Our pick of places to go + things to do to make the most of your March.
DO THIS → Architecture & Design Film Festival. The festival’s 5th showcasing of how art, fashion, architecture, and design fit into the fabric of our everyday lives makes its official Los Angeles debut March 12 – 16 at the LA Theater Center.
DRINK THIS → The “Uni Cocktail” made with tequila, uni puree, toasted nori, sesame seeds, cumin and smoked applewood salt at the Line Hotel’s lobby Pot Bar in K-town. It’s a creation anchored by chef Roy Choi (Kogi, Chego, A-Frame) and mixologist Matthew Biancaniello (Plan Check, Library Bar) and will soon be joinedby Roy’s hotly-anticipated POT restaurant, as well as a Cafe and vegetarian Commissary, sometime this month.
Pot Bar at the Line Hotel // opens nightly at 5p.m. // 3515 Wilshire Blvd. // 213.368.3030
GO HERE → The All-Star Chef Classic hosted by L.A. Live in DTLA March 21 – 23. Offering two unique venues, Restaurant Stadium and The Chefs Tasting Arena, engage in an intimate VIP setting or a market-style experience, respectively, with celebrated chefs and rising stars. Or, opt to participate in Grill & Chill presented by dineLA, a cookout in celebration of how different cultures embrace the experience of cooking over an open flame (Saturday, March 22 from 7:30-10p.m.). Meet the chefs here.
DON’T MISS → The Museum Of Contemporary Art’s 35th Anniversary Gala welcoming new director Philippe Vergne on Saturday, March 29. Presented by Louis Vuitton, the black tie event will kick off at the Geffen Contemporary with a cocktail reception and viewing of the upcoming exhibition “Mike Kelley”. Tickets to this year’s MOCA Gala begin at $2,500 to $10,000 for individuals; download your invitation here.
SEE LENO HERE → The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. Leno cast his final opening monologue on NBC’s The Tonight Show last month, but that doesn’t mean he’s done with comedy. You can catch him perform live in front of a “real” audience every Sunday at 7 p.m.
Arrive ahead of time to sneak in a visit HERE → Día De Campo for their version of happy hour where from 3-6 p.m. you are free to feast on Duck Mole Quesadillas, Red Braised Lamb Nachos, featured oysters, and cervezas.