Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup March 21-24

The Los Angeles Marathon hits the streets on Sunday.

Vegan Street Fair, the return of rooftop movies and more…Check out all of our top Los Angeles weekend event picks for March 21-24.

Edited by William Yelles.

EVENTS

The Egg House
Now Open. Egg House is an egg-themed pop-up space full of immersive Instagrammable installations and interactive experiences like a ball pit. The family-friendly exhibit was a hit at stops in New York and Shanghai last year. From artist Biubiu Xu and her team of designers. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $22-$30. 708 N. Croft Ave., West Hollywood. Tickets

 

 

Rooftop Cinema Club
March 21-24. The pioneers of rooftop cinema are back for their fifth season starting this weekend, kicking things off with a musical lineup including sing-a-long screenings of Bohemian Rhapsody at both NeueHouse in Hollywood and LEVEL in downtown L.A. Also on the schedule: A Star Is Born, The Greatest Showman, and Moulin Rouge. See website for show times and ticket informaiton. rooftopcinemaclub.com

 

 

Salute the Troops Music and Comedy Festival
March 22-24. Snoop Dogg, Cold War Kids, Dashboard Confessional, Capital Cities, members of the Wu-Tang Clan, comedians Rob Riggle, Adam Carolla and more are set to perform at the first annual event aimed at raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and the epidemic suicide rates among military members. For each ticket sold, a free ticket will be provided to active service men and women. See website for show times and ticket prices. Fox Theatre, 301 Garey Ave., Pomona; The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona. salutethetroops.com

 

Clippers SciFest SoCal
March 23. Kids can discover more about the exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at this festival designed to inspire a new generation of STEM professionals. See student exhibitions, large-scale displays of STEM in action, participate in hands-on activities from leading STEM organizations, live demonstrations and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Advance registration required. Los Angeles Convention Center (South Halls G/H), 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown. Tickets

 

Puppies & Planks
March 23. Head to Los Angeles State Historic Park to celebrate National Puppy Day at the Puppies & Planks outdoor fitness festival and charity event. There will be adoptable pups to cuddle, a health and wellness shopping village, Instagrammable photo ops, a 3K dog walk and fitness classes led by fitness stars and celebrity trainers. All proceeds will be donated to LA Animal Services and local pet rescues. See website for schedule and details. 1245 N. Spring St., downtown. puppiesandplanks.com

 

Vegan Street Fair
March 23-24. For its fifth year, Vegan Street Fair expands from one day to two. Over 200 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and vendors come together to offer delicious bite-sized and full-portioned plant-based food as well as apparel, cosmetics, and jewelry. The fair stretches over a mile with activities, music and eats. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Chandler Boulevard, between Tujunga and Vineland, North Hollywood. veganstreetfair.com

 

 

Los Angeles Marathon
March 24. Established in 1986, the city’s famed race is still going strong, attracting thousands of runners from around the world who take on the “Stadium to the Sea” course snaking through downtown L.A. before heading west through Hollywood, Beverly Hills all the way to the Santa Monica Pier. 6:30 a.m. See website for complete route and street closures information. Starting point: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., L.A., 213.542.3000. lamarathon.com

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

Basketball at Copper Lounge
March 21-24. If you’re looking for an upscale yet relaxed atmosphere to catch the weekend college basketball tournament action, head to Copper Lounge. In addition to several flat-screen TVs and plenty of lounge-style seating, Copper Lounge is serving up draft brews and game-time bites for $5 each. Also offering themed cocktails such as the Overtime Old-Fashioned. InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, L.A., 310.284.6536. intercontinentallosangeles.com

 

Cheese and Wine Pairing
March 23. San Antonio Winery hosts an immersive cheese and wine pairing featuring nine cheese based dishes, nine delicious wines and a playlist of songs inspired by each pairing. Indulge in dishes such as lemon curd honey graham crackers and New Zealand sharp cheddar paired with San Simeon 2018 Sauvignon Blanc; an olive oil potato chip with Cotswold cheddar paired with San Simeon 2016 Chardonnay; and cinnamon swirl toast with Colby Jack and Gruyere cheese paired with San Simeon Viognier 2016. 1-3:30 p.m. $65. 737 Lamar St., downtown. Tickets

 

Key West Cocktail Classic
March 23. Stoli hosts its sixth annual Key West Cocktail Classic, where LGBTQ and LGBTQ-allied bartenders will compete to be crowned Los Angeles’ champion, win seven days in sunny Key West, Fla., and a chance to win $10,000 for their chosen charity at the KWCC Pride Week Finale in Key West. Also featured are special performances by the Burlesque Goddess, Cassandra Cass, and dance music artist, Debby Holiday. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Jai Rodriguez co-hosts. 4 p.m. Free. The Abbey Food and Bar, 692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood. Tickets

 

Saddlerock Garden Dinner
March 23. Enjoy a 5-course meal created by resident chef Alina Hardin using vegetables grown in the organic garden of Saddlerock Ranch. The evening starts with a drink reception, followed by a stroll through the garden to chat with the gardeners and learn about the produce. The al fresco dinner will include a combination of family-style dishes and a buffet. There will be wine pairings with the appetizers and the main entree highlighting the property’s Saddlerock and Semler wines. 5 p.m. $150. 31727 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu. Tickets

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Fun, Laughs, Good Times: An Inside Look Into the Fashion of Fosse/Verdon
Now Open. In conjunction with the premiere of the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon, the Paley Center for Media presents a multimedia exhibit of costumes from the show, as well as rare archival video of performances by legendary choreographer Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon themselves from the Paley Archive. W-Su noon-5 p.m. Free. 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.786.1000. paleycenter.org

 

Freedom Is Key: A Playboy Exhibition
Now Open. Beverly Center hosts an exhibition experience that taps into the iconic Playboy brand’s vast archives, providing a closer look inside Playboy’s history. Highlights include artifacts from the Playboy Clubs and looks back on the evolution of the iconic Playboy Bunny, the cheeky Playboy cartoons and a timeline of 65 years of boundary-pushing magazine covers. (The exhibit is curated for a PG audience.) M-F 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $15. Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A. Tickets

 

Dee Dee Bridgewater
March 23. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents Tony and triple Grammy Award-winning jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater in her Wallis debut with a tribute to the rich R&B tradition of her birthplace Memphis. The NEA Jazz Master and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador will be joined by the Memphis Soulphony. 7:30 p.m. $25-$45. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.746.4000. thewallis.org

 

 

Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk
March 23. The Santa Monica Airport has a rich history as the former home of the Douglas Aircraft Company and the birthplace of the DC-3 and is now home to over 60 artists and a number of creative venues. Watch art and ceramic demonstrations, participate in art and theater workshops, and enjoy live music and food trucks. Noon-5 p.m. Free. 3223 Donald Douglas Loop S., Santa Monica. santamonica.gov

 

 

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983
Opens March 23. The Broad presents the West Coast debut of this internationally acclaimed exhibition, which celebrates work created by black artists over two decades. Advance reservations required. Tu-W 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Th-F 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $18 GA, $12 students. The Broad, 221 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.232.6200. thebroad.org

 

 

Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole
Through March 24. In this musical, having its West Coast premiere here, Dulé Hill (West Wing, Psych) plays Nat “King” Cole as he faces the final Christmastime broadcast of his variety show. See website for show times and ticket prices. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454. geffenplayhouse.org

 

 

 

Photos: LA Marathon courtesy Los Angeles Marathon. The Egg House courtesy @theegghouse/Instagram. Rooftop Cinema Club courtesy @rooftopcinemaclub/Instagram. Salute the Troops courtesy Salute the Troops Festival/Facebook. Clippers SciFest SoCal courtesy Los Angeles Clippers. Puppies and Planks courtesy @puppiesnplanksfest/Instagram. Overtime Old-Fashioned courtesy Copper Lounge. Cheese and Wine Pairing courtesy San Antonio Winery. Key West Cocktail Classic courtesy @stoli/Instagram. Saddlerock Garden Dinner courtesy Saddlerock Gardens. Vegan Street Fair by Marissa Rea. Fosse/Verdon by Brian To/The Paley Center for Media. Playboy by Jerod Harris/Getty Images. Dee Dee Bridgewater by Mark Higashino. Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk by Annie Dimas. Soul of a Nation: Elizabeth Catlett, Black Unity, 1968 (detail) by Edward C. Robison III. ©Catlett Mora Family Trust/VAGA at ARS, NY. Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole by Jeff Lorch.

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