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How To Celebrate ‘Pi’ Day In LA

March 11, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Los Angeles Pop Art)

(credit: Los Angeles Pop Art)

(credit: Pi Bake Shop)

(credit: Pi Bake Shop)


Nerds unite! Your Pi Day is here. On March 14, there will certainly be more than 3.14 ways to celebrate one of the most famous numbers ever. Wear your best Pi T-shirt, have a piece of pie exactly at 3:14 p.m., take three of your friends out to dinner or invite 14 of them over to the house for a movie. Your imagination, like Pi, is unending. Below is just a bit of inspiration.

(credit: Pi Bake Shop)

(credit: Pi Bake Shop)


Pi Bake Shop
(818) 986-1441
www.pibakeshop.com

Since Pi sounds like pie, what better way to celebrate Pi Day than by eating a delicious piece of the baked treat? And while you’re at it, order from the Pi Bake Shop, a new and exciting bakery in Los Angeles. The bakery currently does not have a storefront, but you can still order your pie from the website in the meantime and it will be delivered to your home or office in the LA area. Pi Bake Shop is also always at the Studio City Farmers Market on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. where it has at least four varieties of pies ready for purchase.

(credit: Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

(credit: Tim Whitby/Getty Images)


“Life of Pi”
www.lifeofpimovie.com

You won’t hear any of the characters recite the numbers of Pi, but doesn’t it sound fun to celebrate Pi Day by watching “Life of Pi” while eating pie? This is an adventure–drama film based on the novel of the same name written by Yann Martel. The film won four Academy Awards, including one for Best Director.

(credit: Los Angeles Pop Art)

(credit: Los Angeles Pop Art)


Los Angeles Pop Art
www.lapopart.com

Celebrate Pi Day by wearing something that says “Pi” on it. Follow the link above to see some of the T-shirts, totes and aprons that you could wear on this day. (You will see some pirate stuff too but that’s for another day!) Your friends will recognize you as a true nerd if you go around wearing the first 100 digits of Pi on yourself. Most of the Los Angeles Pop Art Pi items cost less than $20.

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(credit: Pi On Sunset)

(credit: Pi On Sunset)


Pi on Sunset
8828 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 657-1774
www.pionsunset.com

Celebrate Pi Day at Pi On Sunset, a cozy restaurant with a Lebanese/Italian menu and an interesting selection of Mediterranean beers and wine. A recently renovated second floor offers comedy, music, jazz and karaoke on different days of the week. Give the restaurant a call to see what you can enjoy on this very important Thursday, and take all of your friends with you.

(Photo Credit: Arthur Sasse/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Arthur Sasse/AFP/Getty Images)


Griffith Observatory
2800 E. Observatory Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(213) 473-0800
www.griffithobs.org

You must be wondering what the Griffith Observatory has to do with Pi Day, but perhaps it is fitting to celebrate the most amazing number in mathematics by visiting the statue of one of the most amazing minds who ever lived – Albert Einstein. It just so happens that March 14 is also Einstein’s birthday. On a bench within Griffith Observatory’s Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater sits a life-size statue of Einstein looking up at his right index finger held up about a foot from his face. Since you’re joining the nerdy ranks today, may as well celebrate the famous scientist at the mecca of astronomy in Los Angeles.

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Dena Burroughs is a freelance writer living in Azusa, CA. She is a CSULA graduate with specialties in Creative Writing and Communications. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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