Malibu Creek Trail Run
This is the Grand Mama event and features an 11k that is challenging and on a beautiful course that ends with a single track trail. The 22k goes up Bulldog, but what follows is some of the most amazing scenery in Malibu (Please note that the course closes at 11:30 am, so you must finish before then)! The 6k is a great introductory trail run with single track and fire road trails. All participants will receive a soft cotton race t-shirt (subject to availability for race day registrations), finisher medal, post race coffee and hot breakfast, and one  post race cold beer. Saturday, 6:30 am; 1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA  91302; register here

Drive at Hollywood Forever
Head to Hollywood Forever for this incredible modern classic. With mind-blowing chase scenes, a stellar cast and all the ice cold coolness of Ryan Gosling, it’s no wonder this movie became an instant classic. When the city’s best getaway driver gets set up, he’s got to have nerves of steel to stop the gangsters out to get him. Carey Mulligan stars as the adorable neighbor who derails the Driver’s routine. With DJs, beer and wine and a photo booth, celebrate one of the best movies made in the modern era. $15; Saturday, gates: 6:45 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

.A. Comedy Fest 
This fest has film, live comedy and a screenplay competition. Check ouy up-and-comers and established comics alike. Through Sunday; Let Live Theatre, 916 N. Formosa Ave, Los Angeles, CA

“L.A. Times” Food Bowl Film Festival
Enjoy six nights of double-feature cult foodie films—Secret of the GrainMildred Pierce and more—atop the Kimpton Everly Hotel. Tickets include a family-style dinner during the screening and a complimentary glass of bubbly. $55; Friday, Sunday (also May 25th-27th); 1800 Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA

“Fight Club” with a Live Score
The Dust Brothers and Jacob Maymudes come together for a one-of-a-kind experience at the historic Wiltern theater. Watch David Fincher’s American cult classic while The Dust Brothers live score the evening, plus enjoy stunts and acrobatics on stage by fight coordinator Henry Layton. $39.50+; Saturday, doors: 7 pm, movie: 8 pm; The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Friday Night Music Series
All summer long, The Original Farmers Market will host a lineup of musical acts on Friday nights. Kicking off the series is The International Swingers, an energetic, punk 80s band comprising of Clem Burke (Blondie), Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols), James Stevenson (The Cult) and the Farmers Market’s very own Gary Twinn (Bar 326, E.B.’s Beer & Wine). Free; Fridays through August 31st, 7 – 9 pm; West Patio, 6333 W. 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA

Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival 
Bring your dancing shoes to this old-timey festival at Agoura Hills’ Paramount Ranch. They will have clogging, square dancing and contra dancing (and more) to bluegrass performances and folk art vendors. $13+; Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm; Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA

39th Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions
As the largest art walk in SoCal, the event supports Venice Family Clinic’s important role in providing quality health care to people in need. Google’s Venice Headquarters will be transforms into an art gallery for the event and this year honors three world-renowned Venice-based artists: this year’s signature artist Alexis Smith – an LA-based collage and installation artist, who has exhibited extensively from the Whitney to MOCA – along with honorees Sam Durant, renowned for his social artwork and who has a strong personal connection, having once been a beneficiary of the services himself, and Ed Moses, one of the most experimental artists of the last half-century and a former VFCAWA honoree. The fundraiser features exhibitions, studio tours and a silent auction along with engaging community activations from live art exhibits curated by artist Bert Rodriguez to guided art workshops, live music and craft beer & wine garden, dog daycare and bike valet. For a $50 donation, you can enjoy special access to dozens of artists’ studios. This year’s auction will include the works of 250 artists including such luminaries as John Baldessari, Gary Baseman, Ed Ruscha and Alison Saar as well as emerging talent, with the goal of exceeding the $800,000 raised last year. In support of this year’s event, Hotel Erwin is offering a Walk the (Venice) Art Walk package, encouraging the City’s art lovers to ditch their cars for a pedestrian-friendly art-caytion at the beach (May 19 & 20) with $100 from each package donated to Venice Family Clinic and access to Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk VIP events. Sunday, 6 pm; 340 Main Street, Venice, CA

30th Annual Garden Tour & Showcase Estate
Organized by the Friends of Robinson Gardens, the Beverly Hills garden party of the year returns with a tour, culinary tastings, luncheon, fashion show and much more. You also have exclusive access to select private home gardens rarely on view to the public. Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; Virginia Robinson Gardens, 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, CA

Beverly Hills artSHOW 
This outdoor art showcase displays artwork by 250 exhibitors twice a year. Browse paintings, sculptures, watercolors, photography, ceramics, jewelry, drawings and more. Wine and beer gardens and food trucks are also on-site. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm; Beverly Gardens Park, along Santa Monica Boulevard from Rodeo to Rexford drives, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.285.6830

6th Annual Heritage Music & Arts Festival Returns to Angel City Brewery
The Brewery’s birthday bash will feature a notable line-up of music, a variety of cultural performances and live art, all bundled together in a celebration of this city, the brewery and of course, beer! The music line-up includes performances by The DrizzEarth Arrow MusicSpaghetti Cumbia and headliner – and Anti Records recording artist – Doe Paoro. There will be a beer garden outside, supporting ArtShare LA, featuring cans of newly released Strawberry Gose, spicy Srirachelada and the brewery’s flagship style – Angel City IPA – which has been on tap since the brewery’s first Heritage Fest six years ago. There will also be live mural painting, an artist bazaar with vendors such as Rock and Sock and Petrails, performances curated by Tribe Project, including Aztec Dancers, Native American Drumming, Taiko Drummers and Hip Hop Dancers. Downtown TacoKai Dumplings and Bison Burger will also be in attendance, serving up dishes made to pair with the brewery’s flagship style, Angel City IPA. Saturday, 12 – 8 pm; 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Lagerville 2018
Hosted by Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., the first annual Lagerville Invitational brings together brewers and craft beer fans in an intimate setting in Buellton to celebrate historical and approachable lager beer styles. Expect to see adn taste from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Trumer Brauerei, Russian River, Firestone Walker, Eagle Rock Brewery, TAPS, Mason Ale Works, Chapman Crafted Beer, Alvarado Street Brewery, Brewery Rex, King Harbor Brewing Company, Enegren Brewing Company, Pizza Port, Three Weavers Brewing Company, Topa Topa Brewing Co., Central Coast Brewing, El Segundo Brewing Company, Draughtsman Aleworks, Third Window Brewing Co., Green Cheek Beer Co., Smog City Brewing Co., Libertine Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, Island Brewing Company, Institution Ale Co., Santa Barbara Brewing Company, Eppig Brewing. $35; Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm; Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Buellton HQ, 45 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427

Hangar 24 AirFest & 10th Anniversary Celebration
Enjoy an Orange Wheat Mimosa while listening to live surf rock and reggae and watching extreme pilots perform acts of aviation daring overhead. The Redlands Municipal Airport is where this will all happen. $21+; Saturday & Sunday, noon – 10 pm; 1755 Sessums Dr, Redlands, CA 92374

Tony’s Darts Away’s 8th Anniversary Party
The entire weekend, TDA will be celebrating this milestone with a party filled with vegan and non-vegan food specials and, of course, plenty of craft beer, as TDA does so well. Food specials for the weekend include: House made Falafel served in pita bread with baby greens, kalamata olives, red onions, cucumbers, tomato and chips and side of tzatziki; Patty Melt on rye bread, with an impossible patty, caramelized onions, jalapeños, Russian spread, provolone, and cheddar cheese served with chips; Loco Moco Burrito filled with Impossible Meat, slaw, garlic, ponzu & sambal chili and scallions; and Adobo Burrito with pork simmered in vinegar and soy sauce, garlic (Filipino style), steamed rice, and fried egg, and served with tortilla chips. Special guest Caroline Concha of Beelman’s, who started her career in the kitchen at TDA will be turning out surprise dishes throughout the weekend. TDA will also be tapping beers all weekend long including the Darts Away by the recently opened Belgian Brewpub, Bluebird Brasserie, as well as three Russian River Brewing Co. Wild Ales including Concentration 2015 VintageSupplication 2017 Vintage, and Temptation 2017 Vintage. Friday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506; 818.253.1710

Clean Made L.A. Sunday Funday
Kicking off this weekend, this event is part of a Sunday Funday third Sundays summer series in partnership with LA Food Fest and Artisanal LA. May’s theme is Clean Made featuring all things wellness and lots of delicious food, drink, programming, shopping, music, and more. $5, free/ages 12 and under; 207 S Broadway Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90012

“Taste Buds” by PopCultivate and Grassfed
In Collaboration with Grassfed, PopCultivate will be hosting this Aroma-centric Diner Social, featuring some of their favorite terpenes in foods, smells, and vaporizers. Enjoy a night of great food, live-art, projections and VR, vape bars, terpene mocktail bar, and a community of open-minded adventurers! $70+; Sunday, 5 – 8:30 pm; Location displayed when tickets are purchased.

This restaurant-discovery platform holds this fest at the Barker Hangar and is named by the company’s popular “#eeeeeats“ hashtag. Check out a highly curated group of local restaurants, along with exciting imports from across the country. There’s also live music and panels from industry pioneers. Early admission and lounge access for Amex card members. Food and drinks not included in ticket price. $30; Saturday; 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA

“L.A. Times” Food Bowl Night Market
Eat your way through L.A.’s culinary scene at this one-stop-shop market featuring over 50 top restaurants and food trucks. Friday features special tastings from top fried chicken eateries. Saturday has more tastings and live music from L.A.-based cumbia band, Very Be Careful and DJ Scott Dallavo. Sunday has a charity bake featuring with pastries from Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe, Milo & Olive, Sweet Rose Creamery, Broken Spanish and Valerie Confections.Free; Through Sunday; Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Flavor of L.A.
Enjoy sips and bites from some of L.A.’s best restaurants, as well as cool cars from the Television Motion Picture Car Club, at the second-annual edition of this event presented by the Studio City Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds supports local charity L.A. Kitchen. $75; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm; CBS Studio Center Back Lot, 4024 Radford Ave, Studio City, CA; 818.655.5916

Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken host Plant Power, The No Beast Feast
This LA Times Food Bowl garden party at the upper plaza at Border Grill is focusing on the region’s bountiful produce, provided by Frieda’s Specialty Produce. Featuring an international lineup of prominent chefs, this seasonal, vegetarian and vegan strolling event will showcase innovative cuisine paired with fine wines, beers, and handcrafted cocktails from female winemakers, brewers, and distillers. Besides Milliken and Feniger, participating chefs include cookbook author Nadine Redzepi (Noma), Monique Fiso of New Zealand (Hiakai), Akasha Richmond (Akasha), Antonia Lofaso (Scopa Italian Roots), April Bloomfield (Hearth & Hound), Brooke Williamson (Playa Provisions), Dahlia Narvaez (Mozza), Dakota Weiss (Sweetfin Poké), Jazz Singsanong (Jitlada), Niki Nakayama (n/naka), Nyesha Arrington (Native Santa Monica), Roxana Jullapat (Friends & Family), Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson (Kismet), Sherry Yard (iPic Theaters), Shirley Chung (Ms. Chi), Tanya Holland (Brown Sugar Kitchen), Valerie Gordon (Valerie Confections) and more. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Girls Inc. and the James Beard Foundation Women’s Leadership Programs to support the advancement of young girls and the empowerment of women in the hospitality industry. $150, $250/VIP; Saturday, 5:30 – 9:30 pm; 445 South Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival & Parade
Over 35 years, this fest has grown into the third-largest event of its kind in the country during the two-day celebration of LGBTQ+ inclusion and pride. Watch the parade with more than 200 marching groups and floats, as well as a festival with live music. The theme of this year’s event is “Remember the past, create the future.” Sheila E. brings her beats to the main stage on Sunday. There’s also a Teen Pride event on Friday, plus a Family Fun Zone and a Senior Fun Zone over the weekend. $20-$25, under 12 and over 65 free; Friday – Sunday, 11 am – 10 pm, parade Sunday, parade: 10:30 am; Marina Green Park, 386 E. Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA; 562.987.9191

SPICE WORLD Movie Party & Drag Bingo
Alamo Drafthouse is bringing you a Sunday afternoon combining three of life’s most important aspects: Spice Girls, Cocktails, and Drag Bingo! They will be screening the fierce, funny and fabulous SPICE WORLD at the Regent Theater! Pump up your platforms and come dressed in your best Spice Girls get up or 90’s gear. The afternoon will be hosted by Pickle, “The Los Angeles’ premiere MILF for hire.” Not only will Pickle be performing for us but she will also be hosting a Spice Girls themed BINGO game. Joining Pickle with some live performances will be Valerie Von Boom “The Fire Spitting Curvaceous Supermodel” and Misty Violet “The Queen of Stupid”. There will also be a vintage GIRL POWER pop up boutique curated by Glitter Death, so come ready to shop! $20; Sunday, doors: 4 pm, movie: 4:30 pm; 448 S. Main St, Los Angeles, CA

Marine Layer x Lost & Found 
From my husband’s favorite T-shirt brand comes new collection of absurdly soft, surf-inspired clothing. Head to Abbot Kinney’s Marine Layer to celebrate, enjoy 15% off the new collection, a happy hour with tacos and Fort Point Beer, and the chance to win a hand-shaped ML x LF surfboard. The new collection traces its roots back to 2007 when Doug Walker discovered a box at the Pasadena Flea Market filled with thousands of never-before-seen film negatives from the 70s golden age of surfing. 7-10 p.m. Free, Friday, 7 – 10 pm; 1144 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA; RSVP here

Luxury Garage Sale Pop-Up
The online upscale consignment store will be popping up in West Hollywood (May 18-June 18) and Glendale (June 1-June 30) this summer. Find shoes, handbags, and clothing from brands such as Chanel, Gucci, Prada and more—all at the fraction of the original prices. Through June 30, Monday-Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday, 12 – 5 pm; West Hollywood, CA: 611 N La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA. 90069; Glendale Galleria: 100 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA. 91210




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