31st Saturday Mar 2012

L.A. Eastside Weekend Guide, 3/31/12

Written by: Vanessa
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Category: Things To Do in L.A.

The very brave Alex Libby from "Bully"

I didn’t think anyone was religiously following my top weekend picks until I got numerous emails and Facebook messages when it didn’t post yesterday. Thanks guys! Apologies for being a day late, but I had a really good reason. More after the jump!

We attended a screening of the documentary “Bully,” which follows the lives of 5 bullied teens from 2009-2010. It was brutal, honest and very moving and I encourage everyone to go see it. This is a must see for parents, kids and anyone interested in changing the caustic tone of our culture.

Saturday, 3/31/12: International Pillow Fight Day

International Pillow Fight Day

Join thousands of participants from around the world to kick it elementary school with a good old fashioned pillow fight! Bring your pillows, and don’t wear anything that will make you stand out! Also bring your face masks! The City of LA is very supportive of the fun and chaos. Please bring bags, leaf blowers and anything else you can to help clean up the feathers.

  • When: Saturday, 3/31/12, 3PM
  • Where: The Cornfield, Los Angeles State Park, 1245 N. Spring St.
    Los Angeles, 90012
  • Cost: FREE
  • Web: International Pillow Fight Day

626 Asian Night Market in Pasadena

626 Asian Night Market in Pasadena

Message from the Organizers: A late night market, mouth watering foods, products from local businesses, a festive environment—this is the 626 Night Market in Pasadena. Our mission is to bring an icon of Asian culture, food, and commerce to Southern California: the Asian Night Market. There will be something for everyone!

  • When: Saturday, 3/31/12 @ 5PM
  • Where: Oakland Ave, between Colorado and Union in the heart of Pasadena
  • Cost: FREE
  • Web: Asian Night Market

Johnny Walker Private Tasting Event

Johnny Walker Private Tasting Event

Gather your friends for a night of scotch lovin’ at Johnnie Walker’s House of Walker soiree, where your palate/mind will be broadened with a complimentary tasting and historical account of the storied spirit, which has been around since legends were told, instead of wiki’d. The Master of Whisky will lead the evening by imparting his masterful wisdom.

  • When: Saturday, 3/31/12 @ 6-10PM
  • Where: Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St., Ste. 900, Los Angeles, 90014
  • Cost: FREE
  • Web: Johnny Walker Private Tasting

Sunday, 4/1/12: Brewery Artwalk

Brewery Artwalk Spring

The Brewery Artwalk is a semi-annual event that occurs in the Spring & Fall, where over 150 artists open their studios for the weekend. Where else will you have the opportunity to visit over 150 galleries in one day? Just off L.A.’s 5 Freeway, the Brewery ArtWalk offers visitors a chance to experience the world’s largest artist-in-residence compound. “We have the Burning Man crowd showing in museums, and then there are people like architects and furniture craftsmen,” says Claudia Endler, a jewelry designer who has lived at the 23-acre Brewery Art Colony for 10 years. Her advice: “It’s a big place, so bring your map!”

When: Sunday, 4/1/12 @ 11AM-6PM
Where: Brewery Artwalk, 2100 N. Main St., Los Angeles, 90031
Cost: FREE
Web: Brewery Artwalk

9th Annual Songkran Thai New Year Street Fair

Thai New Year Street Fair in Hollywood

Come down to Thai Town in Hollywood to experience the biggest Thai cultural event outside of Thailand in the US! This world class event will be presented to locals and visitors with music, dancing and lots of food! Can’t wait to get my mango and sticky rice on!

  • When: Sunday, 4/1/12 @ 2 pm
  • Where: Thai Town, Hollywood Blvd between Western and Normandy
  • Cost: FREE
    Web: Thai New Year Street Fair
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