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LA Weekend Events Roundup March 16-19

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for March 16-19

Edited by Christina Xenos

March 17-26. The Paley Center for Media hosts this annual event with screenings and interactive panels featuring creators and stars from top TV shows. This year’s lineup includes The Walking Dead, This Is Us, The Late Late Show With James Corden, Bob’s Burgers and Westworld. Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 310.786.1000. paleyfest.org




la marathonL.A. Marathon
March 19. Established in 1986, the city’s famed marathon is still going strong, attracting thousands of runners from around the world who take on the “Stadium to the Sea” course. 6:30 a.m. Registration $205. Starting point: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., L.A., 213.542.3000. lamarathon.com




Alton Brown LiveAlton Brown Live
March 17-18. See the award-wining author and celebrity chef as you’ve never seen him before. The evening including songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics—not to mention potentially dangerous food demonstrations—showing off Brown’s knack for mixing together a perfect base of science, music and food. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770. hollywoodpantages.com




taste of the south bayTaste of the South Bay
March 17. Celebrate the South Bay food scene by noshing on tastes from restaurants like DOMA Kitchen, Petros, Con’iSeafood, the Strand House, among others. Also get your chance to rub shoulders LA Kings players and alumni. $100/pp. 7-11 p.m. Shade Hotel Redondo Beach, 655 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, 310.535.4467. lakings.com/taste



Tom Bergin’s ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Tom Bergin’s Public House
March 17-18. If there were one place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles, it would be at Tom Bergin’s Public House. The party starts at 6 a.m. with Irish breakfast and Irish coffee at the horseshoe bar. Festivities really get rolling at 11 a.m., when the party moves out into the parking lot and offers two bars, beer pong, a Fernet ice luge, giveaways and more until 2 a.m. You may even see Mayor Eric Garcetti stop by to bar-tend for a bit. For the first time ever, the bar opens for a Hair of the Dog Night Time After Party on Saturday at 4 p.m. 840 S. Fairfax Ave., 323.936.7151. tombergins.com



Casey’sCasey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival
March 17. This annual all-day street festival enlivens downtown Los Angeles with Irish food, drink specials (green beer, anyone?) and sets by a live DJ. Headquartered at Casey’s Irish Pub, the street festival takes place in front of the pub. 6 a.m.-1 a.m.; festival 11 a.m. Free general admission before 3:30 p.m. 21+. 613 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.629.2353. caseysirishpub.com



Flogging MollyFlogging Molly
March 17. The Irish-American seven-piece Celtic punk band from Los Angeles headlines the Forum with Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Mariachi El Bronx. The St. Patrick’s Day show starts at 3 p.m. with Guinness, green beer and Irish-inspired cocktails at the Tullamore Dew Whiskey Bar. Also find concessions like corned beef and cabbage sandwiches, Irish chicken and waffles and Lucky Charm dessert bars. Also find backyard games like giant Jenga and corn hole, as well as festive tunes, a photo booth, custom merch and more. If you’re Ubering to the event use PADDYSFORUMEVENT to save $10. 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, 310.330.7300. fabulousforum.com


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Fleishik'sFOOD + DRINK
Fleishik’s Sandwiches, Nosh and Whiskey
The chef-driven Kosher Jewish sandwich shop from chef Eric Greenspan and Midcourse Hospitality Group serves Greenspan’s modern approaches to Jewish food. The cornerstone of the menu is its sandwiches like the Bubbe (Grandmother) with brisket, arugula, crispy chicken skin gribnis, beet horseradish and crispy onions; and the Zayde (Grandfather) with grilled salami, housemade pickles, caramelized onions and deli mustard. You can also find salads like their Waldorf with iceberg and romaine lettuces, dried cranberry, walnuts, green apples and balsamic vinegar; in addition to sides such as kugel bites and housemade pickles, plus a modern chicken soup with crispy kreplach garnish. Opening hours Sun.-Thurs. noon-5 p.m., Friday noon-1/2 hour before sundown, Sat. 1 hour after sundown until 5 p.m. Hours will expand April 1. 7563 Beverly Blvd., L.A. fleishiks.com



Craft HillCraft Hill
South Pasadena’s most exciting new restaurant has quietly been amassing loyal fans with its eclectic menu of seasonal dishes and creative cocktails. Highlights include their Deviled Avocado with Peruvian ceviche and plantain chips; veal bone marrow with salsa verde and a sous vide egg; mushroom pappardelle with locally foraged mushrooms and their B.Y.O.B, where you can build the burger of your dreams. Also find a selection of pizzas and larger format entrees like a bone-in ribeye and Niman Ranch tomahawk pork chop. Craft Hill also hones in on their mixology offerings with cocktails crafted down to the finest detail. Their Sucker Punch is based on an English Milk Punch recipe that dates back to 1862 that takes three days to create. The restaurant also has outposts in West Covina and Monrovia. 424 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, 626.399.0940; 404 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, 626.305.0094; 128 N. Grand Ave., West Covina, 626.331.0555. crafthill.com



The Bazaar Beauty and the BeastBe Our Guest Dining Experiences
Tres by José Andrés and the Bazaar by José Andrés are taking inspiration from Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast movie with unique dining experiences, from a 10-course tasting menu to an enchanted afternoon tea. Spend your afternoon sipping Mrs. Pott’s premium teas and movie-inspired collections of sweet and savory bites like Lumiere’s Culinary Cabaret and Chip’s Sweet Delights at Tres (through March 26). The Bazaar’s 10-course tasting menu showcases a variety of visually stunning dishes including a Foie Gras Floating Island soup and Enchanted Rose dessert (March 17-26). (Photo by Dustin Downing.) 465 S La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.246.5555 (The Bazaar), 310.246.5551 (Tres).



The BelvedereSunday Suppers at The Belvedere
Celebrate the end of the weekend with new family-style suppers at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. The menu features a selection of starters, entrees and desserts for $48. Dishes include selections like sausage flatbread with broccoli rage; seafood bouillabaisse; and warm homemade cookies with freshly spun ice cream. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310.788.2306. beverlyhills.peninsula.com




vintage enotecaVintage Enoteca
March 17. The Hollywood wine bar’s anti-green beer celebration is a non-traditional tasting of a trio of grilled cheese sandwiches each paired with a glass of craft beer. $30/pp. From 5 p.m. 7554 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.512.5278. vintageenoteca.com




Twelfth NightTHEATER
Twelfth Night
Through March 19. Two worlds collide in Filter Theatre’s infectiously funny and irreverent take on Shakespeare classic—a lyrical comedy of romance, satire and mistaken identity. $35-$85. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.746.4000. thewallis.org




Fun HomeFun Home
Through April 1. This groundbreaking Broadway show and Tony winner for best musical is based on cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic novel about her childhood. (Photo by Joan Marcus.) Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org




Zoot SuitZoot Suit
Through March 19. Demián Bichir (A Better Life, The Hateful Eight) stars in this much-anticipated revival of Luis Valdez’s landmark 1978 play. (Photo courtesy of Center Theatre Group.) Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org




Long Day’s Journey Into NightLong Day’s Journey Into Night
Through March 18. Eugene O’Neill’s semi-autobiographical masterpiece won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1957. Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina star in this powerful portrait of a single day. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454. geffenplayhouse.com




Through April 10. The multilayered, multimedia theatrical event aims to take audiences on an often comedic tour of the collective unconscious. Ovation Award-winning co-writers Alex Lyras and Robert McCaskill (The Common Air) team with Grammy Award-nominated composer Ken Rich, visual artist Corwin Evans and two-time Emmy Award-winning editor/producer Peter Chakos (The Big Bang Theory) to examine how the brain is able to rewire and heal itself. In it, a comatose man recreates his identity by delving deeply into his memories, while hovering family members and loved ones (all played by Lyras) divide into scheming camps over grave neurological decisions. Hudson Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 323.960.7787. plasticitytheplay.com


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