What to do in LA this Memorial Day Weekend

Ahhh, long weekends. They’re few and far between but once they come around it’s time to enjoy. Lucky for us Angelenos that we have a pretty good selection of things to do.

In case you haven’t heard, the annual HOLA MEXICO Film Fest is going on this weekend. It’s been a success for 3 years now, and you practically couldn’t get a ticket for last night’s opening night film since it was totally sold out. But if you’re in the mood for good cine en español, then head over to the Ricardo Montalbán theater in Hollywood this weekend and catch a great movie. There’s documentaries, feature films and even shorts. I have a couple of pelis I want to check out myself.  This year the theme is “ADIOS CLICHES” so there’s a great selection of movies to see.

Click HERE for the schedule and full list of movies. The fest runs till Wednesday May 30th.

On the other hand, if you’re a TRANSFORMERS fan, then surely you must be happy summer is here. The long awaited “Transformers The Ride 3D” is opening this weekend at Universal Studios Hollywood. This new attraction is a  big deal in this town, which thrives on family entertainment, so if you’re planning to go, then go early and prepare to get in line. Click here for more details and be ready to shell out the wallet, especialmente si llevan a la family.

The Transformers Ride in 3D opens this weekend at Universal Studios.

If you’re in the mood for going out, there’s a new restaurant in West Hollywood that opened recently, and I have it on good authority that it’s a great place for “Mexican inspired” food and Margaritas.

It’s called “Tortilla Republic Grill and Tequileria” (el nombre no me encanta, pero que se puede esperar de estos gringos que son wannabes paisanos) and it’s a cool spot in the heart of West Hollywood.

It’s not a typical nor authentic Mexican-Mexican food place, but rather a very fresa spot en donde seguramente you can people-watch all “the beautiful people.” Maybe I’ll check it out, ya saben como me gustan los paparrazi shots. Plus  they have “Jalapeño Margaritas” on the menu and serve Herradura Tequila, so I’m definitely intrigued. Click here for pictures and menus of the place.

Have a Happy Memorial Day Weekend, and again, if you drink, please don’t drive.

Tortilla Republic is located on Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood. Photo from their website tortillarepublic.com

2 thoughts on “What to do in LA this Memorial Day Weekend

  1. ch’ijole, NO QUE ADIÓS CLICHÉS y le ponen TORTILLA al restaurant…jajajaaaa justo de eso hablaba con la Sofía el otro día de como la imagen de Mexico y el mexicano esta encapsulada en un cliché que haríamos bien en ponerle fin, pero bueno creo que a todas las culturas nos pasa cuando no hemos podido conocerla de primera mano…claro que no ayuda que le pongan TORTILLA o SOMBRERO a un restaurant de nuestra deliciosa y btw patrimonio de la humanidad COCINA…anyway, happy ong weekend, May over here was a long weekend (academicamente hablando) from day one…love you sister, enjoy!!

  2. *sigh*

    How I Miss LA 😦

    I Love coming here and reading about La La Land ♥


    How was the festival?
    You have to fill us in !!!

    Por Favor, por supuesto!

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