10 Things To Do For This Saturday in L.A. [4-13-2024]

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On the north end of Echo Park Lake. Jan. 18, 2022. Photo by Brian Champlin

Cloudy early with rain sweeping through in the afternoon. Can’t shake these April showers, can we?

On deck for this Saturday in Los Angeles you’ll find a special celebration at the Printers Museum, a short Film showcase at USC Fisher Museum, LA Succulents’ Cactus & Succulent Show, PaleyFest, a Cherry Blossom Festival, and more. Enjoy the to-dos, but mind the weather!


Three Top Picks To Do This Saturday

M = Less than .5 miles from an L.A. Metro Station, FA = Free Admission

Spring Krazy Krafts Day TP > This Saturday, the International Printing Museum in Torrance hosts a creative day of printing and crafts for the whole family, offering themed activities where guests can create letterpress printing cards, bookmarks, keepsakes, and colorful paper marbling, plus you can check special tours and check out an array of vintage typewriters. Runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10. More info here.

Black Short Film Showcase M FA > The USC Fischer Museum of Art along with Black Women for Wellness and CinnaMoms Crenshaw are co-hosting showcase of art and shorts by black filmmakers this Saturday, specifically highlighting issues of Black maternal health and disparities in outcomes based on race. In addition to the film screenings, the event also features an art installation, community resources, and refreshments. Runs 1:30 to 4 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

A Morning at The Theater: Bob Baker Marionettes at Sierra Madre Playhouse -> Experience the timeless magic of puppetry when the Bob Baker Marionettes come to the Sierra Madre Playhouse every Saturday, from April 13 to May 11, 2024. See beloved Bob Baker puppets take the stage for captivating performances and enchanting storytelling suitable for audiences of all ages. Tickets cost $10 a person. More info here.

Seven More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • On Saturday, the 3rd Annual Chatsworth Blockfest offers an outdoor street festival that includes two city blocks of 150+ vendors, kids zone, live music, a cocktail lounge, famous movie cars, a comic con and live professional wrestling. Happening rain or shine! FA
  • Mark the arrival of the cherry blossom season this Saturday at Plaza West Covina with a Cherry Blossom Festival celebrating Japanese culture, vendors, performances, and food. Free to attend. Runs 3 to 8 p.m. (event happening rain or shine according to @plazawestcovina on Instagram).
  • Downtown Long Beach Alliance hosts their monthly art walk on Saturday, offering extended hours and special activities at 10+ galleries in DTLB. FA
  • PaleyFest offers nine-days of special panels and discussions featuring the cast and crew of some of T.V.’s top shows, including Loki, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Morning Show and more. The festival runs Friday April 12 through Saturday April 20.
  • Now on view at LACMA, ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN is the artist’s first cross-media retrospective in over 20 years, tracing Ruscha’s methods and familiar subjects while showcasing his remarkable contributions beyond the art world.
  • LA Succulents’ Cactus & Succulent Show is back this Saturday and Sunday with a cactus extravaganza featuring hundreds of incredible specimen plants as well as many weird and wonderful mutant plants grown by LA Succulents at their San Fernando Valley location
  • The Hammer hosts a drop-in art lab for kids from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. FA

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