WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
- 30th Anniversary of “Top Gun”
Flix At Fig: Grab dinner at the Taste eateries, and watch a screening of “Top Gun”. Live DJ happy hour from 6 pm.
7pm • Downtown LA • Info
- SoundWaves Concert
Composer/improviser/flautist Nicole Mitchell gives a rare solo performance.
7:30pm • Santa Monica • Info
- Shakespeare Talk
Shakespearean scholar Paul Edmondson offers his thoughts on the Bard’s longevity, and outlines some of the ways the world is marking this milestone anniversary year.
7:30pm • San Marino • Info
THURSDAY, MAY 19
- Thoughts on Bollywood
Urmimala Sarkar speaks about the commodification of the female body in Bollywood film and Indian reality TV shows.
1pm • Westwood • Info
- Retro Shorts
See rare student films from famous USC alumni courtesy of the archive at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.
4pm • Hollywood • Info
- Theater at the Stevenson Public Library
Center Theatre Group Literary Tour: Professional actors present a play reading, followed by a Spanish/English bilingual discussion.
6pm • East LA • Info
- Zoot Suit Anniversary Screening
Luis Valdez introduces and screens his 1981 film Zoot Suit, based on the 1940’s Sleepy Lagoon murder trial, on its 35th anniversary.
7:30pm • Westwood • Info
FRIDAY, MAY 20
- Live Jazz at LACMA
Kick back with an evening of open galleries, outdoor bars, & live jazz from the Tamir Hendelman Trio.
6pm • Miracle Mile • Info
- Music Festival
Friday Nights Live on four outdoor stages: Starrlite (classic rock), Delta 88 (classic rock), The Amazing Tone Benders, and CHS and El Roble (band and orchestra).
6pm • Claremont • Info
- Taste of Opera
LA Opera celebrates with four professional opera singers performing from The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Ghosts of Versailles.
7pm • Santa Fe Springs • Info
- Colburn Recital
Music from the gifted students of Colburn’s Community School of Performing Arts.
7:30pm • Downtown L.A. • Info
SATURDAY, MAY 21
- Documentary Screening
Director Alex Azmi screens and discusses To Climb A Gold Mountain, his documentary on four Asian-American women, from the 1850s to the present.
2pm • Santa Monica • Info
- Lummis Day Poetry
Join a celebration of poetry at the annual Lummis Day poetry event.
3pm • Highland Park • Info
- Afternoon Poetry Reading
Saturday Afternoon Poetry hosts readings from Nikki Blak, Radomir Vojtech Luza and Jacqueline Tchakalian.
3pm • Pasadena • Info
- Music at the Getty
Jennylee brings her solo project’s alluring mix of epic dream-pop, 80’s goth and New Wave-tinged dance beats to kick off the outdoor concert season.
6pm • Brentwood • Info
SUNDAY, MAY 22
- Milk Screening
The One City One Pride LGBT Arts Festival screens the critically acclaimed feature Milk.
3pm • West Hollywood • Info
- Jazz and Talk
Jazz, Beer & God: An evening of live jazz music, great craft beer and an interactive talk about modern spirituality, geared for non-religious people.
8pm • Downtown L.A. • Info