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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for June 8, 2019

June 8, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Chinatown Summer Nights
Chinatown Summer Nights. Photo by T.Tseng via flickr cc

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Saturday, June 8, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [10 a.m.] The Groundlings’ Diversity Festival celebrates and explores diversity and inclusion in comedy and entertainment with an array of free performances this Saturday that includes alumni and special guests. FREE

2. [10 a.m.]  The DTLA Donut Festival returns to Union Station for a mouthwatering day showcasing various donut styles, flavors, and forms. The festival will also feature the “Hole Donut Marketplace”, with 12 different donut vendor including Voodoo Doughnut, California Donuts and RING Baked Tofu Donuts.

3. [noon] BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena returns for its third annual installment of temporary street art and engaging public activities. Staged in Old Pasadena’s historic 19th-century alleys, this year there will be 17 site-specific art installations spread throughout the 22-block historic district of Old Pasadena including a 60-foot canvas suspended high above one alley, a giant sea of balloons, and a serpentine tube made of beach balls. FREE

4. [noon] Community arts festival “Art in the Afternoon” takes over the EXPO Center for a fun filled family friendly day of creating. Guests can enjoy hands-on art making experiences, carnival games, prizes, a beer and wine garden for adults, food, live performances, silent auctions, surprise guests and more. This event benefits local non-profit A Window Between Worlds.

5. [noon] The Pasadena Playhouse Block Party invites Angelenos to celebrate arts and culture through twenty free performances plus family-friendly interactive activities, food, libations, and guided tours. FREE

6. [noon] From June through September, ROW DTLA in partnership with Local LA, hosts Market at the Terminal a pop-up featuring food trucks, over 50 vendors to shop from, a beer, wine & spirits garden, plus live music. The event is free and open to the public.

7. [noon.] Glassell Bark will bring together people and dogs for a special afternoon featuring rescue adoptions, local artists, contests, live performances, free professional family pet photos, free microchipping, free spay/neuter vouchers, a doggie fashion show, food trucks, a pet food drive, and more. FREE

8. [3 p.m.] The Playboy Jazz Festival returns to the Hollywood Bowl June 8 and 9 with the L.A. Philharmonic and an all-star line-up of musical guests. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. [8 p.m.] KCRW’s Summer Nights brings free, all-ages shows to some of the most iconic venues and cultural centers in Los Angeles all summer long. They continue this weekend with KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe + Novena Carmel in Chinatown. FREE

10. [8 p.m.] Drunken Devil will transport guests to early 20th century Mexico during Cantina del Diablo an evening that includes free flowing alcohol, devious immersive storytelling, tantalizing burlesque acts, a Latin American-inspired disco by DJ Sindri, and much more.

#SPONSORED DEAL: $15 tix to Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Griffith Observatory at Night
A night view of the Observatory. Credit: Ron Reiring via flickr

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Friday, June 7, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [5 p.m.] Summer Friday Night Drive-In at the Roadium returns every Friday evening from June 7 to August 30 to revive your favorite films in a classic 1950’s drive-in setting. The series kicks off with a screening of Back to the Future.

2. [5 p.m,] First Fridays return to the Natural History Museum this Friday for an after hours party with DJs, cocktails and food.

3. [5 p.m.] Every Friday evening in June, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont hosts Butterflies & Brews where they feature a rotating line up of local craft beers, music and access to their California Butterfly Pavilion. A ticket cost $15 and includes your first drink.

4. [5:15 p.m.] This Friday Crumbs & Whiskers Cat Cafe will host two parties to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in honor of PRIDE weekend in Los Angeles. Guests will enjoy 70 minutes with the cats or kittens, a complementary cafe drink, treats, PRIDE flag and stickers, and a keepsake polaroid photo.

5. [5:30 p.m.] Spend the season sipping wine during sunset hour at Barnsdall Art Park’s Friday Night Wine Party Series. Happening on the lawn of architectural gem the Hollyhock House the evening features a fine selection of wines curated by Silverlake Wine, a live DJ and tours of the house. The series happens every Friday evening till September 6.

6. [6 p.m.] FIGFest at FIGat7th in Downtown is back for another festive summer filled with live performances by leading artists in a variety of genres. The series kicks off with Cherry Glazer and Liily this Friday. FREE 

7. [6:30 p.m.] First Fridays Bixby Knolls in Long Beach will throw a prom themed party with interactive installations, a yearbook signing, dancing, live music, and a dress up contest where the winners become king and queen of prom night and more.

8. [7:30 p.m.] The Griffith Observatory hosts a monthly forum where some of the most amazing phenomena in the known universe are explained and discussed. It’s called All Space Considered and it takes place on the first Friday of every month. FREE

9. [8 p.m.] Caltech Astronomy invites the public to sit in on a stargazing and lecture event this Friday at 8 p.m. FREE

10. [8 p.m.]  Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy returns to The Wallis June 6 – 9. Back by popular demand the show features a gender bending ensemble, live puppetry, miniature sets, and live music to bring the political satire to life.

#SPONSORED DEAL: $15 tix to Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo (via Goldstar)

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47 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. [6-7-2019 to 6-8-2019]

June 6, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Chinatown Summer Nights
KCRW Chinatown Summer Nights. Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is precious in this fast paced city we curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

This weekend, from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9 features Chinatown Summer Nights, Butterflies & Brews, BoldPas in Old Pasadena, DTLA Donut Festival, The Groundlings’ Diversity Festival, Salsa Music Festival and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your weekend!


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Friday June 7th, 2019

1. LA Pride Week returns to Los Angeles May 31 to June 9 for community-oriented events designed to support the LGBTQ+ community from West Hollywood and beyond. This weekends events include The Opening Ceremony with a Weho Vogue Ball & Drag Show on June 7 the legendary L.A. Pride Festival on June 8 and much more.

2. Every Friday evening in June, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont hosts Butterflies & Brews where they feature a rotating line up of local craft beers, music and access to their California Butterfly Pavilion. A ticket cost $15 and includes your first drink.

3. Summer Friday Night Drive-In at the Roadium returns every Friday evening from June 7 to August 30 to revive your favorite films in a classic 1950’s drive-in setting. The series kicks off with a screening of Back to the Future.

4. FIGFest at FIGat7th in Downtown is back for another festive summer filled with live performances by leading artists in a variety of genres. The series kicks off with Cherry Glazer and Liily this Friday. FREE 

5. Spend the season sipping wine during sunset hour at Barnsdall Art Park’s Friday Night Wine Party Series. Happening on the lawn of architectural gem the Hollyhock House the evening features a fine selection of wines curated by Silverlake Wine, a live DJ and tours of the house. The series happens every Friday evening till September 6.

6. First Fridays return to the Natural History Museum this Friday for an after hours party with DJs, cocktails and food.

7. This Friday Crumbs & Whiskers Cat Cafe will host two parties to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in honor of PRIDE weekend in Los Angeles. Guests will enjoy 70 minutes with the cats or kittens, a complementary cafe drink, treats, PRIDE flag and stickers, and a keepsake polaroid photo.

8. The Ace presents a monthly evening of stand up comedy on their rooftop Upstairs bar hosted by Louis Katz. FREE

9. Never been to LACMA? First-time Fridays is a new monthly event for new visitors to the museum. Simply let the ticket office know you’re a newbie and you’ll receive a free poster, discounts and a welcome gift. Stop by after 3 pm with a L.A. County residents ID and get free admission.

10. “The Assassination of Edgar Allan Poe,” premiers in and outside of the many Victorian mansions at Highland Park’s Heritage Square Museum. The show follows the strange life and mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe through multiple storylines. Audience members decide which storyline to follow (literally) in this immersive theatrical event and draw their own conclusion on how the famous writer died. The show runs June 7 through August 17.

11. The Griffith Observatory hosts a monthly forum where some of the most amazing phenomena in the known universe are explained and discussed. It’s called All Space Considered and it takes place on the first Friday of every month. FREE

12. Hola Mexico Film Festival, the largest Mexican film festival outside of Mexico happens May 31 through June 8 in various venues around Los Angeles. This week includes a special screening and concert of Rita, The Documentary. The festival also host exclusive parties and outdoor concerts. Find the full schedule here. Check for discounted tickets before your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

13. First Fridays Bixby Knolls in Long Beach will throw a prom themed party with interactive installations, a yearbook signing, dancing, live music, and a dress up contest where the winners become king and queen of prom night and more.

14. Grand Central Market’s special promotion Friday Night Flights includes a flight of drinks or bites from GCM vendors and a round trip ticket on the historic Angels Flight Railway right across the street for $15.

15. Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy returns to The Wallis June 6 – 9. Back by popular demand the show features a gender bending ensemble, live puppetry, miniature sets, and live music to bring the political satire to life.

16. First Fridays at Riviera Village in Redondo Beach features after hours at art galleries, restaurants, shops and live music. Location of the performances will vary. Check the Riviera Village Facebook events page to get details on each event as it becomes available.

17. Virgil Village hold their First Friday event from 4 to 9 p.m. Guests can enjoy a variety of special offerings like complimentary wine tastings and bites from local restaurants and businesses plus deals from boutiques.

18. Caltech Astronomy invites the public to sit in on a stargazing and lecture event this Friday at 8 p.m. FREE

19. 260LA will host a Mara Hoffman sample sale from June 4-9 in their Beverly Hills location.

20. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of LEVEL in DTLA and NeueHouse in Hollywood with multiple screenings this week that include A Star is Born, Superbad and more.

21. Free admission atNorton Simon Museum (5 to 8 p.m.).

Saturday June 8th, 2019

22. BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena returns for its third annual installment of temporary street art and engaging public activities. Staged in Old Pasadena’s historic 19th-century alleys, this year there will be 17 site-specific art installations spread throughout the 22-block historic district of Old Pasadena including a 60-foot canvas suspended high above one alley, a giant sea of balloons, and a serpentine tube made of beach balls. FREE

23. The DTLA Donut Festival returns to Union Station for a mouthwatering day showcasing various donut styles, flavors, and forms. The festival will also feature the “Hole Donut Marketplace”, with 12 different donut vendor including Voodoo Doughnut, California Donuts and RING Baked Tofu Donuts.

24. KCRW’s Summer Nights brings free, all-ages shows to some of the most iconic venues and cultural centers in Los Angeles all summer long. They continue this weekend with KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe + Novena Carmel in Chinatown. FREE

25. The Groundlings’ Diversity Festival celebrates and explores diversity and inclusion in comedy and entertainment with an array of free performances this Saturday that includes alumni and special guests. FREE

26. Community arts festival “Art in the Afternoon” takes over the EXPO Center for a fun filled family friendly day of creating. Guests can enjoy hands-on art making experiences, carnival games, prizes, a beer and wine garden for adults, food, live performances, silent auctions, surprise guests and more. This event benefits local non-profit A Window Between Worlds.

27. Eat|See|Hear returns for 2019 with a screening of The Princess Bride. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

28. The Pasadena Playhouse Block Party invites Angelenos to celebrate arts and culture through twenty free performances plus family-friendly interactive activities, food, libations, and guided tours. FREE

29. The Playboy Jazz Festival returns to the Hollywood Bowl June 8 and 9 with the L.A. Philharmonic and an all-star line-up of musical guests. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

30. From June through September, ROW DTLA in partnership with Local LA, hosts Market at the Terminal a pop-up featuring food trucks, over 50 vendors to shop from, a beer, wine & spirits garden, plus live music. The event is free and open to the public.

31. Rosé Day LA returns to Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu for an afternoon of crisp bottles of rosé, delicious food pairings, live DJs, luxury brands, music performances, leisure lawn games and more. 

32. Electric Entertainment (EA) Play returns to the Hollywood Palladium June 8 – 9 for one of the biggest and best opportunities to get hands-on with your favorite games. Fans will be connected around the world to EA’s biggest new games through live broadcasts, community content and competitions. FREE

33. Get to know the East Village Arts District this Saturday during the Long Beach Art Walk. The route is six blocks long with nine galleries, 21 murals, and 28 businesses ready to be explored. FREE

34. Last Remaining Seats, the Los Angeles Conservancy’s annual event featuring classic film screenings in some of Los Angeles’ most beautiful vintage movie palaces this Saturday they’ll screen 1956 Argentinian film The Bitter Stems/ Los tallos amargos at 2 p.m. and 1941 The Maltese Falcon at 8 p.m. Both screenings will take place at the Million Dollar Theatre.

35. Drunken Devil will transport guests to early 20th century Mexico during Cantina del Diablo an evening that includes free flowing alcohol, devious immersive storytelling, tantalizing burlesque acts, a Latin American-inspired disco by DJ Sindri, and much more.

36. Outdoor theater Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, located in Topanga Canyon continues their summer 2019 season on Saturday with a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and continue through Sunday with a performance of Twelfth Night.

37. Glassell Bark will bring together people and dogs for a special afternoon featuring rescue adoptions, local artists, contests, live performances, free professional family pet photos, free microchipping, free spay/neuter vouchers, a doggie fashion show, food trucks, a pet food drive, and more. FREE

38. Street Food Cinema returns this weekend with a screening of The Goonies at Veterans Memorial Park in Culver City and The Greatest Showman at Victory Park in Pasadena. Note that select screenings have discounted tickets. (DISCOUNTED) via Goldstar

39. In honor of World Oceans Day, the Surfrider Foundation in partnership with Love Beauty and Planet and Love Home and Planet will host a number of beach clean up events in California, including at Gladstones Beach and Huntington Beach. No rsvp is required just show up at the times listed and all volunteers will receive Love Beauty and Planet and Love Home and Planet swag as a thank you. FREE

40. Tillamook stops in Los Angeles as part of their Summer Scoop Series bringing complementary ice cream flights to a number of spots June 8-9 including select Alfred Coffee locations and the Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival. FREE

41. Inner-City Arts presents Summer on Seventh 2019 an evening of art installations, live music on the rooftop, food, drinks, studio tours and more. The event is headlined by Best Coast and the food line up includes Cassell’s Hamburgers, Everson Royce Bar, Guerrilla Tacos, Pizzanista and more.

42. L.A.’s only live animated comedy show Picture This! is back with a show on Saturday at The Virgil with over a dozen well known comedians and animators. 

Sunday June 9th, 2019

43. Loyola Marymount University’s KXLU Radio will host its fifth annual Salsa Music Festival with live music, dance, food trucks and pop-up shops this Sunday. Performers include Roosevelt Cordova with Cojunto Oye, the Susie Hansen Latin Band, the Arsenio Rodriguez Project, and Brazilian samba rock group ROGÊ & Band. FREE

44. Annenberg PetSpace will host an Agility Workshop for your dog this Sunday. The one hour class will have an obstacle course with jumps, tunnels and pause tables.

45. Non-profit The Cat Cafe has a new popup kitchen lounge called Tiny Beans, where guests can interact with adoptable kittens for a fee. The sad fact is that many shelters do not have the capacity to care for kittens and that can result in euthanizing them. Tiny Beans aims to spread the word to help save as many kittens as possible all summer long.

45.Sunday Yoga + Meditation at Angel City Brewery is a donation based event happening every week. The recommended donation is between $15-$20 and includes one free drink at the brewery.

46. E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre with a screening of Kill Bill.

47. Free admission at: Museum of Latin American Art, Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can) and USC Pacific Asian Museum (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

New York’s most famous bagel and cured fish shop Russ & Daughters pops up this Saturday at Rose Venice. The-one day event is a collaboration between Rose Venice chef Jason Neroni and fourth generation Russ & Daughter owners Josh Russ Tupper and Niki Russ Federman. Items available include Russ & Daughters’ bagels, pastrami-cured salmon, soft egg scrambles with caviar, smoked fish platters, chocolate babka french toast, and black and white cookies. The event starts bright and early at 8 a.m. and runs until 2:30 p.m. or until everything sells out, which is highly likely. A line is expected to form for this pop up so come early. This is the first time that Russ & Daughters stops in the West Coast.

Rose Venice is located at 220 Rose Avenue. Venice, CA 90291


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for June 6, 2019

June 6, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Brennan’s renovated patio. Photo: Courtesy of Brennan’s

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Thursday, June 6, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [10 a.m.] 260LA will host a Mara Hoffman sample sale from June 4-9 in their Beverly Hills location.

2. [11 a.m.] Tacotopia presented by Cholula Hot Sauce is a taco centric playground with thirty something taco inspired art installations. Guests can also enjoy a Cholula hot sauce bar, a taco curtesy of Azule Taqueria and a bottle of Jarritos. The expereince runs everyday from May 24 through July 7.

3. [5 p.m.] Night Market is back on the hilltop of the iconic Yamashiro restaurant every Thursday all summer long. Angelenos can enjoy boutique vendors, food vendors, a concert series, cocktails at Yamashiro’s Pagoda Bar and an unbeatable view of Hollywood. This event is also kid friendley. Please note this year the organizers are charging $10 to park at the shuttle location. Shuttles are free and so is admission.

4. [8 p.m.] Who What Wear brings back Street Style Cinema, their series of free outdoor movie screenings, to The Grove every Thursday evening in June. The kick off event will feature a screening of Ocean’s EightFREE

5. [8 p.m.]  Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy returns to The Wallis June 6 – 9. Back by popular demand the show features a gender bending ensemble, live puppetry, miniature sets, and live music to bring the political satire to life.

6. [9 p.m.] Every first and third Thursday of the month Brennan’s in Marina Del Rey hosts their famous turtle races. Since 1974, this tradition brings these little speedsters out of their sanctuary (located in the bar) for an exciting game that support charities. Race starts at 9 p.m.

7. [various] Free museum daysMOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.),  USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.). FREE

8. [various.] Hola Mexico Film Festival, the largest Mexican film festival outside of Mexico happens May 31 through June 8 in various venues around Los Angeles. This week includes a special screening and concert of Rita, The Documentary. The festival also host exclusive parties and outdoor concerts. Find the full schedule here. Check for discounted tickets before your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. [various] LA Pride Week returns to Los Angeles May 31 – June 9 for community-oriented events designed to support the LGBTQ+ community from West Hollywood and beyond. This year’s events include the LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium on May 31, the 3rd Annual LA Pride Night at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 1, and the 2019 Trans Brunch on June 2.

10. [various] Non-profit The Cat Cafe has a new popup kitchen lounge called Tiny Beans, where guests can interact with adoptable kittens for a fee. The sad fact is that many shelters do not have the capacity to care for kittens and that can result in euthanizing them. Tiny Beans aims to spread the word to help save as many kittens as possible all summer long.

#SPONSORED DEAL: $15 tix to Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Photo by Gary Florin / Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [10 a.m.] 260LA will host a Mara Hoffman sample sale from June 4-9 in their Beverly Hills location.

2. [11 a.m.] Tacotopia presented by Cholula Hot Sauce is a taco centric playground with thirty something taco inspired art installations. Guests can also enjoy a Cholula hot sauce bar, a taco curtesy of Azule Taqueria and a bottle of Jarritos. The expereince runs everyday from May 24 through July 7.

3. [7 p.m.] Mother Jones and Food Tank present Food For Thought in Los Angeles, a conversation about access, affordability, and equity in the food system happening at Dynasty Typewriter. Check for discounted tickets before your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

4. [7:30 p.m.] Inside the Writers Room with Russian Doll at the Writer’s Guild Theater.

5. [7:30 p.m.] Zócalo presents “Is Propaganda Keeping Americans from Thinking for Themselves?” a discussion examining what propaganda is doing to our brains and our society. FREE

6. [7:30 p.m.] The Hammer welcomes Director Peter Sellars, choreographer/dancer Michael Schumacher and composer/musician Ganavya for a workshop exploring the embodiments and enactments of the Sutra’s teachings about gender equality found inside the Vimalakirti Sutra texts. FREE

7. [8 p.m.] Golden Road in Atwater Village will transform their private space Chloe’s into a glitter-filled prom party in honor of LA Pride Week. The free party will feature a live DJ and drag performances. Attendees are encouraged to dress in whimsical prom attire. Golden Road will also release a pub-only Pride beer called Slay All Day at its Los Angeles and Orange County locations available during Pride month.

8. [8 p.m.] Meet the Grunion with the folks at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. Learn about these silverly fish during a short program then head over to the beach to (hopefully) observe their unique mating nighttime ritual which brings the small fish onto the shores for a brief moment before the waves take them back into the ocean.

9. [various] LA Pride Week returns to Los Angeles May 31 – June 9 for community-oriented events designed to support the LGBTQ+ community from West Hollywood and beyond. This year’s events include the LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium on May 31, the 3rd Annual LA Pride Night at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 1, and the 2019 Trans Brunch on June 2.

10. [various] Non-profit The Cat Cafe has a new popup kitchen lounge called Tiny Beans, where guests can interact with adoptable kittens for a fee. The sad fact is that many shelters do not have the capacity to care for kittens and that can result in euthanizing them. Tiny Beans aims to spread the word to help save as many kittens as possible all summer long.

#SPONSORED DEAL: $15 tix to Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for June 4, 2019

June 4, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel
Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [10 a.m.] 260LA will host a Mara Hoffman sample sale from June 4-9 in their Beverly Hills location.

2. [11 a.m.] Tacotopia presented by Cholula Hot Sauce is a taco centric playground with thirty something taco inspired art installations. Guests can also enjoy a Cholula hot sauce bar, a taco curtesy of Azule Taqueria and a bottle of Jarritos. The expereince runs everyday from May 24 through July 7.

3. [2 p.m.] A handful of Go Get em Tiger coffee shop locations will host a number of free cuppings this week. View the full schedule hereFREE

4. [3 p.m.] Tabletop & RPG Tuesdays at The Game Hub in Manhattan Beach.

5. [6 p.m.] Two Bit Circus is hosting a Beta Night allowing guests to play and test out new games for free, all they want is your feedback in exchange. FREE

6. [7 p.m.] Down some tacos, drink some brews and test your trivia skills this Tuesday during Tacos & Trivianight at Angel City Brewery in DTLA.

7. [7 p.m.] Dead & Company at the Hollywood Bowl.

8. [9 p.m.] Liquid Kitty Lounge Night at Harvelle’s Nightclub in Santa Monica.

9. [various] Free admission atFree Family Night at Kidspace Children’s Museum (from 4 to 8 p.m.), Natural History Museum (also note that L.A. County residents receive free Museum admission Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 pm. Bring a valid ID or utility bill the day of your visit) and La Brea Tarpits Museum.

10. [various] LA Pride Week returns to Los Angeles May 31 – June 9 for community-oriented events designed to support the LGBTQ+ community from West Hollywood and beyond. This year’s events include the LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium on May 31, the 3rd Annual LA Pride Night at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 1, and the 2019 Trans Brunch on June 2.

#SPONSORED DEAL: $9 tix to Street Food Cinema in Griffith Park (via Goldstar)

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40 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [6-3-19 to 6-7-19]

June 3, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Kenneth Hahn View of DTLA
A view of downtown from Kenneth Hahn Recreational Area. Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

Every week in Los Angeles there are tons of great things to do (even before the weekend gets started) that we think you ought to have on your radar. With that in mind, we put together a list every Monday through Friday morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7, features free play Beta Night at Two Bit Circus, L.A. Pride Week, Street Style Cinema, Summer Friday Night Drive-In at the Roadium, FIGFest music series and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!


Keep in mind that while we retain complete editorial control of our content, for some of the ticketing options provided we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links.

Monday June 3rd, 2019

1. Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen at The Virgil is a variety show featuring some of the best comedians, music artists and the occasional oddity aimed to entertain.

2. E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre with screenings of The Goonies, Almost Famous and more.

3. Bring a little meditation to your Monday at the Eastside/Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sitting Group.

4. A handful of Go Get em Tiger coffee shop locations will host a number of free cuppings this week. View the full schedule here. FREE

5. This Monday there’s a West L.A. Skee-Ball® League Kickoff Party at Thunderbird Bar.

Tuesday June 4th, 2019

6. Two Bit Circus is hosting a Beta Night allowing guests to play and test out new games for free, all they want is your feedback in exchange. FREE

7. Down some tacos, drink some brews and test your trivia skills this Tuesday during Tacos & Trivia night at Angel City Brewery in DTLA.

8. 260LA will host a Mara Hoffman sample sale from June 4-9 in their Beverly Hills location.

9. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of LEVEL in DTLA and NeueHouse in Hollywood with multiple screenings this week that include Love & Basketball, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and more.

10. Tacotopia presented by Cholula Hot Sauce is a taco centric playground with thirty something taco inspired art installations. Guests can also enjoy a Cholula hot sauce bar, a taco curtesy of Azule Taqueria and a bottle of Jarritos. The expereince runs everyday from May 24 through July 7.

11. Free admission atFree Family Night at Kidspace Children’s Museum (from 4 to 8 p.m.), Natural History Museum (also note that L.A. County residents receive free Museum admission Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 pm. Bring a valid ID or utility bill the day of your visit) and La Brea Tarpits Museum.

Wednesday June 5th, 2019

12. L.A. Pride Week returns to Los Angeles May 31 to June 9 for community-oriented events designed to support the LGBTQ+ community from West Hollywood and beyond. This weeks events include Gay AF Comedy show on June 5, The Opening Ceremony with a Weho Vogue Ball & Drag Show on June 7, and the legendary L.A. Pride Festival on June 8 through 10.

13. Zócalo presents “Is Propaganda Keeping Americans from Thinking for Themselves?” a discussion examining what propaganda is doing to our brains and our society. FREE

14. Golden Road in Atwater Village will transform their private space Chloe’s into a glitter-filled prom party in honor of LA Pride Week. The free party will feature a live DJ and drag performances. Attendees are encouraged to dress in whimsical prom attire. Golden Road will also release a pub-only Pride beer called Slay All Day at its Los Angeles and Orange County locations available during Pride month.

15. The Hammer welcomes Director Peter Sellars, choreographer/dancer Michael Schumacher and composer/musician Ganavya for a workshop exploring the embodiments and enactments of the Sutra’s teachings about gender equality found inside the Vimalakirti Sutra texts. FREE

16. Meet the Grunion with the folks at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. Learn about these silverly fish during a short program then head over to the beach to observe their interesting mating nighttime ritual which brings the small fish onto the shores for a brief moment before the waves take them back into the ocean.

17. Mother Jones and Food Tank present Food For Thought in Los Angeles, a conversation about access, affordability, and equity in the food system happening at Dynasty Typewriter. Check for discounted tickets before your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

18. Non-profit The Cat Cafe has a new popup kitchen lounge called Tiny Beans, where guests can interact with adoptable kittens for a fee. The sad fact is that many shelters do not have the capacity to care for kittens and that can result in euthanizing them. Tiny Beans aims to spread the word to help save as many kittens as possible all summer long.

Thursday June 6th, 2019

19. Who What Wear brings back Street Style Cinema, their series of free outdoor movie screenings, to The Grove every Thursday evening in June. The kick off event will feature a screening of Ocean’s EightFREE

20. Every first and third Thursday of the month Brennan’s in Marina Del Rey hosts their famous turtle races. Since 1974, this tradition brings these little speedsters out of their sanctuary (located in the bar) for an exciting game that support charities. Race starts at 9 p.m.

21. Night Market is back on the hilltop of the iconic Yamashiro restaurant every Thursday all summer long. Angelenos can enjoy boutique vendors, food vendors, a concert series, cocktails at Yamashiro’s Pagoda Bar and an unbeatable view of Hollywood. This event is also kid friendley. Please note this year the organizers are charging $10 to park at the shuttle location. Shuttles are free and so is admission.

22. Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy returns to The Wallis June 6 – 9. Back by popular demand the show features a gender bending ensemble, live puppetry, miniature sets, and live music to bring the political satire to life.

23. Hola Mexico Film Festival, the largest Mexican film festival outside of Mexico happens May 31 through June 8 in various venues around Los Angeles. This week includes a special screening and concert of Rita, The Documentary. The festival also host exclusive parties and outdoor concerts. Find the full schedule here. Check for discounted tickets before your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

26. If Halloween and horror movies are your favorite topics then I Like Scary Movies Experience will be just what you’re looking for. Guests can expect to see, hear, feel, and smell recreations of iconic moments from IT (2017), Beetlejuice, The Shining, The Lost Boys, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. There won’t be costumed actors jumping out trying to startle but there will be multi-sensory surprises along your winding path. The pop-up experience runs April 4 through June 16 Thursday through Sunday. Check for discounted tickets before your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

24. Free museum days: MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.),  USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.). FREE

Friday June 7th, 2019

25. Summer Friday Night Drive-In at the Roadium returns every Friday evening from June 7 to August 30 to revive your favorite films in a classic 1950’s drive-in setting. The series kicks off with a screening of Back to the Future.

26. FIGFest at FIGat7th in Downtown is back for another festive summer filled with live performances by leading artists in a variety of genres. The series kicks off with Cherry Glazer and Liily this Friday. FREE 

27. Spend the season sipping wine during sunset hour at Barnsdall Art Park’s Friday Night Wine Party Series. Happening on the lawn of architectural gem the Hollyhock House the evening features a fine selection of wines curated by Silverlake Wine, a live DJ and tours of the house. The series happens every Friday evening till September 6.

28. First Fridays return to the Natural History Museum this Friday for an after hours party with DJs, cocktails and food.

29. The Ace presents a monthly evening of stand up comedy on their rooftop Upstairs bar hosted by Louis Katz. FREE

30. Never been to LACMA? First-time Fridays is a new monthly event for new visitors to the museum. Simply let the ticket office know you’re a newbie and you’ll receive a free poster, discounts and a welcome gift. Stop by after 3 pm with a L.A. County residents ID and get free admission.

31. “The Assassination of Edgar Allan Poe,” premiers in and outside of the many Victorian mansions at Highland Park’s Heritage Square Museum. The show follows the strange life and mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe through multiple storylines. Audience members decide which storyline to follow (literally) in this immersive theatrical event and draw their own conclusion on how the famous writer died. The show runs June 7 through August 17.

32. The Griffith Observatory hosts a monthly forum where some of the most amazing phenomena in the known universe are explained and discussed. It’s called All Space Considered and it takes place on the first Friday of every month. FREE

33. First Fridays Bixby Knolls in Long Beach will throw a prom themed party with interactive installations, a yearbook signing, dancing, live music, and a dress up contest where the winners become king and queen of prom night and more.

34. Grand Central Market’s special promotion Friday Night Flightsincludes a flight of drinks or bites from GCM vendors and a round trip ticket on the historic Angels Flight Railway right across the street for $15.

35. First Fridays at Riviera Village in Redondo Beach features after hours at art galleries, restaurants, shops and live music. Location of the performances will vary. Check the Riviera Village Facebook events page to get details on each event as it becomes available.

36. Wallis Annenberg PetSpace will offer a Dog Tricks Workshops to teach your four legged friend some basic entertaining tricks like shake, spin, take a bow, sit up, and more.

37. Virgil Village hold their First Friday event from 4 to 9 p.m. Guests can enjoy a variety of special offerings like complimentary wine tastings and bites from local restaurants and businesses plus deals from boutiques.

38. Caltech Astronomy invites the public to sit in on a stargazing and lecture event this Friday at 8 p.m. FREE

39. Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosts free jazz performances on Fridays through November. Concerts take place at the main entrance. FREE

40. Free admission atNorton Simon Museum (5 to 8 p.m.).

Food Pick for the Week

Chef Michael Cimarusti

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

This June Providence celebrates 14 years in business with a specially-priced, four-course tasting menu for $105 all month long. For around half of the price of a regular tasting menu, which can set you back about $200, you’ll get a taste of award-winning chef Michael Cimarusti’s creations. Cimarusti recently won his first James Beard award (Best Chef: West) after nine consecutive nominations.

Providence is located at 5955 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for June 3, 2019

June 3, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Melrose Rooftop Theatre
Image via melroserooftoptheatre.com

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Monday, June 3, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [1 p.m.] A handful of Go Get em Tiger coffee shop locations will host a number of free cuppings this week. View the full schedule hereFREE

2. [6 p.m.] West L.A. Skee-Ball® League Kickoff Party at Thunderbird.

3. [6 p.m.] Players Wanted: X-Men – A Themed Game Night at Scum & Villainy Cantina.

4. [7 p.m.] Andrew Bird at The Wiltern.

5. [7 p.m.] Community Drum Circle hosted by Inner Way L.A. in Playa Vista.

6. [7 p.m.] Bring a little meditation to your Monday at the Eastside/Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sitting Group.

7. [7 p.m.] Dead & Company at the Hollywood Bowl.

8. [8 p.m.] Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen at The Virgil is a variety show featuring some of the best comedians, music artists and the occasional oddity aimed to entertain.

9. [8:30 p.m.] The Goonies screens at Melrose Rooftop Theatre

10. [various] LA Pride Week returns to Los Angeles May 31 – June 9 for community-oriented events designed to support the LGBTQ+ community from West Hollywood and beyond. This year’s events include the LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium on May 31, the 3rd Annual LA Pride Night at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 1, and the 2019 Trans Brunch on June 2.

#SPONSORED DEAL: $9 tix to Street Food Cinema in Griffith Park (via Goldstar)

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for June 2, 2019

June 2, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Image via Great Big Family Play Day

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Sunday, June 2, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [9 a.m.] Gather the kids for the 6th Annual SoCalMoms Great Big Family Play Day. Happening at The Autry, the family festival and expo will feature all day live entertainment, interactive experiences for kids, food, products, freebies and much more.

2. [10 a.m.] The 14th Annual Lummis Days returns May 31 through June 2 for a celebration that gathers the community to honor the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles through a number of educational and cultural events. FREE

3. [11 a.m.] Beauty 101 happening at The Ruby Street in Highland Park is a day of intimate insights into the latest beauty trends and techniques led by experts in the field. Attendees will get to join in on workshops, explore beauty brands and take home a curated goodie bag.

4. [11 a.m.] Traveling marketplace Urban Air Market returns to Los Feliz Village on Sunday with more than 100 emerging designer pop-ups and support from neighborhood shops and restaurants. Free to attend.

5. [11:15 a.m.] Annenberg PetSpace will host an Agility Workshop for your dog this Sunday. The one hour class will have an obstacle course with jumps, tunnels and pause tables.

6. [noon] Monrovia Music Fest returns for a day of live music, craft beers, food trucks and shop vendors. FREE

7. [1 p.m.] The 14th Annual LAWineFest returns June 1-2 for unlimited tastings from various wineries, artisan brands and even breweries on both a local and national level. Happening at The Pike Outlets in Long Beach, highlights include conversations with the winemakers, live music, gourmet food trucks and tastings from local restaurants. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

8. [2:30 p.m.] Seven % Solution 2019 hosts a wine-tasting celebration at Hedley & Bennett in Vernon that highlights the varietal diversity of California vineyards. Gathering 42 accomplished winemakers this year, attendees can expect 60 California-based, outlier grape varieties, with 180 wines to taste, and over 130 wines to browse.

9. [3 & 5 p.m.] Mount Wilson Observatory launches its third season of Concert in the Domespecial concerts inside its historic 100-inch telescope dome. There will be two musical performances: one at 3 p.m. and the other at 5 p.m. A reception for the artists will follow each performance.

10. [various] LA Pride Week returns to Los Angeles May 31 – June 9 for community-oriented events designed to support the LGBTQ+ community from West Hollywood and beyond. This year’s events include the LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium on May 31, the 3rd Annual LA Pride Night at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 1, and the 2019 Trans Brunch on June 2.

#SPONSORED DEAL: $9 tix to Street Food Cinema in Griffith Park (via Goldstar)

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for June 1, 2019

June 1, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Image via Venice Pride

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Saturday, June 1, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [8 a.m.] Bixby Marsh will host an open house this Saturday. Located in Carson, the urban freshwater habitat contains over 100 plant species, 69 type of birds and 84 wildlife species. Docents will be on hand that day to give guided tours of the marshland trails. FREE

2. [10 a.m.] The 14th Annual Lummis Days returns May 31 through June 2 for a celebration that gathers the community to honor the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles through a number of educational and cultural events. FREE

3. [10 a.m.] The Margarita Taco Festival comes to the Northridge Recreation Center June 1 – 2 for a weekend of live entertainment, tacos, beer, and delicious margaritas. Free admission.

4. [11 a.m.] Smorgasburg LA’s annual POPUP ON THE PIER in Santa Monica will team up with the first ever SaMo PRIDE for a day of celebrating diversity and getting a taste of some of the best of Smorgasburg vendors right on the Santa Monica Pier. Free to attend.

5. [noon] Outpost Los Angeles City Market heads to Rolling Greens in Downtown Los Angeles for a festival designed for creatives to meet one another while discovering music, food, art, products, and experiences that highlight Los Angeles. FREE

6. [2 p.m.] The 14th Annual LAWineFest returns June 1-2 for unlimited tastings from various wineries, artisan brands and even breweries on both a local and national level. Happening at The Pike Outlets in Long Beach, highlights include conversations with the winemakers, live music, gourmet food trucks and tastings from local restaurants. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. [4 p.m.] The Fourth Annual Venice Pride Sign Lighting & Block Party returns this Saturday for an inclusive celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. Highlights include beats from DJ Victor Rodriguez, dancing, food trucks, and the Venice sign lighting ceremony. FREE

8. [6 p.m.] Pasadena Symphony & POPS presents ‘Music Under The Stars’ at Pasadena City Hall’s Centennial Square. The free outdoor concert also features gourmet food trucks, a musical instrument petting zoo, and other types of family fun. Picnics are encouraged for this annual event. FREE

9. [8 p.m.] For over 30 years, Grand Performances has offered a variety of performance events at California Plaza, for free. Their 2019 summer series kicks off on June 1 when City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) present COLA: A night of spiritual jazz, poetry, and literature. FREE

10. [various] LA Pride Week returns to Los Angeles May 31 – June 9 for community-oriented events designed to support the LGBTQ+ community from West Hollywood and beyond. This year’s events include the LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium on May 31, the 3rd Annual LA Pride Night at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 1, and the 2019 Trans Brunch on June 2.

#SPONSORED DEAL: $9 tix to Street Food Cinema in Griffith Park (via Goldstar)

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar

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Here’s a Cheat Sheet of Free Museum Days in L.A. For June (2019)

May 31, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Urban Light at LACMA
Urban Light at LACMA. Photo Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

The intent of this “cheat-sheet” is to denote specific free days in any given month where Los Angeles museums that normally charge an admission waive their entry fees (not including parking). For this post we’re detailing the month of June, 2019.

Keep in mind there are over two dozen museums in and around Los Angeles that offer free admission ALL the time which are not listed here. We’ve compiled a handy list of ALL of those free museums (including favorites like The Getty, California Science Center, The Hammer Museum, and more) if you’d like to explore all your freebie options for June.

Enjoy!

Free Museum Days in Los Angeles – June 2019

[JUNE 2] Museum of Latin American Art

[JUNE  2] ] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[JUNE  4] ] Free Family Night at Kidspace Children’s Museum (from 4 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE 4] Natural History Museum (also note that L.A. County residents receive free Museum admission Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 pm. Bring a valid ID or utility bill the day of your visit)

[JUNE 4La Brea Tarpits Museum

[JUNE 6] Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE 6MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE 6] Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 6USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE  6] Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE 6 ] Huntington Library (note that you have to reserve passes for the free day in advance, and it books up fast. For this reason we’d suggest you take a look at the free day for June and start planning when you need to be online to grab the tix)

[JUNE  7] Norton Simon Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE 9] Museum of Latin American Art

[JUNE  9] ] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[JUNE 9USC Pacific Asian Museum (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 11] Los Angeles County Museum of Art (also free for L.A. County residents with valid I.D. after 3:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays all month long)

[JUNE 11] Autry Museum of the American West

[JUNE 13] Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE 13MOCA Grand (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE 13] Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 13USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE  13] Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE 16] Museum of Latin American Art

[JUNE 16] ] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[JUNE 18Los Angeles County Arboretum

[JUNE  18South Coast Botanic Garden

[JUNE  18Descanso Gardens

[JUNE 20] Japanese American National Museum (all day)

[JUNE 20MOCA Grand (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE 20] Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 20USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE  20] Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE 23] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[JUNE 23] Museum of Latin American Art

[JUNE 27MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE 27] Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 27USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE 27] Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE  27] Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

[JUNE 27] Museum of Latin American Art (5 to 9 p.m.)

[JUNE 30] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[JUNE 30] Museum of Latin American Art


As a reminder, it’s ALWAYS good to verify the status of free days before you visit, so be sure to check the official museum websites to verify visiting hours, parking costs, and any other pertinent details. Keep in mind free admission days may not include specially ticketed exhibitions. If there are any errors, omissions, or corrections you’d like to note for this list, feel free to email us at tips@welikela.com.

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24 Really Cool Things to do This June in Los Angeles (2019)

May 31, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Hollywood Bowl Playboy Jazz Festival
Playboy Jazz Fest at the Hollywood Bowl. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

Need stuff to do this month in Los Angeles? We looked ahead on our calendar to focus in on some of the best events happening in June around Los Angeles that you should probably have on your radar. After all, better to get your tickets now than wait till the last minute and find out your favorite event is sold out.

June 2019 event highlights includes KCRW Summer Nights, LA Pride, the Playboy Jazz Festival, BoldPas in Pasadena, Bill Esparaza’s Taqueando, the DTLA Donut Fest, KTOWN Night Market, Moonlight Movies on the Beach , and much more.

Our complete rundown starts after the jump. Enjoy!


Keep in mind for some of the ticketing options provided we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links (affiliates noted in parenthesis), however we retain complete editorial control of our content.

1. LA Pride (through June 10)

This year’s LA Pride events include the LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium on May 31, the 3rd Annual LA Pride Night at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 1, 2019 Trans Brunch on June 2, The Opening Ceremony with a Weho Vogue Ball & Drag Show on June 7, and the legendary LA Pride Festival June 8 through 10. -> More information

2. KCRW Summer Nights (starting June 1)

KCRW kicks off their summer of free outdoor concerts with a June 1 event at One Colorado featuring Harriet Brown and a June 8 edition of Chinatown Summer Nights with KCRW DJ’s Travis Holcombe and Novena Carmel. -> More information

3. 3rd Annual Venice Pride Sign Lighting & Block Party with Thelma Houston (June 1)

The Fourth Annual Venice Pride Sign Lighting & Block Party returns on June 1 from 4 to 11 p.m. for an inclusive celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. Highlights include beats from DJ Victor Rodriguez, dancing, munchies from food trucks, and more. -> More information

4. Pasadena Symphony & POPS Presents ‘Music Under The Stars’ (June 1)

Pasadena Symphony & POPS presents ‘Music Under The Stars’ s on June 1 at Pasadena City Hall’s Centennial Square. This free outdoor concert also features gourmet food trucks, a musical instrument petting zoo, and other family friendly activities. -> More information

5. FIGFest (starting June 7)

FIGat7th Downtown Festival is back for another festive summer filled with good tunes and good times. Free concerts will take place on four Fridays in June with headliners Cherry Glazerr (June 7), Oddisee & Good Compny (June 14), Buscabulla (June 21) and STRFKR (June 28). -> More information

6. The Groundlings’ 3rd Annual Diversity Festival (June 8)

The Groundlings’ Diversity Festival returns for its third year on June 8 to to celebrate and explore diversity and inclusion in comedy and entertainment with an array of shows. Sponsored by NBC and Nickelodeon, this comedy fest features a full day of free performances that also include alumni and special guests. -> More information

7. BoldPas in Old Pasadena (June 8)

BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena returns on Saturday, June 8 for its third annual installment of temporary street art and engaging public activities. The event, staged in Old Pasadena’s historic 19th-century alleys, is free to the public and offers a one-day-only opportunity to encounter artistic, ephemeral interventions in unique urban spaces. This year there will be 17 site-specific art installations spread throughout the 22-block historic district of Old Pasadena including a 60-foot canvas suspended high above one alley, a giant sea of balloons, and a serpentine tube made of beach balls. -> More information

8. Rose Day LA (June 8)

Rosé Day LA returns to Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu on June 8 for an afternoon of pink wine. The inaugural Rosé Day LA will feature crisp bottles of rosé, delicious food pairings, live DJs, luxury brands, music performances, leisure lawn games and more. -> More information

9. DTLA Donut Festival (June 8)

The DTLA Donut Festival returns to Union Station on June 8 for a mouthwatering display of desserts. The event take places from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a showcase of various donut styles, flavors, and forms. The festival features the “Hole Donut Marketplace”, with 12 different donut vendors on hand, both cult classics and new trendy establishments. Purveyors include Voodoo Doughnut, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, California Donuts, Primo’s Donuts, Donatsu, Dot & Dough, Dazzling Donuts, DK’s Donuts & Bakery, Glazed Donut Bar, Fat Uncle Farms, RING Baked Tofu Donuts and Dream Donut Truck. -> More information

10. Playhouse Block Party in Pasadena (June 8)

The Playhouse Block Party returns June 8 for its second year celebrating of arts and culture on El Molino Avenue in the heart of Pasadena. Featuring over twenty performances on two different stages (a Main Stage and a Family Stage), this free block party also includes family-friendly interactive activities, food, libations, and guided tours. -> More information

11. Playboy Jazz Festival (June 8-9)

The Playboy Jazz Festival returns to the Hollywood Bowl for another year of fast, upbeat and sweat-inducing live music. On June 8 and 9, the L.A. Philharmonic will take attendees through the world of jazz with an all-star line-up of special guests.  Saturday’s line-up includes Kool & the Gang, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective, Quiana Lynell, Angélique Kidjo, Benny Golson’s 90th Birthday Quartet, and more. Sunday’s special guests include Boz Scaggs, Maceo Parker: It’s All About Love, Starring Maceo Parker, Maceo Parker Big Band, The Cookers, and more. George Lopez will be the master of ceremonies both days.  -> More informationDiscount Tickets

12. EA Play (June 8-9)

Electric Entertainment (EA) Play returns to the Hollywood Palladium June 8 – 9 for one of the biggest and best opportunities to get hands-on with your favorite games. Fans will be connected around the world to EA’s biggest new games through live broadcasts, community content, competitions and more. This year, attendees can check out Respawn Entertainment’s new Star Wars game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, along with a chance to play Apex Legends, Battlefield V, the newest EA Sports games, Anthem and more. -> More information

13. Hollywood Fringe Festival (June 13-30)

Over three dozen of venue such as 2nd Stage, Hudson Theatres, The Broadwater and the Underground Annex Theater will host comedy, ensemble theatre, dance and immersive performances during the annual Hollywood Fringe Festival. -> More information

14. The KTOWN Night Market (June 14-15)

For the 5th year in a row, the KTOWN Night Market is returning to Koreatown for a weekend of live music performances, delicious food offerings and trendy Korean-beauty shopping. -> More information

15. Bill Esparza’s Taqueando: A Taco Lifestyle Festival (June 15)

Bill Esparaza, the James Beard award-winning author and taco expert who formerly curated LA Weekly’s Tacolandia, is back with a brand new all-you-can-eat taco festival of his own: Taqueando.  The list of participants includes Amor y Tacos, B.S. Taqueria , Bar Amá, Barbakush, Birrieria Nochistlàn, Burritos La Palma, Carnitas El Momo, Chicas Tacos, Chichen Itza, Coni’Seafood, Dos Tierras, Erizo Fish House (from Tijuana), Galaxy Taco, Guerrilla Tacos, La Guerrerense (from Ensenada), La Huesuda Tacos, Loteria Grill, Macheen, Madre Oaxaca Restaurant & Mezcaleria, Mariscos El Coraloense, Mariscos Jalisco, Petty Cash Taqueria, Pez Cantina, Poncho’s Tlayudas, Puesto, Salazar, SOL Mexican Cocina, Sonoratown, Tacolazo, Taco Maria, Tacos 1986, Tacos Aarón, Tacos Kokopelli (Tijuana), and MORE! -> More information

16. 27th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival (June 15-16)

The 27th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival returns June 15 – 16 at The Paseo for a day-long event of art, music, and family fun. Lasting from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., this free two-day festival will feature hundreds of unique chalk creations throughout the shopping center and sidewalk..  -> More information

17. Alfredo’s Beach Clubs “Moonlight Movies on the Beach” (starting June 18)

Moonlight Movies on the Beach brings a summer-long series of free outdoor movie screenings on the shores of the LBC to three different locations near Downtown Long Beach and Belmont Shore. The series opens with The Sandlot on June 18 at Granada Beach and Happy Gilmore on June 20 at Cherry Beach. Screenings continue on select Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 20. All are free to attend. -> More information

18. The El Segundo Art Walk (June 20)

The El Segundo Art Walk returns for three summer nights. Taking place every third Thursday of the summer months, this self-guided walk features more than 35 artists in 30+ venues in downtown El Segundo and in Smoky Hollow, an emerging, eclectic neighborhood that’s funky, industrial and artsy. Each art event features fine art, live music, great food, a beer garden, and tours of artist studios. -> More information

19. Silver Lake Picture Show (starting June 21)

Originally founded in 2012, The Silver Lake Picture Show offers free outdoor film screenings on select Fridays at Sunset Triangle Plaza in Silver Lake. This year’s series starts on June 21 with a screening of Selena. -> More information

20. Dance DTLA (starting June 21)

 The Music Center’s Dance DTLA is a free night of dancing featuring live music and/or DJs paired with expert dance instructors providing beginner group dance lessons for attendees. Each night has a different dance theme, and all events are free and open to the public. The series opens on June 21 with a Bollywood theme on the Grand Park Performance Lawn. Dance DTLA continues on select Fridays through August 30 -> More information

21. The Mass Meditation Initiative at Los Angeles State Historic Park (June 22)

The Mass Meditation Initiative returns to Los Angeles State Historic Park on Saturday June 22 for a FREE mindful yoga, music, healing arts and vegan festival featuring an array of live performances. Over 100 conscious brands, 40 healing tents and 20 vegan plant-based food vendors will be present at the festival. This year Bhakti Fest and Shakti Fest will be presenting a stage and Wisdome LA will also be presenting an immersive 360 dome. -> More information

22. Game Changers Outdoor Movie Screening Series at The Ford Theatres (June 27-30)

The Game Changers Outdoor Movie Screening Series comes to The Ford Theatres in Hollywood June 27 – 30 for four-nights of groundbreaking cinema and television underneath the stars.  Presented by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, the goal of the series is to showcase media that has impacted diversity and narrative storytelling in monumental ways. -> More informationDiscount tickets

23. 10th Annual L.A. Food Fest (June 29)

The 10th Annual L.A. Food Fest returns to Santa Anita Park on Saturday June 29 for a tasting experience with award-winning top chefs and restaurants, out-of-town headliners, your favorite street eats, and much more. Attendees can sample signature bites from a curated selection of 100+ exhibitors. -> More information

24. CatCon 2019 (June 29-30)

CatCon returns to the Pasadena Convention Center June 29 – 30 for another weekend of feline appreciation and celebration. Highlights include over 200 booths featuring merchandising, cat-world celebrities, a cat adoption lounge, cat-centric seminars, photobooths, Kitty cosplay, special guest speakers, workshops, meet and greets with celebri-cats and more. -> More informationDiscount tickets


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