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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Weekly What To Do: Let's Plan For Saturday

MLB Foodfest

April 26-28
Magic Box at THE REEF
1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
$45 and up 

MLB FoodFest is a one-of-its-kind event that gives fans the opportunity to taste special menu items from ALL 30 ballparks. We're talking the D-backs' Churro Dog, the Mariners' toasted grasshoppers, the Dodgers' Sisig Fries, and so much more, all in one indoor space. In addition to the ballpark bites, the indoor d├ęcor will include interactive exhibits perfect for your Instagram feed.

Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday, April 27-28
Barnes Park
350 S. McPherrin Ave.,
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture through a first-hand experience of watching traditional Japanese dancing, hearing the resounding beats of the taiko drums, observing the mastery and various skills of martial arts, participating in the ancient art of the tea ceremony, or buying hand-made crafts or food with an Asian flair. Other highlights of the festival include games and crafts for children, and numerous cultural displays

90s Nightmares: A 16mm Horror Marathon
Saturday, April 27, 2pm-2am
Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth Theater
2511 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90057

We know you want a powerhouse 12-hour session of '90s horror gems, projected from nothing but rare film prints -- because we do too! Plus, the show starts w/ a community potluck. Please bring a dish or other fun, picnic-worthy item! (Potluck covers the show’s 1st half; snacks + other food available at concessions for 2nd half.)
 #6: Strange Brew
Sat, Apr 27, 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the 
Egyptian 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
This monthly screening series showcases the best new underground, surreal, crazy, experimental, absurd, rule-breaking and outlaw films from around the world. The theme for April is “Strange Brew” – a frothy mix of paranormal anomalies and science gone very, very wrong.

Street Food Cinema Season Starts
500 Days of Summer
Sat, Apr 27, 5:30pm
Los Angeles State Historic Park  
1245 N Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
$14 and up

"Now in its 8th season , Street Food Cinema is LA's largest outdoor movie experience, combining carefully cultivated experiences  with outdoor movies, street food, audience games, live music and more. We'd love to have you join us this season for 27 weeks, 11 locations and more than 50 fantastic events! "
Saturday, April 27-28 11am-5pm
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012
During both days of the festival, visit Jardin del Arte, the public marketplace at Our LA Voices. The marketplace will feature a range of art works for sale including paintings, photographs, collages, postcards, jewelry, and plants.
Latent Content
Saturday, April 27, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thinkspace Projects 
6009 Washington Blvd. 
Culver City, CA 90232
Thinkspace Gallery is pleased to present new works by Southern Californian-born artist Casey Weldon in Latent Content. Known for surreal imagery that combines darkness with humor, Weldon creates visual puns and narratively suggestive contexts to stir associations or deliver smart, if at times irreverent, punch lines. His works have often sought to critique and consider the role of popular culture and digital media in the creation of hyperbole and representational extremes.
Sun, Apr 28
Taiko: 12:30pm & 1:30pm
Manga: 11am to 3pm
The Japanese Garden - Suiho-En
6100 Woodley Ave, Los Angeles, California 91406
General Admission to the Garden is $5 for adults, 
$3 for seniors 62+ and children 12 & under.
"Join us for Taiko and Anime-Manga. Guests will spend the day enjoying local artist Nori Shirasu as he demonstrates the art of anime-manga, and the celebratory beats of San Fernando Valley Taiko."

10th Annual Good Food Pie Contest
Sunday, April 28,
12p - 5p at Royce Quad at UCLA.
Royce Hall
10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Free, two slice each
Self-parking (Cash Only) Parking is available in Lot 4 398 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095. Enter UCLA campus LOT 4 from Sunset Blvd. at Westwood Plaza. The parking fee is a maximum of $12 CASH ONLY for the whole day.

"Cheer on the competitors, visit the Fowler exhibitions or just come by and enjoy a slice or two. Good Food host Evan Kleiman will preside over the afternoon pie festivities which will include music by KCRW DJs Anne Litt and Garth Trinidad, pie tasting, a beer garden, kids activities, an artisan marketplace and more! This event is free and open to the public."

Skirball Puppet Festival
Sunday, April 28, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
$15 General
$12 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children under 12
$10 Children 2-12

*Because every child deserves some childhood drama. No, we're just kidding around, it's just such a horror movie or childhood trope. Some times little kids don't like puppets.

Celebrate the art of puppetry and the magic of storytelling at the Skirball’s eighth annual Puppet Festival! This campus-wide, daylong festival features new and classic tales told with a variety of puppets, live music, and art making. It brings together talented puppeteers and artists from across the country, working in a range of cultural and artistic styles.