Things To Do

10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Japanese American Museum in Little Tokyo
Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Thursday, May 23, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!


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1. [10 a.m.] 260LA will host a 3.1 Philip Lim sample sale from May 23-26 in their Beverly Hills location.

2. [5 p.m.] Night Market is back on the hilltop of the iconic Yamashiro restaurant every Thursday all summer long. Angelenos can enjoy boutique vendors, food vendors, a concert series, cocktails at Yamashiro’s Pagoda Bar and an unbeatable view of Hollywood. This event is also kid friendley. Please note this year the organizers are charging $10 to park at the shuttle location. Shuttles are free and so is admission.

5. [6 p.m.] The 8th Annual Taste of Boyle Heights happening at Casa Del Mexicano is a yearly community fundraiser for the East LA Community Corporation featuring food and live music from local establishments, vendors and more.

3. [7 p.m.] LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and Mezcal Los Javis present a screening of Agave: The Spirit of a Nation with a post screening tasting of mezcal with guest speaker Jaime Mateo, CEO of Mezcal Los Javis.

4. [7 p.m.] Pasta Masters: A Progressive Pasta Experience at the Authentic Italian Table comes to Mr. C Beverly Hills on Thursday as part of the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl for a pasta-centric culinary experience with top chefs, unlimited bites of their pasta creations, hor d’oeuvres, beer, wine and more.

7. [7 p.m.] Art & Beer Night Market LA at Iron Triangle.

6. [8 p.m.] Science! (the show) Presents: DNA in Space!. Guest lecturer Dr. Alexis Danis leads a discussion on what happens to your DNA when you travel to space. Takes place at Two Bit Circus in the Arts District.

8. [various]  If Halloween and horror movies are your favorite topics then I Like Scary Movies Experience will be just what you’re looking for. Guests can expect to see, hear, feel, and smell recreations of iconic moments from IT (2017), Beetlejuice, The Shining, The Lost Boys, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. There won’t be costumed actors jumping out trying to startle but there will be multi-sensory surprises along your winding path. The pop-up experience runs April 4 through June 16 Thursday through Sunday. Check for discounted tickets before your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. [various] Free museum daysMOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.),  USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.) and Museum of Latin American Art (5 to 9 p.m.)

10. [various] WE RISE, a free 10 day pop-up festival (May 18-27) will honor Mental Health Awareness Month through artists presentations, creative programming, workshops, activism, panels and more – all focused on supporting a call to action for mental health as a civil right. FREE

#SPONSORED DEAL: $7 tix to the Original Lobster Festival (via Goldstar)

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar