Here’s your guide to what’s happening in the San Fernando Valley during the next two weekends, May 31, June 1, 2 and 7, 8, 9.
Curious about other events happening in June that aren’t on the weekends? Check out MommyPoppins’ Free in June: 27 Things to Do That Don’t Cost a Thing.
Fri May 31st
SPECIAL NOTE –
LAGUNA BEACH: The Laguna Beach Community Pool is closed for maintenance until June 9.
LAGUNA BEACH: Parents’ Night Out – The City of Laguna Beach is hosting its quarterly Parents’ Night Out on Friday, May 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Community & Susi Q Center, 380 Third Street. The children will have a blast enjoying games, movies, arts & crafts and dinner. Pre-registration is required 48 hours in advance. To register, call (949) 464-6645 or visit, www.lagunabeachcity.net click “recreation classes.”
NORTHRIDGE: Salute to Recreation Family Festival – Event runs May 31 – June 2 – The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks has held this FREE community festival since 1982. It took a brief hiatus, but it’s back! Come enjoy the carnivals, live entertainment, children’s activities, children’s stage, and the International Taco & Music Festival.
HOLLYWOOD: Blood Alley at Zombie Joe’s Underground – NoHo Arts District – Fridays and Saturdays through June 15 – Check out ZJU’s Theatre Group as they present their All-New, Brutal and Razor-Sharp Horror-Theater Spectacular in the great Grand Guignol, Theatre of Cruelty and Butoh-Traditions. It centers around the traumatic memories of a forgotten street-alley … haunted by the longing, beauty and unspeakable events of its cold, diabolical past! Cost $15. Ages 16+.
DTLA: LA Times’ 3rd Annual Food Bowl – Late day for the Food Bowl! The Food Bowl features many of Los Angeles’ best chefs and restaurants alongside world-renowned chefs in rare local appearances.
AGOURA HILLS: Stroller Strides – FIT4MOM Thousand Oaks (at Reyes Adobe Park) – From 9:30 am to 10:30 am – What a great way to get in shape, meet other moms, and have fun with your baby all at the same time! It is a total fitness program where moms push
Sat June 1st
HOLLYWOOD: Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie: Young Frankenstein – North Hollywood Recreation Center – From 5:30 to 11 pm. – Eat|See|Hear, the original traveling outdoor cinema, returns Saturday, June 1, with “Young Frankenstein.” Guests can enjoy live musical performances (Saint Rien) alongside 150+ rotating food trucks before settling in for a screening on the largest inflatable movie screen on the West Coast. Cost $8+. (Note: Movie screenings will take place every Saturday throughout the month of June. The event will reach many different neighborhoods of Los Angeles, including some iconic destinations such as The Autry Museum in Griffith Park (which will offer free entry to the museum, encouraging guests to explore the galleries) and the iconic Los Angeles State Historic Park. All locations are 100% dog-friendly.)
REDONDO: Free Family Movie Nights 2019 – Redondo Pier – The Redondo Beach Pier screens free movies on the Boardwalk every Friday night in May. Movies begin at dusk. This week’s show is How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World. FREE.
SANTA MONICA: Wake Up with the Waves – Santa Monica Pier – From 9 am to 11 am – The final Wake Up with the Waves of the season! It includes an interactive storytime by Story Pirates, music, dancing, playing, and more. The fun can be found at the Santa Monica Pier Playground. FREE.
SANTA MONICA: Nick Gabaldon Day – Bay Street Beach – Nick Gabaldon Day commemorates the life of the first documented surfer of African-American and Mexican descent. The day includes beach activities and free surf lessons at the city’s
PASADENA: Music Under the Stars – Pasadena City Hall – Starts at 8 pm. The Pasadena Symphony and POPS present a free concert under the stars at Pasadena City Hall. Resident POPS Conductor Larry Blank leads the orchestra in a celebration of the best of hit shows that traveled from Broadway to Hollywood from My Fair Lady and Hello Dolly to Gigi and your favorite classic films. Hear “The Trolley Song,” “My Funny Valentine,” “New York New York” and many other hits. Arrive early for gourmet food trucks, a musical instrument petting zoo, and pre-concert family fun. Picnic dinner allowed but no alc
Sun June 2nd
LOS ANGELES: LevittLA Summer Concert Series in MacArthur Park – Noches Ilegales presents Rumbankete with DJ Costa – Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles – Starts at 7 am – LevittLA brings a series of 50 FREE summer concerts to MacArthur Park, with shows Thursday through Sunday evenings. Sunday Family Series shows feature cultural celebrations for the young and young at heart.
LOS ANGELES: The Great Big Day of Play – From 9 am to 5 pm – SoCalMoms kicks off the summer season with a major family event at Griffith Park, offering up live music, arts and crafts, a family fun zone, story time, bubbles, balloons, and character meet-and-greets. Performance highlights include the Beat Buds, Twinkle Time, and Dinosaur Encounters. Cost is $5 in advance or $10 at the door. All ages.
LOS ANGELES: – Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese’s – Chuck E. Cheese locations open for two hours on the first Sunday of each month, specifically for children with autism and other special needs. This includes reduced lighting and noise, food and games, and a trained staff. The show and music turned down or off entirely, with limited appearances by Chuck E. Guests can order off a full menu and have access to play all games and rides. See above link for locations. All ages. No admission frees.
LOS ANGELES: Walk to Cure Arthritis –
Fri June 7th
DTLA: FIGfest Annual Summer Music Festival – FIGat7th – Run Fridays June 7 – 28 – From 6 pm to 11 pm – This FREE music festival will energize the city with fun summer nights and eclectic sounds. In partnership with Spaceland Presents, LA’s leading concert promotion firm, the festival kicks off June 7 and runs four consecutive Friday nights at Downtown LA’s premier shopping destination, FIGat7th. The plaza will be transformed into DTLA’s outdoor stage and brought to life with performances by leading R&B, hip-hop, pop, soul, dance, and electronic artists. Kicking off the series is LA’s very own explosive and honest rock act Cherry Glazerr.
VENICE: Abbot Kinney First Fridays – Abbot Kinney Blvd. – Food trucks line Abbot Kinney, and the shops stay open late with special sales and events on the first Friday of every month. FREE.
LAGUNA BEACH: Sunset Serenades and World Music – Heisler Park Amphitheater – June 7 and 14 – From 6:30 p. to sunset – Relax and enjoy FREE live music performances. This week: Jessica Fichot – Cino/French
LOS ANGELES: First Fridays at Toolbox LA – Come for a night of art, culture, and music in the San Fernando Valley on the First Friday of every month. Our objective is to connect with like-minded people who are building, creating and designing a future filled with possibilities. There will be a DJ, art, and food trucks at Toolbox LA on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month. Invite your friends and try something new! Please RSVP for entry.
Sat June 8
HOLLYWOOD: Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie: The Princess Bride – Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall – From 5:30 to 11 pm. – Eat|See|Hear, the original traveling outdoor cinema, returns Saturday, June 1, with “Young Frankenstein.” Guests can enjoy live musical performances (TBA) alongside 150+ rotating food trucks before settling in for a screening on the largest inflatable movie screen on the West Coast. Cost $8+. (Note: Movie screenings will take place every Saturday throughout the month of June. All locations are 100% dog-friendly.)
SANTA MONICA: Triple Feature at Aero Theater – Whit Stillman Trilogy including Metropolitan, Barcelona, and The Last Days of Disco – Cost $15.
NEWPORT BEACH: Wooden Boat Festival – Balboa Yacht Club – June 8 – 9, 10 am to 5:30 pm. The annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival celebrates the maritime heritage of Newport Harbor and wooden boats past and present. The weekend is filled with maritime craftsmanship, art, exhibits, food, music, and a boat parade. About 50 unique wooden power and sailboats from around the country are on display. FREE.
LOS ANGELES: LevittLA Summer Concert Series in MacArthur Park – Manila 2 MacArthur Park Day 1 – Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles – Starts at 7 am – Manila 2 MacArthur Park Day is a free two-day festival showcasing the best of LA’s traditional and contemporary Filipino culture and LA’s Filipino Independence Day
Sun June 9
COSTA MESA: Tony Awards Viewing Party – Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Starts at 7 pm. Celebrate all things Broadway with emcee and The Book of Mormon original cast member, Scott Barnhardt, at our free Tony Awards viewing party on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza! Enjoy live musical performances, fun activities, and giveaways, including the chance to win a pair of tickets to a Broadway show at the Center! Hear some of Scott’s favorite stories from his time on Broadway and walk the red carpet for a photo with South Coast Repertory’s very own Tony Award. Then, tune in with us at 8 pm to watch the entire broadcast of Broadway’s biggest night on the largest outdoor screen in Orange County!
LOS ANGELES: LevittLA Summer Concert Series in MacArthur Park – Manila 2 MacArthur Park Day 2 – Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles – Starts at 7 am – Manila 2 MacArthur Park Day is a free two-day festival showcasing the best of LA’s traditional and contemporary Filipino culture with Joel Quizon, Bibak, Rocksteady Rondalla and Kayamanan. Presented by Kalayaan L.A. and Fil-Am ARTS. LevittLA brings a series of 50 FREE summer concerts to MacArthur Park, with shows Thursday through Sunday evenings.
TARZANA: Valley Crest Half Marathon & 10K – Starts at 7:30 am – A hilly mountain trail half-marathon on historic Mulholland fire road in the Santa Monica Mountains will treat runners to beautiful spring foliage and magnificent vistas of the San Fernando Valley. The race is held in early
NOTE DATE CHANGE!
Moved to June 30th
BURBANK: San Fernando Valley Picnic at the Park! – From 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Join us at Johnny Carson Park! Look for us near the playground (we will try to get as close as possible) where we will be set up with blankets and people! This is a huge park so feel free to bring your kids or dogs! Plan to bring your own lunch or grab take out at any of the local places nearby (there
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