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