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May 2020 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our May 2020 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, festivals and our favorite concerts

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You can almost hear the antsy teenagers tapping their toes as the school year wraps up. That's right, May is the last month to enjoy your favorite L.A. attractions before summer vacation (and crowds) arrives—parents, time to start brushing up on some kids activities. So make the most of that sweet, pre-summer stretch between Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day with our May events calendar.

RECOMMENDED: Full events calendar for 2019 and 2020

Photograph: Courtesy Petersen Automotive Museum/Ted Seven
Things to do, Exhibitions

“Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy”

icon-location-pin Petersen Automotive Museum, Miracle Mile
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Take a peek at some of Hollywood’s most famous cars during this decade-spanning survey, which includes the DeLorean from Back to the Future, a bunch of Batmobiles, Bumblebee (in Camaro, not robot, form) from Transformers, Tony Stark’s Audi and more.

Eat|See|Hear
Photograph: Courtesy Eat|See|Hear
Movies

Eat|See|Hear

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Eat|See|Hear travels to different locales throughout the city each Saturday during the summer, showing cult flicks on an inflatable screen taller than your average Malibu mansion.

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Cinespia
Photograph: Courtesy Cinespia
Movies

Cinespia Cemetery Screenings

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Each year, Cinespia brings classic cult favorites to the hallowed resting place of such Hollywood greats as Rudolph Valentino and Bugsy Siegel.

Joshua Tree Music Festival
Photograph: Courtesy Foster Snell
Music, Music festivals

Joshua Tree Music Festival

icon-location-pin Joshua Tree Lake Campground, Beyond L.A.
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Make your way to the desert for the Joshua Tree Music Festival, a gathering of like-minded indie musicians who will be rocking out to a dance-world-electro-funk’n groove.

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Street Food Cinema
Photograph: Courtesy Street Food Cinema
Movie theaters, Outdoor

Street Food Cinema

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Street Food Cinema throws together a series of mostly outdoor parties that include screenings of some of our favorite movies, paired with an assortment of gourmet food trucks and even a live music performance from a cool local band.

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