8 Excellent Ways to Spend Your Weekend in L.A.

A Harry Potter marathon, live flamenco, tropical punk rock, and real life L.A. noir
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MUSIC: Falla & Flamenco with Dudamel
The Spanish dance comes to life when guitarist Angel Romero performs works by flamenco maestro Manuel de Falla and blind songsmith Joaquín Rodrigo, who composed in Braille. More information (May 21-22; Walt Disney Concert Hall)

ART: Sturtevant: Double Trouble
Elaine Sturtevant’s paintings may have appeared to mimic those of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns, but this survey of the late artist’s works shows that her imitations weren’t mere flattery; they were cultural remixes. More information (May 23; MOCA)

CONFABS: Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
The 57th annual Strawberry Festival features a parade, the crowning of a festival queen, and a VIP breakfast followed by a 5K run. More information (May 22-25; Garden Grove)

ART: Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage
Known for his paintings of fishing villages and the sea, Hansen captures the power of the Pacific Ocean and those who sailed it. More information (May 23; Pasadena Museum of California Art)

ART: Ikko Style: The Graphic Art of Ikko Tanaka
Traditional Japanese imagery rendered in geometric shapes was the trademark of Tanaka, the late graphic designer whose posters exemplify his modernist aesthetic. More information (May 22-23; Pacific Asia Museum)

MUSIC: Gothic Tropic
Tropicalia meets punk rock in L.A.’s Gothic Tropic. Front woman Cecilia Della Peruti has previously collaborated with among others Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Adams, and Jon Sortland of Broken Bells. More information (May 22; The Echo)

BOOKS: James Ellroy & Glynn Martin Present LAPD 53
Crime novelist James Ellroy and Glynn Martin of the Los Angeles Police Museum have collaborated on this impressive work, which chronicles the real life hard boiled crime stories of ’50s L.A. Both authors will be on site to sign books. More information (May 22; Vroman’s)

MOVIES: Harry Potter Marathon
Put a little magic in your weekend and relive the adventures of everyone’s favorite bespectacled teenage wizard. The first through the fourth movie in the franchise will screen Saturday. The rest will follow Sunday. More information (May 23-24; Aero Theatre)

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