FATHER'S DAY IN LA: You may go the golfing, brunching, barbecuing route on Sunday, June 16, and that cannot be quibbled with. But you can also head to Beverly Hills for the Concours D'Elegance -- they're parking a Lear Jet on Rodeo Drive, in addition to lots of classic cars -- with a stop by the Original Farmers Market afterwards, for lunch and family-type Father's Day activities. The Aquarium of the Pacific is holding a special barbecue (yep, there are fish tacos are on the menu). The Silent Movie Theatre is rocking a Father's Day matinee -- see Chaplin in the dad-esque "The Kid" as well as "A Dog's Life." Dad gets in free (when accompanied by family) at the Grammy Museum on his holiday, too. Which is where you'll find the...
RINGO STARR EXHIBIT: It's being called "the first major exhibit devoted to a drummer" and the major part is certainly correct. Costumes, like Mr. Starr's Sgt. Pepper outfit, and drum kits, like the one the Beatle played during the recording of "Let It Be," "The White Album," and "Abbey Road," fill a floor of the Grammy Museum. This is weekend one of the show, so it should bustle, in addition to dads getting in free on Sunday, June 16. Are you humming "Octopus's Garden" yet?
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: There are now several prominent summertime alfresco film series, but only one boasts the big gold men standing by the screen. It's Oscars Outdoors, which opens in Hollywood this weekend. Films get sold out pretty quickly, but tickets are still available down the road. Also happening in the movies-under-the-stars department? The Vineland, LA County's only drive-in, is making the jump to digital projectors. Retro meets tomorrow.
PASADENA CHALK FESTIVAL: It can be a little tempting to get engrossed in the numbers for this mondo (and free) art show. Over 600 artists show up to use over 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create dozens and dozens of impressive sidewalk artworks. Do you love the 3D ones best? Those are eye-catching, but we like the ones with personal meaning, too. The look-down fest sprawls over Paseo Colorado on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16.
LA FILM FEST: We're known for making movies 'round this town, and for throwing a couple of really gargantuan parties that include screenings, star sightings, panels, and master classes. This is definitely one, but the LA Live-based party has a lot of hometown cinema sweetness. For one? There's a family day on Saturday, June 15 at Nokia Plaza. The fest is on through Sunday, June 23.