What there is to know
- The 48th Annual Redondo Beach Pier Kite Festival will take place on Sunday, March 13 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Bring a handmade kite, a purchased kite, or just stop to take in the beautiful, floating views
Kite Festival: How long can a kite stay aloft in windy weather? There are surely impressive records around this enjoyable activity, but we are invited to move on to our next question, which is: How long can a kite festival bring joy, for free, on a pretty beach in SoCal? The famous Redondo Beach Pier Kite Festival has been doing just that for 48 years, making it one of the oldest kite festivals in the country. It floats again on Sunday March 13th, it’s free to attend and everyone is welcome to show off with any kite they like, from homemade to store bought.
“Sunrise to Sunset”: If the streets could talk, the story of Sunset Boulevard would surely be incredibly compelling, with as many twists and turns as the remarkable road itself. MUSE/IQUE and Rachael Worby will celebrate this historic stretch on March 12 and 13, through a host of timeless tunes and musical moments that capture the quintessential character of the boulevard, with nods to a host of artists, including Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z. This music-filled magic takes place just steps from Sunset, at the Wallis in Beverly Hills.
Comedy of the Clock Tower: Los Angeles is home to famous structures housing famous (and notoriously large) watches, but if you’re talking about Clock Towers and comic offerings, you’re probably talking about a night out at Union Station. The historic station is known for its offbeat events, and one speaks on the microphone at the monument’s north patio on Saturday evening March 12. available for purchase at the nearby Traxx Bar & Restaurant, and a ticket to the show is $5 in advance.
Exhibition “Cinema and television cars”: We’ll probably never get to zoom through a tunnel while sitting in the driver’s seat of the Batmobile and stopping in front of a haunted skyscraper while operating the Ecto-1? This is a job done for a Ghostbuster. But we can experience some of these choice Hollywood vehicles, all in one place, when a mondo exhibit of iconic entertainment cars opens at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Self-iconic artwork from “Ready Player One,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Back to the Future” are part of the first exhibit, which revs its engine on March 12.
Pickwick Vintage Show at ROW DTLA: If your wardrobe lacks charisma and your outfits need some razzmatazz, there are few better places to find a) charismatic clothes and b) outfits with panache than this long-runner from a market short-lived. It heads downtown and the airy and spacious ROW DTLA. Get ready to browse over 45 vendors, the clothing-savvy pros who show up with pencil skirts, bell bottom jeans, fancy fedoras and heaps of accessories. Entering this retro fashion wonderland? Tickets cost between ten and twenty dollars. Just be sure to clear some of your Saturday for browsing, as that only happens on March 12.