Joyce’s Summer Guide

1896642_et_la-et-playboy-jazz-review_JEBThe 37th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival
June 13 to 14

This year’s iteration is headlined by Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter with the Monk Institute Ensemble, Snarky Puppy, and Aloe Black. Presented by the L.A. Philharmonic.

Hollywood Bowl


nhmDinosaur Encounters
Weekends and holidays

The popular show organized by paleontologists and performed by puppeteers, gives the crowd insight into how dinosaurs once roamed the Earth.

National History Museum
Ongoing through July 11

Feed your child’s love of the new Disney film and see a production aimed at kids ages 3 to 9- along with an interactive element within the classic fairytale. Produced by Theatre West with Storybook Theatre.

Theatre West


Ancient Luxury and Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville
Ongoing through August 17

The result of four years of conservation and research of this collection will be show-cased, making its first appearance outside of Paris.

Getty Villa


The Ciro Hurtado Band
June 27

Catch the Peruvian, who’s plied his trade since the 70’s action, live in action.
LACMA, Hancock Park


first-fridayAbbot Kinney First Fridays
July 3, August 7, and September 4

The Westside institution rallies on through summer. See the eponymous street lined with enough food trucks to overwhelm the senses with delicious choices.

Abbot Kinney Blvd