Outloud Pride Concert Series
Begins June 25. This weekend kicks off the three-week-long digital LGBTQ+ music festival Outloud. Through July 16, catch performances and appearances by artists such as Jojo, Wrabel, Ke$ha, Kaleena Zanders, Saro and more. The showcase also supports several Pride organizations that had to cancel their fundraising events due to COVID-19. Hosted by Ryan Mitchell, aka “The Slay Gawd.” Livestream starts at 5 p.m. PST on Outloud’s Facebook and Instagram accounts @OfficiallyOutloud.
Delicious Little Tokyo Virtual Event Series
Begins July 26. Due to the current uncertain times, Go Little Tokyo’s fifth annual Delicious Little Tokyo event will be held through July 26. Experience and celebrate the flavor of Little Tokyo with interactive workshops, live chats with community leaders, giveaways, themed weeks, business spotlights and more. Every weekend F-Su. Tune in on its social platforms via Instagram and Facebook @GoLittleTokyo. For more information, visit golittletokyo.com.
Madre Virtual Mezcal Tasting
June 26. Enjoy a big night in with close friends and smoky mezcals to try—featuring multiple labels that are impossible, or nearly impossible, to acquire nationally and the top-ranked brand by Business Insider. Madre Oaxacan Restaurant & Mezcaleria’s founder Ivan Vasquez hand-selected a spread of four unique mezcals to taste from the comfort of your own home. Plus, with every ticket, you receive salt de gusano (also known as “worm salt”), a map of Mexico with agave territory and a small piece of cooked agave from Oaxaca. 21+. 7-8 p.m. $50. Buy tickets
Food + Drink
Lost Parrot Mobile Bar
Now Available. Have a Tiki party delivered to your doorstep throughout the summer. Lost Parrot’s traveling pop-up bar carries unique island cocktails pre-batched in servings of four with two complimentary Tiki tumblers, crushed ice, straws, swizzle sticks and a link to an “island getaway” Spotify playlist. Enjoy drinks like Funky Polynesia and Lost Parrot Swizzle—all imagined by the famous Cocktail Academy. Delivery available noon-5 p.m. Tiki Tuesday (Eastside); Fruity Friday (Westside); Silky Saturday (Mid-City). Pick up available from 3-5 p.m. 1929 Huntington Drive, South Pasadena. lostparrottiki.com
The Peninsula Beverly Hills Afternoon Tea
Now Available. Once again, you can sit down to an afternoon tea in the Living Room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills—while maintaining a proper social distance. Choose from a selection of 19 custom-blended loose-leaf teas and experiences like the Royal Tea, which features an individual pot of tea, glass of Champagne, freshly baked scones and a selection of tea sandwiches and pastries. Maximum of six guests per table. Seatings at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Reservations Th-Su. 9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, 310.975.2729 peninsula.com
Now Open. Phillip Frankland Lee, owner of Scratch|Restaurants, proudly opens the doors to his latest concept with an award-winning chef and bold homemade Italian dishes. Pasta|Bar is creating every dish from scratch, inspired by traditional Italian cuisine and touched with a unique personal flair. W-Su 6-8:30 p.m. 16101 Ventura Blvd., Suite 250, Encino. 818.646.6085 pastabarencino.com
Boomtown Brewery Taproom
Reopens June 26. Boomtown’s spacious taproom is open once again, but this time with a modified floor plan to cut back on heavily trafficked surfaces and improve social distancing. Cheers the occasion with its new beer, Brighter Dayz, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Ghetto Film School, for the education and development of the next generation of great American storytellers. Open daily noon-10 p.m. 700 Jackson St., downtown. 213.617.8497. boomtownbrew.com
The Donut Man
Opens June 26. Los Angeles’ beloved over-stuffed doughnut shop is coming to the historic Grand Central Market this weekend with some pretty sweet perks. The location officially opens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and the first 100 guests get a free sprinkle cake doughnut. Choose from other flavors such as maple frosted, cinnamon crumb, chocolate bar, French cruller, tiger tail, the iconic strawberry and more. Open daily at 8 a.m. 317 S. Broadway, stall A-1, downtown. thedonutmanca.com
Tiki Tailgate Party
June 26-27. Here’s Looking at You in Koreatown is throwing a safe parking lot party. Enjoy Tiki eats and festive drinks right out of your trunk, or check out the tables set up on its sidewalk patio. Chow down on Hawaiian burgers, sandwiches, pupu platters and tarts. Be sure to bring cash for your valet attendant! 5-8 p.m. $6+. 3901 W. 6th St., L.A. 213.568.3573 hereslookingatyoula.com
Arts + Culture
June 27-28. California’s longest-running international photography fair is holding its first online fair this weekend to virtually “Collect + Connect” galleries, photographers, art collectors and enthusiasts. Check out over 70 interactive 3D exhibitions, virtual programming via Zoom, coffee and cocktail hours, curated installations and programming pieces from the Getty, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Wilson Centre for Photography and the Cleveland Museum of Art. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. $20. Tickets
Through June 30. Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz’s online exhibition Still Life captures landscapes, houses and objects from Leibovitz’s perspective as she explored empty spaces with history and character. The exhibit is also debut her unique new piece, “Upstate,” a collage of images created during her last few months of quarantine. All of the proceeds from the 100 limited-edition prints will be evenly split between three worthy charities: Black Lives Matter, the Equal Justice Initiative and COVID-19 Relief Efforts. vip-hauserwirth.com
Photos: courtesy OfficiallyOUTLOUD/Facebook; courtesy Go Little Tokyo; courtesy Madre Oaxacan Restaurant & Mezcaleria; courtesy Lost Parrot Tiki; courtesy Peninsula Beverly Hills; John Troxell; courtesy Boomtown Brewery; courtesy @theDonutManCA/Facebook; courtesy Here’s Looking at You; “Unite or Perish, Chicago, 1968” © John Simmons, courtesy Photo L.A.; “Still Life” © Annie Leibovitz courtesy Hauserwirth/Facebook.