April 2019 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our April 2019 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, festivals and our favorite concerts
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

T.S. Eliot may have believed April is the cruelest month, but Angelenos have plenty of reasons to sing its praises: Concerts and festivals in L.A. kick into high gear this month as the weather warms up. A beer fest at L.A. Center Studios, cycling the city streets and our favorite music festival in the desert all have a place in our April events calendar, much-needed rain showers be damned.

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Justin Timberlake performs at Madison Square Garden on February 20, 2014.
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Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B

Justin Timberlake

icon-location-pin Staples Center, Downtown

A consummate pro, J.T. mixes a young Sinatra's swagger and charisma with the airtight funk of Michael Jackson at his peak, making magic night after night with an accompanying big band. 

Things to do, Exhibitions

King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

icon-location-pin California Science Center, USC/Exposition Park

In 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter unearthed an ancient Egyptian discovery that we’re still talking about and learning from 100 years later. To celebrate the upcoming centennial of the discovery, this traveling exhibition of artifacts from King Tut’s tomb makes its debut in Los Angeles. The exhibit marks more than triple the number of items that have ever been displayed outside of Egypt. Though you won’t see the iconic death mask or gilded coffins, the 3,300-year-old statues and pieces of jewelry are astounding to behold. Though King Tut’s otherworldy possessions have come to L.A. three times previously in the last half-century, this will in all likelihood be their final visit. The Grand Egyptian Museum, which will permanently house all of the 5,000-plus objects discovered, is slated to open in 2019.