1. Theater: Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival
    Family-friendly productions and workshops from the Independent Shakespeare Company give new meaning to a midsummer night's dream. Aug 7-8.
  2. Sports: National Volleyball League West Coast Championships
    Watch from the sidelines as top notch volleyballers go for gold. Generational admission is free to this Hermosa Beach tournament. Aug 7-8.
  3. Art: Fragonard's Enterprise: The Artist and the Literature of Travel
    Jean-Honore Fragonard tagged along with his patron on that privileged rite of passage known as the Grand Tour, sketching landscapes. Aug 7-9, Norton Simon Museum.
  4. Confabs: CicLAvia-Culver City Meets Venice
    A six-mile stretch of street between Culver City and Venice will be blocked off from 9 to 4 so visitors can explore the neighborhoods on foot. Aug 9.
  5. Theater: Bent
    Martin Sherman's tale about two men who hide their relationship in Nazi Germany debuted on Broadway in 1979. Aug 7-9, Mark Taper Forum.
  6. Panel: The Watts Rebellion: 50 Years Later
    Gerald Horne, Johnie H. Scott, and Brenda E. Stevenson discuss race on the 50tb anniversary of the rebellion. Aug 9, Hammer Museum.