Here’s your guide to what’s happening in the San Fernando Valley during the next two weekends, June 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23.
Don’t forget: Juneteenth is June 15th, June 16th is Father’s Day, and June is PRIDE month!
Fri June 14th
WOODLAND HILLS: FRI-YAY! Silent Disco – GLOW PARTY – The Village at Westfield Topanga – From 7pm to 10pm. Experience the most fun you’ll have without making a sound at our GLOW PARTY themed Silent Disco. Everyone will be loaned earbuds at check-in that must be returned at the end of the event. Tickets are $5 and benefit the West Valley Boys and Girls Club. This event is ALL AGES!
TORRANCE: Summer Friday Drive-In at the Roadium: Jurassic Park – Roadium Open Air Market – Gate opens at 6:30pm, movie starts at 8pm. The Roadium is reviving its classic 1950’s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience this summer. Every Friday night, guests can enjoy a great film in this throwback retro setting, along with food trucks, movie concessions, and more! Only $20 per car (includes $5 admission, $15 parking and a charitable donation to a local non-profit).
SANTA MONICA: Family-friendly Drag Bingo Night – The Gallery on The Deck – From 7pm to 10pm. This event is in honor of the first SaMo Pride! Bring the family for bingo, prizes, giveaways, and entertainment by Pandora Boxx, an all-star from “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” on VH1! Grab a bite and some cocktails from your favorite Gallery restaurant and start SaMo Pride weekend off right.
LOS ANGELES: Outdoor Movies: Funny Face – Skirball Cultural Center – Gate opens 6pm, movie starts at 8:30pm. Tickets are $12, members are FREE. Sit under the stars at the Skirball Cultural Center to watch this fashion-forward film. Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire star in this musical–romantic comedy about the discovery of a fashion star. Get up and dance along to songs by George and Ira Gershwin! Arrive early to view the exhibitions! Museum doors open at 6 pm for viewing of the exhibitions (Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich and Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite). Cocktails, wine, beer, and light fare will be available for purchase throughout the night. Note: Screening will be moved indoors in the event of rain.
Sat June 15th
Juneteenth is the day we honor the beginning of the emancipation of slavery on June 19th, 1865. Many area events are held over the weekend prior.
SANTA MONICA: 27th Annual Juneteenth Celebration – Virginia Avenue Park – From 11am to 5pm. Virginia Avenue Park hosts a jubilant celebration of justice and liberty in commemoration of the announcement of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans who lived in the former Confederacy – two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The event features live music, vendors, food, and more. Special guests include Emery Beckles + Soul, Phyllis Battle, Aaron Nigel Smith, Pastor Maye of Phillips Chapel of SaMo, and J. Boykin. Admission is FREE!
MORE JUNETEENTH EVENTS: AC Bilbrew Library (LA), The Valley Juneteenth Community Celebration (Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park), California African American Museum (LA), Juneteenth Festival (Pasadena)
PASADENA: Old Pasadena Historic Distric Walking Tour – From 9am to 11:15am. Old Pasadena has gone from drab and dingy to a shopping and dining destination. Without Pasadena Heritage, this National Register Historic District would have been destroyed! Now it is one of the finest examples of downtown revitalizations in the country. Let one of our trained docents lead you through the historic neighborhood and reveal its many hidden and unusual architectural details, old alleyways, and historic signs. Cost is $20, members $18.
LOS ANGELES: KTOWN Night Market – Robert F Kennedy Community Schools – From 4pm to 11pm (on Friday, too!). It’s summer thrills packed into a single weekend. Now on its 5th run, KTOWN Night Market is back to showcase the absolute best in what runs the streets. Tapping into music lingering underground, the finest in food that is as tasty as it is gorgeous, the latest styles in trending fashion and beauty, this summer festival has it all!
GLENDALE: Alice in Wonderland: The Musical – Glendale Centre Theatre – This musical comedy spectacular is filled to the brim with beautiful music, amazing dancing, and pure magic that will wow the entire family! Join Alice as she navigates her way through Wonderland. There’s a Goldstar link on the event page you can use to get half-price tickets (only $6!).
SANTA MONICA: PRIDE on The Promenade – The Gallery – From 3pm to 10pm. A family-friendly street festival featuring food, art, music, live performances and more! Signature items will be on sale from Azulé Taqueria, STRFSH, and Paperboy directly on The Promenade all day long.
Sun June 16th
IT’S FATHER’S DAY!
Here are some ideas for celebrating the day with Dad, Grandpa, or father-figure in your life at TripSavvy.com and RedTri.com.
LOS ANGELES: The Grammy Museum – FREE admission for dads to celebrate their day!
PASADENA: 27th annual Pasadena Chalk Festival – From 10 am to 7 pm (also Saturday) – This year’s event explores the history and impact of the centuries-old artistry of street painting, will feature the spectacular work of nearly 600 dedicated and talented chalk artists. FREE and open to the public and is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors. Artists use more than 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create hundreds of life-sized murals.
HOLLYWOOD: – 4K Restoration of The Shining – Egyptian Theatre – Movie starts at 7:30pm – “Here’s Johnny!” Fans of the Stanley Kubrick film won’t want to miss this 4K restoration showing. With an introduction by director’s assistant Leon Vitali. Cost is $15, $13 for Cinematheque members.
LOS ANGELES: Black Arts Los Angeles 10th Annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival – Leimert Park Village (also on Saturday) – Two days of fun and education for people of all races, ages, nationalities, religions, and gender. Activities include African history, genealogy, Artist’s Market, multi-cultural cuisines, authors/book signings, spoken word performances, African dance troops, live music, community speakers, and much more! Admission is FREE.
LOS ANGELES: The Music of Grateful Dead for Kids – A Father’s Day Celebration – Echoplex – Doors open at 11am. Cost is $15, children ages 1 and under free.
Fri June 21st
TORRANCE: Summer Friday Drive-In at the Roadium: Moana – Roadium Open Air Market – Gate opens at 6:30pm, movie starts at 8pm. The Roadium is reviving its classic 1950’s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience this summer. Every Friday night, guests can enjoy a great film in this throwback retro setting, along with food trucks, movie concessions, and more! Only $20 per car (includes $5 admission, $15 parking and a charitable donation to a local non-profit).
LOS ANGELES: Summer Solstice at Griffith Observatory – At 12:45pm and sunset (8:07pm). The Observatory celebrates Summer Solstice with public presentations. FREE.
LOS ANGELES: Silver Lake Picture Show – Selena – Sunset Triangle Plaza – FREE outdoor movies select Fridays this summer! No tickets required. From 8pm to 10:30pm.
WOODLAND HILLS: BCB Playdate with Fit4Mom and Tiny Tots Mobile Play! – Warner Center Park – From 9:15am to 11:30am. Join them as they celebrate FIT4MOM’s West San Fernando Valley’s 1st Anniversary and all the programs and wonderful moms that make up this amazing community! Plus, you can preview a Stroller Strides class. There will be refreshments, soft play area with Tiny Tots Mobile Play, raffle prizes, goodie bags, and more.
Sat June 22nd
FOUNTAIN VALLEY: Summerfest – Fountain Valley Sports Park – From 2pm to 11pm (through June 23, 2pm to 10pm). The 2019 Summerfest features carnival rides and games, fireworks, a parade, entertainment, food vendors, a classic car and truck show, and more. All day-wristbands for carnival rides $25-$35.
LOS ANGELES:La Bulla x Tacolandia! – Plaza de la Raza – From 6pm to 2am. – Lucha Libre wrestling, live music, art exhibit featuring 100 established and emerging artists, car show, sponsor activations, tacos for purchase, cash bar for beer and cocktails, and more! Lucha Libres headliners: TINIEBLAS JR & ALUSHE. Art Show curated by Antonio Pelayo & Vyal Reyes. All-you-can-eat tacos with every purchased ticket. Event is ages 21+ and cost is $25.
VAN NUYS: 5th Annual Valley Pride – Van Nuys Civic Center – From 6pm to 9pm. Celebrate family love and acceptance of our LGBTQIA+ community. Enjoy food and entertainment, but more importantly, be part of bringing resources to help support the LGBTQIA+ community and their loved ones.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD: Wellness & Dance Fitness Festival – From 8am to 8pm. This event is committed to building a healthier and stronger community, in partnership with other health care providers, fitness professionals, health educators, businesses, and non-profit organizations. The aim is to empower, inspire and motivate the public to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Sun June 23rd
MARINA DEL RAY: Discover Marina Del Ray – Burton Chace Park – From 11am to 5pm (also on Saturday). This FREE, community and family-oriented event features information booths from various organizations on health, safety, and the environment. You’ll enjoy live music throughout the park, and you can grab lunch at one of the participating food trucks! Attractions in the park include harbor kayaking, children’s activities, arts and crafts, marionette shows, and more. See schedule for information on the Bollywood dance and drum circle, as well as parking and Eventbrite RSVP tickets.
MARINA DEL RAY: Marina Fest – Burton Chace Park – From 10am to 6pm (also on Saturday). The two-day boat show at Burton Chace Park features an in-water boat show, tall ships, historic water tours, vendors and exhibitors, and kids’ activities. Admission to the festival is FREE (including landside events and historic boat tours). A $10 ticket is required for viewing the in-water boat show; children 12 and under FREE with paid adult.
HOLLYWOOD: Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Art Directors Guild Film Society Screening Series – Egyptian Theatre – Starts at 5:30pm. Steven Spielberg’s movie was one of the most surprising blockbusters of the 1970s. Richard Dreyfuss stars as an Everyman who’s suddenly possessed – along with hundreds of others – with visions strange towers and UFOs. Discussion following with production designer Joe Alves.
CORONA: Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival (last day!) – Crossroads Riverview Park – From 10am to 7pm. Learn about ye ol‘ German 1450-1600 A.D. history. Highlights of the only permanently built Renaissance Faire in Southern California include a historical village full of shops, a grand tourney field, live entertainment, interactive games, and demonstrations. Visitors can try their hand at archery, get a feel for Renaissance military life in the guild camps and partake in a variety of other Renaissance-era activities.
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