Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

March 29-April 1

Find sweet and savory dumplings at Stuff’d, a new California-inspired eatery on Melrose Avenue.

From Easter festivities to new boutique and restaurant openings, check out the top LA weekend events for March 29-April 1.

Edited by Christina Wiese.


L.A. Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Mar. 29-31. It’s finally that time again: The Boys in Blue are back, taking on the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium in the home opener. See website for game times and ticket prices. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., L.A., 323.224.1507. mlb.com/dodgers





Queensway 5KQueensway 5K
Mar. 29. Lace up your sneakers and walk, run or jog through the Queen Mary’s Events Park and Long Beach harbor at the inaugural Queensway 5K. Finish line celebrations include music, celebratory medals, a speech by Commodore Everette, a beer garden, vendors and more. Racers can refuel with food trucks and food booths including food tastings from the Queen Mary restaurants. Event 3-8 p.m., race starts 5:15 p.m. $35. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 562.499.1739. queenmary.com




Museum of Selfies photo by Eikhan PhotographyMuseum of Selfies
Opens Apr. 1. Explore the history and pop culture phenomena of selfies at this new pop-up in Glendale. The interactive experience hosts 15 different exhibitions—highlighting categories such as ‘high-up selfie’ and ‘bathroom selfie’—and will feature the world’s longest selfie stick, clocking in at 90 feet, six inches long. W-F noon-8 p.m., Sa-Su noon-10 p.m. $25, kids under three free. 211 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. themuseumofselfies.com





Big Bunny’s Spring Fling photo by Jamie PhamBig Bunny’s Spring Fling
Mar. 30-Apr. 1. Rise and shine for this annual family-friendly shindig. Featured activities throughout the weekend include bunny nose and whisker face painting, two zoo keeper talks, a dance party and an Egg-ucation Station where little ones can learn about rabbit senses, communication and grooming habits. F-Su 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All activities included with Zoo admission: $21 GA; $18 seniors (ages 62+); $16 children ages 2-12. Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Dr., L.A. lazoo.org



1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach
Apr. 1. Take in views of the Pacific Ocean while nomming on a delectable holiday menu. Bruschetta topped with sheep’s milk ricotta and heirloom baby beets lead the charge, with entrees like harissa lamb chops and seared Maine scallops shining as entrees. End things on a sweet note with mascarpone cheesecake or cioccolato cremoso. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $110. 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.587.1717. shuttersonthebeach.com




Café Pinot photo by Ghost Media Inc.Café Pinot
Apr. 1. Head downtown for an al fresco dining experience from executive chef Viet Pham. The French-inspired à la carte menu features dishes like smoked trout deviled eggs, chorizo and squid, cheddar biscuits and gravy, and steak and eggs. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 700 W. 5th St., downtown, 213.239.6500.  patinagroup.com




Ray’s & Stark Bar photo by Ghost Media Inc.Ray’s & Stark Bar
Apr. 1. Located steps away from LACMA’s iconic Urban Lights installation—celebrating its 10th anniversary in Los Angeles this year—enjoy special Easter à la carte items like Ray’s Eggs Benedict, an egg salad sandwich and pancakes with dark chocolate ganache and brown butter hollandaise. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6180. patinagroup.com






Point Five Espresso BarPoint Five Espresso Bar
Now Open. Enjoy brunch all-day long at this new West Hollywood hot spot offering Australian-style coffee, farm-to-table food and housemade pastries. Sip on coffee beverages (made with beans from Culver City’s own Bar Nine) while you savor dishes like a mango bowl with tart Greek yogurt, ancient grain granola, coconut chips and ROV treatment-free raw honey; Italian scramble eggs with basil, Parmesan, tomato and pancetta; or refreshing fruit-forward smoothies. 7965 1/2 Melrose Ave., L.A. pointfiveespressobar.com



Now Open. Helmed by Cafe Stella’s former executive chef, pop by this new fast-casual concept for sweet and savory California-inspired dumplings. Opening menu highlights include miso black cod dumplings, baby bok choy dumplings—complete with bacon dashi broth—and strawberry rhubarb dumplings with vanilla bean ice cream. Soups, salads and seasonal drinks round out the menu offerings. 6909 Melrose Ave. L.A. stuffdco.com




Apr. 1. Downtown L.A.’s first walk-up bar celebrates its one-year anniversary with a special shindig featuring chef Ricardo’s exclusive Easter barbecue, a photo booth and live music. Not to be missed are drink specials throughout the day priced at $1, $4, $7 and $9. 11 a.m.-midnight, live music 6-9 p.m. 1100 S. Hope St., downtown, 213.493.4786. prankbar.com





by CHLOE. Spring Menuby CHLOE. Spring Menu
Through May 31. The trendy Silver Lake outpost welcomes spring with a fresh slate of vegan dishes featuring in-season vegetables and ingredients. Choose from a daily soup (carrot, ginger and turmeric with coconut cream and topped with parsley), a smashed avocado toast, basil lemongrass lemonade, plus a sweet treat in the form of funfetti pancakes (yes, please!). by CHLOE., Whole Foods Market 365, 2520 Glendale Blvd., L.A. eatbychloe.com





Grand Openings at ROW DTLAGrand Openings at ROW DTLA
Mar. 30. With spring officially in session, discover a fresh new crop of tenants at lifestyle destination ROW DTLA. Celebrate the grand openings of Still Life Ceramics and Galerie.LA this weekend with personal styling demos, pottery throwing demos, pot smashing (Mercury is in retrograde after all), wine and much more. 6-8 p.m. 777 Alameda St., downtown. rowdtla.com





Gone Bazaar x The Hollywood RooseveltGone Bazaar x The Hollywood Roosevelt
Mar. 31. Perfect for the vintage obsessed, shop and mingle with some of L.A.’s up-and-coming independent designers at this poolside shindig. NYC photographer and DJ Kristin Gallegos will be on deck spinning tunes while Polaroid Originals capture the moment. Noon-5 p.m. RSVP to info@thegonecat.com. The Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. thehollywoodroosevelt.com




Babes on LegsBabes on Legs
Now Open. Nestled next to trending dining destinations Sqirl and Melody, a new vintage shop has landed in burgeoning Virgil Village. Expect unique and bold finds from the 1950s all the way to current day trends. Tu-F 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa-Su noon-6 p.m. 711 N. Virgil Ave., L.A. babesonlegs.com






‘Block Party’
 photo by Matthew Brian Denman‘Block Party’

Opens Mar. 29. This celebration of the L.A. theater scene spotlights three encore productions from outstanding local theater companies, with Bloodletting opening March 29. See website for showtimes and ticket pricing. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org





'Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World' photo courtesy of The Getty Museum‘Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World’
Through Sept. 9. Find over 200 rare artifacts at this new exhibition examining the cultural and artistic connection between Greece, Rome and the most ancient of the Mediterranean civilizations, Egypt. See website for hours. Free, parking $15. 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A. getty.edu





'Into Light and Space'‘Into Light and Space’
Mar. 31-Apr. 9. Castelli Art Space presents a new solo exhibition from renowned L.A. street artist CHASE. While you may know CHASE by his iconic “Chase Eye” murals around town—and featured on more than 350 walls worldwide—this new exhibition plays with the phenomena of light, volume and scale in materials never used before by the artist. Opening Reception: March 31 6-10 p.m. Castelli Art Space, 5428 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. castelliartspace.com


Big Bunny’s Spring Fling photo by Jamie Pham. Café Pinot photo by Ghost Media Inc. Ray’s & Stark Bar photo by Ghost Media Inc. ‘Block Party’
 photo by Matthew Brian Denman. ‘Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World’ photo courtesy of The Getty Museum.

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