Weekend

03/08/2019

Fisherman’s Village Concerts

Break out your dancing shoes! Enjoy outdoor live music on Saturdays and Sundays year-round (weather permitting) at Fisherman’s Village. Get two hours of free parking with validation from village shops and restaurants. Free; Saturdays & Sundays, 1–4 pm; 13737 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA

Yoga at the Park

Focus on mind, body, and soul with a free yoga class at Burton Chace Park overlooking the scenic backdrop of L.A.’s Marina! Classes are offered year-round (weather permitting). Please bring your own mat. Sundays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm; 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; RSVP: maria@highvibehealth.us or 424.526.7910

International Women’s Day

The Gallery food hall celebrates International Women’s Day with outdoor yoga, happy hour featuring sounds mixed by DJ Lezlee of Real 92.3 and a woman-powered lineup of musicians including rapper QVEEN Herby and soul singer Madison Watkins (America’s Got Talent). Bev sparkling rose wine specials priced at $8 will be served throughout the day; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to non-profit Visionary Women. Free (registration required for yoga class); Friday, yoga: 2:30 pm, happy hour: 5 pm, concert: 7 – 10 pm; 1315 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

Society Room at Conservatory

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Society Room at Conservatory will open for special hours for this coming weekend only, with a specialty list of cocktails ($13) celebrating inspiring women around the world. Friday & Saturday, 3 – 7 pm; 8289 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, 323.654.0020

The Mermaid Wig Party

Grab your favorite wig and celebrate the achievements of women. In honor of International Women’s Day, the women of The Mermaid have curated a specialty cocktail made with women-led distillers and spirits founders. Enjoy food and drink specials (extra bonus drink specials if you wear a wig), then enjoy a rock n’ roll music night from DJ Liuba. Friday, 5 pm – 1 am; The Mermaid, 428 E. 2nd St, Little Tokyo

Flow + Flavor // Rooftop Yoga at Smorgasburg x ROW DTLA

BENDER presents… sun salutations served with delicious sounds, along with sushi, açaí bowls, vegan tacos, and gourmet grilled cheese. FLOW through a 70min rooftop yoga class on “Sound Off” headphones, with soulful grooves by our resident DJs. Then, brunch with 50+ delicious vendors at Smorgasburg food festival — with selections from “balanced” to “indulgent” and explore a curated collection of unique and stylish shops at ROW DTLA. Plus a sampling of beverages by Kevita, Brew Dr., and Harmless Harvest. Yoga class is vinyasa flow — all experience levels welcome! Bring water and your yoga mat. $18 – $23; Sunday, 10:30 am; ROW DTLA, 777 S Alameda St, Rooftop, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Festival of the Kite

This community event features the opportunity to launch a 25-foot-wide kite, prizes for best homemade kite, highest flying kite, youngest kite flyer and more. Other activities include a hot dog on a stick eating contest. Free; Sunday, Noon-5 pm; Redondo Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA

Festival of Colors

Tens of thousands of partygoers will join at Whittier Narrows Park to mark Holi—the traditional Hindu custom where individuals welcome spring by dousing each other in colorful powders. Yoga, bhangra (Punjabi folk dancing) and musical performances with a spiritual bent round out the festivities. $6.50/online, free/kids 12 and under; Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm; Whittier Narrows Park, The Meadows, 750 S. Santa Anita Ave, South El Monte, CA

Farhang Nowruz Celebration

The Farhang Foundation celebrates Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) with a variety of activities and entertainment including a colorful Spring Walk parade, traditional dance performances, an Iranian Tea House, puppet shows and authentic musical performances. Free; Sunday, Noon-5 pm; Dickson Court, UCLA campus

Bowling for Paws

Score a strike for the animals! Bark Avenue Foundation and Home Dog LA are hosting a fundraiser to keep pets out of animal shelters. Entry fee includes bowling shoes and a lane for bowling with friends. Also vegan food and drinks for purchase and a silent auction. $20-$40; Sunday, 1:30 -4 pm; Pickwick Bowl, 921 W. Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA

Pedaling for Puppies

The CycleBar cycling studio in Culver City commemorates its two-year anniversary with several weekend charity rides including one for Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop. The charity will also have puppies available for adoption at the studio. Charity ride at noon. $25 suggested donation; Sunday, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm; 4130 Sepulveda Blvd., Studio C, Culver City, CA; 323.325.5759

The Bear and Star Pop-Up

Chef Suzanne Tracht of Jar hosts Chef John Cox of The Bear and Star, and Fess Parker Rancher Katie Parker McDonald. Chef John and Katie Parker McDonald, the granddaughter of the late Fess Parker, will be on hand with their 30′ custom-built reverse-flow Texas smoker to smoke and grill meats and produce sourced from the Fess Parker Ranch and farm for this one-night-only dinner. Jar’s salads and desserts will complement the menu. Reservations required. $120; Sunday, 5:30 pm; Jar, 8255 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 323.655.6566

Big Bus Tours hits Los Angeles

The world’s largest privately-owned operator of open-top sightseeing tours has launched in Los Angeles, providing the premier introduction to the “City of Angels,” with entertaining commentary from live guides; a Free Big Bus Tours app with digital content to aid travelers plan their short stay, free on-board Wi-Fi, Real-Time Bus Tracking and the ability for customers to locate their nearest stop through the new mobile app. Big Bus Tours Los Angeles has two loops including the ‘Hollywood Loop’ and ‘Beach Loop’, covering over 20 hop-on hop-off stops for tourists to enjoy ‘must- see’ landmarks in the famous city. You can hop on and soak up the memorable storytelling from entertaining live guides or sit back and enjoy recorded commentary, available in 9 languages, while enjoying the views of the famous Hollywood Sign. As part of the launch, customers can enjoy 20% off the ticket price across street and online purchases throughout March.

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