Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

June 22-25


Santa Monica Pier 360 Beach Festival

June 24-25. Get ready for a weekend filled with adventure as the festival returns to commemorate ocean sports and family fun. Join the stand-up paddleboard (SUP) short and long races, witness the tandem surfing competition, lifeguard contest and more. Also on site are food trucks, beer gardens and interactive activations from brands such as Toyota and Kona Ice. Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m-6 p.m. 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. santamonicapier.org

The Venice Fest

June 24. Celebrate Mar Vista’s local businesses at this vibrant seasonal event featuring over 100 vendors. Presented by Gym Venice and Shop Morpheus, enjoy offerings from local artisans, food and lively DJs along Venice Boulevard. Saturday, at 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 12257 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles. thevenicefest.com

Art Beyond the Glass XI

June 25. Join the original bartender art festival, where some of the city’s finest bartenders showcase their skills at Catch One nightclub. Try over 40 pop-up bars, live performances, live music, art gallery, silent auction, delectable bar bites and innovative cocktails. All proceeds donated to Outfest, an organization empowering the LGBTQIA+ community to discover their voice. Sunday, 3-7 p.m. 4067 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Pride Month at 1 Hotel West Hollywood

Until End of June. Enjoy an exclusive day pass at 1 Hotel West Hollywood, as they offer a diverse range of relaxation and rejuvenation activities. Unwind on daybeds or in private cabanas at the Pool Lounge, indulge in the B sculpted abs treatment at Bamford Wellness Spa and invigorate with the Cryo B sculpted face workout at Face Gym. Sip crafted cocktails and mocktails at Juniper Lounge. In celebration of Pride Month, 20% of the proceeds from this package will support The Trevor Project, empowering LGBTQ+ youth. na.spatime.com

Food + Drinks

Hollywood Under the Stars 

June 24. Delight in an enchanting evening at Paramount Studios, where you can savor the culinary and beverage offerings crafted by L.A.’s renowned celebrity chefs and top restaurants. Join in supporting St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (seniors nutrition program), while also paying tribute to acclaimed actor Martin Sheen, honored with the prestigious “Vincent’s Heart Award” by the esteemed Daughters of Charity. Saturday at 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. svmow.org/hollywood

A Caribbean Summer Seafood Boil with Rashida Holmes

June 25. Discover a fusion of West Indian and Cajun flavors as Rashida Holmes from Bridgetown Roti puts a unique twist on a traditional summer seafood broil at Casa Vega. Hosted by Biite Club and RE:Her, a $120 ticket grants you unlimited servings of clams, shrimp, snow crab, Sichuan andouille sausage, corn on the cob and more. Sunday, at 12 p.m. 13301 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles.
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 Delicious Little Tokyo

June 24. Experience the vibrant food and drink scene of Little Tokyo during the annual food tour and festival presented by Go Little Tokyo. Explore the rich legacy of small food businesses through a food history walkthrough, a bread decorating class and hands-on activities like the Wolf & Crane Whisky & Spirits Workshop. For specific times, check the website. Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. littletokyola.org

WhistlePig Summer BBQ 

June 22. Start your summer in style with Marina Del Rey Hotel and WhistlePig, as they present a rye whiskey tasting flight with a BBQ dinner at SALT Restaurant & Bar. The main course for the night is a tri-tip steak complemented by Whistle Pig Spiked Steak Sauce and potato salad. The makers of WhistlePig will also be there to talk about their brand. Thursday, at 7 p.m. 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey. whiskeypigwhiskey.com

Arts + Culture

Harry Potter in Concert

June 24. Step into the magical world of Harry Potter at the Hollywood Bowl. Watch a special screening of the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, accompanied by a live performance from the acclaimed Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Enjoy the whimsical score, originally composed by John Williams and continued by Alexandre Desplat. Saturday, starts at 8 p.m. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. hollywoodbowl.com

All Consuming: Art and the Essence of Food

Now Open. Explore the symbolism of bountiful feasts and fruit-filled bowls depicted in European artwork at the Norton Simon. Delve into the themes of hunger, excess and sustenance prevalent in those times, while discovering the influence of art on food trends. This exhibition showcases 60 paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures from the years 1500 to 1900. Sunday and Monday, 12-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 12-5 p.m. Saturday, 12-7 p.m. 411 W Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles. nortonsimon.org

Photo credit: Event goers enjoying Delicious Little Tokyo, photo courtesy of Go Little Tokyo. Harry Potter Poster courtesy of Hollywood Bowl Website. Courtesy of Art Beyond the Glass. Frans Snyders (Flemish, 1579-1657)
Still Life with Fruit and Vegetables, courtesy of The Norton Simon Museum. Santa Monica Beach Surf by Santa Monica Pier Restoration
. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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