From a Kings game on Monday to a the Dodgers opening weekend, there is plenty of opportunities to cheer for your favorite LA teams this week. Additional activities get you out of the city and sampling fresh fruits, watching puppet masters display their trade, enjoying critically acclaimed local theater, and even getting the know-how on all things pregnancy.
Monday, March 31
Los Angeles Kings vs. Minnesota Wild Hockey Game
1111 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Bundle up with your hoodie and hat and hit the ice to watch the LA Kings compete against the Minnesota Wild. Tonight’s game theme is “Stick up for animals night,” where proceeds benefit local animal rescues and adoption centers. In addition, the game is part of the Military Mondays promotion where members of the armed services can get special value tickets. Students can also score 50% off tickets with valid student ID.
Tuesday, April 1
LA Puppet Fest 2014
8857 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
LA’s Puppet Fest has returned for its second year. Dedicated to sharing and promoting the art of puppetry, over 25 individual events will take place between April 1-13th in various venues across Los Angeles including Santa Monica, West LA, Hollywood, and more. Back for its second year is a city-wide celebration dedicated to sharing and promoting the art of puppetry through performances and workshops. The April Fool’s Puppet Ball will take place tonight at Micky’s in Santa Monica. Red carpet arrivals, a live DJ, performances, and contests will kick the puppet fest off with a bang. Be sure to check the website for a venue near you.
Wednesday, April 2
Ojai’s Pixie Tangerines
122 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, CA, 93023
The Pixie tangerine, a sweet, seedless, easy-to-peel orange grown only in the Ojai Valley just west of Los Angeles is in full bloom. Celebrate the season in Ojai as quaint shops, restaurants, and locals offer up everything Pixie. In particular, the Oaks at Ojai, a health focused destination spa, is celebrating the Pixie with a month-long focus on its intoxicating flavors and scents. From Pixie body scrubs and pedicures, to special menu items and Pixie cooking demos, the Oaks is even offering at special five-night package just perfect for a Pixie themed Ojai getaway.
Thursday, April 3
CAFE del REY
CAFE del REY
4451 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Sample the third varietal of the CAFE del REY’s Tavistock Restaurant’s Reserve Collection this Thursday. Diners will enjoy Chef Abair’s five course prix-fixe dinner menu that includes an octopus salad, buffalo short ribs, Wagyu New York strip steak, and a luxurious pear semifreddo with apricot and peach compote for dessert, with expertly crafted wine pairings for each course. Cocktail reception begins at 6:15pm.
Friday, April 4
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Baseball Game
1000 Elysian Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The boys are back in town! Our very own Dodgers are kicking off their opening weekend with a three-game series verses the San Francisco Giants; the Dodgers home opener is Friday at 1:10 pm. The rest of the weekend promises a pre-game performance by Robin Thicke on Saturday and a Kids’ Yasiel Puig Fathead for Sunday evening’s series closer. Go Blue and enjoy the game!
Saturday, April 5
Fertility Planit Los Angeles 2014
UCLA Carnesale Conference Center
251 Charles E. Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Couples seeking to get healthy and get pregnant should visit Fertility Planit at UCLA this Friday and Saturday from 9-5pm. Over one hundred leading experts in the field will be on hand for free consultations, and over 40 hours of talks and sessions on the topics of healthy, wellness, technology, fertility, family planning, adoption, and more will be offered throughout the event.
Sunday, April 6
The Echo Theater
3269 Casitas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
The second (and final) extension of the critically acclaimed world premiere production of “Fireman” has added dates through April 13th. Written by Tommy Smith, who was born locally in Santa Monica, this heartbreaking, haunting, and surprisingly funny play is an absolute must see. The play centers around a series of interesting characters each with their own unique story line. Weekends through April 13th. Adult subject matter.
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