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10 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN Downtown LA | June 2018
No More FOMO. Plan out your month with the city’s best culture, concerts, eateries and more.Things To Do In Downtown LA June 2018
THINGS TO DO
Get ready for all the biggest names in the gaming industry to take the stage and kick off this three day conference with a slew of announcements. Find out about new games, game-play actual footage, and hear about new release dates – all this plus more.
Dance Downtown; Grand Park
Spend an evening dancing under the stars every other Friday night. Participants have the opportunity to learn new dance moves from a different genre at each event. Everything from Salsa to Disco and Bollywood. Dance Downtown welcomes anyone who loves to dance and learn some new moves in the heart of Los Angeles’ civic center.
FOOD + DRINK
Donut Festival; Union Station
Join us for a one-day edible exploration of LA’s favorite pastry at the first-ever DTLA Donut Festival at Union Station. This mouthwatering event will showcase the donut in all its many guises: plain, glazed, and filled; traditional and new wave along with “donut-adjacent” treats including churros, apple fritters, and you can’t forget – donut holes! A “live fry” donut station will make hot donuts to order and a “Pimp Your Donut” experience will allow visitors to customize their donuts at a “Flavor Bar” of various fillings and toppings (yum yum).
Baja Market LA; Chicas Tacos
Toast all things “Valle De Guadealupe” at Baja Market LA! The team from Chicas Tacos are hosting their 2nd annual festival from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. The afternoon fiesta will showcase a roster of talent curated by Bill Esparza, with visiting chefs including: Javier Plascencia (Finco Altocanzo), Guillermo “Oso” Campos Moreno (KokoPelli), and Omar Valenzuela (Encurentro Guadalupe), alongside local luminaries such as Eduardo Ruiz (Chicas Tacos), Natalie Curie (El Coraloense) and Alex Chang (Exchange at Freehand) who will create regionally-inspired tacos complemented by Mexican wineries, breweries, mezcals and tequilas. The event will also include live music and shopping from Valle-visting bands, brands and more.
ARTS + CULTURE
DisClosureFest; Los Angeles Historic Park
Get in tune with yourself and ring in Summer Solstice at a powerful activation right in the central hub of DTLA. This summer, California State Parks kicks off it’s 2nd annual Mass Meditation Initiative in the Los Angeles Historic Park. This free event will feature over 25 workshops including: meditation, yoga modalities, plant-based preparation, ayurveda, herbal science, and spiritual regression. Attendees get to enjoy two stages filled with live performances, sound healers and conscious speakers. Lose yourself and be found. There’s something here for all ages, no matter what your path/journey in life.
Summer Happenings; The Broad
Now in its third year, Summer Happenings at The Broad is a series of late-night events featuring music, performance and art by an array of artistic talent, held on the last Saturday of each month from June through September. Summer Happenings is inspired by art in the Broad collection and occupies various spaces throughout the museum and outdoor Plaza. The events fluctuate between happenings, salons and scenes that animate the important influences of the leading artists of our time. Summer Happenings is made possible in part by the generous support of Leading Partner East West Bank.
TV + Cinema
June 13, 16, 20, 23
Last Remaining Seats; Historic Core
See classic films light up the big screens in historic theatres! This annual series is back and ready to bring you the classics! If you’re a film buff, this is an event you won’t want to miss!
MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE
FIGAt7th Downtown Festival; FIGat7th
Don’t worry, be happy because Figat7th’s completely free music series is back! This Downtown Festival amps up the city with eclectic sounds and fun summer nights. Spaceland Presents and Arts Brookesfield joined forces to bring you an exciting line-up this year. The outdoor plaza will be transformed into an urban concert venue, and dance floor brought to life with performances by some of the best leading R&B, hip-hop, soul, dance and electronic artists.
Chinatown Summer Nights; 943 – 951 N. Broadway (Central and West Plazas)
Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown. Watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations, experience large-scale, outdoor video projections, and take part in hands-on Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums. This event is part food and part summer party. Participants also have the option to sipping on brews or dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW DJ’s!
Want more? Then be sure to check out Happening In DTLA’s Events Calendar for updates on exciting things happening in the city throughout the month of June.