The May energy is giving 'get out there.' These 13 pop-ups, drops and events fit the bill
Equihua x Homegrown Cinco de Mayo
Equihua and Homegrown team up for a Cinco de Mayo celebration of fun with drinks, music and style. Have some Tepache, shop for some Equihua drip and vibe out. 21 and over. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fred Segal 8500 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. @equihuia_official
Kiara Aileen Machado: Refugio en las Flores at Luna Anais Gallery
Lynwood-born Machado explores the complexity of Latinx identity through paintings in which muñecas quitapenas and other figures peek through blankets of vibrant flowers and greenery, highlighting the artist’s Central American lineage and the restorative strength she found in the sanctuary of community and ancestral wisdom. Through May 13. Thursday and Friday noon to 4pm, Saturday to 5 p.m. or anytime by appointment for individuals or groups. Launch L.A. 170 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles. Lunaanais.com
tabernacle at FOCA
Where do we find stability in an increasingly unstable world? FOCA Curators Lab recipient Matthew Lax with featured artists Boz Deseo Garden, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), Andre Keichian and Miller Robinson invite a “reconsideration of the structures which bind us,” from housing to places of worship, and “how we hold space for others.” Through June 3. 970 N. Broadway Suite 208, Los Angeles. focala.org
Sandy Liang x Salomon
Darlings of the Pokémon franchise Jigglypuff and Whimsicott inspired this collaboration. Designer Sandy Liang introduces precious pastel colorways to Salomon’s sleek XT-6 and RX Moc 3.0 sneakers — a must for spring and summer walks. Drops May 5 on salomon.com
'Craft in Motion: A Film by Bottega Veneta'
“Craft is not a ‘trend.’ ... It is a timeless technology,” says Bottega Veneta’s creative director, Matthieu Blazy. The house’s new film, “Craft in Motion," directed by Massimiliano Bomba, defines "quiet luxury" as the meticulous days of handcrafting behind each Cabat, Sardine and Intrecciato bag. The film will be screened in 29 theaters across Southern California, including Rooftop Level DTLA, May 12-25. bottegaveneta.com
Delfin Finley 'Coalescence' at David Kordansky Gallery
Los Angeles native Delfin Finley visualizes the weight of existence in Black and brown America in new photo-realistic portraits. In his exhibition “Coalescence,” Finley likens each twine of a rope — which is draped on, lifted and carried by the subjects — to a different memory, “the result of a circumstantial history — personal, national or otherwise.” May 13-June 16. 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles. davidkordanskygallery.com
Burberry summer capsule collection
Summer trip to London? Burberry’s summer capsule can take you there. The collection highlights the house’s iconic check print on women’s and men’s swimwear, tote bags and bucket hats. Available May. us.burberry.com
'Witness' at WACO Theater Center
The new exhibition at WACO Theater Center, curated by Tina Knowles Lawson and Genel Ambrose, asks the question: “What do you witness when you look through the eyes of Black women?” The answer comes in the form of installation, portraiture and photography from L.A.-based Black women and nonbinary artists including Sophia Nahli Allison, Alexis Hunley, Liam Woods, Dana Davenport, Amber J. Phillips and more. Running through May 27 at WACO, 5144 Lankershim Blvd., Los Angeles. wacotheatercenter.com
Yolanda Gonzélez at MOLAA
Artist Yolanda González’s “Metamorphosis” series reflects decades of transformation and reinvention within herself. Inspired by the Japanese use of monochromatic materials, Gonzalez’s colorless expressions depict the depth and complexities of love, loss, anger, grief and acceptance. Open through July 30. 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach. molaa.org
Gucci Salon, the fashion house’s new appointment-only boutique on Melrose Place, has opened its doors. Created with set designer Gideon Ponte to have the feel of an old Hollywood home where glamour meets coziness, the salon features jewelry, housewares, custom evening wear and more. 8400 Melrose Place, West Hollywood. gucci.com
'Symbiosis: Living Island' at Japan House L.A.
“Symbiosis: Living Island,” an exhibition curated by Yuko Hasegawa and designed by Kazuyo Sejima for Japan House Los Angeles, takes you on a journey to the Inujima Art House Project, which integrates contemporary art and nature on a tiny island in Japan. The exhibition features documentary film and testimonials from the island, as well as works by artists such as Beatriz Milhazes, Haruka Kojin and Yusuke Komuta. “These wide-ranging works convey a vision of Inujima as a living entity and potential blueprint of coexistence for the future,” writes Japan House. On view now through July 5. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. japanhousela.com
Kang Seung Lee: “The Heart of a Hand”
“The Heart of a Hand” pays tribute to the pioneering Singaporean-born choreographer Goh Choo San, who died of an AIDS-related illness. Using archival research and interviews, Lee pieces together a memory of San and honors his place in Asian and queer histories. On view now through July 22. Vincent Price Art Museum 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park. vincentpriceartmuseum.org
Carl Craig: 'Party/After Party'
Techno legend DJ Carl Craig re-creates a night at a warehouse party, from the silent moments in an empty venue to the thumping bass at 2 a.m. to the wavering awareness caused by his tinnitus. Conceived in 2020, the exhibition is also a meditation on what and who was lost in the thick of the pandemic. In this warehouse, we are in Craig’s world and the sonic spaces he’s created. On view now through July 13. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. moca.org
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This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.