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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Weekly What To Do: Memorial Day Weekend

Howdy, enjoy the extra day off and explore the city or the desert!
Pioneertown International Film Festival 
May 27-29 

And just another reminder that if you head out to the desert, specifically Pioneertown, you'll be at the first Pioneertown International Film Festival.  Which will have a Pie Duel, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West special screening, and some new and old cowboy films, live music and more.
Oh, and dressing up like a cowboy or cowgirl would totally be fine.
Not that far from Palm Springs to chill before or after or just head off to Joshua Tree.

Friday to Monday, May 27-30
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
San Pedro Port
 LA Fleet Week is an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services held on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles over the extended Memorial Day Weekend. Lots of fun for the entire family. And best of all, the weekend event is FREE to the general public!
Sat, May 28, 2022, 2:00 PM
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057 
$30 Advanced / $35 Day of Show

A furry free-for-all of a horror marathon -- an arkful of angry animals here to clear the decks of humanity!

After centuries of pollution and arrogance, it’s about time we’re taken out by Mother Nature. As such, these six mystery feature films are stocked to the gills with critters ready to unleash a bounty of guiltless killing. So root for the rooster and rally for the rodents, as bands of measly sapiens fend off creatures big and small -- and bigger!

Sun, May 29, 2022 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ashland Hill 2807 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405 
$20 – $450
 Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Main Street’s finest restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and eateries at the 7th Annual “MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street.” This all ages event is an interactive take on the classic board game, where every participating location you visit allows you to use "MAINopoly dollars" for tastings, and earns you credit to fill your game board map for a chance to win free prizes. Throw on your top hats and monocles, get your “dice” ready, and make your way down Main Street for a culinary walking tour of Main Street's finest eateries! A portion of all proceeds benefits the Main Street Business Improvement District.
Sun, May 29, 2022 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Marina Del Rey Hotel
13534 Bali Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Tickets are $15 presale and $25 entry at the door.
Kicking off Memorial Day Weekend on May 29 and lasting through September 4, Sunday Boat House brings the pool party experience to the westside with live DJs, dancing, plus an outdoor bar and restaurant. Skip the heat and head towards the ocean, where Del Rey Swim Club delivers an incredible afternoon paired with panoramic marina views. Sunday Boathouse takes place every Sunday and will have occasional themed events like Wild West, Neon Fiesta, Jungle Fever, and more. 

Resnick Pavilion 
May 29–Oct 2, 2022
$ Museum Admission
Comprising approximately 400 works, including an unprecedented number of loans from the Museo del Oro in Bogota, this groundbreaking exhibition presents the diversity and materiality of ancient Colombian cultures and reframes how we approach ancient Colombian art. With the European conquest, Indigenous cultures and knowledge, based on millennia of intellectual efforts, were disregarded as crude superstition. The Portable Universe is designed to recapture some of that knowledge and to envelop the works with life and meaning, inviting visitors into a cultural dialogue that spans both space and time. 

Getty Center Museum presents two new exhibitions, The Lost Murals of Renaissance Rome and Judy Baca: Hitting the Wall. On view May 31 through September 4, 2022, the complementary exhibitions highlight the long history of mural art across the globe, from Renaissance Rome to downtown Los Angeles.

2021 kayaking season runs from Memorial Day (May 31) through Labor Day weekend (September 5)
Two different Kayak companies to choose from, spend a few hours on the LA River for a strange and beautiful experience of kayaking through the city.

Smorgasburg Los Angeles
Every Sunday 
10am-4pm at @rowdtla
Free Entry, Family Friendly Beer Garden, No Pets.
Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, with markets in Los Angeles attracting 50,000 people each weekend to eat from a hundred local vendors.
Largo, known for comedy shows. Grab some tickets before everything sells out. Many new shows from some of LA's top comedians. We see Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, Pete Holmes and Sarah Silverman performing here to name a few.
Street Food Cinema


Electric Dusk Drive-In
Hollywood Legion Theater