Things To Do in L.A. This Week [3-27-2023 to 3-31-2023]

Image via The Other Art Fair

Looks like California is due for (yet another) atmospheric river this week, although the mid-week storm doesn’t seem like it will hit us Angelenos too hard. But let’s talk events.

This March 27-31 in Los Angeles, check out Reel to Reel at The GRAMMY Museum, SpringTopia in Woodland Hills, the Dodgers season opener, The Other Art Fair in Santa Monica, PaleyFest at the Dolby Theatre, Stand Up for Pups, and more. Hope you have a great week!


Things To Do This Week

Reel To Reel: Chevalier -> On Monday, The GRAMMY Museum hosts a special program showing exclusive clips from the new upcoming film Chevalier, which tells the true story of French violinist and composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. A panel discussion from cast and crew will be followed by a special live performance. Event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20. More info here

Art of Costume Design in Film -> The Oscars have come and gone, but you can still catch vibes from this season’s slate of Academy Award nominees at the annual Art of Costume Design in Film exhibition at the FIDM Museum. Expect a stunning collection of costumes and designs from nominated and fan-favorite films, all on view through May 7. The museum is open to visit Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More info here.

AirTalk Live: Covid Retrospective -> On Wednesday, LAist’s Larry Mantle hosts a panel of doctors at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium for an evening of reflection on the realities of COVID-19, three years into the pandemic. Where have we been? What’s in store for the future? Mantle and the experts discuss. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. First-come, first-serve seating is free. Preferred seating is $15. More info here.

Cunny Funts in WeHo -> A new monthly comedy show called Cunny Funts (we love spoonerisms by the way) hits WeHo this Wednesday inside the confines of the patio at Crustica Rolled Pizza. Isa Quiros and Madison Bakich host a lineup that includes Irene Tu, Vishnu Akella, Paige Weldon, Justin Klose, Alexis Bradby, and Roger Smith. Free to attend, but there is a one-item minimum. Starts at 7:30 p.m. More info here.

SpringTopia -> This Wednesday, a new family-friendly experience pops up in Woodland Hills featuring 200,000 square-feet of rides, games, mazes, interactive activities (including 7 different immersive “lands”), food, drinks, and more. Runs Wednesday to Sunday through April 16. Tickets start at $35 per person. Get more info here.

The Other Art Fair -> The Other Art Fair returns to Los Angeles starting this Thursday with a four-day event featuring thousands of original art works, immersive installations, DJ’d music, and drinks. Tickets for opening night are $45, and general admission on Friday to Sunday are $18. More info here.

Season Opener Watch Party at Union Station -> The Dodgers kick off their season this Thursday and Union Station is hosting a free-open-to-the-public watch party and fan fest to mark the the 2023 campaign opener for the boys in blue. The event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. in the south patio, allowing fans to catch the game live on a large LED screen and enjoy family-friendly activities such as face painting, a make-your-own baseball card photo station, music, snacks, and more. More info here.

Lillias White at The Wallis -> This Thursday, Broadway star Lillias White (Hadestown) comes to the Wallis for a special one-night only event featuring a blend of behind-the-scenes storytelling paired with musical selections from White’s storied career on stage and television, all under the musical direction of SiriusXM Radio star Seth Rudetsky. Tickets start at $39. Show begins at 7 p.m. More info here.

When The Ship Goes Down Opening Reception -> This Friday, CONTROL Gallery hosts an opening reception for When the Ship Goes Down, the Los Angeles solo debut of Irish artist Conor Harrington. The show explores issues of politics, power, hyper-masculinity, and hyper-nationalism, all through the satirical lens of Harrington’s paintings and works on paper. Reception runs 7 to 9 p.m., and the exhibition remains on view through April 29. Get more info here.


PaleyFest  -> Starting Friday, PaleyFest returns to the Dolby Theatre with five-days of special panels and discussions featuring the cast and crew of some of T.V.’s top shows, including Abbot Elementary, Mandalorian, Yellowstone and more. Tickets available for individual sessions or as multi-event passes. More info here.

Stand Up For Pups -> On Friday, Wallis Annenberg PetSpace and Can’t Even Comedy present Stand Up for Pups, a dog-friendly comedy show to support animal rescue. Caitlin Benson hosts a lineup that includes Michael Blaustein, Willie Macc, Tian Chen, Roger Smith, and Scotty Cav. A DJ set and meet-and-greet with adoptable pups starts at 7 p.m., with the stand-up to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. More info here.

Dining & Drikning

(picks by Christina Champlin)
Tlayudas with a side of moronga blood sausage from Ponchos Tlayudas. Photo courtesy of Ponchos Tlayudas Instagram.

Bar Clara’s Rooftop Grill & Chill with Poncho’s Tlayudas -> Poncho’s Tlayudas is hitting the rooftop of Bar Clara this Thursday, March 30 for amazing eats and cocktails poolside. Chef Alfonso Martinez will serve his signature tlayudas as well as chicken mole, and beef barbacoa with cactus salad and house made tortillas. Bar Clara will be serving cocktails and guests can also partake in a mezcal tasting with Madre Mezcal. Vibey tunes will be provided by DJs No reservations or tickets are needed to attend the pop-up, simply stop by between 6 to 9 p.m. food will be first come first served until sold out. More info here

goodboybob “Flight Nights” -> goodboybob offers tastings of new wines every Friday and Saturday evening between 5 to 7 p.m. Located in Culver City inside Citizen Public Market, the “Flight Nights” include three pours of curated wines for $15. 


Looking Ahead…

Masters of Taste -> Masters of Taste returns to the field of Pasadena’s historic Rose Bowl on Sunday, April 2 for food samplings from over 60 food and beverage masters. This years’ Host Chefs for Masters of Taste is Chef Michael Reed and Kwini Reed of Poppy + Rose and Poppy & Seed. Tickets cost $155 GA and $225 for VIP. Use promo code WELIKELA for $15 off. All proceeds from the event go directly to Union Station Homeless Services and We Like L.A. is a proud media sponsor of the event!  More info here.

L.A. Beer Fest -> On Saturday, April 1 the 15th annual L.A. Beer Fest brings 80+ breweries together with over a dozen top local food trucks for a day of tastings, music, and fun, all at L.A. Center Studios. General admission starts at $50 per person. More info here.

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