Art of Motion Picture Costume Design
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sat.
919 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
As they say, the tuxedo makes the man. And in James Bond’s case, oh what a tuxedo it is. Check out the costume Daniel Craig wore in Skyfall — cufflinks and all — up close and personal, along with a selection of costumes from some of your favorite movies that came out last year at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. The 21st annual exhibit, honoring costume designers in the film industry, will also feature costumes from The Artist, which won the Oscar for best costume design last year. The event will run until April 27. Admission is free but, needless to say, the dress code is fabulous.
Taco Madness 2013
Saturday, April 20 at 12 p.m.
When in Los Angeles, do as Angelenos do — eat tacos! This Saturday, Grand Park in Downtown L.A. will host the greatest taco festival the world (or at least Los Angeles) has seen yet. This event features taqueros, such as the renowned Mexicali Taco & Co., Mariscos Jalisco, MexiKosher and other notable taco vendors. And while you’re feasting, you can groove to the sounds of DJs, such as Azul, Sweatson Klank and Aarony Byrd. You won’t want to miss out — this event will be the taco the town!
The Original Renaissance
Pleasure Faire 2013
Weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
15501 E Arrow Hwy
Irwindale, CA 91706
Here ye, here ye, the world’s oldest Renaissance Faire is back, celebrating 51 seasons of Elizabethan fun and feast. The event will host hundred of performers, including everything from knife throwers to improv troupes. There will also be craftspeople selling items, including handblown glass creations, pottery, authentic clothing and weaponry. If you go, eat, drink and be merry. But be thankful that we live in a time period where, should you need it, there are working toilets. It runs until May 19.
4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.; Saturday, April 20 to Sunday, April 21
601 S. Anderson St.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Couldn’t make it to Coachella this year? Fear not — Brokechella is here! This one-day celebration, simultaneously mocking and paying tribute to its pricier cousin, will feature more than 30 musical acts, a wide variety of Los Angeles street food, drinks, games, boutique vendors and much more. Admission is a steal at only $10 so what are you waiting for?