Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Weekly What To Do: Let's Celebrate Earth & Mini-Golf

EARTH DAY L.A. 2018 Thursday, April 19, 9 AM - 2 PM
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012
Earth Day L.A. offers Downtown L.A.’s residents, workers and visitors ideas and solutions on how to live clean and go green. The annual event features performances, tours, plant giveaways and demonstrations of the latest in green technology, which are all free to the public (and to a select number of school groups).

The People Under The Stairs & The Serpent And The Rainbow
Friday, Apr 20, 7:30 PM - 11 PM
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, California 90403
In THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, a teenager who tries to keep his family from being evicted but ends up trapped in the home of his psychotic landlords. In THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, anthropologist Bill Pullman is on the track of an elusive toxin used by voodoo priests to simulate death.

Discussion between films with THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS actors Sean Whalen, Brandon Adams, Kelly Jo Minter and Yan Birch.
Opening Reception: Friday, Apr 20, 7 PM - 9 PM
Gallery 1988: LA
7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California 90046
"Objects of Our Affection" a two person exhibit featuring new works by Dave Quiggle and Barry Blankenship.
Friday, Apr 20, 7:00 pm 
The Wiltern
3790 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010 
Come hang out with us on 420 friday night at the Wiltern, enjoy the movie Pineapple Express starring Golden Globe Best Actor James Franco and Seth Rogen, and check out our local 420 friendly vendors.
Earth Day LA Highland Park
Saturday, April 21 from 10am to 2pm
Highland Park Recreation Center
6150 Piedmont Avenue, Los Angeles

There will be City vehicles for kids to explore, games to play, prizes to win, seeds to plant, 50+ exhibitors to visit, and fun for all ages. Free beverages and snacks are available while supplies last. All exhibits will be related to City services and sustainability. Join us for earth-friendly fun in a festival setting! There is no charge for admission, and all are welcome.

Sat+Sun, April 21 + 22, 11 am — 6 pm
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles CA 90012

"We’re returning to Los Angeles for our 9th year with a celebration of contemporary handmade featuring the country’s foremost voices in craft and design. Shop emerging and established Makers’ goods, discover rarities and remixes from local DJs, get creative while workshopping, eat from exceptional food trucks and end the day with a cocktail."

Dapper Day Expo
Sat+Sun, April 21+22, 10a-7p
Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall

"Shop our nearly 30,000 sq ft. Expo marketplace featuring everything for stylish, sophisticated living. Browse our hand-picked selection of vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories vendors, including local cosmetics and grooming brands, plus barbers, jewelry, eyewear, shoes, and more. Plus new DAPPER DAY merchandise will be available exclusively at the Expo!"
Broke LA 2018
Sat+Sun, April 21+22, Doors: 2:00 PM Show: 3:00 PM 
The Regent Theater
448 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA
$15 - $25 

If you can't make it to Coachella, it's not that bad. Tons of bands for the weekend to rock out to. 
Little Tokyo Open
Apr 21-22, 28-29
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012 
Free for Kids Ages 12 and under and $3 for Ages 13 and above.
Equipment will be provided.
Visit, learn, explore, and play in Little Tokyo at the inaugural Little Tokyo Mini Open. This is a 9 hole pop-up miniature golf course located in the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. Every hole is a vibrant artwork created by a local artist paying tribute to the past, present, and future of our 134-year old Japanese American community!
Record Store Day 2018
Saturday, Apr 21
Multiple Locations
This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store--the staff, the customers, and the artists--to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records, and on and on. 

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - “Beethoven!”
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8 pm
Glendale’s Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale CA 91203
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 7 pm
Royce Hall
340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tickets start at $27

Guest conductor Karina Canellakis, winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, makes her second Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra appearance to lead the US premiere of Dai Fujikura’s Secret Forest, Beethoven’s energetic and uplifting Symphony No. 2 in D Major and Mozart’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, performed by David Fray, a “gifted pianist” (Chicago Tribune), on Saturday, April 21, 8 pm, Glendale’s Alex Theatre, and Sunday, April 22, 2018, 7 pm, Royce Hall. 

The Cat Returns
Sunday April 22nd 12:55PM - Dubbed in English
Monday April 23rd 7:00PM - in Japanese with English Subtitles
Playhouse 7 
Claremont 5 
Ahrya Fine Arts
From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of My Neighbor Totoro and the Academy Award®-winning Spirited Away, comes a charming and magical adventure that will delight the entire family.

Haru is walking home after a dreary day of school when she spies a cat, a small gift box in its mouth, crossing a busy street. She jumps in front of traffic to save the cat from an oncoming truck. To her amazement, the cat gets up on its hind legs, brushes itself off, and thanks her very politely. But things take an even stranger turn when, later than night, the King of Cats shows up at her doorstep in a feline motorcade. He showers Haru with gifts, and decrees that she shall marry the Prince and come live in the Kingdom of Cats!
CicLAvia’s 25th Car-Free StreetsEvent “Heart of the Foothills”
Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day)
8:30 am Kick Off and Press Conference
Streets car-free from 9 am4 pm
“Heart of the Foothills” winds through four inland cities new to CicLAvia: San Dimas,
La Verne, Pomona and Claremont. Participants may enter and exit the 6.5 miles of car-
free streets anywhere along the route.
This is a family-friendly, multi-generational event, open to all ages. Any and all forms of people-powered transportation welcome including cyclists, scooters, rollerbladers, strollers and walkers.