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Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup April 18-21

Enjoy a tableside cocktail at The Henry’s Easter brunch.

Easter brunches, Passover seders, Instagrammable exhibits and more … Check out the top Los Angeles weekend events for April 18-21.

Edited by William Yelles.


Kaleidoscope Experience
April 19-20. Crawl through a pillow fort, play arcade games and mini-golf, color on human robots, take in up-close magic with magicians from The Magic Castle and watch a live band perform Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin synched to animated movies. Then dance in the Silent Disco, relax in the Cosmic Prophet Zen Lounge, or show off your vocal prowess at dress-up karaoke. Bonus: All-you-can-eat tater tots. F 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Sa 2-6 p.m. and 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $35+. The Globe Theatre, 740 S. Broadway, downtown. kaleidoscopeexperience.com


Cheech & Chong: Still Rollin’—Celebrating 40 Years of Up in Smoke
Opens April 20. Fans of the legendary comedy duo and music act can get a look at what led to their fame through master recordings, original movie scripts and items from Cheech’s guitar-art collection. It opens, fittingly, on 4/20. Su-M and W-Th 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $15 GA; $13 students, children and seniors. Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.765.6800. grammymuseum.org


Golden Road x Heal the Bay Pop-Up
April 20. Golden Road Brewery teams up with Heal the Bay to commemorate Earth Day. From noon-4 p.m., enjoy a pop-up gallery featuring art made with sustainable materials from local artists, plus $4 Golden Road brews (Heal The Bay IPA and Hazy Heal The Bay IPA; proceeds to Heal the Bay). At 6 p.m., the gallery will re-open for a celebratory event featuring complimentary beer, food, music, interactive art, and Golden Road swag. Daytime: free; evening: $20 donation. The Rose Room, 6 Rose Ave., Venice. Tickets


Opens April 20. An immersive art exhibit with many Instagrammable moments, Zentopia uses advanced UV/black-light effects to create a world of 3D glowing magic. Reach out to touch space particles, glowing flowers, and fairy-tale creatures while visiting the tranquil Zen Room, an underwater seascape, Mad Hatters’ Tea Party and more. $22. M-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 2927 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A., 424.248.3171. Tickets



Pasadena Showcase House of Design
Starts April 21. Gather design inspiration at the 55th annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design—one of the country’s oldest and largest house-and-garden tours. This year, more than 24 top designers will reimagine the historic, 12,000-square-foot, Hollywood Regency-style Boddy House on the grounds of Descanso Gardens. Tu-Th and Sa-Su 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., F 9 a.m.-7 p.m. $35-$60. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, 714.442.3872. pasadenashowcase.org




L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
April 18. One of the world’s most renowned pizzerias—known as the best pizza in Naples and made famous by Eat, Pray, Love —makes its L.A. debut as part of Eataly’s guest chef series. For one night only, try Michele Rubini’s authentic Margherita and Marinara Neapolitan-style pizzas, in advance of the anticipated early May opening of L’Antica’s new Hollywood restaurant. 5-9:30 p.m. La Pizza & La Pasta within Eataly L.A., 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City, 213.310.8000. eataly.com


4/20 at Prank Bar
April 19-22. The open-air watering hole in downtown’s South Park neighborhood is celebrating 4/20 all weekend long with a special menu of terpene cocktails and chocolates. (Terpenes are derived from the cannabis leaf but contain no THC. They are believed to aid inflammation and anxiety among other health benefits.) Each day, Prank’s signature terpene cocktails will be $11 (normally $15). Get there at 4:20 p.m. daily and score one for only $5. While you’re there, try some bar food or housemade kombucha. 1100 S. Hope St., downtown, 213.493.4786. prankbar.com



Egg Bowl and Festival
April 20. The Rose Bowl’s annual spring festival features family-friendly games and activities including face painting, live entertainment and photos with the Easter Bunny. Children can hop on the world famous Rose Bowl field for Easter egg hunts. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, 626.577.3100. rosebowlstadium.com



Easter Weekend at Malibu Country Mart
April 20-21. The upscale seaside shopping destination will have a free bunny petting zoo and flower crown station by the playground on Saturday from noon-3 p.m. Then on Easter Sunday, Malibu Country Mart’s Taverna Tony restaurant is celebrating with a Greek Easter feast featuring 15 different specialties, including tabouli, several dips, dolmathes, roasted lamb, vegetables, chicken souvlaki and more. Live music will begin at 4 p.m. 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, 310.456.7300. malibucountrymart.com


Easter Brunch at The Henry
April 21. Enjoy a tableside bloody mary and mimosa cart while you dine on favorites like the rancheros breakfast bowl made with sunny side up eggs, tomatillo-pumpkin seed salsa, corn tortilla, refried lentil, avocado, tomato and queso blanco, or something sweeter like the caramel apple French toast with brown butter cinnamon apple and maple syrup. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 120 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 424.204.1595. thehenryrestaurant.com



Easter at OUE Skyspace
April 21. Come to the city’s tallest Easter brunch and egg hunt and enjoy a fun-filled day of activities, food and drink. Brunch tickets include admission to Skyspace, a Skyslide ride and the all-you-can-eat buffet with complimentary coffee, tea, and soft drinks plus access to a bloody mary and mimosa cash bar. Brunch seatings are 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m.; kids’ egg hunts follow each. $60 GA; $30 kids 5-12. 633 W. 5th St., 70th floor, downtown, 213.894.9000. Tickets


Pikoh Easter Specials
April 21. For Easter Sunday, Ricardo Zarate’s newest all-day spot will offer egg specials across the brunch, lunch, and dinner menus: eggs benedict for breakfast/brunch; deviled eggs during happy hour and as a dinner appetizer; and lomo saltado topped with an egg during dinner service. The restaurant will also offer the Buck Bunny, a festive carrot cocktail with London Dry Gin, Mastiha, lemon, carrot juice and fresh ginger. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 11940 W. Pico Blvd., West L.A., 310.928.9344. pikohla.com


For 25+ more ways to celebrate Easter in L.A., click here.



Jar Passover Dinner
April 19. Chef Suzanne Tracht presents a four-course dinner merging Tracht’s family traditions with the flavors of Jar’s modern chophouse. After an informal seder, dinner begins with tray-passed house-cured salmon and chopped liver, followed by a first-course choice of matzo ball soup or salad. For the main course, choose from Jar’s signature pot roast or Alaskan halibut. 5:30 p.m. $120 adults; $65 children 12 and under. Price includes menu, coffee, tea and Passover wines; tax and gratuity extra. 8225 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.655.6566. thejar.com


Akasha Passover Seder
April 20. Chef Akasha Richmond hosts her annual Passover seeder on the second night of the Jewish holiday. The menu includes matzo ball soup, with an entree choice of red wine-braised brisket or chicken Tagine. Finish the meal with Akasha’s flourless orange pistachio cake, chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons and Passover cookies. The seder is led by author and spiritual leader Rabbi Mark Borovitz. Reservations required. 6:15 p.m. $110 adults; $55 children under 10; tax and gratuity extra. Akasha, 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 310.845.1700. akasharestaurant.com



Now Playing. The Lincoln Center Theater Production of William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical about a gay man, his wife, his lover and his son was recently nominated for a Tony for best revival of a musical. See website for show times and ticket prices. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org



Anoushka Shankar
April 19. Dubbed an “Asian hero” by Time magazine, the Grammy-nominated sitar-player, composer and activist performs a program incorporating the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes. Her newest album, Reflections, captures her growth as an artist and the nurturing received from her father and famous sitar master Ravi Shankar. 8 p.m.. $29-$69. UCLA Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood, 310.825.2101. cap.ucla.edu



Photos: Kaleidoscope Experience courtesy @kaleidoscope_experience/Instagram. Cheech & Chong: Still Rollin’ courtesy @cheechandchong/Instagram. Golden Road x Heal The Bay Pop-Up courtesy Golden Road Brewery. Pasadena Showcase House of Design Illustration by Lynn Van Dam Cooper. Egg Bowl and Festival courtesy City of Pasadena. 4/20 at Prank Bar courtesy @prankbar/Instagram. Jar Passover Dinner illustration courtesy Jar Restaurant. Akasha Passover Seder courtesy Akasha. Falsettos by Joan Marcus. Anoushka Shankar by Anushka Menon.

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