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Best Activities To Do This Week In Los Angeles - June 12

It's a good week to be an Angeleno. Not only is there a special benefit and one-night-only performance, but it's also time for the return of some of our city's favorites, like the LA Film Festival, the Getty Center artist collaboration series, and the Hollywood Bowl's opening night. Sunday is of course Father's Day, and there are plenty of great ways to help celebrate dad this year.
Monday, June 12
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Ships & Giggles Comedy Night Presents Alonzo Bodden
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(800) 437-2934

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.

Tuesday, June 13
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Pop-Up Magazine
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 623-3233

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.

Wednesday, June 14
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Benefit Performance of "Kiss"

Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025
(310) 477-2055

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.

Thursday, June 15
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See A Great Film At The LA Film Festival
LA Film Festival
ArcLight Cinemas
9500 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

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

Friday, June 16
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Getty Center's Friday Flights
Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-7300

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.

Saturday, June 17
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Attend Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000

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.

Sunday, June 18
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Various Restaurants

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

Article by Kellie Fell.
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