Things To Do This Week in Los Angeles [3-11-2024 to 3-15-2024]

The Courtyard at The Hammer as seen from the second story. Photo by Christina Champlin

Need some to-dos to fill up your week? You’re in the right place.

This March 11-15 in Los Angeles, catch Made on Market Street at Gagosian, Seoul2LA at The Hammer, Ratchet Rabbit Night at Angel City Brewery, The Comedy Patio at Grand Central Market, Pi Day pizza specials, Roguelike Rumbles in Burbank, and more. Enjoy your week!


Things To Do This Week

M = Less than .5 miles from an L.A. Metro Station, FA = Free Admission, TP = Top Pick

Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA Fireside Films Series -> Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA continues Fireside Films, a limited-run series on the fourth floor of the LEVEL Hotel. The outdoor area will be transformed into a warm and inviting cinematic experience, complete with wood-burning patio heaters. Attendees can enjoy complimentary hot beverages such as hot cocoa and spiced apple cider, along with the option to purchase spirits from the on-site bar. Happening Monday through Friday this weeks themes include Academy Awards, Women in Film and Movie Monsters. Tickets are available in the $30-$40 range. More info here

Netflix Is A Joke Radio Presents: Are You Still Listening?M FA > Netflix’s free monthly stand-up series returns this Tuesday to Dynasty Typewriter with host Gianmarco Soresi plus a lineup that features Dicey, Eagle Witt, Mohamed Kheir, Nacya Marreiro, Rachel Scanlon, Ryan Goodcase, and Sam Morrison. No cost to RSVP for admission, but seating is first-come, first-served and not guarantee entry. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and show starts an hour later. More info here.

Made on Market Street FA TP > Gagosian’s Los Angeles gallery recently debuted the first exhibition comprised solely of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat made during the artist’s time in Los Angeles (’82 to ’84 in Venice). Made on Market Street remains on view through June 1. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. More info here.

Free Day at LACMA -> Every second Tuesday of the month the Los Angeles County Museum of Art offers free admission all day long. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Get more info and reserve in advance here.

Sketch Party LA -> Sketch Party’s twice-monthly drawing/drinking meet-up comes to Benny Boy Brewing this Tuesday. They’ll hook you up with sketch paper, pens, pencils, and markers, then it’s up to you to create, mingle, hang out, and enjoy BB’s solid lineup of craft beers and ciders. All artistic levels welcome. Free to attend. Runs 7 to 11 p.m. 21+ only. More info here.

Music off the Wall M FA > A new augmented reality art exhibition is on display at The Music Center’s Jerry Moss Plaza now through May 4. Music off the Wall includes 16 digital artworks on display, including the world premiere of Bloomscapes by Pandakero, made under the creative direction of EyeJack’s founder and renowned digital artist Sutu. Visitors can access musical accompaniments via their smartphone as they explore each art work. Open to the public Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 11 p.m. More info here.

Seoul2LA at The HammerFA TP > Seoul2LA is a is public party at The Hammer that celebrates Korean music, culture, and art, and the cultural connection between the cities of Seoul and Los Angeles. Happening this Wednesday, the evening includes sets by DJs Mindspray, Zo, and Dwoo, with the party kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Free to attend, but admission is first-come, first-served. More info here.

The Comedy PatioM FA > Free standup comedy comes to Grand Central Market this Wednesday in the form of The Comedy Patio, a showcase taking place at Maple Block. Jeff Buck hosts a lineup featuring Joel Kim Booster, Carmen Morales, Jenny Jennings, Dave Yates, Mike Hall, Terrence Murphy, and Jonathon Hollis. Free to attend, but donations happily accepted. Show starts at 7 p.m. More info here.

Watson Lectures at CalTechFA > Caltech’s Watson Lecture Series returns this Wednesday with a focus on the one and only Albert Einstein. Diana K. Buchwald, director and general editor of The Einstein Papers Project and Caltech’s Robert M. Abbey Professor of History, shares recent insights into Einstein’s scientific work and private life during the late 1920s and the early 1930s, when the physicist visited Caltech over three different stays. Free to attend. Starts at 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Roguelike Rumbles -> Returning this Wednesday to Roguelike Tavern in Burbank, Roguelike Rumbles is a live, immersive (and oft hilarious) Dungeons and Dragons game where audience members cheer on their favored champion and offer support by purchasing potions, magical items, and more. Pre-game questing begins at 7 p.m., and the adventure begins at 8 p.m. It’s free to attend, but there is a two-item minimum. More info here.


Straight for Pay Comedy Show with Cara Connors -> LA-based comedian Cara Connors hosts an indie monthly comedy show at Permanent Records LA primarily featuring queer comedians, called Straight for Pay. This months line up includes Mo Welch, Emily Garcin, EJ Marcus, Bri Giger and Taylor Ortega. Taking place this Thursday, tickets cost $10, the venue is 21+ with a full-service bar and vinyl record shop. More info here.

Photo Walk in Griffith Park with Fujifilm and Luminar NeoFA > On Friday Fujifilm and Luminar Neo will host a free photo walk in Griffith Park with experts there to up your photo game. All you need is your camera and some sturdy walking shoes. More info here.

Ratchet Rabbit NightM FA > With Bad Bunny making a three-night stop at Crypto this week, Angel City Brewery is paying home to the “King of Latin Trap” with an evening of reggaeton beats and hip-hop grooves this Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. Free admission. More info here.

LA Marathon -> This year’s Los Angeles Marathon is a weekend-long experience that includes a two-day expo at Dodger Stadium (Friday and Saturday), a 5K, the LA Big 5K, plus the Charity Half Marathon and of course the big race on Sunday. More info here.

Dining & Drinking

(picks by Christina Champlin)
Vegan and regular Margherita Pizzas at Pitfire Pizza. Photo courtesy of Pitfire Pizza.

Pi Day Special’s -> Pi Day (3/14) returns this Thursday, and several establishments are celebrating with a variety of pie-themed specials. For dine in customers at any Pitfire Pizza location, you can enjoy mini Margherita Pizzas for $3.14 until 3:14 pm, a vegan option is also available. Additionally, all Superba locations will be serving $3.14 slices of Chocolate Cream with Sesame and Blueberry Pie until 3:14 pm. Lastly, Moonlark’s Dinette invites you to sip a Hemingway Daiquiri while enjoying a slice of their signature Key Lime Pie for $20 all day long.


Pandan Waffle & Double Fried Chicken Wings at Bé Ù -> Bé Ù, the Vietnamese street food spot in East Hollywood, has added chicken and waffles to its menu, courtesy of Lo Hoang, the pastry chef formerly of the now-closed Pearl River Delta. In this special collaboration, Lo crafted a pandan waffle complemented by whipped Kerrygold butter and Saigon cinnamon maple syrup, while Chef Uyên Lê pairs it with her Double Fried Chicken Wings. The dish made its debut last month and, owing to its overwhelming popularity, has earned a permanent spot on Bé Ù’s regular menu.

Nacho Mania Friday’s at Everson Royce -> Every Friday, from 4-6 p.m., Everson Royce in the Arts District offers a Nacho Mania menu. The menu features three distinct nacho specials, including classic, stadium nachos, and a hipster version crafted with wonton chips, cheeses, cabbage, and a soy vinaigrette. You can pair your chosen nacho plate with a selection of specially priced margaritas or a refreshing michelada.

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