March! Ever striving to approach the majesty of Martha Stewart herself, I humbly submit my own schedule for your eagle eyes. Here are the LA events I will be attending in the next few weeks, maybe I’ll see you there, dearies.
Miss Havisham’s March Social Obligations:
Thursday, March 3 Planned Parenthood LA’s Food Fare
Like food? Like reproductive freedom? Believe in affordable healthcare for women? Then attend Los Angeles Planned Parenthood’s annual fundraiser. There will be well over 150 of LA’s best restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, libations and vendors. Proceeds from Food Fare benefit Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.
Friday, March 4 Le Bal Drag
A one night drag extravaganza at the Ace Hotel Theater. “An homage to the last sixty years of variety entertainment, Le Bal brings the art form of drag back to the stage and seeks to introduce new audiences to counterculture entertainment. The production celebrates the evolution of variety performance, from cabaret to theatre to contemporary drag.”
Saturday, March 5 Halloween Club’s 4th Annual Spook Show
“This all-day outdoor festival will be filled with a curated selection of Southern California’s local spook makers, vendors, artists, collectors, cooks, teachers, musicians and enthusiasts of Halloween.”
Sunday, March 6 CicLAvia The Valley
“CicLAvia temporarily closes streets to car traffic and opens them to Los Angelenos to use as a public park. Free for all, CicLAvia connects communities to each other across an expansive city, creating a safe place to bike, walk, skate, roll, and dance through Los Angeles.”
I’ll be the girl with the red bike with baskets and a bell looking fashionable and wildly out of shape.
Sunday, March 6 Alice in Wonderland Tea
The Victorian Tea and Dance Society is new to me. They are apparently hosting an Alice in Wonderland themed tea with dance lessons. Will there be magic mushrooms?
Wednesday March 9 Miss Havisham dines at Bestia for the day of her birth.
That’s right, it’s my 153rd birthday and have finally secured a reservation at Bestia. Review to come. Nom nom.
Friday, March 11 Poltergeist screens at The Great Horror Movie Night
Come to an outdoor screening in the old zoo in Griffith Park brought to you by the same folks to run The Great Horror Campout each year.
Saturday, March 12 Brewery Tour
Atlas Obscura hosts a tour of The Brewery Arts Complex which is composed of twenty-one former warehouses (including the Edison Electric Steam Power Plant and Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery) and is known as one of the oldest and largest art colonies in the world.
Saturday, March 12 and Sunday March 13 Cherry Blossom Festival
Descanso Gardens will be filled with cherry blossoms and those who flock to view them.
Saturday, March 12 Jane Austen Spring Assembly
The Victorian Tea and Dance Society annual Jane Austen fete. It is apparently the biggest event they throw. I, for one, have two left feet but I’m told the dance lessons are fun.
Sunday, March 13 Spa Day for Miss Havisham
The lady will be accepting no invitations this day, apologies. In the words of Dolly Parton, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.”
Sunday, March 13 Rose Bowl Flea Market
I need to get one of those collapsible wagons this time and a sun hat. It’s time to get serious.
Friday, March 18 Odd Nights at the Autry Museum
Flea markets abound! Crafts, food vendors, live music. And who doesn’t love a cowboy museum? Select galleries will be open as well.
Saturday, March 19 Gardening classes at Theodore Payne
Back to back California native gardening classes. My day is planned.
Native Plant Garden Maintenance with Lili Singer 9:00-1:00 pm
Designing with Color in the Native Garden with Steve Gerischer 1:30-3:30 pm
Must bring a snack. Must bring a snack. Must bring a snack. I always forget.
Saturday, March 19 Esotouric’s Birth of Noir Tour
If you don’t know about Esotouric, get in the know. Murder, mayhem and the occult are the focus of these LA tours. They’ll take you to the underbelly of LA’s past while riding comfortably on an air conditioned bus. These aren’t your typical tourist attractions.
Sunday, March 20 Pet Cemetery Tour
Another gem by Atlas Obscura. Tour America’s largest pet cemetery with writer, Hadley Meares.
Sunday, March 20 Long Beach Antiques Market
My favorite of the flea markets. Antiques galore. Check out some of my previous finds here.
Saturday, March 26 Esotouric’s Hotel Horrors and Mainstreet Vice Tour
Another great tour offering by Esotouric. I haven’t done this one before.
Saturday, March 26 Pretty in Pink
Street Food Cinema presents the 30th anniversary of the teen angst and fashion DIY film, Pretty in Pink.
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