10 things to do for this Saturday in LA [5-21-2022]

Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow exhibit at The Broad. Photo by Brian Champlin

Need some to-do’s on Saturday? Well, let’s give chase.

Below are our top three picks for today (May 21) in Los Angeles, followed by a roundup of seven other quick ideas to consider.

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Things to do for Saturday

2nd Annual Folk Kite Festival -> This afternoon, Clockshop and California State Parks are hosting Community & Unity, a second annual People’s Kite Festival taking place from 2-6pm at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. Expect kite master demos, special workshops, curated snacks for purchase and tons of colorful kites sailing through the sky. Participation is free, donations welcome. More info here.

Getty 25 Community Festival-> All summer long, The Getty will be celebrating its 25th anniversary through a series of free pop-up community festivals held all over Los Angeles County. Each event highlights curated experiences that reflect the host community, including interactive workshops, live music and performances, a craft market, food trucks, giveaways, photo booths and more. The series continues this weekend with events in Lincoln Heights on Saturday and Sunday† More info here.

Asian-American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Day -> Today at King Gillette Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, the National Park Service is hosting a special event honoring Asian-American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander culture. The day’s activities and performances include Taiko drumming, Hawaiian plumage and lei-making, Japanese and Chinese calligraphy, Japanese music, and historical presentations on Chinese abalone fishermen by rangers from the neighboring Channel Islands National Park. Runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free entry. More info here.

Seven more things to do in LA today

  • Two new exhibitions open today at The Broad, including Takashi Murakami’s first-ever solo exhibition at the museum.
  • Tonight is Pride Night at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Get up close to animal ambassadors, hear drag stories, dance to DJ-spun tunes, take special photos and more.
  • The 8th Annual Los Angeles IPA Fest comes to Brennan’s in Marina del Rey, where more than 50 breweries will submit samples.
  • LA TACO’s annual Taco Madness is coming to Santa Anita Park, with confirmed vendors including Villas, Sonoratown, Macheen and many more. Tickets cost $15 per person.
  • The Natural History Museum’s annual Bug Fair highlights exotic insect collections, insect-inspired artwork and jewelry, insect-flavored crafts, live animal demos, and insect-related products such as honey and silk. Tickets are $7-$15 (depending on age).
  • The San Fernando Outdoor Market is a monthly evening with more than 80 vendors plus music, classic cars, food and entertainment. Runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free entry.
  • LA Operas Aida is coming to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion starting today. The new production features a full choir, orchestra, ballet, and new designs from Los Angeles-based artist RETNA.

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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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