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April 27-30


Chargers NFL Draft Party

April 27. The Los Angeles Chargers host an NFL draft party with an opportunity to win giveaways, meet their favorite Chargers players, take part in interactive photo moments, enjoy a live performance by Chargers gameday DJ Esther Anaya, and much more. Special appearances by Chargers Legends and Pro Football Hall of Famers Dan Fouts, Kellen Winslow, and Charlie Joiner. Thursday, 3:30 p.m.–10 p.m. Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. chargers.com

Pizza City Fest

April 29-30. L.A Live is hosting a festival dedicated to all things pizza, featuring over 35 vendors, live dough demos, and talks from renowned pizza experts such as Evan Funke of Mother Wolf and food writer Karen Palmer. Highlighted pizzerias include La Morra, Dtown Pizzeria, Pizzana, Apollonia’s, and Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co. Times vary per event. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. pizzacityfest.com

Bob Baker Day

April 30. The Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s annual festival returns to celebrate the legacy of the famous puppeteer at LA State Historic Park. The festival features puppet performances, games, food trucks, live music, and more. This year’s Grand Marshal, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio commences the opening ceremonies. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. bobbakerday.com

Street Food Cinema

Starts April 29. The largest outdoor cinema and music series in LA is back. Opening night features the award-winning film, Everything Everywhere All at Once. Enjoy some local bites from District Burger, Love Bird, Daddy Ji, Sure Good Ice Cream, and more. Additionally, R&B artist NEEKULL will provide live music before the show. Saturday, doors open at 5:30p.m. Live music at 6:45 p.m. Movie starts at 8 p.m. Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. streetfoodcinema.com

Food + Drinks

Take the tasty PATH

April 29. PATH will host its second annual Taste of Home food festival fundraiser at Sunset Las Palmas Studios in Hollywood, celebrating the LA dining scene while joining the movement to end homelessness. It will feature unlimited tastings from 20 local food vendors, drink tastings, fun activations, a food demonstration by Chef Poncho Martinez, live music by dublab, and more. Saturday, 4 – 7 p.m. 1040 N. Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles. tasteofhomefest.org

Grand Opening of Coffee and Plants

Opens April 30. British pop-star Leona Lewis is set to open her second cafe, Coffee and Plants, in Studio City. Expect signature drinks such as the Rose Bowl latte, 24k charcoal latte, and the blue lavender latte, as well as new additions to the menu like the “Laurel latte” created in honor of the Studio City neighborhood. In celebration of the new opening, the first 20 customers who purchase a coffee will receive a complimentary Hoya Heart plant, planted in Coffee and Plants’ signature pink pot. Doors open Sunday, at 9 a.m. 12334 Ventura Blvd, Studio City. coffeeandplantsla.com 

Crawfish Boil with Benny

April 30. Benny Boy Brewing is teaming up with Craw Daddy Boiler to host a Crawfish Boil. Enjoy Louisiana-style crawfish, gulf shrimp, andouille sausage, and local produce boiled in signature spice blends and Cajun remoulade. Tickets are $50, includes a meal as well as your choice of drink, beer or cider. Sunday, 2-3 p.m. 1821 Daly St., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Bite-sized Spanish Brunch at TATEL Beverly Hills

Now Open. The Spanish Beverly Hills hot spot, TATEL, is launching a new Tapas & Brunch menu featuring a varied selection of Spanish tapas, alongside a handful of American brunch dishes, trendy cocktails, and sangria. Some highlights from the menu include Andalusian gazpacho, croquettes, avocado toast, French toast, and smoked salmon bagel. Every Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 453 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. Reserve Now

Arts + Culture

Ulysses Owens Jr. & J’nai Bridges at The Wallis

April 27. Opera star J’Nai Bridges and Grammy award-winning drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. collaborate on a musical performance called “Notes of Hope.” It features an eclectic mix of French art songs, jazz and spirituals from the likes of Debussy, Ravel, Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, and more. Starts Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Bram Goldsmith Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. thewallis.org

Willie Nelson 90

April 29-30. Iconic entertainer Willie Nelson is turning 90 years old and headlining a two-night show at the Hollywood Bowl. The stacked lineup of mostly country acts includes Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, Tom Jones, Snoop Dog, and more. Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 6:30 p.m. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. blackbirdpresents.com

APEIRON Exhibition

Now Open. Tappan Collective opens their doors to their newest showcase, APEIRON, at their gallery on Melrose Avenue. The exhibit, named after the Greek word for ‘that which is unlimited,’ features a diverse range of works that express the energy of life and the importance of uninhibited creativity. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 8200 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. tappancollective.com

Photo credit: Tacos by Gogo’s Tacos. Coffee and Plant by Anthony Barcelo. Willie Nelson photo by blackbirdpresents.com. Tatel Brunch Table by Tatel Beverly Hills. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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