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Los Angeles Spring Bucket List

By Los Angeles Bucketlisters

It’s time to ditch your Netflix rabbit hole, spring has finally sprung!


Published March 12, 2020

It’s time to put away the cashmere sweaters and boots us Angelenos only wear two months a year - spring has sprung. With the warmer weather comes rooftop restaurants and countless hidden gems popping up throughout Los Angeles. LA is known for having some of the best pop-up shops and experiences and the 2020 spring szn is no different.  

Means Girls Brunch 

 
 
 
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Get in loser, we’re getting brunch! Fetch, a  new Mean Girls-themed pop-up restaurant, is coming to LA this April and we're going Glen Coco loco over it. A $45 ticket gets you a three-course prix fixe meal and 90 minutes in the restaurant. With drinks like the 'Too Gay to Function' fishbowl, break out your Burn Book and get ready to eat a cake made out of rainbows and smiles – because "fetch" is totally happening.  

When: April 18 - May 31
Where: 1705 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Melrose Rooftop Theatre

 
 
 
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With the temperatures slowly heating up, it's the perfect time to cuddle up under a blanket and watch a flick under the stars at the Melrose Rooftop Theatre. Airing everything from cult classics to the latest Oscars darlings, sprawl across the beanbag movie chairs and enjoy a SoCal take on a  night at the movies. 

When: The theatre reopens April 1 and goes throughout the spring and summer. 
Where: 603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood

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Joshua Tree Music Festival

 
 
 
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Get out of the city for a long weekend and head to a music festival under the shadow of Joshua Tree. The Joshua Tree Music Festival has been around for 15 years, so it’s clearly doing something right. Listen to up and coming artists, experience workshops and participate in yoga classes throughout the four day festival. 

When: Thursday, May 14 to Sunday, May 17. 
Where: Joshua Tree RV and Campground at 2601 Sunfair Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252 

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Knott’s Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

 
 
 
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The most delicious festival of the year is coming to Knott’s Berry Farm. The family-friendly food and wine festival celebrates all things boysenberry. The best part? Take home treats are available so you can enjoy the tantalizing taste of boysenberry throughout the spring season.   

When: March 20th to April 14th 
Where: Knott’s Berry Farm at 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

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Beyond Black - The Style of Amy Winehouse 

 
 
 
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Get a look inside the mind of a British music and fashion phenomenon at Beyond Black - The Style of Amy Winehouse at the Grammy Museum. The showcase features the late singer’s handwritten lyrics, cherished outfits and her family’s personal archives.  

When: On Display Until April 13 
Where: LA Live at 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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Netflix is a Joke Comedy Festival

 
 
 
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Comedy lovers, rejoice! Netflix is unveiling its first ever comedy festival ‘Netflix is a Joke’ this spring at venues throughout the LA area. The lineup of over 130 comedians includes comedy legends like Dave Chapppelle, Jane Fonda,  Ken Jeong, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfield and Sarah Silverman, as well as viral newcomers. 

When: April 27 to May 3
Where: Venues Across LA

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Malibu Wine Safari

 
 
 
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Experience a little piece of the jungle at the Malibu Wine Safaris to get your wine on in the wild. The winery is set on a 1,000-acre vineyard and ranch deep in the mountains of Malibu.  Sip on their signature wines while getting up close and personal with roaming animals like zebras, alpacas and even the legendary Stanley the Giraffe. With the weather warming up, the tour will be the perfect springtime activity.

When: Year-Round
Where: Malibu Wine Safaris at 32111 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265  

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Spring Bloom Walks at Descanso Gardens 

 
 
 
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Ring in spring with the arrival of blooming cherry blossoms at Descanso Gardens. From March 6 through May 9, watch springtime bloom with guided alking tours where you'll learn everything there is to know about these beautiful pink-painted trees. 

When: March 6 to May 9 
Where: Descanso Gardens at 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

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Friends Brunch

 
 
 
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It may not be Central Perk but the Brunch Club is bringing you something pretty close. This May, experience the Friends-themed pop-up brunch with all the essentials: mimosas, food, show trivia, and of course, a Friends costume contest. This the perfect thing to tide you over until the epic Friends reunion expected later this year. 

When: May 17 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: TBA

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Museum of Dream Space

 
 
 
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Get creative at the first museum in the country exhibiting digital art. The Museum of Dream Space (MODS) is an interactive experience filled with rotating exhibits. 

When: Year Round
Where: Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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(Cover Photo Courtesy of Melrose Rooftop Theatre) 

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