Weekend

03/29/2019

Tomatomania!

Back by popular demand, TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens.  Activities free with admission. Shop the plant sale, every day from 9 am – 5 pm. Select from hundreds of seedlings including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings. Enjoy Tomato Talks & Classes, Cooking Demos, and Special Tomato Faves from Patina, including Bloody Mary Bar. Friday – Sunday; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011; 818.949.4200

Dodgers Baseball

The Dodgers are starting their 2019 season against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Opening weekend promos include fireworks (Friday) and a Walker Buehler bobblehead giveaway (Saturday). Through Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm; Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Way, Los Angeles, CA 

A Night with NBA Legends

March Madness is upon us! JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE will have members of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Retired NBA Legends will be in The Mixing Room during the televised LA Lakers vs. Charlotte Hornets game for photo opportunities and autographs throughout the evening. Purchase a Comisario Tequila flight and get a chance to shoot a basket with an attending NBA Legend before the game, tip-off begins at 7:30 pm. Friday, 4 – 10 pm, The Mixing Room, 900 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Other Art Fair

The Other Art Fair will present its largest fair to date with 140 local and international emerging artists. Artists will showcase an array of original and limited edition works, including painting, photography, sculpture, and more. L.A. graffiti and tattoo artist Mister Cartoon will serve as the fair’s guest artist with a special showcase. Friday, 3 – 10 pm, Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm, Sunday 11 am – 6 pm; Magic Box at The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Grease ’50s Prom Night

Traveling outdoor movie series Street Food Cinema kicks off its 2019 season with a special indoor screening of the classic musical Grease. Get into the spirit and wear your best period look for the “prom” featuring a special appearance by Jamie Donnelly (Jan in the film), music and photo booth plus specialty cocktails and eats from Grand Central Market. $23-$35; Saturday, doors: 6 pm, movie: 8 pm; Million Dollar Theatre, 307 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Krazy Krafts Day at The Printing Museum

Activities for kids and creatives include letterpress printing, paper making, foil stamping, cartooning, calligraphy and origami. Bring a blank t-shirt to screen print your very own shirt. $10; Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; The International Printing Museum, 315 W. Torrance Blvd, Carson, 310.515.7166

Spring Market at ROW DTLA

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Spring Market brings a collection of 50+ vendors, live music, immersive art, dynamic speakers curated by Refinery29, in addition to local eats and cocktails. While you’re there, explore the rest of the ROW DTLA’s Collective, a curated district of shops selling beauty and wellness products, apparel, jewelry, home decor and more. Free; Saturday, 2 – 8 pm; ROW DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour

Pasadena Heritage presents a drive-yourself tour of architectural and landscape design spanning more than eight decades. See homes and gardens that demonstrate the beauty of indoor-outdoor living blended seamlessly together. A tour highlight is the historic Old Mill, once part of Pasadena’s Busch Gardens. Other tour stops will include two elegant Victorian homes in one of Pasadena’s oldest neighborhoods. $38-$43/advance; $48/day-of; Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm; Pasadena, CA

Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown Hosts the 8th Annual “Culinary Clash” competition

This cooking competition benefitts scholarship funds at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and invited students to submit an original, three-course menu with corresponding recipes for the opportunity to compete in the regional finals at Hotel Indigo. Now with just three students left, each will have the opportunity to showcase their menus with wine pairings at the hotel’s Metropole Kitchenwhere they will be judged by a panel of culinary experts and influencers on creativity, taste, presentation and more. The competitions are open to the public. The champion will go on to compete against the winners from other participating partner hotels in the InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts Ultimate Culinary Clash Finals in San Francisco on May 16th. One student chef will be named the overall winner and awarded scholarship money, along with a monetary donation from the InterContinental brand to their affiliated culinary school. Witness the competition and support the cause by purchasing the three-course meal, of which a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Scholarship Fund. ​$40; Sunday, (also April 7th & April 14th), 6 – 9 pm; 899 Francisco St, Los Angeles, CA 90017; reservations here or call 213.232.8866

Napa Valley’s Tayson Pierce Wines Host Event at Wally’s Santa Monica

Tayson Pierce Wines, one of Napa Valley’s most exclusive and acclaimed winemakers and Champagne Éric Philippe, one of France’s most sought after and unique Champagne Brands, is presenting their first pubic tasting event at Wally’s Santa Monica. The event will feature Tayson Pierce’s entire portfolio of Napa Valley wines and French Champagnes (Champagne Éric Philippe), in honor of the Tayson Pierce’s second spring bottling of its popular entry-priced Rothchild Rose. You ticket includes complimentary tastings from Tayson Pierce’s portfolio, including all of their single vineyard wines and one of their Champagnes (Premier Cru Multi-Vintage Extra Brut). Bottles also will be sold at special event prices from Wally’s wine shop. Additionally, cheese and charcuterie will be provided, while VIP guests will also be treated to Wally’s famous Truffle Pizza and crudités along with exclusive access to Champagne Éric Philippe’s full portfolio. All attendees will also receive gift bags with some exclusive takeaways and a chance to win exciting raffle items. $35, $50/Grand Cru Champagne VIP Lounge; Sunday, 2 – 4 pm; 214 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Gastro Garage Culinary Pop-Up Experience

Part live performance, part cooking experience, Gastro Garage is serving up a fiery display of culinary craftsmanship. Your ticket treats you to a 4-course ‘chef’s choice’ menu, including classic dishes deconstructed and transformed into their signature “Gastro Tanks,” made from savory brioche donuts filled with flavored nitrous foam and torched with gourmet toppings, oils, and spices. Beer, bourbon, and soft drinks will wash it all down. $75; Saturday, 7 – 9 pm; Cross Campus Santa Monica, 929 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA

Winner’s Circle BBQ Championship & Spring Carnival

It’s a smoky showdown of epic proportions! Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, enjoy delicious BBQ and help choose a new People’s Champion at this yearly Infield barbecue bonanza. Don’t miss all the BBQ and live music at this awesome event. Don’t miss the addition of the Santa Anita carnival, featuring inflatable bounce houses, carnival games and amazing rides including: a Ferris Wheel, Merry-Go-Round, Super Slide, Sizzler, Kite Flyer, Dizzy Dragons, and the Swinger. $18+; Saturday & Sunday; 285 Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

Latin Food Fest

This seventh annual Hispanic culinary celebration consists of a festival kickoff party, “Chefs Night Out,” and its signature event, “Gran Tasting,” featuring food, wine, spirits and beer-tasting tents; celebrity-chef cooking demos; and live music. $25-$49, $149/VIP (early entry); Friday, 5:30 – 9:30 pm, Saturday, 1 – 4 pm; Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA

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