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Weekend roundup

March 17-20


St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl Party

March 19 | Don your green, grab a brew, and commence with Leprechaun jokes on the St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Pub Crawl Party in Tinseltown. This annual holiday guided bar tour, full of “Luck o’ the Irish”, kicks off on Hollywood Blvd at Cabo Cantina. Bring your best pals — plus make some new — as you enjoy drink specials, DJ dancing, and no cover at nearly a dozen venues. Sat – Sun 2pm-2am. 6669 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles. More Info.

WeHo’s Melrose Rooftop Theater Returns

March 20 | , West Hollywood’s cult-favorite Melrose rooftop theater returns for its sixth season at E.P. & L.P. with an eclectic mix of new releases and classic movie screenings. Choose between two viewing options: general admission VIP seating ($30 per person), and a complete dinner and a movie VIP package with a globally inspired and locally sourced three-course menu ($65 per person). All movie-goers enjoy individual bean-bag seating with personal wireless technology headsets, specialty craft cocktails and sunset views. See website for schedule. 603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood. melroserooftoptheatre.com

Food + Drink

MAGARI a Tokyo Italian Hollywood Cuisine

Now Open | Japan’s Michelin-recognized Yoshiyuki Okuno and Sicilian-born Enrico Merendino conceptualize cuisine with the nostalgic comforts of Italian food and the precision and quality of Japanese cooking. Fresh-made pastas with Japanese toppings, a crudo bar, charcoal and wood-fired mains, and hand-selected A5 Wagyu beef, plus fresh craft cocktails and a robust selection of Italian wines and Japanese beer. Tues. – Thurs. 5pm -10pm, Fri. & Sat. 5pm – 11pm. 6115 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310.256.3555. magarirestaurant.com

New Spring Menu at Sugar Palm

Starts March 17 | Spring is almost here and Sugar Palm at the Viceroy Santa Monica unveils their new spring menu created by Executive Chef Jason Francisco, inspired by the California coast with seafood-forward dishes alongside elaborate plant-based plates. The new cocktail menu features herbaceous, floral, and trending flavors made with house-made syrups and farmer’s market fresh ingredients. Times vary. 1819 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica. 310.260.7511. Viceroryhotelsandresorts.com

National Ravioli Day at Della Terra

March 20 | Celebrate National Ravioli Day and indulge in traditional Italian cuisine. Della Terra delivers the ambiance, feel and cuisine of a charming northern Italian trattoria plus an intimate wine cellar that doubles as a private dining room. Try their signature ravioli tartufi with reggiano butter, or homemade lobster ravioli in a creamy saffron infused sauce. Daily 11am – 11pm. 7675 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 323.933.7675. More Info

BALEENkitchen at The Portofino Hotel & Marina

Until March 20 | Nestled on the Redondo Beach peninsula in the south bay, BALEENkitchen offers marina views complete with fire pits, providing a romantic backdrop for playful seasonal menus and out-of-the-box craft cocktails. For the week of St. Patrick’s, they offer a special menu and bespoke three glass whiskey tasting. Their menu highlights Irish eggs, mini corn beef cabbage rolls, smoked trout crostini and stuffed crab salad with snow peas. Times Vary. 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. 310.372.1202. hotelportofino.com

Arts + Culture

 Walter Erra Hubert’s “Promising Skies”

Open | Building Bridges Art Exchange present a solo exhibition by artist Walter Erra Hubert and curated by Marisa Caichiolo. Erra’s creativity reflects a world moving toward a new reality, each translucent piece an ocean of opportunities, portals and evocative lights representing the promise of new beginnings. Tues. to Fri. (11am – 5pm) and Sat. (noon – 6pm). 2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit F2, Santa Monica. 323.893.3924. More Info.

Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.

March 20 | Spanning four decades, this major exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive presentation of Barbara Kruger’s work in 20 years. It chronicles her single-channel videos from the 1980s to digital productions of the last two decades, and includes large-scale vinyl room wraps, multichannel video installations, and audio soundscapes throughout the LACMA campus. Times & days vary. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles. 323.8576000. More Info.

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