10 Ways to Spend Your Weekend: Val Kilmer, Beyonce, Food Trucks & More

Whether you want to eat tacos from Baja or listen to bands from Detroit, we’ve got you covered

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From sexy photos to staged sitcoms, from booty-shaking pop stars to community art fairs, here are 10 things to do on the first truly hot weekend of summer.

SEE: Helmut Newton
Note the tan lines (or lack thereof) of the leanlimbed nudes at this retrospective of the tastemaking 20th-century fashion photographer More information. (Opens June 29; Annenberg Space for Photography)

TASTE: 4th Annual L.A. Street Food 
Food truck enthusiasts can pay a one-time entry fee to sample snacks and drinks from almost 100 different hometown and Baja, Mexico-based vendors. VIP ticketholders get in two hours earlier. More information. (Saturday, June 29; Rose Bowl)

SEE: A Band Called Death 
They’re the best Detroit rock band you’ve probably never heard of, and now there’s a documentary about Death. Full of punk attitude, they came along before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones. But in the era of Motown and discos, they were overlooked. The movie chronicles the bands strange journey. More information. (June 28-July 3; Cinefamily)

HEAR: Beyoncé
While other pop stars bend under pressure (Lady Gaga), lose their voices (Adele), or go crazy (Britney Spears), Beyoncé forges on, conquering audiences with an electrifying stage show not even the Superdome could handle. It’s all part of the weekend-long BET Experience festival, which features performances by Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and others. More information. (Friday, June 28; Staples Center) 

SEE: LACMA Presents “Red: A Stanley Kubrick Retrospective”
Ever want to eat movie-themed food? Well, here’s your chance. LACMA wraps up its Stanley Kubrick exhibition with a special dinner and screenings of Belle De Jour and Eyes Wide Shut. More information. (Friday, June 28; LACMA) 

DRINK: Art Beyond the Glass II
Building off the success of the inaugural Art Beyond the Glass, the event returns showcasing more art, music, and photography from L.A. bartenders. (Expect some cocktails to be mixed too). Proceeds will benefit Art Share LA. More information. (Sunday, June 30; Los Angeles Athletic Club)

EXPERIENCE: Chinatown DESIGN Night
The Los Angeles Design Festival stays open late on its closing night with the latest art and design exhibits, shops, galleries, a street party and more. It may be the only place outside of the movies to glimpse a dragon or two. More information.(Saturday, June 29; Chung King Road) 

SEE: Citizen Twain
Say what you will about Val Kilmer, but the dude can act. Catch his bold and strange one-man show, in which he plays the gentleman with self-professed “Missouri morals, Connecticut culture.” Hal Holbrook, watch out. More information. (Opens June 28; Kirk Douglas Theatre) 

EXPERIENCE: East L.A. ArtsFest 2013
Come out to a day of concerts, movies, art, dance, and fireworks for the first of this Summer’s East L.A. Artsfest. More information. (Sunday, June 30; East L.A. Civic Center)

SEE: The Top Secret Brendon Small Experiment 
Brendon Small, the creator of Home Movies and Metalocalypse, takes to the stage of the Steve Allen Theater with an odd concept: putting on a sitcom every week. More information. (Through July 27; Steve Allen Theater)

 

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