Weekend Planner: 20 Things To Do In Los Angeles

May 6, 2016 - garden totes

Giant Robot presents a organisation uncover ‘Through The Woods’ this weekend. (Image: Mike Nitta)

Here are 20 of a favorite events function right here in L.A. this weekend. Want other options? Check out LAist’s May Guide, too.


CITY DOGS (Nature hiking)
The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority has a good new seminar for dog owners: City Dogs in Nature. Learn tips and tricks to safely hiking with your dog on an easy-to-moderate 1.5-mile hike. Space is singular to 20 attendees, and reservations are requested. Free program, parking price during trailhead. The subsequent eventuality is on Friday from 8-9 am. There are several other sessions this month.

FIRST FRIDAYS (Science + music)
The Natural History Museum continues a 2016 First Fridays series this Friday. Special guest Neil Young “presents a initial open playback of his arriving release, EARTH, in a entirety in Pono high clarification fealty audio, before a Jun 17 release” in a Nature Gardens. Also on Friday, there will be a row discussion—“Velociraptor Is a Thing with Feathers” with Dr. Michael Habib and Dr. Nathan Smith—led by Los Angeles Times journalist, author and Emmy-winning open radio and radio host, Patt Morrison.This season’s proprietor KCRW DJ is Aaron Byrd, and he’s spinning with Jedi. Live song by Paul Bergmann in Gem and Mineral Hall, Korey Dane and Escondido. Tickets: $18.

The Pancakes Booze Art Show is a country’s largest pop-up art show, and it earnings to L.A. on Friday and Saturday, holding over Lot 613 in DTLA. The eventuality facilities a works of some-more than 150 artists, live painting, physique painting, song and giveaway pancakes. The uncover is a distant cry from a boredom and politics customarily compared with gallery shows. The uncover runs 8 pm-2 am on both days. Admission: $5 during a door. 21+. Buy VIP tickets for $10 to skip a entrance line.

The Depressed Cake Shop’s pop-up to advantage mental health awareness/services is this weekend in Santa Monica. (Image: Depressed Cake Shop)

The Depressed Cake Shop is a village of bakers and makers who make and sell gray cakes to finish a tarnish around mental health. The cake emporium binds a pop-up event to advantage St. Joseph Center in Venice, where they’ll sell baked products by internal artisans, underline a curated print gallery by a Broken Light Collective and a singular book t-shirt combined by Wear Your Label. The pop-up emporium during Streetcraft LA (2912 Main St.) hosts an opening accepting filled with cake, photography, song and booze on Friday from 7-10 pm and will be open on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm (or until a final cake is sold).

AIX SCENT FAIR (Smell fest)
The Institute for Art and Olfaction and Luckyscent/Scent Bar benefaction The AIX Scent Fair during a Hammer Museum this weekend (Friday by Sunday). The festival is an indie, “experimental scent” fair. Sniff a unexpected, attend in panels and workshops and attend The Institute for Art and Olfaction’s Third Annual Art and Olfaction Awards with speaker Zackary Drucker. Saturday’s awards eventuality includes a DJs and a money bar. Be forewarned: Note: The AIX Scent Fair is not suggested for anyone with sensitivities or allergies to incense or perfumes.

The city of Los Angeles binds a Memorial Tribute to Prince Rogers Nelson from 5-8 pm on Friday, featuring guest that will respect his bequest in song and philanthropy. The eventuality is being hold during City Hall (where most of his Diamonds Pearls video was shot) and is hosted by a offices of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Councilmember Jose Huizar in partnership with 102.3 KJLH Radio, Grand Park, Fusicology, SOULNIC and other partners. Harris-Dawson’s bureau is seeking a open to RSVP.


Giant Robot 2 (GR2) presents Through The Woods, a organisation art muster with Aaron Brown, Brooks Salzwedel, Cassia Lupo, Maggie Chiang, Mika Nitta, Stasia Burrington and Susie Ghahremani. The opening accepting is on Saturday from 6:30-10 pm during GR2, and a works sojourn on perspective by May 25.

Daniel Rolnik Gallery opens a uncover ‘Kilduff’s Cavern’ this weekend. (Image pleasantness of John Kilduff)

Daniel Rolnik Gallery hosts a celebration on Saturday night to applaud a new art exhibit, Kilduff’s Cavern—featuring strange paintings by John Kilduff (Let’s Paint TV) desirous by selected collectibles. The Radioactive Chicken Heads, a comedy punk band, will play a party. The accepting runs from 6-11 pm. The rope performs during 7:30 pm. RSVP recommended.

EAT SEE HEAR (Outdoor films)
The Eat See Hear array kicks off on Saturday night with a screening of Dirty Dancing during Santa Monica High School. The dog-friendly dusk is a mashup of films, food trucks and live music—and this week’s rope is Summer Twins. Doors during 5:30 pm and a song opening starts during 7 pm. The film screens during 8:30 pm. Tickets: $6.27-$23.15.

On Saturday night during 8 pm, Track 16 in Culver City presents a Fluxconcert, being hold in and with a muster Here Comes Fluxus. The unison facilities [experimental] pieces by Fluxus artists, achieved by L.A. artists, performers and musicians, including Joe Baiza, Brian Christopherson, Dino Dinco, Peter Frank, Ralph Gorodetsky, Kio Griffith, Laura Grissom, Lun*na Menoh, Sean Meredith, Thinh Nguyen, Deborah Oliver, Tom Patchett, Sara Sheridan, Steve Shoffner, Laurie Steelink, Stuart Swezey, Dani Tull and others.

BIRD LA DAY (Birding)
The second annual Bird LA Day, a plan of Audubon California, presents a array of bird- and nature-themed events opposite a Southland, from birding in Griffith Park or a Ballona Wetlands saltwater or freshwater marshes to Birds Beer during a rooftop bar of a Ace Hotel. Most events are family accessible and giveaway of charge.

Jason Vass Art Gallery presents a organisation uncover Before a Bridge: Select Works by Deborah Brown, Dan Callis, Mark Dutcher, Cynthia Macadams, Douglas Tausik and Gene Vass. The exhibition, that essentially commemorates a destruction/closing of a 6th Street bridge, opens with a accepting on Saturday night from 6-8 pm and continues by Jun 12.

Multi-instrumentalist and author Gryffin plays The El Rey on Saturday as partial of his Heading Home Live tour. Emerging L.A.-based artist Elohim opens a night; she’s releasing her entrance self-titled EP May 20 around B3SCI Records. Doors during 8 pm, uncover during 9 pm. Tickets: $19.99.

DERBY DAY (Horses + food + drinks)
You don’t have to trek to Churchill Downs on Saturday to have fun during a Kentucky Derby. On Saturday, Santa Anita Park hosts a biggest derby celebration west of Kentucky with live racing, a live simulcast of a Kentucky Derby, a KROQ Beer Festival in a infield and a special food eventuality catered by DTLA grill Fritzi. Admission: $20 (Trackside Package), that includes bar residence admission, a splash voucher, racing program, entrance to trackside and grandstand seating areas and an American Pharoah receptacle bag; a Fritzi eventuality is $85; a KROQ Craft Beer Festival (with dual splash vouchers) is $30 and a Premium Gallop Out package is $50, and includes bar residence admission, buffet, a racing module and entrance to private betting machines.

The 2nd Annual Blastoff Comicsfest takes over a behind lot of The Federal Noho (back lot) on Saturday—Free Comic Book Day—from 10 am to 4 pm. Blastoff teams adult with Knitting Factory Entertainment to classify a day where fans can accommodate comic creators from Marvel; Dark Horse; IDW Publishing; DC and others. There will be comic book signings, blueprint giveaways, food stations, drink garden, a DJ spinning tunes and giveaway comics. While a Comicsfest is free, there is one special ticketed event: Hollywood Writer’s Roundtable ($15). Panelists include—Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance); screenwriter Carl Gottlieb (Jaws, The Jerk); executive Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; Star Trek VI: The Voyage Home); Executive Producer Quinton Peeples (Netflix’s Iron Fist); author Brigitte Hales (Hulu’s 11/22/63); and author Jim Kreuger (The High Cost of Happily Ever After).

The Bitch Seat is a uncover that combines comedy and and therapy speak (think Judy Blume meets Dr. Phil). It’s hosted by Lyssa Mandel and Phil Casale and is during NerdMelt on Saturday night during 7 pm. Guests this week: author Rob Bell (Everything Is Spiritual; Love Wins); Karen Kilgariff (Mr. Show, The Pete Holmes Show); Sara Benincasa (Agorafabulous!, Real Artists Have Day Jobs) and Zach Sherwin (Epic Rap Battles of History). Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 during a door.

Heidi Ducker Dance Theater presents ‘Parts and Labor’ during a automobile rinse on Saturday. (Image: Sean Deckert)

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre presents a site-specific performance, Parts Labor, on Saturday during 8 pm during Santa Palm Car Wash (8787 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood). Dancers perform to pieces set on a Cadillac Coupe de Ville, that will be played as percussion by musicians from a rope Antenna Repairman. Tickets: $46.25 (general admission); $28.90 for WeHo residents and $17.35 for students (with I.D.).

Londyn Jackson presents a History of a Batman Art Show during The Hive Gallery in DTLA from Saturday (opens during 8 pm) by May 28. The small/intimate art uncover spins off from her weekly Batman podcast ‘History of a Batman with Londyn!’ and is a initial in a designed array of art shows that will visually teach a chronology of DC Comics’ Batman. Featured in a vaunt are: Neal Adams, Daniel Dahl, Simon Delart – s2lart, Camillo di Pietrantonio, Jamie Johnson Illustration, Andrew Hunt, Orlando Arocena- Mexifunk Illustrator, Kelley Jones, Vartan Garnikyan Fine Art, Allan Johnson, Huy Dinh, Sam Carter, Danny Silva and Matt Truex.


RICE SHINE (Filipino food)
Want someplace a small opposite to take Mom this Mother’s Day? How about to Lock Key in K-Town for a Filipino Mother’s Day brunch by Rice Shine. Guests get a 3 march prix-fixe dish with an additional fourth march dessert, special for Mother’s Day. Courses: Bibingka Brulee (cake baked in banana leaves, surfaced with cream cheese); Sisig Chilaquiles (crispy tortillas, scrambled eggs, salsa verde, cilantro and cotija) or Adobo Chicken Waffles (Thrice baked wings, garlic rice waffle and adobo gravy); Longanisa Scotch Egg (egg encased in garlic sausage and panko. Served with garlic rice) and Trio of Auntie Rose’s Sweets (Mini filipino dessert cakes filled with ube, leche flan and buko pandan). 11 am to 2 pm. Tickets: $32.64-$43.19.

The Los Angeles Bicycle Festival takes place on Sunday during Grand Park. It’s a day of art, music, food and bikes that will hopefully bond a village and enthuse bike as a travelling and distraction option. 10 am-7 pm. Tickets: $10-$55.

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