Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
First Fridays at the Natural History Museum
The first Friday of every month from February through June plays host to a KCRW-presented evening of music, allowing visitors of all ages to stay late for a night at the museum. Each month offers a different lineup of musical guests and DJs, guided museum tours, and scientist-led talks.
Lummis Day Festival June 2-4
Celebrate the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles at this annual music, dance and art festival. The three-day fest honors Charles Lummis, the journalist and activist who founded the Southwest Museum, built his own house (the Lummis Home) by hand and worked toward a more multicultural LA. The event takes place across four locations—Occidental College, Southwest Museum, Avenue 50 & York Boulevard and Sycamore Grove Park—with free shuttle service between each location, as well as by Metro stops.
Last Remaining Seats June 3-24
The L.A. Conservancy offers a delightful summer time machine in the form of live entertainment and classic films, screened across Downtown’s grand old movie palaces throughout the month of June. This year’s lineup includes vintage crowd-pleasers like On the Waterfront and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea alongside some modern classics like Jaws, E.T. and L.A. Confidential. Most screenings include a special introduction and a post-film Q&A.
Los Angeles Design Festival June 8-11
Whether your design sensibilities are professional or Pinterest-honed, celebrate L.A.’s outstanding aesthetic heritage at this annual design fest. Tours, exhibitions panels and parties will be staged all over the city; highlights include home tours, an opening night bash in the Fashion District and a furniture show. Prices for each event vary, so head to the fest’s website for all of the details and a full schedule.
Location: various locations in L.A.
11th Annual Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Fest June 9-10
Perfect weather, delicious food, and good friends. What more could you ask for at the Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Fest? The Commons at Calabasas is hosting this 11th annual food festival. In case you’re unfamiliar with this summer event, it features some of the best culinary establishments and wineries of Malibu and Calabasas. Over 30 chefs and 15 wineries and breweries will be offering samples to guests. Furthermore, guests are required to dress to impress (a.k.a., no flip-flops or casual attire) and will have various photo opps.
LA Food Fest June 10
The LA Food Fest has transformed itself into a brand new concept, growing from a street food-focused event to a more all-inclusive culinary spectacle. After ballooning into a multi-day series of events, LA Food Fest is back to a single-day market, but this time around it’s just one flat fee at the door, with no more extra expenses for food and drinks. Indulge in delicious eats from more than 100 food vendors and award-winning restaurants and of course, don’t forget to wear your stretchy pants.
LA Pride June 10-11
One of the biggest pride events in the US, LA Pride attracts as many as a half of a million people during its two-day festival at West Hollywood Park, including its signature Sunday parade. The atmosphere is good-natured and raucous; local color is provided by divas, drag queens and DJs. For 2017, in place of the parade, LA Pride will partner with the #ResitsMarch for human rights.
CicLAvia June 11
Calling all Batman, Iron Fist and Walking Dead fans in the Los Angeles area! The first Annual East LA Comic-Con is happening on May 20. In celebration of comic books, the supernatural and other out-of-the-ordinary media, this convention is taking a bow at El Gallo Plaza. You’ll have eight hours to check out comics, collectibles, artists and creators, as well as some cosplay. A special guest or two are expected to attend.
LA Film Festival June 14-22
Every year, the non-profit arts organization Film Independent showcases some of the best up-and-coming filmmakers from around the globe at the annual LA Film Festival. If you’re trying to break into Hollywood, it’s an opportunity to take advantage of filmmaker-focused classes and coffee talks, but for the rest of us, the LA Film Fest means lots and lots of movie screenings.
Silver Lake Picture Show June 22
These free outdoor movie screenings take place in the heart of Silver Lake, every other Thursday evening through mid-September. 2017 marks the Silver Lake Picture Show’s fourth season. This is very much a community-focused event: before each acclaimed, culturally important feature film, you’ll enjoy short films from local filmmakers and music performances from local bands.
Arroyo Seco Weekend: A New Music & Food Festival in Pasadena June 24-25
Celebrate the start of summer with an amazing weekend featuring some of the top names in music, along with incredible food and drink, at Arroyo Seco Weekend. This two-day event will be held at beautiful, shady Brookside Park, next to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Mumford and Sons, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Weezer, The Shins, Fitz + the Tantrums, Alabama Shakes, Broken Social Scene, New Orlean’s beloved Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and The Meters are just a few of the bands playing. Redbird, Republique, Ramen Hood, Union, Local and many more eateries will be slinging their edible wares, along with numerous wine, cocktail and beer purveyors.
626 Night Market June 30
The midnight snacker’s greatest fantasy is just a car ride away. One of America’s largest Asian food markets spans the course of Santa Anita Park’s front Paddock Gardens. Come hungry and come caffeinated. This lively market, complete with over 150 Asian street food and booze peddlers, live music, artists, films, games, and beyond, won’t put itself to bed until 1am on Friday and Saturday (and midnight on Sunday).