May 2019 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our May 2019 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 2018 and 2019

Rick Bartow
Photograph: Courtesy LACMA
Art, Contemporary art

Rick Bartow: Things You Know but Cannot Explain

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The Autry presents the first retrospective of the late Native American artist’s highly personal and haunting large-scale paintings of animal and human forms.

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