Far Bar will feature beers from Inglewood’s Three Weav3rs Brewing this Tuesday night, and they will also have some of the Three Weav3rs crew present as well. This event has no admission or cover charge – simply show up, and enjoy a cold one or two.
The Dwarves and The Queers: Live in Southern California
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, March 16, The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood http://www.theroxy.com/event/1021837-dwarves-queers-west-hollywood/
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, March 17, Alex’s Bar, Long Beach http://www.alexsbar.com/event/1024199-dwarves-queers-long-beach/
8:00 pm – 1:00 am March 20, Soda Bar, Normal Heights, San Diego http://www.sodabarmusic.com/calendar.php?event_id=2763
Two heavy-hitting punk rock bands will headline a string of shows on the west coast this week. These shows have different age limits and ticket prices, so click on a show’s link for details.
Los Angeles Fashion Week
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, March 16-17
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, March 18
11:00 am – 9:00 pm, March 19
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, March 20
Columbia Square, Hollywood
The latest in fashion goes public this week in Los Angeles. Check the website for a list of all fashion events all over Los Angeles going on this week.
St. Patrick’s Day
Too many places to name will do something special on this day, so check with your favorite local establishment to see what they have going on. Have a good time, and stay safe!
Hanadoki Con 2015
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, March 17
11:00 am – 2:00 am, March 18
10:00 am – 2:00 am, March 19
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, March 20
Town & Country Resort, Mission Valley, San Diego
Basically, a Japanese pop culture convention. Come see all things anime, manga, and cosplay at this four-day convention taking place this week in San Diego. Registration varies in price, starting at $20.
Dirty Little Secrets Rock Burlesque – St. Patrick’s Show
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, March 17
Harvelle’s, Downtown Long Beach
Get your fill of burlesque in Downtown Long Beach this St. Patrick’s Day night. No one under 21 may enter.
2016 Los Angeles Home & Garden Show
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, March 18
10:00 am – 7:00 pm, March 19
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, March 20
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles
This free and all-ages expo will showcase the latest in home improvement, remodeling, interior-design, decorating, landscaping, and more.
Kilowatt Brewing’s 1 Year Anniversary Black Light Party
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, March 18
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm, March 19
Kilowatt Brewing, Kearny Mesa, San Diego
One of the hundreds of breweries in San Diego celebrates their first anniversary this week, and to stand out from the crowd, they will celebrate with black lights instead. They will have special anniversary beer releases, glasses, and t-shirts available. This has no admission or cover charge – simply show up and enjoy a cold one or two.
Noche de Estrellas
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm, March 18
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach
This all-ages Latin-themed party celebrates the sea stars of the aquarium. Live bands, DJ’s, dancers, and more will keep the Latin music going all throughout the night. Entry into this party comes with the cost of admission into the aquarium.
18th Annual Reaching For The Cure: Run & Ride
6:00 am – 2:00 pm, March 19-20
Irvine Valley College, Irvine
Run or ride at this fundraising event this weekend in Irvine. Registration starts at $40 and goes up based on duration and mode.
FroYo 5k – Los Angeles
7:00 am – 11:00 am, March 19
Griffith Park, Los Angeles
Pay lots of money to run a 5k for some frozen yogurt. You also get a bunch of random swag for participating too. Make sure that you load up on as much frozen yogurt as you can eat once you finish the run, at least until they kick you out.
24th Annual Walk With The Animals
8:00 am – 12:00 pm, March 19
Fairmount Park, Riverside
Enjoy a pancake breakfast, a pet walk, and K-9 demonstrations this Saturday morning in Riverside. Registration costs $25 for adults or $15 for children. All participants receive a t-shirt and the pancake breakfast.
Color In Motion 5k – San Diego
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, March 19
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
After many weekends of other off-center 5k races, we now return to the style that started it all – the color 5k. Start your weekend off with an all-ages 5k run while getting color dusted in your face. Registration costs $50 per person, or $45 if registering with a team. All participants should wear white during the run to absorb and show off the most color. Participants should bring extra towels and spare clothes for the ride home.
Beach Streets: Downtown
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, March 19
Broadway, Long Beach
Long Beach has its own version of a ciclovia where the city officials closes a portion of the city to vehicular traffic to allow pedestrians and bicyclists to freely roam the streets. This Saturday, that will occur down Broadway from Downtown Long Beach through Belmont Heights. The path will also include 4th Street’s Retro Row and additional streets in the downtown area. Plan your commute accordingly.
2016 Los Angeles Celtic Faire
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, March 19-20
Celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day spirit by immersing yourself in the culture this weekend at the 2015 Los Angeles Celtic Faire at the Fairplex in Pomona. Featuring authentic food, beer gardens, live music, dancing, arts & crafts, storytelling, merchandise vendors, athletic competitions, piping, and more, guests will find plenty to do here to remain occupied all day. Single-day admission costs $10, while children enter for $5. Parking costs $10, so I suggest carpooling to alleviate that fee.
Check out this FREE and all-ages event going on this weekend in Los Angeles. Visitors will find plenty of arts & crafts from local designers with a passion for the Doctor Who series.
2016 ¡Latin Food Fest! Los Angeles
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, March 19-20
Grand Park, Los Angeles
The title explains it all – sample all sorts of Latin foods and drinks at this tasting event in Downtown LA. General admission costs $65 and starts at 12pm. VIP admission costs $150, starts at 11am, and provides access to a VIP area.
9th Annual Holi on the Beach
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, March 19-20
Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach
For those unfamiliar with Holi, if you have ran in a color run before, Holi takes the running part out of it, and adds music, dancing, and other activities, such as yoga. Celebrate Indian culture by getting covered with color and listening to entrancing music. Admission to this all-ages events costs $12 presale and $15 on the day of the event. Most importantly – wear old clothes, and keep spare towels in your car.
FirkFest – A Cask Ale Festival
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, March 19
Anaheim Farmers Park, Anaheim
Craft beer fans will want to travel to Anaheim this Saturday, as Anaheim hosts FirkFest, a beer fest with only cask ales. FirkFest will feature over 30 breweries, and costs $55 to get in. Use promo code boozeblog to save $5 off admission. No one under 21 may attend.
7th Annual Native American Festival
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, March 19-20
Shoreline Village, Long Beach
At this FREE and all-ages festival, visitors will find various forms of cultural entertainment, such as storytelling, dancing, singing, exhibits, and more.
2016 Cherry Blossom Festival
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, March 19
South Hills Plaza, West Covina
At this free and all-ages event, visitors will find live entertainment, food, music, arts & crafts, and more.
Select Beer Store turns four years old this week, and to celebrate, they will have some rare brews on tap this Saturday. This event has no admission or cover charge – simply show up, and enjoy a cold one or two.
BeerFit Los Angeles 2016
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, March 19
Run a 5k while drinking beer. If you think you can handle this, registration starts at $50.
Self Help Festival 2016
1:00 pm – 12:00 am, March 19
NOS Event Center, San Bernardino
The festival for hardcore fans comes to Southern California this Saturday. Admission to this all-day music festival costs $44.50.
San Pedro Craft Beer Festival 2016
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, March 19
S.S. Lane Victory Battle Ship, San Pedro
Sample local craft beers and check out a tourist attraction this Saturday afternoon in San Pedro. General admission costs $42, starts at 3pm, and includes unlimited beer while supplies last and access to the museum. VIP admission costs $65, starts at 2pm, and also includes a pretzel necklace, beer float, mimosa/sangria bar, and a souvenir glass. Parking costs $6 per vehicle. No one under 21 may attend.
Blacklight Run – Lake Elsinore
4:00 pm – 12:00 am, March 19
Diamond Stadium, Lake Elsinore
The fun run madness continues with this nightly run through Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. This run takes place at night, and requires participants to wear all white while getting splattered with neon powder throughout the blacklight-filled course. By the end of the run, all participants will glow with many different colors and enjoy seeing a sea of glowing runners at the afterparty. Registration costs $20 by Wednesday and $45 afterwards, and comes with an event t-shirt, a glow pack to throw at other runners AFTER you have crossed the finish line, and a goodie bag full of items from the event sponsors.
Orange County Beer & Music Festival
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, March 19
The Yost Theater, Santa Ana
Drink your night away at this corporate beer festival taking place this Saturday night in lovely Downtown Santa Ana. General admission costs $35 and starts at 7pm, while VIP admission costs $50 and starts at 6pm. All attendees receive unlimited beer pours for the duration of the event while supplies last. No one under 21 may attend.
Reverend Horton Heat: On Tour
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, March 19, The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills http://www.canyonclub.net/html/schedule.html
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, March 20, Alex’s Bar, Long Beach http://www.alexsbar.com/event/1063099-reverend-horton-heat-long-beach/
The legendary Reverend Horton Heat currently tours across the country, and that tour will enter Southern California this week, continuing with more shows into next week. Each show has a different ticket price and parking situation, so click on a show’s link for details. No one under 21 may enter any of these shows.
CH3 @ 5 Star Bar
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, March 19
5 Star Bar, Downtown Los Angeles
Rock out to a local punk rock show in Downtown LA this Saturday night. Tickets to this show cost $8 presale or $10 at the door. No one under 21 may enter.
Bottle Logic Brewing 2nd Anniversary Celebration Week – The Week of Logic
Bottle Logic Brewing, Anaheim
In anticipation of a massive turnout, Bottle Logic will celebrate their anniversary with a full week of beer festivities. Starting on Sunday, Bottle Logic will release a new barrel-aged beer daily, culminating with the release of their anniversary ale on Saturday, March 26th. Throughout the week, Bottle Logic will also bring back some old favorites, as well as opportunities to win merchandise. None of the days require a cover or admission fee – simply show up, and drink away.
Hot Chocolate 15k/5k San Diego
6:00 am – 9:00 am, March 20
Petco Park, Downtown San Diego
Run through Downtown San Diego this Sunday morning, and get lots of chocolate out of it, not just the hot drinkable kind. Registration costs $54 for the 5k or $74 for the 15k race.
Stone Oakquinox 2016
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, March 20
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Escondido
Drink yourself a merry good time at this beer tasting event featuring only barrel-aged beers. The $49 admission includes a souvenir glass and 15 3oz beer tasters. Bring cash for food from Stone’s Bistro. No one under 21 may attend.
Huntington Beach Cherry Blossom Festival
10:30 am – 4:30 pm, March 20
Central Park, Huntington Beach
This free and all-ages festival takes place this Sunday afternoon in Huntington Beach. Visitors will find real cherry blossoms, live entertainment, food, drinks, arts & crafts, and more.
2016 Vegan Street Fair
11:00 am – 7:00 pm, March 20
NoHo Commons, North Hollywood
The vegans have their day in North Hollywood this Sunday afternoon. This event takes place on the streets of North Hollywood, closing Chandler Blvd between Lankershim and Vineland to traffic. Dozens of vendors will set up booths in this event, serving up vegan food samples to all visitors. Entry to the fair costs nothing, while most vendors will sell food for under $3.
Chino Brew & Chew 2016
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, March 20
Brinderson Hall, Chino Fairgrounds
A beer tasting event comes to Chino this Sunday afternoon. General admission costs $35 and starts at 1pm, while VIP admission costs $45 and starts at 12pm. All attendees receive 15 4oz beer tasters. Bring cash for food if you intend to eat there. No one under 21 may attend.
Indulge in a world of sweet treats and sips this Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. $25 gets you entry into a 90-minute session where you can stuff yourself full of sugary goodness. Three 90-minute sessions will take place, starting at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.
Laughs By Volume 2: A Craft Beer & Comedy Show
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, March 20
HNYPT, Downtown Los Angeles
A beer fest and comedy show merge into one this Sunday afternoon in Downtown LA, featuring over 20 different beers and six comedians. Admission costs $25 presale or $35 at the door, and includes a souvenir glass and unlimited beer tasters while supplies last. No one under 21 may attend.
Skanking Reggae Festival
2:00 pm – 12:00 am, March 20
Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall, Los Angeles
Ska and reggae fans will not want to miss this all-day music festival taking place this Sunday in Los Angeles. Tickets to this all-ages concert cost $50 presale or $60 at the door.
18th Annual Huntington Beach Crabfest
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, March 20
Old World Village, Huntington Beach
An all-you-can-eat crab feast comes to Huntington Beach this Sunday evening. The $70 admission allows you to stuff yourself full of crab and other sides and appetizers.