L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Smokin' Grooves Festival to L'Oreal Paris Infall-a-thon Pop Up, and More

Plus, Venice Art Crawl, St. Patrick's Day at ALK and other cool happenings.

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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

Vintage Bimmer (South L.A.): BMW is hosting a one-of-a-kind exhibit highlighting one of their classic vehicles. The 2022 Exhibit of Vintage Bimmer will feature a roster of artists, car enthusiasts, and designers. Tickets are $10; purchase them here.
When: Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20
Where: 6238 South Manhattan Place, L.A., 90047

Photo: Courtesy of Nuva Photography

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

Jono Pandolfi L.A. Pop-Up (Culver City): The Jono Pandolfi is finally here in Los Angeles! Shop an exclusive selection of colorways only available at the pop-up, including their mainstay collections of handmade dinnerware.
When: Now through Monday, March 28
Where: Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232

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

Delilah and The Nice Guy Make March Matter (WeHo): Ready to eat for an amazing cause? The H.wood group's Delilah & The Nice Guy will be donating all profits from every burger sold to the Los Angeles Children's Hospital throughout March.
When: Now through Thursday, March 31
Where: Delilah, 7969 Santa Monica Blvd., WeHo, 90046
The Nice Guy, 401 North La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 90048

Thursday, March 17

Photo: Courtesy of The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood

St. Patrick's Day at Alk Restaurant (Hollywood): The Godfrey Hotel's Alk Restaurant is collaborating with Absolution Brewing for a newly curated dinner menu. The retro-chic dinner spot will be offering a variety of Absolution Brewing beers, Shrimp po' Boy, Lamb Cetta, and Lemon Meringue Pie.
When: Thursday, March 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, 1400 Cahuenga Blvd, L.A., CA 90028

Venice Art Crawl (Venice): The Venice Chamber of Commerce is hosting their citywide Art Crawl event. Visitors can observe and shop vibrant and dynamic art from the community. There will also be an Instagram auction, an open bar, a DJ, and more. Find out more here.
When: Thursday, March 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice, 90291

Gustavo Santaolalla Desandando el Camino (Westwood): Oscar-winning musician Gustavo Santaolalla is bringing his Desandando el Camino tour to UCLA. Accompanied by his band, SantaBanda, Santaolalla will perform music from throughout his career. Tickets start at $39, and they are available here.
When: Thursday, March 17 at 8 p.m.
Where: Royce Hall, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, L.A., 90095

Friday, March 18

Undergrnd Presents: Bino Rideaux & Kalan FrFr (Arlington Heights): L.A.'s top artists Bino Rideaux and Kalan FrFr are performing a special concert. Music will also be provided by Cypress Moreno, DJ Major Hype, and more. Tickets start at $20; purchase them here.
When: Friday, March 18 at 9 p.m.
Where: Catch One, 4067 West Pico Blvd., L.A., 90019

Saturday, March 19

Self Care: Yoga March (Exposition Park): Relax, relate, and release at this public Yoga March. The 60-minute yoga flow class will include the best practices and meditation. Make sure to bring your mat and water. Register for free here.
When: Saturday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: California African American Museum, 600 State Dr., L.A., 90037

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 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Thompson Hollywood, 1541 Wilcox Ave., L.A., 90028

Smokin Grooves (DTLA): Smokin Grooves is heading back to Los Angeles with a star-studded line-up. Don't miss R&B and soul acts, including Erykah Badu, Jhene Aiko, Nas, Smino, and more. Sign up for the waitlist here.
When: Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: L.A. State Historic Park, 1245 North Spring St., L.A. 90012

Photo: Courtesy of L'Oréal Paris

L'Oréal Paris Infall-A-Thon (Beverly Grove): L'Oréal Paris is taking their Infallible makeup products from your phone screens to real life. The all-day pop-up event will feature live performances and tests hosted by a rotating lineup of your favorite TikTok creators, including Mikayla Nogueira. Guests can only register for 1 hour. RSVP for the free event here.
When: Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90036

Sunday, March 20

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, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Remedy Place L.A. Marathon Halfway Pit Stop (WeHo): Remedy Place is teaming up with the L.A. Marathon to optimize participants' performance and stamina during the second half of their race. Remedy Place's team of alternative medicine doctors and wellness experts will be providing hands-on support to all participants.
When: Sunday, March 20 at 10 a.m.
Where: 8305 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

National Ravioli Day at Della Terra (Fairfax): In celebration of National Ravioli Day, Della Terra is serving up something good. Stop by and enjoy some traditional Italian cuisine. Try some of their delicious ravioli tartufi or their lobster ravioli.
When: Sunday, March 20 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Della Terra, 7675 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90036

Melrose Rooftop Theatre Opening Night- Thelma & Louise (WeHo): Movie fans can finally enjoy dinner and a show at the Melrose Rooftop Theatre. There are two viewing options: a general admission VIP seating ($30) and a complete dinner and a movie VIP package ($65). For opening night, the theatre will be screening Thelma & Louise. Purchase your tickets here.
When: Sunday, March 20 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Melrose Rooftop Theatre, 603 North La Cienega Blvd., WeHo, 90069

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