L.A.'s Best Events, From World Yoga Day with Equinox to Juneteenth Celebrations and More

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Event Highlight

Equiano Rum Co.+ On The Pass – VIP Juneteenth Dinner (Marina Del Rey):
To celebrate Juneteenth, Equiano Rum Co. and Gabriel Ornelas of On The Pass teamed up to host a private dinner featuring flavors from the rich heritage of Africa and the Caribbean. "We were delighted to work with Gabriel Ornelas, the On The Pass team and Chef Jazzy Harvery to curate this unique and truly exceptional Juneteenth dining experience," Aaisha Dadral, Co-founder at The Equiano Rum Co. said. The "Freedom of Spirit" menu included delicious items like the wet fried Red Snapper and the Seafood Egusi Soup, and was prepared by Chef Jazzy Harvey. "I carefully crafted a menu that not only compliments the flavors of Equiano Rum, but also showcases the flavors, traditions, and journey of Olaudah Equiano's life, taking diners on a gastronomic voyage from West Africa to the Caribbean, America, and finally the UK, " Harvey said.

On-Going Events

Where You Stand: Chinatown 1880 to 1939 Exhibit (DTLA): Union Station is showcasing a year-long temporary exhibit called Chinatown 1880 to 1939. The exhibition invites guests into the center of this once vibrant community of families, businesses and associations through historic photographs, oral history recordings and augmented reality.
When: Now through Fall 2024
Where: Los Angeles Union Station, 800 North Alameda St., L.A., 90012

Wednesday, June 19

National Martini Day at Videre (Wilshire): June 19 is also marked as National Martini Day! Stop by Kimpton Hotel's rooftop restaurant and bar, Videre and order a $10 martini. They will be offering four different flavors, so come prepared to celebrate.
When: Wednesday, June 19
Where: Videre, 6317 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 90048

National Martini Day at Negroni (Beverly Hills): Another spot celebrating the delicious cocktail is Beverly Hills' Negroni. They will be introducing the new Our Pornstar Martini, made with Tito's vodka, passion fruit, vanilla yogurt and Prosecco. There will also be more martinis available including a Cacio e Pepe Martini.
When: Wednesday, June 19 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Negroni Beverly Hills, 419 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 90210

"The Pop Out – Ken & Friends" Concert (Inglewood): In honor of Juneteenth, L.A. rapper Kendrick Lamar will be hosting a hometown concert at the Kia Forum. Don't miss K. Dot performed his greatest hits alongside Mustard, Dj Hed and many more surprise guests. Tickets are sold out but fans can tune in on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and Prime Video.
When: Wednesday, June 19 at 4 p.m.
Where: Kia Forum, 3900 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, 90305

Thursday, June 20

Summer Solstice at Ocean Prime (Beverly Hills): In honor of the summer solstice and it being the longest day of the year, Ocean Prime Beverly Hills will be extending their happy hour until 9 p.m. Guests can enjoy the new happy hour specials all night long, while also enjoying live music in their Apex Lounge.
When: Thursday, June 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Ocean Prime, 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Summer Movie Night Series- Trolls Band Together Screening (West Covina): Summer Movie Night Flix Series is back! The community event will be screening the family-friendly "Trolls Band Together" for free. There will also be games, food and giveaways. Grab your tickets here.
When: Thursday, June 20 at 5 p.m.
Where: Plaza West Covina, 112 Plaza Drive West Covina, 91790

Wellness on Wheels! A Juneteenth Celebration (Fountain Valley): Join Mane Expressions and Villages of CA as we celebrate physical wellness during Juneteenth! There will be free skating for the first 100 people to RSVP. Save your spot here!
When: Thursday, June 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Fountain Valley Skating Center, 9105 Recreation Circle Fountain Valley, 92708

Stella Artois and FX's The Bear Chaos Menu Dining Event (Private Location): Stella Artois is celebrating FX's The Bear with a special chaos menu inspired by the series. In advance of the series' highly-anticipated Season 3 premiere on June 27, exclusively on Hulu, Stella Artois will pay homage to "Carmy" and "Sydney's" innovative style through a fusion of fine dining and casual food. This event is invite-only but fans can enter for a chance to score an invite here. The invite includes a multi-course dining experience by James Beard Award-winning chefs Chris Bianco (Pizzeria Bianco) and Justin Pichetrungsi (Anajak Thai) and a chance to meet actor Corey Hendrix.
When: Thursday, June 20 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Private Los Angeles Location

Friday, June 21

World Yoga Day with Equinox (WeHo): This World Yoga Day on June 21 – Equinox is partnering with Andaz West Hollywood to host a morning yoga session on the hotel's stunning sundeck, amidst panoramic city views. Start your day off with balance, sunlight, and gorgeous views, this event will be the perfect kickoff. The event will consist of guided stretching and breathwork from an expert Equinox instructor and will be open to the public for $20; get your tickets here.
When: Friday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Where: Andaz WeHo, 8401 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Jazz at LACMA (Wilshire): The 33rd season of Jazz at LACMA is back! Don't miss the event's debut with a performance by the Bob Minzter Big Band. Find out more here!
When: Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m.
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 90036

Pacific Tour Presented by Salt Lick Incubator (Private Location): In collaboration with Salt Lick Incubator, Sofar Sounds is going on tour. Enjoy music from stand-out artists including Tonina, Taylor Rae and Farayi Malek. Tickets are $34; purchase them here.
When: Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Private Culver City Location

Saturday, June 22

Juneteenth Celebration featuring Taraji P. Henson (Culver City): Join Westfield Culver City for a Juneteenth Celebration. Enjoy fun activities like airbrush tattoos & making a bath bomb with LUSH. Enjoy a performance by African Drummers & an engaging panel discussion moderated by Areva Martin, featuring Culver City Mayor Yasmine-Imani McMorrin , Wendell James, & other distinguished guests.
Don't miss the special reading by Taraji P. Henson from her new children's book, "You Can Be A Good Friend (No Matter What!)." After the reading, join us for a Meet & Greet Book Signing at Malik Books to get your copy signed by Taraji P. Henson herself! Grab your free tickets here!
When: Saturday, June 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Westfield Culver City, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, 90230

Pride on the Promenade (Santa Monica): Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM, Inc.) announced the return of Pride on the Promenade, part of the city-wide SaMo Pride celebration. This lively free block party will transform Third Street Promenade into a colorful celebration featuring a concert experience presented by OUTLOUD and produced by JJLA, with musical performances headlined by Jessica Wild of RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. Attendees can also catch performances by LGBTQ+ artists Tori Kay, RYL0 and more. RSVP for free here!
When: Saturday, June 22 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Third Street Promenade, 1351 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

Sunday, June 23

RUNWAY Fitness Fest Presented by LMU Yoga Studies (Playa Vista): Don't miss the 4th Annual RUNWAY Fitness Fest, presented by LMU Yoga Studies, where you'll stretch your limits with The Studio (MDR), work the rower with Orangetheory, and reach for heights with Sender One. You'll also have an opportunity to take a cold plunge with RVIVL and check your stats with Cedars Sinai. RSVP for the free event here.
When: Sunday, June 23 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Runway Playa Vista, 12775 West Millennium, L.A., 90094

Rooftop Bouquet Workshop (Wilshire): Roobarb Studios and Videre present a flower bouquet workshop with breathtaking rooftop views. Join them in crafting your own unique bouquet while gaining professional insight from Emma Hampton, founder of Roobarb Studio. Each ticket includes the flower bouquet, a glass of wine and some lite bites. Tickets are $50; purchase them here.
When: Sunday, June 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Videre, 6317 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 90048

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