WHAT TO DO IN LA TODAY: ●Apr 22
California Poppy Festival; Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park
Mark the annual poppy bloom after a wet winter as Lancaster hosts a two-day street fair inspired by the bright-orange state flower.
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books; USC
Feed your bookworm tendencies with two days of lectures, signings and performances from the likes of Dave Eggers, Diana Gabaldon, Patton Oswalt, Vivica A. Fox and Reza Aslan.
CicLAvia: Heart of the Foothills; Various locations
Celebrate Earth Day with a San Gabriel Valley bike ride, pedaling through San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona and Claremont.
Nike Go LA 10K; Culver City
Jog on the 90 (yes, the freeway) as this traffic-free dash directs runners from Culver City to Marina Del Rey and back again.
Broke LA Music & Arts Festival; 4560 Worth St
Check out more than 50 emerging local acts at this annual budget-friendly fest, formerly Brokechella. ●Apr 22
Celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions, “Rafa Esparza: de la Calle” and “sisters and brothers” during an open house at ICA LA. The free Arts District museum is hosting artist and curator talks followed by a DJ set in the early evening. (www.timeout.com)