Weekend Events: May 21 – 23, 2021

From cinema under the stars to new exhibits and more, check out the events happening this weekend that will surely provide fun for the whole family!

Los Angeles

Dance at Dusk

When: Until July 18
Where: The Music Center, Downtown
What: Break out your dancing shoes and head to DTLA. Live dance returns to the Music Center with a number of outdoor performances. While you won’t be the one hitting the dance floor, you’ll be able to see a series of ticketed ballet, tap, and modern dance performances on stage. The shows will take place in the Jerry Moss Plaza, with free streaming on Sunday evenings. For more information, visit musiccenter.org.

Cinespia Cemetery Screenings

When: Until May 22
Where: Greek Theatre, Griffith Park
What: While the return to L.A.’s favorite cemetery screening has not yet returned to its original form, it will come back to life this weekend for a drive-in. Happening right outside the Greek Theatre, the beloved feature beneath the stars will briefly resurrect for a weekend of fun. Enjoy familiar fixtures like DJs, a concession stand, and tasty meals to go. It may not be as ghoulish but it is sure to be just as enchanting as the Cinespia we know and love.


When: May 21-May 28, 2021
Where: Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood
What: While it is not the kind of shows we are used to seeing at the Music Venue, the Hollywood Palladium’s current exhibit worth a visit. The free show, titled OFF/ON features neon and mixed media works from over a dozen artists. The exhibit is showcased in the venue’s windows and aims to bring a bit of light into the darkness of the past year through art.

SOAR: Tropical Butterflies

When: Until November 30
Where: South Coast Botanic Garden, Rancho Palos Verdes/Rolling Hills Estates
What: If you love butterflies and nature, the South Coast Botanic Garden has the perfect exhibit for you. Taking place now through November 20, you can walk through the pavilion, surrounded by fluttering butterflies. The new exhibit will feature tropical butterflies in early spring before transitioning to monarch butterflies in the late summer and early fall. Don’t miss out on this beautiful attraction!

Paws & Pages at Annenberg PetSpace

When: Until June 27
Where: Wallis Annenberg PetSpace
What: Calling all animal lovers! Visit Annenberg PetSpace for a socially distanced storytime, Pet Encounter, and take-home craft. Bring your little one to this fun family-friendly event, where they can build communication skills and self-confidence by reading with adoptable pets or listening to a story. Tickets are $3 and must be purchased in advance.

Self-Care Saturdays

When: Sat, May 22, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Where: 3rd Street & Arizona Avenue | Santa Monica, CA 90401
What: Take some YOU time this weekend with Downtown Santa Monica. This weekend’s free workout will be all about Plyojam. PlyoJam is a cardio dance mixed with Plyometrics. Modifications included and no equipment needed. Bring your own yoga mat and come prepared to sweat and have fun at this socially distanced weekend workout.

The Valley

Movies on Location

When: Until July 18
Where: Various Locations
What: Location! Location!! Location!!! Movies on Location is taking you to where some of your favorite films shot their most notable scenes. Don’t miss out on this series of movies in the Valley, screening at the locations and landmarks the fit the film’s theme. This fun and immersive experience will be on until July 18. Chairs will be provided to moviegoers so that all you need is your movie fandom and advanced ticket purchase—Head to tickets.myvalleypass.com for more information.

44th Annual Ojai Art in the Park

When: Memorial Weekend | May 29 and May 30, 2021
Where: Libbey Park, 210 S Signal St, Ojai, CA 93023
What: Ojai Art Center kicks off their 44th annual ‘Art in the Park celebration’ with a Memorial Weekend celebration on May 29 and May 30, 2021. Walkthrough downtown Ojai’s Libbey Park and enjoy fine art in a stunning setting. Admission is free. Call 805-646-0117 for further information.

Electric Dusk: Drive-In Summer Series

When: Until May 30
Where: Glendale
What: While the influx of drive-in shows last year may seem like a new thing, that is not the case for Electric Dusk. The drive-n movie event has been bringing outdoor old-fashioned screenings to LA for years, albeit with new venues on occasion. Currently, you can catch a flick at the old Sears parking garage in Glendale. This weekend’s showings feature flicks like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Moana, and Jumanji (the original), with a slew of other titles on schedule. Book your tickets in advance!

Scenes at the Greens: New West Symphony Trio

When: May 28, 2021
Where: Los Robles Greens, Thousand Oaks
What: Even though this event is still a week away, we are adding it to this week’s event list so you can get your tickets ahead of time! The ‘Scenes at the Greens’ concert series is not one to be missed. Taking place outside, you can enjoy live soothing music from world-class artists, all while enjoying the beautiful Thousand Oaks weather. The May 28 show features familiar tangos by Piazzolla, Porgy and Bess by Gershwin, and Russian dance by Tchaikovsky. For more information and to purchase tickets visit Conejo.com.

Westlake Village Farmers Market

When: Sunday, May 23, 2021, at 10:00 am
Where: 2797 Agoura Road, Westlake Village
What: Stock up on delicious fresh produce and organic treats at the Westlake Farmers Market. Buy from local vendors and help to support your community. This weekend’s market opens at 10:00 am.