Out and About: GLAMPING

Glamping short for “glamour camping” gives you the best of both worlds of being out in nature but within the comfort for everyday life. It’s where stunning nature meets modern luxury. A new way to experience the untamed and completely unique parts of the world, without having to go through the hassle of hauling loads of gear into the backcountry. You get the starry nights, being around the crackling campfire, a cozy sleeping bag, and all the best parts of camping in some of California’s most beautiful settings.

Sky Valley Camp

74711 Dillon Rd,  Sky Valley,CA 92241

https://www.skyvalleyresort.com/joshua-tree

Sky Valley Camp the paradise for the strange and exotic. This spot is centrally located to hiking trails in Coachella Valley and local hot springs. At the end of your desert adventure, chill outside your airstream or in the outdoor clawfoot bathtub. Family owned since 1986. The Ranch is located in Sky Valley. An unincorporated rural community in Southern California’s low desert. Along with the communities of Desert Edge and Indio Hills, Sky Valley occupies the valley between the Indio Hills and Joshua Tree National Park. This place has unobstructed views of the mountains and surrounding skyline make this place magical during the twilight hours and early mornings.

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260 

https://www.livingdesert.org/

Go Glamping at the zoo, with Starry Safari at the The Living Desert, a nature preserve of more than 1,000 acres of Sonoran Desert showcases animals of the world’s deserts. The collection of exhibits ranges from a tour of terrains representing and hosting North American and African desert wildlife, an authentic replica of a northeast African village, to Eagle Canyon, where golden eagles, mountain lions, bobcats, and badgers thrive.  After your exclusive night tour of the park, slumber under the stars in a roomy tent with all your gear provided.  Explore a network of paths that skirt the adjacent Santa Rosa Mountains before returning to check out the Discovery Center with its many exhibits on display.

 Sequoia High Sierra Camp

65745 Big Meadows Dr, Sequoia Natl Pk, CA 93262

https://www.sequoiahighsierracamp.com/

A wilderness site within Kings Canyon National Park where guests snuggle up in off-the-grid tent-cabins. It’s a 1-mile hike from the nearest parking lot, but once you get to the compound of tents (elevation: 8,282 feet), it’s nothing but glamping in truly exceptional California style. Three meals a day are served; dinners are five-course, open-air affairs prepared by a gourmet chef, and guests are served while seated at large communal tables. Canvas tents are outfitted with luxurious rugs and feather duvets and woolen blankets on cozy beds, propane lanterns, and of course, stunning views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada just outside your tent flaps. Hiking trails to mountain meadows, jewel-like alpine lakes, or high summits with commanding views.

Costanoa Lodge

2001 Rossi Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060

https://costanoa.com/

Costanoa Lodge is an eco-friendly glamping destination along the San Mateo Coast in Pescadero, roughly a 1.5 hour drive south from San Francisco. this peaceful retreat is surrounded by 30,000 acres of state parks from Big Basin to Año Nuevo State Reserve and Butano State Park. The grounds are heaven on earth for nature and wildlife lovers. Mountain bike through towering redwoods, horseback ride across coastal meadows, explore beaches and tide pools, then chill out in a fully outfitted safari-tent “bungalow”.

AutoCamp

https://autocamp.com/

Santa Barbara

2717 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Sleep in a shiny silver bullet Airstream outfitted for you and your family or friends, with a little deck and Adirondack chairs outside, a gadget-filled kitchen, cozy quilts for snuggling, and even toiletries. Each sleek trailer also includes two cruiser bikes—perfect to go explore such attractions in Santa Barbara as Stearns Wharf, the beach, and the bustling Santa Barbara Public Market.

Russian River in Sonoma County

14120 Old Cazadero Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446

The lodging options have expanded with 10 luxury safari tents in addition to 20 Airstreams. Activities include: Walk down to the Russian River to swim or canoe, play lawn games, or lounge by a fire pit inside or outside the mid-century-modern-style clubhouse. The 3,000-square-foot building also offers a store to stock up on snacks and local beer and wine.

Yosemite 

6323 CA-140, Midpines, CA 95345

Opened in 2019, is the largest and most remote site, near the historic mountain town of  Mariposa. Guests can enjoy many of the same amenities, plus a heated pool, mid-century modern clubhouse, and a pond with a paddleboat and canoe. Yosemite National Park is about 40 miles away and accessible via a daily shuttle.

El Capitan Canyon

11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

http://www.elcapitancanyon.com/

With a reputation as one of the most enchanting glamping experiences in the state, nestled amidst the rolling coastal hills 30 minutes northwest of Santa Barbara—is a once in a lifetime getaway experience. The leafy compound is so secluded that it’s hard to believe that more than 100 cabins and safari tents occupy the lush hillside landscape, surrounded on three sides by the oceanfront and backcountry of El Capitan State Beach.

Ventura Ranch KOA

7400 Pine Grove Road Santa Paula, CA 93060

https://koa.com/campgrounds/ventura-ranch/

Located below Ventura County’s Topatopa mountain range just outside of Santa Paula, this delightful family retreat offers guests an outdoor experience with an activity-filled twist. Cozy rustic accommodations for glampers include tepees, glamour tents, and deluxe cabins which include a partial kitchen, private bedroom, and bath. Traditional KOA campsites are also available.

Mendocino Grove

9601 CA-1 Mendocino, California 95460

https://mendocinogrove.com/

Mendocino Grove goes above and beyond to provide glampers and their families the comforts of a truly delightful, pleasure-filled camping trip. Tents come with comfortable beds and warm, comfy bedding, rustic redwood decks boast relaxing, leather butterfly-chairs to cradle you as you witness the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the area and the mammoth trees surrounding your campsite. A quarter of a mile from your campsite is the Big River Beach and trail, and a two-minute drive will get you to the quaint village of Mendocino where you’ll find fantastic food options and shopping.

LA Eats: Best Brunch Spots

The best part of summer on the weekend is finding the perfect brunch spot. With so many options in L.A, we decided to cut the culinary clutter. Read below for our pick of the best brunch spots to try throughout the city and treat yourself to a Mimosa…or two!

  1. Hippo – 5916 ½ N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

For those with gluten-free diets, Hippo is the place to be! Enjoy meals from buttermilk hotcakes to pasta and fresh spaghetti, you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.

https://www.hipporestaurant.com/

  1. Otoño – 5715 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can indulge in tapas for brunch Saturdays and Sundays at Otoño. The Catalonia-inspired menu contains savory dishes like scrambled eggs with tetilla cheese and chives, pan de la casa and more!

https://www.otonorestaurant.com/

  1. Audrey at the Hammer – 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

This brunch menu contains a nice balance of light and hearty dishes created by Chef Lisa Giffen. Meals include braised pork with beans for meat lovers and coconut chia bowls with passionfruit for non-meat lovers.

https://www.audreyatthehammer.com/

  1. Golden Bull Restaurant – 170 W. Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

If you are looking for an ideal beach day in Malibu, then Golden Bull’s classic steakhouse is the perfect place for brunch! Their menu serves everything from buttermilk pancakes and ribeye steak hash to bottomless bright orange mimosas that go perfectly with each meal.

https://goldenbullsantamonica.com/

  1. Comfort LA Inglewood – 902 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302

With just one item on the menu, Comfort LA makes it easy for you to select your meal. Their Brunch Special includes two waffles and five wings with the option to add additional syrup and waffles for a nominal fee.

https://www.eatcomfortla.com/

  1. Alta – 5359 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Chef Keith Corbin has something for everyone on his California-soul menu. Pair dishes like steak and eggs, cornmeal pancakes and avocado toast with bottomless mimosas for $20.

https://www.altaadams.com/

  1. Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar – 7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

On Saturdays and Sundays, expect a Mexican-inflected fare from chefs Margarita and Walter Manke from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy some champurrado with chocolate and hazelnut with chilaquiles and black beans, a Mexican breakfast sandwich or several taco variations from their menu.

https://pettycashtaqueria.com/

  1. Alimento – 1710 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

After only serving dinner for five years, Alimento has expanded their menu to serve brunch! Try some of their crowd-pleasing sweets such as ricotta doughnut holes, breakfast sandwiches and French toast. You won’t be disappointed!

http://www.alimentola.com/

  1. Los Balcones Studio City – 11334 Moorpark St., Studio City, CA 91602

The Los Balcones team and chef Ricardo Zarate add an artful mash-up of traditional brunch classics with Peruvian flavors. Choose between Tiger prawns with scrambled eggs and a Chile relleno-stuffed breakfast burrito from their brunch menu.

https://losbalconesstudiocity.com/

  1. Here’s Looking At You – 3901 W. 6th, Los Angeles, CA 90020

This Koreatown hotspot has become one of the most innovative brunch spots in town. Chef Jonathan Whitener’s menu ranges from smoked salmon roe and herbs to cocktail offerings that are worth trying!

https://www.hereslookingatyoula.com/

Out & About: Disneyland Insiders Guide

When it comes to summer and visiting the place “Where Dreams Come True”, having a plan is the best taken route. Make the most out of your experience and wallet at the house of mouse, we’re talking Disneyland of course! Here are some tips and resourceful information that will make your trip to the “Happiest Place on Earth” truly magical!

BEFORE YOU GO

Saving Money on Disneyland Tickets

The best, safe place to purchase discounted multi-day tickets is Get Away Today. These tickets are the same as what you’d purchase directly from Disneyland, and are FastPass-enabled, and you can purchase tickets from Get Away Today that already include MaxPass and Disneyland tickets to save some money!

Disneyland FREE Crowd Calendars

The single most important part of planning a trip to Disneyland is determining when to visit to avoid crowds. Check out this totally free Disneyland crowd calendar for day by day guides as to when the parks will be least busy and busiest.

Park Times

Like all amusement parks during summer, you can expect large crowds filled with tourists and those on vacation. Disneyland provides a block out calendar filled with the days and times ranked most to least crowded to help you plan your trip. The most popular dates include: spring and summer break as well as annual holidays. Most passholders are unable to attend Disneyland during these heavy crowds because the park wants to recruit new members; especially tourists.

ONCE YOU’RE THERE

Disneyland Restaurant Reviews

The stereotype that all Disney food is unhealthy food like burgers and hot dogs is entirely false. Disneyland has inexpensive unique dining options as well as expensive fine dining. Good dining can help define a trip! Read about which restaurants are best in our dining reviews.

New Foods to Try:
  • Fire Cracker Duck Wings– Carthay Circle Restaurant: Enjoy these tasty wings coated in lime, Sriracha and soy sauce that’s perfect to pair with a glass of wine.
  • Lobster Nachos-The Cove Bar– These nachos are topped off with chipotle crema mixed in with lobster claw meat, cilantro and additional toppings.
  • Cherry Milkshake– Carnation Café: This frosty treat was allegedly Walt Disney’s favorite due to the chunks of blended cherries.

Disneyland Ride Reviews & Guide

Disneyland has a ton of attractions, and a lot of visitors only have a day or two to spend at Disneyland. The article reviews every attraction at Disneyland, giving each a numerical score out of 10, plus highlights key attractions that we consider the best ones, which should be prioritized if you have limited time at Disneyland.

What is a fastpass vs. MAXPASS?

A FASTPASS can easily be the difference between a 10-minute and 2-hour wait for rides. To access your FASTPASS, download the Disneyland app and link your park tickets. A MAXPASS allows you to experience more of the park. Once you are set up, you will be notified of times to return to the ride where you’ll scan your phone to the scanner where the redemption code will provide access.

See below for rankings of FastPass distribution in order of end times for each particular attraction,

Disneyland
  1. Space Mountain
  2. Matterhorn Bobsleds
  3. Indiana Jones Adventure
  4. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  5. Splash Mountain (summer visits only)
  6. Star Tours: the Adventures Continue
  7. Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters
  8. Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  9. Haunted Mansion
Disney California Adventure
  1. Radiator Springs Racers
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
  3. Incredicoaster
  4. Toy Story Midway Mania
  5. Soarin’
  6. Grizzly River Run (summer visits only)
  7. Goofy’s Sky School

MERCH!!!!

D23 Expo- New Collections:

Disneyland is excited to share their latest with visitors! Select from various collectable items and limited-edition pieces which include: t-shirts, mugs, hats, bags, figurines and more!

  • The Lion King 25th Anniversary Collection: $129.95, Exclusively at the Disney store at D23
  • D23 Expo Loungefly Messenger Bag: $70.00, Exclusively at Disney Dream Store at D23
  • “Camp Collection: Adventure Land” Shirt for classic-park lovers: $59.95, Exclusively at Mickey’s of Glendale at D23
  • Black Panther Shadow Box: $59.95, Exclusively at D23 Expo
  • Star Wars: Episode IX merch: $69.95 for the jacket or $29.95 for the hat, Exclusively at the Disney store at D23 Expo

Out and About: The Best Public Beaches

What could be a better way to spend your weekend than seaside? Thats a no-brainer here in L.A. With the beach a short drive away, why not hit the coast this summer. And don’t worry, we’re sparing you the trouble of searching for the best spots. We’ve rounded up the best public beaches around SoCal so you can have a proper oceanic reprieve. Read below for an Out and About edition of your next seaside escape!

  1. Paradise Cove Beach

Malibu, CA – 10am-Sunset

This beach was made famous by the local café that attracts all types of visitors due to its unique and popular location. Find yourself near clean sand, sandstone cliffs and majestic palm trees at Paradise Cove.

https://www.paradisecovemalibu.com/contact-us/

  1. Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach, CA – 8am-9pm

The Pier is a state historical landmark and is the oldest of its kind! A popular spot for fishing, swimming, volleyball and sunset viewings.

https://www.citymb.info/visitors/maps-and-directions

  1. Zuma Beach Country Park30000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA – 6am-10pm

This beach area is famous for its onsite surf lessons, swing sets, dolphin and whale spotting and massive parking area. During the summer, Zuma Beach is filled with crowds of visitors catches some waves and soaking up the sun!

https://www.zuma-beach.com/opening-hours.html

  1. El Matador State Beach32215 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA – 8:00 am-8:00 pm

This beach is popular for photographers and wedding planners because of the secret sea caves to explore. Situated on a bluff, El Matador provides a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean you can enjoy!

https://www.californiabeaches.com/beach/el-matador-state-beach/

  1. Malibu Lagoon State BeachCross Creek Rd., off Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA – 8:00 am-Sunset

This beach offers guided tours around the area as well as the Malibu Lagoon Museum for visitors interested in history. Birdwatchers can study over 200 species of birds in their natural habitat on dirt pathways along the wetlands.

https://www.californiasbestbeaches.com/malibu_lagoon/malibu_lagoon_beach_mob.html

  1. Abalone Cove Shoreline5970 Palos Verdes Dr. S, Rancho Palos Verdes – 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Well-known for its outstanding views, Abalone Cove is located along the rugged Palos Verde coastline. This rare gem is best visited during low tide where seas creatures like hermit crabs, small octopi and sea hares reside.

https://www.rpvca.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Abalone-Cove-Shoreline-Park-1

  1. Leo Carrillo State Beach
35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA – 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Also known as the “movie beach” among filmmakers, Leo Carrillo State Beach boasts a wide range of caves, reefs and tide pools. Windsurfing, surfing, sunbathing and swimming are a few common enjoyed activities.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g32676-d129305-Reviews-Leo_Carrillo_State_Park_and_Beach-Malibu_California.html

  1. Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA, 90402– 8:30am-8:30pm

The Beach House combines elements of the historic Marion Davies Estate with new amenities to create a truly unique community destination that’s open to all – no membership required. With spectacular views, splash pad, children’s play area, gallery, historic pool, and Marion Davies Guest House there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Beach House!

https://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/

  1. Topanga State Beach18700 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA – 8:00 am-Sunset

One of the most significant locations for beach enthusiasts is Topanga State Beach. A great spot for picnics or dining at Malibu Chart House to enjoy a meal by the beach.

https://beaches.lacounty.gov/topanga-beach/

  1. Nicholas Canyon County Beach33850 CA-1, Malibu, CA – 6:30am-8:00 pm

Many windsurfers, divers and swimmers enjoy the beautiful waters at this beach’s point break. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Nicholas Canyon County Beach this summer or indulge in foods from the food trucks along the beach.

https://beaches.lacounty.gov/nicholas-canyon-beach/

LA Eats: July 4th Recipes

We know what you’re thinking. It’s not quite L.A. Eats if you have to DIY. Here in the city of stars, if you’re not partaking in the usual revelry, an at home fete is the most ideal. We know there are plenty of day parties from The Bungalow to The W. But if you prefer your own Independence Day celebration, we have you covered. Not on your own attempt at bunting (good luck), but as the Chef de Cuisine of your home. So read on for our round-up of what to dish out July 4th, you’ve got a week to prep your red, white, and blue spread.

 

  • Gina’s Orzo Salad

If you are looking for a quick and easy centerpiece for your picnic this summer, you might want to try Gina’s Orzo Salad recipe!

Click here for the recipe.

  • Easy Peach Cobbler

Those who love peach cobbler but don’t know how to make it will fall in love with this simple recipe!

Click here for the recipe.

  • American Flag Caprese Salad

Create an American flag centerpiece using fresh mozzarella, purple potatoes and tomatoes.

Click here for the recipe.

  • Grilled Corn with Lime Butter

If you enjoy corn from places like the LA County Fair or Knott’s Berry Farm, then you’ll love this delicious recipe that is simple to create.

Click here for the recipe.

  • Old Bay Shrimp

You’ll want to try this five-minute flavorful shrimp seasoning recipe that allows you to explore herbs and spices!

Click here for the recipe.

  •  Citrus-Spangled Spritzer

Backyard barbecues just got a star-spangled makeover with this patriotic citrus spritzer. Vibrant red, white and blue hues make it stand out from other 4th of July cocktails. Simply layer ingredients for a striking drink that will please any crowd, even in summer heat.

Click here for the recipe.

  • Red, White and Blue Wine Spritzer

White wine spritzers are a classic summer beverage for a reason. Add some blue and red and you’ve got yourself a killer cocktail for America’s birthday.

Click here for the recipe.

  •  Snow Cone Drinks

This drink is equal parts nostalgia and party-in-a-glass. Slightly on the sweeter side, we wouldn’t have too many or you made need an extra day off on the 5th.

Click here for the recipe.

  • Popsicle Cocktails

Stock up on popsicles and bubbly so you can enjoy this effortless, celebratory drink at a moment’s notice.

Click here for the recipe.

  • Firecracker Jell-O Cups

Who knew patriotism could fit into such a small cup? Add some vodka to each layer to turn the kid-friendly snack into a grown-ups-only shot.

Click here for the recipe.

Weekend Events: June 28-June 30

The weekend is here and so is your list of fun things to do! With so many activities to chose from in and around L.A., there’s no excuse to not venture out. Ditch your mundane routine and check out all that the city of stars has to offer this weekend!

Discover Your Inner Angeleno!

Friday, June 28

Game Changers Outdoor Theatre 

Location: Ford Theatre, Hollywood

 The Game Changers Outdoor Movie Screening Series will showcase four-nights of groundbreaking cinema and television underneath the stars. Presented by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, the goal of the series is to showcase media that has impacted diversity and narrative storytelling in monumental ways. The weekend will open with Boyz N The Hood, followed by Toy Story, Stranger Things 3 and Thelma and Louise.

Click here for more info.

Dance DTLA

Location: The Music Center, DTLA

Featuring live music and/or DJs, Dance DTLA is paired alongside expert dance instructors who will be providing beginner group dance lessons for attendees. Each night has a different dance theme. The series continues with a Bachata theme on the Grand Park Performance Lawn. Dance DTLA continues on select Fridays through August 30.

Click here for more info.

Louis Vuitton X

Location: Louis Vuitton, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Louis Vuitton’s latest art exhibition titled “Louis Vuitton X” will have the fashion house digging into their archives to reveal the brand’s most notable collaborations throughout the years. From Karl Lagerfeld, Rei Kawakubo, Yayoi Kusama to Richard Prince, fans of Louis Vuitton will have a chance to view over 180 items including creations dating back to the early twentieth-century. “Louis Vuitton X” will be on view from June 28 to September 15.

Click here for more info.

Saturday, June 29

Stranger Things Carnival

Location: Pacific Park, Santa Monica Pier

A Stranger Things-themed Carnival lands at Santa Monica Pier June 29-30 where Pacific Park will be made over as the fictional town Hawkins where the show is based. Highlights at this free carnival include games, 80s cover bands, eating contests, magicians, a Scoops Ahoy ice cream truck and a green-n-gooey dunking booth.

Click here for more info.

Garden Party at the Norton Museum

Location: Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum will host a summer garden party soirée during magic hour on June 29. There will be sounds and sights in the Sculpture Garden inspired by Monet’s Giverny plus live music, refreshments and art-making activities for all ages. The event is free with the cost of museum admission. Museum admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and free for children under 18, students with I.D., and museum members.

Click here for more info.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert

Location: The Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert. Watch as Harry and his friends battle the Dark Lords forces right under the stars with a live performance of the original score by the orchestra will sitting in one of the best amphitheaters in the United States.

Click here for more info.

Sunday, June 30

One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival

Location: West Hollywood City Council Chambers, Weho

One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival is a 40-day celebration through mostly free art events and exhibits between May 22 through June 30. This Sunday will be centered around a day of art with poetry pop-ups, readings, performances, panels.

Click here for more info.

SAMJAM Block Party

Location: Venice

SAMJAM Venice Block Party is one of the largest music events on the Westside of Los Angeles, focused on music, art, community, and charity. Food trucks, drinks, live art, and fun games round out this popular annual event.

Click here for more info.

St. Andrews Community Music Festival

Location: St. Andrews Park

The Annual Jazz At St. Andrews Park is a free event with live musical performances, a children’s village, dancing, food trucks and a vendor village.

Click here for more info.

Weekend Events: June 14-16

The weekend is finally here and so is our list of the best things to do throughout L.A.! While there’s plenty of binge-worthy shows on your streaming apps, why not press pause for some city fun? Check out our round-up below of activities to enjoy whether it’s just you or the whole family! And be sure to read our Out and About: Father’s Day Edition for all the fun things to do with dad this weekend!!

Discover your inner Angeleno!!

Friday, June 14
K-Town Night Market

Location: Koreatown

For the 5th year in a row, the KTOWN Night Market is returning to Koreatown June 14-15. Enjoy a weekend of live music performances, delicious food offerings and trendy Korean-beauty shopping.

Click here for more info.

Shakespeare By The Sea

Location: Point Fermin Park, San Pedro

Shakespeare By The Sea will once again offer a ten-week program of admission-free performances. The event will feature two productions: The Comedy of Errors and Henry V at a variety of venues across Los Angeles. Kicking off the series is The Comedy of Errors at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Click here for more info.

Hollywood Fringe Festival

Location: Various venues, Hollywood

Over three dozen venues such as 2nd Stage, Hudson Theatres, The Broadwater and the Underground Annex Theater host comedy, ensemble theatre, dance and immersive performances during the annual Hollywood Fringe Festival taking place June 13-30.

Click here for more info.

Saturday, June 15
Taqueando

Location: Skylight Row, DTLA

Bill Esparaza, the James Beard award-winning author and taco expert who formerly curated LA Weekly’s Tacolandia, is back with a brand new all-you-can-eat taco festival of his own: Taqueando.  The list of participants includes Amor y Tacos, B.S. Taqueria , Carnitas El Momo, Guerrilla Tacos, Tacos Kokopelli (Tijuana), and MORE!

Click here for more info.

Bread Festival

Location: Grand Central Market, DTLA

Grand Central Market’s annual Bread Festival returns for a day of celebrating SoCal’s artisanal bread movement. The event is free and open to the public showcasing local bread bakers, as well as bread workshops and demonstrations.

Click here for more info.

Petersen Automotive Museum Block Party

Location: Petersen Automotive Musem, Los Angeles

Peterson Automotive Museum is hosting a family-friendly block party this Saturday to celebrate the museum’s 25th anniversary. Activities include exclusive Petersen vehicle display, historical video projection, live music by KCRW DJ, Anthony Valadez, and more.

Click here for more info

Sunday, June 16
KCRW’s World Festival

Location: Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood

Chromeo, Toro y Moi, Noname and Ian Isiah will take the stage of the Hollywood Bowl when KCRW’s World Festival returns for the 21st year at the popular outdoor concert venue.

Click here for more info.

Bloomsday 2019

Location: The Hammer Museum, Westwood

The Hammer will honor James Joyce by hosting Bloomsday 2019. The event features a dramatic reading by veteran actors Síle Bermingham, James Gallo, James Lancaster, John Lee, Johnny O’Callaghan, and Sonya Macari. Guinness and live music by Rattle the Knee will keep the party going in the courtyard.

Click here for more info.

DAD: A Paternal Immersive Experience

Location: SJU Theatre Group, NoHo

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group will take participants through the trials and tribulations of being a DAD raising a child. In this immersive-theater production the audience will interact with a wild cast of coming-of-age characters. The show is directed by Brandon Slezak and produced by Zombie Joe. Running Sundays and Mondays through July 1.

Click here for more info.

 

Out & About: Father’s Day Edition

Father’s Day is nearly here! If you haven’t quite figured out where to take Dad, no fear!! We narrowed down and compiled together the best activities throughout town this Father’s Day so you don’t have to. From the outfields to classic cars down Rodeo Drive, there’s fun for all to enjoy! So read on for Out and About: Father’s Day Edition.

LA Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs Father’s Day Game

When: June 16, 4:05 p.m.

Where: Dodger Stadium

The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of the most exciting teams in Major League Baseball, and it is always a pleasure when the two match up. Great pitching, some of the best sluggers in the game, and an energetic crowd: these are just a few things that make it so great when the Cubs and Dodgers go toe to toe. You can expect a great time at the park during Cubs vs. Dodgers games. All fathers in attendance for the nationally televised game this Sunday are encouraged to hang around the ballpark for a special Father’s Day catch on the field.

26th Annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

When:  June 16th, 10 a.m.-4p.m.

Where: Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

A Father’s Day tradition for 26 years, the annual Rodeo Drive car show is free and open to the public. The coveted automobiles are displayed along iconic Rodeo Drive for auto-enthusiasts of all kinds to admire up close. This year, the event will celebrate 100 legendary years of British marque Bentley. See some of the rarest and most historic Bentley vehicles in the world, alongside some of the brand’s latest creations against the backdrop of the city’s most famous street. Named one of the “300 Unmissable Events & Festivals Around the World” by top travel publisher Frommer’s, the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance is an event you won’t want to miss!

Tiki Father’s Day

When: June 16, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Where: The Propagator, Venice

It’s a tiki party for DAD this Father’s Day as The Propagator host an outdoor celebration. Join them for tiki-inspired beers, tiki vendors and fun for the whole family! No tickets required, limited edition Mai Tai glassware available while supplies last. So grab your favorite aloha shirt and a lei because tiki-attire is highly encouraged(and your Dad likely has a collection)!

Pasadena Chalk Festival

When: June 15 and 16th, 10 am-7 p.m.

Where: The Paseo, Pasadena

The Paseo, together with the Light Bringer Project, will host the 27th annual Pasadena Chalk Festival. The 2019 event, which explores the history and impact of the centuries-old artistry of street painting, will feature the spectacular work of nearly 600 dedicated and talented chalk artists. FREE and open to the public, the event is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors as artists use more than 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create hundreds of life-sized murals.

Father’s Day Celebration

When: June 16, 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: Ronald Regan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum is pleased to offer the father in your family a day of fun-filled activities.  Enjoy a delicious barbeque buffet of tri-tip, charbroiled marinated chicken, old fashioned macaroni and cheese, barbeque beans, coleslaw, and garlic rolls.  Finish your lunch with old fashioned fudge brownies and oatmeal raisin cookies.  Spend the rest of the day touring the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum grounds and their amazing Air Force One Pavilion. Check-in will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m.  A professional photographer will be available to take your picture to commemorate this Father’s Day.

Father’s Day 5k, 10k, 1k, Half Marathon

When: June 15(Long Beach) 7:30 a.m., June 16 (Van Nuys) 7:30 am

Where: 5400 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, 6350 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys

For all our health guru Dads that aren’t very keen on the indulgent brunch options, heres an activity for you! This low-key clock timed course is the perfect way to spend your morning and is open to the entire family!

Escape Room

Where: 120 E. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

If your dad likes a good mystery or horror movies, he’ll love Escape Room LA. Guests are offered a chance to experience living through a horror movie and find a way to escape!

Go-Kart World

Where:  21830 Recreation Rd., Carson, CA 90745

Satisfy dad’s need for speed this Father’s day at Go-Kart World. Race around the track competing to the finish line!

Alondra Park Lake

Where: 3850 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Lawndale, CA 90261

Connect with nature this Father’s day! Spend some time fishing by the lake with dad bonding over food and great conversation.