7 things to do in SoCal this Father's Day weekend

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Take dad out around town this Father's Day weekend. We've got a bunch of events for families, even for the kids who are all grown up. 


FOODIE PICK

Koreatown Night Market

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WHEN: Friday, June 16, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 17, 2 p.m. - 11 p.m.
WHERE: 701 S. Catalina St., Los Angeles MAP
COST: $5 at the door, $2 online Get tickets

Have you always wanted to try the Asian-fusion tacos from Kogi? Or the Seoul sausages that won The Great Food Truck Race on Food Network? What about the smoking Dragon’s Breath nitrogen ice cream? The market brings to one place dozens of specialties from L.A. food trucks and stalls. The market also has live performances, a dunk contest and a clothing-sample sale.


CULTURE PICK

LA Film Festival

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WHEN: Thursday, June 14 - Thursday, June 22
WHERE: ArcLight Cinemas, Culver City
COST: Tickets range from free to $16 Get tickets

Discover a great indie film at the LA Film Festival, which runs through next Thursday. Highlights this weekend include a chilling British drama, “Lady Macbeth,” and a free marathon of documentary films. The festival also has a special category to honor films that capture the spirit of Los Angeles. So you can fall in love with the roller culture of Venice Beach in “Roller Dreams” or follow the inspiring runners in “Skid Row Marathon.” Tickets for a single screening are $16.


FAMILY PICK

Pasadena Chalk Festival

WHEN: Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
WHERE: Paseo Colorado, Pasadena MAP
COST: Free

Kickoff Father's Day weekend with an outdoor showcase for the entire family. The Pasadena Chalk Festival brings together 600 artists to create huge chalk murals on the sidewalks of the Paseo Colorado. Some of the artists even recreate famous masterpieces or scenes from movies. Free face painting, live music and the Pasadena Police Classic Car Show are also featured at the festival.


DAD PICK

Father's Day at The Petersen

WHEN: The Petersen Automotive Museum MAP
WHERE: Sunday, June 18, 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
COST: $15 for adults, $7 for children

Take dad to drool over some of the magnificent cars at this museum on Wilshire Boulevard. The museum is hosting a special celebration in honor of Father’s Day, including a rooftop party and a family photo-op inside a classic Petersen vehicle. There’s also a special discount at the door on Sunday: Buy one adult ticket and get a child ticket free.


LATE NIGHT PICK

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours

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WHEN: Friday, June 16, 11:30 p.m. - 3 a.m.
WHERE: Walt Disney Concert Hall MAP
COST: $20 online, $30 at the door Get tickets

Walt Disney Concert Hall switches tracks from sweeping symphonic music to bumping dance beats. The event is a huge interactive art installation that turns the concert hall into a sonic experience. Lounge in bean bags while listening to singing bowls, dance to video art projected on the walls, and get a rare look backstage at this iconic L.A. building.


SPORTS PICK

2017 U.S. Sumo Open

 

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WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Walter Pyramid at CSU Long Beach, MAP
COST: $25 - $40 Get tickets

The NBA Finals are over, so maybe it's time to change up your sports spectating. The U.S. Sumo Open is a rare chance to watch the Japanese sport live in Long Beach. More than 60 sumo stars from 15 countries will be competing for the title. American Roy Sims is hoping to reclaim gold after losing the top prize last year to Ulambayar "Byamba" Byambajav of Mongolia.


MUSIC PICK

Boots & Brews Country Music Festival

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WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
WHERE: Central Park, Santa Clarita MAP
COST: $50 Get tickets

For the price of one concert, you can see five hot country artists at this one-day music festival in Santa Clarita. Grab your cowboy boots and lawn chairs. The duo Maddie & Tae open for headliner Easton Corbin. 


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