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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.