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LA Weekend Events Roundup June 7-10

Lion Babe, Wavves and more take the stage in DTLA during FIGFest this June.

From new restaurant openings to world-class theater performances, check out the top LA weekend events for June 7-10.

Edited by Christina Wiese.


Photo courtesy of Taste of IsraelTaste of Israel
June 7. Enjoy unlimited food and wine samples from Israel’s finest chefs and winemakers accompanied by music from Moments Band, a 25-piece ensemble making its L.A. debut. The event honors the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel and part of ticket proceeds will benefit Larger than Life, LA Family—a local organization that helps improve and enrich the lives of children diagnosed with cancer. 7-11 p.m. $360. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A., 310.440.4500. tasteofisraella.com



LA Design Festival photo by Christina WieseL.A. Design Festival
June 7-10. This 8th annual fest celebrates the City of Angel’s status as a global design capital. Find over 50 unique events throughout the four-day affair, highlighting the likes of architecture, graphic, industrial, fashion, costume design and more. The festival kicks off with an Opening Night Fundraiser & Awards Night (June 7), brimming with exhibitions, installations, workshops and film screenings. See website for full schedule of events. Free. Opening Night: 7-10 p.m. ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda St., downtown. ladesignfestival.org



Hollywood Fringe Festival photo by Matt KamimuraHollywood Fringe Festival
June 7-24. This annual event celebrates freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places throughout Hollywood host hundreds of productions by local, national and international arts companies and independent performers. Check website for full schedule, venues and ticket prices for individual shows. hollywoodfringe.org




FIGat7th Downtown FestivalFIGFest
June 8, 15, 22. Celebrate the start of summer at this 6th annual music series in DTLA. This year’s eclectic lineup—a curated collaboration between Spaceland Presents and Arts Brookfield—includes New York R&B duo Lion Babe (June 8), sultry soundscapes from Gabriel Garzón-Montano (June 15) and SoCal rock band Wavves (June 22). Free. 735 S. Figueroa St., downtown. figat7th.com




Rose Day LARosé Day LA
June 9. Head to the picturesque Santa Monica Mountains for a day of picnicking and cheersing with sparkling wines. Moët & Chandon will headline the inaugural event with rosé champagnes like the Rosé Imperial, the Grand Vintage Rosé 09 and Ice Imperial Rosé. Gourmet food trucks, hand selected by Iron Chef Marc Forgione will also be on-site, plus celebrity DJs Zen Freeman, Devin Lucien and Caroline D’Amore will keep the fun going all day long. 21+. 12:30-8 p.m. $85+ GA, $165+ VIP. Saddlerock Ranch, 32111 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu. rosedayla.com



LA Pride Festival photo by Christina WieseL.A. Pride Festival
June 9-10. Part of L.A. Pride Week, West Hollywood’s annual festival feting the LGBTQ+ community features concerts by the likes of Icona Pop, Kehlani, Eve, Tove Lo and more. The Pride Parade, which travels along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. See website for complete weekend schedule; there’s also a LGBT Night at the L.A. Dodgers on June 8 that serves as the kickoff party for Pride Weekend. Sa noon-1 a.m., Su 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (parade 10 a.m.-2 p.m.). Single-day ticket $25, weekend pass $35. West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.969.8302. lapride.org



Hollywood Bowl photo courtesy of L.A. PhilPlayboy Jazz Festival
June 9-10. Head to the iconic Hollywood Bowl for this 40th annual fest featuring a first-rate slate of emerging jazz artists alongside renowned performers. Confirmed acts on the bill include Charles Lloyd & the Marvels with Lucinda Williams featuring Julian Lage, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland and Greg Leisz; The Ramsey Lewis Quartet; Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin; and more. George Lopez will host the weekend bash, marking the sixth year of his involvement with the fest. 3 p.m. See website for ticket prices. 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A., 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com




Gotta Have S’moreGotta Have S’more
Opens June 7. Chef Annalisa Mastroianni Johnson brings a fresh spin to a classic campfire dessert at this new Little Ethiopia outpost. The cupcake-sized treats are made daily with housemade graham-cracker, a thick chocolate base and topped with a gooey marshmallow. Elevate your s’more selection with flavors like salted caramel, peanut butter cup and spicy Mexican hot chocolate (seasonal). For early risers, coffee and breakfast items will also be available. M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 1066 S. Fairfax Ave., L.A., 323.646.4114. gotthavesmore.com



Sweetfin PokeSweetfin Poke: Abbot Kinney
Opens June 8. America’s Coolest Block welcomes Sweetfin Poke to its stellar lineup of dining destinations. On opening day, the health-conscious outpost makes a splash with a new mural from regarded street artist Felipe Pantone, plus the first 100 customers will receive a Sweetfin tote bag filled with goodies, gift cards and swag from neighboring restaurants and stores on Abbot Kinney. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 1146 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. sweetfin.com



24K Gold Rosé All Day Sundae24K Gold Rosé All Day Sundae
June 9-30. Halo Top Creamery and Sugarfina join forces this month for an exclusive sweet and summery treat. Indulge in vanilla bean soft serve scooped in a fresh, golden waffle cone with rosé-infused gummies sprinkled on top. A 24K gold rosé rock candy swizzle stick completes the candied creation. Halo Top Scoop Shop at Westfield Century City: 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., halotopscoopshop.com; Halo Top Scoop Shop at Westfield Topanga: 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., westfield.com



Negroni Ice Cream SandwichNegroni Ice Cream Sandwich
Available through June 10. Ahead of it’s L.A. debut, iconic S.F.-based artisanal creamer Humphry Slocombe partners with Eastside mainstay Little Dom’s for a specialty dessert. The cocktail-inspired ice cream sandwich features a scoop of small-batch Campari ice cream alongside a flight of four custom Negronis. Little Dom’s Deli, 2128 Hillhurst Ave., L.A. littledoms.com




Ocean PrimeThe Glow Up Cocktail
June 10-17. Tucked into the heart of Beverly Hills, Ocean Prime will feature a special Pride cocktail, complete with edible glitter. Stoli vanilla, crème de casis, fresh squeezed lemon and lime, and housemade simple syrup make up the playful mixed drink. Ocean Prime, 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.859.4818. ocean-prime.com




Salt & Straw photo by Micah FischerJeweled Brown Butter Rice Gelato
Through June 28. The duo behind Los Feliz Mediterranean hot spot Kismet has partnered with local ice cream purveyor Salt & Straw for a new June flavor. Chefs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson reflected on their jeweled crispy rice for this collaboration, resulting in a tasty gelato with pumpkin seed caramel and verjus-cured currants. A portion of the proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry. See website for all Los Angeles locations. saltandstraw.com



Tocaya OrganicaTocaya Organica: El Segundo
Now Open. The rapidly expanding fresh-casual Mexican restaurant continues its Westside domination with a new outpost in El Segundo. Tucked into lifestyle and shopping destination The Point, expect vegan-forward salads, tacos, bowls and burritos alongside non-vegan meats like free-range chicken and fresh fish. Open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 820 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #112, El Segundo. tocayaorganica.com





Making Waves: Morning Conversation Series
June 8. Men’s Grooming line Port Products and Culver City lifestyle destination Platform join forces on a new morning conversation series exploring the motivation, daily habits and challenges of entrepreneurial men. David Wolfe (Olivers Apparel), Dave Barton (David Kind), Matt Ruggieri (Port Products) and Phil Pallen (Phil Pallen Collective) are all set to speak at the inaugural event. Complimentary coffee and light bites will be available. 9-10 a.m. Free. Hayden at Platform, 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. RSVP


Fred SegalSemi-Annual Sale Fred Segal Sunset
Through June 24. Famed L.A. fashion and lifestyle destination will hold their first ever semi-annual sale at its new Sunset Boulevard flagship location. Expect up to 75 percent off men’s and women’s apparel, footwear and accessories. M-Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m, Su 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 8500 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.432.0560. fredsegal.com






Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging“Henry IV”
Opens June 5. Tom Hanks makes his Los Angeles stage debut, starring as the comedic Sir John Falstaff in the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles’ production of the Bard’s touching comedy. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. The Japanese Garden, West Los Angeles VA Campus, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 866.710.8942. shakespearecenter.org




Skeleton Crew photo courtesy of Geffen Playhouse“Skeleton Crew” 
Opens June 5. This third installment in playwright Dominique Morisseau’s acclaimed The Detroit Project trilogy follows four co-workers at a Detroit auto factory in 2008 as they deal with uncertainty in both their professional and personal lives. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454. geffenplayhouse.org




ACB Photo by Ryan Ward“Spectacular Balanchine!”
June 7-17. Enjoy four masterpieces celebrating the choreography of renowned ballet choreographer George Balanchine (co-founder of the New York City Ballet). Performances include Who Cares?, Stars and Stripes, Union Jack and Western Symphony, as well as an original balletic tribute American Contemporary Ballet artistic director Lincoln Jones. See website for show times. $40-$500. American Contemporary ballet, 700 S. Flower St., Suite 3200, downtown. acbdances.com




Long Day's Journey Into Night photo by Hugo Glendinning“Long Day’s Journey Into Night”
Opens June 8. The Bristol Old Vic production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece captures one fateful summer’s day in the lives of James Tyrone (Oscar winner Jeremy Irons), wife Mary (Oscar nominee for Phantom Thread Lesley Manville) and the couple’s two sons. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Bram Goldsmith Theater, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.746.4000. thewallis.org



Dapper Day + LACMADapper Day + LACMA
June 9. Step out in style for this day to night event where art, fashion, film, music and dancing collide to celebrate LACMA’s vibrant exhibition David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life—guaranteed to leave you smiling. Catch a special screening of MONDO Hollywood or join Latin artists Lilly Hernandez & Orquesta on the evening dance floor. Noon-10 p.m. See website for complete schedule and pricing. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. lacma.org



Pasadena PlayhousePlayhouse Block Party
June 9. Pasadena Playhouse—the official state theater of California—celebrates its centennial partnership with the Playhouse District Association this Saturday with an all-day free event. Enjoy interactive exhibits, live music, food and libations, plus performances on two stages from Culture Clash, The Legendary Ice Club Comedy Club and more. Starts at noon. Free. El Molino Ave. at Colorado Blvd., 626.356.7529. playhouseblockparty.org



"Soft Power" photo by Craig Schwartz“Soft Power” 
Through June 10. Having its world premiere here, this East-meets-West musical comedy from Tony winners David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) follows a Chinese executive who falls in love with a good-hearted U.S. leader after the 2016 election. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org


Taste of Israel photo courtesy of the organization. LA Design Festival photo by Christina Wiese. Hollywood Fringe Festival photo by Matt Kamimura. LA Pride photo by Christina Wiese. Hollywood Bowl photo courtesy of L.A. Phil. Salt & Straw photo by Micah Fischer. “Henry IV” photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging. “Skeleton Crew” photo courtesy of Geffen Playhouse. ACB Photo by Ryan Ward. “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” photo by Hugo Glendinning. “Soft Power” photo by Craig Schwartz.

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