8 Fun Things Happening in L.A. This Weekend

Titans of the Ice Age, art of the Sun King, surf rock, and bloody dumplings

ART: A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715
From the archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Getty Research Institute, nearly 100 works reflect the vast realm of the Sun King. More information (June 19-21; The Getty Center)

ART: Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth
The Leimert Park artist continues to explore the discord behind the 1992 riots, with 12 new pieces that serve as maps for the sometimes fractious cultural geometry of Los Angeles. More information (June 20-21; The Hammer Museum)

CONFABS: Blood & Dumplings
A true-crime tour of the San Gabriel Valley focuses on towns such as Monterey Park and Alhambra, dispensing tales about neo-Nazis, murder plots, and Phil Spector’s castle. Afterward participants can dine on dim sum at an area hot spot. More information (June 20; Various venues)

CONFABS: Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective
Guerrilla knitters of the world unite at a casual session to discuss weaving techniques and other tips for fiber artists of all abilities. More information (June 20; Craft and Folk Art Museum)

TALK: Coyotes, Cows, Carp, and Coral Trees: 300 Years of Nature in Los Angeles
Contributors to the recently released LAtitudes, an atlas for Angelenos, discuss the wilder residents of the city. The presentation by Charles Hood and Andy Wilcox on urban flora and fauna includes a walk in Griffith Park. More information (June 20; The Autry in Griffith Park)

MOVIES: Titans of the Ice Age: The La Brea Story in 3D
The 3D film, shot in part at the La Brea tar pits, is a 22-minute action packed exploration of the Pleistocene Ice Age 20,000 years ago. Titans of the Ice Age will screen daily at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum after the premiere. More information (June 20; La Brea Tar Pits)

MUSIC: Dick Dale
Dick Dale is one of the most influential guitarists in rock history. He supplied the soundtrack for laid back California ’60s pop culture and invented the genre of surf-rock. Warm up supplied by The Shag Rats. More information (June 19; Whiskey A Go-Go)

CONFABS: Father’s Day Food Truck & Music Fest
Celebrate your old man by taking him to an event every dad can appreciate. Lots of delicious food from a wide array of trucks, craft beer, and live music by Scott Bartenhagen, The Vignes Rooftop Revival, The Get Down Boys, and Urban Grass. More information (June 21; Angel City Brewery)