6 Exciting Things To Do & Eat Between March 9th-15th
Celebrate the extra hour of sunlight at one of these great events.
We’ve been waiting since last November to say this—Daylight Savings is finally here. Yes, we technically lose an hour of sleep on Saturday night, but the payoff is not having to run errands at 5pm in complete darkness. If you’re as excited as we are, there are tons of events this weekend to help you soak up the extra daylight. Think tiki pop-ups, night markets, outdoor comedy shows, and more.
Running from Friday, March 4th to Sunday, March 13th, this massive festival features close to 100 different women–run food and beverage vendors through LA, all participating in various collaborations, thematic menus, and kitchen take-overs. The full event calendar can be found here, but we’re particularly excited about the Moo’s Craft BBQ and All Day Baby mash-up dinner and special Thai taco collaboration between Jitlada and Casa Vega.
The massively popular San Gabriel Valley night market is heading west this weekend for a two-day festival in downtown Santa Monica. The event will be held this Saturday, March 12th and Sunday, March 13th from 1-10pm in Lot 27 on 5th Street. Though it’ll be pared down in size compared to the original in Arcadia, the event will still feature over two dozen food vendors as well as an alcohol garden. Admission is free, but reserving tickets ahead of time is encouraged.
The roaming tiki cocktail pop-up, Tiki Takeover LA, is back at Bar Franca in Downtown this Thursday, March 10th. On top of excellent tiki-inspired drinks, the night will feature several drag performers, including HBOMax’s Legendary season 1 winner Calypso Jete. The doors open at 8pm, but showtime starts at 9:30pm. Walk-ins welcome.
Citizen Public Market in Culver City is hosting an outdoor comedy series this Wednesday, March 9th and Sunday, March 13th featuring various up-and-coming comedians with credits that range from Comedy Central to Netflix. Tickets are $15 and you are welcome to bring food and beverages from any of the vendors inside the market to the show, including tacos from Mexicology and cocktails from Bar Bohemien.
There are a number of Drag Race viewing parties around town, but Detroit Vesey’s has us particularly intrigued. The Arts District queer space is hosting a full dinner and a show experience every Friday night starting at 7:30pm. Reserve a table, eat delicious comfort food, and then cheer along as Drag Race stars Honey Davenport and Pandora Boxx host the viewing party.
March 13th marks the second Sunday of the month, meaning one of California’s biggest flea markets is back—the Rose Bowl. Expect over 2,500 vendors, selling everything from vintage clothes to antique furniture, plus plenty of food trucks as well. General admission is $12, but if you’re an early bird, we recommend snagging a $20 VIP ticket, which gets you into the market four hours early.