10 Ways to Put a Twist on Your Weekend in L.A.

Impressionist cinema, dystopic opera, tattoos, and L.A. Pride
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CONFABS: L.A. Pride
This year the L.A. Pride Festival and Parade, the first of its kind in the world, celebrates its 45th anniversary. Catch performances by Ke$ha, Tinashe, and Becky G and party with thousands of other revelers at the Sunday parade. More information (June 12-14; West Hollywood)

THEATER: Dog Days
In a dystopic future America, famine ravages the country. The piece, based on a short story by Judy Budnitz about a teen’s fight for dignity in a world mired in hardship, debuts as part of L.A. Opera’s new series of contemporary productions. More information (June 11-13; REDCAT)

MUSIC: Playboy Jazz Festival
Playboy rolls out the 37th annual edition of its popular jazz festival featuring among others Herbie Hancock, Tower of Power, Aloe Blacc, and Ozomatli. More information (June 13; Hollywood Bowl)

CONFABS: Ink-N-Iron
Hot-rodders, pinup queens, and rockers assemble at this bash dedicated to Kustom Kulture. The event hosts fashion shows, tattoo artists, and a lively roster of bands, such as rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson, Bauhaus front man Peter Murphy, and ecstatic punks Pennywise. More information (June 12-13; Queen Mary)

MOVIES: Le Cousin Jules
It’s an impressionist painting come to life. Documentarian Dominique Benicheti captures the gilded pastures of the French countryside in this 1972 film about an elderly blacksmith and his wife. More information (June 12; Norton Simon Museum of Art)

MUSIC: Metal for Nepal
All the proceeds from this show, featuring Kyng, Thrown Into Exile, and Kaustik, go to the survivors of the Nepal earthquake. More information (June 13; Complex)

MOVIES: LACO @ The Movies Celebrates Walt Disney Animation Studios
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs the soundtracks of early Disney cartoons, some screening for the first time in decades. Among the highlights are new scores by maestro Mark Watters for two “lost” Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts. More information (June 13; The Theatre at Ace Hotel)

CONFABS: AIA/LA Breakfast with the Architect Tour: Tower Grove Drive
A visit to an ultramodern home in Beverly Hills offers a conversation with designers from Kirkpatrick Architects, while an infinity pool provides a touch of drama at a house that integrates green-building practices. More information (June 14; Tower Grove Residences)

MUSIC: Joey Bada$$
Rapper and independent producer, Joey Bada$$, is the latest hip hop sensation to come out of Brooklyn. His 2012 debut mixtape 1999 was received with stunning reviews. He’s currently wrapping up recordings for his first full length album. More information (June 13; The Fonda Theatre)

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