The 30 best things to do in L.A. this weekend
This 10-day event brings a sense of purpose and engagement to a series of programs, performances, workshops and an art exhibition, with artists including Shepard Fairey, Geoff McFetridge, Andrea Bowers, James Jean, Swoon and more. Find the event at 1262 Palmetto Street in the Arts District.
David Hammons is one of the most important American artists today, though you wouldn’t necessarily know it. This show at Hauser & Wirth marks his first L.A. exhibition in 45 years.
The monthlong celebration of all things food finally returns, and this year there are more than 200 events to choose from.
It isn’t summer in L.A. until the first cemetery screening brings hoards of movie-lovers to Hollywood Forever, toting folding chairs, picnic blankets, snack spreads and lots of booze.
The outdoor screening series continues with movies at a pair of parks each Saturday night.
Bring your own bites or sample snacks from the impressive roster of resident food trucks during the kickoff of this outdoor screening series.
The masters of alfresco rooftop movie viewing have returned for another season of screenings in Hollywood and Downtown L.A.
You know the show, you know French history. The “reimagined” production of the bombastic Broadway spectacle hits the road.
Cirque du Soleil’s blockbuster circus riff on The Tempest is a thrilling and spectacular piece of escapism.
Celebrate the photographers responsible for helping to define hip-hop’s visual identity with this display of unedited contact sheets for photo shoots with the likes of the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Salt-N-Pepa, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and more.
The latest selfie-bait experience to hit L.A. trades cutesy for creepy, hurling you into some of the most beloved and recognizable horror films of all time.
Get out from behind your computer screen and into the world of printed lit at L.A. Zine Fest. The all-day event showcases over 175 exhibitors of zines and small press publications from across the country.
The annual beer, food, art and music festival features brewmaster-led tours every hour for a behind-the-scenes look at how house craft brews are made.
Celebrate gender swapping culture and couture at this colossal convention from drag juggernaut RuPaul and World of Wonder.
Roam the 400 stalls at this arts festival, sample the fine foods and listen to the music—and then take a dip in the nearby Pacific. Look out for the Fiesta over both Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
As a throwback to the gasoline genrator-fueled desert parties in the early ’90s, this on-the-down-low offshoot of Desert Generator is celebrating stoner rock and the desert music scene with a two-day campout.
Tucked away in picturesque Topanga Canyon, this Memorial Day weekend festival has become a favorite local tradition. Bohemian locals of all ages as well as curious onlookers converge to celebrate music, food, arts and Mother Earth.
Everybody likes a good theme party, and this Memorial Day Weekend, Main Street in Santa Monica is giving the people what they want.
More things to do in L.A. this weekend
Kick back, relax and get the weekend started with the best things to do this Friday night.
Let the brunching commence with our guide to the best things to do this Saturday.
End the weekend on a high note, whether on the beach or back at the brunch table, with the best things to do this Sunday.
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