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Weekend roundup

June 6-9


First Fridays: June at Natural History Museum

Starts June 7. Explore the museum after hours with live performances, DJs, topical discussions, signature cocktails, food trucks and more. The season’s theme, “From Feelings to Pheromones,” delves into the forces shaping the behaviors and sex lives of various life forms. Dr. Aradhna Tripati and neuroscientist Dr. Yewande Pearse will discuss “The Population Problem and Possible Solutions,” examining the links and misconceptions between population and climate change. Friday at 5 p.m. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. nhm.org

Poolside Cinema with Hulu

June 9. Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows welcomes guests and locals to its Poolside Cinema Series. The series offers reserved seating for hotel guests and pre-purchased tickets for visitors, which include admission, free popcorn and a prix fixe dinner menu. Children under 5 are free. $45 per person. This weekend’s feature is “10 Things I Hate About You.” Every Sunday at 7 p.m. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. fairmont-miramar.com

Gilmore Heritage Auto Show

June 8. Head to 3rd and Fairfax this weekend to enjoy an exhibition of 70 American classic cars, including customs, hot rods and trucks. This year’s theme honors the “Original Classics” from the 1930s and earlier, celebrating the vehicles that contributed to the Farmers Market’s history. Visit the Farmers Market pop-up tent for Gilmore Oil merchandise, including the 2024 collectible car show shirt, hats, books and more. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 6333 W. Third Street, Los Angeles. farmersmarketla.com

Jason Momoa Meili Vodka Pop-Up

June 7. Gelson’s Markets will host a special event featuring Meili Vodka founders Jason Momoa and Blaine Halvorson at their new West Los Angeles store.The event includes a bottle signing for Meili Vodka, voted the best vodka in the world. Signed bottles will be available for purchase while supplies last. The first 100 people to pre-purchase a 6-pack case of Meili Vodka will receive VIP access to a photo opportunity with Jason and Blaine.os Angeles. Friday, from 9:30-11 a.m. 12121 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. gelsons.com

Food + Drinks


June 8. The festival caters to those seeking more than just tasting-sized portions and cooking demonstrations as it features a curated selection of local restaurants and unique imports from across the country, offering exclusive dishes. EEEEEATSCON includes live music, panels with thought leaders and industry pioneers, fostering community connection and inspiration alongside culinary delights and entertainment. 3021 Airport Avenue #Suite 203, Santa Monica. Get Tickets Now

 Rosé Crawl & Street Fest

June 8. Celebrate National Rosé Day at the 2nd Annual “Rosé on Rose” Wine Fest on Venice’s Rose Avenue. Enjoy a progressive rosé crawl and street festival with tastings, music, vendors, photo ops and art. Wristbands grant access to specials, discounts, extended happy hour and treats like cotton candy from Venice Beach Wines and pink smoothies from Cafe Gratitude. The event concludes with an afterparty at Rose Room from 5-7 p.m., establishments include American Beauty, Bluestone Lane, Cafe Gratitude, Chulita and Rose Room. Saturday, 12-7 p.m. 540 Rose Ave., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Shins Pizza’s New June Pizza of the Month

Now Serving. An East Coast-style pizzeria known for its slices, pies and chef-driven seasonal sides and salads, now offers outdoor seating due to popular demand. The team features a special ‘pizza of the month’ series, with June’s offering being the Calabrian chile pizza, priced at $5 per slice and $38 for a whole pie. Conveniently located near Dodger Stadium, Shins Pizza is an ideal stop before or after games. Open daily, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 1215 1/2 Cypress Ave, Los Angeles. shinspizza.com

Della Terra Happy Hours

Now Serving. As summer festivities take off, Happy Hour remains a popular choice for foodies and Della Terra features an extensive selection and good deals. Enjoy $4 off all glass wine and hand-crafted cocktails and their signature pizzas are half price. The venue features both indoor and patio seating, with a Tuscan-inspired, dog-friendly patio to accommodate all preferences and weather conditions. Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. 7675 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. dellaterrarestaurant.com

Fuil Pop Up Tasting Room

June 9. Buvette Wine Bar in Sherman Oaks will host a tasting of new summer releases from award-winning Fuil Wines. Owners and winemakers Carolina and Matt Espiro Jaeger will pour their flagship Viognier (J+K Vineyard) and the highly anticipated Solas Nua Chilled Red Blend (Santa Barbara County). Food will be available for purchase from Buvette Wine Bar. Sunday, noon-3 p.m. 15005 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Banner Performances

Arts + Culture

A Strange Loop

Until June 30. The acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning musical arrives for a limited engagement. Usher, a young, gay, Black writer, navigates his self-perception while creating a musical about a young, gay, Black writer. This meta-theatrical production explores themes of identity and desire, brought to life by a dynamic ensemble. Hours vary. The Ahmanson Theatre, 601 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles. centertheatregroup.org

L.A. Pride in the Park

June 8. L.A. Pride has relocated from West Hollywood to the edge of Chinatown, with Ricky Martin headlining this year’s concert. The Christopher Street West-produced event at L.A. State Historic Park will also feature performances by MUNA, Tokischa, JoJo Siwa and the cast of We’re Here, including Sasha Velour, Latrice Royale, Jaida Essence Hall and Priyanka. Saturday at noon. 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles. lapride.org

Mariachi USA

June 8.The world’s premier Mariachi festival features top Mariachi bands and fireworks, celebrateing the rich tradition cherished by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, solidifying its place as one of the most beloved music genres globally. See the lineup and learn more about the festival here. Saturday at 6-10 p.m. Get Tickets Now

American Indian Arts Festival

June 8-9.The American Indian Arts Festival, one of the largest event of its kind merges art, fashion, film and theater over a weekend. This two day event showcases dozens of Native American artists and tribes, featuring food, pow-wow dancing and unique pieces sold directly by the artists. Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. theautry.org

Photo credit: Shin’s Pizza courtesy of The Door. Mariachi USA courtesy of the Hollywood Bowl. A Strange Loop courtesy of Alessandra Mello. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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