There are so many things that I love in this life and three day weekends is definitely one of them. This upcoming weekend is Memorial Day weekend which to many means the official kick off for the summer. Here are some fun things that you can do with your loved ones over the long weekend.
In true Los Angeles spirit, you can go and watch La La Land in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The movie itself dominated the blockbusters back in December and now a live orchestra will be bringing the soundtrack to life at the famous Hollywood Bowl. The vocals will not be live but there will be a blending of movie and live music. And as always, you can take a picnic and wine to enjoy at the bowl. Tickets are still available for the Friday showing and it will be a show that you don’t want to miss. http://hollywood.bowl-ca.com/Tickets-Active.php?eventID=2293834&venueID=737
Another fun activity that you can take the entire family to is Fiesta Hermosa. This is an arts and craft fair that happens twice a year at Hermosa Beach in Southern California. The event includes concerts, shopping and food tents on the Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza and in the surrounding area. A food court, a petting zoo, a wine and beer garden and a main stage that will be including live music will all be a part of the fun festivities. Shuttles will also be offered for you to park a ways away and to be shuttled in to the fiesta. More information about the event can be found here: http://fiestahermosa.net
The 4th annual MainOpoly: Taste of Main Street will be occurring this weekend in Santa Monica. This party is Monopoly themed which means that there are various stations that are based off of the board game and you can use fake “MainOpoly” money to purchase the yummy food that Main Street businesses will be offering as well as cocktails and and beers from their “Go Directly to Jail” VIP Lounge. How fun is that? Tickets rage from $25 – $50 depending on general admission or VIP admission. The best part about Monopoly is that its benefiting Summer Solstice and Heal the Bay. For more information about the Monopoly Memorial Day themed party go to: http://mainopolysm.com
What’s a better way to kick off the summer than to go to a pool party? The Mondrian Hotel, which is known for its Skybar, a bar and pool with the best views of La in West Hollywood will be get the party started on Friday from 1 -6 with it’s “Just Ditch Fridays.” On Saturday, May 27, they will be restarting their “Wicked Paradise” parties with DJs spinning the hottest tracks of the summer.
Nothing says summer fun like outdoor movie screenings and there will be some fun movies that will be playing around Los Angeles this Memorial Day Weekend. The Rooftop Cinema Club will be playing Moana at the Montalban on Friday, May 26. On May 27, Eat|See|Hear will be showing Pulp Fiction at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park and Street Food Cinema will be playing Back to the Future at Verdugo Park. Sunday night, May 28, Cinespia will show the cult classic Clueless at the infamous Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
No matter how you decide to spend your weekend this three-day weekend, I encourage you to go out, enjoy the sun, be with friends and family, drink a few cocktails and enjoy this beautiful city that is Los Angeles. I would love to hear what you all get into over the weekend, so feel free to shoot me a message in the comment to share about your Memorial Day Weekend.