Weekend Guide May 11 + 12 + 13

I’ve got lots to do before my trip, so I’ll leave you with an odd Weekend Guide. For some reason there are a zillion things happening on Saturday but not much for tonight and Sunday. I assume Mother’s Day is the reason for the lack of Sunday events.. but for tonight, I just don’t understand it.

FRIDAY May 11:
Per usual, Jazz at the LACMA is happening tonight with musician Ruslan Sirota at 6pm. He’s a Grammy Award winning pianist and the event is free with no reservations required. Stop in on your way home from work.

SATURDAY May 12:
Since I have to run out soon and there’s so much going on on Saturday, I’m going to try to do this in an abbreviated format. Here goes.

From 8-10p, the MOCA at 941 North Highland Ave is having their Rebel opening. This event is gonna be big, so make reservations if you can. Click HERE for the full invite. There will be DJs and a cash bar. This has a lot of celebrities in it and it wouldn’t surprise me if some attend this event.

If you’re bummed you missed the Festival of Books, which was awesome, you can still make LitFest Pasadena this weekend. It’s happening from 9:30-5pm in Central Park, just south of Old Pasadena. Click the link above for all the deets. There will be panels, authors and food trucks. If your mom is a reader, this could be the perfect Mother’s Day celebration.

If your mom isn’t a reader, but loves unique artwork, check out Silver Lake Craft and Vintage this weekend to find your mom the perfect gift. It’s happening 12-4p, as it does every second Saturday. There will be food trucks, indie artwork, free ping pong, and expect a boatload of hipster fun.

Another art fair taking place this weekend is the Echo Park Craft Fair. Why not stop by here and then hit up Silver Lake Craft and Vintage? You’re sure to find something for mom between these two cool events.

If you can make it all the way north to Santa Clarita, they are having their 3rd Annual Tributefest this weekend. It goes from 11am-10pm and tickets are $40. There are 8 tribute bands, beers on tap (additional fee) and food trucks. The bands will cover the Beatles, DMB, Journey, The Police, Tom PEtty, Johnny Cash, Elton John, U2, and Queen.

The LA Vegan Beer Fest is happening in West Hollywood on Saturday. Tickets are $50 and you can get them HERE. Tony’s Darts Away will be there so you know the food and beer will be delicious. It’s from 12-5p and there will be bands rockin’ out.

From 7-11:55p on Saturday, Barnsdall Park is having their Eat.Drink.Art event. Tickets are $25 (get them HERE) and there will be food trucks, a dj and tons of art. If you’ve been to the Barnsdall Park hilltop, the views of the city are great and getting to be part of a party overlooking the city would be a lot of fun. Plus the money goes to a good cause. Considering the price of some of the other events happening on Saturday, this is a steal.

Since it’s practically summer, the movie screenings are beginning! Cinespia is hosting Strangers on a Train directed by Alfred Hitchcock at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. You can get tickets in advance HERE. Bring a picnic and plan to lounge out on the grounds while watching this classic.

I’ll leave you with this! You know Gallery 1988 I write about a lot? Watch this cool video of their Memes exhibit: