🥳 Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in LA!

5/1 - 5/6: spring floral arranging, backgammon club, & speed dating

👋 OH HEY 👋

Mads here! Let’s recap my first time at Stagecoach (yee-haw) 🌵 We were invited by our friends at Carving Block to take content of the food lineup at the festival, and damn. Let’s just say that the bbq was bbq-ing.

Some highlights included the pulled pork sandwich by Chef Aaron May, a slice of pepperoni with honey drizzle from Prince St, dairy-free soft serve from Monty’s, cocktails from Desert 5 Spot, fried dumplings from Fatty Mart, and pulled pork nachos by Black Sugar Rib Co. Full food recap here!

Top Left: Chef Aaron May, Top Right: Monty’s, Bottom Left: Desert 5 Spot, Bottom Right: Black Sugar Rib Co.

Okay, now on to the coolest things to do in LA this week.


The coolest events happening in Los Angeles this week.

Santa Monica, Wednesday 5/1

One of our favorite romance novels, The Idea of You, has been adapted into a movie that releases on Prime Video on May 2nd.

To celebrate, we're putting on a book club / watch party at an art gallery in Santa Monica the night before (that’s tonight)!

  • Silver Lake, Wednesday 5/1 🍯 Honey House is back with another block party! Expect an evening filled with cocktails, live music, and great times.

  • West Hollywood, Thursday 5/2 💐 This is so wholesome: a spring floral arranging class at Seed Floral.

  • Melrose Hill, Thursday 5/2 🥞 It’s Ggiata’s 2nd Annual Breakfast For Dinner. There will be hot honey chicken biscuits, BLTs with fried eggs on Texas toast, and blueberry pancake hand pies. Omfg.

  • Eagle Rock, Thursday 5/2 🍹 Name a more iconic duo: Capri Club is popping up at Queen St on Thursday. EEK!

  • Venice, Thursday 5/2 🍷 I mean, what’s better than a wine & jazz night?

  • Highland Park, Thursday 5/2 - Sunday 5/5 🕯️ Flamingo Estate is having a Mother Nature’s Gift Gallery this weekend! Chrissy Teigen will be there on Saturday…

  • Beverly Hills, Friday 5/3 🍽️ Challahdad is collabing with Leora for a one-day only drop of the Holy Schnitz! Drooling…

  • Silver Lake, Friday 5/3 🎲 Backgammon lovers! It’s the Silver Lake Backgammon Club on Friday, and this time they’ll be at Silver Lake Pool & Inn.

  • DTLA, Friday 5/3 🍽️ It’s chef’s night out at Neighborhood Winery on Friday! They’re having a Guyana-inspired food pop-up by Ode to Aabel.

  • Santa Monica, Friday 5/3 😆 Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with LA's best AAPI comedians at this show on Friday!

  • Costa Mesa, Saturday 5/4 🛍️ I love the name of this: Not your Mother’s Market. Vintage, tooth gems, portraits, and more at Daydream Surf Shop!

  • West Hollywood, Saturday 5/4 🥖 Want a FREE cheesesteak? Well, Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks is celebrating their grand opening on Saturday by giving away free cheesesteaks for the first 50 people, 20% off all orders, and a chance to win gift cards, Dodgers & LA Galaxy suite tickets, and even a TV!

  • Venice, Saturday 5/4 🍹 Looking for somewhere to drink tequila in honor of Cinco de Mayo? Luna Nueva will feature a special cocktail menu at Paloma in Venice. There will be a DJ, dancing, appetizers, and (of course) tequila. RSVP here!

  • Santa Monica, Saturday 5/4 🍝 There’s this pasta dinner & pop-up disco happening called Rigatoni Club! Obsessed.

  • Hollywood, Saturday 5/4 🍴 ILÉ is launching their first ever family-style dinner series featuring contemporary West African cuisine. Chef Tolu Eros will make you feel like you are at a dinner party with 10 of your closest friends while trying new dishes and flavors that are almost impossible to find in Los Angeles.

  • Venice, Saturday 5/4 💐 This is where you’ll get flowers for early Mother’s Day: Skylar Clean Beauty is teaming up with Main Street Flower Truck for a pop-up on Abbot Kinney. They’re offering complimentary Dahlia stems and fragrance rollerballs while supplies last!

  • Frogtown, Saturday 5/4 💌 Another speed dating event at Loreto! As a part of Frogtown Flea Crawl.

  • Malibu, Saturday 5/4 🪷 Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! Celebrate with We All Feel & Saje at this support circle in Malibu.

  • Frogtown, Saturday 5/4 🍦 Starting at 3:30 PM on Saturday, OLIPOP is popping up to scoop up their limited-edition Barbie Peaches & Cream prebiotic soda (yum) with an ice cream float at the Van Leeuwen in Franklin Village. The first 100 customers will receive a FREE float!!

  • Santa Monica, Saturday 5/4 🏳️‍🌈 There’s this new comedy clinic for LGBTQ families & kiddos starting on Saturday! Learn more here.

  • Santa Monica, Saturday 5/4 ✍️ Wow, this sounds lovely: Aire Wellness & The Five Minute Journal are putting on this oceanside sound bath.

  • DTLA, Saturday 5/4 🏺 Learn how to make pottery at this mid-day workshop at 736 Studios! Grab lunch at Sonoratown afterwards.

  • Venice, Saturday 5/4 🥳 Aesthetically Yours is throwing a Cinco de Mayo party at their chic studio. This is gonna be a vibe.

  • Historic Filipinotown, Saturday 5/4 🎉 It’s Baryo HiFi, the inaugural cultural celebration of Historic Filipinotown! Expect food by some of the best Filipino restaurants in LA, art exhibits, and a marketplace.

  • DTLA, Sunday 5/5 🍹 It’s Cinco de Mayo! Head over to Damian for cocktail specials in honor of the Battle of Puebla, 1862.

  • Pico-Robertson, Sunday 5/5 🏎️ Looking for an F1 viewing party? Cardinale du Vin is having one on Sunday!

  • Glendale, Sunday 5/5 ✂️ It’s collage night at Junior High! Great friend date idea.

  • DTLA, Sunday 5/5 🪕 Cha Cha Cha is throwing the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration! There will be a mechanical bull and a mariachi band, so…

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