A weekend that will climax with the BET Awards on Sunday night is filled with plenty of other events to fill your weekend. Splash Magazines Worldwide has put together a list of some of the best events for you to attend this upcoming weekend in Los Angeles.
In celebration of the BET Awards this weekend, sbe’s Hyde Lounge will be throwing a Pre-BET Party on Friday, June 28th with sounds by pop culture icon and DJ Nick Cannon. The multi-faceted entertainer will make his highly anticipated return to Hyde Lounge to kick off the blowout weekend. 10PM – 2AM. Hyde Lounge – 8029 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. 323.525.2444. www.play.sbe.com
The XIV brand continues its Saturday night takeover at The Colony for sbe’s XIV Hip Hop Sessions with a party hosted by Diddy this Saturday, June 29th. From 5:00PM to 10:00PM, this new Saturday ritual will give partygoers an opportunity to revel with the “Bad Boy” himself and will feature sounds by DJ Orator, Jayceeoh and Mike Danger. Tickets start at $100.00 and are available for purchase at www.colonybysbe.com The Colony - 1743 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028. 323.525.2450.
On Sunday, June 30th, DJ Vice will lead the crowd at sbe’s infamous XIV Summer Sessions LAin all the champagne spraying and napkin throwing that gained XIV its notorious reputation. This weekend, the indoor-outdoor venue will encompass the energy of the quintessential summer party as it transforms into a Candyland-themed fantasy. 5:00PM to 10:00PM. 1743 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028. 323.525.2450. www.Xivsummersessions.com
On June 28th and June 29th, the first annual BET Experience will take over downtown Los Angeles. Fans will be able to take in live performances, relax and recharge at the health and wellness booth and meet some of your favorite BET talent. On June 28th from 4pm-5pm there will be a Strive to Thrive session in the Centric Pavilion hosted by Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker. The BET and Centric Pavilions will take place on Friday, June 28th from 12pm-7pm and June 29th from 10am-6pm.