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March 2017 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our March 2017 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, festivals and our favorite concerts

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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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The Platinum Collection Book Launch


Celebrate the indescribable installations that have set up shop at Machine Project over the years at this launch party for the Echo Park space's new book, Machine Project: The Platinum Collection. The evening includes performances by Chris Kallmyer, Cliff Hengst, the Reader’s Chorus and screenings of works from the Machine archive and highlights of upcoming projects.

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Vista Theater , Los Feliz Thursday March 30 2017

Drill: Los Angeles


See legendary post-punk outfit Wire celebrate the 40th anniversary of their first performance with this L.A.-only festival. They'll follow up three nights of performances by Julia Holter, Mild High Club, Laetitia Sadier and Fitted (Mike Watt, Bob Lee, Matthew Simms and Wire bassist Graham Lewis and guitarist Matthew Sims), with a special opening night acoustic set from Bob Mould.

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The Echo , Echo Park Thursday March 30 2017 - Saturday April 1 2017


Comic-Con International brings its unique brand of super-fandom to Orange County at this annual convention. Comic, anime, gaming, movie and TV lovers can head to the Anaheim Convention Center for three days full of sneak peeks, Q&As, premiere screenings and special guests. And no comic convention would be complete without a costume contest; register by March 17 to participate in the large-scale onstage Masquerade competition.

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Anaheim Convention Center , Anaheim Friday March 31 2017 - Sunday April 2 2017

St. Patrick's Day in Los Angeles

St. Patrick's Day in Los Angeles takes a little bit of planning—as far as drinking holidays in a car-centric city go—but with our guide, you'll be toasting the Irish in no time.

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By: Michael Juliano

See more in our annual events calendar

You've undoubtedly been bombarded with the same tired questions from non-Angelenos: How do you celebrate Christmas without snow? Don't you wish you had real seasons? With unwelcome weather patterns out of the equation, we like to think that LA's amazing events set milestones for us to look forward to. From homegrown festivals like FYF, CicLAvia and LA Pride to blockbuster bashes like Coachella, we've rounded up our favorite events throughout the year. Whether you're looking for something to do today, this weekend or in the coming months, look no further than our Los Angeles events calendar.

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By: Time Out Los Angeles editors