Welcome to Thursday aka little Friday, when we help you plan for Saturday and Sunday.
In this week's The Weekender, you'll find an outdoor installation of sonic love stories... a new exhibition with political portraits by artist Ai Weiwei — made from Lego bricks… and a junior roller derby exhibition.
Our Outdoor Pick this week leads us to a botanic garden, with a butterfly exhibition and a dog walking day on Sunday.
Head to LAist for your complete list of weekend options.
—Christine N. Ziemba
"Junior Roller Derby" by nelsocs is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
"Love Note" is an interactive, IRL sonic experience May 15 – June 30; Plummer Park, West Hollywood.
The Skirball Cultural Center has reopened with Ai Weiwei's 'Trace' (created with Lego bricks) currenly on view.
Ai Weiwei: Trace
Saturday, May 15 - Sunday, Aug. 1
Skirball Cultural Center
The exhibition by one of China's most outspoken and socially engaged artists opens at the Skirball, featuring portraits made from thousands of plastic LEGO bricks, each assembled by hand and laid out on the floor. The portraits depict activists, prisoners of conscience and free speech advocates. Weiwei's body of work is influenced by his experiences with incarceration and surveillance by the Chinese government. Advance timed-entry tickets are required of all visitors.
COST: $7 - $12; MORE INFO
Amazon Prime studios releases Barry Jenkins' limited series, "The Underground Railroad" on Friday, May 14. (SCREENSHOT COURTESY OF PRIME VIDEO)
The Underground Railroad
The new limited series from Barry Jenkins, director of the Oscar-winning film Moonlight (2016), debuts on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, May 14. The 10-episode show, based on Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, follows Cora Randall as she tries to escape the antebellum South. She finds an actual railroad — and not just a metaphorical one — but she is being hunted by Arnold Ridgeway, who is determined to bring her back to Georgia. The series stars Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon and Joel Edgerton.
E.P. Restaurant returns with a new menu concept. (DAVID HIGGS)
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