9 Awesome Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend, 5/27

From a <em>Singin’ in the Rain</em> at Hollywood Forever Cemetery to the world’s largest shadow puppet show, we’ve got you covered

CONFAB: Clifton’s Canteen
Head down to Clifton’s Cafeteria for a swell 1940s-style USO show. Active military and veterans can enjoy the fun for free. More information (May 29, Clifton’s Cafeteria)

FILM: Cinespia Memorial Day Screenings
Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds dance the night away in Singin’ in the Rain (May 28); Everyone’s favorite alien just wants to go home in E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (May 29). More information (May 28 and May 29, Hollywood Forever Cemetery)

ARCHITECTURE: Downtown Modernism
The biannual show is back at the Modernica factory, bring with it five acres of vintage modern furniture and home goods. Local dealers and shops will be on site as will various vendors hawking delicious food and drink. More information (May 29, Modernica factory)

CONFAB: Rhondesia
The crazy kids behind A Club Called Rhonda (aka DJ Goddollars, Alexis Rivera and Gregory Alexander) are back with a rooftop rager in West Hollywood from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free with an RSVP. More information (May 29, Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel)

THEATER: Feathers of FireA Persian Epic
Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker and visual artist Hamid Rahmanian brings the Persian epic Shahnameh to life in a shadow-puppet play. With more than 160 shadow puppets and performers, it’s the largest theater of its kind to ever be performed. More information (May 27, 28, and 29, The Ralph Freud Playhouse)

CONFAB: Fiesta Hermosa
The South Bay arts festival features more than 300 stalls crammed with paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and moreIf you can’t make it this weekend, mark your calendar for a second run over Labor Day. More information (May 28-30, Hermosa Avenue)

ART: Petal Drop LA (02)
If you’re inclined to wake up at the crack of dawn (literally), head downtown for Petal Drop LA (02), the second installation from the anonymous art collective who brought you the Griffith Park Teahouse. Follow @PetalDropLA on Twitter and Instagram to learn the event’s secret location. More information (May 29, TBA)

CONFAB: Topanga Days Country Fair
Los Lobos will kick off the 43rd annual Topanga Days as the festival’s headliner. Each year a zany, colorful crowd gathers to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with music, clothes, crafts, and a unique parade in Topanga State Park. The three-day event benefits the Topanga Community Club. More information (May 28-30, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.)

MUSIC: Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Music Festival
L.A.’s most festive and comprehensive outdoor Cajun, Zydeco, blues, and roots music fest features Booker T, Eric Burdon & the Animals, amd more. Munch on Southern BBQ, peruse crafts for sale, and catch the Mardi Gras parade both days at 4 p.m. More information (May 28-29, Rancho Santa Susana Community Park)

 

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