Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

June 9-12


2022 LA PRIDE in the Park

June 11-13. Grammy-award winner Christina Aguilera headlines along with Anitta, Syd, Chika, and more at this year’s festival amid food vendors, exhibitors booths, sponsor activations, and beer gardens. Sat at 1 p.m – 11 p.m. Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles. lapride.org

2022 California Watermelon Festival

June 11-12. Enjoy chilled all-you-can-eat watermelon slices under the warm June sun. Sample tastings from over 20 vendors and beer gardens offering dishes such as chicken or steak with watermelon bbq sauce, watermelon-battered deep fried shrimp tacos, and more. There is also live music and a car show. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m – 10 p.m. 11480 Foothill Boulevard, Los Angeles. More info

HoneyFest 22

June 11-12. Hosted poolside on The Mayfair Hotel Rooftop, HoneyFest 22 showcases music, art and female empowerment. Enjoy negronis, live music, LA sunsets, and programming focused on self-empowerment, career equity and holistic awareness. Saturday, 2pm – 2am and Sunday, 12pm – 12am. 225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills. meybournebeverlyhills.com

Rose Bowl Flea Market

June 12. The second Sunday of every month brings the famous Rose Bowl Flea Market to Pasadena. Shop from over 2,500 vendors selling everything from antiques, rare vintage finds, and up-to-date trends. Purchase general admission tickets online for early entry. Tickets $12-$20. Sunday at 5 a.m – 3 p.m. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. rgcshows.com

The Hustle 70’s Disco Party

June 11. Turn the clock back and enjoy timeless classics from the disco era as The Resident hosts The Hustle 70’s disco party in heart of the Arts District. Enjoy music from the Bee Gees to Blondie, while sipping specialty cocktails. Saturday at 1 p.m. 428 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles. More Info

Food + Drink


Open. The vegetable-rich community-garden inspired restaurant known for their fresh, leafy menu is located in the lobby of the Ace Hotel downtown. Try the popular beetroot reuben, made with gruyere, kraut, and house made Russian dressing, or a grass-fed hanger steak with fried egg, chimichurri, and arugula. Times Vary. 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles. 213.623.3233. More Info

FYC Bar + Kitchen

Open. A hidden gem at the luxury boutique Hotel Amarano in Burbank, FYC Bar + Kitchen offers a modern take on California cuisine and crafted cocktails. The restaurant has a creative menu featuring herb sea bass over sautéed kale and a fried chicken sandwich with sweet potato bravas. At the bar, enjoy their special PRIDE cocktail, Rainbow Drop, poured by Harvey the bartender. Sun – Wed, 5pm-11pm. Thurs – Sat, 3pm – 11pm. 322 N Pass Ave, Burbank. 818.842.8887. hotelamarano.com

3rd Base L.A’s Rainbow Margarita Tree for Pride

June. Hollywood’s elevated sports bar LA offers a great view of Sunday’s Pride parade route. In addition to their regular menu, there is a special Patron margarita flight featuring four bright, colorful margarita flavors (strawberry, prickly pear, passion fruit, and Dodger blue) displayed on a large “tree”. Times vary. 1562 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles. 323.645.7470. 3rdbasela.com

Arts + Culture

L.A Opera’s Aida Returns

June 12. Giuseppe Verdi’s epic love story returns to the L.A Opera’s stage for the first time in 16 years. This production features a full chorus, orchestra, ballet, and stunning designs from iconic LA artist RETNA. The story of secret lovers from rival kingdoms is this timeless and romantic Sunday at 2 p.m – 5:30 p.m. 135 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213.972.0711. laopera.org

PACE introduces Tony Smith’s Solo Exhibition

Now Open. Pace’s Los Angeles gallery presents an exhibition by American sculptor Tony Smith, whose work touches on minimalistic structures with spiritual import, focusing on organic forms from the natural world. Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m – 6 p.m. 1201 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles. 310.586.6886. pacegallery.com

Queer Family Day at Natural History Museum L.A

June 11. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will host its first-ever Queer Family Day. It features a rainbow-themed scavenger hunt, dino dance party, drag queen storytime, up-close encounters with behind-the-scenes museum collections, and more. Wear your favorite shade of green to show off your nature-loving pride. Free. Saturday, 9:30 a.m – 2 p.m. 900 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles. 213.763.3466. nhm.org

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