necessary but we do recommend bringing blankets, cushions or pillows. There is also a small lawn area near the front, so if you want to stretch out arrive early to snag that spot!

This venue hosts many of our events each year, some of which have sold out. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch Super Troopers in a cinema al fresco setting in Santa Monica — purchase your tickets in advance online and arrive early to claim your seats. The only entrance to the event is on 4th Street between the track and the DoubleTree Hotel.

Eat|See|Hear is more than just a movie – it’s an experience complete with live music, and some amazing street food from LA’s favorite food trucks including  Steel City Sandwich, Vizzi Truck, Burnt to a Crisp Texas BBQ, Umami Burger, Ta Bom, Coolhaus, Brasil Kiss and many more. Don’t forget to bring your dog, as all Eat|See|Hear events welcome friendly leashed dogs with open paws, free biscuits at the door and water bowls around the venue.

Before the movie, enjoy the indie pop sounds of Opus Orange, who will perform live on stage at 7PM. Doors to the event open at 5:30PM, so you have plenty of time to arrive and grab some grub before the movie starts at 8:30PM.

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Autry National Center Events in Los Angeles

The Autry in Griffith Park is one of our newest venues. Offering a gorgeous and expansive lawn, it’s the perfect spot for stretching out and enjoying an Eat|See|Hear evening, which is more than just a movie and an experience to share with friends, family and even your dog.

This year, we’re hosting several events at the Autry. Earlier this season, we screened The Big Lebowski, Rushmore and Jaws to enthusiastic audiences. This Saturday, we’ll be back on the lawn next to the Autry Museum with a live performance by yOya and a showing of the crime thriller American Psycho starring Christian Bale. Doors open at 5:30PM.

The Autry is a museum in Los Angeles that focuses on the history of the American West and American Indians. The museum works to connect past, present and future with exhibitions, interactive galleries and entertainment including lecture series, films, festivals, family events and music, plus other public programs, research and educational outreach. Established in 1988 by actor Gene Autry, actually has two sites: Griffith Park, across from the LA Zoo, and in Mt. Washington on Museum Drive, where the ethnobotanical garden and the Historic Southwest Museum of the American Indian building resides.

The Southwest Museum of the American Indian is a collection of Native American art that is second only to the Smithsonian. The museum features 238,000 pieces that include baskets, textiles and weavings, and jewelry that represent indigenous people stretching from Alaska to South America. The display also focuses on cultures from California and the Southwestern states.

All Eat|See|Hear ticket holders get to roam select museum galleries for free before the movie begins.  Be sure to pick up your “mission” for the night at the entrance and tag the photos you take inside with @theautry.  Be sure to check out the Route 66 exhibit!

The entrance to our upcoming event in Griffith Park is on the event lawn adjacent to the Autry Museum. Free parking is available across the street at the zoo and there will be bike parking available as well for those who want to arrive on two wheels. The event is dog-friendly so bring your four-legged pals too.

Food trucks appearing at the event include Vchos, Arroy Foods, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Foodism, Azteca Truck, Wise BBQ, Slummin Gourmet, Crepe de Ville, Coolhaus, Brasil Kiss and more.

We can’t wait to see you on the gorgeous grounds of the Autry! Buy your tickets now.

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Family Activities in Los Angeles

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This weekend, get the family together to celebrate Christmas in July! We’re hosting a special event on Saturday, July 12 that will have plenty of holiday fun and flair. From a tree and decorations to a special appearance by Santa Claus & his helpers, our cheery extravaganza will also include a raffle with great “presents,” live music from Charles McDonald and a donation drive benefiting Best Friends Animal Society-Los Angeles.

This is the perfect inexpensive and fun activity for families in Los Angeles. We’ll have food trucks including Bool BBQ, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Rice Balls Of Fire, India Jones, No Jodas Kitchen, Flat Iron, My Delight Cupcakery, Coolhaus, Brasil Kiss on site so you’re sure to find something that satisfies everyone’s tastes.

To make sure you’re really feeling in the holiday spirit, we’re showing the 1989 comedy classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation starring Chevy Chase as Clark and Beverly D’Angelo as Ellen, a married couple with two children who deal with the stress of holiday planning and Christmas disasters. Rated PG-13, this comedy will keep everyone in the family laughing all night long.

This event will be held at the Memorial Greek Amphitheater at Santa Monica High School located at 601 Pico Boulevard. There’s only one entrance to the event on 4th Street between the school’s track and the DoubleTree Hotel. There’s also a paid parking lot across the street in the Civic Center parking structure/lot at 333 Civic Center Dr. This is a paid lot and we unfortunately cannot control the cost of parking or the operations of the lot. You may also find parking on the street but make sure to watch for signs so you don’t end up with a ticket or, worse yet, being towed! Sometimes the DoubleTree Hotel also offers parking for a fee.

The amphitheater has built-in concrete seating, so we recommend bringing blankets, pillows or cushions for added comfort. Add your own festive cheer with holiday-themed blankets! Dogs are also welcome, so bring your four-legged friend to an evening the entire family will enjoy.

Previous events held at Santa Monica High School have sold out, so we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $8 for kids 12 and under and you can buy them online.

We can’t wait to see your and your family in Santa Monica on Saturday!

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4th of July Los Angeles 2014

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This year, Independence Day falls on a Friday which grants us all a long weekend for celebrating all things America. But this weekend, we’re not just talking about apple pie, baseball, Chevrolet and hotdogs. On Saturday, July 5, we’re hosting a celebration with the film that defined modern American cinema — Jaws. Join us at The Autry in Griffith Park at 5:30PM for an evening full of food, good music and the man-eating great white shark that has captivated our country since 1975.

The Autry has a gorgeous and expansive lawn, so bring blankets and sprawl out to enjoy the evening’s festivities. As with all Eat|See|Hear events in LA, this one is dog-friendly so bring your pooches and pals along for the fun — they’ll even be greeted at the door with a free biscuit!

Arrive early to stake out your spot and kick off the evening with a smorgasbord of delicious goods from food trucks including The Greasy Wiener, Haute Burger, Canvas, Boba Ni Taco, Mandoline Grill, Oh My Gaga, Hurricane Truck, Creasian, Say Fish Taco, Sweet Arleen’s, Coolhaus, Brasil Kiss and more!

Two of LA’s up-and-coming bands will be joining us. Bird Concerns will get things warmed up followed by a performance by buzzband King Washington at 7PM. They’ll both provide a rocking performance sure to amp up your adrenaline just in time for the main event. The movie will start at 8:30PM and will be shown on the largest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi so you’ll never miss that sneaky shark fin creeping through the water!

The entrance to the event is on the lawn adjacent to the Autry Museum Building. There’s FREE parking for this event available across the street at the LA Zoo too! If you’d rather arrive on two wheels, plenty of bicycle parking is also available.

The Autry is located at 4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles. Tickets are $10 in advance and just $8 for kids 12 and under, and are also available to purchase at the door on the day of the event for $12 (cash or credit). Even though the Autry is an expansive venue, we do recommend purchasing tickets in advance on Eventbrite to make sure you’re not turned away.

Make sure you give yourself some time to browse through the Autry’s galleries and participate in a photo mission for the evening to win prizes. Details will be distributed upon entering the event.  All Eat|See|Hear attendees get to enjoy the museums galleries for free from 5:30-8pm!

Celebrate American and the 4th of July holiday weekend in LA with Eat|See|Hear!

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Pitch Perfect in the Park

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The Barden Bellas are coming to Brentwood! Catch the a cappella group in “Pitch Perfect” on Saturday June 28 at Paul Revere Charter Middle School. Plus catch an a cappella performance of “The Cup Song” by the Santa Monica Chorus.

When a humiliating on-stage vomit-sesh ruins the Barden Bella’s chances of a championship title, the a cappella group must review and revive their previously squeaky-clean performances. Follow the ladies as they battle it out — on stage and among themselves — to regain their title. Starring Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks and the always hilarious Rebel Wilson, “Pitch Perfect” quickly became a cult classic and has even spawned a sequel!

Slated for release in 2015, “Pitch Perfect 2” brings back original cast members Skylar Astin, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Adam DeVine. Elizabeth Banks will make her directorial debut with the film and is also the producer. Katey Sagal and Hailee Steinfeld have also joined the cast.

The evening will include a wide selection of LA’s favorite fabulous food trucks. Whether you’re craving sandwiches, burgers, cupcakes or ice cream, Eat|See|Hear will have quite the variety of street food on site and ready for noshing! Sample from Steel City Sandwich, Komodo, Street Kitchen, Paiggio on Wheels, Great American Burger, Let’s Roll It, White Rabbit, Schmuck Truck, Tainamite, B Sweet, Coolhaus and Brasil Kiss.

The event will be set up on a large, grassy lawn so plan to bring blankets and pillows or cushions. Remember the event is outdoors, so dress accordingly and be prepared for cooler temps once the sun goes down. There’s parking available on site for $5 so don’t forget to bring a few bucks in cash too. All Eat|See|Hear events are dog-friendly so bring along your four-legged friends! We’d love to meet your pooch at the door and we’ll be handing out biscuits, too.

Doors open at 5:30 and the only entrance is on Allenford Avenue. The band will start at 7 and then “Pitch Perfect” will start at 8:30. Our evening will wrap before 11.

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Fun Date Ideas in Los Angeles

When Harry Met Sally

If you’re looking for fun date ideas in Los Angeles, look no further than Eat|See|Hear’s upcoming evening on Saturday, June 21. An inexpensive option for a first date or a fiftieth, the evening includes plenty of food trucks on hand to satisfy different tastes and sweet or savory cravings. There will be a live performance by local band Magic Giant that will serenade your soul and have you tapping your toes. The evening event culminates with a showing of the rom-com classic “When Harry Met Sally.” What could be better than dinner, a live show and a movie all in one place for just $10?

Even though it was released in 1989, “When Harry Met Sally” is truly timeless. Who hasn’t heard of or seen or even tried to recreate Meg Ryan’s diner scene. “I’ll have what she’s having” quickly became a national punchline, like “Your Mom” and “That’s What She Said.”

You’ll definitely laugh, you might even cry, and we’re sure you’ll fall deeper in love at the next Eat|See|Hear outing. Bring blankets, pillows or cushions so you can canoodle in comfort — this event is at the Memorial Greek Amphitheater at Santa Monica High School, which offers built-in, concrete seating. This setup also means seating is limited, so plan to arrive early and enjoy the company of your significant other.

Free parking is available across the street in the Civic Center parking lot. You might snag a spot on the street, but pay attention to signs so you don’t get ticketed, or worse, towed — don’t make your date walk home!

If you have a four-legged friend or two, bring them along to enjoy date night. This is a dog-friendly evening and your pooch will even get a biscuit to munch on at the door!

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Free Events in LA

Notting Hill

There are plenty of free events in LA, but sometimes you have to look high and low to find them. Eat|See|Hear has made it easy with an incredible evening of good food, live music and a movie on Saturday, June 14.

Hosted by Air New Zealand, Saturday’s British-themed event will take us across the pond as we swoon over Hugh Grant in “Notting Hill.” One lucky movie-goer will win a free Premium Economy Spaceseat™ trip for two to London courtesy of Air New Zealand! While you’re flying, they’ll make sure you Arrive London Ready!

General admission to the event is totally free, and includes the music performance and movie showing. Keep in mind that food offered at the food trucks will not be free, so don’t leave your wallets at home! Entrance is on a first come, first served basis.

This event will be at the Memorial Greek Amphitheater at Santa Monica High School. This venue has built-in concrete seating so bring blankets, pillows or cushions for comfort. There is a small grassy area, so arrive early if you want to snag that sweet spot for sprawling out on a blanket!

Keep in mind that previous events at Santa Monica High School have sold out because the built-in seating also means there’s limited seating available. While you can register in advance online, that doesn’t guarantee or reserve you a seat so arrive early to stake out your spot.

Parking is available across the street in the Civic Center parking lot for a fee. You might also find street parking but remember to pay attention to signs so you don’t end up being ticketed or towed. There’s only one entrance to the event, on 4th Street between the DoubleTree Hotel and the school’s athletic track. There’s plenty of places to park your bike if you’d rather arrive on two wheels. As always, Saturday’s event is also open to four-legged friends so bring your pet and get a doggie biscuit at the door!

Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and a live performance by Liphemra will begin at 7:00. We’ll start “Notting Hill” at 8. Mark your calendar now — don’t miss this awesome free event in LA!

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LA Bands Perform at Wes Anderson Film Event

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Each season, Eat|See|Hear rounds up the best up-and-coming bands from across Los Angeles. Our outdoor event series satisfies all the senses with incredible foods both sweet and savory dished up from the best LA food trucks, live performances offering a variety of musical styles and classic films that have touched us again and again over the years.

We are so thrilled to bring you performances by LA bands at our events every Saturday evening. You might kick out the jams with the throwback garage punk band sounds of Beach Party, or experience the acoustic stylings of folkster/singer/songwriter Aaron Embry. For a complete lineup of performances for the entire season, check out our Music page.

Eat|See|Hear events offer you the chance to hear up and coming LA buzz bands in a unique, outdoor setting striving to introduce you to new local music you may have not yet heard.  Music is presented in partnership with Origami Vinyl in Echo Park and Touch Vinyl in West LA. An Eat|See|Hear evening gives you the rare opportunity to rub shoulders with local musicians — you might catch them quick after the show or maybe strike up a chat while standing in line to chill on some Coolhaus ice cream.

Our next event is on Saturday, June 7 and will include a performance by Thieves. With a swelling, synth-y and slightly pop-style sound, Thieves earnest lyrics and feel-good harmonies evoke a landscape of emotions we know you’ll enjoy. This is definitely the kind of sounds to kick back to, so spread out on the lawn at The Autry, close your eyes, and relax on an imaginative ride. Stick around for the Wes Anderson favorite Rushmore at 8:30 p.m. Grab tickets online here.

We hope you’ll take the opportunity to get to know the live music scene here in LA and support the musicians who perform at Eat|See|Hear. We’re always on the lookout for more music, so let us know if there’s a band you want to hear and we might include them next year!

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This Is 40 Filming Locations

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Paul Revere Middle School, our host on Saturday, May 31, is featured in the 2012 Judd Apatow film This Is 40. A standalone sequel to Knocked Up, the film stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann as husband and wife Pete and Debbie. Several memorable scenes featuring Melissa McCarthy were filmed at Paul Revere, generating nearly $60,000 in filming fees, according to Film LA.

This Is 40 was also filmed on location at the gorgeous Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes (but, unfortunately, the scene didn’t make the final cut).

Located in Brentwood, Paul Revere Middle School has students in grades 6-8. Founded in 1955, the school is also known for its auditorium acoustics and has previously hosted the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra.

On May 31, Paul Revere will host an evening with Eat|See|Hear. Doors open at 5:30 at the entrance on Allenford Avenue just south of Sunset. There is parking available on site for $5 and limited street parking is available too. Check for signage and park in the right spots so you don’t end up ticketed or towed! You can also arrive on two wheels, as plenty of space to park and store bicycles will be available.

The evening will include some of LA’s favorite food trucks, including: Rushed Art Truck, Hamborghini, The Melt Bus, VCHOS, Tokyo Doggie Style, Coolhaus, Brasil Kiss and Royal Red Velvet Cupcakes.

Arrive early to stake out your seats, fill up from the food trucks and see Sea Lions perform live at 7:00 p.m. At 8:30, we’ll show Napoleon Dynamite, the 2004 cult classic starring Jon Heder. This award-winning film debuted at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and went on to gross more than 196% of its budget! Rated PG, this comedy is perfect for an evening of family fun!

The evening is also dog-friendly, so bring your four-legged friends along (and they’ll get a free biscuit at the door). Tickets are $10 in advance and will also be available at the door for $12, cash or credit. Come on out and Vote for Pedro!

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Memorial Day Events in Los Angeles

The Big Lebowski Showing at the Autry Museum

Los Angeles is filled to the brim with events and activities for all ages this upcoming Memorial Day weekend! From fiestas, festivals and fairs to parades, block parties and shows, LA is officially kicking off the summer with plenty of fun choices for everyone.

Eat|See|Hear will kick off its weekly Saturday movie showing at 5:30 p.m. at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park. Come wind down from the day’s events and relax with fabulous food trucks and a performance by local LA band Haunted Summer with local musician Aaron Embry opening up. Fun for the whole family — including your furry four-legged friends! — we will show the cult classic  “The Big Lebowski” starring Jeff Bridges at 8:30 p.m. on May 24.

Keep your Memorial Day merry on a budget while enjoying dinner and a show on Saturday. Tickets are just $10. Bring a blanket or your favorite lawn chair and get comfortable! We’ll have these and the following food trucks on hand to satisfy your every craving, from BBQ to fresh lobster to ice cream including Belly Bombz, Joe’s Pizza Truck, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Steel City Sandwich, Let’s Roll It, Smokin Willie’s BBQ, Tornado Potato, Baby’s Bad Ass Burgers, Schmuck Truck, Coolhaus, Brasil Kiss, B Sweet Mobile and more.

There are plenty of other daytime events taking place around LA Memorial Day weekend. The Autry Museum in Griffith Park will host a Pan for Gold family activity on May 24 and May 25 at 11:00 in the morning. In addition exhibitions like the Floral Journey will be available Memorial Day weekend, perfect before retreating to the grassy lawn for our outdoor movie showing. Just across the street from the Autry is the Los Angeles Zoo, another fantastic attraction.

Celebrate the laid-back LA lifestyle with “The Dude” and Eat|See|Hear this Memorial Day weekend.

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