Weekend

Permission to Come Aboard
CAFE del REY is hosting the second “Permission to Come Aboard”. Join Executive Chef Chuck Abair on a half-day fishing trip followed by a barbeque lunch featuring the freshly caught fish. The package will be available bi-annually with the next trip in the fall. The trip is approximately 4.5 hours. $55 fishing, $100 fishing and lunch; Saturday, 7 am;  4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, 90292; 310.823.6395

King Eddy Saloon Celebrates Charles Bukowski
Acme Bar Group’s iconic dive bar, King Eddy Saloon has always loved that it was the preferred watering hole of many famous writers of mid-century America, so they are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the death of one of its most famous patrons, the novelist, poet, and short story writer, Charles Bukowski. Known for his works that addressed the lives of poor Americans, relationships with women, alcohol, and the monotony of work, Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, as well as publishing over sixty books. King Eddy’s has crafted a specialty cocktail, Ham on Rye, named after his semi-autobiographical book, in memoriam of his love for King Eddy’s cocktails. Sunday, 6-7:30 pm; 132 East 5th St., Los Angeles, 90013

Unplug LA
Unplug yourself by getting rid of your phone and give your attention to a tech-free evening of live music, friendship bracelets, face painting and board games. It’s digital detox, LA. Free; Saturday, 7:30-midnight; Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice; 310.306.1854; RSVP: eventbrite.com

Chinese Cuisine Festival
Taste your way through the San Gabriel Valley’s best Chinese restaurants, discovering secret menu offerings and specials along the way. Throughout the festival enjoy highlights like Peking roast duck cooked two ways at Hong Yei Restaurant; spicy hot pot at Beijing Restaurant; Szechuan specialties at Chengdu Taste like spicy crispy deep fried frog, wonton with pepper sauce, lion fish and more. Friday through March 16; more info here.

A Million and One Pieces
Legos are making a come back and David Tracy proves they aren’t just for kids. He has created furniture and artworks in his 32-piece collection includes lamps, tables, a sculpture of a human head, ranging in size from 2,700 to 26,000 bricks. Saturday-May 26; Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; opening reception, Saturday, 6-8 pm; Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale; 323.254.3131; RSVP for the opening reception: 323.340.4792 or museum@forestlawn.com

Big ‘Cap Beer Festival
Cheer on stallions while enjoying craft beers from 30+ breweries. There’s also live music by LA Hootenanny and Doublewide. VIP tickets get you more inclusive drinks and all-you-can-eat Gus’s BBQ. $40-100Saturday, noon; Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia; 626.574.6384

Family Wine Makers of California Pasadena Tasting
Winos, this is your event. Savor varietals and more when you taste wine from more than 175 family wineries from around California. Discover new releases, revisit your favorites and don’t forget to visit the iSip Lounge for access to wines that retail for more than $75/bottle. $60-100; Sunday; Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green St., Pasadena, 415.705.0646.

The Aussie BBQ
Go down under with over 20, Aussie, indie-rock bands headlined by Ben Lee. $10Sunday, 2 pm; The Fold, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Westlake; 213.389.3856

The Meeting Room at Nick + Stefs
Spend the evening exploring a variety of steaks paired with bourbons at the latest addition of The Meeting Room. Learn about your meat, specifically the difference between dry aged and wet aged steaks. Taste the differences wile you sip an array of artisanal Kentucky bourbons. Also available the evening of March 21. $50; Friday, 7-9 pm; 330 S. Hope St., Downtown, 213.680.0330

The Essentials
Eat from more than 30 Los Angeles restaurants picked by LA Weekly. Some restaurants featured include Angelini Osteria, Animal, Bestia, Border Grill, Bucato, Cacao Mexicatessen, Chichen Itza, Church & State, Coni’ Seafood, Father’s Office, Good Girl Dinette and Goldie’s. Dress in your eatin’ pants. $45Sunday 1 pm; LA Mart, 1933 S. Broadway, Downtown; 213.763,5801

“March [Beer] Madness”
Through out March, join in the madness at German beer garden Wirtshaus. They’ve declared March the “Month of the Boot”, which means, purchase a 2L boot of any draft beer and get a second one of equal/lesser value for half-off. Also, check out their new late-night happy hour with half-liter Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse drafts for $3, and $2 Bavarian pretzels. 345 N La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, 90036; 323.931.9291

First Fridays Natural History Museum
It’s that time again. This event at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum has live music, discussions and curatorial tours. Drop by this month for cutting-edge science and a musical performances by San Fermin, Son Lux and wild Up, and a DJ lounge with resident DJ Anthony Valadez featuring DJ Wiseacre. Friday, 5-10 pm; 900 Exposition Blvd., 213.763.DINO

Kitchen `42 Grand Opening Part Deux
They had our Grand Opening last Sunday and it was such a huge success, they had to turn some people away. Well, they are making it up to you with Grand Opening Part Deux. There will be free tastings and samples of their cocktails. After the tasting, the kitchen is open for full orders at around 7:30. First come, first serve! Sunday, 5 pm; 142 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, 90254; RSVP: sara@saintrocke.com

W Los Angeles – Westwood’s “First Fridays” 
W Los Angeles – Westwood is launching First Fridays, a monthly event that will feature a curated collection of music, fashion and design. The first event will feature menswear collections including vintage sunglasses from Echo Park based Gentleman’s Breakfast, military-inspired clothing from Field Scout, leather goods from Will Leather, handmade bow ties from Raw Hyde and contemporary men’s shoes from CLAE. Peruse the collections while enjoying a live performance by country band Podunk Poets and $5 Old Fashioneds by Old Forester. Friday, 5 – 9 pm; 930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, 90024; 310.208.8765

The Dollface Dames
This event is full of magic, comedy, and beautiful women. We had you at magic, huh? Saturday, 9:30 pm-12:30 am; Magicopolis, 1418 Fourth St., Santa Monica

#JUICYDAY @CLOVERJUICES
17 years ago we lost a hip hop legend. Stop by Clover and ‘spread the love’ for Biggie by getting “Juicy” — you know all the words so sing along here. Celebrate the life and music of The Nortorious B.I.G. at Clover Juice. Mention “Biggie Smalls” at either Clover location and when you buy one regular sized juice, “Biggie” you’ll get “Smalls” a mini bottle for free. Anyone who raps a Biggie song in the store for @cloverjuices instagram gets both juices for free! Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm; Clover La Brea, 342 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, 90036; Clover 3rd St., 8384 1/2 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, 90048

L.A. Marathon
The Twenty-ninth annual race begins at Dodger Stadium and travels to Santa Monica. If you’re not running this year, you can spectate with entertainment and cheer stations every mile along along the way. Find live music, DJs, Japanese taiko drummers and more; or hit up Cheer Alley at mile 18, where more than 600 cheerleaders will line the streets helping runners motivate for the final few miles. Sunday; Finish line at Ocean and California avenues in Santa Monica; 213.542.3000

Andaz’s Bottomless Bunch during the LA Marathon
Running not your thing? Maybe boozing is. Indulge in a Bottomless Brunch to view the LA Marathon. Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas for only $13 are the perfect way to deal with your guilt for not being able to run a mile, let alone 26.2. You will have a perfect view of the marathoners as they run past Andaz West Hollywood on the Sunset Strip. A special breakfast menu will be available which includes fresh eggs, farmer’s market whole fruit, Belgian waffles, pastries with house-made marmalade, coffee, and more. Sunday, 7 am; 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. 

40th Annual Festival of the Kite
Have fun with a good old-fashioned kites at this event. You could win prizes for the highest flying kite, best handmade kite and more. Free; Sunday, 12 pm; Redondo Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf

Grist & Toll’s Pop-Up
The Grist & Toll’s March Community Pop-Up is part of the monthly series and after great success from the last event they’re bringing back Michael O’Malley’s mobile oven, M.O.M.O. Bring your loaf and M.O.M.O will bake it in their oven. Plus, check out Your Local Hive Pop-Up Shop with Frog Hollow Conserves, Eat Well Salts, Enzo Organic Olive Oil, San Marcos Honey, Fat Uncle Farms Blistered Almonds & Nut Butters, and Allstar Organics Herb Salts & Sugars. Sunday; 990 S Arroyo Parkway, #1, Pasadena, 91105

APEX: WARP & WEFT
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is presenting an exhibition of new work by San Francisco based street artist Apex (aka Ricardo Richey). The works in Warp & Weft are a twist on his 2011 Indigo series, which was inspired by Apex’s love for jeans and his desire to use denim as a fine art surface in a way to bring in his street art roots. After experimenting with a variety of denim types, weight, and colors, Apex developed a method for stretching denim over wood panel in place of a canvas. Warp & Weft will be Apex’s first solo show in Los Angeles. Opening Reception, Saturday, 8-11 pm; open through – April 5; 1331 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90026

Pilates Platinum Presents: Just Keep Livin Fundrasier
Worked out and help other people this weekend. Pilates Platinum will invite the highest donors to a party with a live DJ, yummy snacks, and prizes to keep you motivated for your workout. Friday, 5:30 and 6:30 pm; Abbot Kinney’s First Friday, Abbot Kinney Blvd.,Venice

The Godfather @ Your Downtown Drive-In
Thank god the rain is over because it’s time to see this classic at the drive-in. Yep, drive-in’s are still a thing. Friday , 7 pm; Electric Dusk Drive-in, 1000 San Julian St., San Pedro

Camenot! The Improv Medieval Musical
Why not join in aKing Arthur parody? Totally improvised and based on audience (your) suggestions and imagination. Saturday, 7:50-9 pm; ACME Comedy NoHo, 5124 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood

Public Star Parties
This weekend, check out a different kind of stars. Now that the Oscars are done, gaze at the planets through a variety of telescopes and chat with astronomers about what you’re seeing. Saturday, 2-9:45 pm; Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Ave., Griffith Park

Hudson House Celebrates 5 Years
Celebrate the Hudson House’s 5 years with booze and grilled seafood. It will feel like your bithday. Sunday, 1 pm; Hudson House, 514 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach

Helms Design District Vintage Boutique
L.A.’s best vintage shopping bonanza returns for its first show of 2014. There will be tons of vintage clothes, jewelry, and accessories for you to check out. Plus, there’s an on-site seamstress to get you the perfect fit. Tickets have a limited number of free and half-price tickets; Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; LightSpace Studio, 8755 Washington Blvd.; 310.280.0082

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Creative Registry
Experiential design consultant Susan Manrao—an award winning interior designer and branding expert—is debuting her showroom, Creative Registry in West Hollywood. The space is dedicated to one-of-a-kind, indie luxury decorative products and furnishings. Celebrate with her this weekend at her opening and first sample sale. Products that she will have for sale can be seen at here and they will be 30 – 50% off. Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm; 935 N Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood, 90046; 323.580.5808

Brandy Melville‘s Warehouse Sale
This LA-based retailer is known for it’s one-size-fits-most skirts, bralettes and lightweight knits.. Look forward to simple tees, edgy tops, essential sweaters, miniskirts, spring-ready dresses and cute pants, all going for $5-15, during this massive sale. The cash only! Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; 664 S Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles 90021

Janjoon Jewelry Trunk Show
Shop Tamar Pelzig’s crocheted necklaces and chunky wool scarves at the boutique’s annual spring event and fundraiser. Chat with the designer while noshing on Girl Scout cookies and free cocktails. Sunday, 2-5 pm; Carol Young Undesigned, 1953½ Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz; 323.663.0088

Tarina Tarantino
Enjoy deep discounts on the designer’s jewelry, cosmetics, decor and more at her Sparkle Factory in DTLA. Friday; 910 S Broadway

Riller & Fount
Enjoy up to 80% off basics brand’s dresses, tops and more during their three-day sample sale. Saturday; 308 E 9th St., Suite #407

Burning Torch
The globally-inspired brand promises up to 75% off leather outerwear, cashmere, silk tops, dresses and more during their two-day studio sale. Note that it’s taking place in Mid-City, and not at their Abbot Kinney flagship boutique. Friday & Saturday; 1738 Cordova St.

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