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Weekend roundup

March 21-24


Vegan Street Fair

March 22-24. Explore the North Hollywood Vegan Street Fair, a celebration of vegan cuisine, featuring around 50 food vendors offering everything from pizza and ice cream to burgers. This festival includes not only local culinary selections but also beverages, crafts, select out-of-town vendors, live DJs, carnival rides and games. Entry is free, with food and activities available for purchase. If you want to avoid the queues, a $55 fast pass provides quick access to vendors. Friday, 2–9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. 11223 Chandler Blvd., North Hollywood. veganstreetfair.com

Wizarding World of Plants

March 23. Discover the mystical connection between plants and magical folklore at an exclusive after-hours event at the Arboretum in Arcadia, offering a family-friendly session early in the evening followed by an adults-only tour later. The latest guided excursion delves into the mystical world of plants, revealing centuries-old legends and tales inspired by nature’s greenery. Saturday, family-night hike at 5:30 p.m. and adult night hike at 7:30 p.m. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Los Angeles. arboretum.org

Museums Free-For-All

March 23. Mark your calendars for Museums Free-For-All, an event where over 30 Los Angeles-area museums waive their admission fees for a day. This is a chance to visit cultural landmarks such as the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, LACMA, the Japanese American National Museum, the GRAMMY Museum, the La Brea Tar Pits, the Skirball Cultural Center and more at no cost. Starts this Saturday. For specific times and locations visit socalmuseums.org

A Kiosk-o-Theque

Now Open. Introducing “Are We On Air? Kiosk-o-Theque,” an interactive retail space situated on the Sunset Strip, envisioned by cultural curator, Arman Naféei, formerly known for his role as directeur d’ambiance at the Chateau Marmont. This transformed newsstand, now a 70s-inspired enclave, is set to intersect elements of a newsstand, bookstore, gallery, retail space, podcast studio, DJ booth and billboard. Open every weekend, Thursday-Sunday from 5-9 p.m.-ish at 8224 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.
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Food + Drinks

Barra Santos’ First Anniversary Block Party

March 23-24. In celebration of its first anniversary, Barra Santos, a beloved neighborhood gem and James Beard Award Semi-Finalist, is hosting a large block party this weekend. This festive event will feature an array of offerings from Cypress Park’s finest, including sidewalk-grilled sardines, exclusive specials from @shinspizza, aromatic coffee by @loquatcoffee, among other culinary favorites. Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. 1215 Cypress Ave., Los Angeles. More Information

Crispy Chicken Delights at New Marina del Rey Location

March 22. Starbird announces the grand opening of its latest establishment in Marina del Rey. To commemorate this event, the first 500 guests will be treated to a complimentary meal with the chance to find two golden tickets (offering a year’s worth of free meals). This new venue will showcase their original menu, featuring a selection of freshly prepared salads, chicken tenders, nuggets and artisanal sandwiches. Plus, for a limited time, explore their specially curated bahn mi menu, which includes items such as the bahn mi sandwich, bahn mi salad and loaded bahn mi fries, among others. Friday at 10:30 a.m. 13161 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. starbirdchicken.com

Re:HER Festival

Until March 31. Support women-owned restaurants at some of L.A.’s premier dining spots during the annual return of the RE:Her festival. This month-long celebration showcases themed menu specials, insightful discussions and collaborations from women restaurateurs. Highlights of this year’s festival include a paella night with Casa Vega and Gasolina Cafe, Sunday Service hosted by Dai Pie Dong and an exclusive “Chefs of the Arts District” dinner on. For specific locations and times, visit regardingherfood.org

Afternoon Tea

March 24. Dai Pie Dong presents “Afternoon Tea”, where you can experience a unique English afternoon tea experience with an Asian twist, a collaboration featuring pastry chef Anna Rose Yoken and tea selections by Anne Jiang from Tea Talk. Join them for this special blend of cultures and flavors, a testament to culinary creations and community gathering. Sunday, 12-2 p.m. 3501 Monterey Rd., Los Angeles. More Information

Arts + Culture

Take 6 at The Wallis

March 23. The acclaimed a cappella gospel group, Take 6, will grace The Wallis in Beverly Hills with a live musical performance, showcasing their new recording. This exclusive event celebrates their 2024 partnerships, including Music Cares and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, specially presented for their L.A. fans. With a tally of awards including 10 GRAMMYs, Take 6 is known for their harmony and a blend of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. thewallis.org

Family Film: Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog

March 23. Join Holocaust Museum LA for a screening of a film about the timeless, unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog, put to the ultimate test in 1930s Germany. Q&A with writer and director Lynn Roth to follow the screening. Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Two Faced Ceramics Classes at Hotel Figueroa

Starts March 23. Two Faced Ceramics brings its home studio poolside to Downtown LA’s Hotel Figueroa for a series of beginner-friendly pottery classes. Priced at $75, each session includes all necessary equipment and materials, complemented by mimosas and a hotel tote bag. Participants will explore a variety of themes, such as handle-less tea mugs, celestial catchall dishes and succulent holders. First class starts this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. 939 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Encore Live Reading with Robert Vincent

March 23. At the heart of a literacy and humane-education initiative sponsored by the Wags & Walks nonprofit dog rescue, author and illustrator Robert Vincent will be sharing his children’s book, “From the Pocket of an Overcoat.” Lauded by educational and rescue organizations for its dual benefits, this program aligns with “Read Across America” and “National Reading Month,” offering live read-aloud sessions by Vincent. Additionally, attendees will have the chance to receive exclusive autographed copies of his book, available while supplies last. Saturday, 9-10 a.m. 2236 Federal Ave., Los Angeles. wagsandwalks.org

Photo credit: LACMA photo courtesy of Joe Byrnes at Unsplash, Photos of food and women enjoying dishes courtesy of Re:her Festival. Girl reading book with dog courtesy of Wags and Walk. Boy and his dog courtesy of Holocaust Museum L.A. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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