Social Calendar

May
1
Tue
LA Times Food Bowl @ Los Angeles, Varies
May 1 – May 31 all-day

The Los Angeles Times kicks off May with the launch of the Food Bowl, an annual month-long food festival celebrating the city’s dynamic and influential food scene. The centerpiece of Food Bowl will be Night Market, a bustling outdoor dining experience, held at Grand Park. Inspired by the global street food scene, Night Market will include 50 restaurants and food trucks, drinks and live entertainment each evening May 10-14. Through individual programs with restaurants, chefs, bars, coffee shops, food trucks, hotels and markets, the Food Bowl schedule will include hundreds of events May 1-31, including over Memorial Day weekend. Food Bowl will support food access, sustainability and waste reduction through direct donations, raising awareness and third-party initiatives.

Los Angeles Times Food Bowl Kickoff @ Los Angeles, CA
May 1 @ 7:00 pm

The Los Angeles Times kicks off May with the launch of the Food Bowl, an annual month-long food festival celebrating the city’s dynamic and influential food scene. The centerpiece of Food Bowl will be Night Market, a bustling outdoor dining experience, held at Grand Park. Inspired by the global street food scene, Night Market will include 50 restaurants and food trucks, drinks and live entertainment each evening May 10-14. Through individual programs with restaurants, chefs, bars, coffee shops, food trucks, hotels and markets, the Food Bowl schedule will include hundreds of events May 1-31, including over Memorial Day weekend. Food Bowl will support food access, sustainability and waste reduction through direct donations, raising awareness and third-party initiatives.

May
5
Sat
Kentucky Derby @ Churchhill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky
May 5 all-day

The Kentucky Derby is a horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival.

3rd Annual DerbyDayLA @ Pacific Palisades, CA
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

DerbyDayLA is pleased to bring the “South” to Southern California providing our guests the ultimate Kentucky Derby Experience. DerbyDayLA will feature live polo matches, a celebrity red carpet, VIP cabanas with table service, best dressed and best hat contests and much more southern fun!

3rd Annual DerbyDayLA – Kentucky Derby Viewing Party @ Pacific Palisades, CA
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

DerbyDayLA is pleased to bring the “South” to Southern California providing our guests the ultimate Kentucky Derby Experience with premium craft cocktails featuring G.H. Mumm, Absolut Elyx, Avion 44 and Glenlivet, live polo matches, satellite coverage of the Kentucky Derby, high touch brand activations and social media experiences and a celebrity red carpet and much more!

The Infatuation & Don Julio Cinco De Mayo Celebration @ Vernon, CA
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Don Julio Tequila is hosting Palomapalooza celebrating Cinco De Mayo with good friends and even better tequila. We’ll have food from Bar Ama, Salazar, and Churros Don Abel, and plenty of Palomas for everyone. Must be 21+ to party!

Derby Day at Santa Anita Park @ Santa Anita Race Track
May 5 @ 7:48 pm

Come out for a day of Live Jazz & Alpha Mixmaster DJ’s, Best Hat & Outfit Contests with Celebrity Hosts & Judges. Buffet Lunch by the infamous Dulans’ on Crenshaw is included in the price. Also enjoy Raffle Prizes, Mint Juleps with Live Horse Racing, Wagering and door prizes!

May
6
Sun
Fashion Mamas, Mama Market @ Platform Culver City, 8850 Washington Boulevard
May 6 all-day

Fashion Mamas — the exclusive members-only network for influential mothers who work in fashion and creative industries — is set to host a massive Mama Market to inspire creative Mother’s Day gift shopping. The one-day-only experience will feature more than 30 inspiring, mama-owned brands and retailers. Fashion Mamas will be taking over the Mid-City shopping center’s entire outdoor space that day, spreading its Mama Market vendors across the venue.

Masters of Taste @ Pasadena, CA
May 6 all-day

At the Masters of Taste, walk the field of the Rose Bowl and enjoy unlimited samplings from some of L.A.’s most eclectic chefs and restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, mixologists and more! 2,500 influential food and beverage enthusiasts from all throughout the Greater Los Angeles area are expected to attend this exciting festival which will include spectacular offerings from over 50 Culinary Masters and restaurants, an array of signature sweets prepared by L.A.’s finest Sweet Masters, signature handcrafted cocktails and tastings from over 25 Beverage Masters which will include top cocktail bars, wineries, local craft breweries, pressed juices, hand roasted coffee, entertainment, and much more.

Taste of the World @ Los Angeles, CA
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At Taste the World 2018, food and wine connoisseurs unite with music fans as the top chefs from Southern California come together in Hollywood for a worldly experience that will excite both your senses and taste buds.

May
8
Tue
Cannes Film Festival @ Cannes, France
May 8 – May 19 all-day

“The Festival de Cannes is a celebration of cinematographic art. We exist to showcase the new writing, new genres and new visual innovations of our time. Every year in May, Cannes gives a sort of snapshot – both ephemeral and lasting, when one adds up the years – of what constitutes the art of cinema.”

May
10
Thu
1,000 Miles of Pinot, San Diego @ Kimpton Solamar Hotel - Sun & Moon Deck
May 10 all-day

WALT Wines, a leading luxury Pinot Noir producer, has announced dates for its annual 1,000 Miles of Pinot release parties in both Sonoma in April and San Diego in May. The brand will be releasing its highly anticipated 2016 vintage of single vineyard Pinot Noir wines from appellations stretching from as far north as the Willamette Valley in Oregon, through Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Carneros, the Santa Lucia Highlands and the Sta. Rita Hills of the Santa Barbara County.

May
11
Fri
Ru Paul’s DragCon @ Los Angeles Convention Center
May 11 – May 13 all-day

resented by RuPaul and World of Wonder Productions, RuPaul’s DragCon returns for its fourth year at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  The convention will take place over a three-day period, beginning Friday, May 11th – Sunday, May 13th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

May
13
Sun
Mother’s Day Brunch at BOA @ West Hollywood, CA
May 13 @ 11:00 am
At this Mother’s Day Brunch, guests will enjoy a wide selection of brunch choices including a full seafood bar, 40 day dry aged carving station, custom egg bar, LA street food station, and classic brunch buffet favorites. In addition, all mother’s will receive complimentary champagne, and a Bloody Mary cart will be provided. A regular menu will also be available upon request.
Bamford Matriarch Special Mother’s Day Book Signing @ Malibu, CA
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In “Nurture,” Lady Bamford gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most sustainable farms in the UK, Daylesford Farm, while highlighting the principles, ideals and goals she lives by to lead a more conscious life. “Nurture” is a fascinating story of Lady Bamford’s determination to change the way we think about our food and our environment, while also reminding her readers that mindfulness is the key to a happy, well-lived existence. At the signing, in addition to getting a chance to meet Lady Bamford, guests will also enjoy complementary rosé and biodynamic bites!

May
17
Thu
Heal the Bay’s Beach “Bring Back the Beach” Gala @ The Jonothan Beach Club, Santa Monica
May 17 all-day

This year’s “Bring Back the Beach” dinner will welcome more than 1,000 guests as they celebrate under the stars in support of thriving oceans and healthy watersheds. The event brings together a lively group of artists, entertainment figures, local government officials and business leaders. Now in its second decade, the gala has grown into L.A.’s ultimate beach party.

Apple Music Presents: Shawn Mendes, One Night Only @ Hollywood, CA
May 17 @ 7:30 pm

In anticipation of his upcoming self-titled studio album, superstar Shawn Mendes is spending the evening with someone very special – YOU!  Join Apple Music on Thursday, May 17 at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood, CA as Shawn performs a special set including new songs from his upcoming album. The performance will be followed by an intimate Q&A hosted by Apple Music’s Zane Lowe.

Buffer Festival L.A @ Hollywood, CA
May 17 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Buffer Festival is an annual showcase of online world premieres, bringing the most acclaimed digital creators and their audiences together. The festival includes a variety of programming, including a red carpet gala and premiere screenings, with YouTube’s highest quality content on full display.

May
18
Fri
Electric Daisy Carnival @ Las Vegas
May 18 – May 20 all-day

Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas is one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world. Gathering nearly half a million attendees from all over the world, the festival is a mecca for EDM lovers.
Each year EDC Las Vegas’ eight stages are imaginatively redesigned, combining with the dozens of interactive art installations, hundreds of costumed performers and awe-inspiring fireworks displays to create a uniquely immersive experience.

Hangout Music Fest @ Gulf Shores, AL
May 18 – May 20 all-day

You’ve been to a lot of music festivals, but you’ve never been to a music festival like Hangout. The festival is as much a laidback vacation as it is a world-renowned music event. Happening Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20, the 2018 edition of the festival will feature headliners Kendrick Lamar, The Killers and The Chainsmokers set to perform against Gulf Shores’ iconic oceanfront. The three-day event will also feature performances by ODESZA, Halsey, Logic, Zedd, Portugal. The Man, St. Vincent, SZA, Foster the People, and more

May
19
Sat
EEEEEATSCON @ Santa Monica, CA
May 19 all-day

EEEEEATSCON is a one-day food experience built in the spirit of a music festival, but with restaurants as the headliners. Created and produced by the popular restaurant discovery platform The Infatuation, EEEEEATSCON is designed for people who want more from a food festival than just tasting-sized portions and cooking demonstrations. The event features a highly curated group of local restaurants, along with exciting imports from across the country, often serving food you won’t find anywhere else. With live music performances throughout the day and panels from thought leaders and industry pioneers, EEEEEATSCON is as much about connecting with a community and getting inspired as it is about eating and being entertained.

WE RISE Rally @ Los Angeles, CA
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WE RISE—a 10 day pop-up festival of art and community building—will kick-off with the WE RISE Rally in Downtown LA featuring performances from Common, TY Dolla $ign, Raja Kumari, Los Rakas, GFBF, Las Cafeteras and more. The Rally is free and open to the public. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, WE RISE will feature impactful exhibits, performances, and programming with some of the biggest names in pop culture, art, activism, and sports focused on using the arts to break stigmas around mental health, especially in youth communities.

98.5 KLUC’S “SPF” @ Las Vegas, NV
May 19 @ 8:00 pm

98.5 KLUC’S “SPF” national concert is returning featuring Backstreet Boys and Bebe Rexha is adding more star power to the lineup as Dua Lipa and Echosmith are confirmed to join the critically-acclaimed pop stars. Boasting a lively open-air concert experience at Boulevard Pool located in the heart of the breathtaking Las Vegas Strip, SPF will captivate fans with live performances by some of today’s most popular artists, while the show is broadcast live on The Cosmopolitan marquee.

May
20
Sun
Bay to Breakers @ San Francisco, CA
May 20 all-day

Zappos.com Bay to Breakers is an annual footrace in San Francisco, California on the third Sunday of May. The event is well known for many participants wearing costumes, and a few engaging in varying degrees of public nudity.

Billboard Music Awards @ Las Vegas
May 20 all-day

Get your Billboard Music Awards 2018 tickets from VIP Concierge for a chance to watch music history in action. Revel in a star-studded evening as the hottest musical talent descends on the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas. The event will showcase this year’s most brilliant and buzzworthy artists as well as amazing on-stage performances. The biggest names in the music industry will be there, and you should too. Which of your favorite artists will dominate with most wins? Whose bombastic performance will get everyone talking (Nicki Minaj anyone?) Join the industry’s most popular musical artists for an electric evening you won’t soon forget.

39th Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions @ Venice, CA
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The 39th Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions, the largest art walk in SoCal, supports Venice Family Clinic’s important role in providing quality health care to people in need. Here you can enjoy free access to the city’s internationally-renowned art scene and all winning bids in the silent auction raise vital funds that directly impact the lives of people in need of health care. The fundraiser features exhibitions, studio tours and a silent auction along with engaging community activations from live art exhibits curated by artist Bert Rodriguez to guided art workshops, live music and craft beer & wine garden, dog daycare and bike valet. This year’s lead sponsors are Sony Pictures Entertainment and Frederick R. Weisman Philanthropic Foundation. For a $50 donation, guests enjoy special access to dozens of artists’ studios. During a particularly tumultuous time for health care, this year’s auction is more important than ever and will include the works of 250 artists including such luminaries as John Baldessari, Gary Baseman, Ed Ruscha and Alison Saar as well as emerging talent, with the goal of exceeding the $800,000 raised last year.

May
23
Wed
SEED Food & Wine – Chefs, Influencers, & Founder @ Pasadena, CA
May 23 – May 26 all-day

Seed Food and Wine is not just a festival, it’s a movement! A community of ideas and passionate people committed to elevating the conversation around plant-based foods, wellness, sustainability, conscious living, and the welfare of animals. For one week, Angelenos will experience the SEED Food & Wine movement – a community of ideas and passionate people committed to elevating the conversation around plant-based foods, sustainability, conscious living, and the welfare of animals – featuring the best plant-
based foods, craft beers + wines + spirits, wellness, eco-conscious fashion, celebrity chef dinners, yoga, a 5K run, and more. All the while, L.A.’s coveted Eat Drink Vegan, a vegan food & beer festival will also host unlimited pours of over 250 beverages including craft beer, wine, cider, kombucha, cold brew,craft sodas and tea; over 100 of the top restaurants, food carts, and trucks; and a vegan marketplace showcasing vendors from around the world selling everything from clothing to packaged foods.

May
25
Fri
BottleRock Napa Valley 2016 @ Napa, CA
May 25 – May 27 all-day
Jun
2
Sat
LA Wine Fest @ Los Angeles, CA
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day

Surround yourself with scores of wineries and, yes, breweries at this summer’s LAWineFest. We’re the WineFest, but beer tastings have reached an art form we celebrate too. Stroll down the industrial-chic Market Row, part of the Downtown Arts District’s ROW DTLA complex, sipping and exploring new tastes. The Fest is dedicated to making the world of wine unfussy and relatable. Whether you already know quite a bit or are just tiptoeing into the scene, the Fest is a great place to discover more with comfort and ease.

LA Bloom Summit Health & Wellness Event @ Beverly Hills, CA
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bloom Summit is a wellness and beauty retreat for celebrities, influencers and guests. Our aim is to provide a day for our guests to immerse themselves in wellness education, pampering, and interacting with brands that help to sustain a wholesome non-toxic lifestyle. Take a sneak peek into some of the latest innovative products yet to hit the market.  And on top of inspiring lectures, seminars and, demonstrations from renowned experts in the medical field, nutritionists, beauticians, there will be interactive activities like b-12 shots, massage, manicures, DIY scrubs, sampling, and more!

Jun
3
Sun
Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation @ Culver City, CA
Jun 3 all-day

At the Los Angeles Taste of the Nation, ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Los Angeles or across the nation, by joining the city’s finest chefs, mixologists, wineries and breweries at Taste of the Nation to end childhood hunger in America.

Pedal on the Pier @ Santa Monica, CA
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pedal on the Pier it is a 5 hour/100-mile spin-a-thon fundraiser with the beautiful Pacific as the backdrop. Teams ride on SC3 indoor cycling bikes provided by Stages Cycling and will enjoy music by rapper and record producer DJ mustard, celebrity guests, and food and drinks from local restaurants such as Benny’s Tacos, Killer Shrimp and Factor’s Famous Deli and other fun activities. This year’s event will be hosted by actor and comedian Ben Gleib, with special appearances by comedian Craig Robinson, Nikki Glaspie and other special guests.

Jun
9
Sat
City of Hope 28th Annual Celebrity Softball Game @ Nashville, TN
Jun 9 all-day

The Celebrity Softball Game, now in its 28th year, is coming back to First Tennessee Park on June 9, 2018. Taking place in Nashville, Tennessee, during the Country Music Awards Music Festival, the game brings together country musics brightest stars, television personalities, pro athletes, and die-hard fans and supporters for a little friendly competition to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other serious diseases. The net profits from the game directly benefit the pioneering research and lifesaving work conducted at City of Hope.

Jun
18
Mon
MTV Movie & Television Awards @ Shrine Auditorium, LA
Jun 18 all-day

The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV. The nominees are decided by producers and executives at MTV. Winners are decided online by the general public.

Jun
21
Thu
ASCAP RHYTHM & SOUL MUSIC AWARDS
Jun 21 all-day

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 31st annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Los Angeles. ASCAP will honor the popular 90s R&B groupXscape with the ASCAP Golden Note Award during this year’s ceremony, and members Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, Tamika Scott and LaTocha Scott will be on hand to accept. The event will also honor ASCAP songwriter and publisher members with awards for the most performed ASCAP songs of the past year on the R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.

Jul
7
Sat
Dessert Goals LA @ Los Angeles, CA
Jul 7 – Jul 8 all-day

Dessert Goals is a sugar-filled and highly Instagrammable dessert fest that started in New York City. Two friends Liang Shi and Miraya Berke, who love dessert and decided there needed to be a very cute festival around it. Thus, Dessert Goals was born. This is their 6th festival and 2nd fest in LA. Hosted at the beautiful Cooper Design Space in DTLA, the fest will feature a tightly curated range of the city’s top dessert vendors, hand-picked by us to include both new and well-established purveyors of the most hyped, Instagrammable desserts in LA, and beyond.