LA Weekend Events Roundup April 13-16

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for April 13-16

Edited by Christina Xenos


COACHELLAEVENTS
Coachella
April 14-16, 21-23. This year the megapopular music and arts festival in the desert features headliners like Radiohead, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar. Other buzzworthy bands on the bill include Father John Misty, Bon Iver, Lorde and the Allah-Las. Three-day pass $399-$899. Camping pass $113. Empire Polo Club, 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio. coachella.com

 

 

Street Food CinemaStreet Food Cinema
April 15, 29. The outdoor film series kicks off its 2017 season this weekend with a special screening of 10 Things I Hate about You (April 15) at the Million Dollar Theatre. That movie is followed up by the official opening night screening of La La Land at the Los Angeles State Historic Park (April 29). See website for a full schedule and times. $6-$21, under 6 free. 323.254.5068. streetfoodcinema.com

 

 

VRLA 2017 ExpoVRLA 2017 Expo
April 14-15. Experience the latest VR/AR games, films and installations—including a mixed reality Easter Egg Hunt. There will also be a full slate of panels, presentations and educational sessions for creative pros. Keynote speakers include Rick & Morty co-creator Justin Roiland, and Unity CEO John Riccitiello and exhibitors include Google, Oculus, HTC, Samsung, Microsoft and more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $40-$299. Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A, 1201 S Figueroa St., downtown. virtualrealityla.com

 

 

Big Bunny’s Spring FlingBig Bunny’s Spring Fling
April 15-16. Get ready for Easter at this “eggciting” fun fair at the L.A. Zoo. Little ones can enjoy live performances of Kiddle Karoo’s Easter Adventure and hands-on giant bubble-making with Bubblemania; shake their bunny tail at a family dance party; learn facts about fuzzy rabbits and wolly sheep; and interact with strolling entertainers throughout the zoo. (Photo by Jamie Pham) 5333 Zoo Dr., L.A., 323.644.6001. lazoo.org

 

 

Portals Project at Grand ParkPortals Project at Grand Park
Through April 23. Connect with people across the globe during the two-week long chat at Grand Park. All you have to do is sign up for a time and you will be connected with someone face-to-face in a distant portal and have real-time conversations as if he or she were in the same room. Chat about life, food, family and any other topic. The portals are gold shipping containers equipped inside with immersive audio and video technology. Each portal is staffed by a Portal Curator who provides translation as needed. Portal cities include Amman, Jordan; Berlin, Germany; and Mexico City, Mexico. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown. grandpark/portals.com

 

 

M.A.R.S. FestivalMUSIC
M.A.R.S. Festival
April 14-23. This new festival features over 35 local and internationally established contemporary musicians, as well as performance and visual artists. Check website for lineup, schedule and tickets. Art Share L.A., 801 E. 4th Place, downtown; Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St., downtown. festivalmars.com

 

 

Chuck ProphetChuck Prophet
April 13. San Francisco-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Chuck Prophet describes his new album Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins as “California Noir.” He says, “the state has always represented the Golden Dream, and it’s the tension between romance and reality that lurks underneath the surface in all noir films and paperbacks, and that connects these songs.” Join him for a conversation on his new music followed by a special performance in the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre. $15. Doors 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown. grammymuseum.org

 

 

Sigur RósSigur Rós
April 13-15. As part of its Reykjavík Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall hosts Iceland’s Sigur Rós for three nights. 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000. laphil.org

 

 

 

Spa WeekSTYLE + BEAUTY
Spa Week

April 17-23. Biannual event sees participating spas around the city offer signature treatments (massages, scrubs and facials that usually cost $100-$500) for just $50. See website for participating spas and wellness locations. 212.352.8098. spaweek.com

 

 

Easter Craft LAFOOD + DRINK
Easter
April 16. Celebrate Easter over lavish brunch and dinner spreads, free flowing champagne and plenty of sweet treats. Check out 70+ spots for Easter brunch and dinner in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Alicia Cho.) Check out our full list of Los Angeles Easter dining >>

 

 

 

Block PartyTHEATER
Block Party
Opening April 14. This celebration of the Los Angeles theater scene spotlights three recent productions from local theater companies, each of which plays for two weeks. Failure: A Love Story runs from April 14-23; Citizen: An American Lyric opens April 28; Dry Land runs from May 12-21. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

 

Into the WoodsInto the Woods
Continuing. This reinvention of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fairy-tale musical about the power of wishes finds the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble revisiting classic songs like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky.” (Photo by Joan Marcus.) Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

 

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