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.
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 jangly, fun loving rocker girls from Madrid hit LA.
April 1 | Echoplex
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
The Annie O Music Series
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
The Tribeca Film Festival
The movie marathon of your cinephile dreams returns.
April 13-24 | NYC
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
The folk-inspired indie rock takes over at Baby's.
April 28 | Baby's All Right
Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival
Show your pride or support.
April 8-10 | Miami Beach
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
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
Santi White, a.k.a. Santigold, brings her brash new album "99¢" to Miami.
April 26 | Revolution Live
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
CURRENT // an underwater pool meditation
Celebrate the Miami Poetry Festival with artist and filmmaker Jillian Mayer and her VR-inspired underwater meditation. Snorkels provided.
April 6, 6:30-8:30pm | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach