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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Dine, Drafts & Scares

April 28 to May 12, 2023
Multiple locations 
$15-$65+ for lunch or dinner

Looks like the people behind Nisei Week have gotten to Dine LA Restaurant Week as it's really for two weeks and they sternly have stuck with week. Just like Modernism Week in Palm Springs. Maybe there's a trademark or other issue or maybe the people behind it are lazy. What is lazy is the Dine LA site that doesn't explain anything about the event like we do below.

Get special meals from different restaurants at cheaper prices.

The Spring Dine LA event will showcase a diverse range of cuisines from 55 neighborhoods, 34 global cuisines, and 33 Michelin-recognized restaurants. Among the new entrants participating in the event are kodō in the Arts District, Angler LA at The Beverly Center, asterid by Ray Garcia in Downtown Los Angeles, and Superfine Playa in Playa Vista, among others. In addition, five landmark Los Angeles institutions that have participated since the inaugural year of the event will return for Spring.

Thursday, April 27 from 3:30 pm – 10 pm PT
Westfield Century City Atrium
Pre-register: (Fans will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis)

The Los Angeles Chargers will host a free NFL Draft Party at the renowned, open-air Westfield Century City Atrium during the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 27 from 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm PT. The Chargers currently own the 21st overall selection in the first round.

To kick off the event, Chargers Legends and Pro Football Hall of Famers Dan Fouts, Kellen Winslow and Charlie Joiner will reunite in person at 4:30 pm to celebrate Don Coryell, their former head coach and architect of the NFL's modern passing offense, and his upcoming induction into the Hall this August in Canton, Ohio.

April 28 - May 3, 2023
Los Feliz Theatre
1822 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027
$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)
FRI APR 28, 2023 7:00 PM
pre-recorded Q&A with filmmaker Mark Jenkin

A wildlife volunteer on an uninhabited island off the British coast descends into a terrifying madness that challenges her grip on reality and pushes her into a living nightmare. Evoking the feeling of discovering a reel of never-before-seen celluloid unspooling in a haunted movie palace, this provocative and masterful vision of horror asserts Mark Jenkin as one of the U.K.’s most exciting and singular filmmakers.
Friday, April 28, 6 pm
Smidt Welcome Plaza
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The 32nd season of this free music series kicks off with a concert with the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra. Founded in 2022, the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra quickly distinguished itself as one of the top-caliber jazz orchestras in the nation. The  ensemble comprises some of the most heralded musicians in the Los Angeles jazz community, while also reflecting the great diversity of L.A.’s population. Upcoming Jazz at LACMA performances include Dwight Trible, Keschia Potter Quartet, Sidney Jacobs with special guest Greg Porée, and more. The Jazz at LACMA series runs from April through November.
Sat, Apr 29, 2023 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
JACCC Campus
244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Little kid activities in Little Tokyo.
Saturday, April 29th, 2023, at 12 PM to 4 PM
GAME REALMS Inc.137 N Victory Blvd Burbank, California , 91502
Game Realms will be hosting our regular Valley Retro Game Swap! Fans of NES, Sega Genesis, PlayStation (and more!) can come to buy, sell and trade games with vendors, in the Game Realms courtyard!

Saturday, April 29 · 1 - 5pm
Rancho Los Cerritos 4600 Virginia Road Long Beach, CA 90807
$15 – $70
This matinee macabre fest will host a curated selection of 25+ craft breweries, local wineries & cideries, and will feature a macabre marketplace showcasing creepy art vendors, collectibles, local artists, spooky live music & performers along with tasty food options... all to celebrate our favorite holiday of them all... HALLOWEEN! 
April 29th & 30th from 10AM-5PM
Central Park, Old Pasadena
Featuring 200+ local, hand-selected artisans, shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art, photography, food, and much more. 

MAY 2, 4-6 TUE, THU-FRI, 8 PM SAT, 7 PM
Redcat 631 W 2ND ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
Free, rsvp

The CalArts School of Film/Video presents four nights of special screenings featuring new films by BFA and MFA students in its programs—a diverse collection of bold, innovative cinematic works.
Wednesday, April 26 · 7:30 - 10:30pm PDT
TRADE / Mary Motorhead
Emma O'Halloran
A powerful double bill by Irish composer Emma O’Halloran.
Arts Party: Saturated
FRIDAY APR 28, 2023 7:00 PM TO 10:00 PM
Hammer Museum

Join hundreds of college students from all over Southern California for an unforgettable evening with live music, artist-led workshops, and after-hours access to the galleries!
Saturday, Apr 29, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm 

Though smaller than other craft fairs, this outdoor boutique stands out in that it will include Okinawa-themed items such as accessories, art prints, bags, buttons/pins, clothing, greeting cards, postcards, stickers, and more. The organization hopes that this will be a big draw, as Okinawan items are rarely available at local stores, festivals, and other craft fairs.

3 showings of
April 29-May 1 

Free Screenings USC

UCB, a cheapo comedy show almost every night, see comedians before they make podcasts and have
stories about the UCB and before they hit the big time.
American Cinematheque-A celebrated independent theater group that brings both the talent and catalog of films to make for some of LA's best movie nights.
Secret Movie Club-Special edition posters and a large swatch of films to see.

Street Food Cinema-Outdoor cult or recent hits you'll love
Everything Everywhere All At Once
April 29, 2023
 New Bev-Tarantino owned independent theater with old school style

Cinelounge-Hollywood based tiny theater, showing off indies you've never heard of
Brain Dead Studios-Newcomer that manages to fill its schedule almost every night