Have an event you’d like us to include? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Time and space constraints limit us from listing every accessible event in this city, but this curated list represents what we think is cool and easy to get to.
Friday, March 18
Ted Danson at Skirball Cultural Center
Beloved actor (Cheers, Bored to Death) and longtime environmental activist Ted Danson stops by the Skirball to discuss his book Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them.
Where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sepulveda/Skirball Center (233, 761)
Dasariski at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
A long-form improv group known for their “slow play” style, Dasariski combines the names and talents of Robert Dassie, Rich Talarico, and Craig Cackowski.
Where: Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 5919 Franklin Ave.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Western Station, Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Bronson (180/181, 217)
The Dan Band at The Music Box
Comedy band known for its covers of originally female-performed pop songs.
Where: The Music Box at the Henry Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Gower (180/181, 217)
Hot 92.3 Funk-a-Palooza at Gibson Amphitheatre
Enjoy a night of funky grooves with: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Cameo, Zapp and Con Funk Shun!
Where: Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal Terrace Parkway
Nearby Rail: Red Line Universal City Station
Shark Lagoon Nights at The Aquarium of the Pacific
Featuring live bands, plus touch bamboo sharks and see large sand-tiger sharks, including rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon.
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station
More weekend events, after the jump.
Saturday, March 19
DEVO at Club Nokia
After a particularly great year for DEVO filled with overwhelming support from fans and critics for both the new live concert experience and their first studio album in two decades, SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY, DEVO are ready to get back to work.
Where: Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Olympic (28, 81, 439, 728, Silver Line)
Los Angeles Ballet: Celebration! at UCLA Freud Playhouse
Raymonda Variations, My Greatest Fear and Western Symphony.
When: 7:30pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday
Where: UCLA Freud Playhouse, 245 Charles E Young Drive
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: UCLA Ackerman Loop (2/302, 305)
Other operators: UCLA Ackerman Loop (Big Blue Bus 1, 2, 3, 8, 12, 22)
Carlos Guitarlos at Senor Fish
Straight from the heart. Come experience the power of his music. Former member of The Rhythmn Pigs, he brings us the best of The Cajun Blues.
Where: Senor Fish, 422 E. 1st St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Judge John Aiso/1st (30, 40/42)
Rosanne Cash at Valley Performing Arts Center
Rosanne Cash is one of America’s preeminent singers and songwriters.
Where: Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Nordhoff/Lindley (166/364, 167, 239)
Gil Garcetti and David DiMichele on Photography at LACMA
Photographers David DiMichele and Gil Garcetti describe their photographic process as they discuss their work in the exhibition.
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/Fairfax (20, 217, 720, 780)
L.A. Times Travel & Adventure Show
More than 500 exhibitors, trip giveaways, entertainment and travel experts and authors, including Samantha Brown, Arthur Frommer, Huell Howser, Johnny Jet, Andrew McCarthy, Rick Steves, and more.
When: 10am-5pm Saturday, Sunday
Where: L.A. Convention Center, , 1201 S. Figueroa St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Venice/Figueroa (33, 81, 442, 445, 460, 733) Pico/Figueroa (30, 81, 439, 442, 445, 730, Silver Line)
Sunday, March 20
DRENCHED Pool Party at The Standard, Downtown L.A.
The first pool party of the season, presented by Incognito!
Where: The Standard Hotel, 550 S. Flower St.
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Flower/5th (16/316, 18, 53, 55/202/355, 60, 62, 439, 442, 445, 450, 460, Silver Line)