5 Things to Watch, Read, and Listen To in June

Your cultural agenda this month includes a fertility horror movie, an Ai Weiwei exhibit, and more

A new month is here, and we’ve rounded up some new books, movies, and albums you won’t want to miss.


Following the best-selling Daisy Jones & The Six comes Taylor Jenkins Reid’s seventh novel, Malibu Rising. A perfect beach read, it focuses on a single, feverish end-of-summer party in the ’80s, the famous family members who host it, and the secrets they keep. June 1.


If you need some time post-pandemic to stop and smell the flowers, the Huntington is hosting a series of Evening Strolls throughout the summer. Meander through the property’s gorgeous grounds and grab at bite at Cafe 1919, which will be staying open through 7 p.m. Starts June 4.


Broad City’s Ilana Glazer gets serious in False Positive, a horror film coming to Hulu about a sinister fertility doctor played by Pierce Brosnan. Glazer, who cowrote the film, says it’s “the first art that I’ve made that wasn’t blatantly trying to make people happy.” June 25.


Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei brings Trace to the Skirball Cultural Center. Created in 2014 while Ai was under house arrest, the installation features 83 portraits of activists and prisoners built from thousands of LEGO bricks. Through Aug. 1.


The gang is getting bigger this summer. John Cena makes his Fast & Furious saga debut in F9, playing the brother of Vin Diesel’s Dominic. Expect fast cars, fighter jets, exploding parachutes—and, yes, don’t lie to yourself—a good time. June 25.

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