L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Santa Monica's Mainopoly to Memorial Day Celebrations & More

Plus, Poolside Cinema series, JuneShine party at Winston House 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

Netflix & Xbox Announce Stranger Things 4 Los Angeles Rift Experience (DTLA): Xbox and Netflix are teaming up to take guests on a journey through the Upside Down. Fans will have the opportunity to have the chance to win a limited-edition Stranger Things Xbox Series S by going through the rift. The pop-up is open to the public and no reservation is required. Find out more here.
When: Thursday, May 26 through Friday, May 27 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 741-775 Chick Hearn Ct., L.A., 90015

Doors. Metaverse, Schmetaverse (WeHo): Doors.—the innovative emerging fashion, art, and beauty online and experiential brick-and-mortar retail platform—is bringing its New York-based pop-up "Metaverse, Schmetaverse" to L.A. Shop unique fashion, art, and beauty from over 50 independent fashion designers and cult niche brands from 20+ countries, including Y/ Project, Juun J, Private Policy, Emily Westenberger, Maison Audmi, and more.
When: Saturday, May 28 through Sunday, June 26
Where: 8382 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90069

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

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 through Tuesday, June 21
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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: Now through Sunday, June 26 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: L.A. Art Box, 8020 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

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 25

Femme Follies at Bar Lis (Hollywood): The rooftop restaurant, Bar Lis is hosting a new weekly series called Femme Follies. Inspired by Parisian burlesque culture, the event show will feature live performances with world-renowned burlesque star and founder of the highly acclaimed revue, Beauty of Burlesque, Miss Tosh. For reservations contact reservations@barlisla.com.
When: Wednesday, May 25 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Bar Lis at Thompson Hollywood, 1541 Wilcox Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Thursday, May 26

Wish You Were Here Opening Reception (Echo Park): Artist Sophie Kipne is showcasing her solo exhibit, Wish You Were Here at the Arushi Gallery. Taking its title from the artist's desire to transport the viewer to a different world, the artworks serve as vacation postcards from her fantasies. RSVP for the exhibit here.
When: Thursday, May 26 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Arushi Gallery, 1243 West Temple St., L.A., 90026

JuneShine Thursday's @ Winston House presents Diplo's Permanent Vacation (Venice): Celebrate JuneShine's newest flavor Diplo's Permanent Vacation at this beachside party. The party is free and 21+ and JuneShine is $9. Purchase your ticket here.
When: Thursday, May 26 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Winston House, 23 Windward Ave., L.A., 90291

Friday, May 27

Voices: Asian & Pacific Islander Representation in Film and Media (Online): Join Amazon Studios' Voices for an online conversation celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander representation in entertainment. Speakers include Jenny Han, Dino-Ray Ramos, Albert Cheng, and Latasha Gillespie.
When: Friday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Amazon Live and YouTube

Soulja Boy and Friends Memorial Day Weekend Party (Hollywood): To kick off Memorial Day Weekend, the Vermont Hollywood is hosting a party featuring Soulja Boy and friends. Tickets are $32.19 for the 18+ event. Grab them here!
When: Friday, May 27 at 9 p.m.
Where: The Vermont Hollywood, 1020 North Vermont Ave., L.A., 90029, US

Saturday, May 28

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 hollywoodyoga@thompsonhotels.com. Meanwhile, hotel guests can reserve their spot at the front desk.
When: Saturday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Thompson Hollywood, 1541 Wilcox Ave., L.A., 90028

Poolside Cinema Coco Screening (Santa Monica): The Fairmont Miramar Hotel's summer Poolside Cinema series is back! Enjoy film and food from FIG poolside with a screening of the family-friendly Coco. Booking is live via Fairmont Miramar's website here. The tickets are complimentary for hotel guests, and $20 for non-hotel guests.
When: Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401

Sunday, May 29

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 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High Schoo, 7850 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 rsvp@tommiehollywood.com.
When: Sunday, May 29 at 11 a.m.
Where: Tommie Hollywood, 6516 Selma Ave., L.A., 90028

Mainopoly (Santa Monica): The 7th annual Mainopoly: Taste of Main Street is returning Memorial Day Weekend. This all-ages, pet-friendly tasting event allows guests to visit participating locations and use "MAINopoly dollars" for food or beverage tastings, and credit for their game board map. Players will have the chance to win a "Taste of Main Street" prize package valued at nearly $1,000. Attendees are encouraged to dress in "Monopoly"-inspired. Find out more here.
When: Sunday, May 29 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Main Street, 2104 Main St., Santa Monica, 90405

Summer Lodge: Sunday Pool Party at Skybar (WeHo): Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Skybar Mondrian's Summer Lodge party. Catch performances by Scotty Boy, Lyric Jones, and Red Five. Tickets start at $25; buy them here. Book your table here.
When: Sunday, May 29 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Skybar at the Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Sunday Boat House Pool Party Memorial Day Weekend (Marina del Rey): All aboard! Sunday Boat House is bringing back its pool party experience just in time for the holiday. Enjoy a DJ performance from DJ Calvin Bailey, an outdoor bar and restaurant. Presale tickets are $15, while door entry is $25. Grab your tickets here!
When: Sunday, May 29 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Marina Del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey, 90292

Memorial Day Weekend BBQ (Hollywood): The Highlight Room is officially kicking off its rooftop season with a Memorial Day Weekend BBQ. The rooftop pool party will have light bites like BBQ Bacon Wrapped Hotdogs and Mexican Street Corn, cocktails, and a DJ performance by Frank Walker.
When: Sunday, May 29 at 3 p.m.
Where: Highlight Room, 6417 Selma Ave., L.A., 90028

Sant'olina Memorial Day Sunday (Beverly Hills): Looking for something delicious for the holiday? The Mediterranean restaurant is offering $1 wings and $10 cocktails. Make your reservations here.
When: Sunday, May 29 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Sant'olina, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90210

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day BBQ Cookout (Redondo Beach): 21 Square Bar + Kitchen is throwing a BBQ cookout and party. The cookout will have grilled Mexican corn on the cob, burgers, hot dogs, and fresh spring salads. There will also be games including a giant-sized chess set, the large Jenga, and connect four.
When: Monday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 21 Square Bar and Kitchen, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, 90503

Slab Memorial Day Packages (Beverly Grove): Slab is cooking up something delicious for the weekend. The BBQ joint is offering special packages with wings, tacos, and sliders. Place your pre-order 24 hours in advance.
When: Monday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Slab, 8136 West 3rd St., L.A., 90048

P!NK Paradize Memorial Day Pool Party (WeHo): Celebrate Memorial Day in style by the pool. Enjoy views and booze along with incredible DJs including Ochok, The Frenchies, and more. Tickets start at $20; purchase them here. Book your table here.
When: Monday, May 30 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Skybar at the Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Wednesday, June 1

Violet Chachki & Gottmik "No Gorge" Pride Tour (WeHo):
Drag superstars Violet Chachki and Gottmik are launching its "No Gorge" Pride Tour 2022, with the L.A. show happening on June 1st at Heart WeHo. Hims & Hers is partnering up with the tour as the exclusive telehealth partner. The tour will give queer fans and allies an intimate chance to celebrate Pride with their favorite queens. Audiences can expect exciting, gender-bending burlesque from Chachki, along with a riveting rock-inspired drag performance by the well-known transmasculine queen, Gottmik. Purchase your tickets here.
When: Wednesday, June 1 at 9 p.m.
Where: Heart WeHo, 8911 Santa Monica Blvd., WeHo, 90069

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