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Beat the weekend heat with ceviche day, block parties and other DTLA events this week

By Hayley Fox
Published: Friday, June 28, 2013, at 03:35PM
Flickr via mikeywally

As temperatures climb into the 90s in DTLA, there are plenty of places to stay cool through the 4th of July holiday.

In honor of the triple digit temperatures, this week's edition of the DTLA event round-up focuses on cool, shady places to spend your time over the coming week.

National Ceviche Day: Downtown's Mo-Chica restaurant is celebrating the Peruvian holiday, "Día Nacional del Cebiche," with $10 halibut ceviche. The chef is making a specialty ceviche for one day only and the dish includes diced fish, sliced onions, corn and seaweed. And best of all, it's served cold. Mo-Chica will be serving ceviche on June 28.

Fourth of July block party at Grand Park: This all day party tells Angelenos to pack their "family and friends, puppies and picnics" and come down to Grand Park to celebrate the holiday. There will be DJs, food trucks, plenty of frolicking in the fountain and of course, fireworks. The event is on July 4. Entertainment starts at 3:30 p.m.

"No Shirt, No Shoes" poolside party: The Standard in DTLA is one of the few — if not only — Downtown hotels that lets non-hotel guests use its pool. This July 4th, its rooftop pool will be the backdrop dubFrequency's "No Shirt, No Shoes" party. Plenty of DJS and skimpy outfits to be expected. Event is on July 4 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

"Risky Business" drive-in screening: The next best thing to the usual standby of an air conditioned movie theater, is an air conditioned car. L.A. Trade Tech will be hosting a drive-in screening of Tom Cruise classic, "Risky Business." There will be live music, food trucks and a whole lot of Cruise sliding around in his boxers and Ray-Bans. Event takes place June 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Movie will be screened in Parking Lot F at L.A. Trade Tech. Advance purchase tickets are $10; they cost $12 at the door.

Downtown Modernism marketplace: Hosted by comedian (and apparent modernist collector) Andy Dick, this outdoor marketplace will include booths of vintage wares. There will also be vendors selling food, drinks and desserts. Adult admission costs $3 and people 12 and under are free. The event takes place June 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2901 Saco Street.

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