5 Awesome Things To Do In L.A. This Week

comments

things-to-do-week-of-april-8-600
Photos (From Left, Clockwise): Via Father's Office; Pour Vous; Equinox; Sky Ferreira

Yes, we've committed Friday, April 12 to memory since the Coachella lineup was first announced, but that doesn't mean we should neglect the rest of the week. Especially with our nifty outfit guide, packing for the festival will be a breeze — which leaves plenty of time to squeeze in a movie screening or that last attempt to perfect those abs, pre-crop top time.

An Artsy Premiere Worth Changing Your Monday Night Plans For
If you're a fan of Takashi Murakami's contemporary art (or his collab with Louis Vuitton), then you'll want to snag tickets to tonight's LACMA screening of Jellyfish Eyes. The polymath's debut in feature filmmaking, this movie is pretty darn adorable: part coming-of-age and part fantasy (there's a pint-sized, gravity-defying creature inhabiting the main character's new home!). And, get this: Guests can stick around for a Q&A with Mr. Murakami himself.
When: Monday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Bing Theatre at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard (at South Fairfax Avenue); 323-857-6000.

See How You Stack Up With This New Fitness Obsession
Make your way to Equinox for the gym's latest addition to the workshop roster, "Stacked". With just a few sandbells, you can transform your body with six targeted movement complexes, executed for 30 seconds a pop. It sounds super easy, but you better believe that this high-intensity training session will jump-start your exercise routine (plus, your bikini bod will thank you!). Visit Equinox for locations and times.
When: Tuesday, April 9, 6 p.m.
Where: Equinox Beverly Hills, 9601 Wilshire Boulevard (near North Camden Drive); 310-888-8100.

Time Flies When You're Having (Frisky) Fun!
Has it only been one year since Pour Vous opened its doors? Come celebrate the burlesque club-slash-champagne bar's first year in business by indulging in libations, music, dancing, and entertainment. The open bar will last from 8 to 10 p.m., with Steve Livigni, Dave Fernie, and Sean Patrick manning the ones and twos. Naturally, the dancers will be doing what they do best...
When: Wednesday, April 10, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Pour Vous, 5574 Melrose Avenue (at North Gower Street); 323-960-0301.

The Pre-'Chella Concert You Can't Miss
Can't wait until Friday to get your music fix? Then book it to The Bootleg to witness L.A.'s own Sky Ferreira in the flesh. For just $15, we can't wait to hear tracks from Ghost (specifically, "Everything Is Embarrassing"), and, perhaps a Hedi Slimane sighting — Ferreira was featured in Saint Laurent Paris' latest campaign, after all!
When: Thursday, April 11, 8 p.m.
Where: The Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Boulevard (at Roselake Avenue); 213-389-3856.

A Perfect Afternoon For Foodies-Slash-Architecture Enthusiasts
In the most epic of local collaborations, The Getty Museum has teamed up with KCRW for Pacific Standard Time Presents, Modern Architecture in L.A., which will be hosted at Helms Bakery in Culver City. Grub will be provided by Father's Office and Let's Be Frank food truck; KCRW's Liza Richardson will spin sounds; and, for those looking to score some inspired works, a pop-up art gallery of L.A. contemporary design will be on hand. Just don't miss the main attraction: provocative conversations with the heads of LACMA, MOCA and The Getty, Good Food's Evan Kleiman, Father's Office's Sang Yoon, and renowned pastry chef, Sherry Yard.
When: Sunday, April 14, noon.
Where: Helms Bakery, 3220 Helms Avenue (at Venice Boulevard); no phone.