April brings in warmer weather and a fresh spring breeze. It’s when we say goodbye to our winter coats, and get to truly enjoy the beautiful California weather. From enjoying a film at a rooftop cinema to dancing at an elegant ball to enjoying the fresh bloom of flowers, April is filled with amazing events and activities happening around Los Angeles. Here’s our list of top things to do in April:
Revive is an immersive Soaring ‘20s circus-infused dinner show and nightlife experience by Vau de Vire Society in collaboration with celebrated chef Neal Fraser (Redbird | Vibiana), taking place at the opulent Vibiana in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The show’s stunning visual spectacle, culinary indulgences, inspiring musical score, and immersive, lavish environment transcends any known dining, theater, or nightlife experience. Step into a modern spin on the opulent past as you dine amid the performance stages and marvel at the titillating spectacle—are you ready to Revive? Reserve your seat here.
The outdoor cinema mavens will return to the gorgeous rooftop LEVEL in DTLA on April 6, and the movie schedule and tickets have already been released. Head to the fourth floor and sink into a lounge chair for a hand-picked film under the stars with a twinkling city as your backdrop. And, yes, there’ll be tons of popcorn available too.
Tupac Shakur may have not been from California, but the West Coast and his name are almost synonymous. Major parts of his career and life were spent here. From joining L.A.-based Death Row Records to his well-known “California Love” hit, it’s clear he held pride for Los Angeles. Now L.A. LIVE has opened the “Wake Me When I’m Free” exhibit and sensory experience that pays homage and respect to this iconic artist.
Prepare to mingle with other members of the Ton, and partake in an evening of music and dance featuring acrobatic performances, interactive experiences, a stunning dance show, delicious cocktails, and much more, all accompanied by the iconic Bridgerton soundtrack. Don’t miss the soirée of the season, get tickets here!
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Head to an ambient setting, bathed in flickering candlelight for a classical concert performed by talented L.A. musicians. Candlelight’s beloved series will be setting the nights aglow with these mesmerizing musical concerts set in some of the city’s most beautiful venues. Wrap yourself in the nostalgia with awe-inspiring classic renditions across a range of themes. Whether it’s a tribute to Coldplay or the classics, you’ll find something for every musical taste. Here are all the concerts coming to L.A. this month:
- Candlelight: Frank Sinatra & Nat King Cole at The Hollywood Roosevelt
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Coldplay
- A Tribute to Ed Sheeran at Ovation Square
- Candlelight: Selections of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Orchid Quartet
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift at Ovation Square
Catch the party before it comes to an end! Taking place at The Ghost Light at The Three Clubs in LA, Night Feveris a fully immersive theatrical club experience with flowing cocktails & sultry dance numbers. There are only a few dates left! Enjoy this outrageous show and an unforgettable night out in Hollywood before it’s too late.
This star-studded spectacle features a huge cast of Los Angeles theater veterans performing the story of a sorority girl at Harvard Law. But wait, there’s more! American Idol’s fan favorite, Margie Mays, will be starring as Elle Woods. This will be a show to remember! After her phenomenal two-season run on the show, it will be Margie’s first time performing such an iconic role. Don’t miss it!
If there’s one way to take in the balmy spring air in L.A. it’s from the top floor, shrouded in plants and dotted with fairy lights. Explore 18 of our favorite gardens in the sky where cocktails, music, food and good times are guaranteed.
31. Bite And Lick Your Way Through Naughty Treats At L.A.’s First-Ever Dedicated D-Shaped Dessert Stand
Head to the Alameda Night Market and be seduced by The G-Spot Desserts & Sweets D-licious offerings. Drizzle and load your NSFW waffle with anything from chocolate syrup to caramel drizzle, cereal, and even fresh fruit. Oh, and don’t you dare forget the whipped cream! Find out more here.
Los Angeles’ thriving dining scene is only about to become more attractive in 2022. With a string of new openings from top chefs, a number of new rooftop spots, and another ten restaurants added to the esteemed Michelin Bib Gourmand list, your tastebuds are going to be spoiled for choice this year. So, we’ve put together a list to help you navigate the plethora of drool-worthy menus to discover across the city.
Step into the works of one of the world’s artistic masters and allow state-of-the-art technology to transform your surroundings with the complex strokes and details of Claude Monet’s most iconic paintings. After a successful global tour in cities like NYC and Paris, the multi-sensory exhibitions have finally landed in L.A. for a limited time only. Get your tickets here.
Let’s be honest, every Angeleno has days where they question our decision to live in this city. But with its electrifying nightlife, incredible outdoor landscapes to explore, and, of course, the incredible art and culture scene we happily part with a healthy slice of our earnings to see another month here. So it makes sense that if any of these things in the city are free, you absolutely should take advantage of them.
- The Broad
- California African American Museum (CAAM)
- California Science Center
- Getty Center
- Getty Villa
- Griffith Observatory
- Hammer Museum
- Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
- Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
An original production brings you the latest technology, meshing sounds of the legendary electro band with interactive lights, lasers, special effects, and mind-boggling performers One More Time under a 360 VR dome show and premiering a state of the art 360 LED pyramid stage. We’ll see if you’re really ‘a human after all’: grab your tickets here!
Dinos alive exhibition will transport you back millions of years to an age when the largest animals to ever set foot on our planet existed. You will go on a fascinating journey where you get to meet and interact with massive, life-sized moving dinosaurs. Get your tickets here.
SoCal is lucky enough to have plenty of picturesque landscapes with vivid pockets of wildflowers. Whether it’s a hike to the mountains, a natural botanical garden or fields of flowers, you’ll find a way to ring in the new season. Find a list of our favorite spots here.
For you avid bloom-seekers there are still more floral displays to be enjoyed this season. Descanso Gardens planted around 30,000 tulip bulbs a few months ago and they have turned the plots of this 150-acre haven into a vivid kaleidoscope of flowers. Wander through a mix of yellow, hot pink, red, white and purple springtime splendor while the blossoms are at their fullest. Find out more here.
Banksy: Genius or Vandal is a one-of-a-kind exhibition in Los Angeles. Jump into the world of the celebrated master of the streets with over 80 genuine and certified artworks from private collections, and view street art like never before. It is brought to you by the organizers of a collection of widely successful exhibitions present in cities across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
It’s (finally) time for Dodgers baseball! Find us at Dodger Stadium this Spring with a Dodger Dog in one hand and a michelada in the other. The team has officially announced their opening day game and schedule. This entire season is jam-packed with celebrations and giveaways, check out the full details here!
Floating is an outdoor collective that gathers every week to connect with each other through nature and music. They offer two outdoor experiences, Soundscapes and Soundbaths. Their Soundscapes combine beautiful nature and the power of art. It includes live musical experiences from local performers at their favorite nature-filled spots. Their Soundbaths are weekly outdoor meditations that involve vibrational therapy through singing bowls. It is said that these peaceful experiences aid in chronic stress, increase mindfulness, and promote total relaxation.
As spring rolls in there’s no better way to spend the day than at one of L.A.’s incredible parks and the iconic floating swans are the perfect way to get around Echo Park. You’ll get a thigh workout with views of the lush scenery all while practicing social distancing. Book yourself a fun day out here.
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Grab a cocktail in the 128-year-old architectural landmark at the all-new Wyman Bar and catch a glimpse of the stunning atrium noted for its stunning ironwork. Don’t wait too long though, this elegant hangout forms part of the exclusive NeueHouse members club and it won’t be open to the public for long. Find out more here.
The iconic chef always gave us insight into the culinary world and show us the beauty in overlooked gems. By scouring the web, reading interviews and watching episodes of his shows, we have compiled a list of establishments across L.A. that Bourdain loved and that you could visit!
Break away from the daily grind and escape to nature. There’s nothing quite as therapeutic as gathering your thoughts under the shade of towering trees and wandering through lush landscaping with pops of color and subtle tweets of birds to remind us we’re not the only residents. Spring demands to be enjoyed in nature and these 13 tranquil havens are the perfect places for it.
We’ve experienced our fair share of picnics with flicks, drive-ins and rooftop theater pop-ups over the last year. But now, L.A. finally has its very first ‘float-in’ cinema! Hop into your own electric mini vessel and pull into Boat Cinema Beach for a dazzling, nautical night out. It features pre-show fun, delicious food, and drinks in one of the city’s most picturesque settings. Book ahead here and cruise into this magical show on water.