10 Things To Do For This Saturday in L.A. [5-18-2024]

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Beverly Gardens Park
Beverly Gardens Park. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

So we can’t seem to shake this morning gloom, but not to worry, there are plenty of fun to-dos to brighten up your weekend.

This Saturday in Los Angeles, you’ll find the Beverly Hills Art Show, Long Beach Pride, the 19th Annual Celebrating Words Festival, a Bug Fair at NHM, new works at Corey Helford Gallery, and more. Whatever you decide on, hope you enjoy the day!


Three Top Picks To Do This Saturday

M = Less than .5 miles from an L.A. Metro Station, FA = Free Admission

Beverly Hills Art ShowFA > Over 230 artists are expected to participate in the Beverly Hills Art Show this year. Taking place Saturday and Sunday in Beverly Gardens Park the event is free to attend and includes a wine and beer garden, demonstrating artists, children’s activities, gourmet food trucks and several community exhibits. More info here.

Long Beach Pride ->The 41st Annual Long Beach Pride Festival will transform the Marina Green with an array of live music, scrumptious food, and captivating entertainment, featuring Saucy Santana as the headliner on Saturday. Festival tickets start at $35. Don’t miss the Long Beach Pride Parade which takes place on Sunday. There is no cost to attend the parade. More info here.

19th Annual Celebrating Words FestivalFA > This Saturday, the 9th Annual Celebrating Words Festival brings a one-day book giveaway and literary resource fair to the Vaughn G3 Academy campus in Pacoima. The schedule of programming includes workshops on art, music, heritage, nature, and wellbeing, plus food/drink options, a Hearts and Hands Mercadito, and a 25-foot rock climbing wall. It all runs from 2 to 7 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

Seven More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • This Thursday to Sunday, Exhibit A Gallery (1056 S Fairfax Ave) is hosting a Frasier-inspired pop-up art show inspired by the long-running NBC sitcom and Our Frasier Remake. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. FA
  • The Natural History Museum is hosting a Bug Fair this weekend highlighting exotic insect collections, bug-inspired goods, bug-tastic crafts and live animal demos.
  • Just Like Heaven returns this Saturday to Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena with a lineup of era-defining artists that includes The Postal Service, Death Cab for Cutie, Phoenix, The War on Drugs and other acts.
  • The Hollywood Jane Revue is back at this Saturday at the Crown Theater in Pasadena with Beam Me Up Burlesque, a now show featuring a series of send-ups based on on characters from the Star Trek franchise.
  • Artazan comes to the Pasadena Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday exploring all things hand crafted.
  • Street Food Cinema continues this Saturday with a pair of events, including a collaboration with D23 presenting a screening of Up at LA County Arboretum, plus a 30th anniversary screening of Pulp Fiction at The Autry.
  • Corey Helford Gallery is hosting an opening reception on Saturday for a trio of new exhibitions, including contributions by surreal portraitist Troy Brooks and Australian pop artist Ben Frost. The reception starts at 7 p.m. FA

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