SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Patch has rounded up fun, interesting and entertaining events throughout Southern California — from the southernmost tip of San Diego, through Orange and Riverside counties, to the beaches and valleys in Los Angeles.
Some are free. Some have a fee.
Whether you opt for an activity close to home, a mini day trip or a virtual event, see what’s slated this weekend from Saturday, May 15 to Sunday, May 16.
Double-check with event organizers to confirm dates, times and locations in case activities were updated since posted on Patch. Please be mindful of face covering and social distancing guidelines. See the latest guidance from the CDC here.
Arts Learning Lab @ Home: Bookmaking with Self-Compassion: Virtual via 18th Street Arts Center
Avalon Silent Film Showcase: Catalina Island Museum, Avalon
Barnsdall Virtual Arts Fair: Virtual via Barnsdall Art Center
Bicycle Film Festival: Virtual via LA County Bicycle Coalition
Bug Fair Connected: Virtual via via Natural History Museum
DONNI. Pop-Up Waffle Bar: Fred Segal, Los Angeles
“Dorothea”: UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival: Virtual via Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
NewFilmmakers LA Film Festival: InFocus: Asian Cinema: Virtual via NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
RSVPs Due: Virtual Cheese Tasting: Virtual via Gelson’s Markets
Soundwalk: An Auditory Safari: Merry Go Round Lot Two, Los Angeles
Spring @ Descanso Gardens: Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge
“Tiny Battles” and “Within the Shadows”: LAUNCH Gallery, Los Angeles
Underwater Artists: Virtual via Aquarium of the Pacific
Whole Family Yoga: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia
Zella x Dance Church Live: Westfield Century City, Los Angeles
“Emerging Masters 2021”: Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach
Heartbeat of Mexico: Mariachi Fest: Virtual via Musco Center for the Arts
Intro to E-Bikes and Bicycle Road Safety Workshop: Virtual via Automobile Club of Southern California
Laguna Beach Music Festival: Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine
Laguna Beach Music Festival Closing Night: Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine
Outdoor Theater: Private residence, Irvine
Personal Appearance and Book Signing with Valerie Rice: Roger’s Gardens, Newport Beach
Reaching for the Cure: Virtual via Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
A Walk Through the Lavender Fields: Highland Springs Ranch & Inn, Cherry Valley
Bike Month Open House: Nicolas Road Park, Temecula
“Desert X 2021”: Locations throughout Coachella Valley
Karaoke: Texas Lil’s Mesquite Grill, Temecula
Lambs Car and Bike Show: Lambs Fellowship Lake Elsinore, Lake Elsinore
Living My Best Life Sip & Paint: Phearless Art Studio, Moreno Valley, or Virtual
Opening Of Desert Plant Conservation Center: he Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert
Taurus Season Sip & Paint: Phearless Art Studio, Moreno Valley, or Virtual
Warbird Rides: Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs
Youth Soccer Clinic: Banning Community Center, Banning
SAN DIEGO COUNTY:
Dance Break 2021: Oxygen for the Soul: Virtual via MiraCosta College
Flower Fields Extended Closing Weekend: Flower Fields, Carlsbad
Foodies 4 Foster Kids: 23 local restaurants, San Diego
Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime: Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego
Paths Converge: Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego
Pop-Up Arts and Craft Show: 1883 Encinitas One Room Schoolhouse & Garden Area, Encinitas
Proud To Walk: Virtual via Navy Marine Corps P.R.O.U.D. Foundation
San Diego River Days: Various Locations
Spring Home Garden Show: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
Team NPF Cycle in Southern California: Virtual via National Psoriasis Foundation
Virtual Live Bahde Wildlife Center Tour: Virtual via San Diego Humane Society
Walking Tour of Historic Encinitas and Craft Booths: Downtown Encinitas
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