You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Sunday, April 28, 2019.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [8 a.m.] The 14th Annual Thai New Year Songkran Festival 2019 returns to Hollywood’s Thai Town neighborhood for one of the largest, free festivals in the area. This vibrant festival features a Sidewalk Cafe with many Thai food choices for purchase plus a Singha Beer Garden with live jazz music.
2. [9 a.m.] CicLAvia, a Los Angeles based nonprofit that opens streets to car-less adventure in L.A. county, returns to Wilmington for its 30th run on April 28. The public is free to run, bike, skate, scoot, or stroll over the span of 2.25 miles. FREE
3. [10 a.m.] Jackalope Pasadena: Spring 2019 comes to Central Park in Old Pasadena April 27 – 28 for an expansive indie artisan art fair. Shoppers can browse indie goods from over 200 makers from clothing, jewelry, houseware, food, and more.
4. [11 a.m.] Grand Park’s “Our L.A. Voices” takes over for a weekend-long spring arts gathering on April 27 – 28 that showcases diverse and important artistic work from Los Angeles county. This free festival features both visual arts exhibits, as well as dance, musical, and theatrical performances. This year’s theme is “Origin Stories”, and explores and questions Los Angeles perspectives and culture. FREE
5. [11 a.m.] PHOTOVILLE LA happening at Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City April 26 – 28 is a photographic festival experience featuring exhibitions of local and international photographers work inside and projected onto repurposed shipping containers, photo cubes and lightboxes. Outside of the art, attendees can also enjoy talks, workshops, family-friendly activities, a beer garden, as well as Smorgasburg selected food vendors. FREE
6. [11 p.m.] MLB FoodFest comes to Los Angeles for the first time on April 26 – 28. Angelenos can dine on an array of food from the MLB world including Mariners Toasted Grasshoppers, the D-Backs Churro Dogs, Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas from London, the Japanese Curry from Tokyo, and many more.
7. [noon] Michael’s Santa Monica celebrates its 40-year anniversary as an early pioneer of California cuisine on Sunday with a tasting event benefitting nonprofit No Kid Hungry where an all-star line-up of chef alumni serve their dishes from stations set up throughout the lounge and lush garden patio.
8. [noon] Angel City Brewery’s Sunbather Summer will feature live music with Jam In the Van, food by Downtown Taco Co., live screen printing, giveaways, and a beach photo booth. Free to attend. FREE
9. [1 p.m.] Get a glimpse of what Los Angeles looked like during the Victorian era when the Homestead Museum’s Victorian Fair of the Far West on April 27-28 takes place. The fair will include live music, dance demonstrations, crafts, games, self-guided tours of the museum’s historic houses, a fashion show and more. FREE
10. [3 p.m.] Taste of the Eastside returns to Los Angeles River Center and Gardens for a day of celebrating food and drink from Eastside neighborhoods including Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater Village and beyond.
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