Weekend Events | May 10 – May 13

The weekend has arrived and so has a bevy of fun options for Mother’s Day weekend. There are plenty of fun activities happening all around town. Check out the top events taking place from May 10 through May 13.

Los Angeles Weekend Events | May 10 – May 13 

Netflix is a Joke Fest

When: May 2 – May 12

Where: Various Locations

What: Netflix’s comedy specials are a staple for home entertainment, but their grand comedy festival, Netflix is a Joke: The Festival, is seriously impressive. Originally set for 2020, the festival finally launched in 2022, featuring an incredible 295 shows across a week in Los Angeles. Returning from May 1 to 12, 2024, the festival is expanding even further, boasting over 500 shows at 36 different venues. The lineup includes comedy giants like Ali Wong, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Rock, and Taylor Tomlinson, among hundreds more. To make your choice easier, we’ve picked out 10 of the most unique acts.


Community & Unity: People’s Kite Festival

When: May 11 

Where: Chinatown

What: Create a sky-high gallery of kites at this community festival hosted by Clockshop and California State Parks. Celebrating the communities near L.A. State Historic Park, this free festival includes kite flying demonstrations, art workshops, and musical performances.



When: May 10 – June 29

Where: Various Locations

What: The summer screening series is back, kicking off the season with events at L.A. State Historic Park, featuring “Mamma Mia!” on May 10 and “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” on May 17. The series then moves to the Rose Bowl for a screening of “Almost Famous” on May 25, before returning to Hollywood Forever Cemetery later in the month.


Westside and Beach Communities Weekend Events | May 10 – May 13

Rockin’ Fur Mama’s Day

When: May 11

Where: Redondo Beach

What: You care for them, wash them, and even scoop their poop into little plastic bags—we’re referring to dogs, naturally. To celebrate all the fur moms out there, Bubbles Dog Rescue is organizing a dog-friendly event at Rock & Brews in Redondo. Attendees can get matching temporary rock & roll-themed tattoos, participate in photo opportunities, and enter a raffle. The venue will also function as an adoption center during the event. Proceeds from food and drink sales will support Bubbles Dog Rescue. Plus, if you order an entrée, your pup will receive a complimentary treat.

Venice Family Clinic Art Walk + Auction

When: May 10 – May 19

Where: Venice

What: The Venice Artwalk is back for its 45th year, supporting the Venice Family Clinic through an auction and offering a free chance to explore the Venice and broader L.A. art scene. From May 10 to 19, visit 910 Abbot Kinney to view artworks by Ed Ruscha, Larry Bell, Ed Moses, Alison Saar, Kenny Scharf, Patrisse Cullors, Sayre Gomez, and others.

Nick Offerman’s Whisky Odyssey

When: May 10

Where: Venice

What: First, he’s using comedy to tackle the climate crisis, and the very next night, he’s hosting a whisky tasting. Indeed, Nick Offerman has captured our hearts. Head over to Venice on May 10 for the launch of the actor and comedian’s new Scotch whisky collaboration with Lagavulin. If you’re over 21, you can taste the new spirit, experience a “multisensory” installation described as full of “tropical delights” and “Scottish charm,” and even meet Offerman himself. While the event is open to the public, securing a spot requires a reservation.


San Fernando Valley Weekend Events | May 10 – May 13 

Filipino California: Art and the Filipino Diaspora

When: April 20 – September 8  

Where: Glendale 

What: Explore the works of seven contemporary artists—Eliseo Art Silva, Allison Hueman, Anthony Francisco, Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza, Christine Morla, Maria Villote, and Junn Roca—at the Forest Lawn Museum. Their pieces delve into Filipino culture and the Filipino-American experience.

Mother’s Day Baking Class

When: May 12 

Where: Violet Cactus Studio, West Verdugo Avenue, Burbank

What: Create lasting memories this Mother’s Day by learning to craft your own hand-tied bouquet! Spend quality time bonding and relaxing while gaining inspiration and learning new techniques for creating and caring for your personal floral arrangement. Additionally, enjoy a beignet-making demonstration and indulge in these delicious fried treats, adding a sweet touch to unforgettable memories. Don’t miss out on this distinctive experience!

Mother’s Day Plant Paint Night

When: May 10

Where: Tansy | 2120 West Magnolia Boulevard | Burbank

What: This in-person workshop is the ideal spot to bring Mom—or create a gift for her! Designed for plant lovers who want to express their creativity, these classes offer a relaxing and stress-free atmosphere for exploring artistic talents.


Conejo Valley Weekend Events  | May 10 – May 13

Moorpark Apricot Festival

When: May 11, 11am – 5pm

Where: High Street, Moorpark

What: Join us for the Moorpark Apricot Festival and Art Fair on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 11am to 5pm on Historic High Street in Moorpark. The festival will showcase a variety of art and craft vendors, food trucks, apricot-themed treats, live music, dance performances, and a range of family-friendly activities. 

ARCHANA 2024 Hosted by the India Friends Association

When: May 11, 3pm – 5pm

Where: Fred Kavli Theater, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks

What: The India Friends Association proudly presents Archana, its 30th Annual Festival of Indian Folk and Bollywood Dance, Drama, Music, and Food. This vibrant celebration will light up the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 3pm. Prepare for an enchanting afternoon filled with the rich traditions and exhilarating performances of Indian culture.

Tiny Porch Concerts at Peter Strauss Ranch

When: May 12

Where: Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000 Mulholland Hwy, Agoura Hills

What: Tiny Porch Concerts, a passionate non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to supporting our local National Parks and the incredible artists who perform there, extends heartfelt thanks for your ongoing support. Get ready for an electrifying evening this Sunday as we feature the sensational talents of The Accidentals and Jems. Don’t miss out on this musical celebration under the stars!