5 Things To Do This Week In L.A.

Does anyone not love a holiday weekend? What about when that glorious holiday weekend winds to an end? Major bummer. With Memorial Day Weekend behind us (so, did you work on that tan?), we're on the hunt to make this coming week worth getting excited about. From heady double features to raucous comedy shows and charity walks, these are just a few of the events here in L.A. we're making the time for.
A Night of David Lynch: Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive Double Feature
Well acquainted with Mr. Lynch? Then you know a double feature of this modern auteur's mind-bender titles promises to deliver. A can't-be-beat ticket price of $8 for both films, popcorn, Twizzlers, and fountain soda — what, we ask, could be better?
When: Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 and 10 p.m. back-to-back screenings.
Where: New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Boulevard (at North Formosa Street); 323-938-4038.
Price: $8.
Laughs Camera Action at Laugh Factory
Thursdays can be rough. You've toughed it out through the week, but tomorrow's alarm is still stubbornly set. Give yourself a break with Laugh Factory's sweet lineup of noted comedians. This Thursday's roster includes Ali Wong (Are You There, Chelsea?), Eddie Ifft (Comedy Central's Premium Blend), Brendon Walsh (Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live), and Michael Palascak (Comedy Central Presents). Life's remedy is laughter, didn't you know?
When: Thursday, May 31, 10 p.m.
Where: Laugh Factory Hollywood, 8001 Sunset Boulevard (at North Laurel Avenue); 323-656-1336.
Price: $15 pre-sale. Buy tickets here.
First Fridays at the Natural History Museum
The Cut Chemist performance may be sold out already (rush tickets are still available), but we think First Fridays are a good excuse to get your culture on all the same. Really, nothing brings out our inner kid like traipsing through all of that fantastic art after hours.
When: Friday, June 1; Museum stays open until 10 p.m.
Where: Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Boulevard; 213-763-3463.
Price: $12; Purchase tickets here.
2012 Relay for Life in Santa Monica
Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society fundraiser that invites people of all ages to honor those battling cancer by staying overnight and walking laps and getting to know survivors. To be involved and join a team, or to register yourself, sign up at the Relay for Life website.
When: Saturday, June 2. Starts at 9 a.m. Check here for more times.
Where: Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Boulevard (at 18th Street).
The Last Days of Disco starring Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale at Cinefamily
Director Whit Stilman will be in attendance at this special screening of 1998's glam tale of early '80s disco and its heroines and heroes. The film spins a story of "learning the ropes of mid-twentieshood the sharply humorous Ivy League way: With sparkling verbal gymnastics and uptown savvy." Stick around after the screening for a Cinefamily party that only it's title, "CinemaDiscotheque," could do justice.
When: Saturday, June 2, 10:30 pm.
Where: Cinefamily, 611 North Fairfax Avenue (at Clinton Street); 323-655-2510.
Price: $12 or free for members. Purchase tickets here.
Photo: Flickr/Natural History Museum, IMDB

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