Spring is in the air. And so are plenty of fun film, music, art, sports and multimedia events and festivals in Los Angeles.
When: March 1
When: Dodger Stadium
What: This is the 15th year that 'Race for the Cure' has been taking place. It includes a 5K race, 5K walk, and 10K double down, all to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and a cure for it.
When: March 1, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Curacao Training Center
What: This event offers literary mavens an opportunity to learn about the writing industry from the pros.
When: March 1, 4:45
Where: Silent Movie Theatre
What: As part of its 'Silent Treatment' program, the theatre screens Ernst Lubitsch's 1924 film.
When: March 9
Where: Downtown to Santa Monica
What: This annual 'stadium-to-sea' 26-mile race (which also features a 5K) will take runners all over the city, from a start-point at Dodger Stadium through West Hollywood, Beverly and ultimately to a finish-line in Santa Monica.
When: March 14, 2014, 8 p.m.
Where: El Rey Theatre
What: The original January performance by English musician and composer Dave Stewart (formerly of Eurythmics) was canceled and rescheduled for this date, March 14th.
When: March 15
Where: Pier Ave. and Valley Dr. Hermosa Beach
What: If you live in the South Bay or just need a beach getaway on St. Patty’s Day, head down to this parade. There will be floats, marching bands, classic cars, clowns and more starting at 11 a.m.
When: March 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Orange County
What: Girl's day out, anyone? This pampering spa event brings together spas and beauty companies from Southern California to offer guests workshops, workouts, shopping, mini-spa and beauty treatments and more in a festive atmosphere with drinks and music. Tickets are $15.
When: March 16, 2014, 4 p.m.
Where: Book Soup, West Hollywood
What: Arthur Hoyle presents and signs the book The Unknown Henry Miller: A Seeker in Big Sur, which was written in cooperation with Anais Nin. The author recounts Miller's career from its origins in Paris in the '30s but the emphasis will be on his years in Big Sur, from 1944 to 1961.
When: March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Billy Wilder Theater, Westwood
What: Armistead Maupin’s novels about the denizens of '70s San Francisco were adapted for TV on PBS. The event will screen the show’s first two episodes, and feature Maupin himself.
When: March 22-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Descanso Gardens, La Canada-Flintridge
What: This annual Japanese themed festival is tied to the blooming of Descanso's beautiful cherry trees, which will be available for purchase. Visitors will experience a Japanese tea ceremony, guided tours, Japanese cooking demonstration, and get to sample bento box lunches and signature cocktails from The Camellia Lounge.