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Things to do this week: June 3-9

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Memorial Day may be in the rearview mirror but with June ushering in Pride Month and festival season well underway, there’s no shortage of things to do in LA County.

FoodieLand Night Market

Rose Bowl | 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103 | June 3-5 | foodielandnm.com

Over 150 vendors will be there to fulfill your multicultural, foodie dreams (think street food, drinks and desserts). If you need a break from eating, there will be carnival games, live musical performances, artists, DJs and local artisans to check out.  

MLB LGBTQ Pride Night

Dodger Stadium | 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | June 3 | dodgers.com/lapride

Kickoff LA Pride in the Right Field Plaza with music and drink specials before the game. The Dodgers will recognize former Los Angeles Dodger Glenn Burke, the first openly gay MLB player, with Burke’s family in attendance along with other special guests like Billy Bean (a former Dodger and the only other MLB player to come out publicly), Dale Scott, and the Military Hero of The Game honoree 1st Lieutenant Belita Edwards, an LGBTQ+ veteran who was the first female officer allowed to work in the U.S. Army’s Transportation unit. Don’t forget to grab your exclusive commemorative Dodger LGBTQ+ game jersey which is part of a special ticket package!

A commemorative Dodger LGBTQ+ game jersey. | Photo courtesy of MLB

Sketches of Spain: Miles Davis Birthday Tribute

Wisdome LA | 1147 Palmetto St., Los Angeles, CA 90013 | June 3-4 | eventbrite.com

In celebration of what would have been Miles Davis’ 96th birthday, Creative Producer Kentyah and the Gil Evans Estate will present a special performance of “Sketches of Spain” featuring jazz and classical music legends like Hubert Laws, Ronnie Laws, Alphonso Johnson and Josef Leimberg. A 16-piece jazz orchestra will be working from Davis’ collaborator Gil Evans’ original scores.


Pasadena Convention Center | 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101 | June 3-5 | monsterpalooza.com

Celebrate all things monsters and the movie magic that brings them to life at Monsterpalooza. You’ll get to meet the award-winning creators behind some of the scariest movie and television monsters, shop from over 450 exhibitors, and see live makeup demonstrations, realistic sculptures, props and animatronics used on the big screen, celebrity guests, panels and presentations.

Monsterpalooza in 2013. | Photo by Alec Fredericks (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Light Up the Night for Equality Viewing Party

Hotel Erwin’s High Rooftop Lounge | 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice, CA 90291 | June 3 | venicepride.org

Witness the LA premiere and illumination of Yvette Mattern’s Global Rainbow laser installation across the California Coast. The viewing party will benefit Project Contrast, a nonprofit amplifying the voices of LGBTQ+ youth through the power of storytelling, and Venice Pride.

Trans Voices Cabaret: Pride

The Complex Theatres and Studios | 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038 | June 3-4 | eventbrite.com

Porthos Arts & Theater House presents this all-trans and gender-nonconforming musical theater revue inspired by their slogan: “Queer the canon. Make a new one.” You’ll hear classic musical theater songs and original compositions by these talented artists. 

WeHo Pride 2022

West Hollywood Park | 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 | June 3-5 | weho.org

WeHo Pride Weekend, in and around West Hollywood Park, will include a street fair featuring various LGBTQ+ community groups as part of visibility, expression, and celebration; a three-day ticketed OUTLOUD Raising Voices Music Festival (featuring Marina, Lil’ Kim, Jessie J, Years & Years, Muna, Ana Barbara, and many more), the Dyke March, Women’s Freedom Festival, and the inaugural WeHo Pride Parade.

LA Pride in West Hollywood in 2019. | Photo by Jon Viscott / City of West Hollywood (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Cinespia: “Twilight”

Los Angeles State Historic Park | 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | June 3 | cinespia.org

With both Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart enjoying a Renaissance of sorts, it’s time to revisit this guilty pleasure. There will be photobooths, concessions, beer, wine, a grill and DJ sets before and after the film. 

Emo Nite

Avalon Hollywood | 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028 | June 3 | emonite.com

It was never just a phase! This is your chance to party to your emo heart’s desire. There may be surprise acoustic sets or full-band performances but regardless, it will be a night to remember full of the music that you love.


Irwindale Speedway | 500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale, CA 91706 | June 4 | fuelfest.com 

FuelFest will take over Irwindale Speedway for an experience where the “Fast & Furious” saga comes to life – a place where movie buffs, car enthusiasts and racing fanatics can come together for a furiously good time. There will be over 600 top modified, exotic, performance built, and rare cars from all over the world; a drift course with a chance for ride alongs; live performances from Symba, Alexcis, GAWM, Meirlin and headliner Joyner Lucas at the Yokohama Stage; and interactive exhibits and art displays; craft food and drinks. A portion of the proceeds will go to Reach Out WorldWide a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit founded in 2010 by Paul Walker that helps bring first responders to disaster areas to augment local relief efforts.

FuelFest. | Photo courtesy of FuelFest

Creative Communal Boutique Pop Up

Pasadena Commons | 140-146 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106 | June 4 | pasadenacommons.com

Creative Communal is hosting this boutique pop up featuring artisan makers, delicious food, live music, photo opportunities, and family activities. 

Pride in the Park

Adams Square Mini Park | 1020 E. Palmer Ave., Glendale, CA 91205 | June 4 | glendaleout.org

GlendaleOUT is hosting its first annual Queer Family Picnic from 1-5 p.m.

Pacific Islander Festival

Aquarium of the Pacific | 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 | June 4-5 | aquariumofpacific.org

The 19th annual Pacific Islander Festival will feature traditional music and dance, cultural displays, and craft demonstrations celebrating Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan, Tongan, Chamorro, Marshallese and Maori cultures. 

Prince & Pride

LA Kings Burbank Sports Center | 3211 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505 | June 4 | eventbrite.com

Relive the ‘80s at this roller skate dance party with music from Prince, synth pop, new wave and funk.

San Gabriel Valley Pride Parade & Festival

Barnes Park | 350 S. Mc Pherrin Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754 | June 4 | eventbrite.com

The second annual San Gabriel Valley Pride Parade and Festival will include music, resource booths, and giveaways from 10 a.m. to noon. 

The Louvre – Paris: International Highlights Livestream Tour

Online | June 4 | eventbrite.com

Washington DC History & Culture is hosting a virtual tour of the Louvre in Paris. The livestream will be a review hosted by Robert Kelleman, founder of the nonprofit community organization Washington DC History & Culture, of several highlights from the museum’s collection, including the Winged Victory Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. 

Music Under the Stars

Pasadena City Hall | 100 Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101 | June 4 | pasadenasymphony-pops.org

The Pasadena Symphony and POPS are holding a free concert featuring some of the best Broadway hits, Pharrell Williams, Adeles and more. The concert starts at 8 p.m but arrive early for food trucks, fun in the Kids Korner, face painting, balloon animals, and a performance by Bob Baker Marionette Theater. 

Venice Pride Festival

Venice Beach Recreation Center | 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291 | June 4-5 | venicepride.org

Head to the beach for this Pride festival featuring stage performances produced by Queer Moment, DJs, community booths, art installations, LGBTQ+ vendors, food trucks and Gaywatch, a queer dance party.

Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival

Montrose Shopping Park | 2200, 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020 | June 4-5 | shopmontrose.com

More than 250 fine artists, crafters, food vendors, California Certified farmers, musicians and entertainers descend on the Montrose Shopping Park with their various handmade crafts, jewelry, fine art, textiles, flowers and other goodies. 

What the Float: The Pride Parade Floats

DTLA and WeHo | June 4. 10, 11 | whatthefloat.com

To celebrate Pride, What the Float has orchestrated two floating dance parties: We Are Family on June 4 and 11 in downtown LA, and Let Your Freak Flag Fly on June 10 in West Hollywood. 

PCC Flea Market

Pasadena City College | 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106 | June 5 | pasadena.edu

Shop for antiques and collectibles from over 400 vendors. 

Goat Yoga with Hello Critter

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden | 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007 | June 5 | arboretum.org

There are two sessions of this one-hour class that includes 45 minutes of yoga and 15 minutes to take photos with your new goat friends. 

An Arab(ish) Feast with Noor Murad

Online | June 5 | eventbrite.com

Join Milk Street and guest chef Noor Murad to learn a Bahraini/Persian take on pasta sauce with a herby twist. 

Monologues & Mayhem

The Glendale Room | 127 N. Artsakh Ave., Glendale, CA 91206 | June 6 | eventbrite.com

Spend your evening laughing and maybe commiserating with a cast improvising comedic scenes inspired by special guest Breeze Geier’s true stories. Geier has traveled to 66 countries, was a public defender in Miami, is a black belt in two styles of karate and is a commercial seaplane pilot. With a résumé that sounds like a setup to a joke, Geier is bound to have some hilarious stories. 

Michael Feinstein & Freda Payne: A Very Special Evening with Ella and Frank

Feinstein’s at Vitello’s | 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, CA 91604 | June 7 | eventbrite.com

Grammy and Emmy awards nominee Michael Feinstein and singer/actress Freda Payne pay homage to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. 

Women’s Empowerment Forum

Lighthouse ArtSpace LA | 6400 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 | June 7 | globalgiftfoundationusa.org

Women’s Empowerment Forum, with honorary chair and keynote speaker Eva Longoria, will be a day of mentorship featuring informative speaker panels, networking opportunities, Q-and-As, keynote speakers and an opportunity to experience a private viewing of “Immersive Frida Kahlo.”

Lola Boutée Presents TRiPTease Burlesque

TRIP Santa Monica | 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405 l June 8 l eventbrite.com

Lower your inhibitions and see what’s hot at LA’s longest running weekly burlesque and variety show. Every Wednesday features a fresh new lineup of talent hosted by the original dame herself, Lola Boutée.

Lola Bouteés’ TRIPtease dancer. | Photo by Jason Miller / Hey SoCal

Lovett or Leave It: Live or Else

Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth | 2511 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057 | June 8 | crooked.com/events 

Join Jon Lovett—Crooked Media co-founder, former speechwriter for President Obama and cohost of Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It—is joined by Matt Rogers, Danielle Pinnock and Marcy Jarreau to break down the latest news and laugh along the way. 

Candlelight: Songs From Magical Movie Soundtracks

Ovation Square Long Beach | 350 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802 | June 9 | feverup.com

Sit bathed in candlelight while a string quartet plays some of the most memorable songs from Disney movies like “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” and “Colors of the Wind.” 


The Echo | 1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles,CA 90026 | June 9 | kingqueenmusic.com

The LA-based alt-rock band that recently rocked Madame Siam, KingQueen is on a West Coast tour promoting their self-titled EP that was released in April. The band has performed at Long Beach Pride, Out Web Fest, Out At The Fair Tour and their single “Live It Up” was nominated for Best Music Video of the Year at the QueerX Festival, Ojo Movil Fest, and Noble International Film Festival and Awards.

Meet the royalty of KingQueen, from left to right- Adam Gimenez, Sabrina Petrini, Jake Absher, Ella G. Burgos, Brandon Valerino. | Photo by Jason Kentaro / Hey SoCal

Super Sonic LA

The Mixx | 443 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101 | June 9 | themixxclub.com

Dance and sing along as Super Sonic LA performs a live tribute to Oasis.

Tonalism: Day

Descanso Gardens | 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 | June 9-12 | descansogardens.org

Experience Tonalis (in Space), a quadraphonic sound exploration with surround sound installations in different areas of the garden.

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

TCL Chinese Theatre | 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 | Through June 5 | laliff.org

With a closing nigh screening and reception of “Father of the Bride,” starring Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan in this remake told through the prism of a Cuban-American family, the LA International Film Festival will be packed with feature films, shorts, episodics, animation, music and industry from studios like Disney, Netflix and Warner Brothers.


A Noise Within | 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107 | Through June 5 | anoisewithin.org

Primal storytelling and modern sensibility collide in a sensual re-envisioning of Greek myths, as gods and mortals alike endure love, loss, and transformation—all while immersed in a pool of water on stage— in “Metamorphoses.” Swirling with passion, this multiple award-winning masterpiece mesmerizes with tales of Midas, Orpheus, Aphrodite and more in a funny, whimsical and heartbreaking meditation on the joys and perils of being human. 

Sydney A. Mason, Trisha Millerand Cassandra Marie Murphy in “Metamorphoses”. | Photo by Daniel Reichert

“Come From Away”

The Ahmanson Theatre | 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Through June 12 | centertheatregroup.org

A tale of culture clash and distrust turning into friendship, this new musical chronicles the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers in a small Newfoundland town.


Dorothy Chandler Pavilion | 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Through June 12 | laopera.org

Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” epic love story recounts the tale of two secret lovers from warring kingdoms. “Aida has long been one of the most popular of all operas because it combines sheer theatrical splendor with an enormously touching human drama,” said Christopher Koelsch, LA Opera’s president and CEO. “The visual world that [stage director] Francesca Zambello and [LA-based artist] RETNA have created for this production is completely spectacular, and the incredible cast, under the baton of Verdi master James Conlon, will bring this masterpiece to vivid life.”

Latonia Moore as Aida and Russell Thomas as Radames in LA Opera’s 2022 production of “Aida.” | Photo by Cory Weaver / LA Opera

SaMo Pride

Santa Monica | Through June 30 | smpride.com

Throughout the month of June, the City of Santa Monica is hosting various family-friendly events and displays including “Miles of Pride,” a light installation spanning the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place; Made with Pride Marketplace, a pop-up showcasing LGBTQIA+ business owners every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June; Drag Queen Story Hour; and many other events you’ll want to check out.

Street Art Live

Magic Box LA | 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007 | Through July 3 | thelume.com

Embark on a multi-sensory trip through the world of street. With 360-degree moving visuals and a curated musical score, you will be immersed in the era and location in which the piece was created like New York, London, São Paulo, Melbourne and Berlin. 

“King James”

Mark Taper Forum | 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Through July 3 | centertheatregroup.org

Written by Rajiv Joseph (“Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”) and directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon (“A Raisin in the Sun”), “King James” chronicles the story of two LeBron James fans from Cleveland build a bond over 12 years.

Y Para Siempre…Marco Antonio Solís

Grammy Museum | Through Aug. 14 | grammymuseum.org

The Grammy Museum is honoring the multi-Latin Grammy-winning Mexican singer Marco Antonio Solís, who is currently touring with Los Bukis, with an exhibit exploring five major chapters of the artist’s career and life, including his childhood in Michoacán, the evolution of Los Bukis and his solo career.

This Is Not America’s Flag

The Broad | 221 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Through Sept. 25 | thebroad.org

Over 20 artists explore the complex, and often contradictory, meanings engendered by the flag of the United States of America. Conceptualized in 2020 during Black Lives Matter protests nationwide, the exhibit conceptualizes both the nation’s ideals and shortcomings.

Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse

LACMA | 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 | Through Oct. 9 | lacma.org

Highlighting fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen’s tailoring and dressmaking skills, the exhibition examines the different disciplines, imagination, innovation and artistic process that defined McQueen’s career. The exhibition will display McQueen garments from the Collection of Regina J. Drucker alongside artworks from LACMA’s permanent collection.

New Babies Exhibit Opening

Aquarium of the Pacific | 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 | Through April 2023 | aquariumofpacific.org

Who doesn’t like baby animals? Meet baby sea otter pups, miniature sea jellies, baby cuttlefish and more baby animals to make you awww. You’ll also learn how they are cared for and about their ocean habitats. 

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