Weekend Events | April 14 – April 16

The weekend is almost here and so is our latest round-up of local activities. While half of LA will be venturing to Palm Springs for Coachella, there are still plenty of fun things to do! Read on for what’s happening in your neighborhood this April 14 through April 16.


TCM Classic Film Festival

When: April 13 – April 16 

Where: Various Hollywood Theater Locations

What: Essential for fans of timeless cinema, this four-day event features an array of cherished films, ranging from renowned classics to hidden treasures, presented by Turner Classic Movies. Experience these enduring masterpieces in select Hollywood theaters, as they were intended to be viewed on the big screen. This year’s selection includes American Graffiti, Casablanca, Enter the Dragon, The Exorcist, and other beloved titles.

First Fridays at the Natural History Museum

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When: Until June 7

Where: Natural History Museum | USC/Exposition Park

What: If you’ve had enough of First Fridays being dominated by food trucks and long queues at your beloved local bars, explore a refreshing alternative at the Natural History Museum. Here, First Fridays promise a delightful blend of ancient wonders and modern beats, featuring dinosaurs and DJs. On the first Friday of each month, from February to June, enjoy a KCRW-curated evening of music that welcomes guests of all ages to experience an after-hours adventure in the museum.

Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing

When: April 9 – July 16

Where: Miracle Mile

What: Discover the impact of the Japanese notion of “ma”—the interplay between form and non-form—on the work of a renowned California abstract artist at this LACMA exhibition. The display features 60 pieces, showcasing a blend of the painter’s creations and traditional Japanese works from the museum’s collection.


The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp

When: April 15 – April 22 

Where: Long Beach

What: Contribute to helping transform the LA River by participating in the annual cleanup organized by Friends of the Los Angeles River. This year, the event expands its offerings to include habitat restoration, guided nature walks, and educational activities about the river. Instead of concentrating on a single location, the cleanup addresses various sites each weekend.

626 Night Market Mini

When: Until May 28

Where: Santa Monica

What: The SGV night market embarks on a springtime getaway to Santa Monica (1324 5th St, close to the Third Street Promenade), presenting a scaled-down version featuring around 24 Asian street food vendors.

Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue

When: Until July 9

Where: The Getty Center | Westside 

What: This traveling photography exhibit showcases four decades of creative collaboration between Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems. Having first crossed paths in Harlem during the 1970s, the duo has maintained a strong friendship while exploring common themes of race, power, and representation in their work, centered around the Black community.



An Afternoon with Bob Singer

When: April 15

Where: Van Eaton Galleries 12160 Ventura Blvd Studio City

What: With an illustrious career at Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros., UPA Pictures, Marvel, and beyond, Bob Singer is a beloved animation artist. This Saturday, don’t miss this incredible opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of Bob Singer.

Earth With Us At Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex

When: April 15 

Where: Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex | Van Nuys

What: Participate with FoLAR in the Upper River area as we gather litter along the trail next to the river, preventing pollution in our watershed. In addition to the cleanup, FoLAR will host educational activities to further celebrate the LA River. Together, we will make a significant difference and contribute to the nurturing of the flourishing urban ecosystems within our region.

Moore Lab Spring Bird Migration Count

When: April 13 – April 23

Where: Bear Divide Vista Picnic Site | Santa Clarita

What: Experience the remarkable spring bird migration at Bear Divide. Watch as thousands of birds traverse a low mountain saddle on their northern journey. This captivating biological phenomenon presents a unique opportunity to witness an array of avian species in one location.



Calabasas Earth Day Festival

When: April 14

Where: Agoura Road and Las Virgenes Road | Calabasas,

What: With over fifty exhibitors from Los Angeles County and Ventura County participating, the event aims to assist attendees in adopting cost-saving, eco-friendly practices. This free festival, held in Calabasas, offers something for everyone, including a variety of engaging children’s activities that educate kids about the environment while they enjoy themselves. Experience this unique event, designed to appeal to all ages while promoting environmental awareness and sustainable living.

26th Annual Neal Taylor Nature Center Fishing Derby

When: April 15 – April 16

Where: Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

What: This year’s fishing derby promises an exciting and competitive event. Prizes range in categories for various fish species including crappie, catfish, trout, bass, sunfish, and carp. With an increased prize pool, participants stand a chance to win not only impressive cash rewards but also top-notch fishing gear and other fantastic prizes. Don’t miss out on this thrilling opportunity to showcase your angling skills and reel in some amazing rewards!

Free Genealogy Fair at the Camarillo Library

When: April 15

Where: Camarillo Public Library

What: Spend the afternoon reconnecting with genealogy friends and learning what the Ventura County Genealogy Society can do to help you with your family history. The Genealogy Fair is open to everyone. All levels, from those just starting (or thinking about starting) to research their ancestors to those looking for help to break down the last “Brick Wall,” are welcome.