Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup May 16-19

The Cuban-American Music Festival is May 19.

This weekend in L.A., you can get in a workout, get a new pet or get proud. Plus festivals for art and pizza lovers and lots more…Check out our top Los Angeles weekend event picks for May 16-19.

Edited by William Yelles.

EVENTS

ARTsea
May 18-19. This artsy party from the team behind CicLAvia brings art, shopping, dancing, music and food to the beach. See website for complete list of participants, vendors and performance schedule. Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Su 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Marina Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, 424.526.7900. visitmarinadelrey.com

 

 

 

Beverly Hills artSHOW
May 18-19. This long-running outdoor art showcase displays artwork by over 245 exhibitors twice a year. Browse paintings, sculptures, watercolors, photography, ceramics, jewelry, drawings and more. Wine and beer gardens and food trucks are also on-site. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Beverly Gardens Park, along Santa Monica Boulevard from Rodeo to Rexford drives, Beverly Hills, 310.285.6830. beverlyhills.org

 

 

Downtown Burbank Arts Festival
May 18-19. A world of creativity and imagination will be revealed at the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival featuring 200 world-famous animators, trendsetting indie creators, cosplayers recreating favorite animated characters, live entertainment, and much more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. San Fernando Boulevard between Burbank Town Center and the Holiday Inn. dtnbur.com

 

 

FITatFIG x luminhero
May 18. Experience a daylong celebration of fitness and community with top celebrity trainers and lifestyle gurus. Enjoy curated workouts on FIGat7th’s outdoor plaza, plus wellness activities including yoga, massages, sound bath sessions, fitness and beauty tips, and refreshments. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 735 S. Figueroa St., downtown. figat7th.com

 

 

Long Beach Pride
May 18-19. A two-day LGBTQ+ festival with live music, community programming, and food and drinks from local eateries. “A Million Moments of Pride, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall” is this year’s theme for the annual Pride Parade beginning 10:30 a.m. Sunday (9:30 a.m. pre-show); grand parade marshal is Kate Linder of CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. Festival: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $20 GA; $125 VIP. Marina Green Park, 386 E. Shoreline Drive, Long Beach. Parade (free) runs along Ocean Boulevard from Lindero Ave. to Alamitos Ave. longbeachpride.com

 

NKLA Super Adoption
May 18-19. Best Friends’ NKLA Super Adoption brings together more than 1,000 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies from No Kill L.A. rescue coalition partners and local animal welfare organizations for this adoption extravaganza. All pets spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Pet goodies for all adopters (while supplies last). Food trucks and vendors selling pet-related products. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. la.bestfriends.org

 

World’s Biggest Playdate
May 18. Iconic children’s brand Little Tikes celebrates its golden anniversary featuring adult-sized Little Tikes products like a Cozy Coupe pedi-cab, Turtle Sandbox, Cape Cottage Playhouse, First Slide and Easy Store Trampoline, and Activity Garden. The day will give parents and kids a memorable experience to play together. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Central Park, 275 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena. littletikes.com

 

 

Cuban-American Music Festival
May 19. The third annual Cuban-American Music Festival brings together Latinx music lovers from throughout Southern California for a day-long celebration of Cuban music, culture, and cuisine. 21+. Noon-8 p.m. $25-$50. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main St., downtown. cubanamericanmusicfestival.com

 

 

 

TEDx UCLA
May 19. Speakers include Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber, five-time NBA all-star Marques Johnson, self-styled “people walker” Chuck McCarthy, JPL deep space researcher Jill Seubert, and many more academics and influential thinkers giving talks connecting to the subject of “time.” See website for complete lineup. 1 p.m. $65. Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood. tedx.ucla.edu

 

 

Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auction
May 19. Google’s L.A. headquarters hosts the Venice Family Clinic’s annual fundraiser, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. A silent art auction, live music and a craft-beer and wine garden help raise funds to provide primary health care to people in need. See website for details. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Google Los Angeles, 340 Main St., Venice, 310.664.7916. theveniceartwalk.org

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

Eataly L.A.’s Guest Chef Series
May 16. Eataly L.A. hosts Giuseppe Manco of Cipriani’s The Restaurant at Mr. C Beverly Hills during dinner service at La Pizza e La Pasta. Diners can watch as he prepares Calamarata con Gamberetti e Pomodorini with shrimp, sweet cherry tomatoes and sauce à l’Armoricaine while learning about Cipriani family history. Buon appetito! 6-9 p.m. Eataly L.A., 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City, 213.310.8000. eataly.com

 

 

Pain Pizza Pop-Ups
May 17, 19. L.A. favorite Pain Pizza is back popping up at underground cocktail lounge Birds & Bees. Cheese, pepperoni, and Standing’s Butchery sausage French bread pizzas on Bub & Grandma’s baguettes will be served Friday starting at 5 p.m. until sold out. Pair with a specialty throwback cocktail from Bar Manager Jake Larowe. 207 S. Broadway, downtown. birdsandbeesla.com On Sunday, Pain Pizza pops up at LA Wine where owner David DeLuca will offer a variety of beer and wine specials. 900 N. Broadway, Suite 1070, downtown. lawineforever.com

 

A Tutta Pizza: L.A.’s Pizza Fest
May 19. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza slices plus craft beers, panels and Q&A with world-renowned chefs and food aficionados, cooking demos, and culinary workshops. Experience all different styles of pizza from New York to Chicago and Roman to Neapolitan. Music will be spinning all day so be prepared to eat, drink and dance. Noon-8 p.m. $30-$85. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 323.962.7600. atuttapizzafest.com

 

 

Flavor of L.A.
May 19. Enjoy gourmet eats and drinks from over 70 notable restaurants, bakeries, and ice cream shops, along with craft brews, wine, shochu, sake, and cocktails. Past participants including Boneyard Bistro, The Bellwether, Firefly, Barrel & Ashes, Uncle Paulie’s Deli, MacLeod Ale, The Local Peasant, and The Front Yard return along with exciting newcomers. Pictured: Hanger steak from Mister O’s. Proceeds benefit North Hollywood High School music department. 1-5 p.m. $75. (Use code SCP19 at checkout for $25 off.) CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, 818.655.5916. flavorofla.com

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Happy Days
Now Playing. Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest stars as the buoyant and optimistic Winnie in Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of this funny and compassionate play by Samuel Beckett. See website for show times and ticket prices. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

 

 

The Little Mermaid In Concert
May 17-18. Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be given new life in an immersive live-to-film concert with an all-star cast of performers including Lea Michele (as Ariel), Harvey Fierstein (as Ursula), Cheech Marin (as Chef Louis), Peter Gallagher (as King Triton), Leo Gallo (as Prince Eric) and Ken Page (as Sebastian). Composer Alan Menken will perform the songs from his score as the film plays on the Hollywood Bowl’s movie screen accompanied by a full, live orchestra. 8 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A., 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com

 

Bob Baker Garden Party
May 18. One Colorado hosts a fundraiser for Bob Baker Marionette Theater to help with their upcoming move to Highland Park. The famed marionette troupe will perform Over the Garden Wall, which hasn’t been seen in over 30 years. Plus a puppet making station, puppet meet-and-greet and an irresistible selfie station and the chance to enter a raffle for an in-home Bob Baker Marionette show. 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. $18. One Colorado courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. onecolorado.com

 

K.A.M.P. (Kids Art Museum Project)
May 19. The Hammer Museum hosts its annual one-of-a-kind fundraising event imagined by artists for kids and their families. Painters, sculptors, and artists of all kinds lead inventive hands-on workshops for children. Celebrities including Taye Diggs, John Stamos and Sofia Vergara will read their favorite children’s books to an audience of story lovers of all ages. Held outdoors throughout the museum courtyard and terraces. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $150. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood, 310.443.7000. hammer.ucla.edu

 

 

Photos: Cuban American Music Festival courtesy Cuban American Music Festival/Facebook. ARTsea by Eddie Frank. Beverly Hills artSHOW courtesy City of Beverly Hills. Downtown Burbank Arts Festival courtesy @jackalopeartfair/Instagram. FITatFIG courtesy @figat7th/Instagram. Long Beach Pride courtesy @lbpride/Instagram. NKLA Super Adoption courtesy Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles/Facebook. World’s Biggest Playdate courtesy Little Tikes. TEDx UCLA courtesy @jordyn_wieber/Instagram. Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auction courtesy @venicefamilyclinic/Instagram. Eataly L.A.’s Guest Chef Series courtesy Mr. C Beverly Hills. Pain Pizza Pop-Up courtesy Pain Pizza. A Tutta Pizza courtesy @atuttapizzafest/Instagram. Flavor of L.A. courtesy Mister O’s. Happy Days by Joan Marcus. The Little Mermaid courtesy Disney. Bob Baker Garden Party courtesy @bobbakermarionettes/Instagram. K.A.M.P. courtesy Hammer Museum.

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