Book It! 17 Can't-Miss June Events

Though the calendar may not agree, as far as we're concerned, it's already summer in L.A. What does that mean for our itineraries? So glad you asked. We're filling our iCals with outdoor movies, beach bashes, food festivals, and more — anything to soak up that SoCal sun.
To help you do the same, we've rounded up 17 can’t-miss events guaranteed to make spring a distant memory. From new museum exhibitions to sample sales aplenty, there's something here for everyone.
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Photo: Courtesy of Chloé.
Chloé Fall 2014 Fashion Presentation
Yes, you read that correctly. Those of us who didn't make it to the fall '14 shows in Paris this year now have a chance to attend a presentation of Chloé's fall 2014 collection — sans airfare. From printed silk dresses to dreamy, robe coats in pale pastel hues, this collection in particular showcases the Chloé persona: The prettiest tomboy in the world.

When: Thursday, June 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Jewel Court at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street; 800-782-8888.
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Photographed by Antoinette Bruno.
StarChefs Tasting Event
Does sampling food from Sqirl, Bestia, Gjelina, and The Hart and the Hunter all in one place sound too good to be true? Luckily, it's not: It's all happening at the StarChefs Gala and Tasting Event, taking place on June 12. The award-winning restos will join top sommeliers and bartenders for a night of eating, drinking, and being merry.

When: Thursday, June 12, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Vibiana, 214 South Main Street; 213-626-1507.
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Photo: Courtesy of Gilt City.
Gilt City Warehouse Sale
Considered by some to be the holy grail of sample sales, Gilt City Los Angeles' Warehouse sale takes the online sale mecca offscreen, offering a massive range of goods from contemporary and luxury brands for 90% off the retail price. Purchase the $10 tickets today — trust, it'll be sold out in a matter of days.

When: Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14
Where: Siren Studios, 1050 North Orange Drive; 323-467-3559.
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Photo: Courtesy of L.A. Film Festival.
L.A. Film Festival
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the L.A. Film Festival returns this month with what appears to be its strongest lineup yet. A few of the many must-sees include Clint Eastwood's onscreen adaptation of Jersey Boys, Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen in Hossein Amini's directing debut The Two Faces of January, and Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer. Check out the full lineup, and order tickets now before it's too late!

When: Wednesday, June 11 to Thursday, June 19
Where: L.A. Live, 800 West Olympic Boulevard; 213-763-5483.
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Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
The Addams Family at Cinespia
They're creepy, they're kooky, and they're coming to a cemetery near you — Cinespia at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, to be exact. Grab blankets and bring you pals to this outdoor screening in the coolest of settings. Seriously, could there be a better place to watch this macabre family than a cemetery?

When: Saturday, June 14, 7 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard; 323-221-3343.
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Photo: Courtesy of L.A. Weekly.
L.A. Weekly's Tacolandia
Tacos and tequila — need we say more? Over 40 of L.A. and Mexico's best restaurants and food trucks will be on hand at this festival downtown, complete with taco and tequila tastings, as well as live entertainment

When: Saturday, June 28, 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: El Pueblo de Los Angeles, 125 Paseo De La Plaza; 877-987-6487.
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Photo: Courtesy of Current/Elliott.
Joie, Current/Elliott, and Equipment Sample Sale
The epic three-designer sample sale returns the third weekend in June! Go early for major scores and head out in an entirely new outfit. See you there?

When: Friday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Siren Studios, 1050 North Orange Drive; 323-467-3559.
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Photographed by David McClister.
Country: Portraits of an American Sound Exhibition
Featuring over 110 prints, the Annenberg Space for Photography's new exhibit "Country: Portraits of an American Sound" features over 110 prints, showcasing photographs of everyone from Johnny Cash to Gram Parsons to Kacey Musgraves. Go check it out, down at the end of lonely street.

When: Saturday, May 31 to Sunday, September 28
Where: Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars; 213-403-3000.
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Photo: Courtesy of Modernica.
Modernica 25th Anniversary Factory Sale
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Modernica is throwing a factory sale to end all factory sales. In addition to hundreds of deeply discounted furniture wares, including its signature fiberglass shell chairs, there will be contests where you can win additional discounts and prizes. Food trucks will also be on hand so you can refuel between credit-card swipes.

When: Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Modernica Factory, 2901 Saco Street; 323-826-1611.
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Photo: Courtesy of Street Food Cinema.
Mean Girls at Street Food Cinema
Here's your chance to watch an American classic — that would be Mean Girls — under the stars at the iconic Rose Bowl. Bring your pup to this dog-friendly event, complete with food trucks and a pre-movie concert.

When: Saturday, June 21, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Brookside Park at The Rose Bowl, 360 North Arroyo Boulevard; 323-254-5068.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Hammer Museum.
Made In L.A. Exhibition At The Hammer Museum
Whether you attend craft fairs like it's your job or you simply can appreciate the artistry that went into that tapestry above your bed, Made In L.A. will without a doubt leave you mesmerized by the mostly unknown, local talent that exists in our own backyard. Spend a day there wandering and mesmerized and then spend the next day racking up a serious bill at the craft store.

When: Sunday, June 15 to Sunday, September 7
Where: The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard; 310-443-7000.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ba Da Bing Records.
Sharon Van Etten at The El Rey Theatre
Catch Sharon Van Etten at The El Rey Theatre as part of the tour for her just-released album, Are We There. Don't miss the chance to hear her dreamy tunes live, as she's only stopping in L.A. for one night!

When: Saturday, June 28, 9 p.m.
Where: The El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Boulevard; 323-936-6400.
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Photo: Courtesy of Santa Monica Pier.
Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival
If paddleboard races sound like a quirky, uber-current institution, think again. Turns out, the Santa Monica Pier's races date back to as early as the 1930s. Sure, you might not be wildly serious about the sport, but, it's super fun to go and watch people who are. Go ahead and get a "beach start."

When: Saturday, June 7
Where: Santa Monica Pier; 310-458-8901.
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Photo: Courtesy of Robert Mars/JoAnne Artman Gallery.
The Back Room Spring Collection Exhibition at JoAnne Artman Gallery
JoAnne Artman Gallery's back room goes front and center in this spring, multi-artist exhibit. Including the work of James Verbicky, Robert Mars, America Martin (check out our profile here!), and many other inspiring artists, the show will definitely leave you inspired — and, possibly, a favorite new artist or two.

When: Now through June 30
Where: JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 North Coast Highway; 949-510-5481.
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Photo: Courtesy of Charm City.
Charm City Cake Decorating Class
Learn some serious new baking skills, how to hand-paint animal print patterns, airbrush a rainbow gradient, and more at this decorating class at Charm City. Never settle for boring ol' Costco cakes again.

When: Sunday, June 14, 11 a.m.
Where: Charm City Cakes West, 8302 Melrose Avenue; 323-951-9444.
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Photo: Courtesy of Taste of the Nation.
Taste of the Nation
What's better than sampling insanely delicious food and drinks from over 40 local restaurants? Doing it all for charity. Taste of the Nation benefits No Kid Hungry, which aims to end childhood hunger. So, go and get your grub on guilt-free.

When: Sunday, June 1
Where: Media Park, 9070 Venice Boulevard.
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Photo: Courtesy of Pasadena Chalk Festival.
Pasadena Chalk Festival
Who knew you could do so much with chalk? The Pasadena Chalk festival celebrates this medium in all its old-school glory, with artists creating sidewalk murals that are nothing short of spectacular. With live music, shopping, and plenty of food, the event promises fun for the whole family.

When: Saturday, June 14, and Sunday June 15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Paseo Colorado, 280 East Colorado Boulevard; 626-795-9100.

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