Who cares if you’re 36 and can’t even remember your high school mascot? It's prom season—and Bootie LA is throwing down for adults 21 and up with prom kings, queens and all. Namasdrake is serving up fresh OVO beats to motivate your vinyasa flow, and the Hammer Museum is clearing up all of your Constitution qualms with $5 booze to ensure maximum education for the public in Trump’s America. If none of that strikes your fancy, stroll through the rose gardens or prepare your chops for some hearty BBQ. Whatever your mood, it's all happening, Los Angeles.
Thursday, May 18
Beer Dinner at Boomtown with Chef Alan Matheus
Reserve your seat this Thursday for Boomtown Brewery's first ever beer dinner event. Chef Alan Matheus is preparing a five-course meal paired with five of Boomtown’s brews, followed by an hour of open bar after the meal. From the ale braised lamb shank paired with Magic Napper Scottish Ale to mascarpone panna cotta and Submission Belgian Golden Strong, your palettes are sure to be satisfied.
7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Boomtown Brewery
; $85 a seat; More info HERE
Images courtesy of Jack Strutz
Friday, May 19
Constitution Happy Hour
What happens when the US Constitution and alcohol go on a date? Constitution Happy Hour at AMMO's Cafe, is what! Sip on $5 craft beers and wines as you brush up on your rights and lacks thereof and discuss post-Obama madness with David Glazier, Professor of International Law at Loyola Law School.
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Hammer Museum
; $6 cash ONLY; More info HERE
Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, May 21
31st Annual Bug Fair
Join The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and over a million creepy crawlers for the 31st Annual Bug Fair! The two-day bug extravaganza is host to a variety of exhibits from exotic insect collections to bug-inspired artwork and jewelry. Munch on some protein-filled goodies at the main stage or wander through the Nature Gardens for up-close encounters with crawly creatures and crafts. Don’t forget to reserve your time slot online prior to arrival!
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
; $5 for children; $9 for students & seniors; $12 for adults; More info HERE
Help Descanso Gardens celebrate America's favorite flower this weekend at the fourth annual rose festival. Marvel at the rare rose discovery station, create your own spring bloom works of art, watch a live model become a human vase and more. The event is replete with rose-inspired food, live music and guided tours. Please note: Entry to Descanso Gardens on May 20 and 21 is restricted to members and visitors with Rose Festival reservations.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Descanso Gardens
; $4 for children, $6 for students & seniors, $9 for adults; More info HERE
Saturday, May 20
TEDxUCLA Gravity 2017
Don your spacesuit for this year’s TEDxUCLA's topic of choice, gravity. TEDx is a self-organized program dedicated to "ideas worth sharing" within your community, hence the “X”. Each event combines TEDTalk videos and live speakers to spark a deep discussion with your local chapters. TEDxUCLA’s first event launched in 2011 with the topic Minding, Mining, Mending, and Mapping with more than 15 distinguished speakers and over 350 guests. Each year, the event grows and presents a diverse slate of speakers.
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; UCLA Royce Hall
; $37 for students, $77 for GA; More info HERE
Backyard Rose BBQ
Enjoy the second annual Backyard Rose BBQ with a refreshing glass of rosé in one hand and smoked brisket in the other. The grub will be served fresh off of Jason Neroni's grill, meanwhile the wine cruised down Highway 1 from the vineyards of six Santa Barbara winemakers. Live music will be announced shortly, so stay tuned.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Rose
; $75+; More info HERE
Bootie LA: Bootie Prom!
Bootie LA first launched in San Francisco in 2003 as the first club night dedicated solely to the burgeoning bootleg mashup scene. Bootie celebrates pop culture both past and present, hence the theme for this month's soiree: Prom. Doll up in your best creative prom attire to win the title of prom king or queen and an $100 cash prize. With DJs Shyboy and Axel on the beats, R.A.I.D. dance crew lighting the stage and Shutter Tribe capturing the moments in your prom-tastic threads, it's go time.
9 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Los Globos
; $10; More info HERE
Sunday, May 21
Namasdrake Los Angeles
Go 0-100 real quick with Namasdrake's vinyasa flows this Saturday at UNION with your woes. Prep yourself to find inner peace with sick albeit chill beats. The class will focus on core strength and twists from the waist … front ways, back ways, you know that I don't play. Remember, you must supply your own yoga mat and arrive at least 15 minutes early. Arrive 30 minutes early for a drank at the bar if you think you can still handle your inversions.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.; Union
; 18+; $25; More info HERE
Twin Peaks Premiere Viewing Party
Twin Peaks fans, gather round for pie, donuts libations to celebrate to the 25-years-later revival of David Lynch’s cult TV show. Rock your best Laura Palmer, Agent Cooper or Log Lady attire to win a funky prize. Then, sit back, relax and prepare to get strange as we step inside the inner workings of the auteur’s mind.
7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.; HM157
; Free; More info HERE
Image courtesy of Daiana Feuer