Every weekend in April, the Los Angeles Zoo (5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles) will host Wild for the Planet, a combination of the spring season and Earth Month, a month with an emphasis on sustainable and environmental management. The educational and entertaining event includes the Earth Expo, twice-daily animal feedings, photo opportunity, talk with children’s book author Ziggy Marley – last weekend only – and more. Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with paid admission to the zoo. Tickets $17 to $22. Reports lazoo.org.
The play Rapunzel Alone is loosely inspired by the popular tale of Rapunzel, and centers on Lettie, a mixed-race girl living in London who is sent out of town for her own safety during the daily bombing raids of World War II. Isolated, she faces her own battles with a very strict guardian and a very unique goose. It is presented at the 24th Street Theater (1117 W. 24th St., Los Angeles). Saturdays 3 and 7:30 pm, and Sundays 3 pm. From tomorrow Friday and until May 1th. Tickets $2.40 to $24. Reports 24thstreet.org.
Tyrannosaurs rex, spinosaurs, stegosaurus and many other species of animatronic-activated dinosaurs return to Plaza West Covina (112 Plaza Dr., West Covina) in a massive display of these life-size creatures. Visitors will be able to see their roars and see their movements from the cars. Starting tomorrow Friday and until April 24th. Tickets $59 to $95; must be purchased online in advance. Reports plazawestcovina.com.
concert and talk
The singer of Colombian descent, Sofía Carson, will visit the Grammy Museum (800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles) to talk about the details of her new album, which bears her name. The pop music performer will also offer a presentation that will include some of the songs from her new album. Today Thursday 7:30 pm. Tickets $35. Reports grammymuseum.org.
Music of the world
The career of the Spanish singer Buika saw an important rise in 2009, when she recorded “El Última Trago” alongside the legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés. The album won a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Traditional Tropical Album. Now, the interpreter with a hoarse and at the same time velvety voice returns to the Luckman Theater (5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles) to offer her first face-to-face concert in this place after the pandemic. Saturday 8 p.m. Tickets $35 to $55. Reports luckmanarts.org.
José Luis Perales decided to change music for writing. After an extensive career of success, the Spanish singer retires to dedicate himself to writing the novels that he had not been able to due to lack of time. He will give a concert at the Wiltern Theater (3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles) as part of his latest tour, Ballad for a Farewell. Sunday 7 p.m. Tickets $255 to $390. Reports livenation.com.
Peruvian singer Gian Marco returns to the city to offer a show at The Belasco theater (1050 S. Hill St., Los Angeles). The concert is part of the tour to promote “Mandarina”, his most recent album. He will also perform songs from his more than fifteen albums recorded in his 30-year career. Sunday 7 p.m. Tickets $75. Reports livenation.com.
Charm at Disneyland
The celebrations for the success of the animated film “Encanto” continue. This spring, visitors to Disneyland will be able to celebrate this film in several ways. Starting Monday, the façade of the attraction known as “It’s Small World” will display a short visual montage to honor the song from the movie “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”. Mirabel will also be available in the Zócalo Park of • During the day, visitors can also visit mirabelle, the film’s young heroine, in Frontierland’s Zócalo Park on a colorful set revering the Madrigal family of Colombia. And on April 22, when the Main Street Electrical Parade returns, she will include a new float showcasing stories from Disney and Pixar, including “Enchantment.” Details disneyland.disney.go.com.
The biographical drama “Selena”, which narrates the life and death of the Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla, celebrates its 25th anniversary. Gregory Nava, its director, chose Jennifer López to play the Texas-born artist. To celebrate the film’s quarter century, The Frida Cinema (305 E. 4th St. #100, Santa Ana) will screen it over the weekend. Tomorrow Friday 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday 5 pm. Tickets $10.50. Reports thefridacinema.eventive.org.
In-person family days returned to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles). This weekend, at Andell Family Sundays, Eszter Delgado and Fernando Isaí García lead a workshop inspired by the exhibition of maps Mixpantli: Contemporary Echoes by Sandy Rodriguez. People of all ages can participate. Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free. Reports lacma.org.
After being canceled for two years, the Imaginology returns to the OC Fair and Event Center (88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa) with an offer that includes crafts, science experiments, live performances and youth competitions, among other things . The event aims to give children and youth the opportunity to explore careers related to science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and agriculture. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free entrance. Reports ocfair.com.