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Weekend: Happy Father's Day

The Rodeo Drive Concours D'Elegance and the Pasadena Chalk Festival are two Dad-cool favorites.

Happy Father's Day: Sunday, June 19 is going to be a majorly sunny one, which makes heading outdoors pretty tempting. Even more tempting? Two of our area's big Father's Day events are on, and they're both free to attend. The Rodeo Drive Concours D'Elegance is on Sunday, June 19 — "The Fast Lane" is the theme — and the sprawling Pasadena Chalk Festival is on both weekend days. Angel City Brewery is throwing a Dad's Day Food Truck Festival (kids under 14 are welcome with a parent before 8 p.m.) while the Fillmore & Western will serve a Father's Day lunch on the rails. Sure to be popular overall? The beaches (see "majorly sunny" from earlier).

LA Beer Week 2016: The craftiest, foamiest, behind-the-scenes-iest brewery-themed bash of the year makes its annual debut on Saturday, June 18, just in time for Father's Day. But you and your pops don't need to attend the June 18 kickoff to taste interesting ales and ciders; the party will run through Sunday, June 26 at taverns and brewhouses around Southern California.

Vegan Beer & Food Festival: You love a plate that brims with plant-based vittles, and you like something sudsy on the side to wash it all down? Best make for the Rose Bowl on Saturday, June 18 to nosh on goodies from Donut Friend, Sage, and The Herbivorous Butcher. Lost Abbey and Smog City are two of the many brewers that'll be keeping warm revelers chilled-down, libation-wise.

Sunstock: If you're a solar-powered festival, with themes built around care for the earth and harnessing sunbeamly energy for power, then you probably want to land near the summer solstice. That's just what this big Autry-close happening is doing, with dash and style. Cults, Wavves, and Kaki King are some of the artists set to play the Saturday, June 18 concert.

Music on the Meadows: A day spent listening to tunes, and picnicking, at Terranea Resort? It's a yearly thing right about now, and it always attracts some most excellent artists. Colin Hay of Men at Work is the headliner, and there shall be beer and wine for purchase, should you want to enjoy a glass of something chilled while enjoying all of that Pacific Ocean adjacentness. Date? Father's Day Eve, or Saturday, June 18 if you prefer.

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