Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup March 28-31

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken debuts its second L.A.-area location this weekend.

It’s time for Dodgers baseball. Plus Cirque du Soleil, Latin Food Fest, The Other Art Fair and more…Check out our top Los Angeles weekend event picks for March 28-31.

Edited by William Yelles.

EVENTS

Dodgers Baseball
March 28-31. The L.A. Dodgers start the 2019 season with four games against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Opening weekend promos include fireworks (Friday) and a Walker Buehler bobblehead giveaway (Saturday). See website for game times and ticket prices. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Way, L.A. mlb.com Can’t make it in person? Boomtown Brewery will have the season opener projected on the tap room’s walls, plus Dodgers-themed eats and discounts on beer. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 700 Jackson St., downtown. boomtownbrew.com

 

Grease ’50s Prom Night
March 30. Traveling outdoor movie series Street Food Cinema kicks off its 2019 season with a special indoor screening and celebration of the classic musical Grease. Be sure to don your best period look for the “prom” featuring a special appearance by Jamie Donnelly (Jan in the film), music and photo booth plus specialty cocktails and eats from Grand Central Market. 21+. 6 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. movie. $23-$35. Million Dollar Theatre, 307 S. Broadway, downtown. streetfoodcinema.com

 

Krazy Krafts Day at The Printing Museum
March 30. Activities for kids and “kids at heart” include letterpress printing, papermaking, foil stamping, cartooning, calligraphy and origami. Having never encountered a typewriter before, young visitors will get to type their own notes into these iconic machines while older guests will get to take a trip down memory lane or enjoy tours of the working antique printing presses. Bring a blank t-shirt to screen print your very own shirt. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. The International Printing Museum, 315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson, 310.515.7166. printmuseum.org

 

Spring Market at ROW DTLA
March 30. In celebration of Women’s History Month—highlighting female founders, brands, artists and initiatives—Spring Market brings a unique collection of 50+ vendors, live music, immersive art, dynamic speakers curated by Refinery29, in addition to local eats and cocktails. While you’re there, explore the rest of the ROW DTLA’s Collective, a curated district of shops selling beauty and wellness products, apparel, jewelry, home decor and more. See website for complete schedule. 2-8 p.m. Free. ROW DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St., downtown. springmarketla.com

 

Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour
March 31. Pasadena Heritage presents a drive-yourself tour of architectural and landscape design spanning more than eight decades. See homes and gardens that clearly demonstrate the beauty of indoor-outdoor living blended seamlessly together. A tour highlight is the historic Old Mill, once part of Pasadena’s Busch Gardens. Other tour stops will include two elegant Victorian homes in one of Pasadena’s oldest neighborhoods. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $38-$43 advance; $48 day-of. Tickets

 

Roots Roadhouse Festival
March 31. The outlaw country spirit is alive and well at The Echo and Echoplex’s annual Americana music event. This year’s performers include the “Ragin’ Cajun” Doug Kershaw with the Dave & Deke Combo, bluesman Cedric Burnside, honky-tonk singer Dallas Moore, rockabilly king James Intveld, murder ballad balladeer Amigo the Devil and more. In addition to the live performances, there will be barbecue, vintage clothing and instrument vendors and country music memorabilia. 3 p.m. $33-$48. 1154 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park. Tickets

 

FOOD + DRINK

Botanical Beach Bar
Now Open. Stick your toes in the sand then relax with a color-changing cocktail at Shutters on the Beach’s new Botanical Beach Bar. Enjoy a wide selection of ocean-inspired libations with a beach-level view of the Pacific. 1 p.m.-sunset. 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.458.0030. shuttersonthebeach.com

 

 

 

SuperCool Creamery
Now Open. After catering thousands of private corporate and celebrity events over the past decade, SuperCool Creamery has finally opened its first brick-and-mortar ice cream shop. With no freezers or machines, SuperCool Creamery creates fresh ice cream using liquid nitrogen before guests’ eyes in a matter of seconds. M-Th 1-10 p.m., F 1-11 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-midnight, Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 4469 Sunset Drive, Los Feliz, 323.471.1110. supercoolcreamery.com

 

 

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
Opens March 28. D.C.-born Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken debuts its second L.A.-area location with free donuts on opening day. Plus each hour, one lucky winner will be selected at random to win free donuts for an entire year. New to the menu will be a CBD donut made with birthday cake batter and topped with a CBD-infused chocolate buttercream frosting, joining favorites like the creme brulee and maple bacon donuts, chicken sandwiches and grilled cheese on donut buns. M-F 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sa-Su 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 2309 Main St., Santa Monica. astrodoughnuts.com

 

Latin Food Fest
March 29-30. This seventh annual Hispanic culinary celebration consists of a festival kickoff party, “Chefs Night Out,” and its signature event, “Gran Tasting,” featuring food, wine, spirits and beer-tasting tents; celebrity-chef cooking demos; and live music. 21+. F 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sa 1-4 p.m., early/VIP entry noon. Tickets $25-$49; VIP $149. Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., downtown. latinfoodfest.com

 

 

Culinary Clash Dinner
March 31. A cooking competition to support local culinary schools, the Culinary Clash invited students to submit an original, three-course menu with corresponding recipes for the opportunity to compete in the regional finals at Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown. Now three finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their creations at the hotel’s Metropole Kitchen. 6-9 p.m. $40; $65 with wine pairing. 899 Francisco St., downtown, 213.232.8866. hotelindigola.com

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Opens March 27. Roald Dahl’s story comes to the stage, featuring songs from the original film, a new score from the songwriters of Hairspray and, of course, Oompa-Loompas and the great glass elevator. See website for show times and ticket prices. Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770. hollywoodpantages.com

 

 

Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion
March 28. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, Zakir Hussain is known for his consistently brilliant and exciting performances that have established him as a national treasure in his native India, and around the world. Hussain’s playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study. 8 p.m. $29-$59. UCLA Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood, 310.825.2101. cap.ucla.edu

 

 

The Other Art Fair
March 29-31. The Other Art Fair will present its largest Los Angeles class to date, featuring 140 local and international emerging artists. Exhibiting artists will showcase an array of original and limited edition works, including painting, photography, sculpture, and more. L.A. graffiti and tattoo artist Mister Cartoon will serve as the fair’s guest artist with a special showcase. F 3-10 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Magic Box at The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, downtown. theotherartfair.com

 

American Youth Symphony and National Children’s Chorus
March 31. L.A.’s storied American Youth Symphony and the accomplished singers of the National Children’s Chorus return to Walt Disney Concert Hall for an inspiring concert including a world premiere by Nico Muhly co-commissioned by the LA Phil. 7:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices. 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000. laphil.com

 

 

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo
Through March 31. Cirque du Soleil brings its trademark acrobatics, music and comedy to The Forum with its traveling production Corteo, an imaginative vision of a festive parade as seen through the eyes of a clown. Th-F 7:30 p.m., Sa 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Su 5 p.m. See website for ticket prices. The Forum, 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood. msg.com

 

 

 

Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken courtesy Astro Donuts. Dodgers Baseball courtesy Boomtown Brewery. Grease ’50s Prom Night courtesy Street Food Cinema. Krazy Krafts Day at The Printing Museum courtesy The International Printing Museum/Facebook. Spring Market at ROW DTLA courtesy @rowdtla/Instagram. Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour (Post House) by Dennis Hill. Roots Roadhouse Festival (Amigo the Devil) courtesy Spaceland Presents. Botanical Beach Bar courtesy Shutters on the Beach. SuperCool Creamery courtesy White Oak Communications. Latin Food Fest courtesy Latin Food Fair. Culinary Clash Dinner courtesy Hotel Indigo DTLA. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Joan Marcus. Zakir Hussain by Susana Millman. The Other Art Fair courtesy The Other Art Fair. American Youth Symphony courtesy LA Philharmonic. Cirque do Soleil: Corteo courtesy Cirque du Soleil.

Share.