June 2013 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with Time Out Los Angeles' June 2013 events calendar for the best activities and festivals in LA.



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Photograph: Sourtesy Make Music Pasadena

Looking for things to do in LA? Fill up your social life with festivals and activities from our June 2013 events calendar for Los Angeles. If you're an Angeleno, you like to have fun in the sun at the beach, hiking or even lounging rooftop. As the weather warms up, head outdoors for this month's big events and festivals.  

Santa Monica Festival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Celebrate the best our seaside city has to offer at this local festival. Produced by the people behind CicLAvia, the get-together combines the unique arts and culture of Santa Monica and green, sustainable thinking. Take in live music and dance performances, shop local vendors' wares or drop by the Active Stage for a complimentary fitness class, from square dancing to yoga-Zumba. Foodies will enjoy the trucks on hand as well as a culinary stage with demos from local chefs, while the artistic can visit interactive workshops using recycled and repurposed materials.

  1. Clover Park 2600 Ocean Park Blvd
  2. Sat Jun 14
More info

Make Music Pasadena

  • Free

Think of Make Music as a mini FYF in Downtown Pasadena. This free (a $5 more-than-reasonable donation is requested) music festival consists of more than 150 concerts from up-and-coming indie bands spread across multiple local venues, shops and restaurants. This year's acts include Youngblood Hawke, Yacht, Superhumanoids, We Are Scientists and the New Limb. Check the website for a full schedule.

Last Remaining Seats

  • Price band: 2/4

The LA Conservancy offers a wonderful time-machine trip by screening classic films along with live entertainment in Downtown’s grand old movie palaces throughout the month of June. The fest has turned into a beloved summer tradition; most shows sell out before the series even opens so get your tickets online ahead of time.

  1. Saban Theatre 8440 Wilshire Blvd
  2. Until Sat Jun 29
More info

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

  • Price band: 2/4

This festival, now in its seventh year, will screen more than 30 new feature, documentary and short films from Greece and Greek filmmakers around the world, dealing with topics from the Greek diaspora to economic turmoil. The fest will feature a new wave of irreverent Greek cinema, including Director Spiros Stathoulopoulos' drama Meteora and the weekend-closing documentary Mitsigan–Hardships and Beauties, while the Centerpiece presentation will be the screening of the classic America America, part of the fest's tribute to the great Elia Kazan. The best films will go home with Orpheus Awards at a red-carpet gala on Sunday. Screenings will take place at both the Writers Guild Theater and the Real D Screening Room in Beverly Hills (100 N Crescent Dr). Check the website for a detailed film schedule.

Jubilee Music Fest

  • Price band: 2/4

This music and arts festival—formerly the Silver Lake Jubilee—has grown out of its beginnings and is expanding to represent all of LA at its new Downtown location. Head to the Arts District at Santa Fe Avenue and 6th Street for a weekend full of live music, comedy, food trucks and artsy exhibitors who will be selling everything from handmade jewelry to paintings of robots. Check out this year's headlining bands—The Drums, Black Lips and Free Energy—plus a roster of up-and-coming local bands.

LA Pride

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

One of the biggest pride events in the US, LA Gay Pride attracts as many as 400,000 people during its three-day festival at West Hollywood Park (647 N San Vicente Blvd) and famous three-hour Sunday parade. The atmosphere is good-natured and raucous; local color is provided by divas, drag queens and DJs.

Ink-N-Iron Festival

  • Price band: 3/4

Get tatted up like a sailor at this rock 'n' roll festival on Long Beach's Queen Mary. Immerse yourself in the 1950s greaser lifestyle with a hot rod car show, pinup pageant, burlesque performances, outdoor screenings of spaghetti westerns and more. Then choose from a list of 280 tattoo artists from around the world to provide your new ink. The impressive live music lineup includes big names like Iggy and the Stooges and Sublime with Rome as well as indie outfits like the Growlers and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears. Cars, music, pinup girls and tattoos...seems like every guy's dream weekend.

  1. Queen Mary 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
  2. Until Sun Jun 8
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Ojai Music Festival

  • Price band: 3/4

Escape to this sophisticated music festival that's been mixing curiosity and creativity in Ojai for nearly 70 years. Every year a new music director is allowed to craft four days of musical brainstorming and create a unique experience. Find classical music, films, dance performances, social gatherings and community events at Libbey Bowl (210 S Signal St): String quartets by Henry Cowell played by the American String Quartet and interpreted by the Mark Morris Dance Group is just one of many classy planned events. Music will be played in shortrer segments and followed by intervals to give the audience a chance to discuss and explore the sounds. Find a detailed weekend lineup on the website.

8th Annual LA Wine Fest

  • Price band: 3/4

Sip sobriety away as you sample spirits from over 500 vendors from across California and the world. Learn how to pair wine with cheese at one of their educational seminars. Food trucks will add flavorful notes to the wine festival as well. Proceeds from the 8th Annual Wine Fest will benefit Food Foward.

  1. Raleigh Studios Hollywood 5300 Melrose Ave
  2. Until Sun Jun 9
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