Things To Do This Weekend | LA Weekend Events Roundup 6.21.13

Weekend Roundup

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 6.21.13

hollywood-bowl-arrowsmithMUSIC + DANCE
Hollywood Bowl Opening Night
June 22. Hollywood leading lady Angela Bassett will host this season’s kickoff celebration, featuring performances by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Patti Austin, John Legend, “Glee” star Darren Criss, and our own YOLA musicians. Talk show host and comedian Arsenio Hall will join previously announced presenter Stevie Wonder in welcoming this year’s honorees to the 2013 Hall of Fame class. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com

 

venice-music-crawlVenice Music Crawl
June 22. Spend your day exploring music on the Westside at the inaugural music crawl. More than 47 artists from genres ranging from experimental electronic to indie rock, rock the stages at multiple venues within the Lincoln corridor in this SXSW-inspired experience. Venues include Deus Ex Machina, RG Club, Witzend, Venice Love Shack, among others. Noon-10 p.m. venicemusiccrawl.com

 

Hubbard Street + LINES BalletHubbard Street + LINES Ballet
June 21-23. Two of the most renowned dance companies in America join together in an unprecedented collaboration that combines classical ballet with contemporary styles, highlighting the emotional nuances of movement. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Alonzo King LINES Ballet share the stage to present the Southern California premiere of “AZIMUTH” – an inspiring new work by LINES Ballet Artistic Director Alonzo King. $28-$110. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown. musiccenter.org

 

Armin van BuurenArmin van Buuren
June 22. Experience a piece of Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles with a performance by Armin van Buuren at sbe’s Create Nightclub. Following his appearance at the festival in Las Vegas, the internationally acclaimed artist will head to Create Nightclub in Hollywood for a special show where fans will receive the full EDC experience. Expect a spectacular LED and laser light show, falling confetti, and choreographed routines by go-go dancers dressed in outrageous costumes that will keep the party going until the early morning hours. $75+. 6021 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 323.463.3331. createnightclub.com

 

Hammer Museum Summer Solstice PartyEVENTS
Hammer Museum Summer Solstice Party
June 21. Summer is officially here and you can celebrate the solstice at a courtyard bash at the Hammer Museum. Stop by for free admission to the museum, tunes by KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole, cash bar and late gallery hours. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood, 310.443.7000. hammer.ucla.edu

 

Hairspray Dance AlongHairspray Dance Along
June 21. Bring your best poodle skirt, bouffant, and 60s moves for a screening under the stars celebrating the 25th anniversary of John Waters’ cult classic Hairspray. Shake a tail feather with free dance lessons and food trucks throughout the night. Presented in partnership with LA Film Fest and Dance Camera West. Entrances at 200 N. Grand Ave., 221 N. Hill St., 221 N. Broadway and 227 N. Spring St., downtown, 213.972.8080. grandparkla.org

 

First Saturday of Summer Bar Hop 2013First Saturday of Summer Bar Hop 2013
June 22. Celebrate the official first Saturday of summer on the Sunset Strip during this bar hop that his six hotspots throughout the afternoon. Travel via a luxury coach, spending around an hour at each bar, enjoying drink and food specials and tackling interactive challenges to score points and win prizes. Venues include The Belmont, Cabo Cantina, The Den, Fatty’s, The Parlor, & Rock & Reilly’s. Tickets/More Info.

 

Hillary Rodham ClintonHillary Rodham Clinton
June 24. Spend an evening in conversation with former Secretary of State State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former chief diplomat and President Obama’s principal foreign policy advisor. In addition to her role and accomplishments as Secretary of State State, Clinton traveled to more than 80 countries as a champion of human rights, democracy, and opportunities for women and girls as First Lady and Senator from New York. The event is part of American Jewish University’s distinguished Public Lecture Series. Dr. Robert Wexler, President of AJU will moderate the discussion. $50-$125. 7:30 p.m. Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. aju.edu

 

Long Beach Bayou and Blues FestivalLong Beach Bayou and Blues Festival
June 22-23. Enjoy New Orleans jazz and Mardi Gras-inspired festivities in Long Beach’s Rainbow Lagoon Park. The festival features two stages of live blues, zydeco, jazz and Cajun music, and a spacious wooden dance floor where you can jump in on complimentary dance lessons. The French Quarter marketplace features Cajun and Creole classics such as gumbo, crawfish etoufee, hush puppies, red beans rice. A daily Mardi Gras parade, crawfish and watermelon eating contests and children’s activities in the Kids’ Bayou Tent add to the fun. Rainbow Lagoon Park at Linden Ave. and Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, 562.424.0013. longbeachfestival.com

 

Pop Divas & DivosFriday Night Sing-Along: Pop Divas & Divos
June. 21. Let your voice be heard at the sing-along series that brings together songbirds of every stripe. Enthusiasm and a love for singing is all that’s needed when you belt out hits from Beyonce, Cher, Madonna, Mochael Jackson, among others. Song sheets provided, with musical backing by a live band. 6:30-8 p.m. W.M. Keck Children’s Amphitheatre, 213.972.3660. musiccenter.org

 

silent-friscoSilent Frisco
June 21. Get ready to dance, shake, and laugh out loud under the stars at Wilshire Restaurant as Silent Frisco launches the first of a four-show monthly silent disco showcase. The concept is simple: once you arrive just don a pair of two-channel, festival-optimized wireless headphones and you will be plugged into the Daft Punk vs Radiohead-themed songs and a second audio channel choice featuring 70’s disco and soul. KCRW DJ Mario Cotto, PZB, and Motion Potion will also be spinning sets. The event continues, July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 20. $10. 10 p.m. 454 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. silentfrisco.com

 

Float Summer SeriesFloat Summer Series
June 22. Check out the intimate summer movie screening with popcorn, sweet treats and specialty floats taking place in South Lake Pasadena. The first feature film is Moonrise Kingdom and to mark the occasion you can sip on the Khaki Scouts Honor Float which is Fosselman’s Rocky Road ice cream, Sioux City Cream Soda, topped with whipped cream, and a jumbo toasted marshmallow sprinkled with cinnamon sugar graham cracker. 380 S. Lake Ave., Suite 106, Pasadena. floatpasadena.com

 

Parachute MarketSHOP
Parachute Market
June 22-23. Shop the inaugural conceptual quarterly marketplace to find an array of furniture, objects, fine arts, sculpture, new and vintage fashion by the next wave of Southern California artists, designers and collectors, many of them based in or around the Downtown LA area. Participating designers include A Current Affair/Richard Wainwright, AQQ Design, Echo Park Craft Fair, Mohawk General Store, among others. A portion of proceeds benefit inner-city arts. Sat. noon-7 p.m.; Sun. noon-6 p.m. $6 presale/$8 door. 405 Mateo St., downtown. parachutemarket.com

 

Ted BakerTed Baker Sample Sale
June 21. Top Ted pieces like women’s dresses and wallets, and men’s knitwear and leather bags are all discounted to $55 and under. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ted Baker Showroom, Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St., 2nd floor, Suite 220, downtown.

 

 

Eater Young GunsEAT | DRINK
Eater Young Guns
June 23. An elite group of the restaurant industry’s rising stars arrive in Los Angeles for the second annual class of Eater Young Guns. On the eve of their gala they will gather at LACMA to celebrate and to cook for you. Eat, drink, and bask in the glow of nascent greatness. Ten chefs will be on hand to offer tastings and there will also be a three-hour open bar and a special performance by Yellow Red Sparks. 6-9 p.m. $95. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. eater.com

 

Get Glowing with Exhale TherapistsBEAUTY
Get Glowing with Exhale Therapists
June 22. Join Tata Harper Skin Care and exhale’s expert nutritionist, Erika Herman, for the perfect morning of body and skin wellbeing with this skincare and nutrition master class. The workshop will teach you summer specific tips for healthy skin and a happy body. Tata Harper’s complete 100% natural anti-aging line, and Erika’s balanced and practical approach to food will get you ready for a fun and healthy summer. Also enjoy gift bags, light bites and more. exhale Santa Monica, Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. exhalespa.com

 

24 Hour Plays In Los AngelesTHEATER
24 Hour Plays In Los Angeles
June 22. See 24 Actors, six writers, six directors and a musical guest risk their sanity and their reputations throughout six short plays written, cast, staged, rehearsed and performed in a single day with six musical interludes. The creative process begins the evening before for the performers and continues through the next day with rehearsals. The plays star John Cho (Star Trek Into Darkness), Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) and Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), among others. Proceeds benefit Urban Arts Partnership. 8-10 p.m. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. urbanarts.tix.com

 

yes-prime-ministerTHEATER
Yes, Prime Minister
Through July 14. The hit London West End play, based on the British television series, touches American soil at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood with director Jonathan Lynn at the helm. Michael McKean plays the prime minister and Dakin Matthews plays cabinet secretary in Lynn and Antony Jay’s wicked political satire. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454. geffenplayhouse.com

 

The Scottsboro BoysThe Scottsboro Boys
Through June 30. Musical based on a true story about nine African American men accused of a violent crime they didn’t commit. Five-time Tony Award®-winner Susan Stroman (The Producers) directs and choreographs with a book by David Thompson (Chicago revival) and music and lyrics by John Kander & Fred Ebb. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

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