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Date Event Description Time / Location
4/154/23

Jodorowsky’s Dune Screening

After millions of dollars and countless hours, the attempt to film Frank Herbert’s Dune universe was halted and ultimately abandoned. This documentary looks into the would-be filming process of such a movie, including a view into the unique international cast and stellar visual designers. More information

INFO Various, at Cinefamily
4/15

Bryan Ferry

Since the 1980s, Roxy Music’s salacious album covers have become nearly as renowned as the British band’s music. Dapper front man Bryan Ferry hits the stage and demonstrates how he made glam rock famous. More information

INFO 8 p.m., at Club Nokia
4/15

Broken Bells

Formed by Shins’ lead singer James Mercer and producer Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse), the duo tours in support of its critically acclaimed second album, After the Disco, which was recorded in L.A. with the 17-piece Angel City String Orchestra. More information

INFO 8 p.m., at Fonda Theatre
4/165/3

Shepard Fairey: 50 Shades of Black

Just when you thought you’d seen every permutation of the “50 Shades” meme, along comes Fairey’s take. The impresario of the OBEY brand is a celeb magnet, which should make the people-watching as intriguing as the art. More information

INFO Various Times, at Subliminal Projects
4/165/18

Ruth Draper's Monologues

Annette Bening stars as Ruth Draper, one of America's first acting megastars. Born into a wealthy New York family in 1884, Draper had a knack for imitating the people around her. At a time when performing onstage was considered a huge social faux pas, Draper pushed through the barriers and made her professional debut to become the toast of New York. More information

INFO Various Times, at Geffen Playhouse
4/17

Tinariwen

Turmoil in their native Mali led these Grammy-winning Saharan bluesmen to another desert. While recording their latest album, Emmaar, in Joshua Tree, the Tuareg musicians were joined by an all-star roster that included Red Hot Chili Peppers ax man Josh Klinghoffer. More information

INFO 7 p.m., at The Belasco Theater
4/17

Max Brooks

The son of Mel Brooks also wrote the best-selling World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, which became a box-office hit starring Brad Pitt. His latest, the graphic novel The Harlem Hellfighters, tackles a more serious topic: a platoon of African American infantrymen who fought in World War II. More information

INFO 7 p.m., at Skylight Books
4/17

Neko Case

Whether you describe her music as indie rock or alternative country, Case is a true original. She has one of the best singing voices in any genre. More information

INFO 7 p.m., at Orpheum Theatre
4/17

Dum Dum Girls

Silly name aside (apparently inspired by an Iggy Pop song), Dum Dum Girls started out as a bedroom project of front woman Dee Dee Penny but has blossomed into a full-fledged shiny pop band. Their third album, Too True, produced by Richard Gottehrer (who has worked with Blondie and the Go-Go’s), came out in January. More information

INFO 8 p.m., at The Roxy
4/184/19

KTown Night Market

Get your stretchy pants ready. Organizers have partnered with Seoul Sausage Company to curate a food truck alley that includes the winners from all three seasons of The Great Food Truck Race (Grill 'Em All, The Lime Truck, and (of course) Seoul Sausage Company) as well as Fluff Ice, CoolHaus, East LA Tacos, White Rabbit, India Jones, and more. Live music, dance performances, k-pop dance lessons, and art round out the free event. More information

INFO Various, at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools
4/18

Rufus Wainwright

This multitalented member of the Wainwright clan has broadened his musical horizons by writing his first opera, Prima Donna. (He's hoping to crowd-fund the expensive recording process for the project.) Tonight he plays music from every stage of his career, after his half-sister Lucy Wainwright Roche opens the show. More informaiton

INFO 7 p.m., at Orpheum Theatre
4/19

Record Store Day

Vinyl shops throughout the city host cookouts, parades, and performances as they spin discs. Mount Analog in Highland Park, Origami Vinyl in Echo Park, and Amoeba Music in Hollywood lead the groove. More information

INFO Various Times, at Various Venues
4/19

Brokechella

Catch emerging acts and soon-to-be headliners before they blow up. More information

INFO Various Times, at Various Venues
4/19

Blessing of the Animals

Bring your dog, cat, or pet snake to this traditional blessing, which honors the creatures who honor humans every day. The festival includes live entertainment, a petting zoo, and free pony rides. More information

INFO Various Times, at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
4/196/1

A Delicate Balance

A couple’s suburban existence is jeopardized by the arrival of an unannounced houseguest. Written by Edward Albee and directed by Robin Larsen. More information

INFO Various Times, at Odyssey Theater
4/194/20

Kidspace Egg Hunt

Help youngsters develop eagle eyes as they seek out colorful orbs at this Pasadena tradition. Bunny-oriented craft sessions are also on the bill. More information

INFO 10 a.m., at Kidspace
4/19

The Hateful Eight: Staged Reading

Quentin Tarantino made major headlines by killing his own film project after the script was leaked online. Now he's giving the world a second chance to experience it as he oversees a staged reading of The Hateful Eight screenplay. The script centers around a group of misfits who are stranded in a saloon when their stagecoach is derailed by a blizzard. More information

INFO 8 p.m., at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel
4/214/28

COLCOA French Film Festival

For one week Hollywood will become the locale for screenings of more than 61 French films. From shorts to feature films and everything in between, the week will include director talks, happy hour events, and free screenings. More information

INFO Various, at The Directors Guild Theater Complex
4/226/1

Porgy and Bess

George Gershwin’s folk opera focuses on the residents of early-1920s Charleston, where the living wasn’t easy. The amped-up production features a swinging 23-piece orchestra. More information

INFO Various Times, at Ahmanson Theatre
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
4/254/27

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

L.A. Mart

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
4/26

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 TBD, 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
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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