LA Memorial Day Weekend Events Roundup

Weekend Roundup

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for Memorial Day Weekend


JazzReggae Festival
May 27-28. Kick off the summer with live music, food, and live art. Headliners of the 26th annual festival include The Roots, Booker T. Jones, Shaggy, Tarrus Riley and many more. UCLA Intramural Field, Westwood.


jubileeJubilee Music and Arts Festival
May 26-27. Better known as the Silver Lake Jubilee, the festival features headlining bans such as Kinky, Aloe Blacc, Autolux and The Soft Pack, in addition to a block party with activities, shopping and food. Santa Monica and Sunset Blvds., Silver Lake.


May 26.-Sep. 15. LA’s roving outdoor movie event series kicks off this weekend with Anchorman. In addition to the movie, which screens on the only three-story HD movie screen west of the Mississippi, expect food trucks and live music. Each Saturday through Sep. 15, Eat|See|Hear screens a different movie in a different location. Memorial Greek Amphitheater, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.


drais-w-hollywoodMemorial Day with M83 at Drai’s Hollywood
May 27. Drai’s at the top of the W Hollywood officially launches their summer day club with a afternoon pool party featuring a live DJ set by M83. Don your most fashionable beachwear and reserve your spot at one of Hollywood’s hottest events. $50. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. W Hotel Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 213.400.3133.

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Apt2B Pop-Up ShopApt2B Pop-Up Shop
Through May 31. Your favorite one-stop online furniture, design and housewares store celebrates their first anniversary with a pop-up shop at Alpha. This is the first time you’ll be able to see things in person that have only ever been featured online. On May 19, Broke Girl’s Guide will be hosting an afternoon of shopping, discounts, and light bites; in addition to that mobile shops: Le Fashion Truck, Bath Petals and B Sweek Mobile will be parked outside. Stop by for exclusive in-store specials and to get dibs on several new furniture pieces and other additions to the Apt2B brand. Apt2B also offers their virtual online happy hour in the pop-up space every friday from 3-7 p.m. 8654 Melrose Ave., L.A.


burger-loungeEAT | DRINK
Free Burgers at Burger Lounge
May 28. Memorial Day is also National Burger Day and West Hollywood’s Burger Lounge celebrates by giving you free burgers all day long. Pick from selections such as 100% grass-fed beef Lounge Burger, Wild Salmon Burger, Free-Range Turkey Burger, and Quinoa Veggie Burger. A newbie in the LA area, the San Diego flagship Burger Lounge was recently named one of Forbes Travel’s Top Ten Burgers in America. (Limit one burger per person.) 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. 8539 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.289.9250.


sprinkles-ice-cream-crumblesSprinkles Ice Cream
Opens May 24. Just in time for a perfect summer in Los Angeles, Sprinkles Cupcakes launches Sprinkles Ice Cream: “A slow churned, densely creamy and intensely flavorful ice cream experience.” Grab your vanilla bean, salty caramel, cap’n crunch or butter pecan sundae or waffle cone (or red velvet waffle cone) just next door to the Sprinkles flagship Beverly Hills location, and pile it high with toppings. If you’re feeling extremely decadent, grab the Sprinkles sandwich—a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor pressed between two cupcake tops. 9631 South Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.274.7890.


The newest addition to the downtown arts district serves modern American pub fare in an industrial setting. Dine on locally sourced cuisine such as oxtail sliders (a must), soft shell crab sandwich, Alaskan salmon flatbread pizza with cream cheese and delicately poached eggs. Sip wine on tap or from the bottle, or opt for a beer selection from the curated beer program. 923 East 3rd St., downtown, 213.620.0781.


red-o-margaritaStreet Food Social Hour at Red O
Grab a seat in Red O’s tequila lounge or outdoor patio to enjoy a selection of specially priced items from Chef Rick Bayless’ California-inspired Mexican menu (oysters, guacamole, street food trip of: smoked chicken taquitos, quesadillas, plantain sopes) and sip a variety of their specialty margaritas and cocktails for $8, as well as a selection of wines for $7 and craft beers for $5. Tues.-Sat, 4-6 p.m. 8155 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.655.5009.


london-weho-roof-happy-hourLondon West Hollywood’s Wednesdays at Sunset
Usually only reserved for hotel guests, starting May 30, everyone is invited to celebrate summer at the London West Hollywood’s chic rooftop pool deck. Enjoy sweeping 360-degree views of Los Angeles, free cocktails (for the first hour), gourmet bites and DJ-curated tunes. Wednesdays through Labor Day. 6-10 p.m. Reservations recommended. 1020 North San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.358.7766.


dominicks-crawfish-boil-los-angelesDominick’s Crawfish Boil
Saturdays in May. Celebrated West Hollywood Italian eatery Dominick’s brings back a festive local favorite: its annual crawfish boils. Drawing upon his New Orleans heritage, chef Brandon Boudet takes over the eatery’s patio on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. to boil 300 pounds of Louisiana crawfish. In addition to the crawfish, available for $10.99 per pound, diners can enjoy a selection of Boudet’s Big Easy-inspired dishes, including Po’ Boy sub sandwiches, Creole boiled artichokes with remoulade and Dominick’s Dago red and white wines by the bottle. For dessert, the chef offers New Orleans Sno Balls—snow cones drizzled with house-made syrups—in multiple flavors, served with an optional shot of Old New Orleans spiced rum. Space is limited; reservations for the crawfish boils are recommended. 8715 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 310.652.2335.


Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974
May 27.-Sep. 3. The first large-scale, historical-thematic exhibition to deal with land art comes to MOCA Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo. Featured artists include Hans Haacke, John Baldessari and Michael Heizer. Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 North Central Ave., downtown, 213.626.6222.


rebel at MOCARebel
Through Jun. 23. Exhibition—conceived by James Franco to embrace and mine the main themes and events in the original Rebel Without A Cause—reinterprets the film’s legends, people behind-the-scenes footage and more, in a new, unconventional presentation of film, video installation, photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture. The exhibition is housed in and framed by iconic, Hollywood structures. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 941 North Highland Ave., Hollywood.


Mozart / da Ponte Trilogy: Don Giovanni
May 24, 26. Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the first installment of a three-year Mozart/Da Ponte opera project at downtown’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. Its production team includes architect Frank Gehry and couture designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000.


LA BohemeLA Boheme
May 26. LA Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s classic love story about four young artists living in poverty together in a Paris garret, circa 1830. The production stars Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello-married in real life—as young lovers Mimi and Rodolfo. 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.8001.



Los Otros
May 23.-Jul. 1. The uniquely Southern California experience is celebrated in the song cycles of a Mexican-American man growing up in Carlsbad and a San Diego native reminiscing about her encounters with the Mexican community. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772.


Through Jun. 9. A 28-piece orchestra and a cast of 41 bring to life the Broadway production about two couples remembering their past and facing the harsher realities of the present. The show is at the Ahmanson Theatre downtown for a six-week run. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772.


the-bunglerThe Bungler
Through May 27. The Bungler is comic genius. Moliere’s first romp written in verse, and one of the greatest hits of his lifetime. This rarely produced gem is a non-stop cavalcade of wily servants, dim-witted young lovers and avaricious old men on a bumbling, tumbling, tackling, wild and woolly ride. A Noise Within, 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, 626.356.3100 x1.