L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Cinco De Mayo Parties to Mother's Day Brunches, and More

Plus, Bridgerton Afternoon Tea, last week of Netflix is a Joke and other cool happenings.

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

HBO Max Hacks Tour Bus (Multiple Locations): To celebrate their second season, HBO Max's Hacks is taking Deborah Vance's tour bus around Los Angeles. Stopping at popular locations like The Grove and the Santa Monica Pier, the bus will have free Hacks-themed merchandise giveaways and photo moments. The bus tour's final stops on Wednesday will be at Rocco's and Heart on the WeHo Strip, featuring a special surprise for fans of the comedy series.
When: Now through Wednesday, May 11
Where: Multiple Locations

Jenni Kayne Airstream Pop-Up (Playa Vista): The California lifestyle brand Jenni Kayne is hosting a pop-up shop. Shop for the perfect gift for your mother at this traveling store.
When: Friday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Runway Playa Vista, 12775 West Millennium, 90094

Photo: Courtesy of Randi Roberts/Fever

Bridgerton Afternoon Tea Experience (DTLA): High society Angelenos are invited to partake in an evening of Bridgerton-inspired festivities. From the same team who brought you The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience, Bridgerton Afternoon Tea is the latest event inspired by the Netflix series. Guests will be able to enjoy a traditional tea party among royalty and more. Tickets start at $85 per person; save your spot here.
When: Saturday, May 7 through Saturday, June 11 (Select Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Ave., L.A., 90071

Netflix is a Joke (Multiple Locations): Netflix is A Joke is bringing all the laughs to L.A. All of your favorite comedians are coming together for stand-up performances, exclusive screenings, fan experiences, podcasts, and table reads. Featured comedians include Ali Wong, Dave Chappelle, Pete Davidson, and more. As a bonus, there will also be a free mini-fest within the festival week taking place at the Hollywood Palladium. Check out the full line-up and list of prices here.
When: Now through Sunday, May 8
Where: Multiple Locations

Photo: Courtesy of Daring

Daring x Ronnie's Kitchen (Hollywood): The plant chicken brand, Daring is partnering with the newly opened Ronnie's Kitchen + Cocktails. The gastropub's menu will include Daring Foods' Sweet Chick Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich, and Loaded Fries.
When: Serving Now
Where: Ronnie's Kitchen + Cocktails, 5936 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 0028

Banksy: Genius or Vandal? Exhibition (Culver City): Exhibition Hub and Fever are collaborating on a new art exhibit. Visitors are invited to explore the mysterious universe of the Bristol-born street artist Banksy. The exhibition will feature 80 genuine and certified artworks on loan from private collectors and a unique virtual reality experience. Tickets start at $29.50; purchase them here.
When: Now through May 2022
Where: 10131 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, 90232

The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience (DTLA): Immerse yourself in the world of Netflix hit series Bridgerton. Mix and mingle with the city's best and enjoy cocktails and partake in an evening of music and dance. Tickets start at $49; purchase them here.
When: Now through the summer
Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, 506 South Grand Ave., L.A., 90071

Thursday, May 5

Poolside Cinco de Mayo at Caravan Swim Club (Westchester):
This Cinco de Mayo, Caravan Swim Club, Steve Livigni's Baja-inspired restaurant at Hotel June, hosts an afternoon pool party with Tanteo Tequila. Festivities include a DJ set, poolside bar service and tequila cocktails available for purchase with the option to choose from a selection of peppers to "pick your kick." The event is free and open to the public, and spots can be reserved by booking a table at Caravan Swim Club via OpenTable.
When: Thursday, May 5 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Hotel June, 8639 Lincoln Blvd., L.A., 90045

Cinco de Mayo at The Victorian (Santa Monica): In honor of Cinco de Mayo, The Victorian is hosting a series of DJs to play at their location. Performers include Mer Bear, Matty Moon, and more. RSVP here!
When: Thursday, May 5 at 4 p.m.
Where: The Victorian, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica, 90405

Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Tallula's (Santa Monica): In honor of Cinco De Mayo, Tallula's hosting a Cinco De Mayo celebration. There will be a Mariachi Band, delicious food, and more. Reservations are available on Resy.
When: Thursday, May 5 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Tallula's, 118 Entrada Dr., Santa Monica, 90402

Tequila in the Tropics with 818 Tequila at Skybar Los Angeles (WeHo): Looking for a place to party for Cinco De Mayo? Skybar Los Angeles is hosting a party featuring music by DJ Tesser, a taco cart, specialty cocktails including the Matcha AF Margarita, and 818 merch. The event is open to the public. Call (323)848-6025 to make your reservations.
When: Thursday, May 5 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Skybar Los Angeles, 8440 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Croft Alley: Cinco De Mayo Block Party (DTLA): Join the Happy Hour and Croft Alley team for a Cinco De Mayo celebration. Guests will enjoy free tacos, music, and the brand's tequila seltzer.
When: Thursday, May 5 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Croft Alley, 9433 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, 90210

Cinco de Mayo Tacos at Ka'teen (Hollywood): Ka'teen, Wes Avila's coastal Mexican restaurant in Hollywood, offers a taco special in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Specialty cocktails showcasing Avión Cristalino Tequila will also be on offer in addition to the spot's expansive list of agave-based libations and spirits.
When: Thursday, May 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Ka'teen, 6516 Selma Ave., L.A., 90028

Cinco De Mayo at Theía (Beverly Grove): The Greek favorite, Theía is offering amazing deals in honor of Cinco De Mayo. Get 50% off their most popular drink of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Purple and 30% off all tequila bottles on their bottle service menu.
When: Thursday, May 5 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Theía, 8048 West 3rd St., L.A., 90048

Photo: Courtesy of Michael Mundy

Cinco De Mayo at Bar Lis (Hollywood): Bar Lis is taking Cinco de Mayo to the French Riviera with a selection of specialty cocktails for the holiday. The scenic location will be serving two limited-edition collaboration cocktails with Tres Generaciones, called the Golden Hour and the Desert Flower.
When: Thursday, May 5 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Bar Lis, 1541 Wilcox Ave., L.A., 90028

Cinco De Mayo at Desert 5 Spot (Hollywood): The hotel tommie Hollywood's Desert 5 Spot is celebrating Cinco De Mayo in style with a complimentary, open to the public, 3-hour open bar in partnership with Avion Cristalino Tequila. Dance the night away to a traditional Mariachi band and sip on delicious cocktails.
When: Thursday, May 5 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Desert 5 Spot, 6516 Selma Ave., L.A., 90028

Photo: Courtesy of The West Hollywood EDITION

Cinco De Mayo at The Roof (WeHo): The Roof's tequila and mezcal forward cocktail menu is a perfect pairing for a rooftop Cinco de Mayo celebration. Guests can also enjoy a delicous meal from Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser's menu.
When: Thursday, May 5 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: The Roof, 9040 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Friday, May 6

Freck Beauty Takes L.A. (Venice): The East LA-based clean beauty brand Freck Beauty is stopping by L.A.'s popular locations. Stop by to stock up on the clean beauty freckle pens you know & love, shop new lash-enhancing releases, exclusive merch, freebies, and more!
When: Friday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Brigg, 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291

Spanish Aqui Presents (Boyle Heights): Los Angeles' premiere all Latinx improv comedy team, Spanish Aqui Presents, will be performing a special show. Performers include Curly Velasquez, Danielle Perez, Greg Santos, Mariachi Artist Daisy Sanchez, and Poet Yesika Salgado. Tickets are $20; purchase them here.
When: Friday, May 6 at 9 p.m.
Where: The Paramount, 2708 East Cesar E. Chavez Ave., L.A., 90033

Saturday, May 7

Fitness Fest and Conscious Market (Santa Monica): Downtown Santa Monica is partnering with Fit Girl Club LA to host a Fitness Fest and Conscious Market. Shop from 25 local and minority-owned businesses with a zero waste and self-care focus. Register for the free event here.
When: Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Santa Monica, 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

Love Yoga x Thompson Hollywood (Hollywood): The Los Angeles yoga studio Love Yoga is teaming up with Thompson Hollywood for complimentary rooftop classes. Stop by the open-air rooftop for the one-hour class and enjoy complimentary mimosas or fresh fruit juice. Attendees can book their space via [email protected] Meanwhile, hotel guests can reserve their spot at the front desk.
When: Saturday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Thompson Hollywood, 1541 Wilcox Ave., L.A., 90028

National Cosmopolitan Day at Della Terra (Fairfax): The Italian restaurant Della Terra is celebrating National Cosmopolitan Day with delicious cuisine and drinks. The pretty and pink, cosmopolitan is a classic cocktail that's perfect for the weekend.
When: Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Della Terra Restaurant, 7675 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90036

Rancho Days Fiesta (O.C.): The County of Orange and OC Parks invite you to experience the annual Rancho Days Fiesta. Rancho Days Fiesta will feature a wide variety of activities, exhibitors and vibrant performances and demonstrations for the whole family including, piñata breaking and crafts. The celebration will also feature Charro horse riding and roping demonstrations, and Native American and Folklórico dancing.
When: Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Rd., Lake Forest, 92630

Kentucky Derby Party hosted by Bucketlisters at The Victorian (Santa Monica): The Victorian will host a Kentucky Derby party in partnership with Bucketlisters. Watch the sport and enjoy a shot of Woodford Reserve and a mint julep. Tickets are $40; buy them here.
When: Saturday, May 7 at 12 p.m.
Where: The Victorian, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica, 90405

Me, U, & Ur Mama 2 Bouquet Workshop (Echo Park): Under New MGMT is hosting a floral workshop. Just in time for Mother's Day, the event will allow guests to create a custom bouquet tutorial while sipping on bubbly and enjoying lite bites. There will be two different sessions for the night. Tickets are $150; buy them here.
When: Saturday, May 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Género Neutral, 1816 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90026

Goldenvoice Presents Syd: Broken Hearts Club Tour (DTLA): After the release of her critically acclaimed album Broken Hearts Club, Syd is performing a live show at The Novo. Destin Conrad will also be the opening performer. General Admission is $39.50; purchase tickets here.
When: Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Novo, 800 West Olympic Blvd., L.A., 90015

Sunday, May 8

Melrose Trading Post (Fairfax): Continuing their Sunday stay, the Melrose Trading Post is back and hosting its 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 are $5; buy them online here.
When: Sunday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Mother's Day at Caldo Verde (DTLA): Proper's signature lobby-level restaurant, Caldo Verde, is hosting spring-inspired brunch specials to celebrate Mother's Day. The menu includes a selection of oceanic-inspired dishes including, a delicate lobster chopped salad, a ​​crab cake benedict, and more. RSVP here.
When: Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Caldo Verde, 100 South Broadway, L.A., 90015

Mother's Day at Theía (Beverly Grove): Treat your mom to a delicious brunch feast at Theía. There will be a mimosa cart, special mother's day menu, and a male fire performer for all our mommas to enjoy.
When: Sunday, May 8
Where: Theía, 8048 West 3rd St., L.A., 90048

A 'Dessert with Love' at L'antica Pizzeria da Michele (Hollywood): The Italian favorite, L'antica Pizzeria da Michele is offering a complimentary dessert with love' with every reserved brunch to celebrate Mother's Day. Options include Sicilian Cannoli, Crème Brulee, and Tiramisu. Find out more here.
When: Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: L'antica Pizzeria da Michele, 1534 North McCadden Pl., L.A., 90028

Tommie Hollywood x DanceBody (Hollywood): Tommie Hollywood has teamed up with DanceBody to offer complimentary dance-fitness classes on their rooftop. These complimentary one-hour classes will take place every Sunday until late spring. The classes are first-come, first-serve. Attendees can book their spot via [email protected]
When: Sunday, May 8 at 11 a.m.
Where: Tommie Hollywood, 6516 Selma Ave., L.A., 90028

Mother's Day Brunch at Sparrow Italia (DTLA): Hotel Figueroa's Sparrow Italia is offering a special Mother's Day brunch celebration. Dishes include caviar, Crab Cake Benedict, and the Bucatini ai Frutti di Mare. Make your reservations here.
When: Sunday, May 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Figueroa, 939 S Figueroa St., L.A., 90015

Ardor Mother's Day Brunch (WeHo): The Edition's restaurant Ardor is hosting a Mother's Day brunch. The menu will include signature stations such as Seafood and Farmer's Market, desserts, and cocktails. Book your reservation here.
When: Sunday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Ardor, 9040 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Caviar & Champagne Brunch at E.P. & L.P. (WeHo): The iconic L.P. Rooftop is hosting a brunch in honor of the moms. The Lobster, Caviar & Champagne Brunch will serve a family-style menu featuring Osetra Caviar Tart, Gnocchi Lobster, Lobster & Sea Scallop Cocktail, and Goat's Cheese Cheesecake. The meals are $75 per person; find out more here.
When: Sunday, May 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: E.P. & L.P., 603 North La Cienega Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Grandmaster Recorders Rooftop in Support of Australian Flood Relief Benefit (DTLA): Grandmaster Recorders Rooftop is throwing a benefit to help raise funds to support the residents of Queensland, who have lost their loved ones and possessions due to the flooding. They are serving up an epic selection of Aussie BBQ classics, tunes from Australian DJs, raffle prizes, and more.
When: Sunday, May 8 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Grandmaster Recorders Rooftop, 1518 North Cahuenga Blvd., L.A., 90028

Menu: Courtesy of The Victorian

Mother's Day Brunch at The Victorian (Santa Monica): The Victorian will have their first-ever brunch offering for Mother's Day. The special will include a new custom brunch menu and $40 bottomless mimosas. Get your tickets here.
When: Sunday, May 8 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Victorian, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica, 90405

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