Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup May 30-June 2

Summer means wine at Barnsdall Art Park.

Outdoor spinning classes, roller skating and more fun in the sun…Check out out top Los Angeles weekend event picks for May 30-June 2.

Edited by William Yelles.

EVENTS

Luckyrice Night Market of the Future
May 30. Luckyrice brought the traditional Asian night market experience to New York a decade ago. Now the concept is reinvented—and hitting the road—as Night Market of the Future, a highly curated selection of each city’s most innovative street food that gives us a glimpse into what we’ll be eating tomorrow. First stop is L.A.’s historic culinary hotspot, Grand Central Market. Tickets include tastings from an array of chef partners, plus specialty cocktails. 21+. 7-10 p.m. $125. 317 S. Broadway, downtown. luckyrice.com

 

Barnsdall Art Park Friday Night Wine Tastings
May 31. Barnsdall Art Park’s signature fundraising event is back for another summer season. Sip wine, picnic and watch the sunset atop Olive Hill on the west lawn of historic Hollyhock House. The event includes fine selections of boutique wines provided by Silverlake Wine. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket, or pick up eats from the variety of food trucks. 21+. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $35-$50. 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz. Tickets

 

 

Hola Mexico Film Festival
Opens May 31. The largest Mexican film festival outside of Mexico strives to highlight the best and brightest talents in Mexican filmmaking. In addition to the lineup of comedies, dramas, horror films and documentaries, the festival features parties and outdoor concerts. Screenings, galas and other events will be held at the Montalbán Theatre, Regal Cinemas LA Live and LA Plaza De Cultura Y Artes. See website for show times, film schedule and ticket prices. holamexicoff.com

 

Lummis Days Festival
May 31-June 2. Celebrating the ethnic diversity and rich history of northeast Los Angeles, the 14th annual Lummis Days festival will include activities such as live music, puppet shows, poetry readings and workshops, and the screening of the new film Con Safos: Reflections of Life in the Barrio. See website for complete schedule. Free. Multiple locations. lummisday.org

 

 

Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
June 1. The Original Farmers Market hosts the 25th annual showcase of classic cars. This year’s theme pays tribute to American muscle cars with more than 100 lowriders, hot rods and trucks on display. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 6333 W. 3rd St., Beverly Grove. farmersmarketla.com

 

 

 

POP SK8
Opens June 1. California’s first themed pop-up outdoor roller-skating rink features all-ages fun with performances, contests and themed nights like disco, ’80s and “La La SK8 Land” (movie musicals and show tunes). Quad skate rental included with admission. You may also bring your own quad or inline skates. M-Th 2-10 p.m., F 2 p.m.-midnight, Sa noon-midnight, Su noon-10 p.m. $15+. Westfield Promenade, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, 818.508.0082. popsk8.live

 

Photo courtesy of Universal Studios HollywoodPride Is Universal
June 1. Celebrate L.A.’s Pride season ahead of next weekend’s festival and parade at this third annual Universal Studios Hollywood event. Ticket holders will receive access to the theme park starting at 4 p.m. (2 p.m. for Universal Express ticket holders), plus exclusive after-hours full park access from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $99. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. Tickets

 

 

Street Food Cinema
June 1. This outdoor film series hosts screenings on Saturday nights at various locations across L.A., featuring live music and top food trucks. This week choose between Crazy Rich Asians (pictured) at the L.A. Arboretum (301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia) and Bohemian Rhapsody at dog-friendly Poinsettia Rec Park (7341 Willoughby Ave., West Hollywood). Doors 5:30 p.m.; band 6:30 p.m.; movie 8:30 p.m. $6-$22, under 6 free. 323.254.5068. streetfoodcinema.com

 

 

Herbalife24 Triathlon
June 2. Cheer on triathletes along the swim-bike-run course from Venice Beach to downtown L.A. as competitors race from the ocean to L.A. Live in downtown where legendary triathlete Mike Reilly will be at the finish line to announce the winners. The course runs mainly along Venice Blvd.; see website for details and street closure information. herbalife24tri.la

 

 

Pedal on the Pier
June 2. Joined top spinning instructors for a 5-hour spin-a-thon fundraiser for the Harold Robinson Foundation, providing underprivileged schools with camp retreats. Plus enjoy live musical performances, celebrity guests, food, drinks and more. 9:30 a.m. doors; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. ride. Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. Register

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

LA Wine Fest
June 1-2. Now in its 14th year, this outdoor “celebration of all things wine” brings wines and brews from around the world to a new location in Long Beach. Enjoy unlimited wine and beer sampling, a live DJ set and shopping at boutiques. 21+. Sa 2-6 p.m.; Su 1-5 p.m. $20-$95. The Pike Outlets, 95 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach. lawinefest.com

 

 

Smorgasburg: Pride Edition
June 1. Downtown L.A.’s largest weekly outdoor market heads west this week with a festive Pride celebration at the Santa Monica Pier. The food festival will include a beer garden, complimentary Pride bandanas, and proudly promoting Los Angeles’ reputable LGBTQ+ chefs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. la.smorgasburg.com

 

 

Pali Wine Co. Anniversary
June 2. Pali Wine Co. teams up with Porto’s Bakery & Cafe for a food and wine pairing event, commemorating the first anniversary of Pali’s Arts District tasting room. Porto’s will be debuting two new salads and a new guava creme bruleé dessert at the event. Entree choices are a mini guava pulled pork sandwich, mini medianoche or Porto’s classic Potato Ball Trio. 3-6 p.m. $25. 811 Traction Ave., downtown. paliwineco.com

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

La Traviata
Opens June 1. Experience the glamour and romance of Verdi’s essential opera, performed in Italian with projected English translation. L.A. Opera music director James Conlon conducts. Marta Domingo directs. See website for show times and ticket prices. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.7211. laopera.org

 

 

On The Inside
June 2. Group exhibition features multimedia artwork created by currently incarcerated LBGTQ+ artists using unique mediums due to the challenging restrictions of prison—such as pen ink tubes on letter-sized pieces of paper, and even air-brushed paintings created by a Kool-Aid filled asthma inhaler. 6-9 p.m. $12. Craft Contemporary, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Miracle Mile. craftcontemporary.org

 

 

Les Miserables
Through June 2. One of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history has been reborn with new staging and reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo—but the beloved score is still intact, featuring memorable songs like “I Dreamed a Dream” and “One Day More.” See website for show times and ticket prices. Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770. hollywoodpantages.com

 

 

Photos: Lucky Rice Night Market (Chao Krung) © Cara Ostrow. Hola Mexico Film Festival courtesy @holamexicoff/Instagram. Lummis Days Festival courtesy @LummisDay/Facebook. Gilmore Heritage Auto Show courtesy The Original Farmers Market. POP SK8 courtesy @popsk8live/Instagram. Pride Is Universal courtesy Universal Studios Hollywood. Street Food Cinema (“Crazy Rich Asians”) courtesy Warner Bros. La Traviata courtesy LA Opera. On The Inside courtesy @craftcontemporary/Instagram. Les Miserables by Matthew Murphy.

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