L.A.'s Best Events, From Coachella Weekend 2 to Paleyfest and More

Plus, Earth Day & 420 Events happening in L.A.

Coachella Weekend 2 (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 19 through Sunday, April 21
Where: Empire Polo Club, 81-800 51st Ave., Indio, 92201

Paleyfest (Hollywood): The Paley Center for Media announced the schedule for the 41st Annual PaleyFest LA. The 2024 festival selections include The Morning Show, Loki, Young Sheldon, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, a 25th Anniversary Celebration of Family Guy, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. At the festival, attendees will get the chance to see some of today's biggest and brightest stars including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hiddleston, Iain Armitage, Albert Kim, Seth Meyers, Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Stephen Colbert, and more! Grab your tickets here.
When: Now through Sunday, April 21
Where: Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028

OC Japan Fair 2024 (Costa Mesa): Celebrate the 14th Annual OC Japan Fair, one of the most authentic Japanese cultural festivals in Southern California. Enjoy the experience of tasting, shopping, and learning about Japanese culture. There will also be a cosplay show, tuna cutting show, popular Japanese artists/comedians performances, traditional instrument performances, games, kimono models meet and greet, and more! Tickets are $8 to $10; purchase them here.
When: Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21
Where: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 92626

Beyond Yoga Sample Sale (Culver City): Beyond Yoga is hosting their highly anticipated sample sale this month. Shop up to 85% off deals!
When: Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21
Where: Smashbox Studios, 8549 Higuera St., Culver City, 90232

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (DTLA): The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is back on USC's Campus to celebrate its 29th year! This year, the festival is excited to announce that the cooking stage is back featuring Nancy Silverton, QCP, Tiffani Thiessen, and others! Some highlights from this year's event include Jose Andres, Lance Bass, Ed Begley Jr., Sophia Bush, Jon Favreau, Max Greenfield, Tiffany Haddish, Tamron Hall, Mark Harmon, RuPaul, Nancy Silverton, Kerry Washington, Henry Winkler, and much more. The weekend festival will bring together more than 550 writers, experts and storytellers, and hundreds of exhibitors to the 226-acre campus. Grab your tickets here.
When: Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21
Where: University of Southern California, 3551 Trousdale Pkwy. L.A., 90089

The Good Festival (Century City): Do Good, Feel Good! Join Westfield Century City in The Atrium for The Good Festival for a celebration of sustainability and wellness. Learn how you can play a role in living sustainably and doing good for our planet. Join us at The Good Festival and experience: interactive workshops, sustainable merchants and more.
When: Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21 from 12pm to 5 p.m.
Where: Westfield Century City,10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

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: Now 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

Wednesday, April 17

The Macallan Tasting at Hotel Bel-Air (Bel-Air): Los Angeles' timeless estate, Hotel Bel-Air will host an intimate & exclusive 'The Macallan Whisky Tasting' led by Ambassador Martin Cole in the hotel's elegant private dining room. This 90-minute class includes a selection of appetizers & small bites curated by Hotel Bel-Air's Culinary Director Joe Garcia, expertly paired with Macallan's hand-picked favorites including The Macallan Sherry Oak 18yr, The Macallan Sherry Oak 25yr, as well as a few harder to find selections such as The Macallan Harmony Collection Amber Meadow, and a special surprise pour. Tickets are $300 per person.
When: Wednesday, April 17 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Bel-Air, 701 Stone Canyon Road, L.A., 90077

Thursday, April 18

Magic and Cocktails at Topanga Social (Canoga Park): Enjoy this enchanting evening of mind-blowing magic tricks and delicious cocktails at Topanga Social! Prepare to be amazed as our talented magicians perform mind-reading, card tricks, and jaw-dropping illusions. Sip on tantalizing cocktails crafted by our expert mixologists while you witness the impossible come to life right before your eyes. Book your spot for free here.
When: Thursday, April 18 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Topanga Social, 6600 California 27, #9038, L.A., 91303

Goldenvoice Presents: Barry Can't Swim with JOPLYN (Wilshire): Straight out of Coachella, Barry Can't Swim will be performing a set with JOPlYN in Los Angeles. Tickets start at $140; purchase them here.
When: Thursday, April 18 at 9 p.m.
Where: El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 90036

Friday, April 19

The Now Massage Opening Day (Woodland Hills): The NOW Massage is opening a brand new boutique in Woodland Hills. To celebrate the opening, from Friday, April 19 to Friday, April 26, all massage bookings will receive a complimentary enhancement. Guests can choose from two of The NOW's best-selling signature add-on treatments to amplify their therapeutic massage including: Hemp Calm Balm or Fresh Eyes.
When: Friday, April 19
Where: The Now Massage, 7611 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90036

Murad's SPF Soiree (Palm Springs): Murad will be hosting an SPF Soiree on Friday, April 19th for consumers from 4PM-5PM at The Parker Palm Springs during Coachella Weekend 2 to celebrate the launch of their Multi-Vitamin Clear Coat SPF 50! Additionally, Murad is providing Derm on the Go kits (value: $18 each) to be placed in every hotel room at The Parker during the weekend.
When: Friday, April 19 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Parker Palm Springs, 4200 East Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 92264

Saturday, April 20

4/20 at Cheba Hut (NoHo): As a cannabis-themed toasted sub shop, Cheba Hut is the perfect place to cure the munchies with a menu full of flavor and a bar to ease the burden of cottonmouth. The Hut is embracing its roots and leaning into the vibes of 4/20 with food specials and giveaways for every stoner. Stop by and enjoy a Nug subs (4' sandwiches) for just $4.20 all day long. Also, receive a free Cheba Hut-branded frisbee.
When: Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Cheba Hut "Toasted" Subs, 11049 Magnolia Blvd., #107, NoHo, 91601

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

Tower 28 x Heal The Bay Beach Clean Up (Santa Monica): In celebration of Earth Month (April), viral beauty line created for sensitive skin, Tower 28 and Heal The Bay are coming together to host a community beach cleanup. The first 15 people onsite will receive a Tower 28 baseball cap. RSVP here.
When: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: The Santa Monica Beach Pier Near Lifeguard Tower 15, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401

Five Headed Cobra & The Mercury Riots' (WeHo): Los Angeles' most controversial rock band, Five Headed Cobra, continue their dominance of the world famous Sunset Strip with their Mind Invasion Tour! Tickets are on sale now.
When: Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m.
Where: Whisky A Go Go, 8901 West Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 9069

Smell & Sip Room Spray Workshop with Atrium L.A. (WeHo): 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. On Friday, April 19, founder Kate Mack will host a Smell & Sip Room Spray workshop at plant shop Atrium. Attendees can experience the inspiration behind Marak's line of scents, with a focus on their plant-based notes, and then choose a Marak scent to make into their own room spray. Kate will also guide the process, allowing guests to discover the full range of fragrance oils and then go home with a
custom room spray based on the scent that resonates most with them.
When: Friday, April 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Atrium, 7494 Santa Monica Blvd., WeHo, 90046

Sunday, April 21

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

Sunday, April 22

Earth Day Offerings at White Elephant and Ocean Prime Beverly Hill (DTLA & Beverly Hills): Ocean Prime Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills will commemorate Earth Day by showcasing a limited-time vegan sushi roll, comprising a Cucumber-Wrapped Roll stuffed with organic heirloom carrots, golden beets, daikon sprouts, asparagus, and avocado, adorned with baby squash tempura, ramp gremolata, and nori dust, served alongside spring onion ponzu sauce, featuring locally sourced vegetables from Vesta Foodservice. This exclusive roll pairs harmoniously with the Organic Strawberry French 76 cocktail, crafted solely for Earth Day, blending strawberry, lemon, basil-infused organic Belvedere Vodka, All-Natural St. Germain Liqueur, and organically farmed Laurent Perrier Champagne, served in a martini glass with a lemon twist. Meanwhile, White Elephant, located in Downtown Los Angeles & Anaheim, presents a special Earth Day menu accentuating plant-based offerings and alternative meats, promising to donate all food waste to LA Compost to bolster local ecosystems. The menu boasts innovative dishes like Basil Puffy Tofu and Roasted Miso Cabbage alongside seafood and chicken options paired with fresh vegetables, ensuring a diverse culinary experience during Earth Week.
When: Monday, April 22
Where: White Elephant, 541 South Spring St., Suite 106, L.A., 90013
Ocean Prime Beverly Hills, 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90212

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