Things To Do in Los Angeles This Week [3-6-2023 to 3-10-2023]

Pasadena City Hall. Photo by Brian Champlin

What, more rain? Well, at least we’ll be getting a couple of days of sunshine to start the week….

This March 6-10 in Los Angeles, you’ll find a new discussion event from Zócalo, the Silent Book Club of Death, Oscar Week at The Academy Museum, Voices of the City at the Autry, ArtNight in Pasadena, and more. Stay dry out there, and enjoy your outings.


Things To Do This Week

10 Days RE:Her Festival -> Regarding Her’s 10 Days RE:Her Festival (March 3-12) brings together female-owned hospitality operations to collaborate on special culinary events across Los Angeles County. Explore special menu items, virtual events and dinners prepared by chefs from some of the most influential restaurants in the city. See the full schedule of events and how to get tickets here. 

NHM’s Butterfly Pavilion -> The Butterfly Pavilion at Natural History Museum is back for spring, offering guests the chance to experience hundreds of butterflies, native plants, and caterpillars all in one place. Tickets to the Pavilion are $8, which is on top of regular museum admission (starting at $15 per adult). NHM is open daily, except for closures every first Tuesday of the month. The pavilion remains open through August 13, 2023. More info here.

Can Decolonization Explain Everything? -> This Tuesday, Zócalo Public Square’s latest talk tackles the complex issue of decolonization, focusing on the the geopolitical and social ramifications rooted in changes over the past century. Panelists include artist Serge Attukwei Clottey, and essayists and novelists Laila Lalami and Pankaj Mishra. Talk starts at 6 p.m. (note the earlier than usual start time), with a reception to follow. Get more info here.

Mulyana: Modular Utopia -> Mulyana’s Modular Utopia is now on view at the USC Fisher Museum of Art as part of the Indonesian artist’s first solo show in Los Angeles. Mulyana’s large kinetic environments are made of intricately woven knit modules of marine life sculptures portraying the beauty and wonder of a pristine underwater environment. USCFM is open Tuesday to Saturday, and is free to visit. More info here.

Don’t Fence Me In at JANM -> This Japanese American National Museum’s newest exhibition is Don’t Fence Me In: Coming of Age in America’s Concentration Camps, which explores the experiences of Japanese American youth who were imprisoned in World War II concentration camps, unravelling their narratives through a series of photographs, personal stories, and artifacts such as sports uniforms, musical instruments, and scout memorabilia. GA admission at JANM is $16 for adults. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday. Don’t Fence Me In remains on view through October 1. More info here.

Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar -> This Wednesday at Pepperdine’s Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar (63 million+ views on YouTube alone) bring a special neo-soul and gospel concert to the stage for one night only. Tickets start at $27.50 person. Get more info here.

Silent Book Club of Death -> This monthly meet-up at Lawless Brewing in NoHo beckons bookworms with decidedly existential vibe. The group gathers for a quick mix and mingle, spends some time in quiet reading of a death-themed book (your choice), then gathers afterwards for a post-read chat. Bring your own book. Buy your own beer. Starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. More info here.

Ladies Night at Common Space -> Hawthorne’s Common Space Brewing celebrates International Women’s Day with a plant sale via Amanecer Plant & Coffee Co., paint class from Creative Canvas Experience, and DJ-spun tunes from Meow Haus. Free to attend. Runs 6 to 10 p.m. More info here.

Nathaniel Rateliff Plays Nilsson -> This Wednesday at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Nathaniel Rateliff brings his unique blend of folk, Americana, R&B to the stage in a tribute to Harry Nilsson’s 1973 collection of Great American Songbook standards, A Little Touch Of Schmilsson in the Night. Tickets start at $49. Show begins at 8 p.m. More info here.

Oscar Week at The Academy Museum -> In the week leading up to the Academy Awards, the Academy Museum hosts a program of screenings and panel discussions featuring nominated films, with a different category in focus for each day. The lineup includes Animation on Wednesday, Documentary on Thursday, Live Action Shorts & International Films on Friday, then Makeup and Hairstyling on Saturday. The programming culminates with an Oscars viewing party on Sunday, starting at 3 p.m. General admission ($25 for adults) to the museum grants access to the Oscars screenings, but seating is first-come, first-served. Sunday’s party runs $250 per person. More info here.


Strong Words: Voices of the City at the Autry -> On Thursday, join the Autry, in partnership with Strong Words, for an evening of storytelling and music inspired by the theme Migration and Movement. Tickets cost $10. More info here.

ArtNight Pasadena -> This Friday, ArtNight Pasadena bands together a group of local institutions and historic locations for an evening of free admissions, and arts and culture programming. Participants include the Pasadena City Hall, Gamble House, Kidspace Museum, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and the Armory Center for the Arts. More info here.

Things To Do When It Rains -> Friday’s forecast could put a damper on things, but if you’re dead set on exploring the city rain or shine, make sure you check out our latest guide for Things To Do in L.A. When it Rains. Dozens of ideas contained therein, from art galleries and arcades to cooking classes and trivia nights.

Dining & Drinkinga

(picks by Christina Champlin)
Battered Orata Sandwich at Bar Moruno. Photo credit Ron De Angelis.

Battered Orata Sandwich at Bar Moruno -> Bar Moruno in Silver Lake is frying up fish sandos available exclusively on their bar menu. The Battered Orata Bar Sandwich ($18) is topped with remoulade and slaw held together with a hot butter-toasted bun.


Dear Bella Creamery x Steep LA Ice Cream Collab -> East Hollywood ice cream shop Dear Bella Creamery partners with Chinatown tea cafe Steep LA for a seasonal spring collaboration inspired by their shared Taiwanese backgrounds. The two women-owned businesses have come together to create a Chrysanthemum Pu-erh tea sorbet with hints of chrysanthemum flowers and a Kumquat Green Tea ice cream folded with fresh kumquat jam. Both flavors can be found at Dear Bella Creamery scoop shops in Hollywood and Costa Mesa. 

Sunset Wine Tastings with Vinovore -> This Thursday, join Vinovore at Silver Lake Pool & Inn for Sunset Wine Tastings. Tickets cost $15 a person online ($20 at the door) and include a wine tasting from winemaker, Rachel Silkowski of Say When Wines. Runs 5 to 9 p.m. Vinovore Sunsets Tastings will donate a portion of proceeds to WriteGirl. More info about the event here. 

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