Two May days left to enjoy. We're sailing into June with free outdoor music, good food and epic art. Oh, and we're walking off those Memorial Day treats with 100 public staircases.
Here's everything you need to know:
Watch 100 artists in action at the Armory's live drawing and fundraising event Sunday. Twenty-five pros will draw simultaneously in four one-hour shifts. Here's the artwork from last year's event, which looks pretty cool. You can purchase a drawing this year for $75 each. Proceeds benefit Outpost @ Armory.
When: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Armory Center of the Arts | MAP
Price: $10 admission
(Photo: Courtesy of the Soprintendenza Speciale per I Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompeii)
As the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the tragic eruption of Mount Vesuvius through an immersive experience at the California Science Center this weekend. Pompeii: The Exhibition features over 150 artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy. It includes wall-sized frescoes, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, ancient Roman coins and full body casts of the volcano’s victims.
The museum will also be showing this National Geographic film as a part of the exhibit:
When: Museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; must reserve time for show
Where: California Science Center | MAP
Price: $12.75 to $26 | Purchase tix here
(Photo: Kristen Lepore/KPCC)
Enjoy a Sunday of picnicking and dancing with friends while listening to electronic music at Grand Park's Sunday Sessions. Expect tracks from Venezuelan producer Eduardo Castillo and Argentinian DJ Patricio. And don't forget to bring your bathing suit to frolic in the nearby fountain.
When: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Grand Park | MAP
Make your way to Dodger Stadium for the Pirates vs. Dodgers game Saturday, followed by a screening of "A League of Their Own." Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell make for an unforgettable cast in this flick.
When: Game starts at 4:15 p.m. Saturday
Where: Dodger Stadium | MAP
Price: Tickets range from $18 to $800 | Purchase here
As if you haven't seen Napoleon Dynamite enough, head out to Brentwood Saturday for Eat| See | Hear's showing of the offbeat cult classic. This weekend's screening will take place on Paul Revere Middle School's large, grassy lawn. Bring blankets and pillows, but hold the snacks — there will be live music and several food trucks. Dogs are welcome.
When: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday; music at 7 p.m.; movie at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Paul Revere Middle School in Brentwood. Enter on Allenford | MAP
Price: Tickets range from $8 to $20 | $5 parking | Purchase tix here
Also Saturday: Catch "Goodfellas" at Exposition Park with Street Food Cinema.
(Photo: Aaron Proctor)
Big Parade: A two-day walking event covering 35 miles and 100 public stairways in Los Angeles. Day one starts in downtown L.A., loops through Echo Park and to the L.A. River with talks about architecture and preservation along the way. Day two is a bit shorter, ending with a stroll through Griffith Park and a party in Silver Lake. Here's how to join. Get real time updates on Twitter at @bigparadeLA.
When: Departs 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the north end of Grand Park (Grand Ave./1st Street); Departs 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the bottom of the Music Box Stairs, Vendome at Del Monte, in Silver Lake. But you can join at any time. More info.
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Sunday
Where: Hudson Backstage | MAP
Price: $15 | Purchase tix here
(Photo: Parker Knight/Flickr)
Taste of the Eastside is an annual outdoor food and drink festival hosted at the historic Los Angeles River Center and Gardens. Get excited for delicious tastings and demos from some of our favorite spots, including Lemon Poppy Kitchen, Pazzo Gelato and L & E Oyster. All proceeds from the event go to benefit L.A.'s first cooperative nursery school, Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, in addition to other local non-profit organizations. Full restaurant lineup here.
When: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Los Angeles River Center and Gardens | MAP
Price: $40 to $70 ($5 for kids) | Purchase tix here
What'd we miss? Let us know in comments.
A previous version of this article inaccurately stated ticket prices for the Pompeii: The Exhibition.