Below are our picks of things to do and places to go to make the most of your June.
GO HERE → Kickoff your summer surrounded by friends and live music at → Opening Night of the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, June 22. Enjoy performances by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Patti Austin, and John Legend in what is sure to be a celebratory evening (did we mention the show concludes with fireworks?). If your picnic basket is missing a few touches, be sure to VISIT → The Wine Bar, the latest al fresco dining option for pre-concert spirits and small bites.
This FATHER’S DAY, bring your favorite classic car aficionado HERE → 2013 Rodeo Drive Concours D’Elegance on Sunday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to classic and current racing cars and motorcycles, this event will welcome the revolutionary Learjet 85 aircraft, the first aircraft to ever appear on the famous street. After he’s had his fill of vintage wheels, treat dad to an old-fashioned shake and burger HERE → the Fountain Coffee Room at the famed Beverly Hills Hotel (photo) where 1950s nostalgia meets modern elegance.
WATCH THIS → Showcasing emerging talent and the best in new American and international cinema is the → LA Film Festival from June 13-23. Downtown’s premier entertainment complex, L.A. LIVE, will serve as the festival’s hub in addition to area cultural institutions including the Grammy Museum and LACMA, which have paired up with the annual film fest to host screenings and special events. Visit the film guide to see this year’s exciting line-up.
BUY THIS → Tickets to see the Los Angeles Kings face-off against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference semifinal. Live from the STAPLES Center, the Kings are one step closer to defending last season’s Stanley Cup championship. If you’re inclined to watch the game from beyond the ice, choose from a handful of sports bars and restaurants located at L.A. LIVE — many of which offer drink and food specials just for showing off your Kings’ swag.
DO THIS → Dwell on Design from June 21-23 at the Los Angeles Convention Center is your chance to join the design dialogue. From exhibits to modern home tours to demonstrations galore, the show—curated by the editors at Dwell Magazine—features residential design for consumers and interior designers alike.