Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

May 11-14


L.A County Fair

Through May 29. This year’s ‘Spring Into Fair’ theme offers a wide range of events from livestock beauty contests and local produce to acrobats, wine tastings, exhibitions, and concerts. Try the newest rides (Joker 360 and Sling Shot) and feast on food like crazy hot Cheeto pizza and healhty options too. 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona lacountyfair.com

Community & Unity People’s Kite Festival

May 13. The 3rd Annual Community & Unity festival at the LA State Historic Park is a family-friendly cultural celebration that unites diverse communities using the art of kites. Experience the joy of kite flying, learn techniques from Kite Masters, marvel at the “gallery in the sky,” participate in art-making workshops and connect with local community organizations. Live music from DJ Straight Honey, Changui Majadero Band and Tonina. Saturday, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. More Information

Jared’s Epic Blaster Battle is Back

May 13. The Guinness World Record holder for largest toy pistol fight, the battle is returning to Sofi Stadium. Take on your friends and family in a blaster battle on the NFL field of the Rams and Chargers. The event will also include special guest appearances, exclusive international product and a costume contest with a chance to win a $1,000 prize. Saturday, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 1001 Stadium Drive, Inglewood. Get Tickets Now

Mom Market at MaeMae 

May 13. Join MaeMae Jewelry’s upcoming Mom Market event in Atwater Village for a curated selection of local vendors. While shopping for the perfect gift, enjoy complimentary champagne, free gifts with your purchase, treats, and live music. Saturday, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. 3125 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles. More Information

Food + Drinks

Baar Baar Los Angeles

Now Open. Located in DTLA’s South Park district, the new Baar Baar LA restaurant showcases a menu blending the flavors of traditional Indian cuisine with contemporary techniques, from kulchas and chaats to favorites like butter chicken and chicken malai tikka. Complement your meal with Bollywood-inspired cocktails including the award-winning RRR, featuring a blend of Old Monk rum, crème de cacao, chocolate, coffee bitters, and milk wash. Finish off with their signature mango ghewar and carrot halwa cake for dessert. Tuesday – Sunday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. 705 W 9th St, Los Angeles. More Information

Brunch with Mom at Caldo Verde

May 14. Treat the special mother figures in your life to a Mother’s Day brunch at Caldo Verde. Enjoy signature dishes such as asparagus + burrata, green shakshuka, and lobster chopped salad. Finish off with a dessert platter made exclusively for this event by Executive Pastry Chef Irene Widjaya. Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1100 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. properhotel.com

Arts + Culture

Mother’s Day Outdoor Co-Creation

May 12-14. Bring your mom for a special outdoor celebration with Golden Goose at The Americana at Brand’s Cobblestone by the Fountain. You can shop the latest offerings from the brand and immerse yourself in the Golden world of co-creation, as you engage with skilled artisans who will help you personalize your sneakers, transforming them into customized works of art. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.– 6 p.m. 889 Americana Way, Glendale. americanaatbrand.com

The Wallis presents Blue13 Dance Company

May 12. Experience the artistry of Blue13 Dance Company, an American dance ensemble that embraces the essence of diaspora and disruption. Led by Achinta S. McDaniel, this performance showcases a fusion of rhythm, “Bollywood,” and raw emotional expression. Breaking free from the portrayals of Indianness and contemporaneity, Blue13’s thought-provoking performance explores the intricate complexities of South Asian and intersectional identities. Friday, 7:30 p.m. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., 
Beverly Hills. thewallis.org

Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare

Now Open. Step back in time and uncover a chilling chapter of Hollywood’s history at the Skirball’s touring exhibition. Delve into the era when government pressures and unfounded accusations led to the infamous blacklisting of individuals in the entertainment industry. Explore the proceedings, investigations, motives, and choices of those caught in this web, with a poignant focus on the experiences of Jewish creatives and executives. Times vary. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. skirball.org

Photo credit: ,L.A County Fair. Jewelry photo by MaeMae, Blacklist graphic by Skirball. Dance performance by The Wallis. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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