8 Delightful Things To Do This Weekend, 4/1

Relax while inspecting dino bones or listening to music from the <em>Star Trek</em> franchise
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CONFAB: First Fridays: Big Screen, Bigger Science
If you’ve ever wondered just how realistic that T-Rex was in Jurassic Park actually was, then the Natural History Museum’s First Friday series is worth checking out. This month’s event features a discussion about the influence of time travel and space in movies with two physics professors, as well as live performances by Night Beats and Car Seat Headrest. More information (April 1, Natural History Museum)

BOOKS: Literary Death Match
The popular reading series celebrates its 10th Anniversary with an April Fools Day show at The Ace Hotel. Celebrity judges include Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, Party Down) and Michaela Watkins (Casual, Transparent). More information (April 1, The Theatre at the Ace Hotel)

COMEDY: Luck of the Draw
Comedians pick slips from a hat for inspiration—with hilarious results. Saturday’s show features a dynamic line-up, including Beth Stelling and Dave Ross. More information (April 1, Nerdmelt)

FILM: STAR TREK: The Ultimate Voyage
Boldly go where no nerd has gone before. An orchestra performs iconic theme music from across the Star Trek franchises as scenes from the films and TV spin-offs beam onscreen More information (April 1-2, Hollywood Pantages)

ART: LA Brewery ArtWalk
The ArtWalk is a twice-a-year open studio at the Brewery Arts Complex, a collection of lofts that has been called the “world’s largest art complex” by the Los Angeles Times. Work by more than 100 resident artists will be on view this Saturday. More information (April 2, Brewery Art Association)

MUSIC: Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, & Anaïs Mitchell
Three legendary folk and Americana singers unite as part of Griffin’s national Use your Voice 2016 Tour. The Tour, which is part of a partnership with the League of Women Voters, is meant to civic engagement and “give a voice to all Americans, regardless of their political ideals.” More information (April 2, Valley Performing Arts Center)

FILM: Hollywood Gothic – What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Notorious rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford star opposite each other in this classic film from 1962. Part of Cinefamily’s Hangover Matinees series, the screening features pre-show cocktails on the patio and a set by DJ Mr. Mean Mustard. More information (April 3, Cinefamily)

ART: Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty
Her paintings of shimmering lips, jewel-encrusted heels, and luscious lashes have made the New York artist a favorite among Hollywood’s glitterati. More than 25 works from her 40-year career are on view. More information (April 2 – July 7, Orange County Museum of Art)

 

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