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 16, 2019.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [10 a.m.] 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.
2. [11:30 a.m.] The Music of Grateful Dead for Kids at Echoplex.
3. [noon] Chinese American Museum will host a family day called Cyanotypes from noon to 3 p.m. the public can create cyanotype prints inspired by Wu Chi-Tsung’s current exhibit at the museum.
4. [2 p.m.] Metro Art in partnership with LACMA present the Daniel Rotem Quartet at Union Station. The program will celebrate the music of John Coltrane. FREE
5. [3 p.m.] 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 Sunday they’ll screen 1960 Spartacus at the Ace Hotel.
6. [7 p.m.] Chromeo, Toro y Moi, Noname and Ian Isiah will take the stage of the Hollywood Bowl when KCRW’s World Festival returns for the 21st year at the popular outdoor concert venue.
7. [7:30 p.m.] The Hammer will honor James Joyce by hosting Bloomsday 2019. The event features a dramatic reading by veteran actors Síle Bermingham, James Gallo, James Lancaster, John Lee, Johnny O’Callaghan, and Sonya Macari. Guinness and live music by Rattle the Knee will keep the party going in the courtyard. FREE
8. [8 p.m.] Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group will take participants through the trials and tribulations of being a DAD raising a child. In this immersive-theater production the audience will interact with a wild cast of coming-of-age characters. The show is directed by Brandon Slezak and produced by Zombie Joe. Running Sundays and Mondays through July 1.
10. [various] See below for a few last minute ideas for where to take dad to eat on Father’s Day today:
- Skyspace hosts a Father’s Day BBQ and Brews with all-you-can-eat BBQ, eight beer samplings, Skyslide rides, a pitch and putt with a Street Swings Golf Simulator the space will also play the final round of the PGA US Open and the Dodgers vs. Cubs game on too. Tickets cost $60 for adults, $55 for seniors and $35 for youth.
- Greenbar Distillery is celebrating Father’s Day with an awesome deal for whiskey lovers. For $6 you’ll get an organic Cask-Strength Old Fashioned that’s 115-proof, plus free seasonal Salt & Straw ice cream and be gifted with a campfire whiskey mug.
- Boomtown Brewery presents Family Fest, a day packed with plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. From noon to 6 p.m. guests can drink craft beers on tap, jump in a bounce house, play some games, make a tie at the craft station and enjoy some delicious food in a casual atmosphere. This event is free to attend.
- If your dad is health conscious, head to any Kreation Kafe on Sunday to redeem a free O-Mega Bowl and Matchappreciated Latte with the purchase of an entrée of $20 or more.
#SPONSORED DEAL: $2.50 tix to the Original Lobster Festival in Long Beach (via Goldstar)
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