Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

April 21-24


L.A. Times Festival of Books 2022 – Janelle Monáe Ideas Exchange

April 23-24 | Festival of Books is back live with hundreds of events and authors on the USC campus including superstar musician, actor, fashion icon and futurist, Janelle Monáe, discussing her book, The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer. Saturday 2:30 p.m- 3:30 p.m. 3551 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles. Get Tickets

Aquarium of the Pacific’s 21st annual Earth Day Celebration

April 23-24 | The Aquarium’s annual Earth Day celebration explores our relationship with the ocean planet through visual and performing arts. Visit the Art Miles Mural Project on the front plaza, and paint ocean animals and seascapes. The Long Beach Symphony will perform throughout the Aquarium. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. 562.590.3100. aquariumofpacific.org

The Los Angeles Zoo Hosts Wild for the Planet 

Until May 1 | A month-long celebration of the spring season and earth month with emphasis on sustainability and environmental stewardship, the event features an Earth Expo, twice daily animal feedings, springtime children’s activities, a book talk with music legend and author Ziggy Marley, and more. Weekends at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. 323.644.4200 lazoo.org

Earth Day Beauty Party at Credo Los Angeles

April. 23 | Celebrate Earth Day in collaboration with sustainable beauty brands with free in-store services from Indie Lee and Axiology. Indulge responsibly with the 20-minute Get Glowing treatment or the 15-minute ‘Balmie application. Reservations strongly suggested. Saturday at 12 p.m – 5 p.m. 8327 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles. RSVP

Food + Drink

Claridge’s Afternoon Tea at The Maybourne Beverly Hills

Starts April 23 | The Maybourne Beverly Hills welcomes its London sister hotel Claridge’s for an exclusive and first time ever afternoon tea residency. The traditional British teatime ritual, presented alfresco on the hotel’s sweeping outdoor garden terrace by a white jacketed team accompanied by the sounds of a grand piano. The US and UK fusion menu features salmon and cucumber sandwiches sitting alongside lobster and flour tortillas, and pairs lemon and whipped ricotta scones and rhubarb jam with Claridge’s unrivaled scones and Marco Polo gelée. $150 per person. Times vary. 255 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills. 310.860.7800. RSVP

New Menu Items at Gusto Greens

Open Now | Come to downtown Los Angeles. where plant-forward restaurant, Gusto Greens, will be presenting new menu items such as their milk & hemp cookies. These cookies are baked with hemp flour and served with cinnamon cardamon horchata. Plus, they have a 4:20 Happy Hour, where you can get a homemade sourdough pizza and a pint of beer for only $20 total. Happy Hour is Monday – Friday at 4:20 p.m – 6 p.m, Dine in Times Vary. 718 S Hill Street Los Angeles. 323.218.0294. Gusto.Green

Taste of the Eastside

April 22-24 | Over 15 East Side L.A.’s Food vendors including Mezal LA, Virgil Village wine bar Melody, Bé Ù Vietnamese Kitchen, and more offer signature dishes available for dine-in, pick-up, and delivery. 25% of the check will be donated to Silver Lake’s Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School and Friends Of the LA River (FOLAR). Check website for list and times. tasteoftheeastside.com

Arts + Culture

Holocaust Museum LA Presents Hidden History: Recounting the Shanghai Jewish Story

April. 24 | Exhibition Opening. The exhibit focuses on the story of the resettled Jewish community of Shanghai, told through the museum’s own collection and artifacts on loan from families who moved to Shanghai during WWII era through the lens of Arthur Rothstein. Sunday at 4 p.m. 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323.651.3704. holocaustmuseumla.org

CAP UCLA Presents Ukrainian Music Quartet DakhaBrakha

CAP UCLA Presents Ukrainian Music Quartet DakhaBrakha

April. 24 | UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Ukrainian music quartet DakhaBrakha, whose astonishingly powerful vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. Tickets start at $50. Sunday at 7 p.m. The Theatre at ACE Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles. cap.ucla.edu

Style + Beauty

Photo Credits: Aliza J. Sokolow for Gusto Greens. All images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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