Weekend Roundup

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 6.22.12

rock-and-rollART
Who Shot Rock & Roll
Jun 23.-Oct. 7. Throughout the history of rock music, photographers have played a collaborative and creative role. In Who Shot Rock & Roll—the first exhibit about rock ‘n’ roll that spotlights this partnership—you can view the work of more than 100 of these photographers. Check out rare images, such as Alfred Wertheimer’s series of photos of Elvis Presley playfully kissing a woman backstage before a performance, to portraits including Michael Lavine’s photo of Notorious B.I.G., visitors experience the history of the musical genre. The exhibit features an original exclusive film with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage (Pictured: Danny Clinch, Tupac Shakur, 1993). Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, 213.403.3000. annenbergspaceforphotography.org

 

levitated-massLevitated Mass
Opens Jun. 24. Originally conceived by the artist in 1969, Levitated Mass is a 456-foot-long concrete slot, over which sits a 340-ton granite boulder. As visitors walk through the slot, the pathway descends to fifteen feet in depth, running underneath the boulder before ascending back up. While your there stop by Ray’s & Stark Bar for a special “Rocktail” in honor of the mass. Created by Barsmith Paul Sanguinetti, the “Rocktail” features Oro pisco acholado, fresh lemon juice, housemade chamomile syrup, Miracle Mile castillan bitters, egg white, and local bee pollen. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6000. lacma.org

 

rebel at MOCARebel
Through Jun. 23. These are your last few days to see the MOCA exhibition—conceived by James Franco to embrace and mine the main themes and events in the original Rebel Without A Cause—that reinterprets the film’s legends, people behind-the-scenes footage and more, in a new, unconventional presentation of film, video installation, photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture. The exhibition is housed in and framed by iconic, Hollywood structures. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 941 North Highland Ave., Hollywood. moca.org

 

MUSIC
Hollywood Bowl Opening Night
Jun. 22. The iconic outdoor amphitheater’s star-packed kickoff event, hosted by Julie Andrews, pays tribute to Queen of Country and accomplished actress Reba McEntire and ten-time Grammy Award winner R&B/soul artist Chaka Khan. Also expect a special appearance by the young wind and brass players of YOLA at HOLA, and fireworks to top off the evening. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000. HollywoodBowl.com

 

rock-bottom-remaindersRock Bottom Remainders
Jun. 22. Some of your favorite authors—Stephen King, Amy Tan, Matt Groening, Mitch Albom, Dave Barry & more—aren’t just stars of the page, but also kill it on stage in a rock ‘n’ roll band. Marking the band’s 20th anniversary, they’ve decided to play their swan songs with one final public concert at the El Rey Theatre. Roger McGuinn of The Byrds joins them as musical guest. Proceeds from the El Rey show will benefit The Midnight Mission, the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center and the launch of an Emerging Author Series at Live Talks Los Angeles. rockbottomremainders.com

 

garfunkel-and-oatesEVENTS
Garfunkel & Oates
Jun 22. Check out this dynamic duo of very intelligent, irreverent and hilarious singer songwriters as they bring their show to Largo’s intimate stage. The gals will be joined by special guests to spice up the evening. $25. Largo, 366 North La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.855.0350. largo-la.com

 

Dwell on Design
Jun. 22-24. Design and architecture magazine Dwell curates the West Coast’s largest design event at the LA Convention Center downtown with product features, demonstrations and speakers. Leading up to it, check out Dwell Los Angeles home tours of prefab and modern architecture (June 16, 17, 24). General ticket, $15–$45; home tour ticket, $25–$85; students with ID free, must collect tickets on June 22. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 800.448.7775. dwellondesign.com

 

taste-of-the-groveTaste at The Grove
Jun. 23. Celebrated Los Angeles culinary icon, Susan Feniger hosts an afternoon at The Grove where you can check out cooking demonstrations from Feniger and other LA chefs like Neal Fraser (BLD) and Kajsa Alger (Street), and sample taste from the restaurants at The Grove. The event also features a panel discussion with Brooke Williamson (Hudson, The Tripel), Giselle Wellman (Petrossian Boutique and Restaurant) and Micah Wexler (Mezze) about how travels have influenced their cooking. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 3rd Street and Fairfax Avenue, L.A., 323.900.8080. thegrovela.com

 

moxologyMixology 101 Cocktail Classes
Jun. 25-26. Learn to shake and stir like a pro with Mixology 101′s “The Maestro” Salvatore Calabrese’s (Playboy Club London) and his protégé Joseph Brooke (The Edison). In each two-hour class you’ll learn techniques, taste a variety of cocktails and nosh on specially-selected appetizer pairings. Monday’s class focuses on classics like martinis and old fashioneds, while Tuesday’s theme is “Sizzling Summer Entertaining,” where you’ll focus on summer-centric cocktails and fabulous food to pair them with. This is a kick off for a seven-part series with Brooke that starts this fall. Jun. 25, 5 p.m.; Jun. 26, 4 p.m. $30. RSVP: RSVP@breadandbutterpr.com Mixology101 at Planet Dailies, The Original Farmers Market LA, 6333 3rd St., Suite O20 (second-level), L.A. Mixology101LA.com

 

night-of-beautyA Night of Beauty, Part II
Jun. 26. Spend an evening pampering yourself with complimentary manicures, voluminous blowouts, relaxing chair massages, incredible gift bags, among other fabulous amenities. The exclusive event brings in some of the top brands ranging from skincare to fashion and spa treatments and also offers giveaways, raffle prizes, live music, interactive swimsuit fashion show and more. Proceeds benefit I Am That Girl, a non-profit that inspires and creates communities for women. 7:30-9 p.m. (VIP hour starts at 6:30 p.m.). Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. nightofbeautyii.eventbrite.com

 

bayou-festLong Beach Bayou Fest
June 23-24. Enjoy all of the jazz of New Orleans and festivities of Mardi Gras in Long Beach’s Rainbow Lagoon Park. With two stages and a spacious wooden dance floor, guests can take part in complimentary dance lessons to blues, zydeco, jazz and Cajun music. The French Quarter marketplace features Cajun and Creole classics such as gumbo, crawfish etoufee, hush puppies, red beans rice. A daily Mardi Gras parade, crawfish and watermelon eating contests and children’s activities in the Kids’ Bayou Tent add to the fun. Rainbow Lagoon Park at Linden Ave. and Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, 562.424.0013. longbeachfestival.com

 

For the Record – Boogie NightsFor the Record – Boogie Nights
Through Aug. 4. This 360-degree theatrical concert and dining experience features world-class performers who bring the movies to life with signature songs and moments from P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia (Grammy and Oscar nominated soundtrack), Punch Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, as well as the Dirk Diggler disco-fueled Boogie Nights, which scored two hit soundtrack releases. The show stars a rotating cast from stage, screen and music performing “Sister Christian,” “Brand New Key,” “Jesse’s Girl,” “Save Me”, “Wise Up,” “One,” “Boogie Shoes,” “God Only Knows,” “Aint No Stoppin’ Us Now” and more. Arrive early and enjoy Barre Vermont’s California cuisine and cocktails. Thurs.-Sun. $35. 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A., 323.661.6163. fortherecordlive.com

 

fred-segalSHOP
Fred Segal Santa Monica Summer Sale
Jun. 22-Jul. 3. Shop for your summer wardrobe, home furnishings, accessories, footwear essentials at 50% off at all the stores under Fred Segal Santa Monica’s roof such as Sharon Segal, Emphatic, Babakul, Bettina Duncan, Fred Segal Eyes, Aviator Nation, Happiness, Ron Robinson, Nina and Trend Man and more. 420 & 500 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310.451.8080. fredsegal.com

 

dinner-date-kcrwEAT | DRINK
Dinner Date Series at Haven Gastropub + Brewery
Jun. 25. The pop-up supperclub series by KCRW & DineLA series brings you to Haven Gastropub + Brewery where Chef Greg Daniels will prepare a pork feast of epic proportions, including cola-glazed Berkshire pork, porchetta di testa (a roulade of hog’s head with arugula and shaved Pecorino), and Pork Rillettes, in addition to a selection of housemade sides. $30/pp. 42 S. De Lacey Ave., Pasadena, 310.581.5826. kcrw.com/dinnerdate

 

Public School 612Public School 612 Tiki Food & Drink Tasting Class
Jun. 26. Enjoy exotic foods and colorful cocktails in celebration of the tiki tradition. The island themed food samples will include Spam Nigiri, Poke Coconut, Loco Moco and Pork Belly Poi, paired with Zombi, Singapore Sling and Mai Tai cocktails. $40 (all presales receive a $10 promotional card to be used at a later date). 7 p.m. 612 S. Flower St., downtown, 213.623.1172. publicschool612.com

 

aperitivo-menu-fig-oliveSummer Aperitivo Happy Hour
Jun. 21. Celebrate summer with with cuisine from the South of France, Italy, and Spain alfresco on the outdoor terrace at Fig & Olive Melrose Place. Enjoy a complimentary Mediterranean tasting board and a selection of $8 happy hour cocktails and wines. During the fête, resident celebrity DJ Julian Nolan from Saint Tropez will also be performing live. 6-8 p.m. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, 310.360.9100. figandolive.com

 

jitneyTHEATER
August Wilson’s Jitney
Jun. 21-Jul. 15. Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Olivier Award for Best New Play, South Coast Repertory’s production of August Wilson’s Jitney takes you back to the 1970s as urban renewal threatens a storefront station where the drivers of gypsy cabs, known as jitneys, share their funny stories about the day’s fares and meddle in each other’s lives. Cronies drop in, fights break out, a son faces his father after 20 years in prison, lovers make up and just as you get to know this cast of colorful characters, Wilson asks you to look again. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, 626.356.7529. pasadenaplayhouse.org

 

warhorseWarhorse
Through Jul. 29. The national tour of the powerful drama—and winner of five Tony Awards—makes a stop at downtown’s Ahmanson Theatre. Set in 1914 England at the onset of World War I, the story follows the journey of a boy and his beloved horse. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown. centertheatregroup.org

 

los-otrosLos 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

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