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16 Of Our Favorite Events in Los Angeles This Week
Here are 16 of our favorite events happening in L.A. this week. Think we missed something or you just want other options? Check out LAist's June Guide, too.
MONDAY, JUNE 20
MANY SUNS (Reading + Campfire)
See a "performative reading" of a famous Octavia E. Butler short story set in a dystopian L.A., accompanied by a dance performance and the dramatic L.A. River backdrop of the Bowtie Project. The event, which is part of Clockshop’s Radio Imagination series, is presented by the Women’s Center for Creative Work and will be followed by a campfire reception. Doors/gate opens at 7 p.m., reading begins at 7:30 p.m., and sunset at 8:08 p.m. $10 suggested donation.
TRUMP VS. BERNIE: THE DEBATE! (Comedy)
Andy Richter moderates comedians Anthony Atamanuik (as Trump) and James Adomian (as Sanders) in a comedy "debate" act at Largo at the Coronet. The debating duo has previously appeared on on Comedy Central and two TV specials for Fusion, along with a live international tour in 2016. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.
PINK BOOTS TAKES OVER THREE WEAVERS (Beer)
Three Weavers Brewing Company in Inglewood is handing over their tasting room to the Pink Boots Society for a night of killer beers and food. A long list of L.A.'s best breweries will be on hand, and 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to the Pink Boots Society Scholarship Fund. The event will run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 and get you six pours and a Three Weavers glass for keeps. Additional pours are available at $4 each in advance or at the event.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
Cinefamily celebrates the release of Weiner-Dog, the final installment in Todd Solondz' "Weiner Trilogy" (parts one and two being Solondz' Welcome to the Dollhouse and Palindromes), with a sneak preview of the newest film. A members-only screening at 7:30 features Todd Solondz and Danny DeVito in-person, with a public screening at 10:30 p.m at Cinefamily the Silent Movie Theater. Tickets are free and first come, first serve.
INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY AT THE BUNGALOW (Music + Drinks)
The Surfrider Foundation hosts an International Surfing Day event at The Bungalow in Santa Monica with live performances by Matt Costa and Summer Twins. All proceeds raised through donations will be going to Surfrider Foundation Los Angeles Chapter to continue their protection of the local beach breaks, beach access, oceans, and waterways. Doors open at 6 p.m. and performances start at 7 p.m. Free, but donations welcome and RSVPs suggested.
STOP TRUMP: VIGIL AGAINST VIOLENCE AND HATE (Rally + Vigil)
Bend the Arc Jewish Action and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, two heavyweight faith-based social justice organizations, join together to stand against Donald Trump and honor the legacy of slain civil rights activists Andrew Goodman, Mickey Schwerner and James Chaney, who were killed on June 21, 1964. The vigil, which is endorsed by the California Congress of Racial Equality, Vigilant Love Coalition, Council on American Islamic Relations, and Muslim Public Affairs Council, will begin at 6 p.m. in Pan Pacific Park. Meet at the amphitheater, which is located in the northwest corner of the park, south of the parking lot. Free.
MARC MARON (Comedy)
WTF-host Marc Maron has been having a series of intimate shows at the Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theater, full of his signature raw wit mixed with a more casual "workshop/riffing shows" vibe, as he has described the nights. The show is at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8. Advance tickets are sold out, but a limited number of standing room tickets will be available at the door.
Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly likes to book lurid exploitation flicks, and no other actor best encapsulates that sensibility than the singular Nicolas Cage. At 7:30, the double-feature kicks off with 1983's Valley Girl, Cage's breakthrough role. Following Valley Girl is the 2006 remake of The Wicker Man, which is not recommended for those with a fear of bees. Tickets are sold out in advance, but the New Beverly still sets aside over 100 for walk-ups ($8 for both films).
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
DOUBLE INDEMNITY (Film)
In honor of Billy Wilder's 110th birthday, the Crest Theater in Westwood will be screening Wilder's classic 1944 noir Double Indemnity and serving birthday cake in the lobby. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.
FUZZY URBANISM (Talk)
A diverse panelorganized by LA-Más with support from the Sunset & Vine BID will discuss alternative models of urbanism and how public realm investments can support culture and build community. The talk will go from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood. Free, but please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
X: THE UNHEARD MUSIC (Music + Film)
Union Station can be a beautiful concert venue, but this Wednesday at 8 p.m. it'll also serve as a theater, as Los Angeles Film Forum screens the 1986 punk documentary X: The Unheard Music). Directed by W.T. Morgan, The Unheard Music follows the seminal L.A. punk band over a span of five years and showcases several ferocious live performances, including the songs "Los Angeles," "We're Desperate," and "Johnny Hit and Run Paulene." Also part of the bill will be several punk shorts from the era. The screening will take place at Union Station's north patio and and is free and open to the public.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23
Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs play the Greek Theatre as badass supergroup "case/lang/veirs" for a collaboration that Pitchfork describes as "an exquisite tribute to connection and reflection on the things that bind us." The show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 to $89.50, plus fees.
SO YOU WANT TO OPEN A BREWERY IN L.A.? (Panel + Beer)
Join moderator Tomm Carroll (LA correspondent for The Celebrator Beer News, columnist for Beer Paper LA, and craft beer class instructor for UCLA Extension) for the now-annual LA Beer Week panel, and hear about what it's like to actually open your own brewery in L.A. The panel will be held in the beer garden of El Segundo’s Rock & Brews from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is free, draught beers from the breweries represented on the panel will be available for purchase.
KATT WILLIAMS AND MIKE EPPS (Comedy)
Comics Mike Epps and Katt Williams hit the stageat the Staples Center as part of the 2016 BET Experience. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $59.50 to $175, plus fees.
AFTER 5: MOON UTERUS: (Music + Party)
"After 5" is Hauser Wirth & Schimmel's new weekly live music performance series, which pairs live bands with extended Thursday opening hours at the gallery, craft cocktails from the Spare Room Hollywood, savory Russian hand-pies from the Airstream kitchen of Pirozhki LA, and late shopping hours at D.A.P.‘s on-site bookstore ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Actor and writer Mel Shimkovitz and artist and DJ Amy von Harrington make up Moon Uterus, and will be headlining this week's event. This event is free, but reservation is required.
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