Pier Ave. and Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA
(ALSO MAY 28-29) Since 1972, HBCCVB has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the “Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in Southern California,” featuring approximately 300 artists including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters. The festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) in downtown Hermosa Beach.
Fiesta Hermosa attendees can choose from a wide selection of cuisine in the food court, which also boasts a new clean uniform look to vendors and general seating area. The AB InBev-sponsored Charity Beer & Wine Garden offers beer, wine and beeritas with proceeds benefiting a number of local charities. There is live music on two main stages as well as a new satellite stage situated outside Java Man. A full schedule is available under music lovers.
Families have plenty of activities to keep the kids happy. The Kiddie Carnival features a 30 foot slide, mechanical rides and games for kids from 3 to 10 years old. There will be pony rides, a petting zoo, face painters and a new improved Adventure Plex sponsored KIDZone.
Mommies can find solace in their very own tranquil zone at the Fiesta Siesta. Fiesta Siesta is a staffed, secure Mommy zone, where diapers can be changed, babies can be nursed, water can be found, and mommies can freshen up and just relax. Alison, a very grateful mom had this to say about the Fiesta Siesta: “I was able to nurse & change my 3 month old. Just wanted to say Thank You! It was very comfortable and much appreciated!”
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Visitors of all ages are invited to a free day at the museum, with bilingual tours, family sketching activity, and live music and dance by Burat Wangi: CalArts Balinese Gamelan at 12:30 and 2:45 pm.
Gamelan Burat Wangi (Fragrant Offering) is an active gamelan club in Southern California, based at California Institute of the Arts, which was founded in 1972 by Nyoman Wenten (Artistic Director), Nanik Dancer (Dance Director), and K.P.H. Notoprojo, affectionately known as Pak Cokro. He is generally acknowledged to be the most prominent musician and prolific composer of Central Java in the late 20th century.
Burat Wangi is well known throughout the U.S. for their well-trained musicians and dancers as well their performance activities in many different venues such as at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Aratani Theater in Los Angeles, the Herb Theater in San Francisco, Theater de la Danza, Centro National de las Artes, Auditorio Blas Galindo in Mexico City, International Folk Dance Festival, and CalArts Annual Spring Music and Dance Festival. Gamelan Burat Wangi has also presented numerous workshops.
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 0
Jazz Reggae Festival has been an integral part of the UCLA and LA communities for the past 29 years. In honor of the festival’s 30th anniversary, we are celebrating three decades of good vibes, jammin’ music, and cultural enrichment with a one-day festival under the Los Angeles sun. From the festival’s humble beginnings in 1986, it has continued to grow and develop while forging connections between UCLA and the broader Los Angeles community. Alongside sustainable initiatives and live art, the festival has showcased talent ranging from Ziggy Marley to Snoop Dogg to Erykah Badu. This year, Jazz Reggae Festival is returning to its roots, presenting headliners from the genres of jazz and reggae accompanied by a curated selection of talented student bands.
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015
The GRAMMY Museum continues to explore the enduring legacy and influence of Motown Records with the unveiling of Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Miracles. The exhibit is the Museum's second tribute to a Motown act, following Legends of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes, which debuted June 25, 2015.
"It is my honor to be recognized by the GRAMMY Museum's Legends of Motown series. I am very grateful that the GRAMMY Museum has provided a platform for fans to experience the history of the Miracles and include items from my private collection to be displayed. The Miracles along with Mr. Berry Gordy and Motown have become a part of musical history that changed the landscape of popular music, soul and R&B to foster positive and progressive race relations in America and around the world. Thank you for the amazing opportunity."
9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge, CA
(ALSO MAY 28-29) The San Fernando Valley’s annual Greek Festival is taking place on Saturday through Monday, May 28-30, 2016 at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The festival evokes the sights, sounds and tastes that define the traditional Greek way of life. Enjoy the hospitality of the Valley’s Greek community, and experience the simple pleasures of life in a Greek village.
Dozens of volunteers enthusiastically staff their booths, creating a convivial, welcoming atmosphere. Festival-goers will not want to miss the delicious Greek food. — Delectable festival favorites like gyros and moussaka. And no Greek village would be complete without homemade pastries from Yia Yia’s traditional recipes: baklava, melomakarona, and kataifi are just a few of the sweet treats to delight you.
Listen to the distinctive sounds of the bouzouki and other exotic instruments played by authentic Greek musicians who perform traditional and popular songs. Delight in the beauty of the elaborate costumes worn by performers as they share their carefully practiced steps and intricate dances with the enthusiastic audience.
17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, CA
An exquisite Greek marble relief of a young girl holding a pair of doves is on loan to the Getty Villa from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Dating from about 450 B.C., the relief served as the grave marker for the little girl, who is shown in a moment of tenderness as she cradles her pets.
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
he Mogao caves, located near the town of Dunhuang in the Gobi Desert of northwest China, comprise some 500 decorated Buddhist cave temples dating from the 4th to the 14th century. Filled with exquisite wall paintings and sculptures, the caves bear witness to the intense religious, artistic, and cultural exchanges along the Silk Road, the trade routes linking East and West. Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road features numerous objects originally from the site—such as paintings and manuscripts that have rarely, if ever, traveled to the United States, as well as three spectacular full-size cave replicas. The exhibition celebrates more than 25 years of collaboration between the Getty Conservation Institute and the Dunhuang Academy to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site.