Juneteenth Celebration, June 20, noon-5pm, free, Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., 310.458.8688.
In 1865, African-Americans in Galveston, Texas did not become aware that slavery was over until June 19th, when Union soldiers sailed into port and read a proclamation. Today “Juneteenth” is celebrated as an anniversary of a significant American event. Virginia Avenue Park’s annual gathering features art, music (including great jazz), African-American cuisine, and community memories.
The Kid, June 21, 1 and 4pm, $10, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1In honor of Father’s Day, the Santa Monica Playhouse presents this classic silent film about an orphan who is “adopted” by The Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin. Charlie Lustman, star of the long-running Made Me Nuclear, hosts, Rich Friend provides the piano accompaniment, and there will be a Chaplin look-alike contest. Bring your Dad-or your-kid.