Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Get Out: LA Art Weekend, Thai Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

getout040509.jpg
Where will today take you? | Photo by [Kwasi B.] via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr


Where will today take you? | Photo by [Kwasi B.] via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
Jam Session in the Mountains
Got a didgeridoo, drum, flute, shaker, something? The good folks of the William O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom over at the Sooky Goldman Nature Center in Franklin Canyon are hosting a two-hour musical event of sorts that begins at 4 p.m.

LA Art Weekend
It's the last day for tons of art happenings around town. Here's today's schedule.

Sky Observing Party!
This afternoon is the last day of “100 Hours of Astronomy," an international event part of the International Year of Astronomy. Today from noon to 10 p.m., Griffith Observatory is hosting free events and "sky observing parties." As they say, "each clear evening after sunset, the Observatory’s free telescopes will target objects Galileo observed, as well as other objects of interest for visitors to experience and view for themselves, as it was done 400 years ago when the telescope was first created." More info.

Support for LAist comes from

Tax Free Shopping in Santa Monica
With the sales tax increase, here's a way to save yourself some money. Participating stores between 6th and 17th Street on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica are holding their annual tax free weekend. More info.

Thai New Year Celebration
There's ton to check out and eat, but we're really hoping the curry ice cream we tasted last year makes a return. LAist previewed this event earlier this week here.

Cherry Blossom Festival
Also recently mentioned, the Cherry Blossom Festival continues in Little Tokyo today.

Home Native Garden Tours
There are 45 self-guided tours of home native gardens in today's annual event from the Theordore Payne Foundation. Get your outdoor nerd on. More info.