Chocolate & Art Show
Chocolate and Art? Um yes, please! Head down to Chinatown and enjoy free henna tattoos, live art, live music by DJ Chris Jon and DJ Mateo, five bands,street food provided by Little Lily’s Kitchen, and most importantly – free chocolate. The Chocolate and Art Show aims to promote up-and-coming artists, photographers, and innovators with this epic party. Friday, 7 pm-2 am; KGB Studios, 1640 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Civil Coffee
Screw free donuts! This spot is giving away free cups of joe! Before they become a multi-roaster coffee shop in the heart of Highland Park, their mobile coffee cart will be popping up at local events and doing free coffee giveaways (espresso drinks too!) every Saturday in June in front of their future home. Saturday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm; 5629 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park, CA

Dance Downtown: Salsa
The Dance Downtown season kicks off this Friday with Salsa. Enjoy an evening of dancing under the stars with a live band, beginner dance lessons and open dance floor. Bring a picnic or grab a bite at one of DTLA’s amazing restaurants. Friday, 7-11 pm; 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 213.972.7211

Plant Food and Wine Opens
The flagship restaurant of culinary health and wellness lifestyle brand Matthew Kenney Cuisine introduces vibrant and nutritious plant-based cuisine rooted in SoCal ingredients to Venice! They have a globally curated, organic and biodynamic varietal wine list and serve lunch and dinner daily, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday at 10 am. The indoor-outdoor space has a decor including French oak floors, modern lines, reclaimed stone and an inviting fireplace. Archways will bring you outdoors to an olive tree canopy in the courtyard garden seating. An intimate wine room sits adjacent to fig and olive trees; the natural setting accommodates large events for private dining. 1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice CA

Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
The classic and vintage American car show celebrates its 21st year with a celebration of the Ford Thunderbird’s 60th anniversary. At the Gilmore Heritage Auto Show, view more than 100 American classic cars like customs, to hot rods and trucks. Free; Saturday, 11 am-5 pm; 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, Ca; 323.933.9211

National Donut Day
This holiday means you get Ernesto Uchimura’s popular Plan Check crullers (normally $6), that are fried to order with a topping of fresh fruit and cream for only $2. It’s at all three locations, and all weekend long. Start getting your dollars together. The doughnuts will be available with a few different flavor options, including a root beer float version that gets ice cream, root beer sprinkles, and a cookie straw. Only one cruller per order, but I mean you should have some control. $2; Friday-Sunday; 1111 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.403.1616

Rao’s Hollywood’s “Summer Concert Series”
You are invited to get the night underway on a good note with live music and lasagna, available every Friday night. Recently featured on Food Network’s Guilty Pleasures, Rao’s Beef Lasagna (built with creamy ricotta, pecorino and mozzarella, plus a sausage-studded Bolognese sauce) is sure to please. A welcoming ambiance, live music featuring Italian-American tunes and outdoor patio, make Rao’s Hollywood a perfect destination to dine and relax. Tonight catch Yussi, an international guitarist. Upcoming performances include: June 12 (Chuck Johnson Jazz Duo), June 19 (Marion Italian Trio), June 26 (Andy Langham-jazz electric piano), July 10 (Doug MacDonald, jazz guitar), and July 17 (Otis Hayes Duo). Every Friday, 6-8pm; 1006 Seward St., Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.962.7267

World Tasting Tour
The WordTasting Tour prides itself on not just being another book reading event, but a thoughtful experience for those searching for a simple, unique taste of literature. The night will have readings, stories, live music, Q+As, plus a reading from Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists, a writers group that writes about living a meaningful life with less stuff. Friday, 7-9 pm; The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

CatConLa is a two-day event, celebrating groundbreaking products, ideas in art & design, pop culture, and attitude all for cat people. Part expo, part symposium, CatConLA showcases the world’s top cat-centric merchandise including furniture, art, toys and clothing for those of us who possess a great love of the feline, as well as conversations with some of the top cat experts in the world. $25+; Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-6 pm; The Reef LA, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

American Cancer Society’s Birthday Ball
ACS will present its annual birthday ball on during National Cancer Survivors weekend hosted by Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates and a special performance by Katharine McPhee. For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society has led the fight to end cancer. With generous support from millions of people, the Society has translated research findings into action, seeing a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s. The evening will be filled with world-class entertainment, live and silent auctions, and food and drink. Saturday; The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 800.227.2345

7th Annual Design-n-Dim Sum Bike Ride
Design east of La Brea (deLaB) holds its annual Design-n-Dim Sum Bike Ride. The daylong tour follows the L.A. River and will include stops at the Women’s Center for Creative Work; Clockshop, housed at the restaurant Elysian; and the former Hostess factory, recently transformed by Good Eggs into a headquarters for local food purveyors and distribution. The bike tour begins at 11 am sharp. A limited number of bikes are available to rent, and everyone is welcome to join the ride for free. The tour will end at Golden Dragon Restaurant. $20; Saturday, 10:30 am; 3404 N Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Dudley Market Pop-Up
They are getting ready to opening later this month and Chef Jesse Barber and the Dudley team are sharpening their knives and hosting a series of intimate pop-up dinners in a Venice home. For five nights, 30 guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a 5-course meal highlighting Barber’s take on seafood, complete with wine pairings. $80 (Tickets go live for purchase at 5 pm the night before each dinner on a first come, first served basis); Friday -Saturday, June 13th;  Address will be given to guests upon purchase of tickets

CatConLa is a two-day event, celebrating groundbreaking products, ideas in art & design, pop culture, and attitude all for cat people. Part expo, part symposium, CatConLA showcases the world’s top cat-centric merchandise including furniture, art, toys and clothing for those of us who possess a great love of the feline, as well as conversations with some of the top cat experts in the world. $25+; Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-6 pm; The Reef LA, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Fit to Feast
Sweat. Eat. Repeat. Join Health Coach Allison Hagendorf for a one-hour beach sweat session, brunch curated by Barlo Chef Adam Steudle, and mix & mingle with other fitness and foodie fans. This is a great way to jump start your workout/health routine for the summer (or any time). Allison has some of the best energy around and she really loves what she does. Plus, a workout on the beach? Sign me up! $45; Saturday, 10 am-12 pm; Hotel Erwin – Room 615, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice Beach, CA 90291

Make Noise: The Power of Music and Community
Legendary Guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors headlines the all-star line-up during this first annual fundraiser. In a star-studded, “VH1 Storytellers” meets “Actor’s Studio”-like setting, Music Lifeboat’s Make Noise: The Power of Music and Community’s proceeds will be split equally among four non-profit organizations: Music Lifeboat, Grades of Green, The Fender Music Foundation, and The Midnight Mission. Enjoy an evening of musical performances from rock icon Robby Krieger, members from the LA Phil and world-renowned musicians, all while bidding on silent auction items from Robby Krieger as well as John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Carole King, and Kenny Burrell. $150+; Sunday, 6-9 pm; Ivar Theatre, 1605 Ivar Ave., Hollywood, CA

Great Horror Campout
If you are one for horror and scary movies (unlike myself), then you need to sign up for this one. The great Horror Campout is a 12-hour, overnight, interactive horror camping adventure. You can choose your level of engagement, so the experience can be an extreme horror adventure or a more mild horror adventure. Either way, all content is strictly for entertainment purposes and at no time will campers ever be in real danger. $109+; Saturday & Sunday; The Old Zoo at Griffith Park

Embroidery Workshop
Maybe the horror thing isn’t for you, then you can be like m and get your DIY on! The Craft and Folk Art Museum is hosting an embroidery workshop where you can bring in something you already own and transform it with your new skills. Sunday, 1 pm; The Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; 323.937.4230

Laughter Workshop
Laughter is the best medicine. This workshop will guarantee you with tools for you to deal with stress in a more positive way. You’ll also laugh and connect with others through laughter. Laughter is one of the strongest and easiest ways to improve our immune systems, cardiovascular system and our overall mental health. You’ll learn about the science of laughter and some Ayurvedic notables as well. $18; Saturday, 1-2 pm; GODA Yoga, 9711 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival
Join in this event that has paddleboard races, a one-mile ocean swim, a beer garden and rum bar, live bands, hula dancers, a pop-up surf history museum, appearances by surf legends, a volleyball tournament, and lots more cool things to do. Saturday; Santa Monica Pier, Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA; 310.458.8901

KROQ Beer Festival
Party with KROQ and Santa Anita during the KROQ Beer Festival. Enjoy awesome craft beer, delicious food trucks and live musical performances from Sweet & Tender Hooligans. Step up to KROQ Backstage and get two drink scrips, Santa Anita hat and more! $25, Saturday, 11:30 am-5:30 pm; Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia CA 91007

Guest Chef Series
The next installment of the most innovative culinary event in So-Cal is happening on Belmont Stakes Day, the third leg of the Triple Crown. Join The Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park for this awesome fusion of Thoroughbred racing and Los Angeles restaurant culture. Saturday, 12- 5 pm; Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia CA 91007

KCRW Summer Nights
KCRW kicks off the 6th season of its concert series with a performance by LA-based duo De Lux. With a sound that comparisons to LCD Soundsystem and Talking Heads, De Lux’s synth-driven, feel-good combo of disco, post-punk and funk creates danceable pop. Feel the groove as band members Sean Guerin and Isaac Franco take you on a journey of their new music weeks before their sophomore album release Generation (June 23). KCRW DJ and super-talent Dan Wilcox will open the night. Free; Saturday (and Saturday 20), 7:30 pm/DJ, 8 pm/Set; One Colorado – 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103

My Goodness at The Echo
My Goodness, who recently released their new album, Shiver + Shake, is from Seattle and their music has influences of Nirvana and Murder City Devils. Andy Lum (drummer) and singer/guitarist, Joel Schneider, have recently expanded their lineup to a three piece, adding Cody Votolato on bass (he’s also in the Blood Brothers). Check them out this weekend at The Echo. Saturday, 5:30 pm; 1822 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.413.8200

The Connected Fashion Festival
This shopping event features an eclectic mix of contemporary, luxury and street-inspired brands. If you’re a fashionista, this is your “in” on exclusive pricing across a unique curation of clothing, accessories, shoes and gifts. Get to this special pop-up edition hosted by Hotel Figueroa. The poolside event will feature a special curation of clothing, accessories, shoes and gifts. Brunch and bottomless mimosas will also be available through the hotel’s Fig Street Café. Exhibitors include: Antonio BarraganAwaknBe Honey Bee, Dim Mak Eyewear, DrifterIntentionally BlankMisc. Short Trips, Nothing & Co, PhraseologyThe SquadThe WellThorocraftQuay, and more. Free; Sunday, 11 am- 6 pm; Hotel Figueroa, 939 S. Figueroa St #930, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Fifth Installment of Parachute Market
Parachute Market is bringing their conceptual design fair to the Arts District. The event’s fifth installment will explore the theme of “the temporary marketplace and the increasingly significant role that spontaneity plays within community, art, and commerce” and featuring over 30 fashionable vendors, including indie shop Alchemy Works, artful boutique Please Do Not Enter, luxe jeweler Gabriela Artigas, Garrett Leight Optical, Parabellum, Welcome Projects, Reform Gallery, and many others. In addition, the West Hollywood Design District will host a talk on Saturday at 2 pm on the impact of pop-up markets. $65+ (cocktail party, film screening, and exclusive preview); $10; Saturday, 11 am-7 pm; One Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Glossier Pop-Up
Nasty Gal is teaming up with NY-based Glossier, to host its first West Coast pop-up. Get a “make under” with a lesson on natural makeup. Enter to win some Glossier swag and an invite to their pop-up pre-party here. Friday-Sunday; 1254 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Girls Pint Out with The Nail Truck and Birdie Fashion Truck
King Harbor Brewing Co. is inviting the ladies to shop the Birdie Fashion on the Fly, a mobile boutique shop and get manicures, pedicures, and gels on board a chic vintage airstream at The Nail Truck, an Orange County based mobile nail salon. King Harbor Brewery will be serving beer and offering $1 off The Swirly, an America Brown Ale with Coffee, Vanilla and Cacao Nibs. Beer will also be available for purchase. Guests who either purchase an item from Birdie – Fashion on the Fly, or receive a mani or pedi from The Nail Truck will receive raffle tickets to win clothing, accessories, brewery swag and more. Free; Saturday, 4-8 pm; King Harbor Brewing Company 2907 182nd Street. Redondo Beach, CA 90278; booking an appointment please call or text Janine at 949.294.6902

Del Frisco’s Grille at Irvine Spectrum Celebrates Belmont Stakes
View the Belmont Stakes – the final race to the Triple Crown-with food and drink specials starting at $5 including Deviled Eggs, Flatbreads, Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Ahi Tacos, Signature Martinis, Pints, and Wine by the glass. In addition, Del Frisco’s Grille just introduce a trio of new summer cocktails, including The Dutch Mule made with Nolet’s Silver Gin and ginger beer with slices of red grapefruit and mint sprigs as garnish; The Youth Serum with Ketel One, Lemon Sour, simple syrup, diced cucumber and mint leaves all shaken together then garnished with a mint sprig; and Sangria Pops with a sangria-infused popsicle garnish and features Pinot Grigio, DeKuper Peachtree Schnapps, white peach puree and sprite. You can also qualify to win a $100 gift card (Win), $75 gift card (Place), ora $50 gift card (Show). Saturday, 1:30-4:30 pm (at the bar); 772 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618

TOMS Celebrates the New Traveler Eyewear
This is a collaboration of fashion and food because TOMS is celebrating the launch of its new Traveler eyewear collection. The collection helps give sight to regions in Guatemala. The Viceroy’ Cast and chef Tony DiSalvo will offer a Guatemalan-themed brunch menu. Think dishes like ropa vieja tostada, chicken tamal steamed in banana leaf, and longaniza sopes. Cocktails will also be buy one, get one free. Saturday, 11 am-3 pm; 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Pacific Design Center’s Summer Arts Shows
It’s the launch of designLAb’s summer season art & design exhibitions and MOCA’s VIP reception for “Tongue’s Untied”. The 12 exhibitions include VAROLA Gallery’s “Hot & Tasty: New Work by Allen Tombello,” an installation that revels in the comical underbelly of consumer-driven culture and Young Projects, Christoph Draeger’s “Destroyin’ LA” exhibition, which brings together the artist’s most celebrated works. Friday, 6-8 pm; 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Contemporary Crafts Market
Check out this crafts market that will feature jewelry, ceramics, art, and more from an impressive mix of talented artisans. Friday-Sunday; Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green St., Pasadena, CA; 626.449.7360

Confession Opens
After taking three years off, Chris Breed (Cabana Club, Pig ‘n Whistle, Maui and Sons) of Sunset Entertainment Group is making a comeback onto the Hollywood scene with his nightlife spot, Confession. Confession aims to bring a sophisticated lounge with soaring cathedral ceilings and a curated mixology program. Friday; 1666 McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Día de Campo‘s Sunday supper for Two
Executive Chef Tin Vuong and Chef Ken Johnson are launching new weekly Sunday Suppers for Two. The modern Mexican eatery will offer a new weekly Sunday Supper menu including: Whole Fried Jidori Chicken with beans and rice; Grilled Romaine with cotija, olives, harissa buttermilk ranch; and Two glasses of Tia Sangria with white wine, brandy, peach, passion fruit, and citrus. Plus, this Sunday, you can catch all the FIFA Women’s World Cup action and enjoy cocktail specials (Through Sunday, July 5). $39; Every Sunday, 5 pm; 1238 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; RSVP to Ashleigh.DíaDeCampo@gmail.com or 310.379.1829

NHM First Fridays Season Finale
Featuring outdoor sets by Hanni El Khatib, Chicano Batman, and Avid Dancer, along with KCRW DJ Raul Campos and Captain Planet, join in their season finale. There are also tours and discussions like Finding L.A.’s  Hidden Wildlife One Photo at a Time, The Magic of Math, and How Bird Watchers Can Save the World. $20/General admission, Free/Museum members; Friday, June 5, 5–11 pm; 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90007; 213.763.DINO

The Great Muppet Caper at CineFamily
We wall love the muppets! Go see The Great Muppet Caper at the Silent Movie Theatre with friends! Doesn’t get much better! $12; Saturday, 11:45 pm; 611 N Fairfax Ave, 323.655.2510

Jurassic Park Outdoor Screening
Before the next one comes out, brush up on this classic in Pasadena as part of Street Food Cinema’s summer movie series. Saturday, 8:30 pm; Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., Pasadena, CA; 626.744.7500

Join Cinespia for a rare screening of the original 1940s masterpiece, Fantasia, followed by a screening of its newer cousin, Fantasia 2000. Eight animated sequences are set to music with imagery. Fantasia captures a golden age of art and style. There’s also a Disney themed Cinespia Photobooth, DJs spinning before the screening and full bars. In between shows, enjoy drinks in the decorated lobby from 1927, with a private cocktail party in the Chinese forecourt. Proceeds go to The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation a non-profit, tax exempt organization with the mission to protect, preserve, restore and sustain the operation of historic theatres. This event is made possible in part by The El Capitan Theatre. $35+; Sunday, 6:30/doors, 7:30/show; 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Make Music Pasadena
This year’s festival lineup features performances by How to Dress Well, Sir Sly, Kishi Bashi, Hundred Waters, Nick Waterhouse, Kaleo, Caroline Smith, Lydia Ainsworth, Avid Dancer, and more. The all-day music festival takes place on 5 main stages, with an additional 30+ stages and performance venues throughout Downtown Pasadena. The final Make Music Pasadena lineup will total more than 150 bands, featuring almost every genre including indie and alternative rock, world, folk, Latin, funk, jazz, and classical, among others. Pasadena’s largest summer event hosts performances in parks, alleys, churches, libraries, museums, rooftops, and other improvised public spaces. The Pasadena ARTS buses that link the main stages run free all day, as well as hosting live music on board. Make Music Pasadena is a 100% non-profit event, generously funded by our sponsors and donations from our supporters. You can donating hereSaturday, 11 am-11 pm

The third iteration of LA Weekly’s taco party hits downtown’s El Pueblo de Los Angeles with 80 vendors. The vendors, hand-picked by Bill Esparza, include over five dozen taco makers like Aqui es Texcoco, Bar Ama, Border Grill, La Guerrerense, Guerrilla Tacos, Tacos Kokopelli and more. There are also some surprise additions, like the yet-to-open Trejo’s Tacos, plus Orange County’s Taco Maria and new mariscos star El Cristalazo. Bring cash for the beer, wine and cocktail bars. $35, $55/VIP (VIP lounge, separate access, and a gift bag); Saturday, 3-8 pm; 125 Paseo De La Plz, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry
The annual tasting event will feature the area’s top chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers and mixologists united for a cause: making sure all children in this country get the healthy food they need, every day. Proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. Los Angeles’ culinary tastemakers will provide scrumptious bite-size fare, craft cocktails, and desserts of all kinds. The Waiters Race, sponsored by Grub Hub, will bring top talent from the best restaurants in SoCal to sprint down the streets as they pour wine and balance glasses on trays. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment and the chance to win luxury auction items and mingle with the city’s top culinary talent. $110; Sunday, 1-4 pm; Media Park in Culver City, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA

Harold and Maude at Hollywood Forever
Harold is an oddball teenage recluse who is fascinated with death, but when he meets 79 year old Maude, she teaches him how to live. This is a hilarious film that manages to be about the beauty of life, living and love without being overly sentimental. Cat Stevens provides the gorgeous and heartbreaking soundtrack. $15; Saturday, 7:15 pm/doors, 8 pm/movie; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA


Civil Regime
Score up to 75% off women’s and men’s apparel and accessories during the streetwear brand’s one-day warehouse sale. Saturday, 9 am-3 pm; 23510 Telo Ave., Torrance, CA 90505

La Mer Collections
Get up to 75% off the brand’s watches, jewelry, bags, and more during its first-ever sample sale. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; 4098 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Enjoy deals on my favorite brand of watches, along with bags, tech cases, and accessories for women and men during the two-day sample sale in San Diego county. Friday, 1-8 pm, Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; 2091 Rutherford Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92008

Project Social T
Get the brand’s women’s and juniors basics for $5 to $10 each during its one-day sample sale. Saturday, 9 am-4 pm; 615 S Clarence St., Los Angeles, CA 90023

Rip Curl
Get deep discounts on men’s and women’s apparel, swimwear, wetsuits, and accessories and more during the surf brand’s four-day warehouse sale. Through Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; 3030 Airway Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Row
For another week or so, score 50% off spring/summer ready-to-wear and 30% off select shoes and bags during the Olsen owned luxury label’s summer sale. 8440 Melrose Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 310.853.1900

Scotch & Soda
Now until stock lasts, score up to 30% select items at all of the Amsterdam-based brand’s SoCal locations and online. 1340 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Suboo, We Are Handsome, Shoes of Prey
Get discounts on apparel by Suboo and The Cassette Society; swimwear from White Sands, We Are HandsomeMinnow Bathers, and Guria Beachwear; footwear from Shoes of Prey, Mara & Mine, and Swedish Hasbeens; and cosmetics and skincare by Skinn during Post+Beam’s sample sale in Culver City. Friday, 12-6 pm, Saturday, 12-5 pm; 3625 Hayden Ave., Culver City, CA 90232

O’Neill, Metal Mulisha, and FMF
Get major discounts on women’s, men’s, and kids apparel, swimwear, bags, accessories, and more from action sports brands O’Neill, Metal Mulisha, and FMF during La Jolla Group‘s two-day warehouse sale. Friday, 12-6 pm, Saturday, 9 am-3 pm; 14350 Myford Rd., Irvine, CA 92606

Just One Eye
For a limited time, score up to 50% off designer labels like Proenza Schouler, The Row, Valentino, and many more during the cult-fave boutique’s end-of-season sale.7000 Romaine St., Los Angeles, CA 90038; 888.563.6858




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