March 13–19

Editor’s Note: Please check with event organizers as many events are being postponed or canceled.

The gala & awards ceremony is held at The Speakeasy. – Courtesy photo / PIFF

Pasadena International Film Festival at Laemmle Playhouse 7, March 12-19 at differing times (673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101). For nine days and nights, PIFF showcase more than 100 entrants from over 15 countries including features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, animation and web series. There will also be a panel on March 14 at Vroman’s Bookstore and a gala and awards ceremony at The Speakesy on closing night. A day pass is $35, a ticket to the gala and ceremony is $50, a pass to screenings panels and parties is $110, and the all access pass is $160. For more information, click here

March 13

Dance Under the Sea Stars – Latin-themed Night at the Aquarium of The Pacific from 6:30- 10:30 p.m. (100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802). The Aquarium will remain open late so guests can dance to the sounds of cumbia, rock en Español, salsa, and other Latin rhythms with the live bands and DJs. The event will also feature special programming highlighting the world’s smallest and most critically endangered whale, the vaquita. Admission will be $19.95 per person and free for Aquarium members and children younger than 3. Food and drinks are sold separately. For more information, click here.

Over Town Brewing One Year Celebration at Over Town Brewing Co., March 13–15 with activities at different hours (227 W. Maple Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). The celebration will kick-off on Friday with a free pizza lunch and afternoon Happy Hour starting at 1 p.m. Festivities will include food trucks, magicians, competitions, live performances and more. For more information, click here.

GOZA Reggaeton Party at Der Wolf from 10 p.m.–2 a.m. (72 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). Enjoy great drinks and good music. Groups of six or more are entered in a chance to win a VIP table valued at $300 by texting (626) 217-8244.Admission is free. For more information, click here.

Old Town Monrovia’s 5th Annual FuzzFest at Santa Anita Family YMCA from 5–9 p.m. (501 S. Mountain Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). The event supports the St Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Admission is free. For more information, click here.

March 14

Selena Tribute by Dreaming of You at The Rose at 9 p.m. (245 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). The band brings the best of Selena’s classics so get ready to dance. Tickets range from $19.50 to $24.50. For more information, click here.

James Intveld at Arcadia Blues Club from 7–11:30 p.m. (16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006). Listen to James Intveld perform his music live. Tickets are $15. For more information, click here.

St. Paddy’s Day Celebration at Mr. Lowe Brewing Co. from noon–11:30 p.m. (150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, CA 91006). Attend and enjoy a special beer release, Alpine Camp Band, and Rolling Cafe Bistro serving up Irish food. Registration is free. For more information, click here.

Los Angeles Pottery Show at Glendale Civic Auditorium, March 14 – 15 from 7 a.m.–4 p.m. (1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208). The annual Los Angeles Pottery Show is the largest antique, vintage and contemporary art pottery and art tile event of its kind on the West Coast. This year’s show features live musical performances of harpist Leila Ariel and acoustic guitarist Ramon Cruz on both days of the show. Admission is $17 and good for both days. Parking will be $6 per car. For more information, click here.

West Covina Farmers Market in Downtown West Covina from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (195 Glendora Ave., West Covina, CA 91790). A small and upcoming market located in downtown West Covina. Their farmers are certified growers by the California Agriculture Department. There is no price of admission. For more information, click here.

Festival of Whales in Dana Point, March 14–15 with various events at different times (Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, CA 92629). The world’s longest running whale festival, The Dana Point Festival of Whales pays tribute to the annual migration of California gray whales past Dana Point. With so many fun and educational activities, food and entertainment for the entire family, it is no wonder it attracts an estimated 50,000 visitors annually. The Festival is free to attend, although some events and activities require individual ticket purchase. For more information, click here.

Chef Tony Pasadena Grand Opening at Chef Tony Dim Sum from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. (2 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105). The first 300 guests get two free dim sum dishes. All day, everyone gets one free dim sum dish. Registration is free. For more information, click here.

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch & Day Party LA at Station 1640 from noon to 7 p.m. (1640 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028). Hosted by Chicago Love, Demi Lobo and Millennium Age, there will be live DJs and giveaways. You can RSVP for free. For more information, click here.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival: Female Cinema at South Park Center from 4–11:30 p.m. (1139 Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90015). Enjoy great films by women directors, complimentary drinks, filmmaker Q-and-As and networking opportunities. Tickets range from $10 to $15. For more information, click here.

Butterfly Celebration Kick-off Event at Kidspace Children’s Museum, March 14–15 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103). DJ Bree will take guests through the life cycle of the butterfly, enjoy themed events and learn to attract butterflies to your garden. Activities included with admission of $14.95. For more information, click here.

March 15

Hypnotist Mark Sweet at The Ice House at 8 p.m. (24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106). With his blend of hypnosis and comedy, Sweet pulls seemingly ordinary people from the audience and makes them capable of doing extraordinary things by tapping into the subconscious mind. Tickets are $15. For more information, click here.

Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show at The Laugh Factory Hollywood from 7–8:45 p.m. and 9:30–11:30 p.m. (8001 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046). This showcase is a mix of seasoned veterans as well as up-and-coming comedians who you’ve seen on all of the major networks. RSVP for the complimentary guest list, which provides free entry. Entry on the guest list is subject to availability and is not guaranteed. Guests must arrive by 6:45 or 9:15 p.m. for entry on the guest list. Each guest must meet a 2 drink minimum (non-alcoholic beverages apply). For more information, click here.

Rhythm N Brunch at The Parlor from noon to 6 p.m. (7250 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046). Have brunch and mimosas while DJ Beard plays old-school jams. General admission tickets are $10 but this does not include food or drinks. For more information, click here.

March 16

Paint Nite at Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine from 7–9 p.m. (1856 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010). Artist Lisa Christie will walk you through all the steps you take to go from blank canvas to full masterpiece in under two hours while you drink and laugh with friends. Tickets are $30. For more information, click here.

March 17

St. Paddy’s Irish Cheese, Whiskey & Beer Pairing Class at The Solarium from 6:30-8 p.m. (300 E. Colorado Blvd. #219, Pasadena, CA 91129). Taste a variety of cheeses from the British Isles paired with Irish whiskeys and beers. Tickets are $80. For more information, click here.

St. Patrick’s Rockin’ 8th Annual Party at Ixtapa Lounge from 4 p.m.–1:30 a.m. (119 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105). There will be beer specials and four different DJs. Registration is free but drinks are not. For more information, click here.

St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl in Downtown Alhambra from 6–10 p.m. (Main Street, Downtown Alhambra, CA 91801). Kick off starts at 6 p.m. at Ohana Brewing Co., 7 S. First St. Following tradition, the bagpiper will lead the pub-crawl through Downtown Alhambra’s participating bars and restaurants. Registration is free. For more information, click here.

March 18

Safely Ever After at PCC – Vosloh Forum from 7–9 p.m. (1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106). Guest speaker Pattie Fitzgerald is recognized as a leading expert in the field of childhood sexual abuse prevention. Registration is free. For more information, click here.

March 19

“Newsies: The Musical” at Arcadia Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. (188 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). This high-spirited musical tells a story of friendship, courage, and determination. Tickets range from $10 to $30. For more information, click here.

San Gabriel Valley Orchid Hobbyists at L.A. Arboretum at 7 p.m. (301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007). This program will be an A.O.S.Webinar on Stanhopea, which is in the cymbedium group, epidendrum subfamily. Adult admission is $15. For more information, click here.

Five Acres 7th Annual Clinical Conference Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Monrovia from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (700 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016). Led by Dr. Rachel McClements, Chief Operating Officer for Five Acres, the clinical conference is intended for mental health providers who work with children in a variety of settings. Tickets range from $30-$70. For more information, click here.

Art & Beer Night Market LA at Boomtown Brewery from 7 p.m. to midnight (700 Jackson St., Los Angeles, CA 90012). Check out a variety of local artisans, small business owners, food trucks and beer. Admission is free. For more information, click here.

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