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Things To Do Downtown LA May
THINGS TO DO
Them! (1954 – Sci-Fi); Union Station
Los Angeles’ iconic train station is playing host to a series of classic sci-fi movies this spring at Union Station. The next installment Metro Art presents is the 1954 black-and-white cult film directed by Gordan Douglas, “Them!” Seating is first come first served. All screenings are free to the public.
LA Moonfest; Double Tree Hotel
Prepare to show off your most elaborate handcrafted designed clothes at LA Moonfest. This one weekend of fun is going to SCREAM ‘Girl Power’ as they celebrate 25 years of Sailor Moon. That’s right – SAILOR MOON. Be sure to arrive as your favorite character and don’t limit yourself.
May 28, 29
A Tribute To 1940’s USO Shows; Clifton’s Cafeteria
Honor the men and women of services as CAC Studios joins Clifton’s for a full-scale U.S.O. studded bash! Brush off your ‘40’s fashioned best and celebrate Memorial Day in style. This event is for two days only with a general admission of $15.
Food + Drink
DTLA Dark Nights; L.A. Live
Absinthe LA has teamed up with L.A. Live to bring you Dark Nights. A night full of live music, live art, live performances and artisans. Not to mention the $5 food and drink specials available on the menu.
Memorial Lawn Party; The Bloc
Kick off Memorial Weekend at The Bloc! There’s going to be lawn games, adult beverages, live music, and grilled eats. Entry is free, and so is the beer! Plus life-size checkers and jenga to challenge your friends, because who doesn’t like a good challenge?
ARTS + CULTURE
LA Zine Fest 2017; California Market Center (CMC)
Celebrate self-publishing and DIY culture in the community at the 6th Annual LA ZIne Fest. This year’s festival is being held at Downtown LA’s California Market Center. It will feature over 200 zinesters, writers, illustrators, photographers, comix creators, and more! This event is free to attend, and will be held in the basement-level Exhibit Hall of CMC.
May 20, 21
Bug Fair 2017; Natural History Museum
Almost time for the 31st Annual Bug Fair! Which means it’s time to acknowledge our multi-legged, winged, squirmy and often times bug-eyed friends. There will be over a million species to look at, and only two days to view everything. Don’t miss out! Experience these creepy crawly critters up close and personal.
MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE
After Se7en; Seven Bar Lounge
Experience the best deep house, funk and soul every third Wednesday at Seven Bar Lounge. DJ’s for the evening: Stefan Seay, Maragakis, and Ramiro Ernesto. This event is free to the public. Delicious fusion bites will be available and prepared by the chef for those in the mood for food.
Thank God It’s Thursday; Pattern Bar
Get your life every third Thursday at Pattern Bar. Where you can dance, eat, drink and mingle in Downtown LA’s Fashion District. CBD cocktails are also available on the Haute Couture menu. So save the date and RSVP to attend!
Bjork; Walt Disney Concert Hall
Bjork is making her Walt Disney Hall debut with the LA Phil! If that doesn’t make you scream, “all is full of love!” Then I will assume you are probably going to FYF. Either way, this is once in a lifetime opportunity you won’t want to miss.
Want more? Then be sure to check out Happening In DTLA’s Events Calendar for updates on exciting things happening in the city throughout the month of May.