Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

May 2-5


Netflix is a Joke Fest

Until May 12. Netflix’s popular stand-up specials are returning to live stages in Los Angeles. The event, featuring over 500 shows across three dozen venues, includes performances from comedy heavyweights like Ali Wong, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Rock and Taylor Tomlinson, along with hundreds of other comedians. For specific showtimes and location, visit website. netflixisajokefest.com

 On The Record: Vinyl Fair 

May 4. The Music Center’s Vinyl Fair returns to Jerry Moss Plaza for a one-day celebration of vinyl culture, co-created with Arts for LA, Dance Resource Center, dublab, LA Commons, LAUSD Arts Education Branch and Dexter Story. It features a lineup of activities including live DJs, dance performances, interactive workshops and an open dance floor. Saturday, 4-8 p.m. 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles musiccenter.org

Baryo HiFi

May 4. Celebrate Filipino culture at the inaugural Baryo HiFi, a free street festival and artisan marketplace hosted by the Historic Filipinotown Coalition, along with partners such as comedian Jo Koy, Jollibee and Philippine Airlines. This event will feature performances by Filipino DJs and dancers, showcase local Filipino cuisine from favorites like Dollar Hits and present an art exhibition curated by Kristofferson San Pablo. Saturday, 3-8 p.m. 1667 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. More Information

Delicious Little Tokyo

May 4. The 9th annual Delicious Little Tokyo, hosted by Go Little Tokyo, returns to celebrate the neighborhood’s rich culinary heritage and culture. Join the History of Little Tokyo Food Tour to explore and taste the area’s culinary offerings or participate in hands-on workshops with local chefs and artisans, discovering the small businesses that define the area. For specific hours and location visit littletokyola.org

BeachLife Festival

May 3-5. The surf-themed music festival returns to the Redondo Beach coastline for three days, featuring a classic lineup that includes Sting, Incubus, My Morning Jacket, Dirty Heads, Seal, Devo, Local Natives, Santigold, Fleet Foxes, Courtney Barnett and Trey Anastasio. Friday, 1 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 239 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. beachlifefestival.com

Food + Drinks

Taste of the Nation

May 4. Join Executive Chefs Brooke Williamson and Mei Lin at a culinary event supporting the fight against childhood hunger. This family-friendly showcase of over 40 of the city’s top culinary talents and award-winning chefs offers bite-sized fare, specialty cocktails and desserts. Proceeds benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. events.nokidhungry.org

KA’TEEN Launches New Brunch 

May 4. Hollywood’s Yucatan-inspired restaurant KA’TEEN, led by Chef Wes Avila, is set to launch a new brunch service with a curated music program during the Cinco de Mayo weekend. The new menu includes dishes such as breakfast quesadilla and strawberry concha French toast, alongside cocktails like the El Jefe Wes colada and la bloody Maria for mezcal enthusiasts. Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 6516 Selma Ave., Los Angeles. kateenla.com

Go Cha Cha Chá this Cinco de Mayo

May 5. Embracing the holiday spirit, LA Cha Cha Chá is hosting a full day of festivities that includes drink specials from Don Julio and Mezcal Union. Guests can also enjoy a happy hour menu featuring ceviche with cured shrimp and coconut brine, quesabirria with Oaxaca cheese and brisket, aguachile de camaron and taco dorado with carnitas. Piñatas and a mechanical bull will also be included. Sunday, 12-4 p.m. 812 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles. chachacha.la

May The 4th Be With You at Scum & Villainy 

May 4. Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and join the May the 4th Be With You Party at Scum & Villainy Cantina. Mingle with other fans in an atmosphere reminiscent of a galaxy far, far away, complete with galaxy themed drinks, music and photo opportunities. Test your Star Wars knowledge with trivia at 10 a.m., where prizes will be awarded each round and grand prizes for first and second place. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. 6377 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. scumandvillainycantina.com

Arts + Culture

Dudamel Leads Beethoven and Strauss

May 2-5. Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil perform Strauss’ “Don Quixote,” featuring principal cello Robert deMaine and principal viola Teng Li, at an event where the “Man of La Mancha” confronts windmills and wizards. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. laphil.com

Museums of the Arroyo Day

May 5. Explore the history of early Los Angeles with free admission to five museums in Northeast L.A. and Pasadena during the annual Museums of the Arroyo Day. It offers an opportunity to delve into historical architecture at the Gamble House, Heritage Square and the Lummis Home, as well as explore relics from L.A.’s past at the L.A. Police Museum and Pasadena Museum of History. Free shuttle service is provided between all five museums. Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. Locations vary. museumsofthearroyo.com

Free Comic Book Day

May 4. In celebration of National Free Comic Book Day and the Steelbook releases of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Moon Knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor, Disney has partnered with Golden Apple Comics and Pink’s Hot Dogs for a special event. Attendees can receive series-branded posters, enjoy a free themed hot dog at Pink’s Hot Dogs (such as the “ReuBEN Kenobi Dog”) and participate in the Golden Apple Comics’ Treasure Hunt. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 7018 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. More Information

Photo credit: Image courtesy of Go Little Tokyo. Ceviche courtesy of LA Cha Cha Chá. KA’TEEN courtesy of Wonho Frank Lee. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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