Bad boys, whatcha gonna do?
What: James Franco’s latest project reinterprets the themes surrounding Rebel Without a Cause through film, installations, photography, and artwork by the likes of Douglas Gordon, Harmony Korine, Ed Ruscha, and Terry Richardson.
Why: In the short film Brad Renfro Forever, tattoo artist Mark Mahoney carves “Brad” into Franco’s arm with a switchblade.
When: May 15-June 23.
Where: JF Chen, 941 N. Highland Ave., at Romaine St., Hollywood (213-626-6222).
Cinespia Cemetery Screenings
What: The beloved film series returns with a lineup of rarely seen classics projected on a mausoleum wall under the stars at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. First up is Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train.
Why: Take dinner and a movie to the next level.
When: Sat. Gates, 7 p.m.; movie, 8:30 p.m.
Where: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., at N. Gower St., Hollywood. Tickets ($10) online at ticketfly.com.
Echo Park Craft Fair
What: Pick up Rachel Craven’s printed linens and scarves, Mary Janes by Beatrice Valenzuela, and a weekender bag by Me & Arrow at the biannual ode to the best of the East Side.
Why: Snag blossoms from Tigers to Lilies and Moon Canyon Design for last-minute Mother’s Day shopping.
When: Sat. & Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: 1461 Carroll Ave., at W. Edgeware Ave., Echo Park.
What: NYC’s cult-status footwear label opens its first L.A. boutique, stocked with crafted heels and boots in a dizzying array of colors, patterns, and textures.
Why: Slip on the fashion set’s best-kept secret.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 8130 W. Third St., b/t S. La Jolla Ave. & S. Crescent Heights Blvd. (323-272-3682).
Eat. Drink. Art.
What: Local artists and artisans join forces for a bash packed with performances, installations, and an interactive Surrealist drawing game, all set to music from KCRW’s Dan Wilcox.
Why: Wash down street eats with beer and wine tastings from City Sip, and Eagle Rock and Craftsman Breweries.
When: Sat., 7 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., at N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood (323-660-4254). Tickets ($25) online at barnsdall.org. Proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Barnsdall Art Park Foundation.
Photo: Courtesy of Harmony Korine and James Franco / The Museum of Contemporary Art