Weekend Roundup

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 6.8.12

taste-of-the-nation-foodEVENTS
Taste of the Nation

Jun. 10. L.A.’s culinary elite take over the Lot in West Hollywood to showcase dishes from such local restaurants as Father’s Office, Culina, Picca and Lukshon, plus Angelenos’ favorite wineries, bars and craft breweries. 1041 N. Formosa Ave., West Hollywood, 877.268.2783. ce.strength.org

 

 

la-wine-festLA Wine Fest
Jun. 9. Raleigh Studios in Hollywood hosts the seventh annual event with more than 500 wines, spirits and brews, plus pairing classes, gourmet food trucks and live music. Participants include Malibu’s Rosenthal Estate Winery and downtown’s San Antonio Winery. 5300 Melrose Ave., L.A. lawinefest.com

 

 

vibianaLA Cocktail Classic
Jun. 8. At the inaugural LA Cocktail Classic cocktail enthusiasts can sip a bevy of signature drinks concocted by LA’s top mixologists. Also enjoy food and live entertainment in the setting of the swanky Vibiana downtown. Cocktail attire always look fabulous on you and is required for entrance. $75. 8 p.m.-midnight. 214 South Main St., downtown. drinkeatplay.com

 

la-prideLA Pride
Jun. 8-10. Celebrate pride at the newly renovated West Hollywood Park with live entertainment on multiple stages by artists such as Lil’ Kim, Belinda Carlisle and Frenchie Davis; all new dance venues, numerous exhibitors, food and drink vendors. Parade kicks off Sunday at 11 a.m. along Santa Monica Blvd. and involves more than 400,000 participants, spectators and marchers. lapride.org

 

cat-coraMacy’s Great American Chefs Tour Live Taping
Jun. 7. Celebrity chefs Cat Cora (Iron Chef) and Devin Alexander (Biggest Loser cookbook) host some of LA’s hottest chefs—David Myers (Comme Ca), Jeff Mahin (Stella Rossa), Antonia Lofaso (Black Market Bar) and Nona Sivley (LA Market Restaurant)—as they each present a cooking demonstration of their favorite dishes using fresh local ingredients and dish out samples to the audience. Each episode will be taped for broadcast on public television stations beginning in September. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. tapings. $25/each. Ritz Carlton Los Angeles, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown. greatamericanchefstour.com

 

ink-ironInk & Iron Festival
Jun. 8-10. Hot rods, tattoo art and pinups collide on the Queen Mary at this festival that offers a car show, music, burlesque, pin-up pageant, art shows, 50’s fashion, and the tattoo show covering three floors inside the ship. $40. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach. ink-n-iron.com

 

 

bike-night-hammerBike Night at UCLA Hammer Museum
Jun. 7. 4th annual Bike Night is a celebration of all things bicyclistic. Ride your bike over to the Hammer Museum for bicycle portraits (of you and your bike), bike crafts (DIY reflectors), bike runway (show of your bike), bike tuneups and more, including free atmission all day to the Hammer’s new Made In LA biennial exhibition. Wilshire Blvd., Westwood, 310.443.7000. hammer.ucla.edu

 

cleopatraCleopatra: The Exhibition
Through Dec. 31. This special exhibition at the California Science Center attempts to unravel the mystery in its only West Coast appearance, displaying nearly 150 Egyptian artifacts. Archeologists Franck Goddio and Zahi Hawass uncovered colossal statues, jewelry and coins, creating the largest collection of Cleopatra-era artifacts from Egypt assembled in the U.S. The 13,000-square-foot exhibition shows how the team unearthed these treasures and explains what these relics reveal about the era. WHERE Magazine / WhereLA.com readers can save on admission to this exhibition by clicking here: Wherela.com/cleopatra.700 State Drive, Exposition Park, downtown, 323.724.3623. californiasciencecenter.org

 

Last Remaining Seats
Jun. 6, 13, 20, 27, 30. The Los Angeles Conservancy presents a series of classic films and live entertainment in downtown theaters. Screenings at 8 pm; additional show at 2 pm on June 30. $20. 213.430.4219. laconservancy.org

 

 

jeff-goldblumJazz Night with Jeff Goldblum
Wednesdays. Blockbuster actor and accomplished jazz pianist Jeff Goldblum and his band the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra drop by Hollywood hotspot Lexington Social House Wednesdays for an exciting evening of live music and entertainment over fine food and drinks. The band plays two sets. Advanced reservations recommended. Evening begins at 7:30 p.m., music starts a 9 p.m. 1718 Vine St., Hollywood, 323.461.1700. lexingtonsocialhouse.com/jazznight

 

wet-weekendsWellness Weekends at W Los Angeles-Westwood
Through Sep. 9. Live well on the weekends this summer with pool-side fitness classes by celebrity trainers on Saturdays (Kit Rich) and Yoga on Sundays (Tiffany Russo). The hour-long classes feature a soundtrack curated exclusively by The Ladies of Table Manners. Hollywood’s hottest stars and entertainment industry insiders are addicted to Kit’s unique approach to Pilates training combined with yoga, cardio and weights, while Tiffany provides a peaceful balance with a challenging yet playful yoga class. Lucy activewear provides yoga mats, as well as a unique surprise and delight amenity for each class. Classes end with a mimosa on the house, and 20% off brunch that day. 9-10 a.m. 930 Hilgard Ave., Westwood, 310.208.8765. wlosangeles.com/laweekends

 

Four Seasons Westlake Village Garden PartyQUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE
Four Seasons Westlake Village Garden Party
Jun. 10. At this special Jubilee garden party, Chef Alex Porter offers a menu of classic British afternoon tea sandwiches, scones, mini Welsh rarebit and steak pie hors d’oeuvres. Pimm’s is the drink de jour. The Four Seasons’ Acoustical House Band plays British hits from 1952 to 2012, including songs from the Beatles to Adele; the Stones to Oasis. Play croquet and explore the gardens. Garden party attire requested. $75/pp, and you can receive a special hotel rate of $180 if you want to stay the night. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Two Dole Dr., Westlake Village, 818.575.300. babcla.org

 

Langham Hotel’s Jubilee Anniversary Tea CelebrationLangham Hotel’s Jubilee Anniversary Tea Celebration
Throughout the month of June, you can celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with the Langham’s special Jubilee Tea package, which includes luxury overnight accommodations and afternoon tea for two in their lobby lounge. The offer is good for stays through Aug. 31. For those not wanting to stay the night, the Langham also offers a special tea and spa package that includes a 60-minute Chuan Harmony Massage at Chuan Body + Soul in the Huntington Spa and afternoon tea in their lobby lounge ($186/pp). 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, 626.585.6414. pasadena.langhamhotels.com

 

American Apparel Factory Flea MarketSHOP
American Apparel Factory Flea Market
Jun. 8. Get up to 90% off American Apparel styles as their factory flea market kicks off this weekend and continues into the summer. The market happens directly next to the AA factory and they will be continuously stocking it with new merch. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 747 Warehouse St., downtown. More Info.

 

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan LakeDANCE
Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake
Jun. 7-10. The Bolshoi Ballet performs a work that epitomizes the grandeur of classical ballet: Swan Lake. Originally choreographed for the Bolshoi by Marius Petipa in 1877, today’s Swan Lake was revised by Yuri Grigorovich. The tragic legend is performed with live orchestra and marks the Bolshoi’s long awaited return since 2000. 135 North Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.0711. musiccenter.org

 

taco-tuesdays-ionEAT | DRINK
Taco Tuesdays
Jun. 12-Sep. 2. Nosh on tacos, chips and salsa and specially priced margaritas and Mexican beer, overlooking downtown at ION Rooftop Bar and Lounge at the JW Marriott downtown. Taco Tuesday menu offers a variety of tacos (fish, jerk chicken, skirt steak, mango-cerrano and cord and black bean) for $3. Tuesdays. 5‐8 p.m. JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.765.8600. lalivemarriott.com

 

the-belvedereZD Wine Dinner at The Belvedere
Jun. 8. The Peninsula Beverly Hills features the wines of Napa Valley’s ZD Vineyards (a White House favorite) in a five-course dinner created by Executive Chef James Overbaugh. Menu highlights include Cassis-braised Wagyu short rib with vanilla fingerlings, paired with a 2009 ZD Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley; and hazelnut cake with dark cherry-pink peppercorn compote, paired with a 2008 ZD Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. $125/pp. 6-10 p.m. 9882 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.551.2888. peninsula.com

 

made-in-laART
Made In LA
Through Sep. 2. The first exhibition in an ongoing series about artwork created in the Los Angeles region is presented at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. Sixty artists, many emerging and under-recognized, show their paintings, performances, films, sculptures and installations. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood, 310.443.7000. madeinla2012.org

 

moca-land-artEnds of the Earth: Land Art to 1974
Through Sep. 3. The first large-scale, historical-thematic exhibition to deal with land art comes to MOCA Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo. Featured artists include Hans Haacke, John Baldessari and Michael Heizer. Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 North Central Ave., downtown, 213.626.6222. moca.org

 

 

Millie Brown: Celestial BodiesMillie Brown: Celestial Bodies
Jun. 8-Jul. 8. London based performance artist, whose art is a reflection of her dreams—which celebrate societal taboos—-is also known for her controversial vomit collaborations with Lady Gaga. Brown debuts her most recent collection, “Celestial Bodies” at Illoulian Contemporary in West Hollywood. The exhibition consists of two films, “Celestial Bodies” and “hermAPHRODITE’, along with photographic prints by the artist. Both films provide an introspective into the artists’ interpretation of gender and sexuality, inspired by dreams and astrological ties to the subconscious mind. 146 N Clark Drive, Suite 101, West Hollywood, 310.289.1895. icbartgallery.com

 

Los Angeles DodgersSPORTS
Dodgers vs. Angels
Jun. 11-13. The rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, dubbed the “Freeway Series,” renews at Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine. See if you can spot new Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson! Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave. dodgers.mlb.com

 

THEATER
Los Otros
Through Jul. 1. The uniquely Southern California experience is celebrated in the song cycles of a Mexican-American man growing up in Carlsbad and a San Diego native reminiscing about her encounters with the Mexican community. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

FolliesFollies
Through Jun. 9. A 28-piece orchestra and a cast of 41 bring to life the Broadway production about two couples remembering their past and facing the harsher realities of the present. The show is at the Ahmanson Theatre downtown for a six-week run. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

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