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Things To Do in May

The sun's creepin' out—time to start shedding layers and those pesky inhibitions. This May, Solange is taking over a NY art space for one night only, Smorgasburg comes to The Standard, Downtown LA Rooftop, and we've got parties all month long in Miami. Celebrate spring in our three favorite cities. 

NEW YORK

Tredici Bacci

The jazzy experimental troubadour Tredici Bacci flirts with the electronic in this special performance at The Top of The Standard.

May 8th, 8 - 10 PM | Top of The Standard at The Standard, High Line

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Annie O Presents: Soren Bryce & Jøur

Bryce's etherial vocals float above electronic synths and beats, while Jøur leans toward haunting, darker melodies. Don't miss a night of jams, courtesy of Annie O .

May 15th, 7 - 9:30 PM | The Standard, East Village Penthouse

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Wax Poetics After Dark: DāM-FunK and DJ Monk-One

DāM-FunK and DJ Monk-One take over Le Bain for one night of modern funk taken to new levels.

May 19th, 10 PM - 4 AM | Le Bain at The Standard, High Line

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Wax Poetics After Dark: Derrick Carter

The Chicago-born master of underground house beats spins the night away.

May 20th, 10 PM - 4 AM | Le Bain at The Standard, High Line

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Nouveau York: Justin Vandervolgen

Prepare to boogie for 5 hours straight to the tunes of Justin Vandervolgen.

May 21st, 10 PM - 4 AM | Le Bain at The Standard, High Line

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Private After-Hours Tour at Japan Society

Calling all design obsessives. Built on land donated by the Rockefeller family, Japan Society offers up an in-depth look at its landmarked building, the first building to be built by a leading Japanese architect in New York City.

May 3rd, 7 PM | Japan Society

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Heroes of Illustration

Catch a glimpse of the greats in all their drawn out glory with a night of comic illustrations at Drew Freidman's book launch.

May 4th, 6 - 10 PM | Society of Illustrators

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Night at the Museum: Rites of Spring

Celebrate five new exhibitions with Night at the Museum, and drink a grapefruit daiquiri for us.

May 6th, 8 PM - 12 AM | MoMA PS1

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Valley Queen

The up and coming folk rockers are opening up for Laura Marling all across the U.S. this spring, and their front woman has some serious pipes.

May 18th, 6:30 PM | Mercury Lounge

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ACME x Phillip Glass

The Lot Radio celebrates the legendary composer's 80th birthday by performing two of his string quartets. A musicphile's dream come true.

May 18th, 7 - 11 PM | 85 N. 15th St. Brooklyn, NYC

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Solange at The Guggenheim

The songstress of our generation has been in-residency at various art spaces across the U.S. See her perform her latest album with modern dance elements and light play.

May 18th, 9 - 10 PM | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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LOS ANGELES

Cinefamily Presents: Fight The Power Series

Join us for two crucial films of resistance: "The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975" and "1984".

May 1st and 8th, 8 - 10 PM | The Standard, Hollywood

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Cinefamily Presents: Not Your Standard Bingo hosted by Billy Francesca

Come get wild over a game of bingo with Billy Francesca.

May 13th, 8 - 10 PM | The Standard, Hollywood

Cinefamily Presents: Twister on the Pool Deck with Billy Francesca

Nothing like a game of Twister to bring us all a little closer together.

May 27th, 8 - 10 PM | The Standard, Hollywood

Cinefamily Presents: Memorial Day Party

Save the date for a pool party to kick off summer with Cinefamily.

May 29th, 8 - 10 PM | The Standard, Hollywood

Joe Goddard of Hot Chip

The new wave rock luminary gets down like it's 2007 and that version of you is freaking out inside. Ours will be.

May 12th, 9 PM - 2 AM | The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA

Smorgasburg at The Standard

May 15th marks the starting date of foodie heaven on our DTLA rooftop. The Sunday market that takes place nearby will now be open Monday through Friday for lunch and happy hour snacks through June. It's a run-don't-walk situation.

May 15th, 12 PM - 7 PM | The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA

Oracle

Thirty works from The Broad's collection take over the first floor in this exploration of globalization, featuring artists El Anatsui, Mark Bradford, and many more.

Closes Sept. 3 | The Broad

Museum of Ice Cream

The NYC museum is now in LA for the season. You scream. We all scream. Tickets are currently sold out, but they'll release more soon.

The Arts District

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David Lynch: Art of Life

The director behind "Mullholland Drive" and "Twin Peaks" goes deep in this documentary about his upbringing and inspirations.

May 3rd, 9:30 PM | Cinefamily

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The Farmer and The Chef Festival

Thanks to the Los Angeles Times' Food Bowl you can celebrate locally-sourced dishes in the most delicious way possible. Did we mention the open bar?

May 28th, 4 - 9 PM | Manuela

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MIAMI

The Dan Montgomery Quintet

Talkin' about quick beats and cold beers. Sip on a Peroni to the sound The Dan Montgomery Quintet, the latest installment of our jazz series.

May 4th, 8 - 11 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Fiesta En El JardÍn

Join us in El Jardín as we celebrate Mexico’s defeat of the French at The Battle of Puebla with Mexican fare, cocktails, and music. Free to Standard members. $75 for guests.

May 5th, 7 - 10 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Shop and Sip with Bookman Bikes

National Bike Month is here! Show us your CitiBike Membership card and get 10% off your new ride accessories.

May 11th, 10 AM - 1 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Mother's Day Special

She's not a regular mom. She's a cool mom. Get ma two Be Free classes with a $50 spa purchase.

May 14th | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Something Else BBQ

Everyone’s favorite Lazy Sunday is back with Something Else and sounds by DJs EXZ (Miami Debut, Brazil), Lemurian, and MANUMAT.

May 21st, 2 - 9 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Not Your Standard Bingo with Shelley Novak and and DJ Jody McDonald

Don't miss the rowdiest bingo game in town with resident queen Shelley Novak. Listen to tunes and take a chance at winning big.

May 28th, 7 - 10 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Unplug: Mindfulness Weekend & Retreat

When was the last time you left your phone at home? Time for a turn at mindfulness, yoga, and aromatherapy at our three-day retreat.

May 26th - May 29th | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Travis Scott

Everything happens at the night show...or at least the night show involving Travis Scott. Get hyped with the hip-hop game changer.

May 6th, 11 PM | Story Nightclub

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Andrew Castro

Catch the last couple days of the sculpture exhibition everyone's buzzing about, which plays on the ideas of "drifting."

May 13th | Mindy Solomon Gallery

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The Head and The Heart

The modern folk hitmakers come to Miami. See them croon over lost love and hopeful dreams.

May 18th, 8 PM | Fillmore, Miami Beach

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Liberty in a Soup

Watch a documentary that goes far beyond its food references to explain the Haitian revolution in the form of Soup Joumou.

May 18th, 7 PM | PAMM Auditorium

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"The Lovers" Opening Night

A married couple begins have separate affairs and vows to leave their partner for their newfound loves. But when push comes to shove, can a real bond be broken that easily? Get to opening night of the new indie film.

May 19th | O Cinema Wynnwood

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