As more things reopen and we approach that June 15th date, the events on this list are definitely starting to skew towards in-person rather than virtual. This week’s events include live in-person music, live in-person comedy, live in-person dance, and live in-person vaccinations at the Farmer’s Market.
Arts & Culture
It’s officially Pride Month, and you can celebrate by attending Outloud: Raising Voices at the Coliseum where artists including Haley Kiyoko, Adam Lambert, and more will be performing Saturday, June 5th & Sunday June 6th. Tickets start at $69, or you can stream the concert for free on Twitch.
Comedian Maria Bamford starts a residency at Dynasty Typewriter on Sunday, June 6th at 11:30 a.m. and will be there every Sunday through July 25th. You must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the show to be admitted.
In-person dance returns to The Music Center with Dance at Dusk on Saturday, June 5th at 7:30 p.m. The American Ballet Theatre “brings six of the company’s talented dancers” to perform “a combination of classical and contemporary selections” for an outdoor socially distanced audience. If you do prefer to watch from home all the performances will stream for free on Sunday, June 6th.
The virtual book talks this week at Chevalier’s include Gary Saul Morson & Morton Schapiro on Monday, June 7th at 7:00 p.m., discussing their book Minds Wind Shut: How the New Fundamentalisms Divide Us: “a timely exploration of intellectual dogmatism in politics, economics, religion, and literature–and what can be done to fight it,” the Elizabeth Newstat Poetry Series on Wednesday, June 9th at 7:00 p.m., and Susan Paterno author of Game On: Why College Admissions is Rigged and How To Beat the System.
Community & History
If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, Wednesday, June 9th is your chance to get it done at The Original Farmers Market and receive an all-day parking pass, a Farmers Market tote bag, and be entered to win other great prizes. You can make your appointment here, but walk-ups are also welcomed, and that includes 12-15-year-olds, who are now eligible as well.
If going out and about again has got you wanting to shop for new clothes, but you’re really more interested in new old clothes, head to the Pickwick Vintage Show in Burbank on Saturday, June 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event features “an assortment of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, and inspiration from over 65 local vendors… [presenting] the best in vintage from all eras.” Tickets start at $5 and must be reserved in advance.
For even more shopping, head to the Arts District Downtown on Sunday, June 6th, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for The Black Market : a Flea Market consisting of all Black vendors where you can buy “some insane vintage tees, 1 of 1 handmade clothing items, and beyond, while vibing to 3 incredible DJ’s and indulging in some good eats from local Black owned food trucks and vendors.”
On Saturday, June 5th at 10:00 a.m., join a Community Meeting with LA ART to discuss the proposal to Metro about the creation of a Community Access Program for local residents and businesses to use the Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit system from Union Station to Dodger Stadium.
The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council General Board Meeting is on Wednesday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m.
About Julia Moser
Julia Moser is a freelance writer and producer who grew up in Windsor Square. She recently moved back home after living in New York where she worked as a producer for BuzzFeed News' AM to DM and Good Morning America.