17 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Week

It's Burger Week at The Oinkster in Eagle Rock. Meet Weezer's Pork and Beans burger. (The Oinkster)

The California African American Museum hosts the best karaoke night ever: Marvin Gaye-Oke. The Oinkster's Burger Weeks returns. The Hollywood Fringe Festival celebrates weird theater. The Getty Museum examines the birth of Bauhaus. A listening session honors The Birth of the Cool. Locarno in Los Angeles and Dances with Films bring another dose of culture to your week.

MONDAY, JUNE 10 - SUNDAY, JUNE 16
Burger Week
The Oinkster — 2005 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock
Chef Andre Guerrero's ninth annual burger event presents a week of new creations and a returning favorite, all inspired by the L.A. music scene. Monday's burger is the Pork & Beans Burger (Weezer), a beef patty topped with pulled pork, beans, candied bacon, mustard and pickled okra. The week wraps with Taste the Pain Burger (Red Hot Chili Peppers), a spiced beef patty, pepper jack, sautéed peppers and onions and chili aioli. Hearty eaters who try each of the one-day-only burgers will receive a surprise on Sunday.
COST: Varies; MORE INFO

MONDAY, JUNE 10; 8 p.m.
Eve Ensler with Idina Menzel
Moss Theater at New Roads School, Herb Alpert Educational Village — 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica
Live Talks L.A. presents playwright and author Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues) who discusses her new book, The Apology, with singer and performer Idina Menzel. Like millions of women, Ensler was sexually and physically abused and she has been waiting nearly a lifetime for an apology from her father. Tickets include a copy of the book.
COST: $27; MORE INFO

MONDAY, JUNE 10; 7 - 10 p.m.
Miles Davis: The Complete Birth of The Cool
In Sheep's Clothing — 710 E. 4th Pl., downtown L.A.
The event celebrates a new collection of Davis's studio and live recordings and also honors the 70th anniversary of the initial sessions for the Birth of the Cool album. At 7 p.m., there's a panel discussion with USC professor Taj Frazier and musicians Mekala Session and Terrace Martin, followed by a listening session at 8 p.m. The event is ages 21+.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO

MONDAY, JUNE 10; 8 p.m.
For Good: A Monthly Night of Showtunes to Save the World
El Cid — 4212 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
The monthly event features singers belting out Broadway tunes and ditties from the great American songbook. All the proceeds will go to a different charity each month. For June, the money will go to The Painted Turtle, a summer where kids with serious medical conditions can just be kids.
COST: $15; MORE INFO

TUESDAY, JUNE 11 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, FRIDAY, JUNE 14; 8 p.m.
Atlas
Walt Disney Concert Hall — 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown L.A.
The L.A. Phil presents an ambitious new production of Meredith Monk's experimental opera in three acts. The shows cap director Yuval Sharon's three-year artistic residency with the Philharmonic. Conducted by Paolo Bortolameolli and performed by the L.A. Phil's New Music Group, the work follows a young girl to the ends of the world and beyond. The production includes visual art, movement and a large sphere that functions as both a projection screen and a design element.
COST: Tickets start at $32; MORE INFO

The Getty opens an exhibition on the Bauhaus school, and includes [Study of geometric shapes] by Gertrud Preiswerk, ca. 1926. (The Getty Research Institute)

TUESDAY, JUNE 11 - SUNDAY, OCT. 13
Bauhaus Beginnings
Getty Center — 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood
The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Bauhaus, the German school of art and design that had a major impact on art during its brief existence. Explore the art, architecture, design and philosophy of the school's early years. Artists featured in the exhibition include Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy as well as student work by Erich Comeriner, Erich Mrozek and Margarete Willers.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

WEDNESDAY JUNE 12; 7:30 p.m.
Open Projector Night
Hammer Museum — 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood
The Sklar Brothers host a night of free-for-all film screenings. If you have a film under 10 minutes, here's your chance to show it to a live, irreverent audience. You might get cheers, you might get jeers, so bring a sense of humor. Sign-ups are first come, first served, and they happen between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Accepted media formats include DVD (standard and Blu-Ray), 16mm, Super 8 film and digital files on flash drives (no larger than 5 GB). No downloads will be accepted. Spectators are welcome to watch the madness.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12; 7:30 p.m.
My Neighbors Are Dead & I'm Too Effing High Live
Three Clubs — 1123 Vine St., Hollywood
Campfire Media presents live podcast recordings for two of its shows. Host Adam Peacock (and guest Marc Evan Jackson) dive into the lives of the lesser-known characters from horror films, like the neighbor at 11 Cloverfield Lane or Freddy's middle school teacher. Part talk show and game show, I'm Too Effing High welcomes guests Jamie Loftus and Jacob Wysocki, who will be tested through challenges, games and performances to find out if they're funnier when high.
COST: $5; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, JUNE 13; 7 p.m.
9 to 5
The Frida Cinema — 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana
The Orange County Gay Men's Chorus
presents the 1980 comedy classic starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton as three put-upon women working for the awful Dabney Coleman. The screening doubles as a benefit for the OCGMC. Get there early for a pre-show cocktail hour at 6 p.m. at the nearby LGBT Center.
COST: $15; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 - SUNDAY, JUNE 23
Dances with Films
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres — 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
The indie film festival, whose name plays on Sundance, opens with Apple Seed. The film stars the late Rance Howard as a hitchhiker who meets a man (Michael Worth) headed to rob his hometown bank. The festival screens nearly 200 films including narrative features, shorts, documentaries and children's films.
COST: Individual tickets run $16 - $20; MORE INFO

Skateboarders practice the new course at Dew Tour at the Long Beach Convention Center on July 21, 2016. (Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Mountain Dew)

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 - SUNDAY, JUNE 16
Summer Dew Tour
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center — 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
The skateboard competition and festival also serves as the first official global Olympic qualifying event in the U.S. for men's and women's park and street competitions. Watch more than 300 of the top male and female skateboarders. The weekend also includes skate vendors, installations and a festival of outdoor music, food and drink.
COST: FREE general admission, VIP passes: $250 - $600; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, JUNE 13; 7 p.m.
Master Class: Japanese Whiskey
The Green Room — 1250 E. Harvard Rd., Burbank
Learn about Japanese whiskey inside the hidden cocktail lounge at Castaway. Taste some of the best whiskey from Japan including Mars, Akashi and Chichibu, served alongside chef-driven pairings like wagyu tartare with whisky gelee and chicken yakitori with a whiskey soy glaze.
COST: $25; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 - SUNDAY, JUNE 30
Hollywood Fringe Festival
Various venues throughout Hollywood
The HFF just keeps getting bigger. This year, it will feature more than 2,000 performances of 400 shows. A few caught our attention...

You can also read our full guide to shows and how to choose what to go see.

The opening night party takes place on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
COST: $5 - $30 for opening party tickets, performance prices vary; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 - SATURDAY, AUG. 17
The Comedy of Errors / Henry V
Various Southern California locations
Shakespeare by the Sea celebrates its 22nd season, presenting two of William Shakespeare's notable works on alternating dates. The festival features Henry V in San Fermin Park in San Pedro (July 5, 13-15, 27, 29). The Comedy of Errors is presented at the same location (June 20-22, July 6). SBTS then moves to 22 other parks and outdoor spaces, from Mission Viejo to South Pasadena.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 - SUNDAY, JUNE 16
Locarno in Los Angeles
LACMA — 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire
Laemmle Music Hall — 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Now in its third year, this screenng series brings us several films from the 2018 film fest in Locarno, Italy. The festival opens with a tribute (at LACMA) to director, screenwriter and producer Leo McCarey, featuring a 35mm presentation of his 1937 screwball comedy, The Awful Truth. Another highlight includes the 14-hour Argentine epic La Flor, presented in three parts over the weekend.
COST: Individual tickets run $5 - $15, passes available; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, JUNE 13; 6:30 p.m.
Street Style Cinema
The Park at The Grove 189 The Grove Dr., Fairfax
The month-long, outdoor film series focuses on strong women in fashion and film. Crazy Rich Asians screens with activations that include a full bar (for those 21+), a cotton candy machine, shopping and a DJ to kick off each night. Rounding out the month are Miss Congeniality on June 20 and The Devil Wears Prada on June 27.
COST: FREE admission with RSVP; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, JUNE 13; 7 - 9 p.m.
Marvin Gaye-Oke
California African American Museum — 600 State Dr., Exposition Park
Held in conjunction with the museum's current exhibition, Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective, this Marvin Gaye-themed karaoke night celebrates the life and work of the late artist and painter. Barnes' famous painting The Sugar Shack was featured on the cover of Gaye's I Want You album. Gaye-Oke is led by soul singer Torrénce Brannon-reese anyone who wants to sing is welcome to get it on.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO


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