Things to Do This Weekend June 22 – 24

Join in on the biggest celebration of Hip-Hop culture in the world, dig for fossils buried for millions of years, vibe to the smooth sounds of soul music, or bring in the Summer Solstice in a groovy way. Let Happening in DTLA help you plan your weekend right!

There’s always something to do on weekends in Downtown LA, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out exactly what those things are. Here at Happening in DTLA we make the planning simple!

Below are our picks for events that you’re sure to enjoy this weekend in the community! For our full calendar of events, just click here.

 

June 22

The BET Experience: Chris Brown, SZA, Teyana Taylor + More

The BET Experience returns to L.A. LIVE this June 21-24 for the ultimate music, celebrity & lifestyle weekend! A weekend full of performances are set to take DTLA, all leading up to the BET Awards on Sunday at Microsoft Theater.

This Friday get ready to get your groove on with Chris Brown, SZA, Ella Mai and Teyana Taylor

The BET experience is taking place at the Staples Center all weekend, 1111 S Figueroa St. More information and tickets can be found here.

 

Late Night Fridays at the Tar Pits

Join other eager archeologists for Late Night Fridays at the Tar Pits. All summer long through August 31, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Fridays with Free General Admission. Plus exciting special activities will be planned for each weekend.

The La Brea Tar Pits are located at 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Tickets can be reserved here.

 

June 23

 

Stones Throw Soul

Los Angeles based record label Stones Throw Records has cooked up something special for local music lovers.

A live showcase of hometown artists will be featured at the newest warehouse venue in Downtown, 1720.

The likes of MNDSGN, Sudan Archives, and Keifer will be playing new music, while Stimulator Jones, Prophet, Jerry Paper and Peanut Butter Wolf will be playing soul-inspired jams all night long.

Stones Throw Soul is set to go from 9:00pm – 2:00am at 1720, 1720 E. 16th St. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

The BET Experience: Ferg, Lil Pump, Rae Sremmurd + More

The BET Experience returns to L.A. LIVE this June 21-24 for the ultimate music, celebrity & lifestyle weekend! A weekend full of performances are set to take DTLA, all leading up to the BET Awards on Sunday at Microsoft Theater.

Saturday night will see a line up of Ferg, Lil Pump, Rae Sremmurd, Meek Mill, Nipsey Hussle, Playboi Cardi and more!

The BET experience is taking place at the Staples Center all weekend, 1111 S Figueroa St. More information and tickets can be found here.

June 24

La Junta: Solstice Spectacular

La Junta, or ‘the gathering’ in Spanish, began as a biweekly summer event bringing together people of all backgrounds in the name of friendship, dancing, and deep music from points all across the globe.

On this edition of La Junta, catch QVLN (que-violin) performing his brand of Latin grooves mixed with Jimi Hendrix on an electric violin.

Also preforming is undoubtedly one of LA’s finest deejays/tastemakers,

Jeremy Sole from KCRW.

La Junta takes place at Don Chente DTLA, 1248 S. Figueroa St. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Bumps and Brewses

Come grab a beer and enjoy the heavy hitting action when Bumps and Brewses returns to the Boomtown Brewery this Sunday. A host of top wrestling talent will be o display including Hardcore Holly and Al Snow, two of the most recognizable faces of the WWE’s Attitude era. Doors open at 3:00pm and the bell will ring for the first match at 4:00pm.

Bumps and Brewses will take place at Boomtown Brewery, 700 Jackson St. Tickets can be purchased here.