Weekend

03/09/2018

Festival of the Kite
Now in its 44th year, the Redondo Beach Festival of the Kite is one of Southern California’s longest-running kite festivals. Previous years have included special prizes for kite-flyers in multiple categories, live music, a hot dog eating contest (with cash prize), dance performances, a martial arts demo, a yo-yo competition and more. Free; Sunday, 12-5 pm; 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Festival of Color
Unleash your inner hippy and enjoy live music, yoga, dancing, and of course, shooting each other with colors. No outside colors will be allowed in, but you can buy a bag of five assorted colors for $3 each. $6-$37; Saturday, 11 am-5 pm, Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; Whittier Narrows Park, The Meadows, 750 S. Santa Anita Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733

Family Festival Celebrating the Getty Center’s 20th Anniversary
The Getty Center is turning 20 and they’re celebrating with a birthday bash. Enjoy an engaging, immersive and fun day with some of the city’s best performers. Have your picture taken at the photo booth, make a wearable accessory inspired by the museum’s iconic tram, do some hip hop with Versa-Style or hula with Keali’i O’Nalani, and then try your hand at our birthday games. Free; Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; Museum Courtyard, 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687; 310.440.7330

ArtNight Pasadena
Nineteen of Pasadena’s art and cultural institutions open their doors for an evening of entertainment, music and art. Choose from five different routes (North, East, West, Northwest, Central) and enjoy complimentary shuttle service to and from destinations. Free; Friday, 6-10 pm; Pasadena

Spring Forward Family Festival
With Daylight Savings happening this weekend, enjoy an extended, family-friendly evening at Boomtown Brewery. Expect beers for adults and face painting, a bounce house, balloon animals and more for children. Maple Block Meat Co. will be on-hand with smoky delights. Free; Sunday, noon-6 pm, 21+ after 7 pm; Boomtown Brewery, 700 Jackson St, Los Angeles, CA

Nowruz Festival

Celebrate the Iranian New Year at this 10th annual family-friendly festival. Festivities for the day include a colorful Spring Walk parade, Iranian Tea House, dance performances, children’s activities, musical performances and more as you explore one of the oldest cultures in the world. Iranian folk legend Sima Bina is also going to perform. Free for festival, $35 musical program; Sunday, festival: noon-5 pm, music: 6 pm; UCLA’s Royce Hall & Dickson Court, 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, CA

Free Yoga on the Pier
All you need to bring a yoga mat, towel and water to the Octagon at the Redondo Pier. All levels are welcome. Saturday, 10 am (2nd Saturday of each month); 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Gloveworx Century City Opens
Break a sweat with a complimentary mini boxing session at Gloveworx’s newest L.A. outpost in Century City. There will also be live music, cocktails, tasty bites and the chance to meet Gloveworx founder Leyon Azubuike. Free; Saturday, 2-4 pm; Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

The OCWineFest
LAWineFest, after 12 successful years in Los Angeles, has now joined in partnership with A Stone’s Throw Winery to bring this new exciting venture to Orange County. Saturday & Sunday; A Stones Throw Winery, 29943 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Two Truths and a Lie at Angel City Brewery
Listen in on a storytelling podcast where, each episode, three real people tell their personal stories in front of a live audience. One of them is making everything up, and it’s you’re tasked with figuring out who the liar is. May get more difficult the more beer you enjoy. Sunday, 8-10 pm; 216 South Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

Maple at Descanso Gardens’ Brunch
Executive Chef Philip Mack has launch the new Spring menu this weekend. The menu perfectly complements the season, with vegetable-centric dishes inspired by the surrounding Gardens, sweet & savory favorites, and a variety of toasts topped with locally sourced eggs, berries, and more. Menu highlights include: Fresh Berry Toast with whipped cream cheese, house made artisan jam, and blueberry boule; Green Goddess Salad with picked little gem, mixed greens, edamame, sugar peas, golden pea shoots, cucumber ribbons, watermelon radish, and herb vinaigrette; Peas & Carrot French Omelet with farm fresh organic egg, garden picked herbs, spring peas, rainbow carrot, and market fruits; Vegan Hash made with red beet & quinoa patty, seasonal garden vegetables, grilled avocado, and country potatoes; and Maple Pancakes with brown sugar spiced walnuts, whiskey maple syrup, and candied pork belly. Saturdays and Sundays, 9 am-2 pm; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011; reservations: OpenTable

Pop the Bubbles at Melody
Head to this east side spot for French fare! Plus, this weekend they’ve extend 15% off bottles of fine bubbles during brunch services. In addition, they have continued their deejay program with the fantastic fellas Rick Wren (Saturday) and Jonny Mons (Sunday). Saturday & Sunday; 751 N. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029; 323.922.6037

Smorgasburg Saturday Popup on the Pier
West-siders rejoice! This weekend you don’t need to travel to DTLA for Smorgasburg! The food festival is popping up right next to you. Check out the pier for the amazing lineup of food and drink vendors with special one-off appearances by Moo’s Craft BBQ and Nancy’s Fancy Gelato. Saturday, 11 am-5 pm; Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Cochon555
Created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 is a nose-to-tail culinary event dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating buyers about the agricultural importance of eating heritage breed pigs. The meat they produce is recognized for its superior flavor, texture, appearance, and nutritious qualities. Expect to experience food and drinks from over a hundred cooks, chefs, restaurant and bar owners, renowned sommeliers and barkeeps. $130-$200; Sunday, 5 pm (4 pm for VIP); Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Hudson House’s 9 Year Anniversary Fiesta
The elevated Redondo Beach gastropub by “Top Chef” Season 14 Winner Brooke Williamson and her husband and Co-Chef Nick Roberts are inviting you to party with your best sombreros, and celebrate the restaurant’s 9th anniversary at an outdoor fiesta featuring live mariachis, a taco and elote station, cold craft beers from the Stone Hop Wagon, a Michelada bar, and Corralejo Tequila and Sombra Mezcal cocktails. You will also be gifted with a Hudson House anniversary t-shirt along with other fun surprises in store. Sunday, 12-5 pm; 514 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA

Pizza Making Classes at Baldoria
This monthly pizza making class will be offered the second Sunday every month. You will make your very own pizza under the direction of Executive Chef Duke Gervais and receive a complimentary glass of beer or wine. Perfect for date night or group outing, there is a maximum of 12 spots available per class. $30; Sunday (monthly), 6 pm; 243 South San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

March Madness at Brack Shop Tavern
It’s game time, LA! Brack Shop Tavern is running a March Madness bracket and offering game day deals and prizes. The ultimate winner of Brack Shop Tavern’s contest will receive a hosted night in Brack Shop’s upstairs game room (up to 15 people), with two pitchers and 40 wings to get their party started. Additionally, from March 15-25, every game day (Thursday – Sunday), Brack Shop will offer $15 pitchers of beer and a free appetizer for guests sporting their team gear. These deals will also be offered during the Final Four games (March 31 & April 2). Brack Shop will launch a themed shooters menu dubbed “Elite Eight” and food specials dubbed “Final Four” to represent the schools left in the tournament. The Staples Center is hosting the NCAA March Madness games on March 22 & 24! Sunday through April 2nd; 525 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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