The Best Events in LA this Weekend: May 6-8

Review Weekly Staff

 

 

Friday, May 6th

 

Rooney
8 p.m. @ The Teragram Ballroom
$20
1234 W. Seventh St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
www.teragramballroom.com

With frontman Robert Schwartzman, brother of film legend Jason Schwartzman, Rooney brings a vibrant and enthusiastic sound with their music. And in an intimate venue like the Teragram Ballroom, you’re sure to have an unforgettable evening.

 

 

Smart, Funny & Black
7 p.m. @ Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics
$8
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
http://nerdmeltla.com

Meltdown Comics is a legendary nerd shop. Filled to the ceiling with comics and toys, Meltdown is the place to load up on all things Marvel, DC and Indie comics. But ever since Nerdist took up residency in the back room, Meltdown has become a rising comedy venue. Friday’s show Smart, Funny & Black is a comedy game show hosted by Amanda Seales. Seats fill up fast, so be sure to grab dinner at the Pikey across the street and be in line early to catch this incredible show!

 

 

Lucha VaVoom Cinco de Mayo
7 p.m. @ The Mayan
$48.50
1038 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
http://luchavavoom.com

What’s not to love about an evening of luchador wrestling and burlesque dancing? Since Cinco de Mayo happens mid-week, you can grab your cerveza and party hardy with a great lineup of acts at this unique show!

 

 

Groundlings Action Playset
8 p.m. @ The Groundlings Theater
$20
7307 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
http://groundlings.com

You’ve not really experienced the LA comedy scene until you’ve seen a main company Friday/Saturday Groundlings show. This sketch-based 90-minute show features the best of the current crop of Groundlings and never ceases to be an unforgettable night of comedy.

 

 

Saturday, May 7th

 


Echo Park Craft Fair
10 a.m. @ Mack Sennett Studios
$10
1215 Bates Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
http://echoparkcraftfair.com

If you’re itching for something crafty to do in the daylight, look no further than the Echo Parks Craft Fair. You’ll find knick knacks and trinkets to litter around your studio apartment. This huge show boasts the best of LA’s crafty artist scene and some great food to boot!

 

 

RuPaul’s DragCon
10 a.m. @ Los Angeles Convention Center
$30-$50
1201 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
http://rupaulsdragcon.com/

May the fierce be with you at this year’s RuPaul’s DragCon! Featuring celebrity attendants like RuPaul, Jeffree Starr, Michelle Visage and Amber Rose, this con is sure to delight your inner diva!

 

 

Los Angeles Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet
7:30 p.m. @ Alex Theater
$31-$99
216 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
http://losangelesballet.org

Perhaps you’d like a little culture with your Saturday? The Los Angeles Ballet Company is performing the classic Romeo & Juliet at the Alex Theater in Glendale. Tickets don’t come cheap but the quality of the performance will surely make up for the missing Hamiltons in your wallet.

 

 

ASSSSCAT
8 p.m. @ UCB Franklin
$10 5919 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
https://franklin.ucbtheatre.com/

The classic improv comedy show ASSSSCAT is something everyone in LA should see at least once! Of course, it’s different every time, so there’s no harm in going every week! ASSSSCAT is a long running improv show where a special guest takes the stage to tell a personal story, and the UCB improvisers then take to the stage to recreate pivotal moments from that story.

 

 

Sunday, May 8th

 

Los Angeles Bicycle Festival
10 a.m. @ Grand Park
$10-$50
200 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
http://www.grandparkla.org

Angelenos love their bikes. And the Los Angeles Bicycle Festival is where they go to share the love of their two wheeled mode of transport. Bring your own bike, or just come to marvel at others!

 

 

AIX Scent Fair
11 a.m. @ Hammer Museum
FREE
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Westwood, CA 90024
http://hammer.ucla.edu

The Hammer Museum, located on the westside, always has something interesting happening on the weekends. This weekend, the AIX Scent Fair will tickle your senses and expand your mind as they walk you through how scent affects our entire bodies.

 

 

Hangover Matinees: The Color of Space!
1 p.m. @ The Cinefamily
$12 611 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
cinefamily.org

Sundays can be a struggle if your Saturday was epic. So maybe you just want the company of a bunch of other hungover cinefiles in a dark and air conditioned theater. Cinefamily has just the series of movies to help you feel at home! This weekend The Color of Space presents the classic sci-fi film Barbarella. Bridget Fonda certainly won’t conflict with your hangover headache.

 

 

Depeche Mode Night
10 p.m. @ The Echo
$8 1822 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
http://parttimepunks.com

While the titular band will not be at The Echo, Depeche Mode Night is sure to be a blast for fans of the band. This event is part of the ongoing Part Time Punks Sunday night show. The Echo offers a chill vibe and a great place to hang out and listen to some great Depeche Mode tunes!

 


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