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LOS ANGELES EVENTS
MARCH 2017

Fashion week
March 7 – 9, 2017
Newport Beach (46 miles SE)

Attend runway shows to preview designer collections during Orange County Fashion Week at many venues.

Restaurant week in Orange County
March 7 – 11, 2017
Orange County (42 miles SE)

Get a special deal on a fixed-price lunch or dinner at 100 restaurants at Orange County Restaurant Week, which includes wine or a cocktail on its “luxe” menu.

Happy Hour Week
March 7 – 17, 2017
Pasadena (11.2 miles NE)

Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week offers food and drink specials at 20 restaurants, bars, and lounges. The annual Pub Crawl is March 10.

Dysfunctional family drama
March 7 – 18, 2017
Westwood (13 miles west)

Long Day’s Journey Into Night is a Tony Award winner by Eugene O’Neill about a seemingly tight-knit Irish-American family struggling to heal and forgive each other at the Geffen Playhouse Theater. Discount tickets $26 to $58.

Tennis tournament
March 7 – 19, 2017
Indian Wells (134 miles east)

Billed as one of the premier professional tournaments in the world, the BNP Paribas Open is held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Attractions
March 7 – April 23, 2017
multiple locations

These discount ticket prices include all taxes and fees.

Tasting events
March 8 – 11, 2017
Downtown (0.2 miles NE)

All-Star Chef Classic offers casual tasting events and formal chef dinners from $125 to $425 at L.A. Live.

Modern dance
March 9 – 12, 2017
Downtown (1.7 miles NE)

Award-winning Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs with unmatched athleticism and exuberance at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Discount tickets $85.

West Side Story
March 10 – 12, 2017
Northridge (27.9 miles NW)

See the classic Broadway musical West Side Story, with catchy songs like “America” and “Maria” at Valley Performing Arts Center. Discount tickets $22 to $48.

Little Shop of Horrors
March 10 – 26, 2017
Irvine (44.4 miles SE)

Little Shop of Horrors is a comic-horror rock musical (a boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story) with demented humor and goofy songs live at Musical Theatre Village. Discount tickets $5 to $11.

Couples comedy
March 10 – April 2, 2017
Fairfax (8.3 miles NW)

Described as “extremely funny” by L.A. Beat, the new play Married People: A Comedy is about four friends going through midlife crises involving group therapy, sex (or lack thereof), gay children, religion, and more at Zephyr Theatre. Discount tickets $18.

Punk rock musical
March 10 – April 22, 2017
North Hollywood (13.6 miles NW)

American Idiot features the music of Green Day and a story of three friends choosing between their dreams and the safety of the suburbs, live at Cupcake Theater for age 13+. Discount tickets $19.

Reggae music
March 11, 2017 (4 p.m.)
University Park (1.9 miles south)

Skanking Reggae Festival is a celebration of Ska & Reggae that mixes Latin and American bands from many countries at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall. Discount tickets $40.

St. Patrick’s Day party
March 11, 2017 (1 to 10 p.m.)
West Hollywood (10.6 miles NW)

Wear green and arrive by 3 p.m. with your ticket to the Block Party, which has 100 kegs of green beer, food stations, DJs, and games behind Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub for age 21+.

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
March 11, 2017 (11 a.m.)
Hermosa Beach (20.4 miles SW)

Join 20,000 people watching floats, horses, bagpipers, and marching bands in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, which goes west on Pier Avenue (from Valley Drive to Hermosa Avenue) and then south on Hermosa Avenue (from Pier Avenue to 10th Street). Free.

Irish dinner
March 11, 2017 (5 to 10:30 p.m.)
San Pedro (22.3 miles south)

Dine on Irish corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and Irish soda bread (or vegetarian lasagna) at St Patrick’s Day Irish Hooley, featuring an Irish/American band and Irish dancing at Holy Trininty Parish Center, 209 N. Hanford Street.

Halloween event
March 11, 2017
La Mirada (22.7 miles SE)

Get a free ticket and wear a costume to the Spook Show, which features 100 curated vendors, musicians, artists, and Halloween enthusiasts outside Halloween Club at 14447 Firestone Boulevard in La Mirada.

Cask beer festival
March 11, 2017 (12 to 4 p.m.)
Anaheim (29.4 miles SE)

Get a taste from 50 casks of beer made by Southern California breweries, with live music and food for sale during Firkfest Cask Beer Festival at Farmer’s Park. Bring your own towel or chair.

Cherry Blossom Festival
March 11 – 12, 2017
La Cañada Flintridge (14.3 miles north)

Make advance reservations for the Cherry Blossom Festival, which has live music, origami, Japanese food, and beautiful blooms throughout Descanso Gardens.

Festival of Colors
March 11 – 12, 2017 (11 a.m.)
multiple locations

Festival of Colors sells brightly colored cornstarch for you to throw at each other and promises “interactive dance, live mantra bands, DJs, yoga teachers, cuisine, free hugs, and lotsa love.”

Whale festival
March 11 – 12, 2017
Dana Point (61 miles SE)

Festival of Whales is an “ocean-friendly” event with booths, displays, and exhibits along the water’s edge at Dana Point Harbor. The events schedule includes a March 4 parade, a March 11 chowder contest, noon concerts, art shows, and whale watching from shore.

Small-town festival
March 11 – 12, 2017 (a few events Fri. evening)
Lancaster (72 miles north)

Almond Blossom Festival has arts and crafts, food vendors, carnival rides, live music, and a car show at George Lane Park in Quartz Hill. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl
March 11 & 17, 2017
Hollywood (8.6 miles NW)

A ticket to the Irish Stroll by PubCrawls.com gets you access and drink specials at 10 bars along Hollywood BoulevardDiscount two-day pass $5.

Basketball
March 11 – April 12, 2017
Downtown (0 miles)

Watch the Los Angeles Clippers play from your premier seat or exclusive VIP suite at the Staples Center. Discount tickets $30 to $214.

Laser rock
March 12, 2017 (9 p.m.)
Downtown (1.6 miles NE)

Laserium is a dazzling laser light show performed live to classic rock at Regent Theater. Discount tickets $12.

Arts, crafts, and flowers
March 12, 2017
Sierra Madre (21 miles NE)

See the famous vine planted in 1894, hear live music, visit the children’s play land, and shop from 100 arts and crafts vendors at Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival at N. Baldwin Avenue & Sierra Madre Boulevard. Free.

Kite festival
March 12, 2017 (12 to 5 p.m.)
Redondo Beach (21.6 miles SW)

All-ages Festival of the Kite features a gigantic 25-foot kite, a dance performance, live classic rock, and prizes for the best handmade kite, best ground display, highest-flying kite, youngest flyer, and youngest at heart at Redondo Beach Pier. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day show
March 12, 2017 (2 p.m.)
Thousand Oaks (42.3 miles NW)

St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland features traditional Irish dance (led by Connor Reider) and music (from The Voice Squad) at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Discount tickets $25.

Celtic rock
March 12 & 31, 2017
multiple locations

Hear the popular local band Young Dubliners play their unique fusion of Irish folk songs and modern rock.

  • March 12 – Long Beach
  • March 31 – Agoura Hills
Basketball
March 12 – April 11, 2017
Downtown (0 miles)

Watch the Los Angeles Lakers play from your premier seat or exclusive VIP suite at the Staples Center. Discount tickets $75 to $229.

Shakespeare comedy
March 14 – 19, 2017
Beverly Hills (11.3 miles NW)

Twelfth Night is a gender-bending comedy about mistaken identity, unrequited love, and romantic mischief at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Discount tickets $20 to $43.

Surreal ballet
March 15 – 19, 2017
Costa Mesa (41.8 miles SE)

Whipped Cream is a world premiere about a boy who eats too many sweets in a Viennese pastry shop and deliriously imagines an adventure with Princess Praline, Prince Coffee, and Marching Marzipan, set to a score by Richard Strauss at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Discount tickets $20 to $84.

Wine dinner
March 16, 2017 (6 to 9 p.m.)
Griffith Park (10 miles north)

This month, the Sustainable Wine Dinner Series features Sanford Winery of Lompoc, a gourmet dinner, a talk by a zoo professional, and an up-close animal encounter, held in the Cambodia viewing area of the Elephants of Asia habitat at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Opera
March 16, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)
Downtown (1.7 miles NE)

Based on Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play, Salome is a dark opera by Richard Strauss about the disturbed temptress whose sensuous advances are rejected by John the Baptist, with tragic consequence. It’s sung in German with multi-language subtitles at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Discount tickets $79 to $178.

Irish band
March 16, 2017 (8 p.m.)
Long Beach (26.1 miles SE)

“One of the Celtic world’s great treasures” [Los Angeles Times], Altan plays music that ranges from touching ballads to hard-hitting reels and jigs at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Discount tickets $20.

Irish street festival
March 17, 2017
Downtown (1 mile NE)

Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival offers live music with plenty of Irish beer and food for sale near Casey’s Irish Pub for age 21+. Free entry to 3:30 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day party
March 17, 2017 (11 a.m. to closing)
Downtown (1 mile NE)

St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival features 400 kegs of beer, Irish fare, pizza, and DJ music at Casey’s Irish Pub for age 21+. Free admission until 3:30 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl
March 17, 2017 (check in 4 to 9 p.m.)
Downtown (1.1 miles east)

St. Patrick’s Day Downtown L.A. Bar Crawl gets you access and drink specials at 10 bars within a few blocks of Broadway. Start at Los Angeles Biergarten.

St. Patrick’s Day party
March 17, 2017 (noon to closing)
Atwater Village (8.1 miles north)

St. Patrick’s Celebration features beer, Irish fare, and live music in the party tent outside Tam O’Shanter.

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl
March 17, 2017 (check in 4 to 9 p.m.)
Hollywood (8.5 miles NW)

A ticket to St. Patrick’s Day Block Party and Pub Crawl gets you access and drink specials at 10 bars within a block of each other on Cahuenga Boulevard.

St. Patrick’s Day at the market
March 17, 2017
Fairfax (8.9 miles NW)

Family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day Celebration includes live Celtic music, a strolling Irish bagpiper, kids’ crafts in the evening, and Irish beer on the patio at the Original Farmer’s Market. Brochure. Free.

Mermaid musical
March 17, 2017 (8 p.m.)
Simi Valley (41.3 miles NW)

Based on the book by Hans Christian Anderson and the movie by Disney, The Little Mermaid is about King Triton’s daughter Ariel, who longs to be human, at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. Discount tickets $16.

St. Patrick’s Day at Reagan Library
March 17, 2017 (5 to 8 p.m.)
Simi Valley (46.8 miles NW)

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration includes Irish pub fare, dessert, an Irish folk band with a fiddler, a tour of Air Force One, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Tattoo festival
March 17 – 19, 2017
Costa Mesa (42.2 miles SE)

Musink is an all-ages tattoo convention, music festival, and car show with food vendors at OC Fair & Event Center. Discount tickets $40.

TV festival
March 17 – 26, 2017
Hollywood (9.1 miles NW)

Attend the screening of a TV episode with the actual stars and creative talent, and then watch them in a live panel discussion at PaleyFest at the Dolby Theatre.

Relationship musical
March 17 – April 1, 2017
Santa Monica (12.1 miles west)

Company is a Tony Award winning musical by Stephen Sondheim about connections, commitments, and the meaning of love at Morgan-Wixson Theatre. Discount tickets $14.

Bach classical music day
March 18, 2017 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Downtown (2.5 miles NE)

Hear 10 hours of concerts during Bach in the Subways at Union Station. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day cruise
March 18, 2017 (boarding 9:30 p.m.)
Long Beach (24.7 miles)

Wear green to the Pier Pressure Long Beach St. Patrick’s Day Cruise for coastal views, four DJs, three dance areas, and a pricey bar, departing from 1046 Queens Highway for age 21+. Discount tickets $15.

Latin music
March 18 – 19, 2017
Pico Rivera (16.6 miles east)

Hear Latin music performed by 30 artists on three stages at the family-friendly L Festival (en español), with food vendors and an art exhibition at Pico Rivera Sports Arena. Discount tickets $85.

Charming musical
March 18 – April 22, 2017
Westchester (16.3 miles SW)

Big Fish is about a traveling salesman who tells tall tales and his son who seeks the truth behind the stories at Westchester Playhouse. Discount tickets $13.

Marathon & fitness expo
March 19, 2017
Downtown / Santa Monica (3 miles north)

The Los Angeles Marathon passes iconic landmarks as it heads from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica on Sunday. The Health & Fitness Expo at Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday & Saturday is free to all.

Cherry Blossom Festival
March 19, 2017
Huntington Beach (36.2 miless SE)

Cherry Blossom Festival features Japanese dance, music, food, cultural exhibits, arts, crafts, and games in pretty Huntington Beach Central Park. Photos. Free.

Interior design conference
March 22 – 23, 2027
West Hollywood (8 miles NW)

Sign up to attend talks and product introductions by boutiques and manufacturers during Westweek, which focuses on luxury furnishings and interior resources at Pacific Design Center. Free.

Rootsy folk music
March 23, 2017 (8 p.m.)
Irvine (45.3 miles SE)

Audiences love The Wailin’ Jennys for their warm, beautiful three-part harmonies and soulful songs. Hear their unique arrangements of folk, bluegrass, Celtic music, ragtime, and country at Irvine Barclay Theatre. Discount tickets $16.

Modern dance
March 24 -25, 2017 (8 p.m.)
Beverly Hills (11.3 miles NW)

Renowned for its technical mastery and dramatic expression, Limón Dance Company performs performs 5 masterpieces of modern dance at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Discount tickets $39.

Food & wine near Palm Springs
March 24 – 26, 2017
Palm Desert (132 miles east)

Palm Desert Food & Wine offers lunches, dinners, demonstrations, and tasting events featuring “some of the world’s best chefs, vintners, and craft brewers from across the country” and supports a food bank.

Latin food
March 25, 2017 (noon, early/VIP 11 a.m.)
14.4 miles west (14.4 miles west)

The highlight of Latin Food Fest is the Gran Tasting Los Angeles, “an all-inclusive Latin food, wine and spirits tasting journey to the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico, Portugal, and Spain” on the beach at Santa Monica Pier. Discount early entry $89 for two.

Beer festival
March 25, 2017 (7 p.m., VIP 6)
Santa Ana (34.8 miles SE)

Orange County Beer and Music Festival offers unlimited samples from 27 craft breweries indoors with live music, plus food trucks outdoors at 307 N. Spurgeon Street.

Brunch in Orange County
March 25, 2017 (11 a.m.)
Newport Beach (47 miles SE)

Fresh Toast returns with unlimited bites from 30 restaurants, cocktail samples, artisanal vendors, and a Bloody Mary competition at Newport Dunes Resort.

Swallows Day Parade
March 25, 2017 (11 a.m.)
San Juan Capistrano (56.4 miles south)

Celebrate the swallows returning from Argentina to Mission San Juan Capistrano at the Swallows Day Parade through the city. You also can eat and shop at the Swallows Day Mercado Street Faire until 5 p.m.

Brazilian festival
March 25 – 26, 2017
South El Monte (15.5 miles east)

Tan Tan Brazilian Festival (named for a type of Brazilian drum) promises top L.A. Brazilian bands, a dance floor, a food court, a beer and wine garden, arts & crafts, and a children’s area at La Prada Event Plaza.

Air show
March 25 – 26, 2017
Lancaster (76.5 miles north)

See historic aircraft in the air and on the ground at the Los Angeles County Air Show [sound], which includes the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, skydivers, aerobatics, pyrotechnics, music, food, and educational displays at William J. Fox Airfield. Wear sunscreen.

Car show
March 26, 2017
Downtown (0.2 miles south)

AutoCon features classic, modified, and exotic vehicles on display plus talks on a drive-up stage, music, and food vendors at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Tasting event
March 26, 2017 (2 to 5 p.m.)
Downtown (1 mile east)

Taste samples from 50 Los Angeles restaurants and wineries curated by the LA Weekly’s food critic at The Essentials at California Market Center for age 21+.

People in the street
March 26, 2017 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Culver City & Venice (9 miles west)

Walk, bike, or roller skate for six car-free miles from Culver City to Venice during CicLAvia. Cars cross the route at nine intersections. Minors need helmets. Free.

Vegan tasting
March 26, 2017
North Hollywood (14 miles NW)

Buy bite-size portions of vegan foods from restaurants and vendors for $4 or less at the Vegan Street Fair, with a beer garden, activities, and games on Chandler Boulevard (from Tojunga to Vineland). No pets. Free.

Silent film + live piano
March 26, 2017 (1 and 3:30 p.m.)
La Mirade (22 miles SE)

Laugh yourself silly at Silent Slapstick with Live Music watching three short comedies (Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, etc.) as you hear renowned silent-film accompanist Ben Model improvise the score at La Mirada Theater. Discount tickets $9.

Craigslist comedy
March 26, 2017 (6 p.m.)
Fullerton (28.4 miles SE)

Missed Connections features the real but unbelievably nutty listings that you can find on Craigslist.com, as dramatically read by eight actors at StagesTheatre. Discount tickets $10.

1940s musical revue
March 27, 2017 (2 and 7:30 p.m.)
Irvine (45.3 miles SE)

In the Mood is a big-band stage show with song and dance, featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman at Irvine Barclay Theatre. Discount tickets $22 to $44.

Saxophone
March 29, 2017 (8 p.m.)
30.5 miles SE

Grammy winner Kenny G plays contemporary music that spans the genres between jazz, Latin, world music, R&B and pop at City National Grove of Anaheim. Discount tickets $30.

Social-impact film festival
March 29 – April 2, 2017
Hollywood (9.2 miles NW)

It’s not big and glitzy, but Hollywood Film Festival has a big heart because it screens films by “change-makers, social innovators, and cultural educators…as a storytelling force for good” at TCL Chinese Theater.

Baseball
March 30, 2017 (7:07 p.m.)
Anaheim (33.6 miles SE)

Watch the Los Angeles Angels play a home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Discount tickets $14 to $33.

Evita
March 30 – April 8, 2017
U.S.C. campus (2.5 miles SW)

Evita tells the story of Argentina’s former first lady, with a stunning score by Andrew Lloyd Webber that includes Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, at Bing Theatre. Discount tickets $12.

Popular culture convention
March 31 – April 2, 2017
Anaheim (30 miles SE)

WonderCon promises comics, movies, TV, animation, books and authors, action figures and collectibles, a costume masquerade, and anime screenings at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Wizard of Oz
March 31 – April 9, 2017
Laguna Beach (51.7 miles SE)

The Wizard of Oz takes you over the rainbow to a magical kingdom filled with munchkins, witches, flying monkeys, wizards, and timeless songs at The Laguna Playhouse. Discount tickets $13.

ABOUT JERMAINE SAIN

Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak.  After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas.
In 2008, Jermaine moved to 
Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem‘s Glorify The King.
Jermaine’s talk show, When We Speak, caters to 
entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.

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