A Night Out

What to Do in L.A. This Week: April 29–May 5

Photo courtesy of Mint Field/Facebook

Monday, April 29

weekly events la april 29-may 5 2019
Photo courtesy of Jodi Wille/Facebook

Unarius Night!
Explore the cosmic legacy of the Unarius Academy of Science at this one-of-a-kind night. Filmmaker Jodi Wille drops in with a wealth of unearthed footage from the Unarius glory days of the ’70s and ’80s—including one of the group’s trippy “psychodramas”—followed by a Q&A with Unariuns and a dance party. Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Drive

Tuesday, April 30

weekly events la april 29-may 5 2019
Photo courtesy of Women in Entertainment/Facebook

In Her Words: Spotlight on Women Writers in Film & TV: Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo
Triple-threat actors-writers-producers Wiig and Mumolo together joined the movie elite after starring in Bridesmaids and haven’t looked back since. Here, they’ll take part in a Q&A; there will also be a screening of that seminal raunchy comedy. ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard; 7:30–10 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1

weekly events la april 29-may 5 2019
Photo courtesy of Lucy PR

Daniel’s Husband
Recipient of five Carbonell Awards, Michael McKeever brings his funny and poignant play to L.A., about a contented gay couple who find themselves on opposite sides when it comes to the decision of marriage. Tonight is opening night; the show runs through Sunday, June 23. Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Avenue

Mint Field
Mint Field is two young women from Tijuana, Mexico, who teamed up to make ethereal, heavily layered shoe-gaze music with Spanish vocals. Likely one of the most interesting shows you’ll see all year, so do not sleep on it. Highland Park Ebell Club, 131 South Avenue 57; 8–11:59 p.m.

Friday, May 3

weekly events la april 29-may 5 2019
Photo courtesy of Redondo Pier/Facebook 

Family Movie Nights at Redondo Pier
Take the whole family to the beach and the movies at the same time this May with these free screenings at Redondo Pier, happening this and every other Friday all month. The lineup is sure to please kiddos and adults alike eager to see the latest forays into the worlds of Spider-ManThe Incredibles, How to Train Your Dragon, and more. Films begin at dusk. Redondo Pier Octagon, 500 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach

Meeting Gorbachev
In this documentary, codirector Werner Herzog sits down with the man who oversaw one of the most seismic changes in world politics of the last century. Various showtimes run through Thursday, May 9; the great Herzog himself will attend the 7 p.m. screenings on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, and take part in a Q&A. Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard; 7 p.m.

Das Bunker Star Wars Night
Celebrate the eve of Star Wars Day (May the 4th…say it out loud, you’ll get it) in a hive of fun and villainy when long-running, legitimate industrial dance club Das Bunker turns into a galaxy far, far away for one raucous night. They serve all kinds here—yes, even droids—so embrace your weird. Catch One, 4067 West Pico Boulevard; 10 p.m.

The Church
Iconic Australian princes of psychedelic guitar pop play their breakout 1988 album, Starfish, from start to finish on their 30th anniversary tour. 1980s-heads, you know what you’re looking for…under the Milky Way tonight. Regent Theater, 448 South Main Street; 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 4

weekly events la april 29-may 5 2019
Photo courtesy of Ezra Furman/Facebook

Ezra Furman
Furman is the kind of magical artist who made an entire concept album about, as he put it, “supernatural queer lovers on the run.” A composer at heart, Furman’s latest music is cinematic and celestial, but still grounded by tools of Americana—fiddle, harmonica, twangy guitars—and made all the more powerful by way of his mind-blowing tenor. Teragram Ballroom, 1234 West 7th Street; 9 p.m.

weekly events la april 29-may 5 2019
Photo courtesy Now Serving/Facebook

The Peruvian Table at Now Serving
Join chefs Virgilio Martinez (Lima’s Central) and Ricardo Zarate (Rosaline) as they meet up for a casual conversation at the culinary-focused bookshop Now Serving in Chinatown. Martinez is known for using local ingredients and cooking practices with modern technique in his native Peru, while Zarate is considered the godfather of Peruvian cuisine in L.A. It will certainly make you hungry—good thing there are a lot of amazing restaurants right there in the Far East Plaza. Now Serving, 727 North Broadway #133; 2–3:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 5

Roy Choi’s Broken Bread Premiere
Choi has made our city more delicious with his Kogi tacos, Chego rice bowls, ono grinds at A-Frame, hot pots, and more. Now the L.A. son, social activist, restaurateur, and chef hosts a new television series, Broken Bread, which debuts on KCET on Wednesday, May 15. Get a sneak peek at the first episode, then stick around for a panel discussion and afterparty at the historic Wiltern Theater in Koreatown, as a part of the Food Bowl. This is a free community event, but reservations are a good idea. Wiltern Theater, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard; 5:30–9 p.m.