With Los Angeles maybe just a day away lifting his inner mask mandate, we are at the dawn of a big step towards a return to normal. And you know what? There is plenty to do this weekend to mark the turnover.
From Friday to Sunday, you can attend an Ozark-themed art exhibit, visit the Museum of Natural History for First Fridays, see a Miyazaki film at New Beverly, celebrate International Women’s Day , a pop-up bar inside the Bradbury Building, and more. Check out our full to-do list below, and don’t forget, if you’d like to get weekend ideas straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter here.
Things to do
Ozark Art Exhibit -> If the name Marty Byrde rings a bell, then you might just head over to 1988 Gallery this Friday for a special ozark opening of the art exhibition. The reception will run from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be the first opportunity for the public to purchase works from the showcase. Free participation but proof of vaccination required. More information here.
NHM First Fridays -> The flagship event of the Natural History Museum returns this Friday on the theme of Plants with benefits. Expect musical performances by splash tab and ill peach, digital art pop-up by Pablo González, educational pop-up presentations throughout the evening. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20. More information here.
Bixby Knolls First Fridays -> The monthly Bixby Knolls Art Walk returns this Friday, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. along Atlantic Ave in Long Beach. Catch art exhibits at The Artist Lot and Expo Arts Center, plus live music, dining deals, discounts, and freebies at participating businesses along the route. Free to attend. More information here.
Noche de Estrellas in PDO -> Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual Latin-themed party, called Noche de Estrellas, kicks off this Friday at 6:30 p.m. The evening’s bilingual slate includes live bands, Aztec dancing, a Lotería game, music shorts, and more. General admission is $24.95. More information here.
Spanish Aqui presents at The Paramount -> The Latinx Spanish improv comedy team Aqui Presents have a new monthly gig at the Paramount in Boyle Heights, and this Friday they will present a performance of LIVE! Special guests for the night include Julio Macias (Netflix’s On My Block), Sasha Merci (Stand Up), Frankie Quiñones (HBO Max’s Superhomies) and Chris Garcia (Stand Up). Tickets are $20. More information here.
Selection of short films at the Getty -> Film and stage actors come to the Getty Center this Saturday to read works of fiction as part of Selected Shorts, a celebration of classic and contemporary short fiction. Works by Anton Chekhov, Jac Jemc, Kim Fu and many more will be read by a cast including Phil LaMarr, Michael McKean, Annette O’Toole, Karen Pittman, Helen Hong and Nate Corddry. Tickets are $20. More information here.
Empower at One Colorado -> To celebrate International Women’s Day, One Colorado in Old Pasadena will host a series of free women-focused activations this Saturday, including gua sha facials, tea pop-up, card readings tarot etc. Activities are free, but pre-registration is required for most. Kick-off at 11 a.m. More info here.
Spirited Away in New Beverly -> For Studio Ghibli fans who have never seen Hayao Miyazaki’s films on the big screen, attend a matinee screening of Taken away as if by magic (2001) this weekend at the New Beverly Cinema, Saturday or Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. More information here.
City of Cinema at LACMA -> The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s latest exhibition explores how the emergence of cinema as an art form in Paris during the second half of the 19th century amid a storm of social, cultural and historical trends . Viewers can inspect sculptures, posters, prints, photographs and films from the era and, through the collection, understand the evolution of cinemas from experimental art form to the most dominant medium of the 20th century. century. City of Cinema: Paris 1850-1907 is installed in the Resnick pavilion, on display until July 10. More informations here.
Yoga at Angel City Brewery -> On Sundays, Green Tree Yoga Meditation comes to Angel City Brewery to lead a ninety-minute yoga session suitable for both experienced and beginner yoga practitioners. The event starts at 10:30 a.m. A donation of $15-$20 is kindly suggested, and each donation comes with a free drink from the brewery. More information here.
Sprinkles the series of female chefs -> In honor of Women’s History Month Asparagus launched its first ever Female Chef Series featuring exclusive baked goodies from three groundbreaking female chefs across the country. Kicking off is LA’s own Brooke Williamson with a Dark chocolate and passion fruit cupcake. The cupcake is available March 1-13 for $6 at all Sprinkles stores and Cupcake ATMs nationwide. For every purchase of Williamson’s cupcake, Sprinkles will donate to Intensify. The collaboration continues in June with Austin barbecue legends LeAnn Mueller and Alison Clem of the Barbecue and James Beard Foundation Award semi-finalist and Top Chef contestant Claudette Zepeda in September.
Lunetta brings back the tasting menu -> Lunetta’s Taste Menu returns March 2-12 and will offer a four-course dining experience including chef Ralphael Lunetta’s popular bouillabaisse and osso bucco. by bezel The bouillabaisse is loaded with Santa Barbara halibut, Ahi tuna, Scottish salmon, calamari, black mussels, Mexican wild shrimp and clams served with a saffron red crab couscous and a side of toasted country bread. The Osso Bucco comes with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, plenty of farmer’s market veggies and horseradish cream. The Taste of Lunetta menu costs $68 per person and is available for dine-in and take-out.
Wyman Bar here to stay at the Bradbury Building -> The Wyman Bar pop-up window inside the Bradbury building will be open indefinitely and Neuehouse, the members-only work and social space operating the Wyman Bar, will allow the public to stop in for a drink by emailing [email protected] com to reserve one-time evening access to the interior of the space for $5.
10 days RE:Her Festival -> Now in its second year, Concerning Her’s 10 Days RE:Her festival brings together women-owned hotel operations to collaborate on special culinary events in Los Angeles County. Discover special menus, virtual events and dinners prepared by chefs from some of the most influential restaurants in the city. Big hitters for 2022 include Rossoblu, pasjoli, Fishing With Dynamite, Ayara Thai, Casa Vega, Wanderlust and All Day Baby. See the full schedule of events and how to get tickets here.
Eataly Restaurant Festival -> Eataly Restaurant Festival is back March 4-20, with deals on multi-course dinners at all three restaurants at the Century City resort. Some menus start at just $22, and Italian wine and cocktail flights start at $19. Eataly Market will also host in-store events during the festival.
Brunch at Vintage Wine + Eats -> The Studio City wine bar opened by sommelier Rebecca Phillips will launch the weekend brunch this Saturday. Expect morning comfort foods like Lox Sliders, homemade Churro beignets, confit Dijon bacon, French toast with creme brulee and a breakfast sandwich on the menu. Weekly rotating wine specials hosted by Phillips, as well as mimosas and sake spritzes will also be available. Vintage Wine + Eat the brunch menu is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Apokries in Theia -> Angelenos will discover the Apokries Greek Carnival from March 3 to 6 at Theia. There will be special dishes and cocktails, a live DJ, belly dancers and a few other carnival-inspired surprises.
Looking forward to next week….
Pasta Sisters Blue Ocean Themed Pasta -> Chef Pollastrini’s limited edition Blue Ocean Pasta is available from March 8 to 10 in pasta sisters Culver City location. The stunning ocean blue pasta is made with spirulina, and the dish is tossed in uni butter then topped with Santa Barbara spot prawns, uni and wild salmon roe. The pasta dish will be available in limited quantities every day, presale for Blue Ocean pasta ($45) can be made via Eventbrite.
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