Things To Do This Weekend in Los Angeles [3-22-2024 to 3-24-2024]

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The Broad. Photo by Christina Champlin.

Chances of rain this weekend in Los Angeles? Ask again later. Chances of fun to-dos? It is decidedly so.

From March 22-24 in Los Angeles, you’ll find a Vegan Street Fair, the Holi Beach Music Festival, the SoCal Museums Free-For-All, Listening by Moonrise at LA State Historic Park, the Brewery Artwalk, LATINAFest at LA Plaza, and more.


Things To Do This Week

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

Vegan Street Fair Los Angeles M > Vegan Street Fair Los Angeles returns to North Hollywood Friday through Sunday with a massive array of vegan-friendly vendors. It’s free to enter the fair and delicious bite-size portions of plant-based eats will be available for $4 or less. The Vegan Street Fair takes place on Chandler Avenue between Tujunga and Vineland. More info here.

Fourth Fridays on 4th St in Long BeachFA TP > Retro Row in Long Beach comes alive on the fourth Friday of the month with special pop-ups, live performances, and extended store hours from shops on 4th St between Temple and Cherry. The event runs 6 to 9 p.m. More info here.

Night Dive at AoP -> The Aquarium of the Pacific’s signature adults-only, after-hours series returns this Friday with food trucks, cash bars, DJs throughout the Aquarium galleries, art, and a live band performing on the stage in front of the Honda Blue Cavern. GA tickets are $29.95. Runs 7:30 to 11 p.m. More info here.

The Secret Life of Pets at OvationM FA > Ovation Hollywood’s monthly Friday Movie Nights return on March 22 with a screening of The Secret Life of Pets. The event includes a raffle and guests can check in at the Ovation Hollywood booth to receive FREE popcorn and discounted treats from the TCL Chinese Theatre Concessions Stand. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

NHM Butterfly PavilionM > The Butterfly Pavilion is back at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles now through August 25, offering guests the chance to admire hundreds of butterflies, native plants, and caterpillars all in one place. Tickets to the Pavilion are $8, which is on top of regular museum admission (starting at $18 per adult). More info here.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at The Music CenterM > The Music Center presents the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a seven-performance engagement at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from March 20 to 24, 2024. This marks the start of the company’s four-year Southern California residency, featuring two alternating programs showcasing audience favorites, Ailey classics, and three Los Angeles premieres. Tickets start at $34. More info here.

The SoCal Museums Free-For-All FA TP > SoCal Museums annual free admission day takes place this Saturday and will see some thirty museums participating in the annual promo, including the Getty Center, LACMA, La Brea Tar Pits Museum, The GRAMMY Museum, and more. Free tickets can be reserved through each individual museum’s website, but some locations may fully book. Be sure to check in advance! More info here.

Holi Beach Music Festival -> This seaside Color Carnival will include DJs spinning Bollywood, American pop and Afro Beat a music plus bursts of non-toxic color powder/water and pop-up food stalls. Happening Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $15. More info here.

Richard Neutra: Travel Drawings -> This Saturday, Louis Stern Fine Arts in West Hollywood present Richard Neutra: Travel Drawings. Best known as an iconic architect of the mid-century modern movement, the drawings on display in this exhibition were made during the his numerous travels throughout the 1950s and 1960s. The gallery will hold an opening reception on March 23 from 5 to 7pm. More info here.

The Brewery ArtwalkFA > The twice annual open studio weekend at the Brewery Art Complex returns this Saturday and Sunday with dozens of participating artists showcasing their works. Free to attend. Runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. More info here.

Cactus Pop-Up at LA SucculentsFA > Our friends at LA Succulents are hosting another massive pop-up event this Saturday and Sunday at their retail nursery in Lake View Terrace. The event features thousands of unique and unusual plants for sale, including offerings from guest vendors such as “planstagram” favorites @CactusUpdate, @Johnny_Pot_Head, @DryHeatWorld, and @Miraclekabuto. Free admission and parking. Runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. More info here.

Crenshaw Imperial Plaza Easter EggstravaganzaFA > This annual Easter celebration in Inglewood offers plenty of family fun for the little ones, including free coloring books, face painting, balloon twisting, bunny hop races, prizes, music, and more. Runs from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and free to attend. More info here.


Downtown Santa Monica Easter CelebrationM FA > This Sunday Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM, Inc.) hosts an Easter Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. along the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade. The family-friendly event includes free Easter Bunny photos, live music, face painting, balloon twisters, arts and crafts, games, and more. The first 200 kids who arrive will receive a special surprise. More info here.

Reading and Listening by MoonriseM FA TP > Clockshop’s Listening by Moonrise returns on Sunday to mark the closing of artist Rodrigo Valenzuela’s the underpinning at Los Angeles State Historic Park. The afternoon affair will include performances by poet Cynthia Dewi Oka, musician Nailah Hunter, and DJ Xica Soul. Free to attend. Runs 3 to 5 p.m. More info here.

LATINA Fest at LA Plaza de Cultura y ArtesM > Celebrate the Latina entrepreneurial spirit at LATINAFest this Sunday at LA Plaza. The day-long event includes a packed schedule of exhibitors, a fashion show, morning yoga session, beauty zone, experiential activations and more. Tickets start at $10. More info here.

Openaire Wellness and Dinner Series with Ayres Nouveau M > On Sunday, the LINE Hotel Los Angeles host an Openaire Dinner and Evening with Ayres Nouveau. Experience sound healing, meditation, speakers, and a community dinner by Openaire, all in honor of the Spring Equinox. This special event will take place on Sunday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring their personal yoga mat. Space is limited. Tickets are $55 per person. More info here.

Sunday Events at Rosenthal Wines -> Rosenthal Wines hosts an entire day of events this Sunday at their Malibu space that start with a Yoga Sound Bath from 10 a.m. to noon, and a Paint and Sip later in the day from 1 to 3 p.m. Both events are ticketed. More info here.

Dining & Drinking

(picks by Christina Champlin)
Esters-Bar-Photo-Credit-Emily-Hart Roth
Esters Wine Shop and Bar. Photo by Emily Hart Roth.

Sunday Tastings with Guest Winemakers at Esters -> This month Esters, the women-owned wine shop and bar in Santa Monica is hosting female winemakers for various tastings to showcase their portfolios. The next tasting is scheduled for March 23 from 3 to 6 p.m., featuring a happy hour takeover by Antonella Manuli from La Maliosa. Antonella produces dynamic, regeneratively-grown, natural wines in Tuscany. She’ll be pouring her wines by the glass and sharing stories during this special Saturday tasting event.


Holi Themed Brunch at Baar Baar Los Angeles -> Baar Baar Los Angeles, a modern Indian restaurant, invites guests to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, with a specialty brunch on Sunday from 11 am to 2:30 pm. The Holi Brunch at Baar Baar costs $49 per person and offers a vibrant atmosphere with a live DJ spinning Bollywood tunes, food stations, and a specially curated menu by Chef Sujan Sarkar. The brunch will showcase live Chaat counters and a dessert station featuring delights such as Mawa Gujiya, Thandai Panna Cotta, and Gulab Jamun Cheesecake. Guests can choose from a variety of main dishes including Mutton Rogan Josh, Goan Shrimp Curry, Kadhai Chicken among others. All mains come with sides of saffron rice, black dairy dal, and an assorted bread basket. Reservations can be made through OpenTable.

Neighborhood Winery x Benny Boy ‘Meet the Makers’ -> Benny Boy Brewery and Neighborhood Winery swapped grapes and apples to create a Pét Mac, an apple-grape wine. Now the special bottle is ready for a release and they’re throwing a Meet the Makers’ party this Saturday. Stop in to try the Pét Mac alongside Neighborhood’s top selling natural wines and Benny Boy’s latests Orchard Orange, a sparkling orange cider. Tickets cost $35 and include four wine and cider samples. More info here.

Sunset Sips at Spire 73 -> This Friday, sip tequila while enjoy breathtaking sunset views at Spire 73 located atop the 73rd floor at Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown. Tastings will be offered by Don Julio, Jaja, Tres Generaciones and El Sativo. Tickets cost $25 a person and include tastings as well as small bites. More info here.

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