L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Second Week of Dine L.A. to Cinco De Mayo Celebrations, and More

Plus, Mon Ami and Funke Los Angeles opening!

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

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Dine L.A. (Multiple Locations): Foodies, it's here! Score food and drink deals for $15 and up while exploring our city's culinary scene during Dine L.A.'s annual event. Participating eateries include first-timers 1917 Wine Bar + Bistro, Eataly, and many more. See the full roster and book reservations here.
When: Now through Friday, May 12
Where: Multiple Locations

Bob Marley "One Love Experience" (Hollywood): Produced by the Marley family and Terrapin Station Entertainment, the Bob Marley One Love Experience is now open to the public. The multi-room exhibit features the entire Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Bob Marley Archive which includes photographs, vinyls, and more memorabilia. Tickets start at $20; buy them here.
When: Now through Sunday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Ovation Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028

World of Barbie® in Los Angeles (Santa Monica): Experience the world of your favorite toy, Barbie®. This interactive exhibit gives guests the chance to live out their life-size Barbie® dream. Visit the Dreamhouse, Fashion Studio, Theater, Museum and more. Adult tickets start at $35. Purchase your admission here.
When: Now through Friday, June 30
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Pl., St. 196, Santa Monica, 90401

Stranger Things: The Experience (Montebello): Hawkins is coming to Los Angeles for the first time! Netflix and Fever have teamed up to create a new immersive experience inspired by the Stranger Things universe. Visit the infamous Hawkins Lab and the Upside Down. Tickets are limited and prices will start at $49 per person and can be booked here.
When: Now through Sunday, Nov. 5
Where: 1345 North Montebello Blvd., Montebello, 90640

Thursday, May 4

Boochcraft Flavor Launch Party (WeHo): Boochcraft is celebrating their new flavor, Cherry Limeade, with a launch party at the Melrose Rooftop Cinema. Tickets for the event include Sunset Happy Hour, featuring the drink, heavy appetizers, and a screening of Austin Powers. Tickets are$40; purchase them here.
When: Thursday, May 4 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Melrose Rooftop Theatre, 603 North La Cienega Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Friday, May 5

Skybar's Cinco de Mayo Celebration with 818 Tequila (WeHo): Kick off Cinco De Mayo with a day party by one of the coolest pools in L.A. "Dance Yourself Clean" is back with DJ Aaron Colbert and 818 Tequila. Stop by and enjoy outdoor games and drinks. There will also be an after party at 9 p.m. This event is open to the public and 21+. Make your reservations here.
When: Friday, May 5 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Skybar at Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

El Carmen Cinco de Mayo 2023 (WeHo): The Mexican restaurant, El Carmen is throwing their own Cinco De Mayo party. Enjoy delicious cuisine and drinks during their happy hour. Guests can make their reservations here.
When: Friday, May 5 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: El Carmen, 8138 W 3rd St., L.A., 90048

Gracias Madre Cinco de Mayo Pop-Up Margarita Garden 2023 (WeHo): Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with a Pop-Up Margarita Garden. There will be refreshing margaritas, plant-based bites, and live music. Admission includes two drink tickets to a margarita and mezcal bar, and entry into a raffle. Entertainment also includes a live mariachi band and beats by DJ Vick Jagger. Tickets for the 21+ event are $30; buy them here.
When: Friday, May 5 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Gracias Madre, 8905 Melrose Ave., W3Ho, 90069

Cinco De Mayo with Toca Madera (WeHo): Visit the popular Mexican restaurant for their Cinco De Mayo celebration. There will be DJs, cocktail specials, and fire dancers. The menu includes Lobster Enchiladas Con Dos Moles, Birria Quesadillas, Shrimp Tacos, and unique tequila-based cocktails. Reservations can be made here.
When: Friday, May 5 from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Toca Madera, 8450 West 3rd St., L.A., 90048

Funke Los Angeles Grand Opening (Beverly Hills): There's a new restaurant in town! Chef Evan Funke is opening a new Italian spot in the heart of Beverly Hills. Be one of the first to try the new space. Make your reservations here.
When: Friday, May 5 from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Funke, 9388 South Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90210

Cinco de Mayo at Ka'Teen (Hollywood): Ka'Teen is offering a delicious taco special in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Guests can enjoy the restaurant's a la carte menu, Taco Perrón ($15), which features an order of two tacos served on flour tortillas with Oaxaca cheese, cranberry beans, ribeye, onions and cilantro salsa. There will also be specialty cocktails with Avión Cristalino Tequila. Make your reservations here.
When: Friday, May 5 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Ka'Teen, 6516 Selma Ave., L.A 90028

Mon Ami Opening (Santa Monica): Pacific Coast Hospitality (PCH) Group is opening their new venture, Mon Ami, an elevated dining Mediterranean fusion restaurant & lounge experience. The restaurant will focus on the Mediterranean vibrant ambiance of the night, with an emphasis on a variety of culinary dishes and spices inspired by that area. Guests can make their reservations here.
When: Friday, May 5 from 5 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
Where: Mon Ami, 1541 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 90401

Saturday, May 6

Conscious Market (Santa Monica): Shop from local designers, brands and new businesses on this Small Business Saturday! The event will also have a Cyclebar fitness class, and opportunities to try the city's best restaurants. Admission is free!
When: Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Third Street Promenade, 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

Spring Bazaar at Gasolina Cafe (Woodland Hills): Here's another festive shopping event for the whole family! Shop sustainable, ethical, and fair trade products from various artists. There will also be complementary bites and drinks from Sandra Cordero's Spanish kitchen, various booths, a live flamenco guitar performance, and more. The first 100 people will receive a free fair trade certified roses. RSVP for the free event here.
When: Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Gasolina Cafe, 21150 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, 91364

Pitchwick Vintage Show (DTLA): The Pickwick Vintage Show is hosting their outdoor garden event. Guests can shop from over 65 local vintage vendors who will be selling clothing, jewelry and accessories. Entry is limited and reservations are required. Tickets start at $12; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Row DTLA, 777 South Alameda St., L.A., 90021

Cinco de Mayo at the Rose Bowl (Pasadena): Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the community at the Rose Bowl's 2nd Annual event. The free family-friendly event invites guests to celebrate Pasadena's rich Latino culture and traditions through music, art, sports, and film. Find out more here.
When: Saturday, May 6 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, 91103

Los Angeles Union Station's Tres Souls Performance (DTLA): In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Los Angeles Union Station and special guest Tres Souls will serenade Angelenos with an ambient set in Union Station's Ticket Concourse for commuters.
When: Saturday, May 6 from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Union Station (Front of Ticketing Concourse), 800 North Alameda St., L.A., 90012

Women Artists Experiment with Xerox (Brentwood): Join Taous Dahmani, Michelle Donnelly, and Pietro Rigolo to learn about how women artists have experimented with photocopy in their artistic practices. The conversation will explore the work of artists Rita Keegan, Joan Lyons, and Barbara T. Smith through the lens of gender, technology, memory, and transformation. Zanna Gilbert will moderate the conversation and after the talk, attendees are invited to join a reception with the speakers and a curator-led tour of the Getty Research Institute exhibition Barbara T. Smith: The Way to Be.
When: Saturday, May 6 at 4 p.m.
Where: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A., 90049

Sunday, May 7

CAP UCLA Presents American Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Avery Sunshine (DTLA): UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents AverySunshine at The Theatre. AverySunshine's career highlights include her #1 Billboard chart hit single "Call My Name" from her critically acclaimed album The Sunroom, the American Society of Composers, Artists and Publishers (ASCAP) Rhythm and Soul Song of the Year Award, and nominations for the Soul Train Award and BET Centric Award. Ticket prices start at $40 and are available here.
When: Sunday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, L.A., 90015

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