For the second weekend in a row, hordes of Southern Californians will be in the desert (thanks, Coachella!), so take advantage of the smaller crowds at other shindigs, like a giant book fair, Record Store Day celebrations, a "spring fling" festival for the arts and more. See our roundup.
The Pasadena Humane Society said it recovered six hens left abandoned outside a storm wash in La Crescenta last weekend. Abandonment of any animal is against the law, and the humane society's CEO said the organization has opened an investigation into who was responsible.
The organizers didn't want the experience to be as cut-throat as the ABC television show, so they jokingly referred to it as "Dolphin Pool," said career services director Rita Soultanian. The pitch contest is part of the school's effort to help art students develop entrepreneurial skills.
It's not really a museum – the Museum of Ice Cream, which officially opens Saturday, is better described as an art installation of treats and photo ops. Need to sweeten the deal? Admission includes samples from local shops like McConnell's and CoolHaus. See our pics from the preview.
One man's trash is another man's homage to the sun. Phantasma Gloria is a collection of bottles, beads and wire, sculpted together to make "Earth's first vast glass sun catcher." And it is vast: the installation has grown to be over 37 feet tall and 50 feet long (and still growing)!
Why it's cool:
Stand back to see clear shapes, including dolphins and a Virgen de Guadalupe. Get close to see countless refractions of the world around you.
You should know:
Phantasma Gloria is an incredible sight any day of the week, but artist Randlett Lawrence recommends visiting on sunny mornings, ideally at 9 a.m. in the winter or 10 a.m. in the summer.