What’s Happening? May 4- May 18

Cinco de Mayo

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WHEN: May 5, All Day

WHERE: Multiple Locations

WHAT: From DTLA to Santa Ana, the Cinco de Mayo festivities are all around you!

WHY: Try the pub crawl in Hollywood or Santa Monica, or hit up the Mayan Theater and L.A. Plaza for eats and entertainment.


Free Comic Book Day

WHEN: May 5, 1 P.M.- 3 P.M.

WHERE: Santa Monica Public Library

WHAT: Stop by any Santa Monica Library location to pick up a free comic book.  All ages, while supplies last.

WHY: Comic book creator meet n’ greets and cosplay contests to follow.


Keep Marching with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

WHEN: May 6, 6 P.M.

WHERE: The Last Bookstore

WHAT: “Keep Marching: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World” is a thorough, well-researched guide, comprised of straightforward How To’s, lists of policy recommendations, and strategies in how we can foster an intersectional movement for women’s equality and equity.

WHY: Stoke the flames of feminist activism.


Silicon Beach Networking Mixer

WHEN: May 9, 6 P.M.- 8 P.M.

WHERE: The Room Santa Monica

WHAT: Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Silicon Beach community.

WHY: Free beer, wine, presentations, and networking!


Julia Dixon Evans in conversation with Jim Ruland

WHEN: May 9, 7 P.M.- 9 P.M.

WHERE: Skylight Books

WHAT: Skylight Books hosts Julia Dixon Evans, author of the new novel HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE, for a reading and discussion with Jim Ruland.

WHY: Find your new favorite read.


The Grand Central Market Cookbook Live

WHEN: May 12, 10 A.M.- 8 P.M.

WHERE: Grand Central Market

WHAT: A day-long series of cooking demos, tastings and workshops inspired by recipes from the iconic food hall’s first-ever cookbook.

WHY: Sample the best offerings of GCM, from Belcampo Burgers to Olio slices.


Iranian Cinema: A Man of Integrity

WHEN: May 12, 3 P.M.- 5 P.M.

WHERE: UCLA Film and Television Archive

WHAT: Reza (Reza Akhlaghirad), a goldfish farmer, and his wife, Hadis (Soudabeh Beizaee), a teacher, struggle to get by in their hometown.

WHY: “UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema,” screening April 28 – May 19.