There’s never a shortage of events, Los Angeles, whether you’re a native or a visitor. 2018 looks to be even more jam-packed than usual, and today we’ll look at some of our top picks for the upcoming month of March.
We first turn to the Cherry Blossom Festival, coming up March 3rd and 4th, and then the 10th and 11th. This is a celebration of the Japanese culture at the Descanso Gardens, where you can feel a sense of life and renewal while walking about among the pink flowering trees. There are also origami demonstrations and a workshop for flower arranging.
On Friday, March 2nd at the Regent Theater in Skid Row, strap on your dancing shoes and get ready to cut a rug with They Might Be Giants. This geeky pop band has been making their brand of oddball warbling for more than thirty years now, and such shows as Tiny Tune Adventures and Malcolm in the Middle have featured their music.
On Friday, March 2nd, in the Financial District Downtown, check out the Japanese Food Festival. If there’s anything better than beer and sake tastings paired with sushi and authentic ramen, we’ve yet to find it. Your ticket gets you both food and drink, including such American favorites as sashimi and onigiri. There’s even a tuna filleting performance!
Would you like something a little more risque? How about the Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque Tour at the Regent Theater on Saturday, March 3rd? This well-known group of heavily-tattooed dreamboats has opened for Courtney Love and Guns ‘n’ Roses before, and they’re back with a new show that pairs striptease and musical talent. These ladies are sexy, saucy, and never afraid to poke fun at their audience.
Last but not least this month is the L.A. Festival of Colors. Taking place at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, this is an L.A. take on the traditional Indian practice of Holi, which welcomes the spring, as revelers throw colorful powder into the air. Tens of thousands will attend, and there will be dancing and merriment galore. Just be sure to bring along protective eye gear.
That’s all for now, party people. Enjoy the many fantastic events that Los Angeles has to offer in the coming month, and stay safe.