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19 Of The Coolest Events In L.A. This Week

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Here are 19 of our favorite events happening in L.A. this week.


Fleishik's Sandwiches, Nosh and Whiskeyis a “chef-driven modern Jewish sandwich shop” that opens at 5 pm on Monday night (7563 Beverly Blvd.). Fleishik’s means “meat” in Yiddish and represents the form of Kosher the restaurant serves. Chef Eric Greenspan will offer his take on modern and classic Jewish food, while there will be wine, beer and spirits available, too. Regular hours begin on Tuesday at 11 am.

THE BACHELOR (Viewing party)
There’s a Bachelor viewing party on Monday night at the Hollywood Park Casino from 6-10 pm. Hosted by last year’s Bachelorette first runner-up, Robby Hayes, 2015 Bachelor Chris Soules and 2014 Bachelorette & 2016 Bachelor in Paradise contestant, Josh Murray, they’ll spill BTS secrets and details during a Q&A and more. Space will be limited based on capacity.

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YALE WHIFFENPOOFS (A cappella music)
We love a cappella music (when done right). The Yale Whiffenpoofs bring their vocal stylings to Pasadena’s A Noise Within on Monday at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $25-$45.

LMU School of Film and Television presents Il Cinema Ritrovato on Tour on the Loyola Marymount University Campus from March 13-15. The free festival of classic and restored films opens with Arthur Penn’s thriller The Chase and continues with films from Malcolm St. Clair, John Murray Anderson, Marlon Brando, Antonio Pietrangeli and Stevan Riley. The screenings are free and open to the public, but RSVP required.


REMOTE L.A. (Immersive pedestrian theater)
On Tuesday at 4 pm, Center Theatre Group opens its latest show, Remote L.A.The “immersive, pedestrian theatre experience that takes attendees on a guided stroll through Downtown L.A.” The audience of 50 is led by a computer-generated voice through headphones through "secret Los Angeles." The performance requires walking distance of four miles in about 90 minutes. It runs through April 2. The performance begins at La Plaza (501 N Main St). Tickets: $39.

PI DAY (Food)
On Pi Day (Tuesday, 3/14), James Beard Award-winning pasty chef Sherry Yard’s The Tuck Room Tavern in West LA offers its Big Apple Pot Pie at a special price of $3.14. The "Big Apple Pot Pie" features Santa Monica Farmers Market apples, flaky puff pastry and butterscotch and crumble swirl ice cream.


Greenbar Distillery holds gin-making classes in March (every Wednesday and Thursday). Learn how to make homemade gin for your fav martini, Negroni, Tom Collins and more, all while tasting various types of gin on the market. The distillery provides ingredients to make your own gin. Tickets: $55 per person. Space is limited. Must reserve in advance.

MY DIARY (Storytelling)
Lindsay Ames’ My Diary show returns to UCB Sunset on Wednesday night at 7 pm. She brings together comedians, actors, artists, athletes and others to explore their old diaries through standup, storytelling, sketch, videos and more. Hosted by Ames, this month’s performers are Harland Williams, Seth Morris, Yassir Lester, Caylin MacIntire and Carl Tart. Doors at 6:30 pm, show at 7 pm. Tickets: $5.

THE LADIES ROOM (Comedy show)
The Ladies Room is an all-female stand up comedy show hosted by Jessie Stenger and Jen O’Donnell that takes place on Wednesday night at 8 pm at Three Clubs in Hollywood. The show features some of the best up-and-coming female comics and nationally renowned comedians. Emily Heller headlines the show this month.

IMPROV DIARY SHOW (Storytelling + comedy)
M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater presents the Improv Diary Show (storytelling/comedy along the same lines as Mortified) on Wednesday at 8 pm. Two artists read from their teen diaries and then a team of improvisers turns the entries into hilarious scenes. This week’s readers are Ethan Cushing and Samantha Levenshus, with the improv cast: Kiki Aldonas, Carissa Diest, Jeff Feazell, Austin Green, Hannah Harper, Grace Harryman, Scott Hennelly, Jon Thompson and Ryan Timmreck. Tickets: $5. Doors at 7:45 pm.

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POPUP! YOGA (Yoga outdoors)
Glendale Arts presents Popup! Yoga on Wednesdays in March (March 15, 22 and 29) from 6:30-7:30 pm in the outdoor courtyard of the Alex Theatre. Goodies provided by Whole Foods Market. Bring a mat. All ages and levels. Suggested $10 donation.


ON ART RUN (Art + running)
On, the Swiss running shoe company is making great strides (yep!) in the U.S. market, and On is holding a great activation on Thursday night for a little pre-L.A. Marathon fun. The company is putting on a5k run that begins and ends at Hauser & Wirthgallery in the Arts District, and runners will get to check out art installations, live music, food and beverages. The event is $10 and all proceeds will go to Inner-City Arts and BlacklistLA.

Point Blank Electronic Music School—the electronic music school based in London—opened its LA outpost last year, and on Thursday they’re holding an official open house. Located inside Mack Sennett Studios, the event runs from 7-9 pm and is free to attend with RSVP. Check out live performances, masterclasses, Q&As, giveaways and more.

TONY CONRAD: COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT (Art talk + film + performance)
The Un-Private Collection, the event series presented by The Broad, presents the West Coast premiere of Tyler Hubby’s documentary film, Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present. Conrad, the artist, musician and educator, passed away last year, and the special edition of The Un-Private Collection highlights his career and his influence on the work of artists including Mike Kelley, Robert Longo and Tony Oursler. There’s a post screening conversation between Tyler Hubby and Oursler. Moderated by Henry Rollins. Kim Gordon, a Conrad collaborator, performs to close out the night. 8 pm at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Tickets: $18. (If you buy a ticket to this program, bring it to The Broad to skip the line for general admission entry without advance reservation between March 14-19.)

Whose comedy routine reigns supreme? Find out on Thursday night at The Virgil when Big Money Presents: Iron Comic at 8 pm. Big Money, the weekly comedy show on Thursdays at The Virgil, presents Iron Comic for one night only. The live game show asks five comedians to write a routine in eight minutes with topics suggested by the audience. On the bill are: Eliza Skinner, Ian Karmel, Jared Logan, Bryan Cook and Dulce Sloan. Ages 21+. No cover.

ART IN MOTION (Art + film)
The Lincoln in Venice presents Art In Motion: A Short Survey of Film and Video Art as part of the first Venice Art Crawl of 2017. The program includes early film art and contemporary pieces, from Marina Abramović & Ulay’s “Light/Dark” (1977) and “Rest Energy” (1980) to Georges Méliès “A Trip to the Moon” (1902) and Luis Buñuel & Salvador Dali’s “Un Chien Andalou” (1929) and more. 7 pm to midnight. The films are free (drinks are not!). 21+.

As part of its 50th Anniversary festivities, the L.A. Zoo launches its Sustainable Wine+Dinner Series to celebrate a continued commitment to conservation. The series begins on Thursday night with a five-course dinner served with wine from local vineyards (this week: Sanford Winery & Vineyards [Sta. Rita Hills]), held in the Cambodia viewing area of the L.A. Zoo’s magnificent Elephants of Asia habitat. 21+ event. Tickets: $130-$150.

L.A. FASHION WEEK (Opening party)
LA Fashion Week (FW '17) holds an opening reception on Thursday from 7-11 pm at the W Hollywood Rooftop. The event features live models, art, installation, music and more! Tickets: $150. Black tie / formal attire requested.

TRAILER - Prevenge from Cinefamily on Vimeo.

Prevenge is a dark horror-comedy that was written, directed by and stars Alice Lowe. The movie was filmed while Alice was seven months pregnant and the story follows an “expectant mother being commanded by her unborn misanthropic child to lure and ultimately murder unsuspecting members of society.” There’s a free sneak peek at Cinefamily on Thursday night at 7:30 pm. Free with RSVP (seats not guaranteed, though).

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