Los Angeles Calendar of Events – May 2018

PurpleStride Los Angeles   May 5
The signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. 
Time/Place: 7-11:30am / Exposition Park – South Lawn East 
Contact: www.purplestride.org/losangeles

AniFest Anime Festival   May 5
Where you can find all the great things of a convention but with a matsuri twist. Find taiko drummers, vendors, artists, live performances, and more! 
Time/Place: 10am-7pm / Torrance Cultural Arts Center: 3330 Civic Center Dr.
Contact: 213-290-1682 / www.anifest.org

Carso Cinco de Mayo Celebration   May 5
Aztec dancers, live music, entertainment, boxing exhibition, rides, food and vendor booths, classic car show and beer garden. Free Admission! 
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Carson Park: 21411 Orrick Ave.   
Contact: http://ci.carson.ca.us

Calabasas Fine Arts Festival   May 5-6
This is a premiere, two-day, outdoor event with live entertainment and over 150 painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers and hundreds of other fine artisans, as well as childrens’ activities and more. FREE admission and parking. 
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Commons at Calabasas & Calabasas Civic Center 
Contact: 818-224-1657 / http://calabasasartscouncil.com

SCV Pacific Islander Festival   May 5-6
Featuring live entertainment, Food from the Pacific Islands and Craft & Vendor booths. 
Time/Place: William S. Hart Park, Santa Clarita
Contact: 661-294-3062 / www.kalakekepidc.com/scvpif


Cardboard Box City   May 5-6
Inspiring event in which participants create their own shelter from materials provided and sleep outdoors overnight in a safe and secure area. Participants and their sponsors raise funds and awareness for Family Promise of the South Bay. 
Time/Place: 3pm-10am / St. James School, Torrance
Contact: 310-782-8196 / www.cardboardboxcity.com


Masters of Taste   May 6
2,500 guests will stroll the 50-yard line as they feast on the finest fare from L.A.’s top chefs and restaurants, sip signature handcrafted cocktails from L.A.’s Master Mixologists, enjoy tastings from some of California’s most eclectic wineries and local craft breweries and listen to live entertainment. 
Time/Place: 3-7pm / Rose Bowl Stadium   
Contact: www.mastersoftastela.com

Malibu Festival   May 6
Live performances by local musicians and youth, enjoy a taste of Malibu cuisine, and play fun games, crafts, and attractions for kids. 
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / 30237 Morning View Drive   
Contact: www.malibu.org

Sipurbia Wine & Beer Festival   May 6
Craft breweries, wineries, food trucks and live music from every decade. Proceeds to benefit the BumbleBee Foundation. UNLIMITED samples of craft beer and wine, delicious food, awesome live bands/DJs, lawn games, and a variety of vendors.  
Time/Place: 3-7pm / Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills   
Contact: www.sipurbia.com

Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction   May 6
The event has a history of selling out so be sure to get your tickets early to experience unlimited food and wine tastings from the best restaurants and wineries, as well as exclusive auction items.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica 

Contact: www.smmwineauction.org

Taste of the Town   May 6
Over 40 restaurants and caterers serve up all the food you can eat, all the wine & beer you can drink, plus fabulous entertainment, silent & live auctions in a beautiful garden setting. All proceeds benefit Child & Family Center.
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Southern California Innovation Park, Santa Clarita 

Contact: 661-259-9439 / www.tasteofthetown.com

Boys & Girls Club Santa Clarita 50th Anniversary Celebration   May 10
Join in the fun and share in the festivities and cake! 
Time/Place: 5-6:30pm / 24909 Newhall Avenue, Santa Clarita 
Contact: 661-702-6977 x2002 / www.scvchamber.com

Charity Wine Tasting Event   May 10
SCV Business Marketing Group event benefiting Operation Gratitude. We encourage business owners, executives, and residents to come enjoy complimentary wine tasting, refreshments, networking, and a beautiful ceremony honoring our military. 
Time/Place: 5:30-8pm / Hyatt Regency Valencia, Santa Clarita 
Contact: 661-280-5612 / www.arisbusiness.com

Mother’s Day Meso Run   May 12
We are organizing a 5K run/walk for the public to raise awareness about mesothelioma and benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation). 
Time/Place: 9:30-11am / Griffith Park: Old LA Zoo 
Contact: www.mothersdaymesorun.org

Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo   May 12
This once per year event will offer an abundance of information, resources, education, and fun for baby boomers and seniors 50 years of age and older. 
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Pasadena Conference Center
Contact: 424-772-6039 / www.goldenfutureseniorexpo.com


Superhero Run   May 12
Don your favorite superhero costume and trek through the Garden’s 2-kilometer trail on a mission to save the Earth from doom by the evil Dr. Glo. 
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / South Coast Botanic Garden, Rancho Palos Verdes 
Contact: 310-544-1948 / www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org

CHLA Bone Program Family Day   May 12
Enjoy BBQ, exhibit booths, magicians, face painting and more! Individuals with bone diseases and bone disorders and their families are invited to attend. Mandatory RSVP. 
Time/Place: 11am-2pm / Montecillo de Leo Politi Park, Downtown LA 
Contact: 323-361-4606 / www.chla.org/bone-program

Fire Service Day & National Police Week   May 12
Fire/rescue demos, Burbank Fire Corps Home Rescue, Firefighting Kid’s Obstacle Course, Helicopter demo, games, face painting, and giveaways, live entertainment and BBQ. 
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Burbank Police/Fire Headquarters: 200 N Third St
Contact: 818-238-FIRE / www.burbankca.gov

Wine on the Roof   May 17
A remarkable opportunity to taste brand new wines curated specifically for the event by local wine connoisseur Steve Lemley. Brought to you by the WiSH Education Foundation.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Westfield Valencia Town Center 

Contact: 661-799-9474 / www.wishscv.org

SENSES Block Party – British Invasion   May 17
Brings live music, food trucks, themed activities, and adult beverages to Main Street every 3rd Thurs. from March to Oct.
Time/Place: 7-10pm / Old Town Newhall 

Contact: 661-250-3787 / www.thursdaysatnewhall.com

BT5K Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run/Walk   May 19
Your support allows the ABTA to fund desperately needed brain tumor research, patient programs and support services. 
Time/Place: 8-11am / University of Southern California   
Contact: www.abta.org

Miles for Melanoma   May 19
Melanoma is the deadliest and fastest growing form of skin cancer and we all want a cure to be found soon. 
Time/Place: 8-11am / Woodley Park, Van Nuys   
Contact: www.melanoma.org

Pomona Police Dept. Open House   May 19
K9 Demos, Police Station Tours, Forensic Display Booth, Safety Booths, Helicopter Display, Police Vehicle Displays, Picture Opportunities. 
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / 490 W Mission Blvd.  
Contact: www.ci.pomona.ca.us


Relay For Life – 20th Anniversary   May 19-20
This year’s theme is Disney-inspired so bring the kids for a fun and friendly good time and check out the amazing decorated campsites our teams will have. We kick things off with our opening ceremony where we honor cancer survivors. 
Time/Place: 9am-9am / Central Park, Santa Clarita  
Contact: www.scvrelay.org


Armed Forces Day in Torrance   May 19-20
Armed Forces 5K for Freedom in Tribute to Louis Zamperini. Parade on Saturday begins at Crenshaw Blvd. Military Exhibits on display, including aircraft, vehicles and support equipment at Del Amo Fashion Center on Sat. and Sun. 
Contact: 310-328-5310 / www.torranceca.gov

Beverly Hills Art Show   May 19-20
240 Artists from around the country showcase their work in sculpture, painting, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and printmaking. 
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Beverly Gardens Park
Contact: 310-285-6830 / www.beverlyhills.org/artshow


Marinafest   May 19-20
Boat show with vendors, yacht and sailboat displays, tall ships, historical harbor tours by boat, and more. Kids’ activities on Sunday. Free admission to landside events and boat tours; $10 for adult tickets to boat show on the docks. 
Time/Place: 10am-7pm / Burton Chace Park, Marina Del Rey 
Contact: 310-877-5500 / www.marinafest.org

Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Festival & Parade   May 19-20
The festival includes a family fun zone, entertainment stages, food vendors and headliner acts. More than 200 marching groups and floats comprise the parade entries since 1995, representing various religious, human service, governmental and social organizations.
Time/Place: 11am-10pm / 405 E. Shoreline Drive 

Contact: 562-987-9191 / www.longbeachpride.com

Artisan Row Home Arts & Crafts Show   May 19-20
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with The Friends of Hart Park, presents its “Seventh Annual Artisan Row Home Arts and Crafts Show,” with handmade and commercial art & crafts. 
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / William S. Hart Hall Park, Newhall 
Contact: 661-259-1750 / www.friendsofhartpark.org

South Bay Beer & Wine Festival   May 20
Attracts the best in wine, craft beer and food tastings from the entire southern California region. All proceeds fund the community outreach programs of Rotary Clubs within the South Bay and Harbor cities of LA. 
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Ernie Howlett Park, Palos Verdes Estates  
Contact: www.sbbeerwinefest.com

Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest/Folk Festival   May 20
Over 100 instrumental and singing contestants competing for cash and gift awards, many professional bands, a dance barn, a children’s area, folk art and wares, great food, etc. 
Time/Place: 9am-6pm / Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills 
Contact: 818-382-4819 / www.topangabanjofiddle.org

Russian Arts and Culture Festival   May 20
A day of entertainment, music, food vendors, Russian crafts and jewelry, and numerous local exhibitors. The Big Stage on the lawn will feature the Annual Children’s Concert and there will be an Annual Gala Concert. 
Time/Place: 11am-7pm / Plummer Park, West Hollywood 
Contact: www.weho.org


Glendale Youth Alliance Charity Golf Tournament   May 21
Putting contest, scramble tournament, lunch on the course, cocktails, dinner, awards and silent auction. 
Time/Place: 10am / Angeles National Golf Club, Sunland 
Contact: 818-937-8007 / www.glendaleca.gov

Eat Drink Vegan   May 26
The festival features over 100 highly curated restaurants & food vendors, 250+ beverages, and a plant-based marketplace that showcases everything from clothing & candles to packaged foods & skin care.
Time/Place: 2pm / Brookside at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena 

Contact: 323-930-5700 / www.eatdrinkvegan.com

Be Romanian for a Day Annual Festival   May 26-27
This is an airspace event celebrating Eastern European Culture, including traditional Balkan music and Romanian Traditions. Traditional food, beer, wine and other alcohol beverages, live entertainment and folk dance performances. 
Time/Place: 11:30am-7pm / Ernie Howlett Park, Palos Verdes Estates 
Contact: 510-274-0000 / www.romanianfestivals.com

West Covina Memorial Day Ceremony   May 28
Honor and remember those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Veterans in attendance are asked to wear a symbol of the military branch they served in.
Time/Place: 10-11am / City Hall: 1444 W. Garvey Avenue South 

Contact: 626-939-8400 / www.westcovina.org

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