Things To Do This Weekend in Los Angeles [3-1-2024 to 3-3-2024]

First Fridays 2022 Season: From Seeds to Psychedelics at Natural History Museum. Photo via NHM

With a snippet of rain slated to roll through the Southland (again) this weekend, keep an eye on the forecast if you’re considering outdoor events. But that said, there are plenty of solid options to take you through the start of the month.

From March 1-3 in Los Angeles, you’ll find Felix Art fair, Frieze Los Angeles, First Fridays at NHM, Women Who Rock at Benny Boy, a Lunar New Year Night Market in K-Town, Plant Day at Central Library, a Vegan Chili Cookoff at Tony’s Darts Away, and more. Let’s get into the full list below.


Things To Do This Weekend

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

Felix Art FairM > Now through Sunday, the sixth edition of Felix Art Fair takes over The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an international roster of 60+ galleries occupying both indoor and outdoor spaces of the iconic hotel. Runs this Wednesday to Sunday. Tickets run $75 per day, or a run of the show pass cost $100. More info here.

Frieze Los Angeles -> Starting Thursday, Frieze Los Angeles is back for 2024 at the Santa Monica Airport. The four-day presentation of art features some of the most renowned galleries in the world, and also includes special activations and pop-ups from a few of L.A.’s most popular restaurants. Tickets start at $76 per adult. More info here.

NHM First FridaysM > Natural History Museum’s signature monthly series returns for 2024 this Friday with an event theme of Animal Love The evening includes live music, DJ sets in the nature garden, pop-up experiences throughout the museum, plus a discussion on mating habits of the animal kingdom with evolutionary biologist Dr. Patty Brennan. First Fridays run 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20. More info here.

Chinatown First FridaysM FA > L.A.’s Chinatown stays open late on Friday for an evening of exploring the unique small businesses and contemporary art and culture spaces that make up the historic neighborhood. West Plaza and Chungking Road will activate with local pop-up vendors, DJ-spun music, and area galleries with extended hours. The March edition of First Fridays runs from 6 to 10 p.m., and is co-presented. by KCUNG Radio. Free to attend, as always. More info here.

Bixby Knolls First FridaysFA > First Fridays along Atlantic Ave in Long Beach kicks off March with a Women’s History Month edtion featuring live music and/or DJ sets at over a dozen locations along the corridor, plus the monthly assortment of extended hours and special discounts at participating businesses,. Runs 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.6:30 to 9:30 p.m. More info here.

There Will Be Blood: A SymposiumFA > The Getty Museum and USC’s Center for the Premodern World are teaming up for a two-day symposium on the cultural, religious, and symbolic significance of blood during the medieval period, all tied into The Getty’s new exhibition Blood: Medieval/Modern. Events/talks/discussions take place (Friday) at Hoose Library of Philosophy on the campus of USC and (Saturday) at the Museum Lecture Hall at The Getty. Both days are free to attend. More info here.

GRAFFITI ARCHIVE 1972/73: An Exhibition Of Photographs From Gordon Matta-ClarkFA TP > Beginning this Friday, BEYOND THE STREETS and CONTROL Gallery debut a new exhibition highlighting the photography of Gordon Matta-Clark, who documented the New York City graffiti scene in the early 1970s through over 2,000 images. GRAFFITI ARCHIVE 1972/73: An Exhibition Of Photographs From Gordon Matta-Clark includes over 200 carefully selected photographs, many of which have never been revealed to the public. There will be an opening celebration this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., and the exhibition is free to attend during normal gallery hours through April 13. More info here.

Giant Robot Biennale 5 Opening Celebration at JANMM FA TP > Giant Robot and the Japanese American National Museum have teamed up for a fresh edition of the recurring, collaboration exhibition series that celebrates GR’s impact/ethos of Asian American alternative culture. Giant Robot Biennale 5 features contributions from Sean Chao, Felicia Chiao, Luke Chueh, Giorgiko, James Jean, Taylor Lee, Rain Szeto, and Yoskay Yamamoto. This Friday, an opening party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring free to access to the galleries, DJ sets, and onsite food trucks. The exhibition will run through September 1. More info here.

Pixies Past DarkFA > Support queer artists and queer-owned businesses this Friday night at Boomtown Brewery as Pixies Past Dark brings together 30+ local vendors offering handmade jewelry, vintage wares, tattoos, ceramics, and more. Runs 5 to 11 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

What Water Wants Tour 2 – Fast and Slow FA > A new collaboration between artist Rosten Woo and Clockshop puts L.A.’s waterways in focus, investigating issues of water treatment, water modeling, and habitat creation through a set of in-person tours and conversations with conversations with local watershed experts. This Saturday, the series pops up along the river bike path in Frogtown to examine how the L.A. watershed interacts with the cultural and ecological histories of the surrounding neighborhoods, and the future of the LA River might hold. Runs 1 to 4 p.m., and free to attend. More info here.

Plant Day at Central LibraryM FA > This Saturday, Central Library celebrates the greener side of things with an day-long celebration of all things plants. Expect interactive workshops, keynote speakers, and gardening tips, all free and open to the public. Runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Though no reservations are not required, seating is limited. More info here.

New Exhibitions at BergamotM FA > Bergamot Station Arts Center will be opening new exhibitions at three of it’s on-site galleries beginning this Saturday: Paolo Ventura: The Man Who Could Walk Through Walls at Gallery XII, Ed Blinkley: Holymen and Monsters at Copro Gallery, and Manfred Müller and Shaun McCracken: Navigating Pigment at Rose Gallery. The latter of the three exhibitions will be hosting an opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. All free to attend. More info here.


Women Who Rock Concert at Benny BoyFA TP > Benny Boy Brewing teams up with Regarding Her on Saturday for an all-day event featuring bites by Yakitori Cartel and Hotville Chicken paired with BB’s lineup of beer and cider offerings, plus five hours of of female-fronted bands including Play Hooky, Call & Complain, Devil’s Kettle, LaKookala, and X-Tine and the Reckless Hearts. Runs 6 to 11 p.m. Free to attend. 21+ only. More info here.

Pickwick Vintage -> This Saturday, the Pickwick Vintage Show is back at ROW DTLA with over 70+ vendors/exhibitors showcasing an incredible assortment of vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Tickets range from $10-$20 depending on time of entry. More info here.

Opening Reception for Lies & Fairy TalesFA > This Saturday marks the official opening of LA-based visual artist Eric Anwar’s debut exhibition, “Lies & Fairy Tales.” Set in a spacious 10,000 sq ft. venue in Santa Monica, Anwar’s pop art pieces reimagine nostalgic childhood characters from the 90s into what they might look and act  like in the present. The exhibition will be on display from March 2 to March 10, with a reception scheduled for March 2. More info here.

Lunar New Year Night Market in K-TownFA TP > On Sunday, L.A.’s Department of Cultural Affairs will hold a special Lunar New Year Night Market at Koreatown Plaza featuring local vendors and live entertainment including a Hwarang Nanta Drum, Vocal Seoul (Korean American a capella group), traditional Chinese Lion Dance, and a Lunar Fashion Show. Runs 5 to 8 p.m., and free to attend. More info here.

LA Art SpaceFA > LA Art Space brings an art and music fest to Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade on Sunday featuring over 50 visual artists, free workshops, and live music. Runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and free to attend. More info here.

Common Space Vintage Market FA > On Sunday, Hawthorne’s Common Space Brewery wrangles 15+ vintage & upcycled garment vendors for an afternoon pop-up marketplace from 1 to 6 p.m. More info here.


Dining & Drinking

(picks by Christina Champlin)
Orchard-Orange-Pet Mac-Benny-Boy-Neighborhood-Winery-courtesy-Pali Wine Co
Bottles from Neighborhood Winery. Photo courtesy of Pali Wine Co.

Neighborhood Wines -> Beginning today, Pali Wine Company transitions into Neighborhood Winery, showcasing natural wines crafted from grapes grown in California’s Central Coast. The menu features a comprehensive selection of minimal intervention options available by the bottle or glass, including a collaborative sparkling pét-nat mac with Benny Boy Brewing, a red blend featuring Sangiovese grapes, a skin-contact pinot gris, and more. All wine glasses are priced at $16 ($12.80 for Neighborhood Winery club members). Additionally, the Arts District tasting room will offer a selection of vermouths, grape juice, and kombucha. The reopening also unveils an updated food menu inspired by New York Jewish deli flavors. Expect matzo from the Matzo Project paired with borscht butter, latkes served with creme fraiche and apple sauce, a Reuben sandwich on rye, fish sandwich, savory kugel, and schnitzel. More info here

Vegan Chili Cookoff returns to Tony’s Darts Away -> This Saturday, Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank is hosting its Vegan Chili Cook-Off, where five local pubs will compete for the coveted People’s Choice Award. Tickets are priced at $20, granting guests access to all five chili recipes and the opportunity to cast their vote. Participating pubs include Highland Park Brewery, Broxton Brewery, El Segundo Brewing Co, Ism Brewery, and Tony’s Darts Away. In addition to the chili competition, a selection of California craft beers will be available for purchase. More info here

Looking ahead

Japanese Tea Pairing Pop-Up -> After hosting several successful pop-ups, Culinary Curation and OWIU return with a new series of thoughtfully curated experiences at the OWIU loft in Downtown Los Angeles. The events are scheduled for April 6-7 and June 1-2. Attendees will have the opportunity to savor a selection of five to six distinct green teas, expertly paired with Wagashi sweets and seasonal small dishes. Tickets are priced at $125 per person, and two time slots are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. As a token of appreciation, guests will receive an OWIU handmade cup from their exclusive MATTER line and a branded cap. More info here

Want to get the best things to do in L.A. sent straight to your inbox? Join over 60,000 Angelenos who subscribe to our twice weekly email newsletter!

Sign-Up for We Like L.A.’s Emails

* indicates required
Additional Newsletter Options
By subscribing, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy and consent to receive emails from We Like L.A. about news, events, offers, and partner promotions.