From caterpillar adoption and one-of-a-kind film festivals to an all-day St. Paddy’s party and a Crazy Rich Asians–inspired comedy show, we’ve got 13 ways you can have a fabulous week in Los Angeles.
Monday, March 11
Holistic Happy Hour
Pop Wellness is showing off healthy concoctions at its first-ever Holistic Happy Hour at Alley Lounge. Stop in for superfood cocktails, all-natural margaritas, and classic drinks to enjoy guilt-free. A DJ will provide the tunes, the raffles will be popping, and you can grab a swanky gift bag if you’re one of the first hundred guests to arrive. Alley Lounge, 12223 West Washington Boulevard; 7–10 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12
Andy Zaltzman & The Bugle Live
Before his fame on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver dished out his brilliant political satire both on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and with Zaltzman on the beloved podcast The Bugle. Zaltzman has spent a decade-plus running one of the best topical comedy podcasts around, and now he’s bringing it to you live tonight. Dynasty Typewriter, 2511 Wilshire Boulevard; 8–9:30 p.m.
Just one year after releasing her literary smash hit, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, writer Moshfegh joins author Amanda Stern to discuss the new edition of her debut novella, McGlue, during one of the L.A. Public Library’s Aloud series events. Mark Taper Auditorium at the Los Angeles Public Library, 630 West 5th Street; 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13
Hosted by Matt Rogers and Dave Mizzoni, this very popular NYC comedy show, where straight comedians answer gay trivia questions, returns to Los Angeles. The challengers are two L.A. favorites, Kyle Ayers (Never Seen It podcast) and Max Silvestri (Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup), who will receive the aid of “Wise Queer” Joel Kim Booster and “Woman Who Gets It” Greta Titelman. The Satellite, 1717 Silver Lake Boulevard; 8:30 p.m.
Did Truth Ever Matter?
The contemporary issues forum Zócalo Public Square tackles one of today’s trickiest topics: the truth and whether it even matters anymore. The Getty Center welcomes New York Times film critic A.O. Scott; Boston University philosopher and author of Post-Truth, Lee McIntyre; and RAND Corporation political scientist Jennifer Kavanagh for an analysis of “humanity’s long-standing devotion to lies.” Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive; 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 14
Crazy Woke Asians: Solo Performance Festival
This uproarious comedic solo series puts an eclectic set of Asian-Americans onstage in a variety of roles, all inspired by their experiences in America. Through Sunday, March 24; Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica
Friday, March 15
Creature From the Black Lagoon
This 3-D screening of the classic B movie will be bookended by special happenings to commemorate star Julie Adams, who passed away last month. Adams’s son, Mitchell Danton, will introduce the film, and the short The Lucky Southern Star: Reflections From the Black Lagoon, based on Adams’s life, will screen afterward. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica; 7:30 p.m.
Architecture & Design Film Festival
Exploring architecture and design movements from Bauhaus to Zaha Hadid, ADFF is the largest of its kind. Professionals and fans of A + D will enjoy five days of curated film screenings, panel discussions, and events with expert guests. Through Sunday, March 17; Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 South Spring Street
Created in Sacred Fools’s late-night comedy show, Serial Killers, this theatrical production follows several larger-than-life characters who have somehow become guests on a mysterious private island and must try to survive the night with their sanity intact. Sacred Fools Theater Company, 1076 Lillian Way; 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 16
Butterfly Season & Caterpillar Adoption Days at Kidspace
Kidspace kicks off its 23rd annual Butterfly Season today with music, pottery, and butterfly kite flying. Throughout the next month and a half, observe caterpillars in the pupal stage as they grow into butterflies in the Emergence Space. Families can also adopt a caterpillar and take it home with instructions on how to care for the critter through the chrysalis stage to release. Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena
“Pierre Ardouvin: Ohlala”
French artist Ardouvin creates a fantasy world of images using appropriated and reworked everyday objects in a poetic way, while challenging the credibility of consumerism and archetypes. Opens tonight, 5–7 p.m; Praz-Delavallade, 6150 Wilshire Boulevard
Sunday, March 17
Casey’s Irish Pub
You can get there when Casey’s opens at 6 a.m. or show up at the reasonable hour of 11 for the all-day party that is the St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival. Twenty bucks will get you in, where you can indulge in traditional Irish food and drink and listen to DJ sets around the clock. We recommend trying the Irish Hello, the most hipster Irish coffee there is: Jameson, iced coffee, demerara syrup, and Angostura spiced cream. 613 South Grand Avenue
Billy Harris Dining Series at Hippo With Matt Molina
MC Harris hosts this multicourse Sunday feast at chef Molina’s Highland Park hot spot, Hippo. Tickets ($100 per person) include cocktails and appetizers, entrées with wine pairings, and dessert. Proceeds from a live auction benefit the L.A. Food Bank. 5916 1/2 North Figueroa Street; 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.