Entertainment Industry Related Events May 2015

Published: Sunday, May 3rd, 2015



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16th April-3rd May – 7th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show. One of the oldest equestrian competitions, the Del Mar National Horse Show is comprised of a week each of Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper competition.Venue: Del Mar Fairgrounds. Del Mar, California




23rd April-7th May – San Francisco International Film Festival.The longest-running film festival in the Americas and a beloved showcase of cinematic discovery. An essential stop on the international film festival circuit, SFIFF is well regarded as a significant celebration of world cinema in one of the country’s most beautiful cities. Last year’s Festival featured 263 screenings of 158 films from 51 countries, which were attended by over 210 filmmakers and industry guests from over 21 countries around the globe. The Film Society’s additional year-round initiatives in film exhibition include a robust Fall Season of specialized film series and countless individual public and members’ screenings and events with special guests in person. San Francisco, CA



1st May – Five Boro Craft Beer Fest. features 30 craft brewers, local food vendors, and a band at Studio Square. New York, NY. Long Island City, New York



1st – 2nd – Visit 100 bicycle and accessory exhibitors, and attend biking presentations and classes at Bike Expo New York at Basketball City on Pier 36. Free. New York, NY NYC Bike Expo




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1st – 3rd May – New York Spring Spectacular is a new musical about springtime in New York, starring high-tech puppets and the dancing Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. New York, NY. New York Spring Spectacular





columbia uff

1st – 3rd May – Columbia University Film Festival premieres short films, feature screenplays, and teleplays created by graduate MFA students of Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program at the Lincoln Center. New York, NY. CU film Fest





longisland marathon

1st – 3rd – Long Island Marathon Weekend includes a sports and fitness expo Friday; a 5K and 1-mile Saturday; and a marathon, half marathon, and 10K Sunday. Long Island, NY Long Island Marathon




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1st-5th May – PlayGround Film Festival. PlayGround is the Bay Area’s leading playwright incubator, providing unique opportunities for the cultivation and development of early-career local playwrights and partnerships with leading professional directors, actors and theatres. San Francisco, CA
PlayGround Film Festival





2nd May – Cinco de Mayo Dolores Park, Dolores Street between 18th and 20th Streets
Bring a picnic basket and enjoy music, kid’s activities, entertainment, food, arts and crafts all day. Family-friendly, alcohol free. San Francisco, CA inco de Mayo Dolores Park




derby day

2 May – Derby Day and More. Monterey Symphony Announces “Derby Day and More!” Fundraiser. Join the Friends of the Monterey Symphony as they present “Derby Day & More!” 2015 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. This annual fundraiser benefits the Monterey Symphony’s “Music in the Schools” programs. Monterey, CA. Derby Day and More!




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2nd-3rd May – The Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival. Held in the heart of Old Monterey, this inaugural “Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival” will highlight Monterey’s rich language, culture, and international affairs capabilities, as well as its Sister City relationships. The Festival will feature cultural dancing and singing, ethnic foods and crafts. Monterey, CA Monterey Wharf



2nd-3rd May – Head to Olvera Street for a Cinco de Mayo celebration celebration of Mexico’s victory over French forces in Puebla, Mexico in 1862 with popular and traditional music, dancing and food. Los Angeles, CA World Cultural Festival



4th – 9th May – Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival features new and established artists in historic Harlem venues. New York, NY. Harlem Jazz Shrines





4th-10th – SFMade Week Citywide. SFMade presents a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector; discover locally made products, the people who make them and where to buy them. San Francisco, CA.



5th May – Cinco de Mayo is coming and with it the kick-off of margarita season! Come celebrate at Howl at the Moon with our specialty margaritas, because there’s no better way to enjoy a holiday than with a drink with your friends, singing along to a live band on stage, and dancing the night away! Hollywood, CA. Cinco de Mayo Party





6th – 12th May – The New York African Film Festival is a showcase of works that speak to the realities of Africa and the Diaspora. Through the exhibition of works by filmmakers and other visual and performing artists, as well as presentations by critics, scholars and master chefs, festival goers will witness the reinvention of Africa through the movement of its people across the globe. New York, NY.African Film Festival



7th – 17th May – Bronx Week includes a film festival, neighborhood tours, Bronx Ball, parade, and a food & arts festival. New York, NY. I Love the Bronx




its in queens

12 May – Taste of Queens. Sample food and drink from 50 restaurants, and mingle with the borough’s business leaders at the Queens Taste at New York Hall of Science. New York, NY. Its in Queens



13 to 24 May – The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Cannes, France. Cannes Film Festival



14th-21st May – Village East Cinemas Soho Film Fest celebrates cutting-edge digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling, encourages new and seasoned filmmakers from here in New York City and around the world to create and send in their fresh and innovative cinematic pieces. New York, NY SohoFilmFest



25th May – Memorial Day concert, Life and Remembrance is a stirring orchestral concert with 10 choirs at Avery Fisher Hall. New York, NY Memorial Day concert, Life and Remembrance



27th – 29th – Book Expo America includes 1000 exhibitors, author lectures and autographing events, and publishing-industry sessions at Jacob Javits Convention Center. New York, NY. Book Expo America



27th May – 5 th July – Shakespeare in the Park. Wait in line or join the online lottery for a ticket to The Tempest at Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free. New York, NY Public Theater





28th – 31st May – Pop music festival. The upbeat NYC Popfest brings indie-pop bands from around the world to Brooklyn and Lower East Side. New York, NY. Pop music festival





28th-31st May – The Mendocino Film Festival. Continue the tradition at the Tenth Anniversary Celebrations. The Mendocino Film Festival also surveys Big River, the quiet redwoods, the ravens and the seagulls circling. Looking out upon such a vast space inspires a looking in and where the two meet, creative waters flow. Mendocino, CA
Mendocino Film Festival



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On-going: Broadway World
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On-Going: Tommy Guns Garage Dinner Theatre

Tommy Guns Garage
2114 South Wabash, Chicago, Illinois





Every week until June 1, 2015 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. The Comedy Store Potluck.
Potluck is a venerable Comedy Store institution. Every Sunday and Monday, 40 people sign up for a shot at the open mic. 15 are selected for Monday night, and they get their chance to try out their stand-up acts on a live audience in one of the most famous comedy venues in the world. The Comedy Store – Hollywood, California



Portraits of Helena Rubinstein, including one with her son, by various artists.

Portraits of Helena Rubinstein, including one with her son, by various artists.




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