If you’re looking for something to do – you’ve come to the right place!
After a wet winter, we’re hoping that the April showers that bring May flowers breeze over our city so we can soak up some much-missed sunshine. Besides, we’re fortunate enough to live next door to so many active Super Blooms, making us more than good on the flower and allergy front! The month of March is filled with festivals, tastings, and immersive experiences! We’ve conducted a list of the best things going on in Los Angeles. Yup, making plans just got that much easier. [Featured Photo: ]
1. First Fridays at The Natural History Museum, April 5
Spend the first Friday of the month at with the Natural History Museum chilling with dinosaurs and DJs! The KCRW-presented evening of music is opened to all ages and offers guest a unique experience of exploring the space after hours. Indulge in food truck dishes, dance the night away or keep yourself entertained with guided museum tours and scientist-led talks. Switch up your Friday cocktail spot for a change… Learn more here!
2. NightGarden at Descanso Gardens, April 6 – May 18
Celebrate the flower power of Descanso. Admire the colorful, fragrant beauties while also learning how flowers serve an important part in our ecosystem. Enjoy an evening of science, music, libations and surprises. Whether you’re a plant nerd or just up for something new, everyone is welcomed into the garden. Spring has officially sprung – so it’s only fitting that you wear your best florals. Learn more here!
3. Earth Day LA, April 11
Celebrate Mother Earth herself in the heart of Los Angeles. Grand Park, the Music Center, and DWP in Downtown will host green living demos and activities all day long! When you’ve lived in the city long enough, you begin to realize how much effort it takes on our part to take care of our planet. Tour Grand Park’s sustainable landscaping, demo electric vehicles, drop off e-waste or enjoy a yoga boot camp. The best part? Free trees will be available on a first come, first served basis! Do your part and learn more here!
4. Record Store Day, April 13
This national event was created to support local record stores and local artists. Each year, the streets of our local shops are filled lines of music geeks eager to get their hands on previously unreleased recordings, picture discs and box sets by artists new and old. It’d be wise to line up as early at 5a because we’re not joking when we say that the lines have gotten longer and longer each year. Round off your day of crate digging with parties and tons of live music (naturally.) Find a list of participating shops, here!
5. Puff, Paint, & Pool, April 20
Enter this hang out and elevate yourself upon arrival. After that, breeze though the afternoon while making new friends, taking a dip in the pool and visiting the paint station for self-guided creativity. You’ll have no shortage of inspiration at this Good Vibes Only event! There will be drinks available for purchase, loads of fun activities, and of course, a munchie bar! Buy your tickets, here!
6. Kaleidoscope Experience, April 20
Magic Bus Experience is excited to return for its second season with new immersive zones, activities, rock shows, characters and of course, a 420 friendly atmosphere! Nowhere else can you fall Down the Rabbit Hole in an Alice in Wonderland themed black-light mini-golf course, challenge your friends to free play arcade games, and be amazed by up-close magic with magicians from Magic Castle. When was the last time you crawled through a homemade pillow fort? Learn more about LA’s only immersive, interactive, 420 Holiday Playground, here.
7. Tequila & Taco Music Festival in SD, April 27
California’s Largest Traveling Tequila & Taco Music Festival is coming back to Downtown San Diego at beautiful Embarcadero Marina Park South! Join them for fun in the sun and enjoy the best gourmet tacos. There’s going to be live music, margaritas, craft beer, and art vendors to shop from throughout the day. Buy you tickets here!
8. The Willows: Immersive Murder Mysteries, throughout April
The Willows invite you to a mysterious celebration! You are one of the few to be welcomed by this eccentric family to their home, only to find yourself deep within a modern-day psychological mystery. As night closes in upon the house, you will discover true identities, motives, and loyalties. Have you earned your place at the table? This is an immersive combination of interactive and site-specific theatre, providing an exhilarating evening full of exploration and discovery. Buy your tickets, here!
Also published on Medium.