L.A.'s Best Events, From Coachella Weekend 1 to High School Musical Movie Night and More

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Coachella Weekend 1 (Indio): Festival season is here! Angelenos are invited to celebrate music and art at the Coachella Valley Music Festival. Catch performances from Lana Del Rey, Tyler the Creator, Doja Cat, No Doubt, and many more. Passes for weekend 1 are sold out but fans can still grab tickets for weekend 2 here. Looking for what parties to stop by in the desert, check out our Coachella Party Guide here.
When: Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14
Where: Empire Polo Club, 81-800 51st Ave., Indio, 92201

Concerts at Colburn (DTLA): Concerts at Colburn is a free weekly musical performance that will be each Wednesday at noon, starting April 10. Performances will be done by talented students at Colburn and will shine a spotlight on the iconic arts and culture offerings that DTLA has to offer. The first 50 office workers to arrive each week can redeem a coupon from the DTLA Alliance table on the plaza for a free treat from the Colburn Cafe.
When: Starting Wednesday, April 10
Where: Colburn Café, 200 South Grand Ave., L.A., 90012

The Sympathizer x 626 Night Market Mini (Santa Monica): In anticipation of the premiere of the HBO® Original limited series The Sympathizer, debuting this Sunday, Max is teaming up with 626 Night Market to bring the show to life in Santa Monica.Inspired by the themes and narrative of the limited series, the event will celebrate the intersection of culture, community, and storytelling. The market will feature a handful of Vietnamese food vendors such as All Dat Dumpling, All Dat Noodle, Café 949, Ridges Churro Bar, and The Ugly Bao, and merchandise vendors. The event is free and open to the public; register here.
When: Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 626 Night Market Mini, 1324 5th St., Santa Monica, 90401

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

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

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 11

Good Showbiz (Echo Park): Good Showbiz is a celebration of the spirit and vibrant history of Yiddish showmanship. Eli Leonard (Curb Your Enthusiasm) hosts this immersive spectacle of theatrical tradition, embroidered with feats of physicality, stagecraft, and all out comedy. This month's show is special, as Good Showbiz is now accompanied by a live klezmer band directed by Gustavo Bulgach of Klezmer Juice (featured in Wedding Crashers), and features choreography from clown John Gilkey of Cirque du Soleil. Directed by Theodore Bressman (Pam and Tommy, Curb Your Enthusiasm). Tickets are $15; purchase them here.
When: Thursday, April 11 at 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Elysian Theater, 1944 Riverside Dr., L.A., 90039

Friday, April 12

Movie Fridays on Third Street Promenade: High School Musical (Santa Monica): Join Downtown Santa Monica for a movie night. Relive the nostalgia of High School Musical with a family- and pet-friendly outdoor movie experience like no other. There will also be an exclusive Q&A session with Bart Johnson, AKA the iconic Coach Bolton, before the movie starts. RSVP for free here.
When: Friday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1200 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

Set It Off Screening at Rooftop Cinema Club (DTLA): Rooftop Cinema Club invites you to watch some of your favorite films in style. This week, check out a screening of "Set It Off." Tickets start at $19; purchase them here.
When: Friday, April 12 at 10:45 p.m.
Where: Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA, 888 South Olive St., 4th Floor, L.A., 90014

Saturday, April 13

Songkran (Thai New Year) at Chao Krung (Fairfax): Chao Krung on Fairfax is celebrating Songkran on Saturday, April 13 with a traditional Kantaok dinner – including a Northern Thai-style platter and traditional dance performances. Kantaok refers to customary Northern-style Thai food served on family-style platters. Entertainment will include live performers that highlight the cultures and traditions of Thailand including classical Thai dance and music. The platter is $69; find out more here.
When: Saturday, April 13
Where: Chao Krung, 111 North Fairfax Ave., L.A., 90036

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 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Skybar at Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Sunshine Makers' Market at The Shops at Sportsmen's Lodge (Studio City): Independent, woman-owned candle brand Marak will celebrate the month of April with events that inspire individuality and connection through the line's original inspiration of family. This week Marak will be popping up at The Shops at Sportsmen's Lodge. Find out more here.
When: Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 91604

Cherry Blossom Festival (West Covina): Plaza West Covina is partnering with The East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center and the City of West Covina, to bring you the 2024 West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival! This annual festival marks the beginning of spring; the newly emerging blossoms representing hope, beauty, and new life. Indulge in delicious Japanese and Japanese-American flavors, enjoy traditional dance performances and music and shop from a variety of unique vendors. Don't miss out on watching Japanese taiko drums and martial arts performances, as well as taking photos with your favorite Japanese characters. For those looking to unwind, the Japanese Beer Garden is the perfect spot to relax and take in the festive atmosphere. Reserve your spot for free here.
When: Saturday, April 13 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Plaza West Covina, 112 Plaza D.r, West Covina, 91790

Searchlight Saturdays: Little Miss Sunshine (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 Little Miss Sunshine. The $25 Searchlight Saturdays ticket includes a reserved seat, popcorn, drink, event credential and lanyard!
When: Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 90028

Sunday, April 14

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 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

18th & Grand The Olympic Auditorium Boxing Expo (DTLA): LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes will celebrate L.A.'s biggest boxing stars with two outstanding panels and an expo featuring boxing legends and other vendors. Doors open at noon. Light refreshments will be served. This program takes place in conjunction with LA Plaza's "18th & Grand:
The Olympic Auditorium" , an exhibition recounting the 80-year history
(1925-2005) of the Olympic Auditorium, the home for visceral
entertainment in Los Angeles.
When: Sunday, April 14 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 501 North Main St., L.A., 90012

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