(Credit: All-Star Chef Classic/AEG)

(Credit: All-Star Chef Classic/AEG)

We have officially arrived at the light at the end of that work week tunnel. Starting now, there is an endless array of options that will give you the boost you need to get back into the swing of things on Monday. Check out some of the coolest things happening in one of the most lively cities in the world. Los Angeles, we are here to help you plan your weekend right. Let’s get to it.

Friday, March 11
(Credit: Odd Market)

(Credit: Odd Market)

Bunker Hill Spring Odd Market
Wells Fargo Tower
333 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

From the same folks that curate the Odd Nights at the Autry, the Wells Fargo building nestled between the Broad and MOCA will feature a plethora of artisan vendors and take-home crafts. From fashion to food, art and vintage flair, there is something for everyone at this particularly stylish bazaar. With a few dozen vendors on hand, live music from LA-centric selectors, and gourmet food naturally, Bunker Hill is going to be a nice alternative to happy hour and a great way to soothe that spending itch.

Saturday, March 12
(credit: Doug Goodwin/Wikipedia)

(credit: Doug Goodwin/Wikipedia)

Hollywood Palladium
6215 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 962-7600

The last of three nights, Southern California punk staples Pennywise will be performing the last of their first three albums in it’s entirety at the Hollywood Palladium with punk rock institution Adolescents supporting. A turbo charged evening of angst and nostalgia, the show is far from the lag of the legacy circuit and still very much a raucous event that is cure to fire up the circles on the floor. For those familiar with the genre, this is a chance to see two very important bands on the same bill, share the same stage. For those just coming along for the ride, this one is sure to incite some fireworks and offer a spectacle that makes the music as relevant as ever.

(Credit: Hammer Museum)

(Credit: Hammer Museum)

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 443-7000

Since 1990, The Hammer has been an important cultural destination in Los Angeles. Affiliated with the University of California at Los Angeles, the museum hosts some 300-plus programs annually and houses an incredibly diverse collection of contemporary art and cultural artifacts. Offering the Made In LA series that reinforces the focus on regional contributors, as well as tours of the Franklin Murphy Sculpture Garden, each and every aspect of the museum’s collection is offered for free to visitors. LA has no shortage of cultural epicenters and this is another on the list of important ones.

Sunday, March 13
(credit: David Zaitz/Wikipedia)

(credit: David Zaitz/Wikipedia)

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-2277

Maybe it’s because Southern California is almost always sunny, but there is an intrinsic connection between LA and automotive culture. It makes sense that the Petersen Automotive Museum sunk some 90-million dollars into a renovation that makes it the destination for automotive enthusiasts the world over. With some 100 different cars on display between the 25 different exhibits, the basement vault offers some of the rarest automotive engineering on the planet. With exhibits featuring the artistry of design and intricacies of the engineering and technology, visitors can see the Batmobile, James Bond’s Aston Martin DBS, and the Ferrari Targa from Magnum P.I. in addition to one of a kind luxury and concept cars. Prepare to do lots of oohing and ahhing.

(Credit: All-Star Chef Classic/AEG)

(Credit: All-Star Chef Classic/AEG)

All Star Chef Classic
L.A. Live
800 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90015

There are many correlations between the rockstar and a chef, but the All-Star Chef Classic takes that comparison and brings it to life. Pooling some of the biggest culinary talent across the globe, ticketholders will watch and consume these chefs’ work in a way that few could imagine. Preparing their plates in a state-of-the-art kitchen, massive screens capture the process and build the anticipation. Fans will then get to step to the table and chow down on the art they just watched get prepared. This is arena rock concert of the culinary world and a clever spin on the weekend staple of dinner and a show.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.