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What You’re Doing This Week: April 29

April 22, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

(credit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

(credit: Conejo Valley Days)

(credit: Conejo Valley Days)


The days are becoming bright and sunny, so why not get out of the house? This week features amazing concerts, air shows, art exhibits, and even beer tasting that will get you ready for your Cinco De Mayo festivities. Here is a great round up of events for this week.

April 29

(credit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

(credit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Stanley Kubrick at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6000
www.lacma.org

For film fans you must check out the LACMA’s exhibit dedicated to filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. The retrospective, co-presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, chronicles the director’s major works from his 1957’s anti-war “Paths of Glory” to his final head-scratcher, “Eyes Wide Shut.” You will see personal scripts and photographs dating back to the 1940s. Highlights also include an alternate ending to “2001: A Space Odyssey” and sections dedicated to Kubrick’s use of technology and his unfinished projects. Tickets cost $20.

April 30

(credit: MGM and the Alex Theatre)

(credit: MGM and the Alex Theatre)

Celebrate James Bond 007 in the 50th Anniversary Series

Alex Theatre
216 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 243-2539
www.alextheatre.org

Visit the Alex Theatre as the Glendale Arts and Prospect House Entertainment present “James Bond 007 – 50th Anniversary Series: Live And Let Die.” The event includes a Q&A with appearances by Gloria Hendry (Rosie) and David Hedison (Felix). Special guest appearances are subject to change without notice. General admission tickets are $15.

May 1

(credit: Los Angeles Music Video Film Festival)

(credit: Los Angeles Music Video Film Festival)

The Los Angeles Music Video Film Festival

Downtown Independent Theater
251 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
www.downtownindependent.com

At the Los Angeles Music Video Film Festival, see amazing music videos compete in categories of competition with professional judges, prizes, panels, speakers, workshops, screenings and live music performances. Now in its third year, LAMVF is setting its sights on becoming the premier American music video festival, bringing together independent musicians and independent filmmakers like never before. Admission starts at $10.

May 2

(credit: Pizzeria Ortica and The Bruery)

(credit: Pizzeria Ortica and The Bruery)

New Beer Dinner Series At Pizzeria Ortica featuring The Bruery

Pizzeria Ortica
650 Anton Blvd.,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 445-4900
www.pizzeriaortica.com

Pizzeria Ortica and The Bruery have teamed up for the debut of the restaurant’s new beer dinner series. On Thursday May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Executive Chef Justin Miller will serve a special five-course menu with select beer pairings from The Bruery’s Jonas Nemura, who will be on hand to provide his expertise on the brews. The menu — which will include items like Rigatoni alla Carbonara with fava beans and peas and braised rabbit with leeks, roasted ramps, aged balsamic and polenta — is available for $80 per person. Limited seating is available and reservations are required.

May 3

(credit: 2013 Air Show)

(credit: 2013 Air Show)

2013 Air Show

Planes of Fame Air Museum
7000 Merrill Ave., #17
Chino, CA 91710
(909) 597-3722

Planes of Fame Air Museum will celebrate the Lockheed P-38 Lightning and the pilots that flew them during the 2013 Air Show. On May 3, the public and museum members are invited to an airshow preview event consisting of aircraft arrivals and practice flights. The Planes of Fame Airshow will craft like World War II fighters and bombers, air demonstrations, military vehicles vendors and more. Gates open at 8 a.m. and parking is free. Admission is $20 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 11 and free for children under 5.

May 4

(credit: Conejo Valley Days)

(credit: Conejo Valley Days)

57th Annual Conejo Valley Days

Conejo Creek Park South
1300 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA
(805) 498-0624
www.conejovalleydays.us

The 57th Annual Conejo Valley Days festival, taking place at Conejo Creek Park South (23 Freeway/Janss Rd. exit) in Thousand Oaks, celebrates the area’s western roots. The four-day event, sponsored by Children Skills for Life, features entertainment for the whole family like motocross freestyle exhibitions, carnival rides, Electric Nights DJs, games, a Western-themed Main Street and saloon, business expo and a food court. The motocross exhibitions, expo and live entertainment are included with general admission. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6 through 12 and free for kids 5 and under.

May 5

(credit: The Greek Theatre)

(credit: The Greek Theatre)

The Greek Theatre 2nd Annual Los Lobos Cinco de Mayo Festival

The Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90027.
(818) 622-9987
www.PMCLA.com
www.greektheatrela.com

The Greek Theatre will kick off its 2013 season on Cinco De Mayo with hometown favorites, Los Lobos for their second Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival with Robert Randolph, Los Super 7, and Willie G of the Midnighters. Special guests Kinky, El Chicano and Pedro Torres Y Su Mariachi are also scheduled to perform. The Greek Theatre Plaza Stage will feature La Santa Cecilia, Los Fabulocos and Making Movies for a full day of music and celebration beginning at 3 p.m.

Vanessa Diaz is a freelance writer and blogger. She blogs at her blogs The Queen of Swag and Disney Domain. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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