Things To Do

10 Things To Do For This Saturday in L.A. [3-18-2023]

March 18, 2023 by Brian Champlin
Shoreline Village in Long Beach
Shoreline Village in Long Beach. Photo by Christina Champlin.

More rain is on the way… but not before we get at least one sunny Saturday under our belt! Let’s take advantage.

Below you’ll find our top three picks for today (March 18) in Los Angeles followed by a bullet list of seven other quick ideas to consider. Enjoy that sunshine while it lasts.


Things To Do For Saturday in Los Angeles

ICONS at ESMoA -> This Saturday, El Segundo Museum of Art hosts royal drag show with performers taking inspiration from the museum’s Time exhibition, which highlights the career of production designer Rick Carter through a massive collage of drawings, paintings, photos, and memorabilia. ICONS includes an opening performance by the Trans Chorus of LA followed by a lineup of drag featuring costumes and music inspired by films like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Back to the FutureDeath Becomes Her, and Sucker Punch (all part of Carter’s impressive resume). The show is free to attend with RSVP. Runs 6:30 to 8 p.m. Get more info here.

The 626 Night Market Mini -> 626 Night Market is back in Santa Monica from now through May with a smaller version of their popular Asian-fusion food market. This Saturday and Sunday the open-air food event includes three dozen vendors offering an array of dishes, a bar and craft vendors. The market is free to attend, capacity is limited and advance tickets can be reserved through Eventbrite. 

Shamrockin’ Mardis Gras -> After February rain forced a cancellation, Shoreline Village in Long Beach has rescheduled their Mardis Gras celebration for this Saturday. Expect an afternoon affair of local food specials, live music by Zydeco Mudbugs, multiple DJ sets, and kids activities like stilt walkers, face-painting, balloon twist, and more. Festival kicks off at 1 p.m., with a parade scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Entry is free. Get more info here.

* Goldstar Discounts -> Remember that has great deals on tickets for a range of upcoming events in Los Angeles. Get $50 tix to L.A. Beer Fest, $30 tix to Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo at Microsoft Theater, or $15 tix to Street Food Cinema at The Autry.

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Seven More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • Pacific Opera Project’s The Magic Flute AKA #Superflute adapts Mozart’s The Magic Flute through the lens of 90’s video game characters, with Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Zelda, and Princess Peach taking on the roles of Papageno, Tamino, Queen of the Night, and others.
  • In the run up to the new PBS series Marie Antoinette (premieres this Sunday at 10 p.m. PBS SoCal) you can check out a free pop-up experience celebrating all things Versailles at 3rd Street Promenade (between 2nd / 3rd & Arizona) this Friday to Sunday. Runs noon to 8 p.m. on each day.
  • This Friday to Sunday, the Hollywood Burlesque Festival brings a weekend of classes, workshops, vendors and performances to Vermont Hollywood.
  • This Saturday and Sunday, The Getty’s Sounds of L.A. concert series returns with a pair of performances by vocalists Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso and Sandino González-Flores.
  • The 45th annual South Gate Azalea Festival & Carnival brings four days of family fun, food trucks, games, and live music to South Gate Park.
  • Shanghai Sonatas is a new musical at The Wallis that tells the compelling story of the Jewish refugee musicians who found sanctuary in the Jewish Ghetto of Shanghai in the 1940’s, using music as a unifier to bridge cultural divide.
  • On Saturday, celebrate Women’s History Month at California African American Museum with a zine and collage workshop led by educators from Able ARTS Work.

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