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Things To Do In LA This Weekend: St. Patty's Day, LA Marathon & Jerry Seinfeld (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Kathleen Miles Posted: 03/15/2012 7:23 pm

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Things To Do In LA This Weekend, March 16, 17 and 18

FRIDAY
Downward Dining
What: "Because you needn't dog, nor dine, alone." This one-hour yoga classed will be followed by a vegetarian meal by Clean Plates and M Café de Chaya. Yoga followed by dinner with the person whose butt was just in your face is actually appropriate, because yoga is more than just exercise -- it's a community. Come make new friend and get a gift bag of treats!
When: Friday, Mar. 16, 7-10pm, $35
Where: Siren Studios, 6063 W. Sunset Blvd., LA, CA

Mingus Dynasty
What: Charles Mingus is one of history's greatest jazz legends. A bandleader, bassist and composer, he left behind more than 300 compositions when he died. After his death, his widow created Mingus Dynasty, a band to keep her deceased husband's music alive. Three decades later, the seven-member band is still active and is playing at UCLA this weekend in a performance that will include their voices and continually evolving interpretations of their namesake's masterpieces.
When: Friday, Mar. 16, 8pm, tickets start at $20 ($15 for UCLA students)
Where: Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Dr., LA, CA


SATURDAY
Go Green
What: LA has everything you could possibly want for your St. Patty's day celebration, including leprechauns, bagpipers and Celtic dancers. If you plan to rotate from Irish coffee to green beer and Irish whiskey all weekend long, our girl Marpop has you covered from Pasadena to West LA to Orange County. She also lays out the Irish feasts available, so get ready for soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, Guinness cupcakes, bangers, black pudding and much more. Forget the rainbow; Marpop will lead you to the pot of gold this weekend.
When: Saturday, Mar. 17, various times
Where: Various locations

"Seinfeld" Fans, Rejoice
What: In a town full of aspiring comedians, one of the greats is hitting the stage. Jerry Seinfeld himself will treat Angelenos to a stand-up routine at the Pantages Friday and Saturday. According to Pantages, this national tour is the first time he's hit the stage solo in over 10 years. "Now there's nothing wrong with that!"
When: Friday, Mar. 16, 7 & 9:30pm; Saturday, Mar. 17, 7 & 9:30pm, Tickets start at $78
Where: Pantages Theater, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., LA, CA

"All City Killers"
What: Royal/T is a café, shop and art space. Bolla is an "avant-garde Japanese 'pop' art-inspired" clothing and accessory label. The two are partnering up for a month-long Bolla pop-up shop, and the kick-off party is Saturday. Go for Bolla's new collection titled "All City Killers." Or go for the party, which features food from Royal/T's kitchen, sweets from Sweet Beats ice cream truck and drinks from Pabst Blue Ribbon and Monster Energy.
When: Saturday, Mar. 17, 8pm-12am, Free
Where: Royal/T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA


SUNDAY
LA Marathon
What: The city's annual marathon is Sunday. Runners will trek from the Dodger Stadium to the Sea, passing through historic landmarks along the way, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Rodeo Drive. There will also be an Expo at the Stadium, all day Friday and Saturday, featuring 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest goodies in sports, fitness and nutrition. If you're not running, take a look at iVolunteer's run-down on how to volunteer. Check out Zagat's guide for the best places to eat after you cheer on the runners. Lastly, beware of the street closures.
When: Sunday, Mar. 18, race starts at 7:24am; 5K run Saturday starts at 6:30am.
Where: See the route here.

Happy Nowruz!
What: Persian New Year, or Nowruz, is an artistic affair, so it's appropriate that LACMA is hosting a celebration. This all-day event will feature musicians and dancers, short films, art exhibits and a traditional centerpiece. For children, there will be story readings, calligraphy and children's entertainment. See ya winter; it's spring!
When: Sunday, Mar. 18, 11:30am-7pm, Free; Check here for specific event times.
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA, CA

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