Ships & Giggles Comedy Night Presents Alonzo Bodden
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90802
The Queen Mary continues its Ships & Giggles Comedy Night series with “Last Comic Standing” winner and talent judge Alonzo Bodden. Tonight he’s joined by another comedic television talent Jodi Miller, as well as the hilarious Richy Leis, Brenton Biddlecombe, and Jamal Doman. Grab a drink at The Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge during happy hour (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.) before the show starts at 8 p.m.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Critically-acclaimed magazine turned live show, Pop-Up Magazine, returns for another night of true stories told by award-winning writers, filmmakers, artists, and radio producers. With a little help from a variety of multimedia aids, and an ongoing score, performers paint vivid pictures that bring their stories to life. Tonight’s talent includes actor Yassir Lester, director and producer Fazeelat Aslam, and radio producer Lu Olkowski. Performers will also join audience members for a post show drink at the bar.
Benefit Performance of “Kiss”
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025
A special benefit performance of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble’s currently running production of “Kiss” has been scheduled to help raise funds for refugees, immigrants, and displaced American families. The play is a timely and provocative new work about four friends in Syria who come together to watch their favorite soap opera on TV, but the screen isn’t the only place where drama unfolds. A reception and post-show discussion with the director and actors follows the performance, and all proceeds will benefit the TIYYA Foundation.
See A Great Film At The LA Film Festival
LA Film Festival
9500 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(866) FILM FEST
While the LA Film Festival officially opens Wednesday with a screening of “The Book of Henry,” tonight is the first night multiple screenings will take place around the city. Dedicated to showcasing the works of independent film and television makers alongside filmmaker-driven studio titles, the festival is once again packed with exclusive events and signature programming, like tonight’s “Bill Nye: Science Guy” and “Portlandia: A Look Back And A Look Forward” (Kirk Douglas Theatre). The LA Film Festival runs through June 22. For more information, visit our Guide To The 2017 LA Film Festival, and read our list of Top Films To See At The LA Film Festival
Getty Center’s Friday Flights
1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
The Getty’s Friday Flights series featuring notable artists returns for its fourth installment this summer, and kicks off with a multidisciplinary performance titled “Free Fall 49,” inspired by and in memory of last year’s Orlando nightclub shooting. Dancers will fall 49 times, once for every victim of the shooting. Two extremely talented solo guitarists from opposite ends of the musical spectrum will also give a collaborative performance, and an immersive light and sound installation will transition day to night.
Attend Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
The Hollywood Bowl opens its 96th season with a performance of hit songs from the Moody Blues. They band is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their iconic album “Days of Future Passed” by performing it in its entirety along with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. The evening will also feature an opening fanfare by the Bowl’s orchestra, a set by members of the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, and is rounded out by everyone’s favorite spectacular fireworks display.
It’s dad’s big day, and L.A.’s got a wide variety of ways to treat dear old dad. Meat-lovers’ dream Mastro’s is a perennial favorite for their premiere cuts of beef and decadent sides, or take advantage of drink special deals like Gracias Madre’s free Purista Margarita, and Dog Haus’ 2 for 1 pints all day. It also happens to be International Sushi Day, so if dad’s a fan, take him to Katsuya where they’re celebrate both holidays with a special prix fixe menu, 50% off sake bottles, and a DJ. If you’re planning to go big this year, the Terranea resort is offering a food and music-filled afternoon on the ocean-view lawn with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, seasonal BBQ specials, and craft beers.
Looking for top spots to celebrate with dad this year? Visit our list of the Best Restaurants For Father’s Day Brunch In Los Angeles