The enviable SoCal weather is officially here and we’ve got a roundup of great events to keep you and your crew moving around the city this weekend. Check out the annual must-see Chumash Powwow, lend a helping hand to clean up the LA River, learn about Antarctic dinosaurs at NHM and more. Scroll down to see what else this weekend has in store!

photo: LA River

Los Angeles

Consisting of about 20 pieces, a Shen Yun performance will take you on a magical journey through 5,000 years! The epic production features one of the world’s oldest art forms— classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom. Shen Yun has delighted audiences in more than 130 cities across five continents since its establishment in 2006. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Join the Friends of LA River and lend a helping hand at their annual CleanUp. The 2019 FoLAR CleanUp will be held at 11 sites along the river. The LA River Rover will be on site for fun education for all ages. It takes visitors through a tour of the River’s past, present, and future. Learn about the LA River watershed at the interactive watershed table, touch beaver and coyote pelts, listen to the song of the Least Bell’s Vireo, and design the river as you want to see in the future. Volunteers will receive a FoLAR tote bag and a customized t-shirt. Sat. Event details.

Get your family ready to travel to Antarctica in search of dinosaurs! This exhibition lets you follow in the footsteps of scientists and explorers who have made this journey for centuries, and continue today, in search of rare dinosaurs found only on this icy continent. Hands-on excavation activities, touchable specimens, and media touchscreens take visitors behind-the-scenes on what these expeditions are really like! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Westside

Jazz Hands for Autism is dedicated to providing platforms for musically inclined individuals on the autism spectrum can showcase their talents. This is a very special Jazz Appreciation Month event with host Dj Moonbaby, featuring live performances by Black Nile, Cool Nasty, and Jazz Hands for Autism. Sat. Event details.

Annual Chumash Day Powwow & Gathering

21st Annual Chumash Day Powwow will celebrate Native Americans from all over the country, representing hundreds of tribes who will gather at Malibu Bluffs Park. Native American tribal ceremonies, dancers, drums and vendors will be a part of the event on both days. Free admission, parking and shuttle service to and from the event. No public parking onsite. Parking and shuttle service will be available on the corner of Webb Way and Civic Center Way. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Create something special to celebrate the holidays of Holi, Nowruz, Passover, and Easter, or another of your choosing. This free 60-minute program is for families and will be held in the Community Room. Fri. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour is a fun-filled event that provides kids of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas and Percy as well as participate in tons of Thomas & Friends activities. Advance tickets are recommended. There are several timed departures each day of the event. Sat. Event details.

Paw Patrol Live
X barks the spot in the new PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure!” Mayor Goodway is getting ready to celebrate Pirate Day in Adventure Bay. When Ryder and his team of pirate pups rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern, they discover a secret pirate treasure map! The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway’s celebration. They’ll need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

The Samburu Project is a non-profit based in Los Angeles, California. As a grassroots 501(c)(3) organization, our mission is to provide access to clean water as a foundation to development. Each spring, TSP hosts a fundraising walk to help support this cause and spread awareness of the world water crisis. Walkers will meet at American Junkie where they will check in, receive t-shirts, create signs and get pre-walk inspiration. From there, the 4-mile pier-to-pier walk begins! After our walkers are done they will be greeted with breakfast, music, raffles, goodie bags and more. Each walker is sponsored by friends and family to meet a minimum, personal fundraising goal of $100. This expands our network of water warriors outside of Southern California through the rest of the country and around the world. Bring a friend, and walk, run, bike or skate as we come together this Earth Day for clean water! Sun. Event details.