Thousands of events, openings and happenings.	One handy guide to make sense of it all.
Downtown LA Event Calendar

Thousands of events, openings and happenings.
One handy guide to make sense of it all.

If it's going on downtown, you'll find it here. Bookmark this page for whenever you want to find something to do – whether you're looking for one of downtown's many festivals, exhibitions, and performances, or a special event.

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Events for May. 2015

Apr. 30, 2015May. 1, 2015

Special Event
14th Annual Dance Media Festival
5/1/2015
Palace Theatre

Performance
Navarasa Dance Theatre / Mamak Khadem
5/2/2015
Aratani Theater

Film
Street Food Cinema: The Breakfast Club
5/2/2015
Exposition Park

Dance
Dance Camera West
5/3/2015
REDCAT Theater

Concert
Michael McDonald
5/3/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Festival
Temple Days
5/3/2015
The Springs

Film
Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Flowers of Shanghai
5/4/2015
REDCAT Theater

Concert
Chamber Music Society: Brahms with Bronfman
5/5/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Special Event
Cinco de Mayo at Hotel Figueroa
5/5/2015
Hotel Figueroa

Performance
Tuesday Night Cafe-May 5-The Wellness Show!
5/5/2015
East West Players

Holiday Event
Cinco de Mayo
5/5/2015
Border Grill

Concert
Les Arts Florissants
5/6/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Music
Acoustic Caffeine: Violin & Guitar Duo
5/6/2015
The Gas Company Tower, Main Lobby

Concert
Baroque Guitar Virtuoso John Schneiderman Showcases Artistry with LA Chamber Orchestra
5/7/2015
Zipper Hall at Colburn School of Performing Arts

Workshop
Free 20 Minute Legal Consultations at LA Law Library
5/8/2015
LA Law Library

Concert
World City – Kùlú Mèlé
5/9/2015
W.M. Keck Children's Amphitheatre at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Presentation
Why You Should Take the Ukulele Seriously
5/9/2015
LA Public Library - Central

Film
Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story
5/9/2015
Japanese American National Museum

Tour
Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles tour
5/9/2015
Daily Dose Café

Holiday Event
Mother's Day Brunch
5/10/2015
Border Grill

Special Event
Mother's Day Special Menu
5/10/2015
Ford's Filling Station L.A. LIVE

Music
Fashion and Music Meet Poolside: Wavey
5/10/2015
Hotel Figueroa

Holiday Event
Mother's Day Brunch at Grand Cafe
5/10/2015
Grand Cafe

Holiday Event
Biltmore Mother's Day Champagne Brunch Buffet
5/10/2015
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles

Holiday Event
Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at Millennium Biltmore
5/10/2015
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles

Holiday Event
Mother's Day Brunch at Patina
5/10/2015
Patina Restaurant

Holiday Event
Mother's Day Brunch at Kendall's Brasserie
5/10/2015
Kendall's Brasserie & Bar

Holiday Event
Mother's Day Brunch at Cafe Pinot
5/10/2015
Cafe Pinot

Holiday Event
Mother's Day Brunch at The Music Center
5/10/2015
Music Center

Exhibit
Héctor Bourges: Desorganizar La Mimesis / Disorganizing Mimesis
5/13/2015
REDCAT Theater

Lecture/Debate
Steven Koblik, President, The Huntington Library "Reflections on Leadership in the Museum World from an Outsider” – Town Hall Los Angeles
5/13/2015
City Club Los Angeles

Miscellaneous
Wine After Work at Patina Restaurant
5/13/2015
Patina

Special Event
South Park's Green Carpet Event: The Gift Shop at CHMC
5/13/2015
The Gift Shop at California Hospital Medical Center

Concert
Little Tokyo Blues Party
5/14/2015
Nirvana Bar & Grill

Special Event
Grand Opening Event & Artist Exhibit
5/14/2015
Broadway Lofts DTLA

Special Event
Above the Streets
5/14/2015
Art Share L.A.

Lecture/Debate
Prayers for the Stolen
5/14/2015
ALOUD @ Central Library

Lecture/Debate
Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks about The Ohio Comeback Model
5/15/2015
City Club Los Angeles

Film
From Here to There - A Parkour and Freerunning Documentary Premiere
5/16/2015
The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Film
NewFilmmakers LA May 16th Screening
5/16/2015
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles | AT&T Center

Tour
Esotouric's Tom Waits' L.A. bus tour
5/16/2015
Daily Dose Café

Scavenger Hunt
Race/LA - Best of Race/LA
5/16/2015
Pershing Square

Special Event
Diamond in the Ruff
5/16/2015
Hotel Figueroa

Special Event
Get Up and GROOV3 by Benjamin Allen
5/17/2015
Club NOKIA

Dance
GROOV3 by Benjamin Allen
5/17/2015
Club NOKIA

Performance
The Drop: Milk Carton Kids
5/18/2015
The GRAMMY Museum

Performance
Homegrown: Dead Sara
5/19/2015
The GRAMMY Museum

Concert
Tuesday Night Cafe-May 19
5/19/2015
East West Players

Concert
NEXT ON GRAND: Chamber Music Society: All-American
5/19/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Reading
A Seismographic Attention: An Evening Of and On Poetry
5/19/2015
ALOUD @ Central Library

Concert
Temple Grandin and Friends
5/20/2015
Club NOKIA

Special Event
Reel To Reel: The Guys Who Wrote ''Em
5/20/2015
The GRAMMY Museum

Film
FLIX at FIG - Bridesmaids
5/20/2015
FIGat7th

Performance
Acoustic Happy Hour with Rod Castro
5/22/2015
Salvage Bar & Lounge

Reading
Heads are Turning, Children are Learning
5/23/2015
California African American Museum

Film
Street Food Cinema: 500 Days of Summer
5/23/2015
Exposition Park

Exhibit
2015 Annual CAP Youth Arts Exhibition
5/23/2015
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA)

Presentation
Dark Girls and Light Girls: Healing Has Begun
5/24/2015
LA Public Library - Central

Music
The Well x Dim Mak : Memorial Day Pool Party
5/25/2015
Hotel Figueroa

Concert
NEXT ON GRAND: Green Umbrella: John Adams Conducts
5/26/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Concert
NEXT ON GRAND: Dudamel, Dessner & Glass
5/28/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Reading
Ordinary Light: A Memoir
5/28/2015
ALOUD @ Central Library

Exhibit
Arik Levy: Intimate Formations
5/28/2015
Please Do Not Enter

Concert
Los Amigos Invisibles Concert
5/29/2015
The Conga Room

Concert
NEXT ON GRAND: DUDAMEL, MACKEY & REICH/KOROT
5/29/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Concert
NEXT ON GRAND: Dudamel, Dessner & Glass
5/30/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Scavenger Hunt
CITYRACE: The Secrets of Little Tokyo
5/30/2015
Japanese American Community & Cultural Center/Doizaki Gallery

Special Event
Pairing is Caring
5/30/2015
Traxx at Union Station

Film
Street Food Cinema: Thelma & Louise
5/30/2015
Exposition Park

Concert
Gentlemen's Club Live @ Mrs. Fish
5/30/2015
Mrs. Fish

Music
Mariachi under the Stars
5/30/2015
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Lecture/Debate
LAVA's 43rd Sunday Salon: The Photography of Kristin Bedford: Race, History & the Divine
5/31/2015
Library Bar

Performance
Sunday Funday with DJ Antiq
5/31/2015
Salvage Bar & Lounge

Sports
The University of MMA: Fight Night 10
5/31/2015
Club NOKIA

Reading
Chronicles of Old Los Angeles
5/31/2015
LA Public Library - Central

Workshop
Drone Building
5/31/2015
rhubarb studios

Workshop
Drone Flying
5/31/2015
rhubarb studios

Concert
NEXT ON GRAND: Dudamel, Mackey & More
5/31/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Ongoing Events

Art Walk
Art Walk
12/12/2013 - 12/31/2016

Exhibit
Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughn
7/3/2014 - 7/1/2015
The GRAMMY Museum

Music
Colburn Community Chorale Rehearsals
9/25/2014 - 5/1/2015
Zipper Hall at Colburn School of Performing Arts

Special Event
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
10/11/2014 - 5/31/2015
Japanese American National Museum

Tour
Free LA Tour
1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015

Tour
Downtown LA Walking Tours
1/1/2015 - 1/1/2016
Union Station

Special Event
Escape Room LA
1/21/2015 - 7/21/2015

Special Event
Veranda Sunday Brunch
2/15/2015 - 12/31/2015
Hotel Figueroa

Museum
Opulent Art: 18th-Century Dress from the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection
2/19/2015 - 7/3/2015
FIDM Museum & Galleries

Special Event
Spa Spring Specials
3/1/2015 - 5/31/2015
The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Museum
California African American Museum's Street Art Exhibition 'FlashTag' is a first of its Kind for the Museum
3/26/2015 - 8/2/2015
California African American Museum

Museum
Blue Book / Silver Book
4/11/2015 - 6/27/2015
Skid Row History Museum & Archive

Exhibit
Exhibit opening - Richard S. Chow Photography
4/18/2015 - 5/9/2015
Cause Gallery

Exhibit
Helen Rae: Recent Drawings
4/18/2015 - 5/16/2015
The Good Luck Gallery

Concert
Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Peter and the Wolf
4/25/2015 - 5/2/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Shopping
Friend & Family
4/26/2015 - 5/4/2015
Macy's
The Bloc

Film
14th Annual Dance Media Festival
4/30/2015 - 5/5/2015
Gallery at REDCAT

Film
CalArts Film/Video Showcases
4/30/2015 - 5/5/2015
REDCAT Theater

Concert
Beethoven & Strauss
5/1/2015 - 5/2/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Miscellaneous
Celebrate The End of an Era
5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015
Nick & Stef's Steakhouse LA

Special Event
Mother's Day Spa Specials
5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015
The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Film
REDCAT International Children's Film Festival
5/2/2015 - 5/17/2015
REDCAT Theater

Special Event
REDCAT International Children's Film Festival
5/2/2015 - 5/17/2015
REDCAT Theater

Special Event
Smile! A Photo Anthology by VII
5/4/2015 - 7/17/2015
Bank of America Plaza

Miscellaneous
Passport to France at Kendall's Brasserie
5/5/2015 - 5/31/2015
Kendall's Brasserie & Bar

Holiday Event
Salvage Bar and Lounge Cinco de Mayo Celebration
5/5/2015 - 5/6/2015
Salvage Bar & Lounge

Concert
Dudamel, Bronfman & Brahms
5/7/2015 - 5/10/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Performance
The Who's Tommy by East West Players
5/7/2015 - 6/7/2015

Film
Hola Mexico Film Festival
5/8/2015 - 5/17/2015
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE

Exhibit
The Next Dance Company
5/8/2015 - 5/9/2015
REDCAT Theater

Exhibit
Falke Pisano
5/9/2015 - 7/5/2015
REDCAT Theater

Holiday Event
Mother's Day Brunch
5/9/2015 - 5/10/2015
Bottega Louie

Dance
Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg – Rodin
5/12/2015 - 6/14/2015
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Concert
Dudamel Conducts Ravel
5/14/2015 - 5/17/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Concert
Dudamel Conducts Ravel
5/14/2015 - 5/17/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Fair
LéaLA
5/15/2015 - 5/17/2015
Los Angeles Convention Center

Dance
Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza
5/15/2015 - 5/17/2015
Ahmanson Theatre

Special Event
Body Fine Art LA 2015 | Body Painting & Photography Competition
5/16/2015 - 5/17/2015
The Springs

Exhibit
JOHN DINGLER - SOLO EXHIBITION
5/16/2015 - 6/20/2015
Cause Art Gallery

Special Event
RuPaul's DragCon
5/16/2015 - 5/17/2015
Los Angeles Convention Center

Special Event
Escape Room LA
5/20/2015 - 9/30/2015

Concert
Falla & Flamenco with Dudamel
5/21/2015 - 5/24/2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Performance
T-Pain in Los Angeles with Kalico Fortycal
5/22/2015 - 5/23/2015
333 Restaurant

Miscellaneous
Pop Up Park Events
5/26/2015 - 5/30/2015
Arts District

Theater
Lars Jan/Early Morning Opera: The Institute of Memory (TIMe)
5/28/2015 - 5/31/2015
REDCAT Theater

Art Walk
Arik Levy - Intimate Formations
5/28/2015 - 7/11/2015
Please Do Not Enter

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Regular Weekly Events

Certified Farmers Market @ Pershing Square | Every Wednesday
Farmers Market (Pershing Square on Wednesdays)
Every Wednesday, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Certified Farmers Market @ FIGat7th
FIGat7th
Every Thursday, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Historic Downtown Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Awakening
Exchange L.A.
Every Friday, 10:00 PM - 3:00 AM

Inception
Exchange L.A.
Every Saturday, 10:00 PM

Grand Park's Marketplace
Grand Park
Every Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Certified Farmers Market @ Bank of America Plaza
Bank of America Plaza
Every Friday, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday Wine Tasting Social
Urban Radish
Every Tuesday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Game Night at Grand Central Market
Grand Central Market
Every Thursday, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Veranda Sunday Brunch
Hotel Figueroa
Every, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Grand Farmers Market

Every Wednesday, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Let Them Eat Cake: Marie Antoinette Re-Mixed
FIDM Museum & Galleries
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

DJ Styles Davis Performance
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every Friday, 09:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Salvage Saturdays with DJ Joe Greto
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every Saturday, 09:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Acoustic As Folk
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every Tuesday, 08:00 PM - 12:00 AM

DJ Son
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every Thursday, 09:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Art's District Farmers Market

Every Thursday, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Acoustic Happy Hour with Rod Castro
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every Friday, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Regular Monthly Events

Downtown Neighborhood Council Meeting
Los Angeles Theatre
Every second Tuesday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Art Walk

Every, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

FIGat7th Kids Club - 2nd & 4th Saturdays
FIGat7th
Every second Saturday, 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Sounds of LA
Wells Fargo
Every second Wednesday, 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM



 
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