Weekend

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Kimpton Everly will be hosting its second annual Shakespeare on the Deck’s. This time, the play has an LGBT focused storyline. Director Mikey Mulhearn will stage a unique, interactive performance, transforming the Everly’s rooftop space into the vibrant club “DRØM,” where the runaway lovers go to meet, gender-defying fairies dispute and hard-working women rehearse a play. Following the June 22 performance, the DRØM will remain open until 2:00 a.m., with live music, cocktails, a drag show and DJ. $12/Friday & Sunday, $20 (Includes admission to THE DRØM)/Saturday; Friday, 8 pm, Saturday, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, 3 pm & 7:30 pm; 1800 Yucca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Art Beyond the Glass VIII

Now celebrating its eighth year, Art Beyond the Glass VIII will feature more than 100 top bartenders making cocktails and showcasing their artistry, from painting and sculpture to photography, live music and more, all while benefitting Beautify Earth! Hosted by Ria Soler and Josh Gelfand, ABTG VIII is taking place at Los Globos which is being donated to ABTG for the third consecutive year. Beautify Earth is putting an end to blighted walls and fixtures by empowering artists, encouraging social responsibility, and instilling community pride in impoverished or neglected communities, streets, walls and fixtures. Beautify Earth also provides education programs designed to inspire and provide a framework for undiscovered talent to flourish. ABTG is an event that showcases the artistic pursuits of bartenders outside of their bars. At ABTG, everything from the cocktails to the art and music is created and performed by bartenders. Art Beyond the Glass has also grown into a national event. Some of the bartenders and artists participating in ABTG VIII this year include Adam George – The Nomad, Aly Iwamoto – Bavel, Bryan Tetorakis – The Varnish, China Morbosa – Eveleigh, Dan Sabo – Pali Hotels, Harry Chin – Here’s looking at you, Jason Yu – Songbird Cafe, Jesse Smyth Genever – Most Imaginative Bartender Finalist, Jodi Calderon – The Nomad, Normandie Club, Josh Suchan – Ice and Alchemy, The Wallace, Kim Stodel – Providence, Melina Meza – Broken Shaker, Bacardi Legacy Winner, Max Reis – Gracias Madre, Ryan Silva – Otium, Sean Lickliter – Republique, and Tobin Shea – Redbird. Artists participating in this year’s ABTG VIII include Anna Wingfield (Employees Only), Elizabeth Brice-Heames (Apotheke), Joel “Teknyc” Martinez (Madame Siam), and Peter Lloyd Jones (Everson Royce Bar). ABTG VIII is also excited that Sweet & Chilli will be sponsoring the ABTG Local Artist Room in conjunction with the first-ever ABTG Media Lounge available for podcasters and Instagrammers. $70, $75/door; Sunday, 3 – 7 pm; 3040 Sunset Bld, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Beer Art Fair and Contest 

Beer Week comes to a close this weekend. Celebrate it with a beer-related art fair and contest at Mikkeller beer hall. Shop an array of unique pieces crafted by local artists. If you want to add some creativity to the mix with some of your own beer-themed pieces, sign up while you still can! Saturday, 11 am – Sunday, 6 pm; 330 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

SaMo Pride Bar Crawl

Join in painting our town with color at the first ever SaMo Pride Bar Crawl starting on the Santa Monica Pier at the Pier 360 Paddle Board Races Beer Garden and ends at the official after party at 1212 Santa Monica, aka “Club LOVE”! Bring out your glitter and fill the streets (and Santa Monica’s most fabulous bars) with rainbows and unicorns to raise money for LA LGBT Center. The first 50 guests get complimentary Kona Beer or White Claw, courtesy of Santa Monica Pier, so get there early and start off right! $10; Saturday, 3 pm – 12 am; Pier 360, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

19th Annual Main Street Summer Soulstice

Presented by the Main Street Business Improvement Association, the 19th Annual Summer Soulstice Music Festival will feature 7 stages and showcase Main Street businesses along with over 100 local vendors for all ages including a rock star pet party, a kid’s stage, 7 satellite bars, and car-free streets spanning one mile long! Benefiting Heal the Bay and Santa Monica Spoke. Free, $45/VIP; Sunday, 1 – 7 pm; Main Street, Santa Monica, CA

DisclosureFest

This third-annual all-day yoga and arts festival is returning to Los Angeles State Historic Park. While the main event will be the live-streamed mass meditation, there will also be fresh plant-based vegan cuisine, live music, workshops, internationally known speakers and more. There is a free ticket option and if you pay a little more for a fast pass, your money will go toward causes such as youth programs and homeless initiatives. Saturday, 10 am -10 pm; 1235 N. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA

TXXP Wellness Symposium

Gain insight into the world of wellness with an all-female panel of wellness founders hosted by the XX Project and Equinox. There will also be a fitness class, smoothies, massages, and gift bags. $75 – $125; Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm; Equinox Sports Club Los Angeles, 1835 South Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Summer Solstice Wellness

La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood’s Design District has partnered with Fit & Fly Girl x Ceremony Meditation to host its first ever rooftop Summer Solstice Wellness Event. The all-day retreat will include: Yoga class taught by Tawny Janae on La Peer Hotel’s rooftop with a view of DTLA and the Hollywood Hills; brunch provided by Flower Child and beverages complimentary of Moon Juice; a wellness expert panel including Carmella Rose; experience guided meditation, energy detox, and sound healing with the Founder of Ceremony Meditation, Roxy Ghoraishy; poolside refreshments and curated pop-up shops; astrologer and akashic readings; a killer swag bag including one month of classes provided by ALO Yoga. $150, $250 (includes VIP “Solstice Self Care + Chill” experience in La Peer Hotel’s Penthouse Suite on Friday, from 7 – 10 pm; VIP gift bag including one complimentary 50-minute facial provided by Heyday, a wind-down massages on Friday night provided by Soothe and entrance to Summer Solstice Wellness Event on Saturday); Saturday, 9 am-4 pm; 627 N. La Peer Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Jaws at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Beachgoers take cover when a great white shark with a killer appetite turns the deep blue sea into a hunting ground. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss, they are all on a mission to make the water safe again. Be sure to visit their free photo booth to experience the biting classic with a keepsake photograph! $12 – $20; Saturday, 9 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Relik Longboard World Tour

This weekend, Relik’s surf competition returns to Surfrider Beach in Malibu, with 48 best male and female surfers from around the globe competing for $200,000 in prize money. Saturday & Sunday, 7 am – 5 pm; Surfrider Beach, Malibu, CA

Pier 360 

The Santa Monica Pier is hosting live music and dance performances, interactive games, ocean sports competitions and brand sampling—the list goes on. One of the most highly anticipated events is the first-ever SaMo Pride Bar Crawl, which starts at the pier on Saturday afternoon before making its way down Ocean Avenue. Check out the website for the complete schedule. Saturday & Sunday; 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

Summer Fest at Artists & Fleas 

Venice’s flea market, Artists & Fleas, will have and exciting lineup of merchants, tastemakers, designers and curators. There will be contests, live demos and DIY workshops, and a mobile cat cafe where you can cozy up with coffee and some adoptable feline friends. Saturday, 11 am -5 pm; 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

Nothin’ but the Blues Cruise

Jazz up your weekend with cool tunes from hot regional blues musicians. Hornblower Cruises & Events offers this summer series of live music cruises in the scenic Marina del Rey harbor. Dance under the stars, sip craft cocktails, and enjoy a gourmet seated dinner with your date or group. $97; Friday, 8 – 10:30 pm; 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Explore: Sunset Nature Hike

Take a leisurely sunset nature hike with docents who will lead you through the Ballona Freshwater Marsh. Explore the wonders of nature in the middle of urban Los Angeles. All ages welcome. Binoculars provided. Friday, 6:30 pm; Ballona Freshwater Marsh, Playa Vista, CA

MarinaFest

Bring family and friends to enjoy Marina del Rey’s boat show with vendors, food trucks, yacht and sailboat displays, historic water tours and kids’ activities at Burton Chace Park. Landside activities are free. Saturday, 10 am -6 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindinao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Discover Marina del Rey Day

This free, annual community event at Burton Chace Park offers a day of live music, food trucks, harbor kayaking and kids’ activities. JAM sessions will feature Bollywood Dance and Drum Circle throughout the park. Free; Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm; Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindinao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Birdie G’s Opens

The long-anticipated dining destination from the Rustic Canyon Family and James Beard-nominated Chef/Owner Jeremy Fox soft opens this Friday within Santa Monica’s historic Bergamot Station. Named after Jeremy’s daughter Birdie and grandmother Gladys, this classic restaurant showcases his playful interpretation of rustic European fare. Dishes include “Sloppy Jeremy” with beef & strawberry Bolognese, “horsey goat” (a horseradish-goat cheese spread) and arugula; 32 oz. bone-in Prime Rib Eye seasoned with a house made Montreal steak rub; Matzo Ball Soup with carrots, carrot miso, lots of dill and Rachael’s chicken broth; a ¼ lb Dungeness Crab & Prawn Cake with sauce Newburg; Hangtown Brei (Hangtown Fry and Matzo Brei) featuring scrambled eggs with matzo; and Mongolian beef-inspired
Tri-Tip served with bone marrow-fried green farro. Desserts include Cheesecake in a Jar and Rose Petal & Pretzel Pie with raspberry,
strawberry, rose, hibiscus and a pretzel crust. Rustic Canyon Family Wine Director Kathryn Coker curated a list inspired by her own grandma, who at 96 still has a glass of wine every night. Aaron Day, Birdie G’s Wine Director, will guide you through the 250+ selections, available by-the-glass, in carafes and full bottles, to create a memorable pairing experience. The beer selection includes local craft beers and the cocktails range from the classics to more modern takes like Mums An Old Fashioned Gal with chrysanthemum, cane sugar, and Sazerac rye whiskey. Friday; 2421 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310.310.3616

Inko Nito: Fire Feast

To commemorate its newly launched menus and bar space, Inko Nito teamed up with chef Ricardo Zarate (Rosaline, Pikoh, Las Vegas’ Once). For one night only, enjoy a family-style feast featuring the Japanese eatery’s dishes and the craftsmanship of the highly revered Peruvian chef in a collaborative culinary celebration. $60+; Sunday; 225 S. Garey St, Los Angeles, CA; 310.999.0476

“Tennessee Style” Indoor Picnic

Enjoy a night of some Southern comfort inspired by Lucques owner Suzanne Goin’s visit to the Blackberry Farm in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Feast on dishes like sweet-tea-brined fried chicken, succotash salad, pulled pork “sundaes,” house made biscuits and apricot-cherry cobbler and buttermilk ice cream. $65; Sunday, 5-9:30 pm; 8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA; 323.655.6277

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