10 things to do for this Saturday in LA [5-14-2022]

Street food cinema in The Autry. Image via Street Food Cinema

Saturday will be a hot one (as in 90+ in and around the south), but if you can brave the sweltering heat, there’s plenty to see and do.

Below are our top three picks for today (May 14) in Los Angeles, followed by a roundup of seven other quick ideas to consider. Whatever you do, even if you just sit on your couch enjoying the air conditioning, I hope you enjoy your day!

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Things to do for Saturday

A forest through the trees -> A brand new experience from artist Glen Kaino (artistic producer of On and of itself on Broadway) is now open at Ace Mission Studios near DTLA. A forest through the trees encourages visitors to rethink their relationship with the natural world by immersing them in a surreal forest environment built on 28,000 square feet of warehouse space. See animatronic headgear, illusions of fire and a dazzling light show built on the recreation of a 144-year-old fig tree that once stood on Olvera Street. Adult (off-peak) tickets start at $20 per person during off-peak hours and go for $30 during peak times. Runs Wednesday through Sunday through the end of summer. Get more information here.

Downtown Burbank Arts Festival -> A huge merchant marketplace is taking over Downtown Burbank on San Fernando Blvd today and tomorrow. in Burbank. Expect about 150 indie vendors offering curated goods, including original fashion and jewelry designs, stationery, innovative home decor and housewares, art, photography, food, and more. Free to visit. More info here.

Getty 25 Celebrates Inglewood -> Saturday and Sunday, the Getty 25 series comes to Inglewood City Hall for two days of art activations, live music, workshops and food purveyors, all in an effort to spotlight local artists and cultural creators. Free to attend. View the full program of both days here.

Seven more things to do in LA today

  • Street Food Cinema is coming to The Autry Museum in Griffith Park today for a 35th anniversary screening of Dirty Dancing, plus a special guest appearance from Baby herself, Jennifer Grey. Presale general admission tickets start at $19. More info here.
  • Propel Fitness Water offers free fitness classes at Grand Park every Saturday in May to celebrate the Joy of Workout Out.
  • Corey Helford Gallery kicks off a new group show tonight with an opening reception for I don’t want to be, I am, an international traveling exhibition curated by Ink and Movement that explores the concept of identity through selected works by a range of Spanish and Argentine artists. Also debuting is a new solo exhibition by London-based artist duo Kai & Sunny entitled Future seasons.
  • Join In Sheep’s Clothing today at noon for an afternoon of tunes and exclusive coffee tastings. Produced with the help of the oat milk brand Minor Figures, beans (selected by Metric) from Ethiopia, Colombia and Peru will be part of the lineup, as well as espresso drinks. Tickets cost $20 and include a bag of limited edition single origin coffee beans.
  • RuPaul’s DragCon continues through Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
  • The ongoing We Rise 2022 series today features multiple community events, including an AAPI Heritage Month festival in Eagle Rock, a gallery exhibition and wellness workshops in South Los Angeles, and an arts and wellness village in Long Beach.
  • Learn the basics of composting and get a hands-on tutorial at a workshop today led by LA Compost. Saturday’s event at Cottonwood Urban Farm in Panorama City is free to attend with RSVP.

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Brian Champlino

Brian is the co-founder of We Like LA and a lifelong fan of puns, the Lakers and late night tacos. Follow him on Twitter @bchampLA

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