L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Taste of Eataly to Free Ice Cream in Celebration of "Sing 2" and More

Plus, International Women's Day at Bar Lis, Throwback Thursday at L'Antica Pizzeria and other cool happenings.

Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.

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Ongoing Pop-Up Shops & Events

Elysewalker x The Closet Files In-Store Shopping & Personal Styling Event (Pacific Palisades and Newport Beach): Shop curated collections of luxury designers at Elysewalker's Pacific Palisades and Newport Beach stores for a great cause – 10% of proceeds will be donated to Cancer Cartel. Plus the duo behind The Closet Files will give shoppers a complimentary personal styling experience.
When: Wednesday, Mar. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Elysewalker Pacific Palisades) and Thursday, Mar. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Elysewalker Newport Beach)
Where: Elysewalker, 15306 Antioch St., Pacific Palisades, 90272; 3444 Vila Lido, Newport Beach, 92663

Art of Tea x Outlander Collection Sampling at The Rose Venice (Venice): Los Angeles-based artisanal tea purveyor Art of Tea is teaming up with The Rose Venice to offer complimentary cups of tea from Art of Tea's limited-edition Outlander Collection. Celebrate the premiere by trying the new flavors called English Rose and Scottish Highlander. Find out more here.
When: Saturday, March 5 through Sunday, March 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Rose Venice, 220 Rose Ave., Venice, 90291

Sing 2 Celebration at Universal CityWalk (Hollywood): In celebration of the home entertainment release of Sing 2, families are invited to stop by Universal CityWalk for free ice cream and activities. The event will feature a Ben & Jerry's ice cream truck and Sing 2 decor & signage.
When: Saturday, March 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Sunday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Universal CityWalk Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 91608

626 Night Market Mini (Santa Monica): The 626 Night Market is teaming with Downtown Santa Monica for an open-air food festival. Food lovers can buy some unique eats from vendors like Shake Ramen, Tao's Bao, and more. The market is open to all ages and free to attend with advanced ticket reservations. Save your spot here.
When: Saturday, March 12 through Sunday, March 13 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Lot 27, 452 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, 90401

Pley Beauty by Peyton List Pop-Up (DTLA): Celebrate the launch of Pley Beauty by actress Peyton List at the pop-up event this weekend. There will be larger-than-life installations, a roller skating rink, and so much more. Attendees who purchase tickets on opening day will receive a swag bag, get the chance to meet Peyton, and so much more.
When: Friday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, March 13 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Frankie Los Angeles, 300 South Mission Rd., L.A., 90033

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The L.A. Art Box (Melrose): The L.A. Art Box is currently showcasing the pop-up Exhibit by renowned Filipino-American artist, JEFRË. Visitors can check out the captivating larger-than-life multimedia sculptures and installations. The LAAB is open to the public for free, though advance tickets are required. Book your spot here.
When: Now through Sunday, March 20 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The L.A. Art Box, 8020 Melrose Ave., L.A., CA 90046

Aqualillies Synchronized Swimming Classes (DTLA): The world-renowned synchronized swimming performance company, Aqualillies is taking over Hotel Figueroa's coffin-shaped pool for an 8-week synchronized swimming class series. The classes are available every Tuesday from February through August. Each set of classes is $280 per person. Find out more here.
When: Now through Tuesday, Mar. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Where: Hotel Figueroa, 939 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90015

Thursday, March 3

Photo: Courtesy of Eataly

Taste of Eataly (Century City): Eataly is kicking off their signature Restaurant Fest with "Taste of Eataly." Be the first to get a full taste of the authentic specials and new dishes from the Italian restaurant. Tickets are $65; purchase them here.
When: Thursday, March 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

Throwback Thursday @ L'Antica Notte (Hollywood): This Thursday, L'Antica is throwing it back with a fun night of music and food. Stop by for cocktails, wine, and complimentary pizza and snacks. This event is 21+. RSVP for the free event here.
When: Thursday, March 3 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele, 1534 North McCadden Ave., L.A., 90028

Friday, March 4

Spanish Aqui Presents (Boyle Heights): Celebrate the debut of the new monthly Latinx improv comedy show. Performers will include Julio Macias (Netflix's On My Block), Sasha Merci (Stand Up), Frankie Quiñones (HBO Max's Superhomies), and Chris Garcia (Stand Up). Tickets are $20; purchase them here.
When: Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m.
Where: The Paramount, 2708 East Cesar E. Chavez Ave., L.A., 90033

Saturday, March 5

Love Yoga x Thompson Hollywood (Hollywood): The Los Angeles yoga studio, Love Yoga, is teaming with Thompson Hollywood for complimentary rooftop classes to the hotel and public guests. Stop by the open-air rooftop for the one-hour class. Guests can also enjoy complimentary mimosas or fresh fruit juice. Attendees can book their space via hollywoodyoga@thompsonhotels.com. Meanwhile, hotel guests can reserve their spot at the front desk.
When: Saturday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Thompson Hollywood, 1541 Wilcox Ave., L.A., 90028

Selected Shorts: It Takes Two (Brentwood): The hit public radio show and podcast Selected Shorts is returning to the Getty. The event features notable actors like Nate Corddry, Michael McKean, Helen Hong, and Justin Kirk, who will be reciting a variety of short stories. Tickets are $20; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, March 5 at 4 p.m.
Where: Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A., 90049

The Market at 9th Street Plaza (DTLA): Brand Assembly will host The Market at 9th Street Plaza, an intentional direct-to-consumer market experience. Guests will be able to shop for jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, and housewares. The event is free and open to the public.
When: Saturday, March 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: California Market Center, 110 East 9th St., L.A., 90079

Sunday, March 6

Melrose Trading Post (Melrose): Continuing their Sunday stay, the Melrose Trading Post is back and hosting their weekly flea market. Visitors can shop art, clothing, furniture, beauty products, and more from local vendors. Safety protocols include limited capacity and mandatory masks. Tickets are $5; buy them online here.
When: Sunday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

World Hearing Day Scavenger Hunt and Read Along with Gigi Caruso (The Grove): Join Gigi Caruso, hearing loss advocate and founder and designer of Gigi C, for an event supporting children with hearing loss. Guests are invited to learn more about communication, language, literacy, and hearing across the lifespace with the USC Caruso Family Center for Childhood Communication Audiologists. Admission is free; RSVP here.
When: Sunday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Grove Park, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90036

Tuesday, March 8

Photo: Courtesy of Michael Mundy

International Women's Day at Bar Lis (Hollywood): In honor of International Women's Day, Bar Lis is hosting a special edition of Jazz Eclectic L.A. Enjoy hits from iconic female artists such as Billie Holiday and Madonna. The night will also support Women for Women International, with $2 for each Strawberry Fields cocktail sold donated to the organization. Email jazz@barlisla.com to make your reservations.
When: Tuesday, March 8 at 8 p.m.
Where: Bar Lis, 1541 Wilcox Ave., L.A., 90028

Sunday, March 13

8th Annual SoCal Wellness Summit (Malibu): Escape to Malibu's beautiful Calamigos Ranch for a daylong retreat focused on women's wellness and family health. Enjoy intimate mini sessions and experiences plus get advice from top wellness experts and influencers on topics related to food, family, and fitness. Presented by SoCalMoms and NixGerson Media, the summit will also spotlight female founders, provide healthy bites and beverages, and end with a happy hour. Tickets for in-person start at $40 and virtual tickets are $30. Purchase tickets here and enjoy 20% off with code uncover20.
When: Sunday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Calamigos Ranch, 327 Latigo Canyon Rd., Malibu, CA 90265

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