Summer has arrived! And that means one thing: outdoor concerts galore. Plus, Pompompurin sandwiches, Pride Parades, provocative plays, pop-up shopping and a plethora of tacos can also be your destiny:
Thursday (opening night), June 9 – 26
The Hollywood Fringe Festival—18 days of unmatched theatrical fun in the heart of Hollywood—opens tonight. This year, in addition to traditional performances, the fest will be opening with programming about virtual reality's role in the future of theater.
Deets: Performances held in various locations, Theatre Asylum, The Hudson Theatre and Lounge Theatre to name a few; Tickets, starting at $10, HERE
Starting on Friday, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar will be teaming up with Sanrio to celebrate the 20th birthday of two prominent characters. Pompompurin is in sandwich form and Chococat makes an appearance as a cookie.
Deets: Plan Check Kitchen + Bar; Available at all three LA locations until July 10; $39 for the character-themed meal set that includes a limited edition hat.
Image courtesy of Plan Check.
Friday - Saturday, June 10 – 11
Shop till you drop at MADE LA—an open-air market called "The Stores" with over 30 local pop-up shops featuring clothing, accessories and art. Highlights include: MOSCHINO Men's Spring Summer 2017 and Women's Resort Collection + After Party (Friday night), HOOD by AIR's Capsule Collection Presentation with live music performance by Yves Tumor and Golf Wang Collection and Live Experience by Tyler The Creator. Plus, there will be giveaways, live music and art installations—basically something for everyone, even if you’re not a fashion hound.
Deets: L.A. Live's Event Deck, Friday: 6 - 11 p.m.; Saturday: noon - 5 p.m. and 6 - 11 p.m. Tickets start at $10 HERE
Tyler the Creator in his Golf Wang collection. Image courtesy of Golf Wang.
Friday - Sunday, June 10 – 12
Show Your Pride
LA PRIDE, the world's first gay pride parade, is on like Donkey Kong in WeHo (beware: street closures
). For the three-day fest this year, LA PRIDE Grand Marshal is Jewel Thais-Williams, who opened one of the first black U.S. discos in the 70s. Special musical guests include Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha, Carly Rae Jepsen, Faith Evans and Krewella.
Deets: The LA Gay Pride Parade is on Sunday at 11 a.m.; Tickets for concerts/admission at the West Hollywood Park start at $25, get ‘em HERE
Image courtesy of LA PRIDE
Saturday, June 11
Tacolandia—it’s kinda like Portlandia with more tacos and no safe words. LA Weekly’s fourth annual gourmet taco fest will feature live mariachi music, cash bars and more than 100 taco vendors curated by the world's first Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza. Um, yeah, we’ve never heard of a Tacorazzo either. Pro tip: pace yourself; there’s plenty of tacos for all, so take it nice and slow, hombre.
Deets: El Pueblo de Los Angeles
; 3 – 7 p.m.; Get tickets ($50) HERE
Saturday – Sunday, June 11-12
The LA Phil presents the 38th annual Playboy Jazz Festival—one of the country’s best jazz fests— featuring an all-star line-up of illustrious jazz greats and next gen talent.
Deets: Get Bowl tickets HERE