Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited June 1 – Sept 2
Sesame Street, the Muppets, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth: The work of Jim Henson has been an indelible part of childhood for boomers, millennials and everyone in between. To celebrate Henson’s legacy of creativity, the Skirball is hosting an exhibition dedicated to late Muppets creator. More than 100 objects, including Sesame Street puppets and Labyrinth costumes, will occupy the space for an exploration of the legacy and impact of Henson’s work.
BuddhaFest 2018 June 1-3
Connect with a greater reality at BuddhaFest, a three-day film festival featuring events that promote spiritual awareness, compassion and peace. Hosted in Los Angeles, the event features renowned films, live music and talks with authors and cultural leaders. The festival brings people together in an effort to encourage meditation, mindful living and greater levels of awareness and compassion.
Lummis Day Festival June 1-3
Celebrate the history and ethnic diversity of northeast Los Angeles at this annual music, dance and art festival. The three-day affair honors the late Charles Lummis, the journalist who founded the Southwest Museum, hand-built his own home (the Lummis House) and defended Native American rights and culture.
Last Remaining Seats June 2-23
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 The Birds and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington alongside some modern classics like Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Joy Luck Club. Most screenings include a special introduction and a post-film Q&A. Members of the conservancy can snag discounted tickets early; peep the schedule for show time and location details.
LAWineFest June 2-3
Listen up, winos! LAWineFest is in its 13th season and better than ever, bringing wines, brews and spirits from all over the world to thirsty Angelenos. Sip on samples at each station with access to wines from dozens of wineries, plus seminars, live entertainment, boutiques and food trucks galore. Be sure to buy tickets ahead of time because prices increase at the door. Oh, and you’ll get to keep your glass, so don’t feel so smug about sneaking it into your purse.
Los Angeles River Ride June 3
This festive annual bike ride is the premier fundraiser for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and features 10 different bike rides of varying lengths (from 15-100 miles), so there’s something for all ages and ability levels. The different rides will take you all across SoCal; most start and end at the Autry Center in Griffith Park. Check the website for the details of each race and to register.
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2018 June 6-10
The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival showcases films from Greek filmmakers worldwide. It promotes Greek cinema throughout the U.S. and acts as a cultural exchange between Greek filmmakers and Hollywood. The festival screens an eclectic lineup of films from a variety of genres and offers up an entertaining after party, wine tasting event and awards show.
Los Angeles Design Festival 2018 June 7-10
Los Angeles is a creative mecca of sorts, but not only in the entertainment industry. The Design Festival brings creative talent together to showcase the seemingly infinite possibilities in art and design. For two weeks, Los Angeles comes alive to celebrate those whose creations inspire even more creativity.
HopeWalk 5K and Kids Healthy Activity Fair June 9
Healthy Living is a Family Affair. Join the Fight against childhood obesity and diabetes! Our Annual HopeWalk & Kids Healthy Activity Fair is committed to bringing families together for a day focused on family, fun and fitness. Local restaurants provide healthy food options; families walk and have a great day.
LA Pride June 9-10
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.
E3 June 12-13
Unlike PAX or locally-based IndieCade, E3 was never really meant for gamers. After all, this video game mecca that glues salivating gamers around the world to their computers was technically an industry-only event. But lucky for you, the video game convention is offering a limited number of consumer passes. Even if you don’t manage to procure a badge, there are enough party tents, promo trucks and swag bags hanging around Figueroa to make a visit worthwhile—and once you’ve seen the gridlocked crowds and endless lines of the sensory overload inside, that might just be the best way to enjoy E3.
Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018 June 23-24
Arroyo Seco Weekend is a music festival that takes place at Rose Bowl Stadium.
Vans Warped Tour June 24
The tour travels across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia with more locations hitting the schedule every year. The focus is on major music events combined with skateboarding and other alternative sports competitions, and venues are often atypical, ranging from fairgrounds to open fields to parking lots.