LA Weekend Roundup: Father’s Day Weekend Events

Weekend Roundup

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for Father’s Day Weekend

 

ra-ra-riotEVENTS
MAKE MUSIC PASADENA

June 18. The largest free music festival in Southern California, the annual Make Music Pasadena sees the streets of Old Pasadena taken over by multiple live-music stages. Featuring a diverse array of genres, the June 18 event offers more than 100 bands on Colorado Boulevard and surrounding areas. Confirmed names include Ra Ra Riot, Hello Seahorse!, the Morning Benders, Jenny O and Ben L’Oncle Soul, plus well-known local acts such as Best Coast, Saint Motel and DJ Jason Bentley of KCRW. The major stages are the Old Pasadena Indie Rock Stage (Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue, Old Pasadena), Luckman World Music Stage (16 S. El Molino Ave.), One Colorado Emerging Artists Stage at One Colorado shopping center, South Lake Stage (345 S. Lake Ave.), Levitt Pavillion Reggae Pasadena (85 E. Holly St.) and Vroman’s Jazz Stage (695 E. Colorado Blvd.). www.makemusicpasadena.org

la-film-festLOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL

Through June 26. More than 200 feature films, shorts and music videos are shown at this festival centered at L.A. Live downtown. There are galas and premieres, panels with filmmakers and the Films That Got Away series, featuring titles that have yet to find distribution. Tickets start at $13. Locations vary; festival’s central hub is at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown. lafilmfest.com, 866.345.6337 Map I15 www.lafilmfest.com

dwell-on-designDWELL ON DESIGN

June 18, 24-26. The West Coast’s largest architecture and design event features seminars, tours of outstanding homes in the Eastside and Westside of L.A. County, a conference and exhibitions. Home tour locations vary; conference, Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 800.448.7775 Map I15 dod.dwell.com

concours-d-elegance2011 RODEO DRIVE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

June 19. This year’s event will celebrate “The Art of Italian Motoring” and will feature more than 125 vintage Italian cars on display. As the honored marque, FIAT will prominently feature the 2012 Fiat 500, which is deeply rooted in Italian design and style. FIAT will display 14 “Cinquecento” vehicles in all 14 exterior colors, as well as the vintage Fiat 500. Additionally, the FIAT brand will offer ride-and-drive opportunities for guests in the 2012 Fiat 500. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free, open to the public. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills. rodeodrive-bh.com

bingo-standard-hollywoodVIVA SUNDAYS! at The Standard Hollywood

Sundays. The Standard Hollywood’s Brazilian twist on bingo night includes an open Caipirinha bar from 7-8 p.m., and prizes, such as the “One-Night-Stand,” a stay at the hotel that same night. Then enjoy an after party in the Purple Lounge from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 8300 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, 323.650.9090. www.standardhotels.com/hollywood

tim-burton-exhibit-lacmaTim Burton

Continuing. Taking inspiration from pop culture, fairy tales and gothic traditions, Burbank-born film director Tim Burton has a darkly whimsical style all his own. Tim Burton, an exploration of the film director’s creative work in film and beyond, showcases more than 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, film and video works, storyboards, puppets, costumes and cinematic ephemera, including art from little-known personal projects, are organized into three sections. The Resnick Pavilion itself receives some “Burtonesque” touches for the exhibition, including a topiary inspired by Edward Scissorhands and Balloon Boy, a 21-foot-tall creature from Burton’s book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., 323.857.6000 lacma.org

montage-beverly-hillsFATHER’S DAY
Montage Beverly Hills

June 19. Treat Dad to a day tailored just for him with a variety of services and amenities including gentlemen’s tea, with with a glass of scotch, sliders, and mini cakes and pies in the Lobby Lounge (reservations: 310.860.7940); Gornik & Drucker presidential shave, this full-service, old-world barber shop is one of the last ones to perform a truly old-fashioned shave (reservations: 310.860.7819); complementary upgrade at Spa Montage, Dad will receive a complimentary 30-minute upgrade from a 60 to a 90-minute treatment at Spa Montage (reservations: 310.860.7840). Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills. www.montagebeverlyhills.com

drago-santa-monicaDrago Santa Monica

June 17-19. Find a pork tasting menu (head cheese, trotter croquettes, pork belly, bacon bread pudding and more) from Executive Chef Evan Gotanda, paired with specialty craft beers from around the world. The “Festa del Papa,” five-course dinner is $59/pp, with optional beer pairings for an additional $20/pp. Drago Santa Monica, 2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.828.1585. www.celestinodrago.com

tender-greens-hollywoodTender Greens Hollywood

In honor of Dad, the chefs at Tender Greens Hollywood are roasting a whole wild boar (slow cooked in a La Caja China Cuban fire box), with a family-style array of sides paired with all-you-can-drink craft beer from Eagle Rock Brewery. 5-9 p.m., $35/pp, includes food, beer and tax. Reservations recommended: Heidi@tendergreensfood.com. Tender Greens Hollywood, 6290 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood., 323.382.0380. www.tendergreensfood.com

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hollywoodbowl-opening-nightMUSIC
HOLLYWOOD BOWL OPENING NIGHT

June 17. This star-studded evening features performances by 2011 Hall of Fame inductees Harry Connick, Jr. and Gloria Estefan, plus an exclusive live sneak preview of Cirque du Soleil’s first Hollywood production, IRIS – A Journey Through the World of Cinema. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000 Map G13 www.hollywoodbowl.com

jennifer-leigh-warren-upright-cabaretDiamonds Are Forever: the songs of Dame Shirley Bassey

June 16-19. The new, theatrical musical evening features Jennifer Leigh Warren’s (Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors, Big River) fresh spins on Bassey’s legendary songs, including monster hits like Goldfinger, Big Spender, Diamonds Are Forever and more. The show, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander (Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, etc), is a gentle nod to the brilliance of material, approach and unique delivery of some of the greatest songs ever written. As everyone knows, great songs never go out of style. $30. 8 p.m., 7 p.m. Sunday. The Renberg Theatre at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, L.A. www.UprightCabaret.com/events

britney-spearsBRITNEY SPEARS

June 20. Ever a pop-music trendsetter, Spears takes the Staples Center stage downtown on the Femme Fatale tour, celebrating her new album. Special guests include Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo. 1111 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 800.745.3000 Map I15

beethoven-for-japanBeethoven’s Ninth Symphony

June 19. Area musicians join forces as the L.A. Musicians Symphony and Chorus, under the direction of L.A. Philharmonic violinist, Guido Lamell, for a special benefit concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall to support disaster relief in Japan. Featuring Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, the program culminates in an audience sing-along of its famous Chorale Finale. Also on the program: Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings.” 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000. www.beethoven9forjapan.org

salastina-music-societySalastina Music Society

June 18. Enjoy a program of Ravel, Dvořák, Bartók along with a diverse range of music from classical, folk, and dance to a world premiere, performed by a stellar cast of instrumentalists. Thayer Hall, Colburn School Campus, 200 South Grand Ave., downtown. www.salastinasociety.org

brochu-walker-sample-saleSHOP
BROCHU WALKER SAMPLE SALE

June 16. Find effortless, wearable, chic women’s styles discounted up to 85% during the sale. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Brochu Walker Studio, 3625 Hayden Ave, Ste A, Culver City. www.brochuwalker.com

les-miserablesTHEATER
Les Miserables

Opening June 14. Reimagined 25th anniversary production of Boublil and Schönberg’s classic musical set in the time of the French Revolution. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772 Map H16

method-gun-kirk-douglas-theatreTHE METHOD GUN

June 14–26. The Rude Mechs troupe attempts a version of A Streetcar Named Desire without Stella, Stanley, Mitch or Blanche. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772 Map L11

superior-donuts-geffen-playhouseSUPERIOR DONUTS

Through July 10. Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tracy Letts weaves a heart-warming and humorous tale of unlikely friendships in one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods. At Arthur Przybyszewski’s Superior Donuts, a local doughnut shop, the arrival of a fast-talking dreamer named Franco shakes things up. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood Village, 310.208.5454 Map J10

extraordinary-chambersExtraordinary Chambers

Through July 3. As the Khmer Rouge once again attracts international attention, this world premiere play gets to the heart of the headlines. When Carter, an American telecom executive, brings his wife Mara on a business trip to Cambodia, he never imagines that the ghosts of this beautiful country will find a way to haunt their lives. As business deals unravel and personal negotiations brim with political consequences, Carter and Mara must decide if the salvation of one life is worth sacrificing the justice of many. Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454.

seussical-lee-strasberg-creative-centerSEUSSICAL

June 19. This production of the famous musical is directed two Broadway veterans: Troy Rintala and Chris Prinzo, and is a remarkable reflection of many of the lessons Dr. Seuss himself intended to impart – don’t ever give up; use your imagination; your journey can take you to unexpected places; and rewards can indeed be great when you’re “faithful, one hundred percent.” The Lee Strasberg Creative Center, Marilyn Monroe Theatre, 7936 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 323.650.7777. Reservations: Maxine@strasberg.com

mas-malo-happy-hourEAT | Drink
Hora Feliz at Mas Malo

Daily happy hour includes hand-written specials like ceviche, chips and salsa, soft tacos, Mexican pizzas, drink specials like Mas Malo’s margaritas, crafted cocktails, beer, wine and sangria. 4-6 p.m. Mas Malo, 515 W. 7th St., downtown, 213.985.4332. www.malorestaurant.com

tweetball-thursdays-dominicksTweetball Thursdays at Dominick’s

Thursdays. Event features a weekly flight trio of unique meatballs (think chicken and black truffle, Wagyu beef, Creole hot sausage, shrimp and eggplant + more) created by Chef Brandon Boudet. Guests who order the specialty flight and Tweet a photo of their favorite meatball @dominicks1948, are entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Dominick’s weekend brunch. 6 p.m.-close. Dominick’s, 8715 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 310.652.2335. www.dominicksrestaurant.com

vertical-wine-bistroBurger Night at Vertical Wine Bistro

Thursdays. Find an inspired line-up of Executive Chef Laurent Quenioux’s unique burger selections. In addition to the regular dinner menu, guests can enjoy a variety of burgers from bison, to Kobe beef, to pork with a choice of a side. For those who love a cold one with their burger, the Burger Night menu also offers a beer flight pairing. Vertical Wine Bistro, Upstairs at 70 North Raymond Ave., Pasadena, 626.795.3999. www.verticalwinebistro.com

michaels-santa-monica-happy-hourFARMacy Hours Michael’s Santa Monica

Fridays and Saturdays in June. Pull up a seat in the bar/lounge at Michael’s Santa Monica, small and say, “Burrata” to receive a complimentary Farm-to-Table bar bite of your choice (thyme frites, oyster flight, tuna poke, sliders ad more), with the purchase of one of mixologist Jason Robey’s signature cocktails (we love the Mary Rose, made with cranberry/ginger-infused Tito’s vodka, vanilla simple syrup, lime and charred rosemary). Robey has just recently added a few new cocktails for summer to his Farm-to-Glass menu as well. 6 p.m.-close. Michael’s Santa Monica, 1147 Third St., Santa Monica, 310.451.0843. www.michaelssantamonica.com

 

 

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