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Weekend roundup

June 16-19


Juneteenth Event at Hollywood Park

June 18. Hollywood Park’s second annual summer bash at SoFi Stadium will honor Juneteenth, highlighting the Kinsey African American Art and History Collection, educational programs around music and visual arts, health and wellness activations, a local business expo and much more. There will be live music and an assortment of food trucks as well. Free. Saturday at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1001 S Stadium Drive, Inglewood. sofistadium.com

An Immersive Dinner Theater Experience at Vibiana

June 18. Join Chef Neal Fraser, restaurateur Amy Knoll Fraser and the Redbird Vibiana team for a soaring 20’s circus-infused immersive dinner experience created for the historic Vibiana by Vau de Vire Society. Cutting edge projection mapping visuals highlight 40 circus and musical artists plus an original score by Angelo Moore (Fishbone). Chef Fraser’s bold flavors complement the theatrics with hors d’oeuvres and complimentary cocktail on the courtyard followed by a 4-course dinner. Times vary. 214 South Main St, Los Angeles. revive-la.com


June 18. Fanny’s – the restaurant at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, presents a new live music supper club series, Hello, Gorgeous. Inspired by the nightlife and charm of classic Hollywood, expect an eclectic lineup of performers and a prix fixe menu from Chef Raphael Francois. The debut will present singer/songwriter Danielle Ponder. RSVP required. Two seatings: 6-6:30pm and 8:30-9pm. 6067 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. More Info

Summer Fest 2022

June 18. This Jamaican-theme event celebrates Father’s Day with a variety of flavorful Jamaican food, an assortment of island drinks, live music and other vendors. Bring dad along for his free Father’s Day gift. Free admission. Saturday at 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 8300 Tampa Avenue, Los Angeles. More Info


June 17-18. The festival takes its celebration of K-Pop in Koreatown to KTOWN Night Market. Test your knowledge of iconic choreographies during random dance play, and enjoy performances from new and established ensembles. Includes access to KTOWN Night Market with food vendors featuring Korean street food classics such as tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) and Korean corn dogs. Friday, 4-11pm and Saturday, 2-11pm. 701 South Catalina Street, Los Angeles. More info

Food + Drink

Strada Eateria + Bar

Now Open. The new art-forward restaurant has opened in DTLA. Strada presents a culinary show with video art installations and avant-garde decor.  The shared-plate concept offers Spanish-style tapas, wood-fired pizzas, hand-made pastas, fresh seafood and prime meats. Times Vary. 825 W. 9th St., Downtown L.A. 213.822.4558. stradadtla.com

International Sushi Day at Yakumi

June 18. Japanese restaurant Yakumi is celebrating sushi day by doing an all-day happy hour with 20% off all sushi combination boxes and $5 sips, including sake cocktails, beer, wine, sake and champagne. Just say the word “sushi” at checkout for special discount. Sunday-Thursday, 11:30-9:00p.m. Friday-Saturday 11:30-10:00p.m. 1562 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Burbank. 818.748.3040. yakumi.com

The Maybourne Bar

Open. Sit, sip and unwind in Beverly Hills at The Maybourne cocktail and wine bar. Enjoy new and classic creations handcrafted with fresh ingredients and fine spirits. The Diamond Don is made with Michter’s bourbon, toasted oats, lemon, maple, and pecan bitters. Open late. Daily, 3 p.m – late. 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. 310.860.7800. maybournebeverlyhills.com


Now Open. Brendan Collins and Michael Greco of Fia and Fia Steak have added a new hotspot to their list. Dono nods to pan-Spanish traditions from the Iberian Peninsula such as Jamón Ibérico (Iberian ham) and premium conservas, paired with locally-sourced produce, signature tapas and house-made sangrias. Times Vary. 2460 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica. 424.772.0583. donorestaurant.com

Arts + Culture

JUNETEENTH: A Global Celebration of Freedom at the Hollywood Bowl

June 19. The Bowl presents an all-star lineup including Earth, Wind & Fire, The Roots, Khalid, Jhené Aiko, and more. Thomas Wilkins and Derrick Hodge lead the Re-Collective Orchestra, the first-ever performance of an all-Black symphony orchestra in the Hollywood Bowl’s 100-year history. Sunday at 4:30 p.m. 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles. 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com

Weird Al Yankovic Returns

June 18-19. Weird Al Yankovic is back with a different set list every night. This concert will feature Yankovic’s non-parody material, as he leaves behind the high-octane theatrics that he’s known for and going bare-bones – no costumes, no props, no video screens… just Al and his band in a smaller, more intimate setting, hanging out on stage and playing music. Show starts at 7 p.m. 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. 213.388.1400. ticketmaster.com

The Brightness of Light

June 18. Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry return to the LA Opera for a touching song cycle by Kevin Puts. This performance chronicles the romance of iconic artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her mentor-turned-husband Alfred Stieglitz. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles. 213.9720711. laopera.org

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