Essential Events: Punk rock film festival, spring fair and more L.A. fun this week


As the weather warms up across Southern California and sunset comes later each day, more Angelenos are starting to get out there and enjoy their evenings all week long. Not sure where to hang this week? We’ve got you covered.

Monday – The Social Network

Facebook now dominates our lives online, but that wasn’t always the case. Aaron Sorkin’s 2010 movie “The Social Network” tells the story of how the social media site grew from a college project into one of the largest websites in the world. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Armie Hammer, and features an original score by Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails) and Atticus Ross. Following the screening is a discussion with Garfield.


Tuesday –  In Her Words: Spotlight on Women Writers in Film & TV

Women writers in entertainment are still breaking barriers, and this free celebration will shine the spotlight on their contribution to film and television. The new program will feature in-person interviews with women creators who have worked hard to leave a strong mark on the entertainment industry. This week’s installment will feature will feature Tracy Oliver, American film and television writer, producer, and actress.


Wednesday – Bear City Free Pizza and Beer

Few things draw crowds like the word “FREE” in big letters, as the organizers behind Bear City’s free comedy event in Long Beach next Wednesday well know. In addition to Funny or Die’s Katie Merriam, Desi Comedy Fest star Ehsan Ahmad and more, Bear City will also provide free pizza for those in attendance.


Tuesday – I Like Scary Movies

Part museum, part art installation, I Like Scary Movies is a celebration of horror genre films, and an opportunity for fans to interact with legendary artifacts from the silver screen’s scariest moments. “The Lost Boys,” “It” and more are paid tribute in this multi-sensory experience, which will only be in Los Angeles for a few weeks before moving on in its national tour.


Friday – LA Punk Film Festival

Believe it or not, it’s possible to keep it both classic and punk rock at the same time. The third annual LA Punk Film Festival in Venice Beach will have its red carpet pre-award ceremony on Friday, which you can attend for $10 dollars. Punk films will play on three screens, while attendees can also rock out at the punk rock video lounge.


Saturday – Radiant Spectrum Art Event

Apr. 20 might be widely known as the pot smoker’s unofficial holiday, but if you’re interested in sober fun that can be just as mind-expanding, visit Radiant Spectrum at Mash Gallery this Saturday. Showcasing 16 artists with work in painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and installation, this gallery event wraps up on Saturday.


Sunday – Los Angeles Spring Fair

County fairs won’t pop up until later this year, but for now you can have funfair excitement at Los Angeles County’s largest spring festival. Featuring 25 rides, free concerts and shows and just $15 admission price, Sunday will be your last chance to visit the Spring Fair.


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