Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is precious in this fast paced city, we decided to curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).
This weekend includes a free sword swallowing exhibition, a yoga dance party, a Bill Murray inspired art show, more sample sales and celebrity moderated discussions with cast members from some of your favorite T.V. shows. Grab some friends or go at it alone, but most importantly have fun and enjoy yourself!
Friday, February 27th, 2015
1. The Giving Tree
This play inspired by Shel Silverstein’s classic story is the perfect evening spent with your kids. Playing at the Los Angeles Children’s Theater the story follows a boy from young age to old. Get more information and discounted tickets to The Giving Tree via Goldstar.
2. California Market Center Showroom Sample Sale Event
Open to the public once a month the California Market Center hosts a showroom sample sale event where 13 floors of participating showrooms open their doors from 9am-3pm to savvy patrons.
3. Laugh Your Ass Off At The Hit Comedy Mash Up: Pulp Fiction Meets Shakespeare
Set in Elizabethan England a pair of hit men go on an adventure…very much like a certain movie that made Quentin Tarantino pretty damn famous. This much anticipate revival has brought the original cast members back and will run for a limited time. Get half price tickets to the event via Goldstar.
4. CouchTrippin’ 2015 At Mack Sennet Studio
Party with King Tuff, enjoy beer, live art and musical acts all for a good cause. The event is free to get on the guest list so sign up now before the event fills up! Proceeds from sales at the event go to the O+ Festival, which is dedicated to the exchange of health and wellness services for works of art and musical performances.
5. Tarina Tarantino Jewelry Sample Sale
Save 40%-90% off of the funky totally girly jewelry line happening from 10am to 3:30pm. The event is cash only and located at 908 S. Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles 90015.
6. The Ambassador, A Stage Show That Captures L.A.’s Essence
Approacehed by the Brooklyn Academy of Music UCLA’s Center for the Arts of Performance Gabriel Kahane was commissioned to create something very special. The result is a complete staged, pop-folk song show that tries to capture the essence of Los Angles through the inspiration of 14 pieces of L.A. architecture. The show makes its debut in Los Angeles for only two nights.
7. Quotes, Lines & Lyrics Artist Reception
Do you like movie quotes? Musical lyrics? How about an entire art exhibition based on work inspired on the greatest quotes and lyrics from movies, literature and pop-culture. The exhibition kicks off with an opening reception this Friday at 7pm if you’re keen on it.
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
[EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this article incorrectly had the Simply Wine Festival slated for this Saturday. The correct date for that event in March 21st, 2015]
8. LACMA Double Feature Meet Me In St. Louis and Westside Story
Like classic movies? LACMA is having a double feature in their Bing theater of sing a long worthy movies Meet Me In St. Louis and Westside Story! This weekends event is part of an ongoing collaboration with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
9. World Sword Swallower’s Day
Come one come all to see the death-defying sword performers on World Sword Swallower’s Day happening at Ripley’s Believe It or Not on Hollywood Boulevard! Among the Sword swallowers will be International Reality TV Competition Star, Alex Magala who will be attempting a back flip AFTER swallowing a sword and leaving it in place. There will also be all kinds of Freak show/Side show types of performances including Fire Breathers/Eaters, Strongman Stunts, The Human Block Head and more.
10. Ruche & ThreadSence Spring Warehouse Sale
Shoes, clothes, accessories and home items are all $7… score!!! Cash only. This event is held at Casa Bonita Event Center, 140 W. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832.
11. The Farriers Package at Santa Anita
Why not spend a day at the races with a package that includes admission to the races, box seating and a racing program, along with a pint of local craft beer from the Farriers bar. Get more info and discounted tickets via Goldstar.
12. One Down Dog Yoga Dance Party
To celebrate the grand opening of One Down Dog second location in Eagle Rock they are having a free awesome dance party! Join the One Down Dog team in playful yoga flows, booty shaking, wacky dance moves and more. Only 50 spots are available rsvp here.
13. Long Beach Comic Expo
The Long Beach Comic Expo is returning better than ever with a two day event at the Long Beach Convention Center. The expo will have a hefty list of comic artists, writers and voice actors on the bill as well as cool exhibitors and panel speakers.
14. A Midnight Showing Of Spice World
The Cinefamily will be screening the Spice Girl movie Spice World starting at 11:59 p.m. so break out your best shiny platform boots and jump back in time for a little cheeky fun. Get more event information and discounted tickets via Goldstar.
15. Eva Franco Sample Sale
L.A. designer of girly girl dresses with a retro feel, think Zooey Deschanel style is having a sample sale in Down Town from 11-6 731 at South Spring Street, 5th Floor Suite 500.
16. Grow a Green Thumb at Waterwise Gardening
The Armstrong Garden Center is having a free educational event for folks looking to create their perfect garden while saving water at the same time. The class will be instructed by a nursery professional who will offer timely gardening advice and hands-on demonstrations.
17. The Bill Murray Party & Art Show Spectacle
Come on who wouldn’t want to spend the weekend celebrating Bill Murray? This party is everything Bill Murray and those who have art works featuring Bill Murray (I guess this is a thing) are encouraged to show it off! This is the first time the Murray party has come to Los Angeles so it should be interesting. Starts this Saturday at 730pm at the Syrup Loft.
18. Improv Comedy for Kids by Teens
Like improv? We bet your kids might like it too! Now in it’s 11th award winning year Comedy for Kids, by Teens stars LA Connection class members. These teens have been trained to entertain kids with games and sketches aimed for youngsters but that doesn’t mean you wont be laughing as well!
Sunday March 1, 2015
19. See The Girls, Modern Family, Scandal and American Horror Story Cast At PaleyFest 2015
Yes they are all under one roof for the rest of the moneh. See cast members of your favorite shows and hear them discuss their experiences. Director Judd Apatow will kick off PaleyFest moderating for Girls on Sunday. The rest of the month has executive producer Steve Levitan moderating for Modern Family. Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel will moderate for Scandal. Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly will be moderating for American Horror Story.
20. Alice in Wonderland: An Interactive Family Musical
CAC Studios in Santa Monica invites you to go down the rabbit hole with our favorite adventure seeking Alice. This interactive experience will have you signing and dancing along. P.S. for the parents out there this musical is kid friendly. Get more information and discounted tickets for this event via Goldstar.
21. Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week Begins!
Sunday through March 14th participating Pasadena restaurants, bars and lounges will have extended food and drink promotions, special flights, tastings, food pairings and even organized crawls! Explore the city of Pasadena’s food culture and take advantage of the sweet deals going on! Access the full itinerary here.
22. Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
The Hammer is now exhibiting British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s inventive design concepts ranging from installations, to fashion to architecture. Admission to Provocation’s is free.
A documentary that follows the real life journey of the UCLA quidditch team (yes, that game that was invented in Harry Potter). Starts 3pm this Sunday on the USC campus at the Norris Cinema Theatre.
24. Potted Potter A Harry Potter Parody
More Harry Potter? How about all 7 books in 70 minutes! Yes it can be done (and hilariously so). Olivier Award-nominated Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience has played to sold out audiences around the world and will be in Los Angeles for a limited time. Find more information and discounted tickets to the event via Goldstar.
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