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Things to do in LA in April

PaleyFest LA 2023

Now-April 4th

Location: Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd

Dolby Theatre is booked out for  the week for  PaleyFest LA. Hear exclusive panel discussions from your favorite TV show stars, plus watch episodes, and exclusive clips. This year’s line-up includes actors and guests from The MandalorianYellowjacketsThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselYellowstoneAbbott ElementaryGrey’s Anatomy and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Get your tickets now.

2023 LA Beer Fest

April 1

Location: Los Angeles Center Studios; 1201 W 5th St #T-110

Beer experts aka cicerones unite!! The 15th annual LA Beer Festival  is here and will feature 80 breweries and over 200 beers. Plus there will be 15 of LA’s best food trucks, live bands and more. Special ticket holders will also be able to take home commemorative glassware. Get your tickets now (just got to be21+) you won’t want to miss this one.

Masters of Taste

April 2

Location: Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive Pasadena

Feeling hungry? Masters of Taste LA is thee outdoor food and beverage festival you want to be at. It’s held at the iconic on  Rose Bowl Stadium  with 100% of the proceeds going directly to benefit Union Station Homeless Services. Taste food from some of LA’s best restaurants and bars,  like Mercado, Yardbird, Great Maple and Poppy + Rose. Actually the chefs of Poppy+Rose are the hosts of this years event. Buy tickets here.

The Other Art Fair

March 30th-April 2nd

Location: Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica

The Other Art Fair is unlike any other art gallery or art exhibition you’ve  been to. They have affordable and original artworks from over 100 independent artists with immersive installations, performances, DJs – and cocktails. If you’ve never been into art, this is your thing. Plus, there are lots of advantages to being ‘first.’ The opening night on Thursday, March 30, gives the curious first access to 130 game-changing artists and ‘first dibs’ on their sought-after artworks. Plus, there is free parking AND all Thursday tickets can book free return tickets for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. So why not do something impulsive and at the same time revel in the creativity? More Information here.

LA’s Rich and Successful Film Festival

April 1st

Location: Fine Arts Theatre , 8556 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills

Want to meet the next generation of filmmakers? At LA’s Rich and Successful Film Festival  you’ll be able to meet the next independent and creative voices in LA. There will also be showings of short films, a guest speaker panel, plus you can even get the chance to go to the festivals afterparty. Reserve your spot now.

Downtown Santa Monica Celebrates Easter

April 2nd

Location: 1200 Block of Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Downtown Santa Monica is celebrating Easter early. Third St. Promenade is kicking off all things Spring with a huge celebration and its open to all ages. There will be  FREE photo opps with the Easter Bunny and fun activities for the whole family…like musical performances, face painting & balloon artists. Pro Tip: The first 350 attendees will also receive an Easter treat. Register now to secure a spot.

2nd and PCH Welcomes Spring

April 1st-April 22nd

Location: 6400 Pacific Coast HWY, Long Beach

2nd and PCH has tons of Spring activities planned for April. The first and second weekend in April you can have breakfast with the Easter Bunny, use their spring garden themed photo opp wall to take lots of pics too. Plus, for kids and adults with sensory sensitivity, there will be a Silent Bunny  And make plans to join PCH Movies and Moonlight, where a big outdoor movie screen will show Disney’s Strange World. Check out more festivities here.

Thinkspace Art Gallery – New Exhibitions

Opening Reception: April 1st 6-10pm; Gallery April 1-22nd

Location: 4207 W. Jefferson Blvd + 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd

One of the most colorful art gallery’s in LA – Thinkspace – is opening a new exhibition from artists Ezra Brown, Caroline Weaver, and Willem Hoeffnagel. Go to their opening night (Saturday, April 1st) which will have refreshments, live painting, video projections and a DJ. Plus, the first 150 people through the door will get a FREE t-shirt from artist Ezra Brown! Find out more here.

Easter Brunch at Lumière Brasserie

April 9th at 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM

Location: 2025 Avenue of the Stars

Book an Easter brunch at Lumière Brasserie and take all the guess work out of hosting. Designed by Executive Chef Ramon Bojorquez, you’ll begin with a welcome Mimosa or Bellini followed by starters and mains such as Biscuits and Caviar, Lobster Omelette, Crab Benedict, Duck Confit and more. Not full yet? That’s OK because the restaurant will have a huge dessert station and they’ll also have a bunny petting zoo for the kids. Buy tickets here.

Sit Down & Shut Up: Karen’s Diner

April 14th – 22nd

Location: 1156 N Highland Ave

Karen’s Diner is here…so get ready for the roasting of a lifetime. Yup, the rude service is their top priority for customers looking to get some sass from their waitresses as they dine on burgers, fries, and cocktails. As the saying goes at Karen’s Diner…. the food is great, the service ungrateful, but your experience will be unforgettable. Fun to be had here, but promise us you won’t take Karen too seriously. She’s only here for a couple of day, so book a reservation.

Sun Salutations and Sound Event

April 16th

Location: Farmers Park at Packing District, 412 South Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim

If you’re in the mood for something outside of LA, then save this R&R sesh in your calendar. In honor of the month of April, which is named after Aphrodite – the goddess of LOVE, you’re invited to focus on intentions of love for self and others with a free morning of meditation, healing sounds and yoga. The event will conclude by planting California native seeds and intentions. This event is free! Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and sun screen. Walk-ups welcome as long as space is available, but its best to register here.

Cirque du Soleil Presents Corteo

Now-April 30th

Location: Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Ct

Cirque du Soleil brings a stunning show to LA titled Corteo that you won’t want to miss. We saw it for ourselves and it was beautiful. The show contrasts the grand with the intimate, the silly with the tragic, and the beauty of perfection with the appeal of imperfection. Get your tickets for a performance perfect for date night or family night out.

Bob Baker Day

April 30th

Location: Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 North Spring Street

Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s FREE annual festival, Bob Baker Day, is back. It celebrates the legacy of founder, Bob Baker, with puppets, fun, and joy for the whole community. This year’s Bob Baker Day Grand Marshal is voice actor Gregory Mann from Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. On opening day, see an exhibit filled with artifacts from the hit Netflix animated film. RSVP is required, find out more about the day’s line up here.

A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio

Now – October 15th

Location: 644 North Main Street (corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue)

Venture to the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles to experience a whimsical exhibit: A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio. It features the cultural origins, adaptations, and enduring appeal of one of the most popular characters in children’s literature. There will also be artwork on display from Walt Disney’s animated feature film. The exhibit is FREE for all ages, with donations strongly encouraged.

Image courtesy of Paleyfest 2023 and Masters of Taste

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Kelsey Hicks

Kelsey is an ambitious business administration student with a passion for fitness and the outdoors. She spends her free time at the beach catching a tan, finding good food, and browsing local shops.

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