12 Stellar Things to Do This Weekend, 6/2

Cruise the Highway to the Danger Zone, for one (see what we did there?)
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THEATER: Rosanna Gamson/Worldwide: Still/Restless
Inspired by neuroscientific research into dreams, Gamson’s performance piece pairs eight dancers with a soundtrack that ranges from 17th-century composers to edgy postrock bands. More information (June 2 – 4, REDCAT)

FILM: LA Film Festival
Big-time directors and ascendant auteurs mingle during this week of screenings, workshops, and galas. Among the highlights is Lowriders (June 1), Ricardo de Mon­treuil’s drama about the car culture of those who roll low and slow. More information (June 1-9, ArcLight Cinemas)

MUSIC: Dudamel Conducts Bartók
In the early 1900s, Hungarian composer Bela Bartók shocked the classical music world when he and Zoltán Kodály infused their sophisticated compositions with folk music. This concert includes the duo’s works as well as the experimental tone poems of György Ligeti, best known for his atmospheric fugues in 2001: A Space Odyssey. More information (June 2 – 5, Disney Hall)

THEATER: The Madwoman in the Volvo
Midlife crises and menopause become fodder for writer and radio personality Sandra Tsing Loh’s autobiographical show, which is based on her memoir of love, motherhood, and Burning Man. More information (June 2 – 26, Pasadena Playhouse)

CONFAB: Contact in the Desert
Commune with conspiracy theorists and space enthusiasts at this annual convention for all things extraterrestrial. Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, host of the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, is one of this year’s UFO experts. More information (June 3 – 6, Joshua Tree Retreat Center)

ART: Revolutionary Vision
In the early 20th century, seven San Francisco photographers calling themselves Group f/64 brought a modernist eye to photography. Images by its famed members—including Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and Edward Weston—are on view alongside those of L.A.-based Richard Misrach, whose contemporary landscapes reconsider the west. More information (Opens June 4, The Autry)

ART: Bookbinding with Hazel Mandujano
Hugging an iPad doesn’t feel the same as holding a good old-fashioned book. Graphic designer Hazel Mandujano leads a workshop on how to turn printed pages into something library-worthy. More information (June 4, Poketo at the Line Hotel)

FILM: Last Remaining Seats
The well-received series that screens films in historic downtown locales marks its 30th anniversary with a lineup that includes Top Gun, hosted by producer Jerry Bruckheimer (June 4); To Kill a Mockingbird (June 8); and Singin’ in the Rain (June 18). More information (June 4 – 25, Various Venues)

FILM: Dog Film Festival
Expect thoughtful “dogumentaries” in the pack of family-friendly shorts about canines. On June 4, pups and their people don finery for the Afternoon Tea Pooch Party, complete with a fashion show for haute dogs. More information (June 5, The Crest)

SHOP: LA Urban Air Market
The Urban Air Market will host a free pop-up event featuring more than 75 curated artists and designers, all focused on sustainability. Browse through ethical fashion brands, accessories, home goods, art, and body products in the in the Historic Core. More information (June 5, 5th St. @ Spring St.)

CONFAB: DTLA Dark Nights
Hosted by LA Live, the DTLA Dark Nights features music, art installations, performances, muralists, vendors, $5 food and drink menus, street performers, and DJs. Admission is free, and $10 all-night parking available. More information (June 5, LA Live)

MUSIC: Nick Waterhouse
The Huntington Beach native brings his unique hybrid sound back to L.A. for one night before heading out on a European tour. Lap up Waterhouse’s signature soulful blues-meets-rock-meets-hipster vibes for only $22. More information (June 3, Teragram Ballroom)

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