Weekend Roundup

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 4.18.14

Edited by Christina Xenos

KTOWN Night Market
April 18-19. Eat and shop your way through a traditional night market, reminicent of the ever-popular night markets across Asia. The event features more than 100 food and merchant booths that include 40 food vendors and food trucks curated by the Seoul Sausage Company. Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight; Saturday 2 p.m.-midnight. Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, 701 S Catalina St., L.A. ktownnightmarket.com

this-end-upThis End Up: The Messiest Show on Earth
April 18-19, 25-27. Inspired by the Holi festival of India, this show straddles the line between theater and spectacle, showcasing an array of acts that range from silks performance, aerial bungee, clowning and fire-eating, performed in the midst of brightly colored powder. The Vault @ ArtWarehouse, 1641 Naud St., L.A. thisendupshow.com

brokechellaBrokechella Art & Music Festival
April 19. For music lovers who can’t make it to Coachella on its second weekend, the 4th edition of L.A.’s Brokechella music festival showcases four stages of local acts, eats, drinks and more. Headlining bands include Yoya, Lil Texas, Azad Right, among others. $10/presale, $20/door. Doors open at 3 p.m. Six01 Studios, 601 S. Anderson St., downtown. brokechella.com

karamazovFlying Karamazov Brothers
April 19. See this zany showcase that is filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, and astonishing juggling feats. As a member of the audience you can bring in objects you deem to be unjugglable to challenge the brothers during their show—no animals please. $20-$45. Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy Dept 5000, Malibu, 310.506.4522. arts.pepperdine.edu

record-store-dayRecord Store Day
April 19. Celebrate independent record stores with special vinyl and CD releases, performances, artist meet and greets, and more. More than 25 participating stores in L.A. include Amoeba Music, Origami Vinyl, SoundCheck Hollywood, and more. Find the complete list here: recordstoreday.com

Shepard FaireyART
Shepard Fairey: 50 Shades of Black
Through May 17. For nearly the last 10 years artist, DJ and music enthusiast Shepard Fairey continuously created artwork with the record cover template in mind. See this exhibit of his work that showcases 50 hand painted multiples and a box set with screen print editions of each of the 50 new album cover designs. A record store installation with customized vintage turntables and a portion of Fairey’s own record collection will also be on view. While you’re browsing his work, you can also select records from Fairey’s collection and play them on record players in the gallery. Subliminal Projects, 1331 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. subliminalprojects.com

Duff’s Cakemix
April 20. Create special Easter treats with help from the master cake decorating instructors at Duff’s Cakemix. The afternoon includes decorating up to four cupcakes per person, an exclusive Easter decorating kit and more. Children ages four and up. $25/pp. Reservations required. 8302 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.650.5555. duffscakemix.com

terraneaThe Terranea Resort
April 20. Celebrate seaside over lavish brunches and daytime activities including and Easter egg hunt; petting zoo with bunnies, baby chicks and sheep; activities station and more. Brunch offerings range from a Ballroom Brunch including an omelet and egg station, a seafood display, specialty Cinnamon Roll French Toast, a create-your-own mac and cheese stations, an Asian-inspired kitchen, a sauté kitchen, a dessert display and more. You can also opt for a Dom Perignon Easter Brunch in mar’sel where you can dine on a four-course family-style meal highlighted by choices of charcuterie, a smoked fish board, blueberry and ricotta pancakes, brioche French toast, a farmer’s market scramble and more. More casual options include offerings at Catalina Kitchen and sea beans. Visit website for more information and reservations. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, 310.265.2836. terranea.com

wolfgang-puckWolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
April 20. The luxury spot tucked away into the Bel-Air hills celebrates Easter with a three-course prix-fixe brunch from Master Chef Wolfgang Puck and Executive Chef Hugo Bolanos, Easter egg hunt for the kids—complete with candy and prizes—visit from the Easter Bunny and more. Highlights of the brunch includes old fashioned ricotta-Meyer lemon blintzes with strawberry compote; Campania artichoke tortelloni pasta with mascarpone and marjoram; and the H.B.A “Benedict” with poached organic eggs served on a white cheddar biscuit with maple hollandaise. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; kids activities begin at 2 p.m. $120/pp, $65/pp children 12 and under. 701 Stone Canyon Rd., 310.909.1644. dorchestercollection.com

langhamThe Langham Huntington, Pasadena
April 20. From a bountiful brunch in the Huntington Ballroom to a market brunch in The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse, to an enhanced breakfast buffet in The Terrace, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday with the whole family at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, including an Easter egg hunt in the Horseshoe Garden complete with petting zoo with goats, chickens, bunnies and a kids’ train. 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, 626.568.3900. pasadena.langhamhotels.com

Find out where else to enjoy Easter brunch in Los Angeles

man-in-a-caseMUSIC + DANCE
Man in a Case
Opening April 24. In a high-tech fusion of theater, movement, music and video, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Big Dance Theater artists perform a story based on Anton Chekhov’s short stories Man in a Case and About Love. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, 310.434.3200. thebroadstage.com

lacoLos Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Baroque Conversations 4
April 17. Baroque violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock joins the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to perform works by by Vivaldi, Telemann and Handel. The concertmaster of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra plays selections that include:  Vivaldi’s Concerto in F minor for Strings, RV 143; Telemann’s Concerto in G major for Four Violins, TWV 40:201; Handel’s Concerto Grosso in C major “Alexander’s Feast”, HWV 318, among others. A free pre-concert reception begins at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. $55. Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, 200 South Grand Ave., downtown, 213 622 7001 × 1. laco.org

davey-waynesEAT + DRINK
Good Times at Davey Wayne’s
To enter the latest Hollywood hotspot by Houston Hospitality (No Vacancy, La Descarga, Pour Vous) you need to pass through a garage sale in an actual garage where every item is for sale. Once you locate the secret entrance, step into an environment of cocktails, live music, arcade games and a periodic trampoline show. Sip 70s themed cocktail either in the bar or on the back porch where you can also enjoy Texas BBQ with a modern twist and a daily happy hour. Weekdays 4 p.m.-2 a.m. (happy hour 4-8 p.m.), weekends 2 p.m.-2 a.m. (happy hour 2-6 p.m.). 1611 N El Centro Blvd., L.A. goodtimesatdaveywaynes.com

t-and-b-restaurantTipple & Brine
Pull up a chair at the newest destination for fresh fare from land and sea, raw bar classics, and crafted cocktails. Executive Chef Mike Williams crafts a menu that includes dishes like sea urchin toast with avocado mousse, lobster terrine with smoked corn puree, flat iron steak with fried artichokes and a celery root mash and more. Accompany that with local craft brews, classic cocktails and more. 14633 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 818.528.2550. TippleandBrine.com

Porgy and Bess
Opening April 22. The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, ahead of its time in 1935, has come of age in a contemporary new adaptation celebrated with the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The production brings a 23-piece orchestra—to the Ahmanson Theatre, downtown. 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

tallest-treeThe Tallest Tree In The Forrest
April 20-May 25. Obie Award-winning writer and performer Daniel Beaty chronicles Paul Robeson’s remarkable life in this theatrical biography. Throughout the performance, Beaty embodies Robeson and dozens of international personalities who crossed Robeson’s path. Follow Robeson’s triumphs and the indignities he suffered as a civil rights and labor rights activist during the McCarthy era. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown. centertheatregroup.org

widowBe A Good Little Widow
April 17-May 25. In this sad comedy about loss and longing, Melody ponders the right way to grieve after her husband dies in a plane crash. Fortunately, her mother-in-law is a professional. Widow, that is. Under her guidance, Melody must try her best to be a good little widow. $25. NOHO Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd., L.A. Tickets

book-of-mormonThe Book of Mormon
Through May 11. The hit production—about a duo of idealistic Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda to share their sacred text with the local people—boasts a book, music and lyrics by four-time Emmy Award–winning creators of the animated series South Park Trey Parker and Matt Stone, co-creator of the long-running musical comedy Avenue Q, Robert Lopez. Explicit language. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770. hollywoodpantages.com

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