Things To Do

10 Things To Do For This Sunday in L.A. [4-16-2023]

April 16, 2023 by Brian Champlin
CicLAvia 2011
CicLAvia in 2011 near MacArhtur Park. Credit: Steve and Julie via flickr cc

If you enjoy free museum admission, walkable events, or getting outside, today’s roundup has plenty to offer. So let’s get to it.

Below you’ll find our top three picks for today (April 16) in L.A. followed by a bullet list of seven other quick ideas to consider. Hope everyone enjoys their Sunday.


Things To Do For Sunday in Los Angeles

CicLAvia Mid City Meets Pico Union -> L.A.’s biggest and longest running open streets initiative heads to Mid City this Sunday with a car-free course that covers a 4-mile stretch of Venice, to 7th and Washington. Runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to attend. Rain or shine event! More info here.

Teen Takeover at UPAM -> This Sunday, USC Pacific Asia Museum hosts a Teen Takeover featuring crafting activities, live music, free boba milk tea for the first 100 guests, and free admission to the museum galleries. Runs 11 to 4 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

Carl Craig: Party/After-Party at The Geffen Contemporary MOCA -> Techno DJ and producer Carl Craig brings an new immersive exhibit to MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary beginning this Sunday. Party/After-Party takes visitors through a night at the club from the DJ’s perspective with a sonic journey that spans the first tune spun to the pulsating peak, and then on through the after-hours vibes. A number of live performances are planned to accompany the exhibit throughout its run. The exhibit is free. More info here.

* Goldstar Discounts -> Remember that has great deals on tickets for a range of upcoming events in Los Angeles. Get $14 tix to the LA County Fair, $40 tix to Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo at Microsoft Theater, or $25 tix to the 34th MARIACHI USA Festival at The Hollywood Bowl.

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Seven More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • Skirball Puppet Festival: Sparking Imagination celebrates the art of puppetry and the magic of storytelling this Sunday with an all-ages event featuring new and old tales presented by a lineup of family-friendly acts, including Animal Cracker Conspiracy, UCLA’s ACA Lion Dancers, The Bean and Bear Show, and more.
  • Symbiosis: Living Island opens at Japan House Los Angeles. The latest exhibition the Inujima “Art House Project,” which was imagined to revitalize the depopulated island of Inujima by incorporating contemporary art into existing architectural and ecological spaces of the area.
  • This Saturday and Sunday, the 48th Annual Bunka Sai Festival comes to thhe Ken Miller Recreation Center in Torrance with a weekend of cultural performances, demos, martial arts, calligraphy lessons, and more.
  • Giant Robot brings a two-day art pop-up market to the Sawtelle neighborhood this Saturday and Sunday.
  • Head to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale for a one-of-a-kind event featuring 200+ artisans, merchants, and vendors, plus costume contests, games, rides, a food court and more.
  • The newest exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum opens this weekend, exploring the relationship between art and food between 1500 to 1900. All Consuming: Art and the Essence of Food features 60 paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures from Norton Simon’s collections, all organized into three themes— “Hunger,” “Excess” and “Sustenance.”
  • This Friday to Sunday, the annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach brings three days of racing action to the streets of DTLB accompanied by a lifestyle expo, family fun zone, food truck experience, and an exotic car paddock.

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