10 Things To Do For This Saturday in L.A. [5-13-2023]

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2022 Community & Unity Kite Festival at L.A. State Historic Park. Photo by Brian Champlin

This Saturday’s morning clouds will give way to sunny skies, and that means you best start planning on how to take advantage of another beautiful day in Los Angeles. And yes, we are totally here to help.

Here’s how we break it down below: One great idea where you can get there by Metro, three top picks to point you in the right direction, and six other quick ideas for those who just need lots of options. Whatever you decide on, hope you make it a good one!


Make Metro Part of Your Weekend

Every Wednesday we map out a guide to the best things to do for the weekend taking L.A. Metro. For this Saturday, we recommend checking out the 3rd Annual Community & Unity People’s Kite Festival at L.A. State Historic Park. Hosted by Clockshop, expect demos from kite masters, special workshops, curated snacks for purchase, and tons of colorful kites sailing through the sky. Free to attend, and donations welcome. Runs 2 to 6 p.m. More info here.

GO METRO: Take the L Line to Chinatown station

Three Top Picks To Do This Saturday

On The Record: Vinyl Fair -> On Saturday, On The Record: Vinyl Fair brings a one-day celebration of all things vinyl to The Music Center’s Jerry Moss Plaza, including DJs, workshops, and performances along with a marketplace of vinyl vendors curated by Beat Swap Meet and In Sheep’s Clothing Records. Free to attend. Runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More info here.

Free LA Opera at the Beach / On the Lawn -> This Saturday, catch a free operatic performance of Othello under the stars as the L.A. Opera simulcasts a show at two outdoor locations: on the beach at the Santa Monica Pier and on the lawn at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills. Both spots will offer pre-show arts and crafts activities for kids along with bites available for purchase from on-site food trucks. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the performance begins at 7:30. More info here.

Grand Views at Forest Lawn -> This Saturday, Forest Lawn Museum hosts an opening reception for their newest exhibit, Grand Views: The Immersive World of Panoramas, which explores the history of panoramas through an array of artworks and artifacts, including never-before-seen paintings, prints and posters dating to the 19th century, archival photographs, and more. Forest Lawn Museum is free to visit Tuesday to Sunday. Grand Views remains on view through September 10. More info here.

* Goldstar Discounts -> Remember that Goldstar.com has great deals on tickets for a range of upcoming events in Los Angeles. Get $15 tix to Street Food Cinema’s screening of The Sandlot, $14 tix to the LA County Fair, or $52.50 tix to LAWineFest.

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Six More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • This Friday and Saturday, the acclaimed Blue13 Dance Company returns to The Wallis with a performance of five Bollywood-inspired works by Artistic Director and choreographer Achinta S. McDaniel
  • Vine & Vinyl on the Roof is back this Saturday with another evening of wine tasting and L.A.-inspired cars to the rooftop of Grand Central Market.
  • Puppets and puppeteers from the Bob Baker Marionette Theater stop by the El Segundo Museum of Art this Saturday for a special live performance inside the gallery space. The 1-hour performance begins at 3 p.m. Admission is free.
  • Wags and Walks adoption center in West LA is celebrating dog moms this Saturday with a day of yoga and pampering.
  • Just Like Heaven returns to Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday with a line up that includes Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Azealia Banks, Future Islands, Empire of the Sun, M83, Hot Chip, Caribou, The Walkmen and other acts. Tickets start at $189.
  • Emmy Award-Winning composer Ramin Djawadi returns to The Hollywood Bowl this Saturday with a special encore performance of the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience.

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