Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

May 9-12


Last Call: Netflix is a Joke Fest

Until May 12. Netflix’s popular stand-up specials are making a comeback on the live stages of Los Angeles. The event spans over 500 shows across thirty-six venues, showcasing comedy giants such as Ali Wong, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Rock and Taylor Tomlinson, among hundreds of other comedians. For detailed showtimes and locations, please visit the website. netflixisajokefest.com

Rockin’ Fur Mama’s Day

May 11. Celebrate with mom and your furry friend at Bubbles Dog Rescue’s third annual Fur Mamma’s Day: Rock n Roll Edition. This dog-friendly event includes raffle prizes, matching rock n roll themed temporary tattoos for dogs and their moms, photo ops and the opportunity to meet adorable adoptable pups. Enjoy food and brews, with proceeds benefiting Bubbles. Saturday, 5-8 p.m. 6300 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance. More Information

People’s Kite Festival

May 11. Join Clockshop for their 4th Annual Community & Unity People’s Kite Festival, celebrating multicultural kite traditions at L.A State Historic Park. Artist Yaeun Stevie Choi will showcase three unique Korean kites, highlighting threatened local species like the North American cougar, the El Segundo blue butterfly and the Least Bell’s vireo. For the first time, the festival will feature a kite competition, where you can showcase handmade kites, with judging conducted by kite masters. Saturday at 2-6 p.m. 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles. clockshop.org

Late Night! Wild Things Are Happening

May 10. The Skirball Cultural Center’s signature after-hours event returns, featuring an evening of food, drinks, music and dancing in celebration of the new exhibition, “Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak.” This exhibition presents over 150 artifacts, highlighting the extensive scope of Sendak’s imaginative worlds. Tickets are $10. Friday, 6:30–10:30 p.m. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles. skirball.org

Cruel World Festival

May 11. Dress in your darkest attire and prepare to dance away your sorrows at the return of this 1980s-to-aughts goth, new wave and punk festival featuring Duran Duran, Interpol, Blondie, Simple Minds, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Gary Numan and others. Presented by Goldenvoice, the festival also features a selection of popular local food vendors, including Burritos La Palma, Burger She Wrote and Quarantine Pizza Co. Saturday, doors open at 11:30 a.m. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Los Angeles. cruelworldfest.com


Food + Drinks

4 Shore

May 10. Set to debut in the Naples neighborhood of Long Beach, 4 Shore is a new fine dining restaurant and cocktail lounge that boasts a chic ambiance. It will feature signature menu items, starting with appetizers such as Japanese yellowtail crudo and cherry tomato burrata, alongside fresh tagliatelle pasta and a scallop plate. Main courses include chicken presse, seabass and poached salmon. Finish dinner with desserts like olive oil cake, caramelized pineapple custard and chocolate torte. Opens this Friday at 5 p.m.-12 a.m. 5716 2nd Street, Long Beach. 4shorerestaurants.com

Mother’s Day by the Sea 

May 12. Hotel Casa Del Mar’s Terrazza is offering a big brunch for mom that includes a variety of appetizers such as lubina crudo, petite croque madame, and spring gazpacho. For the mains, choose from options like lobster & avocado, Harry’s Berries ricotta stuffed French toast, grilled wild swordfish, rib eye medallion, or roasted romanesco & artichoke risotto. Finish off with their dessert table, featuring an assortment of sweet treats including raspberry short cake heart, hazelnut chocolate tart and more. Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica. hotelcasadelmar.com

‘My Fruit Trees’ Launch

May 11. Visit Neighborhood Winery in the Arts District for a unique wine blending party to celebrate the release of the fourth vintage of ‘My Fruit Trees,’ a natural wine created in collaboration with Carmen in the Garden. Join Carmen Perr, the wine’s maker, for a tasting session where you’ll explore the various varietals used in this wine, learn about their cultivation on California’s Central Coast and understand the profiles they contribute. You will have the opportunity to blend and take home your own custom wine. Saturday 4-6 p.m. 811 Traction Ave., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Ms. Chi’s Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12. Chef Shirley Chung’s Ms Chi Cafe is hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch featuring an array of dishes such as milk tea French toast topped with sea salt whipped cream, blueberries and boba, as well as tea smoked duck breast paired with a crepe, potato puree and kumquat jam. The main highlight, “Nana’s chicken & dumplings wonton soup,” will debut on Mother’s Day (featured on Food Network’s “Selena + Chef”). Sunday, from 12-3 p.m. More Information

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Arts + Culture

See / Feel / Hear Music

May 11. The LA Phil and Deaf West Theatre’s collaboration, See / Feel / Hear Music, invites audiences to explore music creation and perception through the lens of Deaf artists. This program examines the inherent musicality of sign language and the politics of sound, culminating in back-to-back conversations with world-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and multi-disciplinary artist Christine Sun Kim. Saturday at 8 p.m. 631 W. 2nd Street, Los Angeles. laphil.com

Lowrider Car Show & Exhibition Opening Reception

May 11.The Petersen Museum’s latest exhibition delves into the world of lowriding, showcasing the custom paint, engraving, upholstery and distinctive gravity-defying suspensions that define the scene. It not only features iconic cars but also highlights influential artists from the Chicano lowrider art community. Saturday, 4-9 p.m. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. petersen.org

Family Flicks: Bringing Up Baby

May 12. Spend quality time with mom this Mother’s Day with a movie and a meal. Watch the classic screwball comedy “Bringing Up Baby” at the Hammer’s Billy Wilder Theater, featuring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn in a display of Hollywood’s Golden Age charm and wit. Grant plays Dr. David Huxley, a straight-laced paleontologist whose life is upended by Hepburn’s eccentric heiress character. Complete the afternoon with brunch at Lulu for a memorable day of family fun. Sunday at 11 a.m. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. hammer.ucla.edu

Alessandro Martire Live

May 10. The skilled pianist and creative director, Alessandro Martire, is set to perform at the Zipper Concert Hall. Renowned for staging scenic concerts around the globe, including the rooftop of Duomo di Milano, the frozen lakes of Switzerland and a floating stage on Lake Como, performing on his custom-made “Waves” piano. His music is inspired by luminaries such as Ennio Morricone and Ludovico Einaudi. Friday, 8-10 p.m. 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Photo credit: Alessandro Martire photo courtesy of Ilaria Cerini. Concert photo courtesy of Chris Zhang. My Fruit Trees_Wine courtesy Spencer Middleton . All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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