9 Totally Rad Things To Do in L.A. This Weekend, 4/6

Head to the L.A. Convention Center for RuPaul’s DragCon or check out a local production of <em>Dreamgirls</em>
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ART: Wallace Berman: American Aleph
Wallace Berman made his solo debut at the same Los Angeles gallery that launched the careers of artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. This Friday, Berman will have his first comprehensive retrospective since his death almost 40 years ago. More information (May 6-June 25, Kohn Gallery)

MUSIC: Hatsune Miku
Japanese pop sensation Hatsune Miku is back in Los Angeles after her successful 2014 tour. Go find out why 2.5 million people are fans of a 16-year-old blue-haired hologram. (Wait, what?!) More information (May 6, Microsoft Theatre)

CONFAB: AIX Scent Fair
Follow your nose to the world’s first international exhibition of smells. For three days, the L.A.-based non-profit Institute for Art and Olfaction will host workshops and panels that will try to refine your nasal palate. If you couldn’t get your mom that $535 bottle of Venetian Bergamot by Tom Ford, here’s your chance to redeem yourself. More information (May 6-8, Hammer Museum)

THEATER: Vampire Lesbians of Sodom
Charles Busch’s campy off-Broadway epic about two rival vampire divas comes to L.A. Directed by Ernie Gonzalez Jr., Vampire Lesbians at DTLA’s rock ‘n’ roll gay bar Precinct boasts the star power of Kelly Mantele from the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. 21+. More information (Saturdays and Sundays in May, Precinct)

ART: Mystery Jacket Construction Night
The Women’s Center for Creative Work was established in 2013 to connect cool mothers, daughters, sisters and wives. Bring a plain jacket to the Mystery Jacket event and prepare yourself to imbue it with positivity and healing. Stylist Anna Kukla will be there to help you sew on materials you bring and teach distressing and painting techniques. More information (May 6, Women’s Center for Creative Work)

BOOKS: L.A. Fiction Anthology: Southland Stories by Southland Writers
Los Angeles: the entertainment capital of the world. We all know the tired cliché. You’d be surprised to find that L.A. has a thriving literary scene among the glitz and glamor. Authors John Brantingham and Kate Gale, who are featured in the anthology, are among the writers who will be reading excerpts from their work. Mothers who attend will receive a free gift from Skylight. More information (May 8, Skylight Books)

CONFAB: RuPaul’s DragCon
Tens of thousands of glammed-out folks will sashay their way into the L.A. Convention Center for RuPaul’s DragCon. This year’s guest list includes Bob the Drag Queen, YouTube star Brendan Jordan, Christy McGinity Gibel from Little Women L.A., director Gregg Araki and many more. More information (May 7-8, Los Angeles Convention Center)

MUSIC: Lights Down Low Los Angeles feat. Omar-S
Detroit musician Omar-S brings his soulful house sound to a secret DTLA location. Afraid to admit you’ve never been to a warehouse party? We won’t tell. The location should be messaged to you the night of the show. More information (May 7, TBA)

THEATER: Dreamgirls
Timeless soul and R&B tunes have made this Motown story a blockbuster. Here it achieves another milestone as the first Broadway musical to take the stage at the San Fernando Valley complex. More information (May 6-8, Valley Performing Arts Center)

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