10 Amazing Things To Do In Highland Park This Month

Plan out your month with the city's best culture, concerts, cuisines and more.
Photo Courtesy of Taste of the Eastside

10 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN HIGHLAND PARK | April 2018

No More FOMO. Plan out your month with the city’s best culture, concerts, eateries and more.

Things To Do Highland Park April 2018

THINGS TO DO

April 8, 15, 22

Spareoke – Hi Ho Karaoke; Highland Park Bowl

Sing your heart out at Hi Ho Karaoke! Every Sunday of this month, Teri Hi Ho (a.k.a. Terioke) throws down the karaoke gauntlet at this incredible venue. Plus enjoy incredible pizzas, well-priced drinks, bowling and a enormous selection of solid songs!

April 10

Comedy Open Mic; Book Show

Test out your new improv sketch at comedy open mic hosted by Sumukh Torgalkar. Early arrival suggested for those that want to sign up! Sign ups begin at 7:00 p.m. and open mic begins at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

April 15

Secret Stair Hike #7; HLP

Learn about Los Angeles’ history while getting your cardio on! This walk is more like a hike due to some of the steep hills and staircases along the way. It’s approximately 3.2 miles long with a difficulty of 5/5. This walk is not for the faint at heart. Be sure to bring water and wear comfortable shoes!

Find more things to do in our April 2018 Events Calendar

FOOD + DRINK

April 13

Heavy Metal Pierogi Happy Hour; La Cuevita

Celebrate the upcoming Judas Priest concert happening at Microsoft Center by ringing in happy hour with Danny Detox. Come listen to metal, eat a variety of option (including vegetarian ones), drink till your hearts content, and most of all behave badly! Enjoy the premier of the Metal God Pierogi in honor of Rob Halford’s Full English Breakfast along with 3 other types to choose from including vegetarian option.

April 21

Savory Southern Brunch; Grits LA

Get your taste buds ready for southern ingredients with a slight new twist prepped for you by Chef Rick! Feastly LA is back and hosting another pop up brunch event – this time on a Saturday! They’ll be serving up lots of gouda grits, bacon, sweet potato salad, plus a buttermilk biscuit bar to get your taste buds screaming! This event is not to be missed. Get your tickets here.

April 29

Taste Of The Eastside; LA River Center & Gardens

Join over 1,000 foodies as they come together for this one day affair. Taste of the Eastside is a launch pad for new culinary ventures and a reference point in the Los Angeles food scene. Featuring established hotspots and buzz-worthy newbies. A crew of trend-setting foodies descend upon the event to celebrate and take pride in their neighborhood eateries of Echo Park, Silver Lake,Los Feliz, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Atwater, and beyond. Plus live music and KCRW DJ’s are set to play from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

ARTS + CULTURE

April 13

Cultural Night 2018; Highland Park Ebell Club

Mark your calendar and come through for a festive evening full of good times for a good cause. Eat delicious food. Dance to soulful Latin music and groove to eclectic beats from all around the world!

April 21

Earth Day LA; Highland Park Recreation Center

Jump in and have some earth-friendly fun in a festival setting at LA Sanitation’s 3rd annual Earth Day LA! There will be games to play, prizes to win, mascots to meet, seeds to plant, photos to take, and 50 plus exhibitors to visit. There will also be city vehicles for kids to explore. Beverages and snacks are also available and free while supplies last. All exhibits will be related to City services and sustainability. There is no charge for admission, and all are welcome.

Find more things to do in our April 2018 Events Calendar

MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE

April 7

Kadhja Bonet Presents: PROM; Lodge Room 

Prepare yourselves for the 80’s R&B dance party you should have had aka PROM. Kadhja Bonet & Lodge Room Present this All Ages Party, along with Kadhja Bonet’s debut album The Visitor. Kadhja (pronounced “Kad-ya”) invites us into a world not fully our own – where past and present meet, yet far lovelier in the present. Kadhja’s velvety voice will get find you drifting into a timeless, unplaceable realm only of her making.

April 15

Vintage & Vinyl Affair; The Offbeat Bar

Thrift your way into a fun-filled afternoon slash early evening focused on vintage/retro fashion and shopping. There will be lots of toe-tapping groovy music, cool vibes, good times and most of all, record swapping. The OffBeat Bar’s back-lot and alley will be transformed especially for this event.

Want more? Then be sure to check out Happening In Highland Park’s Events Calendar for updates on exciting things happening in the city throughout the month of April.

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