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Puppies and pints, an outdoor dance-along and other DTLA events

By Hayley Fox
Published: Friday, June 21, 2013, at 02:14PM
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Combining two of many people's passions (dogs and beer), Angel City Brewery is hosting a mini dog adoption and charity dog wash. The pups will get pampered while the owners sip on a few pints.

Friday is officially the first day of summer, and you'll have many chances to ring it in right with concerts, pet adoptions and scavenger hunts.

Barks, bubbles and brews: Angel City continues its packed summer calendar with an afternoon of dog baths and adoptions, coupled with pints of beer of course. The event goes partly to benefit Much Love Animal Rescue so there is a $10 suggested donation for getting your pooched cleaned. Event is on June 23 and goes from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Grand Performances: This free summer concert series at California Plaza kicks off on Friday with "The Final Frontier: An Improvised Sci-Fi Soundtrack with Mark de Clive-Lowe." The live performance will include musicians improvising a live soundtrack to a big-screen montage of sci-fi movie scenes. Event is on June 21 and starts at 8 p.m.

Chinatown scavenger hunt: Put on by CityRace, "The Great Chinatown Hunt" kicks off in Chung King Plaza. Teams of two to four players run around the neighborhood gathering clues and completing obstacles in a three hour scavenger hunt. Tickets costs $40 per person to participate. Event is on June 22 at 10 a.m.

"Hairspray" dance-along: Pack a picnic and head to the Grand Park for a screening of John Waters'"Hairspray." There will be food trucks, free dance lessons and busting a move is encouraged. Event is on June 21 and starts at 6:30 p.m.

L.A. Film Festival: The festival ends on Sunday so this weekend is your last chance to catch a few screenings or parties. There are still plenty of short films, documentaries and music videos to see and admission to most films cost $13 each. The festival continues until June 23, see their website for more details.

CicLAvia: The upcoming CicLAvia begins in Downtown and heads west, mostly along Wilshire Boulevard to and over to Miracle Mile. Touted as the "most walkable CicLAvia route ever," you can expect to see more pedestrians along with the usual throngs of cyclists. The walk/ride takes place on June 23. It begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m.

Planes, trains and fashion: The FIDM Museum launched a new exhibit this week called "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," which features vintage clothing and how they relate to travel. The displays showcase how different modes of transportation influenced dress throughout the 20th century, up until the 1960s. The clothes will be on display until July 19. Contact FIDM for more details.


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