The wind may be keeping temperatures low, but Spring is in full effect this month! We’ll celebrate the new season on Easter (April 20), but that’s not the only event in April. This calendar was put together by JSR students Eugine Chung and Seo Jin Lee.
April 5. The 2014 Santa Anita 20th Derby Day 5K at Santa Anita Park. Why are you reading the paper when you could be watching or participating in the annual Santa Anita 5K Derby Day at Santa Anita Park? Last year’s event brought 6,000 people, and this year there will be more fun and exciting events for participants.
April 6. Walk for Kids in Anaheim. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California is hosting a 5K Walk for Kids to raise awareness for the services given to ill children in local centers. The event will start at 2695 E Katella Ave. in Anaheim.
April 9. Nights of Soul in North Hollywood. If you love music and the arts, check out the Nights of Soul at the Sherry Theater in North Hollywood. Local artists and those interested in the arts are invited to share their music and connect to the community.
April 12. KBS Open Concert at the LA Memorial Coliseum. In celebration of the 111th year since the first Korean immigration to North America, the LA Korean Society and KBS America are hosting a free Open Concert with KPOP stars like Shinee, 2PM, CNBlue, and Sistar.
April 13. Great Opera Choruses at the Valley Performing Arts Center. The LA Opera, conducted by Resident Conductor Grant Gershon, will be hosting two free concerts at the Valley Performing Arts Center. The shows are open to audiences of all ages and begins at 3:00pm and 4:30pm. Come enjoy opera favorites like Madame Butterfly, The Magic Flute, La Traviata, and more.
April 18-19. Night Market in Koreatown. Come experience a delicious cultural fusion of Western and Korean cuisines at the first Ktown Night Market at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools located at 701 S. Catalina Street in Los Angeles. Enjoy a multitude of famous food trucks while watching performances by Korean American artists like Dumbfoundead.
April 19. Sarah Skilton at Barnes and Noble in Valencia. Teens and lovers of mystery novels are invited to join author Sarah Skilton, who will be signing copies of her new book, “High and Dry.” This free and one-time only event will also feature a question and answer session as well as raffle for prizes.
April 24-27. Cowboy Festival in Santa Clarita. The City of Santa Clarita invites you to the 21st annual Cowboy Festival to experience the Old West through music, poetry, storytelling, and food. All ages are welcome to enjoy a wonderful time at the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio.
April 24-May 2. Newport Beach Film Festival. If you haven’t had the chance to visit one of Sundance’s Film Festivals, perhaps the 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival can meet your needs! The event will project a diverse range of independent films as well as classics and will also provide food and entertainment for visitors.
April 26. Pasadena Teen Book Festival at the City Library. Avid readers and book worms are encouraged to come visit the Pasadena City Library for the Teen Book Festivals. Authors and speakers will also attend, and participants will be able to enter into raffles and giveaways. Don’t miss this special event!