LA Weekend Events Roundup June 1-4

Find the best Los Angeles things to do this weekend

Edited by Christina Xenos


Rooftop Cinema ClubEVENTS
Rooftop Cinema Club
June 1-30. The U.K.’s “Number One Outdoor Cinema Series” returns to the rooftop of the historic Montalban Theatre for its third season in L.A. Enjoy street food and drinks while you take in Hollywood views and watch classic (Casablanca), cult (Donnie Darko) and contemporary (Logan, Moonlight, La La Land) flicks. Starting this month, the series is expanding to the terrace at LEVEL, an elegant 33-story aparthotel in the heart of downtown. See website for full lineup and schedule. Ages 18-plus; LEVEL screenings 21-plus. 8:15 pm. $19-$35. 1615 Vine St., L.A.; 888 S. Olive St., downtown. rooftopcinemaclub.com/la

 

 

Grand PerformancesGrand Performances
Opening June 2. This free outdoor summer concert series spotlights global performing arts with a lineup of high-quality music, dance, theater and more in downtown LA. This season kicks off with highlights including William Close and the Earth Harp Collective, the Secret City and a performance of Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s Frida. California Plaza, 300 & 350 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.687.2190. grandperformances.org

 

 

Last Remaining SeatsLast Remaining Seats
June 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24. Now in its 31st season, this summer film series screens classic movies in historic theaters. Some highlights of this year’s lineup: Laura, On the Waterfront and Jaws. Backstage tours are offered before every screening, as well as free pub trivia events after Saturday screenings. Showtimes, locations vary by screening; check website for details. $22. 213.623.2489. laconservancy.org

 

 

One ColoradoChico Mann & Captain Planet
June 3. KCRW Summer Nights kicks off its 8th season with a live performance from Chico Mann and Captain Planet at One Colorado in Old Pasadena. KCRW DJ Marion Hodges opens and closes the evening with DJ sets of some of her favorite tracks. Free. 7:30 p.m. 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. kcrw.com/summernights

 

 

vivianePoolside Pilates Fusion Experience with Kit Rich
June 3. Celebrity trainer Kit Rich leads a poolside pilates fusion class at Viviane restaurant at the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills. Stay for the post-pilates “Kit-approved” brunch where you can dine with the trainer and ask her all your pressing health and fitness questions. (Also happens, July 1 and Aug. 5.) $20-$25. Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills, 9400 West Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills. Tickets.

 

 

Annenberg Community Beach HouseAnnenberg Community Beach House
June 3-4. Hit the pool with perfect views of the beach. The iconic beach house in Santa Monica is ready to get things splashing during its preview weekend. The pool is open all week long from June 10-Sept. 4. See website for more info and special event dates. annenbergbeachhouse.com

 

 

Rock-The-Queen-at-Queen-MaryRock The Queen
June 3. Rock out to all your favorite ’90s bands with The Queen Mary as the backdrop. Long Beach’s most famous venue teams up with iHeartRadio’s The Woody Show to feature headliners like Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors, Eve 6 and Royal Machines featuring Dave Navarro, Mark McGrath, Billy Morrison, Donovan Leitch, Chris Chaney and Josh Freese. Experience a day of fun in the sun with live music, food, multiple bars, retail vendors, merchandise, DJs and more. 4-11 p.m. $39-$99. The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 800.437.2934. queenmary.com

 

 

CinespiaCinespia
June 3, 10, 17, 24. Watch classic and cult films projected on a mausoleum wall during this popular Amazon Studios-sponsored film series at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Also on hand are pre-movie DJs and themed photo booths. June highlights include The Wizard of Oz and Selena. See website for full schedule. Gates open 7:15 pm; movie 9 pm. $16. Parking $12-$15. 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 877.435.9849. cinespia.org

 

 

Street Food CinemaStreet Food Cinema
June 3, 10, 17, 24. Outdoor summer film series hosts screenings every Saturday night at various locations across L.A. Enjoy live music and food from the city’s top trucks. Highlights this month include Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Purple Rain. See website for a full schedule. Doors open 5:30 pm; band 6:30 pm; movie 8:30 pm. $6-$21, under 6 free. 323.254.5068. streetfoodcinema.com

 

 

Jean-Georges Beverly HillsFOOD + DRINK
Jean-Georges Beverly Hills
Opens June 1. With the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills arrives world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten with his first outposts in California. Not only will he helm his namesake restaurant, but also The Rooftop by JG—12 stories above Beverly Hills. Dine on ground level for contemporary fine dining alongside an array of hand-crafted cocktails; or fulfill your lofty desires on the rooftop where you can pair your dinner with 360-degree views on one of the largest rooftop venues in the city. 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.860.6666. waldorfastoria.com

 

 

PeninsulaRooftop BBQ at the Peninsula Beverly Hills
Through Sept. 24. Summer weekends bring a special barbecue menu to the poolside Roof Garden restaurant at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. Dine with pool views in lush Mediterranean surroundings on menu offerings like Pabst Blue Ribbon beer can half chicken, 28-day dry-aged rib eye with barrel-aged house steak sauce, charred whole branzino and grass-fed beef brisket tacos. Sat.-Sun., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills 310.975.2855. beverlyhills.peninsula.com

 

Jason WrobelVegan Pop-Up Dinner at Wanderlust Hollywood
June 4. Vegan celebrity chef Jason Wrobel lands at Wanderlust Hollywood for his first pop-up in five years. Wrobel is a best-selling author and Cooking Channel host who has cooked for everyone from Robin Wright to Woody Harrelson. Expect a multi-course vegan feast with wine, a cocktail hour, tea bar and more. The dinner is part of Organic Life and Wanderlust’s “Find Your True Fork” dinner series, six pops ups featuring acclaimed chefs throughout the summer to preview Wanderlust founder Jeff Krasno’s upcoming book Find Your True Fork. Other dinners in the series include Seamus Mullen presenting Paleo June 29 Matthew Kenney presenting raw July 13 and Kevin Callaghan doing local July 27. $80/pp. 1357 Highland Ave., L.A., 323.967.8855. wanderlusthollywood.com

 

 

KatanaKatana Red Sun BBQ
Through Sept. 3. Spend Sunday summer nights dining on a special menu from the Sunset Strip restaurant paired with specialty cocktails and DJ tunes. Dine on special new dishes like shrimp and chips, lobster garlic noodles and salmon poke, along with carafes of cocktails and boozy popsicles. 8439 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.650.8585. innovativedining.com

 

 

book of mormonTHEATER
The Book of Mormon
Continuing. The irreverent, nine-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy from the creators of South Park and the co-creator of Avenue Q returns to the Pantages. Contains explicit language. Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770. hollywoodpantages.com

 

 

Jersey BoysJersey Boys
Through June 24. The award-winning musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons makes a stop in LA, bringing hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and more. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

 

ArchdukeArchduke
Through June 4. The Mark Taper Forum hosts the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Rajiv Joseph’s new play about a group of young men and their unlikely path to terrorism at the onset of World War I. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

 

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