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 in L.A. from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23 features The Silver Lake Picture Show, BET Hip-Hop Awards weekend, PetCon LA, The Mass Meditation Initiative, Valley Pride Festival, Art Beyond the Glass, Taste of Eagle Rock, 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 21st, 2019
1. Originally founded in 2012, The Silver Lake Picture Show offers free outdoor film screenings on select summer Fridays at Sunset Triangle Plaza in Silver Lake. This year’s series starts on June 21 with a screening of Selena. FREE
2. BET Hip-Hop Awards weekend kicks off this Friday at The Globe Theater with a 2000s R&B and Hip-Hop Party called Peaches & Cream. The fun continues at The Globe on Saturday with Henny & Waffles, a day-long dance party and buffet-style brunch. At the same time The BET Experience is back with show stopping performances from Meek Mill, Blueface, Cardi B, Migos, City Girls and many more.
3. The LA Design Festival returns with a city-wide celebration that includes a block party, installations, opening exhibitions, a market place, talks, workshops, tours and much more. Keep in mind some events are ticketed while others are free.
4. Renown as “America’s Best Wine Festival” by USA Today, Garagiste Wine Festival is back June 21 – 22 for a legendary event that showcases over 200 wines from 40 winemakers.
5. The Music Center’s Dance DTLA features live music and/or DJs paired with expert dance instructors providing beginner group dance lessons for attendees. Each night has a different dance theme. 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. FREE
6. Black Hollywood Comedy Festival (HBCF) comes to the TCL Chinese Theater June 20-23 to celebrate African-American comedy in the worlds of improv, standup, digital, television and film. Created by veteran comedy producer, Jeru Tillman, the HBCF was founded to exhibit diverse styles and perspectives of African-American comedic talent.
7. Shakespeare By The Sea will once again offer a ten-week program of admission-free performances with two featured productions: The Comedy of Errors and Henry V at a variety of venues across Los Angeles. Continuing the series is Henry V at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. FREE
8. HARMAN and the GRAMMY Museum will come together for a pop-up party in celebration of Make Music Day. The HARMAN Street Studio will be equipped with musical instruments and HARMAN recording technology, open to all ages to experience the joys of making music together. Local music producer, Elori Kramer, will edit the audio recorded that day into a one-of-a-kind, local music track to be shared online. FREE
9. Over three dozen venues such as 2nd Stage, Hudson Theatres, The Broadwater and the Underground Annex Theater host comedy, ensemble theatre, dance and immersive performances during the annual Hollywood Fringe Festival taking place June 13-30.
10. 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.
11. Head to Virgil Village’s LAG Vintage for the Pride Edition of JuiceBox featuring comedians Joel Kim Booster, Julia Hladkowicz, Kenny Deforest, Danielle Perez, Mary Jane French, Heather Turman and Kevin Yee.
12. Every year local breweries, bars and restaurants celebrate LA Beer Week (June 15-23) through events highlighting craft beer culture. Check their schedule for all the free and ticketed events happening this week.
13. The first film festival devoted to romantic comedies Rom Com Fest debuts in Los Angeles June 20-23 at The Downtown Independent. Designed as a film festival the inaugural event will screen a mix of new and classic rom coms. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
14. Odd Nights At The Autry feature a collection of over 200 vendors, 20 gourmet food trucks, a beer garden, custom handmade treasures and live local bands. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
15. 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 continues this Friday with Buscabulla and Reyna Tropical. FREE
16. 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.
17. The fourth annual Make Music Hollywood takes over Hollywood & Highland for a full day of performances in their main courtyard. FREE
18. Free Summer Movie Night is a family friendly evening in the city of Monterey Park. This week they’ll screen Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at Sequoia Park. FREE
19. The Kimpton Everly will host its second annual Shakespeare on the Deck’s with A Midsummer Night’s Dream June 21 – 23. Director Mikey Mulhearn will put a new spin on the classic tale with an LGBT-focused storyline. The hotel will also host a summer solstice party with live music, cocktails, a drag show and DJ following the show.
Saturday June 22nd, 2019
20. PetCon LA 2019 comes to City Market Social House for a fun-filled convention all about your favorite furry companions. Highlights include merchandising and shopping, a dog adoption garden and adoptable cat cafe plus meet and greets with celebrity pets, activations, informative panels, and more.
21. Eat Drink Vegan returns to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena with over 250 beverage vendors, over 100 vegan eateries, and an endless list of plant-based focused market vendors.
22. The Mass Meditation Initiative is a free festival that features mindful yoga, live performances, sound domes, vegan products, art and more at Los Angeles State Historic Park. FREE
23. Los Angeles’ 9th Annual MarinaFest and Boat Show returns June 22 – 23 to celebrate the coastal lifestyle of Marina Del Rey through an in-water boat show, tall ships and historic water tours, a wine-and-beer garden, live music, activities for kids and more. Admission is free, though the in-water boat show and dock admission costs $10.
24. This Saturday is the 36th annual Radiotron Music Festival as part of the Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles concert series.
25. The 30th Annual Check MARIACHI USA Festival and Fireworks Show happening at The Hollywood Bowl brings the best mariachi bands from Mexico and the U.S. and ballet folklorico to the stage this Saturday. DISCOUNTED
26 Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival in South Los Angeles will spotlight the diversity of our city through art shows, workshops, open studios, art installations, live performances, a bazar and much more. FREE
28. Local design house Bend Goods is opening their showroom up for an epic sale where every item is 50% off. Happening Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note that a happy hour will be hosted at the Melrose showroom from 3-5 p.m. where a DJ will spin tunes with an open bar while guests shop.
29. The Beverly Center, The Advocate and World of Wonder will host a full day of PRIDE focused events featuring drag queen panels, performances, photo activation, music, food, specialty cocktails and more. FREE
30. Skyspace hosts a DJ Series with Beat Junkies after hours. The party kicks off at 9 p.m.
31. Off the 405, free concerts at the Getty will host a performance by L’Rain at 6 p.m. in the museum courtyard. FREE
32. Presented by Los Angeles Councilwoman Nury Martinez, the 5th annual Valley Pride festival returns with the theme “One Valley, One Love”, celebrating family love and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community in the San Fernando Valley. Live music, food trucks, interactive art and resources to help support the LGBTQIA+ community are just a few highlights of the day. FREE
33. This Saturday Triple GRAMMY® Winner Dee Dee Bridgewater headlines the KJazz 88.1 FM Summer Benefit Concert at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. The program begins at 8 p.m.
34. Universal Studios Hollywood hosts Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle June 22 through August 11. The castle will be covered with sinister curses and frightening creatures featuring the Dark Arts, a brand-new, striking presentation of light and music.
35. OK! Magazine will host OK! Body & Soul a whole day of workout classes led by some of the hottest fitness trainers and fit celebrities. FREE
36. Last Remaining Seats, the Los Angeles Conservancy’s annual event featuring classic film screenings in some of Los Angeles’ most beautiful vintage movie palaces will hold two screening on Saturday. At 2 p.m. a special screening of two Laurel & Hardy classics: The Battle of the Century and Sons of the Desert and at 8 p.m. the 1940 film Rebecca. Both will take place at The Orpheum.
Sunday June 23rd, 2019
37. Long Beach Patchwork Show happening at Long Beach Marine Stadium will showcase 200+ handmade and artisan creations by some of the best independent makers throughout Southern California. Admission is free. FREE
38. The 19th annual Summer SOULstice Festival returns Sunday to Santa Monica with an all ages party featuring music stages, satellite bars, performing artists, and much more. FREE
39. Art Beyond the Glass will host its annual cocktail culture festival at Los Globos in Silver Lake featuring over 100 top bartenders mixing cocktails and showcasing their artistic side from performing music, to showcasing their photography, paintings, sculptures and much more, all while raising funds for non-profit Beautify Earth.
40. Angel City Brewery celebrates Pride month with live entertainment, comedians, a specially brewed LGBT Pride Beer and more this Sunday.
41. A Taste of Eagle Rock will feature an array of food and beverages from local restaurants, live entertainment from Bukowski’s Couch, a special area for kids and more.
42. Sunday Sessions returns to Grand Park for the summer featuring local DJs celebrating the Los Angeles House music scene one Sunday evening each month until September. FREE
43. Challenge yourself with a 75-minute yoga class while enjoying views of the DTLA skyline during Flow + Flavor: Rooftop Yoga at Smorgasburg x ROW DTLA.
44. Family Flicks Film Series at The Hammer will screen Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal this Sunday. FREE
45. Ford Theatre presents JAM Sessions happening at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey. The free event is centered around movement and music. At 11:30 a.m. you can twirl and dance your way into being a Bollywood star under the instruction of Blue13 Dance Company. Then at 3:30 p.m. JAM will host an interactive drum circle using a variety of percussion instruments and drums provided. FREE
Food Pick for the Week
This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.
For one-night-only INKO NITO and Chef Ricardo Zarate join forces for a collaborative dinner. Happening this Sunday during dinner service, ticket holders will be treated to a four-course family-style feast that includes signature dishes from Zarate’s Peruvian restaurant Once located at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, alongside INKO NITO’s newly launched bar menu featuring sashimi, maki and robata-fired items. Diners will feast on Halibut Taradito with yuzu kosho, ponzu and Aji Amarillo aioli; Scallop Skewers with shishito peppers, sweet soy and shichimi yogurt slaw; Lomo al Trapo – filet wrapped in salt with jalapeño hucatay dressing. Tickets to the dinner cost $60 per person.
INKO NITO is located at 225 S Garey St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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