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Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles: Mar 9-11

Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles: Mar 9-11

We curate an L.A. weekend itinerary of the city’s best concerts, culture and cuisine, every week, just for you.


Get to know Pasadena’s underrated collection of museums at ArtNight Pasadena. Take advantage of free shuttle buses or hoof it between site-specific installations and free evenings at local institutions such as the Pasadena Museum of California Art and Norton Simon Museum.

Walk around L.A. Live’s event deck and sample tastes from emerging and established chefs during the Middle East Feast, part of the larger All-Star Chef Classic.

Head over to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the Joffrey Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet. Choreographer Krzysztof Pastor transposes Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy to 20th-century Italy.


Ring in spring a bit early underneath a plume of technicolor powder at the L.A. Festival of Colors. The Whittier Narrows gathering marks the traditional Indian custom of Holi—during which revelers douse each other in colorful powder—with live music, dancing and yoga.

Help Best Friends Animal Society take care of 2,900 kittens over the course of the year with a bit of support during their Kitten Shower. The shelter’s Mission Hills adoption center is hosting a tour of its kitten nursery as well as a fostering/volunteering workshop.

Make for the beach for some food as 70 Smorgasburg favorites and newcomers set up at Smorgasburg’s Pop-Up on the Santa Monica Pier.

Head to the Hollywood Palladium for a set from Jawbreaker. The seminal ‘90s punk band swings by the Hollywood venue for a few coming-out-of-retirement shows.


Go fly a kite—or help launch a 25-foot-wide communal one—at the Festival of the Kite, a high-flying tradition held adjacent to the Redondo Beach Pier.

Swing by the UCLA campus for a Nowruz Celebration (Iranian New Year, and the arrival of spring) and an afternoon of music, dancing and Persian-inspired cuisine.

If you’re craving pork for dinner, treat yourself to a ticket to Cochon555. The annual competition at the Viceroy pits five chefs against each other as they each prepare upwards of six dishes from a whole hog.

Find more things to do this weekend by clicking each day or by heading over to our weekend calendar. 

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