For those of you not “prepping” for the first ever L.A. Beerathon this Saturday – which is no longer a Beerathon but more a city-wide bar crawl, check out the event’s Facebook for a map of venues with special food and drink offers – get out and enjoy some of the history and culture Los Angeles has to offer.
One last reminder: Thai New Year Festival is this Sunday. There will be food, dancing, crafts and a parade, and if you show your valid Metro pass or ticket at the event booth you’ll get a free Thai umbrella. The festival is free and lasts from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Western Station.)
The South Pasadena Library is holding a free, public discussion to celebrate the life of civil rights leader César Chavez on March 30. The event will take place at the community room, which is one block from the library, and starts at 6 p.m. Victor Griego, Jr., who is a founding member of the César E. Chavez Foundation, is the guest speaker and will be moderating. The documentary “Fighting for Our Lives” also will be shown at the event, and there will be refreshments. No reservations are required. (Metro Gold Line to Mission Station or Metro Bus 176 to Mission/Meridian, walk three blocks east to 1115 El Centro Street.)
The semi-annual Brewery Artwalk starts March 31 and lasts the whole weekend. Over 100 resident artists are participating, and you’ll have the chance to talk to artists, browse around and purchase artwork at studio prices. There is a restaurant on-site at the Brewery Arts Complex, so you won’t have to go far for food. The event starts at 11 a.m. both days and admission is free. (Metro Bus 76 to Main/Avenue 20, address is 2100 N. Main Street.)
This weekend is your last chance to check out Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, a collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California. For one final reason to celebrate, free admission is being offered on March 31 to 20 exhibitions across Southern California, including ones at LACMA, The GRAMMY Museum and The Getty Museum. Visit the website for a full list of participating museums and special programs. Then check Trip Planner to see how Metro can get you to where you’d like to go.