Weekend Events: Things to do in L.A. this weekend

Check out these events happening in Los Angeles this weekend!


Festival of Books, Stories, and Ideas

For the second straight year, the typically in-person book fair will now be held virtually. So while you won’t be able to roam stalls from booksellers, you’ll still be able to catch a week of streaming readings and panels with the likes of Zooey Deschanel, Don Lemon, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Meena Harris and more. Most panels are totally free to watch, though you’ll have the option of purchasing each book from a local bookstore.

Saturday April 17 – Friday April 23, 2021

Location: Virtual



Outfest Fusion

A more slimmed-down version of its summer fest, the inclusive Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival is providing a platform for 10 feature-length films and 41 shorts from a diversity of filmmakers. You can watch all of them online from April 16 to 20, or head to Exposition Park for a pair of drive-in galas.

Friday April 16 – Tuesday April 20, 2021


700 Exposition Park Dr

Los Angeles



Brave Robot x Alfred’s Free Earth Day Vegan Affogatos

The only thing better than free coffee or ice cream? Free coffee and ice cream. On Saturday, April 17, vegan-but-creamy brand Brave Robot is teaming up with Alfred’s Melrose outpost for free plant-based affogatos on Earth Day. The affogatos are only available while supplies last, so hopefully you’re down for dessert for breakfast.

Saturday April 17, 2021

Location: 8428 Melrose Pl

Los Angeles 90069




The self-dubbed Comic-Con for cat people, typically held at the Pasadena Convention Center, heads online with speakers and virtual exhibitors and adoptions. 

Saturday April 17 – Sunday April 18, 2021

Location: Virtual




Cinespia Cemetery Screening of Hairspray

Are you ready for a Divine drive-in dream come true? A bubbly Baltimore teen sparks a revolution as she dances her way past small-town small-mindedness with big hair and an even bigger heart! Enjoy the blast from the past from king of crass John Waters, starring Ricki Lake, Divine, Debbie Harry, Jerry Stiller, Ruth Brown, and Sonny Bono. The Corny Collins Show comes to life with DJ sets that’ll turn your car into a dance-a-thon.

Saturday April 17, 2021

Location: Greek Theatre

Address:2700 N Vermont Ave

Los Angeles 90027