Weekend Roundup

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 6.15.12

Los Angeles film-fest-eventEVENTS
Los Angeles Film Festival
Jun. 14-24.
Now in its 18th year, the Los Angeles Times-sponsored festival screens nearly 200 feature films, shorts and music videos, representing more than 30 countries. The North American premiere of Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love, starring Allen, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page and Penélope Cruz, kicks off the festival; the world premiere of Stephen Soderberg’s Magic Mike, starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, closes the event. Among gala screenings is the Steve Carell-Keira Knightley apocalypse comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. The Summer Showcase series offers a look at forthcoming summer movies such as the star-studded documentary About Face. Screenings throughout Los Angeles. 866.345.6337. lafilmfest.com


Playboy Jazz FestivalPlayboy Jazz Festival
Jun. 16-17.
34th annual jazz festival featuring the biggest names in jazz, along with future jazz headliners delivering an exciting mix of everything from standards and blues to Latin beats and world fusion. This year’s lineup includes Ramsey Lewis, Ozomatli, the Christian McBride Big Band, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Shelia E. and Boney James. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Ave., Hollywood, 310.450.1173. playboyjazzfestival.com


LA Kings ParadeLA Kings Parade
Jun. 14.
The Los Angeles Kings won the prized Stanley Cup after a game 6 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Celebrate with the Kings and the Cup in a Stanley Cup Championship Celebration downtown. The parade begins at noon on 5th Street and Figueroa and extend down Figueroa to LA Live and Staples Center. There will also be a rally for the Kings at STAPLES Center at 2:30 pm. The event is ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. kings.nhl.com


Langer's Deli no. 19Langer’s 65th Anniversary
Jun. 15-16.
This downtown deli is an LA institution and a legend mostly because it serves what could very well be the best pastrami sandwich in the world. Help them celebrate their 65th anniversary this weekend and receive a free #19 hot pastrami sandwich. All you have to do is show up and grab a seat inside the deli. Hours are also extended Friday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. 704 South Alvarado, downtown, 213.483.8050. langersdeli.com


Art Beyond the GlassArt Beyond the Glass
Jun. 17.
It turns out that many LA bartenders have talents that far extend their mixology abilities: Tasting Kitchen’s Justin Pike is a live chalk artist, Areal’s Mia Sarazen is a photographer, Roe Restaurant & Fish Market’s Erik Trickett is a musician, and Joshua Lucas of the Writer’s Room is a magician. At Art Beyond the Glass this talented group and 30 other LA bartendters come together for an evening that showcases a variety of art, music, DJs, live performances and cocktails at Sadie Kitchen & Lounge in Hollywood. Proceeds benefit Inner-City Arts. Admission includes open bar, bar bites from Sadie kitchen and more. $40 presale/$50 door. 1638 N. Las Palmas, Hollywood, 323.467.0200. artbeyondtheglass.com


For the Record – Boogie NightsFor the Record – Boogie Nights
Jun. 15-Aug. 4.
This 360-degree theatrical concert and dining experience features world-class performers who bring the movies to life with signature songs and moments from P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia (Grammy and Oscar nominated soundtrack), Punch Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, as well as the Dirk Diggler disco-fueled Boogie Nights, which scored two hit soundtrack releases. The show stars a rotating cast from stage, screen and music performing “Sister Christian,” “Brand New Key,” “Jesse’s Girl,” “Save Me”, “Wise Up,” “One,” “Boogie Shoes,” “God Only Knows,” “Aint No Stoppin’ Us Now” and more. Arrive early and enjoy Barre Vermont’s California cuisine and cocktails. Thurs.-Sun. $35. 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A., 323.661.6163. fortherecordlive.com


Jun. 16.
James Joyce’s comedic pathos is unleashed in this fast-paced presentation of the Aeolus chapter from his classic novel Ulysses. The Hammer’s third annual Bloomsday celebration offers an open reading of Ulysses in the Courtyard, live Irish music and Guinness happy hour and Bloomsday presentation in the Billy Wilder Theater. See website for specific times. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood, 310.443.7000. hammer.ucla.edu


cleopatraCleopatra: The Exhibition
Through Dec. 31.
This special exhibition at the California Science Center attempts to unravel the mystery in its only West Coast appearance, displaying nearly 150 Egyptian artifacts. Archeologists Franck Goddio and Zahi Hawass uncovered colossal statues, jewelry and coins, creating the largest collection of Cleopatra-era artifacts from Egypt assembled in the U.S. The 13,000-square-foot exhibition shows how the team unearthed these treasures and explains what these relics reveal about the era. WHERE Magazine / WhereLA.com readers can save on admission to this exhibition by clicking here: Wherela.com/cleopatra.700 State Drive, Exposition Park, downtown, 323.724.3623. californiasciencecenter.org


Saturdays Off The 405: Allen StoneMUSIC
Saturdays Off The 405: Allen Stone
Jun. 16.
Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city along with summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. Continuing the 2012 Saturdays Off the 405 series is “pitch-perfect powerhouse” (USA Today) Allen Stone, who seamlessly fuses soul, catchy pop hooks, R & B beats, and folk roots with lyrical matters of broken relationships, poisonous politics, and the age-old topic of simple, pure celebration. While you’re up there, check out the Spotlight After Dark Tours. 6-9 p.m. 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A., 310.440.7300. getty.edu


Make Music PasadenaMake Music Pasadena
Jun. 16.
Dengue Fever, Grouplove, Cults and KCRW DJ Jason Bentley join an eclectic mix of pop, rock, electronic and funk artists scheduled to perform at this free musical celebration throughout downtown Pasadena. Colorado Boulevard and side streets, Old Pasadena, 626.744.0340. makemusicpasadena.org



Viva Las VegasViva Las Vegas
Jun. 15, 17.
Upright Cabaret presents a a presentation of personality and pop that honors the flashiest performers of all time: Elvis, Cher and Elton John. The evening showcases top performers singing smash hits—Suspicious Minds, Jailhouse Rock, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, If I Could Turn Back Time, Benny & The Jets, Your Song—in the midst of a multi-media set. NBC’s Smash star Leslie Odom Jr. (“SMASH,” George Lucas’ “Red Tails,” Broadway: Leap of Faith) leads an all-star cast including Chad Doreck (iCarly, Grease: You’re The One That I Want), Arielle Jacobs (Broadway: In The Heights) and recording artist Karissa Noel. Jun. 15: Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza; Jun. 17: Catalina Jazz Club. uprightcabaret.com/events


Rolex Rodeo Drive Grand OpeningFATHER’S DAY
Rolex Rodeo Drive Grand Opening
Jun. 17.
Rolex, the world’s leader in luxury timepieces, opens a 1200-square-foot store on Rodeo Drive. The new store, which is owned and operated by GEARYS, was designed by Rolex’s team in Geneva, Switzerland and will feature one of the largest collections of Rolex timepieces in the United States. 360 North Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.273.4741. rolex.com


Fig & Olive Melrose PlaceFig & Olive Melrose Place
Jun. 17.
Celebrate Father’s Day on the French Riviera with a three-course weekend brunch menu created by Executive Chef Pascal Lorange. The market-driven menu features selections such as truffle mushroom scrambled eggs, south of France poached eggs with salmon, steak tartar and more. The meal also comes with a complimentary cocktail (choice of a Bellini, Piscine, Bloody Mary, Sangria, or Vodka Soda) as well as a selection of half-priced specialty cocktails. $28/pp. figandolive.com

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See Change
Jun. 16.
Attend an opening reception of the groundbreaking video installation features 17 original artworks, site-specific artworks, located in the lower-level arrivals hall of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. See Change is one of a permanent, multi-faceted installation that includes two large-scale displays: a 58-screen, 90-foot linear video filmstrip is suspended from the ceiling, and a 25-screen media wall (pictured “Splash” by Hilja Keading, photo by Jay Berkowitz). The installation provides four hours of original programming. 5–8 p.m. Complimentary parking validation will be provided; guests can park in P3 and P4 parking structures, located directly across from the Tom Bradley International Terminal. RSVP Here


made-in-laMade In LA
Through Sep. 2.
The first exhibition in an ongoing series about artwork created in the Los Angeles region is presented at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. Sixty artists, many emerging and under-recognized, show their paintings, performances, films, sculptures and installations. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood, 310.443.7000. madeinla2012.org


moca-land-artEnds of the Earth: Land Art to 1974
May 27.-Sep. 3.
The first large-scale, historical-thematic exhibition to deal with land art comes to MOCA Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo. Featured artists include Hans Haacke, John Baldessari and Michael Heizer. Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 North Central Ave., downtown, 213.626.6222. moca.org



War Horse
Jun. 14-Jul. 29.
The national tour of the powerful drama—and winner of five Tony Awards—makes a stop at downtown’s Ahmanson Theatre. Set in 1914 England at the onset of World War I, the story follows the journey of a boy and his beloved horse. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown. centertheatregroup.org


Los Otros
Through Jul. 1.
The uniquely Southern California experience is celebrated in the song cycles of a Mexican-American man growing up in Carlsbad and a San Diego native reminiscing about her encounters with the Mexican community. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org



Through Jun. 9.
A 28-piece orchestra and a cast of 41 bring to life the Broadway production about two couples remembering their past and facing the harsher realities of the present. The show is at the Ahmanson Theatre downtown for a six-week run. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

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