April Orcutt is now writing a weekly column for the Travel section of the Los Angeles Times about Southern California events. She’s having a blast finding out about Elvis, ukulele, luau, anime, sand-sculpting, tall ships, chili, lobster, avocado, Margarita and banana festivals. It’s a creative world out there!

Here are the first few links:

Elvis: http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-calendar-20170820-story.html

Chili, sand-sculpting, luau: http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-calendar-20170827-story.html

Tall ships, avocado, Margarita: http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-calendar-20170903-story.html

Not yet online:
Anime: http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-calendar-20170910-story.html