Friday, 4/20/12: Transmission LA

Transmission LA: 17 days of art & music

Message From the Organizers: None less than Mike D from the legendary Beastie Boys will be patron and creative head of the festival. The music and entertainment icon invited 17 outstanding artists including Z-Trip, Diplo and others. Also, an interactive coffee bar and a pop-up restaurant from Chef Roy Choi from Thursdays through Sundays. Crafty! Join us for 17 days of events consisting of concerts, DJ nights, performances and installations. With The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Mike D found an ideal partner and the perfect setting for his visions.

When: Today through 5/6
Where: Geffen Contemporary, 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: FREE
Web: TransmissionLA

Saturday, 4/21/12: Anoushka Shankar

Grammy-nominated sitar superstar, daughter of Ravi and sister to Norah Jones

Message From the Organizers: Anoushka Shankar breaks new ground as she brings together the passionate and diverse music of Spain with the vibrant, ancient forms of the Indian classical tradition. Tracing the musical commonalities of the Gypsies’ journey from Rajasthan to Spain, through Iran, Iraq, and Armenia, Anoushka re-forges the musical links separated by a thousand years by immersing herself in the Spanish forms of flamenco, fandango, and bulería.

When: 4/21/12 @ 8PM
Where: Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State LA, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, 90032
Cost: $25-$40
Web: Anoushka Shankar

Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival

Message From the Organizers: Take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture through a first-hand experience of watching traditional Japanese dancing, hearing the resounding beats of the taiko drums, observing the mastery and various skills of martial arts, participating in the ancient art of the tea ceremony, or buying hand-made crafts or food with an Asian flair. Other highlights of the Festival include games & crafts for children, and numerous cultural displays.

When: 11AM-6P through Sunday, 4/22/12
Where: Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park, 91754
Cost: FREE
Web: Cherry Blossom Festival

Sunday, 4/22/12: Lazy Sunday Suggestions

Mai Tai at Trader Vic's

It’s 90 degrees in L.A. right now. It’s supposed to be in the mid-80s all weekend. Strangely, it was winter just last week. Assuming you’ll be passing on open houses this Sunday to enjoy this glorious sun, here are a few suggestions of things we like to do in L.A.:

Grab a few original Mai Tais from Trader Vic’s in Downtown LA

My Anna Banana at Rosie's Dog Beach

Take your dog(s) to Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach

Even bad movies are better here

Watch a movie at a real movie palace in Los Feliz – Vista Theater

View at Perch in DTLA

Spend sunset at DTLAs Takami Sushi, Perch or the Standard’s Rooftop Bar

Takami's Elevate Lounge

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