[OUT AND ABOUT] June 2017

Every Friday night through the summer, enjoy sunsets and wine tasting on the hillside lawn of Barnsdall Art Park.

ART

 

Tony Smith’s “Smoke” In 2008, Tony Smith’s large black sculpture “Smoke” was installed in the atrium of LACMA’s Ahmanson Building and instantly became an icon of the museum’s campus. Smith first conceived of the sculpture in 1967, but the full sculpture wasn’t built until 2005, 25 years after his death! LACMA celebrates the 50th anniversary of “Smoke” with a special exhibition on the creation of the work including sketches and models. Free with museum admission. LACMA, through Sun. July 2nd. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Information: (323) 857-6010, lacma.org

 

BOOKS

 

Olivia Koski and Jana Grcevich Koski is a journalist and head of operations at Guerilla Science and Grcevich is an astronomer and science editor who’s worked at the American Museum of Natural History and Hayden Planetarium. Now, at the dawn of the age of space tourism, they’ve created a whimsically written and illustrated guide to our universal neighborhood with Vacation Guide to the Solar System. You’ll learn about the weather on Neptune, how to scale the canyons of Mars and most importantly how to survive without oxygen. The two authors will discuss and sign their book. Free. Chevalier’s Books, Fri. June 9th, 7 p.m. 126 N. Larchmont Blvd. Information: chevaliersbooks.com

 

FILM

 

The Wizard Of Oz We’re off to watch the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard Of Oz! We hear it is a wiz of a film, if ever a film there was. 78 years after its release, The Wizard Of Oz is still as breathtaking as ever. Forget your troubles, pack a picnic and enjoy Victor Fleming’s timeless musical fantasy with your family. It’s not a singalong show, but we’re sure it will turn into one. This screening is presented in part as a celebration of Judy Garland, whose new monument at Hollywood Forever will be unveiled that night. Tickets are $16. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Sat. August 15th, gates at 7:15 p.m., film start at 9 p.m. 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Information: cinespia.org

 

Harold and Maude Set to a soundtrack of Cat Stevens songs, Hal Ashby’s 1971 oddball romantic comedy is the tale of a death obsessed adolescent (Bud Cort) and the elderly woman (Ruth Gordon) who teaches him how to live. This screening is presented as part of the Greg Proops Film Club. Prior to the screening Proops will talk about why he loves Harold And Maude. His sure to be hilarious introduction will be recorded for his Film Club podcast. Tickets are $12. Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater, Wed. June 13th, 7:30 p.m. 611 N Fairfax Ave. Information: cinefamily.org

 

MUSIC

 

The Revolution Prince’s death last year shocked the world, but none more so than the former members of The Revolution, Prince’s original band that helped create such landmark musical achievements as Purple Rain. Now, in tribute to their fallen friend, the five core members of the Revolution have reunited. They’ll play many of the hits and deep cuts from their catalogue and be joined by guest vocalists, because no one person can replace Prince. Be prepared to sing and cry along to “Purple Rain”. Tickets start at $29. The Wiltern, Fri. June 23rd, 8 p.m. 3790 Wilshire Blvd. Information: wiltern.com

 

THEATER

 

Hollywood Fringe Festival The annual alternative theater festival takes over 30 venues around Hollywood with a line-up of nearly 400 shows, many of them world or national premieres, running the gamut of styles from one-woman shows to musicals. Ticket prices vary per show. The Actors Company, Hudson Theaters and other venues. June 1st, through June 25th. Information: hollywoodfringe.com

 

VIDEO GAMES

 

Rocket League Championship Series World Championship The video game Rocket League took the world by storm with its manic mash-up of soccer and rocket powered racecars. It’s fun for the whole family and also a moneymaker for professional Rocket League players. The ten best teams from North America, Europe and Oceania will come to Los Angeles to participate in the three day Rocket League World Championship tournament. You’ll not only get to see some of the greatest Rocket League players in action; you’ll also get to meet them, as well as the developers behind the game. Three day passes start at $64. The Wiltern, Fri. June 2nd to Sun. June 4th. 3790 Wilshire Blvd. Information: wiltern.com

 

FOOD AND DRINK

 

Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tastings Every Friday night through the summer, enjoy sunsets and wine on the hillside lawn of Barnsdall Art Park. KCRW DJ Marion Hodges will spin music and Silverlake Wine will curate a selection of wines for you to sip on while in the shadow of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House. Each night will feature different food trucks and pop-ups from local shops like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and The Cheese Store of Silverlake. Tickets are $35 for a tasting and $50 for a tasting and tour. Barnsdall Art Park, every Friday night from June 9th to September 22nd, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Information: barnsdall.org

 

L.A. Beer Week The ninth annual L.A. Beer Week celebrates Los Angeles’s growing micro-brewing scene. Events will include brewery tap takeovers at local bars and restaurants, rare beer tastings, home brewing classes and conversations with local brewers. The festivities kick off with a beer fest at downtown’s Los Angeles Center Studios on June 17th. Event prices vary; kickoff festival tickets start at $20. Bars, restaurants and breweries across Los Angeles, Sat. June 17th to Sun. June 25th. Information: labeerweek.org

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