Weekend Guide March 16 + 17 + 18

It’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend! Tons to post about! Did you enjoy my Mountain Weekend photos? Are you loving the extra hour of sunlight at night? It’s given me tons of outdoor walkin’ time. Unfortunately, this weekend is supposed to be rainy so keep that in mind when you’re planning. Let’s get to it!

FRIDAY March 16th:

I know this is a bit out of the way, but from 11am- 8pm on Friday, Nucleus Art Gallery is showing it’s “Look At That: A Tribute To Dr. Seuss” exhibit in Alhumbra. It’s only on display until March 24th and time is clicking. If you have a free day you should check it out.

On Friday, JT Ross and Speedway are performing at Villains Tavern. If you miss it on Friday, no worries because they will be performing at Villains as part of their Saturday St. Patty’s Day festivities.. but more on that later.

At 8pm, the Echo Park Film Center is screening Chameleon with host and film creator Jon Jost. How cool is that? Get tickets HERE. Tickets are only $10, and they even offer a student discount. The Echo Park Film Center is also walking distance from Mohawk Bend, Masa, and Sunset Beer Company (which has food trucks out front on the weekends). Echo park is awesome, why not make a night of it?

SATURDAY March 17th:

Why not start your Saturday at drkrm gallery checking out their Ansel Adams exhibit? Unfortunately, due to predicted rainstorms, Pasadena’s LitFest is postponed until May 12th. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you in May, but be sure to cross that off your list for Saturday.

 

 

Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, it’s only fitting that I find you an Irish Pub in your ‘hood. I’ll begin with 2 big celebrations at Villans Tavern (Downtown) and Tam O’Shanter (Atwater Village). Villains has drink specials (see above) as well as live music. It should be a big celebration. At Tam O’Shanter, their party tent and live music starts at noon. They will be raffling off gifts and handing out freebies. They will even have an ale and sandwich bar! This bar also happens to be down the street from THIS LA Stair Walk. I smell a fun afternoon!

Casey’s Irish Pub (Downtown) is a hip bar having $5 deals. Friend them on facebook to get more updates on their deals. Maybe hop over to Public School when you’ve had your fill at Casey’s. Public School is having $4 Guinness pints, $5 Moylans, Jamison shots and cocktails, and $9 Irish Car Bombs.

Rock and Reilly’s Irish Pub in West Hollywood is having their 1st Annual Block Party. There will be tons of live music and I’m sure deals to boot. Starts at noon and goes until 10p.

In Hollywood, 25 Degrees has been serving up Guinness milkshakes all week. They’ll have deals on Saturday (although it’s not listed on their website). Check out their twitter updates for more deals and check out the milkshake photos!

If you’re on the west side, hit-up Rush Street to see their 2 story bar. It doesn’t look Irish, but it looks fun and will have an Irish brunch with green beer. What if you’re in the valley? Timmy Nolan’s in Toluca Lake is your place!

I’ve given you TONS of options, so hit up one or two… and make a day of Irish celebrations! The metro is your friend

SUNDAY March 18th:

Don’t feel guilty about sleeping in on Sunday. Sunday is the Hollywood Half Marathon. Plan on hitting a ton of traffic and blocked roads. Check out the map HERE to find out where to avoid, and where to stand to cheer on your friends.

Make the trek up to Santa Clarita where The Gentle Barn (featured on Ellen) will be having their Spring Festival which will also celebrate their rescuing of 4 new calves. The Gentle Barn is about rescuing animals from abuse, neglect or slaughter and also exposing animals to children who are at risk or have special needs. Check out their WEBSITE to learn more about the cause, donate, or volunteer.

At 2:30p on Sunday, Atwater Crossing (and 826LA) are hosting a family screening of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life. The screening will be followed by a q+a with stars Ryan Simpkins, Betsy Brandt, writer/director Tamar Halpern, editor Maria Cataldo, composer Jordan Halpern, and animator Leila Fakouri. Tickets are $7 adults ($5 children) and will be paid cash only at the door. The film looks like an adventure-filled coming of age, cute, artistic film. Check out the trailer:

At 7pm, NELAart presents Just Deserts, an event that combines art and desserts. For $10 you get a dessert and a vote in your favorite artistic presentation and the money goes to support the artists. Everyone wins. Like them on facebook for updates on their art events.

One last thing I almost don’t want to include because it’s crazy expensive… but I know how people LOVE Grey’s Anatomy. On Sunday night at 8pm at UCLA’s Royce Hall, the cast of Grey’s will gather onstage to perform a live musical celebration called “Grey’s Anatomy: The Song’s Beneath the Show”. The money goes to support The Actors Fund. If you love Grey’s and are willing to shell out a pretty penny, you can get tickets HERE.

Just an FYI.. if you want Comedy Bang Bang tickets for next Tuesday, check out this link now to buy tickets! They’re on sale at noon!