We’re in the heart of spring, which means it’s the optimal weather to spend as much time exploring the great outdoors before the relentless summer heat is upon us. From beachfront brunches to sky-high concerts, here are some of the most wonderful things to fill your calendar with this month.
1-10. Go On A Hunt For Wildflowers At These 10 Stunning Locations In SoCal
29. Feast On This ’20s Theatrical Dining Experience With Craft Cocktails And Culinary Indulgences
Revive is an immersive Soaring ‘20s circus-infused dinner show and nightlife experience by Vau de Vire Society in collaboration with celebrated chef Neal Fraser (Redbird | Vibiana), taking place at the opulent Vibiana in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The show’s stunning visual spectacle, culinary indulgences, inspiring musical score, and immersive, lavish environment transcends any known dining, theater, or nightlife experience. Step into a modern spin on the opulent past as you dine amid the performance stages and marvel at the titillating spectacle—are you ready to Revive? Reserve your seat here.
30-40. Visit One Of These 11 Museums And Galleries For Free
Who says you can’t see the best of L.A. for free? As a thriving international hub with top culture and art institutions, Angelenos are spoilt. Better yet, you can visit almost all of them for free. Here’s our guide to getting your annual cultural fix gratis.
41. Support The LA Dodgers This Season—And Have A Ton Of Fun While You’re At It
The Dodgers have already begun the season on a high note and with this epic lineup of game events, catching a game should be on your list of things to do this month. We consider spending the day at the Dodger Stadium with a Dodger Dog in one hand and a michelada in the other a mandatory L.A. activity. Find the full schedule of games and events here.
42. Celebrate AAPI Month With “On Gold Mountain” At The Huntington Library
Head to the renowned cultural and natural paradise to enjoy traditional Chinese music in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance every Wednesday afternoon from 1-3 pm or experience. Lisa See’s best-selling On Gold Mountain as an outdoor opera. It tells the story of a Chinatown pioneer Fong See featuring performers from the LA Opera and music by Nathan Wang.
43-53. Have Your Brunch Served With A Side Of Gorgeous Scenery At One Of These 10 L.A. Spots
In L.A. brunch is a weekend ritual that has evolved into a myriad of creative dining experiences, and spring demands that they are enjoyed outdoors. Whether you prefer your huevos ranchos and Bloody Marys with the ocean crashing on the shores below or insane views of L.A. parks, you’ll find something to enjoy on our list of spots. Find the full list here.
54. Witness Lucha Vavoom’s Cinco De Mayo Throwdown
Lucha Vavoom is like nothing you’ve ever seen before! People go crazy for this unique combo of authentic Mexican wrestling combined with insane performances and comedy! Watch luchadores body slam, pounce, and pulverize their competitors as dreamy burlesque dancers charm and enchant the crowd! Grab your costume and join the fun on May 5. Learn more here.
55. Flex With Sculpted Influencers At This Fitness Mecca
For over two decades, TheFitExpo (the West Coast’s largest fitness event) has been drawing thousands of fitness enthusiasts, from bodybuilders and powerlifters to martial artists, personal trainers, group exercise instructors, competitive athletes, and weekend warriors. Major influencers and celebrities will be in the space, offering tips to get your body ready for the summer and beyond. Get your tickets here.
56. Wander Through A Pavilion Of Butterflies At The South Coast Botanic Garden
The South Coast Botanic Garden’s new exhibition “SOAR” features hundreds of incredible tropical butterflies. You’ll see butterflies at every stage of the life cycle in their natural habitat. Find out more here.
57. Plan For The Month Ahead And Book Tickets To LA’s First-Ever Floating Cinema
We’ve experienced our fair share of picnics with flicks, drive-ins and rooftop theater pop-ups over the last year. But now, L.A. finally has its very first ‘float-in’ cinema! Hop into your own electric mini vessel and pull into Boat Cinema Beach for a dazzling, nautical night out. It features pre-show fun, delicious food, and drinks in one of the city’s most picturesque settings. Book ahead here and cruise into this magical show on water.
59. Lose Yourself In A Labyrinth Of Roses At One Of These Gorgeous Gardens
It’s officially the season to stop and smell the roses! So if you’re a bloom-seeker with an insatiable desire to frolic amongst colorful flowers, then head to one of these gardens filled with roses.
60. Save Space For This 35,000-Square-Foot Paradise
Foodies, behold! A drool-worthy festival of all things delicious is coming to L.A. For two days only (May 21 & 22). Calabama, along with inspiring eats from around the world. Find out more here.EATSCON will be taking over the gigantic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. At EATSCON, you’ll find a curated serving of food from local restaurants, including the Hollywood sandwich maven