(Credit: Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County)

(Credit: Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County)


April Fools Day is this Friday, but this week’s lineup of activities is no joke. Start by checking out a new sustainable seafood shop from famed chef Michael Cimarusti. A German graffiti artist duo brings their talent to a downtown gallery, while a solo stage show of one woman’s Burning Man trip offers a powerful and often hilarious experience. The Natural History Museum celebrates the First Friday of the month with an evening where science and cinema collide. A 5K for a good cause and an outdoor luxury food festival are the perfect combo for finishing out a great week.

Monday, March 28
(Credit:  Noe Montes )

(Credit: Noe Montes )


Visit New Shop Cape Seafood and Provisions
801 N Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 556-2525
www.cape-seafood.com

Sustainable seafood is so hot right now, and L.A.’s newest seafood shop is out to prove it. Top Chef Masters alumn Michael Cimarusti has added a new notch to his culinary belt with Cape Seafood and Provisions, focused on selling fresh, seasonal, and sustainable seafood. Stocked with wild-caught whole fish, as well as custom filets, the store is a one-stop-shop for all your seafood needs. And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, the shop will do its best to find it for you within 48 hours. If you’re craving a little turf with your surf, they also carry natural and USDA Prime steaks and chops. Housemade stocks and sauces, as well as grab-and-go dishes like chowder and lobster rolls are also available for purchase.

Tuesday, March 29
(Credit: HERAKUT )

(Credit: HERAKUT )


“Masters Of Wrong” Exhibit
Corey Helford Gallery
571 South Anderson Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(310) 287-2340
www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

Power graffiti artist duo HERA (Jasmin Siddiqui) and AKUT (Falk Lehmann) have joined forces as HERAKUT to bring a new exhibit to the 12,000 sq. ft. Corey Helford Gallery space downtown. The gallery will present over 20 paintings and installations from the leading German graffiti artists, including works created onsite and available for sale. For years, the pair have been painting murals all over the world, as well as creating works on canvas, paper, and film. Considering themselves to be storytellers, each piece of their unique work is accompanied by text that create a dialogue with the public. This solo exhibition by HERAKUT is on display now through April 20. While you’re there, be sure to check out the awesome new mural painted by HERAKUT on the gallery’s exterior wall.

Wednesday, March 30
(Credit: Brian Drillinger )

(Credit: Brian Drillinger )


“Stopping By”
Atwater Village Theatre
3269 Casitas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(310) 307-3753
www.EchoTheaterCompany.com

A solo show about an older woman’s experience at Burning Man might seem odd, but film and television actress Barbara Tarbuck brings the experience to life in her play “Stopping By”. Written and performed by Tarbuck, “Stopping By” is the touching story of a woman whose journey starts at her husband’s hospital bedside, and ends in the greatest Arts Playground in North America: Burning Man. In addition to her encounters with the vast open space and violent dust storms that characterize the festival, she also experiences the uninhibited joyfulness of thousands of people. Flashbacks of her interactions with the interesting and sometimes hilarious characters she has met along the way make for an entertaining and powerful performance.

Thursday, March 31
(Credit:  Randy Beach)

(Credit: Randy Beach)


From Bach to Schubert
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-7282
www.laphil.com

The Los Angeles Philharmonic takes on three classical favorites with an evening of Bach, Haydn, and Schubert. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, Concerto for Two Violins, and Sinfonia in D major kick off the concert conducted by Nicholas McGegan, considered an expert in 18th-century style. The Bach pieces are followed by Haydn’s charming Sinfonia concertante in B-flat and Schubert’s Haydn-inspired Third Symphony. The Phil’s best will perform the works, as the group’s talented section leaders take the stage. An Upbeat Live pre-concert talk will take place one hour before the performance, and an additional concert will be held Saturday.

Friday, April 1
(Credit: Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County )

(Credit: Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County )


First Fridays
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 763-3466
www.nhm.org

It’s an evening of science, cinematic influence, and music at this month’s First Fridays. The night starts with “Stranger than Fiction!”, a behind-the-scenes tour discussing how real specimens inspire Hollywood magic with the Collections Manager of Gems & Minerals, Alyssa Morgan. Curators and researchers will share incredible stories about the artifacts that fill the Museum’s collections. At 6:30pm, Dr. Sean Carroll and Professor Clifford V. Johnson will talk about the influence of space and time travel in movies in a “In Space, No One Can Hear You Emote” discussion, lead by Emmy-winning television and radio host Patt Morrison. For a musical break from all that learning, enjoy DJ sets by KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd and Mo:Rockin, as well as performances by Night Beats and Car Seat Headrest. Tickets are $18, or free for NHM members.

Saturday, April 2
(Credit: Heart of the City )

(Credit: Heart of the City )


Heart of the City 5K Run/Walk
California Hospital Medical Center
1401 S. Grand Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
heartofthecity.kintera.org

Get out and get some fresh air for a good cause this weekend by joining the Heart of the City 5K run/walk. Now in its 4th year, the event was created to raise awareness of, and funds for, California Hospital Medical Center. For the past 128 years, the Center has been dedicated to providing healthcare to all in need, regardless of their ability to pay. If a 5K sounds intimidating, just remember you can walk the whole thing, and there will be lots of dogs and little ones joining you on the downtown course that passes by the Staples Center, L.A. Live, The Bloc, and more. After the race, stick around for some fun post-race festivities that include live music, a doggie costume contest, magic show, pancake breakfast, and more family fun activities. Check the website for all the details, and save $5 on your registration fee when you register online.

Sunday, April 3
(Credit: Courtesy of Masters of Taste )

(Credit: Courtesy of Masters of Taste )


Masters of Taste Festival
Pasadena Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 791-6677
www.MastersofTasteLA.com

Los Angeles is home to lots of great food festivals, and today a new one joins the scene. Making its inaugural debut, Masters of Taste is an outdoor luxury food festival to be held at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. The event brings together L.A.’s Top Master Tastemakers from every corner of the culinary scene to bring you their best. In addition to mouth watering savory eats, Sweet Masters will serve up delectable desserts, and over 25 Beverage Masters will provide handcrafted cocktails, wines, and craft brews. Pressed juices, hand roasted coffee, and live entertainment will also be on hand for the day. Tickets are only available for guests 21+, and offer a VIP Power Hour or the general admission option. As an added bonus to the day, 100% of the proceeds from the event will directly support Union Station Homeless Services.

Related: Guide To Masters Of Taste.

Article by Kellie Fell. Find out more information about Kellie on Twitter.

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