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.
Nature has blessed Southern California with an incredible wildflower superbloom. Catch the fleeting floral display across SoCal before spring vanishes and we move into the summer heat. Don’t worry, there’s still some picturesque pockets of vivid landscapes to wander through with fresh floral scents. Find a list of the best places to see flower fields and wildflowers around L.A. here.
The dreamy World of Barbie has arrived in Los Angeles. Get ready to enter a special world of wonder where you can be anything you want—no matter how old you are! Whether you grab the mic to record your musical masterpiece at the studio or embark on a space exploration aboard the Barbie® Interstellar Airways shuttle, the experience is bound to spark your imagination. Grab your tickets here!
For a limited time, the Biltmore Hotel is home to a twisting tale of Shakespearean proportions. Your ticket is really an invitation to an engagement party between two feuding families, and it’s up to you to figure out who’s betraying who. Talk to the party members, find out who belongs to whose family, solve any mysteries that may arise, and (most importantly) dance the night away! Learn more about The Hotel Who and get your tickets here.
The Desert Hearts Festival is taking over the Coliseum grounds and filling the space with their signature Desert Heart stage, top of the line sound and lighting, art-cars projection mapping, live painters, and world-class musical talent. This special urban event follows the lead of DH’s ten year tenure of taking over unique venues around Los Angeles with its City Hearts series. Find out more info here!
Love Isn’t Blind is a new dating experiment, where men compete on stage in front of an audience for one lucky bachelorette—but there’s a twist. The men can’t speak. Through a series of competitions—like calling the boys’ moms and looking through their phones—it’s narrowed down to two final men. Finally, you’ll hear their voices and the lucky winning man and bachelorette are sent to the bar for an immediate date. That isn’t the only love going on either! Audience members are wearing wristbands according to their relationship status, and a wing person (who wears actual wings) helps those of you who are too shy to make a move. Get your tickets for Love isn’t Blind in Los Angeles here!
🗓️When: Friday, May 5, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
📍 Location: The Three Clubs, 1123 Vine St, 90038
Experience An Enchanting Candlelight Concert At Exquisite L.A. Venue This dreamy Candlelight concert series is ever-evolving and never ceases to dazzle audiences. This spring, you’ll find incredible performances happening at stunning locations around the city, bathed in flickering candlelight. From celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Warner Bros to a tribute to Lauryn Hill, you’ll get to listen to top talent performing curated pieces across a range of genres. Here are candlelit concerts to catch this month:
- A Tribute To Beyonce
- A Tribute to Juan Gabriel at Ovation Square Long Beach
- 100 Years of Warner Bros.
- Best Oscar Nominated Scores and Songs
- Best of Amy Winehouse
- A Tribute to Coldplay
- A Tribute to Lauryn Hill
- Neo-Soul and Hip-Hop Favorites
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 best luchador mask and join the fun on May 4 and 5. Learn more here.
After sold-out shows in L.A., the South American fiesta BRESH is back! If you’ve never heard of the vibrant celebration, think of BRESH as a touring band that’s really a party. It’s popped off all across the world, a hot spot for DJs, musicians, and influencers. BRESH takes place on May 27 at The Vermont Hollywood. Learn more here!
The annual Desert X has a few days left in its art series that has captivated the minds of Coachella Valley through its powerful installations. Taking place in the middle of the desert, as you look upon these works of art, viewers are encouraged to examine their environments and reflect on how they navigate through the world—how they live, and the messages we [all] send that reinforce systems that might or might not be beneficial for us—as a collective. Learn more here!
🗓️ When: Now hrough May 7, 2023
Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome return to the iconic Mount Wilson Observatory this month. This year’s series begins on May 14. Find out more about this unforgettable musical experience here.
Street Food Cinema is back with another season of delicious food and classic films in prime outdoor locations across the city. DJs will be spinning tunes as the sun sinks into the city skyline before the big screen lights up with a Blockbuster hit. Find the full schedule and ticket details here.
The Dodgers have already begun the season on a high note and with this epic lineup of fireworks, light shows and more, 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.
At the Bob Marley: One Love experience, you can get a deeper insight into the man that was most responsible for spreading reggae outside of Jamaica. He was an incredible soul whose legacy endures to this day, and now you can immerse yourself in everything he did by browsing through never before seen pictures, memorabilia from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and more. Grab your tickets here!
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.
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 absolutely spoiled. Better yet, you can visit almost all of them for free. Here’s our guide to getting your annual cultural fix gratis.
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.
Ah, the time has finally come. After its three-year closure, The Huntington Library is reopening its beloved historic Rose Garden Tea Room to the public on May 24, 2023. Dining reservations can be made beginning May 10 through OpenTable. Learn more here!
You can experience nature up close, and learn about butterflies up close right in their natural habitat. From the Natural History Museum to South Coast Botanic Garden, learn more about these pavillions here.
Foodies, behold! A drool-worthy festival of all things delicious is coming to L.A. For two days only (May 20 & 21). 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 along with inspiring eats from around the world.
Who doesn’t love strawberries? Now, you can celebrate all things related to sweet red fruit at the 37th annual California Strawberry Festival. Induldge in all things strawberry from chocolate dipped to beer infused. Expect booths, live music, contests, fair rides, and so much more! More info here.
🗓️ When: May 20 & 21, 2023 |10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
📍 Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Blvd in Ventura