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See All Of The Can’t-Miss Events Happening In L.A. This Summer

By: Haley Bosselman

Hotel June Pool

Hotel June Pool

It may be seared into your brain that summertime means living is easy, but that doesn’t mean it also can’t be fun and busy. Los Angeles is full of new culinary experiences, vibrant pool parties and movie nights all summer long, so pull out your calendar and get to booking. You don’t want to miss out on these events, openings and more.

The Belvedere New Summer Menu

The Peninsula Beverly Hills restaurant launched an all-new brunch, lunch and dinner menu that captures fresh summer flavors while still paying homage to the history and romance of French cuisine. Menu highlights include lobster and caviar flatbread, ahi tuna nicoise salad, truffle risotto, broiled black bass filet, lemon ricotta pancakes and croque madame. Call 310.975.2736 for reservations.

The Broad Summer Happenings

Following the June 18 Now We’re Here performance event, special exhibitions This Is Not America’s Flag and Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow are running until Sept. 24. The exhibitions are part of the three-part Now We’re Here series, which lays the groundwork for artists to celebrate their own roles and identities in today’s artistic and sociopolitical landscape; the joys and struggles of self-defining “place,” citizenship and national identity, and the profoundly individual ways in which they arrived at this moment in their journeys.

Doors. Pop-Up

The fashion, art and beauty online and experiential brick-and-mortar platform has brought its New York-based pop-up, Metaverse, Schmetaverse, to Los Angeles. Open until the end of June, the limited-time West Hollywood storefront is showcasing more than 50 up-and-coming fashion designers and brands from around the world, including Paris-based Y/Project, streetwear brand Juun J and Daze Dayz, among others.

The Green Room Master Class

On June 29, The Green Room will host its first educational event series of the year, Master Class: Art of Beverage. You’ll expand your mind while indulging in champagne and caviar, in addition to a host of other delicacies. The guided tasting will include four varietals from Champagne Lanson and creative presentations of award-winning caviar, including Royale Caviar and Oysters with truffle ponzu, crispy shallots and finger limes. What’s more, interactive elements throughout the evening give guests a chance to win gift cards and prizes. $65 per person/ Reservations

Hotel June 2nd Anniversary Pool Party

Celebrate two fun years with Hotel June at an afternoon pool party on June 25. Beginning at 4 p.m., expect Casa del Sol cocktails, music by DJ William Reed and Baja-inspired bites from Caravan Swim Club. Register to attend or Reserve a Lounge/Daybed

Hotel June Venice Beach Cleanup Series

A day of fun and giving back, in our opinion, sounds like the perfect Saturday. On June 16, join the Surfrider Foundation and Lo-Fi Aperitifs at 10 a.m. for a beach cleanup on the northside of Venice Pier. The Surfrider Foundation will provide all necessary cleaning supplies and a hydration station, not to mention Hotel June will reward you after with a poolside hang, which will include a complimentary Lo-Fi spritz, a DJ set, Raw Elements sunscreen and bites from Caravan Swim Club. Cleanups will also take place on Sept. 4 and Oct. 8. Sign-up

Liquid Light Screening

On June 25, Kohn Gallery will host a double screening of artist Lita Albuquerque’s film Liquid Light, the central film in the multi-screen exhibition and installation currently on view at La Biennale di Venezia. The screening will also feature a special introduction by Albuquerque, film editor Nicole McDonald and curator Elizabeta Betinski and a celebratory reception between the 5 and 7 p.m. screenings.

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Remedy Place’s Cooling Down Sunset

This summer, make cooling down a fun challenge. At Remedy Place, their summer Cooling Down Sunset series is back and tasks groups to attempt the 6-minute outdoor, guided ice plunge. In addition to specialists guiding participants through the ice bath, it will feature a live DJ and wellness marketplace. The series kicks off on June 26 at 11 a.m. with more dates to come. Tickets

Resy’s The Women of Food Dinner Series

Celebrating the women powering restaurants across six cities in the U.S. and the U.K., The Women of Food Dinner Series is making its way to Los Angeles on June 22. Sign up for an unforgettable multi-course dinner menu with wine pairings and cocktails by Stephanie Izard at Girl & The Goat. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and will last about three hours. Tickets

Rooftop Cinema Club Arts District

Rooftop Cinema Club is expanding their Los Angeles presence with an all-new location in the Arts District. Opening June 29 with a screening of La La Land, downtown dwellers can now enjoy al fresco cinema at Row DTLA. Tickets

Sweat with Pride

As Fairmont Century Plaza knows, Pride lasts all month long. On June 23 at 6:30 p.m., join celebrity trainer Kenta Seki at the hotel’s rooftop pool for a complimentary 45-minute bodyweight workout. Water will be available, but yoga mats are encouraged. What’s more, attendees have the chance to win a one-night stay at Fairmont Century Plaza, other fitness prizes and can take home samples from the spa and various wellness partners. Donations are also encouraged and will benefit the It Gets Better Project.

Thompson Hollywood & Love Yoga Present: Summer Solstice Ceremony

Celebrate the longest day of the year with rooftop yoga. On June 21 at 7 p.m ., the Thompson Hollywood invites guests to a Traditional Chinese Medicine, summer-based practice by the hotel’s pool. Led by Chrissy Constable and Kristin Mitchell, guests will take part in yoga, acupressure and breathwork while listening to music by Gillian Francis and the chance to end the evening in a sound bath by Tiffany Leonardo. RSVP

$1 Martinis Across the City

Gaslit Martini Hour map

Did you know that the Watergate whistleblower’s favorite cocktail was a martini? Well, now you do and it’s time to raise a toast. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Martha Mitchell being the first person to publicly sound the alarm on the political scandal, Starz invites Angelenos to enjoy $1 martinis at hotspots around the city. And later you can continue honoring Martha’s story by watching Starz’s new series, Gaslit, in which Julia Roberts portrays Martha and her history-making story. Website

Alma

Following up the launch of its first-floor taqueria, Alma at The Grove has officially opened the doors to its Mexican fine dining concept located on the second floor. Featuring its own exclusive menu, diners can expect an impressive selection of grilled steaks and seafood, aguachiles, ceviches, tacos and other delicacies. Website

Beverly Wilshire Poolside Chef Residency

Until July 11, hotel guests and locals can enjoy the Nouvelles Saveurs pop-up along the hotel’s relaxing pool deck. Courtesy of the talents of chef T. Nicholas Peter, you can expect a seasonally-influenced five-course menu. Highlights include seared scallop with uni, warm duck confit salad, wagyu shank and molten chocolate torte, among other options.

The Bungalow Santa Monica’s Night Market presented by KCRW

Through Sept. 1, stop by The Fairmont Miramar Hotel on any Thursday from 5 to 11 p.m. for a fun night of food vendors, beverage and brand activations, family-friendly activities, live DJ performances and celebrity guest bartenders. More information

Cinespia July Screenings

Head to Hollywood Forever Cemetery in July for screenings of Almost Famous (7/9), Showgirls (7/16), Jackie Brown (7/23) and The Birds (7/30), or head over to Los Angeles State Historic Park to catch Pretty in Pink on July 22. Tickets

Hearst Castle

After two years of being closed, Heart Castle once again welcomes visitors for a series of special charity events. Hosted by The Foundation at Hearst Castle, the iconic California landmark invites guests to enjoy their Neptune Pool Swim experiences throughout the summer or, for those who’d rather not take a swim, you can have a fun night out at their Dinner & a Movie events, which includes a wine-paired dinner in Hearst’s private theater. Events are for members only, with annual memberships starts at $500 a year. Full lineup

The Highlight Room’s Summer Culinary Programming

At any time of day, the Highlight Room has you covered. Now through Labor Day weekend, enjoy breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m.; Summer Night Dinners Thursday-Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m. (full dinner menu with cocktail and wine pairings with sunset views) and Golden Hour light bites and cocktails Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. at The Grill. Website

Kali Flannery Beef Dinner

Available for one night only on June 23, reserve your spot now for this six-course tasting menu from chef Kevin Meehan. It includes six cuts of dry aged Californian holstein beef prepared with seasonal ingredients: beef tartare, New York steak, short rib, hanger steak, dry aged ribeye steak and bone marrow flan. Reservations

MLB All-Star Week

Major League Baseball’s infamous All-Star Week is set to take over Los Angeles this year, but that doesn’t mean just Dodger Stadium gets to have all the fun. From July 15 to 17, be ready for fun all around town, such as the the Capital One Play Ball Park, the ultimate fan experience at the L.A. Convention Center, and the Capital One All-Star Oceanfront at Santa Monica Pier and Beach. Full lineup

Playa Provisions Flights & Bights Tasting Series

On June 22 at 6:30 p.m., join bar manager Liam Odien at Playa Provisions’ speakeasy, Grain Whiskey Bar, for the ultimate tasting experience. The evening will feature four expressions of Michter’s Bourbon & Rye and four courses from owner and chef Brooke Williamson. Reservations

The Sun Rose

The Pendry Hotel West Hollywood welcomes guests and Angelenos to finally experience the city’s hottest new music venue. Already having welcomed acts like Jeff Goldblum and Jack Harlow, a night at The Sun Rose is not one to miss out on and they have live music coming all summer long. Announced lineup

Umbrella Swim & Social Club

Tasteful drinks and 360-degree views— what more could you want in the summer? Fulfill such desires at Sixty Beverly Hills newly reimagined rooftop cocktail lounge. In addition to Swim Club Sundaze every Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m., you can enjoy your new go-to spot throughout the week for monthly Saturday night silent discos, weekly Wednesday poolside movie nights, a variety of wellness activations like rooftop yoga and brunch just downstairs at Ella, complete with live music. Website

American Express Gold Card x Resy Present: The Boardwalk

On July 9, the Santa Monica Pier will transform into the ultimate culinary destination. Reimagining the pier experience, American Express and Resy are partnering with L.A.’s most popular restaurants to put a creative spin on classic boardwalk treats. The event will also include a half-pipe skate ramp, games and more. Participating restaurants include Petit Trois, Pizzana, Gwen and Hotville Chicken, among others. Tickets

Barton G. Los Angeles

Across its Los Angeles and Miami locations, Barton G. invested more than $150K in its new menu launch, meaning the grandiose dishes are not something you want to miss out on. This summer, ready your bellies for Ants Go Marching for Tuna (Raw Bluefin tuna belly with pickled beech mushroom, miso mayo, Dashi vinegar jelly and crisp rice); Kamikaze Chicken Skewers (Teriyaki chicken skewers with heirloom eggplant and charred spring onion), Baby Red Romaine and Amazake Pickles and Aztec Rockfish (Chargrilled rockfish, burnt pineapple salsa, Fuerte avocado, recado rojo, lime). The decadent additions also feature new and revamped desserts and liquid nitro cocktails, including Gin & Juice and Barton’s Vintage Carnival (red velvet funnel cakes, deep fried corndog-style snickers, deep fried oreo cookies, deep fried Reese’s, chocolate ice cream with dipping sauces). Reservations

Cinespia

Angeleno’s favorite outdoor movie experience has a number of classics lined up for June. Celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Judy Garland on June 12 with a screening of The Wizard of Oz or honor the legacy of Selena by watching the Jennifer Lopez-starring eponymous movie on June 24. Other screenings include Aliens and But I’m a Cheerleader. Tickets

Create and Cultivate LA Conference 2022

On June 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., City Market Social House is putting on the ultimate entrepreneurial crash course. If you’re looking to start a business, sign up for a day of hands-on workshops, mentorship sessions, panel discussions and inspiring conversations with best-in-class entrepreneurs, industry leaders and changemakers. Tickets

Fanny’s Live Music Series

Beginning June 18, the Academy Museum’s signature restaurant will host a hybrid live music series and supper club with two nightly seatings. Hello, Gorgeous is curated by Jason Bentley, who will DJ throughout the night, and will offer a prix fixe menu from chef Raphael Francois.The monthly series begins with singer-songwriter Danielle PonderReservations required

I|O Rooftop Summer Pool Parties

From 2 to 8 p.m, commit your Sunday to The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood rooftop for an afternoon of sun, refreshing cocktails, delicious bites and live DJs. There will even be a taco cart. $10 at the door

IndiGlow

Get your yoga on at Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown complimentary yoga series. Beginning on International Yoga Day on June 21, CorePower Yoga will lead all-level yoga classes once a month throughout the summer for locals and hotel guests. It also includes special dining perks and discounts from their on-site restaurant, Metropole Bar + KitchenRSVP

Jussi Grznar’s Landscape In Movement Exhibition

Celebrate the opening reception of Jussi Grznar’s first U.S. solo exhibition on June 9, 6- 9 p.m. Landscape in Movement is the photographer’s observation of permanent, yet ever-changing landscapes and its relations with elements like temperature, gravity, climate and human kind and will also be on display during normal gallery hours from June 8 to 14. Sponsored by Juneshine and Le Zinqué, the reception will feature cocktails, small bites and music. 1306 Abbot Kinney Blvd 90291

The Krug Studio Experience

From June 22 to 26 at Platform Park in Culver CIty, take a musical journey into the making of Krug Grande Cuveìe. Curated by composer Ozark Henry, the experience explores its creation from cellar master Julie Cavil’s inspiration to a final performance of 195 musicians. The soundorial experience promises to open gateways to new tasting sensations. Tickets

Lavo Ristorante Brunch & Lunch

Starting June 18, West Hollywood’s newest host restaurant kicks off its brunch service with a Southern Italian-inspired menu that includes Zucchini Blossom Torta, Nizzarda Salad, the Prime Burger, Calabrin chili passata. The launching and lunch follows on June 20, which will feature a three-course prix fixe menu of lighter selections, like grilled branzino, yellowfin tuna tartare and whole grain wood-fired pizzas and seasonally-inspired salads. Reservations

Le Trop at The Hollywood Roosevelt

Inspired by Hollywood’s golden age and European hot spots like Ibiza and Capri, the famed hotel invites guests to enjoy their new summer event series. Highlights include magic hour with Joel Ward; Tropicana Movie Nights by the pool; Saturday cabaret shows; comedy shows; rooftop wellness classes; curated wine club dinners; sunset yoga; live music; outdoor massage garden and star-studded summer cuisine at The Barish and Rosy Café.

Melanie Wine Talks

Melanie Wine Bar welcomes vino enthusiasts to its lineup of interactive wine education and tastings series led by their beverage director, Austin Ferrier. June events include discussions about sparkling and Austrian wines on June 11 and 25, respectively. Tickets

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Peninsula Beverly Hills Voyage et Cie Event

On June 21, craft your very own scent on the evening of the summer solstice. While enjoying sparkling prosecco, guests will be guided through combining 12 different notes to develop their very own original fragrance and will get to take home as a 50 mL spray or 30 oz. candle. Tickets

Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles Summer Pool Parties

All summer long, Skybar welcomes you to their pool. Opt for the Friday Afternoon Club or Summer Sessions Saturday for sweeping city views, DJ sets and poolside cocktails from 1 to 7 p.m. Reservations

Sunday Boat House at Del Rey Swim Club

For a pool day with marina views, head to the Marina del Rey Hotel’s summertime pool party experience. Every Sunday afternoon, Sunday Boat House offers a day of live DJs, dancing and poolside lounging alongside their outdoor bar and restaurant. Tickets

Synchronized Swimming Classes

Beat the heat and get in a workout with Hotel Figueroa’s synchronized swimming class series. Going on every Tuesday from June 14 to Aug. 2, Angelenos can take advantage of the expert skill set of Aqualillies, the world-renowned synchronized swimming performance company. During the eight-week course, you’ll learn basics like back tucks, ballet legs and more. Register

Salt & Straw Summer Picnic Menu

The beloved ice cream spot unveiled new flavors perfect for the ultimate alfresco spread, but in ice cream form. Whether you stop in at any of their locations or order for delivery, be sure to try out Salt & Straw’s Pink Rosé & Watermelon Sorbet; Baked Brie & Fig Cheesecake; Devilled Egg Custard w/ Smoked Black Tea; Cinnamon & Honey Fried Chicken or Chocolate Nocino Cherry Pie.

Taco Tuesday at I|O Rooftop

The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood’s rooftop welcomes hotel guests and locals to their weekly-rotating offering of build-your-own taco choices at 2 for $10. Be sure to also get a round of the sushi nachos to share with your group. It includes spicy tuna, micro cilantro, spicy mayo, furikake, scallion, and wonton chips and is only available on Tuesdays.

Tatel Beverly Hills Bottomless Sunday Brunch

Indulge in L.A. sun and Tatel’s lush outdoor garden on any summer Sunday. In addition to bottomless mimosas, bellinis, rosé and sangria ($40), diners will enjoy a live DJ and classic brunch fare, like chicken and waffles, avocado toast and more. 453 N Canon Drive 90210

The Virtue Project

The L.A.-based social impact consultancy regularly hosts talks with gifted storytellers at The West Hollywood Edition, and the next one takes place on June 8. Featuring a panel of Romola Ratnam, Kimberly Kreuzberger, Lacy Lew Nguyen Wright, Ashley Greene, Olivia Khoury and Milan Blagojevic, come for a dive into how celebrities are driving impact through social entrepreneurship. The evening begins with a cocktail at 5 p.m., followed by the panel at 6 p.m. Guests must RSVP to [email protected]9040 Sunset Blvd 90069

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