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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.

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Things to do, Exhibitions

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

icon-location-pin Petersen Automotive Museum, Miracle Mile

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.

Photograph: Courtesy Cinespia

Cinespia Cemetery Screenings

icon-location-pin Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood

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