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19 Of Our Favorite Events This Week

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LAist gets a lot of press releases and we go through all most of them to curate a list of our favorite events happening in L.A. In addition to our monthly March Favorite Events, we have 18 more events that happen this week alone. (Most of these have nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day, though, so you'll have to go to your favorite bar for that!) Read on for all the details:

MONDAY, MARCH 17

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COMEDY: It’s comedy night at the Church on York in Highland Park at 8 pm with standup by Kate Berlant, Jesse Popp and Tony Molina. We also heard that there might be a few special guests to stop by, too. Tickets: $5/$8.

ST. PADDY’s: The Tam O’Shanter—in operation for more than 90 years—culminates its weekend-long St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a party under a tent. Buy Irish delicacies including corned beef sandwiches, roast beef platters, sugar shamrock cookies and Bailey’s cupcakes. Libations include green beer, scotch and a full bar. Live music by Caldwell Jack & The Six Pack, Whiskey Sunday and the Tam O’Shanter’s house band the Ploughboys.

TALK : Writers Bloc and LACMA present Galadrielle Allman, daughter of the late rock legend Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers) in conversation with journalist Mikal Gilmore. Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1971, leaving behind his two-year-old daughter, Galadrielle. Her book Please Be With Me: A Song for My Father Duane Allman. The program starts at 7 pm at LACMA’s Brown Auditorium. Tickets: $25. Free parking after 7 pm at the Pritzker Parking Garage, just east of Fairfax.

MUSIC + TALK: The Grammy Museum welcomes soul man John Németh and the Bo-Keys for a live show and Q&A to discuss their latest album Memphis Grease, out on Blue Corn Music March 25.. Doors at 7:30 pm. Show at 8. Tickets: $20.

MUSIC: It’s a School Night welcomes live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. Playing live are: Jamie Scott (of Grafitti6) (11:45 pm), Agnes Obel (11 pm), Woman's Hour (10:15 pm), Hozier (9:15 pm) and VSC (8:15 pm). Joe Jonas DJs at midnight.
Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 7:30 pm.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 18

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FILM: Fandor Indie Mixers presents Best of Sundance Shorts 2013 at Cinefamily at 7:30 pm. The eight shorts are a mix of drama and comedy (fiction, documentary and animation), including the short film version of Whiplash, which filmmaker Damien Chazelle would later adapt into a Sundance 2014 feature film. Filmmakers scheduled to attend and participate in the Q&A are Chazelle, Kahlil Davis and Michelle Morgan will be here for a Q&A after the program. A reception ends the program and evening. Tickets: $12/free for members.

WRITING TALK : The Writer’s Guild Foundation presents Genre Smash at 7 pm at NerdMelt. Listen to stories about the writing life from Eric Kripke, who was a journeyman writer before creating the long-running TV show Supernatural - about two brothers fighting demons in a 1967 Impala. In 2012, he launched Revolution on NBC. Tickets: $15.

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SEXY STORIES: Tonight at 9 pm (also at NerdMelt) is an evening of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, a comedy show created and hosted by Bryan Cook. Tonight 10 comics write and perform erotic fan fiction pieces, based on their imagination or from audience suggestions. The PR for the show is really awesome: “It's really stupid.” Tonight’s guests are John Roy, Guy Branum, Zac Sherwin, Shawn Pearlman, Danny Solomon, Susanna Lee, Cole Stratton, James Fritz, Jared Moskowitz and Brandie Posey. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

VARIETY SHOW: The Victory Lap variety show returns to The Virgil at 9 pm. Hosted by Seth W. Owen (Movie Night @ The Roosevelt) and Stuart Jenkins (Associate Producer, BBC America’s The Nerdist), the evening promises “slightly unhinged entertainment” with a lineup that includes Sara Schaefer (MTV's Nikki and Sara Live), Andres Du Bochet (Conan) and Byron Bowers (Adam Devine's House Party). Music by the house band, Warp Drive with Alex Dezen of The Damnwells. There’s no cover, and the Virgil has great speacials, $6 cocktails, $5 wine and beer all night long. 21+. Free admission. There’s valet so you don’t have to worry about finding a parking space in this neighborhood.

MUSIC : GV & FYF present How To Dress Well ( songwriter and producer Tom Krell) and Forest Swords (Matthew Barnes) at The Roxy. Doors at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $14. The event is all ages.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19

COMEDY: The Super Serious Show takes over The Virgil starting at 7 pm with happy hour, music and drinks. The show starts at 8 pm featuring sketch, more music and videos by James Adomian (Comedy Bang! Bang!), David Cross (Arrested Development), Nadia Kamil (The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society), Eddie Pepitone (The Bitter Buddha), John Roy (The Tonight Show), Alice Wetterlund (Girl Code) and videos by Joey Izzo (SF International Film Fest). Tickets: $7 in advance/ $10 at the door (cash only). 21+.

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DROUGHT TALK : SCPR’s NEXT series presents the panel discussion: Water crisis — Survival of the wettest at the Crawford Family Forum at 7 pm. Host Mat Kaplan and a panel of experts discuss the current drought and what we should be doing to help the crisis. Guests: Madelyn Glickfeld, Ph.D, assistant director for Outreach and Strategic Initiatives and UCLA Water Resources Group director; Glen M. MacDonald, Ph.D, director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and Kevin L. Wattier, P.E., general manager of the Long Beach Water Department. The event is free, but RSVPs are needed.

WESTWEEK: On Wednesday and Thursday, it’s WESTWEEK 2014 at the Pacific Design Center. It’s the “definitive showcase for global design” and includes talks with celebrated design thought-leaders, 100+ keynotes, product introductions, art events and showroom open houses.

THURSDAY, MARCH 20

LIVE READ: Jason Reitman returns for the next installment of his Live Read Series from Film Independent at 7:30 pm. Reitman is bringing a surprise cast to do a live reading of the film Groundhog Day in honor of the late Harold Ramis. Tickets: $40 for the general public, $15 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club andThe New York Times Film Club members. $25 for LACMA members, students with valid ID and seniors (62+).

COMEDY: Big Money is a comedy show at The Virgil that gives L.A. audiences a chance to hear long-set for free. This week’s guest is Kurt Braunholer, who’ll be doing a run-through of his upcoming Comedy Central half-hour special. Other guests this Thursday are Nat Baimel and Howard Kremer. The evening is hosted by Baron Vaughn, Eliza Skinner and Bryan Cook.

BEER: Eagle Rock Brewery celebrates the release of its latest brew Dairy Tank Milk Stout, a collaboration with AleSmith. From the brewery: “Several years ago, AleSmith was kind enough to sell us their old brewhouse when they were upgrading to a new one and it seemed fitting pay homage to these tanks history by brewing a style that employs lactose sugar derived from milk. Dairy Tank is a smooth, full-bodied stout with flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate and a touch of sweetness on the finish from the lactose.” The release will take place from 4-10 pm at ERB, and Alesmith comes by from 6-10 pm for a Hangin' with our Homies showcase.

ART: MOCAtv presents internet/web artist Yung Jake, who performs IRL at MOCA Grand Avenue’s Ahmanson Auditorium. There will be a world premiere of the Yung Jake/MOCAtv film Unfollow at 8 pm, followed by a presentation of Jake showing/discussing the stuff on his computer and smart phone, including favorite art, rap videos, YouTube works, social apps and websites, etc. Seating is limited, so RSVP is required.

MUSIC: There’s a great double bill at The Roxy on Thursday with the LA-based quintet The Lonely Wild and The Apache Relay from Nashville, who were on tour recently with Mumford & Sons. The Soil & the Sun opens. All ages show. Tickets: $15. Show at 8 pm.

OPERA: LA Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor, a “darkly romantic tale of family honor, betrayal and madness” by Gaetano Donizetti. Thursday’s performance at 7:30 pm is newcomer night and KCRW night. The production is presented in Italian with English translations projected over the stage. Tickets: $18-$271.

Related: Your Ultimate Guide To March: 20 Cool Events Happening In Los Angeles

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