L.A.'s Best Events, From an Elvis-Inspired Pop-Up Bar to Picnics + Flowers in Carlsbad and More

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Pop Up Picnic Co. Returns to The Flower Fields (Carlsbad): Pop Up Picnic Co. is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated return of PICNICS + FLOWERS, a unique and semi-private picnic experience set against the breathtaking backdrop of The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. Attendees can expect an elevated pop-up picnic featuring more shade structures, increased semi-private picnic spaces, reserved parking, a private entrance, complimentary wagon rides, an expanded menu, live music, and a family-fun zone featuring interactive games. Reservations for PICNICS + FLOWERS can be made on the Pop Up Picnic Co. website. Tickets will be available for $140 per person, and families can enjoy a 50% discount for kids with the purchase of each adult ticket.
When: Now through Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, 92008

Melie Bianco x Whimsy + Row Pop-Up (Venice): Melie Bianco is partnering up with sustainable brand, Whimsy + Row to open a month-long pop -up in Los Angeles! With a discount of 15% off applied on the first day of opening, you can discover and shop pieces from the Melie Bianco spring collection until April 30th at the Whimsy + Row shop. Learn more here.
When: Tuesday, April 2 through Tuesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 12801 Venice Blvd., L.A., 90066

Love Me (Bar) Tender – Los Angeles (DTLA): Our temperatures are rising thanks to the new Elvis-themed pop-up bar. DTLA will feature a replica of the iconic Jungle Room, found at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis. The pop-up is called "Love Me (Bar)Tender" and it's a collaboration between Memphis Tourism and Graceland, as a way to encourage LA travelers to come and experience the real thing in Memphis. Your ticket will only be good for 1 hour and 30 minutes inside of Love Me (Bar) Tender. Grab your free tickets here!
When: Thursday, April 4 & Friday, April 5 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: 216 South Alameda St., L.A., 90012

Clearstem Pop-Up Shop (Venice): At the Clearterm Pop-Up Shop, you'll have the exclusive opportunity to create your own Limited Edition Acne-Safe CLEARSTEM Facial Oil (while supplies last) and experience skin transformation with a custom San Diego Acne Clinic® Facial by The Acne Guru®. Throughout the weekend, you'll get to meet and mingle with founders Danielle Gronich & Kayleigh Christina. A select few will have the chance to join a Fireside Chat led by Clearsterm Acne Lab Specialists Emily Morrow & Hannah Derrickson (space is limited, so RSVP soon). As part of the Abbot Kinney First Friday festivities, the Pop-Up Shop will offer additional surprises and special guests, ensuring an unforgettable experience that you won't want to miss.
When: Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7
Where: Abbot Kinney

1010 Wine and Events New Menu (Inglewood): 1010 Wine and Events, the first and only wine bar in Inglewood has revamped their menu with new items. he new menu features delicacies from the land and sea such as salmon crudo and oysters on the half shell light bites, as well as main dishes of Piri Piri chicken and Prime Beef bavette. The menu is rounded out with a variety of fresh, roasted, and caramelized vegetables like molasses brown butter carrots, brussel sprouts with cucumber yogurt, and braised chard. Chef Mo Marvel, a Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena graduate and previously Executive Sous Chef at Superfine Playa and Sous Chef of Rossoblu (DTLA), artfully recreated the new menu to highlight the distinct variations of wine available to diners.
When: Available Now
Where: 1010 Wine and Events, 1010 North La Brea Ave., Inglewood, 90302

Where You Stand: Chinatown 1880 to 1939 Exhibit (DTLA): Union Station is showcasing a year-long temporary exhibit called Chinatown 1880 to 1939. The exhibition invites guests into the center of this once vibrant community of families, businesses and associations through historic photographs, oral history recordings and augmented reality.
When: Now through Fall 2024
Where: Los Angeles Union Station, 800 North Alameda St., L.A., 90012

Thursday, April 4

Kids Club in Collaboration with Apple TV+ (Beverly Grove): Kids, parents and caregivers are invited to experience a weekly dose of fun, featuring live music, storytelling, puppet shows and so much more!
When: Thursday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove, L.A., 90036

Friday, April 5

10 Things I Hate About You Screening at Rooftop Cinema Club (DTLA): Picture this: You and your favorite person, surrounded by the breathtaking skyline of Downtown Los Angeles, all while indulging in the warmth of a roaring fire, sipping on a cozy hot drink and watching a film under the stars. Rooftop Cinema Club invites you to a limited-run cinematic experience like no other: Fireside Films. This week, check out a screening of "10 Things I Hate About You." Tickets start at $30; purchase them here.
When: Friday, April 5 at 7:45 p.m.
Where: Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA, 888 South Olive St., 4th Floor, L.A., 90014

Saturday, April 6

Rise & Flow Yoga and Wellness (WeHo): In partnership with Fit Girl Club, attendees can start their day right every Saturday with a flowing yoga practice that will awaken the senses and energize the spirit. Experienced instructors will guide guests and attendees through a series of invigorating poses, helping them to find balance and inner peace. Tickets are $25 per person or special offer 2 for 1 admission for $29.50. Free for hotel guests.
When: Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Skybar at Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Old Meets Knue Event at Vans (Beverly Grove): Two icons connected at the sole through an Off the Wall mindset.You're invited to join Vans! Come meet Tony Alva and Breana Geering in store on Saturday April 6th from 12-4. Hang out, while DJ Chopper Dave spins some sick beats, enjoy some waffles and score a free gift with purchase.
When: Saturday, April 6 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove, L.A., 90036

KICKit World Street Sports Music Festival (Inglewood): KICKit World, the avant-garde convergence of street sports, fashion, music, and culture, is set to host its first-ever groundbreaking festival. Some of LA's favorites have been tapped to kick off the festive event, such as multi-Grammy Award-winning super producer Larrance 'Rance' Dopson, WNBA athlete and Gold-Medalist Essence Carson, Radio Host Personality DJ Hed, Celebrity Fashion Designer Desto Dubb, and live performances by rap artists Rich The Kid, Lakeyah, LaRussell, singer-songwriter duo Social House, LGBTQ+ R&B artist Nakkia Gold, and more special guests to be announced. KICKit World will donate a percentage of the earnings raised to its nonprofit partners, It's Bigger Than Us, Concrete Queenz, AirWest, and Hoopbus. Tickets range from $40 – $250; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, April 6 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Volume Studios, 8729 Aviation Blvd., Inglewood, 90301

Searchlight Saturdays: Sideways (Hollywood): Searchlight Pictures is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, and as part of that, we are hosting some special screenings and Q&As of some of the studio's most iconic films at the El Capitan Theatre. This week's screening is Sideways starring Paul Giamatti. There will also be a Q&A with Sideways cast member Virginia Madsen, Producer Michael London and Editor Kevin Tent! The $25 Searchlight Saturdays ticket includes a reserved seat, popcorn, drink, event credential and lanyard!
When: Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 90028

Sunday, April 7

Melrose Trading Post (Melrose): Start the new year in style at Melrose Trading Post. The market will host over 50 local artists & makers where Angelenos can shop from. There will also be a delicious selection of food trucks on site. General Admission is $6; purchase them here.
When: Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Cannabis and Finger Sammies: "High" Tea (WeHo): High Tea is getting stoned at The Studio Cannabis Lounge in West Hollywood. They will be serving traditional high tea faire, including finger sandwiches, assorted pastries, delectable teas, and various other delights. Where the classic tea time gets a glow-up is with cannabis. While the food with admission will be uninfused, guests can select their favorite flower, pre-rolls, edibles, and more, to consume in the lounge while classily munching on finger treats with live classical music. Guests are sure to channel their inner British Aristocrat by getting dressed to the nines in this "ultra" high tea party not to be missed! Tickets are $45; purchase them here.
When: Sunday, April 7 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Studio Lounge at The Artist Tree, 8625 Santa Monica Blvd., WeHo, 90069

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