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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The Museum of Selfies

The photo-op-filled Museum of Selfies sounds like it actually might try to make good on its “museum” name. The space arrives in Glendale for a limited time this January with hands-on installations that examine the 40,000 year history, science, art and culture of self representation. Of course, there will be plenty of Instagram-ready photo ops, with exhibits dedicated to specific shots like the “food selfie” as well as an Iron Throne made of selfie sticks. The rest of the announced exhibits seem surprisingly in on the joke; the “high-up selfie” has less to do with flattering angles and more to do with a faux rooftop locale while the “bathroom selfie” finds visitors in “a two-sided room that lacks self-reflection.” That’s in addition to an entire section dedicated to narcissism that combines Greek mythology and statistics on the number of deaths from selfie-related accidents (We know, right? That took a turn.).

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Location T.B.A. Until Thursday May 31 2018

Rooftop Cinema Club

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The masters of alfresco rooftop movie viewing have returned for their fourth season of screenings on the Montalbán’s rooftop—and its second at Downtown’s LEVEL. Known for excellent film choices and a steady supply of snacks and booze, Rooftop Cinema Club is your snazzy, comfortable and less stressful alternative to other outdoor movie screenings.

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LEVEL , Downtown Until Saturday June 30 2018
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Street Food Cinema

For dinner and a movie, all in one, just follow the food trucks. During the summer and fall, Street Food Cinema throws together a series of mostly outdoor parties that include screenings of some of our favorite movies, paired with an assortment of gourmet food trucks and even a live music performance from a cool local band. The screenings are held in venues across L.A., and  alternate from week to week, so make sure to check the schedule. Some of the outdoor venues are dog-friendly, allowing you to bring your four-legged cinema lover along. New this year are two overnight camping events that extend the movie screening into a fun summer camp experience for grown-ups. 

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Exposition Park , USC/Exposition Park Saturday May 26 2018 - Saturday October 27 2018
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Justin Timberlake

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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. 

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Staples Center , Downtown Tuesday November 27 2018

King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

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.

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California Science Center , USC/Exposition Park Until Sunday January 6 2019
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6 comments
Anita C

If you are looking for low-cost, low-maintainance alternatives for your garden, attend the South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society's Show and Sale on April 8-9. It is at the South Coast Botanic Garden in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. You will also enjoy walking around the garden which will be beautiful this time of year.

M L

Meetup for Trump gathering in Thousand Oaks, California in Ventura County near Western LA county on 4/23/16 Saturday morning starts 10:30 am...corner of Hillcrest & Moorpark Road. Parking in the Janss Marketplace lots. Help register voters. On the corner stump for Trump, bring signs, wear your hats...we may have t-shirts & memorabilia too.

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rhonda r

hi Id like to know if there are any in la county or orange? as ventura is too far, KEEP UP THE GOOOD WORK TRUMP!!!

Marilyn S

I will definitely be ar the Art Show for Artist Fabio Napoleoni at 229 South Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills at the Exclusive Collection Gallery. To RSVP call 310-278-7117

Magali D

I will go to LA next week and I plan to use Verlocal http://goo.gl/MQY6wQ. They organize classes and workshops with locals. Sounds cool!