Saturday is going to be hot (as in 90+ in and around the south), but if you can brave the scorching heat, there’s plenty to see and do.
Below are our top three picks for today (May 14) in Los Angeles, followed by a bulleted list of seven other quick ideas to consider. Whatever you end up doing, even if it’s just sitting on your couch enjoying the air conditioning, I hope you have a great day!
Things to do for Saturday
A forest for trees -> A whole new experience by artist Glen Kaino (Artistic Producer of In itself and in itself on Broadway) is now open at Ace Mission Studios near DTLA. A forest for trees challenges visitors to rethink their relationship with the natural world by immersing them in a surreal forest environment built within a 28,000 square foot warehouse space. See animatronic headdresses, fire illusions, and a dazzling light performance built on the recreation of a 144-year-old fig tree that once stood on Calle Olvera. Adult tickets (off-peak) start at $20 per person during off-peak hours and cost $30 during peak hours. Operates from Wednesday to Sunday until the end of the summer. Get more information here.
Burbank Downtown Arts Festival -> A huge vendor’s market takes over downtown Burbank today and tomorrow on San Fernando Blvd. in Burbank. Expect around 150 independent sellers offering curated products including original fashion and jewelry designs, paper goods, innovative decorations and homewares, art, photography, food, and more . More info here.
Getty 25 celebrates Inglewood -> Saturday and Sunday, the Getty 25 The series arrives at Inglewood Town Hall for two days of art activations, live music, workshops and food vendors, all with the aim of showcasing local artists and cultural creators. Free to attend. See the full program for the two days here.
Seven more things to do in LA today
- Street Food Cinema is coming to the Autry Museum in Griffith Park today for a 35th anniversary screening of dirty dance, plus a special appearance from Baby herself, Jennifer Gray. Advance general admission tickets start at $19. More info here.
- Propel Fitness Water is offering free fitness classes in Grand Park every Saturday in May to celebrate the joy of working out.
- Corey Helford Gallery is launching a new group exhibition tonight with an opening reception for I don’t wanna be, I am, an international traveling exhibition organized by Ink and Movement that examines the concept of identity through works selected from a list of Spanish and Argentinian artists. A new solo exhibition by London artist duo Kai & Sunny will also debut, titled future seasons.
- Join In Sheep’s Clothing today at noon for an afternoon of music and exclusive coffee tastings. Produced with the help of oat milk brand Minor Figures, beans (selected by Metric) from Ethiopia, Colombia and Peru will be part of the range along with espresso drinks. Tickets are $20 and include a limited-edition single-origin coffee bean bag.
- RuPaul’s DragCon continues at the Los Angeles Convention Center through Sunday.
- The ongoing We Rise 2022 series features several community events today, including an AAPI Heritage Month festival in Eagle Rock, a gallery exhibit and wellness workshops in South Los Angeles, and a village of arts and wellness in Long Beach.
- Learn the basics of composting and get a hands-on tutorial during a workshop today hosted by LA Compost. Saturday’s event at Cottonwood Urban Farm in Panorama City is free with RSVP.
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