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Written By: Mimi Dang Things to Do May

Things to Do May

Free Films on the Great Lawn at Sunnylands
May 12, May 19, May 26

In partnership with the Palm Springs International Film Society, three classic coming of age films will be playing at the Great Lawn at Sunnylands. The films include Stand by Me (May 12), Now and Then (May 19) and The Sandlot (May 26). Make it a picnic and pack a light meal, and bring a blanket and some lawn chairs. Leave fido and the booze at home though, as those are not permitted. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., film begins at 8 p.m.!

Things to Do May

Museum of Ice Cream

A sprinkle pool? Free ice cream? Sign us up! The famed Museum of Ice Cream has made its way to Los Angeles, and tickets sell out fast, so make sure to keep checking the website for release dates! And arrive early to take advantage of your assigned time slot. Oh, the things we do for ice cream!


See Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at Cinépolis
May 26

Johnny Depp returns in the fifth installment of Pirates as the iconic Jack Sparrow. The film opens with Jack Sparrow already testing the winds of his ill-fortune when he runs into a band of deadly ghost sailors, led by Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), who have escaped from the Devil’s Triangle, and hell-bent on killing every pirate at sea, especially Jack Sparrow. At Cinepolis you can see how the notorious Captain Jack Sparrow gets out of trouble, while being pampered!


Memorial Day Flower Drop
May 29

The Palm Springs Air Museum commemorates our veterans for their brave and heroic roles in World War II with a symbolic flower drop from a B-52 bomber. The flower drop includes over 3,000 red and white carnations. There will be food vendors and a beer garden for adults 21 and older, as well as rides in a C-47! The drop is scheduled for 1 p.m.


Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie: Pulp Fiction
May 27

“Let’s get gory, like a Tarantino movie” with your friends and family at the grassy lawn of the Autry Museum in Griffith Park. There will be a bar serving beer, wine and cocktails, appropriately themed for Pulp Fiction. Remember to bring pillows and blankets, or perhaps your furry friend—this is a dog-friendly event. Doors open 5:30 p.m., Music at 7 p.m., and film starts at 8:30 p.m.


John Legend at the Greek Theater
May 28 – 29

This multi-platinum, Oscar-winning, and 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter is coming to the Greek Theater! With a legion of fans and hit songs, and fresh off the success of La La Land, Legend continues to dazzle us in his ability to shine. Doors open 5:30 p.m., and performance begins at 7 p.m.


Go See the “Book of Mormon”
May 30 – July 9

“The Book of Mormon,” a nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, comes to the Pantages Theater! Hailed as “the best musical of the century” and an “evening that restores your faith in musicals,” you shouldn’t wait any longer to purchase your ticket! “The Book of Mormon” follows the misadventures of an unlikely pair of missionaries, sent to Africa to spread the Good Word.


New Exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center
March 11-June 26

Coinciding with the inaugural presentation of Desert X, the international art biennial in the Coachella Valley, the museum presents On the Grid: a look at settlement patterns in the high desert, an exhibition focused around Lay of My Land, a major sculptural work by the Joshua Tree-based artist Andrea Zittel. Admission to the A+D Center is free!


Visit the Frida Kahlo Exhibit at Bowers Museum
February 25-June 25

This exhibit consists of the first and only copy of Frida’s personal collection of photographs, which had been stored away after her death by her husband, Diego Rivera. Curated by Mexican photographer Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, this collection showcases 241 photos that give the audience an insight to her fascinating, and at times, tragic life.