This Friday is the summer solstice, that time when the Gregorian calendar dictates that we must get out and party for the maximum amount of daylight possible. The Gregorians really knew how to rage. At any rate, set your intentions to have a kickass weekend in the City of Angels because you’ve got the potential to cuddle with puppies, mosh to punk rock legends, and explore the hidden confines of The Magic Castle.
Thursday, June 20
The Portofino Hotel & Marina (Redondo Beach)
Check out the newly launched summer music series at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, where emerging EMPIRE artist Iyla will be performing Thursday in the hotels fully refreshed Pacific-view ballroom. Appetizers, signature cocktails (try the Pineapple Express), beer, and wine will be served as iyla’s string of viral hits, including "Juice" and "Shampoo," hit your tympanic membrane.
Friday, June 21
The Plus Bus Boutique (Glassell Park)
Raise money for the valiant cause of keeping the last operating abortion clinic in Missouri open. Hang out for a live podcast recording of “What’s Your Sign?,” down drinks, see drag performers, get in the running for sick raffle prizes, and set a solstice intention with Gabriela Herstik.