March
Los Angeles Marathon
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March

Sunday
Mar 12
Twenty-five dollars gets you access to two hours of all-you-can-eat wings, two drinks, DJs, and games ($35 gets you an extra drink ticket and early entry). And, try to stay calm, but Gus’s infamous Tennessee fried chicken will be there.
Friday - Sunday
Mar 17-19
Sure, this is all the way out in Banning, but there will be over 1,100 pinball machines and arcade cabinets on display -- both vintage and modern -- and they’re all set to free-play. Who knows, you might even best Billy Mitchell’s Pac-Man high score! But probably not.
Sunday
Mar 19
All across LA
The annual endurance tester is back once again, starting at Dodger Stadium and ending in Santa Monica for a whopping 26 miles. If you’re not of the running-26-miles persuasion, don’t worry, there will be bands and festivities along the way -- so basically, drink a bunch and then do what you can?
Thursday
Mar 23
You a Thrones fan? Sure you are, but you’re not a true fan until you’ve gone to see Ramin Djawadi curate a live concert experience featuring the music of Game of Thrones. Get ready; music is coming.
Sunday
Mar 26
Culver City to Venice
This 6-mile journey from Culver City to Venice is part of an annual program that sees select routes between neighborhoods become temporary car-free zones, allowing Angelenos to explore their surroundings on foot or via any people-powered vehicle. Grab a bike, skateboard, Razor scooter, or your favorite pair of Heelys, and get rolling.
Friday - Sunday
Mar 31-Apr 2
San Diego Comic Con’s admittedly-not-as-cool-but-still-way-closer cousin is back again. If you’re unfamiliar, expect a lot more than just comics -- this will be the hub of all the media you can handle, including movies, TV shows, animations, books, collectibles, and games. Finally, an excuse to wear your Underoos on the outside!
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April
Dodgers
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April

Monday
Apr 3
Dodger Stadium
This year, the Blue Crew will be starting off against the San Diego Padres -- show up early to grab some nearby eats, then check out the secret Japanese garden behind Parking Lot 6. Here’s hoping for a strong season... right guys? Guys?
Monday
Apr 3
Staples Center
The ACLU has never been more important, so if you’ve been trying to find the best way to donate, here’s a great one. Macklemore, Zedd, Imagine Dragons, and more are topping the bill at this live fundraising show, so snag tickets while you can.
Saturday
Apr 8
LA Center Studios
The annual beer fest is here at last, held once again at LA Center Studios. Expect live music, a dueling piano bar, and food trucks galore -- oh, and with 80 breweries showing up, probably be a little bit of beer too.
Thursday - Saturday
Apr 13-15
The Reykjavík Festival will last until April 17, but if you want to see some of the best that Iceland has to offer, hit Disney Hall for any of the three shows Sigur Rós will play. Their ethereal live performances are not-to-be-missed.
Friday - Sunday
Apr 14-16
Indio
OK, so yeah, Beyoncé dropped out. Understandable when you’re carrying two human beings inside of you. Does that mean you also have to miss Bon Iver, and Radiohead, and Kendrick Lamar, and HANS ZIMMER? No, it doesn’t mean that at all.
Friday - Sunday
Apr 21-23
Indio
Missed the first weekend? Made it to the first weekend and need to do it all over again? Who cares! Hit Weekend 2!
May
OC Beer Festival
OC Beer Festival

May

Friday
May 5
Get ready to fiesta for Cinco de Mayo
Get ready to fiesta for Cinco de Mayo
All over LA
We don’t need to tell you that Cinco de Mayo ISN’T Mexican Independence Day, do we? Hopefully not. Either way, Angelenos go big on Cinco de Mayo, so take part in all the taco and tequila specials the city has to offer.
Sunday
May 7
The Phoenix Club, Anaheim
If you missed the LA Beer Fest, or you just need another day for beer guzzling, Anaheim has your back. Plus, Anaheim secretly has the best beer scene around, so get ready to drool all over your OC favorites.
Saturday
May 13
Your favorite outdoor movie fest returns May 13. You can bet on some of the perennial classics making an appearance once again. Here’s hoping for another Top Gun Fourth of July!
Thursday - Sunday
May 18-21
Joshua Tree
The indie-er, desert-ier, and new age-ier version of Coachella is gearing up for its summer festival. If you’re not familiar with the music of such acts as Orgone, Dirtwire, and Baraka Moon, don’t worry; it’s a guaranteed great time no matter what. Oh, and it’s also like a third of Coachella’s price as well.
June
e3 Conference
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June

Saturday
Jun 10
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
While we’re not positive about this date, Tacolandia usually lands on the second Saturday of June. If you haven’t been, it’s more or less the premiere taco festival in LA, so get hungry, and stay tuned for more info.
Tuesday - Thursday
Jun 13-15
LA Convention Center
Oh, this? It’s only the biggest game convention/conference anywhere, where major publishers announce their latest games, consoles, and peripheral accessories. If you care at all about video games, E3 is the place to be.

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