LA Weekend Events Roundup March 1-4


Catch the final run of Ironbound at Geffen Playhouse this weekend.

From foodie feasts to special beauty pop-ups, check out the top LA weekend events for March 1-4.

Edited by Christina Wiese.


PPLA Food FarePPLA Food Fare
Mar. 1. This thirty-ninth annual food event started as a cooking demonstration with Julia Child and has grown to feature tastings from 150+ restaurants, caterers, vendors, wineries and breweries. Participating venues include AR Cucina, Baltaire, Lucques, Michael’s Santa Monica and Salazar. Salt’s Cure’s Chris Phelps is being recognized as chef of the year. Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. Daytime session 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; evening session 6:30-9:30 p.m. $150-$350. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 213.284.3300.



Food Book Fair Food Book Fair
Mar. 2-4. Part festival, part conference, New York-based Food Book Fair has teamed up with Ace Hotel DTLA for its first West Coast event celebrating all things food and food media. Most events free with RSVP.






Lyrics to Life Pop-Up

Lyrics to Life Pop-Up
Mar. 2-5. Genius—the world’s largest encyclopedia of music—joins forces with Dropbox to create a four-day art exhibition dedicated to song lyrics. Visual artists will transform lyrics from Nicki Minaj, Notorious B.I.G., The Weeknd and more, into physical art attendees can see and touch. See website for entry times. Free. 2138 Violet St., downtown. Tickets 





Air + StyleAir + Style

Mar. 3-4. This snowboarding, skateboarding and music festival returns to L.A. with a full two-day lineup. Highlights include appearances by Shaun White and Louif Paradis, action sports—including Streetstyle Snowboarding and new skateboarding competitions—and musical headliners like Phoenix, Zedd and BadBadNotGood. One-day pass $79; VIP $129. Two-day pass $149; VIP $239. Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Dr., L.A.





Mar. 3-4. This fifth-annual festival organized and hosted by Echo Park’s Mohawk Bend celebrates the most dominant player in L.A.’s craft-beer scene: the India Pale Ale. Taste top IPA offerings from over 60 breweries; Saturday is the main event and beer competition, and the tasting continues Sunday. Sa 9:30 a.m., $5 per 8-ounce pour; Su $15 build-your-own flights. 21+. Mohawk Bend, 2141 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A., 213.483.2337.




‘Chamber Magic’‘Chamber Magic’
Mar. 2-3. New York’s acclaimed Chamber Magic show from Steve Cohen lands on the West Coast for a special two-night engagement. Limited to 75 guests per show, don your best cocktail attire for the intimate occasion that re-creates close-up parlor entertainment popular to high society during the early 20th century. Showtimes at 7 and 9:30 p.m. $75-$125. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 866.811.4111.




Brouwerij Second Anniversary CelebrationBrouwerij Second Anniversary Celebration
Mar. 3. South Bay brew haven marks its second anniversary with an outdoor concert headlined by L.A. punk band X, with support from rockers mike watt + the missingmen and L.A. Witch. An exclusive anniversary can will also be released for the occasion to complement a selection of one-off beers and food trucks. $20 pre-sale; $40 day-of; $75 VIP. 110 East 22nd St., Warehouse 9, San Pedro, 310.833.9330.




90th Oscars90th Oscars
Mar. 4. All eyes are on Hollywood this weekend as the entertainment community celebrates achievements in motion pictures from the past year. Dolby Theatre plays host to the affair once again, with red coverage starting at 2 p.m. Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.





The Langham Afternoon Tea photo by Matt ArmendarizImagine Tea
Mar. 4. Stop by the iconic Langham Huntington in Pasadena for an extra magical day with your child. Designed specifically for children, guests will dine on a special menu of whimsical sandwiches, desserts and teas while junior performers from the famed Magical Castle perform up-close magic tricks. Part of the proceeds will benefit local children’s nonprofit organizations. First seating 10-11:30 a.m., second seating 1:30-3 p.m. $48+. 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, 626.585.6480.



S.T.E.A.M Machines Innovation FairS.T.E.A.M Machines Innovation Fair
Mar. 4. The iconic Santa Monica Pier hosts a creative gathering for the next generation of innovators, artists and scientific leaders. Among the expo are a VR experience, talks with companies like NASA, a national Rube Goldberg Competition, liquid nitrogen-prepared ice cream and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica.






Scout photo by Jakob LaymanScout
Now Open. A new, gourmet fast-causal concept—one part cafe, one part general store—has landed on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake. The sunshine-filled destination offers customizable dishes, sweets from beloved pastry chef Roxana Jullapat, sustainable coffee, and goods like regional wines, vinyls from local bands and essential culinary cocktail books. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 3707 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A.




Halo TopHalo Top’s “It’s Sprinkling”
Through Mar. 20. Keep your eye on the sky to scoop up some complimentary ice cream this month. Halo Top’s first brick-and-mortar shop offers free, soft serve sundaes to the first 10 visitors who let the shop know “It’s Sprinkling” on rainy days. We suggest looking at this weekend’s forecast… Westfield Topanga, Unit #177, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park.





Winsome Spaghetti SundaySpaghetti Sundays
Every Sunday. Mamma Mia! Gather friends and family for a new Sunday dinner tradition at Winsome, a neighborhood eatery nestled between Echo Park and Chinatown. Each week, chef Joe Perez will create a new menu highlighting three different pasta combinations—think spaghetti bolognese, wild mushroom spaghetti and more—with zesty garlic bread, a seasonal salad and scoop of ice cream to round out the feast. 5:30-10 p.m. $20. 1115 Sunset Blvd., L.A.





Mar. 1-4. Pucker up for a colorful, self-guided experience at one of Hollywood’s most iconic addresses. The house celebrates the launch of CHANEL’s new @welovecoco Instagram account for user-generated content, and offers a mix of high tech moments and traditional applications from top makeup artists. Instagrammable moments abound with secret doorways, a tub brimming with pearls and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free, must RSVP. CHANEL Beauty House, 9169 Sunset Blvd., L.A.



BlocL.A. Style
Mar. 1. Fashion and beauty collide for an evening under the urban city lights in DTLA. Sip on complimentary St. Germain cocktails while watching a virtual reality fashion show, plus enjoy live music, tasty bites and interactive pop-ups featuring the latest industry trends. VIP access includes an exclusive rooftop lounge and private makeup seminar. 6-9:30 p.m. Free, VIP $90. The Bloc, 750 W. 7th St., downtown. Tickets






Tattoo photo by Jake VerzosaSPONSORED
First Fridays at NHMLA

Mar. 2. Discover the Natural History Museum after hours with live bands, a DJ lounge, food trucks, bars, special access to the Tattoo exhibition and more. 5-10 p.m. Natural History Museum Los Angeles County, 900 W. Exposition Blvd., L.A.






Through Mar. 4. This moving work by award-winning playwright Martyna Majok spans 22 years to tell the story of Darja, a Polish immigrant who gets by with a cleaning job and her sheer will. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454.





'Swan Lake'‘Swan Lake’
Mar. 3-17. Closing out the Los Angeles Ballet’s 12th season is a return of the critically acclaimed production with choreography by artistic directors Christensen and Neary. The performance makes three stops in the greater L.A. area: Glendale, Redondo Beach and Westwood. See website for showtimes, dates and ticket prices.



The Langham Afternoon Tea photo by Matt Armendariz. Scout photo by Jakob Layman. Natural History Museum photo by Jake Verzosa.