Los Angeles plunges into summer with a whole host of fun June events for all ages and all tastes. Among them is a Prince-themed roller skating party, a brand new music festival, a swap meet at a historic house, and Los Angeles’s annual Pride celebration. Here’s June 2017’s hot list for Los Angeles.
THURSDAY, JUNE 1st – THURSDAY, JUNE 8th
MUSIC | Get in touch with your inner ‘90s teen
📅 Friday, June 2nd
It’s a ‘90s pop extravaganza at the Hollywood Bowl on June 2nd, with the Total Package Tour, featuring Boyz II Men, Paula Abdul, and New Kids on the Block. Relive your youth at Los Angeles’s beloved amphitheater, and be sure to stop by the free Hollywood Bowl Museum before the show. Tickets start at $56.
SKATE | Spin around the rink to tunes from The Purple One
📅 Thursday, June 8th
Skate the night away to Prince at the Moonlight Rollerway. This Glendale roller rink has been around since 1956, then known as Harry’s Roller Rink. The original maple flooring is still in place, as well as a vintage organ that owner Dominic Cangelosi still plays on Tuesdays. Prince Tribute Skate kicks off at 8 p.m. and goes until midnight. Tickets are $20 and include skate rental. 18+.
📍 Moonlight Rollerway, 5110 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA, USA, +1 818 241 3630
THEATER | See dozens of independent shows throughout Hollywood
📅 Thursday, June 8th – Sunday, June 25th
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an amazing, nearly month-long celebration of independent theater. Works are uncensored, allowing artists to deliver some of the coolest, raw performances Angelenos will see all year. The festival spans multiple venues, with over 300 unique shows, which kick off on June 8th and extend through June 25th. Search the website by tags—comedy, edgy, solo show, etc.—to find a show that appeals to you. Location, dates, and prices vary.
FRIDAY, JUNE 9th – FRIDAY, JUNE 16th
VIDEO GAMES | See Kingdom Hearts in concert
📅 Saturday, June 10th; Sunday, June 11th; Wednesday, June 14th
Kingdom Hearts, an RPG game that crosses the Disney and Final Fantasy universes, boasts a majestic original score that fans love. And now, fans can see selections from the soundtrack performed with a full symphonic orchestra. The tour kicked off in Tokyo in March and will arrive at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on June 10th, 11th, and 14th. Tickets begin at $59.
SPA | A day-side wellness retreat at a luxury hotel
📅 Sunday, June 11th
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles will be hosting their Summer Wellness Retreat on June 11th. For $295, guests will get to enjoy one holistic treatment, meditation, yoga, a poolside lunch from WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, and possible tea leaf readings. Overnight packages are available for those who need to unwind further.
📍 The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, 900 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 213 743 8800
LGBTQ | Pride returns, but this time the parade is a march
📅 Sunday, June 11th
L.A. Pride Parade and Festival will return to West Hollywood June 5th through 11th. This year, a resistance march is replacing the free parade on June 11th. It will begin at the Hollywood and Highland station in Hollywood at 8 a.m., and then move west 3.1 miles (five kilometers) to West Hollywood Park. This march takes place on the same day as the National Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington D.C. Other Pride events, including the annual L.A. Pride Festival, will occur throughout the week leading up to the 11th. More details here.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17th – SATURDAY, JUNE 24th
MOVIE | See Fight Club with a live score
📅 Thursday, June 22nd
David Fincher’s Fight Club (1999), based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel of the same name, will screen at The Wiltern in Koreatown with a live score. Performers include composer Zoe Poledouris-Roche, musician Angel Roche Jr. (Ziggy Marley), and Gabrial McNair (No Doubt). Tickets start at $30.
BEER | Take a tour of downtown’s best breweries
📅 Thursday, June 22nd
A free shuttle will allow guests to check out downtown Los Angeles’s burgeoning beer scene. Every 20 to 30 minutes, pickups will occur at the following six breweries: Mumford Brewing, Angel City Brewing, Boomtown Brewery, Arts District Brewing Co., Iron Triangle Brewing DTLA, and Indie Brewing Company. Indie Brewing Company will be offering beers from Dry River Brewing too. Take the L.A. Metro downtown to avoid driving and sample some of L.A.’s best brews, hassle-free. The shuttle will run from between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
FESTIVAL | A new music festival arrives in Pasadena
📅 Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th
Arroyo Seco Weekend, a new family-friendly music festival, debuts at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Saturday, June 24th. The two-day event features a full lineup of great food, drinks, and music. Saturday headliners include Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Alabama Shakes, and Broken Social Scene, while Sunday features Mumford & Sons, Weezer, and The Shins. Food vendors include L.A. favorites Barrel & Ashes, Beer Belly and Broken Spanish. Weekend passes start at $225, while single-day passes are $125.
SUNDAY, JUNE 25th – FRIDAY, JUNE 30th
LECTURE | RuPaul tells all
📅 Sunday, June 25th
RuPaul RuPaul’s Drag Race will present Real Talk with RuPaul at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles on June 25th at 2 p.m. RuPaul will talk about his life, from his ‘80s punk days to hosting a hit reality TV show. Reservations are free and open on May 14th at 6 a.m. An RSVP does not guarantee entry, so guests are advised to arrive early. Unclaimed reservations will open up to those on standby 15 minutes before the show begins.
SHOP | A Sunday swap meet
HM157, a historic house in Lincoln Heights, is hosting a swap meet on the afternoon of Sunday, June 25th. DJs will play while shoppers browse clothing, furniture, home décor, records, comics, books, art, and other wares.
FILM | Watch a sci-fi epic high up on a roof
📅 Friday, June 30th
Rooftop Cinema Club takes over the roof of the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, each time offering a new or beloved film, food courtesy of Heritage LA, cocktails, and comfortable lounge seating. On June 30th, they’ll be screening Rogue One (2016), the sci-fi adventure that follows the Rebel Alliance’s attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star. Tickets start at $17. 18+.
📍 Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 323 871 2420