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Los Angeles events March 2019

Italian wine tasting

March 1, 2019
(5 to 8 p.m.)
Beverly Grove (9 miles NW)
Sample wine from 90 top Italian vintners at the walk-around event Great Wines of Italy, with DJ music at SLS Hotel. Lower price for ages 21 to 28.

Racy movies

March 1 - 9, 2019
Downtown (1.6 miles NE)
Hump! screens 21 explicit short films (under 5 minutes long) made by amateurs of all persuasions at at Downtown Independent.

Cherry blossom walk

March 1 - 31, 2019
(Thursday to Sunday)
La Cañada Flintridge (14.3 miles north)
Join one of the guided Spring Bloom Walks this month in Descanso Gardens. Check the schedule on their events calendar.

Lantern festival

March 2, 2019
Downtown (2.9 miles NE)
Los Angeles Lantern Festival
Los Angeles Lantern Festival offers live entertainment, music, arts and crafts, community booths, museum tours, and food trucks at the Chinese American Museum. Free.

Model train show

March 2 - 3, 2019
Costa Mesa (42.8 miles SE)
The Great Train Show features model train layouts and hundreds of vendors, with bounce houses and a riding train for the kids at OC Fair & Event Center.

Mardi Gras at the market

March 2, 3, 5, 2019
Fairfax (8.9 miles NW)
The Mardi Gras Celebration promises New Orleans and Zydeco music, strolling bands, kids’ activities, and bead-throwing at the Original Farmers Market. Free.

Whale festival

March 2 - 3 and 9 - 10, 2019
Dana Point (61 miles SE)
Festival of Whales [slow website] is an “ocean-friendly” event with booths, displays, and exhibits along the water’s edge at Dana Point Harbor. See the schedule for a chowder contest (March 9), noon concerts, art shows, and whale watching from shore.

People in the street

March 3, 2019
(9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Culver City (8.3 miles west)
Walk, bike, or roller skate without cars from Culver City to Mar Vista and Palms during CicLAvia. Cars cross the route at some intersections. Minors need helmets. Free.

Art outdoors

March 3, 2019
(6 p.m.)
Arcadia (19 miles NE)
Watch “amazing video and sound installations” (some interactive) as you walk along a one-mile path at Digital Nature at Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Free parking. Food & drinks for sale.

Restaurant week in Orange County

March 3 - 9, 2019
Orange County (42 miles SE)
Get a special deal on a fixed-price lunch or dinner at 125 restaurants on Orange County Restaurant Week.

Tennis tournament

March 4 - 17, 2019
Indian Wells (134 miles east)
Billed as one of the premier professional tournaments in the world, the BNP Paribas Open is held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Gourmet tasting event

March 7, 2019
Santa Monica (12.5 miles west)
Get a taste from 150 restaurants, breweries, wineries, and caterers at Food Fare, which includes auctions at Barker Hangar to support Planned Parenthood.

Art Night in Pasadena

March 8, 2019
(6 to 10 p.m.)
Pasadena (11.7 miles NE)
Expect crowds at Art Night, where you can see exhibitions and performances at 20 venues and shop from food trucks. Free.

Tattoo & car convention

March 8 - 10, 2019
Costa Mesa (42.2 miles SE)
Musink is an all-ages tattoo convention, music festival, and car show with food and beer vendors at OC Fair & Event Center. You must be age 16 with parental cibsebt for piercing, age 18 for tattoos, age 21 for beer. See info/faq for the very strict security rules.

Small-town festival

March 8 - 10, 2019
(opens Fri. 5 p.m.)
Lancaster (72 miles north)
Almond Blossom Festival has arts and crafts, food vendors, carnival rides, live music, and a Saturday car show at George Lane Park in Quartz Hill. Free.

Mardi Gras festival

March 9, 2019
(12 to 5 p.m.)
Long Beach (24.6 miles south)
Join thousands of cheering revelers at the Long Beach Mardi Gras for zydeco music, dancing, costumes, art, and kids’ activities in Shoreline Village. A parade featuring a king and queen begins at 2 p.m. Free.

OC wine festival

March 9 - 10, 2019
San Juan Capistrano (60 miles SE)
OCWineFest offers wine tasting, wine seminars, craft vendors, and gourmet food at A Stone’s Throw Winery.

Festival of Colors

March 9 - 24, 2019
multiple locations
Throw brightly colored cornstarch at each other, dance to Bollywood DJ music, and shop from exotic food vendors to celebrate spring at a Holi event.

Kite festival

March 10, 2019
(12 to 5 p.m.)
Redondo Beach (21.6 miles SW)
All-ages Festival of the Kite features a gigantic kite 25 feet wide, a dance performance, live music, and prizes for the best handmade kite, highest-flying kite, youngest flyer, etc. at Redondo Beach Pier. Free.

St. Patrick’s show

March 14, 2019
(7:30 p.m.)
Thousand Oaks (42.3 miles NW)
St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland offers “a rollicking night” of traditional Irish dancing and live music at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

Weird films

March 14 - 17, 2019
Los Angeles & Santa Ana
Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival screens dozens of unusual films “that challenge the viewers reality with ideas and concepts not normally found in conventional stories.” Directors appear at some screenings.
  • March 14 - Echo Park Film Center, L.A.
  • March 15 to 17 - Ebell Club of Santa Ana

Cherry Blossom Festival

March 15 - 17, 2019
Huntington Beach (36.2 miles SE)
Cherry Blossom Festival features Japanese dance, music, food, cultural exhibits, arts, crafts, and games in pretty Huntington Beach Central Park. Night market until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Photos. Free.

TV festival

March 15 - 24, 2019
Hollywood (9.1 miles NW)
Attend the screening of a TV episode with the actual stars and creative talent, and then watch them in a live panel discussion at PaleyFest at the Dolby Theatre.

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 16, 2019
(1 to 10 p.m.)
West Hollywood (10.6 miles NW)
Wear green and arrive by 3 p.m. with your ticket to the Block Party, which has 100 kegs of green beer, food stations, DJs, and games behind Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub for age 21+.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16, 2019
(11 a.m.)
Hermosa Beach (20.4 miles SW)
Join 20,000 people watching floats, horses, bagpipers, and marching bands in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, which goes west on Pier Avenue (from Valley Drive to Hermosa Avenue) and then south on Hermosa Avenue (from Pier Avenue to 10th Street). Free.

St. Patrick’s on the Queen Mary

March 16, 2019
(7 p.m. to midnight)
Long Beach (26.2 miles south)
Visit the Queen Mary on St. Patrick’s Day Eve when its historic salons and spaces are converted to Irish pubs with food, drinks, and live Irish music. Parking $15.

Family science fair

March 16, 2019
Pomona (31.3 miles east)
Watch Bill Nye the science guy on stage, play games, write code, and connect with robots during STEA2M Fair at the Fairplex. Free registration.

Nature festival

March 16 - 17, 2019
Exposition Park (2.9 miles SW)
Check out animals, birds, and insects at L.A. Nature Fest, which features 35 exhibitors, scientists and nature experts, animals, and nature crafts at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Home show

March 16 - 17, 2019
Pasadena (11.4 miles NE)
See home improvement products, services, and demonstrations at the Pasadena Spring Home Show at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Classic car show

March 16 - 17, 2019
Costa Mesa (42.2 miles SE)
Billed as America’s largest, The Classic Auto Show exhibits 2,500 classics ranging from muscle cars to rare imports at OC Fair & Event Center, with celebrity talks and a vendor market. Video (30 seconds).

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 17, 2019
Downtown (1 mile NE)
St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival features 400 kegs of beer, Irish fare, pizza, and DJ music in the closed street outside Casey’s Irish Pub for age 21+. No pets.

Arts, crafts, and flowers

March 17, 2019
Sierra Madre (21 miles NE)
See the famous vine planted in 1894, hear live music, visit the beer garden, see the auto show, check out the children’s play land, and shop from 100 arts and crafts vendors at Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival.

Interior design conference

March 20 - 21, 2019
West Hollywood (8 miles NW)
Sign up to attend talks and product introductions by boutiques and manufacturers during Westweek, which focuses on luxury furnishings and interior resources at Pacific Design Center. Free.

Wine dinner at the zoo

March 21, 2019
(6 to 9 p.m.)
Griffith Park (10 miles north)
The monthly $150 Sustainable Wine Dinner Series features wine from a local winery, a gourmet dinner, a talk by a zoo professional, and an up-close animal encounter at the Los Angeles Zoo for age 21+.

Food & wine near Palm Springs

March 21 - 24, 2019
Palm Desert (132 miles east)
Palm Desert Food & Wine offers lunches, dinners, demonstrations, and tasting events featuring “some of the world’s best chefs, vintners, and craft brewers from across the country” and supports a food bank.

Giant music festival

March 22 - 23, 2019
San Bernardino (60 miles east)
With pyrotechnics, fantasy set designs, and characters from Alice in Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland presents 60 music acts on four stages at National Orange Show Event Center (NOS Events Center). General admission tickets age 18+, VIP age 21+.

Marathon & fitness expo

March 22 - 24, 2019
Downtown / Santa Monica (3 miles north)
The Los Angeles Marathon passes iconic landmarks as it heads from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica on Sunday. The Health & Fitness Expo at Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday & Saturday is free to all.

Free classical concerts

March 22 - 24, 2019
Greater Los Angeles
Hear performances in public places during Bach in the Subways, including Santa Monica, Pasadena, Hollywood, Glendale, and Claremont. Free.

Art at the airport

March 23, 2019
(12 to 5 p.m.)
Santa Monica (12.4 miles west)
Visit artists in their studios (converted from airplane hangars) during the Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk at Santa Monica Airport, with kids’ activities and food trucks available. Free.

Inflatable run

March 23, 2019
South El Monte (13.8 miles east)
Run a 1-mile obstacle course three times to equal a 5K. Enjoy activities like bounce houses, Zorb Balls, a water battle, and inflatable jousting at The Inflatable Festival & Run for all ages at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area.

Swallows Day Parade

March 23, 2019
San Juan Capistrano (56.4 miles south)
Celebrate the swallows returning from Argentina to Mission San Juan Capistrano at the Swallows Day Parade through the city. Eat and shop 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Swallows Day Mercado Street Faire.

Vegan food festival

March 23 - 24, 2019
North Hollywood (14 miles NW)
Buy bite-size portions of vegan foods from restaurants and vendors for $4 or less at the Vegan Street Fair, with entertainment, activities, and games on Chandler Boulevard (from Tujunga to Vineland). No pets. Free.

Nude art

March 29 - 30, 2019
Downtown (0.9 miles east)
Nude Art LA promises an “eye-popping” mix of paintings, sculpture, photography, burlesque dancers, live nude sketching sessions, and dazzling performances at Cooper Design Space for age 18+. Held in March and September.

Latin food

March 29 - 30, 2019
(noon, VIP 11 a.m.)
Santa Monica (18 miles west)
The highlight of Latin Food Fest is Saturday’s Gran Tasting, “an all-inclusive Latin food, wine and spirits tasting” in tents at the beach in Santa Monica for age 21+.

New art fair

March 29 - 31, 2019
(preview March 28)
Downtown (1 mile south)
Based in London, The Other Art Fair “leads the way in uncovering and nurturing new and innovative creative talent” exhibiting works by 100 emerging artists at Magic Box at The Reef. Children under age 16 free.

Popular culture convention

March 29 - 31, 2019
Anaheim (30 miles SE)
WonderCon promises comics, movies, TV, animation, books and authors, action figures and collectibles, a costume masquerade, and anime screenings at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Noir film festival

March 29 - April 7, 2019
Hollywood (8.7 miles NW)
Noir City screens classic films that are stylish, cynical, and melodramatic at the Egyptian Theatre.

Berry festival

March 29 - April 28, 2019
Buena Park (25 miles SE)
Knott’s Berry Farm was among the first farms to grow boysenberries, which they celebrate during Knott’s Boysenberry Festival with berry-inspired dishes, drinks, a beer & wine garden, entertainment, and family activities. Reviews.

Hip car show

March 30, 2019
Exposition Park (2.5 miles south)
Hot Import Nights features modified cars, nightclub acts, DJ music, foreign models, a fashion walk, and vendors at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Free.

Tea festival

March 31, 2019
Pasadena (9.6 miles NE)
Sample tea from vendors and attend informative talks by tea experts at Pasadena Festival of Tea at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. Reserve online.

Cherry blossom festival

March 31, 2019
(11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Torrance (17.7 miles SW)
Torrance Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival offers “performances from artists representing cultures around the world,” children’s activities, and food & crafts for sale at Columbia Park. Free.

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