Spring is in full swing. There are plenty of film festivals going on this month in LA, as well as Earth Day and Earth Week celebrations. But don't forget all the usual arts and entertainment events for which Los Angeles is known. Let's not take for granted that we live in a fabulously entertaining town.
When: April 4-7
Where: Downtown Independent Theater and other area locations (for social events)
What: This film festival introduces Angelinos to new and up-and-coming comedic talent via film screenings and related social events.
When: April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Staples Center, Downtown
What: The ostentatious Barbadian musical artist performs in LA as part of her world tour.
When: April 9, 7 p.m.
Where: Book Soup, W. Hollywood
What: Author Vincent Brook discusses and signs Land of Smoke & Mirrors: A Cultural History of Los Angeles.
Related: Los Angeles Cultural History
When: Through April 14, 2013
Where: The Getty Center
What: An exhibition that showcases the international group of writers and artists who collaborated on Dyn, a unique journal created in Mexico in the '40s.
When: April 9-14
Where: ArcLight, Hollywood
What: An amazing showcase of films from India, some of them world- and LA-premiering at the fest.
When: Through April 16, 2013
Where: Staples Center
What: The LA Clippers share game space with the Lakers as their home matches take place at Staples.
When: Through April 17, 2013
Where: Staples Center
What: See our 'golden boys,' the Lakers do their thing at Staples Center.
When: April 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: LA County Arboretum, Arcadia
What: The botanically obsessed will not want to miss this stunning Japanese flower arrangement show. It will feature different schools of Ikebana, from classic to avant-garde.
When: April 15-22
Where: Directors Guild of America, W. Hollywood
What: The French bring their flare for 'le cinema' to Los Angeles with this annual festival. It includes awards screenings, free screenings, Happy Hour talks and a chance to win a trip to Paris.
Related: French Los Angeles
When: April 17-24
Where: Various locations
What: In LA, April 17th through the 24th is generally dubbed 'Earth Week.' Celebrations all over town will take place during the week and on the weekend.