Weekend

06/16/2017

The Usual Suspects at Hollywood Cemetery
This thrill is still one of the best! Winner of the Oscar for best screenplay and best supporting actor, a legendary crime lord who is the most feared man on the planet, ropes five criminals into a heist that could get them $65 million in drug money. But who is Keyser Söze? Starring Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne and Chazz Palminteri. $12-$16; Saturday, doors: 7:15 pm, movie: 9 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl Opening Night
The Hollywood Bowl launches its summer season by celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Moody Blues’ album Days of Future Passed. Hear songs like “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon,” along with the Hollywood Bowl orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins, YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) and a fireworks finale. Saturday; 2301 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA; 323.850.2000

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours
Explore the living maze of Walt Disney Concert Hall with all it hidden spaces at the immersive multi-sensory event. There will also be DJs, an electro-industrial dance party and more. $20/advance, $30/door; Friday, 11:30 pm-3 am; Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Friday Flights
Held monthly each June, July, and August, Friday Flights invites artists to respond to the Getty’s unique architecture and gardens and create connections to the collections and exhibitions through music, performance, film, and other creative interventions. Each Friday Flights features artists and musicians collaborating to create site-specific performances. This summer, Friday Flights focuses on identity, addressing gender, race, nationality, and institutions. The 2017 season kicks off this weekend with a collaboration between visual artist Brendan Fernandes and musician How To Dress Well for Free Fall 49, a dance, sculptural installation, and performance wherein dancers fall 49 times, once for every victim of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016. Also, William Tyler and Noveller, two solo guitarists collaborate for a unique performance, and musician Sam Rowell creates an immersive light and sound installation among the flowers of the Central Garden that transitions from day to night. Free ($10/parking); Friday, 6 -9 pm; 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Music on the Meadows
Terranea resort in Palos Verdes is having an all-day beerfest and concert with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Untouchables. Sip on beer from Angel City Brewery and if you decide to stay there over the weekend, use code MUSIC17 and your tickets are free. Sunday, 12-7 pm; 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; 310.494.7891

The Mass Meditation Initiative
The Mass Meditation Initiative is where over 3,000 people meet to meditate simultaneously. Expect serene music, yoga, and 100% vegan food. Free; Saturday, 10 am-7 pm; LA Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Santa Anita Race Track
Santa Anita’s 100-to-1 club is offering up a bottomless-mimosa brunch during the horse races. Food includes made-to-order sushi and an omelette bar. Grab $20 off your Uber there with the code SANTAANITA2017. Sunday (and next Sunday); 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007; 626.574.7223

The Snowball Party-LA
The Snowball Party is back in Los Angeles and taking over Hollywood. There will be a limited number of tickets available for these three June dates, so get your tickets now! Some food, awesome activities, and two drinks included with your ticket. $55 ($10 off with promo code HOTPANTS); Saturday, 4:30 pm

Tacolandia
Every great taco spot in LA is represented at this annual event. Expect eats from All Flavor, No Grease and Mariscos Jalisco, plus many, many more. Like over 120 taco vendors, all benefitting EPPA! $50; Saturday; El Pueblo de Los Angeles, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Ktown Night Market
Ktown Night Market will host 100+ local food and merchandise vendors, offering a ton of multicultural street cuisine from Greater Los Angeles. Get your fill of KBBQ tacos, Kalbi burgers, sushi burritos, Spam fries, and more. $2, $5/door; Friday & Saturday; Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, 701 South Catalina St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

International Sushi Day
Los Angeles staple Katsuya is celebrating  the day in style at all their LA locations: Brentwood, Hollywood, Glendale and LA Live. They will feature a special prix fixe menu with top notch sushi selections and Katsuya classics, 50% off bottles of Soto Sake, and a house DJ at the Hollywood location to ring in the holiday. $75; Sunday, 5 pm; locations here.

Dessert Goals
NYC’s favorite dessert festival is launching in LA this weekend! Taste from 30+ of the best dessert vendors from L.A. and beyond, all with their specialties and never before seen treats available for purchase with an average price point of $5 per dessert. There will also be sweet free candy tastings from Dylan’s Candy Bar; a savory Salt Bar to “cleanse your palette” between sweet bites so you can indulge on more; free Boxed Water ; free almond milk and juices from Califia Farm; and a can of High Brew coffee to compliment your sweets. $15, $50/workshops ( your ticket grants you entry into the venue during your designated time frame); Saturday, 12-6 pm; 860 S. Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

LA Beer Week
Celebrate the art of craft beer during LA Beer Week with 80 craft breweries. The 9th annual LA Beer Week Kickoff Festival means Angel City Brewery will be launching two new special beers, including a limited can release of Sunbather. This hoppy yet tart kettle-soured pale ale is brewed with Citra hops. Sunbather will be available on draft at the LABW Kickoff Festival at Los Angeles Center Studios as well as at select accounts throughout the city. And to conclude LABW, the brewery will be releasing a limited run of 16oz. Sunbather cans on June 23rd at 4pm. The cans will only be available while supplies last. Another LA Beer Week release is the launch of Purple Grain. This beer was dreamt up by 2016 What Would You Brew? contest winner Andy Ziskin. Coming in at 5.5% ABV and 30 IBUs, Purple Grain is an American wheat beer brewed with Purple Prairie barley and a dash of elderberry juice, giving the beer a hint of jam flavor balanced by a tropical fruit bitterness. LA Brewers Beer Week Kickoff Festival at Los Angeles Center Studios means you can sample the best LA Beer Week has to offer from over 80 of the best breweries in Los Angeles. $59; Saturday, 1-4 pm; 450 S Bixel St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

LA Winefest
Sample from more than 30 vineyards including boutique wineries like Slyd, Sleeping Indian, and Nomadica. Plus, there will be beer and ciders too. Saturday has a wider range of food options from Chinese Laundry, Vivace Pizza, Churro Boss, and Pico House. $70+; Saturday & Saunday; 777 S. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90021

Esters Wine Shop & Bar‘s Sunday Tastings
In honor of Father’s Day, it’s all about spotlighting dad winemakers, so bring your dads to celebrate. Taste five wines, with the usual cheese and cracker spread and retail discount. $25; Sunday, 3-6 pm; 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Pasadena Chalk Festival and Father’s Day Car Show
This Father’s Day Weekend marks the 25th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival at Paseo Colorado. Over 600 chalk artists from all over the world come together to celebrate the art form. The Pasadena Chalk Festival uses over 25,000 sticks of pastel chalks to spend the weekend creating murals on concrete throughout the shopping plaza that stretches over three city blocks. Many artistic styles are represented in the Pasadena Chalk Festival: classical, contemporary, whimsical, socially relevant. Teams and Individual artists represent schools, creative companies, cultural organizations and artistic families. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-7 pm; Paseo Colorado, 300 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance
Each Father’s Day, Rodeo Drive fills with rare automobiles and motorcycles in Beverly Hills’ largest public annual event. Free; Sunday; 400 block of Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA; 323.503.4113

Cast’s Father’s Day BBQ

This Father’s Day, treat Dad to some home made barbecue and great tasting whiskey! Viceroy Santa Monica is teaming up with Stillhouse whiskey, a 100% clear corn American whiskey for a backyard cookout. Barbecue selections are $12 per entree and includes choice of side as well as a recommended Stillhouse cocktail tasting: Grilled Bratwurst with caramelized peppers and onions paired with Stillhouse Collins; BBQ Baby Back Ribs in smokey BBQ sauce paired with Stillhouse Peach Tea Lemonade; Prime Ground Sirloin Burger with cheddar cheese, house pickles, tomatoes and whole grain aioli paired with Stillhouse Red Hot Old Fashioned; Skirt Steak with tomatillo, pico de gallo and jalapeño paired with Stillhouse Collins; along with sides like BBQ baked beans, coleslaw, mac & cheese. Signature cocktails are priced at $10 and includes: Stillhouse Collins made with Stillhouse Original Whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, soda water, lemon wheel and cherry garnish; Peach Tea Lemonade made with Stillhouse Peach Tea Whiskey, fresh lemonade, and a lemon wheel; and the Red Hot Old Fashioned made with Stillhouse Red Hot & Original Whiskeys, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, and cherry garnish. Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Smoked Ribs & Free Beer for all Fathers at The Standing Room

The Standing Room has a brand new La Caja China smoker, which calls for an abundance of smoked ribs, steaks, and more! To test out their new smoker, they are offering smoked ribs all day on Father’s Day, an item that is typically not on their menu. Since the restaurant offered free champagne for Mother’s Day, it only makes sense to offer free beer for Father’s Day. All fathers will receive a free draft beer with any food order. Sunday; 1320 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 144 N Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Angel City Brewery’s 3rd Annual Father’s Day Food Truck and Music Festival
Treat Dad to a pint of Angel City Brewery’s Citrus Wheat, an ale made with mandarin, tangerine and lime for a sweet, tart tang that pairs beautifully with dishes from BrewWings, Market Burgers and Kai Kai Dumplings. The live music lineup kicks off at 2 pm with Naked Walrus, Ghost Lit Kingdom,Waterparx and NOVALA. Sunday, 12-6 pm; 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

All Father’s Day Events here.

By Whitney

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