I hear that the Thursday night screening series at the Grove on 3rd and Fairfax is a very cool free event. The friend that told me about it said that "It was pretty packed, but the thing is, they even have bleachers set up so people don't always stay for the whole thing and so get up and leave. Plus they have Cheesecake Factory takeout that they will order and bring to you." That's all I need to know. Here's the website if you want more information, or menus to pre-order food.
What are your favorite outdoor summer events? Leave me a comment about it on the blog.