We used to tell you about all the things you could go out and do in Los Angeles on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Then, COVID-19 changed life for all of us, in a thousand small and massive ways. Until the pandemic is behind us, we’ll post events that adhere to Public Health’s current protocols—including plenty of at-home and online events—every Monday and Thursday. We hope they keep you busy, make you laugh, teach you something, or help you feel less alone.
This week, we’ve got outdoor boxing classes, a dog grooming and beer special, more museum reopenings, comedy and music livestreams, and more. Have something you want to submit for next week? Hit us up: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 24, Hotel Figueroa in DTLA hosts an outdoor Women’s Self-Defense Boxing Class with Sanabul and accomplished Rumble Boxing instructor Courtney Watts. The class is $40 and includes a pair of Sanabul’s signature vegan-friendly women’s boxing gloves. All proceeds will benefit the local Downtown Women’s Center.
To celebrate National Puppy Day on March 23, Golden Road Brewing will team up with mega-famous dog groomer Jess Rona to offer three beer and grooming packages, each inspired by the brewery’s Wolf Pack family of IPAs. Each package is $100 and all proceeds go directly to Wags and Walks in support of its mission to advocate and find forever homes for shelter dogs. Each package includes a 6-pack of beer, branded swag, and one grooming by a Jess Rona Grooming team member (valued at $300+). In-studio groomings will be held on April 27. Space is limited, so secure your spot when the packages go live on March 23.
The Petersen Automotive Museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, March 25 with free admission for healthcare workers, first responders, and their guests (up to three) for the rest of 2021. The museum is set to debut new exhibits, new vehicles, and new hours of operation—10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. All tickets must be pre-purchased online. Healthcare personnel and first responders will need to reserve tickets online and provide a physical copy of professional verification at museum check-in.
Head over to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena March 26-27 for The Comedy Store Drive-In featuring Bill Burr, David Spade, Whitney Cummings, Jeff Ross, and more. Before the show, guests will enter through a themed environment inspired by the Comedy Store and event presenter Puffco.
L.A. Animal Services, North Shore Animal League, and Purina have partnered on Tour For Life 2021, a huge adoption event at locations throughout Greater Los Angeles March 22-28. All fees for cats and kittens are waived and guests will receive Purina giveaways while supplies last. Start by viewing available animals here.
Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood reopens with limited capacity on March 22. This week’s films include City of Lies, Tenet, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, and Minari.
Cinespia is going the drive-in route this season with weekend movie screenings at the Greek Theatre. The Never Ending Story screens this Friday.
Desert X returns for its biannual public art show March 12 through May 16. Artists have been commissioned to use the desert landscape as their canvas with breathtaking results. You’ll find the works spread throughout the Coachella Valley in various outdoor locations.
JW Marriott Los Angeles Live poolside dinner & a movie series screens A Star is Born on March 26. Tickets are $45 per guest and include one appetizer, one entree, unlimited popcorn, and the screening. Other snacks, beer, wine, and cocktails are also available for purchase. Tickets and more info are here.
Employees Only turned its parking lot into Summer Social Club last year featuring a roster of weekly culinary pop-ups paired with refreshing cocktails. Every Monday through Sunday, find a different pop-up, such as hand-made pasta from Orso Pasta, Mediterranean rice dishes and dips from Golden Rice Company, and wok-fried Asian street food by Pigeon.
Universal Studios Hollywood reopened March 12 for Taste of Universal, which will continue every weekend this month. The ticketed event gives guests access to shops and outdoor dining from restaurants in the theme park’s upper lot, including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Springfield, USA areas. The experience includes your choice of five classic and new culinary items, photo ops, offers at several themed shops, and a preview of the Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash shop. No rides yet, and don’t forget your mask! Tickets are $48 on Fridays and $53 on Saturdays and Sundays.
Knott’s Taste of Boysenberry Festival features over 80 boysenberry-inspired savory and sweet bites and themed beverages. The festival takes place at the theme park on select dates through May 2. Tickets are $45.
WE Drive-Ins in Santa Monica screens Boogie and Judas and the Black Messiah this week.
Glendale’s Electric Dusk Drive-In screens Boogie Nights and Friday this week.
At-Home & Online Events
The Getty’s new online series Art Break offers unique perspectives on the museum’s collections. On March 26, the inaugural episode, Art Break: The Politics of Labor, will discuss artworks selected by Los Angeles artist Rodrigo Valenzuela and curator of Latin American Art Idurre Alonso and how they relate to contemporary social issues and artistic practices.
The Hammer’s Reimagining the Museum series continues March 24 by exploring how a museum can authentically include the needs and voices of diverse communities to build mutually beneficial and lasting relationships.
On March 22 at 6 p.m., L.A. Tourism and Cercle will host a free livestream featuring electronic duo Bob Moses, performing from the Griffith Observatory. View on Cercle’s Facebook Live, Twitch, or Oculus.
Self Care Comedy streams every Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. with a rotating cast of comics. Check out the lineup and find more info here.
The Art Deco Society hosts Cocktails at the Carthay Circle Theatre on March 26 at 7 p.m. The Zoom event will feature Beth and James Silverman, both original bartenders of the Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge at Disney’s California Adventure. They’ll discuss the original structure’s history and share cocktail recipes. Tickets are $14 here.
Delejos is an immersive theater experience conducted over Zoom from writer/actor/comedian Julia Piñero. When her partner, Jose Zambrano, died unexpectedly in 2019, Piñero turned to Zambrano’s unfinished virtual reality game about long-distance love, Delejos. Though Delajos was originally about Zambrano’s forced immigration from Venezuela, it took on a new meaning for Piñero after his death. This two-hour performance is “a true story that weaves together standup comedy, live music, and a virtual reality experience.” Tickets are currently available through May 1. They’re free, but you’ll need to reserve them here.
The Groundlings Theatre and School will host performances in celebration of Women’s History Month all March. See the month’s schedule and purchase tickets at www.groundlings.com.
Wallis Annenberg PetSpace will host a live online puppet show on March 25.
Dining Events, Pickup & Delivery
There’s a new Taco Tuesday happening at West Hollywood’s plant-based restaurant Gracias Madre. For $25, get three tacos and a Purista Margarita. Available for dine-in every Tuesday on the restaurant’s beautiful patio.
Experimental ice cream company Salt & Straw has brought back its “Cereal-sly” menu featuring five ice cream flavors inspired by nostalgic cereals like Lucky Charms, Corn Flakes, and Captain Crunch. Available now through April 22 in local scoop shops, for local delivery, and via nationwide shipping.
In honor of National Cheesesteak Day on March 24, Figueroa Philly will offer $2 off its Famous Figueroa Philly.
ROW DTLA is giving back to frontline workers with a “Buy A Meal, Give A Meal” campaign from March 20-April 16. For every meal purchased on-site at one of ROW DTLA’s culinary concepts, one meal will be donated to essential workers at Keck Hospital of USC. Participating restaurants include Hayato, Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Go Get ‘Em Tiger, Pikunico and Café Dulce with meals donated from a different restaurant each week.
Foo Fighters and Casa Vega have brought back their limited-edition taco collaboration that benefits No Us Without You. Now through the end of April order The Foo Fighters Especial ($22) featuring smoked brisket tacos with backbeat BBQ sauce, Mexican coleslaw, pickled onions and cilantro, on homemade flour tortillas served with elote, Spanish rice and refried beans. A Foo Fighters cocktail called Los Luchadores Foo ($14) made with La Gritona Reposado tequila is also available.
Bill Esparza’s taco festival Taqueando pivoted last year to a multi-week pop-up in DTLA featuring rotating guest chefs and their most popular tacos. For 2021, Taqueando continues with a four-week pop-up (March 10 – April 25) by Chef Priscilla Curiel of San Diego’s famed Tuétano Taquería, Ricky Piña of Ricky’s Fish Tacos, and tamales (to-go) from Tamales Elena y Antojitos. Wine, beer, and cocktails will also be on the menu. The Taqueando pop-up is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5-10 p.m. for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining on the restaurant’s patio (first-come, first-served basis). Note that Ricky’s Fish Tacos will only be serving Thursday through Saturday.
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