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35 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [3-25-19 to 3-29-19]

March 25, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Overlooking Griffith Observatory and the DTLA Skyline from Griffith Park. Photo by Brian Champlin / 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 25 to Friday, March 29, features L.A. Magazine Whiskey Festival, Feminist Camp, The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, La Bamba Movie Night, ¡Latin Food Fest!, Nude Art LA and MUCH more.

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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!


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Monday March 25th, 2019

1.Eataly Los Angeles’ first-ever Restaurant Fest takes place March 18-31. The two-week long festival highlights Italian spring time cuisine through two-course prix fixe menus from all three restaurants inside the complex. Available during lunch and dinner, prices range from $18-28 and select wines will be priced at just $25 a bottle for the occasion.

2. Otis College of Art and Design presents their second installment of the Mandy & Cliff Einstein Visiting Artist Series featuring a public lecture by Zoe Whitley the Curator for International Art at Tate Modern in London, as well as curator attached to the British Pavilion for the 58th Venice Biennale. FREE

3. Astronomy on Tap hosted by Caltech Astronomy happens once a month at Der Wolf in Pasadena. Professionals will give informal talks about a variety of topics while enjoying German beers with the public.

4. Amoeba Music in Hollywood welcomes Andrew Bird into their record store for a signing and performance to promote his latest album My Finest Work Yet.

5. 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

6. Motown On Mondays at The Short Stop celebrates the birthdays of “The Queen Of Soul”, Aretha Franklin, & “The Queen Of Motown”, Diana Ross.

Tuesday March 26th, 2019

7. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of LEVEL in DTLA and NeueHouse in Hollywood with multiple screenings this week that include La La Land, Purple Rain and more.

8. The Hammer will host a conversation circled around Black Women and the #MeToo Movement this Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Panelists are Kenyette Tisha Barnes, Stephanie Jones-Rogers, Rashida Jones, Dee Barnes, Jamilah Lemieux. Moderated by Kimberlé Crenshaw. FREE

9. Dog Haus NoHo celebrates their three-year anniversary on Tuesday with seven Haus Dog creations each specially priced at $3. Draft beers will also be available for $3.

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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. 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.

Wednesday March 27th, 2019

12. Cirque du Soleil: Corteo takes over The Forum from March 27-31 for a spellbinding evening of fantastical acrobatics, costumes and sets. Guests will be immersed in a majestic parade somewhere between heaven and earth.

13. The fourth annual Los Angeles Magazine Whiskey Festival will have you sipping some of the finest whiskeys, meeting master distillers, enjoying appetizers and more.

14. The Egyptian Theatre will host a free advance screening of The Highwaymen which follows the two detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. The movie stars Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson. A discussion with director John Lee Hancock will follow the screening. RSVP is not required and seating is on a first come first served basis. FREE

15. Hotel Figueroa will host Feminist Camp, a one-day-only mini camp offering participants the chance to connect with people doing feminist work in a variety of ways. There will be workshops and light refreshments donated by Poppy + Rose. Tickets cost $30 and reservations are required. Proceeds will go to the Feminist Camp Scholarship Fund.

16. The Egg House visits Los Angeles March 20 – April 28 for an egg-themed, 12,000-square-foot pop-up multi-sensory experience showcasing a series of installations and activations around egg themed creations.

17. Art + Practice presents a conversation with artist and filmmakers Alile Sharon Larkin, Cauleen Smith and dana washington moderated by Jheanelle Brown the Programs Manager at The Broad and co-curator of Time is Running Out of Time: Experimental Film and Video from the L.A. Rebellion and Today an exhibition on view now at A+P which all three artist are a part of. FREE

18. 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

19. 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

Thursday March 28th, 2019

20. The Other Art Fair Los Angeles returns to Magic Box at The Reef March 28-31 for the 3rd edition of its independent artist showcase. See a curated selection of over 140 independent artists and check out thousands of pieces for every budget in one space. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

21. La Bamba Movie Night comes to the Wiltern for a screening of La Bamba and a celebration of Hispanic heritage. The screening will also feature some fun vendors, a taco bar, photo ops and signature La Bamba cocktails.

22. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken will celebrate their grand opening on Santa Monica’s Main Street by giving away a free doughnut to each guest this Thursday. Every hour one lucky guest will receive a “Golden Doughnut” at random receiving free doughnuts for an entire year.

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23. Art Battle Los Angeles returns for a new season at Exchange LA for a wild night of art-making right before your eyes. 16 talented artists in a competitive painting tournament will transform blank canvases into beautiful, original paintings in 20 minutes.

24. Queensway 5K returns to Long Beach harbor for a 3.1-mile course taking you across the Queensway Bridge and finishing at the Queen Mary Events Park, where there will be a party with music, celebratory medals, food tastings and a beer garden. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

25. Angel City Brewery will host a Food For Thought Open Mic Night. Angelenos are given five minutes to share their art, poetry, spoken word, stories, laughter, dance, wisdom, anything!

26. It’s Opening Day at Dodger Stadium this Thursday and the boys in blue will go up against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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

Friday March 29th, 2019

28. The 7th annual ¡Latin Food Fest! happening at L.A. State Historic Park March 29 – 30 celebrates Hispanic culinary excellence. On Friday there will be a “Chefs Night out” wine, spirits and beer party. On Saturday The Gran Tasting will take place featuring cooking and cocktail tastings plus a live demo from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Border Grill.

29. Nude Art LA’s Spring 2019 Show comes to the Cooper Design Space March 29 – 30 for two-night celebration of the nude human form with a carefully curated selection of fine art from all over the world. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

30. The Walt Disney Concert Hall will host a pre-show reception in the Garden with complementary drinks before enjoying music by Gershwin and Ravel performed by The LA Philharmonic. (DISCOUNTED) via Goldstar

31. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Mar Vista 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. Tomatomania returns to Descanso Gardens March 29–31 for gardening workshops, talks, demonstrations and the biggest selection of classic and unusual tomato and pepper plants for sale.

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34. The Langham Huntington in Pasadena presents a roaring 20s gala where guests can indulge in vintage cocktails and french inspired food, plus a champagne fountain, live band, silent movies, and a hidden speakeasy.

35. 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 $15.3

Food Pick for the Week

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

There’s a new Half Off Happy Hour happening daily at Fields LA and Free Play. From 3-5 p.m. Fields LA will have select cocktails and beer half off, as well as house wine for $4. Nine food vendors will offer select dishes for half off including C.J Boyd’s Malibu Chicken Sandwich, Coni’ Seafood Tacos de Pescada, and Ms. Chi Chinese’s Bao Dog. Located one floor above Fields LA is Free Play a sports watching bar-arcade by Timothy Hollingsworth. They’ll have select cocktails, beer and food items for half-off from 5-7 p.m. Food items include their double cheese burger, nachos, and wings.

Fields LA and Free Play are located at 3939 S Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90037


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