The Best LA Events this Weekend: 20-22

Review Weekly Staff

Friday, May 20




Street Food Cinema: Toy Story

Doors 5:30 P.M. / Live Band 6:30 P.M. / Movie 8:30 P.M. @ Griffith Park

$13 – $18 Adult / $6 – $11 Child

4730 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA, 90027


Food, live music and a movie in the park with your kids sounds like a great way to wrap up the week! If you want to come just for the movie, I’d recommend paying a few extra bucks for reserved seating. If you want to spend your whole evening in Griffith Park, you will have plenty to do. Food trucks and live music will keep things lively and your kids entertained before the movie starts around sundown. You’re also able to bring your pups, which is something dog owners will be quite happy to hear. You’ll need to keep your dogs leashed but they are welcome to attend!




Los Angeles Philharmonic

8:00 P.M. @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

$56 – $195

111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, California 90012


We’re still at the tailend of the yearly tenure of the LA Phil at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Soon the orchestra will move over to the Hollywood Bowl for concerts out in the warm summer air. But this week you’ll still be able to catch this world- class orchestra in the house that Frank Gehry built.




Odd Nights at the Autry

6:00 P.M. @ Autry Museum of the American West


4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, 90027


Located across the street from the Los Angeles Zoo, the Autry museum comes alive with pop-up tents on the Autry’s lawn the third Friday of each month. Shopping, live music, food and a full bar await those who wish to attend this independent bazaar on the steps of a great Americana museum. The Bazaar runs until 11 P.M. and some of the Autry’s galleries are open till 9 P.M. Admission is free, and dogs are welcome!




John Carpenter: Live Retrospective

7:00 P.M. @ Bootleg Theater


2200 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057


Most people are familiar with Carpenter’s directorial offerings like Halloween, Escape from New York, They Live and Them. Some know that many of Carpenter’s iconic film scores were penned by John Carpenter, himself. This Friday at the Bootleg Theater, Carpenter recounts his storied life in filmmaking while also performing some of his classic tunes. This kind of event is something you’re only likely to find in LA and it’s well worth attending. Even if you’re not a horror fan, there’s much to learn from this career creator! Tickets are nearly sold out, be sure to check craigslist for a handful of seats remaining for anywhere between $75 and $90!



Saturday, May 21




The Color Run

2:00 P.M. @ Dodger Stadium

$49.99 Adult / $14.99 Child

1000 Elysian Park Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012


A fun take on the traditional Holi Color Festival, The Color Run blasts participants with a different color of paint for each kilometer ran in this 5K race. Starting the race with a white shirt, each runner will end with a technicolor badge of honor!




Natural History Museum’s 30th Annual Bug Fair

Opens at 9:30 A.M. Saturday and Sunday @ Natural History Museum

$12 Adult / $5 Child

900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007


Come enjoy the 30th year of creepy crawlers with the Natural History Museum’s Bug Fair this weekend! See exotic insects, tarantulas and centipedes among other many-legged species of things you wouldn’t want in your house. Also, enjoy the bug-related products on sale around the grounds of this outdoor event! Love honey? Crave silk? You can thank some creepy little nightmares for those creations! Feeling hungry? Swing by the cook-off competition and take a look at some of the tasty creations the so-called Bug Chefs are cooking up.





10:00 A.M. Saturday and Sunday @ The Reef, DTLA

$10 – $15

1933 S. Broadway Street Los Angeles, 90007


Loving some of those food selfies you’ve taken over the years? Be not dismayed, PHOTOCON LA is for all levels of skill and interest. Come peruse the booths of creators and camera equipment purveyors. Enjoy special guests and speakers like wildlife photographer Ron Magill, beauty & fashion photographer Sue Bryce, and a few Lakers girls as well! If you’re really looking to polish up those photography skills, take any of the 20 classes offered on-site each day of PHOTOCON LA. Classes are free and first-come first-served, so arrive early if you want a seat!




Yoga with Adriene

11:00 A.M. @ Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall


665 W Jefferson Blvd Los Angeles, California 90007


Adriene, queen of YouTube yoga videos, takes her teaching on the road! You can perform sun salutations with Miss Adriene along with an Expo Hall filled with fellow fans. The class is scheduled to last 90 minutes and costs $35, luckily the Expo Hall should be big enough to allow space between mats, so that premium price should afford you the no-feet-in-your-face luxury! The class is billed as suitable for all skill levels.



Sunday, May 22




The Cure

6:30 P.M. @ The Hollywood Bowl

$145 – $785

2301 North Highland Avenue Los Angeles, California 90068

The band that helped form the term Emo Rock will play to a packed Hollywood Bowl Sunday night. Ticketmaster says the event is sold out but VividSeats still has plenty available. Don’t expect to be able to see this band anywhere without paying north of $200, and that includes these Hollywood Bowl shows. Nosebleeds are available for just below two Benjamins. It’s a testament to the band’s fanbase that they still pack in for Robert Smith and crew. You owe it to yourself to see this band live at least once, and the Bowl is a great venue for a show like this.




“When We Reach the City:” Ray Bradbury and the Future of Los Angeles

4:51 P.M. @ Clifton’s Cafeteria

FREE 648 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014


Kicking off with L.A.’s daily Nine Minute Read at 4:51, this evening at Clifton’s Cafeteria will include conversations with Bradbury biographer Sam Weller and L.A. Times critic David Kipen. These conversations will touch on Bradbury’s interpretation of Los Angeles and the city’s effect on his work. This event is inspired by L.A.’s Big Read program, where the Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts have chosen Fahrenheit 451 as its 2016 selection.




Art in the Garden

2 P.M. @ Exposition Rose Park Gardens


701 East State Drive Los Angeles, 90037


Art in the Garden is presented by Dysonna City Art Gallery, and is happening a stone’s throw from the second day of the NHM’s 30th Annual Bug Fair. Come enjoy the freshly blooming roses in the beautiful garden while you listen to live jazz, poetry readings, storytelling and more! This free event is a great excuse to spend some time outdoors with the family. Vendors will be on-site selling hats among other trinkets. Event organizers will be on the lookout for attendees with the best hat, and rumor has it that they will be handing out prizes for their favorites!




WAX Record Fair

11:00 A.M. Saturday and Sunday @ Capitol Records Building

$10 1750 Vine St Los Angeles, CA 90028


Vinyl lovers and audiophiles unite! Capitol Records is hosting the WAX Record Fair this Saturday and Sunday! Ten bucks gets you into the event. But the amount you spend at a function like this is really up to you. Expect to find rare 45s, obscure LPs and maybe a 78 or two. Surprise artists and DJs will be in attendance for signings and performances. Capitol is tight-lipped about exactly who will be attending, but for a single Hamilton you can find out for yourself!


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