The Novogratz Sidewalk Party, Celebration Spectrum in DTLA, & More of L.A.'s Best Memorial Day Weekend Events

Plus, Alamo Drafthouse reopens, 'Wayne's World' screening at Rooftop Cinema Club in El Segundo, and more.

Grand Park Celebrate Spectrum

Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.

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Ongoing Pop-Up Shops & Events

Celebration Spectrum (DTLA): This is the last week to check out Grand Park's free outdoor installation, Celebration Spectrum. The park partnered with Dublab, in collaboration with artist Tanya Aguiñiga and curator Mark "Frosty" McNeill, for a month-long audio-visual exhibition. The installation is for missed celebrations following a year in isolation and to recognize May's mental health-promoting organization, We Rise.
When: Now through Monday, May 31
Where: Grand Park, 200 North Grand Ave. L.A., 90012

Chamberlain Coffee Pop-Up (Century City): Coffee lovers, rejoice! Emma Chamberlain's coffee brand, Chamberlain Coffee is taking over Levi'sat Westfield Century City this weekend. The grammable cafe will be serving Chamberlain Coffee's Family Blend and an 8 oz hot cup of their special Early Bird blend. Guests can also shop select Chamberlain Coffee merchandise including mugs and totes.
When: Saturday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Monday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Levi's at Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Unit 235, L.A., 90067

Kinjaz x Row DTLA Pop-Up (Arts District): The global dance group, media house, and lifestyle brand Kinjaz is hosting a pop-up that will include a retail store and weekly dance workshops. Dance the night away on the DTLA rooftop and get exclusive deals on KinAesthetik apparel and KinjaBang Noodles. Advanced level dance classes are $15, while beginner classes are free. All proceeds will go to the GoFundMe AAPI Community Fund; get more details here.
When: Saturday, May 8 through Sunday, May 29
Where: Row DTLA, 777 South Alameda St., L.A., 90021

Rumble Outdoor Fitness Classes (Santa Monica): Looking for a unique way to stay in shape? Santa Monica Place and Rumble are teaming up to bring boxing-inspired group fitness classes to the Place's rooftop deck. The 45-minute class will feature 10-round full-body workouts with their specially designed equipment. Rumble's outdoor classes start at $32 per class or $225 for 10 classes and can be purchased here.
When: Now through May 31
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Pl., Santa Monica, 90401

Photo: Courtesy of The Madcap Motel

Elsewhere At the Madcap Motel (Arts District): After being postponed for nearly a year due to the pandemic, the Elsewhere at Madcap Motel is finally opening its doors for visitors. The immersive experience will allow guests to journey through a time-warping worm-hole and take photos in the many decorative rooms. Tickets are $30 for children and $40 for adults; you can purchase them here. We're also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner. Enter to win here.
When: Now through Sunday, June 27
Where: Elsewhere at the Madcap Motel, 940 East 4th St., L.A., 90013

Spring Garden at the Beverly Center (Beverly Grove): Capture picture-perfect memories at the Beverly Center's spring garden, located at the shopping center's Third Street entrance. Expect flower blooms, lemonade stands, and many other selfie-ready spaces.
When: Now through May 31
Where: Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90048

Thursday, May 27

Grease at the Hollywood Legion Drive-in Theater (Hollywood): Watch a classic film from your car in the heart of Hollywood. The Hollywood Legion Drive-In will feature the 1978 film, Grease. Tickets are $65 and they include a spot for one vehicle, candy, soda and unlimited popcorn. Buy your drive-in tickets here.
When: Thursday, May 27 at 6:15 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Legion Theater, 2035 North Highland Ave., L.A., 90068

Friday, May 28

Drive-In At The Park Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Screening (Culver City): Drive-In At The Park is back for a second season at the LA County Parks. This week the outdoor theatre will be screening Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Enjoy the film and curated cuisines from delicious food trucks. Tickets are $33; buy online here.
When: Friday, May 28 at 8 p.m.
Where: Kenneth Hahn Disc Golf Course, 4100 S La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 90056

Alamo Drafthouse Reopening (DTLA): Los Angeles' favorite movie experience, Alamo Drafthouse, is finally re-opening its doors after being shut down for over a year. Starting this weekend, movie fans can watch upcoming films such as Cruella, A Quiet Place II and more. Grab your tickets here before they all sell out!
When: Friday, May 28
Where: Alamo Drafthouse, 700 West 7th St., Ste. U240, L.A., 90017

Fred Segal 10-Week Restaurant Pop-Up (Malibu): Iconic retailer Fred Segal is kicking off its Summer of Love 60th anniversary celebration with a 10-week restaurant residency pop-up at its Malibu outpost through July 18. This week's featured restaurant is Bridgetown Roti. Fred Segal will donate a portion of its proceeds to Heal the Bay.
When: Friday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Fred Segal, 3822 Cross Creek Rd. Ste 3822, Malibu, 90265

Saturday, May 29

Identity: A Pop-Up Exhibition Exploring Asian Americanness (Chinatown): To close out May and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, there's a new pop-up exhibition that is taking place in Chinatown. "Identity" explores Asian Americanness, the AAPI community, history, and discrimination. Sign up for the free exhibit here.
When: Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Exhale Unlimited, 953 Chung King Rd., L.A., 90012

Photo: Courtesy of Bold Box

Bold Box x Novogratz Memorial Day Sidewalk Party (Venice): Design duo Cortney and Robert Novogratz are kicking off summer with a sidewalk party at their new pop-up shop, House of Novogratz. The event will offer Flying Ember kombucha and Bev wine to shoppers. BoldBox, a subscription box service, will also be showcasing its eco-friendly products at the sidewalk sale.
When: Saturday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: House of Novogratz, 1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291

Memorial Day Weekend Rooftop Pool Party (Hollywood): Bring out those bathing suits! The W Hollywood is throwing a Memorial Day pool party. Celebrate with live DJs and stunning views all night long. Tickets start at $30; buy them here.
When: Saturday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: W Hollywood Rooftop, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 90028

Sunday, May 30

Wayne's World at the Rooftop Cinema Club (El Segundo): Rooftop Cinema Club is back and they're bringing their movie nights back on the roof. The outdoor theater will be screening Wayne's World. Tickets for one lounge seat start at $18.50; book your spot now.
When: Sunday, May 30 at 11:30 p.m.
Where: Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo, 1310 East Franklin Ave., El Segundo, 90245

Wicked Paradise Memorial Day Weekend Party (Beverly Hills): Wicked Paradise is throwing an outdoor party in honor of Memorial Day. Take in the views and enjoy a one-of-a-kind outdoor terrace party at SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. This event is 21+ and $25; buy your tickets here.
When: Sunday, May 30 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Paradise Terrace at SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, 465 S La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 90048

Melrose Trading Post (Melrose): Continuing their Sunday stay, the Melrose Trading Post is back and hosting their weekly flea market. Visitors can shop art, clothing, furniture, beauty products and more from local vendors. Safety protocols include limited capacity and mandatory masks. Tickets to RSVP for the Melrose Trading post are $5; buy online here.
When: Sunday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Monday, May 31

Cult Comedy Memorial Day Comedy Show (Silver Lake): Cult Comedy show is celebrating the three-day holiday with an outdoor show and block party. Don't miss comedic performances from Irene Tu, Chris Estrada, and more. Listen to live music and enjoy free snacks from El Cochinito and Kombucha by Sunset Cultures. General Admission is $20; buy them here.
When: Monday, May 31 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: El Cochinito, 3508 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90026

Wicked Paradise Pool Party @ Skybar with Sam Blacky & Friends (WeHo): Wicked Paradise Pool Party is returning this weekend for a popping party at the Skybar. Enjoy sets from Sam Blacky and some surprise friends. Tickets are $30 to $45; buy online here.
When: Monday, May 31 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Skybar, 8440 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

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