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10 Things To Do For this Saturday in L.A. [4-9-2022]

April 9, 2022 by Brian Champlin
Photo via Bob Baker Marionette Theater / Bob Baker Day

With temps mercifully back into the normal range today, we figured it was the perfect time to reintroduce our daily to-do lists (at least for the weekends!).

Below you’ll find our top three picks for this Saturday (April 9) in Los Angeles, followed by a bullet list of seven other quick ideas to consider. Whatever you do, hope you have good one!

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Things To Do For Saturday

Bob Baker Day -> Head to the LA State Historic Park (1315 N Spring St) starting at 10 a.m. for a free day of in-person puppetry and family fun. Explore a handmade market, grab bites from food trucks, watch performances, and (if they’re up for it) kids can participate in this year’s talent show. More info here.

Illuminate the Night -> To celebrate the opening Taylor Yard Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, the Elysian Arts Collective will host an evening of festivities that includes Mariachi, a traditional Aztec blessing, and a contemporary dance performance by MASH UP. Following bridge-adjacent activities, an after-party will be hosted at Frogtown Brewery. Event kicks off at 6 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

Pyrite Radio -> Starting at noon at The 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, artist Peter Simensky performs a live audio set using handmade mobile radios, built with coiled copper wire, spare parts, and a pyrite stone. The intent of Simensky’s Pyrite Pirate Radio is transmit ideas, experiments, collaborations, community engagements, and interventions. Free to attend. More info here.

Seven More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • The Natural History Museum celebrates Earth Day today with special activities from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • The Renaissance Pleasure Faire returns to the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area this weekend for the start of its spring run.
  • The LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight is a 12-hour series pop-up concert performances happening in and around the main hall of Walt Disney Concert Hall.
  • This weekend the Getty Villa hosts Family Festival: Persia, a two-day event featuring dance, storytelling, puppet-marking, calligraphy, craft-making, and other and interactive events.
  • This evening at The Wallis, pianist Suzana Bartal joins the Calder Quartet for a lively program of string quartets and piano quintets.
  • The twice annual open studio weekend at the Brewery Art Complex (in DTLA) runs today and tomorrow.
  • The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will be zooming through DTLB for the next two days.

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