Get Happy – Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week
Participating locations, Old Pasadena
Enjoy extended Happy Hour food & drink specials at participating locations in Old Pasadena during this two-week period.
The Menzingers: Live in Southern California
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, March 13, Glass House, Pomona
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, March 14, The Regent Theater, Downtown Los Angeles
Punk rock band The Menzingers currently tour across the country, and that tour swings through Southern California this week. Ticket prices to these all-ages shows vary by location, so check on their website to see prices.
Taste of Downtown Long Beach
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, March 15-16
East Village Arts District, Downtown Long Beach
Sample food & drinks from various restaurants from Downtown Long Beach at this tasting fest held in the East Village Arts District. Free to attend for all-ages, guests simply pay to eat, purchasing booklets of 12 tickets for $10 each. Each restaurant accepts varying amounts of tickets depending on their offerings. Live music and artists will keep guests entertained as well.
St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, March 15
Malarkey’s, Long Beach
Go running for a few miles on this weekly Wednesday night run, then join an after-party at Malarkey’s this Wednesday night. This costs nothing to attend – show up for the run, show up for the after-arty, or do both.
Los Angeles Fashion Week
The W, 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.
52nd Annual Azalea Festival
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, March 16-17
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm, March 18-19
South Gate Park, South Gate
A city fair returns to South Gate this weekend. Free to attend for all ages, visitors will find rides, games, entertainment, demos, food, treats, vendors, classic cars, and more.
Wine and painting pair up at this event this Thursday evening in Anaheim. Attendees will partake in a two-hour painting class along with two glasses of wine provided by the venue, as well as a souvenir wine glass to take home. Registration costs $40. Food comes at an additional cost. Arrive early to get your preferred seat. No one under 21 may attend.
Norma Jean: The Polar Similar Tour 2017
6:00 pm – 12:00 am, March 16, Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, March 17, Chain Reaction, Anaheim
Post-hardcore band Norma Jean currently tours across the country, and that tour swings through Southern California this week. Ticket prices to these all-ages shows vary by location, so check on the website to see individual show prices.
Los Angeles Punk Museum Film Festival
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, March 16
Beyond Baroque, Venice
Check out punk art and films for free this Thursday night in Venice.
Bouncing Souls: Simplicity Tour
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, March 16, The Observatory, Santa Ana
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, March 17, The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood
Famous punk band Bouncing Souls will embark on a west coast tour starting this week. Tickets to these all-ages show vary, so check on the website to see prices.
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!
34th Annual San Diego Cake Show
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, March 17
8:00 am – 5:00 pm, March 18-19
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
An all-ages expo for all things cakes and baked goods returns to San Diego this weekend. Classes, seminars, and contests/competitions will take place from Friday through Sunday. The vendor expo itself only takes place on Saturday and Sunday. Admission starts at $10 and goes up depending on what day you want to attend, your age, and what additional programming you wish to partake in.
Arcade Expo 3.0
2:30 pm – 12:00 am, March 17
11:00 am – 2:00 am, March 18
11:00 pm – 7:00 pm, March 19
Arcade Expo, Banning
Come see all things arcades at this weekend-long expo out in Banning. At this all-ages expo, see hundreds of different arcade machines, games, pinball machines, movies, seminars, vendors, food trucks, and much more. Admission varies depending on the date attending and age, ranging from $20 to $110, but all visitors get unlimited free play for all arcade games for the duration of the visit.
10th Annual Musink Tattoo & Music Festival
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, March 17
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm, March 18
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, March 19
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Welcome to Musink, an all-ages music, tattoo, skateboarding, and pin-up festival that takes place at the OC Fairgrounds this weekend. Some of the largest names in punk rock will perform this weekend, such as Rancid and Bad Religion. Over 300 tattoo artists from around the world will fly in for the weekend. Tickets will remain on sale until the end of the fest on Sunday, so do not worry about not obtaining a ticket. Bring cash, as most of the vendors do not accept cards. Parking costs $10 per vehicle, so I highly recommend carpooling or getting dropped off.
A good ol’ LAN party will take place this weekend in Downtown San Diego. Bring out your gaming PC and play games against other gamers. This event can only take up to 40 people.
Flogging Molly’s St. Paddy’s Day 17
7:30 pm – 1:30 am, March 17
The Forum, Inglewood
Legendary Irish rock band Flogging Molly will headline their annual St. Patrick’s Day show in LA this year. Tickets to this all-ages concert cost $30.
The Cheifs: Live in Southern California
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, March 17, The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim http://www.facebook.com/events/648600351990632/
7:00 am – 12:00 am, March 18, Cafe NELA, Los Angeles http://www.facebook.com/events/247177409055678/
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, March 19, Dipiazza’s, Long Beach http://www.facebook.com/events/405451103133887/
The Cheifs will headline a series of shows in Southern California this weekend. The cover charges and age limits vary with each show, so click on a show’s link for details.
Music Weekend @ Characters Sports Bar
8:00 pm – 2:00 am, March 17-18
Characters Sports Bar, Pomona
This little dive bar in Downtown Pomona will have two separate music shows this weekend. The cover for each show varies, so check the venue’s website for cover charges. No one under 21 may enter. Guests can find plenty of free street parking, and can avoid paying to park in the adjacent lot.
Color In Motion 5k – San Diego
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, March 18
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.
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, March 18-19
Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton
Free to attend for all ages, a massive plant and vegetable sale will take place in Fullerton this weekend.
L.A. Nature Fest
9:30 am – 5:00 pm, March 18-19
Natural History Museum, Exposition Park
Learn about animals, plants, and more this weekend in Los Angeles. Admission ranges from $5 to $12, and provides full access to all of the exhibits and demos.
Claremont Pie Festival
10:00 am – 4:30 pm, March 18
Claremont Village, Claremont
Free to attend for all ages, this street fair in Claremont this Saturday afternoon will have contests, demos, vendors, classic cars, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and more.
Absolution Brewing Company’s 3rd Anniversary Party
11:00 am – 10:00 pm, March 18
Absolution Brewing, Torrance
Absolution Brewing turns three years old this week, and to celebrate, they will have lots of beer on tap for you to drink this Saturday. From 11am to 1pm, the tasting room will operate like a beer festival. It costs $50 to attend this VIP session, and all attendees receive unlimited beer pours during these two hours. This session will also have exclusive beers not available after it ends. After 1pm, the tasting room opens to the general public, where anyone can simply pay for individual beers just like normal business hours. A $25 package exists that gives you three beer tickets, one meal ticket, and a souvenir glass – those who attend the VIP session will also receive this package.
8th Annual Native American Festival
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, March 18
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.
2017 West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, March 18
Tokyo Central, West Covina
At this free and all-ages event, visitors will find live entertainment, food, music, arts & crafts, and more.
Coast Con 2017
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, March 18
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa
Free to attend for all ages, this event revolves around anime, video games, and cosplay. Visitors can expect to find artists, merchandise, live entertainment, cosplay contests, video game booths, a maid café, and more.
1st Annual PotterCon Los Angeles
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm, March 18
The Echoplex, Echo Park
Basically, adult Harry Potter fans get together and do raunchy adult things while getting into character of the Harry Potter universe. Dress up as a character from the Harry Potter universe, and bring your strong alcohol tolerances to this event. Admission costs $13.50 for each single ticket, but each ticket allows two people in.
1st Annual Montrose Spring Wine Walk
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, March 18
Montrose Shopping Park, Glendale
Sample wines from over 20 stations hosted by the local merchants and businesses. Each location will serve red and/or white wines plus delicious appetizers for your enjoyment, along with complimentary bottled water. Guests will also enjoy live music and activities throughout the area. Tickets to participate cost $45 per person. No one under 21 may participate.
The night market craze comes to Alhambra this Saturday night, free for all ages. Visitors will find lots of cultural food and drinks, as well as live music and other entertainment.
OC Roller Derby – Shamrock Smackdown
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, March 18
The Rinks, Huntington Beach
Watch intense & brutal girl-on-girl action at this roller derby bout this Saturday night in Huntington Beach. Tickets to this roller derby bout cost $15.
5th Annual Rock Star Beer Festival San Diego
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, March 18
Lafayette Hotel, San Diego
A corporate beer festival comes to San Diego this Saturday night. General admission costs $35 and starts at 7pm while VIP admission costs $50 and starts at 6pm. All attendees receive unlimited beer samples while supplies last. No one under 21 may attend.
A Wilhelm Scream @ Brick By Brick
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, March 18
Brick By Brick, Linda Vista, San Diego
A Wilhelm Scream has a short west coast tour this week, and that tour swings through Southern California. Tickets to this show cost $12 presale or $15 at the door. No one under 21 may enter.
32nd Annual Los Angeles Marathon
7:00 am – 2:00 pm, March 19
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
The LA Marathon takes place this Sunday morning. If you intend to commute anywhere near this, plan your route accordingly.
7th Annual Adler Paddler
8:30 am – 1:00 pm, March 19
Naples Kayak Load & Launch, Long Beach
A free and all-ages stand-up paddle race will take place in Long Beach this Sunday morning. They will have races as well as leisure paddling available.
Glitterfest Spring 2017
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, March 19
Spring Field Banquet Center, Fullerton
For $7, gain access to this all-ages vendor fair with mixed media art, jewelry, papier-mâché, sculptures, vintage home decor, and more.
Huntington Beach Cherry Blossom Festival
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, March 19
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.
The Aggrolites: Live in Riverside
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, March 19
Aurea Vista, Riverside
Reggae band The Aggrolites will headline a show in Riverside this Sunday evening. The cover for this all-ages show costs $10.