Daylight Savings Time starts at 2:00 a.m. tomorrow (don’t forget to set your clocks ahead!), and there are plenty of activities and events to help you enjoy those extra hours of sunlight, including the reopening of the Natural History Museum’s Butterfly Pavilion. Plus, “Pi Day” (3/14) is also on Sunday, so make sure you take advantage of this excuse to celebrate with all the pizza & pie.
Arts & Culture
TAG Gallery on Wilshire has a few new fine art exhibitions opening on Tuesday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m., including works from Ed Lightner, Jupp Soetebier, Buena Johnson, and Eugene Huffman.
Cinespia has switched gears from showing movies at the Hollywood Forever cemetery to drive-ins at the Greek Theater. This week it’s showing Little Rascals on Saturday, March 13th at 6:30 p.m., Romy + Michelle’s High School Reunion on Saturday, March 13th at 9:00 p.m., and Toy Story on Friday, March 19th at 7:30 p.m. See the website for ticket links. (And for even more drive-in movie opportunities, see our drive-in movie roundup story from yesterday.)
Another movie event happening this week is a screening of KCET’s ARTBOUND documentary The Watts Towers Arts Center, presented by FILM at LACMA on Friday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m. The screening will be followed by a post-screening conversation with Rosie Lee Hooks, Director of the Watts Towers Arts Center Campus, Artist Charles Dickson, and moderator Juan Devis, Executive Producer and Chief Creative Officer of KCET.
Community & History
Join the Ebell of Los Angeles on Monday, March 15th at 12:00 p.m. for Tess Boase’s lunchtime presentation on “Fashion, Fury and Feminism: Women’s Fight for Change.” in which she “tells the intriguing story about women’s love affair with plumes” and the movement to “stamp out the fashion for feathers in hats.” Boase is an author, social historian and former investigative journalist who will bring to light the “intriguing untold story of women, birds, hats – and votes!” The event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
In the same category of flying pretty things (though not to my knowledge with a history of being made into hats), The Natural History Museum will open the Butterfly Pavilion and parts of NHM’s 3.5-acre Nature Gardens to the public for limited days and hours starting Thursday, March 18th. The pavilion “ features up to thirty species of butterflies and caterpillars in a netted enclosure filled with native plants and natural light, and provides spacious pathways to safely connect with nature in the heart of L.A.”
Also on Wednesday, March 17, at 7 p.m., the Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society will present “Clubhouse Turn: The Twilight of Hollywood Park Race Track,” a talk by photographer Michele Asselin about her book of the same name. In 2013, Asselin spent the two weeks before the Hollywood Park’s closure photographing its buildings, employees and patrons. The book “is the product of her efforts, and the story of two cultures colliding in the middle of a rapidly evolving city.” Tickets are $10 for WSHPHS members and $15 for members (or $50 with an autographed hardcover copy of the book). Zoom links with be provided with ticket purchase at the event link above.
On Saturday, March 13th at 12:00 p.m. you can learn about Wild Fermentation: Microbes, Fermentation & Makgeolli with Yong Ha Jeong. The event, presented by LA-based non profits Active Cultures and GYOPO, features Korean brewer Yong Ha Jeong and science historians Victoria Lee and Charles Kollmer discussing “historical conditions spanning from the late 19th-century to the present that have shaped alcohol fermentation practices in Korea and Japan. The wine store Domaine LA is also offering limited quantities of small-batch Hana Makgeolli for purchase, with an option for delivery, so you can drink along with the program.
In honor of Pi Day on Sunday, March 14th Du-Par’s Pie Shop at The Original Farmers Market is offering its delicious pies at the celebratory price of $3.14 per slice and $13.14 per pie.
On Thursday, March 18th at 6:00 p.m., join the LA Homeless Services Authority for the 2021 State of Homelessness Town Hall town hall on efforts to end homelessness. The event will include “an update on LAHSA’s COVID-19 response, the rehousing system and a Q&A discussion about LAHSA’s 2020 performance and goals for 2021.” Register for the town hall here and submit your questions ahead of time here.
Through Saturday, March 13th, the City of Los Angeles is providing free Covid-19 Tests & Vaccines at Queen Anne Park (1240 West Blvd.). To check your eligibility and acceptable documentation visit bit.ly/LAvaccination. You can make an appointment between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. by calling (323) 596-7269 or emailing [email protected].
Now that you’ve registered for your ballots for the GWNC (and/or MCWCC) Elections – it’s time to vote! Election Day is Tuesday, March 16th so you can either mail in your completed ballot by then or (for GWNC voters) drop it off by 8 p.m. on the 16th at the drop-box at the John C. Fremont Library on Melrose. Ballots postmarked after the 16th, or dropped off at the collection box after 8 p.m. that day, will not be counted.
About Julia Moser
Julia Moser is a freelance writer and producer who grew up in Windsor Square. She recently moved back home after living in New York where she worked as a producer for BuzzFeed News' AM to DM and Good Morning America.