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Fabulous Virtual Events Happening This Weekend: May 29 - 31

'ma�?ni - towards the ocean, towards the shore' by Sky Hopinka, screens online on Friday night. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute.)
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Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on schools, stores, businesses and events. With in-person concerts, talks, comedy shows, food festivals and other gatherings cancelled, we have turned our events column into a "nonevents" column. It will remain this way as long as social distancing and stay-at-home orders are in effect.

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Watch the Dropkick Murphys play to an empty Fenway Park and Imogen Heap play from home. Celebrate Pride Month with Glendale Pride and the Lavender Effect. Watch film discussions presented by the Wende Museum, the Motion Picture Association and and an online global film festival. Learn about dinosaurs while playing drinking games, thanks to Atlas Obscura.

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Friday, May 29; 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Frame Rate: Sky Hopinka
Film at LACMA, The Autry Museum, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) and Los Angeles Filmforum present a virtual screening of małni - towards the ocean, towards the shore. The dreamlike film, which follows the perambulations of its main characters, features chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Columbia River Basin. The screening will be followed by a post-screening conversation with director Hopinka (Ho-Chunk / Pechanga.)

Friday, May 29; 3 p.m.

Can I Live
Amber Rollo's weekly livestreamed standup show on Zoom welcomes guests Judah Friedlande, Ilhan Ali, Brian Bahe, Sarah Hartshorne and Freddy G.

Friday, May 29; 3 p.m.

Streaming Outta Fenway
The Dropkick Murphys are playing a full, plugged-in concert on the field of Fenway Park in Boston. No one will be in the stands for the socially distant concert, and Bruce Springsteen drops in remotely for a couple songs. The concert will raise funds for Boston Resiliency Fund, Habitat For Humanity Greater Boston and Feeding America. Watch on the band's Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch pages.

Friday, May 29; 4 - 11 p.m.; Saturday, May 30, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

We Improv Digital Comedy Festival
A digital comedy festival this weekend raises funds for families impacted by COVID-19. Running on Zoom, the festival features 60 acts from across the country, including musical acts, character comedy, and seasoned improv performers from UCB, Kickstand Comedy and other theaters from around the country. The WE Improv Facebook pagewill share the full schedule and live links.

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Friday, May 29; 5 p.m.

Film Discussion with Vladimir Paperny: Hollywood in Moscow
The Wende Museum presents a Zoom webinar that's part of its Virtual Friday Night Filmsseries. Paperny, adjunct professor at the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures at UCLA and author of Architecture in the Age of Stalin: Culture Two, presents a lecture that compares two early Cold War films: Encounter at the Elbe (1949, Soviet Union) and Berlin Express (1948, United States).

Friday, May 29; 4 p.m.

Queer Poetics: A Reading & Conversation
Red Hen Press presents readings and a conversation between two Central American poets Francisco Aragón and Roy G. Guzmán. Moderated by Dan Vera, the conversation focuses on queen angels and aspects in their respective works. The event will be streamed live on, and FREE; MORE INFO

Friday, May 29; 11:30 a.m.

Royal Albert Home: Imogen Heap
The Grammy-winning Heap performs an exclusive set from home, with fans helping choose the setlist.

Friday, May 29; 11 a.m.

Film School Friday
The Motion Picture Association hosts a panel discussion with leading film and television creators discussing diversity and their work in the industry. The event celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month and includes opening remarks by Charles Rivkin, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association; and director Kabir Ahktar (Never Have I Ever); composer Sherri Chung; editor Nena Erb; composer Darren Fung in conversation with moderator John Gibson, VP of External and Multicultural Affairs at the Motion Picture Association.

Friday, May 29; 6 p.m. PDT

Dino 101
Atlas Obscura presents a virtual evening of dinosaurs and drinking. Dustin Growick, host of the YouTube channel The Dinosaur Show, leads an adults-only dinosaur party that focuses on a dinosaur-inspired theme, including a bingo board drinking game. The debut session on Friday is centered around the question, "What exactly is a dinosaur?"

We Are One: A Global Film Festival is a 10-day digital film festival that begins this week. (Image: Courtesy of We Are One: A Global Film Festival )

Friday, May 29 - Sunday, June 7

We Are One: A Global Film Festival
The 10-day digital festival, produced and organized by Tribeca Enterprises, includes programming from 20 festivals including the Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, and the Venice Film Festival. The programming, which features shorts, documentaries, music, comedy and conversations, will be available on Proceeds from the festival benefit the World Health Organization Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Corey Helford Gallery presents a solo show of new work by artist Camilla d'Errico. (Camilla d'Errico ('Fuzz Mellis'))

Saturday, May 30 - Saturday, July 3

The Color Wheel
Corey Helford Gallery opens three shows on Saturday, including The Color Wheel, featuring a new series from pop surrealist painter, manga artist, and comic book illustrator Camilla d'Errico. Also opening are Pop Goes by Dosshaus, Qualia by aica, Wolf in Sheep's Clothing by Dena Seiferling and Gravity by Luke Chueh.

Saturday, May 30 - Sunday, May 31

Glendale Pride
The inaugural Glendale Pride Parade keeps its debut date with a cyber celebration and online campaign. Over the weekend, people are encouraged to share their pride with the hashtag #GlendalePrideBecause on social media. And then tune into its Instagram for live performances with drag, music, comedy and spoken word.

Saturday, May 30; 11 a.m.

Dolores Huerta's 90th Birthday
The labor leader and civil rights activist celebrates her big 9-0 via Facebook Live. Look for a slew of celeb guests and politicians including Eva Longoria, Nancy Pelosi, America Ferrera, Carlos Santana, Alicia Keys, Martin Sheen, George Lopez, Mark Hamill, Tim Robbins, Zoe Saldana, Gloria Steinem, Benjamin Bratt, Cristela Alonzo, Ozomatli, Joe Biden and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Saturday, May 30; 5 p.m.

Bilingual Music Jam for Early Learners
Join in as children's performer Sara Quintanar of "Music With Sara" sings some of her most loved songs in Spanish and then engages participants in music with household items and dance. Part of the En Casa con LA Plaza programming series.

Saturday, May 30; 7 p.m.

Spotlight Grand Finale
The Music Center presents the virtual edition of the 32nd Spotlight program. The showcase celebrates the hard work and artistic talent of high school students from 14 SoCal high schools. Watch performances in acting, vocals, dance and music on the Music Center's website and on YouTube. and

Saturday, May 30; 12 - 6 p.m.

Bold Voices: A Live Music Benefit for WriteGirl
The nonprofit that mentors and empowers teen girls through writing holds an online live music fundraiser on Facebook Live. Confirmed guests so far include MILCK, Molly Kate Kestner, Lucy Schwartz and Clare Means. The event also features an online silent auction that includes a vintage typewriter signed by Tom Hanks.

Sunday, May 31; 12 p.m.

The Lavender Effect Live Virtual Pride Parade
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Pride this year via Zoom and Facebook with transgender activist and actress, Alexandra Billings, who serves as the parade's host and grand marshall. The livestreaming event kicks off Pride Month with LGBTQ+ activists, political leaders and celebs from around the country for a virtual procession.
COST: FREE, but donation accepted; MORE INFO


Outfest on Demand
Outfest presents a digital library of new LGBTQIA+ films, series, exclusive Q&As and encore content from past festivals. Available now are Joséby Li Cheng, winner of the Queer Lion from the 75th Annual Venice Film Festival; and the Film Independent Spirit Award nominee, Driveways, directed by Andrew Ahn.

The Win-Dow at American Beauty now offers a breakfast service. (Courtesy of Win-Dow)

Dine & Drink Deals

Who doesn't miss going out to eat or stopping by a bar for a drink? Here are a few options from restaurants and bars as we work our way back toward normal.

The Factory Kitchen, BRERA Ristorante and sixth+mill pizzeria take a step toward reopening, presenting Under One Roof, Thursdays through Saturdays. The restaurants are offering a weekly to-go dinner service at the sixth+mill pizzeria - BRERA Ristorante kitchen located at 1331 East 6th St. in DTLA, with pickup in the adjacent parking lot available between 3-8 p.m.

The Win-Dow at American Beauty, known for its burgers, launched a new breakfast service from 8 - 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The new breakfast menu includes a $3.95 breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese, grilled bologna, and a spicy sauce; a steak and egg burrito ($9.50) featuring house made brisket and french fries inside; and a cheeseburger with an egg on top ($4.95), available in a double or Beauty Burger (impossible burger). Pickup or takeaway via, and delivery through Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates, and Doordash.

Tallula's in Santa Monica is now open for weekend brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and dinner from 4-8:30 p.m. for curbside pickup, takeout and delivery only.

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