10 Things To Do For This Saturday in L.A. [4-20-2024]

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A weekend hangout out at Grand Park. Photo by Brian Champlin

Well, the moment is here. Time to activate your weekend.

This Saturday in Los Angeles, you’ll find the L.A. Times Festival of Books, the Bunka Sai Fest in Torrance, an Earth Day celebration in Manhattan Beach, an Easy Morning at Grand Park, ikebana at Barnsdall Park, a 420 celebration in WeHo, and more. Whatever you decide on, hope you make it a good one!


Three Top Picks To Do This Saturday

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

L.A. Times Festival of BooksM FA >  The 29th Los Angeles Times Festival of Books returns this Saturday and Sunday to the campus of USC this April featuring over book and merchandise exhibitors, a number of outdoor stages and activity areas, expert panels, performances, demos, and more. General admission to the fest is free, with tickets/packages available to attend special panels and events. Starts at 10 a.m. both days. More info here.

49th Annual Bunka Sai FestivalFA > The 49th Annual Bunka Sai Festival comes to Torrance this Saturday and Sunday with cultural activities that include performances, demos, tea ceremony and calligraphy lessons. Runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Free to attend. More info here.

Earth Day Celebration at Roundhouse Aquarium FA > The Roundhouse Aquarium in Manhattan Beach is hosting its annual Keep It Green, Keep It Clean Earth Day Celebration this Saturday. The event features hands-on activities promoting sustainable living and marine conservation. Inside and outside the aquarium, activity booths will offer crafts, games, and learning activities. Free to attend but registration is encouraged. More info here.

Seven More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • On Saturday, The Autry Museum of the American West is hosting its eighth annual Student Visual Arts Exhibition.
  • Grand Park’s Easy Mornings programming returns this April with a pair of Saturday events (April 20 & 27) featuring relaxing, family-friendly activities focused on deepening relationships with self, community, and the park. Both days run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. M FA
  • As part of the Flowers for Aline temporary exhibition at Hollyhock House, this Saturday four high-ranking Sogetsu masters and their students will present ikebana demonstrations free to the public in the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre from 2 to 4 p.m. FA
  • Filipino American pop-up market Filled Market returns on Saturday to the Manila District in Downtown Los Angeles for a big line up of food vendors, indie brands, and artisans. Runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • On Saturday, Heritage Square Museum hosts a whimsical Magic Market offering attendees vegan food, shopping for vintage clothes and wares, tarot and palm readings, a pet psychic, sound baths, yoga, breath work, and tours of the museum’s historic homes. Tickets are $11. M
  • The Studio Lounge (second floor of The Artist Tree in WeHo) is hosting a 420 celebration this Saturday featuring DJ sets, a bong bar, a reefer bar, live music, beverage upgrades, and more. FA
  • This Saturday, the Pickwick Vintage Show is back at ROW DTLA with 50+ vendors/exhibitors showcasing an incredible assortment of vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessories.

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