Weekend Events: April 23 – April 25

Check out these fun weekend events that are sure to kick this weekend off into high gear!

Cruel Summer – ‘90s Roller Rink

When: April 24 2021 – April 25 2021

Where: Century City Mall

For one weekend only, a free ’90s-inspired roller rink is landing at the Westfield Century City. The black-and-white–checkered rink, which celebrates Freeform’s new series Cruel Summer, will pop up on April 24 and 25 with a playlist that goes all in on tunes from 1993, ’94 and ’95. Reservations are available for time slots between noon and 6pm on Saturday and 11am and 6pm on Sunday. The rink will accept walk-ups, too, if there’s room.

Golden Road LA River Cleanup

When: April 24 2021

Where: Golden Road Brewing

Help Golden Road clean up the L.A. River (or a beach or watershed, depending on the location) and get a deal on some beer during this socially-distanced (just after) Earth Day event. Meet up at Golden Road’s Atwater Village pub (or the ones in Huntington Beach and Anaheim) and you’ll be led on a guided cleanup; each $15 ticket includes four canned beers, a koozie and a draft beer ticket for the bewery’s Earth Day Kolsch. Golden Road will donate $5 of each ticket to a local waterway organization.

Made in LA Exhibit

When: Until August 1 2021

Where: Multiple Venues

The Hammer Museum’s excellent, ongoing series of biennial exhibitions ups the ante each year with its spotlight on emerging and under-recognized L.A. artists, and the fifth edition is no exception—with a co-presentation at the Huntington Library, too.

Desert X

When: Until May 16 2021

Where: Various Locations

The desert-spanning biennial is back, with premieres of site-specific works from a slate of 13 artists across 40 miles of the Coachella Valley through May 16. Admission is free and there’s an emphasis on visitor safety (with the exhibitions all being outdoors, that seems like a natural fit).