Whether we’re in for May Gray this year or not, Los Angeles is full of fun, vibrant experiences all month long. From a beach music festival to a Star Wars celebration and more, read on for everything happening in May.
Website/ 900 W Olympic Blvd 90015
Agave Library is now open. The third of four dining concepts at Sendero, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles dining destination offers a tasting menu by chef Kevin Luzande centered around a rotating selection of rare and premium tequila, mezcal, and other agave-based spirits. The first five-course tasting menu of Jalisco cuisine will be complemented by pairings from Guadalajara-based luxury tequila brand Clase Azul. Reservations are available on OpenTable.
Website/ 8500 Beverly Blvd 90048
On May 30 at 6:30 p.m., Angler LA will host Wade Cellars for the West Coast launch of Dwyane Wade’s When We Gather Dinner Series. Celebrating BIPOC chefs and sommeliers with dynamic food and drink experiences, the evening will feature Angler’s signature live-fire cooking and a selection of Wade Cellars wines. Tickets are available on OpenTable.
Website/ 1717 Vine St 90028
From May 26 to 28, The Aster will continue its Food as Art series with chef Alvaro Clavijo and his avant-garde twist on classic Latin American flavors. Reservations for the five-course dinner are now open.
Website/ 416 W 8th St 90014
On May 27, Broken Shaker at Freehand DTLA welcomes DJ Lani Love from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. to embrace the incoming warmer months. The night will feature music, dancing, small bites and great cocktails.
Website/ 639 N Larchmont 90004
On May 25 at 7 p.m., Cafe Gratitude continues its pop-up dinner series with executive chef Seizan Dreux Ellis and chef Om Rishikesh. The Italian-inspired dinner will feature Ayurvedic Lasagna and Mango Panna Cotta, among other dishes. Tickets are now available.
Website/ 555 S. Flower St 90071
Now through June 30, City Club Los Angeles is putting on a Secret Garden pop-up on the 51st floor of the City National Plaza. The Invited event welcomes guests to dine under the stars with views of the Hollywood Hills, L.A. skyline, Dodger Stadium and more. Featuring an evolving menu of locally sourced, internationally-inspired dishes by chef Victor Munoz, it also offers an extensive wine list.
Website/ 214 S Main St 90012
In partnership with Secret Cinema, Blizzard Entertainment will put on the ultimate immersive event to celebrate the launch of Diablo IV. On May 31 at 7 p.m., the Diablo party will unfold at Vibiana and will feature food and an open bar; custom nail art; tarot card readings; treasure hunts; character meet and greets; demonic beauty makeovers and more secret surprises. To get in, fans must enter the official contest on Twitter.
Website/ 7000 Hollywood Blvd 90028
On May 25, ArtworxLA will commemorate its 30th anniversary with An Evening of Art at the Hollywood Roosevelt. The fundraising event will bring together art enthusiasts, community leaders and supporters to celebrate its mission to help students stay in school through sustained arts exposure and immersion. Anticipated special guests include Shepard Fairey, photographer Estevan Oriol, Máxim, Lefty Out There, Matthew Ryan Herget and more. Tickets are now available.
Website/ 8500 Sunset Blvd 90069
Now through June 30, Fred Segal has teamed up with T.A. founder Telsha Anderson-Boone on a pop-up at its Sunset Boulevard location which will feature brands that are women-led or minority-owned or have emerging designers. “As a small Black-owned business, collaborating with Fred Segal was very exciting. Working with such a legacy retail label not only increases our visibility but our customer base and allows us to expand in a manageable way. Collaboration is a part of our brand ethos and it’s exciting to see that continue with Fred Segal,” said Anderson-Boone.
Website/ 4119 S Centinela Ave 90066
On May 27 from 2 to 7 p.m., Hotcakes Bakes and Evil Twin welcome Angelenos to its shared patio for a pop-up with Kitchen El Camino. With DJ Lito spinning vinyl, the weekend event will include natural wines from Dylan Weiss, special sweets from Hotcakes Bakes and arepas made on-site by Kitchen El Camino. After 7 p.m., guests can keep the party going at Evil Twin and enjoy its new dinner menu with orders of salmon tartare tacos, oysters, Parisian gnocchi and more.
Website/ 8439 Sunset Blvd 90069
Starting May 28, Katana reintroduces its weekly Red Sun BBQ Garden. The Sunday event will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. through Labor Day and welcomes Angelenos to enjoy a Japanese robata-style grilling experience, live DJ and lounge from the elevated, Sunset Strip-adjacent patio.
Website/ 1355 Ocean Ave 90401
Lucky Yu has officially opened. Taking over what was formerly Blue Plate Oysterette in Santa Monica, the new eatery serves up Japanese bar cuisine with a nod to Baja California. The budding neighborhood restaurant comes from owner Jenny Rush of Blue Taco Plate and executive chef Alex Maranslicht (Nobu 57, Danube by David Bouley). Menu highlights include hamachi aguachile, Japanese eggplant, fried oyster and the Holy Trinity (uni, wagyu, toro).
Website/ 3850 Culver City 90232
On May 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., Piccalilli is teaming up with Crowns and Hops on its first-ever Tap Takeover. The evening will include Crowns & Hops signature beers and two one-night-only specials: Thai Currywurst and Green Curry Spatzel.
Website/ 8136 W 3rd St 90048
In honor of National BBQ Week, Slab is bringing back its rib sandwich from May 29 to June 4 both in the restaurant and on Postmates. Coming together on a hoagie bun, it is made with pickles, onions, Tony’s BBQ Sauce and baby back ribs (pork).
Website/ 13534 Bali Way 90292
On May 28, the Marina Del Rey Hotel will kick off its Sunday Funday pool party series. Free to overnight hotel guests but open to all, the weekly event will feature local DJs, drink specials, bites and more. Tickets are now available.
Website/ 11677 San Vicente Blvd 90049
Tensley Wines has opened a tasting room in Brentwood, marking the first Santa Barbara winery-owned tasting room in Los Angeles. For $25, imbibers can enjoy a wine tasting experience in addition to a variety of wines by the glass and gourmet snacks.
Website/ 220 N Hope St 90012
Abernethy’s emerging chef program has welcomed chef Brad Willits of Market Venice. Showcasing his Italian roots, Willits’ menu features pastas and shared plates that have touches of Asian and Portuguese flavors.
Website/ 100 S Broadway 90015
On May 31 from 5 to 10 p.m., chef Suzanne Goin and restaurateur Caroline Styne will welcome Bricia Lopez to Caldo Verde a dining experience inspired by Lopez’s highly anticipated second cookbook, ASADA: The Art of Mexican-Style Grilling. Highlights from the four-course menu include fish and shrimp ceviche tostadas; four chile snapper and arroz verde and chocolate de agua paleta. Reservations are available on OpenTable.
Website/ 1518 N Cahuenga Blvd 90028
Giorgio’s Discotheque has reopened. Named after famed dance music producer Giorgio Moroder and put on by producer Bryan Rabin, the weekly Saturday dance party has moved from the former Standard Hollywood to 71 Studio Lounge at Grandmaster Recorders. The recording studio-turned restaurant and bar welcomes Angelenos to express themselves through fashion, beauty and dance.
Website/ 2301 Highland Ave 90068
Marking eight years of partnership, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assoc., chef Suzanne Goin and restaurateur Caroline Styne have debuted the menus for the 2023 Hollywood Bowl season. Across the three restaurants and three marketplaces, Angelenos can expect vibrant summer dishes and exceptional wine and beer programs from the duo. Notable additions include Suzanne’s fried chicken (a must try!); Bar West with batched craft cocktails and The Plaza’s new South LA Cafe.
Website/ 221 S Grand Ave 90012
On May 27, The Broad will debut Keith Haring: Art is for Everybody. Made up of 120 pieces of artwork and archival materials, it will be the first-ever museum exhibition in Los Angeles of his expansive body of work.
Website/ 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd 90212
Alongside its famed Afternoon Tea, The Peninsula Beverly Hills now also hosts Tea Party. The Saturday and Sunday experience takes place at The Belvedere Terrace and features a selection of tea and iced tea; a DJ; pastries; tea sandwiches; eclectic antique China and glassware; floral-themed cocktails and endless bubbles from Laurent Perrier Brut, Rose or Blanc de Blanc.
Website/ 700 Wilshire Blvd 90401
On May 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Santa Monica Proper Hotel will team up with Alimentari Flaneur to present a seasonally inspired provisions market at Siete, the hotel’s event space. The market will feature specialty produce, locally grown harvest, artisanal goods and insight from the Alimentari Flaneur team on how to spot good produce. Later in the evening, there will be a cocktail hour and an Alimentari Flaneur grazing table. Tickets are on OpenTable.
Website/ 6233 Hollywood Blvd 90028
Now through June 10, Six is at The Pantages Theatre before making its way to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa (June 13 to 25). The Tony-winning musical sees the six wives of Henry VIII remix 500 years of historical heartbreak into a girl power extravaganza.
Website/ Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way 90027
Street Food Cinema has two more screenings happening in May. Opt for Harry Styles Fan Night and a showing of Don’t Worry Darling on May 20 or throw it back to 2001 on May 27 with SFC x Pleasures Present Ghost World.
Website/ 6600 CA-27 #9038 91303
Located in the Westfield Topanga Mall, Topanga Social is now open. The 55,000-square-foot dining destination features nearly 30 of L.A.’s most popular food and beverage concepts, including Amboy Quality Burgers, Burrata House, a candy shop curated by CandyStore.com, Dtown Pizzeria, Dumpling Monster, Fat Sal’s, Garden Creations, Hey Hey, I Love Micheladas, Jay Bird’s Chicken, Katsu Sando, Mad Lab Coffee, MANEATINGPLANT, Margarita Garden, Mini Kabob, Oakberry, Pearl Champagne Bar, Poke Me, Primo's Donuts, Rock & Reilly’s, Temaki by Seaweed Handroll Bar, Shrimp Daddy, SLAB, The Pie Room by Curtis Stone, Tail O’ the Pup, Truffle Brothers Market and Wanderlust Creamery. Dining is flexible; can be done indoors or outdoors in the garden and can be completed at the various counters or through the Topanga Social app.
Website/ 10250 Santa Monica Blvd 90067
On May 22, True Food Kitchen will open its newest location at Westfield Century City. The wellness-focused, seasonally driven restaurant offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and desserts and the new location will introduce a scratch bar program of craft beer, globally sourced wine and signature cocktails.
Website/ 813 Flower St 90017
On May 18 at 7 p.m, The Wayfarer DTLA will host a Meet the Makers event with El Tesoro Tequila. Admission includes three specialty cocktails made from Wayfarer DTLA’s private El Tesoro tequila barrel, passed appetizers and a take-home souvenir. Tickets are $75.
Website/ 3988 E Hardy St 90303
Hollywood Park, which is also home to Sofi Stadium, has officially welcomed its first residents with the debut of The Wesley. The design-forward space features 101 residences inclusive of studios, three-bedroom spaces and two-story townhomes. Other amenities include spa-side cabanas, indoor and outdoor screening areas, a pet spa, sky decks, outdoor barbecue and pools.
Website/ 6400 E Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 90803
On May 13, The Bungalow Long Beach is celebrating its grand opening with a special DJ set from DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak). There will also be specialty cocktails from .Paak’s very own SelvaRey Rum.
Website/ 10250 Santa Monica Blvd 90067
From May 12 to November, Eataly is presenting Icons of Eataly. The national project will feature an ongoing program of special dishes, hands-on classes, events with guest chefs and brand pop-ups all in celebration of one of Italy’s finest culinary achievements. What’s more, Eataly will launch a limited-time pasta dish each month that tells a story about Italy’s unique history and distinctive regional traditions. To kick off “Icons,” Eataly LA will put on 12 days of festivities. See the full lineup here.
Website/ 6215 Sunset Blvd 90028
On May 16, Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit will bring their spring tour to the Hollywood Palladium, which follows the release of their most recent album, Palomino. Hurray for the Riff Raff will open.
Website/ 842 S Broadway 90014
On May 11 at the Orpheum Theater, Hulu and American Express are teaming up to present an advanced screening of The Great season 3 episode 1, a day before the official premiere. The experience will also feature show costumes, Catherine’s iconic pet ear, photo moments and a live q+a with Elle Fanning and executive producer Marian Macgowen. You can find more information here.
Website/ 5921 Canyon Cove 90069
On May 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ghia is putting on another Big Bake Sale at the Ghia House. Benefitting the Downtown Women’s Center, tickets are $45 and come with a Ghia branded tin and five baked goods. Additional baked goods will be available for purchase. Tickets are now available.
Website/ 5333 Zoo Dr 90027
Presented by City National Bank, the Los Angeles Zoo will kick off its sustainable wine dinner series on May 18 with Ampelos Cellars. Happening once a month through August, the series showcases farm-to-table gourmet cuisine, sustainably produced wines and conversations led by Zoo experts.
Website/ 57 Market St 90291
Open, a mindfulness studio, is now open in Venice. Sign up for classes like yoga, breathwork, meditation and more.
Website/ Doheny State Beach
On May 13, journey to Dana Point to hang out with Kygo’s Palm Tree Crew. To kick off the summer season, they are putting on a tropical-inspired festival with performances from Tove Lo, The Midnight, The Knocks, Two Feet and Forester. Kyo and Ellie Goulding will headline.
Website/ 6525 Sunset Blvd 90028
From May 18 to 20 from noon to 3 p.m. each day (line for queuing begins at 11:30 a.m.), the Hollywood Atheltic Club will transform into the ultimate immersive fan experience with interactive rooms, themed installations and unique programming inspired by hit shows from Comedy Central, MTV, Paramount Plus, Paramount Network and Showtime. Highlights include being able to walk through the Yellowjackets compound; tour the Rydell High halls as seen on Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies; live like a Dutton in Yellowstone’s Great Room; get a close-up to Ziwe’s all-pink set and more. Be sure to make a reservation.
Website/ 10745 Dickson Ct 90095
On May 12 at 8 p.m., Canadian roots duo The Small Glories— made up of veteran folk singers Cara Luft and JD Edwards— will perform at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.
Website / 3905 W 6th St 90020
Japanese Chef Aramaki Masahi is collaborating with Kinn to host a special nine-course kaisei meal on May 24 and May 25. This exclusive dining experience will be priced at $179 per person.
Website / 923 E 3rd St 90013
Award-winning chef Maya-Camille Broussard is collaborating with chefs Max Boonthanakit and Lijo George of Camphor to present a unique four-course dining experience for guests. This meal is inspired by Broussards’ new cookbook, Justice of the Pies: Sweet and Savory Pies, Quiches, and Tarts + Inspirational Stories from Exceptional People. This dining experience will take place on May 21 at 5:00 p.m. and is $195 per person.
Website / 2815 W Sunset Blvd 90026
De Buena Planta Garden Club + Mezcaleria has reopened as a garden club. Leaning into its bar space, there is also a new greenhouse with hanging succulents, ferns and botanicals placed overhead the lounge seating. Dave Purcell’s cocktail menu features agave spirits, draft margaritas and mezcalitas.
Website / 9159 W Sunset Blvd 90069
Bar Next Door is now open. This bar was created as an accessible local hangout spot with elements of California chic and old Hollywood’s rock n roll era. Bar director Bryan Smithdesigned signature cocktails to commemorate iconic locations nearby, such as the Whisky a Go-Go and the Beverly Hills Hotel
Website / 705 W 9th St 90015
Baar Baar Los Angeles is now open. Chef Sujan Sarkar has brought Baar Baar across the country after the success of the New York location. Baar Baar L.A. offers an elevated version of Indian cuisine. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Website / 10745 Dickson Ct 90095
On May 11 at 8 p.m., Latin Grammy Award-winning ensemble Quinteto Astor Piazzolla will perform at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. Marking a special occasion, this will be the group’s first time at Royce Hall in its 25-year history and a rare U.S. performance.
Website / 316 Santa Monica Blvd 90401
Danny Trejo and Bricia Lopez are hosting a joint cookbook signing at Trejo’s Tacos in Santa Monica on May 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Guests can come out and help celebrate the recent release and collect a copy of the two cookbooks, Trejo’s Cantina: Cocktails, Snacks & Amazing Non-Alcoholic Drinks From the Heart of Hollywood by Trejo and Asada: The Art of Mexican-Style Grilling by Lopez.
Website / 15378 Avenue of Science 92128
Puppy Picnic and Second Chance Beer Company are coming together to bring the Pupapalooza Dog Festival. This event will be May 20 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. With more than 20 locally dog-themed vendors, there will also be adoptable pups from The Animal Pad, food trucks and music from DJ C-Riz. This event is free to enter but has VIP packages available for purchase.
Website / 189 The Grove Dr 90036
On May 26, La La Land Kind Cafe is hosting an in-store event at the Grove location from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the coffee shop has teamed up with Brittany Snow and Jaspre Guest to present their release of “September Letters” a mental health awareness and letter-writing experience.
Website / 217 Metropole Ave 90704
Join Catalina Museum for Art & History for its Culture between Cocktails event. Beginning May 12 at 5:00 p.m., guests can stroll through galleries and enjoy refreshing cocktails films that can be viewed in the digital theater. Then, on May 13, the museum is hosting the 36th Annual Avalon Silent Film Showcase from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. It will consist of a double feature of The White Shadow (1923) and Upstream (1927).
Website / 10250 Santa Monica Blvd 90067
Beyond Yoga is now open at Westfield Century City. This company is known for its body-positive and premium lifestyle activewear. It carries both women’s and men’s apparel with many options to choose from.
The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers is hosting its Day of Black Docs screening event on May 13. This event will showcase four documentaries pertaining to the Black experience and created by Black creatives. There are also Q&A’s with the filmmakers that are moderated by Tim Cogshell.
Website / South Los Angeles Street and 8th Street
Remy Martin is honoring DJ Yella with a special interactive mural to celebrate 50 years of hip hop. The brand’s popular trilogy series, Mixtape, is helping to commemorate this historic moment in hip hop history. This is also the brand’s finale of its Mixtape series and will be on view until May 28.
Website / 200 N Grand Ave
OnMay 13, Bucket Listers and Cannonball are teaming up to bring Seltzerland to life. This hard seltzer festival will feature some of the most popular seltzer brands to enjoy throughout Grand Park in downtown L.A.
Website / 5333 Zoo Dr 90027
The L.A. Zoo is hosting a sustainable wine and dinner series presented by City National Bank. This event kicks off on May 18 with Ampelos Cellars. This series will feature farm-to-table gourmet cuisine, special conversations led by Zoo experts and sustainably produced wine.
Website/ 929 S Broadway 90015
On May 7 at 7 p.m., CAP UCLA will present a performance by singer-songwriter and pianist Avery*Sunshine, who has received praise from music legends like Aretha Franklin and Patti Labelle. Tickets are now available.
Website/ 4000 Warner Blvd 91522
On May 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., the Steven J. Ross Theater will transform for the final special (candlelit) performance of Candlelight: 100 Years of Warner Bros. The musical experience celebrates a century of Warner Bros. history through the music of The Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter and more.
Website/ 8483 Melrose Ave 90069
In celebration of the release of Ed Sheeran’s newest album, Subtract, American Express is hosting a pop-up and the L.A. location is right on Melrose Ave. The Subtract Experience will feature a recreation of the pier in his “Eyes Closed” video; a desk where you can write notes in Ed’s Subtract journal; take a photo and choose your “Mood Monster; shop exclusive merch and more. It will be open May 5 to 7.
Website/ 1400 N Cahuenga Blvd 90028
The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood rooftop lounge will host a party for the two greatest minutes in sports. Celebrating the Kentucky Derby, the celebration will take place from noon to 7 p.m. and will feature cocktails by G.H. Mumm, Absolut Elyx, Avión Tequila and The Glenlivet; race coverage; champagne sabering; DJs; VIP cabanas and social media photo stations. Guests are invited to dress sharp and take part in the best dressed contest. Tickets are now available.
Website/ 10250 Santa Monica Blvd 90067
From May 6 to 7 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m., while supplies last), Lululemon is proving why its leggings are the best of the best. Stop by the Westfield Century City Mall pop-up wearing your dupes of the Lululemon Align legging, trade them in and walk out wearing a free pair of the real thing.
Website/ 4500 Los Feliz Blvd 90027
On May 10 at 5 p.m., Messhall Kitchen in Los Feliz is teaming up with Mal Bien Mezcal for a special one-night-only dinner. Highlighting a variety of Mal Bien expressions, the evening will also feature a Mexican-inspired, four-course menu by chef Charbel Adaimy. Menu items include Cabra Ahumada (smoked goat) paired with a Tepextate from Miahuatlan, Oaxaca. Tickets are now available.
Website/ 1 Pico Blvd 90405
In honor of Facegym’s new location in Santa Monica, Shutters on the Beach is teaming up with the cult facial fitness brand for a full-face masterclass on May 9. Taking place from 6 to 7 p.m., the masterclass will be taught by Facegym’s master trainer and you will learn all about its signature techniques, advanced-tech tools and results-driven skincare formulas. In addition, Shutters on the Beach and Facegym have launched a giveaway that includes a one-night stay for two at the hotel; overnight parking and food and beverage credit during the winner’s stay; transportation to and from the new Facegym Santa Monica studio; a complimentary Facegym Signature Sculpt workout for two and a goody bag of Facegym’s award-winning skincare and tools. Bookings are now open.
Website/ 6067 Wilshire Blvd 90036
On May 4, the Academy Museum will host a Star Wars celebration from 1: 30 to 9:45 p.m.The event will include photo ops with R2-D2, hands-on activities related to the Star Wars universe, a 15% discount* on select Star Wars merchandise at the Academy Museum Store, two book signings and a special 40th anniversary screening of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.
Website/ 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd 90210
On May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater, Film @ The Wallis and Film Independent will present An Evening With… Molly Shannon. Moderated by I Love That For You and SNL alum Vanessa Bayer, the evening will feature an overview of the celebrated comedian and actor’s life and career.
Website/ Redondo Beach
From May 5 to 7 in Redondo Beach, BeachLife Festival returns with a lineup of SoCal-favorite acts and more for a weekend of music, beach, food and more. Featured artists include The Black Keys, Tegan & Sara, Gwen Stefani, Sugar ray, Aly & AJ, Shwayze, Sublime with Rome, Noah Cyrus, Caamp and The Black Crowes and John Fogerty. What’s more, the culinary and cocktail lineup includes an experiential activation and bar by Gray Whale Gin, which gives back through its partnerships with Oceana and 1% for the Planet.
Website/ 189 The Grove Dr 90036
Celebrity-favorite maternity brand Bumpsuit has debuted its first retail presence with a pop-up at The Grove. Stop in to shop for dresses, shapewear, loungewear, Armadillo baby carriers and more.
Website/ 742 N Highland Ave 90038
The Cat & Fiddle is honoring its roots with a celebration for King Charles III’s coronation. Festivities begin on May 5 when you can pre-order British fare for an at-home feast. Then, on May 6, join the British pub for the watch party at noon, which will feature afternoon tea, the official coronation quiche, cake, champagne and its full menu.
Website/ Beverly Hills
In honor of the Met Gala happening May 1, the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau is launching Cuisine & Couture, limited-time culinary delights that pay homage to the Gala’s theme, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty. The Lagerfield-inspired treats will be available throughout May. Highlights include the pastrami smoked beet at TheBlvd, which nods to Lagerfeld’s love for a pop of red, and a Whipped Coconut dessert by Michelin-starred pastry chef Nicky Muncy at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills’ L’Restaurant.
Website/ 21150 Ventura Blvd 91364
On May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gasolina cafe & Wine Bar will host a Spring Bazaar with Fair Trade LA. The family-friendly event will feature sustainable, ethical and fair trade products like handmade jewelry from Haitian artists and textiles from Oaxaca; live flamenco music; henna tattoos and complimentary dishes and beverages from Sandra Cordero's Spanish kitchen. What’s more, the first 100 people will receive free fair trade-certified roses.
Website/ 9291 Burton Way 90210
On May 4, at 6 p.m., L’ermitage will host a one-night-only immersive experience in partnership with Moët Hennessy Prestige. The exclusive dinner will feature a seven-course menu by Michelin-starred chefs, Daniel Patterson, Andrew Miller and Nick Muncy and Moët Hennessy’s world-renowned champagne.
Website/ 10745 Dickson Ct 90095
Presented by UCLA’s Friends of the Semel Institute and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors, UCLA WOW2023: The Mental Health Summit will kick off on May 4 with special guest Oprah Winfrey. Hosted by Lisa Kudrow, the program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall and will feature Jon Batiste on the piano.
Website/ 8260 Marmont Ln 90069
Sculptor Misha Kahn’s news show is now on display at Friedman Benda. Running through June 2, the show features pieces like the Ammonoid Delta chair, Pig of the Earth sofa and Hold the Line lamp. The Minnesota-native artist is known for his fluid approach to art as his works switch between hand sketching, watercolor painting, clay sculpting, and virtual reality design-pinballing.
Website/ 929 S Broadway 90015
Pop-Up Magazine: One More Time will host its final show on May 2 at the Ace Hotel. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the show will feature a number of favorite stories and guests like Cord Jefferson (Station 11, Watchmen, Succession, The Good Place), Stephanie Foo (New York Times bestselling author, What My Bones Know, This American Life), Jon Mooallem (This is Chance!, Wild Ones, New York Times Magazine), Laurel Braitman (What Looks Like Bravery, New York Times bestselling author, Animal Madness), Adrian L. Burrell (filmmaker, The Game God(S), artist), Chris Colin (Longer Tables with José Andrés, New York Times, Wired), Albert Samaha (BuzzFeed News, Concepcion, Never Ran, Never Will), and Brittany Spanos (Rolling Stone).
Timed to the NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams and personal finance company Sofi are teaming up to create the Sofi Draft Lab, which also marks the launch of a sweepstakes to win fan experiences for the 2023 NFL season. The grand prize includes two lower-level bowl tickets with pregame field-level access, travel accommodations and a “signing bonus” of $23,000 to attend the Rams 2023 home opener at SoFi Stadium. Learn more about other prizes and how to enter on the official website.
Photography by: Photo by Renee Cascia for Topanga Social