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Weekend Events ~ Dodgers Opening Day, Selena Tribute Market, and La Santa Cecilia Live In Boyle Heights

10:34 AM PDT on April 14, 2022

    We can’t bear the thought of you being bored this weekend. So we’ve put together a events feature highlighting some of the fun things to do over the next few days in and around Los Angeles. Have fun!

    THURSDAY

      • Thursday, April 14 ~ Skirball Center

    The Skirball Cultural Center is opening an extensive, long-running exhibit called “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli, looking into how American Jews imported tradition, adapted cultures, and created community through food and restaurants. The exploration includes neon signage, vintage menus, ads, fixtures, historical footage, film, and T.V. clips, and artifacts showing the evolution of delicatessens from specialty stores for immigrants to the iconic institutions of today. $13-$18, advance timed-entry reservations are required.

      • Thursday, April 14 ~ Silver Lake

    Oh shit! It’s time for Dodgers Baseball, with the home opener going down tonight! And double oh shit! Los Globos is helping things go off with its Puro Pari viewing event, which starts at 3pm and goes until 2am, with live music and DJs and all kinds of drunk-ass foos showing love for our team. $30 tickets here, 3pm-2am, 3040 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

      • Thursday, April 14 ~ Pico Robertson

    Mexico’s avant garde filmmaking legend Alejandro Jodorowsky’s fucked-up 1989 serial killer film Santa Sangre is playing at Sideshow Books on LaCienega today. NC-17 rating and all. You’ve been warned. A double-feature, the film will be followed by a 2016 Portuguese film called “Los Ojos De Mi Madre.” $10 suggested donation, $15 for two people, 1-4pm, 1639 La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035

    FRIDAY

      • Friday, April 15 ~ Downtown

    The music and memory of departed Ranchera royalty Vicente Fernandez will be celebrated at Downtown’s LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes on Friday night, with performances by Mariachi Angeles de Pepe Martinez Jr. and Las Colibri, alongside food and drink for sale. Free, 6:30pm, 501 N. Main St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

      • Friday, April 15-16 ~ Boyle Heights

    L.A.’s own celebrated sensation La Santa Cecilia is playing the Paramount for two nights starting tomorrow. It already sounds perfect for anyone who wanted to stay as far away from Coachella as possible this weekend. $30 adv, $35 at the door, 2708 East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

      • Friday, April 15-16 ~ Palm Springs

    Should you be High Desert-bound for Coachella or whatever, Remezcla is brewing up a two-day “musical storm” known as “Remezcla House in the Desert," with art installations, DJs, and special live performances. Free with RSVP.

    SATURDAY

      • Saturday, April 16 ~ Westchester

    B Real’s cannabis dispensary, Dr. Greenthumb's, is having a grand-opening bash for its new LAX area address. B will be attendance from 1-4, a ribbon cutting will be held at 2pm, while the first 100 people to show when doors open at 6am get VIP gift bags. Not to mention, giveaways and various promotions throughout the day. 11am-6pm, 5494 W. Centinela Ave. Los Angeles, CA

      • Saturday, April 16 ~ Santa Monica

    The 43rd annual Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction is open to all starting Saturday at Santa Monica Place, featuring over 200 artworks from artists both famous and emerging, including Ed Ruscha, KAWS, Gary Baseman, Mark Mothersbaugh, Basquiat, Baldessari, Brenna Youngblood, and more, with the ability to bid on the works to help raise funds for the organization, which provides health care services to over 45,000 Southern Californians. Or simply to go stare at. April 15-May 1, 12-6pm, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA

      • Saturday, April 16 ~ Torrance

    Smog City Brewing will celebrate its 11th birthday at its Torrance taproom with a “huge” beer list chock with rare and vintage ales, the release of a new 11th Anniversary IPA, live music, food, vendors, a dunk tank for charity, raffles, y mas. 12pm, 1901 Del Amo Blvd. Torrance, Ca. 90501

      • Saturday, April 16 ~ Fairfax

    Compton barbecue legend Kevin Bludso just came out with his first cookbook and will prepare recipes from it at Bludso’s on Saturday at a dinner of smoked leg of lamb, BBQ oysters, smoked curried oxtails, Wagyu brisket, and more. Guests go home with a signed copy of Bludso's BBQ Cookbook: A Family Affair in Smoke and Soul.” $95, 7-10pm, 609 N La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036, reservations here

    SUNDAY

      •  Sunday, April 17 ~ Lennox

    Angel City Market is holding a Selena Tribute event on Sunday in Lennox, with over 60 vendors, drinks, games for kids, DJs, and a live performance by Nira Arin, a Selena tribute artist. $3 or free with an RSVP, 12-6pm, 10903 Inglewood Ave., Lennox, CA 90304

      •  Sunday, April 17 ~ L.A. and O.C. Beaches

    It’s grunion season. That time of year when a certain silvery fish ditches the water to flop around and spawn on the beach. And you get to go see them do this, as April is merely an observation month. Catching and eating them season comes in June. Anyway, here’s a list of the best L.A. and O.C. beaches for tripping out on this natural phenomenon. 10:20pm-12:20am

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