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Weekend roundup

March 18-21


Raya and the Last Dragon at the El Capitan Theatre

March 19-28. Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre welcomes movie fans back to the big screen to experience Disney’s newest animated film, Raya and the Last Dragon, in brilliant Dolby Vision laser projection and Dolby Atmos audio technology. The film features Disney’s first Southeast Asian princess with a cast voiced by mostly A-list actors of Asian decent. All seats for this engagement are reserved: M-F $17 adults, $12 children/seniors; Sa-Su $20 adults, $15 children/seniors. 6838 Hollywood Blvd, L.A., 800.347.6396. elcapitantheatre.com

Pixi Skintox Virtual Masterclass

March 20. If you’re looking to learn more about skincare and need some helpful advice, join Pixi Beauty for a virtual Skintox masterclass this Saturday! Hosted by Pixi educators, Colleen Lota and Genevieve Duran, learn about the best products for different skin needs. Tickets include a skin assessment with personalized goodie bag featuring a curated bundle of deluxe skincare samples and a $20 voucher (valid through end of March) to redeem at Pixi L.A.’s boutique at Westfield Century City. 3-3:30 p.m. $20. westfield.com

Under New Mgmt Pop-Up

March 20. Celebrate the first day of spring with vibrant, imaginative florals from Under New Mgnt pop-up event at Platform in Culver City. This L.A.-based WOC-owned and operated floral studio is spotlighting florals—with personalities of their own—sourced from its favorite women growers in honor of Women’s History Month.⁣ 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City. platformlosangeles.com

Food + Drink

Broken Spanish at NeueHouse

Continuing. Calling all foodies! Chef Ray Garcia’s popular Broken Spanish Residency at Neuehouse Hollywood is sticking around through the end of April with additional reservations to include Wednesday evenings. Through NeueHouse’s partnership with chef Garcia, the beloved Broken Spanish is back for a limited time, allowing Angelenos to enjoy his take on Mexican cuisine with California-inspired dishes, including house favorites as well as new seasonal creations. Reservations available through April 30. W-Sa 5:30-9:30 p.m. 6121 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.593.7383. neuehouse.com


Now Open. Get a taste of South Asian cuisine from the new Jungli at Crafted Kitchen for takeout and delivery, with a full service brick-and-mortar restaurant opening in DTLA later this year. Jungli, which translates to “wild child” in Hindi and Urdu, presents a fresh, modern take on South Asian cuisine and will offer a la carte and family style menus rotating weekly. Sample dishes include curry puff, Indian “arancini” (pictured), meatball masala, Bombay hot chicken and more. W-F 5-9 p.m. 672 S. Santa Fe Ave., L.A. bejungli.com

Patio Dining and New Offerings at Nick + Stef’s

Reopened. Elevate your date night with dinner at the award-winning DTLA steakhouse to experience its new covered patio, refreshed dinner menu and all-new craft cocktails. Executive chef Megan Logan’s extensive dinner menu brings together old favorites and new offerings, including the N+S crab cake, charred Brussels sprouts, JBS mashed potatoes, a 48-ounce tomahawk rib chop and liquid chocolate cake—plus new cocktails such as Pomegranate Martini, Signature Sidecar, Metro-Fashioned and Ambrosia Mule. Tu-Th 5-9 p.m., F-Sa 5-10 p.m. 330 S. Hope St., downtown, 213.680.0330. patinagroup.com

Arts + Culture

Breaking the Waves

Begins March 19. Tune in to watch an online stream of Breaking the Waves, an opera by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, co-presented by L.A. Opera in collaboration with Opera Philadelphia. Described by the Wall Street Journal as “savage, heartbreaking and thoroughly original,” this compelling adaptation of Lars Von Trierʼs 1996 cinematic masterpiece centers on a devout young woman who deciphers the meaning of fidelity, facing the condemnation of her church as she puts herself through a series of dangerous sexual encounters. Recommended for mature audiences only. laopera.org

Amy Sherald. The Great American Fact

Opens March 20. In her first West Coast solo exhibition, Amy Sherald presents new portraits of Black Americans in scenes of leisure and centered in stillness at Hauser & Wirth in DTLA’s Arts District. These paintings build upon the techniques Sherald employed in her iconic portraits of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Breonna Taylor for Vanity Fair. This exhibit will be on view through June 6. See website for information on visiting. 901 E 3rd St., downtown, 213.943.1620. hauserwirth.com

A Quiet Scene: L.A. Film Screening

Begins March 20. For any and all film buffs out there, The Music Center and dublab are going to be screening the 71 “official” selections from their recent A Quiet Scene: L.A. film competition. The films will be shown publicly on the large LED screens on Jerry Moss Plaza in an immersive sound environment at The Music Center through April 18. In addition to the outdoor exhibition, the films will also be featured for viewing on the website, where viewers can vote for their fan favorite film. The livestream is available to watch from noon on March 20 through noon on March 23. 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.972.7211. musiccenter.org

New L.A. Artist Mural at Farmers Market Newsstand

On View. For those who are fans of Los Angeles’ murals and street art, check out the Original Farmers Market collaboration with the Los Angeles Times to showcase a new photo-opp-worthy mural—designed and painted by local artist Mike Farrell—on the historic newsstand’s exterior wall. In addition to the mural, there’s also five banners created from other local artists that captures each ones’ unique interpretation of L.A. 6888 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323.934.0318. farmersmarketla.com

Photo credits: “Raya and the Last Dragon” courtesy ©2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc. Pixi Beauty courtesy Westfield Century City. Jungli by Eddie Sanchez. Artist Mural at Farmers Market Newsstand courtesy JS2 PR. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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