Before you start penning that agenda for the weekend, here is a quick reference list of some of the best events happening in the city. From concerts to flea markets to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, we’re here to help wade through the options.

Friday, March 16
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Paleyfest LA
Dolby Theatre
Los Angeles
www.paleycenter.org
This industry-driven, open to the public festival gives fans of the small screen the chance to connect with the stars of their favorite television shows. Through March 25th, panel discussions, special appearances and sneak peaks into the latest in TV programming make for the ultimate fan experience. From major networks to every evolving digital platforms, there will be an endless roster of celebs making their way to Paleyfest.

The Other Art Fair
Downtown Majestic
Los Angeles
www.theotherartfair.com
The inaugural Other Art Fair transforms what would normally be a reverend, polite museum experience into a vibrant, energetic celebration of art. Featuring 110 emerging artists of all medium, spectators, collectors, and contributors alike will convene on the show room floor in this immersive weekend of creativity and community.

The Psychedelic Furs
Troubadour
West Hollywood
www.troubadour.com
Start hunting online for a ticket to this especially intimate show with one of alternative music’s most accomplished bands. The Psychedelic Furs are playing The Troubadour and the cozy confines are guaranteed to make this so much more than another Friday night concert. Responsible for some of the most endearing anthems of the 80’s, this set could become the stuff of legend.

Saturday, March 17
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Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Hermosa Beach Pier
Hermosa Beach
www.hbchamber.net
Expected to reel in some 20,000 spectators, the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade fills the city streets of scenic Hermosa Beach. Complete with bagpipers, floats, marching bands, and even an appearance from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California, this matinee celebration is fun for the entire family.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl and Beer Garden
Los Angeles Biergarten
Downtown Los Angeles
www.labiergarten.com
To celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, Downtown Los Angeles will host it’s own pub crawl and communal beer garden complete with plenty of suds and live music to keep the mood festive. The day long caravan across a dozen or so area watering holes will include discounted drink specials, plenty of food and live entertainment,. Wear green.

L.A. Nature Fest
Natural History Museum
Los Angeles
www.nhm.org
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles will open it’s Nature Gardens to the public to better highlight the wild animals that call Los Angeles home. Featuring animal presentations, vendor booths, and lots of hands-on activities, guests can get familiar with animals ranging from the desert tortoise to California mountain lion.

25th Anniversary Screen of Leprechaun
TCL Chinese Theatre
Hollywood
www.screamfestla.com
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the cult classic Leprechaun, Fear and Beer is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day screening of the film along with a question and answer portion with the director of the flick. Guests 21 and over will also receive a pint of craft beer to quench that moviegoing thirst.

Sunday, March 18
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The Los Angeles Marathon
Los Angeles
www.lamarathon.com
Regarded as one of the biggest events in competitive running, the Los Angeles Marathon hosts a field of some 25,000 participants of varying degrees of skill. With a course that stretches from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier, this run covers some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Spectators will be read across the greater L.A. area.

Allegiance
Aratani Theatre
Los Angeles
www.allegiancemusical.com
Making it’s run in Los Angeles following a successful showing on Broadway, the story of the Kimura family is based on the life and events of its star, George Takei. This production is set post Pearl Harbor and chronicles a family uprooted during a dark time in U.S. history.

Long Beach Antique Swap Meet
Veterans Memorial Stadium
Long Beach
www.longbeachantiquemarket.com
Once a month the field at Veterans’ Stadium transforms into a collectors’ market ripe with antiques ranging from rare housewares to vintage fashion. Spend the afternoon roaming the grounds hunting for that perfect find. There are vendors also selling beer and prepared food to keep you fueled for a long, productive afternoon.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.
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