this week's event picks (may 18-24 2016):

Walk the Talk Exhibition
LA Poverty Department opens its museum doors to a collection of portraits, interviews, transcripts and videos of 52 people whose defining work and/or life in Skid Row has been honored in LAPD's biennial Walk the Talk Parades.
@ Skid Row History Museum and Archive. Historic Core. Wednesday May 18 5-8pm.

The Pleasure Principle
A group show curated by Courtney Malick making pointed use of FARAGO's retail window facade featuring works by Lucy Chinen, Ada Sokol, Ryan Trecartin and more.
@ FARAGO. Historic Core. Opens Friday May 20 7-9pm.

Olayami Dabis: Flags Erotic Rights
A painting show that marks the first Los Angeles exhibition of Olayami Dabls, major influencer of the Detroit art scene and founder of the African Bead Museum.
@ Henry Taylor's. Arts District. Saturday May 21 5-10pm.

Ira Svobodová: Inner Matter
The artists' second show at CES showcases large-scale paintings with deep colors and pristine reference to architecture and design. Plus while there, walk over to Grice Bench for their concurrent opening.
@ CES Gallery. Arts District. Saturday May 21 7-9pm.

Wanda Sykes
Couldn't we all use some laughs? Let beloved comedian Wanda Sykes take care of that as she films her new stand-up special on LA's very own Broadway.
@ The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Historic Core. Saturday May 21 7pm & 9:30pm.

LA Today
A showcase spanning generations of Los Angeles artists featuring Ruth Pastine, Gary Lang, Ed Moses, and more. Curated by octogenarian art collector Carl Schlosberg.
@ Royale Projects. Arts District. Sunday May 22 12-6pm.

And that's not all! Find more local events and sort them by neighborhood at calendar.getdowntown.la.

 The Pleasure Principle, on view May 20 - July 16 at FARAGO (Photo via  FARAGO )

The Pleasure Principle, on view May 20 - July 16 at FARAGO
(Photo via FARAGO)