Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys Mar. 1-17
A pop-up exhibit that walks visitors through an alternate history of toys. The museum consists of 100+ toys and games, each one unique and altered in a humorous way. Multiple photo opportunities are available. Guests can step inside a life-size action figure box to become a toy themselves! Multiple special guests and interactive toys will also be available.
Time and Place: See website for schedule. / 2270 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles
Long Beach Mardi Gras Mar. 2
Join us for live music, food specials, and more throughout Shoreline Village, and of course, our annual MARDI GRAS PARADE at a new earlier time of 2pm! Join us at our Grandstand on the grass just north of Yard House as our favorite Mistress of Ceremonies Jewels Long Beach returns for her third year announces our Parade participants throughout the parade!
Time and Place: 12-5pm / Shoreline Village
Lancaster West Rotary’s Dinner & Auction Mar. 2
“Viva Las Vegas” Enjoy dinner, then set your sights on over 300 silent and live auction items! Lancaster West Rotary works to provide support to our community, our youth, vocationally and internationally through grants and hands on projects.
Time and Place: 5:30-10pm / Hellenic Center, Lancaster
Contact: 661-434-1272 / www.facebook.com/LancasterWestRotary
Boca De Oro Festival of Literary Arts & Culture Mar. 2
A massive day of free workshops, panel discussions, author talks and performances. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Puerto Rican American Author Justin Torres with his book and now film, We Are Animals. 1888 will host a workshop, Why We Write. The finale of Boca de Oro is a showcase of amazing performances by the Poetic Reform Party and an electrifying performance by Banda Magda, brought to us by Santa Ana Sites.
Time and Place: 12-10pm / Downtown Santa Ana
Community Celebration – Pet Supply Santa Clarita Mar. 2
Join Senator Scott Wilk and The Brittany Foundation during a community celebration. The Senator will be honoring Pet Supply Santa Clarita as his “Small Business of the Month” in addition learn what the legislature is doing to protect animals.
Time and Place: 11am-2pm / 26831 Bouquet Canyon Road
Mardi Gras Celebration Mar. 2-3 & 5
Join us for down-home fun, March 2-3, and Fat Tuesday, March 5 for the finest New Orleans and Zydeco music, strolling parade bands, activities for kids, bead-throwing, and much more!
Place: The Original Farmers Market: 6333 W 3rd St.
Contact: 323-933-9211 / www.farmersmarketla.com
CicLAvia Mar. 3
Culver City, Mar Vista and Palms will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.
Time and Place: 9am-4pm / Culver City Metro Station
International Women’s Day Celebration Mar. 3
The campaign theme “Balance for Better” provides a unified direction to guide and galvanize continuous collective action. Please come to enjoy music, dancing, refreshments and other fun activities celebrating women. Attendees will enjoy singing along and dancing with professionals.
Time and Place: 12-3pm / Fiesta Hall, West Hollywood
Contact: 323-848-6826 / www.uidarts.org
Wedding Showcase Mar. 3
Come revel in what a wedding could be here at the club by attending an actual ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner reception. Southern California’s top wedding planners and vendors will be present to showcase what services are available for your wedding!
Time and Place: 5-8pm / Rolling Hills Country Club
The Fred Hall Show Mar. 6-10
Approximately 1000 booths throughout the convention center with over 10,000 products on display from the world’s leading outdoor recreation manufacturers. Over 400 seminars will take place during the five days of the show in seven different seminar venues, plus live entertainment and cooking demonstrations.
Place: Long Beach Convention Center
Almond Blossom Festival & Parade Mar. 8-10
Ever see an Almond Tree in bloom? It’s magnificent! The white and pink Almond Blossoms paint Quartz Hill each year with a brush of beauty! Great family fun, food, crafts and celebration.
Place: George Lane Park, Quartz Hill
Hope Through Horses Open Barn Mar. 9
Come meet Straightening Rein’s team of professionals specializing in equine-assisted therapies, our therapy horses and special celebrity guest USA Track & Field Medalist, Long Jumper Norris Frederick.
Time and Place: 1-4pm / SRD Straightening Rein, Santa Clarita
Contact: 661-803-1641 / www.srdstraighteningreins.org
Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County More Than Pink Mar. 9
With many activities, the Kids Zone, Expo, Survivor’s and areas, Reflection Tent, in addition to the fun More Than Pink Walk, there’s something everyone will enjoy.
Time and Place: 7am / Dodger Stadium
Arbor Day Tree Planting Event Mar. 9
The CIRCLE 3.0 team will be planting 4,000 trees across California! The trees planted will have numerous environmental and health benefits! Please bring shovels and/or gloves!
Time and Place: 9am-12pm / Verdugo Park
California State University Long Beach’s Pow Wow Mar. 9-10
Displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence. The two-day event, which will feature American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food. Native foods such as mutton and beef stew, Navajo tacos, fry bread and Indian burgers will be on sale at the event, and American Indian vendors will be selling both traditional and contemporary American Indian art.
Time and Place: Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-7pm / CSULB
Contact: 562-985-8528 / http://web.csulb.edu
Holi Festival of Colors LA Mar. 9-10
After the chill of winter, people come outdoors, bury the hatchet, and loosen up by throwing multi colored powders on each other. The colors represent all the colors of spring, and the diversity among human and animal kind which makes life interesting and profitable. Our east meets west version of this exuberant festival includes yoga, mantra bands, DJ’s, Hip Hop, Bollywood Dance, vegan food, free hugs, and colors.
Time and Place: 11am-4pm / Whittier Narrows Park, South El Monte
Fox Trot 5K Run/Walk Mar. 10
Join The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Fox Trot 5K Run/Walk Signature Series in 2018 for our annual tradition of raising awareness and bringing the community together in support of Parkinson’s disease research.
Time and Place: 7:30am / Griffith Park, Los Feliz
Redondo Beach Festival of Kite Mar. 10
Besides the high-flying fun, the festival also hold musical and dance performances, martial arts demos, and a hot dog on a stick eating contest.
Time and Place: 12-5pm / 100 Fisherman’s Wharf
Veterans Job Fair Mar. 14
Register at the website. Bring multiple copies of your resume. Don’t forget to dress to impress.
Time and Place: 9am-12pm / McCambridge Recreation Center, Burbank
St. Patrick’s Day Gold Hunt Mar. 15
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Lucky the Leprechaun! Storytime, art activity, snack, giveaway and
special surprise guest.
Gold Hunt times are at 10:15am and 11am.
Time and Place: 10am-12pm / Legacy Park, Malibu
Paleyfest LA Mar. 15-24
Produced by The Paley Center for Media, PaleyFest brings fans together with the talent behind their favorite TV shows. The premier TV Festival has become a must attend pop culture event, we’ll see you in Hollywood!
Place: Dolbey Theater, Hollywood
Native American Festival Shoreline Mar. 16
This is a FREE event. 2 pow wow drums, 3 hoop dancers from AZ, 1 Native American Band, flute players, Native American dance exhibitions/stories, pow wow group dancing & round dancing, artist demonstrations, kids zone with free face painting and dream catcher making, fry bread will be sold.
Time and Place: 12-5pm / Shoreline Village, Long Beach
Calabasas Shamrock Shuffle 5K, Kids Run and St. Patrick’s Day Festival Mar. 16
With a race start and finish at the Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center runners will enjoy the post-race St. Patrick’s Day Celebration featuring Live Irish Music, Kids Inflatables / Carnival Games, Face Painting, Irish Step Dancers, Beer Garden featuring an Irish Coffee Bar, and more!
Time and Place: 9am-3pm / 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Agoura Hills
Paw Works Gala Mar. 16
Paw Works Gala “Mardi Paws” raises funds for this 501C organization. After enjoying a fabulous cocktail reception with signature drinks, silent auction, and live music, guests will feast on a vegetarian or non-vegetarian three-course dinner, enjoy live entertainment and a special auction, all to raise money for Paw Works’ life-saving programs and new facility that help abandoned dogs and cats in our community.
Time and Place: 5-10:30pm / The Four Seasons, Westlake Village
MHF Walk for Kids with Cancer Mar. 16
The Michael Hoefflin Foundation’s Walk for Kids with Cancer is a celebration of the lives of children and their families who have been affected by children’s cancer. Individuals and Teams will walk to raise funds to support the Foundation.
Time and Place: 8-11am / College of the Canyons-Cougar Stadium, Santa Clarita
Contact: 661-250-4100 / www.mhf.org
SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off Mar. 21
Live band, DJ and dancing along with a live and silent auction, kids’ corner and of course Chili cookers far and wide looking forward to presenting their prized recipe in hopes of winning first, second or third prize, People Choice Award or Judges Choice, all critiqued by our local celebrity judges.
Time and Place: 6-10pm / The Oaks Club at Valencia
Method Fest Independent Film Festival Mar. 22-28
Named for the “Stanislavski Method’ which brought truth and realism to the world of acting, The Method Fest is the only major film festival in the U.S. that pays homage to the actor. The Method Fest is truly The Actor’s Film Festival, a festival of discovery, seeking breakout-acting performances of emerging stars and established actors in story-driven independent films.
Place: Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre, Beverly Hills
Contact: 310-342-0260 / www.methodfest.com
Los Angeles Marathon Mar. 24
Over 24,000 athletes from all 50 states and more than 63 countries will set out from Dodger Stadium to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the Finish Line in Santa Monica. Participants must be 16 years or older on race day.
Time and Place: 7am / Dodger Stadium
Torrance Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival Mar. 31
The free festival includes performances from artists representing cultures around the world. The Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild invites artists and craft creators to display and sell their work; and there are activities like learning to make origami and face painting.
Time and Place: 11am-4pm / Columbia Park