Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is precious in this fast paced city, we decided to curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).
This weekend includes an epic Ramen Festival at the Santa Anita Race Track, killer sample sales all over Los Angeles, a huge blowout shopping event at the LA Opera Costume Shop, free yoga classes, and a massive downtown bookfest! So grab some friends or go at it alone, but most importantly have fun and enjoy yourself!
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Friday March 27th, 2015
1. For the Record: Dear John Hughes
Feeling a little 80’s this weekend? How about an interactive, 360-degree theatrical concert featuring the best of the music from the iconic films of the late John Hughes. Recall moments from some of your favorite Hughes’ films including The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink,, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and more. Get more information and discounted tickets for Friday’s showing via Goldstar.
2. California Market Center Showroom Sample Sale Event
Open to the public once a month the California Market Center hosts a showroom sample sale event where 13 floors of participating showrooms open their doors from 9am-3pm to savvy patrons.
3. 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!
4. The Halston Heritage Sample Sale
The Halston Heritage Sample Sale will take place on the 6th floor of the Cooper Building in Downtown L.A. from 9am to 4pm. Save 40%-70% on women’s ready to wear, dresses and handbags, cash and credit card accepted.
5. 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!
6. 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.
7. Get Funky At The Soul Shakedown Happening At The Federal Bar
8. Laugh Your Ass Off At The Hit Comedy Mash Up: Pulp Fiction Meets Shakespeare
Set in Elizabethan England a pair of hit men go on an adventure…very much like a certain movie that made Quentin Tarantino pretty damn famous. This much anticipate revival has brought the original cast members back and will run for a limited time. Get half price tickets to the event via Goldstar.
9. J Brand Outlet Spring Cleaning Sale
The most jaw dropping sale of spring has arrived. The J Brand Outlet is having a Spring Cleaning Sale through Sunday, take additional 20% off of already 50%-80% off retail prices on boyfriend jeans, sateen, all wide leg denim and ALL mens styles. It gets better…buy three items and save an additional 10%. The J Brand Outlet is located at 1225 E Washington Blvd., Los Angeles 90021.
Saturday March 28th, 2015
10. A Ramen Festival at Santa Anita Race Track
Better brush up on your chopstick skills because the Ramen Festival is in town! Ramen experts from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Hawaii will all be competing for the title of U.S. Champion. Plus, sample four ramen shops who have come over from Japan just for this event! Get more information and discount tickets for the festival via Goldstar.
11. LA Opera Costume Shop Moving Sale
As part of the relocation from their current home at 330 South Alameda Street in downtown, the LA Opera Costume shop will host an open-air sale this Saturday starting at 1030am. It’s only the third time in the shop’s history that they’ve purged inventory like this, and it promises to be pretty spectacular.
12. The Downtown Bookfest
Hear and read from the largest coalition of Los Angeles-based authors and publishers in one day! The Downtown Bookfest is free and will take place starting at noon this Saturday in Grand Park.
13. Casper LA Free Yoga Series In The Hollywood Hills
Start the day zen with Casper and Fab Fit Fun as they host a free yoga classes at Casper LA’s dream house in the Hollywood Hills. Be there at 11 am for a juice session. Sign up here.
14. Sip Cocktails, See The Sights With The Historic Hollywood: Stars & Bars Gang!
Get a taste of Old Hollywood sip on classic cocktails as an awesome guide share history tidbits, celebrity stories and more on Urban Adventures tour of Historic Hollywood. Goldstar is hooking people up with discount tickets!
15. Watch Mean Girls At The Electric Dusk Drive In
16. Urban Adventure Hunt in Downtown: Quest for the Keys
Put on your thinking caps and the best running shoes you own because CityRace will have you running through historic and revitalized areas of Downtown in this three-hour fun filled scavenger hunt. This is a great way to discovery Downtown so grab your friends and take advantage of discount tickets via Goldstar.
17. Improv Comedy for Kids by Teens
Like improv? We bet your kids might like it too! Now in it’s 11th award winning year Comedy for Kids, by Teens stars LA Connection class members. These teens have been trained to entertain kids with games and sketches aimed for youngsters but that doesn’t mean you wont be laughing as well!
18. A+D Hikes: Forgotten LA
A+D Architecture and Design Museum is hosting a walking tour guided by Mike Sonksen who will also provide beat poetry while you explore the unexplored corners of Los Angeles. Mike is widely acclaimed for his live performances who has worn many hats including journalist, historian, poet and teacher.
19. Runyon Bootcamp Starts!
L.A.’s best donation based bootcamp is back! Every Saturday and Sunday at Runyon Canyon get your hiking and strength training on! Get ready to work with equipment like battleropes, kettlebells, slamballs, heavy duty resistance bands and sandbags. Check out their Facebook page for class times and future schedules.
20. The Scripted Comedy Festival Special Panel : Comedy On The Web
Are you a junky for all things funny on the web? We have an event for you! Join Buzz Feed and Funny or Die head producers, College Humor writers and more as they take you behind the scenes of their comedy websites.
Sunday March 29th, 2015
21. Relax on a Champagne Brunch Cruise
This weekend is going to be gorgeous! Bask in the sun, drink champagne and eat brunch on the Hornblower Cruise located in Marina Del Rey. Grab discount tickets via Goldstar!
22. Echo Park Craft Fair’s Indie Market at DTLA’s MOCA
Lovers of local design can shop a wide variety of indie brands. Market admission is $5 on Saturday and Sunday with the option of $8 for both days. For a full list of vendors check out their list here. For additional information visit their website.
23. Community Yoga Class And Mini Trunk Show With Lululemon
Relax on a Sunday with a complimentary yoga class and Lululemon trunk show in the Horeshoe Garden at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena. RSVP is required for this event.
24. HOT DISH Brunch Party! $10 Booze And Brunch Charity Event At The Time Travel Mart!
$10 get you in the door of the Time Travel Mart‘s secret room where you will enjoy a awesome spread of turkey bacon, scones, eggs, pancakes etc. and mimosas of course! 100% of the proceeds will go directly to supporting the student program at 826LA.
Expect playwright Dorothy Fortenberry (Status Update), novelist James Hannaham (Delicious Foods), journalist Ana Kasparian (The Young Turks) and more to join the brunch event for a few readings.
25. Connected Fest Pop-Up Sale
Listen up fashionistas half of the town will be at DTLA’s Hotel Figueroa scoring brands like Love+Made and Wildfox at jaw dropping prices. Don’t miss out on Connected Fest and the hotel is even hosting brunch with bottomless mimosas for $30!
26. 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 you can splurge on popcorn and nachos at the show!
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