Weekly Events Calendar

March 21, 2014
Los Angeles Area Events Calendar


March 21-23

All-Star Chef Classic

Twenty-eight renowned chefs from across the world will gather in downtown LA for this three-day celebration of food, fun and live cooking shows.

Time: Varies depending on event
Location: LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Cost: Tickets range from $65 to $250 depending on event
Website: http://www.allstarchefclassic.com/


March 21-April 6

16th Annual Festival of Film Noir

Join in on three weeks of rare film noir nights from all around the globe at the iconic Egyptian Theatre. French, British and Italian selections will be included.

Time: 7:30 p.m. on film nights
Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Cost: Varies depending on event
Website: http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/noir-city-hollywood-16th-annual-festival-of-film-noir


March 22-23

Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival

Bridge in the Japanese Garden by member John Stanley. (www.descansogardens.org)

Bridge in the Japanese Garden by member John Stanley. (Photo-www.descansogardens.org)

Nothing says “spring” quite like cherry blossoms. Relax with music, origami, garden walks and food and take in the beauty of the trees.

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
Location: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
Cost: Free

Website: http://www.descansogardens.org/calendar/cherry-blossom-festival/view/2014-03-22?CalendarStart=2014-03-22


“Myungpoom Concert” with JK Kim Dong-wook and Lee Hyun-woo 

pechangaJK Kim Dong-wook and Lee Hyun-woo, two notable Korean vocalists, will perform at the Pechanga Theater.

Time: Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.
Location: Pechanga Theater, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, CA 92592
Cost: Tickets range from $70 to $110

Website: http://pechanga.com/tickets/Online/default.asp doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::name=MyungPoomB


March 22

St. Baldrick’s Charity Event at the Happy Ending

Help this fundraiser by shaving your head or by donating to St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which has funded more in childhood cancer research grants more than any organization besides U.S. government. The annual event has raised $500,000 in the past five years 

Time: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: The Happy Ending Bar & Restaurant, 7038 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Cost: Free
Website: http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/happyending2014


Watson Adventures’ The Murder at the Natural History Museum

Crack hieroglyphic codes and navigate through the museum’s exhibits to stop a killer on the loose in this fun 2.5-hour game of whodunnit at the Natural History Museum.

Time: 2 p.m.
Location: The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Cost: $30
Website: http://www.watsonadventures.com/public/event/the-murder-at-the-natural-history-museum-scavenger-hunt/


Wendy Walk Salsa Night Charity Event

Join the cause against sarcoma cancer with a night of dancing, live music by the Guajira Live Latin Jazz Band, silent auctions and a photo booth. All proceeds will go toward the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative.

Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Women’s 20th Century Club of Eagle Rock, 5105 Hermosa Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90041
Cost: $30
Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wendy-walk-salsa-night-tickets-10667939093


Authors Under the Lights

Hosted by authors S.C. Ellington and Dani Hart, this book signing event will feature an appearance by Panic! at the Disco’s Dallon Weekes.

Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Hilton Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood, Universal City, CA 91608
Cost: $15
Website: http://authorsunderthelights.blogspot.com/


Young Literati’s 6th Annual Toast

In this celebration of the LA Public Library, stars like Jason Reitman, Nick Kroll, Lizzy Caplan and Gillian Jacobs will participate in readings, and cocktails and craft beer will be provided. Proceeds will benefit the library’s Summer Reading Clubs in its 73 locations, which serve over 40,000 children and teens each year.

Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Cost: $175
Website: http://lfla.org/events/SixthAnnualToast.html


Pomona Art Walk

Dozens of art galleries will hold exhibitions of some of Pomona’s best artists along this family-friendly art walk.

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Downtown Pomona, CA
Cost: Free
Website: http://www.downtownpomona.org/events-calendar/art-walk/


March 23

Connected Fashion Festival

This downtown LA block party will offer a sample clothing sale, live performances by indie bands, DJ’s, food and fun activities.

Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: LOT 613, 613 Imperial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021
Cost: Free with canned food donation
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/630643446973519/


Los Angeles Seafood Festival

(Photo -www.discoverlosangeles.com)

(Photo -www.discoverlosangeles.com)

Taste seafood from seven Latin countries at the LA Seafood Festival near Union Station, which will feature food booths, live entertainment, arts & crafts, giveaways and games.

Time: 3 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: Placita Olvera, Main St. & Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: Free
Website: http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/what-to-do/events/los-angeles-seafood-festival-0


Lights, Camera, Cure: The Hollywood Dance Marathon

The dance marathon, which will raise money to help the fight against pediatric cancer, will hold a silent auction and feature performances by Hoist the Colors, Alyston Stoner, Kait Weston, DJ Michael Basic, Vinita and many more.

Time: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: The Avalon, 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Cost: $30
Website: http://www.lightscameracure.com/


March 27

Wilshire Center – Koreatown Art and Architecture Walk

Held on the last Thursday of each month, the Koreatown art walk showcases the culturally rich neighborhood’s historic architecture, artists, galleries, restaurants, shops and businesses. The self-guided tour begins at the Wiltern and ends at Haus Dessert Boutique.

Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Wilshire/ Western, 3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Cost: Free
Website: http://wilshirecenter.com/artwalk/