Every year the same thing happens. All summer long, my social media fills up with photos of awesome open air concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. Like clockwork, every year I am filled with regret on missing another “once in a lifetime” show at LA’s famous outdoor amphitheater.
Well, not this year! I am planning in advance and I will be at the Hollywood Bowl to see a truly unique show – E.T. projected on a big screen while John Williams’ entire score is performed live by the LA Philharmonic. Two birds, one stone as the saying goes. I have been dying to see the LA Philharmonic play and what better time than to a childhood classic.
I know I always go on about the how much we love the Summer Sounds concert series for kids, but the truth is, after 3 years in LA I still haven’t been to an evening show at the Hollywood Bowl. So you can imagine how psyched I am to see E.T. there next weekend. It looks to be an amazing event for families and adults who want to relive their childhood. I will be there, with my blanky ready to hide under during the scary parts, just like when I was a kid!
Don’t remember much about the film? I didn’t either until I watched this trailer. Brings back some memories doesn’t it?
I have a feeling that I am going to be hooked and it will be you looking at my Instagram flooded with summer concert photos wishing you had joined! I’m already eyeing the B-52s and Psychedelic Furs Fireworks Finale in September. To squeeze in a show before the end of summer, check out the few remaining shows on their calendar.
When: Friday, September 4th at 8:00pm, Saturday September 5th at 8:00pm and Sunday September 6th at 7:30 pm.
Address: 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Parking: Parking is expensive and a bit of a headache when you go with children. Opt for non-stacked lots (near Highland & Hollywood Blvd) or take Uber for the most convenience. You just never know with kids when you might need to leave early.
What to Bring: Bring food, drinks, blankets, seat cushions (for bench seating) and any other tidbits you will enjoy at an outdoor concert.
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Photos: Top via Flickr; ET promo photo via Hollywood Bowl