Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

May 18-21


Beverly Hills Art Show

May 20-21. Meet and greet 325 artists from throughout California, the Southwest and the rest of the country at the Spring Beverly Hills Art Show. Spanning four blocks, enjoy a wine and beer garden, live artist demonstrations, engaging children’s activities, gourmet food trucks, and fascinating community exhibits. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Beverly Gardens Park, N. Santa Monica Blvd., Between Rodeo and Rexford, Beverly Hills. beverlyhills.org


May 19. Cinespia brings classic cult favorite movies to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This week’s screening features “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” Bring your picnic, strike a pose in the photo booth, and enjoy the lively atmosphere with DJ sets, dance parties, and other surprises that would normally be off-limits within the cemetery grounds. Friday, gates open 6:45 p.m. 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Beach Streets

May 20. Gear up for a car-free street fest in Long Beach and pedal your way along Broadway, from Pine Avenue in downtown to Belmont Heights. Along the way, engage in an array of entertainment and family-friendly activities sprinkled throughout the open streets. Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. For specific routes and activities, please visit longbeach.gov.

Food + Drinks


May 20-21 Named after its popular #EEEEEATS hashtag, the food festival returns to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar with over 20 restaurants from LA and across the US. Special programs feature discussions with writer and comedian Ali Wong, and thought-provoking conversation on food and culture curated by Chef Jon Gray of Ghetto Gastro. Saturday and Sunday, noon–6 p.m. 3021 Airport Ave., Los Angeles. More Information

South Bay Beer & Wine Festival

May 21. It’s the 10th year of the South Bay Beer & Wine Festival, dedicated to raising funds for communities within the South Bay and Harbor Areas. Enjoy an exclusive selection from over 100 vendors serving food, beer, wine, and spirits plus live music by Detour, a local rock band. VIP ticket holders gain early entrance at noon. Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 25851 Hawthorne Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates. sbbeerwinefest.com

Badmaash 10 Year Anniversary Dinners

May 19. To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, highly acclaimed Indian restaurant Badmaash hosts a special series of 10 collaborative dinners at its original Downtown location. This weekend, they will be joined by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, from Jon and Vinny’s. Each dinner in this series will showcase a menu meticulously crafted by both the visiting chefs and Badmaash’s own, Pawan Mahendro. Friday, starts at 6:30 p.m. 108 W 2nd Street #104, Los Angeles. Reserve Now


Open. Brought to you by the acclaimed team behind LA Cha Cha Chá, this industrial-chic Frogstown spot offers diverse seafood options with fresh catches sourced from Baja. Try Japanese-influenced ceviches and tostadas, including their signature a la Joaquin made with fatty tuna, avocado, and a creamy sauce, as well as the fiery red shrimp aguachile. Complement your meal with a selection of mezcal cocktails and ice-cold cervezas. Monday, Thursday–Sunday, 5:30–9:30 p.m. 1991 Blake Ave., Los Angeles. loreto.la

Arts + Culture

Sweet Home Sweet: A Story of Survival, Memory, and Returns

Starts May 21. Born to a Polish Jewish family in Kraków, Richard Ores was a teenager when World War II broke out. As an amateur photographer he documented pre-war life, including in the Kraków Ghetto, burying his photos in a jar while enslaved in the Płaszów Concentration Camp. The original photos recovered from the jar will be displayed at Holocaust Museum LA for the first time in the US following an exhibition at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków, Poland. Sunday, at 3 p.m. 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. holocaustmuseumla.org

BTS Exhibition: Proof

Now Open. While the Bangtan Boys may be taking a break, this immersive showcase is here to treat the BTS ARMY with an intimate glimpse into the lives of the K-pop group members. Prepare to dive into the world of your favorites through captivating photographs, videos, and immersive installations. After the exhibition, check out the exclusive limited edition merchandise. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 1232 3rd Street Promenade #201, Los Angeles. More Information

The Wallis presents Miró Quartet featuring Kevin Puts

May 20. Don’t miss the highly anticipated Wallis debut of the award-winning Miró Quartet and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. Experience their remarkable collaboration, combining the performances of the Miró Quartet, renowned for 25 years of enthralling audiences worldwide, with Puts’ emotionally charged and harmonically rich compositions. Saturday, starts 7:30 p.m. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. thewallis.org

Natural History Museum’s Bug Fair

May 20-21. Get ready to journey into the world of bugs at NHM’s 37th annual Bug Fair, a two-day festival dedicated to our winged, multi-legged, and squirmy friends. Explore a diverse range of exhibits showcasing everything from exotic insect collections to intriguing bug-related products. Engage in up-close encounters with crawly creatures, delve into the world of insects and their environmental contributions (with a special focus on the emerald cockroach), and get hands-on with interactive activities and crafts. Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. nhm.org

Photo credit: Barra de Peninsula by Jacob Layman. Miró Quartet by The Wallis.Richard Ore’s photos by the Holocaust Museum. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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