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April 1-4


Grand Central Market’s Children’s Hospital Bake Sale Fundraiser

Through April 2. Shop for sweet treats and a good cause at Grand Central Market’s virtual Children’s Hospital bake sale fundraiser featuring some of L.A.’s best bakeries and pastry chefs in support of the hospital’s Make March Matter campaign. With every purchase of a pastry box (small box for $30, large box for $75) from the 11 vendors, 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards The Children’s Hospital’s Make March Matter campaign. These boxes will be available for pickup April 3 and 4 between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. 317 S. Broadway, L.A., 213.624.2378. shopgrandcentralmarket.com

Sugar Rush

Opens April 2. Calling all fans of everything sweet! From the group that brought you Haunt’Oween LA and WonderLAnd comes a new monthlong safe, open-air family adventure at the Promenade at Westfield Topanga. Open through May 2, Sugar Rush is a walking experience from Experiential Supply Co. that is over 40,000 square feet of candy fun and immersive environments. Advance purchase is required. M-F 3-9 p.m., Sa-Su 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $30-$108. 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, 805.719.1906. ridesugarrush.com

Easter Eats

Milo & Olive’s Easter Market

April 3. Taking place on our back patio, pick up hot cross buns, whole gluten-free carrot cakes, vegan crumble cakes, strawberry rhubarb and brioche doughnuts, Milo shirts and totes, Easter baskets from Heather Taylor Home, gifts from local artisans, plus more. In light of the shootings in Georgia and the steep rise in violence towards the AAPI community, Milo & Olive is donating 5% of sales to the L.A. chapter of Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Also, you can help support local non-profit Black Women Lead by bringing a variety of items to the market for the community in need, such as Easter baskets for kids, hygiene kits for unhoused neighbors on Skid Row, first aid kits, new toiletries and socks. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. miloandolive.com

Destroyer’s Pastel Croissant Fruit Sandos

Through April 4. Make your Easter weekend even more delightful with a selection of pastel croissant fruit sandos from Culver City’s daytime eatery Destroyer. With preorder available now, you can purchase this trio featuring these flavors: the first is “Rhubarb, lemongrass, red fruits, passionfruit”; the second is “apricot, kumquat, ginger, blueberry”; and the third is “butterfly pea flower, violet, black currant.” $24. 3578 Hayden Ave., Culver City, 310.360.3860. destroyerla.store

Food + Drink

Sunday Brunch at Savoca

Begins April 4. For all of the brunchers out there, you can now experience Sunday brunch at Savoca, the Californian trattoria located at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live. For diners not yet comfortable sitting indoors, Savoca also offers its luxe, custom-built cottages for outdoor service as well as take-away. The new brunch menu features creative dishes such as the Bacon Donut Social, ‘Morning After’ Carbonara, Eggs in Purgatory and Bolo “Burger.” Available every Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 900 W Olympic Blvd., L.A., 213.743.8800. ritzcarlton.com

Oste Launches Full Dinner Menu

Now Available. After soft opening in January with a menu of pinsa for delivery and takeout only, the Roman-style pinseria and osteria expands its offerings to a full dinner menu, and welcomes guests to enjoy dining on the patio and now indoors. The dinner menu features traditional Italian dishes and specialties—along with an extensive list of pinsa. To compliment the menu, the wine program curated by sommelier Tiffany Bulow offers varietals exclusively from Italy. W-Su noon-10 p.m. 8142 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323.413.2372. ostelosangeles.com

The Roof at The West Hollywood Edition

Reopened. Set the stage for a romantic evening with dinner and panoramic views of L.A. at The West Hollywood Edition’s recently reopened rooftop restaurant. Under the direction of California-native chef John Fraser, The Roof presents Fraser’s interpretation of SoCal-Mexican cuisine, featuring a selection of antojitos, empanadas, tacos and a raw bar. Pair your meal with The Roof’s Latin- and tropical-inspired drinks with SoCal flair, or choose from an extensive list of mezcals and tequilas. Seating capacity is limited; reservations required. Open daily 4-10 p.m. 9040 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 424.310.1572. editionhotels.com

Arts + Culture

Metro Art x Pieter Performance Space’s “Moving Through” Series

Begins April 1. In collaboration with Pieter Performance Space, Metro Art presents “Moving Through,” a monthlong series of dance and movement featuring a diverse group of four teaching artists. The series, filmed at Union Station, launches April 1 at 7 p.m. with Joy Alegria (pictured) and will continue every Thursday through April 22. Watch these teaching artists bring their approaches to movement practice at different corners of Union Station to deliver site-specific programs with a tie to transit. pieterpasd.com | RSVP

Natural History Museum’s First Fridays Connected

April 2. The NHM’s virtual series returns this month with a new format bringing you discussions, DJ sets and live music performances wherever you may be. Hosting and moderating will be neuroscientist and science communicator Dr. Yewande Pearse, and biomedical scientist and international advocate for STEM inclusion Dr. Knatokie Ford (pictured). This week’s discussion is on the climate crisis and includes musical performances by Sudan Archives. 6 p.m. Free. nhm.org

Autry Museum of the American West

Upcoming | Reopens April 6. Jump back into history of the American West starting Monday at the Autry Museum, with free admission through April 18. For the initial reopening, the museum will debut two major temporary exhibits—Masters of the American West (through April 11) and When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California (through November 15)—along with a third temporary exhibit later this month. Advance reservations required. See website for tickets and visitor information. 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A., 323.667.2000. theautry.org

Photo credits: Milo & Olive by Lindsey Huttrer. Oste by Casey Golin. The Roof at The West Hollywood Edition by Nikolas Koenig. Joy Alegria by Farrah Sosa/courtesy of LA Metro. Dr. Knatokie Ford courtesy Dr. Knatokie Ford. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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