L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From the Return of the L.A. County Fair to the Eeeeeatscon & More

Plus, Runway Backyard Block Party, Breathwork, Sound Bath & Brunch at L'antica Pizzeria da Michele, and other cool happenings.

L.A. County Fair

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

L.A. County Fair (Pomona): Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the L.A. County Fair. Don't miss your favorite fair foods, rides, activities, and more! The fair will be open from Thursdays through Sundays and on Memorial Day. Tickets start at $12 for children and $15 for adults. Grab your tickets here.
When: Now through Monday, May 30
Where: Fairplex, 1101 West Mckinley Ave., Pomona, 91768

SET Active's 4th Birthday Celebration (WeHo): SET Active is turning four, and they want you to be a part of the celebration. The LA-based athleisure brand will be taking over the WeHo sandwich shop Uncle Paulie's for a weekend-long birthday party and limited edition sandwich. The menu will include a limited-edition sandwich called The SETwich, and customers who order The SETwich will receive an exclusive brand goodie bag. Goodie bags will be available while supplies last!
When: Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Uncle Paulie's, 8503 West 3rd St., L.A., 90048

L.A. Art Box Presents Belonging (Melrose): The L.A. Art Box is teaming up with Parangal Dance Company for Belonging, a Filipino American Arts and Culture Experience. The collaborative showcase will highlight Filipino American creatives through their own visual narratives. Admission is $10; purchase them here.
When: Friday, May 20 through Sunday, June 26 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: L.A. Art Box, 8020 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Flyer: Courtesy of Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest's Chop Shop Pop-Up (Venice): Daily Harvest is creating their own version of a chop shop to celebrate Crumbles, the brand's new plant-based protein. . Guests can visit the plant-powered deli counter to try veggie versions of Italian classics. The experience is open to the public and the deli menu is complimentary.
When: Saturday, May 21 through Sunday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 1306 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291

Getty 25 Celebrates Lincoln Heights/East L.A. (Lincoln Heights): Join Getty and Plaza de la Raza in celebrating the sights, tastes, and sounds of historic Lincoln Heights and East Los Angeles. The event will feature music, dancing, food, and more. Find out more about the free event here.
When: Saturday, May 21 through Sunday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Park, 3540 North Mission Rd., L.A., 90031

Eeeeeatscon (Santa Monica): This food experience will allow guests to try the most delicous restaurants across the city. Celebrate the tastiest spots in town and enjoy music and panels featuring the top of the top in the food industry. Tickets range from $10 to $30; buy them here.
When: Saturday, May 21 through Sunday, May 22 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Suite #203, Santa Monica, 90405

L.A. Opera Presents Aida (DTLA): The L.A. Opera is showcasing the spectacular Aida. Experience the epic love story up and personal for the first time in 16 years. The production will feature a full chorus, orchestra, ballet, and stunning designs from LA artist Retna. Tickets start at $34; choose your seats and dates here.
When: Select Dates from Saturday, May 21 through Tuesday, June 21
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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: Now through Saturday, June 11 (Select Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Ave., L.A., 90071

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 Sunday, May 29
Where: 10131 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, 90232

A Forest for the Trees (Boyle Heights): A Forest for the Trees is the latest immersive show coming to L.A. Created and directed by visionary artist Glenn Kaino, the all-age limited-time experience will allow guests to journey through a surreal forest of magic, music, and wonder with animatronic trees and sculptures. Tickets range from $10 to $50; purchase them here.
When: Ace Mission Studios, 516 South Mission Rd., L.A., 90033
Where: Now through summer 2022

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

Wednesday, May 18

AAPI L.A. and How the A-Sha Food Truck was Born (Online): The LA Food Gang will be live on Clubhouse to discuss how a Clubhouse fundraiser and the LA Mayor's Office's new AAPI initiative led to a roving food truck. Topics discussed at the online event will include, the origin of A-Sha and its menu at the Smorgasburg pop-up. Here's the room invite.
When: Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m.
Where: Clubhouse

Photo: Courtesy of Phaidon

Caldo Verde Presents an Evening Inspired by Portugal: The Cookbook (DTLA): The Proper Hotel's Caldo Verde is hosting a special dinner inspired by – and in celebration of – Phaidon's latest release, Portugal: The Cookbook. The one-night event will feature an in-conversation between chef Suzanne Goin and the book's contributor Miguel Andrade followed by an a la carte menu of dishes from the book. Guests can make their reservations for the conversation here and for the dinner here.
When: Wednesday, May 18 at 5 p.m.
Where: Caldo Verde, 1100 South Broadway, L.A., 90015

The Virtue Project Talks: Hope, Optimism & Mental Health (WeHo): The Los Angeles-based social impact organization, The Virtue Project is hosting a discussion in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Join moderator Nathalie Kelley, and panelists Dr. Deepika Chopra, Linsey Godfrey, Alo Johnston, and Artie Gonzales. Guests can RSVP at [email protected]
When: Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m.
Where: The West Hollywood Edition, 9040 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Thursday, May 19

Getting Creative with Self Care (Online Event): In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Wattpad and Maybelline is hosting an online conversation. The virtual panel will be moderated by New York Times best-selling author and producer Anna Todd, as well as Meghan Joyce Tozer, Sondi Warner, and Kassandra Tate. Tune in on YouTube here.
When: Thursday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: YouTube

Runway Backyard Block Party (Playa Vista): Runway is throwing a summer block party perfect for the whole family. There will be live music from Undecided Future and a movie screening. Joliet will also be offering cocktails and drinks. RSVP for the free event here.
When: Thursday, May 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Runway Playa Vista, 12775 West Millennium, Playa Vista, 90094

Erotic Jazz Cabaret ft. Jade Fusco – A Musical Comedy Improv (Arts District): Blending music, improv, and comedy, the Erotic Jazz Cabaret is the perfect after-hour experience. The event will feature erotic entertainment, music by the hottest DJs, and more. Tickets range between $49 to $99; purchase yours here.
When: Thursday, May 19 from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Wisdome L.A., 1147 Palmetto St., L.A., 90013

Friday, May 20

K-Swiss x Bricks & Woods Pop-Up (DTLA): To celebrate their collaboration, K-Swiss and Bricks & Woods are hosting a pop-up. Guests will be able to check out and purchase the L.A.-based brand's iconic sneaker collab. The event is open for all!
When: Friday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Flower District Gift Shop, 767 Santee St., L.A., 90014

Jam in the Van Music with Wheelwright (Palms): Jam in the Van is back with another intimate concert. Don't miss a live performance from Wheelwright, Ted Zee, and The Wranglers. Pre-sale tickets are $15 for this 21+ event.
When: Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m.
Where: Jam in the Van, 3384 Motor Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90034

Saturday, May 21

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 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Thompson Hollywood, 1541 Wilcox Ave., L.A., 90028

Pickwick Vintage Show (DTLA): The Pickwick Vintage Show is hosting their outdoor shopping event for the first time at Row DTLA. Guests can shop from over 45 local vintage vendors who will be selling clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Entry is limited and reservations are required. Tickets start at $10; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Row DTLA, 777 South Alameda St., L.A., 90021

Off the 405 featuring Zsela (Brentwood): Singer-songwriter Zsela is kicking off The Getty's first concert series. This will be the first free outdoor concert since 2019. There will also be a DJ set by Slauson Malone. Get your free tickets here!
When: Saturday, May 21 at 6 p.m.
Where: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A., 90049

Music As Medicine (Hollywood): Presented by Numinus, Music As Medicine is an immersive concert of intentional music and visuals featuring Jon Hopkins, East Forest, and Superposition. Tickets to the event are $100; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m.
Where: Lighthouse Immersive, 6400 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90028

Sunday, May 22

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 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax H7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

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 22 at 11 a.m.
Where: Tommie Hollywood, 6516 Selma Ave., L.A., 90028

Swimsuits & Cowboy Boots Swim Club & Trading Post (Hollywood): Desert 5 Spot and Jada & Jon will be co-curating a weekly pool party at the hotel's rooftop. The Trading Post will offer vintage finds, poolside DJs, frozen cocktails, and a taco cart. The pool party will be open to the public and running every Sunday throughout the summer.
When: Sunday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Desert 5 Spot, 6516 Selma Ave., L.A., 90028

Breathwork, Sound Bath & Brunch at L'antica Pizzeria da Michele (Hollywood): Guests will be able to experience a guided breathwork and sound bath class at the Italian favorite. After the much-needed reset, attendees can replenish themselves with a complimentary brunch and pizza. Tickets are $65 per person; make your reservation here.
When: Sunday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: L'antica Pizzeria da Michele Hollywood – Secret Garden, 1534 North McCadden Ave., L.A., 90028

United Streets of America (Hollywood): Arts Bridging The Gap is partnering with Forever 21, Ovation Hollywood, Wood + Vine, the Hollywood PAL, and Broadway in Hollywood, for a street art block party. Hollywood Boulevard would be closed for an afternoon of interactive art, live performances, music, and more. The event is free to the public.
When: Sunday, May 22 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 90028

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