Calendar of events: April 17 – 23

Event:
Record Store Day
Description:
Record Surplus is hosting a three-day long, storewide sale. While the weekend sale starts on Friday, the slew of limited edition vinyls for sale don’t hit the floor until the following day. This event is perfect for any music lover, whether you’ve never bought a vinyl in your mp3-privileged life, or you’re a hardcore record enthusiast itching for some new tunes.
Date:
April 18 to 20, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location:
Record Surplus 12436 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025
Cost:
Free
Website:
Link
Event:
Brokechella
Description:
Stop crying over the millions of Instagram pictures of the wild scenes from weekend one of Coachella! There’s a local festival that’s ready to fill the festival-sized hole in your heart. Brokechella prides itself on being the low-budget version of the famous music festival, offering a venue for local musicians and artists to show off their skills. Every genre of music is represented, food trucks are on tap, and even pups are encouraged to be brought along for their own version: “Pupchella.”
Date:
April 19 at 6 p.m.
Location:
Brokechella 590 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Cost:
$20
Website:
Link
Event:
Hempcon: San Bernardino
Description:
Nothing pairs better with a festival than homegrown California wine, and Bottlerock Napa Valley emThe mecca for all users, Hempcon provides lectures and meet-ups for smokers all across the country. The festival will feature classes on how to cook with the magic herb, growing methods, updates on pot laws across the country and even how you can start your own delivery business. Doctors will be on the premises for evaluations, as well as glassware vendors and plenty of live music performances.
Date:
April 18 to 20
Location:
National Orange Show (NOS Event Center) 689 South E. St., San Bernardino, CA
Cost:
Starting at $20
Website:
Link
Event:
420 Funfest
Description:
The legendary hub of comedy, Upright Citizens Brigade, will be hosting a plethora of pot-themed shows. While the headlining act “This Show Will Get You High” has sold out (there is a waiting list available, however), the early matinee show and late evening DJ-shows are still up for grabs. Giggly 420-enthusiasts are encouraged to join in the fun!
Date:
April 20, shows starting at 4:20 p.m.
Location:
Upright Citizens Brigade 5919 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Cost:
$5
Website:
Link
Event:
Rhyme Fest: 420 Edition
Description:
Experience the full force of LA’s underground hip-hop world in this 420-themed music event. Featuring up-and-comers People Under the Stairs, this year’s Rhyme Fest promises to be even more legendary than last year.
Date:
April 20, 4 p.m.
Location:
Ukrainian Culture Center 4315 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Cost:
$30 to $55
Website:
Link
Event:
Hollywood, Drugs & Mind Control
Description:
Feeling a little paranoid? Enjoy the occasional government conspiracy theory? Is visiting Area 51 on your bucket list? Then enjoy this book signing and lecture by a few renowned authors who know a thing or two about conspiracies. Guests can enjoy deep looks into the sordid political past of the United States, and witness an ancient Native American ritual involving some “sacred herbs.”
Date:
April 20, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location:
La Luz de Jesus Gallery 4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
Free
Website:
Link
Event:
Easter Breakfast at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Description:
Who needs bunnies on Easter? Ditch the furballs and check out some under water creatures at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Guests can enjoy a full breakfast buffet (complete with Starbucks coffee) and then explore the plethora of exhibits. Each guest also gets a $5 gift certificate to the aquarium’s gift store.
Date:
April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location:
The Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost:
starting at $39.50
Website:
Link
Event:
Easter Cupcake Decorating
Description:
Tired of decorating eggs for Easter? Ditch the eggs and create some delicious desserts for the occasion. Instructors at Duff’s Cake Mix, a bakery named after the Ace of Cakes star chef himself, are providing cupcake decorating lessons for any eager eaters. Four cupcakes are provided for each participant, so get ready to experiment!
Date:
April 20, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location:
Duff’s Cake Mix, 8302 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90069
Cost:
$25
Website:
Link
Event:
Knott’s Berry Bloom Boysenberry Festival
Description:
Experience the Spring season surrounded by boysenberries, the iconic berry of Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park. Guests of the park can explore hundreds of boysenberry-flavored products, ranging from wine, gourmet food and even the berries themselves. Even the Original Roadside Berry Stand that started the entire franchise will be recreated for the occasion. Guests can enjoy the delicious aromas of ribs and chicken smothered in boysenberry glaze as they wander between rollercoasters.
Date:
April 21, 10 a.m.
Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620

Cost:
starting at $39
Website:
Link