So many incredible choices…
March is a wonderful time of year, colorful blossoms add pops of color to the city as spring begins to trickle in and we turn our focus to the inspiring women that have shaped the city in honor of Women’s History Month. This healthy dose of inspiration is balanced out with the raucous celebrations of Saint Patrick’s Day, characterized by an overflow of luminous green libations. While things might not be the same this year, things are set to be just as festive.
So whether it’s a fierce performance from the RuPaul queens, a new Hollywood feature film al fresco, a wander through a hidden outdoor landscape, or supporting some of the incredible female-owned businesses in the city, there are a plethora of ways to revive up your socially-distanced calendar. Here are our favorite activities happening in L.A. this month:
1. Toyota Sienna Has Cruised In As The Official Automotive Partner Of The Stranger Things Drive-Into Experience
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Toyota has pulled up at the Stranger Things Drive-Into Experience in DTLA and they’ve got some surprises in store for visitors, including a first look at the brand new 2021 Toyota Sienna. That’s right, you might catch a glimpse of the car of the future on your road trip to 80s Hawkins! What’s more, any ticket holder driving a Toyota car at the event gets a free snack – delicious! Find out more. ⭐️ Sponsored ⭐
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Head to an ambient beach setting, bathed in flickering candlelight for a classical concert performed by talented musicians from the Orchid Quartet. Choose from an open-air dinner at Sealegs, featuring Vivaldi & Tchaikovsky renditions or Beethoven, Tchaikovsky & more. This wildly popular Candlelight series tends to sell out quickly, so don’t wait to book.
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Whether it’s a kaleidoscopic audiovisual drive-thru or a cult classic screened on a giant screen at the Santa Monica Airport, there’s a ton of dazzling al fresco affairs events to keep you entertained this month. Here are all the unmissable in-car experiences happening:
- Street Food Cinema Drive-In Series
- WE Drive-Ins Screening of Nomadland
- Catch The Oscar-Nominated Minari Or A Cult Classic At Frida’s Drive-In Cinema
- Electric Dusk Drive-In Returns For Its 9th Season
- Take In A Screening In The Heart Of Hollywood At The Legion Post 43 Pop-Up
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Rev your engines for the fiercest show in town. The fiercest of all drive-ins featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni will be rolling into Rose Bowl, Pasadena. The super queens Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, Plastique Tiara and Violet Chatchki will be joining Bianca Del Rio on a mission to save us from the dreaded 2020! Book your tickets to Drive N’ Drag Saves 2021 before they’re all gone!
9. Feast On This Theatrical Dining Experience With Craft Cocktails And Breathtaking Views Of Hollywood
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Get a taste of blazing gourmet cuisine with a vintage garage twist at the ‘Torched’ dining experience! While the hospitality industry has been a little quieter than usual, Gastro Garage has been reigniting the scene at W Hollywood with a culinary spectacle that’s keeping the night skies aglow. The rooftop’s already-popularTorched’ pop-up experience serves up dinner and a show as chefs (or “gastro mechanics”) cook your meal in front of you using industrial-sized torches! Find out more here.
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Imagine stumbling into a secret L.A. location with a lush garden and majestic unicorns roaming freely. Now stop imagining. Unicorntopia’s Unicorn Experience™ is a portal to a dreamland, where beautiful therapy ponies bring fantasy to life. Ride into an enchanting oasis where beautiful unicorns roam freely and celebrities are known to make appearances. Find out more here.
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Enjoy a box of 8 craft beers and 2 whiskeys curated by the fine Celtic folks of Khoury’s beer, wine, and spirits. Expect flavors ranging from Irish Reds to Dark Irish Stouts along with 2 different 50ml Whiskeys including Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey. Stream the video where the breweries and distilleries guide you through their tastings and jam to some amazing Irish Rock Bands at the same time! Book your tickets here.
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In this sensorial wonderland, the artist’s astonishing masterpieces will be brought to life with colossal state-of-the-art projections. Guests will be completely enveloped in multi-sensory scenes of midnight blue and brilliant yellow post-impressionist brushstrokes from masterpieces like Starry Night, Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, The Bedroom and more. Find out more here.
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This whimsical, multicolored installation is a surreal ode to love and it’s reopening on March 27, according to the artist couple behind it. Every Saturday you can immerse yourself in this maze made up of millions of pieces of tiles and other found objects. Venice is filled with weird, wacky and wonderful things. Beyond the boardwalk scene, the beach bungalows and modern apartments, there are tons of wild and wonderful treasures to discover, and the Mosaic Tile House is undoubtedly one of them. Find out more here.
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Being over 140 years old, the Moreton Bay Fig Tree in Santa Barbara may just be the oldest living thing in these parts. It spans over 170 feet, has a trunk that measures over 41.5 feet in circumference and can create shade for some 16,000 people. So it’s easy to see why it’s believed to be the biggest tree of its kind (the native Australian species Ficus Macrophylla) in the country. Find out more here.
While living in a thriving metropolitan area comes with endless perks—otherwise, we wouldn’t all be here, right?—now and again, we need to break away from the daily grind and escape to nature. There’s nothing quite as therapeutic as gathering your thoughts under the shade of towering trees and wandering through lush landscaping with pops of color and subtle tweets of birds to remind us we’re not the only residents. Find all 10 here.
If you’re even slightly curious about yoga and absolutely adore cute animals, goat yoga is about to become your new favorite activity. With a short drive to The Cabra Farmhouse in Thousand Oaks, you’ll be surrounded by calming natural scenery where you’ll breathe and bleat with the rest of the herd. Bend and bleat your way to wellness by booking yourself this adorable pet therapy session here.
Speaking of blooms, if your idea of retail therapy involves wandering through a freshly decorated boutique with beautifully curated products and an outdoor space where you’ll be served gorgeous floral-centric coffees and confectionary, then you absolutely need to visit Morning Lavender. This female-owned and run space is a pastel dreamland with not one but three Insta-worthy flower walls. Find out more here.
We’ve just made it through 2020, so instead of the annual ‘wining and dining’ session, the focus has shifted to unwinding and reconnecting. And it’s hard to think of anything better than taking yourself on a wellness retreat at a lush, private oasis in L.A. Book your Luxurious All-Day Poolside Yoga Retreat here.
Looking for something groovy to do for Saturday brunch? Check out the brand new, boozy bottomless mimosa brunch with a disco twist on the El Cid patio. The already historic venue will be transformed from its idyllic hidden paradise patio to a daytime discotheque of vintage brunch vibes. This special, themed brunch will celebrate the 70s and 80s. Dressing up is highly, highly encouraged with photo-op moments as you enter the venue. Book your magical gourmet adventure here.
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Step off the Sunset Strip and into this restored 1920s Hollywood Hills castle shrouded in ancient oak trees and blooming bougainvillea. It has everything you’d expect from a fairytale abode to be but with modern comforts that will make you feel like absolute royalty. While it’s in the heart of the bustling neighborhoods, there’s nothing but the sound of birds tweeting once you walk inside. This is where writers, artists and hopeless romantics come to escape the world and seek inspiration in surreal surroundings. Find out more here.
The iconic floating swans are the perfect way to explore the park. You’ll get a thigh workout with views of the lush scenery all while practicing social distancing. Book yourself a fun day out here.
After almost 6 months of closure, Angelenos can visit the 133-acre L.A. zoo and its 1,400 creatures once again. It closed its doors to the public in mid-March due to the COVID-related state orders and has remained shut for the longest period in the zoo’s history. You’ll have to follow the new health and safety measures in place and book in advance. Find out more here.
The outdoor scene is thriving at the moment and there are plenty of newcomers like De Buena Planta that deserve a visit after the winter shutdown. Browse our list of stunning outdoor patios in L.A. enjoy craft cocktails and seasonal fare in the fresh open-air settings here.
43. Go Down A Rabbit Hole And Immerse Yourself In A World Of Allure, Illusions And Decadent Cocktails
Step into the shadows of this hidden, ornate theater, a magical world is conjured where you’ll be immersed in an experience orchestrated to entertain and beguile. The Black Rabbit Rose is bringing the Houston brothers’ signature brand of allure and spectacle to an outdoor space. Cocktails are specially crafted for the sole purpose to satisfy, amuse… and of course, enchant. Book your ticket here.
Join this virtual, interactive magic-inspired tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This tour is a virtual adaptation of “Griffins, Goblets and Gold,” the interactive tour at the Met. Make connections between the books and the art, see places and spaces that might remind you of those in the stories, and be prepared to discuss some of the influences on the series. Book your ticket to this enchanting world here.
Step into the World of Illusions: a fun-filled place where the mind questions reality and the soul is filled with amazement! This peculiar museum is the place to be to create memories and let your imagination soar. Created by some of the world’s best artists, the World of Illusions features unique exhibitions such as the Museum of Illusions and the Giant’s House. Enjoy either exhibition on its own, or get an all-pass ticket to explore them all!
The acclaimed THEBlvd Restaurant at Beverly Wilshire hotel will be debuting an al fresco dining and cocktail pop-up called THEBlvd Privé, on March 3. A hidden cobblestone boulevard will be transformed into a romantic setting, enveloped in lush green hedges and illuminated with gas lamps from a castle in Edinburgh. This limited-time culinary experience, set under the grand porte cochère, will evoke all the charm of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Find out more here.
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Circa Resort & Casino has opened a giant pool amphitheater with huge screens showing all the big games! Las Vegas just got a new casino resort filled with vintage vegas charm and equipped with a 143-foot diagonal high-definition screen that will satisfy all your sports viewing needs. Find out more here.
Allow the Santa Monica Picnic Co to treat you to a luxurious picnic in a gorgeous beach setting. You’ll have a delicious meal prepared by a chef with lush furnishings like flowers, umbrellas and cozy blankets to create an unforgettable moment for you and you S.O. Book your seaside meal here.
Immerse yourself in this spectacular light-and-dark-themed art installation: part hall of mirrors, part dark ride, part cake infinity wonderland. This birthday celebration-friendly event has recently been featured in We Love LA, KABC-7’s Localish, and KCET. Part dark ride, part hallucinatory Hall of Mirrors. Don’t miss out, make a reservation and wander through this kaleidoscopic maze.