Los Angeles May 2017 Events


Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing

Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles  
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles with our guide to the best tacos, Mexican grub, cocktails, festivals and more.

Rooftop Cinema Club  Throughout May
The masters of al fresco rooftop movie viewing are returning for their third season of screenings on the Montalbán’s rooftop, and we have the exclusive details. Known for excellent film choices and a steady supply of snacks and booze, Rooftop Cinema Club is your snazzy, comfortable and less stressful alternative to other outdoor movie screenings.

Santa Clarita BBQ & Beer Festival May 5-7
The Producers of the Legendary California Beer Festival are proud to return with The Second Annual BBQ & BEER FESTIVAL, happening at Central Park in Santa Clarita on May 5th, 6th & 7th! This THREE day event will feature Mouthwatering BBQ, Live Entertainment, Large KID ZONE and Handcrafted Brew straight from the Local Breweries themselves!

Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie Festival  May 6
What better way to celebrate the city of Los Angeles than an affordable event that combines movies, music and food trucks? Good luck trying to think of something better than Eat|See|Hear, which is exactly what it sounds like: popular movies shown outside on the biggest screen West of the Mississippi, food from local food trucks and local bands providing pre-show entertainment all summer long. Catch them every Saturday from May until September, and don’t forget to bring your pup to this dog-friendly event!

The L.A. Zoo’s Sustainable Wine + Dinner Series May 11
The L.A. Zoo is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a sustainable wine and dinner series. Taking place during four springtime evenings, this series will highlight the continued commitment to conservation while offering guests delicious food and wine. Each event will include a five-course farm-to-table dinner accompanied by wine from local vineyards. There will also be a zoo walk-through with education and entertainment highlights, along with up-close animal encounters.

Free Science Fiction Film Series at Union Station May 12
Downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station is playing host to a new series of free film screenings this spring. During ‘Sci-Fi At Union Station,’ you can enjoy three iconic science fiction movies,  all of which are at least partially set in the City of Angels, within one of L.A.’s architectural treasures. Them! Screens on Friday, May 12. In Them!, nuclear testing creates humongous ants that terrorize people from New Mexico to California, threatening the very existence of mankind. Released in 1954, Filmed in black and white, Them! will be introduced by a special guest (yet to be announced).

OC Greek Food Festival May 19-21
The OC Greek Food Festival celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. Experience authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music; an outdoor marketplace and expansive “Kidz Zone” with carnival rides & games and other children’s activities, and much more.

First Annual East LA Comic-Con May 20
Calling all Batman, Iron Fist and Walking Dead fans in the Los Angeles area! The first Annual East LA Comic-Con is happening on May 20. In celebration of comic books, the supernatural and other out-of-the-ordinary media, this convention is taking a bow at El Gallo Plaza. You’ll have eight hours to check out comics, collectibles, artists and creators, as well as some cosplay. A special guest or two are expected to attend.

EEEEEATSCON at Barker Hangar May 20
A bevy of top restaurants, both from Los Angeles and culinary points beyond, will be participating, among them hi SPACCA, Jon & Vinny’s Restaurant, Salazar, Shake Shack, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, The Nomad Food Truck, Sweetfin Poke, and many more. In addition, enjoy experiences from DREAM POPS, Maple Block Meat Co. and Eataly’s very first appearance in Los Angeles. There will be music from LIzzo, a conversation between L.A.’s much-loved Nancy Silverton and KCRW’s Evan Kleiman, and much more.

JPL Open House  May 20-21
Once a year, NASA and Caltech open the doors to its robotic research lab for two days of tours, demos and presentations. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) oversees the research, fabrication and piloting of unmanned missions like Voyager and the Mars rovers. Other highlights include a tour of mission control, a walk-through of the machine shop and an open-air display of rover prototypes. Due to the event’s incredible popularity, JPL has switched to a ticketing system; admission is still free, but all guests will be required to have a ticket to enter.

6 L.A. Museums Will Be Free on ‘Museums of the Arroyo Day’ 2017 May 21
There’s a five-hour window when the public can visit the MOTA museums at no charge from 12:00pm – 5:00pm, with the last museum entrance at all locations being at 4:00pm. More info to come as event date approaches. Check back to the official website for updates as they become available.

L.A. Zine Fest May 28
Forget blogs: Get out from behind your computer screen and into the world of printed lit at L.A. Zine Fest. The all-day event showcases over 175 exhibitors of zines, small press publications and comics from across the country, bringing together the best of SoCal nerds for the exchange of art, ideas and more. Don’t miss the fest’s free readings and workshops on niche topics like “how to run your own DIY music venue.”

Memorial Day 2017 in Los Angeles
Memorial Day 2017 in Los Angeles is a busy time with plenty of parties, beach activities and more to ring in the summer.



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