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48 Awesome Things To Do This St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in L.A. [3-15-2019 to 3-17-2019]

March 14, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival
Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival 2017. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

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 curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

This weekend, from Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17, features two Cherry Blossom Festivals, a 10-hour Bach Marathon at Union Station, L.A. Nature Fest, Griffith Observatory star party, Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival, and loads of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations happening all over the city.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your weekend!


Keep in mind that while we retain complete editorial control of our content, for some of the ticketing options provided we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links.


Friday March 15th, 2019

1. PaleyFest returns to the Dolby Theatre March 15 – 24 for a 10-day television festival featuring stars and creators from some of your favorite TV shows. PaleyFest is a culmination of screenings, panel discussions, Q&A’s and behind-the-scenes looks of a variety of TV shows you know and love.

2. A Cherry Blossom Festival takes over Huntington Central Park Friday through Sunday. The three-day celebration centers around these seasonal blossoms. Festival highlights include a Sakura night market, live entertainment, arts and craft and more. FREE

3. PAC-MAN and Donkey Kong fans rejoice because the Arcade Expo is returning the Museum of Pinball in Banning from March 15-17 with some 1,100 retro and modern arcade games and pinball machines.

4. Delusion: The Blue Blade is an immersive play that puts in the center of a time travel adventure narrative. After a successful run last fall, the new ‘director’s cut’ edition of the play will run through March 17 on select nights.

5. Grand Central Market hosts Friday Night Flights every Friday starting at noon. The special includes a flight of drinks or bites from GCM vendors and a round trip ticket on the historic Angels Flight Railway right across the street for $15.

6. Have you ever wanted to experience an ASMR video in real life? Your chance comes this week (March 13-17) when Whisperlodge returns to Los Angeles (after a sold out show last year) for a 90-minute experience featuring a variety of ASMR triggers.

7. Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting. FREE

8. Experience National Geographic Live at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Their latest installment involves shark photographer Thomas Peschak. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in West Los Angeles at a secret location with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB!

10. Odd Nights At The Autry feature a collection of vendors, gourmet food trucks, children activities, guest DJ’s, a full bar and access to The Autry Gallery until 9 p.m. Happening every third Friday of the month until October 2019. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

11 .Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys will house over 100 items created by comedian Jeff Wysaski including fake toys, actual toys with new names, and actual toys with fake facts. This will be the final weekend for the show, which ends on March 17.

12. This Friday Caltech’s Stargazing and Lecture series returns to Pasadena for a night of outer worldly discussions and some stargazing. FREE 

13. 260LA will host a Rent The Runway sample sale in conjunction with a Kevyn Aucoin make up sale from March 12-17 in their Beverly Hills location.

14. Take an afternoon yoga class in beautiful Grand Park. The 45 minute workout is complimentary to the public every. After yoga, checkout the many food trucks lining the park and grab lunch al fresco style. FREE

16. The Groundlings: The Completely Different Late Show is a hilarious improv show by the cast of the Groundlings’ Main Company. Audience shout suggestions throughout the night for improvisational scenes performed by some of the best in the business. It’s also a testing ground for brand new material for the Groundlings’ main show. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

Saturday March 16th, 2019

17. Union Station for Metro Art Presents: 10-hour Bach Marathon with See/Hear L.A. The event features a variety of musical performances to celebrate the legendary Johann Sebastian Bach’s 334th birthday. Program highlights include the annual Noontime Organ Concert in the historic Ticket Hall featuring organ virtuoso Christoph Bull and Church Keyboard Center; Lady Bach, an all-female group; plus a solo from multi-instrumentalist and composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. FREE

18. L.A. Nature Fest comes to The Natural History Museum L.A. (NHMLA) March 16-17 for two days of performances, hands-on activities, exhibitor booths, nature walks and more.

19. Queen Mary’s St. Patricks Day Eve Pub Stroll kicks off your green-themed holiday weekend by transforming Queen Mary’s historic salons and spaces into Irish pubs. Folks can enjoy Irish food, drinks, traditional Irish music, and plenty of fun as attendees are encouraged to explore and dance around the ship. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

20. The 25th annual Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns for an Irish themed celebration by the beach. The parade gathers 100 local businesses, civic organizations and school marching bands along a seven-block parade down Pier Avenue. FREE

21. Think your child has what it takes to compete on MasterChef Junior? There’s going to be an open casting call for the newest season this Saturday at the Hilton Los Angeles – Universal City starting at 9 a.m. Go here for more info and to pre-register for the audition.

22. The 2019 West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival will feature a free festival with Japanese focused demonstrations, cuisine and more. FREE

23. Descanso Gardens will host a Night Garden event fun for all ages with live music, yoga, food, flower petal art and more.

24. The N’owt but Stout Festival comes to Torrance’s Yorkshire Square Brewery for a St. Patty’s Day craft beer celebration featuring exceptional dark beers, on cask and keg, from breweries hand-selected by Yorkshire Square’s head brewer, Andy Black.

25. The Griffith Observatory hosts a public star party once a month from 2-9:45 p.m. where folks can get a look at the sun, moon, plants and other objects in the sky through a variety of telescopes. FREE

26. MiniBar Hollywood will host their annual Hollywood Crawl of Fame, a St. Patrick’s Day Parade/bar crawl making its way through Hollywood. The event will include live Irish music, along with a party at the end of the crawl.

27. Fun Shui: Marketplace for Home Goods takes over Grand Central Market this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. for a marketplace with over 20 vendors, offering art, vintage items, homemade décor, small house plants, records, and scented products.

28. The Getty Center closes their Sounds of L.A. series with a performance by Aditya Prakash Ensemble on Saturday and Sunday.

29. Head to Hollywood for an epic St. Patty’s Day Pub Crawl. Join hundreds of partygoers as you roam Hollywood for the best drink specials in town. Happening Saturday and Sunday. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

30. The Irish Times Pub in Palms will celebrate post St. Pattys with an Irish breakfast and then hours of live music, more Irish food, games and other festivities.

31. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an epic pub crawl throughout Hollywood, partygoers will have a chance to visit ten or more bars with music, hundreds of beers on tap and photo booths. Each attendee will receive a wristband, map of the crawl, free welcome shots, drink discounts and free entry at participating venues.

32. An installation created by design firm and technology studio VT Pro Design gets a West Coast debut at ROW DTLA. Telestron is two large-scale robotic conductors creating geometric shades through light and shadows all around guests in a seven minute light show. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday with the end date of March 28. FREE

Sunday March 17th, 2019

33. The Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival returns for 2019 with another special viewing of the world’s largest blossoming plant, plus 200 arts, crafts and vendor booths, and live music. Paid shuttle service is available to and from the private residence that contains the plant and the main festival area.

34. KROQ Presents: Flogging Molly St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at the Hollywood Palladium on Sunday. The block party includes all kinds of fun activities like street games, delicious food, plenty of Guinness, prizes, music, and more. The block party is free but you will need tickets to catch the Flogging Molly concert.

35.Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival will shut down four blocks in downtown featuring DJs, dancing, Irish whiskey and beer, and more. The street fest will run from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

36. Massive foodie market Smorgasburg LA in Downtown Los Angeles (open every Sunday) at ROW DTLA will host a Beat Swap Meet record fair with music stages, DJs, break dancers, live art, classic cars and more. The series happens on the third Sunday of every month.

37. Daft Brunch LA will host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Resident in Downtown Los Angeles this Sunday. Expect Daft tunes, food, dancing and music by special guests including DJ’s French Touch and Disco House.

38. Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at The Original Farmers Market is a free family friendly Irish-themed day featuring Irish fare, drinks and traditional music like a strolling bagpiper.

39. Angel City Brewery’s annual St Patrick’s Day celebration will include live music by The Kilgary Mountain Band, corned beef tacos by Downtown Taco, and a special release of the Imperial Irish Red aged in Jameson Barrels.

40. One Colorado in Old Town Pasadena will host a fun filled day of Irish dance lessons, family crafting and a Pasadena Scots Bagpipes & Drum performance. FREE

41. The St. Paddy’s bash at Brennan’s in Marina del Rey will feature bagpipers, green beer and live music from several bands.

42. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an epic pub crawl throughout Downtown Los Angeles, partygoers will have a chance to visit ten or more bars with music, hundreds of beers on tap and photo booths. Each attendee will receive a wristband, map of the crawl, free welcome shots, drink discounts and free entry at participating venues.

43. Shaolin Temple Day in Rosemead will feature Kung Fu demonstrations, Buddhist blessing ceremony, wellness booths, Kung Fu lessons, food trucks and more. FREE

44. Harvelle’s in Long Beach is hosting a Gettin’ Lucky Burlesque show in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

45. Dreamscape Immersive, the latest contender in location-based virtual reality, has opened in the Westfield Century City mall with three unique adventures that include an alien zoo, a deep ocean dive and an action packed adventure to find a powerful jewel. Open seven days a week.

46. Desert X returns for its bi-annual public art show February 9 through April 21. Spread throughout the Coachella Valley in various locations, artists are commissioned to use the desert landscape as their canvas with breathtaking results.

47. 100 Tactile exhibition is a sensory experience with objects and symbols through the sensation of touch. The immersive exhibit will be supported by visual and sound elements. Open now until March 30. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

48. Free admission at: Museum of Latin American Art and Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will be happening all weekend long. Check below for where you can score Irish inspired food and plenty of green beer:

  • Select Umami Burger locations will feature a Sunny Side Burger topped with a green egg and a side of their classic sweet potato fries. Pair the meal with a green Angel City Pilsner. The special is available March 15-17 and those who order the combo will receive complimentary Angel City swag, while supplies last. You must be 21+ to get the swag and beer.
  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long at Here and Now located in Downtown Los Angeles. Enjoy an Irish ol’ Fashioned with Slaine Irish whiskey and angostura bitters, sugar and This Lucky Charming Man with Irish whiskey, white chocolate infused vodka, lucky charm cream, and espresso. Food specials will include Irish nachos. On Sunday, a DJ will be spinning jams from 2-7 p.m.
  • St. Patrick’s Day specials at Prank located in Downtown Los Angeles start with a Top Of The Mornin’ brunch beginning at 7 a.m. The festivities continue throughout the day with green beer, Bangers & Mash, $7 Irish coffees and Mischief Matchas (spiked matcha lattes). Live music from Vignes Rooftop Revival will happen from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no cover charge.
  • Tam O’Shanter in Atwater Village will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish buffet celebration this Sunday. Live music, drink specials, raffles and an Irish feast from the famous Lawry’s Silver Cart featuring corned beef & cabbage, brisket, vegetarian options and dessert will have you rolling out of the legendary establishment on St. Patty’s Day.
  • Trejo’s Tacos and Trejo’s Cantina will feature a Corned Beef Taco topped with Chipotle-dijon cream, pickled onion slaw, and tater tots. Available all weekend.
  • Baldoria in Little Tokyo will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Chef Duke’s Corned Beef Hash pizza, $3 Jameson shots, and $8 Irish Old Fashioneds.
  • Ashland Hill in Santa Monica is hosting a Shamrock Social on Sunday, March 17 from noon to 6 p.m. with loads of beer (yes, green beer), Jameson whiskey, corned beef and cabbage, games, a DJ and a Giant Beer Pong Tournament. Tickets cost $25 for GA and $45 for VIP. Proceeds from the event benefit Heal the Bay.
  • H Café located in Koreatown will offer Irish coffees, Jameson shots, green beer, and green mimosas for $8 each all day.
  • Sonoma Wine Garden in Santa Monica will host a St. Patty’s Day brunch and dinner on Sunday. There will be a live DJ, special Irish themed menu items including potato dumplings, corned beef with braised cabbage and green bubbly.

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Descanso Gardens Japanese Garden
At the Japanese Garden at Descanso Gardens. Photo by Daniella Sulimary / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Thursday, March 14, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Keep in mind for some of the ticketing options we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links (affiliates noted in parenthesis).

1. [11 a.m.] 260LA will host a Rent The Runway sample sale in conjunction with a Kevyn Aucoin makeup sale from March 12-17 in their Beverly Hills location.

2. [noon] Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys will house over 100 items created by comedian Jeff Wysaski including fake toys, actual toys with new names, and actual toys with fake facts. The show runs March 1-17 at Start Los Angeles, in Harvard Heights.

3. [1 p.m.] Spring Bloom Walks at Descanso Gardens.

4. [4 p.m.] An installation created by design firm and technology studio VT Pro Design gets a West Coast debut at ROW DTLA. Telestron is two large-scale robotic conductors creating geometric shades through light and shadows all around guests in a seven minute light show. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday with the end date of March 28. FREE

5. [6 p.m.] The Downtown Art Walk brings art enthusiasts, art galleries and locals together every second Thursday of each month for a night of exploration.

6. [7 p.m.] Guest speaker and chef Maite Gomez-Rejón of ArtBites will discuss the two women who influenced cooking in Mexico. Vicenta Torres de Rubio (first woman to publish a cookbook, Cocina Michoacana) and Josefina Velasquez de Leon who published 140 cookbooks, including the first bilingual cookbook printed in the U.S. There will be a tasting included in the ticket.

7. [7 p.m.] California African American Museum welcomes a performance and public dialogue with Bryonn Bain, the creator, writer, and lead performer of the award-winning production Lyrics from Lockdown. FREE

8. [various] Free admission at: MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.), Japanese American National Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.) and  USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

9. [various] Dreamscape Immersive, the latest contender in location-based virtual reality, has opened in the Westfield Century City mall with three unique adventures that include an alien zoo, a deep ocean dive and an action packed adventure to find a powerful jewel. Open seven days a week.

10. [various] Desert X continues for its bi-annual public art show through April 21. Spread throughout the Coachella Valley in various locations, artists are commissioned to use the desert landscape as their canvas with breathtaking results.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $39 tix to Cirque du Soleil Amaluna at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Lunchtime Yoga at Grand Park. Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Keep in mind for some of the ticketing options we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links (affiliates noted in parenthesis).

1. [11 a.m.] 260LA will host a Rent The Runway sample sale in conjunction with a Kevyn Aucoin makeup sale from March 12-17 in their Beverly Hills location.

2. [noon] Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys will house over 100 items created by comedian Jeff Wysaski including fake toys, actual toys with new names, and actual toys with fake facts. The show runs March 1-17 at Start Los Angeles, in Harvard Heights.

3. [12:15 p.m.] Take an afternoon yoga class in beautiful Grand Park. The 45 minute workout is complimentary to the public every. After yoga, checkout the many food trucks lining the park and grab lunch al fresco style. FREE

4. [4 p.m.] An installation created by design firm and technology studio VT Pro Design gets a West Coast debut at ROW DTLA. Telestron is two large-scale robotic conductors creating geometric shades through light and shadows all around guests in a seven minute light show. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday with the end date of March 28. FREE

5. [5 p.m.] Northridge Farmers Market Opening Date For 2019. FREE

6. [5:30 p.m.] The 7th Annual STARS of Napa Valley Wine comes to the Peninsula Beverly Hills with wine tastings from around 100 of Napa Valley’s finest wineries.

7. [7 p.m.] Angel City Brewery will host a Game of Thrones trivia night. It’s free to play with plenty of giveaways.

8. [7:30 p.m.] The Hammer museum will screen any film under 10 minutes in front of a raucous audience during Open Projector Night with comedian emcees the Sklar Brothers. Aspiring film makers can sign up one hour ahead of screening time. FREE

9. [various] Dreamscape Immersive, the latest contender in location-based virtual reality, has opened in the Westfield Century City mall with three unique adventures that include an alien zoo, a deep ocean dive and an action packed adventure to find a powerful jewel. Open seven days a week.

10. [various] Desert X continues for its bi-annual public art show through April 21. Spread throughout the Coachella Valley in various locations, artists are commissioned to use the desert landscape as their canvas with breathtaking results.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $39 tix to Cirque du Soleil Amaluna at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 12, 2019

March 12, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Sunset at LACMA
Sunset at LACMA. Photo by Christina Champlin

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Keep in mind for some of the ticketing options we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links (affiliates noted in parenthesis).

1. [11 a.m.] 260LA will host a Rent The Runway sample sale in conjunction with a Kevyn Aucoin makeup sale from March 12-17 in their Beverly Hills location.

2. [noon] Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys will house over 100 items created by comedian Jeff Wysaski including fake toys, actual toys with new names, and actual toys with fake facts. The show runs March 1-17 at Start Los Angeles, in Harvard Heights.

3. [6 p.m.] The Wild Reeds celebrate their new album Cheers with a live show and album signing at Amoeba Hollywood.

4. [6 p.m.] The Waterfront in Venice Beach and GRLSWIRL are throwing a Women’s History Month celebrationbenefiting non-profit Miriam’s House. For each featured drink sold $1 will be donated to the non-profit. A raffle featuring art and goods from several local women-owned businesses will also take place. There is no entrance free and the event runs 6-10 p.m.

5. [7 p.m.] Paint & Pint at King Harbor Brewery is happening this Tuesday. The theme is fruit.

6. [8 p.m.] Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher at UCBT Franklin.

7. [9 p.m.] Pet Shop Boys Tribute Night at The Lash.

8. [various] Free admission at: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and  Autry Museum of the American West

9. [various] Dreamscape Immersive, the latest contender in location-based virtual reality, has opened in the Westfield Century City mall with three unique adventures that include an alien zoo, a deep ocean dive and an action packed adventure to find a powerful jewel. Open seven days a week.

10. [various] Desert X continues for its bi-annual public art show through April 21. Spread throughout the Coachella Valley in various locations, artists are commissioned to use the desert landscape as their canvas with breathtaking results.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $39 tix to Cirque du Soleil Amaluna at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar

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35 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [3-11-19 to 3-15-19]

March 11, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Grand Central Market Los Angeles
Grand Central Market. Photo by Christina Minh / We Like L.A.

Every week in Los Angeles there are tons of great things to do (even before the weekend gets started) that we think you ought to have on your radar. With that in mind, we put together a list every Monday through Friday morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15, features Open Projector Night at The Hammer, Whisperlodge, Downtown Art Walk, PaleyFest, a Cherry Blossom Festival in Huntington Beach, Friday Night Flights at GCM and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!


Keep in mind that while we retain complete editorial control of our content, for some of the ticketing options provided we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links.

Monday March 11th, 2019

1. There’s a themed pop-up called Grunge Shop Tavern where you’ll be transported to 1991, a time where Nirvana, flannel shirts and combat boots ruled. It’s an interactive experience, expect atmospheric actors, a fictitious bar owner called “Old Doug” and loads of grunge music throughout the night.

2 .Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys will house over 100 items created by comedian Jeff Wysaski including fake toys, actual toys with new names, and actual toys with fake facts. The show runs March 1-17 at Start Los Angeles, in Harvard Heights.

3. New Beverly Cinema host Monday Matinees with a screening of Clueless in 35mm.

4. There’s a free Monday Night Fiction Workshop at Beyond Baroque in Venice this Monday. The weekly workshop will be facilitated by author, screenwriter, playwright, and director Barra Grant. FREE

5. Taste of Silence mezcal soiree happening at Wally’s in Santa Monica will offer El Silencio Joven and Espadin Mezcals, passed appetizers and mixed cocktails throughout the evening.

6. Harvard & Stone is hosting their 8-year anniversary celebration this Monday evening starting at 8 p.m.

Tuesday March 12th, 2019

7. 260LA will host a Rent The Runway sample sale in conjunction with a Kevyn Aucoin make up sale from March 12-17 in their Beverly Hills location.

8. Paint & Pint at King Harbor Brewery is happening this Tuesday. The theme is fruit.

9. Dreamscape Immersive, the latest contender in location-based virtual reality, has opened in the Westfield Century City mall with three unique adventures that include an alien zoo, a deep ocean dive and an action packed adventure to find a powerful jewel. Open seven days a week.

10. 100 Tactile exhibition is a sensory experience with objects and symbols through the sensation of touch. The immersive exhibit will be supported by visual and sound elements. Open now until March 30. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

11. The Waterfront in Venice Beach and GRLSWIRL are throwing a Women’s History Month celebration benefiting non-profit Miriam’s House. For each featured drink sold $1 will be donated to the non-profit. A raffle featuring art and goods from several local women-owned businesses will also take place. There is no entrance free and the event runs 6-10 p.m.

12. Desert X returns for its bi-annual public art show February 9 through April 21. Spread throughout the Coachella Valley in various locations, artists are commissioned to use the desert landscape as their canvas with breathtaking results.

13. Free admission at: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and  Autry Museum of the American West

Wednesday March 13th, 2019

14. The Hammer museum will screen any film under 10 minutes in front of a raucous audience during Open Projector Night with comedian emcees the Sklar Brothers. Aspiring film makers can sign up one hour ahead of screening time. FREE

15. Have you ever wanted to experience an ASMR video in real life? Your chance comes this week (March 13-17) when Whisperlodge returns to Los Angeles (after a sold out show last year) for a 90-minute experience featuring a variety of ASMR triggers.

16. Angel City Brewery will host a Game of Thrones trivia night. It’s free to play with plenty of giveaways.

17. An installation created by design firm and technology studio VT Pro Design gets a West Coast debut at ROW DTLA. Telestron is two large-scale robotic conductors creating geometric shades through light and shadows all around guests in a seven minute light show. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday with the end date of March 28. FREE

18. The 7th Annual STARS of Napa Valley Wine comes to the Peninsula Beverly Hills with wine tastings from around 100 of Napa Valley’s finest wineries.

19. Take an afternoon yoga class in beautiful Grand Park. The 45 minute workout is complimentary to the public every. After yoga, checkout the many food trucks lining the park and grab lunch al fresco style. FREE

Thursday March 14th, 2019

20. The Downtown Art Walk brings art enthusiasts, art galleries and locals together every second Thursday of each month for a night of exploration.

21.Delusion: The Blue Blade is an immersive play that puts in the center of a time travel adventure narrative. After a successful run last fall, the new ‘director’s cut’ edition of the play will run through March 17 on select nights.

22. California African American Museum welcomes a performance and public dialogue with Bryonn Bain, the creator, writer, and lead performer of the award-winning production Lyrics from Lockdown. FREE

23. Guest speaker and chef Maite Gomez-Rejón of ArtBites will discuss the two women who influenced cooking in Mexico. Vicenta Torres de Rubio (first woman to publish a cookbook, Cocina Michoacana) and Josefina Velasquez de Leon who published 140 cookbooks, including the first bilingual cookbook printed in the U.S. There will be a tasting included in the ticket.

24. Wisdome Art Park is an art focused immersive experience spread among a series of domes in an Arts District lot. The current exhibition, Samskara, takes guests on a journey that includes paintings, optical illusions, virtual reality, and one very trippy video projection. Happening all weekend. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

25. There’s a free mindful awareness meditation going on at the Hammer. Participants are welcome to stay for the entire 30-minute session or leave when they choose. FREE

26. Free admission at: MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.), Japanese American National Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.) and  USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

Friday March 15th, 2019

27. PaleyFest returns to the Dolby Theatre March 15 – 24 for a 10-day television festival featuring stars and creators from some of your favorite TV shows. PaleyFest is a culmination of screenings, panel discussions, Q&A’s and behind-the-scenes looks of a variety of TV shows you know and love.

28. A Cherry Blossom Festival takes over Huntington Central Park Friday through Sunday. The three-day celebration centers around these seasonal blossoms. Festival highlights include a Sakura night market, live entertainment, arts and craft and more. FREE

29. Grand Central Market hosts Friday Night Flights every Friday starting at noon. The special includes a flight of drinks or bites from GCM vendors and a round trip ticket on the historic Angels Flight Railway right across the street for $15.

30. Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting. FREE

31. Experience National Geographic Live at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Their latest installment involves shark photographer Thomas Peschak. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

32. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in West Los Angeles at a secret location with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB!

33. Odd Nights At The Autry feature a collection of vendors, gourmet food trucks, children activities, guest DJ’s, a full bar and access to The Autry Gallery until 9 p.m. Happening every third Friday of the month until October 2019. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

34. This Friday Caltech’s Stargazing and Lecture series returns to Pasadena for a night of outer worldly discussions and some stargazing. FREE 

35. The Groundlings: The Completely Different Late Show is a hilarious improv show by the cast of the Groundlings’ Main Company. Audience shout suggestions throughout the night for improvisational scenes performed by some of the best in the business. It’s also a testing ground for brand new material for the Groundlings’ main show. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

Wednesday March 14 is Pi Day, a celebration of the mathematical constant that also inspires folks to honor the day with a piece of pie. Here are a few Los Angeles spots celebrating Pi Day to hit up this week:

Winston Pies will offer their PieBite for just $3.14. The PieBite is 3.14-inch large and come in a variety of flavors, including Harvest Apple, Blue Ridge Blueberry, Dixie Classic Cherry and Chocolate Cowgirl.

With a $5 purchase from any The Pie Hole locations you’ll be eligible for raffle prizes right on the spot. This can include free pie holes, a whole pie or even a whipped cream pie in the face. Key Lime minis, Pie Hole bundles of four (apple, blueberry, Mexican chocolate and strawberry lavender) and the Einstein Blue Lemonade are all priced at $3.14 for the day.

NoMad Los Angeles will offer pie-themed butter croissants out of the Coffee Bar for one day only. The croissant flavors include key lime pie filled with key lime curd and topped with a toasted vanilla meringue; apple pie featuring a baked-apple filling with cinnamon caramel and a pie crust crumble topping; and banana cream pie topped Nilla wafers and dried banana pieces.

At Alta Adams chef Keith Corbin is serving up some delectable slices of sweet potato pie for dessert. Topped with vanilla-bourbon whipped cream and grated candied pecans, the pie is a blend of sweet potatoes and the restaurant’s custom sugar and spice blend.

Salt & Straw celebrates by bringing back their Wild-Foraged Berry Slab Pie, as part of their March “Flavor Vault” series. The ice cream features cranberries, cherries and other mixed berries cooked into pie-filling that’s blended into a salted-vanilla base along with chunks of golden-brown pie crust baked from Homeboy Industries. The flavor is available all month long.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Monday, March 11, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [noon] Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys will house over 100 items created by comedian Jeff Wysaski including fake toys, actual toys with new names, and actual toys with fake facts. The show runs March 1-17 at Start Los Angeles, in Harvard Heights.

2. [2 p.m.] New Beverly Cinema host Monday Matinees with a screening of Clueless in 35mm.

3. [6 p.m.] Taste of Silence mezcal soiree happening at Wally’s in Santa Monica will offer El Silencio Joven and Espadin Mezcals, passed appetizers and mixed cocktails throughout the evening.

4. [7 p.m.] Write Club Los Angeles at the Bootleg Theater.

5. [7 p.m.] Social Lingo Language Exchange Party at The Cat and Fiddle.

6. [7 p.m.] There’s a themed pop-up called Grunge Shop Tavern where you’ll be transported to 1991, a time where Nirvana, flannel shirts and combat boots ruled. It’s an interactive experience, expect atmospheric actors, a fictitious bar owner called “Old Doug” and loads of grunge music throughout the night.

7. [7:30 p.m.] Muse: Simulation Theory World Tour comes to The Forum.

8. [7:30 p.m.] There’s a free Monday Night Fiction Workshop at Beyond Baroque in Venice this Monday. The weekly workshop will be facilitated by author, screenwriter, playwright, and director Barra Grant. FREE

9. [8 p.m.] Harvard & Stone 8 year anniversary celebration.

\10. [9 p.m.] The Mountaineer Cowboys at Happy Feet Monday at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank.

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 10, 2019

March 10, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Vista Hermosa Park
Photo Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Sunday, March 10, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [7 a.m.] Wescom Credit Union will be picking up the tab at 23 locations of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® up to $15 per transaction until $2,000 worth of bills are paid at each location.

2. [10 a.m.] Mojave Flea Sunday Market Series comes to Freehand this Sunday. The traveling market supports small businesses and local trade. Vendors will offer handcrafted food, drink, apothecary, apparel, accessories, housewares, furnishings and vintage.

3. [10:30 a.m.]  Challenge yourself with a 75-minute yoga class while enjoying views of the DTLA skyline during Flow + Flavor: Rooftop Yoga at Smorgasburg x ROW DTLA.

4. [11 a.m.] An installation created by design firm and technology studio VT Pro Design gets a West Coast debut at ROW DTLA. Telestron is two large-scale robotic conductors creating geometric shades through light and shadows all around guests in a seven minute light show. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday with the end date of March 28. FREE

5. [11 a.m.] Holi Festival of Colors Los Angeles comes to Whittier March 9-10 for a celebration of the traditional Indian holiday. Festival is full of colors, yoga, cuisine, mantra, live bands, DJ’s, interactive dance, and more.

6. [noon] The 45h Annual Redondo Beach Kite Festival returns to the Redondo Beach Pier for an all-ages free afternoon of kite-flying and fun. In addition to prizes for best kites flown, there will be live music, a local dance studio performance, a martial arts demonstration, a hot dog on a stick eating contest and more. (note there is a chance of rain to day, and this may affect this event, so be advised!)

7. [noon] Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys will house over 100 items created by comedian Jeff Wysaski including fake toys, actual toys with new names, and actual toys with fake facts. The show runs March 1-17 at Start Los Angeles, in Harvard Heights.

8. [noon] There’s a Art+ Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon happening at The Hammer this Sunday. Beginners will be trained and all you need is a laptop. In addition, women in the arts are invited to stop by and have their portraits taken for Wikimedia Commons. FREE

9. [8 p.m.] Friendship Buddies a free stand-up comedy show taking place at the Verdugo Bar back patio features some of the best comics in Los Angeles and beyond. Show starts at 8p.m. FREE

10. [various] Delusion: The Blue Blade is an immersive play that puts in the center of a time travel adventure narrative. After a successful run last fall, the new ‘director’s cut’ edition of the play will run through March 17 on select nights.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $39 tix to Cirque du Soleil Amaluna at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 9, 2019

March 9, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Huntington Library
Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Saturday, March 9, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [9 a.m.] The Huntington presents Taste of Art: Women in Art and Food a day of exploring the role of women in art. Guests will partake in a workshop presented by Maite Gomez-Rejón of ArtBites, spend time in the galleries and prepare a group meal based on recipes from The Huntington’s Anne Cranston Regional and Charitable Cookbook Collection.

2. [11 a.m.] Holi Festival of Colors Los Angeles comes to Whittier March 9-10 for a celebration of the traditional Indian holiday. Festival is full of colors, yoga, cuisine, mantra, live bands, DJ’s, interactive dance, and more.

3. [11 a.m.] An installation created by design firm and technology studio VT Pro Design gets a West Coast debut at ROW DTLA. Telestron is two large-scale robotic conductors creating geometric shades through light and shadows all around guests in a seven minute light show. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday with the end date of March 28. FREE

4. [noon] Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys will house over 100 items created by comedian Jeff Wysaski including fake toys, actual toys with new names, and actual toys with fake facts. The show runs March 1-17 at Start Los Angeles, in Harvard Heights.

5. [6:30 p.m.] Venice Arts’ Annual Speakeasy comes to the Townhouse in Venice Beach on Saturday for whiskey, prizes, and all that jazz inspired by the Prohibition era.

6. [7:30 p.m.] L.A.’s only live animated comedy show Picture This! returns for a free show at The Virgil. FREE

7. [7:30 p.m.] Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Downtown at a very special secret location with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB!

8. [7:30 p.m.] Looking for a little free comedy this weekend in NELA? The Frogtown Show is a free monthly comedy show that takes place at Spoke Bicycle Cafe along the L.A. River. Light bites, wine and beer specials will be available for the evening. FREE

9. [various] Delusion: The Blue Blade is an immersive play that puts in the center of a time travel adventure narrative. After a successful run last fall, the new ‘director’s cut’ edition of the play will run through March 17 on select nights.

10. [various] Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival returns on select dates from February 28 through March 9. The nationwide festival showcases five-minute sex-positive ‘dirty movies’ on the big screen of The Downtown Independent in celebration of creative sexual expression.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $39 tix to Cirque du Soleil Amaluna at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Norton Simon Sculpture Garden
Norton Simon Museum Sculpture Garden. Credit: Isabelle Acatauassú Alves Almeida via flickr cc

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Friday, March 8, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [noon] Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys will house over 100 items created by comedian Jeff Wysaski including fake toys, actual toys with new names, and actual toys with fake facts. The show runs March 1-17 at Start Los Angeles, in Harvard Heights.

2. [4 p.m.] An installation created by design firm and technology studio VT Pro Design gets a West Coast debut at ROW DTLA. Telestron is two large-scale robotic conductors creating geometric shades through light and shadows all around guests in a seven minute light show. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday with the end date of March 28. FREE

3. [6 p.m.] Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting. FREE

4. [6 p.m.] 20 Pasadena cultural institutions participate in a night of free art, music, and entertainment during ArtNight Pasadena. Last year an estimated 16,000 guests came through, and this year expects similar attendance. Venues for 2019 include the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena History Museum, Kidspace Children’s Museum, The Gamble House and more. There are even FREE shuttles to transport guests to their next destination. FREE

5. [6:30 p.m.] luminhero and lululemon will host a free HIIT workout and yoga session at Westfield Century City during their Beauty & Balance event. FREE

6. [7 p.m.]  March is Women’s History Month, spend Friday evening at We Choose Art | A Feminist Perspective at the historic Montalban theater located in Hollywood. There will be a Feminist Portrait gallery, live performances, artist unveilings of works and cocktails.

7. [8 p.m.] The City of El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department and the South Bay Astronomical Society will host a Star Party this Friday from 8-10:30 p.m. at the Hilltop Park parking lot.

8. [10 p.m.] Upstairs Bar at The Ace Hotel will host an International Women’s Day Celebration with a female line up of musicians to benefit Alexandria House a safe place providing transitional residence and housing for women and children.

9. [various] Delusion: The Blue Blade is an immersive play that puts in the center of a time travel adventure narrative. After a successful run last fall, the new ‘director’s cut’ edition of the play will run through March 17 on select nights.

10. [various] Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival returns on select dates from February 28 through March 9. The nationwide festival showcases five-minute sex-positive ‘dirty movies’ on the big screen of The Downtown Independent in celebration of creative sexual expression.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $39 tix to Cirque du Soleil Amaluna at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro

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38 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. [3-8-2019 to 3-10-2019]

March 7, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Redondo Kite Festival
Image via Redondo Beach Pier Association on Facebook

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 curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

This weekend, from Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10, features ArtNight Pasadena, Venice Arts’ Annual Speakeasy, Don’t Tell Comedy, Redondo Beach Kite Festival, Art+ Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your weekend!


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Friday March 8th, 2019

1. 20 Pasadena cultural institutions participate in a night of free art, music, and entertainment during ArtNight Pasadena. Last year an estimated 16,000 guests came through, and this year expects similar attendance. Venues for 2019 include the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena History Museum, Kidspace Children’s Museum, The Gamble House and more. There are even FREE shuttles to transport guests to their next destination. FREE

2. Decompress at Mystic Journey Crystals in Venice with a crystal sound bath that combines original compositions and performances with crystal singing bowls.

3. Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting. FREE

4. luminhero and lululemon will host a free HIIT workout and yoga session at Westfield Century City during their Beauty & Balance event. FREE

5. Upstairs Bar at The Ace Hotel will host an International Women’s Day Celebration with a female line up of musicians to benefit Alexandria House a safe place providing transitional residence and housing for women and children.

6. March is Women’s History Month, spend Friday evening at We Choose Art | A Feminist Perspective at the historic Montalban theater located in Hollywood. There will be a Feminist Portrait gallery, live performances, artist unveilings of works and cocktails.

7. The City of El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department and the South Bay Astronomical Society will host a Star Party this Friday from 8-10:30 p.m. at the Hilltop Park parking lot.

8. 260LA will host a Reformation sample sale from March 5-10 in their Beverly Hills location.

9. Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival returns on select dates from February 28 through March 9. The nationwide festival showcases five-minute sex-positive ‘dirty movies’ on the big screen of The Downtown Independent in celebration of creative sexual expression.

10. There’s a Vanessa Mooney sample sale happening in Highland Park from March 8-10 where everything will be under $40.

11. Desert X continues through April 21. Spread throughout the Coachella Valley in various locations, artists are commissioned to use the desert landscape as their canvas with breathtaking results.

12. Dreamscape Immersive, the latest contender in location-based virtual reality, has opened in the Westfield Century City mall with three unique adventures that include an alien zoo, a deep ocean dive and an action packed adventure to find a powerful jewel. Open seven days a week.

Saturday March 9th, 2019

13. Venice Arts’ Annual Speakeasy comes to the Townhouse in Venice Beach on Saturday for whiskey, prizes, and all that jazz inspired by the Prohibition era.

14. L.A.’s only live animated comedy show Picture This! returns for a free show at The Virgil. FREE

15.Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys will house over 100 items created by comedian Jeff Wysaski including fake toys, actual toys with new names, and actual toys with fake facts. The show runs March 1-17 at Start Los Angeles, in Harvard Heights.

16. Delusion: The Blue Blade is an immersive play that puts in the center of a time travel adventure narrative. After a successful run last fall, the new ‘director’s cut’ edition of the play will run through March 17 on select nights.

17. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Downtown at a very special secret location with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB!

18. Hit up four clubs in one night thanks to Downtown LA Club Crawl. The crawl will give you front of line access and drink specials throughout the evening. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

19. The Huntington presents Taste of Art: Women in Art and Food a day of exploring the role of women in art. Guests will partake in a workshop presented by Maite Gomez-Rejón of ArtBites, spend time in the galleries and prepare a group meal based on recipes from The Huntington’s Anne Cranston Regional and Charitable Cookbook Collection.

20. ban.do has created eight limited edition drink sleeves for all Alfred Coffee locations (excluding Alfred Tea Rooms). Alongside the sleeves, three Alfred locations (Melrose Place, Silverlake and Studio City) will have original murals designed by ban.do. Every Alfred location will also carry free fold out maps of ban.do’s favorite Los Angeles spots. This Saturday ban.do will host a meet up at Alfred Coffee in Silverlake from 10 a.m. to noon. The first 10 people to attend will receive free coffee.

21. Holi Festival of Colors Los Angeles comes to Whittier March 9-10 for a celebration of the traditional Indian holiday. Festival is full of colors, yoga, cuisine, mantra, live bands, DJ’s, interactive dance, and more.

22. Looking for a little free comedy this weekend in NELA? The Frogtown Show is a free monthly comedy show that takes place at Spoke Bicycle Cafe along the L.A. River. Light bites, wine and beer specials will be available for the evening. FREE

23. An installation created by design firm and technology studio VT Pro Design gets a West Coast debut at ROW DTLA. Telestron is two large-scale robotic conductors creating geometric shades through light and shadows all around guests in a seven minute light show. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday with the end date of March 28. FREE

24. Wisdome Art Park is an art focused immersive experience spread among a series of domes in an Arts District lot. The current exhibition, Samskara, takes guests on a journey that includes paintings, optical illusions, virtual reality, and one very trippy video projection. Happening all weekend. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

25.100 Tactile exhibition is a sensory experience with objects and symbols through the sensation of touch. The immersive exhibit will be supported by visual and sound elements. Open now until March 30. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

Sunday March 10th, 2019

26. The 45h Annual Redondo Beach Kite Festival returns to the Redondo Beach Pier for an all-ages free afternoon of kite-flying and fun. In addition to prizes for best kites flown, there will be live music, a local dance studio performance, a martial arts demonstration, a hot dog on a stick eating contest and more. FREE

27. Le Salon de Musiques presents a stage free chamber musical experience with champagne and high tea to follow at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion this Sunday. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

28. Wescom will be picking up the tab at 23 locations of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® up to $15 per transaction until $2,000 worth of bills are paid at each location.

29. There’s a Art+ Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon happening at The Hammer this Sunday. Beginners will be trained and all you need is a laptop. In addition, women in the arts are invited to stop by and have their portraits taken for Wikimedia Commons. FREE

30. Platform is hosting a pop up shopping event titled The Edit bringing their favorite brands to one spot plus complimentary hand massages and skin consultations by True Botanicals. In addition, artist Anastasia DiGiallonardo will be custom painting shoes and denim.

31. This Sunday is Family Fun Day at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden located in Claremont. Folks are invited to discover the Origami in the Garden exhibit featuring 16 large-scale metal origami sculptures from galloping ponies to soaring cranes each folded from a single sheet of metal. The event will also feature a number of crafting activities. Free admission for all children under 12 and Claremont residents.

32. Challenge yourself with a 75-minute yoga class while enjoying views of the DTLA skyline during Flow + Flavor: Rooftop Yoga at Smorgasburg x ROW DTLA.

33. wineLA presents a night of wine, cheese and chocolate a special class helping Angelenos explore the ways all three are paired together.

34.Friendship Buddies a free stand-up comedy show taking place at the Verdugo Bar back patio features some of the best comics in Los Angeles and beyond. Show starts at 8p.m. FREE

35. Family Flicks Film Series at The Hammer will screen The Eagle Huntress this Sunday. FREE

36. Yoga at Angel City Brewery welcomes all levels of experience with a donation of $15-20 that includes a free drink at the end.

37. Mojave Flea Sunday Market Series comes to Freehand this Sunday. The traveling market supports small businesses and local trade. Vendors will offer handcrafted food, drink, apothecary, apparel, accessories, housewares, furnishings and vintage.

38. Free museum days: Museum of Latin American Art and Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

Little Tokyo bar Mermaid celebrates National Women’s Day with a wig party on Friday March 8 from 5 p.m. to close. The bar will offer cocktails highlighting females in the spirit industry. The list includes: Michter’s, Future Gin, Pomp & Whimsy, and Yola Mezcal. Unlock drink specials simply by wearing a wig. This is an all-day event so take advantage of happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. where food and drink specials will be offered. Rock n’ roll music will be spun all night thanks to DJ Liuba. All events at Mermaid support local non-profit organizations.

Mermaid is located at 428 E 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Food Fare at The Barker Hangar
Image via Planned Parenthood Los Angeles on Facebook

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Thursday, March 7, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [11 a.m.] Head to Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles to check out ‘Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970 – 1983: Archive Project No. 1,’ an extension of the 2017 survey of the same title presented by the LUMA Foundation at the festival Rencontres d’Arles, France. The exhibition features more than 4,000 photographs taken between 1970 and 1983, spanning the artist’s early photojournalistic work for Rolling Stone Magazine to some of her most iconic portraits. ‘The Early Years’ will remain on view through April 14, 2019. FREE

2. [11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.] Planned Parenthood’s Annual Food Fare kicks off at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar on March 7 featuring over 150 of Southern California’s best restaurants, caterers and libation purveyors all in support of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) initiatives.

3. [noon] Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys will house over 100 items created by comedian Jeff Wysaski including fake toys, actual toys with new names, and actual toys with fake facts. The show runs March 1-17 at Start Los Angeles, in Harvard Heights.

4. [4 p.m.] An installation created by design firm and technology studio VT Pro Design gets a West Coast debut at ROW DTLA. Telestron is two large-scale robotic conductors creating geometric shades through light and shadows all around guests in a seven minute light show. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday with the end date of March 28. FREE

5. [5 p.m.] March is Women’s History Month and the historic Hotel Figueroa is partnering with LoveMade + Auragami this Thursday for an evening of healing, meditation, discussions, and workshops focused on self-love lessons. Complimentary snacks and beverages from SZENT, B.O.S.S. Food Co., and TruWomen will be provided. All guests will leave with gifts from Mecca Candle Co., FaceTory, and LOVLUV.

6. [6 p.m.] The Mar Vista Artwalk “Block Party” returns with over 65 artists and vendors, live painting, live music and more on Venice Blvd between Grandview and Inglewood. FREE

7. [6 p.m.] Head to Downtown San Pedro for First Thursday Art Walk featuring street vendors, food trucks and after hours at art galleries in the Artist District.

8. [various] Delusion: The Blue Blade is an immersive play that puts in the center of a time travel adventure narrative. After a successful run last fall, the new ‘director’s cut’ edition of the play will run through March 17 on select nights.

9. [various] The 8th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Laemmle in Santa Monica and Pasadena from March 6-7 for screenings of short films centered on the great outdoors.

10. [various] Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival returns on select dates from February 28 through March 9. The nationwide festival showcases five-minute sex-positive ‘dirty movies’ on the big screen of The Downtown Independent in celebration of creative sexual expression.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $39 tix to Cirque du Soleil Amaluna at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 6, 2019

March 6, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Storm at Griffith Observatory
Storm clouds over Griffith Observatory. Credit: Manny Moss via flickr cc

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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2. [11 a.m.] Head to Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles to check out ‘Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970 – 1983: Archive Project No. 1,’ an extension of the 2017 survey of the same title presented by the LUMA Foundation at the festival Rencontres d’Arles, France. The exhibition features more than 4,000 photographs taken between 1970 and 1983, spanning the artist’s early photojournalistic work for Rolling Stone Magazine to some of her most iconic portraits. ‘The Early Years’ will remain on view through April 14, 2019. FREE

1. [noon] Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys will house over 100 items created by comedian Jeff Wysaski including fake toys, actual toys with new names, and actual toys with fake facts. The show runs March 1-17 at Start Los Angeles, in Harvard Heights.

5. [4 p.m.] An installation created by design firm and technology studio VT Pro Design gets a West Coast debut at ROW DTLA. Telestron is two large-scale robotic conductors creating geometric shades through light and shadows all around guests in a seven minute light show. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday with the end date of March 28. FREE

3. [7 p.m.] David Gray performs at Amoeba Hollywood. FREE

4. [7 p.m.] De Armas Tomar: Women in the Mexican Revolution, an interactive lecture at East Los Angeles Library. FREE

7. [7:30 p.m.] American art critic and historian Hal Foster joins Los Angeles-based artist Charles Ray in a conversation at The Hammer this Wednesday. FREE

8. [9 p.m.] Dub Club presents Wailing Souls & New Kingston at Echoplex.

6. [various.] Saved By The Max, the Saved By The Bell Pop Up Shop Diner & Bar will transform into Malibu Sands & Zack’s Room as part of the “final semester” of the pop up expereince wrapping up in April.

9. [various] The 8th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Laemmle in Santa Monica and Pasadena from March 6-7 for screenings of short films centered on the great outdoors.

10. [various] Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival returns on select dates from February 28 through March 9. The nationwide festival showcases five-minute sex-positive ‘dirty movies’ on the big screen of The Downtown Independent in celebration of creative sexual expression.

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