LA Weekend Events Roundup June 8-11

Find the best Los Angeles things to do this weekend

Edited by Christina Xenos


LA Food FestEVENTS
LA Food Fest
June 10. The eighth annual iteration of this food festival brings a hand-picked lineup of award-winning chefs and restaurants, out-of-town headliners, food trucks and more to the LA Coliseum. Sample signature bites from over 100 food vendors—including Howlin’ Ray’s and the Halal Guys—plus enjoy craft-beer gardens, craft-cocktail bars and an ice-cream social. 2-7 p.m. $65; VIP $95, under 8 free. L.A. Memorial Coliseum, 3911 S. Figueroa St., L.A. lafoodfest.com

 

 

four seasons global wellness dayGlobal Wellness Day
June 10. Celebrate the worldwide day dedicated to living well with everything from yoga classes to astrology seminars. At Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, begin your day with morning yoga on the hotel’s helipad with Wellness Expert Nikki Sharp, followed by a wellness breakfast, eco beauty panel, discussion with celebrity naturopath doctor Dr. Nigma Talib, plant-based lunch at the Cabana Restaurant and afternoon astrology session with Susan Miller, founder of AstrologyZone. At Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, the day begins with sunrise cycling and continues with morning outdoor yoga, morning meditation, culinary demos and more, culminating with a wellness dinner and comedy show; call: 818.575.3000 to RSVP.

 

 

LA Pride FestivalLA Pride Festival
June 10-11. West Hollywood’s annual LGBTQ event consists of concerts (Brandy, Chromeo, Aaron Carter), a fair and more. This year, the Pride Parade, which brings hundreds of thousands to WeHo’s streets, will be replaced with a Resist March beginning at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue (June 11). See website for complete weekend schedule. (Photo by Chris Tuite.) Single-day ticket $25; weekend pass $35. March free. West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.969.8302. lapride.org

 

 

Playboy Jazz FestivalPlayboy Jazz Festival
June 10-11. The 39th annual festival features master of ceremonies George Lopez, along with performances by Corinne Bailey Rae, Arturo Sandoval Latin Big Band, Gregory Porter, Common and more. (Photo courtesy of Corinne Bailey Rae.) 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com

 

 

Barnsdall Fridays Wine TastingBarnsdall Fridays Wine Tasting
June 9-Sept 22. Enjoy evenings of fine wine and art in the gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright’s renovated Hollyhock House. The weekly event features four selections of boutique, small production, artisan wines from Silver Lake Wine, music by KCRW DJs and a host of specialty food trucks and more, including curator-led tours of the recently reopened Hollyhock House. 21+. $35-$50. 4800 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 323.644.6275. barnsdall.org

 

 

CicLAviaCicLAvia—Glendale Meets Atwater Village
June 11. Three miles of LA’s normally congested streets turn into a car-free park for a walk and bike tour of the city. For the second CicLAvia of 2017, the event boasts a new route through Glendale and trendy Atwater Village. See website for additional route details. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 213.355.8500. ciclavia.org

 

 

Taste of the NationTaste of the Nation
June 11. Share Our Strength’s annual LA foodie event features offerings from more than 40 top LA restaurants, including Union, Kali Restaurant and new supper club Mama Lion. Also on offer are California beer and wine. Proceeds go toward helping fight childhood hunger. 1-4 p.m. (VIP admission 12:30 p.m.). $110; VIP $160; kids 6-13 $25, under 6 free. Media Park, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City, 800.969.4767. ce.nokidhungry.org/losangeles

 

 

Ritz Carlton SpaSTYLE + BEAUTY
Wellness Retreat at the Ritz Carlton Spa, Los Angeles
June 11. Treat yourself to a day of rest and relaxation that include a 90-minute poolside yoga and meditation led by ERYT 500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher Rachel Jackson; “Garden to Glamorous” class where you can create herbal remedies using herbs picked from the rooftop garden; healthy bento box from WP24; and a 50-minute spa treatment. $295. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ritz Carlton Spa, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.713.8800. ritzcarlton.com

 

 

Harbor HouseFOOD + DRINK
Harbor House
The new downtown dining destination in the iconic Wedbush Center seamlessly merges indoors with outdoors in their 15,000-square foot space. This is the first project from Assembly Group team made up of Beau Laughlin (Sawyer, Kettle Black and Clover) and Steve Edwards (Felix). Their goal is to harness the energy of a buzzy lobby space with the collaborative spirit of a co-working space, offering food and drinks along the way. The cafe, restaurant and bar offer dining and drinking all day long with a mix of grab-and-go and full service dishes, along with a full coffee menu, cold pressed juice, artisanal teas, craft cocktails and 20 beers on tap. (Photo by by Wonho Frank Lee.) Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. 1000 Wilshire Blvd., downtown, 323.642.8393. harborhousedtla.com

 

 

appetizer2017 StarChefs Los Angeles Rising Stars Gala
June 13. Find out who the newest rising start chefs are in LA. This year’s StarChefs Rising Stars Gala is a night of walk-around tastings featuring food from the city’s top chefs, restaurants with beverage pairings from winning sommeliers and bartenders. $95/pp, $125 VIP, which includes a private pre-awards reception featuring Struia caviar and Champagne Collet. Use code “LOVESOCAL” for 15% off tickets. Vibiana, 214 S Main St., downtown. Tickets.

 

 

Lucques“Tennessee-Style” Indoor Picnic
June 11. Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne present this indoor picnic inspired by Goin’s visit to famed Blackberry Farm in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Dine on sweet tea-brined fried chicken; pulled pork “sundaes” with coleslaw and baked beans; succotash salad; and more. (Photo by Matt Duggan.) 5-9:30 p.m. $65/pp. Lucques, 8474 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.655.6277. lucques.com

 

 

Hollywood Fringe FestivalTHEATER
Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 8-25. This annual event celebrates freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing-arts community. Theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places throughout Hollywood host hundreds of productions by local, national and international arts companies and independent performers. Check website for schedule and tickets for individual shows. hollywoodfringe.org

 

 

ConstellationsConstellations
Opening June 6. Playwright Nick Payne’s work about the universal truth of finding and losing love combines romance with physics. Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) stars in the play’s Los Angeles premiere. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454. geffenplayhouse.com

 

 

book of mormonThe Book of Mormon
Through July 9. 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

 

 

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