Chinatown at Hollywood Forever
Their 16th season of outdoor screenings begins with the movie about Los Angeles. With beautiful sunsets, deco mansions, and the glow of Chinatown, this mystery in one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces. Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway star in the murder mystery set in pre-war LA when a few men sought to control the city. A private eye investigates the murder of a city planner, and slowly uncovers a plot that would change the city forever. Join in Polanski’s jewel of filmmaking under the stars. $12+; Saturday, doors: 6:45 pm, movie: 8 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Street Food Cinema
This outdoor summer film series hosts screenings every Saturday night at various locations across LA. You will find live music and food from the city’s top trucks. Highlights this month include Singin’ in the Rain (my fave) and Back to the Future. $6-$21, under 6 free; Saturday (also May 20th and 27th), Band: 6:30 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; 323.254.5068

The Getty Presents an Array of Free Talks Sprouting this Spring at the Getty Center
The Getty is offering a full line-up of talks on a variety of subjects at the Getty Center. Highlights include appearances by sculptor Charles Ray, photographers Chris Killip and Jane and Louise Sealander, photographer and documentarian Jamel Shabazz, journalist and “The Wire” creator David Simon, and costume designer Ruth E. Carter. Free, $10/parking; 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA; 310.440.7300

NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night
Exlpore Highland Park at the NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night. This self guided tour of the arts venues of Northeast Los Angeles is now in its 11th year. Saturday; 5668 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042; 323.387.9705

Esters Wine Shop & Bar‘s Spring Fragrance Flower Workshop with Krystal Chang
Celebrate your mom as Esters will be working with the best blooms spring has to offer, with a focus on the most fragrant flowers, including local garden roses, sweet peas, tuberose, lilac, and hyacinth, as well as geranium leaves and herbs. You will receive a hands-on lesson in how to build a loose, flower-forward vase arrangement, with the flowers, vases, tools, and wine provided. Take the personal arrangement home to Mom for a special gift, or sign up as a family and take the class together! $95Saturday, 1 – 3 pm; 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Esters Wine Shop & Bar‘s “Women Winemakers” Sunday Tasting
Head back to Esters on Sunday for a tasting of wines, plus crackers and cheese. The Esters team will be guiding you through this special of edition of Sunday Tastings, paying special ode to women in the winemaking industry. You will also receive 10% off all retail wines in the line-up. $25; Sunday, 3 – 5 pm; 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Ocean Prime‘s Happy Hour
Ocean Prime from restaurateur Cameron Mitchell, makes summer just that much happier starting Friday with a new Friday happy hour and the launch of Shaken, Shucked, and Popped to kick off your weekend with $10 cocktails shaken table side, complimentary truffled popcorn, $1 shucked oysters, $10 glasses of Veuve Rose (popped), and more! Live music starts at 6 pm. Every Friday throughout summer beginning May 12th, 3-11 pm; 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818

The first ever Los Angeles Times Night Market takes over Grand Park with an outdoor street-food market of 50 food booths. Check out eats from Chengdu Taste, Bludso’s, Jitlada, and more. The event is free but you can purchase tickets to the super market. Free; Friday-Sunday; Grand Park LA, 200 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Celeb Chefs Pop Up
An all-star team of chefs including Govind Armstrong, Jonathan Waxman, and Neal Fraser is getting together for a one-night-only bash, with each making a dish inspired by their mom. $175; Saturday, 6-10 pm; Vibiana, 214 South Main St, Los Angeles, CA

Eat Show
EAT Show is a new tasting event hosted by and for real food enthusiasts, whose mission is to create a unique platform that highlights Los Angeles! They hand select a number of restaurants and eateries around the area, and put together a lineup that resembles a food Coachella, where you get a chance to discover new favorites, and sample offerings from the best. Expect to feast from Balam, TikiFish, The Halal Guys, Otium, Dino’s Chicken & Burgers, and other area favorites. Lunch and dinner sessions are available, with an open bar for each. $60; Saturday, 11 am-3 pm, 5-9 pm; The Reef, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The West Coast BBQ Classic has all your barbecue faves, all on an ocean liner. Expect eating competitions, lawn games, giveaways, line dancing, and one giant cook-off competition between visiting pitmasters. $24; Saturday; 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802; 877.342.0738

Dust off your steins and grab your buns! The Griffith Park Beer Garden kicks off the season of beers and brats! Raise a glass in the sunshine with beers and brats, where you will find local breweries and Farmer John sausages, and DJ William Reed from 4:30-8:30. Saturday, 12-8:30 pm; 2650 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Beach Cities Beer & Wine Festival returns to King Harbor Marina for a booze fest in the South Bay. Partner breweries include Elysian, Golden Road, Abita, and Goose Island, with food from Rock & Brews and Kincaid’s. $45; Saturday, 2:30-6:30 pm; Bay Club Redondo Beach, 819 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

From the folks who brought you A Night at The Haunted Mansion, Hollywood Babylon, and Singles Going Steady, the ADLTSWM pool party is opening up at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Enjoy tropical beats and spiked snow cones. Free; Sunday, 1-7 pm; The Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The WET Deck at the W
For the first time ever, the WET Deck at the W is open to non-hotel guests! You can get access, which includes a DJ on weekends. Cabanas and daybeds are also available for an optional upcharge. $30; Sunday, 10 am; 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA, 90028; 323.798.1300

PARADISE ULTD. is back from a raging summer in Sydney, Australia and is ready to kick off the summer pool party season in Los Angeles at the Standard Rooftop! Celebrating the beginning of their favorite season on the west coast and the release of Colour Vision’s ‘Piña Colada Remix EP’  with PARADISE ULTD. residents selectors Colour Vision (SD) + Dino Soccio (CHI) along with Yacine (PARIS), Club Tularosa (LA) and special guests. Saturday, 3-9 pm; The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA, 550 S Flower, Los Angeles 90017; RSVP here.

Echo Park Craft Fair
This artisan fair features everything from pottery to clothing made by artists across the country. Food from local spots like Moon Juice and Winsome will also be available. $10+; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; 1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Unique LA
At the largest independent-design show in the country, more than 300 designers and artisans bring their goods for you to check out. There are also DIY watercolor projects, drinks & snacks, kids creativity zone, lounge and manicures. $15, $35/VIP; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St, Los Angeles, CA

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