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What's On This Month In Los Angeles | June 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
School is out and summer has arrived, but with all of the amazing events going on in L.A. this month, you’ll barely notice the extra free time. Festivals abound, food is everywhere, and music pulses through the city streets. Perfect for dancing through these summer nights.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 1ST- SUNDAY JUNE 5TH

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Wine Glass | © Andrei Niemimaki / Flickr, LA Live | Danny Thompson / Flickr, Art Gallery | Deidre Woolard / Flickr, Dog | University of Liverpool / Flickr

FESTIVAL Find Your Inner Filmmaker at the LA Film Festival

Wednesday June 1st

For movie buffs, this is a not-to-miss nine days where the best up and coming filmmakers from all over the world descend upon Los Angeles to showcase their films at screenings for the public.

LITERATURE Listen in on the UCLA Student Poet Reading

Thursday, June 2nd

UCLA is showing off their English/Creative Writing students at this public poetry reading for a night of unique voices and coffee.

FESTIVAL Light up L.A. Live at Downtown Dark Nights

Friday, June 3rd

On a rare night where L.A. Live has no scheduled events, they schedule their own by bringing in food, music, and indie vendors to celebrate Downtown.

FOOD Savor the Flavor at Friday Night Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Friday, June 3rd

Attend this tasty benefit while trying out some of the best wine showcased by local connoisseur Silverlake Wine, paired with gourmet cheeses and live music.

LITERATURE Outbid Others at the Rooted and Rising Art Show

Saturday, June 4th

Visit the art gallery, join in on the silent art auction, and enjoy the refreshments as the Last Bookstore teams up with the Downtown Women’s Center to aid the homeless woman of L.A.

FESTIVAL Wag Your Tail at the Dog Film Festival

Sunday, June 5th

Grab a leash and a four-legged friend and spend the day watching the films with your dog.

FESTIVAL Connect with Local Artists at the Urban Air Market

Sunday, June 5th

Join this outdoor design festival to see the local independent artists from the surrounding communities put their work up on display.

MONDAY JUNE 6TH– SUNDAY JUNE 12TH

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Disney LA Pride 2015 Courtesy of LA Pride, Donut | © Dave Crosby / Flickr, Tacos | Vancouver Bites / Flickr, Pasadena | Robert Cross / Flickr

ART Admire the Animals at the Arts Brookfield Installation

Monday June 6th

Check out an installation like no other, that centers around enormous, glowing animals.

FESTIVAL Come Out and Party with the LA Pride Festival

Friday, June 10th

Celebrate the LGBTQ community with three days of great music, unique art exhibits, and the famous LA Pride Parade.

FOOD Indulge at the Time Out Donut Party

Saturday, June 11th

There will be no shortage of sugar at this event, as bringing in some of the best donut makers in the city.

FOOD Grab a Ticket to Tacolandia 2016

Saturday, June 11th

Chow down on tacos from the best taco makers in L.A. and see which ones are voted number one. And let’s face it–that’s a tough competition.

FESTIVAL Rock Out at Make Music Pasadena

Saturday, June 11th

So many musical acts are heading to Pasadena for this festival that they’ll spill over from the stages and perform in restaurants and businesses nearby.

FESTIVAL Join the Crafting at the Patchwork Show

Sunday, June 12th

See the work of the local artists and support the local community while creating your own crafts to show off.

MUSIC Jump and Jive at the Playboy Jazz Festival

Sunday, June 12th

Celebrate jazz music at the 38th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival, and see what emerging jazz artists are going to be taking over the charts one day.

MONDAY JUNE 13TH- SUNDAY JUNE 19TH

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Bob Dylan | © Xavier Badosa / Flickr, K-Town Night Market courtesy of K-Town Night Market, Music Center-Walt Disney Hall | Prayitno / Flickr, Vinyl Records | Donnie Ozone / Flickr

MUSIC Hear the Angels Sing with Bob Dylan

Thursday, June 16th

Following the release of his album, Fallen Angels, Dylan is hitting the road again and gracing L.A. on the Shrine’s stage.

MARKET⎹ Explore the Culture of the K-Town Night Market

Friday, June 17th

Feel like you’ve traveled the world at this Night Market, a copy of the popular markets that dominate main cities all over Asia, and try the diverse cuisine being cooked up.

MUSIC Stay Up All Night at the Sleepless Music Center

Friday, June 17th

This Friday, L.A. is the city that isn’t sleeping; instead, the city is dancing as the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion gets transformed into an interactive dance party.

COMEDY Laugh Out Loud at the Oh, Hello Show

Saturday, June 18th

Laugh until your stomach hurts at this unconventional Off Broadway comedy featuring two stereotypical New Yorkers.

FESTIVAL Drink Up at the LA Vegan Beer and Food Festival

Saturday, June 18th

Unlimited beer in praise of Mother Earth? Sign us up. This festival showcases delicious vegan vendors from around the city to raise money for charity.

ART See the City on Display at the Made in L.A. Exhibit

Sunday, June 19th

Take a closer look at the City of Angels through an exhibition designed to show why L.A. local art is so interesting and crucial to the city’s personality.

MUSIC Break Out the Dance Moves at the Beat Swap Meet

Sunday, June 19th

Dance, paint, DJ, and refine your vinyl record collection on this beat-iful, celebratory day, closing out the Four Days of Hip Hop fest.

MONDAY JUNE 20TH – THURSDAY JUNE 26TH

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Popcorn | © Alan Cleaver/Flickr, Movie Night | Timothy Vollmer / Flickr, Cat | Moyan Brenn / Flickr, Piano keys | Kavonni Christopher / Flickr

FILM Pop the Popcorn for the Silver Lake Picture Show

Thursday, June 23rd

Swing by for free films out in the open air and connect with the local musicians in the community.

MUSIC Immerse in the Melodies of Birdy

Friday, June 24th

Listen to the melodic voice of Birdy as she tours to promote her latest EP and prepares to release her second studio album.

FILM Ditch Netflix for the Movies and Chill Open Air Festival

Saturday, June 25th

Bring a blanket, but ditch the close quarters of your room– Open Air Festival is screening films beneath the stars.

FESTIVAL Feel The Feline Love at CatCon LA

Saturday, June 25th

No crazy cat ladies here; just a lot of love for the feline friends, which attendees can share and show through merchandise, art, and even a special meet and greet.

ARCHITECTURE Spend Time In the Clouds at the SkySpace LA Opening

Saturday, June 25th

See LA from 1,000 feet up at the Grand Opening of this new observation tower with a twist.

MUSIC Praise the Piano Keys at Inna Faliks Performance

Sunday, June 26th

In the music world, she’s known for being passionate and innovative, and it shows in her talent on the black and white keys.