Your perfect LA weekend

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No disrespect to all of the string, stick and sock performers out there, but Friday night’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Broad Stage sets the bar pretty high for puppet shows. Director Tom Morris and Cape Town’s Handspring Puppet Company—both of the Tony-winning War Horse—reunite for this puppetry-infused take on the iconic tale of lovers, liars, villains and sprites. Tickets for this, the closing weekend of the show, start at $59, but if there was ever a puppet show to go for broke, it’s this one.


Start Saturday morning off with a pint of do-gooding as Angel City serves up its monthly neighborhood cleanup. This session takes place in the Downtown brewery’s own backyard, where volunteers will bag up trash around the Arts District. Afterwards, everyone’s invited back to the brewery's Public House for a post-cleanup icy cold brew. Angel City will provide a t-shirt, pair of gloves, trash bags and a trash picker, so you just need to bring along an "I love LA (and/or beer)" attitude.

If trash bags and gloves are a little too prison chic for you, make your way to Eastside Handmade in Highland Park. Stock up on spring essentials and support local artisans at this indie, pop-up market. Vintage store Shopclass hosts more than 40 local artists and designers and will also sell farm-fresh boxed lunches.

Spend the rest of your evening in Koreatown for the second night of K-town Night Market. This inaugural event mixes food vendors and K-pop for what’s sure to be a deliciously fun night. Between the return of the Ramen Burger and the Seoul Sausage Co.-curated food truck lineup, we expect the event to be ludicrously popular, so take Metro lest you face the Thunderdome-like battle for parking.

Pork belly hash, potatoes, spinach and two fried eggs at Sycamore Kitchen


Easter Sunday means one thing: epic brunch. Well, gorging on chocolates and taking a trip to the Bunny Museum are worthwhile alternatives, too, but we think your morning-meets-afternoon is best spent with a mimosa at a lavish hotel or—oh, would you look at the date today—a bowl of mouthwatering stoner snack foods.

Weather the post-brunch food coma by holing up at the movies for the rest of the day: American Cinematheque screens a bunch of classic Bugs Bunny cartoons at the Aero Theatre. Kid-toting attendees will want to show up early for the pre-program egg hunt, but for the rest of us, Bugs’s wily antics in these timeless Warner Bros. shorts will be enough to celebrate “wabbit season.”

With just enough time for a dinner break, hang around the Aero for an evening screening of King Kong—that’s the 1933 original, not one of the remakes. While Naomi Watts’s acting and Peter Jackson’s effects team are fine and all, we’ll take the lovely Fay Wray and a stop-motion-animated giant ape any day. It’s an ideal way to end the weekend for those who prefer colossal primates over basket-toting bunnies.

Things to do this weekend

  1. Japanese American National Museum 369 E First St
  2. Sat Mar 8 - Sun Sep 14
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Go With Le Flo screening

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Downtown Independent 251 S Main St
  2. Fri Apr 11 - Thu Apr 24
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  1. Natural History Museum 900 Exposition Blvd, between S Figueroa St & S Vermont Ave
  2. Thu Nov 7 - Sun Aug 3
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Jackson Pollock: "Mural"

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Dr
  2. Tue Mar 11 - Sun Jun 1
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  1. Forest Lawn Glendale 1712 S Glendale Ave
  2. Sat Mar 8 - Mon May 26
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In Focus: Ansel Adams

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Dr
  2. Tue Mar 18 - Sun Jul 20
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  1. Chinese American Museum 425 N Los Angeles St
  2. Thu Mar 13 - Sat Jul 12
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