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LA Weekend Events Roundup June 14-17

Photo by Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging
Diana Ross opens the Hollywood Bowl season on Saturday, June 16.

From Hollywood Bowl Opening Night to Father’s Day celebrations, check out the top LA weekend events for June 14-17.

Edited by Christina Wiese.


Chang Sensory Trails photo by Errisson Lawrence PhotographyChang Sensory Trails
June 16. This traveling global event brings the food, art and music of Thailand to the heart of Los Angeles. Try bold, rich dishes like Khao Soi, Pad See Ew and Pork Leg Stew, plus the chance to win a VIP experience with Chef Bao Bao (Baoburg, Brooklyn NY) at the Chef’s Table. 21+. Noon-9 p.m. Hollywood Palladium Parking Lot, 6215 Sunset Blvd., L.A. changbeer.com




Donut FestivalDTLA Donut Festival
June 16. L.A. favorite breakfast pastry finally gets its own full-day festival at Union Station. Expect over a dozen donut vendors from around the city at The Whole Donut Marketplace, a live fry donut station, a “pimp your donut” experience and more sweet treats. Coffee, wood-fired pizza and craft beer round out the culinary offerings. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Union Station, South Patio, 800 N. Alameda St., downtown. unionstationla.com




Photos by Craig T. Mathew/Mathew ImagingHollywood Bowl Opening Night
June 16. Superstar Diana Ross reigns supreme on Opening Night at the Bowl. Gather your group of four or six, purchase a patron package with box seating (starting at $2,600), and enjoy an exclusive pre-concert cocktail reception and gourmet dinner before the concert and spectacular fireworks finale. 8 p.m. See website for ticket prices. 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A., 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com




L.A. Beer Week 
June 16-24. Throughout this beer-centric week, local breweries, bars and restaurants host events celebrating craft beer in Los Angeles. The week-long charade jump starts with the L.A. Brewers Kick Off (June 16) where attendees can sample beer from over 80 craft breweries, groove to live music and nom on local eats. labeerweek.org




JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVESummer Street Market Nights
June 16. Throughout the summer, experience regional cuisine from around the world at The Mixing Room at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. Latin Heat kicks off the summer series with Flamenco dancing and savory items like duck mole tamales, Mexican aguachile with shrimp and Argentinean churrasco steak. Future nights in the series include Bollywood (July 21) and One Night in Bangkok (August 25). 7-10 p.m. $75/pp, includes unlimited food and 3 drink tickets. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.765.8600. Tickets 



Concours d'Elegance photo by Richard TruesdellRodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance
June 17. Beverly Hills’ largest public annual event celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Each Father’s Day, legendary Rodeo Drive fills up with rare automobiles and motorcycles; this year’s event features an entire block filled with silver cars, in honor of its silver anniversary. Check website for details and times. Free. 400 block of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 323.503.4113.  rodeodrive-bh.com





Beauty & EssexBeauty & Essex
June 17. This sophisticated Hollywood dining destination rolls out the red carpet for dad with the all-new lamb skewers, BBQ pork, vegetarian tofu “sea bass” and tandoori tofu. End on a sweet note with a plethora of dessert options. 1615 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, 323.676.8880. beautyandessex.com





June 15-17. Available exclusively this Father’s Day weekend, indulge in a Double Belcampo Burger Special. The specialty includes two half-pound patties, butter lettuce, caramelized onions, house sauce and cheddar cheese on a brioche bun. $18 burger only, $22 burger with fries. Available at all L.A. Belcampo locations. belcampo.com




OUE Skyspace LA

June 17. Bring your father up to Skyspace to spend the day and celebrate together this Sunday!. For guests 21 and over, enjoy a special ticket package featuring 2 for 1 beers at the Skyspace Bar. OUE Skyspace LA, 633 W. Fifth St. #840, downtown, 213.894.9000. Purchase Tickets





Castaway photo by Christina WieseCastaway
June 17. Enjoy spectacular, sweeping views of the valley while you treat dad to a three-course brunch at the newly opened steak-forward outpost. Menu highlights for Father’s Day include appetizers like seared tuna tartine, Point Vicente calamari with Rock shrimp and Dungeness crab cake; entrees such as lobster and waffles, wild mushroom pappardelle and French toast. Elevate your dining experience with bottomless mimosas—after all, brunch without booze is just breakfast. $79+ adults; $35+ children 4-12; $18 bottomless mimosas. 1250 E. Harvard Road, Burbank, 818.848.6691. castawayburbank.com


Descanso GardensMaple at Descanso Gardens
June 17. Bring an empty stomach to this all-you-can-eat brunch buffet in honor of Father’s Day. Menu highlights include Baltimore pit beef, cherry glazed pit ham, fried oysters, maple fried chicken, mashed potatoes, Nappa cabbage coleslaw, Maryland crab soup and blueberry cobbler, among others. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $60 adults, free for children under 10. 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, 818.949.4200. patinagroup.com




Macbeth photo by Mickey ElliotShakespeare by the Sea
June 14-29. Down in San Pedro, don’t miss Shakespeare by the Sea’s free performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor (June 14-16, 28, 30) and The Winter’s Tale (June 21-23, 29) in Point Fermin Park. Free. See website for start times. 807 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. shakespearebythesea.org





Photo by Brigitte Lacombe.“The Humans”
Upcoming | Opens June 19. This new American classic, which won the 2016 Tony Award for best play, takes place over the course of a family’s Thanksgiving dinner. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org




Chang Sensory Trails photo by Errisson Lawrence Photography. Diana Ross Photos by Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging. Concours d’Elegance photo by Richard Truesdell. Castaway photo by Christina Wiese. Shakespeare by the Sea photo by Mickey Elliot. The Humans photo by Brigitte Lacombe.

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