22 Fabulous Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend: March 6-8
Film festivals opening this weekend include the Cat Video Fest, Film Noir Fest, Outfest Fusion and A Suffrage Film Festival. NHM offers a night of science and music at its First Friday party. Spring is celebrated at a Holi event (a Nowruz event at UCLA was canceled following L.A. County's emergency declaration over local coronavirus cases). The Bowers museum offers a peek into the Disney Archives. And the L.A. Marathon takes over the streets on Sunday.
FRIDAY, MARCH 6 - THURSDAY, MARCH 12
Cat Video Fest 2020
Arena Cinelounge Hollywood -- 6464 Sunset Blvd. Lobby Level, Hollywood
Watch a compilation reel of the newest and best cat videos selected from submissions, sourced animations, music videos, and the internet. The communal viewing experience simultaneously raises money for cats in need, shelters, and local cat organizations.
COST: $10 - $16; MORE INFO
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6 - SATURDAY, MARCH 21
Image Movers: UCLA Asian American Studies Center 50th Anniversary Film Festival
Billy Wilder and James Bridges Theaters at UCLA, Westwood
The three-weekend film festival marks the 50th anniversary of Asian American Studies at UCLA and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center (AASC), both of which have lifted the voices and issues of Asian American and Asian communities. Each program will also include short films. Ticketed opening and closing night celebrations will take place on March 6 and March 20.
COST: $8 - $10; MORE INFO
FRIDAY, MARCH 6 - MONDAY, MARCH 23
The Los Angeles Theatre Center -- 514 S. Spring St., downtown L.A.
The musical comedy based on Davy Rothbart's Found magazine and book series is making its West Coast debut. Helmed by Moritz and presented by the IAMA Theatre Company, the show is based on hundreds of found notes and stories collected by Rothbart and then shared with the world. The show runs Fridays through Mondays.
COST: $35; MORE INFO
FRIDAY, MARCH 6 - TUESDAY, MARCH 10
Outfest presents its film festival highlighting the work on screen and off of LGBTQ people of color. In addition to screenings and TV series previews, there are performances, panels, galas, and workshops across six venues including Regal Live in DTLA and Plaza de la Raza. It opens on Friday at the JACCC Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo with a gala, as well as a Visionary Awards and Shorts Program. Other programs include a preview of Twenties, a new BET comedy that's executive produced by Lena Waithe, and Mike Mosallam's Breaking Fast, which is set in WeHo during Ramadan. Free tickets are available to youth 21 and younger to all screenings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
COST: Tickets: $5 - $35; MORE INFO
FRIDAY, MARCH 6 - SUNDAY, MARCH 15
Noir City: Hollywood
The 22nd annual Los Angles Festival of Film Noir returns to the Egyptian and Aero Theatres as well as American Legion Post 43 with a film slate of danger, desire and despair. This year's schedule also puts a focus on international noir from Argentina, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and Sweden. The festival opens on Friday at the Egyptian with the 35 mm restored print of The Beast Must Die/La Bestia Debe Morir (1952) from Argentina, followed by Charles Vidor's Gilda (1946) starring Rita Hayworth.
COST: $12 - $15; MORE INFO
FRIDAY, MARCH 6; 5 - 10 P.M.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 W. Exposition Blvd., Exposition Park
NHM's science and music series opens its season under the overarching theme The Future is Now. The March edition features science lectures and discussions that explore the future of medicine, from self-monitoring apps to genetic profiling. Live music from Wajatta, French Vanilla, Café Molly and DJs throughout the night. Craft cocktails and food from local food trucks will be available for purchase.
COST: $20 for nonmembers; MORE INFO
FRIDAY, MARCH 6; 7 - 9 P.M.
Ray Stark Family Theatre at USC -- 900 W. 34th St #108, University Park
The Voyager Institute lecture series teams with USC's School of Cinematic Arts to present the world premiere restoration of the '80s Satanic supernatural horror and slasher film, featuring special effects by John Carl Buechler (Re-Animator, Ghoulies).
COST: FREE; MORE INFO
FRIDAY, MARCH 6 - SATURDAY, MARCH 7; 8 P.M. - 2 A.M.
Azealia Banks: Sex Cells
Globe Theatre Los Angeles -- 740 S. Broadway, DTLA
Lethal Amounts gallery celebrates the third anniversary of Sex Cells, its flagship club night. Watch performances from Azealia Banks, Luna Lovebad, MZ NEON, Exposure Drag and Blasia Discoteca. Dress code encouraged: fetish, drag, clubkid. This is a 21+ event.
COST: $33.90; MORE INFO
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
Live Figure Drawing Session / Sound Bath
Matter Studio Gallery -- 5080 W. Pico Blvd., Mid-City
The studio presents two events this weekend. A live drawing event takes place on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. They provide a live model, easels, and a light brunch. Bring your own art supplies. And on Sunday, there's a Super Moon Sound Bath from 6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. that includes slow flow yoga and breath-work. All levels are welcome to both events. Pre-registration is required for the sound bath.
COST: $30 - $33; MORE INFO
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 30
Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic
Bowers Museum -- 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana
The museum celebrates the treasures found inside the Disney Archives with an exhibition that covers 10,000 square feet, featuring more than 400 objects (posters, artwork, costumes and props) that tell the story of The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney, and related properties. View superhero costumes, sketches from films like Fantasia and a replica of Walt Disney's office from the film Saving Mr. Banks (2013). This exhibition requires a timed ticket for entry.
COST: Adult admission: $23 - $25; MORE INFO
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 - SATURDAY, APRIL 11
Machine Man Memories
Corey Helford Gallery -- 571 S. Anderson St. #1, Boyle Heights
Artist/illustrator Eric Joyner presents his latest robot-inspired work in CHG's Main Gallery. The artist, best known for his work of robots and donuts, has made 18 new oil paintings that also features an homage to fellow artist David Hockney as well as includes decidedly non-robot figures like Frosty the Snow Man, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and a dragon. The opening reception takes place on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. Joyner's show opens alongside solo shows from Adrian Cox and Kelsey Beckett.
COST: FREE admission; MORE INFO
SATURDAY, MARCH 7; 10 A.M. - 10 P.M.
Boca de Oro Literary Festival of Literary Arts and Culture
Various locations in downtown Santa Ana
Now in its fourth year, the festival offers free writing and arts and crafts workshops, panel discussions, author talks, and performances all under the theme of "The Spirit of Transformation." New this year is a K-5 Arts Festival put on by Oasis Center International, a Scholastic Book Fair at Birch Park, and film screenings at the Frida Cinema.
COST: FREE admission; MORE INFO
SATURDAY, MARCH 7; 1 - 5 P.M.
Dungeons & Dragons 101
Video Vortex, 700 W 7th St u240, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
In honor of Disney/Pixar's upcoming animated film Onward, the theater partners with Dungeon in a Box to host a D&D beginner's workshop followed by a series of mini campaigns. The family-friendly event is open to all levels.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO
SATURDAY, MARCH 7; 2 - 3 P.M.
Imani Uzuri: Revolutionary Choir
California African American Museum -- 600 State Dr. Exposition Park
As part of the LA Phil's Power to the People! series, the museum presents a number of free programs, including a performance with the vocalist and composer Uzuri. The event, held in conjunction with the exhibition Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection, includes a singalong, freedom and protest teach-in of historical and new songs of resistance and resilience.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 - SATURDAY, JUNE 6
All Is Possible: Women's Suffrage in California
Santa Monica History Museum -- 1350 7th St., Santa Monica
The museum opens its latest exhibition, which explores the history of the local, state, and national suffrage movements, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. The title was inspired by L.A. activist Caroline Severance's motto, "Nothing is impossible for organized womanhood." The 19th Amendment was preceded by local organization and advocacy as California became the sixth state to allow women to vote in 1911. The exhibition features photographs, illustrations and artifacts from local women's clubs.
COST: $5 - $10; MORE INFO
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 - SUNDAY, MARCH 8; 11:59 P.M. - 3 A.M.
Harold and Maude
New Beverly Cinema -- 7165 Beverly Blvd., Fairfax
The love story between a death-obsessed teen and a much older woman filled with joie de vivre screens at the New Beverly. The 1971 film was directed by Hal Ashby and stars Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort in the titular roles.
COST: $10; MORE INFO
SATURDAY, MARCH 7; 11 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Holi - Festival of Colors
La Palma Park -- 1151 N. La Palma Pkwy., Anaheim
Celebrate the Indian festival of colors, marking the start of spring. This outdoor party features live entertainment and DJs spinning tunes, color throws every hour, and Indian food and vendors. This is a rain or shine event, and holi colors will be available for purchase at the event. For safety reasons, no other colored powder or outside colors will be allowed.
COST: $12, children five and younger get in for free; MORE INFO
SUNDAY, MARCH 8
Throughout Los Angeles
Hit the streets and cheer on elite runners (as well as your friends and neighbors) as they try and conquer the 26.2-mile course that winds its way from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. This year, the race falls on Sunday -- the day daylight saving time begins. If you feel like getting off the couch yourself, the L.A. Big 5k takes place on Saturday in DTLA.
COST: FREE viewing, $55 for the 5k; MORE INFO
SUNDAY, MARCH 8; 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Show
Glendale Civic Auditorium -- 1401 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale
The 41st edition of this fair will be a haven for bookworms. The day features more than 40 authors doing book signings, and 100+ tables of vendors offering paperback books, pulps, comics, hardbacks, ephemera, and collectibles.
COST: $5 admission; MORE INFO
SUNDAY, MARCH 8 - SUNDAY, MARCH 29
Women to the Polls: A Suffrage Film Festival
Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum -- 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood
The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and UCLA Film & Television Archive present a series of weekly screenings in honor of the 19th Amendment and a century of women's voting rights. The films selected address issues of equality and rights and panel discussions follow each screening. The festival opens on Sunday with a screening of Alice Guy Blaché's Making an American Citizen, released in 1912, which contrasts outdated concepts of gender hierarchy with America's ideal of equality for all.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO
SUNDAY, MARCH 8; 12:30 - 4:30 P.M.
International Women's Day
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) -- 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach
The museum features an exhibition of hand-made arpilleras (quilted fabric on burlap) by Chilean women. California State University, Long Beach Professor Alicia del Campo and Art Historian and Curator Isabel Rojas-Williams, and others discuss the impact of art produced by women. Other activities offered throughout the day include poetry and play excerpt readings, an interactive wall exhibition, lecture and performance of La Cueca Sola.
COST: FREE admission; MORE INFO
SUNDAY, MARCH 8; 12 - 5 P.M.
- EVENT CANCELED
This celebration of the Iranian New Year at UCLA was canceled by organizers Wednesday "out of an abundance of caution" following L.A. County's declaration of a public health emergency over coronavirus infections. Anyone who purchased tickets to the Darya Dadvar concert at Royce Hall will be refunded through the vendor used to buy them, according to a statememt from the Farhang Foundation.
SUNDAY, MARCH 8; 9:30 - 10:30 P.M.
UCB Franklin -- 5919 Franklin Ave., Franklin Hills
We've all had that one job that was a nightmare. It might have been the bosses, the job itself, or maybe coworkers that ... didn't. In this show, a random audience member tells the troupe about their worst job ever, and then the improv experts spin it into fully improvised show. It's the type of comedy that helps you feel better about your own life.
COST: $12; MORE INFO