Upcoming Events in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles | Chelsea Robinson Real Estate

Fri April 20th

DTLA: Rooftop Cinema Club – LEVEL Theatre. Screening of the movie Blade Runner. See more info here.

HOLLYWOOD: Love Never Dies – Theater show in the Pantages Theater. The music is by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Glenn Slater, and the book is by Lloyd Webber, Slater, Ben Elton and Frederick Forsyth. See more info here.

HOLLYWOOD: Rooftop Cinema Club – Ricardo Montalbán Theatre. Screening of the movie Mean Girls. See more info here.

HOLLYWOOD: Rooftop Cinema Club – Ricardo Montalbán Theatre. Screening of the movie The Lost Boys. See more info here

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA): David Hockney 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life – The British-born, Los Angeles–embracing painter created portraits of Frank Gehry, John Baldessari, LACMA curator Stephanie Barron and others in his Hollywood Hills studio. All 83 works will be on display at LACMA this spring. See more info here.

Sat April 21st

DTLA: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – The LA Times Festival of Books is LA’s biggest and best known book festival. All ages are welcome and the there is no fee. The event is from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

MONTEREY PARK: Cherry Blossom Festival – People from all over the Los Angeles area can experience Japanese culture at the 21st Annual Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival in Barnes Park.

The outdoor main stage program features performances including classical Japanese dancing, taiko drumming, contemporary music groups, exhibitions of martial arts and local high school performance groups. Other highlights of the festival include games and crafts for children, and numerous cultural displays. Food is available for purchase.

Saturday: 11am – 7pm

National Parks: Free Entrance Days in the National Parks – National Parks are free on the first day of National Park Week.

SANTA MONICA: Earth Day Celebration – Heal the Bay celebrates Earth Day with special activities at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium throughout the day. Naturalists staff a wildlife station at the west end of the Santa Monica Pier to help visitors identify birds and marine life.Visitors can also enjoy a special Earth Day story time at 2pm, and at 1pm and 3pm, there’s an interactive lesson on “Who Pollutes?”

Admission to the aquarium on Earth Day is free for those who participate in the beach clean-up from 10am-12n.

WILMINGTON: Earth Day Chalkfest – Families create art with an Earth Day theme in the Main Plaza at Wilmington Waterfront Park. Guests can participate in a do-it-yourself mini desert garden workshop and learn about California native plants, and build a succulent plant garden to take home, while supplies last. Bring your own biodegradable chalk; (the first 100 attendees are provided with free chalk)
All ages are welcome and the there is no fee. The event is from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Earth Day Events

Earth Day LA Highland Park, Los Angeles Community Festival. This free event starts at 10 a.m.

Kids’ Earth Day Celebration Dockweiler Youth Center, Playa del Rey Family. This free event starts at 11 a.m.

Earth Day Pasadena Armory Center For the Arts, Pasadena Community Festival. This free event starts at 9 a.m.

Family Earth Day Nature Hike and Activity Theodore Payne Foundation, Sun Valley. This free event starts at 10 a.m.

Earth Day Beach Cleanup in Manhattan Beach Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach. This free event starts at 9 a.m.

Earth Day Chalk Challenge at Redondo Marina – Sea Wall, Redondo Beach. This free event starts at 10 a.m.

Earth Day at the Headlands Nature Interpretive Center, Dana Point Community Festival. This free event starts at 11 a.m.

Earth Day in Echo Park with Sierra Club Central Group Beacon | Echo Park, Los Angeles Party. This free event starts at 11 a.m.

Sun April 22nd

DTLA: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – The LA Times Festival of Books is LA’s biggest and best known book festival. All ages are welcome and the there is no fee. The event starts at 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Hammer Museum: The Hammer Museum presents a free family screening this Sunday. All ages are welcome and the there is no fee. The event starts at 11am.

MONTEREY PARK: Cherry Blossom Festival – People from all over the Los Angeles area can experience Japanese culture at the 21st Annual Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival in Barnes Park.

The outdoor main stage program features performances including classical Japanese dancing, taiko drumming, contemporary music groups, exhibitions of martial arts and local high school performance groups. Other highlights of the festival include games and crafts for children, and numerous cultural displays. Food is available for purchase.

Sunday: 11am – 6pm

SIMI VALLEY: Sundays in the Park with Camp Alonim – The Sunday fun with Camp Alonim includes camp activities, crafts, swimming, music, horseback riding, ropes course, and more.

Families are invited to the 2700-acre playground on the Brandeis – Bardin Campus in Simi Valley to ride a horse, climb the Alpine tower, create art, try archery, play basketball, or explore nature and the STEAM Lab (Science/Teva/Earth/Animals/Mensches).

Earth Day Events

Mountain Chicks Earth Day Climb with REI! 10882-10982 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Chatsworth Retreat. This free event starts at 7:30 a.m.

TFE Swap Earth Day Eco Hike w/ HikeEscapeLA. The event starts at 8 a.m. and the cost is $10 – $20

Zero Waste Earth Day at the Santa Monica Farmers Markets Sunday Main St. Market, Santa Monica. This free event starts at 8:30 a.m.

Earth Day at The Lakes & Get Out and Play-Date The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks Festival. This free event starts at 11 a.m.

Green Day LA: Fundraiser and Sustainability Festival Tocaya Organica – Playa Vista, Los Angeles Festival. This event starts at 1:00 p.m.

Fri April 27th

CENTRAL LA: Arthritis Exercise Workshop for Older Adults – Join in this Friday for a pain relieving exercise starting at 2 pm at the Washington Irving Branch Library. Check out the event here.

DTLA: Little Tokyo Branch Library organizes a fast Friday movie screening. The movie will start at 2 pm and you can see more information here.

PASADENA: PMCA 1234: Free First Friday. Art in Pasadena – Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday! This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

RESEDA: Attend a gentle yoga session for free at the West Valley Regional Branch Library with a certified yoga instructor. You will learn how to calm your body and your mind. All levels are welcome, you just need to bring your own mat or towel and water for hydration. See more here.

SOUTH LA: F.A.B. The Friends of Jefferson Branch Used Book Sales are held on Friday mornings in the library. Come find treasures to own and keep! Support the Friends of Jefferson Branch and support the Library. Everyone’s welcomed.

VENICE: Pilates is one cool way to start the weekend right! The class is for free, starting at 11:30 am with a certified instructor at the Abbot Kinney Memorial Library in Venice. See more here.

Sat April 28th

PASADENA: Walking Tour in Old Pasadena. Let one of our trained docents lead you through the historic neighborhood and reveal its many hidden and unusual architectural details, old alleyways, and historic signs. Old Pasadena has gone from drab and dingy to a shopping and dining destination. Check out more information here.

SOUTH BAY: Tai Chi in the garden. Learn this beautiful ancient Chinese practice, with graceful meditative movements that help maintain physical health, well-being, and spiritual essence. Held weekly on the Koi Pond Patio, this activity is the perfect way to release tension, increase balance and improve relaxation. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Check out more information here.

SIMI VALLEY: Huck Finn Fishin’ Derby – This free event held at Rancho Simi Community Park provides visitors an opportunity to fish in the lagoon, which is stocked with more than 1,500 pounds of fish. The Huck Finn Fishin’ Derby gives kids a chance to experience outdoor fishing. Approximately 400 people attended last year’s event. Starts at 6:30am to 8:30am.

Various Locations: Independent Bookstore Day – About a dozen local bookstores participate in Independent Bookstore Day. Each store plans its own activities, which may include readings and author appearances, prizes, and refreshments.

Some local participating booksellers include:

Small World Books (Venice), Book Soup (Hollywood), Skylight Books (Los Feliz),  Pages- A Bookstore (Manhattan Beach), Vroman’s (Pasadena),  Whale of a Tale (Irvine), Once Upon a Time (Montrose), Once Upon a Storybook (Tustin), Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse (La Canada Flintridge),  The Last Bookstore and more. See more here.

Various Locations: The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp – Sure, it doesn’t look so glamorous now, but give it a few years, a billion or so dollars and some much-needed rain, and the L.A. River will be a point of civic pride for Angelenos. Do your part in the process this April during the Friends of the Los Angeles River’s annual cleanup. Rather than focusing on one spot, the cleanup tackles a different branch each Saturday, with multiple meet-up locations at each. The annual “work party” will include live music performances, gift giveaways, family activities and refreshments. Check out more information here.

Sun April 29th

CENTRAL LA: Hammer Museum – Admission to all exhibitions and public programs at the Hammer is free and open to the public.

Find it at 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90024

GLENDALE: The Museum of Selfies is a $25 temporary exhibition where you can explore the origin of the selfie through the lens of art, history, technology, and culture while taking some cool selfies.

SANTA ANA: Bowers Museum – On Sundays, the Bowers offers free tickets to the museum to visitors. In addition, on the first Sunday of each month, a Family Festival is held in the Key Courtyard. the festival is free to all visitors.

Location: 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana 92706

CENTRAL LA – Craft and Folk Art Museum – You never know what you might find at this smaller museum that hosts a wide variety of exhibitions. Admission is “pay what you want” on Sundays, from 11 am to 6 pm.

GRIFFITH PARKThe museum formerly known as the Cowboy Museum welcomes families each day for its exhibition of Native American and Western U.S. history.

Location: 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles 90027


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