10 Amazing Things To Do In Downtown LA This Month

Plan out your month with the city's best culture, concerts, eateries and more.
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10 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN Downtown LA | May 2018

No More FOMO. Plan out your month with the city’s best culture, concerts, eateries and more.

Things To Do In Downtown LA May 2018


 May 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Night Market; Grand Park

Prepare your taste buds for an epic food experience! More than 50 vendors will gather at Grand Park for Night Market. Tons of food trucks and restaurants will be featured, along with an assortment of DJ’s, music and entertainment. Not to mention, admission is free! Although attendees have the option of purchasing a $10 ticket to the VIP supermarket which features access to a premium area featuring some of Jonathan Gold’s favorite vendors. Long story short – food and fun for all!

May 19

Sunrise Yoga; OUE Skyspace LA

Jump start your day with 360 degree views of Los Angeles. The morning bird catches the worm, but sometimes its just nice to wake up early and catch some rays while you’re opening your mind and your body. What better way to do it than at Skyspace LA? Admission is $35, which includes the yoga session, plus unlimited rides down the Skyslide.


May 12

Beer & Music Festival; Pershing Square

Cheers over beers and music at this all inclusive event bringing hundreds of people to the heart of the city. Try over 100 craft beers as you watch live bands and DJ sets. This event is headlined by Alien Ant Farm, Mickey Avalon and Dirt Nasty, and will feature multiple food vendors, as well as some pop-up ramen restaurants. 

May (All Month)

Gizmo’s Cereal Bar; 215 W. 6th Street

Swing by DTLA’s very first cereal bar that thinks outside the box. Delivering all your favorite cereal combinations with a unique twist. Request off-the-menu items, or Build Your Own Bowl (B.Y.O.B.) Premium toppings also available. Enjoyable for all age and those who like to eat their cereal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Find more things to do in our May 2018 events calendar.


May 12

Pop Up Magazine Spring Issue; The Theater At The Ace Hotel

Have a sneak peek at some of the biggest names in film, fiction and photography. This one-night show of unique storytelling is comprised of short jaw-dropping, scandalous, funny and endearing performances. Oftentimes related to pop culture events and current societal happenings. This is an event where nothing is recorded, so what you see is what you get. A true once in a lifetime experience. This is also a opportunity to mix and mingle with producers and storytellers during a “drink-and-greet” following the main event.

May 19, 20

Ultimate Women’s Expo; Los Angeles Convention Center

Pamper yourself with complimentary spa treatments, massages, manicures, haircuts, makeovers, wine tastings and retail therapy. Indulge in the very best shopping, fashion, food, entertainment, cosmetics, career development, travel, financial planning and so much more. Practice self-care while treating yourself (Mm).

Find more things to do in our May 2018 events calendar.

TV + Cinema

May 22

Rooftop Cinema; LEVEL Furnished Living

Round up your crew to watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. This movie is such a classic, and the rooftop at LEVEL is the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy movies under the stars. You won’t have to play hooky for this event. This is a weekly occurence, so be sure to check their website for upcoming flicks!

May 26

Street Food Cinema; 700 Exposition Street

Experience more outdoor fun, plus tasty food trucks and live music. This month they’ll be ending it wiht a showing of Girls Trip. If you haven’t seen it yet, now’s the time to do so. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. , band plays at 5:30 p.m. and movie begins at 8:30 p.m. This is also a weekly event, so be sure to check their website for upcoming features films.


May 19

Block Party; L.A. Live

Join L.A. LIVE for a night of shopping and drinking! Stroll around and shop at their Pop-Up Marketplace with over 40 local vendors while listening to live music! Enjoy $5 food and drink menus at participating restaurants. Don’t miss out on a night to shop and drink! FYI – this event is free and open to the public.

May 20

Openhouse At Beat Swap Meet; Smorgasburg Los Angeles

Celebrate Beat Swap Meet for their 10th anniversary at Smorgasburg LA. Juliet Mendoza (Open House/Shaboom Records) and guest DJ Tuug will spin house and grooves on vinyl from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come early and enjoy the rest of Beat Swap Meet with friends and family, plus all the food and vendors Smorgasburg has to offer. This event is for all ages and free with canned goods. Beat Swap Meet was created as a day to celebrate music pressed on vinyl and elements of the lifestyle it inspires.

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.

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