What’s On in L.A. This Weekend: Earth Day Market, Suns v. Clippers, Food as Art

Plus, continue your Earth Day creep at the L.A. Zoo during its Wild for the Planet event, ending April 30

Happy Friday! It’s that time again—when LAMag gathers some highlights of the events happening imminently around Los Angeles for your last-minute schedule. Into it? Then you’ll probably be a pretty big fan of our Weekend Sales newsletters, and you can subscribe to both and more here.

(Photo by Palm Grove Social)

Earth Day Market April 23, Palm Grove Social

If you haven’t clocked the incoming Earth Day from Instagram stories, we are here to remind you that it is taking place this Saturday, April 22. However, celebrations typically are held throughout the entire weekend, which is why Palm Grove Social’s Earth Day Market is popping up on the 23rd. An array of eco-conscious vendors will be on hand. Look forward to delectable bits from The Plant Chica and Jack Crow Buckley, sustainable clothing from Modern Society, and plenty of other environmentally friendly purveyors. [More info]

Suns v. Clippers April 22, Crypto.com Arena

Head to the Crypto.com Arena this Saturday to witness the Suns go head-to-head with the Clippers in the fourth game of their West Coast Quarters series. As it stands, the teams are tied with one game going to either side. However, by Saturday, the outlook could be different given the games prior to that round. Yes, we know you’re all Lakers fans at heart, but show some love for all of team L.A. this weekend! [More info]

Food as Art Opens April 23, The Aster

The concept of cuisine as an artform dates back centuries. However, chefs around the world have no hesitation in reminding people of that today. The latest is NOMA co-founder Chef Mads Refslund, who will host a three-day celebration of everything food at The Aster. As a blend of food and art—think of it as an edible exhibition—this one event sure to be particularly appetizing. [More info]

Kelly Rowland (L) and Jessica McKay appear on stage at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California on April 24, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Festival of Books April 22 and 23, USC

This festival was launched in 1996 with the goal of bringing a major book event to Los Angeles to compete with those of other major cities. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Times and hosted since 2011 by the University of Southern California on its University Park campus, the festival this year will feature more than 500 participating authors and artists. [More info]

Wild for the Planet Ends April 30, L.A. Zoo

Celebrate nature at the Los Angeles Zoo during their Wild for the Planet event, taking place on weekends across the facility and featuring attractions such as a Condor Station, Honey Tasting, and Wild about Art. Great for families. [More info]

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