37 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [6-11-18 to 6-15-18]

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 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 11 to Friday, June 15, features Hollywood Fringe Festival, Jurassic Park at The Greek, Last Remaining Seats, Shakespeare By The Sea, Outdoor Movies at the Skirball, KTOWN Night Market  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!

Theatre at Ace Hotel
Theatre at Ace Hotel. Photo credit: Stephen Russo via Los Angeles Conservancy

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Monday June 11th, 2018

1. Venues such as 2nd Stage, Hudson Theatres, The Broadwater and the Underground Annex Theater will host comedy, ensemble theatre, dance and many more performances during the annual Hollywood Fringe Festival from June 7-24.

2. The Greek Theatre will screen Jurassic Park this Monday in honor the classic dinosaur pic’s 25th anniversary. There will be surprise guests, dino-themed activities, giveaways and a sneak peek of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, arriving in theaters on June 22, 2018. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. Grand Park will host Big L.A. Portrait Gallery from June 7 to July 4, transforming itself into a nighttime art gallery featuring photos by Los Angeles-based artists.  Photography will be projected onto the 100 square-foot wall of the historic L.A. County Hall of Records right in front of Grand Park. Art will be on display nightly from sundown to midnight and is free to the public. FREE

4. The Pub at Golden Road will host Goat Yoga on The Lawn where guests join in a one hour yoga session, sip on a GR beer after and meet and greet the yogi goats.

5. There’s no better place to explore the history of our city than inside Becoming Los Angelesthe Natural History Museum’s newly revamped (and just reopened) exhibit that details the culture, events, geography, movements, art, and diverse peoples that have shaped the city of angels.

6. June is California Avocado Month and Grand Central Market in DTLA is the place to be for all things avocado. A select group of chefs have rolled out avocado inspired offerings on their menu just for the month.

7. The Mermaid Comedy Hour returns to the Hollywood Improv with a fierce lineup that includes Aparna Nancherla, Laurie Kilmartin, Danielle Perez and more.

8. It’s Rhône Valley Vineyards Restaurant Weeks in L.A. from June 4-18. Participating restaurants include 71 Above, Kali, Nomad, Redbird, Spring and more. Each will highlight Rhône Valley wines by the glass, in flights and in pairings for the two weeks.

Tuesday June 12th, 2018

9. Celebrate the glories of Los Angeles art with Made in L.A. at the Hammer in Westwood. On view now till September 2, 2018. FREE

10. Mr. C’s Poolside Cinema is back for the fifth year in a row. From June 5 through August 28 Angelenos can indulge in a luxury outdoor movie experience by the pool with a Cipriani menu, classic movie snacks and mini bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne. Top Gun will be screened this week.

11. 260 Sample Sale LA in Beverly Hills will host a Marc Jacobs sample sale from June 12-17 with women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, Little Marc and special items at up to 85% off retail price.

12. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of LEVEL in DTLA and NeueHouse in Hollywood with multiple screenings this week that include Grease, Romeo & Juliet and more.

13. Free admission at: 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) and Autry Museum of the American West.

Wednesday June 13th, 2018

14. Watch classic movies outdoors while savoring ice-cream when Sweet Rose Creamery in Studio City welcomes the return of its free summer movie series. Kicking off the monthly event is a screening of The Breakfast Club. FREE

15. 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 week they’ll screen In the Heat of the Night (1967) at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Downtown L.A.

16. There’s an Enchanted Tiki Bar Takeover with the top notch bartenders of Trader Sam’s (Anaheim) at The Spare Room during their 7th Annual Evening of Tiki series. Happening one night a month now till September, the series highlights tiki bar culture through talents from all over the globe and locally.

17. One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival is a 40 day celebration through mostly free art events and exhibits between May 22 through June 30. On Wednesday composer Craig Hella Johnson will host a free preview of Considering Matthew Shepard along with a Q & A as part of the 20th anniversary commemoration of Matthew Shepard’s death. Catering and refreshments will be available by Pinches Tacos. RSVP is requested.  FREE

18. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) presents This Brush for Hire: Norm Laich and Many Other Artists, a survey of world-renowned works fabricated by Laich over the past three decades, with an emphasis on artists based in Los Angeles. FREE

Thursday June 14th, 2018

19. Shakespeare By The Sea will once again offer a ten-week program of admission-free performances with two featured productions: The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Winter’s Tale at a variety of venues across the Los Angeles. Kicking off the series is The Merry Wives of Windsor at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. FREE

20. Experience the theatrical version of Douglas Adams’ cult classic novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy when it comes to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts June 14-17. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

21. French-based music label Kitsuné is collaborating with the NoMad Hotel for Kitsuné Afterwork, musical evenings taking place on the rooftop of the elegant, recently opened hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Pat Lok, Allen French and Yacine will kick off the summer session. FREE

22. Who What Wear brings back Street Style Cinema, their series of free outdoor movie screenings, to The Grove every Thursday evening in June. This week they’ll screen Moulin RougeFREE


23. Cat Art Show 3: The Sequel Returns Again will be on view from June 14-24 at Think Tank Gallery in Downtown featuring over 120 globally-recognized and emerging artists. This Thursday is the ticketed opening reception with cocktails and artist in attendance. Admission is free on weekdays (starting Friday June 15) and $5 on weekends with several special ticketed events throughout the show dates.

24. The night market at hilltop Asian restaurant Yamashiro back for 2018 every Thursday, from 5 to 9 p.m., through September 27. Angelenos can enjoy a farmers market, freshly prepared foods and Yamashiro’s unbeatable views of Hollywood.

25. Beyond the Streets is a fully immersive exhibition of street and graffiti art comprised of over 30 artist in a massive 40,000+ square feet exhibits. Artist are an eclectic mix of street and beyond including Retna, Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf Dennis Hopper and Jenny Holzer. Open Tuesday through Sunday this week. Open Tuesday through Sunday this week. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

26. Downtown Art Walk brings art enthusiasts and locals together every second Thursday of each month to take part in gallery tours, shop the art mart and sample nearby food trucks, and experience the overall flavor of the downtown Los Angeles Historic Core.

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

28. Free admission at: Japanese American National Museum (all day), MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural CenterUSC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.) and Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

Friday June 15th, 2018

29. Celebrate summer in Los Angeles watching some beloved films during Outdoor Movies at the Skirball. This Friday West Side Story will be screened with a Q&A with George Chakiris, who played Bernardo in West Side Story. We suggest you arrive early to check out famed composer Leonard Bernstein at 100 exhibit to get the full West Side Story experience. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

30. For the 4th year in a row, the KTOWN Night Market is returning to Koreatown for a weekend (June 15-16) of live music performances, delicious food offerings and trendy Korean-beauty shopping.

31. Head to Malibu Wines for a free outdoor movie screening of Clueless. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic, blankets, pillows and purchase Malibu wines from the bar. FREE

32. FIGat7th Downtown Festival is back for another festive summer filled with live performances by leading artists in a variety of genres. The series continues with Gabriel Garzon-Montano and Jarina De Marco. FREE 


33. Union Station in DTLA will host Filmmm, a series of food-centric films, this summer. The series begins on Friday with the documentary Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound. FREE

34. For over 30 years, Grand Performances has offered a variety of performance events at California Plaza, for free. Their 2018 summer series runs June 1 through August 18. This Friday through Saturday C.O.L.A. Night will takeover with performances from comedian Kristina Wong, poet/writer Peter J. Harris, and choreographer d. Sabela grimes. FREE

35. Rogue Artists Ensemble’s ‘Hyper-Theater’ style show Wood Boy Dog Fish combines puppetry and tech to produce a visually stunning show. A dark re-telling of the classic Pinocchio story, this show is strictly for adults. Wood Boy Dog Fish runs Friday through Sundays now till June 24 at the Garry Marshall Theater.

36. Barnsdall Fridays returns to Barnsdall Art Park for the tenth year in a row, with evening tastings of boutique wines and music from KCRW DJs perched atop a hill with incredible city views.

37. Jazz at LACMA welcomes Bobby Bradford Mo’tet at the BP grand entrance at 6 p.m. FREE

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