Cinco de Mayo
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.