This weekend is full of dreamy escapes, literally and figuratively! Head to the Museum of Dream Space for a 360-degree (dreamy) experience, lose yourself month the flowers at the Huntington and escape reality with this week’s drive-in feature Frozen 2, featuring, Arendelle’s favorite sister duo, Elsa and Anna. For the rest of our weekend picks, scroll below.

photo: Museum of Dream Space via Instagram

Museum of Dream Space
Museum of Dream Space (MODS) is the first museum mainly exhibiting digital art in the United States. The design concept of MODS is inspired by art design from Yayoi Kusama (famous for infinite rooms) and the development of digital art. The aim of MODS is to provide an immersive, magical and unique art appreciative experiences to the visitors. The uniqueness of MODS is to break the limitation of physical media, extend the art by digital technology, and to provide the largest freedom of visitors experiencing the arts, which realize the physical extension of the arts. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Silver Lake Flea
While it may not have the same kid-friendly games and entertainment as Melrose and Los Feliz, this neighborhood market is chock-full of colorful and unique finds (both vintage and handmade), along with friendly vendors, including some pint-sized entrepreneurs. The vibe is cool and hipster-y but in a fun-filled, welcoming way. Added bonus: It’s free. Sat. Event details.

Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, & Botanical Gardens have reopened their doors. While you are there, check out the newly restored masterpiece of 18th-century British portraiture, The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Los Feliz Flea
Organized by The Odd Market (the same group that hosts Odd Nights at the Autry), the Los Feliz Flea is a curated market with over 100 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, and more. Boasting plenty of shady areas and socially-distanced tables for kids to sit and eat at, this free-to-park and free-to-enter is by far the best value for treasure hunting. Sat. Event details.

Drive-In Movies in Culver City
Drive-In at the Park returns for its second season in LA County Parks. Lake, Mountain, and Park locations create a magical experience in the most gorgeous settings. New features this season include curated cuisines & beverages from your favorite food trucks, themed nights for the family, SoCal’s largest screen and state-of-the-art laser projection. Spring and Summer evenings out, are back. See ya at the drive-in! Sat. Event details.

Melrose Trading Post
“Sunday Fundays” are back but this time, with masks! In addition to masking up, expect wider aisles and vendors being more spread out across campus to observe social-distancing requirements so you and your little ones can hunt for one-of-a-kind treasures. Sun. Event details.

Main Street Farmer’s Market
We are open again for business. Please join us each Sun. for farmers and pre-packaged foods.  The community events components of the Sunday Main Street Farmers Market like bands and children’s activities will return once social distancing is no longer required and the City and County have approved these activities. Sun. Event details.

Griffith Park Pony Rides & Petting Zoo
Your favorite ponies are back, along with the petting zoo in Griffith Park. Spend time outdoors and socially distanced with a trip to this family-friendly destination that’s finally reopened. Fri.-SunEvent details.

Worth the Drive

Gardenwalk Cars Coffee & Culture
Auto lovers, take note! Classic, antique, exotics, streets, tweaked for speed, lifted & lowered and more—you’ll see it all at this giant car show. Sat. Event details.

Knott’s Taste of Boysenberry Festival
Last chance to help Knott’s salute its boysenberry heritage with a Taste of Boysenberry Festival, taking place on select dates through May 2. Although the park is closed, folks can enjoy this outdoor event, which will serve up over 65 boysenberry-style food and drink items, from boysenberry mashed potatoes to boysenberry ICEE floats. Tasting cards must be purchased in advance to experience this event. Also check out the variety of boysenberry-related items that’ll be for sale. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Native Plant Garden Tour
Do you enjoy the natural wonders the coast of Southern California has to offer? Have you ever wanted to know more about the beautiful plants around you? Then join in on this California Native Plant tour! Come learn how to identify certain iconic native plants and hear about how native animals and people use them. You’ll also take a look at special adaptations that native plants have for survival. You’ll even have the opportunity to practice your naturalist art skills. Sun. Event details.

Arbor Day at Pretend City
Celebrate Arbor Day with Pretend City Children’s Museum. Kids can create their own trees out of branches and twigs and even plant a real tree. Fri. Event details.

Hike to the Redwoods
Join OC Parks’ trained staff on the first Sat. of the month for an easy 1.1-mile early morning hike to the park’s coastal redwood grove. You will use your five senses to engage with nature as you stroll to the redwoods. The hike begins at 8:30 a.m. from parking lot #F. The hike is for all ages, but small children may need to be carried. Reservations are required. Sat. Event details.

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—Andie Huber

 

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