Things To Do in Los Angeles This Week [4-10-2023 to 4-14-2023]

Urban Light LACMA
Urban Light at LACMA. Credit: ketrin1407 via flickr

Easter has hopped on by, but spring to-dos in the city of angels are just getting started.

This April 10-14 in Los Angeles, you’ll find Astronomy on Tap in Old Pasadena, a live reading of Jennifer’s Body at The Wallis, free Tuesdays at LACMA and The Autry, Netflix is a Joke Radio, The Comedy Basement, the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, the World of Barbie immersive experience, and plenty more. Hope you have a great week!


Things To Do This Week

Astronomy on Tap -> On Monday, Astronomy on Tap brings an evening of astronomically-themed pub trivia, live music, science talks, and telescope viewing to Dog Haus Biergarten in Old Pasadena. This week’s event includes talks by NASA JPL’s Chief Engineer Rob Manning (“Landing Stuff on Mars is Hard”) and NASA JPL engineer Shannon Statham (“Shake & Bake: Preparing Spacecraft for the Extreme Conditions of Launch and Space”). Free to attend, no RSVP required. Starts at 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Melrose Rooftop Theater -> West Hollywood’s Melrose Rooftop Theater continues its  seventh season at  E.P. & L.P. all week an exciting mix of Oscar-nominated films and classic movies screening, seven days a week. General admission seating is $25 per person and a number of packages that include dinner start at $49 per person. The lineup for this week includes The Princess Bride (Monday), Moulin Rouge (Tuesday), Elvis (Wednesday), Inglourious Basterds (Thursday), and Crazy, Stupid, Love (Friday). All movie-goers will all gain access to individual bean-bag seating, personal wireless headsets and a full bar with candy, popcorn, food and drinks for purchase. More info here.

A Live Read of Jennifer’s Body -> Film Independent’s Live Read series is back at The Wallis this Tuesday for a table read of Jennifer’s Body, the Megan Fox cult classic from 2009. The film’s original director Karyn Kusama will lead a cast that includes Daryl McCormack, Dylan Minnette, Ella Purnell, Paul Scheer, Rachel Sennott, and Michaela Watkins. GA tickets are $35. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Free Tuesdays -> Both the The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Autry Museum offer free admission to all visitors every second Tuesday of the Month.

Netflix Is A Joke Radio Presents: Are You Still Listening? -> Netflix’s free monthly stand-up series returns to Dynasty Typewriter this Tuesday with host Mae Martin and a lineup that features Dewayne Perkins, Isa Medina, Katherine Blanford, Kel Cripe, Maddie Wiener, and Brendan Sagalow. No cost to RSVP for admission, but seating is first-come, first-served and not guarantee entry. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and show starts an hour later. More info here.

Totally! Standup Comedy -> This Wednesday’s edition of Totally! at Bar Lubitsch features a lineup of Asif Ali (Comedy Central, The Mandalorian), Jasmine Ellis (#1 iTunes Album “Trashbaby”), Brendan Sagalow (Just For Laughs, Vice TV), Mo Welch (Conan), Eddie Della Siepe (Hulu, For Fact’s Sake Podcast), Robby Hoffman (Just For Laughs) and Geoff Plitt (SF Sketchfest). Tickets are $10. No drink minimum. Starts at 8 p.m. More info here.

The Comedy Basement -> On Thursday, Grand Central Market hosts an evening of stand-up in the lower level hosted by Jeff Rory Scovel. This month’s lineup includes Iliza Shlesinger, Jesus Trejo, Opey Olagbaju, Roz Hernandez, Felicia Folkes, Macey Isaacs, and Dave Yates. Free/donation-based performance. Show begins at 7 p.m. More info here.

TCM Classic Film Festival -> Starting this Thursday, a four-day slate of classic films shown on the big screen at a range of historic Los Angels theaters as part of TCM’s Classic Film Festival, which spotlights on the legacy of Warner Bros. to mark the studio’s 100th anniversary. For the full schedule and more info go here.

Silent Disco in Santa Monica -> Downtown Santa Monica hosts a free Silent Disco on Third Street Promenade on the second Friday of the month, from March to May. Headsets available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Program runs from 6 to 9 p.m. More info here.

Spring Fling Night Market -> Culver City’s Ivy Station hosts a Spring Fling Night Market this Friday featuring over 25 local vendors plus food trucks, drinks, games, and music. Runs 5 to 10 p.m. Free admission. More info here.

Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach -> This Friday to Sunday, Long Beach’s annual racing event brings three days of grand prix action to the streets of DTLB accompanied by a lifestyle expo, family fun zone, food truck experience, and an exotic car paddock. Check the full schedule and get more info here.


World of Barbie -> World of Barbie debuts at Santa Monica Place this Friday with an immersive experience that will allow fans to step directly into Barbie’s world. The 20,000 square-foot attraction will include a number of life-size spaces like a Barbie Dreamhouse and Camper Van, to a salon filled with products and other various interactive rooms. The pop-up also plans to roll out a number of after-hours and special events including after hours parties and Sunday movie days. Tickets start at $34.50. More info here.

Dining & Drinking

(picks by Christina Champlin)
Through the Looking Glass experience at The Green Room. Photo courtesy of The Green Room.

The Green Room Debuts New Experience -> This Thursday, The Green Room in Burbank debuts “Through the Looking Glass,” an Alice in Wonderland pop-up experience complete with whimsical decor, visually thematic food and drink offerings and even a sighting of Chessur the Cheshire cat. Reservations are highly encouraged for the pop-up which runs April 13 through May 13, Thursdays through Sundays from 6 to 11 p.m. 

Ayara Thai Seafood Street Party -> Ayara Thai is throwing an elaborate three-night street food themed seafood party to celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year. The ticketed event runs Thursday through Saturday and is held on the sidewalk of the Westchester restaurant to mirror the atmosphere of Bangkok with Chef Vanda cooking right in front of diners. Served family style, the prix fixe seats four guests for $290 and includes six dishes for the entire table. The menu features a grilled platter, Laab style dry-aged salmon, sweet chili Manila clams, steamed branzino bathed in a chili-lime-garlic broth, Thai fried rice with shrimp paste, shrimp, crab, roe and a lemongrass lime tart for dessert. Tickets and more info here

Bar Nuda -> Bar Nuda, a Mexican inspired booze-less bar experience is popping up at Venice Vintage Paradise this Thursday, April 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. Aimed to be a social space for the sober, sober-curious and health-conscious, each zero-proof drink is handcrafted to promote wellness and healing. Tickets for Bar Nuda cost $40 a person and include four cocktails, small bites, DJ tunes and other surprises. More info here.  

Loft & Bear Distillery -> Loft & Bear, California’s first fully African American-owned distillery, is now open for on-site tastings Monday through Friday on a walk-in basis. Located in South LA’s Goodyear Tract area, the distillery offers tasting of its vodka, rum, and gin.

Pressed and Barry’s Ultimate Recovery Package ->  Pressed and Barry’s has partnered up for a limited edition fitness-focused recovery smoothie and shot collaboration. Both drinks are packed with nutrient dense fruits and vegetables and tart cherry, to support the body’s natural inflammatory response. Products are available for purchase now in all Pressed and Barry’s locations nationwide, as well as on the Pressed website. 


Tuk Tuk and Chao Krung celebrate Songkran -> In celebration of the Thai New Year, sister restaurants Tuk Tuk and Chao Krung are hosting Songkran celebratory meals on Thursday, April 13. At Tuk Tuk, guests can order a special three-course meal ($38) with dishes such as salmon curry rice noodles and a traditional Thai auspicious dessert on the menu. Over at Chao Krung, a five-course dinner ($75) is offered with dishes like coconut soup with green mussels, and ribs slow-cooked in a South Asian curry paste.

Ramen Nagi Debuts New Limited King Series -> Ramen Nagi, founded by Master Ramen Chef Ikuta Satos, continues its Limited King Series with the debut of the new Garlic King ramen. Available for only a week (April 10-16) at both Ramen Nagi locations in Century City and Arcadia, the Garlic King is made with a garlic infused tonkotsu broth topped with a roasted half garlic, crunchy garlic bits, and a drizzle of garlic aioli all atop a garlic forward ball of minced pork and tender slices of chashu. 

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