Need stuff to do this month in Los Angeles? We looked ahead on our calendar to focus in on some of the best events happening in March around Los Angeles that you should probably have on your radar. After all, better to get your tickets now than wait till the last minute and find out your favorite event is sold out.
March 2019 event highlights include, ArtNight Pasadena, the Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival, a 10-hour Bach Marathon, two different Cherry Blossom Festival, the Redondo Beach Kite Festival, and lots more.
Our complete rundown starts after the jump. Enjoy!
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1. Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys Pop Up (March 1-17)
Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys Pop Up opens its doors March 1 – 17 for a pop-up exhibit that showcases the alternate history of toys. The museum features interactive exhibits, photo opportunities with a life-size action figure box, and over 100 toys and games that have been altered with a funny spin, alongside Obvious Plant’s original toys. You can read our interview with the creator Jeff Wysaki, here. -> More information
2. Delusion: The Blue Blade (March 1-17)
Delusion: The Blue Blade is an immersive play that puts in the center of a time travel adventure narrative. After a successful run last fall, the new ‘director’s cut’ edition of the play will run through March 17. -> More information
3. First Friday’s at Natural History Museum (March 1)
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) First Fridays returns on March 1 for a monthly party after hours in the museum including live musical performances, DJs, cocktails, and food trucks. -> More information
4. South Coast Botanic Cherry Blossom Festival 2019 (March 2)
The South Coast Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival happening on March 2 celebrates the blooming season for Japan’s national flower. Guests can view cherry blossom trees, enjoy picnic bento boxes, live performances and workshops. -> More information
5. 6th Annual Stouts n Staches Brew Fest & Pig Roast in Venice Beach (March 3)
The 6th Annual Stouts n Staches Brew Fest & Pig Roast returns for a block-party style event on Sunday March 3 at a brand new location, Clutch Venice. The block party will feature some tasty mexi-cali style surf and turf BBQ, pig roasting, craft beer, whiskey tastings, beard and stache trims, cigar rolling, live music, giveaways, games and more. -> More information – Discount Tickets
6. Planned Parenthood’s Annual Food Fare 2019 (March 7)
Planned Parenthood’s Annual Food Fare kicks off at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar on March 7 featuring over 150 of Southern California’s best restaurants, caterers and libation purveyors all in support of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) initiatives. -> More information
7. ArtNight Pasadena (March 8)
20 Pasadena cultural institutions participate in a night of free art, music, and entertainment during ArtNight Pasadena. Last year an estimated 16,000 guests came through, and this year expects similar attendance. Venues for 2019 include the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena History Museum, Kidspace Children’s Museum, The Gamble House and more. There are even FREE shuttles to transport guests to their next destination.. -> More information
8. Venice Arts’ Annual Speakeasy at the Townhouse (March 9)
Venice Arts’ Annual Speakeasy comes to the Townhouse in Venice Beach on Saturday March 9 for whiskey, prizes, and all that jazz inspired by the Prohibition era. -> More information
9. 45th Annual Redondo Beach Kite Festival (March 10)
The 45h Annual Redondo Beach Kite Festival returns to the Redondo Beach Pier on March 10 for an all-ages free afternoon of kite-flying and fun. In addition to prizes for best kites flown, there will be live music, a local dance studio performance, a martial arts demonstration, a hot dog on a stick eating contest sponsored by Craig’s Hot Dog on a Stick and giveaways courtesy of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital -> More information
10. Metro Arts Presents: 10-Hour Bach Marathon with See/Hear L.A (March 16)
On Saturday, March 16 come to Union Station for Metro Art Presents: 10 HR Bach Marathon with See/Hear L.A. The event features a variety of musical performances to celebrate the legendary Johann Sebastian Bach’s 334th birthday. Program highlights include the annual Noontime Organ Concert in the historic Ticket Hall featuring organ virtuoso Christoph Bull and Church Keyboard Center; Lady Bach, an all-female group; plus a solo from multi-instrumentalist and composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. -> More information
11. L.A. Nature Fest at The Natural History Museum L.A. (March 16-17)
L.A. Nature Fest comes to The Natural History Museum L.A. (NHMLA) March 16-17 for a special visit with some of our coolest animal neighbors! -> More information
12. Arcade Expo 2018 at the Museum of Pinball (March 16-18)
PAC-MAN and Donkey Kong fans rejoice because the Arcade Expo is returning the Museum of Pinball in Banning from March 15-17 with some 1,100 retro and modern arcade games and pinball machines. -> More information
13. Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival (March 17)
The Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival returns for 2019 with another special viewing of the world’s largest blossoming plant, plus 200 arts, crafts and vendor booths, and live music. Paid shuttle service is available to and from the private residence that contains the plant and the main festival area. -> More information
14. KROQ Presents: Flogging Molly St. Patrick’s Day Block Party (March 17)
KROQ Presents: Flogging Molly St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at the Hollywood Palladium on Sunday March 17 is an awesome way to celebrate your favorite green-themed holiday. The block party includes all kinds of fun activities like street games, delicious food, plenty of Guinness, prizes, music, and more. -> More information
15. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Celebration at California African American Museum (March 20)
The Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Celebration returns to the California African American Museum on March 20 for an evening of art, food trucks, music, and more. The Opening Celebration includes Adia Millett: Breaking Patterns, The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914, Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary, and Aspects of Nude: Selections from the Permanent Collection.! -> More information
16. Harry Potter and the Sacred Text Podcast Live (March 21)
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text Podcast Live comes to the Bootleg Theater Thursday March 21 for an evening Harry Potter fans won’t want to miss. During this enchanted evening, Harvard Divinity graduates Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile will review and discuss a chapter of Harry Potter, share some their own stories, and offer a medieval religious reading practice with this modern day classic. -> More information
17. The Other Art Fair is Coming to Downtown L.A. (March 28-31)
The Other Art Fair Los Angeles returns to Magic Box at The Reef March 28-31 for the 3rd edition of its independent artist showcase. See a curated selection of over 140 independent artists and check out thousands of pieces for every budget in one space. -> More information – Discount tickets
18. Nude Art LA’s Spring 2019 (March 29-30)
Nude Art LA’s Spring 2019 Show comes to the Cooper Design Space March 29 – 30 for two-night celebration of the nude human form with a carefully curated selection of fine art from all over the world. -> More information – Discount tickets
19. The Torrance Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival (March 31)
The Torrance Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival comes to Columbia Park on March 31 for a unique blend of cultural performances with a fun variety of crafts by local artisans, centered around the blooming cherry blossom. -> More information
20 . LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Celebrates César Chávez Day (March 31)
This free celebration features a guest speaker from the Cesar Chavez Foundation, Xipe Totec Aztec dancers, live music by Lorenzo and the Carnales, plus art, garden, and culinary workshops -> More information
Be sure to check the We Like L.A. Events Calendar for updates on fun things happening around the city throughout September. You can also sign up for our daily/weekly newsletter if you want events sent straight to your inbox.
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