Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

March 14-17

Events

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities at the Original Farmers Market

March 17. On St. Patrick’s Day, immerse yourself in Irish festivities at the Original Farmers Market on 3rd & Fairfax. Dress in your best green and savor the day with Magee’s Kitchen’s corned beef, cabbage and potato plates. The atmosphere will be filled with the spirit of Ireland, thanks to performances by Glen the bagpiper and The Merry Minstrels. For the thirsty, E.B’s Beer & Wine and Bar 326 will provide green beer, Guinness and various imported Irish beers. Sunday, 12:30-6 p.m. 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. farmersmarketla.com

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

Starts March 17. Nature enthusiasts are invited to immerse themselves in the natural world of the butterfly at the Natural History Museum. This seasonal outdoor exhibit showcases up to 30 species of butterflies and moths, alongside a variety of California plants, providing a unique opportunity for both adults and children to experience nature intimately. Expect butterflies to take flight, potentially landing on arms or shoulders, with prime viewing time for these interactions occurring between 10 and 11 a.m. each morning. Starts this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. nhm.org

Great Gatsby Night at Saban Theatre

March 16. In a celebration of the Roaring Twenties, the Great Gatsby Night at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted in partnership with Street Food Cinema, offers an evening of Jazz Age activities. It features the “The Great Gatsby” film by Baz Luhrmann, alongside live jazz music, Charleston dance lessons and a costume contest. You can also try gourmet food truck offerings, sip on themed-cocktails and sneak into a private speakeasy. Saturday, pre-party at 5:30 p.m. and screening at 8 p.m. 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. streetfoodcinema.com

Rolling Loud

March 14-17. Hosted in Inglewood at Hollywood Park, Rolling Loud will feature a lineup with headliners such as Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Future and Metro Boomin, demonstrating the wide range of talent within the hip-hop genre. Over three days, enjoy performances by YG, Tyga, $uicideboy$, Don Toliver, Party Next Door, Rae Sremmurd, Summer Walker, Big Sean and many more, highlighting the event’s comprehensive lineup. Additionally, those with three-day passes can access an exclusive Thursday night show by ¥$ (Ye plus Ty Dolla $ign). Thursday-Sunday, hours vary. 1001 S. Stadium Drive, Inglewood. rollingloudca.com

 Tree Hut In Bloom Tour

March 16. Commemorating the debut of its Spring In Bloom collection and new product launches, the viral self-care brand Tree Hut is hosting an event where attendees can enjoy prizes, treats and a photo booth while discovering the brand’s latest offerings. Saturday, 10 a.m-4 p.m. 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. downtownsm.com

Food + Drinks

Agents Only

Now Open. Located in Hotel Dena, Pasadena, Agents Only, an arts-themed restaurant, has collaborated with celebrated Mexican chef, Pablo Salas, to showcase the rich flavors of Mexico. The curated menu by Chef Salas features highlights such as queso fundido, yellow corn esquites, assorted quesadillas, enchiladas divorciadas and a grilled rib eye steak with chimichurri macha sauce. The dining experience is completed with desserts like traditional churros and dulce de leche. Open daily, 12-11 p.m. 303 Cordova Street, Pasadena. hoteldena.com

St. Patrick’s Day at The Bungalow

March 17. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, Long Beach’s The Bungalow will be hosting a fun event featuring the beats of DJ Steve Dub and DJ 1DER, ensuring the festivities continue throughout the day. Immerse yourself in the Irish spirit with special green sangria and an assortment of festive drinks tailored for the occasion. With its lively tunes, this gathering offers a nice backdrop for revelers to raise a glass and enjoy the St. Paddy’s Day celebrations. Sunday at 12 p.m.-10 p.m. 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy. Suite 200, Long Beach. thebungalow.com

The Moon Room

March 15. Jared Meisler, known for his venues like The Roger Room and The Brig, partners with textile and graphic designer Tria Jensen Meisler to unveil their latest venture in the Melrose District. This new addition to L.A.’s bar scene distinguishes itself with a cocktail program spearheaded by award-winning mixologist Annemarie Sagoi, who brings a menu of unique concoctions, including the Andromeda and Phoenix, among others. Opens this Friday, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. 7174 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. themoonroombar.com

Get Lucky and Green at Tam O’Shanter

March 17. Visit Tam O’Shanter on St. Patrick’s Day for a memorable celebration that kicks off in the late morning and extends until the festivities wind down. The celebration will feature a tented area in the parking lot for live music, where attendees can enjoy pints of green beer, savor pub food and express their Irish pride. Opting for a VIP reservation at $149 provides guests with all-day seating and snacks, enhancing the festive experience. Starts this Sunday at 11 a.m. 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles. lawrysonline.com

Arts + Culture

Holi on the Beach

March 16. Commence the arrival of spring at a traditional Indian festival of colors, given a unique L.A. twist, at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach. Participants are encouraged to throw colored powder at each other, embracing the fun amidst surf and sand. This event also doubles as a fundraiser for the Los Angeles chapter of the Association for India’s Development, supporting grassroots projects in India, blending cultural celebration with a cause. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. More Information

Bernstein and Wooten

March 17. Grammy-winning funk and avant-garde jazz legend, Victor Wooten, ventures into blending jazz with symphonic traditions in his latest project, La Lección Tres. It showcases the electric bass in orchestral settings, offering both rhythmic punch and melodic grace, similar to a cello’s range. The concert opens with Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s romantic “Ballade,” followed by Thomas Wilkins conducting Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story, demonstrating a fusion of diverse musical styles. Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. laphil.com

Magic Hour in Los Angeles: America’s Cultural Renaissance of 1974

March 15-17. MUSE/IQUE, a member-supported nonprofit performing arts organization, debuts at the Taper Forum with a performance honoring the influential figures who shaped Los Angeles in 1974, a pivotal year that established the city as a global cultural hub. Friday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 2:30 p.m. 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. centertheatregroup.org

Opening Reception for Li Songsong at Pace 

March 16. Pace presents “The Past,” an exhibition of new and recent works by Chinese artist Li Songsong, marking his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles and his first in the US since 2019. Highlighting Li’s abstract works, the exhibition showcases his stream-of-consciousness painting style, where each brushstroke reflects his psychological state during its creation. These pieces not only explore abstraction but also serve as a reflection of Li’s ongoing relationship with his medium. Starts Saturday, 5-7 p.m. 1201 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. pacegallery.com

Photo credit: Agency Only courtesy of Michael Kleinberg. The Moon Room courtesy of Philipe Guerette. Bungalow patio courtesy of The Bungalow. Great Gatsby Night courtesy of Streetfood Cinema. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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