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Best Of LA: Week Of June 9

June 9, 2014 5:00 AM

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From the Tony Awards to Father’s Day, this week in LA is serving up something for nearly everyone. Enjoy a live radio performance by some of LA’s most talented stars, pretend you’re on a coastal Italian getaway while dining at local Los Angeles restaurants, or take a harbor cruise off LA’s stunning coastline. Be sure to carve some time for dad on Sunday, there are plenty of meat and beer loving opportunities to show dad how important he is to you.
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(credit: Chris Isaacson)


Monday, June 9

Night After the Tony’s
FORD THEATRE
11334 Moorpark St.
Studio City, CA 91602
(818) 924-2323
www.fordtheatres.com

Although the 2014 Tony Awards officially wrapped last night, you can still get in on the fun even if you didn’t make it to New York to root for your favorite theatrical performance of the year. Head to the Ford Theatre to celebrate the Tony Awards with Broadway star Linda Eder, whose credits span Broadway, pop, country, and jazz. The show will feature music from Eder’s career, including signature songs from “Jekyll & Hyde,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” and “The Civil War.”

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(credit: FIG & OLIVE)


Tuesday, June 10

Coast Summer Menu
FIG & OLIVE
8490 Melrose Place
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-9100
www.figandolive.com

A brand new summer menu is being served up at FIG & OLIVE, inspired by the coastal regions of Italy, Spain, and the South of France. An array of fresh seafood options will be available including Mussels; Octopus Crostini served with Cherry Tomatoes and an Heirloom Carrot Purée; Sea Scallops with Weiser Farm Carrots, Country Fresh Cherry Tomato Concasse, Dill Pesto, and Olive Oil Crouton; Bouillabaisse prepared with Grilled Scallop & Shrimp, Fish of the Day, Mussel, Lobster Bisque, Shaved Fennel, Saffron Garlic Aioli, and an Olive Oil Cracker; and White Sea Bass Papillote (pictured) with Zucchini, Eggplant, Fennel, Tomato, Thyme, Scallion, and Saffron.

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(credit: Starbucks)


Wednesday, June 11

Frappuccino Truck Tour
The Commons at Calabasas
4799 Commons Way
Calabasas, CA 91302
www.frappuccino.com/la

There’s been a ton of hype leading up to the Frappuccino Truck’s arrival to Los Angeles. Today, you’ll find it near the Commons at Calabasas from 11am-6pm. Stop by for your favorite new summer flavors or your stand by favorites. What better way to cool down on a hot summer day than with one of these delicious Starbucks drinks!

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(credit: Derek Hutchinson)


Thursday, June 12

The Hound of the Baskervilles
James Bridges Theater
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
235 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 827-0889
www.latw.org

Seamus Dever (Castle), Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Goeffrey Arend (Super Troopers, 500 Days of Summer) star in the California premiere of this fresh, modern take on to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic whodunit. Recorded live in front of a live audience and without sets or costumes, “The Hound of Baskervilles” will air on public radio stations nationwide and will be streamed online at www.latw.org.

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(credit: Odyssey Theatre)


Friday, June 13

“A Delicate Balance”
Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025
(310) 477-2055 ext. 2
www.OdysseyTheatre.com

Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “A Delicate Balance” wraps its LA run this week at the Odyssey Theatre. The cast is led by Susan Sullivan (two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for Castle, Dharma & Greg, and Falcon Crest) as well as David Selby (Dark Shadows, Falcon Crest), and is directed by LA Drama Critics Circle Award-winner, Robin Larsen. The social comedy revolves around Agnes and Tobias, whose lives are shaken up when unexpected houseguests arrive and stay indefinitely.

(credit: Island Packers)

(credit: Island Packers)


Saturday, June 14

Saturday Summer Harbor Cruises
Island Packers
1691 Spinnaker Dr.
Ventura, CA 93001
www.islandpackers.com

Now through October on select Saturdays, Island Packers Harbor Cruises, based out of Ventura, will be offering wine tasting, beer tasting, and dinner cruises with live music, appetizers, and an array of entertainment to make your summer evenings sparkle. Food offerings from Milano’s Italian Restaurant, The Greek at the Harbor, The Rhumbline Restaurant, and Anacapa Brewery are the perfect complement to an afternoon spent at sea on board their 64′ power catamaran.

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Sunday, June 15

Celebrate Father’s Day
Various Locations
www.FountainTheatre.com

Celebrate the dad in your life with more than just a backyard BBQ and a tie/shirt combo. Activities abound in Los Angeles including a beer-tasting Hornblower Cruise around Marina del Rey, Brats and Beer offered up at Father’s Day brunch at Napa Valley Grille, a three-course dinner with wine pairings at FIG & OLIVE, or the ultimate for meat lovers: a meal at Fogo de Chou featuring unlimited access to over 16 cuts of meat offered up tableside. For more ideas, check out the Best Activities To Celebrate Father’s Day In Los Angeles and 5 Ways To Get Outdoors With Dad On Father’s Day.

And, if you’re looking for the perfect last minute Father’s Day gift, we’ve got you covered. Visit our Father’s Day Gift Guide for great ideas.

Looking for the a great brunch spot for Father’s Day? Visit our What You’re Eating: Best Brunch For Father’s Day.

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Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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