Every week in Los Angeles there’s tons of great things to do (even before the weekend gets started) that we think you ought to have on your radar. With that in mind, we put together a list every Monday morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love.
This week features the Dodgers’ opening day for 2015, the Downtown Art Walk, a comedy show about the history of weed, a live action Marvel character performances, and tons more for you to explore.
Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!
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Monday April 6th, 2015
1. Dodgers Opening Day
It’s time for Dodger baseball!
The boys in blue begin their 2015 campaign with a three game series against the Padres starting April 6. Looking forward to the next month or so, you can grab some discount tickets on Goldstar (for as low as $30) for fleece night against the Giants on April 29, or there’s still some discounted tix (as low as $20) available for the Friday Night Fireworks game on May 1 against the Diamondbacks.
2. Galapagos in 3D at the California Science Center
Come and get a 3D experience of the Galapagos Islands. Home to natures most incredible creatures and volcanic islands kids and adults will become fascinated by the wonders this inhabitant holds. The show plays at 2:30 pm and cost between $5-$8.25.
3. Hot Tub With Kurt An Kristen
After their show became a hit in Brooklyn, New York comedians Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal took their show to the west coast. Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen is a weekly variety show happening at The Virgil. You might recognize Kurt from Chelsea Lately and Kristen from The Daily Show and Flight of the Concords. Laugh your ass off for just $5 bucks or $8 at the door. Get your advance tickets here.
Tuesday April 7th, 2015
4. Free Matt and Kim Show
Celebrating the release of their new album New Glory Matt and Kim are having a free show at Amoeba Music in Hollywood. Show starts at 6pm.
5. Sip Cocktails, See The Sights With The Historic Hollywood: Stars & Bars Gang!
Get a taste of Old Hollywood sip on classic cocktails as an awesome guide share history tidbits, celebrity stories and more on Urban Adventures tour of Historic Hollywood. Usually tickets are $79 but Goldstar is hooking people up with $47.40 tickets this week!
LACMA Free Museum Day
UPDATE: Do’h! This week is actually the first Tuesday of the month, meaning the free museums in play are the following:
Kidspace Children’s Museum (4pm-close)
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (except July and August)
Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits (except July and August)
FOR NEXT TUESDAY…
On the second Tuesday of every month LACMA invites the public to visit the museum for free. Check out the public art displays too like Chris Burden’s permeant installation Urban Lights and more.
7. The Hollywood Jane Revue At Rockwell Table & Stage
The Hollywood Jane Revue is bringing you an evening of espionage and intrigue, burlesque and boylesque in the return of I Spy Burlesque. Hosted at the Rockwell in Hollywood, the show costs $10-$15 dollars depending on where you sit.
Wednesday April 8th, 2015
8. Shop Superstar Stylist Simone Harouche’s Wardrobe Kit
Stylist to some of the most fashionable celebrities like Nicole Richie, Christina Aguilera and Miley Cyrus; Simone Harouche is opening her studio up to the public for a two day sale at her La Brea Studio. More information via Racked LA.
9. Mark Ronson DJ Set and Signing
It’s a big week at Amoeba in Hollywood Mark Ronson is stopping by for a signing of his newest album Uptown Special after his DJ set at 6pm. Signing space is limited to 200 people so get there early!
10. Game of Thrones Beer Release Party
Ommegang already has four beverages based HBO’s hit series, and now they’ve come up with their fifth, a dark saison ale called Three-Eyed Raven. To celebrate a release party will be held at Complex in Glendale featuring collectible goblets, and even a costume contest. Tickets will be handed out at 7pm, tapping begins at 8pm.
11. The Working Women’s Club: Work Party
From 11am-5pm at The Ace Hotel Upstairs The Working Women’s Club will be hosting a all day gathering where ladies can come with their laptops, notebooks, sketch pads etc. and enjoy some good vibes, network, collaborate and check in with one another.
Thursday April 9th, 2015
12. Yes Weed Can
Looking for laughs this week? How about a satirical journey through the checkered history of marijuana in America as told by the always hilarious Second City players on Hollywood Blvd. Seth Rogen would definitely approve.
Show is at 9pm on Thursday. Grab some tickets via Goldstar for just $5!
13. The Downtown Art Walk
The Downtown Art Walk has been an L.A. cultural phenomenon bringing in art enthusiasts and locals together every second Thursday of each month. Art galleries, shops, bars and more open up for one big party celebrating art and DTLA for one fine night.
14. The Los Angeles Dance Festival
The Los Angeles Dance Festival is a four day event showcasing some of the the many variations in Contemporary dance with each night’s performances drawing a particular focus. Things kick off this Thursday at 6:30pm with a grand opening show and party (with performances at 7:30pm).
15. “Here Now” Exhibit
Wilding Cran gallery is highlighting six works of art by six L.A. artists. The exhibit Here Now will run until till May 2.
Broadway’s Newsies will be playing in Los Angeles at the Pantages Theatre until April 19.. The 1992 Disney film is about a group of newsboys who try to takedown a newspaper tycoon. This one’s for the underdogs! Goldstar has tickets for $49 they sell for $65 and up retail!
17. Game Night At Grand Central Market
Eat, drink and play every Thursday at Grand Central Market. Grab dinner and cocktails then top the night off with an assortment of games from Jenga to ping pong. The festivities end at 9pm for all the early risers out there!
18. Noho Food Truck Collective Night
The Food Truck Collective is an event production company that puts together food truck events in Florida and Miami they have since expanded to the West Coast. From 7 to 10 nosh on awesome food truck fare, listen to music provided by a DJ and join in on some games.
Friday April 1oth, 2015
19. Marvel Universe LIVE!
Looking for family fun entertainment options? If you are a Marvel fan this show is pretty spectacular! Pyrotechnics, aerial artist and stunt performer make up the cast of Iron Man, Captian America, Thor, Loki and more at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario. Goldstar has discounted tickets (as low as $23) so splurge on popcorn and nachos at the show!
20. For the Record: Dear John Hughes
Feeling a little 80’s this weekend? How about an interactive, 360-degree theatrical concert featuring the best of the music from the iconic films of the late John Hughes. Recall moments from some of your favorite Hughes’ films including The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink,, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and more. Get more information and discounted tickets for Friday’s showing via Goldstar.
21. International Gem and Jewelry Show in Pasadena
The International Gem and Jewelry Show has been running since the 1960s. Feast your eyes on some of the most dazzling gems of all shapes, size and color. Normally tickets are $8 but Goldstar has complementary tickets for members.
22. Music and Fireworks in Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey is turning 50, and this weekend is mark the occasion with a special three-day weekend filled with games, boat-rides, food, and exhibits. Things kick off on Friday with a free, evening concert by Three Dog Night in Burton Chace Park, followed by a fireworks show.
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