Datebook March | April 2020

Datebook for March | April 2020

What’s happening in the neighborhood. From concerts to shows to wine tastings, community legal symposiums, pop-up dinners and more, here’s a currated list of where to be and when in L.A. in early spring.

March 3

Giving New Hope Gala
The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Join a night of giving and celebration at the Giving New Hope Gala, Silver Anniversary of Hope, hosted by the Children’s Burn Foundation. The organization will be honoring Carol and Doug Mancino with the Silver Celebration of Hope Award for their vision, expertise, and leadership of the Children’s Burn Foundation over the past 25 years. And this year’s Giving New Hope Award honors Peter H. Grossman, MD, FACS, a community leader, brilliant board-certified plastic surgeon, and longtime Children’s Burn Foundation medical partner. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails, mystery boxes and a silent auction. Visit for more information.

March 7 – 8

Spring Art & Crafts Festival
Borchard Community Center
190 Reino Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320

The 33rd Annual Spring Art & Crafts Festival features more than 100 artists and craftspeople selling a variety of original art and handmade items. It also includes hands-on children’s activities, refreshments and more. Entrance is free to the public and the event will take place rain or shine!

March 7

Singletrack Stampede Trail Race
Las Virgenes View Park
29876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

Come run along the ancient trails that were guided by Chumash Indians in the 18th century. See why the Las Virgenes Canyon Valley— “a valley with little water and plentiful live oaks”—is not to be missed! 10K, 22K and 42K distances available. Run through several different eco-systems and up two pyramid trails, and experience expansive views! This race is only for the strong of mind and body. Register on the website

March 8

Los Angeles Marathon
START: Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
FINISH: Intersection of Ocean and California Avenues
Santa Monica, CA 90401

More than 24,000 athletes from all 50 states and more than 67 countries will set out from Dodger Stadium to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Santa Monica. Registration is now open. The current entry fee is $240.

March 13 – 15

75th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show
Earl Warren Showgrounds
3400 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

The 74th annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show pays homage to a family of flowering plants that boasts 25,000 species, among which beauty is ubiquitous and uniqueness is commonplace. The three day Orchid Show highlights bold and beautiful horticultural innovations. From the exquisitely magnificent to the fascinatingly grotesque, discover the dizzying diversity of orchid flowers in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture at one of the country’s largest and oldest festivals of orchids, with Grand Marshal John Palminteri. 805.403.1533;

March 18 – 21

Smothers Theatre
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Songfest is one of Pepperdine’s greatest and most unique traditions, and has been a favorite experience shared by generations of students, alumni and the greater Pepperdine family. This musical variety show features a cast of hundreds and a large pit orchestra. Since 1973, students of all backgrounds have joyfully come together to tell stories through song and dance, thrilling audiences of all ages. Songfest is creative, high-energy, enthusiastic, uplifting, clean, family-friendly fun—an unforgettable event for participants and audiences alike.;

March 15

6th Annual Buellton Wine & Chili Festival
Flying Flags RV Resort
180 Avenue of Flags
Buellton, CA 93427

It’s almost wine and chili time in Buellton. The festival, running from 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., , will feature tons of chili and samples from over 25 wineries, craft breweries and spirit companies. Bring your friends and family to play some bocce ball, table tennis and cornhole while enjoying this delicious festival. The highlight of the event is the community chili cook-off, open to all local businesses and residents. Try some chili and salsa made by some of the best local chefs and restaurants, all competing to take home prizes. Tickets are $45 for Hot Chili Ticket (General Admission for 21+), $20 for Mild Chili Ticket (Guests 13-20 years old), and $10 for Chili Verde Ticket (Children 12 and under).


March 27 – 28

¡Latin Food Fest!
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Now in its eighth year, ¡Latin Food Fest! draws a diversity of attendees while helping to raise awareness and funds for the fight against hunger. Taking place in Los Angeles, the food fest includes Latin Spirits Fest, Gran Tasting, and Supper Club, so guests have a variety of opportunities to experience America’s premiere Hispanic culinary celebration! ¡Viva la comida latina!

April 4 – 5

2020 Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering
Malibu Bluffs Park
24250 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

All are welcome at the 22nd Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering. Although Powwows didn’t originate in California, the Chumash and other tribes in the state have gathered to sing, dance, socialize and heal for many generations. Native Americans gather each spring to celebrate their heritage and the original settlers in Malibu: the Chumash. Chumash Day is a free, two day event and is open to everyone. 310.456.2489 ext. 239

April 4 – 5

Scandanavian Festival
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Both days of this festival are filled with music, dancing, food, lectures, demonstration, vendors and activities for young and old alike. The Viking Encampment and Sami Village will once again be present. This event is produced by the Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation with support from California Lutheran University. For more information about the Scandinavian Festival, contact


April 16 – 19

TCM Classic Film Festival
Various theatres in Hollywood

Held over four days, the TCM Classic Film Festival is an opportunity for movie lovers from around the world to view classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival allows a community of movie fans of all ages to share their love of classic movies  and see films as they are seldom seen today. Price packages vary. Venues include some of the most iconic and storied sites—like the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the TCL Chinese Theatre—in the history of motion pictures. All official Festival venues are within walking distance of each other and are ADA accessible.


April 25

Touch a Truck
Agoura Hills Calabasas Community Center
27040 Malibu Hills Road
Calabasas, CA 91301

This family-friendly event gives kids the opportunity to climb into the seat of their favorite truck or vehicle, honk the horn and pose for photos. They will learn about and explore all types of vehicles including emergency, construction, utility, transportation and much more. In addition, there will be fun activities, including arts and crafts, face painting, jolly jumps and more. For information, call 818.880.2993 or email


April 26

Fiesta Broadway
Broadway and Main Streets
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Celebrating its 31st year, Fiesta Broadway is L.A.’s signature Cinco de Mayo event. It is the largest Cinco de Mayo festival in the country,produced annually by All Access Entertainment, L.A.’s leading cultural event organizer. The festival is held in Downtown Los Angeles along Broadway and the streets around City Hall. TThe 200,000+ festival attendees will enjoy performances by well-known Latin American artists and authentic food from local vendors. Carnival-style games and rides fill out the fun!–los-angeles/fiesta/

April 29

Wine and Dine Event
101 North Eatery & Bar
30760 Russell Ranch Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

There’s an exciting wine and dine event that’s happening at 101 North Eatery & Bar. 101 North has partnered with DAOU Vineyards and Winery to bring something to look forward to soon. The wine and dine event will take place on April 29th  at 6:30 p.m. The restaurant’s Michelin Star Chef, Anthony Alaimo, has created a special five-course tasting menu menu with dishes like charred goat cheese crostino, Atlantic diver scallops and Moroccan spiced lamb saddle to pair with DAOU Vineyard’s renowned varietals, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Space is limited. Cost is $150 per person. Visit to reserve.

Saban Theatre

The Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

March 2020

6    Michael Bolton: The Symphony Sessions
From $80
Doors 6 p.m.

8    Buddy Guy
From $68
Doors 6 p.m.

13    Sinbad
From $38
Doors 6 p.m.

14    Carol Burnett
From $69
Doors 6 p.m.

21    The Stylistics with Peaches & Herb: A Night of Soul Music
From $28
Doors 6 p.m.

29    Amy Grant
From $49
Doors 7 p.m.


April 2020

11    Dionne Warwick
From $58
Doors 6 p.m.

17    Zucchero
From $38
Doors 6 p.m.

18    Beth Hart—War in My Mind
From $48
Doors 6 p.m.

The Canyon Club
28912 Roadside Drive
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

March 2020

5    The Delgado Brothers
From $20
Doors 6 p.m.

6    George Strait Experience by The Troubadour Experience
From $19.50
Doors 6 p.m.

8    The Watermelon Spring Jazz with Michael McDonald
Show at 5pm

14    Sublime Tribute by 40oz to Freedom
From $19.50
Doors 6 p.m.

14    Aaron Neville
From $38
Doors 6 p.m.

20     Taj Mahal Quartet
From $38
Doors 6 p.m.

21    Buckcherry
From $28
Doors 6 p.m.

22    Tommy Castro and The Painkillers
From $20
Doors 6 p.m.

27    Atlanta Rhythm Section
From $28
Doors 6 p.m.

28    Steve Tyrell
From $28
Doors 6 p.m.

29    The Samples and Freddy Jones Band
From $30
Doors 6 p.m.

April 2020

4    Queen Nation
From $19.50
Doors 6 p.m.

17    Led Zeppelin Tribute by Led Zepagain
From $19.50
Doors 6 p.m.

18    Loverboy
From $78
Doors 6 p.m.

24    Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
From $38
Doors 6 p.m.

30    The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute
From $28
Doors 6 p.m.


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