Ishihara Park Learning Garden

Come to Ishihara Park Learning Garden in Santa Monica on April 16 for garden pancakes, chat with other gardeners, visit the orchard and see how a communal garden works.

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“U.S. 99” Band

Friday, April 15

“U.S. 99” will play retro-vintage rock ‘n’ roll, blues and more at Hinano Café.

15 Washington Boulevard, Venice, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., facebook.com/u.s.99band

 

Marina del Rey Farmers Market 

Saturday, April 16

This weekly outdoor event allows Westside residents to support local produce sellers and other vendors. Food from a wide variety of businesses is available for purchase. Masks are required and only 40 people are allowed to shop at any one time. Held in parking lot 11.

14101 Panay Way, Marina

del Rey, 8 to 9 a.m. (seniors), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (general public), beaches.lacounty.gov/mdrfarmersmarket

 

Make Every Day Earth Day

Saturday, April 16

Bring something from home that can be repurposed. Make it a planter, a wall greenhouse or a bird feeder. Come to Ishihara Park Learning Garden for garden pancakes, chat with other gardeners, visit the orchard and see how a communal garden works. Enjoy wandering through Ishihara Park – landscaped with native plants. Bring your own utensils/plates/cups and be entered to take home a fruit tree. Sponsored by City of Santa Monica Community Gardens and Santa Monica Roots.

2909 Exposition Park, Santa Monica, 9 to 11 a.m., santamonicaroots@gmail.com

 

Jacaranda’s “Passion” Concert

Saturday, April 16

The acclaimed concert series Jacaranda presents live April performances to suit many tastes. On April 16, Jacaranda presents the long-awaited LA premiere of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Easter Oratorio (1725), as well as revisits former premiere glory from 10 years ago, with the return of an esteemed Jacaranda soloist in an evening of “Passion.” Student tickets $20, General tickets $45.

First Presbyterian Church, 1220 2nd Street, Santa Monica, 8 p.m.,

jacarandamusic.org/concerts

 

Unkle Money at The Warehouse

Saturday, April 16

Unkle Monkey will perform at The Warehouse in the Tiki Bar – rock, pop, reggae covers and originals.

4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, 8 to 11 p.m., unklemonkey.com

 

Santa Monica Main Street Farmers Market

Sunday, April 17

Shop for local fresh produce and prepared foods from local restaurants. You can also enjoy musical entertainment from featured weekly bands, face painting, balloon designs, and if you catch it on the right week, a cooking demonstration featuring local produce. 

2640 Main Street Santa Monica, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Mar Vista Farmers Market

Sunday, April 17

This vibrant, year-round market offers local produce, prepared foods, kids crafts and live events.  

12198 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., marvistafarmersmarket.org

 

West LA Farmers Market

Sunday, April 17

This weekly community gathering at the West LA Civic Center hosts a range of certified farmers, prepared foods and artisan crafters. Around the unique bandshell are a range of weekly free youth activities, free yoga classes at 9 a.m., goofy free raffle at high noon, community garden access from 10 a.m. to  noon, and versatile professional bands from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free parking in large county and city lots.

11228 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., wlafarmersmarket.com

 

Motor Avenue Farmers Market

Sunday, April 17

The Motor Avenue Farmers Market enhances the farm-to-table connection and availability of fresh, local produce to residents of the Palms, Cheviot Hills, Beverlywood and surrounding communities. The market is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through its operation and educational programs. The market consistently provides a wonderful opportunity to create synergy between local businesses and residents while promoting a healthy city and a vibrant community. Open every Sunday, rain or shine.

10418 National Boulevard, Los Angeles, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., motoravenuemarket.com

 

Westchester Farmers Market 

Sunday, April 17

Certified farmers market brings together some of the region’s best small and micro farmers from the Central Coast and Ventura counties with over 30 local food businesses, kids activities and live bands. Held in the heart of downtown Westchester adjacent to many new and thriving local businesses from an independent bookstore to local eateries with plenty of free parking. Held every Sunday rain or shine!

6200 W. 87th St., Los Angeles, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., westchesterfarmersmkt.com

 

Take & Make Kit: Poetry and Butterflies

Available beginning Monday, April 18

This kit includes supplies and instructions for two crafts: a butterfly suncatcher for spring, and a construction paper windsock featuring a poem for National Poetry Month. While supplies last. For ages 3 and up.

Pick up at the Main Library Youth Services desk, Pico or Montana Branches.