Celebrate the life of 5th century priest St. Patrick by drinking green beer on the anniversary of his death, March 17, at either Tom Bergin’s or the Farmers Market. But if you really want to honor good old St. Pat, take it easy with the “celebrating” and do something a little more worthy, like signing up for a walkathon benefiting Alexandria House, a charity providing safe and supportive housing for women and children. You could also take in a vintage clothing show, see The Wizard of Oz on the silver screen, meet LA Mayoral Candidate Mike Feuer, or do some therapeutic collaging. Whatever you decide do, just be safe and have fun!
Arts, Culture, and Entertainment
Vintage shopping is my favorite form of therapy, so I was elated to learn that the Pickwick Vintage Show is back for the second time at its brand new location at ROW DTLA. Sort through an abundant mix of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, and inspiration from more than 45 local vendors on Saturday, March 12. Doors open at 10 a.m. for early buyers ($20), and 12 noon for general admission ($10), and will be open until 4 p.m. Limited tickets will be available for purchase at the door, so advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. The next show will be on Saturday, April 9th.
I absolutely love collaging, and the folks at Craft Contemporary are offering a cool kid-friendly workshop this Sunday, March 13 doing just that. From 1:30-3:30 p.m., Craft Lab: Collaged Dreamscapes will have exhibiting artist Rosalyn Myles teaching the art of collage. Crafters will use a variety of materials such as fabric, found images, family photos, and paper to tell their own stories and create collaged dreamscapes. Advanced RSVP is required. This workshop has limited capacity, so plan on an early arrival. The cost is $10/$7 for adults/kids, and free for members. And be sure to stop by Daisy Hightower: An Installation by Rosalyn Myles to see how Myles uses materials and objects in her own art.
Sunday family matinees at the Hollywood Legion Theater continue with a 35mm presentation of The Wizard of Oz on Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. Treat the family to a day at the movies for only 10 bucks a pop. You get to enjoy an affordable day with the fam at an historic Hollywood theater, watching one of the most classic movies of all time (win-win). So get tickets now and join Dorothy, Toto, and the boys, somewhere over the rainbow and down the yellow brick road.
The Hollywood Heritage Museum and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association are teaming up with Retroformat Silent Films for a special screening of The Silent Enemy (1930) on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy this rare screening, on 16MM film, with live musical accompaniment. The Silent Enemy powerfully dramatizes a winter of famine as experienced by a tribe of Ojibway Indians. Producers assembled a cast of almost entirely indigenous people, and dedicated themselves to authenticity in the smallest details. The cast and crew even lived in teepees and built all the hunting equipment and other tools seen in the film. So cool! The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-mems.
St. Patrick’s Day festivities are going down at The Original Farmers Market on Thursday, March 17 from 12:30-8 p.m. Celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland with authentic Irish food, beer and live music. Then enjoy a strolling bagpiper from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and traditional Irish folk music at Market Tavern in the evening. Magee’s Kitchen, the Market’s first eatery, will be serving its world famous corned beef, cabbage and potato plate all day long. Green beer and imported Irish beers will be on tap from E.B’s and Bar 326.
And finally, I definitely had to throw in one local Irish pub in honor of St. Patrick on the anniversary of his death on March 17, 461. Drink the day away (responsibly) and have a good time (safely) with friends at one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles, Tom Bergin’s this Thursday, March 17. St. Patty’s at Bergin’s starts off early with a full Irish breakfast at 6 a.m. and goes until midnight with bagpipes, Irish bands, Irish fare and lots of Guinness and whiskey (also Irish). Tom Bergin’s historic pub is located on Fairfax, between 8th and San Vicente.
History and Community
I apologize for the last minute notice, but luckily there’s still time to sign up for the Alexandria House Annual Walkathon happening this Sunday, March 13 at 9 a.m. Back this year in-person, and better than ever, the walkathon will take place at the beautiful Doheny Campus of Mount Saint Mary’s University. This event is meant to promote health, wellness, and awareness of homelessness, poverty, and economic injustice, so join Alexandria House in its quest to end homelessness today.
And this next one is just a heads up for a Women’s Self Defense Workshop/ Benefit for Alexandria House taking place next Sunday, March 20. Space is limited, please so email [email protected] to reserve your spot! The class is from 10:30 a.m. – noon, and the cost is $30 per person (open to ages 8 and up).
This November, Angelenos will elect a new Mayor, and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall, in partnership with The Ebell of Los Angeles, is giving you a chance to meet the key frontrunner candidates at a series of live, in-person events leading up to the election. This month, on Tuesday, March 15, you’ll Meet Mayoral Candidate Mike Feuer, who could become the leader of the second largest city in the country, with nearly four million residents from 140 countries, speaking 86 different languages. It’s a big job, and an election not to be taken lightly, so don’t miss your chance to ask the candidates questions directly. The event will take place at The Ebell; admission is free.
Your local NC, the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council will have just one virtual gathering this week, of its Outreach Committee on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Click here for details and supporting documents.
And the Mid City West Neighborhood Council will wrap up this week’s events with three meetings on the calendar. First up is the Public Safety and Well-Being Committee on Tuesday, March 15, followed by the Transportation and Sustainability Committee on Wednesday, March 16, and in-person “Wednesday Walks” meetups at Beverly and Garner at 6:30 p.m. every week. Click here to view Mid City’s calendar.