5 Things To Do This Week In L.A.

Well dears, that's a wrap. With a long weekend on the horizon (hallelujah!), we can't blame you if you're full-tilt toward Memorial Day festivities. But just for good measure, we've dug up some of the week's best events that will whet your appetite for the fun to come. And as for the weekend, we think we've found a few that may make your fair-weather friends wish they'd stayed in town. From crafty sessions at Space 15 Twenty to drive-in movie theater throwbacks and sweet Jazz festivals — these are the L.A. events you'll want to pencil in.
Sewing Workshop at PUR Vintage: Machine Sewing
Got a whole list of DIY projects on the back-burner? Yeah, us too. Put those digits to work this Tuesday at Space 15 Twenty and learn the basics of machine sewing for just 10 bucks. A worthy life investment, we think (imagine all the finery you can buy with all of that leftover dough from your nonexistent tailoring bill!).
When: Tuesday, May 22; 6 p.m.
Where: Space 15 Twenty, 1520 North Cahuenga (at Sunset Boulevard).
Price: $10 per class, all supplies included.
Liane La Havas at The Bootleg Theater
This stylish songstress has been on our radar since we caught a YouTube video of her cheeky performance on Later with Jools Holland. She's got stage presence in spades and will surely brighten up your Tuesday evening.
When: Tuesday, May 22; Doors at 7:30 p.m., Show at 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Boulevard (at Roselake Avenue); 213-389-3856.
Price: $10 advance, purchase here.
The Goonies at Devil’s Night Drive-In
When's the last time you went to a drive-in movie theater? For many of us, that answer would be: "Uh, never!" Consider Devil's Night Drive-In your intro to the retro wonder that was. The fact that The Goonies is being screened makes the night carry that much more magic. A few words on the food sitch: Car hops deliver munchies to your spot and you're welcome to BYOB. (Poodle skirts and Greaser jackets are sadly not mandatory).
When: Saturday, May 26, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Devil’s Night Drive-In, 240 West 4th (at Broadway Street); 310-584-1086.
Price: $10 pre-sale; $12 at the gate. Buy tickets here.
Silverlake Jubilee
When we look at the poster for The Silverlake Jubilee, what do we see? Well, there's food trucks, beer gardens, shopping, and comedy. Sounds good, right? Throw in a long lineup of musical acts, and we do believe we have your Memorial Day Weekend locked down!
When: Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, noon to 11 p.m.
Where: 4219 Santa Monica Boulevard (and surrounding streets).
Price: $20 single-day pass; $35 two-day pass. Purchase here.
26th Annual JazzReggae Festival with The Roots and Gary Clark Jr.
Chill out at the 26th Annual JazzReggae Festival and you just might find yourself in a sunny state of mind when terrible Tuesday rolls around. Who are we most psyched about seeing? Gary Clark Jr., who really wowed us in Indio. A little bit like Dan Auerbach, but — dare we say it? — sexier.
When: Sunday, May 27; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: UCLA Intramural Field, UCLA Campus, 405 Hilgard Avenue (at Wyton Drive); 310-825-4321.
Price: $29 to $50; Purchase here.
Photos: Via Liane La Havas/Facebook, Goonies/Facebook

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