As Los Angeles finds its way out of the pandemic and restrictions gradually ease, we’re continuing our bi-weekly round-ups of fun to-dos, mixing in the occasional online/virtual event with an ever-growing listen of in-person experiences.
This weekend, from June 25 to June 27, features Movies on Location in the The Valley, The Other Art Fair, the reopening of The Autry, a Toyzilla swap meet in the SGV, a Cars and Coffee meet-up in Griffith Park, the Creative Communal Market in Long Beach, and more!
Friday / All Weekend
1. Movies on Location -> The latest screening series from the folks at My Valley Pass takes guests to special locations that were either used during the filming or directly pair with the film being screened. This Friday features the BMX-themed RAD, shown at the Valley Relics Museum in Lake Balboa. Tickets start at $20 per person for general admission. Get more info here.
2. The Other Art Fair -> Over 75 artists will be showcased for this year’s edition of the The Other Art Fair at ROW DTLA. General admission tickets for Friday through Sunday are $15 per person (when purchased in advance, online). Read more info and get tickets here.
3. Free Umami Burger -> To celebrate the grand opening of Umami Burger on Beverly Drive the location is giving away freebies like burgers and truffle fries all weekend long. To claim your free meal download the CITIZENS GO app and use the following promo codes: FRYDAY (6/25) for free Truffle Fries, CLASSIC for a free Classic Burger (6/26) and TRUFFLE for a free Truffle Burger (6/27)at checkout. Each promo code is good for one complimentary item per day during the campaign. Use the code to order directly through the app for pick up at Umami Burger Beverly.
4. Fourth Fridays at The Broad -> As part of The Broad’s monthly Fourth Friday series, the museum will be open for extended hours on June 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., and live entertainment will be hosted on the East Bank Plaza. More info here.
5. Daily Harvest @ The Line Hotel -> Sample a menu of summer-inspired Daily Harvest goodies poolside at The Line Hotel in Korea Town. Bites include a menu of boozy smoothies, flatbreads, and decadent dairy-free scoops, compliments of the health focused and time saving delivery service. Free and open to the public Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
6. Dodgers Fanfest at Angel City Market in Inglewood -> Over a dozen vendors will offer Dodger-inspired goods while T.V.’s will be set up to broadcast Friday’s game versus the Cubs. Pet friendly and family friendly. Free to attend. More info here.
7. Street Food Cinema -> The 10th season of SFC continues with a screening of 500 Days of Summer at L.A. State Historic Park and The Sandlot at Brand Library Park Glendale. Tickets will be sold for socially distanced pods of 2, 4, or 6 attendees. A two-person GA pod starts at $46. Get tickets and more information here.
8. The Groundlings Pride Panel -> Members of the Groundlings Sunday Company host a special panel on the journey of working in the entertainment industry as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. $5 to attend, with proceeds to benefit the Groundlings Diversity fund. More info here.
9 Marina Drive-In Movies -> The Marina Del Rey drive-in movie series continues this weekend with two nights of screenings. Dora & The Lost City of Gold and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story play Friday followed by The Princess & The Frog and Ghost on Saturday night. Tickers run $20 per car (includes all passengers), max 8 people per vehicle. See the full schedule for the season and reserve a spot here.
10. Cinespia -> Cinespia is hosting movie screenings at the Greek Theatre. Pretty Woman screens this Friday and Predator on Saturday. Tickets cost $18.
11. RECONNECTING: A Vision of Unity -> A new exhibit by artist Kengo Kito is now on display at Japan House LA. Kito’s work takes 2,021 hula hoops to create a massive, unified art piece that explores issues of connection and re-connection in the wake of the past year’s unprecedented events. Admission is free to the gallery. Walk-ins accept, reservations are recommend. Exhibits runs from June 16 to Sep. 6. Learn more here.
12. StarChefs Restaurant Week -> StarChefs, the restaurant industry magazine spotlights its Rising Stars list with the launch of a Restaurant Week from June 16 through June 30 inviting the public to experience dishes, pastries, wine pairings, and cocktails at the forefront of American dining.
13. Chalk Lines -> Chalk Repertory Theatre has produced a series of five immersive audio plays that explore historically diverse neighborhoods of Los Angeles, including Leimert Park, Exposition Park, and West Adams. Listeners can stream the plays at home or on location with a mobile device starting June 18. More info here.
14. Tevye in New York -> Tom Dugan, the writer and star of Wiesenthal, brings theworld premiereof his newest play Tevye in New York to the outdoor performance space at the Wallis. outdoor performance space. Tickets are $75 for terrace seating. Performances run on select dates through July 25. Get more info here.
15. The Huntington -> Enjoy the gardens during twilight hours Fridays through Sundays when The Huntington hosts Summer Evening Strolls from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June through August. Advance tickets ($20 per adult) are required.
16. Pride Publics -> Pride Publics: Words and Actions brings issues of LGBTQ+ community action, struggle and progress into focus through a series of 28 large-scale posters installed on the east side of Robertson Blvd, just south of Santa Monica Blvd. The works will be on view through July 1. More info here.
17. Self Help Graphics & Art Print Fair -> Self Help Graphic’s annual art print fair is going virtual this year, with new prints released online every week in June, beginning today. Browse a selection of new and limited edition serigraphs, reliefs and intaglio prints created by over twenty artists. Proceeds support the ongoing mission of Self Help Graphics and Art. More info here.
18. Rainbow Road Art Walk -> To celebrate Pride month, Santa Monica place is hosting a self-guided art experience of 13 colorful installations created by LGBTQIA+ artists. Runs June 4-30. More info here.
19. Love Note -> Rogue Ensemble has a new interactive audio expedition that invites guests to Plummer Park in WeHo, now through June 30. Per a release, Love Note is an “in-real-life audio experience that guides audiences through a twisted collection of love stories, meditative romance and lost connections.” The experience is free, but a smartphone and headphones are required. Plummer Park is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. More info and instructions for attendees can be found here.
20. Jazz Night at Runway Playa Vista -> Enjoy live jazz music every Friday from 5-8 p.m. all summer. Grab food from Runway vendors and snag outdoor seating on Town Center Drive.
21. Urban Death Trail of Torwment -> Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre has a new walk-thru attraction kicks off this Thursday. Per a release, the 20-minute experience takes visitors on a journey through “dimly-lit labyrinth straight into our phantasmagoria.” A $35 ticket is good for entry for two. Runs on Fridays and Saturdays, now extended through June 26 Get tickets here.
22. Elsewhere At the Madcap Motel -> The retro space features over a dozen rooms full of interactive and photo-friendly moments interwoven with a sci-fi narrative. Runs Thursday to Sunday through the end of June. Read We Like L.A.’s full right up on the experience here.
23. The Autry Reopens -> The Autry Museum in Griffith Park reopens to the public this Saturday with two new exhibitions: Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery and Making a Big Noise: The Explorations of Charles Lummis. More info here.
24. Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra -> Live music returns to the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday as Music Director Jaime Martín conducts compositions by Juan Pablo Contrerars, Alberto Ginastera, and Felix Mendelssohn. LACO is offering the public limited number of free tickets via a giveaway for qualified, vaccinated individuals. Learn more about the giveaway here.
25. Amex Gold® Card Picnic in the Park -> Picnic In The Park brings thousands of picnic bundles to four major east and west coast cities, all curated by Resy, and prepared by some of the most in-demand restaurants. Representing Los Angeles is Kismet in Los Feliz and Enrique Olvera’s highly anticipated taquería concept Ditroit. Tickets for either Saturday or Sunday cost $45 and includes a lunchbox style meal, cookie by Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery, LaCroix sparkling water, blowing bubbles, frisbee, pride-themed felt pennant flag, mini Supergoop! sunscreen and a custom reusable BAGGU bag.
26. Trans Pride -> On the Saturday in Santa Monica the American Trans Resource Hub is hosting a free event for trans individuals where they’ll be able to pick up free binders by GC2B and receive free haircuts by Hairrari LA. Get full details and RSVP here.
27. Toyzilla Swap Meet -> Vendors at this sidewalk sale in Downtown Alhambra offer toys, games, collectibles, and art. Free to attend, no RSVP required. Runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. More info here.
28. In Sheep’s Clothing -> The Japanese-style ‘listening bar’ closed in March 2020 but NeueHouse is bringing it back temporarily from June 23 – Aug 21 with a series of pop-up listening sessions four nights a week. Each evening will offer different programming around albums, artists and musical movements accompanied by cocktails, wine and food.
29. Cars and Coffee -> Automotive and photography enthusiasts with gather at the Merry Go Round in Griffith Park this Sunday morning at 7 a.m. for a special meet-and-greet organized by Cars and Coffee LA. Free to attend. Family friendly. More info here.
30. Creative Communal Market -> An open-air market featuring 20+ local vendors, plus live music, kids entertainment, and food. Goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at 2nd & PCH in Long Beach. More info here.
31. Dog Walking Hours at South Coast Botanic Garden -> Go for a morning stroll with your dog on Sunday at South Coast Botanical Gardens. Tickets are $15. This event takes place every third Sunday.
32. Bar Sala -> NeueHouse, in collaboration with Chef Ray Garcia of Broken Spanish, now offers a pop-up speakeasy-style mezcal bar featuring a curated agave cart serving mezcal and tequila tastings table side. The menu includes an agave list, house-made agua fresca, Mexican craft beers and small plates from Broken Spanish. Bar Sala is open Fridays and Saturdays 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations for the bar are not required.
33. Ardor At The West Hollywood EDITION -> Michelin-Starred Chef John Fraser has re-opened Ardor for dinner service Wednesday through Saturday. The vegetable forward menu is divided into five sections – crudo, appetizers, entrees, charcoal grill and vegetables. Highlights includes Tandoor Carrots cured for 24 hours, Arugula Farro Risotto finished with a kombu parmesan broth and a Raw Cauliflower Cacio e Pepe.
34. Sweet Chick-> The west coast location of the Brooklyn-born Chicken & Waffles operation Sweet Chick is offering a limited-time frozen treat for the summer. Mike’s Hot Honey Apple Frozen Swirl ($12) is made with Hennessy, apple brandy, lemon juice, and a drizzle of Mike’s Hot Honey.
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