LA Events May 27-30: Memorial Day Edition

Review Weekly Staff

Friday, May 27




The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

11:45 P.M. @ Nuart Theater


11272 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90025


Terry Gilliam, the American-expat artist and member of Monty Python, has always had middling success as a filmmaker. His ideas often have trouble finding the funding to get off the ground. And when they do, the general public doesn’t seem to care. Well, this Friday night you can help correct the sins of the past and attend the screening of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. The critically acclaimed, Oscar nominated, box-office flop. Directed and co-written by Gilliam himself, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is filled with imagination and style. You owe it to yourself to see this on the big screen while you can.




The Last Book Review

8:00 P.M. @ The Last Bookstore


453 South Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90013


The Last Bookstore in DTLA is the most eclectic place for readers this side of Powell’s in Portland. This Friday, the free event The Last Book Review takes over the downstairs area of this incredible bookstore. Blending music, comedy and storytelling with special guests including music from Jackrabbit Jade, and humor from Molly Hawkey, Deborah Etta Robinson, Johan Miranda and The Puterbaugh Sisters. Hosted by Ever Mainard and Logan Guntzelman, the event will begin at 8:00 P.M. and requires you to RSVP with the link provided above. Space is limited so grab your seat while you can!




The Monkees Listening Party: Good Times! Release

5:00 P.M. @ Amoeba Music


6400 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028


Celebrating their 50th anniversary as a band, the Monkees will be releasing their 12th studio album on Friday. Amoeba will be hosting a listening party in each of its locations. No word on if the band will show at the Hollywood location, but fingers crossed! The event is free and starts early so it might be a stretch if you’ve got a nine-to-five, but this event is not to be missed for true Monkees fans!




ChicabaRENT – A Chi-Town, Cabaret, Rent Roaring Review

Doors at 7:00 P.M. / Show at 8:00 P.M. @ CAC Studios


3110 Pennsylvania Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90404


What do you get when you mash together three of the biggest musicals of all time? ChicabaRENT aims to answer that question in the recently extended smash hit this Friday night in Santa Monica! This strictly 21 and over show creates an immersive bohemian theatrical experience. The event will be held at a speakeasy and requires a password for entry. Be sure to grab your tickets and password before Friday for this one-of-a-kind event!



Saturday, May 28




Guelaguetza 2016

12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. @ UCLA


Westwood Boulevard & LeConte Avenue Westwood, CA 90024


Before President Trump builds that tremendous wall of his, enjoy a Saturday surrounded by the indigenous and varied cultures that make up Oaxaca, the southern state of Mexico. Food, music, dance and people from each of the eight regions will be represented in this afternoon of cultural appreciation. Who knows, after this election, events like this might just become illegal. Come and enjoy while you can!




DOUGLAS SLOCOMBE TRIBUTE: Indiana Jones Triple Feature!

7:30 P.M. @ Egyptian Theatre


6712 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, 90028


Following the recent death of famed cinematographer Douglas Slocombe at the age of 103, the Egyptian Theatre, in association with American Cinematheque, will be presenting the Indiana Jones trilogy. All three of these iconic movies are representations of Slocombe’s extensive cinematography work. Raiders and Temple of Doom will be presented digitally, but Last Crusade will be presented in 70mm format! This will be a treat for film enthusiasts and adventure lovers alike!





9:00 P.M. @ Saban Theatre

$38 – $58 8440

Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, California 90211


Come enjoy the sound of the band that helped form the iconic Sunset Strip scene at the Saban Theatre Saturday night. Tickets are still available and relatively inexpensive. If you’re craving some genuine ‘80s hair metal, this is the show for you! Be sure to come early to catch the opening act, Greydog.




NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Screening – InFocus: Asian Cinema

4:30 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. @ South Park Center

$5 Presale – $7 Door

1139 South Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90015


This screening is focusing on emerging Asian filmmakers and has a daylong schedule to feast upon. Starting with shorts at 4:30, then jumping right into documentaries before kicking off the features screenings at 8:30, this is a packed day of new and emerging voices in film. Save $2 off ticket prices by purchasing in advance.



Sunday, May 29




The Clifton’s Canteen 1940s USO Tribute Show

7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. @ Clifton’s Cafeteria


648 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014


It’s Memorial Day weekend. It’s a time to grill some burgers, drink a beer or seven and take in a full-scale tribute to 1940s USO shows at Clifton’s Cafeteria in DTLA! CAC Studios, the same group putting on ChicabaRENT will be putting on a proper USO-style event this Sunday night.

Expect a lively stage show with performers and a swinging Jazz band. You’re expected to play the part as well! Come dressed in your best ‘40s fashion and be prepared to jump, jive and wail on the dance floor during this big band event! And to make things sweeter, at the time of writing you can use the promo code USA to get 50% off your $10 ticket. Free admission to active military and veterans.




E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

8:30 P.M. @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary


6000 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038


Enjoy an evening in the Hollywood Forever cemetary for Cinespia’s outdoor presentation of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Bring your blankets, low-profile beach chairs and a cooler filled with food and booze.

These evenings are always a lovely time with friends and a couple thousand others who will set up their own blanket kingdoms around you. DJs will be spinning tracks before the sun sets so feel free to come early for the good spots up front. Or come closer to showtime and sit near the back, which will provide easier access to the porta potties. Cinespia will, like usual, provide a photobooth for those attending to create an awesome take away memento of this night beneath the stars.




Hollywood Farmers’ Market 25th Anniversary Grand Finale

8 A.M. – 1 P.M. @ Ivar Avenue & Selma Avenue


1600 Ivar Avenue Los Angeles, California 90028


This is the final Sunday where the famed Hollywood Farmers’ Market will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the weekly event. Curtis Stone will take to the Chef’s Stage at 10:30 A.M., Neal Fraser at noon. Both will give talks on the life of a famous chef. Then swing by the Author’s Tent, with Elina Fuhrman (10 A.M.) and Curtis Stone (11:30 A.M.) each signing their recently released cook books. Also, don’t forget to stock up on your week’s worth of fresh veggies and treats!




Santa Anita Carnival

Noon @ Santa Anita Race Track


285 West Huntington Drive Arcadia, California 91007


Perhaps the best deal in carnivals: $15 for unlimited rides! Come down to the infield of the Santa Anita Race Track and enjoy a day filled with carnival rides, food and fun for all ages! Rides will include a Ferris Wheel, the famed Zipper, a Super Slide, and Bumper Cars among others. Check out the Facebook event page for a link to pre-purchase your unlimited ride wristband for $5 less than at the door.



BONUS! Monday, May 30: Memorial Day




Topanga Days 2016 – Country Faire & Music Festival

10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. @ Topanga Canyon

$15-$25 1440 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard Topanga, CA 90290


Hosted by the non-profit Topanga Community Club, this annual event raises money for the TCC and is packed with bands, food and fun! Live music on two stages will include bands like Los Lobos, Venice, Jungle Fire, Fishtank Ensemble and a special tribute to David Bowie. Local artisans will also have tables set up to sell arts, crafts, jewelry and souvenirs. Contests and games for the kids and beer for the grownups will make this a Memorial Day to remember!




Target Free Holiday Monday: Memorial Day at LACMA

11:00 A.M. @ LACMA


5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036


Thank our benevolent corporate overlords at Target for this free day at the museum! Enjoy your free day at LACMA with family activities and live music! Admission excludes specially ticketed exhibitions like the Rain Room, but the general galleries at LACMA are well worth spending a few hours with the family on your day off!




Blue Velvet

10:00 P.M. @ Cinefamily


611 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA


Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of David Lynch’s seminal Blue Velvet with a newly restored print at Cinefamily! For those that haven’t enjoyed a flick at the misleadingly titled Silent Movie Theatre, you’re in for a treat! An intimate setting awaits, along with freshly popped popcorn and couches in the first few rows. Hint: Come early if you want a spot on a couch. You can become a member at Cinefamily, which would make events like this completely free! For everybody else, it’s a cool $12.




The Brian Jonestown Massacre

9:00 P.M. @ The Teragram Ballroom


1234 West Seventh Street Los Angeles, CA 90017


The legendary band The Brian Jonestown Massacre will be performing Monday night at The Teragram Ballroom. You may know this band as the focus of the 2004 music documentary Dig! Or you may know this band’s relationship with The Dandy Warhols or the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. If you’re completely unfamiliar with this psychedelic-rock band, then no better time than this Monday night to become acquainted!


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