Flavorpill Guide to the Week’s Top 10 LA Events


There’s so much going on in the City of Angels, it can be hard to keep track of it all. Thanks to the new Flavorpill, we’re inviting the entire community to make suggestions with its gorgeous city-based culture guide — an open platform where our very own editors and curators meet and mingle with artists, gadabouts, and other tipsters for a limitless variety of both ongoing and one-off recommendations. With this in mind, please enjoy our weekly list of hand-picked event suggestions here on Flavorwire, and in the meantime, be sure to check out the new Flavorpill. We’ll see you there.

Monday, June 24

ART: 2013 LAEP Design Challenge

Tuesday, June 25

COMEDY: Dylan Moran: yeah, yeah If there were a league of super comedians, Dylan Moran would no doubt be a member. The Irish funnyman who has appeared in the films Shaun of the Dead and Tristram Shandy can go from discussing the economic crisis to riffing on Fifty Shades of Grey in a single bound. For his latest show, yeah, yeah, which he’s been touring since Spring 2011, Moran revisits familiar ground, exploring topics such as aging, family, religion, and the horrors of language inflation in his charming, curmudgeonly style. No matter what corner he talks himself into, he always has a witty and seamless escape route. One of the quickest and most laugh-filled two hours we’ve experienced in a while, yeah, yeah rates a resounding “yes” in our book. Better act quick, though: Moran is only in town for two shows as he has other cities to save on this US crusade. — Mindy Bond

Wednesday, June 26

FOOD/WINE: Dishcrawl Venice

Thursday, June 27

PARTY: Afro Funké 10 Year Anniversary World dubs, global soul, salsa, reggae, and disco are some of the exotic spices in this trademark blend of inspired, intercontinental grooves otherwise known as Afro Funké. DJ Jeremy Sole and Ghana’s own living legend Rocky Dawuni are just a few of the folks behind the lovingly self-described “weekly funk invocation,” and now, the local dance juggernaut pays celebrates its tenth anniversary with a special funk-fueled party featuring DJ Glenn Red, DJ Center of Push the Fader, a live performance by Ozomatli, visuals by Astronaut Disco, and other special surprises in store. If you’ve always wanted to check out this iconic feel-good dance party but never had the chance, now’s the time to take part in LA’s unparalleled Afroboogie ritual. — Tanja M. Laden

COMEDY: David and Leeman: How to Convincingly Fake Honesty

Friday, June 28

FILM: Oscars Outdoors: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Bette Davis and Joan Crawford doubled down as camp icons in the immortal What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? — Robert Aldrich’s hag-horror classic about the sibling rivalry between Davis’ Jane, an embittered former child star, and her sister, Crawford’s Blanche, the wheelchair-bound object of torment. The contention notoriously carried over off-screen, too. From Jane’s creeptastic rendition of “I’ve Written a Letter to Daddy” to the “dead rat” sequence, the film is an ideal addition to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 2013 Oscars Outdoors summer series. — Stephen Gossett

Saturday, June 29

CITY GEM: Deranged LA Crimes From the Notebook of Aggie Underwood Agness “Aggie” Underwood was the epitome of the intrepid girl reporter. Specializing in the crime beat for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner during the 1930s and ’40s, Underwood was a crafty crime-solver who became the first woman editor of a major US newspaper. Writer, historian, Esotouric guide, and the brains behind one of our favorite blogs, Vintage Powder Room, Joan Renner focuses on Underwood’s especially twisted murder stories in a lecture hosted by LA in Focus at the Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium. — Karin E. Baker

MUSIC: The New LA Folk Fest presents Wanda Jackson

Sunday, June 30

PERFORMING ARTS: Now Leasing Lea McGowan’s path to finding herself as a performance artist is the story behind Now Leasing, a tale that unfolds with disarming starkness. A professionally trained dancer, McGowan works with silk and explores the medium in this personal exploration of love and spirituality. The show’s clever costumes are sensual and custom-designed by McGowan herself, and though she’s worked on major TV productions such as America’s Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance, this isn’t a glossy, commercial show. It’s an earnest interweaving of aerial silks, dance, circus-inspired art, and physical theater that reveals her life’s journey, along with McGowan’s own musings on love, dance, and life. — Kenneth Hughes

FESTIVAL: Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks