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 free bagels flown in from New York City, a meet-up at Grand Central Market, urban scavenger hunts on the westside, free museum days, and a most excellent excuse to take an excursion to Joshua Tree National Park. Grab some friends or go at it alone, but most importantly have fun and enjoy yourself!
Friday March 6th, 2015
1. Laugh Your Ass Off At The Comedy Mash Up: Pulp Fiction Meets Shakespeare
Set in Elizabethan England, this story follows a pair of hit men that 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 more information and half price tickets to the event via Goldstar.
2. Back to the Future: A 2015 Art Tribute
Great Scott! The greatest time travel series is having a art tribute! The opening reception will be held at Meltdown Comics. Drink some FREE beer and wine. Oh of course there will be plenty of entertainment and surprises.
3. First Friday At The Natural History Museum
Access The Natural History Museum after-hours, go on a guided tour, enjoy scientist led discussions, mingle at the DJ Lounge and rock out at the Concert Hall. This month notable performances include JMSN and KCRW’s Raul Campos. Get your tickets in advance they sell out before the show!
4. The 4th Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival Presents: Ghostbusters (hosted by Paul Scheer)
What better way to kick off your Friday night then to spend it with the hilarious Paul Scheer hosting a screening of Ghostbusters. The festival actually kicks off on Thursday, but this is our favorite scheduled showing of the week. Get more information and discounted tickets via Goldstar.
5. Dame Edna Bids Farewell
We mentioned it last week, but it’s worth mentioning again. Topping off her 50 years in show business Dame Edna is ready to dazzle audiences one last time in this side splitting finale. Join the neon pink haired treasure for one night because she will be missed once the show is over! If you’re interested find discounted tickets here.
6. First Friday Freebie Night At The Pasadena Museum Of California Art
Take advantage of First Fridays at The Pasadena Museum of California Art. Starting at noon and ending at 5pm Be sure to check out LA native Kenny Scharf’s exhibition his pop art aesthetic resonates the 90’s New York art scenes in which he was a part of with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
7. An Undatable Performance
What if, as a lark, a playwright wrote a bunch of fake online dating profiles for made-up people that no one would ever possibly want to date? What if, by some miracle, those profiles generated responses anyway? What if those responses were acted out by a group of talented actors in a live, staged performance? That, in a nutshell, is Undateable, and it sounds hilarious. Get more information and discounted tickets via Goldstar.
8. Catch A Double Feature At New Beverly Cinema
To celebrate the greatness of 90’s film the new Beverly Cinema is host several double features this month. Fight Club and The Matrix will be put on the same bill for Friday AND Saturday night at the New Beverly Cinema located on Beverly Boulevard. Check out tickets and showtimes here.
9. Norton Simon Museum Free Day
The first Friday of every month the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena is free from 5pm to 8pm No reservations are required and the parking is FREE. It doesn’t get any better than that! Pro tip: If you can catch the sun set in time do it outside in their garden. For more information visit their website.
10. First Friday at Bixby Knolls
An artwalk, dining and shopping experience where participating businesses in the Long Beach neighborhood of Bixby Knolls businesses unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. Fun for all-ages… and free! 630pm-930pm this Friday.
Saturday March 7th, 2015
11. Take a Trip to Joshua Tree National Park
If you’ve always wanted to check out the amazing beauty of Joshua Tree but needed a little extra motivation, consider this package that includes bus fare, a guided tour of local sights, and opportunities to dine at some of the best eateries in the area. Awesome excuse to go on adventure if you want to liven up your weekend. Get more information and discounted tickets on the package at Goldstar.
12. Grab A Partner And Compete In The Amazing Santa Monica Race
Part sightseeing, part scavenger hunt and 100% team work! This race will have you and your partner exploring Santa Monica Beach and the Venice Boardwalk searching for clues to solve the ultimate puzzle. Grab your discounted tickets before they run out!
13. Coffee & Conversation at Grand Central Market With Us From We Like L.A. !!!
Here is a great way to kick-off your Saturday morning… We Like L.A. is having a little meet-up at Grand Central Market where angelenos can meet, greet, enjoy coffee and food in one of the oldest markets in Downtown. We spoke to the folks at GCM and they agreed to donate some $5 tokens for us to give away during our meet-up, so if you come hang out you may just get your G&B Coffee or Eggslut sandwich for free (or at least heavily discounted). RSVP here.
14. Free NYC Murray’s Bagels!!!
Brooklyn Based Classic Specs and Junk Food Clothing in Venice Beach are flying in fresh Murray’s Bagels from New York… and they’re giving them away free!
15. Check Out Life Sized Hot Wheels
What the… life sized Hot Wheels?!?! Yup, visit the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo this weekend for some Instagram worthy moments. For more information view the invitation here.
16. 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!
17. Free Roga: Run + Yoga
Meet under the iconic Santa Monica Pier sign at 8am for a ocean view run. Then meet at the west end of the pier and do your sun salutations while gazing into the ocean at 9am. What a perfect way to start your day right?
18. 14th Annual Lantern Festival
The Chinese American Museum is hosting the 14th Annual Lantern Festival. This event is free and will close out the Lunar New Year festivities. Enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, arts and crafts and more.
19. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium: Grunion Season Begins!
Do you love watching River Monster, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet or Nat Geo? This is one event you can’t miss. It’s grunion season! Watch the silvery fish come up on the beach to spawn. The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is hosting the event and patrons will have a chance to get up close and learn about these curious creatures. Warm clothing and a flashlight are recommend.
20. Santa Anita Park’s Big ‘Cap Beer Festival
Come join Santa Anita Park for a fun filled day of craft beer, horse racing and music! We found discounts of over 50% off for you to take advantage.
Sunday March 8th, 2015
21. See The Girls Cast At PaleyFest 2015
Yes they are all under one roof for the rest of the moneh. See cast members of your favorite shows and hear them discuss their experiences. Director Judd Apatow will kick off PaleyFest moderating for Girls on Sunday.
22. Fall Into A Food Coma At LA Weekly’s The Essentials
The California Mart in Downtown Los Angeles will host 40 of L.A.’s hottest chefs under one roof. Sample their food, drink wine and beer be merry this is the best day ever! Tickets are known to sell out so grab them quick!
23. The Night Alive At The Geffen Playhouse
Winner of the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive is now in Los Angeles! The play follows Tommy who finds that no good deed goes unpunished with a series of incidents unraveling before the audience’s eyes. McPherson is a Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee who is recognized for his poetic dialogue and rich storytelling. Get more information and discounted tickets via Goldstar.
24. Ladies First Sample Sale
This weekend at the Ladies First Sample Sale you can not only meet L.A. fashion bloggers like Feral Creature and Little Black Boots, you can also SHOP THEIR CLOSETS! Shop and enjoy live music, food and drinks.
23 SoCal breweries, BBQ and a full bar… can we say Sunday-funday in Hermosa Beach?! Your “Beer Passport” will give you access to three floors of awesomeness. Admission gives you unlimited food and 23 beer choices! For more information and tickets visit their eventbrite page.
26. CityRace Urban Adventure: Culver City: in the Shadows of the Stars
Go on a three-hour adventure hunt in Culver City where Citizen Kane and The Wizard of Oz was born. Your teams will explore the rich movie history of Culver City from secrets to landmarks. Crack the codes and race against time to solve the puzzles! Get discounted tickets and more information via Goldstar.
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