Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

LA Weekend Events Roundup June 15-18

It's not summer until the Hollywood Bowl season kicks off.
It’s not summer in Los Angeles until the Hollywood Bowl season kicks off.

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of June 15-18.

Edited by Christina Xenos


Hollywood Bowl Opening Night. Photo Courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.Hollywood Bowl Opening Night
June 17. The Hollywood Bowl launches its summer season by celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Moody Blues’ world-shattering album Days of Future Passed. Hear all your favorite songs like “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon,” along with the Hollywood Bowl orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins, YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) and a fireworks finale. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com



The Book of Henry at LA Film FestivalLA Film Festival
June 14-22. Film Independent’s primary showcase offers a lineup of compelling independent films, TV and episodic work from emerging storytellers, alongside filmmaker-driven studio titles. This year’s opening night film is Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry. Check website for film schedule. Individual tickets $16; film passes $350. Photo courtesy of Alison Cohen Rosa / Focus Features. ArcLight Culver City, 9500 Culver Blvd., Culver City; ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Blvd., L.A.; ArcLight Santa Monica, Third Street Promenade, 395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 330, Santa Monica, 866.FILM.FEST. lafilmfest.com


Sleepless: The Music Center After HoursSleepless: The Music Center After Hours
June 16. Explore the living maze of Walt Disney Concert Hall with all its curious angles and hidden spaces at the immersive multi-sensory event. Also enjoy DJ tunes, an electro-industrial dance party and more. (Photo courtesy of The Music Center.) $20/advance, $30/door. 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown. musiccenter.org



Celebrate Dad at OUE Skyspace LA

Celebrate Dad at OUE Skyspace LA
June 18. Celebrate Father’s Day on June 18th with special discounts including a souvenir photo and/or a OUE Skyspace LA branded coffee mug for Dad! Show him just how much you care by making this day memorable with spectacular views and the heart-pounding adventure of the world’s first ever Skyslide. Discount for Daily Admission Tickets ($19) and Skyslide Combos ($25), OUE Skyspace LA Branded Mug for Dad (optional), one Hot Shots photo (optional). 10 a.m.-10p.m. OUE Skyspace LA. 633 West Fifth St., downtown, 213.894.9000. OUE-Skyspace.com


Music on the MeadowsMusic on the Meadows
June 18. Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with an afternoon filled with musical artists including swing legend Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Venice, The Blasters, The Untouchables and more. Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes. terranea.com




Levitt Pavilion Los AngelesLevitt Pavilion Los Angeles
June 17-Sept. 10. The 11th annual Levitt LA summer concert series features 50 free outdoor concerts this summer. The season kicks off this weekend with a “Ladies of Latin Music” evening on Saturday featuring the rhythmic fusions of Fernanda Ulibarri & The Mexican Standoff, award-winning jazz vocalist Nancy Sanchez and rising indie pop darlings Sin Color. On Sunday, Cumbia Cosmica brings its all-star group of musicians to the stage; the group blends diverse styles like salsa, Latin jazz, blues and soul. 2230 W 6th St., L.A. levittlosangeles.org


LAWineFest LAWineFest
June 17-18. Now in its 12th year, this outdoor celebration of all things wine brings wines and brews from around the world to its new Arts District home. Event is 21+. Sa 2-6 p.m.; Su 1-5 p.m. General admission $60; designated drivers $25. ROW DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St., downtown. lawinefest.com




Rodeo Drive Concours d’EleganceRodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance
June 18.
Each Father’s Day, the legendary Rodeo Drive fills with rare automobiles and motorcycles, constituting Beverly Hills’ largest public annual event. Check website for details and times. Free. 400 block of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 323.503.4113. rodeodrive-bh.com





Peri Arenas’ new Robertson Blvd. boutique is a follow-up to Veri Peri inside the Parker Palm Springs. The 2,400-square-foot shopping destination is filled with an eclectic, international roster of established and up-and-coming designers like Maison Château Rouge, Nannacay, Mira Mikati, Derek Lam and Shrimps. After trying on their picks and dancing along to music videos in the high-tech dressing rooms, customers can shop for new and vintage jewelry and limited-edition and custom pieces such as hand-painted Louis Vuitton and Hermès bags. There’s a back patio for lounging and a gift-wrapping station, to boot. 146 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.659.9940. peri-a.com



Salvador DalíSalvador Dalí
June 17. Be one of the first to view paintings, drawings and unique works on paper from the legendary surrealist artist at Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills. The opening reception for Salvador Dalí: Mystery, Ambiguity & Contradiction—on view to the general public from June 25-Aug. 12—features special guest lecturer Frank Hunter, Director of the Salvador Dalí Archives, LTD. 3 p.m. Email art@galeriemichael.com to RSVP. Photo Snow Queen, 1966, courtesy of Galerie Michael. Galerie Michael, 224 North Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.273.3377. galeriemichael.com



Downtown’s Fashion District is heating up with the new boutique Tuck Hotel and its restaurant Delicat. Dine on a Spanish-inspired menu that boasts signature dishes like Croquetas de Azafran (saffron croquettes and aioli); Socarrat (crispy paella with artichokes, mushrooms and aioli); and the must-have Spinach Maltagliatti (malfatti pasta, burrata, egg yolk and truffles). Chef Paco Parreño who is originally from Valencia, Spain helms the kitchen and works closely with hotelier Juan Torre who has several Michelin-starred European restaurant experiences in his repertoire. You can also enjoy brunch daily from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the hotel complete with a traditional Spanish tortilla and Tuck pancakes with berries and ricotta. Dinner Weds., Thurs., Sun. 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-noon. 820 S. Spring St., downtown, 213.947.3815. tuckhotel.com


Cascabel Taco Shop photo by Jakob LaymanCascabel Taco Shop
Get your taco fix in Toluca Lake with Top Chef alum Alex Eusebio’s new shop. Dine in a bright modern space on street taco options that range from vegetable to salmon and snapper to steak and duck. House specialities include their fried chicken mole taco with chipotle black bean puree; lobster taco with Murita chile aioli; and a braised short rib taco adapted from Eusebio’s prized dish on his neighboring Cascabel Restaurant menu. Open daily from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Photo by Jakob Layman.) 4005 Riverside Dr., Burbank, 747.283.1138. cascabelrestaurant.com

Let's Stay In Touch

with weekly roundups

Sign up for FREE to receive our exclusive Weekend Roundup!

Get the best things to do in our favorite SoCal spots delivered to your inbox every week

Los Angeles

Orange County

San Diego