Get ready for another week of enjoying all Los Angeles has to offer. Pi Day starts the week with deals that will have you stuffing your face with pies both sweet and savory, while later in the week St. Patrick’s Day will have you indulging in all manner of drinks and Irish eats to celebrate. Vegans have two reasons to rejoice this week, with the opening of a new vegan donut shop, and the return of the Vegan Street Fair. Theater productions on deck offer audiences their choice of comedy, drama, or musical. There’s truly something for everyone this week in the City of Angels.
Celebrate Pi Day
Math, pizza, and pie nerds unite! Dubbed Pi Day, 3/14 is the perfect excuse to stuff your face with pies of every kind. Pie shops around the city will be offering fun deals, like Cake Monkey, who will offer slices half off, The Pie Hole Los Angeles, who will be bringing back favorites Matcha Green Tea and Thai Tea pies for a Pi Day “Mad Tea Party,” and Republic of Pie, set to host their annual pie eating contest to see who can put down the most banana cream pie in 15 minutes. Pizza promos can be found as well, including newly-opened New York Pizza truck Made in Brooklyn, which will be offering whole pies for half off during their lunch service. Pitfire Pizza has two great deals going at all of its locations for the day as well. Show that you follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and snag any Signature Pie for just $3.14 until 3:14pm, or participate in their in-house contest to see who can recite the most decimal points of Pi from memory, and win free pizza for a year! Sweet or savory, it’s your choice. Or go all in and eat both. It is a holiday afterall.
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“Women Laughing Alone With Salad”
Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
With a name like “Women Laughing Alone With Salad,” how can you resist this play inspired by so many ads we see today showing attractive women blissfully eating salad? In this biting production, a man named Guy must navigate three very different women in his life, whose priorities are almost as crazy as their love affairs for salad. Cast members come from all over the entertainment spectrum, including the film Gone Girl, shows like Nashville and Scandal, and even a founding member of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The play is written by award-winning playwright Sheila Callaghan, who brings the same raw comedy found in Shameless and other writings to the stage. Don’t miss this west coast premiere that is not only hilarious, but poignant in its feminism and social critique of our image-obsessed culture.
Visit The New Vegan Donut Shop: Donut Farm
2609 Sunset Blvd.
Silver Lake, CA 90026
Silver Lake donut shop Donut Farm just opened, but it already seems to have a cult following. Made with 100% organic ingredients and completely vegan, it’s easy to see why these gourmet donuts have caused such a stir. In addition to classic flavors like Plain Cake and Vanilla Glaze, the shop offers seasonal flavors that rotate with local farmers market produce, perfect for their real fruit artisanal glazes. Fun flavor highlights include Lavender Earl Grey, Whiskey Tangerine Fig, Roasted Red Chili, and Matcha Green Tea. Because you can’t have donuts without coffee, Donut Farm offers an organic, vegan coffee bar as well. Set your alarm for this one, as the shop opens at 7:00am, and closes once the donuts sell out.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
You don’t need the luck o’ the Irish to find the best things to do in LA today for St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got them right here. Downtown Angelenos will be celebrating in Pershing Square with concerts, food trucks, and a beer garden, while in Hollywood, historic Irish pub Tom Bergin’s Public House will celebrate its 80th St. Patrick’s day with all-day festivities (we’re talking 6am – 2am), including Irish breakfast, a Guinness tap truck, DJ, and more. Hopdoddy will be serving up a Green Eggs & Ham Burger as well as a Luck-O-The-Doddy Burger (complete with green egg bun) at its El Segundo and Playa Vista locations, and Santa Monica’s Ox & Son will be offering half price beers all day, which will pair perfectly with the fish and chips and corned beef and cabbage cassoulet the chef will be serving up. St. Patrick’s Day is also a great time grab a couple friends and join in on a curated pub crawl in either Hollywood or Santa Monica. For more events celebrating the day, check out our list of the Best Parades and Celebrations on St. Patrick’s Day.
10509 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays hits the Archway Theatre stage, as Archway resident company member Christopher Karbo takes on the title role in “Hamlet.” In this version, Hamlet’s bitterness and wild antics are the main focus. We see a Hamlet that is more manic genius than melancholy prince, connecting us with our own inner struggles. To keep the flow of the shortened play moving, and to focus on themes of human intrigue and psychological struggle, the war element has been removed from this production. However, it remains true to Shakespeare’s text with all major scenes intact, and lush period costumes, you’ll be fully immersed in the Bard’s tale. Showtime is 8pm, and tickets are $30.
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Back by popular demand, and winner of eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical), “ONCE” returns to the Pantages for a very limited run. Based on the film, the musical ONCE tells the complicated story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant who are brought together by their common love of music. In just a week, their relationship becomes powerful and complex, heightened by the raw emotional songs they create together. Performed by an incredibly talented ensemble cast and full of music that will give you all the feels, this production is not to be missed. The musical opens Tuesday this week, and will run through Sunday.
Vegan Street Fair
11223 Chandler Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91506
It’s a vegan foodie’s dream come true as an entire street fair dedicated to vegan eats takes place today in the NoHo Arts District. Proving that veganism is only growing in popularity, the event will be three times bigger than last year, with nearly 50 vendors present. The Vegan Street Fair celebrates local vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, who will be serving up bite-size portions of their best for up to $3 each. The snack size treats are the perfect chance to try a little bit of everything, all in one place. Over 100 booths will be selling vegan themed apparel, sweets, savories, and a wide array of other animal-free items. Admission is free, and the event runs from 11am – 7pm.