Things To Do This Weekend in Los Angeles [3-8-2024 to 3-10-2024]

The Venice sign on Pacific Ave & Windward Ave. Photo by Christina Champlin.

Lose an hour, gain some to-dos? Sounds like a fair trade. So let warm up for the Daylight Savings weekend with a list of all the best haps around town.

From March 8-10 in Los Angeles, you’ll find Pasadena ArtNight, MAMA’s Nightmarket in Chinatown, Barks & Brews at the L.A. Arboretum, the Smorgasburg LA Art Fair, Festival of the Kite in Redondo Beach, the grand opening of the Venice Heritage Museum, an Oscars Viewing Party at Skybar, and much more. Get synched up for the weekend by checking out all your options below.


Things To Do This Weekend

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

Pasadena ArtNightM FA TP > The spring edition of Pasadena ArtNight returns this Friday with free admission and special activations at 20 of the city’s arts and culture institutions. Participants include the Pasadena City Hall, Gamble House, Norton Simon, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and the Armory Center for the Arts. Runs 6 to 10 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

The Prose Bowl: A Night Of Spoken Word with Get LitM FA > On Friday, LAist and Get Lit team up for an evening of poetry and spoken word performances, along with drinks, music, and bites from Shappy Pretzel. Start at 6 p.m. and the begins at 7 p.m. Free to attend, or you can preferred seating for $15. More info here.

Ivy Station Night Market M FA > The Ivy Station Night Market returns this Friday with an International Women’s Day edition featuring an all-female lineup of 25+ artisan vendors plus food trucks, beer on tap, food trucks, and more. Runs 5 to 10 p.m. and free to attend as always. More info here.

Evil Dead “We’re Going To Get You” Museum & Immersive Experience -> Have you been to Burbank’s Mystic Museum to check out the “THE EVIL DEAD Immersive Experience” created in collaboration with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Rob Tapert, and Renaissance Pictures. The showcase includes screen-used props from The Evil Dead franchise, along with themed art shows and an array of officially licensed Evil Dead merchandise. Runs Wednesday through Sunday all month. GA tickets are $16. 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.

Venice Heritage Museum Grand OpeningFA > This Saturday, the Venice Heritage Museum is hosting a Grand Opening celebration, featuring the debut of their inaugural exhibition This Is Some Place. Expect live entertainment, music, food, and drinks as part of opening night. Runs 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

The LA Arboretum Movie Night: Jurassic World -> On Saturday, The LA Arboretum Membership Department invites the public to a special Movie Night featuring Jurassic World (2015). While usually exclusive to members, this one-night event promises family-friendly entertainment with children’s crafts, food for sale, a bar, and exciting appearances by special guests, including Blue from “Jurassic World – The Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood. Tickets cost $15 per adult and $10 for kids 2-17 years old. More info here.

Re:HerSTORY Month Comedy ShowM > The RE:Her Comedy Night is a comedy show slash dinner fundraiser at female-owned comedy club at The Crow in Santa Monica. Happening on Saturday, the comedic line up features six female comics and food and drinks by Regarding Her Food Founders: Guerrilla Tacos, Gogo’s Tacos, Rossoblu, Superfine Playa, Gasolina Cafe, and Xuntos. Beverages will be provided by Best Coast Beverages and NoAlchCo. Tickets cost $75 a person. More info here.

MAMA’s NIGHTMARKET “YEAR OF DRAGON”M > Mama’s Nightmarket returns on Saturday with a more intimate version of their event this time presented by Honda and in partnership with the Bruce Lee Foundation. Taking place at Central Plaza in Chinatown the market promises a vibrant Lunar New Year celebration featuring DJ performances, dance floors, martial arts, a Lion Dance Show, karaoke, and food from under-represented mom and pop restaurants. Tickets start at $35 for GA and go up to $99 for VIP. A portion of proceeds will also be donated to. More info here.

Creative Communal MarketFA > On Saturday, Creative Communal Market brings 30+ local vendors and artisans to Runway Playa Vista for a day of shopping fun. Runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

Long Beach Symphony presents Brahms Requiem -> On Saturday, The Long Beach Symphony presents an evening of music and imagery featuring the music of Guillaume Connesson, Vaughan Williams, and Johannes Brahms, featuring solo performances by Elissa Johnston, Kevin Deas, and the Long Beach Camerata Singers. Audience members can experience a relaxed, yet elegant evening amidst dancing fountains, fire pits, and a bar on the Plaza. A pre-concert talk will take place at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $32. More info here.

Composting WorkshopFA > L.A. Sanitation hosts a free, monthly compositing workshop this Saturday in Griffith Park where you can learn all about composting and get free compost and mulch in bulk. Runs 9 to 11 a.m. More info here.

Garden Workshop: Spring into SpringFA > This Saturday, join the Garden School Foundation for a hands-on workshop at Hauser & Wirth. Learn to plant a living wheatgrass basket or create greeting cards and recycled button pins with pressed flowers. The workshop is free, but reservations are recommended. Drop in and stay as long as supplies last for a creative and educational experience. More info here.


GRAFFITI ARCHIVE 1972/73: An Exhibition Of Photographs From Gordon Matta-ClarkFA > BEYOND THE STREETS and CONTROL Gallery’s latest exhibition highlights the photography of Gordon Matta-Clark, who documented the New York City graffiti scene in the early 1970s through over 2,000 images. The show includes over 200 carefully selected photographs, many of which have never been revealed to the public. The exhibition is free to attend during normal gallery hours (Wednesday to Saturday) now through April 13. More info here.

Festival of the Kite in Redondo BeachFA TP > The 50th Festival of the Kite brings a colorful day of activations to the Redondo Beach Pier this Sunday, including contests with category-specific kite flying prizes, DJ’d tunes, live music, and even a hot dog on a stick eating contest. Runs noon to 5 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

Barks & Brews at Los Angeles Arboretum -> Attend the first Barks & Brews event, presented by Fera Pets at LA Arboretum. Happening this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. meet adoptable pets from Pasadena Humane, savor bites and beer from The Mt. Lowe Brewing Company. Your dog is also invited to join the fun, an admission for your four legged friend cost $10, and humans need to purchase admission to the arboretum. Dog fees support Pasadena Humane and LA Arboretum Foundation. More info here.

Smorgasburg LA Art FairFA > Spend Sunday at the Smorgasburg LA Art Fair, curated by Art Share L.A., is a quarterly event featuring artisan vendors, live performances, and live painters. For March, the market spotlights Women’s History Month edition with participating female-identifying creatives. Free to attend. Runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info here.

The Nowruz Family FestivalFA > Head to UCLA for a huge Nowruz celebration hosted by the nonprofit Farhang Foundation in Los Angeles. Nowruz, translating to “new day,” commemorates the vernal equinox, symbolizing universal themes of rebirth and renewal. Happening on Sunday this daylong, free program is suitable for all ages and encompasses traditional music, arts and crafts, dance, food, children’s activities, stilt walkers to a Grand Haft Sîn display. More info here.

Free Sunday at UPAM M FA TP > The USC Pacific Asia Museum is free every second Sunday of the month, and for March 10 they’ll be hosting a special program celebrating Hinamatsuri (Japanese Girls’ Day) with activities including Ikebana workshops, origami, and storytime. Starts at 11 a.m. Free to attend. More info here.

Oscars Viewing Party at Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles -> This Sunday, Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles will host an Oscars viewing party with cocktails and light bites from 3 to 8 p.m. Guests can take part in the Oscar Nominee Contest, where guests can make their winner predictions for a chance to win a complimentary bottle of Veuve Yellow Label Champagne. Entry to the party is 21+ and free for general admission parties. Upgrade the experience with VIP admission tickets for $75 (cocktails and reserved seating at the bar) or opt for VIP table service for $250. More info here.  


Dining & Drinking

(picks by Christina Champlin)
Special Cocktails at Fanny’s Restaurant in Celebration of All Ten Best Picture Oscar Nominees at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Photo by Owen Kolasinski.

Fanny’s Show Stopping Oscars Themed Cocktails -> Fanny’s, situated at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, is currently featuring an exclusive cocktail menu inspired by this year’s Oscars Best Picture nominees. Curated by Bar Director Marisa Mercado, the menu offers guests a chance to imbibe in libations that correspond to each of the ten nominated films. With a touch of imagination and a hint of cheekiness, these drinks provide a fun way to celebrate your favorite films from the past year. One standout is the Barbie cocktail, an Instagram-worthy bright pink drink made with El Tesoro Blanco, falernum, raspberry, coconut, and lemon, served inside a Barbie doll box. Another highlight is the Oppenheimer, featuring Maker’s Mark bourbon, black cardamom, date vermouth, creme de cacao, and almond, accompanied by a torch smoke show. The Oscars-themed cocktail menu is available through the month of March. 

Maple Block’s Steak & Martini Night -> This Friday, Maple Block in Culver City is gearing up to host another Steak & Martini Night, transforming the barbecue spot into a chic steakhouse complete with smooth jazz, a lively Martini Lounge, and top-notch steaks. The menu boasts a variety of prime steaks, expertly grilled and roasted over oak and mesquite, accompanied by delectable sauces such as green peppercorn, béarnaise, and chimichurri. Classic starters like Wedge and Caesar Salad grace the menu, along with shared plates like creamed spinach and grilled broccolini. Reservations are strongly encouraged. More info here

Fuil Pop Up Tasting Room at Buvette Wine Bar ->  On the second Sunday of every month, family-owned, small production boutique winery Fuil Wines hosts a regular pop-up wine tasting from noon to 3 p.m. at Buvette Wine Bar in Sherman Oaks. The award winning local winery will offer a rotating menu of the winery’s current releases poured by owner/winemaker, Matt Espiro Jaeger. The tasting takes place from noon to 3 p.m. and is priced at $15 per person. Alongside the wine experience, Buvette offers a tempting grazing menu with cheese and charcuterie boards available for separate purchase. Walk-ins are welcomed, but it’s a good idea to secure your spot with reservations. More info here

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