May 2011 Culture Calendar

Take a look at featured LA events going on this May.

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May 27: Queen Mary 75th Anniversary Celebration
n@ The Queen Mary | 5 p.m. | Free
nCelebrate the Queen Mary maiden voyage with a commemorative ceremony featuring special guests, live entertainment, storytelling, tours and elegant food.
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May 28: Fiesta Hermosa in Hermosa Beach
@ Downtown Hermosa Beach | 10 - 6 p.m. | May 28 - 30
nA perfect holiday weekend event to enjoy live music, entertainment, beer/wine garden, great food and art fair with more than 270 artists and crafters.
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May 29: Tim Burton Exhibition
@ LACMA | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | $20 | May 29 - Oct. 31
A retrospective exploring more than 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, storyboards, puppets, concept art, maquettes, costumes and cinematic ephemera.
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May 30: Valley Greek Festival
@ Valley Greek Festival | 1 - 9 p.m. | Free | May 28-30
nThis is the only day of the festival that will feature a Memorial Day flag raising ceremony. Plus, enjoy live music, dancing, shopping, Greek food and a Greek market.
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May 1: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Santa Monica
@ Virginia Avenue Park | 12 - 5 p.m. | Free Entrance
nA joyful cultural celebration packed full with musical performances, cultural education, activities, carnival games, family rides and a whole lot of delicious food.
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May 2: Pacific 14 Theatres - Monday Morning Mommy Movie
n@ Select Pacific Theatres | 11 a.m. | May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
nMoms finally get a chance to see a movie where silence is somewhat optional. Nobody will mind if your baby cries in this screening, so pack up the diaper bag and enjoy.
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May 3: Surf City Nights - Huntington Beach
@ 301 Main Street | 5 - 9 p.m. | Free | Tuesdays
A local family street fair featuring a great farmer's market, live entertainment, street performers, kids activities, sidewalk sales and foodie specials from local restaurants.
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May 4: PROLONG Twilight Cruise
@ Pomona Fairplex | 4 - 8 p.m. | Free
nA great chance for motor fans to see some incredible cars in SoCal. Enjoy celebrity car picks, raffles, a huge 50/50 drawing, food and beverages.

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May 5: Lucha Vavoom - Cinco de Mayan
@ Mayan Theater | 7 p.m. | $45
This is the ultimate sex and violence fiesta where you can enjoy insane luchadores, burlesque shows, comedy, food, drinks and tons of entertaining oddities.
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May 6: Ricky Martin - Musica+Alma+Sexo Tour
@ Nokia Theatre LA Live | 7 p.m. | $46 - $620
nRicky is back and playing at the Nokia Theatre. Check out the "Meet & Greet VIP package" for a chance to get up-close and personal with Ricky.
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May 7: Santa Monica Festival
@ Clover Park | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Free
nA celebrating art and the environment with live music, dancing, great food, fitness, booths, art workshops and shopping.
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May 8: Mother's Day Brunch
@ Ronald Reagan Presidential Library | 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | $54.95
Take mom to enjoy live music and a luscious brunch. Continue your day with a tour of the newly renovated Ronald Reagan Museum and Air Force One Pavilion.
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May 9: The 2011 Golden Heart Awards
@ The Beverly Hilton | 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. | $250 - $400
An event paying tribute to local honorees such as Tom Petty, The Edison and Sony Pictures Entertainment for their overwhelming commitment to helping people in LA.
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May 10: Hesperion XXI: The Route of New Mexico
@ Walt Disney Concert Hall | 8 p.m. | $37 - $97
nEnjoy this musical dialogue from traditions of Old Spain, Mexican Baroque, and the Huasteca and Jarocho styles. UPDATE: Concert Canceled due to injury.
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May 11: Incarceration in California - Lecture
@ The Autry Museum | 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. | Free
nA top California prison official and criminal law scholars wrangle with the issues of prison overcrowding, prison funding and parole guidelines.
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May 12: LMFAO
@ Fox Theatre Pomona | 8 p.m. | $25
Enjoy the funky party rock sound from the American electro hop duo Redfoo and SkyBlu who originated right from Los Angeles.
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May 13: Fusion Fridays at the Pacific Asia Museum
@ Pacific Asia Museum | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | $15
The premiere of this monthly event features belly dancing, Bollywood and Auntie Em's renowned cupcakes all in honor of the museums 40th birthday.
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May 14: Duck-A-Thon
@ Huntington City Beach | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | The Duck Festival: May 13 - 15
Join this town tradition where thousands of rubber duckies take a dive into the ocean and race to shore. The first 60 ducks back to shore win their owners fun prizes.
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May 15: Santa Clarita Valley Jewish Food & Cultural Festival
@ College of the Canyons | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | $5
This vibrant cultural event features great Jewish foods, shopping, live Jewish entertainment, arts, crafts, activities and discount donation opportunities.
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May 16: Goodwill Goes Hollywood - Lunch & Show
@ The Autry in Griffith Park | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | $95 - $950
This luncheon will feature Goodwill's authentic vintage collection inspired by the first Academy Awards in 1929. ABC7 News anchor Phillip Palmer will host this event.
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May 17: Dita Von Teese Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray
n@ Roxy Theatre | 7 & 10 p.m. | $35 | 21+ | May 17 & 18
nThe title of this show says it all. Special guests include Raja of Rupaul's Drag Race (Season 3), Lada of The Crazy Horse Paris, Perle Noire and Dita Von Teese.
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May 18: Bike Week LA - Downtown LA Bike Ride
nMeet @ Union Station | 8 a.m. | Bike Week LA - May 16-20
Grab your wheels and celebrate all things bike. Enjoy several local events like blessing of the bicycles, bike to work day & the Downtown LA Bike Ride.
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May 19: Taste of Malibu Food & Wine Festivaln
n@ Malibu Wines Tasting Room | 5:30 - 8 p.m. | $60 - $120
nPartake of the fruits of some of Malibu's vineyards including Rosenthal Malibu Estate, Cielo, Hoyt, Milan, Malibu Solstice wines at this annual event.
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May 20: Conejo Civic Ballet presents Cinderella
@ Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza | 7 p.m. | $25+ | May 20 & 21
nRediscover the classic folk tale featuring remarkable fortune, a wicked step mother, evil step sisters, a fairy godmother and the infamous glass slipper.
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May 21: Long Beach Pride Parade & Festival
Parade @ Ocean & Temple Ave | 10:30 a.m. | $20 festival | May 21 & 22
Promoting pride and awareness more than 200 marching groups and floats representing various religious, human service and social organizations.
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May 22: World Fest
@ Woodley Park | 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. | $5 - $7
Enjoy this solar-powered environment conscience celebration with live entertainment, music, celebrity speakers, food court, beer/wine garden and animals.
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May 23: Show Your Film for Free Night
@ The Bungalow Club | 7 p.m. | Free
nTake advantage of "Happy Mondays" at the Bungalow Club with a great opportunity to publicly screen your film at no charge along with great drink specials.
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May 24: Hi-Graff
@ Hold Up Art | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | May 7 - June 2
nThis exhibition views graffiti as contemporary works of art featuring a range of styles, trends and techniques in the graffiti art medium.
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May 25: Probing the Very Early Universe - Lecture
@ Caltech's Beckman Auditorium | 8 p.m. | Free
Professor of astronomy Anthony C. Readhead will discuss new techniques and instruments designated to examine the origins of the known universe.
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May 26: Los Angeles Salsa Conference
@ Westin Bonaventure Hotel | $20+ | May 26 - 30
Kickoff this five day high-energy dance conference with a performance by Chino Espinoza y Los Duenos Del Son. Reserve a room in the hotel and make a night of it.
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