Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15
So many great things to do in Los Angeles this weekend. Here are a few of our suggestions:
1. Central Avenue: Community Album
Central Avenue: A Community Album is an exhibition of 150 photos, contributed by residents, business owners, and community groups, of the Central-Adams neighborhood from the 1940s to present day. Photographer Sam Comen and a team of collaborators put together this exhibition as an “arts-driven community revitalization effort” to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
2515 Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
On Sunday, April 15, 10 miles of Los Angeles streets will be car-free from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CicLAvia connects communities and creates a temporary park/public space for all to enjoy without the hassle, danger, or congestion of traffic. People are encouraged to walk, skate, play, ride bikes in this safe, car-free network of streets.
For more information, please visit www.ciclavia.org/
3. Santa Monica Kite Festival
When we were kids, we loved to fly kites (secretly, we still do!). So this weekend, bring the family to Santa Monica for the first Annual Kite Festival.
Otis, the oldest private art institution in Los Angeles, created the event as a celebration for communities throughout Los Angeles. Tom Van Sant (MFA, 1957), world-renowned artist and co-creator of this event, will fly many of his famous kites.
North of the Santa Monica Pier
April 14 and 15,
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Entrance to the Kite Festival is free and parking at the Pier Lot is $8.
For more information, please visit www.smmirror.com
4. Screening: Chinatown at the Orpheum Theater
A classic film in a classy theater. Don’t miss Jack Nicholson in Roman Polanski’s “Chinatown” (1974) at the Orpheum Theater this weekend.
The special program includes a pre-show performance by Robert Salisbury on the Orpheum’s original Mighty Wurlitzer organ and a screening of the 1932 short film Hollywood, City of Celluloid.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
842 S. Broadway
8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit The Los Angeles Conservancy
5. The Pikey Pub
We keep reading about a new pub opening in Hollywood. Now we just have to check it out to see what all the fuss is about.
With menu items like Welsh rarebit and vinegar chicken with thrice-cooked chips and specialty cocktails, it sounds too good to be true!
7617 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046