Issues To Do This St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in L.A. [3-17-2023 to 3-19-2023]

The Getty Gardens

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When you’re not collaborating within the huge race this weekend, then perhaps you’ll take pleasure in a break within the rain for some high quality time exploring the town. Want concepts? Begin right here.

This March 17-19 in Los Angeles, catch The Magic Flute at El Portal, a plethora St. Patrick’s Day events and meals specials, a Marie Antoinette Pop-Up in Santa Monica, a drag efficiency at ESMoA, Latina Fest at LA Plaza, and naturally… the L.A. Marathon. Better of luck to all of the runners/walkers on the market!


Issues To Do This Weekend

The Magic Flute AKA #Superflute -> Starting this Friday-Sunday, Pacific Opera Venture brings The Magic Flute AKA #Superflute to El Portal Theater in North Hollywood. The manufacturing adapts Mozart’s The Magic Flute by way of the lens of 90’s online game characters, with Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Zelda, and Princess Peach taking over the roles of Papageno, Tamino, Queen of the Night time, and others. There will likely be six performances in all; March 17-19 and March 24-26. . Tickets begin as little as $20. Extra data right here.

Shanghai Sonatas -> This Thursday to Saturday, The Wallis welcomes the world premiere of Shanghai Sonatas, a compelling story of the Jewish refugee musicians who discovered sanctuary within the Jewish Ghetto of Shanghai within the 1940’s, utilizing music as a unifier to bridge cultural divide. Tickets begin at $39. Get extra data right here.

South Gate Azalea Competition & Carnival –> The forty fifth annual South Gate Azalea Competition & Carnival brings 4 days of household enjoyable, meals vehicles, video games, and reside music to South Gate Park for 4 days, this Thursday to Sunday. Free parking and admission. Extra data right here.

St. Patrick’s Day Get together at ACB -> St Paddy’s Day at Angel Metropolis Brewery contains inexperienced beer all day and reside music from 7 to 10 p.m. Doorways open at midday on Friday. Extra data right here.

St. Penmar’s Day: Competition on the Inexperienced -> The primary annual St. Penmar’s Day: Competition on the Inexperienced takes place on the Westside on The Penmar Golf Course this Friday. The enjoyable begins at 2 p.m. and contains the Venice Duck Inexperienced Beer Backyard, reside music, a particular bagpipe efficiency by Metropolis of Angels Pipe Band, DJ’s, whiskey tastings, Irish meals & drink specials, costumes, garden video games and ingesting video games. The Gastro Storage will even be there blowtorching their well-known injected brioche-style donuts. Tickets begin at $25. Extra data right here

Metropolis of Angels Pipe Band -> This Friday, Ovation Hollywood celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with roaming performances by Metropolis of Angels Pipe Band. The band will play three 20-minute units between Midday to three p.m. Extra data right here.

St. Patrick’s Day ay 2nd & PCH -> Lengthy Seashore buying vacation spot 2nd & PCH rejoice sSt. Patrick’s Day this Friday with a night of household leisure, together with mascot characters in costume, Irish dancers and reside music. Actions (climate allowing) run 6 to eight p.m. Get extra data right here.

Night time Dive at AoP -> The Aquarium of the Pacific’s signature adults-only, after-hours sequence returns this Friday with meals vehicles, money bars, DJs all through the Aquarium galleries, artwork, and a reside band acting on the stage in entrance of the Honda Blue Cavern. GA tickets are $29.95. Runs 7:30 to 11 p.m. Extra data right here.

Marie Antoinette Pop-Up -> Within the run as much as the brand new PBS sequence Marie Antoinette (premieres this Sunday at 10 p.m. PBS SoCal) you’ll be able to try a free pop-up expertise celebrating all issues Versailles at third Avenue Promenade (between 2nd / third & Arizona) this Friday to Sunday. Anticipate Marie-inspired “glow ups”, themed photograph alternatives with Instagram-worthy backdrops, giveaways, and extra. Runs midday to eight p.m. on every day.

Hollywood Burlesque Competition -> This Friday to Sunday, the Hollywood Burlesque Competition brings a weekend of courses, workshops, distributors and performances to Vermont Hollywood. The pageant wraps up with a Sunday brunch present and shutting occasion on the Frogtown Beer Backyard. Single-day passes begin at $70, with three-day passes working $200. Get extra data right here.

ICONS at ESMoA -> This Saturday, El Segundo Museum of Artwork hosts royal drag present with performers taking inspiration from the museum’s Time exhibition, which highlights the profession of manufacturing designer Rick Carter by way of a large collage of drawings, work, photographs, and memorabilia. ICONS contains a gap efficiency by the Trans Refrain of LA adopted by a lineup of drag that includes costumes and music impressed by movies like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Again to the FutureLoss of life Turns into Her, and Sucker Punch (all a part of Carter’s spectacular resume). The present is free to attend with RSVP. Runs 6:30 to eight p.m. Get extra data right here.

Shamrockin’ Mardis Gras -> After February rain compelled a cancellation, Shoreline Village in Lengthy Seashore has rescheduled their Mardis Gras celebration for this Saturday. Anticipate a day affair of native meals specials, reside music by Zydeco Mudbugs, a number of DJ units, and children actions like stilt walkers, face-painting, balloon twist, and extra. Competition kicks off at 1 p.m., with a parade scheduled for two:30 p.m. Entry is free. Get extra data right here.

Holi Seashore Music Competition -> This seaside Shade Carnival pops up in Redondo Seashore this Saturday with a day of DJ’s spinning Bollywood, American pop and Afro Beat, plus bursts of non-toxic coloration powder/water and pop-up meals stalls. Begins at 11:30 a.m. GA tickets at $35. Extra data right here.

Ladies’s Historical past Zine Workshop -> On Saturday, rejoice Ladies’s Historical past Month at California African American Museum with a zine and collage workshop led by educators from In a position ARTS Work. All ages are welcome. Free to attend. Get extra data right here.

Sounds of L.A. Presents Pajaros Ante Un Espejo ->This Saturday and Sunday, The Getty’s Sounds of L.A. live performance sequence returns with a pair of performances by vocalists Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso and Sandino González-Flores. The sequence is free to attend, however reservations are required for every live performance. Parking is $20 per automobile or bike. Extra data right here.

The 626 Night time Market Mini -> 626 Night time Market is again in Santa Monica from now by way of Could with a smaller model of their common Asian-fusion meals market. This Saturday and Sunday the open-air meals occasion contains three dozen distributors providing an array of dishes, a bar and craft distributors. The market is free to attend, capability is restricted and advance tickets may be reserved by way of Eventbrite. 

Latina Fest at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes -> Have a good time the Latina entrepreneurial spirit at LA Plaza this Sunday with Latina Fest. The packed schedule options over 100 exhibitors, a vogue present, morning yoga session, children zone, experiential activations and extra. Tickets begin at $10. Begins at 11 a.m. Extra data right here.

Sierra Madre Wistaria Competition -> On Sunday, the 2023 Wistaria Competition returns to Sierra Madre with an up-close of “The World’s Largest Blossoming Plant.” The primary pageant takes place in Downtown Sierra Madre, with over 100 arts, crafts and meals distributors alongside The Sierra Madre Auto Present. A shuttle (ticketed) will likely be out there to take guests as much as see the record-breaking vine. Extra data right here.


LA Marathon -> The Los Angeles Marathon is a weekend-long expertise that features a two day Well being & Health Expo at Dodger Stadium (March 17-18), a Saturday 5K, the LA Massive 5K, plus the Charity Half Marathon and naturally the massive race on Sunday, March 19. Extra data right here. Even should you’re not working, you’ll undoubtedly need to pay attention to road closures that accompany the race. The course begins close to Dodger Stadium, weaves south by way of DTLA, then heads as far west as San Vicente and Montana. Take a look at this useful map right here for a information to the road closures.

Eating & Consuming

(picks by Christina Champlin)

Wok fried homestyle chewy noodles and pork stomach boas from Woon. Picture by Christina Champlin.

Woon’s 4 Yr Anniversary Get together -> The homestyle Chinese language restaurant celebrates 4 years of bringing one of the best chewy noodles to the neighborhood of Westlake with a meals and karaoke fueled occasion this Saturday. Woon will supply a restricted menu of noodles, Mama’s 5 Spice Rooster Wings in addition to Sapporo and wine offers. La Morra Pizzeria will take over Woon’s parking zone for wooden fired pizzas and Fats + Flour will park their dessert truck outdoors. Homage Brewing will even deliver alongside loads of beers for visitors who want some liquid braveness earlier than their karaoke efficiency. The occasion runs from 5 to 9 p.m.

Lengthy Seashore Cambodian Restaurant Week -> Lengthy Seashore Cambodian Restaurant Week kicks off this Sunday March 19 and runs by way of March 26. Organized by United Cambodian Neighborhood to shine a light-weight on Cambodia City eating places within the metropolis of Lengthy Seashore, featured eateries are providing $5, $10, $15 and $20 menu specials together with $8 wings from Shlap Muan to multi-course $20 meals from Udom Khmer. Extra data right here.

St. Patricks Day Meals & Drink Offers

Maple Block (Culver Metropolis) -> For St. Patty’s Day, Maple Block is serving a Corned Beef Plate with charred cabbage and peewee potatoes ($33) Guinness for $8 and a bunch of Irish cocktails. The bbq spot just lately launched a “purchase one get one” drink particular throughout blissful hour and this Friday you’ll be able to reap the benefits of that deal between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. after which once more at 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

​​Tam O’Shanter (Atwater Village) -> Tam O’Shanter throws an epic St. Patty’s Day celebration yearly within the parking zone of their 100 yr outdated institution. The day contains Irish meals, reside bands, Guinness Kegs, inexperienced beer, raffles and extra. There’s a $10 cowl to enter the tent this yr. VIP tickets value $149 and embody a separate patio, drink tickets, complimentary meals and an unique bar that includes Tullamore Dew and Guinness on the patio with hourly $2 drink specials. Extra data right here.

Fortunate Baldwins Pub (Pasadena) -> Fortunate Baldwins in Outdated Pasadena will likely be open from 9 a.m. with a particular menu that features all traditional Irish pub fare like Corned Beef & Cabbage ($18) Scorching Irish Stew ($18)  to Fish & Chips ($16) and Cottage Pie ($16) There are many $9 Irish beers on faucet too.

Schmitty’s (West Hollywood) -> WeHo’s latest homosexual bar, Schmitty’s, celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with all-day drinks specials, reside piano sing-alongs of Irish songs and ingesting songs, an all-vinyl disco DJ set, and a great deal of surprises. Different particular affords for the day embody $5 Irish Whiskey photographs and cans of Guinness, in addition to $8 Comfortable Hour Irish Whiskey Cocktails (between 3 to eight p.m.)


Mo’s Home of Axe (Koreatown) -> Throw an axe or two this St. Patrick’s Day. Mo’s Home of Axe is celebrating with Jameson merch giveaways and food and drinks specials. Cease by Friday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. for inexperienced beer, Jameson infused cocktails in addition to a couple of conventional eats together with a Corned Beef plate full with cabbage, colcannon mash and creamed spinach ($26) and Shepherds Pie ($18)

Messhall (Los Feliz) -> ​​Messhall will supply a Teeling’s Irish Whiskey drinks menu that features a Smoked Outdated Normal and a traditional Boilermaker. Messhall’s Govt Chef Charbel Adaimy has additionally ready a Guinness beef stew with Irish cheddar colcannon for the special occasion. 

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities at The Unique Farmers Market -> The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at The Unique Farmers Market is a day-long occasion that includes Irish fare from choose distributors like Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes from Magee’s Kitchen and inexperienced beer from EB’s Beer & Wine. Conventional Irish musical performances together with a strolling Bagpiper are anticipated too! Extra data right here.

The Den (West Hollywood) -> The Den in West Hollywood will supply $15 meals specials together with Irish Nachos and Guinness BBQ Wings, in addition to drink specials together with an Irish Automobile Bomb, inexperienced Bud Mild on faucet, and a wide range of photographs. Specials run from from 5 to 10 p.m.

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