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Our monthly round-up of openings, events, wild orgies, new releases, and—since you can’t go out every night—things on screens you can watch in bed.




1. ProjectQ, the non-profit that offers free haircuts to homeless LGBTQIA youth, is throwing its annual Fundraiser Ball on June 16. Hosted by activist and astrologist Chani Nicholas, the twenties-themed gala will feature performances by San Cha and a Josephine Baker tribute by The Goddess Cori. Tickets are available here.

2. On June 7th, The Huntington Library kicks off Pride Month with An Evening Among the Roses, their annual garden party honoring the LGBTQ community. The Gay Mens Chorus of Los Angeles is slated to perform.


3. The CFDA Awards, honoring upcoming and established American designers, are on June 3 at the Brooklyn Museum. Lynn Yaeger, the longtime Vogue contributor known for her cupid-bow lips and an über short bob she cuts herself, is among the evening’s honorees.

4. Before MoMA closes over the summer for renovations, witchy songstress Maggie Rogers will headline their annual Party in the Garden on June 4.



5. The designs of longtime Kayne West collaborator and CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year nominee Virgil Abloh are the subject of Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech,” the first museum exhibition devoted to the genre-bending-and-blending work from the Men’s Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton. Opens June 10 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.


6. The first major UK exhibition of artist and activist Keith Haring, who made his name as part of the 1980s New York art scene and was inspired by graffiti, pop art and underground club culture, opens at the Tate Liverpool on June 14.


7. “Charles White: A Retrospective,” featuring the work of the famed mid-century artist and activist, closes at LACMA on June 9.


8. The French photographer, painter, and poet Dora Maar is best known for her relationship with Pablo Picasso, a role that eclipsed her own surrealist work. An exhibition of her paintings and photomontages opens at the Centre Pompidou on June 5.


9. More than 60 artists from around the globe take on the topic of migration in “The Warmth Of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement,” opening June 22 at The Phillips Collection.



10. Pack your wellies. The Glastonbury Music Festival kicks off on June 26, featuring performers from Janet Jackson to Kamasi Washington.


11. Bring your hacky sack. The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, with headliners Phish and Childish Gambino, starts June 13.


12. Florence + The Machine and Tyler, The Creator are among the top-billed acts at this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival, which starts today.


13. Secret Solstice, an Icelandic music festival now in it’s sixth year, celebrates Norse mythology and takes advantage of the country’s 24-hours of daylight to party through the night. Starts June 21.


14. Originals, a posthumous Prince album, will be released exclusively to Tidal on June 7. Physical copies, downloads and wider streaming services will be available on June 21.


15. Buzzed-about titles coming out this month:

Mostly Dead Things, by Kristen Arnett (Tin House Books, June 4)

Patsy: A Novel, by Nicole Dennis-Benn (Liveright, June 4)

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong (Penguin, June 16)

The Travelers: A Novel, by Regina Porter (Hogarth, June 18)


16. “Rocketman,” the Elton John musical fantasy biopic, opens today.


17. Returning favorites and new releases:

June 5: “The Handmaids Tale” returns to Hulu and “Black Mirror,” with an episode featuring Miley Cyrus, is back on Netflix.

June 9: The highly-anticipated second season of “Big Little Lies,” now with Meryl Streep, comes to HBO.

June 18: Wig, a documentary about Wigstock, New York’s bygone annual drag festival, that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring, will be on HBO.

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