To Do

Things To Do in April

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

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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

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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

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Years & Years

The British electropop trio comes to LA. Get ready to dance.

April 25th | Fonda Theater

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Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015

A historical look at men's fashion through the ages.

April 10-August 21 | LACMA

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Frankie Cosmos

Greta Kline a.k.a. Frankie Cosmos brings her bedroom pop to the big(ish) stage.

April 14 | The Echo

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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

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A West Coast celebration of the life and work of boundary-pushing Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman.

Ends April 19 | The Cinefamily

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The Rock 'N' Roll Flea Market

Vintage tees, pins, and vinyl - the perfect way to spend a Sunday.

April 3 | The Regent Theater

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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

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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

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The jangly, fun loving rocker girls from Madrid hit LA.

April 1 | Echoplex

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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

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

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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

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

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Young Fathers

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

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Michael Kiwanuka

The earthy, soul-stirring British singer takes New York with back-to-back shows.

April 3 and 4 | Rough Trade and Bowery Ballroom

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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

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New Museum

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

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Mark Dion's art cohabits with 22 live birds. Catch the show before it's over.

Ends April 16 | Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

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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.

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The Japan Society pays tribute to the little-known genre of Japanese musicals.

April 8-23 | Japan Society

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The folk-inspired indie rock takes over at Baby's.

April 28 | Baby's All Right

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Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival

Show your pride or support.

April 8-10 | Miami Beach

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Jonas Mekas: Let Me Introduce Myself

Video installations and photographs by the avant-garde Lituanian-American artist.

Ends April 30 | Gallery Diet

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The synth-pop legends and the disco king unite for this must-see tour.

April 1 | Bayfront Park Miami

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Santi White, a.k.a. Santigold, brings her brash new album "99¢" to Miami.

April 26 | Revolution Live

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O, 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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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

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