This week, L.A.’s got something for Angelenos of all ages. Revel in the return of baseball as the boys in blue take on the Marlins this Monday. Musical entertainment will be provided this week by a Celebrity Recital series at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and a performance of one of Broadway’s most famous musicals starring an NFL legend. After a “Super Cheesy Dinner Party” on Thursday, you won’t want to miss contemporary circus performers turned animals in a reinvention of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals.” The weekend is all about the great outdoors, as a street festival featuring an expansive design marketplace will take place in West Hollywood, a new attraction opens in the garden at the Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, and the Taste of the Eastside event returns for its sixth year at the beautiful Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.
Dodgers vs Marlins
1000 Elysian Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dodgers baseball is back, and an evening game is the perfect way to start your week. Tonight, Kershaw and the gang take on the Miami Marlins for the first game in their four game series. Treat yourself to a traditional Dodger Dog, or try out the new King’s Hawaiian Dog, topped with pineapple salsa, or head to Think Blue BBQ, offering a smoked BBQ chicken wing bundle that comes with fries, veggies sticks, and two drinks. Game time is 7:10pm, and you won’t want to be late because it’s Clayton Kershaw Bobblehead night!
Related: Guide To Dodger Stadium
Colburn Celebrity Recital
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
If it seems like there’s always something good going on at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, that’s because there is. Tonight, master pianist Murray Perahia takes the stage as part of the LA Phil’s Colburn Celebrity Recitals series, presenting virtuoso performances by world-renowned artists. Winner of eight Gramophone Awards (and voted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame to boot), Perahia is one of the most sought-after pianists of our time. In addition to being the Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the American pianist has also earned multiple Grammys. This evening’s recital will include works by Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, and Beethoven.
Chicago The Musical
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
How often do you get the chance to see not only one of Broadway’s most loved shows, but an NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy Winner on the same stage? If you’re in LA, the answer is this week only. Alongside NFL great Eddie George as Billy Flynn, Grammy Award-Winner Brandy Norwood will star in the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer turned murderer. Set in the razzle-dazzle 1920s, Hart hires Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to twist her criminal story into a headline sensation, duping the public, the media, and even her rival cellmate. The show’s limited run ends Sunday.
“Super Cheesy Dinner Party”
6141 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Some dinner parties take themselves very seriously, but that’s not the case with tonight’s “Super Cheesy Dinner Party” at MiniBar. The restaurant is teaming up with 101 Cider House and Compton-based Sierra Cheese to bring you an evening of tasty eats and drinks. Cheesy dishes from Little Dom’s Chef Brandon Boudet include “Strung Outta Compton” String Cheese, “Compton’s Finest” Grilled Cheese, and Fried Cheese Curds with Poutine Gravy. The dishes will be paired with an India Pale Cider, a Piña Meta Cider, and a Red or Black Cider, respectively. The casual, open-seated dinner runs from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, and tickets are just $25.
“Carnival of the Animals”
The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage
1310 11th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Internationally acclaimed Australian contemporary circus company Circa is bringing the circus to Santa Monica. The group will perform a magical reinvention of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals” suite, complete with multimedia, music, and of course, circus acts. Bringing the joy of the animal kingdom to the stage, the show will depict creatures from land, sea, and sky through amazing costumes and powerful physicality. The performers will tumble, fly, leap, and spin their way across the stage in a visually stunning way, sure to delight audience members of all ages. The show has a limited run, with only four performances Thursday – Saturday, and unlike everywhere else in Santa Monica, parking is free!
A Street Af(Fair)
N. Almont Dr. (between Melrose Ave. & Santa Monica Blvd.)
West Hollywood, CA 90069
The West Hollywood Design District is hosting the district’s first ever street festival today from 11:00am – 6:00pm. As the go-to place for high-end designers, trendy boutiques, and contemporary art, the area is the perfect place to hold an over-the-top outdoor design marketplace. Honoring two SoCal influential design movements of “California Modernism” and “European Inspired Hollywood Glamour,” the fair will bring together some of the Eastside and Westside design community’s best. Along with Design District’s most fashionable vendors, the European-style street fair will include live music and gourmet food. The free event is open to the public, and a full list of vendors can be found here.
New Attraction Opening: Arroyo Adventure
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Grab your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, or any other little ones you know and love, and head to the Kidspace Museum in Pasadena for the grand opening of their latest attraction: Arroyo Adventure. Eight brand new immersive exhibits in the Enhanced Kidspace Garden will be revealed, encouraging kids to connect with nature. Highlights include a giant Hawk’s Nest that overlooks the trees, Pepper Tree Music Jam where kids can jam out on instruments made of natural materials, and the opportunity to get down and dirty by creating dams, bricks, and clay art. An infant and toddler area is available as well for the youngest guests. A day of fun at the museum is guaranteed to lead to naptime success.