It seems like there are different pop ups in LA on a weekly basis. In fact, these days it seems like there is a new pop up event to check out almost every other day. There are several different types of pop up events in LA, and some only last for 24-72 hours while others stay around for at least a few months. Pop ups in LA can vary from a food-themed one to promo ones for a brand, to photo-op exhibits, and so much more.

With some pop ups giving little notice it is hard to keep this page up to date but I am trying my best to share as much as I can with you. I am able to keep my Instagram updated a little easier than this page but again, I am trying to keep this as current as possible. Here I have your essential guide to Los Angeles pop up events to help you have some extra fun!

We spoke with LA adventurer Lena from Lenazilla on Instagram for the LA Dreaming Podcast all about pop up experiences in LA. You can listen to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, or Podbean.

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What Is A Pop Up?

A pop up event can be anything the creators imagine. For the most part in Los Angeles, the pop up events tend to be related to movies & tv shows or Instagram hot spots. In some cases, the pop ups are more like an Instagram museum while others are eateries. The main thing they have in common? They are all temporary.

How to Find Out About Pop Up Events in Los Angeles

I recommend signing up for email lists for Los Angeles Bucketlisters, the Santa Monica Pier and We Like LA. Consider getting on the wait list for the LA Hackers Club where you’ll get a text every Friday with ideas of what to do for the weekend which can sometimes include information on pop ups. Follow FeverSecret.LosAngeles, Westfield Century City, Spontaneous Planner, and Princess Key on social media.

Be sure to connect with me at LA.Dreaming on Instagram as well to try and stay up to date on events in LA.

Current Pop Ups in LA

Mr. Brainwash Museum in Beverly Hills

mr brainwash art museum

Mr. Brainwash became well known through the Academy Award-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop and is currently making a splash with a pop-up museum in Beverly Hills. This is not your regular museum as it has things that you can touch and sit on. You can purchase tickets for $20 here.

Selfie World Los Angeles

Selfie World is at the Glendale Galleria and has 50+ unique photo ops. You can find tickets here.

Flutter Experience

The Flutter Experience invites you to create, play, imagine, and explore in 14 rooms. You can find tickets here.

Accidentally Wes Anderson

This pop up is a tribute to travel, photography, community, and adventure. It will take you on a journey through more than 200 of the most beautiful and interesting places on earth. All of which seem like they could be plucked from the world of Wes Anderson. There will be 7 themed rooms that will provide visual inspiration with photography and immersive moments. It is set to open in May 2024. It is located at the Santa Monica Art Museum. Tickets can be purchased here.

World of Illusions

World of Illusions Los Angeles has three unique pop up experiences available. World of Illusions has fun optical illusions that make for really cool photos. Giant’s house lets you feel small around giant objects. Upside down house has rooms you can explore from a different angle.

  • Ticket for access to all three experiences (World of Illusions + Giant’s House + Upside Down House): Adult $75, Child $55
  • Giant’s House only: Adult $30, Child $20
  •  Giant’s House + Upside Down House: Adult $55, Child $40

We recommend purchasing tickets through Fever for World of Illusions which you can do here.


imaginarium lakewood

Imaginarium360 is opening in Lakewood on May 10th and is set to close on 8/4. This is a family-friendly walk-through experience. Guests can enjoy mirror rooms, photo boxes, millions of lights, and more. Get Your Tickets for Imaginarium360 here. Use code MichelleAres for a discount.

Kawaii Pop up at Japan House LA

Japan House LA located at Ovation Hollywood has a special Kawaii exhibit taking place now through 11/3. The exhibit “Yes, Kawaii is Art-Express Yourself” is by Sebastian Masuda. It looks like a fun and interactive experience. You can park at Ovation Hollywood and ask Japan House to validate your parking.

The Messi Experience: A Dream Come True

The Messi Experience is an immersive exhibit inspired by Leo Messi’s life and career. Guests will experience 9 themed installations that will include physical games to learn soccer tricks. This pop up experience will open in June 2024.

The hours will be:

– Wednesdays-Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
– Fridays-Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
– Sundays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

You can purchase tickets through Fever here.

FX’s Clipped: Courtside Club

This one day only pop up will be open on 6/1 from 11 am to 6 pm. It is free and open to the public but you will need to request tickets here. The exhibit focuses on one of the biggest scandals in sports for the LA Clippers. *Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.

Apple TV+ Shows IRL at Westfield Century City

From 5/29 to 6/2 fans can enjoy Apple TV+ shows in real life at the pop up experience in the atrium of the mall. There will be discussions, exhibits, and culinary creations inspired by Apple originals. Don’t miss the photo booth, giveaways, and more!

FX’s The Bear Tasting Kitchen Experience

Reservations for The Bear pop up will open at 12:00pm on 6/5. It will be an intimate dining experience that can host 50 guests per seating. The experience will take place on 6/24 and 6/25 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. You can find more details and book the experience (on 6/5) here.

About The Author

Michelle Ares is the founder and creative director of LA Dreaming. I have a passion for Southern California and love sharing my adventures and experiences with you. I love to travel, find new places to check out, and watch movies. You can follow me on Instagram @la.dreaming

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