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Things To Do in July

America's birthday and Bastille Day are just the beginning. July's bringing loads of incredible art shows, comedy nights, flea markets, and outdoor movies to New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Big hits include Panorama music festival's first year in New York with a lineup to cry over, Swim Week in Miami, and a day trip from LA to the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach. And to celebrate America and spread love, we're bringing kissing booths to each of our hotels on Saturday, July 2nd. Get ready for more good times than you know what to do with. 


Annie O Presents: Big Thief

Our East Village music maven, Annie O, always brings the best up-and-coming acts to the Penthouse. This month, she's got Big Thief. Free with an RSVP to

July 18 | The Standard, East Village Penthouse

Futbol in the Biergarten

Grab a Standard Brauhaus and join us for Euro Cup soccer. The biergarten's going to be bustlin'.

Through July 10, showing every 12pm and 3pm match | The Standard, High Line

Bruce HQ Listening Club

Catch four exciting young artists who wield sound and music in mind-bending ways.

July 7, 7-10pm | The Standard, East Village Penthouse

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Don't miss the inaugural Panorama music festival, featuring Arcade Fire, Kedrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, and many more. The people behind Coachella are behind this one, if that gives you any indication of how good it's going to be.

July 22-24 | Randall's Island Park

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Dress the Form

Nancy Shaver's first exhibition at the Derek Eller Gallery asks you to consider found objects in their many forms. The exhibition also features work by Taylor Davis, Beka Geodde, Dawn Cerny, and more.

Ends August 19 | Derek Eller Gallery

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Brooklyn Kitchen's Ivan Ramen Class

Ramen connoisseur Ivan Orkin himself teaches you the art of ramen.

July 13, 6:30pm | Brooklyn Kitchen

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Tom Sachs Tea Ceremony

Artist Tom Sachs presents his interpretation of "nodate," a Japanese open-air tea ceremony.

July 8, 6:30pm | Japan Society

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Aparna Nancherla

Known for her work on Inside Amy Schumer, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and more, comedian Aparna Nancherla just recorded her first comedy album and you'll want to be there for this release party.

July 17, 8pm | Union Hall

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Diane Arbus

Explore Arbus' formative years with this exhibition of over 100 photographs. Some have never been shown before, so it's a must-visit.

Opens July 12 | The Met Breuer

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Cole Escola Is the First Gay President

Get your tix for the comedian's one-man comedy show before it sells out.

July 30, 9:30pm | The Duplex

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Flea Markets

Nothing better than spending a lazy summer weekend day getting lost in a flea market. Some of the best include Brooklyn Flea at Fort Greene, Brooklyn Flea at Dumbo, LIC Flea & Food, and Rock N’ Shop at the Bushwick Hotel.

Paul Outerbridge

The first NY exhibition of this photographer's work since 1979, and the largest since the Getty Museum's 2009 exhibition.

Ends September 17 | Bruce Silverstein

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Empress Of / Klaus Johann Grobe

Have a summer night at this free concert in Central Park.

July 30, 6-10pm | SummerStage, Central Park

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The Keeper

Explore this massive assemblage of collected artifacts, from the priceless to the mundane.

Opens July 20 | New Museum

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El Cosmico Presents Desert Nights

The same Desert Nights vibe, but with a Texas touch. We've recently welcomed the Lone Star State's Bunkhouse Hotels into The Standard family, and they're bringing their finely-tuned ear for music (and their shop) to our very own Desert Nights.

July 13 - September | The Standard, Hollywood

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Desert Nights

Before Texas takes over, don't miss Tatiana and Seneca and the River on July 6th.

July 6, 7:30pm | The Standard Hollywood

Summer at the Rooftop

The best parties of the summer are happening at The Rooftop. Come on up.

The Standard, Downtown LA Rooftop

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Short Shorts

Pooldeck and chill with a series of short films followed by short conversations with the directors, cast, and crew. This month's themes are Love, Dedication, and Obsession.

July 14, 7:30pm | The Standard, Hollywood

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Made in LA

LA artists of all disciplines exhibit their works at this third showing of the popular series.

Closes August 28 | Hammer Museum

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Vans US Open of Surfing

Live out your Blue Crush fantasies and watch the pros hang ten, brah.

July 23-31 | Huntington Beach

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If you're lucky enough to get tix to this sold out show, get ready to have your face melted. She also plays Brooklyn July 27th.

July 7 | Echoplex

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Brian Wilson Performs “Pet Sounds” + M. Ward

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds with the legend himself.

July 10 | Hollywood Bowl

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Japanese Supper Club

Our friend Sonoko Sakai walks you through the making of inari sushi, soba noodles, and tofu custard.

July 8 | Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

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Alex Da Corte: A Season in Hell

Contemporary artist Alex Da Corte explores Arthur Rimbaud's "A Season in Hell" with several new interdisciplinary works.

Opens July 9 | Hammer Museum

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See the work of artists Marco Barrera, George Herms, and Agathe Snow.

Opens July 9 | Moran Bondaroff

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The 7th iteration of this popular three-hour food experience will be hosted by the trio behind Seoul Sausage. Get ready to go into the best possible food coma with eats from Katsuya, Blue Ribbon, Komodo, Bling Bling Dumpling, and more.

July 29 | Vibiana

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Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life

Meditate on this unrivaled survey of the photographer's work.

Ends October 2 | The Broad

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Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Experience nearly 50 photos from the influential artist's body of work.

Ends October 3 | The Huntington

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Purple Rain

Pay homage to the Purple One with this showing of his classic film in a classic setting.

July 2 | Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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Grand Central Market's Movies on the Patio

Celebrate classic LA with outdoor screenings of the LA classics "Beverly Hills Cop" and "LA Story"

June 6 + 13 | Grand Central Market

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Piston Head II: Artists Engage the Automobile

See works by artists greatly influenced by the car, including Will Boone, Keith Haring, and many more.

Opens July 30 | Venus Los Angeles

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Picasso and his Printers

Check out LACMA's show of the grand master's at work in a lesser-known medium.

July 23 | LACMA

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Lazy Summer BBQ: Swim Week Edition

'Tis the swim season for bronzing, boozing, and barbecuing. We’re closing out Swim Week with an extra special version of our Lazy Sunday BBQ.

July 17, 12-6pm | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Stick around after the Lazy Sunday BBQ for our Dive-In screening of Splash. We’ll be fully stocked with Peroni to help you get your float on post Swim Week shenanigans.

July 17, 8pm | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Zodiac Lounge: New Moon in Cancer

Join our astrologer and acupuncturist, Lori Bell, for a night of astrology and find out what the stars have in store.

July 7 | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Summer Floating Meditation Beyond Time

Float under a gorgeous sunset sky in our bayside pool and access higher states of consciousness with underwater live gong vibrations by Sadhu Singh.

July 31 | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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EXILE Summer Residency

EXILE Books has your Summer Thursday plans covered. Come check out their array of innovative publishing projects in our shop and interactive artist presentations every Thursday thru August 31st, 6-8pm.

All summer | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

ICA Summer Exhibitions Opening

Three new exhibitions hit the ICA Miami this summer by artists Ida Applebroog, Renaud Jerez, and Susan Te Kahurangi King. Celebrate with a drink or two at their opening party.

July 8 | ICA Miami

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Miami Music Festival

Celebrate music of all forms with this 8-week series of opera, orchestra, piano, and more.

All month | Miami

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John Salvest

Bodice rippers galore. Catch the artist's incredible display of over 4,000 used romance novels before it ends this month.

Ends July 10 | bassX

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Books and Books Wynwood Pop-up

One of Miami's best bookstores just opened a one-of-a-kind pop-up in Wynwood. It'll be open for at least a year, but check it out ASAP.

Open now | Books + Books + Bikes + Lebo

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Future Old School featuring Just Blaze

The legendary producer comes to the intimate Bardot for a summer dance party you can't miss.

July 29 | Bardot

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Wrap Your Arms Around Me

Check out this exhibit of contemporary and historic pieces of children's furniture and design.

Opens July 9 | Gallery Diet

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See the most exciting documentary to come along in a long time at one of the coolest cinemas in the city.

Opens July 15 | O Cinema Wynwood

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Eric Andre

Catch standup by the star of Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show.

July 28, 11pm | Gramps

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Do-si-do under the summer sky with caller-lead country waltz dances.

Thursdays in July | North Beach Bandshell

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