What’s On in L.A. This Weekend: Frieze L.A., Mardi Gras, Rooftop Cinema

Plus, browse the best of Mar Vista at Venice Fest, a celebration of over 100 businesses in the city

Every Friday, LAMag gathers some highlights of the events happening imminently around Los Angeles for our Weekend Guide, so you can craft a last-minute schedule. Like it? Then you’ll probably be a pretty big fan of our Weekend and Weekend Sales newsletters. You can subscribe to them here.

Frieze LA held at Santa Monica Airport on February 16, 2023 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by River Callaway/WWD via Getty Images)

Frieze L.A.  February 16 – 19, Santa Monica Airport

One of Los Angeles’ bigger annual art show returns this weekend, now at the Santa Monica Airport. This year, the new location will provide the event with plenty of space for extra exhibitions. And it looks to continue its status as one of the most popular art-oriented events in the city. [More info]


Mardi Gras at Farmer’s Market February 18 – 21, Fairfax District

If you’ve ever felt snubbed that Mardi Gras tends to only get the treatment it deserves down in New Orleans, then this is your chance to give some love to the 300-year-old affair. And that love can be given at the original Farmers Market’s annual Mardi Gras celebration, where you can attend a pet parade, a costume contest, or kick back and listen to some live music. [More info]

Rooftop Cinema Club Ends March 5, Arts District

Cinephiles across Los Angeles, this one is for you. With the beginning of 2023 also comes the start of the outdoor screening season and this year, Rooftop Cinema Club will be showing movies with, of course, the best view in town. This weekend, you can look forward to screenings of Legally Blonde, The Menu, and The Notebook.  [More info]

(Photo by The Venice Fest)

Venice Fest February 18 – June 24, Venice

There’s a certain allure of Venice felt nowhere else in L.A. This event is all about celebrating exactly that, as 100 vendors take over Venice Blvd. in the heart of Mar Vista. The birth child of Shop Morpheus and Gym Venice brings in around 100,000 visitors each year. If you want to witness a curation of Venice’s best, this is the place to do so. [More info]

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