5 Great Places to Go Camping this Summer | Out & About

The warmth of summer days and the dark skies over some of Southern California’s most beautiful campgrounds can make for an amazing experience regardless of whether you take your kids, or go with your significant other or a group of friends. Being able to look at the sky and see a shooting star or two while enjoying an enticing campfire and a snack or two will make for an adventure you will never likely forget. Because camping is a way of bonding with your family or friends and can create memories unlike any other place, here is our list of the best places to go camping in Southern California this summer. All within a short distance of Los Angeles.

1. San Onofre Bluffs Camping grounds

Located just an hour’s drive away from Los Angeles, this delightful campground, which is a great choice for those with campers or RVs, provides 175 places to set up camp and a direct entrance to the San Onofre surfing beach, making it one of the best places for those who want to enjoy a few nights under the stars after a long day of riding the waves and having fun in the sun.

2. Serrano Camping grounds In The San Bernardino National Forest

If traditional forest and camping are more to your liking, this is the place to be. Located a little less than two hours away from Los Angeles, within walking distance from Big Bear Lake, and catering to tent campers, it offers a wide selection of camping sites where you can enjoy a few days of swimming in the lake, enjoying the forest, and hiking throughout the area. Enjoy a good ghost story or two as you sit by the fire at night and let your imagination run wild in what could possibly be one of your best camping experiences.

3. The Ranch At Bandy Canyon

For those who enjoy a more modern version of camping, with a cabin and many wonderful amenities nearby, this wonderful 44-acre ranch has a lot to offer, including a pool and horseback riding. Enjoy a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life and enjoy a couple of nights of camping, the rancher way.

4. Mount Laguna

If you are in the mood for a hiking adventure and stunning night sky views, Mount Laguna is ideal! Located a little over 2 hours away from Los Angeles, there are several trails you can follow. Open fires are allowed in designated areas. Likewise, you’ll enjoy a mountain adventure like no other.

5. Indian Cove Campground

Nothing can compare to the starry skies visible from the desert. That’s what makes Indian Cove a beautiful camping location. With only a 2-and-a-half-hour drive from Los Angeles, you’ll have many memories you won’t easily forget. The views of the rock formations will also give you plenty of opportunities for exploring and adventure!

Weekend Events | June 24 – June 26

The weekend is around the corner and the time for fun is almost here. If you are looking for fun things to do from June 24 through June 26, we’ve got you covered! Read on for our weekend roundup of local happenings around town.

LOS ANGELES | WEEKEND EVENTS JUNE 24 – JUNE 26

Viva! L.A. Music Festival

When: Jun 25, 2022

Where: Echo Park

What: Homegrown fest Viva L.A. is getting an upgrade to a full-blown stadium-caliber lineup this summer. J Balvin, Daddy Yankee, Kali Uchis and Becky G top the lineup for the 10th edition of Viva L.A. Music Festival on June 25 at Dodger Stadium.

Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival

When: June 25 – June 26 

Where: The Hollywood Bowl

What: Groove along to the jazz beats of past and present at this weekend’s Hollywood Bow Jazz Festival. The two-day concert will feature musical performances from the Roots, Tower of Power, Gordon Goodwin, and more!

Latino USA: Live in L.A.

When: June 26 

Where: Downtown Historic Core

What: Journalist Maria Hinojosa interviews actor and taquero Danny Trejo at this weekend’s live edition of Latino USA. The KPCC-presented event will also feature a stand-up set from Marcella Arguello.

 

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES | WEEKEND EVENTS JUNE 24 – JUNE 26

The Venice Fest

When: June 25 

Where: Mar Vista

What: Support and celebrate local businesses in Mar Vista for this weekend’s Venice Fest. There will be over 100 vendors to check out along with artisans, food, and DJs!

SaMo PRIDE

When: Until June 26 

Where: Downtown Santa Monica

What: For the last weekend of Pride, make your way to the Third Street Promenade! The weekend celebration showcases 15 local LGBTQ+ vendors, along with DJ sets and more!

Poolside Cinema at the Fairmont Miramar

When: until September 4

Where: Santa Monica

What: Enjoy a seaside flick at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica. Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, fun film flicks are back at the Santa Monica hotel’s luxurious pool. Every Saturday night during the summer, you can catch a film while enjoying the sunset and delicious bites. 

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY | WEEKEND EVENTS JUNE 24 – JUNE 26

Movies on the Roof

When: June 24 

Where: Westfield Fashion Square | Sherman Oaks

What: Westfield Fashion Square invites you to a joy-filled alfresco film series this summer. Catch flicks like Back to the Future and La La Land, with ticket sales, support Hope of the Valley.

Getty 25 Festivals

When: June 25 & June 26 

Where: Pacoima

What: The Getty Center continues its 25 years celebration this weekend with a two-day art fair in Pacoima. Likewise, the event will include music, workshops, food, and of course art!

 

Barefoot in the Park presented by Dig Deep Theatre

When: June 24 – June 26 

Where: The MAIN | Santa Clarita

What: Enjoy this Neil Simon classic presented by Dig Deep Theatre! Barefoot in the Park tells the story of newlyweds Corie, a free spirit, and Paul Bratter, an uptight lawyer, live together in a sixth-floor apartment in New York. Soon after their marriage, Corie sets up her mother, Ethel, with neighbor Victor. Inappropriate behavior on a double date causes conflict and Corie and Paul consider divorce.

 

CONEJO VALLEY | WEEKEND EVENTS JUNE 24 – JUNE 26

Ventura County Greek Festival in Camarillo

When: June 24 – June 26 

Where: Camarillo Airport

What: It’s time for the 43rd annual Ventura County Greek Festival! Presented by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church the event features live Greek music, folk dancing, food, delicious pastries and baklava, vendors, and a kids’ play area.

Summer Art & Music Event at Harley’s Valley Bowl

When: June 25

Where: 5255 Cochran St | Simi Valley

What: Live music, visual artists, vendors, and bowling! This is what you can expect to find and more at this weekend’s Summer Art & Music event. Free all day for all ages, you’ll love this summer festival of fun!

101st Midsummer Festival 

When: June 26 

Where: Vasa Park |  Agoura Hills.

What: The Swedish American Central Association of Southern California invites you to its 101st Midsummer Festival this Sunday. The festival will of course include stage performances, dancing, and delicious food.

Best Free Outdoor Music this Summer | Out & About

Do you crave live outdoor music? If you love outdoor concerts and other live entertainment, check out the available live events and activities happening in your area!

Grand Performances

Enjoy free outdoor music concerts every Saturday until Sept 24 at the California Plaza stage in DTLA. It features live performances by a diverse mix of bands from around the world. Expect world-class and jaw-dropping music, dance, and more. Likewise, everyone is welcome at this free concert — no age limit!

Getty 25 Festivals

Celebrate with Getty Center as it turns 25 years this year! They are hosting a series of free live outdoor music festivals across Los Angeles, collaborating with the local community and artists. From May to August, prepare for some live music and performances, workshops, and photo booths all for free and no reservations are required!

Expect a family-friendly weekend filled with music, dance, art, and food! And there’s more! Apart from the free outdoor music, you get to also enjoy interactive workshops, skateboard demonstrations, marching bands, art-making, and an astonishing digital experience of Getty collections!

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles

It’s that time of the year when free live music comes swelling all over the city. Enjoy free shows on the weekends featuring a mix of local arts from ska to cumbia and EDM. The free live outdoor music is available from the months of June, July, August, and September! It’s going to be a fun-filled summer for everyone!

SaMo PRIDE

Watch out for free live outdoor music events on Third Street Promenade from June 17 to 19 including DJ sets, an outdoor market, and an episode of Mortified Podcast. There are events held every day from Monday to Sunday, and all of them are for free!

If you love live DJ spinning, join them every Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm at Center Plaza listening to your favorite beats while soaking up the Santa Monica sun.

In addition, apart from the live music, everyone is invited to see family-friendly displays and activities at Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Place, and Downtown Santa Monica in collaboration with over 15 LGBTQIA+ artisans and makers. Sustainable clothing, jewelry, handmade pottery, beautiful weavings, and Ecuadorian textiles are available.

Jazz at LACMA

Do you love jazz music? Enjoy free live music at LACMA featuring jazz legends. In addition, you get to also enjoy a self-guided music experience inspired by music from McQueen’s runway shows. If you love creative writing, feel free to join the writing workshops featuring a series of prompts exploring popular culture, power, and advertising.

Are You Ready for Summer?

There are loads of free music and other events in Southern California. Feel free to join most of them if you have a lot of time to kill. Contact us if you have further questions.

Weekend Events: June 17 – June 19

The weekend has almost arrived and so has our round-up of fun things to do around town. This June 17 through June 19 enjoy a range of activities and events happening near you. From Juneteenth celebrations to music festivals, car shows, and more, we have you covered with fun!!

 

LOS ANGELES WEEKEND EVENTS | JUNE 17 – JUNE 19

JUNETEENTH: A Celebration of Freedom at the Hollywood Bowl

When: June 19 

Where: The Hollywood Bowl

What: Don’t miss history being made at the Hollywood Bowl this Sunday. In celebration of Juneteenth, for the first time in the Bowl’s history an all-Black orchestra, the Re-Collective Orchestra will hit the stage. In addition to the orchestra, there will be performances by the Roots, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jhené Aiko, Robert Glasper, Killer Mike, Billy Porter, and more.

Gaslit $1 Martini Hour

When: June 17 

Where: Various locations

What: Take a sip and a seat at some of LA’s most beloved haunts like Dan Tana’s, The Varnish, and Canter’s Deli to enjoy $1 martinis courtesy of Starz’s Gaslit. The one-day-only special will take place from 7-9 pm at different locations around town with a full list of places to choose from. 

Hello, Gorgeous at Fanny’s

When: On-going 

Where: The Academy Museum 

What: Dinner and a show? Absolutely. The Academy Museum invites you to enjoy its supper club-style music series at its signature restaurant Fanny’s. The Ongoing live series will feature up-and-coming acts handpicked by KCRW music director Jason Bently.  Each month will include different artists to accompany a delicious pre-fixe meal. 

 

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES WEEKEND EVENTS | JUNE 17 – JUNE 19

The Long Beach Juneteenth Celebration

When: June 18

Where: Long Beach

What: Long Beach is hosting a Juneteenth celebration and you’re invited! Make your way to LCB for this family-friendly event with activities, local vendors, food, and drinks galore.

Off the 405

When: until August 27 

Where: The Getty | Westside

What: One of the westside’s best summer traditions returns to The Getty! Enjoy stunning hilltop sunset views and music at Off the 405. The annual event returns for the first time since 2019 for a lineup of delightful free Saturday night concerts. In addition, you’ll get to visit the exhibits which stay open late for the music series. 

Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

When: June 19 

Where: Rodeo Drive | Beverly Hills 

What: Make your way to Beverly Hills for the 27th Annual Concours d’Elegance. This father’s Day tradition brings over 50 classic cars to view on Rodeo Drive. The event will kick off at 9:30 am with a rally of 50 of the “world’s finest, fastest and most unique automobiles”. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. In addition, this year’s Concours d’Elegance will showcase Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | JUNE 17 – JUNE 19

Juneteenth Community Marketplace

When: June 18

Where: Woodley Park | Van Nuys

What: Don’t miss this family-friendly celebration in honor of Juneteenth. The Zawadi Cultural Collective and Black in the Valley will be hosting a Juneteenth Community Marketplace this Saturday. The event will include children’s activities, music, raffles, speakers, and Black small-business owners’ information and sales. Guests can bring their own picnic, blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy the day at Woodley Park.

Concerts at Warner Park – Valley Cultural Foundation

When: June 19 

Where: Warner Park, Woodland Hills 

What: The Valley Cultural Foundations summer season kicks off this Sunday with Terrell Edwards and Brittney Crush, with Balafo. As always, the event will open with new and up-and-coming artists and patrons can bring their own blanket or chair for seating. The series will run through August 28 with tickets starting at $15 for VIP seating.

Valley Relics Museum Experience

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Where: 16781 Stagg Street Hangar C3 & C4 | Van Nuys

What: Visit the Valley’s beloved museum of Pop Culture this weekend! The Valley Relics Museum invites you to join them for a day full of nostalgia and fun. Their one-of-a-kind museum features neon signs, classic cars, a playable retro arcade, and more! Tickets for Valley Relics Museum can be purchased on Eventbrite.

 

CONEJO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | JUNE 17 – JUNE 19

Conejo Valley Days

When: June 16 – June 26

Where: Conejo Creek Park South

What: Beloved Conejo Valley Days return’s this month to bring joy and carnival rides to the neighborhood. There will also be live music, food, and dancing with admission for adults at $10 and free for children age 10. 

Ojai Wine Festival


When:
June 18 

Where: Lake Casitas Recreation Area | Ventura

What: Say hi to Ojai’s annual Wine Festival. Returning for its 34th year, the Ojai Annual Wine festival includes wine and beer tasting, food, live music, and more. In addition, there will be arts and crafts vendors, free boat rides, and even a VIP lounge. Likewise, even though the event is only for adults, there will be some family-friendly activities as well.

Heritage Square Summer Concert Series

When: until August 19 

Where: Heritage Square Museum | Oxnard 

What: With the arrival of summer you can always expect one thing…summer concert series! Heritage Square invites you to join them for the return of their 10-week music series run kicking off this Friday, June 17. Enjoy musical styles ranging from Reggae to Latin, Jazz, and rock. Concert tables are available to reserve for free if done in advance with individual tickets available day of the show. 

Top Cheese Shops in Southern California | LA Eats

Are you a cheese lover looking for high-quality and tasty cheese for your charcuterie boards, platters, or homemade burgers? Then, you are in luck because SoCal has several award-winning cheese shops. Likewise, these local spots have a varied selection of taste-tested and curated cheese that will surely please you. Below is a list of cheese shops you should check out:

1. DTLA Cheese – Downtown L.A

Located in the bustling Grand Central Market, DTLA Cheese is owned by sisters Lydia and Marnie Clarke. The pair also own Claremont’s Cheese Cave. In addition to more than 100 cheeses, the DTLA cheese shop can still answer any questions about cheese. Their cut-to-order cheese counter and eatery have a kitchen and lunch menu that offers avocado and herbed ricotta toast.

2. Wally’s Cheese Shops

At Wally’s cheese shops, you can expect an extensive cheese and charcuterie menu to suit every need. The staff at Wally’s can give the history behind each cheese and have a great selection of some hard-to-find varieties. Such finds include Buffalo milk cheeses and Andante’s Rondo, a cow and goat’s milk blended cheese. There are also plenty of gourmet items such as sweet pistachio butter and wine to try with your cheese board.

3. Vromage – West Hollywood

Why Vromage? As the only vegan cheese shop in L.A, Vromage offers a wide variety of perfectly aged cheeses. Likewise, the products are made from nuts and seeds. In addition, the shop’s owner Youssef Fahouri also offers a variety of salads, gluten-free sandwiches, and Crunch Pizzas, all using his signature vegan cheese.

4. Andrew’s Cheese Shop – Santa Monica

Owned by the enthusiastic Andrew Steiner, this shop is stocked with artisanal cheeses and perfect accompaniments comprising jams, spreads, tapenades, and roasted macadamia nuts, all made in-house. With ever-changing multi-course menus and fancy events such as the popular grilled cheese and beer night, the store provides the local cheese lovers with a sense of adventure. Be sure to check out their print-out description of available cheeses and classes on their website.

5. Artisan Cheese and Wine – Studio City

This well-stocked cheese and wine shop in Studio City is known for its impressive selection of delicious cheeses ideal for a party or a picnic. They also offer freshly-made sandwiches and soups, prepared using premium domestic and imported cheese, often including in-house pestos, aioli, and dressings. Besides the famous fondue for two served every Friday and Saturday night, this spot is perfect for Sunday brunch with friends.

6. Cheese Mongers of Sherman Oaks

Open from Thursday through to Sunday, this cheese shop offers a variety of carefully-selected handmade cheeses from around the world. Besides cheese, there is an exciting selection of chocolates, crackers, and a comprehensive charcuterie collection of prosciutto, speck, pâté, and salumi. Other cheese-friendly accompaniments, such as honey, jam, chorizo, pepper pickles, and olives, are well-blended into their iconic picnic boards, leaving you craving more. The owners also offer a rotating list of courses and a cheese club, giving you access to top-selected cheeses every month.

7. Gournet Cheese Shop– Thousand Oaks

With many years in business, Gourmet cheese shop offers an array of cheese options from around the world. The staff is happy to make recommendations and help you find your favorite cheese.

Best Local Places to Spend Father’s Day 2022 | Out & About

Father’s Day 2022 is almost here! If you are thinking of how to spend the day we’ve rounded up a few fun ways to spend Father’s Day locally!! Whether it’s your own father, the father of your children, or another special male role model, we’ve got you covered with cool ways to celebrate DAD this Sunday.

Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum

Any father who likes cars and motoring will surely be delighted to spend time at the Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo. You can browse the extensive displays of classic, vintage, and antique vehicles. Likewise, you’ll find quite a few that once belonged to famous names from throughout history. The collection includes rare models and takes visitors on a fascinating journey through the history and culture of automobiles. Guests can even hop into the passenger seat for a ride in a vintage vehicle.  Of course, there will be plenty of cars available on Father’s Day 2022 for dad to get his turn. Tickets include beer tasting, and you can even treat your father to ice cream in the parlor.

Marina Del Rey Dinner Cruise

Take to the waters and enjoy a tasty meal and lively entertainment as you soak up the city sights. Departing from Fisherman’s Village Marina, the Father’s Day Premier Dinner Cruise includes a sit-down meal with freshly prepared fare and unlimited tea, coffee, and water, and you can purchase a range of alcoholic beverages from the onboard bar. Cruises last for two and a half hours and feature a live DJ.

iFLY Hollywood

For adrenaline-loving fathers, how about a thrilling simulated skydive at iFLY Hollywood? Located at Universal Studios CityWalk in Universal City, participants receive an orientation briefing before donning a flight suit and helmet in preparation for their adventure. The feeling of freefalling through the vertical wind tunnel is definitely exhilarating! Safe for people of all ages, it’s a terrific treat for daring dads. Don’t forget to pick up a photo afterward as a memento of your fun Father’s Day 2022 experience.

Catalina Island

Take dad on a mini-vacation for Father’s Day without the hassle of traveling too far and board a boat across to nearby Catalina Island. Make an early start for a day trip, or splurge and spend a night or two on the island for even more good times. There’s something for everyone! Top things to do on the island include basking on sandy shores, hiking inland trails, admiring breathtaking vistas on a zipline adventure, snorkeling in the unique kelp forests, catching a movie at the striking Catalina Casino, discovering native wildlife on a jeep tour, sightseeing at the Wrigley Memorial and wandering through charming Avalon.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Located in Simi Valley, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum host a special Father’s Day event each year. Likewise, the celebration includes a delicious barbecue and a tour of the museum. The interesting permanent exhibitions include an F-117 Nighthawk fighter jet, a section of the infamous Berlin Wall, memorials, and more. You can also step into Air Force One! Father’s Day visitors can also enjoy the temporary Secrets of WWII exhibition.

Weekend Events: June 10 – June 12

It’s time for some weekend fun! Connect with your local neighborhood this June 10 through June 12. From Pride Month events to music, art, and more, we have you covered for this week’s round-up of fun things to do!

LOS ANGELES | JUNE 10 – JUNE 12 WEEKEND EVENTS

L.A. Pride in the Park

When: Chinatown

Where: June 11 

What: Make your way over to Chinatown for L.A. Pride in the Park. As Pride Month celebration continues throughout the city the likes of Christina Aguilera, Anitta, Chika, and more will take the stage at L.A. State Historic Park. The Christopher Street West-produced concert will feature two stages with all sorts of LGBTQ+ programming between them.

101 Festival

When: Chinatown

Where: June 11 – June 12

What: The Hollywood Bowl’s centennial season kicks off this weekend with a bang and free shows at both the Bowl and the Ford. Enjoy music by DJ Cut Chemist, percussionist Sheila E., singer Mon Laferte, singer-songwriter Ben Harper and a whole bunch more at this weekend-long event!

American Indian Arts Marketplace

When: June 11 – June 12 

Where: Griffith Park

What: The American Indian Arts Marketplace will bring art, athletics, music, food, dance, performances, and shopping to Griffith Park this weekend. Have fun at this weekend-long event which is the largest of its kind in Southern California. The festival will bring together more than 200 Native American artists (representing more than 40 tribes) its the annual showcase. 

 

WESTSIDE & BEACH COMMUNITIES | JUNE 10 – JUNE 12 WEEKEND EVENTS

The Lost Murals of Renaissance Rome + Judy Baca: Hitting the Wall

When: Westside

Where: Until September 4 

What: Take yourself back to the forgotten surroundings of the Romans with “The Lost Murals of Renaissance Rome”. See the familiar stately walls of Rome, once adorned with elaborate frescoes. From there find your way home with “Judy Baca: Hitting the Wall” which examines the design, painting, destruction, and restoration of the artist’s 1984 Olympics mural.

Persia: Ancient Iran and the Classical World

When: until August 8 

Where: Getty Villa

What: Remnants of architecture, religion, and court culture are on display at the Getty Villa. See this limited exhibit focused on the ancient Persian empires.

Montana Avenue Sidewalk Sale

When: June 11 

Where: Montana Avenue | Santa Monica

What: In the mood for shopping and freebies? Make your way over to Montana Avenue for its seasonal Sidewalk Sale. Shops up and down the street will have great deals and discounts for this one-day event. 

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY | JUNE 10 – JUNE 12 WEEKEND EVENTS

2022 California Watermelon Festival

When: June 11 

Where: Hansen Dam Soccer Fields

What: The 2022 California Watermelon Festival is here! It’s the best yum and fun in the sun, featuring chilled all-you-can-eat watermelon slices. Don’t miss this delicious day of fresh fruit and watermelon-themed festivities. 

Pictionary in the Park

When: June 11 

Where: Brand Library & Art Center | Glendale 

What: Play outdoor Pictionary in the park while making new local friends. Enjoy some free coffee, sunshine, and socializing for this Saturday activity. Afterward, enjoy a venture into the Brand Library & Art Center to see the art exhibit on display.

Brewyard Art Festival

When: June 12 

Where: 906 Western Ave | Glendale

What: The Brewyard Art Festival returns for its 4th year at this one-day-only event. Enjoy art, crafts, craft beer, music, and more. Brewyard Art Festival is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. 

CONEJO VALLEY | JUNE 10 – JUNE 12 WEEKEND EVENTS

Thousand Oaks Pop-Up Arts & Music Fest – Kali King

When: June 10 

Where: California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks

What: Add some arts and culture to your weekend plans with the Thousand Oaks Pop-up Arts & Music Fest! The June weekend festivities will include “pop-up” public performances at various locations around town. Locals are invited to bring their own blanket/chair, as well as food and drinks while you enjoy an evening of entertainment beneath the stars.

Ventura Beachfront Run Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K

When: June 11 

Where: 668 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura

What: Enjoy a scenic course along the beautiful coastline at the Ventura Beachfront Run (1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run). The race will begin on the north side of the Ventura Pier, 668 Harbor Boulevard. 

Sun Sets Summer Concert Series at Calabasas Lake – DSB Journey Tribute

When: June 12 

Where: 23400 Park Sorrento | Calabasas

What: Spend your summer Sundays with great live music at the 2022 Summer Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake! Calabasas Lake opens its doors once again for its annual summer concert series for these family-friendly performances open to the public.

Weekend Events: June 3-5, 2022

It’s time for another weekend roundup of fun! We’re sharing our top picks of local things to do this June weekend. From the start of Pride to concerts, drive-ins, and more, read on for your weekend guide!!

LOS ANGELES JUNE WEEKEND EVENTS 

Last Remaining Seats

When: June 4-June 18

Where: Various Locations

What: Enjoy classic films in the most idyllic setting. Presented by the L.A. Conservancy, ‘Last Remaining Seats’ invites you to enjoy films like ‘To Sir, with Love’ and ‘The Kid’ in LA’s historic theatres. In addition, these screenings will also include a special introduction and post-film Q&A, so get your tickets before they’re bygone!

Gwen Stefani

When: June

Where: The Hollywood Bowl

What: Gwen Stefani kicks-off summer at the Hollywood Bowl for the first big performance of the season. Backed by Gustavo Dudamel, this June weekend event is sure to bring some joy and a little nostalgia to your plans. In addition, there will be guest appearances by Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, ballet dancer Roberto Bolle, and more!

LGBTQ+ Pride Night at Dodger Stadium

When: June 3 

Where: Dodger Stadium | Los Angeles

What: Show your Pride with the boys in blue this Friday. Dodger stadium invites you to kick off Pride month for their annual Pride Night. Likewise, the game will include Pride-focused gear, a celeb opening pitch, and fireworks!

 

WESTSIDE & BEACH COMMUNITIES JUNE WEEKEND EVENTS 

WeHo Pride

When: June 3-5 

Where: West Hollywood

What: One of the biggest Pride celebrations in the country kicks off this weekend is WeHo. The June weekend-long festivities will include an LGBTQ+ street fair, music fest, and parade. In addition, enjoy performances by Lil’ Kim, Jessie J, Marina, and Years & Years at the OUTLOUD: Raising Voices concert.

Getty 25 Festivals

When: June 4 & 5 

Where: Long Beach 

What: The Getty Center continues its 25 years celebration this weekend with a two-day art fair in Long Beach. Likewise, the event will include music, workshops, food, and of course art!

LAWineFest

When: June 4-5

Where: Long Beach

What: LAWineFest returns for its 17th season this weekend only. Enjoy a range of wines, brews, and spirits from around the world at this June weekend vino event. In addition, there will be seminars, live entertainment, boutiques, and food trucks! 

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY JUNE WEEKEND EVENTS 

Prince Skate Night

When: June 4 

Where: Moonlight Rollerway | Glendale

What: Jam to the beloved hits of the one and only Prince at this Saturday’s skate night. Moonlight Rollerway’s themed night will be having DJ SkateDogg spinning the tracks while you take your own spin around the rink.

Electric Dusk Drive-In Presents Raiders of the Lost Ark 

When: June 4, 2022

Where: Electric Dusk Drive-In | Glendale

What: An epic tale packed with action, adventure, and archeology. Electric Dusk-Drive-In invites you to its screening of Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark this Saturday. Make your way to LA’s longest-running pop-up drive-in for an outdoor movie the entire family can enjoy. 

Summer Kickoff: a social event

When: June 4, 2022

Where: Santa Clarita

What: Kick off the season with drinks, food, and shopping at Mixed by Design. The interior design boutique invites you to view its latest collection while you sip and shop from vendor pop-ups like Double Shot Bar and White Fig Designs. In addition, guests who RSVP will be entered in to win a $100 gift card!

 

CONEJO VALLEY JUNE WEEKEND EVENTS 

Thousand Oaks Pop-Up Arts & Music Fest

When: June 3-4

Where: El Parque de la Paz | Thousand Oaks

What: Add some arts and culture to your weekend plans with the Thousand Oaks Pop-up Arts & Music Fest! The June weekend festivities will include “pop-up” public performances at various locations around town. Locals are invited to bring their own blanket/chair, as well as food and drinks while you enjoy an evening of entertainment beneath the stars.

Scandinavian Festival 

When: June 4-5

Where: Cal Lutheran | Thousand Oaks

What: It’s time for the 45th annual Scandinavian Festival. This celebration of Nordic culture is one of the largest in SoCal and is not to be missed. Likewise, the festival will include music, dancing, cooking and craft demonstrations, specialty Nordic craft vendors, and activities for people of all ages!

Neftin Westlake Mazda Love Run 2022 5K/10K/1 Mile and Half Marathon 

When: June 5

Where: 3011 Townsgate Rd | Westlake Village

What: Fit, fun, and on the run for the Neftin Westlake Mazda Love Run! The annual marathon will support Senior Concerns’ Meals on Wheels Program along with other resources for the organization. Participants can choose to join the 5K, 10K, 1 mile or half marathon, and registration is still open.

From PS5 on Amazon to Buick Going Electric and More | Tech News

Curious about the latest buzz in the world of tech? We have you covered! Read on for our bite-sized breakdown of the latest headlines in the tech and science industries. From PS5 on Amazon to Buick Going Electric and more, it’s time for the tech news of the week!!

Amazon Launches PS5 Invite to Ease Purchases

Fans of Playstation can expect some ease in their future product purchases courtesy of Amazon. The e-commerce giant has announced a new “invite” option for users to purchase the PS5. Likewise, the feature will create a more seamless experience where users will be able to make their purchase within 72 hours once they receive their invite via email. In addition, customers will not need to be Prime subscribers to use the feature. Of course, the invite-based system is only currently in place for the higher-end $499.99 version of the PS5. PlayStation users can also take their chances with securing the console via Sony or Walmart during its Walmart Plus Weekend.

Barnes & Noble Unveils New Competitor to Kindle

A newer e-reader option will be hitting the market courtesy of Barnes & Noble! The company has unveiled its Kindle competitor option with a revamped version of the Nook e-reader. The new Nook GlowLight 4e will include zero advertisements and an easy option for sideloading content, In addition, the Nook e-reader uses the USB-C charger and comes with 8GB of built-in storage. The device also has a 6-inch 212 ppi E Ink display with illumination which is an upgrade from Kindle’s 6-inch 167 ppi display. Consumers can pre-order Barnes & Noble’s latest e-reader for a retail price of $119.99 online. 

Scientists Grown Cells on Robot Skeleton

While they haven’t quite established what to do with it yet, scientists have achieved growing cells on a robot skeleton. Tissue engineering has long been in a slow and steady phase with small amounts of lab-grown cells used for experimentation. Researchers announced this week that a new method of tissue engineering will help them to improve the quality of future work in the field. The latest achievement allows scientists to grow cells on a moving robot skeleton. The new method allows for an open-source robot skeleton designed by engineers to withstand a custom growing environment. Likewise, the growing environment allows for the cells to be fitted into the skeleton, bending and flexing as required. This news marks a major milestone in the field of tissue engineering as well as bioengineering.

Twitter to Build Keyword Alert Tool

If you have ever wanted to be notified about news regarding certain keywords on Twitter, the company is heading your calls. Reports indicate that Twitter is developing a “Search Subscribe” feature. The feature will let users opt to receive notifications for tweets matching a certain query. While the feature has only been released in the Twitter Alpha app, there has been no confirmation by the company on if and when the tool will launch. Of course, if the feature proceeds, it will make it easier for users to relevant content. In addition, the news comes as Twitter’s similar tool, Tweetdeck is expected to soon shut down. How this will impact usability has yet to be determined.

Audio Name Pronunciations come to Slack

Slack is seeking to make communicating with co-workers easier. The company has announced a series of new features coming to the app to improve the overall user experience. Likewise, one of the new features will include an option to add name pronunciation guides. This feature will of course make introductions when working remotely a bit smoother for users. The new feature appears on users’ profile cards and began launching this month, This latest tool from Slacks is not the first inclusion-focused feature from the company. Prior updates to user profiles in the past have included the option to add your pronouns to your user card. 

Buick Rebrands itself as Electric-Only Automaker

One of America’s most iconic automakers has announced a major change. Buick, owned by General Motors, will be shifting its entire production line to EV vehicles, the first of which will launch in the US in 2024. The company hopes to be fully electric-only by the end of the decade. In addition, the company’s future EV models will bear the name “Electra” as a node to the company’s past. Buick will also be updating its logo for a body-mounted horizontal display, to emphasize its “brand transformation.” The news should come as no surprise as the rest of GM’s vehicle brands have already announced their own EV plans. The name Electra will be central to Buick’s plans to sell electric-only vehicles bu the end of the decade.

Weekend Events: Memorial Day Weekend 2022 Edition

Memorial Day weekend 2022 is here, and so is a bounty of local fun! Enjoy all that your local community has to offer with exciting happenings around town. From food to music, festivals, and more, we have you covered with our roundup of weekend events.

LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

 

AAPI Heritage Month Movie Night

When: Until May 27

Where: DTLA

What: Make your way to the Grand Central Market hosted screening of Parasite in honor of APAHM month. The screening will take place at Million Dollar Theater, with tickets available for $5 and craft cocktails courtesy of Vervet. There will also be concessions available from Asian-owned food businesses.

Witch Hunt

When: May 28

Where: Silverlake

What: Don’t miss this bicoastal stand-up show from Merril Davis, featuring a predominantly female lineup. Taking place at the Lyric Hyperion, this weekend’s show will include levity from the likes of Alice Wetterlund, Chelsea Devantez, Nori Reed, and more. 

LA County Fair

When: May 5 – May 30

Where: Pomona

What: It is the final weekend of the LA County Fair! Spend your Memorial Day weekend 2022 at the Pomona fairgrounds for what has been a local tradition since 1921. While there won’t be much livestock at the former agricultural fair, there will be plenty of fun, rides, performances, and more!

 

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES MEMORIAL DAY 2022 WEEKEND EVENTS

Fiesta Hermosa

When: May 28 – May 30 

Where: Hermosa Beach

What: What better way to spend Memorial Day weekend 2022 than at Fiesta Hermosa?! Enjoy this annual art festival of fine foods, music, and of course, art. Bonus: You’ll enjoy all of this oceanside, plus there are fun carnival activities the entire family can enjoy.

Babies! at the Aquarium of the Pacific

When: May 27, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Where: Long Beach

What: Cute baby sea otters? Yes, please! Miniature sea jellies? Say less. The Aquarium of the Pacific invites you to view their latest exhibit, “Babies.” The gallery features baby animals as well as the stories behind them and how they are cared for.

Poolside Cinema at the Fairmont Miramar

When: until September 4

Where: Santa Monica

What: Enjoy a seaside flick at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica. Just in time for Memorial Day weekend 2022, fun film flicks are back at the Santa Monica hotel’s luxurious pool. Every Saturday night during the summer, you can catch a film while enjoying the sunset and delicious bites. 

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY MEMORIAL DAY 2022 WEEKEND EVENTS

Simi Summer Days Festival and Carnival

When: May 27 – May 30 

Where: Simi Valley Town Center

What: Make your way over to Simi Summer Days Festival for Memorial Day weekend 2022! The Simi Valley Town Center hosted event will feature a carnival, rides for all ages, a food court, live entertainment, and more!

The 818 Night Market

When: May 28 

Where: 14941 Devonshire St

What: Head over to the 818 Night Market this Saturday! This fun community special event will have plenty of vendors, art, music, games, collectibles, and more for non-stop Saturday night fun!

Plant Identification Walk at Brand Park Motorway

When: May 29 

Where: Brand Park Motorway, Glendale

What: Enjoy a family-friendly sunset hike, and learn about native plants through the seasons! In this class, you’ll learn ways to use community science applications to identify and track plants as we approach the end of the spring season.

CONEJO VALLEY MEMORIAL DAY 2022 WEEKEND EVENTS

Topanga Days Country Fair

When: May 29 – May 30

Where: Topanga Canyon

What: Enjoy this Memorial Day weekend festival surrounded by nature in Topanga Canyon. A local tradition, this Bohemian-Esq fest features music, food, arts, and of course, the joy of your natural surroundings. 

45th Annual Ojai Art in the Park

When: May 28 

Where: Libbey Park, Ojai

What: Ojai’s beloved art festival returns this weekend. Don’t miss the 45th Annual Art in the Park taking place this Saturday and Sunday. Started in 1977 by local artists at the Ojai Art Center, the festival gives artists a place to sell their work during Memorial Day weekend.

Food Truck Festival at Community Center Park in Camarillo

When: May 28

Where: 1605 Burnley St, Camarillo

What: What is better than one food truck? A festival of them, of course! Bring your friends and fam to Camarillo’s Food Truck Festival for the ultimate dining out experience. In addition to food trucks, there will be live music, lawn games, an inflatable obstacle course, and more. The best part? Admission is free!!