Your Culture To Do List: May 2018


The “thousand days of May” are upon us, the time of year when parents are so busy with school events and looming summer plans that we can’t think straight. We certainly don’t get enough alone time to restore and maintain balance in our selves and families.  All the more reason to pause the “getting things done” mode and restore with something new. Here are some highlights for May.

Seemingly overnight, a gorgeous new sporting venue appeared at the corner of Exposition Park. The LA Football Club won their opener at the Banc of California soccer stadium last weekend. Here’s how to buy individual seats – the next game is tomorrow (5/5) against Dallas. What’s cool? The field is lower than street level.

David Hockney’s portraits at LACMA are really fun to see and offer a chance to investigate and appreciate his prodigious creativity.

Another elder to emulate is Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and a new documentary about the Supreme Court Justice hits theaters this weekend. Here’s a review of RBG, which Common Sense recommends for 10+.

I re-watched a powerful documentary about Anita Hill this month, which was made four years ago, but plays well today as interesting commentary on the #metoo movement. Anita: Speaking Truth to Power is recommended for 13+.

The joyous Jasper Johns show at The Broad closes next weekend (5/13), so don’t miss the opportunity to see so many of his paintings in one place.

More picks are here including a new Dim Sum restaurant in Century City (much beloved Din Tai Fung); a story from Common Sense about dealing with gaming sensation Fortnite; and Wild Wild Country, a documentary about a contraversial guru who tried to build a utopian community in Oregon. We are also intrigued by a doc that chronicles the history of Barbie; Tiny Shoulders premiered on Hulu last week.