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April 6-9


Enjoy Easter Festivities at the Egg Bowl

April 8. Hop on over to the Rose Bowl and join the search for over 80,000 hidden Easter eggs scattered across the famous grass field. Afterwards, join the family-friendly spring festival in area H. Enjoy free activities, games and performances by local youth groups, as well as food for purchase. No tickets are required for the festival area. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Los Angeles. rosebowlstadium.com

Open Market’s 2 Year Anniversary Party

April 8. Open Market commemorates it’s two years of expansion with some tasty bites provided by Chefs Jessie Nicely of Burmese Please and Dave Potes from CASH ONLY while Little Tokyo Table Tennis sets up ping pong tables outside the neighborhood café, wine shop and bakery. Enjoy tea sessions by Standstill Tea and music by DJs RPM and CATCH24. Free Admission. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Open Market, Koreatown 3339 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. More Info

Festival Fever Bazaar

April 6. The night market returns to the Mondrian LA with all your desert essentials at the Festival Fever Bazaar at Skybar . Explore curated brands and local vendors for unique pieces and vintage threads to complete your signature festival look. While you shop, enjoy some cocktails and vinyl DJ sets with a view of the city skyline. Thursday, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. More Information

Food + Drinks

Easter Brunch at Soulmate

April 9. Spend Easter at Soulmate’s Soulful Sundays Brunch in West Hollywood. Enjoy menu items such as torrijas brioche French toast, pork belly benedict, berries & cream, chorizo hash, and more with never-ending mimosas or rosé. The festive atmosphere will be complete with a live DJ from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Starts Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 631 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood. Reserve Now

Seaside Easter Brunch

April 9. Shutters on the Beach’s signature restaurant, 1 Pico, hosts a festive prix fixe Easter brunch with dishes such as baked kumamoto oyster, scallop carpaccio, lobster benedict, steak and eggs, and vegan frittata. For dessert, what else… carrot cake. $125 a person. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. Reserve Now

Moonlight Hour

Now Open. Discover a grand view of Hollywood’s nocturnal skyline at Lemon Grove’s new Moonlight Hour service. Enjoy cocktails or seasonal sangria and small bites while lounging under the starry sky immersed in some night time beats by local DJs and multimedia displays by talented local artists. Thursday – Saturday, at 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. 1717 Vine Street, Los Angeles. lemongrovela.com

Loft & Bear Distillery & Tasting Room Grand Opening

April 8. For the first time ever, Loft & Bear opens it’s doors for the public to see their new tasting room. Learn about the brand and sample award-winning vodka, rum, and gin, all crafted by Los Angeles’ first known Hispanic head distiller, Giovanni Machorro. A special Loft & Bear artisanal white rum that cannot be purchased anywhere else will be available. Saturday, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 6414 McKinley Ave, Los Angeles. loftandbear.com

Arts + Culture

LA Opera presents Peléas & Mélisande

Now Playing. Delve into a world of forbidden love with Debussy’s mesmerizing score, conducted by James Conlon. Experience the captivating story of a mysterious woman, portrayed by Sydney Mancasola, as she captures the hearts of both a prince and his younger brother, played by Kyle Ketelsen and Will Liverman. Susan Graham delivers a stunning performance as Geneviève, the mother of the warring siblings, while Ferruccio Furlanetto portrays the patriarch, King Arkel, struggling to come to terms with the unfolding tragedy. Times vary. 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles. laopera.org

Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure

Now Open. Experience the debut of the touring exhibition “Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure” at the Grand in Downtown L.A. The exhibition features over 200 pieces, including paintings, drawings, ephemera, and artifacts tied to the iconic neo-expressionist painter. It also includes replicas of Basquiat’s family home and New York studio, in addition to a VIP area inspired by the Palladium nightclub in NYC. Monday, Wednesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 100 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. kingpleasure.basquiat.com

Maya: The Exhibition

Now Open. Explore the ancient Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America with over 250 artifacts at the California Science Center. For an immersive experience, watch the IMAX film Mystery of the Maya, which follows an archaeologist and young Maya descendant as they unravel the mysteries of the past. These artifacts are on tour outside of Guatemala for the first time. Open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 700 Exposition Park, Los Angeles. californiasciencecenter.org

Photo credit: Lit up Maya Pyramids, California Science Center. Jean-Michael Basquiat, Kingpleasure website. Mystery Woman, LA Opera. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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