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March 2019 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our March 2019 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, festivals and our favorite concerts
Festival of Colors LA
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman Festival of Colors LA

Shed that extra, light sweatshirt—spring is here. Fill your lungs with the sweet, less-smoggy air on one of the best hikes in L.A. or stretch every muscle at a yoga class. Whether you’re looking for things to do around town or a weekend getaway to Ojai, there are plenty of springtime happenings to find in our March events calendar.

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
Photograph: Michael Juliano
Things to do, Classes and workshops

First Fridays at the Natural History Museum

icon-location-pin Natural History Museum, USC/Exposition Park

If you're sick of First Fridays only offering a high density of food trucks and lines at your favorite dive bars, check out something new—err, old rather—at the Natural History Museum, where First Fridays offer dinosaurs and DJs.

Art, Installation

Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle

icon-location-pin Marciano Art Foundation, Central LA

The acclaimed Chinese artist takes over the Marciano’s massive theater gallery, including Ai’s floor-covering “Sunflower Seeds,” which features millions of porcelain seeds, as well as the similar but smaller “Spouts,” a pile of thousands of Song dynasty teapot spouts.

Theater, Musicals


icon-location-pin Rockwell Table and Stage, Los Feliz

If you’ve always been pining for a musical parody of Edward Scissorhands that features reimagined pop songs from the past few decades, well, then Rockwell Table & Stage has a production that perfectly suits your oddly specific desire.

Dana Point Festival of Whales
Photograph: Courtesy Dana Point Festival of Whales
Things to do, Festivals

Dana Point Festival of Whales

icon-location-pin Dana Point Harbor, Orange County

Mark the annual gray whale migration from the shore with a parade and street fair, or sail the ocean to spot the massive marine mammals for yourself.

Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Photograph: Courtesy LA Phil
Music, Classical and opera

Bryce Dessnerā€™s Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)

icon-location-pin Walt Disney Concert Hall, Downtown

The National guitarist premieres his latest multimedia composition, inspired by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, with a world premiere performance from the LA Phil.

Dish at Planned Parenthood Food Fare
Photograph: Courtesy Planned Parenthood Food Fare

PPLA Food Fare

icon-location-pin Barker Hangar, Santa Monica

Planned Parenthood is gathering some of Los Angeles’ most prestigious culinary names under one roof for a full day of pure indulgence—and there’s a Chef of the Year who’ll receive a special honor, as well.

Andrew Bird
Photograph: Rozette Rago
Music, Rock and indie

Andrew Bird

icon-location-pin Largo at the Coronet, West Hollywood

The gifted multi-instrumentalist sets up at Largo to perform songs from his newest album, My Finest Work Yet.

"Fat Fringe" by Layer.
Photograph: Art Gray, Courtesy ArtNight Pasadena
Things to do

ArtNight Pasadena

icon-location-pin Various locations in L.A., Los Angeles

Pasadena’s underrated collection of museums and performance spaces open up their doors for free at this biannual art celebration. Take advantage of the free shuttle buses or hoof it between site-specific installations and local institutions such as the Norton Simon Museum, Pacific Asia Museum and more. And, of course, no arts fest would be complete without food trucks, often including local bricks-and-mortar Pie ’n Burger and Churro Stix.

Things to do, Festivals

L.A. Festival of Colors

icon-location-pin Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, Southeast Cities

What better way to ring in spring than by blanketing L.A.'s smoggy skies with a plume of technicolor yellow, cobalt, magenta and acid green powder, dancing your butt off and practicing a little yoga to boot?

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