Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

April 28-May 1


Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival

Starts April 28.  Netflix is hosting its first live comedy festival, with shows taking place across L.A. The 11-day run will showcase a variety of comedy’s biggest names, with stand-up shows and special events featuring artists like Dave Chappelle, Ali Wong, Chelsea Handler, Chris Rock, and more. For times and venue information, check link. netflixisajokefest.com


Bollywood Spring Fling

April 30. Radio5 Events presents Bollywood night at the Globe Theatre. Dance the night away with special celebrity guest DJ Sohbash Khan, playing the best of Bollywood hits, retro classics, EDM, hip-hop, and more. Sat 10pm – 2am. 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles. More Info

The Eclectic Music Festival & Arts Crawl

April 30. Celebrating its 12th year, The Eclectic is doing its annual free music festival in South Pasadena, where visitors of all ages can see 65+ diverse musical acts across 13 stages around the city. Participate in art crawls and interactive art activities while enjoying a variety of food trucks. There will be several beer and wine gardens as well. Sat 3pm. 1121 Mission Street, South Pasadena. More Info

PATH’s Taste of Home

April 30. Help combat homelessness at PATH’s first-ever food fundraiser, Taste of Home. Hosted at Sunset Las Palmas Studios in Hollywood, the event features unlimited bites from food vendors such as Broad Street Oyster Co., Caboco, Hotville Chicken, and more. Guests will also participate in advocacy activities, like putting together a hygiene kit. Donations benefit PATH’s work towards ending homelessness. Saturday 4-7pm. 1040 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles. Get Tickets

Food + Drink


Now Open. David Wynn of the Kenshō Group has partnered with executive chef Yoya Takahashi to bring a new wave of izakaya (stay,drink,place). Kodō is a Kyoto-inspired restaurant that offers an array of specialty Japanese cuisine, ranging from fresh maki, sashimi and omakase to binchotan-grilled robatayaki. They also have a wide range of artisan sakes and wine. Reservations required. Wed-Sun at 5:30 to 11 p.m. 710 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles. Reserve Now

U Street Pizza

Now Open. Have a slice of a New York-style pizza at this neighborhood joint in Old Pasadena. Restaurateur Marie Petulla and Executive Chef Chris Keyser bring their spin on New York Style Pizza to L.A’s food scene. Their pizzas are with a twist, such as cheese pizza finished with aged fiscalini cheddar and a seafood pizza with manila clams, garlic, pecorino, lemon zest and parsley. Tues-Sun lunch 12-3pm, dinner 4-9pm. 33 E. Union St., Pasadena, 626.605.0340. ustreetpizza.com

ABSteak by Chef Akira Back

Now Open. This modern Korean steakhouse, by Chef Akira Back is open again serving premium cuts that are dry-aged 30 days and seasoned with house made salt. The 30-Day dry aged rib eye is popular. Specialty cocktails include the signature ab old fashioned, smoked bourbon with bitters, and their sidecar pop, a cognac with elderflower and lemon. Tue–Thu at 5:30–10:00 pm. 8500 Beverly Blvd Ste 111, Los Angeles. Reserve Now

Arts + Culture

The Academy Museum presents the world of Hayao Miyazaki

Open Now. For the first time outside of Japan, legendary Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki is showcased at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The 11,000-square-foot exhibition immerses audiences into the world of Studio Ghibli, where majestic creatures, flying castles, and lush forests prevail. See original storyboard materials from movies such as Totoro and Oscar-winning Spirited Away. Sun-Thurs at 10am–6pm, Fri-Sat at 10am–8pm. 6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. academymuseum.org

Garry Marshall Theatre and Impro Theatre presents Jane Austen Unscripted

April 29. Experience an outdoor English garden party and all the enchantment of a curated regency experience. Sit at party tables close to the action and partake in creating a Jane Austen Novel on the spot, while enjoying a delicious cup of English tea and delectable desserts. No performance is the same, which makes every event a unique experience. Begins at 6 p.m. 4252 W Riverside Dr, Burbank. 818.955.8004. garrymarshalltheatre.org

Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free

Now Open. In collaboration with the Shakur Estate, L.A Live presents Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free. This exhibition guides visitors through a journey of the iconic rapper’s life, his contribution to activism, never before seen artifacts from his personal archives and the deeper meaning of his music. Times vary. 944 Georgia Street, Los Angeles. 866.548.3452. wakemewhenimfree.com

Photography: courtesy Broad Street Oyster Co. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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