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2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

LA Weekend Events Roundup May 3-6

Posted May 2nd, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

Posted on SoCal Pulse

From Cinco de Mayo celebrations to rooftop film screenings, here are the top LA weekend events for May 3-6.

Edited by Christina Wiese.


L.A. Times Food Bowl

Through May 31. All month long, the Los Angeles Times’ citywide food festival celebrates L.A.’s food scene and promotes awareness about food waste and hunger. Food Bowl brings together L.A.’s best bars, cafés, hotels, markets, restaurants and the world’s top chefs for more than 200 dining events, panel discussions, chef collaborations and other happenings. Highlights include Night Market, from May 16-20 at Grand Park, where an estimated 45,000+ attendees will enjoy 50 food vendors, outdoor dining and entertainment.



Rooftop Cinema Club 

May 1-31. The U.K.’s “Number One Outdoor Cinema Series” returns to the rooftops of the historic Montalban Theatre and Level Downtown Los Angeles. Enjoy street food and drinks while you take in views and watch acclaimed films, including recent Oscar winners (I, TonyaDunkirkGet Out) and classics (The Godfather). See website for full lineup and schedule. Ages 18+; select screenings 21+. $17-$28. 1615 Vine St., L.A.; 888 S. Olive St., downtown.




Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF)

May 3-12. The 34th annual fest will showcase the best in Asian Pacific American and international cinema. Expect screenings, conversations with artists, educational talks, special events and more across various L.A. venues. See website for complete lineup.



Malibu Movie Under the Stars
May 4. May the fourth be with you on this special night under the big blue SoCal sky as Malibu Wines continues its film series with a screening of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Free, walk-ins welcome. Malibu Wines, 31740 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu.




VRLA 2018 

May 4-5. Step into a new universe at the largest immersive technology festival in the world. Learn from VR, AR and MR experts through a variety of formats: keynotes, workshops, presentations, panels and more. $30-$299. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown.





Starts May 5. Traveling outdoor movie-event series, presented by Showtime, boasts the largest outdoor inflatable screen on the West Coast, as well as food trucks and live musical performances. Venues include the Autry Museum in Griffith Park and Los Angeles State Historic Park. See website for a full schedule. Doors 5:30 p.m.; band 7 p.m.; movie 8:30 p.m. $8-$21, under 5 free. 213.267.4393.




Kentucky Derby Viewing Party

May 5. Let your Southern style shine at this annual viewing party complete with DJs and a live stream of the biggest race day of the year. Executive chef Travis Strickland will be serving up Southern favorites including a Kentucky hot brown sandwich and classic Juleps. 1-4:30 p.m. 11647 San Vicente Blvd.,




Masters of Taste

May 6. Pasadena’s luxury food and drink festival lets you stroll the Rose Bowl’s field while feasting on fare from top L.A. chefs and restaurants (e.g., Redbird and Spring), sipping signature cocktails by the city’s master mixologists and tasting offerings from eclectic California wineries and local craft breweries. All proceeds benefit Union Station Homeless Services. 21+. 4-7 p.m.; VIP 3-7 p.m. $105-$165. 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, 626.791.6677.



4th Annual White Party

May 6. Don your best white outfit and join over 500 people for an afternoon of conga lines, poolside dancing, Caribbean barbecue and libations to keep you refreshed throughout the day. The first 200 guests to arrive will receive complimentary white sunglasses. Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. Tickets





I Create Music Expo
Upcoming | May 7-9. Today’s top charting artists and music creators gather for three unique days of panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes and one-on-one sessions. Artists Meghan Trainor, Jason Mraz, St. Vincent and JoJo are set to appear. $379+. Loews Hollywood Hotel, 1755 N. Highland Ave., L.A.