Weekend Events: May 17-19

While the weather this week has been less than sunny. the events taking place are sure to brighten your day. Don’t let a little overcast keep you inside this weekend! Venture out our fellow angeleno’s with this weeks round-up of fun things to do happening in and around LA!

Friday, May 17
Lang Lang & Beethoven

Location: Walt Disney Concert Hall

This Performance Dudamel leads Haydn’s masterful 101st Symphony. Superstar Lang Lang joins in for Beethoven’s second-written, but first-published, concerto, a delightful, bracing statement to Vienna that he had arrived.

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Pop-Up Magazine

Location: Theatre at Ace Hotel

Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine—a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. Each issue is different from the last, with photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people. Past contributors include bestselling authors like Michael Pollan, Alice Walker, Susan Orlean, and award-winning documentary filmmakers like Ava DuVernay, Alex Gibney, Barry Jenkins among other notable guest.

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AfterDark 2019

Location: Long Beach Museum of Art

Raise a glass with us at AfterDark – the Museum’s Summer Exhibition Celebration with live music, food and drinks! VIP & Museum Member opening, 5 – 7 pm is FREE. Non Museum Members welcome 7 – 10 pm with $20 admission. This year’s annual event celebrates the opening of Voyeur, a large-scale retrospective of the work of American painter Patrick Angus (1953 – 1992). The expansive exhibition of paintings and works on paper allows intimate insights into the development of Angus’s body of work, revealing a window to his personal life and the New York City gay scene.

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Saturday, May 18
Long Beach Pride Festival

Location:Marina Green Park

Long Beach Pride Festival has become the 2nd largest revenue generating event for the City of Long Beach. The Long Beach Pride Festival, now attracts over 80,000 participants over the 2-day event.

The Long Beach Pride Festival is inclusive and strives to promote an environment that is free from prejudice and bias.

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Beverly Hills artSHOW

Location: Beverly Gardens Park

The Spring artSHOW will take place on May 18 & 19, 2019.   The free show features art by over 245 artists from around the nation who showcase their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and printmaking.

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12th Annual HomeWalk 5k Family Run/Walk

Location: Grand Park, DTLA

Join United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Rams, City Council members, advocates and your fellow Angelenos in walking together to support neighbors experiencing homelessness. HomeWalk has mobilized more than 100,000 participants, raised $8.6 million to end homelessness, and transformed the lives of over 19,000 individuals with the stability of a home.

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Sunday, May 19
ARTsea 2019-Marina Del Rey’s Party on the Beach

Location: Marina Del Rey

After its successful debut in 2017 in LA’s Marina—the region’s premier watersports and boating destination—ARTsea, Marina Del Rey’s Party on the Beach, will return to “Mother’s” Beach in Marina del Rey for two days. Admission is FREE! ARTsea highlights include: Curated art galleries featuring local artists, Participatory art workshops and interactive activities, Large-scale art installations, A marketplace with local artisan-made craft items, food trucks as well as a Beer & Wine garden and All-day musical entertainment.

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12th Annual Russian Arts and Culture Festival

Location: Plummer Park, West Hollywood

The 18th Annual Russian Arts and Culture Festival is a day of family-friendly events celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the more than 500,000 members of the Los Angeles region’s Russian-speaking community. The Festival is free and open to the public and it will include a day of entertainment, music, food vendors, Russian crafts and jewelry, and numerous local exhibitors.

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The Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest

Location: Paramount Ranch

It’s a GO for the Topanga Banjo*Fiddle Contest and Folk Music Festival! On the Main Stage, this year, is Angel City Bluegrass Band, Sausage Grinder, Hot October (Bluegrass) and Evie Ladin. The vent will feature: Contests on 4 stages, Food trucks galore, Workshops, Hand-made craft booths, Exhibit booths, Children’s’ activities, Folk, Square and Flat-foot dancing.

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