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Weekend roundup

June 17-20


Marina Drive-In Movie Nights

Begins June 18. Gather with your family and friends to watch movies on the big screen by the sea in Marina del Rey. Located at parking lot #2 Public Boat Launch, these drive-in movie nights take place on Fridays and Saturdays with two showings at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. For dining options, there’s local restaurants nearby are open for outdoor dining and takeout, food trucks on-site, or bring your own food and drinks. See website for the lineup. $20 per vehicle. 13477 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, 424.526.7900. visitmarinadelrey.com

Beverly Hills Tour d’Elegance

June 20. Start your engines because the Tour d’Elegance returns to Beverly Hills this Sunday! Watch this moving car show begin its nearly 3-mile tour at the Petersen Automotive Museum and continue through Beverly Hills. There will be an awe-inspiring collection of the world’s rarest and fastest cars, including a Lancia Stratos HF Zero (pictured), famous movie cars, low riders and the “Big Oly” Ford Bronco raced by Parnelli Jones—along with a slate of special guests. Starts at 10 a.m. lovebeverlyhills.com

Father’s Day

Mini Golf Pop-Up at The Point

June 19. Fore! Treat Dad to a “hole in one” kind of day at The Point’s Father’s Day-inspired mini golf pop-up. This family-friendly afternoon event will be hosted on the grass area in Point Plaza with L.A. Pop-Up Mini Golf company. 1-4 p.m. Free. 850 S. Coast Hwy., El Segundo, 310.414.5280. thepointsb.com

The Bungalow Kitchen Belmont Shore

June 20. Treat Dad to brunch or dinner at Long Beach’s newest hotspot by hospitality veteran Brent Bolthouse and chef Michael Mina. In addition to its regularly offered menu, The Bungalow Kitchen will offer a variety of specials including country fried veal chop (available during brunch) and dinner entrees like a 32-ounce dry-aged tomahawk ribeye with summer truffles. Sip on a special selection of cocktails including Made to Measure or the Aye Papi. Make reservations online or by calling. 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 200, Long Beach, 562.719.9400. bungalowkitchen.com

Mercato at The Beverly Hilton

June 20. Soak in the sun while sitting pool-side at The Beverly Hilton’s Mercato for Father’s Day brunch. The menu features bottomless mimosas, a complimentary IPA for Dad, a fresh seafood tower and large selection of entrees—including roasted salmon and New York steak. Finish off brunch with a dessert trio fit for a king. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $75 per person, $36 children under 12. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.274.7777. beverlyhilton.com

STK Steakhouse

June 20. For Dads who are steak and whiskey fans, this is the place. STK’s Dad’s Day Brunch features classics such as the smoked-pork-belly Benedict and hot chicken ‘n’ waffles; plus the famed wagyu-beef tostada. Or come for Dad’s Night Out and indulge in a special menu of wagyu steaks in honor of National Steakhouse Month; paired with the Not Your Daddy’s Old Fashioned, made with Woodford Reserve, brown sugar and vanilla bean. The regular brunch menu is also available all weekend. Reservations highly recommended. 930 Hilgard Ave., L.A., 310.659.3535. stksteakhouse.com | Reservations

Food + Drink

Juneteenth at Dr. Shica’s Bakery

June 19. Celebrate Juneteenth with delectable home-baked sweets from Dr. Shica’s Bakery. Dr. Shica is commemorating Freedom Day by offering a special $19 signature cookie box at her new location at Westfield Culver City, featuring two confetti cookies, two Gigi’s chocolate chip cookies, one lemon drop cookie and one red velvet cookie. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. drshicasbakery.com

Pies for Justice

Through June 20. Redbird joins L.A. hospitality community members and Gather for Good in solidarity against racial injustice with the return of Pies for Justice. The featured dessert is key lime tart from pastry chef Kasra Ajdari of Redbird (pictured), and it’s available on the dinner menu. 100% of revenue from this pie special sold will be donated to Black Lives Matter L.A. and SÜPRMARKT, plus Redbird’s own C-CAP LA scholarship for BIPOC students. W-Sa 5-10 p.m., Su 5-9 p.m. 114 E. 2nd St., L.A., 213.788.1191. redbird.la

Pride Cocktail at Gracias Madre WeHo

Through June 30. Cheers to Pride Month with a fabulous cocktail special at Gracias Madre WeHo. Beverage director Maxwell Reiss crafted the Harvey Milk Punch (pictured) with hi-proof Blanco tequila, mango brandy, dry vermouth, pineapple, poblano chili, jasmine green tea, lime oleo, Oaxacan spice blend and clarified coconut milk. $2 from each cocktail sold will go directly to the Los Angeles LGBT Center in addition to Gracias Madre matching $1 to every $1 that tequila company Don Fulano donates. 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.978.2170. graciasmadre.co

Rising Stars Restaurant Week

Through June 30. With StarChefs Rising Stars Restaurant Week officially underway, you can now experience signature dishes, wine pairings, cocktails and baked goods from each of the 2021 Los Angeles Rising Stars. Some of the Rising Stars include Justin Pichetrungsi of Anajak Thai (pictured), Chloe Miranda of Birdie G’s, Jackson Kalb of Ospi, Suzanne Goin of A.O.C. and more. If you post a Rising Star’s dish or drink on your Instagram story or in-feed post (with @StarChefs tagged and #StarChefsRisingStars) during the restaurant week, you’ll be automatically entered to win either a $100 gift card to that Rising Stars establishment or a Vitamix blender. starchefs.com

Arts + Culture

Life! Beginnings

Opens June 18. Grab your tickets to experience California Science Center’s newest permanent exhibit Life! Beginnings. As the first phase of a reimagination of the World of Life gallery, this visually immersive and hands-on exhibit invites guests to discover the ways humans and all living creatures reproduce, develop and pass on their genes in order to bring new life into the world. There will be interactive experiences such as performing a mating dance with other animals; building a baby pigeon by mixing and matching its parents’ genes; and more. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See website to purchase tickets. 700 Exposition Park Drive, L.A., 323.724.3623. californiasciencecenter.org

Dance at Dusk: Paul Taylor Dance Company Livestream

June 20. Tune in to watch Paul Taylor Dance Company’s special performance on Sunday as part of Music Center’s new Dance at Dusk series. This event features the West Coast premiere of Abraham’s critically-acclaimed 2019 work, Only the Lonely, set to the music from Shirley Horn, and the beloved and iconic Taylor work—Promethean Fire (pictured)—created in 2002 after 9/11. 7:30 p.m. Free. musiccenter.org

Andy Warhol: Photo Factory

Now Open. NeueHouse presents a groundbreaking new exhibition of ultra rare photographs by Andy Warhol in Andy Warhol: Photo Factory, which is officially open to the public for a limited 40-day run. This exhibition features over 120 images—20 of which have never been seen before—paying homage to Warhol’s iconic New York City studio and offering a distinctly intimate visual diary of the artist’s life and work. W-F 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $21 per person. 6121 Sunset Blvd., L.A. awphotofactory.splashthat.com

Photo credits: Marina Drive-In Movie Nights courtesy Visit Marina del Rey. Beverly Hills Tour d’Elegance: Lancia Stratos HF Zero by Ted7. Dr. Shica’s Bakery by Jakob Layman. Gracias Madre WeHo courtesy JS2 PR. “Promethean Fire” by Paul B. Goode. JONES, GRACE 6/1984 Polaroid Type SX-70 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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