Apex Estate Group Guide: Things to do in May
Our curated events and to-do’s for the month of May
Things to do in May: Get Artsy.
Pancakes! Drinks! Art! Need I say more? At this May 1st event over 150 LA artists will show off their work at a 10,000 square foot warehouse in Downtown Los Angeles. Chow down on all you can eat pancakes while you check out their work. There will also be live music, live painting, live body painting, and a free photo booth.
Support small businesses and grab some cool stuff at the May 9th -10th Echo Park Craft Fair. Last year’s event featured over 70 artists, and this year’s event is sure to be even bigger. There will be everything from jewelry to flowers to ceramics to cold pressed juices. Bring your mom! The fair falls on Mother’s Day weekend, and it’s the perfect place to find a great gift.
Things to do in May: Get some exercise.
We’re stuck in our cars a lot in Los Angeles. Big Parade LA wants to change that. The May 2nd-3rd event is a two-day, 40 mile walking march throughout neighborhoods all over LA. The journey starts in Downtown and includes over 100 staircases. Make sure to bring your water bottle!
Things to do in May: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
This May 2nd-3rd family friendly festival features mariachi bands, DJs and food trucks. Olvera Street is also filled with vendors selling traditional items including piñatas, Mexican pottery and serapes. The festival is a popular destination for both locals and visitors, who enjoy the authenticity and preservation of Spanish culture offered at this California State Historic Landmark.
Lucha VaVOOM is a crazy show featuring masked Mexican wrestlers and burlesque acts, and their biggest show of the year is taking place May 4th-5th for Cinco de Mayo. Not only will this show feature the usual acts, there will also be special guest wrestlers, Aztec dancers, trapeze, tamales, tequila, a DJ, and a real life piñata. I’m not sure what a real life piñata means, but it sounds pretty fun!
Things to do in May: See what’s new.
At this event you can buy designer clothing at up to half the normal retail price all while helping charity. Super Saturday has been referred to as the “Rolls Royce of garage sales,” and this year it’s coming to LA for the first time on May 16th. Fashion gurus Molly Sims and Rachel Zoe host the event where all proceeds go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
The LA Derby Dolls have a new home to kick off their 2015 season. The all female roller derby league’s new El Sereno home will host a double header to start things off on May 16th. Check out these tough chicks while you chow down on some food and drinks.
Are you going to any of these events? Tell me how they were in the comments below.