Summer vacation's here, from carnival rides to ocean sunsets to holiday fireworks.
All Nighter: Electric Daisy Carnival
12 hours of carnival rides and world-class dance music provided by DJs Paul Oakenfold, Mark Farina and Deep Dish.
VIP treatment: Keep the rave rabble at bay with a $1,000 cabana for five, which buys unlimited drinks and your own cocktail waitress to serve them up.
Sat 4p-4a. Exposition Park, 3939 S. Figueroa St. $50. Nearby: Seven Grand; Tatou Supper Club; The Standard
Surfside Soiree: Blue Lounge at Moonshadows
A summer trifecta of ocean views, beautiful crowds and house-loving DJs.
Eat beforehand: The menu's mediocre. Come for the cocktails.
Sat 6p-1a, Sun 2-9p. Moonshadows, 20356 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu (310-456-3010). No cover. Nearby: Reel Inn; Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine; Duke's
Group Outing: Fourth of July at Hollywood Bowl
The best fireworks in the Southland, backed by the LA Philharmonic. (Other local fireworks events coming tomorrow.)
Cowboy up: Listen for Hollywood western favorites, including the theme song from The Magnificent Seven.
Mon-Wed 7:30p, fireworks at 10p. Hollywood Bowl (323-850-2000). $9-$111. Nearby: Charcoal; The Hungry Cat; One Sunset
Culture Up: Merry Karnowsky Gallery 10-Year Party
Pop art gallery marks a decade of championing work by now-famous artists Shepard Fairey, Dalek and Todd Schorr.
Prices too steep? Limited edition prints are gaining popularity, and start at $350.
Sat 8-11p. MK Gallery, 170 S. La Brea Ave. (323-933-4408). Free. Nearby: Little Bar; Luna Park; El Carmen