Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most out of your May.
DO THIS → Date Night At The Grove, where you and a special someone will have dinner, catch a movie, and enjoy complimentary valet parking all for just $30 per person. Take advantage of this perfect date night every Monday – Friday evening during the entire month of May (see participating restaurants here).
SHOP HERE → Unique LA where it’s all about showing your local love by shopping made-in-America goods. Held at the California Market Center May 3 & 4, the event presents an exciting opportunity to meet the faces behind the designers and artists, all of whom have been hand-selected to share their goods; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $10 entry at the door. (Can’t make it? Summer show dates will be announced soon).
PAIR THIS → Cocktail Crafting, a demonstration hosted by The Huxley WeHo with the Institute Of Domestic Technology (May 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) WITH THIS → Alchemy In A Glass: The Essential Guide To Handcrafted Cocktails (published on May 20) and you’ll have the blueprints for being your own mixologist.
WATCH THIS → The Hollywood Celebrity Ashes cricket match, part of LA’s annual Brit Week celebration. It’s Southern California’s version of “The Ashes”, the sport’s most fiercely fought international competition that takes place every two years between Britain and Australia. The showdown begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 4 at Woodley Park.
GO HERE → The Santa Monica Bicycle Expo on May 3 and 4. Located next to the famed Santa Monica Pier and beach bicycle path, this inaugural event has partnered with the oldest bike maker in the world, Bianchi. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just a bike lover, get ready to see some spectacular frames and gear.
DRINK HERE → LAWineFest returning May 31 and June 1 at the historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Sign-up for one of the offered pairings, like Artisanal Cheese & Wine or Chocolate & Wine, then swirl your drink as you relax under the shady rose garden like a VIP. Buy tickets here.