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Date Event Description Time / Location
4/234/27

A Coffin in Egypt

Myrtle Bledsoe, a 90-year-old resident of Egypt, Texas, has outlived her lifelong community but must face unsavory truths from her past. More information

INFO Various Times, at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
4/245/10

Man in a Case

Mikhail Baryshnikov stars in two adaptations of Chekhov’s short stories. Video projections enhance the dance performances, which reveal that no matter the decade, love is complicated. More information

INFO Various Times, at The Broad Stage
4/244/27

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

Aficionados of the western and Sam Elliott look-alikes present poetry and honky-tonk tunes, while food vendors offer a taste of where the buffalo roam. More information

INFO Various Times, at Melody Ranch
4/24

MacArthur Park Story Gathering Event

Come share your stories and ideas for a better future at this afternoon of cultural dialogue and celebration of talented youth. The festivities will include local art and music exhibitions from neighboring schools as well as family craft activities and fresh tamales to chow down on. More information

INFO 4 p.m.- 7 p.m., at MacArthur Park
4/245/4

LA Comedy Festival

With over 62 short films, 17 features, and dozens of live acts, this festival invites the public to supply the laugh track as many of the pieces make their world debuts. The promised hilarity includes films about a womanizer and a transgendered prostitute becoming friends, a documentary told through the eyes of Howie Mandel, the showdown of two dueling “birders,” and much more. More information

INFO Various, at Let Live Theatre and The Other Space
4/254/27

Paris Photo Los Angeles

Photojournalists, fine artists, and filmmakers present modern and vintage techniques at the international festival. More information

INFO Various Times, at Paramount Pictures Studios
4/254/27

Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival

Appearances by Eric Church, Luke Bryan, and Shelby Lynne mellow out this fest held the weekend after Coachella. More information

INFO Various Times, at Various venues, Indio
4/254/26

Lebowski Fest Los Angeles

This year's tribute to the Coen brothers' brilliant 1998 film features a performance by the Kyle Gass Band, appearances by minor actors from the movie, and a bowling party. More information

INFO Various Times, at The Wiltern
4/254/27

Photo Independent

Independent photographers claim a spot on this highly visible stage as they showcase their work. This first-time event aims to create a brand new dialogue and outlook on photography in L.A. More information

INFO Various, at Raleigh Studios Hollywood
4/25

Rock 'n Roll Photography

: L.A. plays host to a touring exhibition featuring the works of several prominent rock n’ roll photographers. Look for images of Pink, Jay-Z, Rage Against the Machine, Motley Crue, Led Zeppelin, Weezer, Green Day, and more. More information

INFO 9:30 p.m., at Boulevard 3
4/264/27

Artisanal LA

With more than 250 vendors, this confab offers the largest assemblage of local artisanal talent, including makers of foodstuffs and housewares. More information

INFO Various Times, at L.A. Mart, Downtown
4/264/27

California Poppy Festival

The celebration of California’s state flower spreads across 55 acres, offering exhibits, music, and family activities in the beautiful sunshine. More information

INFO Various Times, at Lancaster City Park
4/264/27

LA Modernism Show

Lovers of the modern aesthetic can get inspired and indulge at this weekend-long art haven that will feature more than 50 designers with hundreds of unique furniture and fine art pieces. More information

INFO Various, at 3Labs Studio Culver City
4/264/27

Brewery Artwalk and Open Studios

Over 140 artists will open their studios to the public, but this isn't your average artwalk. In additional to paintings and sculptures, many of the artists will showcase works in the areas of 3D printing, light sculpture, high tech furniture design, and other futuristic art mediums. More information

INFO 11 a.m - 6 p.m., at The Brewery Arts Complex
4/264/27

5th Anniversary Weekend

Bust out your bike and take a day-trip to Santa Monica’s Annenberg Community Beach House, a five-acre oasis that will celebrate its fifth birthday this weekend. For two days, the public facility will host free movie screenings, yoga, picnics, and plenty of bubble blowing. More information

INFO Various, at Annenberg Community Beach House
4/26

Black Sabbath

The grandfathers of heavy metal conclude their world tour with a lineup that’s as close to the original as possible: singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, and bassist Geezer Butler. Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk fills in on drums for Bill Ward. More information

INFO 7:30 p.m., at Hollywood Bowl
4/26

Spank! Harder The Sequel

The sequel to Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody begins with show-themed cocktails. Audience members shamed by their former appreciation of the subject of derision can earn redemption with a ticket stub from the event. More information

INFO 9:30 p.m., at Club Nokia
4/26

Desert Daze

Rock and roll of the slightly psychedelic variety (Danish rockers the Raveonettes, shoegaze heroes Blonde Redhead, and power-rock duo Deap Vally) descends on another desert town. More information

INFO 3 p.m., at Sunset Ranch Oasis, Mecca
4/26

Linsanity

California hoopster Jeremy Lin became one of a handful of Asian-American players in NBA history. This documentary traces his path. More information

INFO 7 p.m., at Japanese American National Museum
4/26

Incognito

One of the town's best fund-raisers, this is a blind art sale in which works from the likes of Ed Ruscha are mixed in with those by lesser-known artists. All the pieces are going for the same price; the artist’s identity isn’t revealed until after you've purchased it. Big spenders can attend a gala dinner and preview on April 23. More information

INFO 7 p.m., at Santa Monica Museum of Art
4/26

Carla Bruni

The model, actress, singer, and former French first lady performs cuts from her recent album, Little French SongsMore information

INFO 8 p.m., at The Luckman
4/26

Cheyenne Jackson: Music of the Mad Men Era

The drama’s fashions have been endlessly emulated, but Glee and 30 Rock actor Jackson is more keen on the music. His lounge and bossa nova numbers garnish that martini. More information

INFO 8 p.m., at Disney Hall
4/26

Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be Kidding Me Tour

Chortle and cringe at the Chelsea Lately comedian’s raw humor. The tour features material from her newest book of essays, which covers topics ranging from airport security to wild animal tales. More information

INFO 8 p.m., at The Forum
4/26

The Youngblood Brass Band

The ten-member ensemble combines elements of the traditionalNew Orleans brass band sound with a punked-out hip-hop groove. More information

INFO 11 p.m., at The Mint
4/27

Exploring the Wilshire Boulevard Temple

After two years and $47.5 million dollars, the temple is opening for one day only. Join the LA Conservancy for an exclusive tour and exploration of the temple’s rich history. More information

INFO 1 p.m.- 5 p.m., at Wilshire Boulevard Temple
4/274/28

9th Annual Garden Tour and Party

The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society presents "The Plight of the Honeybee," a community tour that raises money for a landscaping project at Los Angeles High School. In addition to a garden session with historical researcher and enactor Gay Storm Oakes portraying former first lady Lady Bird Johnson, there’s a boutique, a silent auction, a honey tasting, a bee-oriented fashion show, and a wildlife habitat booth. More information

INFO 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., at 5900 Wilshire building annex
4/27

Centennial Block Party on Rodeo Drive

The 100th birthday party for swanky Beverly Hills features a gargantuan cake to be cut into approximately 15,000 slices and doled out to members of the community. More information

INFO 3:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Rodeo Drive
4/27

LAVA's 35th Sunday Salon

The Los Angeles Visionaries Association revives its monthly Sunday Salon series located on South Broadway. More information

INFO Noon – 2:00 p.m., at Les Noces du Figaro
4/27

Rhapsodomancy Reading Series

As a part of the popular bimonthly series, writers Melissa Broder, Robert Krut, Jan Richman, and Nicole Walker come together for a Sunday-night reading. More information

 

INFO 7 p.m., at The Good Luck Bar
4/29

Esther McCoy: Piecing Together L.A

Author and architectural expert Esther McCoy is often credited with putting West Coast architecture on the map. In this lecture, fellow writer Susan Morgan will examine McCoy’s influence on the field, especially her work dealing with Los Angeles and California architecture over the past 60 years. More information

INFO 7 p.m., at Neighborhood Church in Pasadena
4/29

Franz Ferdinand

Ten years after the Scottish dance rockers first made waves, they’re still flaunting the well-mannered rock that made last year’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action irresistible. More information

INFO 7 p.m., at The Wiltern
5/26/1

Biennial Taxidermy Show

Forget stuffed deer heads mounted in cabins, this taxidermy show highlights a more “recycled” spirit of the art. Sculptures will be fashioned from discarded animals and road kill carcasses that have been non-traditionally arranged utilizing taxidermy techniques. More information

INFO Various, at La Luz De Jesus Gallery
5/25/4

Charlotte’s Shorts

Mother-daughter team Charlotte Dean and Emmy-winning writer Tracy Newman direct this one-hour comedy special featuring Laraine Newman, Lynne Stewart, Tim Bagley, Jordan Black, Jonathan Stark, Jeremy Rowley, and Bridget Sienna reading short fiction. More information

INFO Various, at Theatre Banshee
5/3

4th Annual Kentucky Derby Bonanza

Get ready for the most profitable—or expensive—two minutes of your life at a betting extravaganza where the experts will provide guides for newbies. Sip rhubarb bourbon lemonade and shop for an oversized hat to the tunes of an eclectic bluegrass performance as you watch the equestrian race. More information

INFO 12 p.m.- 4 p.m., at L.A. Athletic Club
5/48/31

Rigo 23: From the Heart of Santa Madera

Addressing the issue of Native American invisibility, eight wall-sized canvases will feature photographs, paintings, sound recordings, poetry, and other mediums to call attention to prominent social issues. More information

INFO Various, at Fowler Museum
5/48/17

Fowler in Focus: The Yaqui Masks of Carlos Castaneda

Styled to look like humans, goats, or something in between, this exhibition showcases masks made for traditional Pahko'ola performances in northern Mexico. With long beards and intricate carvings, Carlos Castaneda captures both the humorous and emotional aspects of these performances. More information

INFO Various, at Fowler Museum
5/8

Some Favorite Writers: Mona Simpson

Joined by Oscar winning director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) Simpson will discuss her new novel, Casebook. The novel tells the story of a little boy who gets a taste of his parents’ inner lives and is thirsty to investigate more despite the painful things he uncovers. More information

INFO 7:30 p.m., at The Hammer
5/10

Eat, See, Hear: 500 Days of Summer

Projected onto the biggest movie screen west of the Mississippi, this series of outdoor screenings will kick off with 500 Days of Summer, which stars Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a couple that can’t seem to get their romantic timing right. Come early to munch on food truck fare and listen to local bands before grabbing a seat for the main event. More information

INFO 5:30 p.m., at Santa Monica High School
5/17

Eat, See, Hear: Office Space

Projected onto the biggest movie screen west of the Mississippi, this series of outdoor screenings will show Mike Judge's iconic comedy about exasperated office workers. Come early to munch on food truck fare and listen to local bands before grabbing a seat for the main event. More information

INFO 5:30 p.m., at Santa Monica High School
6/15

Ennio Morricone

He’s the king of the film soundtrack, whether it’s the whistling that opens The Good, the Bad and the Ugly or the piano-banging score for The Untouchables. Watch as the octogenarian wields the baton in a rare stateside performance. More information

INFO 8 p.m., at Nokia Theatre/L.A. Live
 
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