June Culture Calendar

The month's best events, from Getty to Gay Pride, Dodgers to Disney Hall.

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Jun 15, 8pm - Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra @ The Hollywood Bowl
Sting performs his songs alongside the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. More Info
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June 16, 8pm - No Reservations: an Evening with Anthony Bourdain
Royce Hall, UCLA Campus
Spend an evening being lectured by chef, author of Kitchen Confidential and host-legend of The Travel Channel’s “No Reservations”Anthony Bourdain More Info
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June 17, 5:30pm-10pm - LA Downtown Fashion Walk on Gallery Row
On the third Thursday of each month this summer, boutiques, clothing stores and fashion businesses around Downtown’s Gallery Row host exhibitions, photo shoots, pop-up stores and performance art on the sidewalks of Main, Spring and Broadway. More Info
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June 18 - Toy Story 3 opens in theaters
It’s back to the world of Woody, Buzz and more quirky toys with Toy Story 3. More Info
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June 19, 7:30pm - Imogen Heap plus special guest Geese at the Greek Theatre
Grammy-nominated Heap’s latest solo album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. More Info
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June 20, 2-4pm - Father’s Day Silent Matinee: Charlie Chaplin's The Kid @ The Cinefamily
Treat your father to a $12 ticket. Movie tagline: This is the great picture upon which the famous comedian has worked a whole year. More Info
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June 21, 7pm - Film Festival Oscar Noir: 1940s Oscar Writing Nominees @ Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Each Monday through August, they screen 1940s film noir classics that were nominated for Academy Awards in writing categories. More Info
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June 22, 8pm - Brian Jonestown Massacre @ The Music Box
The Brian Jonestown Massacre is a neo-psychedelic rock band led by Anton Newcombe, who is known for his messy performances. More Info
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June 23, Morning - Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, Arizona Ave. and 3rd St., Santa Monica
Organic California produce every Wednesday and Saturday morning in Santa Monica. Famous people watching, coffee and tamales. More Info
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June 24, 7pm - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Los Angeles Dodgers @ Angel Stadium
Watch the former Los Angeles Angels play the Los Angeles Dodgers. More Info
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June 25-26, begins 1pm - Electric Daisy Carnival @ Exposition Park
Electric Daisy Carnival is an annual rave held on the last weekend of June. Moby draws crowds on the 26th. More Info
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June 27, 2pm - Cal Phil performs America the Beautiful @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
The opening concert of the season: Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, Lincoln Portrait and Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, 1812 Overture by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. More Info
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June 28, 9:30-5pm - Divine Demons: Wrathful Deities of Buddhist Art @ Norton Simon Museum of Art
Ends today. This exhibition of paintings, sculptures and ceremonial ritual objects from the Museum’s permanent collection highlights the Asian galleries’ wrathful deities. More Info
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June 29, 9:30-5pm - Pavilion of Wings @ The Natural History Museum
Over 40 different butterfly and moth species (and an array of plants) come back this summer for the seasonal exhibit, Pavilion of Wings. Open daily until September 6. More Info
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June 30, All Day - Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens in theaters
The Twilight Saga is a series of romance fantasy films based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. More Info
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Here's what you missed from earlier this month: June 1, 8pm - Christine Brewer Recital @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
Grammy Award winning American soprano Christine Brewer appears in recital. More Info
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June 2, 7-9pm - UCLA Award-Winning Student Poets
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd
Free program. Six to twelve UCLA students read their award-winning work. More Info
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June 3, 8pm - Comedian Anjelah Johnson @ The Avalon
You may remember comedian and former NFL cheerleader Anjelah Johnson from MADtv. More Info
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June 4, 5:30pm - Neon Indian @ the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
The Science of Southern California tour “A Brief Look at our Solar System," is followed by a discussion, "The Massive Black Hole at the Center of our Galaxy.” The evening concludes with performances by Peanut Butter Wolf and Neon Indian from 8:30-10:30pm. From 5:30-10:30pm the DJ Lounge will feature Them Jeans and Classixx. More Info
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June 5, 1pm - KROQ Weenie Roast 2010 @ The Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
KROQ hosts its yearly music festival. 2010 features: Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones, Hole, Devo, Paramore, Silversun Pickups, Spoon, Cage the Elephant, The Temper Trap, Passion Pit, Against Me! More Info
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June 6, 8:30pm - Vetiver @ Spaceland, Silver Lake
Vetiver is a San Francisco folk band, headed by songwriter Andy Cabic and often joined by solo folk artist Devendra Banhart. Vetiver’s most recent album was released in February 2009. More Info
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June 8, 11:30am - Dodger Stadium Championship Tours @ Dodger Stadium
This hour-and-a-half tour surveys the field, the Dodger Dugout, the Press Box and the Tommy LaSorda Training Center. More Info
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June 9, 8pm - Love, Loss and What I Wore @ Geffen Playhouse
Nora and Delia Dephron wrote this “funny, compelling work," (New York Times) a series of funny and sentimental stories about women’s experiences and accessories that runs May through July. The rotating cast includes Rosie O’Donnell and Kristin Chenoweth. More Info
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June 10, 5-8pm
Free Thursday Evenings @ Museum of Contemporary Art
Admission is free every Thursday, 5-8pm, courtesy of Wells Fargo. Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. More Info
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June 11, 8pm - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde @ Westchester Playhouse
Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave, Westchester, CA 90045 Oscar Wilde's immortal classic at the Westchester Playhouse runs only three times in June. Get your tickets! More Info
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June 12, 9pm - Labyrinth @ Devil’s Night Downtown L.A.
Drive-in Films Bringing the Drive-in movie theater to downtown LA, with food provided by The Devil's Night Car Hops. BYOB. $10 a movie. More Info
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June 13, 11am - Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade 2010 @ Christopher Street West
The parade runs west along Santa Monica Blvd. from Crescent Heights Blvd. to Robertson Blvd. The 40th annual LA PRIDE Parade will feature over 125 parade entries including floats, bands, performances and marching community advocacy groups. More Info
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June 14, 9:30am - Drawing From Antiquity Studio Session @ Getty Villa
Tickets Required. Join fellow novice and professional artists, led by artist Peter Zokosky, who guides a lesson and critique at the beautiful Getty Villa. More Info
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