It's nearing the end of June, and you know what that means...six months 'til Christmas! Just kidding (well, kind of). It means summer is in full swing and we're planning our schedules accordingly. If you didn't take advantage of the longest day of the year on Thursday, now's your chance to make up for it with a jam-packed week of L.A. fun. Whether you're politically-minded or yoga-inclined, we promise you'll find something awesome to do.
Let’s Get Political
No matter where you fall on the blue and red line, we can all appreciate a powerful, modern woman. So, you don’t have to watch CNN every night to know Hillary Rodham Clinton is a force to be reckoned with and an awesome role model to boot — heck, we’d be her bestie faster than you can say liberal majority! Jewish American University is hosting the Former Secretary of State, who will lecture and probably dole out some pretty profound advice. We’re all ears, Hill.
When: Monday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza (near Main Way Universal); 818-622-4440.
A Funny Flick Under The Stars
Truth be told, we have lots of fond memories of sleepaway camp (roasting marshmallows, swimming in a lake, hiking through the wilderness), so what better way to relive those super fun days than by watching the hilarious summer camp classic, Wet Hot American Summer? The flick is screening at the Silver Lake Picture Show, a completely free, outdoor event. Pack a picnic, bring some chairs, and snack on popcorn and goodies courtesy of Topshop as you watch Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, and Christopher Meloni engage in total mayhem. After the screening, you’re sure to be pining for a week away in the woods!
When: Thursday, June 27, 8 p.m.
Where: Sunset Triangle Plaza, Griffith Park Boulevard (at Edgecliffe Drive); 213-308-3039.
See This Peerless Fashion Photographer's Work On Display
Where would fashion be without Helmut Newton? His provocative black-and-white photographs are no less than truly iconic. Now, instead of flipping through coffee table tomes or sifting through vintage issues of Vogue, you'll be able to witness his legendary snaps in larger-than-life proportions. The Annenberg Space for Photography's newest installation will feature more than 100 large-scale versions of Newton's prints, in addition to two documentaries about the photographer. Truly a must-see for any fashion or photography buff.
When: Opening Saturday, June 29 through Sunday, September 8; Open Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars (near Constellation Boulevard); 213-403-3000.
DJs, Art, Food, and Drinks in DTLA
Sad you're missing EDC? Get your DJ fix at next weekend's Digital Getdown. Joakim and Free the Robots will be on the ones and twos to get you in the dancing mood, while food trucks and free drinks will keep you fueled. Plus, if you'd like a side of culture with your house music, there will be art and installations by Jordan Rosenheck, Kaleb Higgins, and more. To add some intrigue into the mix, it's all going down at a secret location in DTLA. Stay tuned...
When: Saturday, June 29, 9 p.m.
Where: Secret location downtown — more info and tickets here.
Shake Up Your Yoga Routine
This one’s for the yogis! Wanderlust Festival (a multi-day yoga and music event) brings Angelenos Yoga In The City, a full day of free yoga classes, tunes, and a massive dance party. They’ll bring snacks and water, but don’t forget a mat and plenty of SPF — you’ll be doing sun salutations like nobody’s businesses!
When: Sunday, June 30, 1 to 6 p.m.
Where: Santa Monica Pier, Colorado Ave (at Appian Way); no phone.