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Things to do this week: June 24-30

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Summer is officially here and with it come a plethora of street festivals, outdoor concerts and movies. Just don’t forget to apply that sunblock before heading out! And don’t forget to check out our guide for events celebrating Pride.

Bloom Bloom Room Drag Show & Karaoke

The Boulevard | 3199 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107 | June 24 | instagram.com/p/CePmrjipZ4h/ 

Hit the bar, enjoy a drag show, sing some karaoke, and bond with the local queer community. 

Music in the Gardens

Descanso Gardens | 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 | June 24 | descansogardens.org

Included in the price of admission, visitors can enjoy live music from Le Ballet Dembaya, a West African drum and dance ensemble, on June 22; Tres Souls, a trio interpreting boleros and songs from the 1940s to 1960s stylized during Mexican cinema’s golden ear, on June 23; and  Quarteto Nuevo, an ensemble merging classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz, on June 24.    

Overnight Family Camping

Six LA County Parks | June 24 | reservations.lacounty.gov

Camp under the stars this summer at Bonelli, Castaic, Hahn, Santa Fe Dam and Whittier Narrows. Registration is $10 per person and free for kids 11 and under.

Kayaking in Sata Fe Dam. | Photo by Chester Paul Sgroi (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Latin Kings of Comedy: 20th Anniversary Tour

Commerce Casino | 6131 Telegraph Road, Commerce, CA 90040 | June 24 | eventbrite.com

Paul Rodriguez leads the tour alongside fellow comedians Johnny Sanchez, Joey Medina, Dennis Gaxiola and Gilbert Esquivel.

Family Movie Fridays: “Luca”

Memorial Park | 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 | June 24 | cityofsierramadre.com

Pack some chairs or blankets, and don’t forget snacks, and spend some quality time with your family laughing along to the hijinks in Disney’s “Luca.” 

Downtown Burbank Cultural Market Grand Opening

AMC 16 Theater walkway | 125 E. Palm Ave., Burbank, CA 91502 | June 24 | dtnbur.com 

Shop for a cause. A portion of proceeds from the Cultural Market, organized and led by HyeNoor, will be donated to Home Again LA, a Burbank-based nonprofit serving homeless families in need.

VidCon

Anaheim Convention Center | 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802 | June 24-25 | vidcon.com

The last two days of VidCon,where leading digital creators and fans gather, will feature panels, workshops networking, lounges and meet and greets with some of the biggest names in streaming, video and the industry like Rashida Jones, Mehdi Hasan, Chris Hayes, Jacob Soboroff, UnderTheDeskNews, Director of Product Management at YouTube Todd Beaupré and many more.

VidCon 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center. | Photo by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Kidchella Carnival

6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367 | June 24-25 | helmandsons.magicmoneyllc.com

Enjoy a weekend of live music, food, games and rides with the kids. 

Riviera Village Summer Festival

Redondo Beach | June 24-26 | rvsummerfestival.com

Kick off the summer at the beach with this street festival featuring an international food court, more than 200 arts & crafts booths, carnival rides, a beer and wine garden, and live bands.

Riviera Village Summer Festival. | Photo courtesy of Redondo Beach Tourism

Paranormal Cirque II

Ontario Mills | 1 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764 | June 24-July 4 | paranormalcirque.com

This isn’t a regular circus! No children younger than 13 will be admitted and those under 17 will need to be accompanied by an adult 21 or older. Featuring acrobats, illusionists, mysterious creatures, and “freaks,” the show fuses a circus, theater, cabaret and fear.

Sway with Me: Latin Rhythm & Swing

LA County Arboretum | 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007 | June 25 | pasadenasymphony-pops.org

Sway and swing with the Pasadena Symphony & POPS: as Michael Feinstein, Mauricio Martinez and Margo Rey serenade you with songs like “Brazil,” “Sway,” and “Girl from Ipanema.”

Glendora Wine Walk & Beer Fest

Glendora Village | 200 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora, CA 91741 | June 25 | glendorawinewalk.com 

Sample wine and beer in the Village, a quaint business district in Glendora. Hors d’oeuvres will also be available as you sample your way through the fest and enjoy music and activities.

A Day in Nature

Eaton Canyon Nature Center | 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107 | June 25 | twitter.com/lacountyparks

Spend a day outdoors as a family with free activities including a family walks, story time, meetings with animal ambassadors, nature crafts and a solar panel concert by Insert Music Here.

Venice Summer Fest

Mar Vista Arts District | 12257 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066 | June 25 | eventbrite.com

Celebrate SoCal culture with more than 150 local brands, 20 performing artists, food trucks, drinks, games, dog adoptions, and dancing filling the streets with good vibes.

“Wibit” Grand Opening

Alamitos Beach | south of Ocean Boulevard and east of Shoreline Drive, between Fifth and Sixth places | June 25 | longbeach.gov

The “Wibit” is an inflatable water park, free and open to the public, configured in a figure-eight shape to connect multiple floating play structures. Features will include a springboard, bouncer, monkey bars and other elements to encourage water play, such as swimming, balancing, climbing, jumping, sliding and swimming. 

Rendering of the “Wibit” floating playground. | Rendering courtesy of City of Long Beach

“Batman Returns” 30th Anniversary Screening and Q&A

The Montalbán | 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028 | June 25 | eventbrite.com

Rewatch the 1992 Tim Burton take on the caped crusader followed by a Q&A with writer Daniel Waters, makeup supervisor Ve Neill, hair supervisor Yolanda Toussieng, art director Tom Duffield, actors Branscombe Richmond, Henry Kingi, Dave Lea and Gregory Scott Cummins (with more yet to be announced). 

Doheny Surf and Art Festival

Doheny State Beach | 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629 | June 25-26 | dohenystatebeach.org

Celebrating SoCal’s surf culture, this free two-day event will feature live music, food, a Los Molinos Brewery beer garden, a vendor village, beach art, and vintage collectibles.

Latino USA: Live in LA

The Theatre at Ace Hotel | 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015 | June 26 | kpcc.org

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa will be joined by actor Danny Trejo to talk about representing the Latino community on screen and supporting it off the screen. Salvadoran-American comedian Marcella Arguello will perform as well.

Etherica: A Galactic Sound Journey

Wisdome LA | 1147 Palmetto St., Los Angeles, CA 90013 | June 26 | eventbrite.com

Celebrate the new moon with sacred 432HZ healing instruments, live mantra music, energy manifestation, and guided meditation. 

The Puerto Rican Festival

Rainbow Lagoon Park | 400 Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802 | June 26 | fiestalegre.com

This family festival celebrating la isla del encanto is set to feature authentic caribbean food, crafts and live music 

Kayamanan Ng Lahi

The Ford | 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Los Angeles, CA 90068 | June 26 | theford.com

Get to know Philippine folk art, music, poetry, storytelling and dance in this family-friendly event exploring new beginnings.

Daddy Yankee

Kia Forum | 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305 | June 27 | axs.com

A pioneer of reggaeton, the multi-platinum artist is off on his final tour after announcing plans to retire in March. 

Comedian Feud

The Elysian | 1944 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90039 | June 27 | eventbrite.com

Nicole Byer’s team faces off against Paul Scheer and his team and the winners will then battle it out with five audience members. Survey says this will be a good time!

Lo Moon

The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever | 5970 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038 | June 28 | hollywoodforever.com

The LA indie rock band is known for its atmospheric soundscapes. 

Vino and Vinyasa – An Evening of Wine and Balance for Women

The Saltner Wine & Cicchetti | 108 E. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016 | June 28 | eventbrite.com

This is an evening designed to relax you. Tough Love Fitness will guide attendees through one hour of mindful movement and stretching to get rid of those pesky aches and pains. After the class, taste some wines from around the world.

“Dear Evan Hansen”

Ahmanson Theatre | 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | June 29-July 31 | centertheatregroup.org

After selling out in 2018, the Tony Award-winning musical returns to LA. A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told and a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. “Dear Evan Hansen” is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Stephen Christopher Anthony as Evan Hansen and the North American touring company of “Dear Evan Hansen.” | Photo by Matthew Murphy

Citizen Public Market Comedy Night

Citizen Public Market | 9355 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232 | June 29 | eventbrite.com

Grab food and a drink, and get ready to laugh your worries away as approximately five comedians seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Netflix and more entertain you for 90 minutes.

Lola Boutée Presents TRiPTease Burlesque

TRIP Santa Monica | 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405 l June 29 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 Boutée Presents TRIPtease. | Photo by Jason Miller / Hey SoCal

Magic and Martinis

Berkshire House | 143 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036 | June 30 | eventbrite.com

Award-winning magician Steve Cabe astounds during an evening of drinks, sleight of hand, mentalism, comedy and magic. 

Lovett or Leave It: Live or Else

Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth | 2511 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057 | June 30 | eventbrite.com

Jon Lovett and guests discuss the day’s news with laughs along the way.

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.

Pasadena International Film Festival

Laemmle Playhouse 7 | 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101 | Through June 30 | pasadenafilmfestival.org

More than 100 entrants from over 15 countries will screen their features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, animations and web series followed by a moderator-hosted Q&A. The festival will also include a panel on creating impactful characters, and a closing gala and award ceremony.

| Courtesy photo / Facebook, @PasadenaInternationalFilmFestival

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.

Revive: A Soaring ‘20s Circus-Infused Dinner Experience

Vibiana | 214 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Through July 24 | feverup.com

This isn’t your typical dinner and show. Enjoy a four-course dinner with hors d’oeuvres and get immersed in the spectacle as circus and musical artists perform above, behind and in front of you. 

Parks After Dark

LA County Parks | Through Aug. 6 | parks.lacounty.gov

Parks After Dark has returned for the summer with free activities like concerts and movie nights at 34 LA County parks.

Parks After Dark at Ted Watkins | Photo courtesy of the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation

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.

100 Great British Drawings

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens | 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 | Through Sept. 5 | huntington.org

“100 Great British Drawings” will trace the practice of drawing in Britain from the 17th through the mid-20th century. The exhibition will feature rarely seen treasures, including works by William Blake, John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, and J. M. W. Turner, as well as examples by artists associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and early 20th-century modernism.

Samuel Palmer (1805–1881), Lonely Tower, ca. 1881. Opaque watercolor over traces of graphite on board, 7 x 9 5/8 in. | Image courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

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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