PaleyFest LA 2023
Location: Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd
Dolby Theatre is booked out for the week for PaleyFest LA. Hear exclusive panel discussions from your favorite TV show stars, plus watch episodes, and exclusive clips. This year’s line-up includes actors and guests from The Mandalorian, Yellowjackets, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Yellowstone, Abbott Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Get your tickets now.
Masters of Taste
Location: Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive Pasadena
Feeling hungry? Masters of Taste LA is thee outdoor food and beverage festival you want to be at. It’s held at the iconic on Rose Bowl Stadium with 100% of the proceeds going directly to benefit Union Station Homeless Services. Taste food from some of LA’s best restaurants and bars, like Mercado, Yardbird, Great Maple and Poppy + Rose. Actually the chefs of Poppy+Rose are the hosts of this years event. Buy tickets here.
The Other Art Fair
March 30th-April 2nd
Location: Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica
The Other Art Fair is unlike any other art gallery or art exhibition you’ve been to. They have affordable and original artworks from over 100 independent artists with immersive installations, performances, DJs – and cocktails. If you’ve never been into art, this is your thing. Plus, there are lots of advantages to being ‘first.’ The opening night on Thursday, March 30, gives the curious first access to 130 game-changing artists and ‘first dibs’ on their sought-after artworks. Plus, there is free parking AND all Thursday tickets can book free return tickets for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. So why not do something impulsive and at the same time revel in the creativity? More Information here.
Downtown Santa Monica Celebrates Easter
Location: 1200 Block of Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica
Downtown Santa Monica is celebrating Easter early. Third St. Promenade is kicking off all things Spring with a huge celebration and its open to all ages. There will be FREE photo opps with the Easter Bunny and fun activities for the whole family…like musical performances, face painting & balloon artists. Pro Tip: The first 350 attendees will also receive an Easter treat. Register now to secure a spot.
2nd and PCH Welcomes Spring
April 1st-April 22nd
Location: 6400 Pacific Coast HWY, Long Beach
2nd and PCH has tons of Spring activities planned for April. The first and second weekend in April you can have breakfast with the Easter Bunny, use their spring garden themed photo opp wall to take lots of pics too. Plus, for kids and adults with sensory sensitivity, there will be a Silent Bunny And make plans to join PCH Movies and Moonlight, where a big outdoor movie screen will show Disney’s Strange World. Check out more festivities here.
Tedx Talks at USC: Mindfulness, Perspective & New Ideas
Location: USC, Bovard Auditorium, 3551 Trousdale Parkway
In the mood to be moved and inspired? Skip the movie theater and join a live series of mid-week, innovative talks. TedxUSC is coming to La La Land. An evening of talks, ideas and game-changing perspectives will be shared. This event may be just the thing you need to spark your next creative move or motivate you. Maybe you’ve considered giving a Tedx some day? This is the place to see what these world renowned talks are all about. Get you tickets today
Thinkspace Art Gallery – New Exhibitions
Opening Reception: April 1st 6-10pm; Gallery April 1-22nd
Location: 4207 W. Jefferson Blvd + 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd
One of the most colorful art gallery’s in LA – Thinkspace – is opening a new exhibition from artists Ezra Brown, Caroline Weaver, and Willem Hoeffnagel. Go to their opening night (Saturday, April 1st) which will have refreshments, live painting, video projections and a DJ. Plus, the first 150 people through the door will get a FREE t-shirt from artist Ezra Brown! Find out more here.
Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
Festivities start April 7th
Location: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Nothing says spring like fields of flowers in blooms and that is exactly what The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch delivers annually. In the span of 6-8 weeks, nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus fill the coastal hillside with a rainbow of the tall-petaled stems. Join for festivities all throughout the month like Picnic & Flowers, Meditation and Sound Healing Workshop, and the romantic Sunset Wine Tasting.
Easter Brunch at Lumière Brasserie
April 9th at 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Location: 2025 Avenue of the Stars
Book an Easter brunch at Lumière Brasserie and take all the guess work out of hosting. Designed by Executive Chef Ramon Bojorquez, you’ll begin with a welcome Mimosa or Bellini followed by starters and mains such as Biscuits and Caviar, Lobster Omelette, Crab Benedict, Duck Confit and more. Not full yet? That’s OK because the restaurant will have a huge dessert station and they’ll also have a bunny petting zoo for the kids. Buy tickets here.
World of Barbie
Opens April 14
Location: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Pl. Santa Monica, CA. (Level 1, near 4th street), 90401
This interactive exhibit gives guests the chance to live out their life-size Barbie dream. Visit Barbie Dreamhouse, Fashion Studio and Laboratory (among others), watch fun Barbie content at Barbie Theater, and check out World of Barbie Museum to learn more about how Barbie dolls have inspired generations of girls to dream big. Snap some truly amazing pics and get your tickets for World of Barbie in LA!
Sun Salutations and Sound Event
Location: Farmers Park at Packing District, 412 South Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim
If you’re in the mood for something outside of LA, then save this R&R sesh in your calendar. In honor of the month of April, which is named after Aphrodite – the goddess of LOVE, you’re invited to focus on intentions of love for self and others with a free morning of meditation, healing sounds and yoga. The event will conclude by planting California native seeds and intentions. This event is free! Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and sun screen. Walk-ups welcome as long as space is available, but its best to register here.
LA Times Festival of Books
April 22nd & 23rd
Location: University of Southern California
Heralded as the nation’s largest literary festival, the event will bring more than 500 writers, experts, and storytellers, and hundreds of exhibitors to the 226-acre campus. There will be panel discussions from special guests such as Matthew Perry, appearances by Stacey Abrams, Laura Dern, and so many more! Outdoor activities are free, but you can get special access to inside activities and discussions here.
Cirque du Soleil Presents Corteo
Location: Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Ct
Cirque du Soleil brings a stunning show to LA titled Corteo that you won’t want to miss. We saw it for ourselves and it was beautiful. The show contrasts the grand with the intimate, the silly with the tragic, and the beauty of perfection with the appeal of imperfection. Get your tickets for a performance perfect for date night or family night out.
April 28 – 30
Location: The Rose Room, 6 Rose Ave, Venice, CA
Stareable Fest L.A. is the premier indie TV & web series festival that brings together all levels of the industry — TV fans, creators, and industry execs! Screen our extraordinary selection of genre-redefining indie projects from around the world, party with your fellow creators, and learn what major TV organizations are doing during our in-depth workshops and discussions. Get your tickets here.
Pizza City Fest
April 29th & 30th
Location: 1005 Chick Hearn Ct. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Join the Pizza City Festival for a delicious weekend with tastings, demos, classes and seminars, plus unique, one-off collaborations. Let it stitch together the diverse regions and neighborhoods of Southern California’s multifaceted pizza quilt. Buy your tickets here.
Bob Baker Day
Location: Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 North Spring Street
Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s FREE annual festival, Bob Baker Day, is back. It celebrates the legacy of founder, Bob Baker, with puppets, fun, and joy for the whole community. This year’s Bob Baker Day Grand Marshal is voice actor Gregory Mann from Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. On opening day, see an exhibit filled with artifacts from the hit Netflix animated film. RSVP is required, find out more about the day’s line up here.
A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio
Now – October 15th
Location: 644 North Main Street (corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue)
Venture to the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles to experience a whimsical exhibit: A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio. It features the cultural origins, adaptations, and enduring appeal of one of the most popular characters in children’s literature. There will also be artwork on display from Walt Disney’s animated feature film. The exhibit is FREE for all ages, with donations strongly encouraged.
Image courtesy of Paleyfest 2023 and Masters of Taste