Where to Go and What to See this Weekend in LA


What will you do with your first weekend of June? Here’s a roundup of events that won’t disappoint.

Venice: Deus ex Machina Carnival
Don’t miss Australian custom motorcycle company Deus ex Machina’s Carnival of Go & Flow, this Saturday in Venice. Deus (pronounced day-us), which sells everything from motorcycles and surfboards to Rhodia notepads and lattés, is hosting a party at their indoor-outdoor Venice outpost aka the Emporium of Post Modern Activities. In keeping with the company’s belief that doing something is more fun than merely owning something, they are promising us an afternoon of “all that rides and glides…eclectic bikes, frosty suds and roasted meats, a brace of bands and much more,” which we think is Deus speak for good eats, good music, and a good time, all in the presence of some beautiful custom bikes. According to Deus’ Stefan Wigand, there are more interesting events like this to come. We’re excited. Saturday, June 2, 12-6 p.m.
1001 Venice Blvd, Venice Beach


Westwood/Culver City/Los Feliz: Made in L.A. 2012 Exhibit Opening
This weekend marks the beginning of the Los Angeles Biennial, Made in L.A. 2012, at the Hammer Museum, LA>On view Saturday, June 2-September 2.
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, LA
LA> LAMAG, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, LA

Mid-City West: California Design Exhibit Closing
This weekend the exhibit California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way” ends its run at LACMA. The museum’s first major exhibition of mid-century modern California design showcases more than 350 objects in a wide range of media, including furniture, textiles, fashion, graphic and industrial design, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, architectural drawings, and film, as well as a re-creation of Charles and Ray Eames’ living room. Enough said. Closes Sunday, June 3.
LACMA 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, LA

Venice: First Fridays
Finally, if you love a crowd, there’s always the oldie but goodie First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, where you’ll find an assembly of food trucks rolling out summer favorites like gourmet ice cream sandwiches and lobster rolls.
Every first Friday of the month, Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice

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