Winter might not have fully left us, yet, but don't take that as an excuse to stay in this weekend. From the Hindu Holi and Persian Nowruz festivals, to a march for International Women's Day, there is so much to celebrate. And if that's not enough, be sure to catch the multimedia sci-fi jazz performance at Union Station or the world's largest collection of real and fake rabbits (yes, you read that right). It's all happening, Los Angeles.
Thursday, March 8
SpaceYacht presents Goddess: A Dance Party for Benefitting Women
We don’t need a reason to go dancing on a Thursday night, but if we did, doing it for women's equality would be the best one. You’ll be dancing for a good cause as proceeds from SpaceYacht's show will be donated to RAINN, Global Fund for Women, and Downtown Women's Center.
Deets: UNION; 9 pm; $15+; More info HERE
Image courtesy of @spaceyacht
International Women’s Day Strike LA/Paro De Mujeres
Not only is March International Women’s month, but Thursday is International Women’s Day. And in solidarity with women going on strike in some 50 countries, a march is being organized in downtown LA. The march will begin at the Los Angeles Federal Building, and will include a rally with music, poetry, action areas, and guest speakers.
Deets: Los Angeles Federal Building, 4 - 7 p.m.; Free; More Info HERE
Image courtesy of @sweatmoustache
March Art Walk
We know, we’ve told you about this before, but we’re telling you about this again because the LA Art Walk is that good. It’s free, it’s outdoors, and there’s art. Good art. What else could you want?
Deets: Downtown; 6 p.m - 10 p.m; Free; More info HERE
Image courtesy of @eden_hagos
Friday, March 9
Metro Art Presents Josh Nelson & The Discovery Project at Union Station
The historic, and altogether gorgeous, Union Station is turning into a hub for art as much as trains with a rotating series of art installations and performances. On Friday, Metro Art will present musician Josh Nelson and his immersive sci-fi jazz experience The Discovery Project at the station’s grand ticketing hall. Jazz music, video, and light installations will combined for a truly unique experience.
Deets: Union Station ; 8 - 9:30 p.m.; Free; More info HERE
Image courtesy of @rocker1975
19 galleries, institutions and museums in Pasadena will be opening their doors to the public for a night of art and exploration. Free shuttle buses will be available to transport you between locations, so you won’t even have to spend money on an Uber! The night is truly yours to decide.
Deets: Multiple locations; 6 p.m - 10 p.m; Free; More info HERE
Image courtesy of @cb1gallery
Saturday, March 10
Smorgasburg’s Second Annual Pop-up on the Pier
Your favorite weekly open-air food market is bringing its conglomeration of all that is delicious to the west side. Enjoy over 70 vendors while soaking up the sun and salt air on the Santa Monica pier. And if you don't want to cross the 405, you can still catch Smorgasburg’s weekly market in downtown this Sunday.
Deets: Santa Monica Pier; Free; 11 a.m - 5 p.m; More info HERE
Image courtesy of @jieuni_oh
Big ‘Cap Beer and Cider Festival
Santa Anita Park is most famous for its horse racing, but this weekend it's beer that's bringing us in. The Big ‘Cap Beer and Cider Festival is combining good food, good beer, and some of the fastest horses around to ensure everyone wins.
Deets: Arcadia, CA; 11:30am; $25; More info HERE
Image courtesy of @santaanitapark
Festival of Colors
If the slogan “World’s Happiest Transformational Event” doesn’t pique your interest, this probably isn’t the event for you. Holi is a Hindu holiday celebrating the transition of Winter to Spring. Come for a day full with concerts, yoga, and celebrating life by throwing colorful powder on those around you.
Deets: Whittier Narrows Park; 11am-5pm; $6; More info HERE
Image courtesy of @wmrobins3
Sunday, March 11
10th Annual Farhang Foundation Nowruz Festival
The Farhang Foundation puts on the largest celebration of Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) in the United States. Join thousands in the colorful spring walk, traditional dances, and musical performances all day at UCLA's central quad.
Deets: UCLA Royce Hall and Dickson Court; 12 p.m - 5 p.m; Free; More info HERE
Image courtesy of @nazanini
The Bunny Museum After Hours
The Bunny Museum in Altadena has multiplied, as bunnies tend to do. This collection of fake and real rabbits is the largest in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and has recently expanded. To celebrate, the museum’s co-founder, Candace Frazee, will be leading a tour after hours of their newest collection of rabbit-like items. Hop on over to their website to secure advance tickets, as this is a limited event!
Deets: The Bunny Museum; 7 p.m - 8:30 p.m; $20; More info HERE
Image courtesy of @billiejdporter
Pasadena Camera Show & Sale
Calling all film buffs! Now’s your chance to get that 50mm analog lens you’ve been saving up for, or that vintage Leica you've been salivating over. Dozens of bargain photo vendors will be selling all your film and digital needs, all in one place. Dust off that camera and get back into your passion, because this show will allow you to do it on the cheap.
Deets: Pasadena Elks Lodge; 10 a.m - 3 p.m; $3; More info HERE
Image courtesy of @mendozafoto