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The 10 Best Things To Do In LA In March 2020
There are always a ton of things happening here – but what are the best things to do in LA in March 2020? Check below to find out.
1. CONTEMPLATE THE NOTHINGNESS OF EXISTENCE (ALL MONTH).
Visit this new kid on the block that’s no longer the new kid on the block – the museum’s now their older, more attractive sibling. In addition to the superlative 2000 piece collection rattling around upstairs there are now TWO infinity rooms downstairs to complete the seismic upgrade. You can even visit MedMen in downtown on the way in, in order to better appreciate the said nothingness.
2. CATCH A BASEBALL GAME AT DODGERS STADIUM (ALL MONTH).
What could be better, in Los Angeles during Spring-time, than catching up on America’s national game? As recently as 2018 the Dodgers played in the World Series (losing 4:1 to the Boston Red Sox). Watch Spring Training as the team gears up for what’s sure to be a gruelling season!
3. DO – OR WATCH – THE LA MARATHON (MARCH 7).
If #2 seems to sedate for you, how about joining the largest marathon on the west coast (with all the other masochists who are taking part) and putting yourself through a living hell? Seriously – you may not want to run for anything like 26 miles (and anyway it’s actually sold out, so you can’t join the race), but why not show up and cheer on the foolhardy, but determined, souls that do?
4. SEE HAMILTON AT THE PANTAGES THEATRE (FROM MARCH 12).
The musical phenomenon is BACK at the Pantages this month with a residence at the Pantages until November, but don’t wait until the last minute (when it will likely be sold out every night), go see it now!
5. LIVE READ: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (MARCH 4).
“Clementine Kruczynski and Joel Barish meet on a train. An almost ordinary meet-cute in a most unordinary movie, Clementine and Joel will soon realize that they have met before. And, well… it’s complicated”. If you haven’t seen this out-there romantic-comedy then go to this live reading at the Director’s Guild Association Theatre on Sunset Boulevard. There’s an outstanding cast for the night, including Tessa Thompson, Adam Scott, Kiersey Clemons, Kelly Marie Tran and Bridget Regan being directed by Brett Haley. Plus there’s a special musical performance by Miya Folick.
6. BECOME AN ART CONNOISSEUR AT ARTNIGHT PASADENA (MARCH 13).
There are many reasons to visit Pasadena – the restaurants and bars of Old Town Pasadena, the Rose Bowl, going to the Norton Simon Museum or for that matter the Huntington Library (although technically that’s in San Marino) – but here’s another one. Pasadena has an underrated collection of art museums and this is the perfect opportunity to bring yourself up to speed on them.
7. POWER TO THE PEAOPLE! (MARCH 5-APRIL 11).
All revolutions must start somewhere and this one is kicks off at the Music Center, in DTLA. The festival “celebrates the role artists have played and continue to play in advancing social change, civil rights and humanitarian causes. Musicians of every genre help us to see the world as it is and imagine the world as it could be. They bring injustices to light and inspire people to act. The artists, musicians and activists who make up (the) festival have something to say and invite you to join the conversation”.
8. L.A. FESTIVAL OF COLORS (MARCH 7-8).
In India, the ancient festival of Holi announces the passing of winter and the arrival of spring. What better way to celebrate than going to this fun event, where there is non-stop live music from great bands, yoga, mantras, dance and great food.
9. THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS: STANLEY KUBRIK PHOTOGRAPHS (UNTIL MARCH 8).
Before he became a celebrated director Stanley Kubrick worked as a photo-journalist for Look magazine. He clearly (as you’d expect) had a great eye for composition and subject matter and this career as a photographer obviously heavily influenced his later directing. Visit this fascinating exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center for insight into one of the greatest movie directors in motion picture history before it ends this month.
10. CELEBRATE ST PATRICK’S DAY AT UNION STATION (MARCH 17).
What could be more authentic to Los Angeles than celebrating the famous patron saint of Ireland? Well, you may know that St Patrick’s day is a pretty big thing on this side of the pond too and Angeleno’s need no excuse for a street party – after all the weather’s much for better for it than back home on the Emerald Isle. The New York and Chicago celebrations are bigger, but we make up for it here with our laid-back and light-hearted enjoyment of the day.
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– By Damien Blackshaw. (Twitter)