Love Hot Rods-Kustoms, Live music, burlesque, art shows and 50’s fashion? Head down to Long Beach for the 8th Annual In-N-Iron Festival. The tattoo show is covering three floors inside the ship and includes 280 of the best tattoo artists in the world, there’s a car show, live music and pinups. Check out old-school bands like the Buzzcocks, the Sonics, and the Skatelites. Don’t miss the busty glam-girl pageant and the Sunday rum toast in honor of what would have been the 100th birthday of legendary tattoo artist Sailor Jerry (he’s amazing, you should all know who he is). It’s happening all weekend at the Queen Mary; Long Beach!
3D Vincent Price
We think we have the upper hand on technology? Price was doing it back in the day. The Downtown Independent is screening House of Wax to celebrate what would’ve been his 100th birthday. A VIP ticket gets you beer and wine on the roof beforehand. Saturday, 8 pm;$25 ($85 VIP); 251 S Main St.; 213.617.1033
Dinner Happy Hour
WP24 has two sides: extravagant feasts in the dining room and cocktails on the 24th-floor in the lounge. Now they come together…the lounge is offering a three-course feast of rotating choices like Crispy “General Tso” Style Quail from the dining-room menu. $24; Monday-Saturday, 5-7 pm; The Lounge at WP24, 900 W Olympic Blvd.; 213.743.8824
L.A. Pride 2011
This two-day celebration is one of LA’s oldest and biggest in the city. Of course there will be gourmet food trucks, drinks, performances by Estelle, Margaret Cho and Upright Caberet. $20-35; Festival, Saturday, noon-midnight; Sunday, 11 am-11 pm; Parade, Sunday, 11 am;;West Hollywood Park, San Vicente Blvd., West Holllywood, 323.969.8302; Parade starts at Santa Monica & Crescent Heights Blvds
This Sunday head to the Cooper Design Space for the Thread Show, a shopping event featuring independent and local designers. I have gone every year since I moved here…its my little obsession! More than 100 designers will be bring out their fabulous creations, with prices below retail. Plus, there is a DIY Lounge, a pop-up nail salon, a man cave for the guys and usually free drinks! $5, or $25 for the preview hour ticket, and you can RSVP right here.; 860 S Los Angeles St
32 Oz. Beers!
Head to the happy hour at Culver City’s City Tavern, where you can get any of the 22 brews on tap poured into a 32-ounce glass milk jug for $10. Yes, you read that correctly. Monday-Friday, 3-6 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 3:30-6 pm; 9739 Culver Blvd.; 310.838.9739
Yes, this costs $50, but look what you get! The normal spot for fancy Italian is giving you endless plates of all the pig, pork sausage and lamb you can eat. (And lasagna). $50; Sunday, 5-9 pm; 525 S Flower St, Downtown; 213.228.8998
Food Truck Chow Down
Head to the Los Angeles Historic Park (1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, 90012) this Saturday to chow down on, of course, food truck. Plus, it’s a win win…as a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. $10; 11 am-6 pm; foodtruckchowdown.com
2nd Annual Ultimate Brown Bag Tasting
The Blue Palms Brewhouse’s will be serving up unlimited 3-ounce samples of 24 craft beers. But you won’t know which one you’re tasting. $45, and add $10 for brunch and early admission; Saturday, June 11, 10:30 am-4 pm, 6124 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 323.464.2337
Free Fine Food at Michael’s
The farm-to-table plates of duck confit and wagyu beef with blue cheese are paired with designer cocktails and it’s all for free! Say “Burrata” for your complimentary dish.
Friday-Saturday 6 pm; 1147 Third St., Santa Monica, 310.451.0843; free with drink purchase.
Silverlake Wine’s Charity Wine Tasting
I know you’re thirsty and you have a love for animals. So take care of both at this charity event. More than half of the proceeds from each ticket sold will go towards helping Molly’s Mutts and Meows find homes for homeless animals. $30; Saturday, 6-8 pm; 2395 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, 90039
Ramen Bull at Breadbar
Expect a gourmet twist on this well known Asian dish. There are beef ramen bowls, from beef tongue to oxtail. Add on sides and toppings like, bone marrow and soy-marinated poached eggs. Let’s just say vegetarians, this is not your thing. Plus enjoy house-made hibiscus tea soda and root beer. Through September 30th, Monday-Saturday, 5-10 pm; 8718 W. Third St., Beverly Hills; 310.205.0124
FAIR: Art of Action
Celebs redo Shepard Fairey’s “Love Unites” print to support marriage equality with sale proceeds benefiting the Gay & Lesbian Center and FAIR. Through July 15; Monday-Friday, 6-10 pm, Saturday, 9 am-5 pm; The Advocate and Gochis Galleries at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, 1125 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood; 323.860.7300
Bottomless glasses of award-winning wines? Not just that…whiskies, craft beers, and sakes, all from all over the world! And of course, there are food trucks! Try TK Truck’s beef, chicken, or tofu tacos for onlt $2.50. $75-139; Saturday 2 pm & Sunday 12 pm; Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., Hollywood; 818.994.4661
Taste of the Nation
Have a lil taste of this and that at this festival. 100% of the proceeds benefiting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. June 12 from 1-4 pm; Media Park, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City, 90232
Want to be apart of Pride, but not the crowds? Head to this rooftop BBQ just above it all. A portion of the proceeds goes to AIDs Project Los Angeles. $25; Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 8465 Holloway Dr., West Hollywood; 323.656.4020
Dance at Akbar
Weekend long dance party away from the WeHo hustle? There. This free weekend-long dance party along with cheap drinks and great tunes is sure to be the spot to be. Head to Silverlake on Friday for $3 drafts and $4 wells 4-8 pm. Friday & Saturday, 10 pm-2 am; 4356 Sunset Blvd., Silverlake; 323.665.6810
YAS-A-THON For Thinkcure!
Kimberly Fowler/YAS Fitness Centers is partnering with ThinkCure! to fight cancer for the 2nd annual YAS-A-THON! It’s free and each rider will work to raise a minimum of $1,000 to secure a spot on a bike. Plus, enjoy pre-event parties and silent auctions.