Dapper Day: Disneyland's Monorail, thus far, doesn't travel back and forth through time, but you may wonder on Sunday, May 1. That's Dapper Day at the Happiest Place on Earth and, as is tradition, thousands of park goers will ride Haunted Mansion and eat churros while rocking their very vintage-iest, parasol-pretty, bowtie-coolest outfits. There's a two-day expo, too, at the Disneyland Hotel, on April 30 and May 1. You'll need to pay park admission, do note.
TCM Classic Film Festival: Don't stow those vintage togs, or at least the vintage spirit, just yet. Hollywood is the spot for cinematic favorites from several decades, and the stars who made them. It's the annual multi-screening, multi-party to-do that's has its HQ at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and its heart in the silver-screen gems of yore. Through May 1
UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema: The movie love continues in Westwood Village with a slate of premieres, director appearances, and events spotlighting some of the fantastic films emerging from Iran nowadays. Be at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum to see the West Coast premiere of "The Sale" (Haraj) on Sunday, May 1, as well as a bevy of other works.
What to do, where to go and what to see
A Street (Af)fair: Saunter through the West Hollywood Design District on Saturday, April 30 and soak up styles and pieces that summon the concept of "East Meets West." It's an outdoor marketplace, with vendors lining North Almont Drive near Melrose. Call it a quick/cool study of the design going down in the district, and, of course, what's next on the visual splendor scene.
West Adams Art Tour: Hop on a guided tour, one that takes in a quintet of galleries and working artist studios dotting the historic neighborhood, and get acquainted with what is happening in this creative nexus. Design East of La Brea is presenting, and tickets for the Saturday, April 30 happening are twenty five bucks. Call it a glorious gallery day with a touch of behind-the-scenes cred.
Hollywood Bowl Single Tickets: Wondering if summer is well and truly on its way? Here's one of the biggest local signs: Single tickets for the 2016 Hollywood Bowl season go on sale on Sunday, May 1. If you've been waiting to nab a seat for your Steely Dan or Diana Ross or your dream show, and didn't go subscription package or 5-or-more, your moment is nearly here. As is summer, dear music lovers of SoCal. As. Is. Summer.