Did you know that for the past five years there have been fireworks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum? Did you know the event is free? We didn’t. Nobody has bothered to send us a press release — but the jig is up, Coliseum people! I am on to you. Come to the Fifth Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza, a 30-minute blastathon accompanied by music heard throughout Exposition Park. Ample seating areas exist at both Christmas Tree Lane, which is east of the Coliseum, as well as the South Lawn, which is adjacent to the Natural History Museum. There will be no seating inside the Coliseum itself (3911 S. Figueroa Ave., L.A.); Wed., July 4, 9 p.m.; free, parking $6.
THURSDAY, July 5
Riders in the Sky check to see that our flag is still there. See Monday.
For such a seriously regarded musician, David Lindley seems like such a goofy guy. Or is that the other way around? Lindley, who brought us El Rayo Ex, an album of party tunes that will never go out of style, performs as part of the Twilight Dance Series on the Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica Pier; Thurs., July 5, 7:30 p.m.; free. (310) 458-8901.?