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Weekend roundup

June 3-6


“Can’t Cancel Pride” Benefit

June 4. Get ready for the return of Procter & Gamble (P&G) and iHeartMedia’s virtual relief benefit “Can’t Cancel Pride” to raise visibility and funds for the LGBTQ+ community. Hosted by iHeartMedia on-air personality Elvis Duran and diamond-selling singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha, the celebration will feature performances and appearances from the most influential voices in the community as well as the biggest names in culture and entertainment—including Lil Nas X, Demi Lovato, Brothers Osborne, Busy Phillips, Marshmello, Gus Kenworthy, Hayley Kiyoko, Jennifer Hudson, Troye Sivan and more. 9 p.m. cantcancelpride.com

“Still Standing” Rooftop Comedy at NeueHouse Hollywood

June 4. Kick-start your weekend under the stars at NeueHouse Hollywood’s rooftop comedy series, “Still Standing.” Enjoy an evening of tacos, margaritas and socially distanced laughs with some of L.A.’s best comedians on the third floor terrace. This Friday’s lineup will feature Rachel Bloom of The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Sherri Shepherd, Fabrizio Copano and more. Masks required for entry. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Starting at $40 per person. 6121 Sunset Blvd., L.A. rsvp.neuehouse.com

L.A. Zoo’s Beastly Ball

June 5. Tune in to watch L.A. Zoo’s 51st annual largest and most important fundraiser event from home! Hosted live by comedian/actor Joel McHale with GLAZA president Tom Jacobson and L.A. Zoo CEO/zoo director Denise Verret, the Beastly Ball will include animal moments, celeb cameos, spoken word poetry by Christopher D. Sims and more—as well as honor the conservation work of actors and philanthropists Jackie Chan and Leila George. For the first time, there will also be a fine art auction featuring more than 65 unique and original pieces. Pre-show begins at 5:45 p.m., main event at 6 p.m. Free with RSVP. lazoo.org

Food + Drink

Sunset Sessions Dinner Series with Lobos 1707

June 3-5. Elevate your weekend with a six-course culinary experience curated by Jean-Georges Beverly Hills with Lobos 1707 at the Waldorf Astoria. Indulge in the masterful dishes of Jean-Georges perfectly paired with Lobos 1707 tequilas. Seatings begin at 5:30 p.m. $280 per person. 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.860.6699. jean-georges.com | Reservations

THEBlvd Restaurant and Lounge

Reopens June 4. For the locals and visitors of Beverly Hills, look forward to the reopening of THEBlvd Restaurant and Lounge at Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel on Friday. Boasting a fresh, locally sourced California cuisine, guests can once again enjoy dining indoors under airy lofting ceilings or outdoor on the patio overlooking Rodeo Drive. For reservations, call or go online to OpenTable. See website for hours. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.275.5200. theblvdrestaurant.com

Casa Vega x Dakota Fanning Collab

Through June 30. Los Angeles’ 65-year-old beloved Mexican establishment Casa Vega and actress Dakota Fanning present the launch of their limited-time collaborative margarita, The Dakota. Available during dine-in service and takeout orders, this featured drink is made of Don Julio Reposado, thyme-infused honey simple syrup cointreau and fresh lemon juice; and profits from The Dakota will be donated to No Us Without You—a non-profit charity that seeks to provide food security caused by the pandemic to undocumented back-of-house staff and their families. 13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 818.788.4868. casavega.com

The Brig

Reopened. The iconic Westside watering hole is back and better than ever with a remodeled interior, fresh cocktail program, and new expansive patio. Guests are greeted by a newly refreshed mid-century interior, influenced by the popular modern stylings during the early years of “Babe” Brandelli’s Brig. The upgraded drink menu features boxing-centric craft cocktails, local brews, California-sourced wines, kombucha and sparkling cider craftsmen. At the rear of the bar is the entrance to the new patio, flanked by the famed Art Mortimer’s mural-within-a-mural. M-F 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Sa-Su noon-2 a.m. 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.399.7537. thebrig.com

Jungli Debuts Lunch Service

Now Available. Spice up your mid-day meal with modern South Asian restaurant Jungli’s new lunch thali menu—available for delivery and takeout from its ghost kitchen space Crafted Kitchen in DTLA’s Arts District. One of the South Asian diaspora’s most recognizable culinary traditions, thali (translates to “plate”) creates the perfect balance of the six flavors—sweet, salty, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy—on a single plate. Jungli’s take on thali offers a combination of bases, seasonal dishes and toppings served in a compostable bento-like box. Tu-Th 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 672 S. Santa Fe Ave., downtown. bejungli.com

Arts + Culture

Dance at Dusk with American Ballet Theatre

June 4, 6. The Music Center hosts the American Ballet Theatre for its’ summer series Dance at Dusk in the new Jerry Moss Plaza. The audience can watch six of the company’s talented dancers perform a combination of classical and contemporary selections live on-stage in seated socially distanced pods on Friday and Sunday, or from home via free livestream on Sunday. All showtimes (including livestream) are at 7:30 p.m. 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown. musiccenter.org

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

Through June 6. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year’s LALIFF is a hybrid festival with both in-person and virtual screenings, including a special preview screening of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights (pictured) on June 4. The program includes feature films, short films, episodics, masterclasses, arts program and musical performances. In-person screenings are at the TCL Chinese Theatre and the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. See website for more info. laliff.org

Photo credits: The Brig by Rob Stark. Jungli courtesy Wagstaff Media & Marketing. “In the Heights” courtesy Warner Bros/ by Macall Polay. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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