The 5 Best Things Happening in L.A. This Weekend

Puppies, burger-donut hybrids, and a genius female sci-fi writer are all on the agenda

Pup-Up Breakfast Club

Were ever there two more glorious things in this world than puppies and pancakes? Silver Lake’s FrankieLucy Bakeshop is bringing the two together for their first in a series of Pup-Up breakfast clubs on April 9. A very reasonable $12 buys you AYCE pancakes and drip coffee from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and furry friends can scarf homemade dog treats. The Best Friends Mobile Adoption Truck will also be parked at the event with adoptable dogs in need of a forever home. More information (April 9, FrankieLucy Bakeshop)

Randy’s Donuts + Hopdoddy Burgers

They say opposites attract. Are donuts and burgers opposites? Only you can decide. This weekend Randy’s and Hopdoddy are teaming up to bring you the CODE 7 (cop lingo for a meal break), a burger topped with bacon and a fried egg sandwiched between two halves of a Randy’s glazed. The sweet and salty sandwich is available at Hopdoddy’s Playa Vista and El Segundo locations Friday through Sunday; get there early because when they’re out, they’re out. (April 7-9, Hopdoddy Playa Vista and Hopdoddy El Segundo)

Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories

The Pasadena-born writer boldly went where no female African American writer had gone before: into the realm of science fiction. (She was the first in the genre to receive a MacArthur “genius” award.) This exhibition at the Huntington, now home to Butler’s archives, displays everything from her first short stories (written at the age of 12) to contracts to personal notes. More information (April 8- August 7, The Huntington Library)

Broke LA

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The 7th annual music fest formerly known as Brokechella returns to DTLA for a day of music, art, comedy, food, and more. Beginning at 3 p.m., more than 50 bands like BRAEVES, Kolaj, and Ugly Sweaters will play across four stages until 12 a.m. There will also be areas for activism and pet adoptions on-site, all for a totally broke-friendly $25. More information (April 8, 4560 Worth Street)

TCM Classic Film Festival

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In a sea of tentpoles and threequels, TCM’s 8th annual fete of Hollywood’s vintage gems feels like a breath of fresh air. This year’s roster focuses on comedy in all forms, from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) to a 50th Anniversary screening of Sidney Poitier’s In the Heat of the Night (1967). Poitier and composer Quincy Jones will even be on hand for the occasion. More information (April 6-April 9, various theaters)