Spring is springing, and with it comes a bevy of fests—festivals, that is. Tribeca Film Festival hits New York, Coachella comes to LA, 'O, Miami' Poetry Festival and Gay Pride arrive in Miami. And that's on top of a ton of art shows, films, and concerts.
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Two exhibits at the Getty Center and LACMA examine Mapplethorpe's works in across mediums.
Ends July 31 | The Getty Center and LACMA
Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016
Groundbreaking women artists finally get their due with an acclaimed show at this LA outpost's inaugural show.
Ends September 4 | Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel
Paper in Practice
See works on paper from such greats as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Brian Belott, Huma Bhabha, and more.
April 9-May 7 | Moran Bondaroff
Years & Years
The British electropop trio comes to LA. Get ready to dance.
April 25th | Fonda Theater
Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015
A historical look at men's fashion through the ages.
April 10-August 21 | LACMA
Greta Kline a.k.a. Frankie Cosmos brings her bedroom pop to the big(ish) stage.
April 14 | The Echo
The 5th Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival
Noteworthy names present their favorite comedies. Appearances by Tig Notaro, Zach Galifianakis, Keegan-Michael Key, and more.
March 31-April 3 | The Cinefamily
CHANTAL AKERMAN: CONTRE L'OUBLI/AGAINST OBLIVION
A West Coast celebration of the life and work of boundary-pushing Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman.
Ends April 19 | The Cinefamily
The Rock 'N' Roll Flea Market
Vintage tees, pins, and vinyl - the perfect way to spend a Sunday.
April 3 | The Regent Theater
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Big names from the world of books descend on LA to talk about their latest works.
April 9-10 | Bovard Auditorium, USC
Here we go, LA. Time to head for the desert: LCD Soundsystem, A$AP Rocky, Disclosure, and more.
April 15-17 & April 22-24 | Indio, CA
The Standard Plaza Opens
An Italian piazza comes to The Standard, High Line. Get ready to dine al fresco. It's open late, too.
April 25 | The Standard, High Line
Rooney and rising stars Kelly Dance and Maybird ascend to our East Village penthouse for intimate performances against the NYC skyline. Free with an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 15, 25, and 29 | The Standard, East Village Penthouse
Reiki 1 Training with Erika Spring
Learn Reiki from the Au Revoir Simone member at NYC's coolest holistic hub.
April 10 | Maha Rose Center for Healing
Future Spa: Drip + Chill + Shine
Get ready to see the future. Try cryogenic facials, IV nutrient therapy, and infrared body wraps while lounging in our airy Penthouse overlooking the city. RSVP at bit.ly/FutureSpa.
Saturdays, April 9-30 | The Standard, East Village Penthouse
This hip hop/pop trio won the Mercury Prize for their debut album a couple of years ago, so if you're sleeping on them, end that immediately.
April 2 | Music Hall of Williamsburg
The earthy, soul-stirring British singer takes New York with back-to-back shows.
April 3 and 4 | Rough Trade and Bowery Ballroom
Three different shows come to PS1 on April 3. Be the first to see Rodney McMillian: Landscape Paintings, Projects 103: Thea Djordjadze, and Cao Fei.
April 3-August 29 | MoMA PS1
Three different artists come to the New Museum beginning in late April. Don't miss Cally Spooner: On False Tears and Outsourcing, Andra Ursuta: Alps, and Beatriz Santiago Muños.
Starting April 20 or 27th (check online) | New Museum
MARK DION: THE LIBRARY FOR THE BIRDS OF NEW YORK AND OTHER MARVELS
Mark Dion's art cohabits with 22 live birds. Catch the show before it's over.
Ends April 16 | Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Ordinary Extraordinary: New Independent Publishing by Women
Check out this exhibition featuring works from women taking over the artsier side of publishing.
Ends April 11 | Printed Matter, Inc.
JAPAN SINGS! THE JAPANESE MUSICAL FILM
The Japan Society pays tribute to the little-known genre of Japanese musicals.
April 8-23 | Japan Society
MiFo LGBT Film Fest
Support the work of LGBT filmmakers by seeing one or more of the festival's 65+ films.
April 22-May 1 | Miami
Miami Zine Fair
Miami's cultural universe continues to expand. Case and point, this showcase of zines and printed works from indie presses.
April 30th | Downtown Miami Cultural Plaza
Michele Oka Doner: How I Caught a Swallow in Midair
See Miami native Oka Doner's haunting works inspired by the natural world in this career-spanning show.
Ends Sept. 11 | PAMM
No Man's Land
One of the country's finest private art collections mounts a show devoted exclusively to women artists.
Ends May 28 | Rubell Family Collection
Jonas Mekas: Let Me Introduce Myself
Video installations and photographs by the avant-garde Lituanian-American artist.
Ends April 30 | Gallery Diet
Santi White, a.k.a. Santigold, brings her brash new album "99¢" to Miami.
April 26 | Revolution Live
DURAN DURAN: The Paper Gods Tour, Featuring CHIC WITH NILE ROGERS
The synth-pop legends and the disco king unite for this must-see tour.
April 1 | Bayfront Park Miami
April is poetry month in Miami courtesy of O, Miami, which aims to expose every citizen to at least one poem through a slew of events.
Happening all month | Miami
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