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The Best Events & Things to Do This Weekend in Los Angeles | Fri. March 29 – Sun. April 1

It’s Easter Weekend in Los Angeles, and although it may be rainy and chilly all weekend, there are still plenty of special events and things to do to get you hopping all over town. First up, kick off your weekend with a tantalizing Grilled Cheese and Wine Pairing at Andrew’s Cheese Shop in Santa Monica on Friday, March 29th at 7:30 PM. Indulge in a mouthwatering experience as Andrew’s Cheese Shop unveils their latest culinary masterpiece – open-faced grilled cheeses expertly paired with unique wines, culminating in a decadent float using Elio Perrone’s Bigaro, a sweet blend of Moscato and Brachetto. If you’re craving a cultural extravaganza, head over to The Broad Museum on Saturday, March 30th at 8:00 PM for LA Intersections. Immerse yourself in the vibrant music and spoken word scenes that have emerged in the City of Angels, featuring iconic performers who have shaped Los Angeles culture across various genres. From punk to jazz to rap, this two-part festival-style series celebrates the diverse tapestry of artistic expression in LA. And for those craving a dash of eccentricity, don’t miss John Waters Easter 2024 at the whimsically campy Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. Book a room, dine with the legendary John Waters and Ricki Lake, and join in the 35th Anniversary screening of the cult classic film HAIRSPRAY, complete with live commentary and a Q&A session. With these egg-citing events lined up, Easter weekend in Los Angeles promises to be an unforgettable extravaganza of flavor, culture, and camp!

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Grilled Cheese and Wine Pairing
Friday, March 29 at 7:30pm
Andrew’s Cheese Shop in Santa Monica
In Andrew’s Cheese Shop’s newest event we have listened to the people and will be doing our famous grilled cheeses paired with some of our amazing and unusual wines for you. We will be serving plates with our decadent open faced grilled cheeses, each paired with an interesting/great/unusual wine. This is unlike any pairing we have done before and you do not want to miss it. It all starts with a starter salad with fresh greens, followed up by four open faced grilled cheeses each expertly paired with a unique wine and finished off with a (wait for it) float using Elio Perrone’s Bigaro, a sweet blend of Moscato and Brachetto. It doesn’t get any better than that!

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Easter Weekend Program
Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31
The Alex Theatre in Glendale & UCLA Royce Hall in Westwood
What endures across time and space? Join the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for a series of timeless works that spotlight singular voices within the collective music-making experience. Revisit memories and create new ones together with LACO and guest artists John Holiday and Amanda Forsythe. Performances include Bach’s Easter Oratorio and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater as well as Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor.

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SUMMERTIME: SUPERCOLLIDER + Students of Glendale Unified School District
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 30, 2024, 6-9pm
Brand Library & Arts Center in Glendale
Glendale Library, Arts & Culture and Brand Library & Art Center present SUMMERTIME: SUPERCOLLIDER + Students of Glendale Unified School District curated by Marcela Vieira, in collaboration with SUPERCOLLIDER, a Los Angeles-based artist collective. SUMMERTIME considers the landscape as the consequence of human production, the result of the transformation from its natural state. The topography has long been divided, fragmented, and modified according to social, economic, and aesthetic motivations. The artists in the exhibition present works with various materials and develop strange configurations, creating relationships between their works and the gallery space. SUMMERTIME forges a path that seeks to investigate the reality and possibilities of representation, using fiction as a way to imagine alternative landscapes. The exhibition title SUMMERTIME was inspired by the song “Summertime” written by George Gershwin, in particular the recording by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Nostalgic but moody with surreal undertones, it became a guiding star for the thematic explorations in the works on view.

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LA Intersections
Saturday, March 30 at 8:00 PM
The Broad Museum
Join The Broad after hours for L.A. Intersections, a two-part festival-style series celebrating organic music and spoken word scenes that have emerged in Los Angeles including punk, jazz, rap, noise, and the culturally infused experimentation led by a new generation of Filipinx artists. We’ve gathered iconic performers who shaped Los Angeles culture through The Desolation Center events, which inspired Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella; The World Stage, which has kept the language of jazz thriving for generations of musical and literary artists in South LA; The Good Life Cafe, which became synonymous for community within our grassroots hip hop and rap scenes; and Cathay De Grande and Raji’s, the city’s raucous punk clubs. In acknowledgement of the Filipinx artists whose contributions to the performance landscape of Southern California have flourished over the past decade, the eclectic lineup also features Jobel Medina, whose natural inclination for contradictions often merges spectacle with experimental, and Anna Luisa Petrisko, whose work is grounded in community and archiving histories, often collaborating with artists and friends to build relationships and cultural communion.Experience stages on two floors of the museum featuring live music, movement, and readings, check out the collection exhibition Desire, Knowledge, and Hope (with Smog) featuring 21 local artists, and catch the artist performance interventions in the galleries. L.A. Intersections presents the musicians, writers, and movement artists who have helped position Los Angeles at the vanguard of cutting-edge culture. Live music by Medusa the Gangsta GoddessAlice Bag + Kid Congo Powers in their debut live performance as a duet, Kamau Daaood and a Band of Griots featuring Dwight Trible, and Anna Luisa Petrisko with Lu Coy and Mark Golamco; readings by 2022 Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Alexander and Jerry Stahl (Permanent MidnightNein, Nein, Nein!); a video of the last interview with Sean DeLear, international scenester and frontman for the post-punk sensation Glue, along with a slideshow of his posthumously discovered photos; and dance performance work by Jobel Medina + Elliott “L” Sellers in the galleries.

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John Waters Eeaster 2024 at Madonna Inn with Ricki Lake
Saturday, March 30
The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obisbo
Book a room, stay the night, dine with John Waters and Ricki Lake for the 35th Anniversary screening of HAIRSPRAY! Join us for John Waters craze at the dashingly campy Madonna Inn in beautiful San Luis Obispo. The Inn is thrilled to be hosting the anniversary screening of the cult classic film HAIRSPRAY with icon and director John Waters and star of the film Ricki Lake doing a live commentary followed by a Q&A.⁠

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Easter Brunch at Meteora
Sunday, March 31
Meteora on Melrose
Meteora invites you for a celebratory, family-friendly Easter brunch in our bright and beautiful main dining room. Enjoy a 3-course menu, where you can choose between delicious selections such as a caramelized hearth cake with whipped brown butter, smoked bacon steak glazed with guava, and golden hinaidori eggs with tomato jam. Our Easter experience begins at $125.00 per person and includes a 3-course menu, artisanal bread for the table, and one specialty cocktail, coffee, or tea per guest. Additional supplements and beverage offerings are also available.

Annual Easter Sunday Double Feature: DONNIE DARKO / THE EVIL DEAD
Sun. Mar 31, 2024 | 7:30pm
Aero Theatre in Santa Monica
DONNIE DARKO, 2001, Dir. Richard Kelly, 113 Min, AGFA, USA
Before STRANGER THINGS combined science fiction, Spielberg-ian thrills, and 1980s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the high-water mark with DONNIE DARKO. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. Described by its director as “The Catcher In the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick,” DONNIE DARKO stars Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, and Noah Wyle. FORMAT: DCP
THE EVIL DEAD, 1981, Dir. Sam Raimi, 85 Min, Grindhouse Releasing, USA
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
FORMAT: 35mm

Enjoy!

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