There's a lot of eating to be done this weekend, but there are plenty of chances to burn off the calories, too. Here's what's going on in Los Angeles May 6 through May 8.
Get Hot with Liz: The temperatures are rising outside, so might as well give in and heat it up inside, too. The Egyptian Theatre's tribute to Elizabeth Taylor includes two of the sexy lady's steamiest roles: Maggie in "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" and Kate in "The Taming of the Shrew."
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., 323-466-3456
Dance into the Weekend: Put on your fanciest shoes, it's a dance free-for-all at Downtown's Music Center. This Friday's theme is cumbia, the Colombian music that provides some of the finest Latin jams. There will be some instructors for those who want pointers, but otherwise just have at it.
Dance Downtown, 135 N. Grand Ave.; 213-972-3660
A Craw in Your Craw: Every Saturday in May, Dominick's, an Italian-ish restaurant, goes Southern with a crawfish boil. That means crustaceans, corn and potatoes, plus oysters, beer and rummy snow cones.
Dominick's, 8715 Beverly Blvd.; 310-652-2335
Musical Foods: From 3pm to 7pm there will be food and music taking over Siren Studios: the edibles will come from trucks; the music, from bands like Tijuana Panthers and Rachel Goodrich.
Food Truck Derby, 6063 Sunset Blvd.; RSVP to email@example.com
Mom's Big Day: As it is Mother's Day, there are plenty of activities scattered around the city. And you don't need to be with mom to enjoy a caviar brunch, or homemade tamales, or a screening of "Mommy Dearest" at the Egyptian.
Organs Unlike Others: Cameron Carpenter plays the organ. Yes, that instrument in the back of the church most people don't really pay attention to anymore. But Carpenter, with his made-up eyes and tight black clothes, uses it to interpret the songs of Kate Bush and Annie Lennox, among others.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.; 213-850-2000