26 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [3-5-18 to 3-9-18]

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 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 5 to Friday, March 9, features All-Star Chef Classic at L.A. Live, Marijuana Madness, Downtown Art Walk, ArtNight Pasadena 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!

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Monday March 5th, 2018

1.Lyrics to Life,’ a FREE four-day pop-up exhibition featuring art inspired by song lyrics from the likes of The Notorious B.I.G., Radiohead, Nicki Minaj and The Weeknd, comes to Downtown Los Angeles from March 2-5.

2. L!ve Talks presents An Evening with Patton Oswalt at the Writers Guild Theatre this Monday.

3. Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen at The Virgil is one of the most popular weekly variety shows happening on a Monday in Los Angeles.

4. This Monday you can check out Throat Singing from the Mongolian Steppe at Coaxial. Admission is free and no ticket is required, though donations are encouraged. FREE

5. The Business LA is a free comedy show at Little Joy featuring some of the best local comics in town. FREE

Tuesday March 6th, 2018

6. There’s a Jam Session at the Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The one-hour set by members of the Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble will be followed by an open jam session for those who want to play.

7. Down some tacos, drink some locally brewed beers and test your trivia skills this Tuesday during Tacos & Trivia night at Angel City Brewery in DTLA.

8. Free admission at: Kidspace Children’s Museum (from 4 to 8 p.m.), Natural History Museum and Page Museum at La Brea Tarpits.

Wednesday March 7th, 2018

9. All-Star Chef Classic at L.A. Live in DTLA, from March 7-10, will feature dinners made by top chefs like Ludo Lefebvre, Michael Voltaggo, Jose Andres, Nyesha Arrington and Jose Garces. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. Take a Gin Crafting Class at Greenbar Distillery this Wednesday. Taste a flight of six gins while learning about the history, then guests will learn how to craft their own gin while enjoying gin cocktails.

11. Marijuana Madness is an innovative burlesque and live music show coming to The Three Clubs in Hollywood this Wednesday. Travel back in time to 1937, when National Marijuana Prohibition became American law. Learn the truth behind the mass propaganda that insisted that cannabis led to moral decay and debauchery, resulting in persecution of marijuana users.

12. The Edison presents an “Evening with Quincy Jones and Friends” a night of comedy with seasoned comics all over the globe. No cover or drink minimum needed. FREE

Thursday March 8th, 2018

13. Looking for a tech job? Then snag a ticket to TechFair 2018 and meet and mingle with over 250 tech companies and sit in on startup demos, a hack-a-thon and more. FREE

14. Downtown Art Walk brings art enthusiasts and locals together every second Thursday of each month to take part in gallery tours, shop the art mart and sample nearby food trucks, and experience the overall flavor of the downtown Los Angeles Historic Core.

15. March 8 is International Women’s Day. Celebrate through food with a Taste of Feastly, Women’s Edition. Enjoy an evening of food and drink highlighting female chefs!


16. FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles 18 happening March 8-11 will screen over 40 award winning indie films from across the globe at the Laemmle NOHO 7.

17. Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in 100+ cities across the globe including Busby’s East in Los Angeles! Dubbed as “Discovery Channel with beer” folks will give fun and informative presentations about a variety of topics and the audience drinks along.

18. See a diverse line up of comedians from around the globe during Roast Beef & Frogs Legs International Comedy Hour at the Santa Monica Playhouse. There will be English tea served to guests thanks to the British host!

19. 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

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

Friday March 9th, 2018

21. Pasadena cultural institutions will participate in ArtNight Pasadena a night of free art, music, and entertainment. Complimentary shuttles will transport guests to each destination and venues include the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Kidspace Children’s Museum, and more. FREE

22Metro Art Presents Josh Nelson & The Discovery Project at Union Station this Friday. The  jazz group will bring “a multimedia love letter to Los Angeles” combining video, light and live music to the iconic train station. FREE

23. Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology welcomes the esteemed Dr. Cornel West to speak at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel L.A. Part of the Weber Distinguished Lecture Series, Dr. West’s public lecture, “Prophetic Fire,” will encourage attendees to live and inspire through more-than-ordinary means.

24. The Music Center presents Shakespeare’s timeless classic Romeo & Juliet performed by The Joffrey Ballet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 9, 11 and 17.

25. Echo Flex a 2000’s era hip hop jams party happening at the Echoplex will include a live performance from Ghostface Killah and Smoke DZA.

26. Bootie LA presents Pop Goes the Diva, a night of mashed-up tunes from all the greatest pop divas in history happening at the Regent DTLA.

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