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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
(begins Feb. 28)
Downtown & Long Beach
Hump! screens 21 explicit short films (under 5 minutes long) made by amateurs of all persuasions.
  • Feb. 28 to March 9 - Downtown
  • March 6 - Long Beach

Cherry blossom walk

March 1 - 31, 2019
(Thursday to Sunday)
La Cañada Flintridge (14.3 miles north)
You can see Spring Blooms and Cherry Blossoms in Descanso Gardens all month. Join a garden walk or watch origami being made. See calendar for all dates.

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.

Mardi Gras festival

March 2, 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.

Modern Irish dance show

March 2, 2019
(8 p.m.)
Long Beach (28.1 miles south)
Trinity Irish Dance Company “dazzles the audience with hard-driving percussive power, lightning-fast agility, aerial grace, and the awe-inspiring precision of its dancers” at Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

Ticket deal $35

Sexy opera by Mozart

March 2 - 3, 2019
Santa Monica (13.4 miles west)
Two men bet they can seduce each other’s fiancées in disguise in Mozart’s clever comedy Così fan tutte sung in Italian and English with supertitles by Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera.

Ticket deal $15

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 is an “ocean-friendly” event with booths, displays, and exhibits along the water’s edge at Dana Point Harbor. See the schedule for a parade, a chowder contest, noon concerts, art shows, and whale watching from shore.

Children’s fairy tale

March 2 - 31, 2019
Cheviot Hills (10.5 miles west)
Thumbelina is a musical based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen about a miniature girl who meets amazing creatures at Pico Playhouse.

Ticket deal $8 (VIP $20)

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.

Dancing with the Stars

March 3, 2019
(7 p.m.)
Long Beach (25 miles south)
Dancing with the Stars Live features the TV show’s fan favorite professional and troupe dancers performing dances that range from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop at Long Beach Performing Arts Center.

Ticket deal $33 to $39

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 150 restaurants on Orange County Restaurant Week, which includes wine or a cocktail on its “luxe” menu.

Free tickets: America’s Got Talent

March 3 - 12, 2019
Pasadena (11.2 miles NE)
Join the studio audience watching singers, dancers, comedians, and magicians performing for the judges (Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Gabrielle Union, and Julianne Hough) during the filming of America’s Got Talent in Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Read the dress code. Children age 10 to 17 OK with a legal guardian.

Free tickets

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.

Shakespeare tragedy

March 7, 2019
(7:30 p.m.)
Pasadena (18.3 miles NE)
Othello is the story of a general in the Venetian army, his new wife, and a manipulative man trying to drive them apart, at A Noise Within.

Ticket deal $30

Art fair near Palm Springs

March 7 - 10, 2019
La Quinta (130 miles east)
Pay $17 to join the beautiful people admiring works by 200 contemporary artists in a spectacular setting at La Quinta Arts Festival, with live music and gourmet food vendors on the green Civic Center Campus. No pets.

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.

Ticket deal $29

Small-town festival

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

OC wine festival

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

Ticket deal $79

Festival of Colors

March 9 - 17, 2019
multiple locations
Holi: Festival of Colors sells brightly colored cornstarch for you to throw at each other and promises “interactive dance, live mantra bands, DJs, yoga teachers, cuisine, free hugs, and lotsa love.”

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 25-foot kite, a dance performance, live classic rock, and prizes for the best handmade kite, best ground display, highest-flying kite, youngest flyer, and youngest at heart at Redondo Beach Pier. Free.

Disney singers

March 13, 2019
(8 p.m.)
Thousand Oaks (41 miles NW)
Disney’s new “a cappella” singing group DCappella performs your favorite Disney songs and more at Fred Kavli Theatre. Watch the 2-minute video.

Ticket deal $20

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. 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.

Little Shop of Horrors

March 15 - April 13, 2019
Santa Monica (12 miles west)
Little Shop of Horrors is a comic/horror rock musical (a boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story) with demented humor and goofy songs performed at Morgan-Wixson Theatre.

Ticket deal $9 to $14

St. Patrick’s Day party

March 16, 2019
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.

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 30 organizations, 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 1,000 classics ranging from muscle cars to rare imports at OC Fair & Event Center, with celebrity talks and a vendor market.

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+.

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl

March 17, 2019
(1 to 7 p.m.)
Downtown (1.1 miles east)
St. Patrick’s Day Downtown L.A. Bar Crawl gets you access and drink specials at 10 bars within a few blocks of Broadway. Start at Los Angeles Biergarten.

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl

March 17, 2019
Hollywood (8.5 miles NW)
A ticket to St. Patrick’s Day Block Party and Pub Crawl gets you access and drink specials at 10 bars within a block of each other on Cahuenga Boulevard.

Arts, crafts, and flowers

March 17, 2019
Sierra Madre (21 miles NE)
See the famous vine planted in 1894, hear live music, visit the children’s play land, and shop from 100 arts and crafts vendors at Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival at N. Baldwin Avenue & Sierra Madre Boulevard. Free.

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.

Hispanic ballet

March 22 - 23, 2019
(7:30 p.m.)
Santa Monica (14.2 miles west)
Ballet Hispánico conveys the “spiritual, sensual, and historical vitality of Latino cultures through a bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance” set to Brazilian percussion and samba rhythms at The Broad Stage.

Ticket deal $39

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).

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.

Food & wine near Palm Springs

March 22 - 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.

Steel Magnolias

March 22 - May 5, 2019
Hollywood (7.5 miles NW)
Set in a small town beauty salon in Louisiana, Steel Magnolias tells a humorous and poignant story about the friendship between six women, live onstage at Actors Co-op Theatres for age 13+.

Ticket deal $18

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 one-mile obstacle course and enjoy activities like bounce houses, Zorb Balls, and inflatable jousting at The Inflatable Festival & Run 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. You also can eat and shop at the Swallows Day Mercado Street Faire until 5 p.m.

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 a beer garden, 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+.

Ticket deal: early entry $45

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.

Ticket deal $11

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 brings exotic cars, nightclub acts, DJ music, foreign models, food trucks, and a kids’ zone 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.

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