L.A.'s Best Events, From L.A. County Fair to the 2nd Annual I Love Myself Festival and More

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L.A. County Fair (Pomona): The L.A. County Fair is back and this year's theme is Stars, Stripes & Fun. The annual one of the most diverse counties in the nation, brimming with a mix of cultures and communities, and the LA County Fair celebrates them all. Guests will get to enjoy rides, activities and county food favorites such as turkey legs and funnel cakes. Single day admission starts at $15; purchase them here.
When: Friday, May 3 through Monday, May 27
Where: Fairplex, 1101 West McKinley Ave., Pomona, 91768

Under the Oaks Presents 'Hills Like White Elephants' (Topanga): Under the Oaks salon series kicks off the summer season with three evenings of classical music under the stars in rustic Topanga Canyon. Hills Like White Elephants is an interdisciplinary adaptation of the short story by Ernest Hemingway featuring string quartet, acting and singing, with gripping music by renowned composers including Caroline Shaw, Philip Glass, Louis Andriessen. Tickets are $35; purchase them here.
When: Thursday, May 16 & Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 North Topanga Canyon Blvd.,
Topanga, 90290

Dancing Through Parkinson's: Wellness Weekend 2024 (Crenshaw): Dancing Through Parkinson's, in partnership with Crenshaw Yoga and Dance, presents Wellness Weekend 2024! These two days will feature free movement classes, mental health and wellness resources, guest speakers, food vendors and more! This event is open to all persons, with or without Parkinson's, neurological conditions, or mobility challenges. RSVP for your class here.
When: Friday, May 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. & Saturday, May 18 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Crenshaw Yoga & Dance, 5426 Crenshaw Blvd., L.A., 90043

Poetry in the Garden (Brentwood): Join The Getty for a unique series of live readings set among Robert Irwin's Central Garden, featuring poetic voices of Los Angeles. Each week words will float through the landscape, encouraging guests to create their own experience: Rest on a bench, lay on a blanket on the lawn, admire the view, or wander the pathways among the blooming spring plants as poetry vibrates through the air! This week enjoy a performance from Mandy Kahn.
When: Now through Wednesday, May 29 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A., 90049

1010 Wine and Events New Menu (Inglewood): 1010 Wine and Events, the first and only wine bar in Inglewood has revamped their menu with new items. he new menu features delicacies from the land and sea such as salmon crudo and oysters on the half shell light bites, as well as main dishes of Piri Piri chicken and Prime Beef bavette. The menu is rounded out with a variety of fresh, roasted, and caramelized vegetables like molasses brown butter carrots, brussel sprouts with cucumber yogurt, and braised chard. Chef Mo Marvel, a Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena graduate and previously Executive Sous Chef at Superfine Playa and Sous Chef of Rossoblu (DTLA), artfully recreated the new menu to highlight the distinct variations of wine available to diners.
When: Available Now
Where: 1010 Wine and Events, 1010 North La Brea Ave., Inglewood, 90302

Where You Stand: Chinatown 1880 to 1939 Exhibit (DTLA): Union Station is showcasing a year-long temporary exhibit called Chinatown 1880 to 1939. The exhibition invites guests into the center of this once vibrant community of families, businesses and associations through historic photographs, oral history recordings and augmented reality.
When: Now through Fall 2024
Where: Los Angeles Union Station, 800 North Alameda St., L.A., 90012

Wednesday, May 15

A Conversation With Dillon Francis (DTLA): The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Dillon Francis to the Museum's intimate 200-seat Clive Davis Theater for an evening including a conversation moderated by Diplo celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Dillon's hit track "Get Low," his creative process, and more. Tickets are $25; purchase them here.
When: Wednesday, May 15 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live, 800 West Olympic Blvd., L.A., 90015

Thursday, May 16

New Moms at the Museum (Laguna Beach): New moms can connect with other parents, explore the museum before it opens, and learn tips on postnatal recovery and baby care from experts. Small bites and drinks provided. Bring a yoga mat for your baby and a blanket for extra warmth. Pregnant moms and those who are postpartum are welcome, including new dads!
When: Thursday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, 92651

Friday, May 17

Movies on the Beach- The Incredibles Screening (Newport Beach): Stick around after the concerts and experience the magic of outdoor cinema with Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes, Friday and Saturday nights at dusk throughout the summer. Gather your loved ones, grab your blankets and chairs, and settle in for a cozy evening of family-friendly film screenings under the stars. Admission to Movies on the Beach is free and open to the public.
When: Friday, May 17
Where: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, 92660

Jazz at LACMA (Wilshire): The 33rd season of Jazz at LACMA is back! Don't miss the event's debut with a performance by the Bob Minzter Big Band. Find out more here!
When: Friday, May 17 at 6 p.m.
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 90036

Lobby Lounge Live (Santa Monica): Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows invites locals and guests alike to experience the debut of Lobby Lounge Live. The heart of the hotel will come alive every Friday evening with unparalleled enchantment with renowned master pianist Jason Pelsey. Plus, the piano will be transformed into a piano bar for up to 8 people, where folks can sit with the piano player and make requests throughout the night!
When: Friday, May 17 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401

Cinespia The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Screening (DTLA): Cinespia, LA's favorite cinematic experience presented by Amazon MGM Studios, is returning for its 23rd season. Watch J.R.R. Tolkien's epic phantasmagoria and explore Middle Earth in style. General Admission is $22; purchase them here.
When: Friday, May 17 at 7:15 p.m.
Where: L.A. State Historic Park, 1245 North Spring St., L.A 90012

Goldenvoice Presents Rufus Tour- Yot Club with Boyscott (Miracle Mile): Yot Club, the indie-pop brainchild of Brooklyn-based Ryan Kaiser, will be performing at El Rey. This headlining tour will be in support of his upcoming album, Rufus and performing singles such as "Pixel" and "Nostalgia." General Admission starts at $25; purchase them here.
When: Friday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 90036

Saturday, May 18

Waterwise Community Festival (Claremont): Cruise to Claremont for a free day at the absolutely incredible California Botanic Garden, the largest garden devoted to California native plants. We have a most potent day of music for you alongside our friend Lachlan Turczan's Mirror Speak cymatic fountain, and as if that wasn't enough, there will be tours, mini-workshops, craft stations, panel discussions, plants for sale, exhibitor booths, and more! RSVP for free here!
When: Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: California Botanic Garden, 1500 North College Ave., Claremont, 91711

Alicia Silverstone Talks Sustainability (Canoga Park): Head to Westfield Topanga to catch a talk with Clueless star Alicia Silverstone as she dives into integrating sustainable practices into your daily life, consumption, healthy habits, shopping routine & much more. Stop by and join the ultimate shopping icon to revisit 90s mall culture and get a chance to ask her questions. VIP ticket sales ($25) will be donated to RE-volv to support clean energy, or you can reserve GA for free here.
When: Saturday, May 18 at 3 p.m.
Where: Westfield Topanga, 6600 CA-27, Canoga Park, 91303

Sunday, May 19

Melrose Trading Post (Melrose): Start the new year in style at Melrose Trading Post. The market will host over 50 local artists & makers where Angelenos can shop from. There will also be a delicious selection of food trucks on site. General Admission is $6; purchase them here.
When: Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

2nd Annual I Love Myself Festival (Baldwin Hills): Project Pit is hosting its second annual I Love Myself Festival. Enjoy a day of self-care, self-love and empowerment. This in-person event will feature workshops, performances, and activities focused on promoting self-care and self-acceptance. The line-up for the mental health awareness event includes a performance by GRAMMY Award-nominated multi-platinum R&B singer and songwriter Mario. RSVP for free.
When: Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., L.A., 90008

The Coterie L.A. Pop-Up Market (Woodland Hills): The Coteriè L.A. is turning one, and they are hosting an anniversary celebration. The event will feature over 60+ vendors, live music, delicious food, and an array of unique and locally crafted goods from our vendors. General Admission is free; grab your tickets here.
When: Sunday, May 19 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 21960 Erwin St., Woodland Hills, 91367

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