Arts & Entertainment

Free weekend? Treat dad to a manly burger, go to the moon and bike naked


Let's get weird. It's Friday the 13th and a full moon — a rare combination that's not expected to happen again for decades. How do we celebrate? With Dad, of course. Sunday is Father's Day, and he's one lucky man, because we've got a list of ways for you two to hang. How about burgers and beer, or an outdoor screening of "Pulp Fiction"? 

Here's everything you need to know: 


Are you man enough? Umami Burger is offering its “Manly Combo” to all dads this Father’s Day for $21. This includes a Manly Burger (topped with beer-cheddar cheese, smoked salt-onion strings and bacon lardon), Manly Fries (topped with the same ingredients as the burger) and any draught beer for $21. Pro tip: Prepare for food coma. 

When: During restaurant hours Sunday | More info

Where: Various locations | MAP

Price: $21 for Manly Combo


(Photo: Courtesy of "Route 66: The Road and the Romance")

If you haven't driven the 2,400-mile-long highway connecting Chicago to Los Angeles, here's your chance. This month, the Autry in Griffith Park presents a grand history of the "Mother Road," aka Route 66. Discover the facts and the fiction through more than 250 extraordinary artifacts in "Route 66: The Road and the Romance." Learn about the iconic road's impact on society and pop culture while spending some quality time with Dad. 

When: June 8, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015 | Museum hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: The Autry in Griffith Park: George Montgomery Gallery

Price: Museum admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors 60+, $4 for children ages 3–12 and free for Autry members, veterans and children age 2 and under. Admission is free on the second Tuesday of every month. Free Parking. 


Make it a family-filled Saturday and take the youngsters to see this original children's theater show, Seas of Science (recommended for ages 4 to 10). With adventure, music, puppets and a whole lot of science, this installment called "Let's Go to The Moon" teaches about gravity and the Earth's moon. Pro tip: Can't get enough? Check out KPCC's podcast featuring kids, "Brains On"!

When: 11 a.m. June 14, 21 & 28

Where: SCHKAPF Theater (formerly Artworks Theater) in Hollywood, CA

Price: $12 per person | Purchase tickets here


(Photo: Courtesy of Street Food Cinema)

A fun outdoor event awaits all the fathers this weekend, along with everyone else. It's the twentieth anniversary of "Pulp Fiction," and it's being celebrated at the Fairplex in Pomona! With ideal weather, the temperature will be in the high 70s by the time the event opens at 5:30 p.m. The band starts at 6:30 p.m. and then the film will be up and screening at 8. 

When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday June 14

Where: The Fairplex in Pomona

Price: Reserved Seating -—$17, General — $12, Children 6-12 — $6, Children Under 5 — Free


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Are you and/or your dad admirers of beauty in history? This exhibit, "Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections," currently features treasures such as metalwork  mosaics, sculpture, manuscripts, jewelry, glass, embroideries and ceramics. Take a tour with dad and the family through the development of Byzantine visual culture. Learn from its roots in the ancient pagan world to the  deeply spiritual world of the new Christian Byzantine Empire and understand its broad influence across diverse regions.

When: Now through Aug. 25

Where: The J.Paul Getty Museum

Price: Parking $15. Free Admission.


The Abbey is celebrating their annual Father’s Day Brunch with the Pop Luck Club, welcoming gay dads, their kids and prospective dads. Enjoy a buffet style brunch complete with eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, yogurt and much more followed by a children's concert and festival cosponsored by the City of West Hollywood and RaiseAChild.US. 

When: Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. &  concert from 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.  

Where: 692 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Price: $19 for adults, $7 for kids


(Photo courtesy of LACMA)

Come and admire this artful experience of "Fútbol: The Beautiful Game" with your father at LACMA this weekend. This multimedia exhibit explores soccer as a global, common human experience, showing the work of about 30 artists from all over the world. (See the full artist list here.) Through video, painting, photography and sculpture,  you will appreciate not just the World Cup, but some quality time with pops. 

When: Now through July 20 | Museum hours

Where: LACMA

Price: General Admission
$15  | Adults
$10  | Seniors (62+)
Free | Members and children (17 and under)


(Photo: cobalt123/Flickr)

You might want to ride solo to this one — unless dad's willing to drop his pants and bike the city with a slew of other free-spirited Angelenos. Saturday is World Naked Bike Ride. Yes, this is a real event. And yes, if you live in Echo Park or downtown Los Angeles, you can expect to see an abundance of naked people. 

When: Noon meet-up; bike ride at 2:30 p.m.

Where: RSVP for details | Info here and here

Price: Free | RSVP

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