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22 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week [3-23-15 to 3-27-15]

March 23, 2015 by Christina Champlin

[NOTE: If you ended up on this page by mistake from our April 2, 2015 email, here’s the link to the weekend list for 4/3/2015 – 4/5/2015]

Every week in Los Angeles there’s 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 morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love.

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This week includes a tribute to Mad Men at LACMA, a Rave of Thrones, a book reading devoted to John Hughes, live action Marvel characters, a scripted comedy festival, and plenty, plenty more!

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

Urban Light Sculpture at LACMA

Credit: Jimmy Baikovicius via flickr

Monday March 23rd, 2015

1. Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption – The Boy Next Door 

This week’s installment of Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption Doug and a couple of his funny friends will watch Jennifer Lopez’s latest movie The Boy Next Door from the front row with mics in hand ready to blurt out whatever thoughts they have in their heads.

2. Petty Cash Taqueria’s Tequila Tastings

Petty Cash Taqueria is hosting a tequila tasting for just $25. Cecilia Murrieta of La Niña Mezcal will host the event which includes limited edition varietals like the Espadin, Madrecuixe, and Primario.

3. Check Out We Are Thomasse At the Los Angeles Scripted Comedy Festival

Sarah Ann Masse and Nick Afka Thomas bring their cheeky British/American sketch show We Are Thomasse to the Los Angeles Scripted Comedy Festival on March 23rd and 26th! This is part of the on going Los Angeles Scripted Comedy Festival check out their calendar of events on the official site.

4. Hot Tub With Kurt An Kristen

After their show became a hit in Brooklyn, New York comedians Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal took their show to the west coast. Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen is a weekly variety show happening at The Virgil. You might recognize Kurt from Chelsea Lately and Kristen from The Daily Show and Flight of the Concords. Laugh your ass off for just $5 bucks or $8 at the door. Get your advance tickets here.

Tuesday March 24th, 2015

5. Rock & Roll Billboards Of The Sunset Strip At The Skirball 

Did you know that billboards were hand painted for almost two decades in our city? The Ruby Gallery at The Skirball will be featuring over twenty photographs of the billboards that rocked our world from the 1967 cover of the Doors debut album to the MTV billboards in the 80’s.

6. Love On The Run Screening At LACMA

In conjunction with the Tuesday Matinee film series at LACMA this week they will be screening Love on the Run. Director Francois Truffaut made five semi autobiographical films over the course of 20 years. Love on the Run is his closing film to the love story saga.

7. Cinderella At The El Capitan

Cinderella has been killing it with the critics (84% on Rotten Tomatoes) and at the box office, and you can still catch a screening at The El Capitan featuring live action event with special guests, film props, a light show and more as you wait for the curtain to go up. For fans of Frozen, Disney will also be showing a short Frozen Fever for attendees. This is an event for fairy tale lovers and romantics alike. Get more information and discounted tickets for the weekend screenings via Goldstar.

Wednesday March 25th, 2015

8. Network with Marketers, Agencies, Media Reps and Startups 

The Advertising Society will be hosting a happy hour networking event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills. If you are or want to be in the marketing, media, startup or agency world come by and meet some like minded folks! Admission is free.

9. A Book Reading Devoted to John Hughes

Kirk Honeycutt, the former chief film critic at the The Hollywood Reporter, has a new book out entitled John Hughes: A Life in Film and he’ll be doing a free reading and book signing at the Last Bookstore this Wednesday evening starting at 730pm. 80’s movie fans unite!

10. Trivia Night at Spin

Want an excuse to head down the Standard Hotel? Every Wednesday night they host a trivia night starting at 9pm where you can enjoy special prizes, cocktails, and ping pong!

Thursday March 26th, 2015

11. A Tribute To Mad Men at LACMA

Before the last and final season of Mad Men premieres on AMC, LACMA will host two free screenings of the period drama series followed by special conversations with cast and crew, including a Thursday evening panel featuring star Jon Hamm and series creator Matthew Weiner. Friday night will have double-bill followed by a discussion with actor Kiernan Shikpa and costume designer Janie Bryant.

12. Solve Clues At Escape Room LA: The Detective

Picture you trapped inside a 1940’s film noir where you have to solve a slew of mysteries to escape. Work with your fellow detectives as you race against the clock, do you have what it takes? Test your sleuthing skills with half price tickets via Goldstar.

13. Rave Of Thrones

‘Rave of Thrones’ is an all-night party event at Exchange LA featuring Game of Thrones themed decor, performers, and visuals… and of course all in attendance are heavily encourage to dress the part to complete the experience. Basically, if you’re a raver / GOT fan this is pretty much the event of your month.

14. Yoga With A View In Downtown L.A.

The US Bank Library Tower in Down Town is home to Rhubarb Studios. The tech studio decided to invite the folks at I Heart Yoga in the Park over for a donations based Vinyasa yoga night! Get on the RSVP list and get your body moving!

15. Marvel Universe LIVE! Superhero Action Spectacular

Looking for family fun entertainment options? If you are a Marvel fan this show is pretty spectacular! Pyrotechnics, aerial artist and stunt performer make up the cast of Iron Man, Captian America, Thor, Loki and more at the Anaheim Honda Center. Goldstar has discounted tickets so splurge on popcorn and nachos at the show!

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16. TCM Classic Film Festival

The Turner Classic Film Festival will be held at six locations in the heart of Hollywood including The Roosevelt Hotel and the El Capitan. This year’s central theme will be History According to Hollywood. For a full list of films and special guests check out the official festival site.

17. NOHO Food Truck Collective

The Food Truck Collective is an event production company that puts together food truck events in Florida and Miami they have since expanded to the West Coast. From 7 to 10 nosh on awesome food truck fare, listen to music provided by a DJ and join in on some games.

18. 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.

19. The Toledo Show

Jazz, cabaret and one hell of a story unfolds here at The Toledo Show where the audience will get a glimpse of the seedy side of the city of angels and its fallen souls. The tickets are going fast so get ’em quick!

Friday March 27th, 2015

20. Pig Out At Cochon 555 Los Angeles Series 

Cochon U.S. Tour hits L.A. this weekend! This “Porkcentric” foodie event is more than just a feast for your eyes its a feast to end all feast! Top chefs prepare whole Heritage Breed Pigs while winemakers, craft food makers and distillers join forces as part of the good food movement. Join them for the Friday Dinner Series or the Large Format Feast on Saturday. Style tip- just wear sweatpants its a hog feast for god sake!

21. ComedySportz: Fast & Funny Improv

ComedySportz is a fast-paced comedy show designed for the whole family. Watch as two teams battle for points and LOL’s at the National Comedy Theatre in Hollywood. Goldstar is hooking it up with half off tickets score!

22. Reservoir Dogs & Pulp Fiction

Tarantino Much?! The New Beverly Cinema will have a double feature on Friday and Saturday featuring two of his of all-time best: Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.

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