10 Awesome Things To Do In L.A. This Weekend, 4/15

Celebrate Shakespeare Day at The Huntington, head north for the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival, or catch a screening of <em>The Jungle Book</em>

FILM: The Jungle Book
Presented in Dolby Vision, Disney’s animated take on the Rudyard Kipling favorite has been updated for the digital age and features the voices of Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, and Christopher Walken. More information (April 15-May 1, El Capitan Theatre) 

SPORTS: 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Hot rods and race cars zoom along the seaside at the high-octane motorsport meet, which attracts top-of-the-line IndyCar pros as well as celebrity drivers. More information (April 15-17, 300 East Ocean Blvd Long Beach, CA 90802) 

MUSIC: Iron Maiden
For nearly four decades Bruce Dickinson has been lead screecher for the archetypal English heavy metal act while moonlighting as a commercial airline pilot. On this world tour, he not only helms the band onstage but steers the group’s Boeing 747. More information (April 15-16, The Forum)

ART: Celebrate/Demonstrate: Photographs of Global L.A. by Cindy Bendat
Photographer Cindy Bendat leads an informal walkthrough of her exhibition (open through May 8) that captures the communities that contribute to L.A’s diversity. More information. (April 16, Fowler Museum at UCLA)

THEATER: Shakespeare Day
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, The Huntington Library will host a daylong event for Shakespeare lovers of all ages. Watch both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the playwright’s works and explore the Elizabethan era. More information (April 16, The Huntington)

CONFAB: Downtown Burbank Arts Festival
In the animation capital of the world, special effects artists, street painters, photographers, and sculptors will gather to celebrate local artistry and support art education. Find unique artwork and converse with top animators who have contributed to some of the highest-grossing animated films of all time. More information (April 16-17, Downtown Burbank)

CONFAB: Los Angeles Walk to End Genocide
For the tenth year running, Angelenos will unite to raise awareness and funds to fight genocide around the world. Start the day off with an easy three-mile walk starting at the Tar Pits and join the post-walk celebration that continues until 1 p.m. The Walk benefits the LA based nonprofit, Jewish World Watch. More information (April 17, La Brea Tar Pits Museum)

ART: Brett Weston: Significant Details
The son of celebrated photographer Edward Weston learned to take pictures while his father was living in Mexico City, carrying on with Italian model Tina Modotti. The younger Weston developed his own style of closely cropped images, rendering ordinary objects into evocative abstractions. More information (April 17-September 11, Pasadena Museum of California Art)

THEATER: Puppet Festival
All manner of puppeteers gather to present classic and modern children’s stories throughout the day. Aspiring Geppettos can attend puppet-making workshops and join in the festival finale put on by performers from the Skirball’s Noah’s Ark exhibit. More information (April 17, Skirball Cultural Center)

ART: Kat Hutter and Roger Lee: Another California Day
You may have followed their travels across the state on Instagram (#anothercaliforniadayproject). Now see the otherworldly sculptures by the L.A.-based husband-and-wife ceramists that were inspired by the treks. More information (April 17- September 11, Pasadena Museum of California Art)

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