The Weekend Guide

mike d!

No sleep till MoCA.

Transmission LA: AV Club

What: Beastie Boy Mike D brings together venerated artists (Mike Mills, Tom Sachs) and DJs (Santigold, Diplo) for seventeen days of free concerts, performances, and installations to demonstrate how audio and visual art forms inspire one another.
Why: An outdoor “mess hall” headed by Roy Choi, serving a daily changing menu alongside Kogi’s greatest hits.
When: Fri.-May 6.
Where: The Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, 152 N. Central Ave., b/t E. Temple & E. First Sts., Downtown (213-626-6222).

Tadasana Festival
Find your Zen over three days packed with more than 75 beachfront yoga classes and workshops, lectures, and music performances.
Why: A free ecomarket with yoga gear and tasty bites from the likes of Hail Merry Snacks and Krishna Kitchen.
When: Fri.-Sun. Full schedule online.
Where: 2600 Barnard Way, at Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. Passes ($99-$295) online at tadasanafestival.com.

The RealReal
Get access to stylist-curated designer flash sales the day before everyone else with the luxury reseller’s First Look membership.
Why: DailyCandy readers get hooked up for free (reg. $60/year); use discount code Candy when signing up.
When: You want to score up to 90 percent off fashion heavy hitters and the next big thing.
Where: Sign up online at therealreal.com.

Food & Flowers at Cecconi’s
Chef Andrea Cavaliere teaches you how to spruce up spring dishes with edible flowers in an intimate cooking class, followed by a bloomin’ good tasting.
Why: Now that’s flower power.
When: Sat., April 28, 2-4 p.m.
Where: 8764 Melrose Ave., at N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood (310-432-2000). Snag one of the remaining spots ($65) by mentioning DailyCandy when you call to reserve.

L.A. Times Festival of Books

What: Listen to readings and interviews with hundreds of authors, then find some new reading material from a slew of publishers, bookstores, and literary nonprofits.
Why: Everything’s better in print.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: University of Southern California, Exposition Blvd., at S. Figueroa St., South Los Angeles.

Photo: AFP / Getty Images

Tadasana Festival
2600 Barnard Way
@ Ocean Park Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
L.A. Times Festival of Books
Exposition Blvd
@ S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA
8764 Melrose Ave
@ N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave
bt E Temple & E 1st Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90012