As warmer days roll in this new month, so do all the hottest plans. At last, it’s time for a summer full of weekend getaways, rooftops and festivals. In addition to the seasonal celebrations, June also asks us to reflect on the diversity of love with a whole month of Pride happenings. So get out that bucket list, and get ready to cross things off with some of these incredible things to do this June in L.A.
It’s Pride Month and it’s the perfect opportunity to explore the city’s rich LGBTIQA+ history through iconic landmarks. Beyond the famous annual festival, the city has an extensive history of advocating for the rights of the community and promoting a culture of inclusivity. Find some of these vibrant L.A. LGBTIQA+ landmarks here!
11. Witness the incredible artwork of Jesse Draxler in person
U&I is a solo exhibition in honor of artist Jesse Draxler’s forthcoming new book The World Is Mine & I’m Thinking About You taking place at Naked Eye Studio. The exhibition’s grand opening event takes place on June 1, 2023 and will run until June 7, 2023. The opening night event will be held on June 1, 2023 from 6 p.m. to midnight, and will feature a live performance by Daniel Davies and God is War, DJ sets by Ho99o9 and so much more. The book will also be available for purchase.
📍 Location: 1443 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90007
This dreamy Candlelight Concert series is ever-evolving and never ceases to dazzle audiences. This summer, there’ll be incredible performances happening at some of L.A.’s most stunning locations, bathed in flickering candlelight. From honoring the black experience to Beethoven, you’ll get to listen to top talent performing curated pieces in various genres. Here are all the concerts you can catch this season:
- June 2, 2023: A Tribute To Coldplay
- June 6, 2023: Jazz & The Black Experience
- June 8, 2023: The Best of Hans Zimmer
- June 13, 2023: A Tribute to Juan Gabriel
- June 14, 2023: A Tribute to BTS
- June 15, 2023: A Tribute to ABBA
- June 23, 2023: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
- June 27, 2023: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
For a limited time, the Biltmore Hotel is home to a twisting tale of Shakespearean proportions. Your ticket is really an invitation to an engagement party between two feuding families, and it’s up to you to figure out who’s betraying who. Talk to the party members, find out who belongs to whose family, solve any mysteries that may arise, and (most importantly) dance the night away! Learn more about The Hotel Who and get your tickets here.
Films have the power to transport you to magical places, but at Fork n’ Film you won’t need to leave it up to the imagination on how Harry Potter’s famous Butter Beer tastes. You can sip on it just as you’re watching it on the big screen. Fork n’ Film brings the best cinematic cuisines to life with a unique culinary experience that recreates what you’re watching on screen!
Upcoming Fork n’ Film dates & movies:
- June 25, 2023 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- July 1, 2023 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- July 8, 2023 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Get your tickets to Fork n’ Film here!
📍 Location: 888 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, 90017
You don’t need to break the bank and head to Provence to feel the wind in your hair and inhale the floral scent of lavender when you have the Highland Springs Ranch and Inn just a short drive away. This breathtaking farm is celebrating the summer season with its annual lavender festival, featuring an exciting menu of lavender anything and everything. (Don’t knock it until you try it!) Find out more here.
23. Get to know Shakira like never before at this GRAMMY Museum exhibit featuring memorabilia from her personal archive
Open now at the GRAMMY Museum, Shakira, Shakira takes an intimate look at the legendary artist’s decade-spanning career. Featuring her iconic outfits, priceless instruments, and handwritten notes, the exhibit will explore Shakira’s growth from a fan of Latin rock in Barranquilla, Colombia to a global superstar. Click here to learn more about Shakira, Shakira and get your tickets for this unforgettable experience!
Nothing elevates happy hour like the sweeping views of the twinkling city lights or magical pink-and-orange sunsets (courtesy of the smog), punctuated by beachside palaces and palms. If there’s one way to take in Los Angeles, it’s from the top floor, shrouded in plants and dotted with fairy lights. Find a list of our favorite rooftop hotspots here!
Movies are better with friends, food, and drinks. And when you watch them outside at beautiful venues like the Autry Museum and the LA State Historic Park, they’re perfect. So whether you go solo or bring a squad, be sure to catch this season of Street Food Cinema’s screenings!
- June 3: Fight Club
- June 10: The Sandlot
- June 17: Do the Right Thing – Celebration of Junteenth
- June 17: The Birdcage – Celebration of Pride
- June 24: The Goonies
The Broad is honoring the legendary artist with their new exhibit ‘Keith Haring: Art is for Everybody.’ The exhibition goes further than displaying Haring’s instantly recognizable artwork. It also explores his activism and the way he’s tackled themes such as environmentalism, capitalism, sexuality, and race. Click here to learn about this special Keith Haring exhibit here!
52. Catch a concert celebrating diversity from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles at Fairmont Century Plaza
Returning to Fairmont Century Plaza for the second year in a row, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will be putting on a moving two-hour outdoor concert on June 10 from 7-9pm. Focusing on love and diversity, the group will sing everything from Queen and Motown to Pop Divas and everything in between! So grab some cocktails, tap your toes, and feel the love. Learn more here!
53. Whether you’re bringing the kiddos or unleashing your inner child, Bubble World is a magical wonderland for all
Bubble World is a one-of-a-kind multisensory experience featuring 10 stunning rooms—each with their own theme. But there’s one thread connecting all of these enchanting spaces: bubbles! Bubble World invites kids aged 1 to 101 to play and stretch their imagination in this Pixar movie come to life. Learn more here!
We all need a little change of scenery every now and then, but luckily Angelenos don’t have to travel too far for it. As much as we love L.A., with some of our favorite things out of the picture, there’s simply no better time to get to know the surrounding lands and discover (or rediscover) all its hidden gems. Here are some dreamy weekend escapes, less than a 3-hour drive from L.A., that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into another world. See them all here!
Juggling the soaring gas prices with rent is no easy feat, so it helps to know that you can at least enjoy some world-class art and culture for free. Find a list of free days at major L.A. museums and find all the details of how to visit them without spending a dime here!
- The Broad
- California African American Museum (CAAM)
- California Science Center
- Getty Center
- Getty Villa
- View the full list of free museums here!
Everyone’s favorite doll has come to life at World of Barbie. From her iconic Dreamhouse to the stylish Camper Van, this exhibit is the ultimate way to experience a life in plastic. You can even get a makeover, make some music, and step onto Barbie’s Space Shuttle! Learn all about the World of Barbie experience and get your tickets here.
The Palos Verdes resort Terranea boasts 102 acres of natural splendor and, thanks to C.A., you don’t need to be a guest to enjoy it. You’ll have endless trails along the bluff with scenic views of the ocean to explore and you may even stumble upon a sandy shore that few know about. Find out more about the coastal Palos Verdes resort gem here.
Experience critically acclaimed films exactly how they’re meant to be experienced: on the big screen. Held every Sunday evening in the David Geffen Theater, the Academy Museum is honoring Disney by showcasing their critically acclaimed films that have been honored at the Academy Awards. Learn more about their Oscar Sunday’s here!