FRWD Pop-Up Shop
June 9th-August 13th
Location: 8804 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood
In celebration of Revolve Group‘s 20th anniversary, FRWD is launching its first pop-up store in LA. Guests can shop an assortment of luxury brands, specially curated by Kendall Jenner…um, sold! The shop will offer vintage and rare handbags, clothing, jewelry and sunglasses from Chanel, Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Gucci, and many other luxury brands through the FWRD Renew platform. See all the details here.
Candlelight Concerts: The Best of Hans Zimmer
June 8th, & 20th
Location: Various locations
Candlelight Concerts are here in LA and are just another way to listen to live music in a completely new way. Enjoy themes and genres of music in one magical multi-sensory musical experience while under the gentle glow of a candlelight setting. Some playlists includes music from Radiohead, Lauryn Hill, Juan Gabriel, Taylor Swift and Beyonce, just to name a few. Join the summer kick off event – The Best of Hans Zimmer. You’ll hear music from movies like Sherlock Holmes, Lion King, The Dark Knight, and Pearl Harbor. Get your tickets here.
The FRIENDS Experience
June 23rd-September 17th
Location: 4661 Silva St, Lakewood (Lakewood Center)
Oh. My. God! FRIENDS fans you’re going to love this, can it BE even more perfect? The FRIENDS experience will have interactive set recreations, like Joey and Chandler’s apartment, Monica and Rachel’s kitchen, and Central Perk, for you take all the selfies you want. You’ll even get to dance to the theme song in front of the famous TV fountain. Get your tickets here.
Shake Shack Truck
Location: West Hollywood & Santa Monica Pier
Get ready LA! Shake Shack is unveiling their first ever Los Angeles Truck where locals can enjoy its tasty (& new) menu during the first week of Summer. Instead of the usual Shake Shack signature burger and fries, the truck will roll out samples of their brand new treat, the NEW Non-Dairy Chocolate Shake made with NotCo 0% dairy. If you’re hanging around West Hollywood near Melrose Place (next to Alfred’s Coffee) on the 23rd from 11am-4pm or Santa Monica Pier on the 24th from 11am-4pm, be sure to pick one up. Follow their IG account for more updates.
Rosé Day LA
Location: King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mullholland Hwy, Calabasis
It’s time for the most elegant summer soiree in the country at Rosé Day in LA. From 1-8pm, enjoy a live DJ, luxury brand activations, and delicious food. There will also be outdoor leisure games and custom photo ops. The event includes an unrivaled selection of fine wines, champagnes, specialty cocktails, and culinary creations by Iron Chef Marc Forgione. It’s time for some luxury.
30th Anniversary of Doggystyle by Snoop Dogg
Location: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave
Snoop Doggy Dogg is back at the Hollywood Bowl for the 30th anniversary of his album Doggystyle. He’s set to play all of his classic rap hits but he’s giving them an added orchestra twist. The show’s produced by Dr. Dre, but Snoop could be bringing some of his famous friends too. You won’t want to miss this one. Get your tickets before its sold out.
Fan Screening of Eva Longoria’s film “Flamin’ Hot”
Location: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main Street, Los Angeles
Hulu and Searchlight Pictures join together for a screening of the highly-anticipated upcoming film Flamin’ Hot, directed by The Young and the Restless and Desperate Housewives star, Eva Longoria. Director Eva Longoria herself will be joined by lead cast members to introduce the film. Richard Montañez, whose awe-inspiring journey was the basis for the feature film, will also be there. It wouldn’t be Flamin’ Hot without Flamin’ Hot cheetos-inspired food and craft vendors available, as well as various themed and interactive photo moments. Entry is FREE, but space is limited to a first-come, first served basis, so get there early!
June 3rd & 4th
Location: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles
Elevated basics brand NUUDS is hosting their first ever pop-up shop. You may even get the chance to see founder and creator, Daryl-Ann Denner. The shop will hold the full collection of tees, bodysuits, sweats and more in all shades of nude. If you ever needed a reason to wear it bare, we suggest stocking up at this pop-up. And yes, it is FREE to enter.
SaMo Pride Festival
Location: 1311 3rd Street Promenade (Between Arizona Ave & Santa Monica Blvd)
Kick off Santa Monica Pride month with the SaMo Pride Festival in Downtown Santa Monica. This festival is turning the entire downtown district (from the 3rd Street Promenade through Santa Monica Place and to the Santa Monica Pier) into a Pride Zone for all ages that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. Guests can enjoy live music, a photo booth, pride-related treats, swag bags, and more. RSVP for FREE here.
Bonus! Every weekend in June at Santa Monica Place you can shop at the Made with Pride Marketplace which features over 20 LGBTQIA+ business owners, highlighting their stories, unique products, and services. This year, the majority of the vendors in the Marketplace will be a mix of new and returning exciting vendors offerings local goods and services.
Location: 500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale
Fuelfest is an action-packed event that feature exhilarating live-action drifting on a massive drift course
and appearances by Fast and Furious franchise stars, Cody Walker and Tyrese Gibson. There will also be ride-alongs, celebrities, live music, culture and more than 600 top custom, exotic, rare and exclusive cars. Buy your tickets now.
Outerknown Sample Sale
June 3rd, 9am-2pm only
Location: Outerknown HQ, 9300 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City
World Surf Champion Kelly Slater’s LA-based sustainable clothing company Outerknown will be holding a sample sale just in time for the start of summer. Shop samples, seconds and you can even get a custom chain stitching on any purchase. There will also be a clothing bin collection for Suay Sew Shop, coffee and snacks from Commissary Coffee Truck, and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Brave Trails, an LA nonprofit focused on helping LGBTQ+ youth. Come ready to shop from 9am-2pm.
LA Pride in the Park
June 9th & 10th
Location: LA State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St
Christopher Street West Association is proud to announce the return of LA Pride in the Park, with Mariah Carey and Megan Thee Stallion headlining! Yup, we’re there. The festival will also feature food & beverages, an array of local vendors and LGBTQ+ exhibitors, a large sober space, sponsor giveaways, and much more. Get your tickets now.
Before He Cheats: A Pop Country Dance Party
Location: 4067 W Pico Blvd, 4067 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles
Put on your cowboy boots, grab your friends, and join for a night of non-stop fun at this western-themed dance party. There will be all the best pop-country tunes you can dance to all night long. Some of the favorites include Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves, and so many more to get your groove on.
Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles
Location: Fairmont Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles
In honor of Pride, the Fairmont Century Plaza is hosting a two hour live concert from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. Experience the beautiful harmonies with a diverse range of songs celebrating diversity and love within the LGBTQ+ community. Get your tickets now.
Rosé on Rose Wine Fest
June 10th, 12-5pm
Location: 551 Rose Ct, Venice
Did you know that National Rosé Day is June 10th? So why not celebrate it the right way and enjoy unique rosé-themed food and beverages at the first ever Rosé on Rose Wine Fest in Venice. The event is set to take place on the eclectic Rose Avenue. You’ll be able to sip on the finest rosé wines while listening to live music. This is a great hang to enjoy after brunch with the girlies. The event starts at 12pm and wraps up at 5pm, but there is also an afterparty from 5pm-7pm with a DJ spinning your favorite 90’s and 2000’s music. More info on how to snag your tickets here.
The Norton Simon Museum’s Annual Garden Party
Location: 411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
Celebrate the start of summer with the return of the Museum’s Garden Party. Spend the evening exploring the sights and sounds of the Sculpture Garden, creating floral ornaments, and sketching while listening to soothing sounds of live jazz music. Garden Party is FREE with museum admission.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles
See dance and contemporary ballet in a way you never have before. Complexions is bringing an exciting show with a new take on the dance style. Led by dance icons Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, the performance with hold a duo of dances. This includes WOKE, a bold take set to Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and others, and LOVE ROCKS, set to the sound of rock n’ roll legend Lenny Kravitz. Secure your seat now.
LA Pride Parade
Location: Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
LA Pride Parade is back! With over 145,000 guest cheering on the procession last year, the event will have even more performances, music, and fun this year. Next to the procession there will be Pride Village: a free street fair with food, activities, live performances, and more. Plus, the parade is free.
The Roast of Antisemitism: A Live Comedy Shopw
Location: 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills
Sometimes direct humor is the best kind. Stand Up NY and Rakia Media have joined forces to feature a great lineup of comedians taking the stage and combat the prejudices and hypocrisies of Jewish tradition through laughter. The live comedy show – The Roast of Antisemitism – will feature some of the best comics out there like Howie Mandell, Rachel Bloom, Michael Rapaport, and Jeff Ross. Tickets are limited, so get yours now.
Juneteenth Community Festival
Location: Amelia Mayberry Park, 13201 Meyer Road, Whittier
Spend Saturday celebrating the upcoming federal holiday by heading out to SoulfulofNoise’s Juneteenth Community Festival. It’s a celebration dedicated to uplifting the entire community and funds raises will go into several organizations that help empower deserving children. There will be Live Music Performances, Live Art, Local Vendors, Food Trucks, and more. Get the info here.
Trap N’ Paint Brunch Paint Party
June 19th, 2:30pm
Location: 1459 Venice Blvd
Celebrate Black culture and freedom all in one cool place. Demi Lauren Studios , located in the heart of LA, is hosting a beyond fun, beyond cool brunch and paint party to commemorate the federal holiday. They’ll be playing trap music over a paint session, bottomless mimosas (there is also a cash bar) plus games and a raffle. You’ll also take home your canvas and apron. The invite says its going to be LIT (so good thing you have the day off)! Get your tickets now for a Monday like no other.
Mister Cartoon’s Just My Imagination Exhibit
June 10th-July 16th, Wed-Sun 11am-6pm
Location: 434 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles
This is a one of a kind event for all you dedicated angelenos. See solo artist and LA native Mister Cartoon‘s long-awaited exhibition in his hometown at CONTROL Gallery & Beyond the Streets. The Just My Imagination exhibit is the artists largest body of work and focuses on airbrushing and drawings on a variety of unique surfaces. There will also be a one of a kind customized car on display. Check out the opening reception on June 10th at 11am-6pm, and yes its free.
GO LOCO Exhibit
June 10th-July 15th
Location: 812 North La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles
Mash Gallery presents the GO LOCOexhibit to bring out the touch of crazy we all have in us. Featured artists include Michelin Gil, Trew Love, Mario Gil, and many more. RSVP to opening night it’s FREE.
May 5th – July 15th
Location: 123 Farms, 10600 Highland Springs Ave, Beaumont
If you’re looking to get out of the city, the 19th Annual Lavender Festival is back with more lavender festivities than ever. At 123 Farms, this celebration of blooming lavender is the perfect attraction for friends, family, and a date night. You can capture stunning sunset photos in the fields, taste lavender inspired bites and drinks, listen to live music, and take a guided tractor tour. The night will be illuminated with 100,000 lights across the farm. Reserve your spot now.
Summer Music at the Japanese Gardens
June 2nd-August 27th, Fridays-Sunday
Location: 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
Walk through the Japanese Gardens to the tune of acoustic music in the extended summer hours. Enjoy a drink from the Tea House bar. Music is free with admission. Step into a botanical oasis here.
Pro tip: Free Tuesdays provide free admission every third Tuesday of the month.
Summer at the GRAMMY Museum
Location: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles
The GRAMMY Museum has a star-studded lineup this summer. Some of the fun includes talks with Andy Grammer, Jason Mraz, G Flip, and Keyshia Cole. There will also be a screening and music celebration for the sound behind the hit TV show Ted Lasso. See the whole lineup and get tix.
Featured image courtesy of Rosé on Rose, FRWD, and LA Pride.