L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Yappy Hour at Benny Boy Brewing to the Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival and More

Plus, DineL.A. continues, the Santa Anita Derby and other cool happenings.

Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.

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Ongoing Pop-Up Shops & Events

Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival (L.A.): Outfest Fusion is back with a hybrid festival during Outfest's 40th Anniversary year. The 2022 Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Film Festival will feature seven feature films, 52 short films, three episodes, and a One-Minute Movie Contest sponsored by Hyundai, as well as workshops and panels. The 10-day festival will be held in-person from April 8-13 and online from April 13-17. Tickets start at $12; purchase them here.
When: Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 17
Where: Multiple Locations & Online

Salt School at The Aster (Hollywood): The Aster is hosting a complimentary 2-day immersive course on the art and business of boutique hospitality. Salt School will cover subjects including, The Business of Hospitality, Hospitality Branding, Human Resources, Hotel Operations, Guest Service Principles, Food & Beverage Management, Finance & Compliance, Sales & Revenue, Marketing & Social Media, and more. Apply to the course here.
When: Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Aster, 1717 Vine St., Hollywood, 90028

Meet the Easter Bunny at Bella Terra (Huntington Beach): Easter is right around the corner! Don't miss out on those family photos and stop by Bella Terra. The Easter Bunny will be taking photos with children and families with various photo packages to choose from to commemorate the experience. Make your appointment for $20 here.
When: Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 92647

626 Night Market Mini (Santa Monica): The 626 Night Market is teaming with Downtown Santa Monica for an open-air food festival. Food lovers can buy some unique eats from vendors like Shake Ramen, Tao's Bao, and more. The market is open to all ages and free to attend with advanced ticket reservations. Save your spot here!
When: Saturday, April 9 through Sunday, April 10 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Lot 27, 452 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, 90401

Meet the Easter Bunny (Beverly Grove): The Easter Bunny is also hopping over to The Grove for family photos. Stop by The Park to visit the Bunny Bungalow and meet The Easter Bunny. Photo packages start at $45. Book your spot here.
When: Now through Sunday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90036

Dine L.A. Restaurant Week (Multiple Locations): Foodies, it's here! Score food and drink deals for $15 and up while exploring our city's culinary scene during Dine L.A.'s annual event. Participating eateries include The Original Farmers Market's Du-Par's Restaurant, El Granjero Cantina, Catch, Eataly L.A., and many more. See the full roster and book reservations here.
When: Now through Friday, April 15
Where: Multiple Locations

Banksy: Genius or Vandal? Exhibition (Culver City): Exhibition Hub and Fever are collaborating on a new art exhibit. Visitors are invited to explore the mysterious universe of the Bristol-born street artist Banksy. The exhibition will feature 80 genuine and certified artworks on loan from private collectors and a unique virtual reality experience. Tickets start at $29.50; purchase them here.
When: Now through May 2022
Where: 10131 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, 90232

The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience (DTLA): Immerse yourself in the world of Netflix hit series Bridgerton. Mix and mingle with the city's best and enjoy cocktails and partake in an evening of music and dance. Tickets start at $49; purchase them here.
When: Now through the summer
Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, 506 South Grand Ave., L.A., 90071

Thursday, April 7

Red Hot Chili Peppers Perform at Amoeba (Hollywood): Amoeba Music Holiday is hosting its first in-store concert at the new location. To celebrate their new album Unlimited Love, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are doing a live in-store performance. To attend the show buy the pre-purchase Unlimited Love [L.A. Version] on vinyl in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood. You can also visit the Amoeba x RHCP pop-up shop at the Fairfax High, Melrose Trading Post this Sunday, April 3rd for exclusive merch.
When: Thursday, April 7 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Amoeba Music, 6200 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 90028

Taylor Mendoza Comedy Show- Help Me Help You @ The Pack (Hollywood): Taylor Mendoza is bringing the laughs to The Pack. Don't miss this incredibly stacked line up including Monte Monte Pare, Maddie Forrest, Claire Woolner, and more. General Admission is $5; buy them here.
When: Thursday, April 7 at 11 p.m.
Where: The Pack Theater, 6470 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90038

Friday, April 8

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Flyer: Courtesy of Skybar

Festival Fever Bazaar at Skybar at Mondrian (WeHo): Get Coachella ready! Shop for your essentials at the Skybar's Festival Fever Bazaar. Find unique pieces and enjoy live DJ sets and fun activations like tarot readings and cocktails.
When: Friday, April 8 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Skybar at Mondrian L.A., 440 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Saturday, April 9

Love Yoga x Thompson Hollywood (Hollywood): The Los Angeles yoga studio Love Yoga is teaming up with Thompson Hollywood for complimentary rooftop classes. Stop by the open-air rooftop for the one-hour class and enjoy complimentary mimosas or fresh fruit juice. Attendees can book their space via [email protected] Meanwhile, hotel guests can reserve their spot at the front desk.
When: Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Thompson Hollywood, 1541 Wilcox Ave., L.A., 90028

Benny Boy Brewing x Chippin Yappy Hour (Lincoln Heights): Benny Boy Brewing is partnering with eco-friendly pet nutrition company Chippin to host a Yappy Hour. Bring your pups to celebrate Earth Month and have them try out some tasty treats. This event is free to attend and 21+. Dog treats are complimentary; beer & cider are for purchase.
When: Saturday, April 9 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Benny Boy Brewing, 1821 Daly St., L.A., 90031

Priedite Barbecue x Malli Collab (Los Alamos): Priedite Barbeque is hosting a collaborative cookout with the Chefs Nestor Silva and Elizabeth Heitner from L.A.'s Mexican-inspired Jewish cuisine pop-up Malli. The menu will include pastrami'd beef cheek barbacoa adobada, pastrami bagel sandwiches, salsas, and pickles, alongside Priedite's full barbecue spread. There will also be bagels and conchas from Estaven Silva and drinks from Durham Cider + Wine.
When: Saturday, April 9 at 8 a.m.
Where: 406 Bell St., Los Alamos, 93440

Pickwick Vintage Show (DTLA): The Pickwick Vintage Show is hosting their outdoor shopping event at the Row DTLA. Guests can shop from over 45 local vintage vendors who will be selling clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Entry is limited and reservations are required. Tickets start at $10; purchase them here. When: Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Row DTLA, 777 South Alameda St., L.A., 90021

Sofar Sounds and Lexus Presents Parallels (West Adams): Sofar Sounds and Lexus are hosting Parallels – a secret, pop-up concert. This intimate concert features three live-music performances by up-and-coming artists in a beautiful outdoor venue. n between sets, Lexus Culinary Master Chef Ludo Lefebvre will treat guests to a series of small bites. Interested? Try your luck and enter to win two free tickets by signing up here.
When: Saturday, April 9
Where: Secret Location

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Flyer: Courtesy of Desert 5 Spot

Runhappy Santa Anita Dirty (Arcadia): Discover a day at the races at historic Santa Anita Park, featuring live horse racing action, beautiful views, and a wide range of experiences. Admission ranges from $5 to $30. Desert 5 Spot will also be hosting its first pop-up on-site. There will be live music, cocktails, vintage shopping, a mechanical bull, and more.
When: Saturday, April 9 at 12 p.m.
Where: Santa Anita Race Track, 285 West Huntington Dr., Arcadia, 91007

Sunday, April 10

Melrose Trading Post (Fairfax): Continuing their Sunday stay, the Melrose Trading Post is back and hosting its weekly flea market. Visitors can shop art, clothing, furniture, beauty products, and more from local vendors. Safety protocols include limited capacity and mandatory masks. Tickets are $5; buy them online here.
When: Sunday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Tommie Hollywood x DanceBody (Hollywood): Tommie Hollywood has teamed up with DanceBody to offer complimentary dance-fitness classes on their rooftop. These complimentary one-hour classes will take place every Sunday until late spring. The classes are first-come, first-serve. Attendees can book their spot via [email protected]
When: Sunday, April 10 at 11 a.m.
Where: Tommie Hollywood, 6516 Selma Ave., L.A., 90028

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