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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REDCAT International Children's Film Festival

Event of the Week

REDCAT International Children's Film Festival

REDCAT Theater

5/5/2012 - 5/13/2012

The annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival returns with two full weekends of exhilarating short-film programs to enchant moviegoers of all ages. The festival showcases work from around the globe—including Brazil, Colombia, Israel, Iran, Japan, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Taiwan and Vietnam—to raise the curtain on a world of celluloid wonder sure to inspire the whole family.

From animated antics to rip-roaring live action, festival highlights include favorites from famed Russian studio SHAR, a new delight from Aardman Animations and a very special Nick Family Fun Day.



FESTIVAL SCREENING SCHEDULE 2012

Saturday, May 5
12:00pm Birds of a Feather
1:30pm Planet Kid
3:00pm Once Upon a Time

Sunday, May 6
Nick Family Fun Day
12:00pm Nick Jr.
3:00pm Nickelodeon

Saturday, May 12
12:00pm Touch My Heart: Gentle Films on the Big Screen
1:30pm A Journey Beyond
3:00pm Yes I Can: Kids Come of Age

Sunday, May 13
12:00pm Fire and Ice
1:30pm Wild Ride
3:00pm Fright Delight

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 Studio and 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

Friday Night Flicks
Pershing Square
Every Friday, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Mike Kelley: Free Admission Every Saturday Night in July
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Every Saturday, 6:00 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



 
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