What’s Happening This Week: March 9, 2020

What’s Happening in LA

Build your own Netflix LA Comedy Festival

They’re taking over the city April 27-May 3. A laugh invasion from comic legends to rising stars. Over 100 shows at over 20 venues, with live standup, podcasts, exclusive screenings and more. There’s only one problem: just how much laughter can one body take?

LA’s James Beard Award finalists

They call it “The Oscars® of Food” – a medal coveted in the culinary world for 30 years. Here are  2020’s hometown finalists, plus a rundown of last year’s LA winners. The awards gala happens May 4 in Chicago … but nothing’s stopping you from doing your own judging now.

The best LA concerts of 2020

From the classic Greek Theater to the debut of Virgin Fest Los Angeles, iconic Southland’s venues will be turning it up all summer long. New in the lineup: the debut of the indoor-outdoor SoFi Stadium in Inglewood with Taylor Swift, the first woman ever to open an NFL venue.

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Stars of LA Modernism

John Lautner. Charles and Ray Eames. Richard Neutra. Lloyd Wright. These and more legends defined Mid-Century style for the world with designs they created down the block. Decades later, here are some of the buildings that still define Modernism at its most iconic.

What’s Happening in The Bay

Arts, Arts, Arts!

Get your culture on before the summer slow period with these events happening during the local spring arts season. Top picks include an exploration of Bay Area feminism at the Oakland Museum of California; a display of Frida Kahlo’s artwork, as well as her garments and jewelry, at the DeYoung Museum; and a retrospective on 40 years of ground-breaking dance by renowned company, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

She Power: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? Celebrate with happenings across the Bay, including a nod to the creative power of women at SFMOMA; a series of female-centric films at Oakland libraries; and remarkable tales of pioneering California women in San Jose. 

Food on the go

From Korean fried chicken (Kokio Republic) and red birria tacos (La Santa Torta) to rotisserie chicken (Roli Roti) and authentic Philly cheesesteaks (Liberty Cheesesteak), the range of offerings at Bay Area food trucks are as extensive as their coverage area. This well-researched piece offers a handy guide to the best-of-the-best eating options on four wheels. 

Seeing Scenic San Francisco

In: The Inner Richmond’s Clement Street. Out: Sea Cliff’s El Camino Del Mar. Check out SF Chronicle columnists Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight’s new and improved 49-mile Scenic Route, the ideal path for exploring one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Bonus: the route is now bike- and pedestrian-friendly. 

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