Events

Everything You Have to Do in LA This Weekend

Updated On 04/19/2018 at 05:01PM EST Updated On 04/19/2018 at 05:01PM EST
Cannabis Cup
Cannabis Cup | Dale Shirley
Friday
Apr 20
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth (Westlake)
Join the panel of stoned comedians for a 4/20 exploration of the eternal question: Are people funnier when they’re high? Guests Craig Cackowski (Drunk History), Ithamar Enriquez (Adam Ruins Everything), and Brian Shortall (Key & Peele) will perform in comedy challenges and games concocted by host and marijuana monologist James Mastraieni.
Cost: $10-$55
Van Leeuwen
Courtesy of Van Leeuwen
Friday
Apr 20
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream (Franklin Village)
This 4/20 popup features three of life’s greatest inventions: ice cream from Van Leeuwen, cannabis-derived CBD oil from The Alchemist's Kitchen, and fluffy, cloud-like comforters from Buffy (makers of fluffy, cloud-like comforters). Dig into a relaxing bowl of ice cream as you wrap yourself in blankets for the afternoon.
Cost: $6 for sundaes
Friday
Apr 20
Barker Hangar (Santa Monica)
Whether you’re Scottish and spell it “whisky,” or Irish and spell it “whiskey,” or don’t care how it’s spelled and just want to drink, WhiskyX is occupying the Barker Hangar to provide you with spirits from more than 40 distilleries from Aberlour to Wild Turkey. There will also be eats on site from Chinese Laundry, Peaches' Smokehouse and Southern Kitchen, The Taco Cartel, and more.
Cost: $20-$125
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Friday - Sunday
Apr 20-22
National Orange Show Event Center (San Bernardino)
The weed festival that has it all will stage its SoCal event with cannabis samplings aplenty, hip-hop headliners, and more stimulating activities than any one stoned person should experience in a weekend. Come to the Cannabis Cup for VR experiences, food trucks, performances by Nas and Lil Wayne, laser tag, body painting, tattoo artists, live podcasts, a petting zoo with baby goats, and, of course, award-winning weed. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? Also yes.
Cost: $60-$420
Friday - Sunday
Apr 20-22
The Reef (Downtown)
The Magic Bus Experience promises a 60,000-square-foot psychedelic wonderland with whimsical environments inspired by marijuana culture, such as pillow forts, a “Hotbox" white-out maze, a munchies mountain, roaming Minstrels, magicians, and a black light beer garden. All of which is going down at The Reef (appropriately named).
Cost: $45-$65
Saturday
Apr 21
The Regent Theater (Downtown)
Taking over Downtown and flipping the bird to that concert in the desert, Broke LA Music & Arts Festival will keep you entertained for less than the cost of a Coachella Lyft ride. Discover some up-and-comers on the fest’s two music stages or the comedy stage.
Cost: $25
Saturday
Apr 21
All over LA
Praise the gods of High Fidelity, and celebrate the fact that records have not (and will not) ever die. Record Stores around the city including MONO Records, Amoeba Music, Fingerprints, and Vacation Vinyl will be putting on promotions for Record Store Day, so get ready to hop in line.
Cost: Varies by location, but generally cheaper than usual
Sunday
Apr 22
The Rose Room (Venice)
You don’t have to be Captain Planet -- though it’d be incredible if you were -- to help fight global warming and pollution. Head to The Rose Room for ocean-inspired artwork from SoCal artists Casey Anflick and Tori White, along with Golden Road pouring their non-profit-benefiting beer Heal the Bay IPA.
Cost: $20