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.

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Follies

Event of the Week

Follies

Ahmanson Theatre

5/3/2012 - 6/9/2012

When former members of the “Weismann Follies” reunite on the eve of their theatre's demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present. Reminiscing about their younger selves and the years gone by, the crumbling theatre brings back memories for both couples of good times and bad.

With an extraordinary 28-piece orchestra, Follies features one of the largest casts ever to appear on the Ahmanson stage: starring four-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark as Sally Durant Plummer, two-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, three-time Emmy Award nominee Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion.

Containing such well-known songs as “Broadway Baby,” “I’m Still Here,” “Too Many Mornings,” “Could I Leave You?” and “Losing My Mind, don’t miss the Kennedy Center’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award®-winning musical Follies at the Ahmanson Theatre for six weeks only, May 3 through June 9, 2012.

Only in Los Angeles. Only at the Ahmanson.

Events for May. 5, 2012

May. 4, 2012May. 6, 2012

Holiday Event
Cinco de Mayo Celebration @ Coronado's
5/5/2012
Coronado's Mexican Restaurant & Bar

Ongoing Events

Exhibit
A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed
9/8/2011 - 6/3/2012
LA Public Library - Central

Museum
Justice, Balance and Achievement: African Americans in the California Courts
1/12/2012 - 5/27/2012
California African American Museum

Exhibit
Trouble In Paradise: Music and Los Angeles, 1945-1975
2/22/2012 - 6/3/2012
The GRAMMY Museum

Exhibit
Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami
3/10/2012 - 8/26/2012
Japanese American National Museum

Exhibit
Xploration Lab 2012
3/17/2012 - 6/17/2012
Japanese American National Museum

Miscellaneous
Spring Into Organics - Spa Specials
4/1/2012 - 6/1/2012
Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

Exhibit
Yunsun Lee - Weeds
4/7/2012 - 5/19/2012
Pyo Gallery LA

Exhibit
CAI GUO-QIANG Sky Ladder
4/8/2012 - 7/30/2012
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Exhibit
PROMISES OF FREEDOM: SELECTIONS FROM THE ARTHUR PRIMAS COLLECTION
4/19/2012 - 9/2/2012
California African American Museum

Performance
Transmission LA
4/20/2012 - 5/6/2012
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Exhibit
Rigo 23: Autonomous Space Program
4/22/2012 - 6/17/2012
REDCAT Theater

Exhibit
Rigo 23: Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program
4/22/2012 - 6/17/2012
REDCAT Theater

Theater
L.A. Views V: April 29, 1992
4/26/2012 - 5/27/2012
The Alexandria

Theater
Café Vida
4/26/2012 - 5/20/2012
Los Angeles Theatre Center

Exhibit
Urban Legends - Public Art from Around the World
4/27/2012 - 5/26/2012
LA Mart Design Center

Festival
LA Bloom
4/27/2012 - 5/5/2012
Japanese American Community & Cultural Center/Doizaki Gallery

Theater
BITES
4/27/2012 - 5/13/2012
Old Bank District Theatre

Exhibit
Board Culture
4/28/2012 - 6/16/2012
La Compound Art Gallery

Exhibit
The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol
4/29/2012 - 8/20/2012
The Museum of Contemporary Art

Special Event
What's in Their Bowl? Pet Nutrition & Wellness Month
5/1/2012 - 6/3/2012
Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar

Miscellaneous
Dinner and a Movie at LA Market
5/1/2012 - 9/1/2012
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live

Film
CalArts Film/Video Showcase
5/2/2012 - 5/5/2012
REDCAT Theater

Concert
Rattle conducts Bruckner
5/3/2012 - 5/6/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Theater
Follies
5/3/2012 - 6/9/2012
Ahmanson Theatre

Theater
Rest For The Weary Spirit
5/3/2012 - 5/20/2012
Archway Theatre

Performance
Rico Rox's Official Birthday Party @ Exchange LA
5/4/2012 - 5/5/2012
Exchange L.A.

Music
Active Arts at the Music Center
5/4/2012 - 9/7/2012
Music Center

Sports
LA Sparks
5/5/2012 - 9/20/2012
STAPLES Center

Film
REDCAT International Children's Film Festival
5/5/2012 - 5/13/2012
REDCAT Theater

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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 - 3:00 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

OG Tasting Dinner @ Mo-chica
Mo-chica
Every Tuesday, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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

Jazz Wednesdays @ The Radish
Urban Radish
Every Wednesday, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

An Urban Food Experience: Unplugged Sunday Brunch
Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites
Every Sunday, 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM

Arts District Farmers Market

Every Thursday, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Trivia Night
SPiN LA at The Standard Downtown LA
Every Wednesday, 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Arts District Flea Market

Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

Acoustic Night with Rod Castro
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every Monday, 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Rafael Moreira's Jam Night
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every Tuesday, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Aaron Poland of The Warsaw Poland Brothers
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every Wednesday, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Chili Bowl at Nick + Stef's Steakhouse
Nick & Stef's Steakhouse LA
Every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, 03:00 PM - 10:00 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

Tuesday Night Cafe

Every first Tuesday, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

DJ Son
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every second Friday, 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

DJ Antiq
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

FIGat7th Kids Club
FIGat7th
Every second Saturday, 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

FIGat7th Art Walk Karaoke Happy Hour
FIGat7th
Every second Thursday, 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM



 
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