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April 11-14


Rose Bowl Flea Market

April 14. Held on the second Sunday of each month around the Rose Bowl stadium, this expansive flea market offers a wide range of items, from classic artworks and fine crafts to $5 T-shirts and “as seen on TV” products. Shoppers often find valuable treasures among the extensive selection of old furniture, albums, vintage clothing and accessories in the adjacent parking lot. Sunday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Get Tickets

Velvet Moon at RDEN

Now Open. Enjoy an evening where classic Hollywood charm meets modern sophistication, as this event at RDEN combines jazz, ambiance and culinary offerings. General admission includes bar access and an all-night sushi station. Featured artists include C.J. Emmons, Lyndsey & The All-Nighters, Chris Norton and more. Attendees are asked to follow a “Dress to Impress” dress code to align with the event’s upscale atmosphere. Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. 6280 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Get Tickets


April 12-20. The annual celebration of television that gathers TV enthusiasts for a week of exclusive episodes, clips and panels with the stars and creators of today’s most popular shows, returns for its 41st edition at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The 2024 festival features a large lineup, including “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Loki,” “The Morning Show,” “Young Sheldon,” “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and a special 25th anniversary celebration of “Family Guy.” Hours vary. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Get Tickets

Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Now Open. Spanning 20 acres in Irwindale, this Elizabethan fair offers everything from fully armored jousting tournaments and tea parties with the Queen to captivating stage acts, rides, games and a variety of food and ales. The festivities will unfold every weekend at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area. Secure day or season passes in advance through the online box office. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. 15501 Arrow Hwy., Irwindale. renfair.com

Pysanka Festival

April 14. Discover the art of decorating a traditional Ukrainian Easter egg, which involves applying colorful wax, at a free community festival on Melrose. Hosted by the Ukrainian Culture Center, the event features an afternoon filled with Ukrainian food, entertainment, and an Easter market. While admission is free, donations are welcomed at the door as proceeds will support the humanitarian war relief efforts through the Ukrainian Art Center and Post Angeles. Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 4315 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. ukrainianartcentersocal.org

Food + Drinks

Songkran at Chao Krung

April 13. Chao Krung on Fairfax is set to celebrate Thai New Year with an authentic Kantaok dinner, featuring a Northern Thai-style platter accompanied by traditional dance performances. Chef Amanda’s menu features a selection of Northern Thai delicacies, including nam phrik num (roasted chili dip), laab kua (spicy minced meat salad), hunley curry (pork belly curry), kang liang shrimp (vegetable and shrimp soup) and sai uoah (curry sausage).  Saturday at 7:30 p.m. 111 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. Reserve Now

Earth Month Burger at Ardor

Until April 30. In celebration of Earth Month, Chef John Fraser has introduced his signature Big Grin Harvest burger to EDITION hotels nationwide, including at Ardor in West Hollywood. This Michelin-starred chef’s veggie burger is a highlight of Ardor’s vegetable-centric menu; guests can enhance their meal with a selection of cocktails and wines curated by the acclaimed sommelier and Beverage Director, Amy Racine. Furthermore, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Treedom, emphasizing the event’s commitment to sustainability. Hours vary. 9040 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. editionhotels.com

Koreatown’s H Café Healthy Change

Now Serving. The popular food spot in K-Town, H Café, has embraced the use of beef tallow and avocado oil as a healthier alternative to canola. This commitment extends to its choice of ingredients, featuring Vital Farms organic eggs, Groundwork organic coffee and Art of Tea’s organic selections. The menu offers dishes such as buttermilk chicken & waffle, hot buttermilk fried chicken sandwich and spicy chicken wings flight. Monday-Tuesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. 3200 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles. More Information

Ban Ban Burger Opens Dine-In

April 12. Adjacent to Tuk Tuk Thai on Sawtelle Blvd, Ban Ban Burger is the latest creation from sisters and co-owners, Chef Amanda Maneesilasan and Katy Noochla-or. The restaurant offers a playful menu that melds the classic American burger with the flavors of Thai cuisine, featuring dishes inspired by grapow and laab. Additionally, it introduces Thai milkshakes with unique flavors such as pandan, Thai tea and coconut, enriching the dining experience with a distinctive culinary fusion. Friday, noon-10 p.m. 1644 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles. More Information

Arts + Culture

Funny Girl

Until April 28. This Broadway revival features a celebrated score by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, updated by Harvey Fierstein from Isobel Lennart’s original. Directed by Michael Mayer with choreography by Ayodele Casel and Ellenore Scott, the show revisits classic songs like “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star” and “People.” It tells the story of Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who, against all odds, becomes a beloved Broadway star. Hours vary per show. 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Get Tickets

La Traviata

Until April 27. Rachel Willis-Sørensen, an acclaimed American soprano, reprises her role as Violetta, a character facing the dwindling sands of time. Rising star Liparit Avetisyan takes on the role of the smitten Alfredo, with Kihun Yoon portraying his disapproving, controlling father. Conducted by Verdi expert James Conlon, this new-to-Los Angeles production breathes life into one of opera’s greatest tragedies, highlighting Violetta’s desperate struggle against her inevitable fate. Hours vary per show 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. laopera.org

Photo credit: Panel Talk courtesy of PaleyFest L.A. Chicken and Waffles courtesy of H Café. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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