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Things to do in L.A. this weekend

We pick out the best things to do in L.A. this weekend, including our favorite concerts, culture and cuisine
Los Angeles River
Photograph: Courtesy Will Langenberg
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We don’t know about you, but our mind is always focused on the weekend. It can never come soon enough—which is why we’re already thinking about where to go for brunch. Whether you’re looking to spend the night at a concert or getting away completely, you’ll find plenty of things to do in L.A. this weekend.

We curate an L.A. weekend itinerary of the city’s best concerts, culture and cuisine, every week, just for you.

The 17 best things to do in L.A. this weekend

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The NoMad Los Angeles cocktail pop-up series Mama Guidara’s in the coffee shop
Photograph: Courtesy The NoMad
Restaurants, Italian

Mamma Guidara’s Pop-Up at the NoMad

icon-location-pin NoMad Los Angeles, Downtown Financial District
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The NoMad Hotel is bringing back red-sauce tropes in a big way during their month-long pop-up, Mamma Guidara’s. Every Friday and Saturday night in April, the hotel’s sleek coffee shop flips to become an Italian-American dream.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Coachella 2013, Weekend 2, Day 1
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Art, Installation

An Encounter with Lux Prima

icon-location-pin Marciano Art Foundation, Central LA
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Listen to Karen O and Danger Mouse’s collaborative album, Lux Prima, with accompanying visuals during this communal, multisensory experience at the Marciano.

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Ice Cube
Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B

Krush Groove

icon-location-pin The Forum, Inglewood
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Ice Cube, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Mack 10, Warren G, Too Short, DJ Quik, Tha Dogg Pound and MC Eiht headline 93.5 KDAY’s annual hip-hop concert.

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UCB Sunset.
Photograph: Liezl Estipona
Comedy

The 420 Show with Matt Besser

icon-location-pin Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB Sunset), Hollywood
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UCB co-founder and professed stoner Matt Besser lights up the stage with comedy, music and “trippy shit,” plus what’s sure to be a memorable character turn from Natalie Palamides.

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The Wiltern
Photograph: Michael Juliano
Things to do, Film events

420 Fest at the Wiltern

icon-location-pin The Wiltern, Koreatown
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Watch a screening of Friday and hit up a marketplace of weed-friendly vendors.

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The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp
Photograph: Courtesy FoLAR
Things to do

The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp

icon-location-pin Various locations in L.A., Los Angeles
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Do you part in restoring the city’s most maligned waterway during the Friend’s of the Los Angeles River’s annual cleanup.

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Singin' in the Rain (1962)
Theater, Musicals

Singin’ in the Rain

icon-location-pin La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada
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This splashy musical brings the 1952 movie to the stage, rain included.

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Rose Bowl Stadium
Photograph: Bobak Ha'Eri
Things to do, Festivals

Egg Bowl

icon-location-pin Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
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Search for Easter eggs on one of the most iconic grass fields imaginable: the Rose Bowl. The Pasadena stadium hosts its annual Easter celebration with face painting, balloon animals, Easter Bunny photo ops and more than 80,000 eggs laid out on the field.

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Photograph: Courtesy Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Things to do

Egg-ceptional Celebration!

icon-location-pin Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden, Arcadia
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The L.A. County Arboretum is unleashing lots of eggs—and Easter puns—on its Arcadia grounds. The festivities occur throughout the day with an egg scramble and egg-expedition; members can get in an hour early.

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Easter on the Farm
Photograph: Courtesy Underwood Family Farms
Things to do

Easter on the Farm

icon-location-pin Underwood Family Farms, Ventura County
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Make the trip to Moorpark for an Easter festival at Underwood Family Farms. Admission includes a tractor ride and a photo op with the Easter bunny, but you'll have to buy additional tickets for the Easter egg hunt, toss and dying.

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Smorgasburg LA
Photograph: Courtesy Smorgasburg LA
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Smorgasburg LA: Put an Egg on Everything Day

icon-location-pin ROW DTLA, Downtown
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Find an egg-filed Easter menu with special offerings from Goa Taco, Sus Arepas, Cena Vegan, Ma La La, Low Key Burritos and Baroo.

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Backstreet Boys exhibit experience at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles
Photograph: Courtesy the Grammy Museum
Museums, Music

Backstreet Boys: The Experience at the Grammy Museum

icon-location-pin Grammy Museum, Downtown
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From April to September, Downtown’s Grammy Museum will host a larger-than-life exhibit dedicated to the Backstreet Boys and their three decades making boy-band history.

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I Like Scary Movies experience selfie in Los Angeles on Wilshire
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo
Things to do

I Like Scary Movies

icon-location-pin Location T.B.A., Los Angeles
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The latest selfie-bait experience to hit L.A. trades cutesy for creepy, hurling you into some of the most beloved and recognizable horror films of all time.

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Les Miz and Friends!
Photograph: Courtesy Les Miz and Friends!
Comedy, Musical

Les Miz and Friends!

icon-location-pin The Hudson Theatres, Hollywood
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Do you hear the puppets sing? Singing the song of a bunch of witless puppets who interrupt a human production of Les Misérables without having any familiarity of the Broadway musical? That’s the gist of this foul-mouthed parody, which lovingly lampoons the book, musical and movie.

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Wigs & Waffles Drag Brunch
LGBT

Wigs & Waffles Drag Brunch

icon-location-pin The Standard, Downtown LA, Downtown
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Maebe A Girl and Indica Sativa host this Saturday morning drag brunch at the Standard, Downtown L.A. Expect bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys plus an all-you-can-eat brunch with pastries, eggs, waffles and biscuits.

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Turkey Leg at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Renaissance Pleasure Faire

icon-location-pin Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, San Gabriel Valley
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Good mistresses and masters, prepareth thy schedules and costumes for the return of the oldest Ren Faire in the country, a spectacle that cov’reth 20 Irwindale acres with Elizabethan libations and amusement.

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Rooftop Cinema Club
Photograph: Courtesy Kimmi Cranes
Movies

Rooftop Cinema Club

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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The masters of alfresco rooftop movie viewing have returned for another season of screenings in Hollywood and Downtown L.A.

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