5 Awesome Things To Do This Week In L.A.



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Photos (From Left, Clockwise): Courtesy of Taschen; Via Cecconi's; Via Pound; Courtesy of Think Jam

ICYMI: Those watches needed to be adjusted yesterday (thankfully, our smartphones are actually quite smart and did this automatically). So, if you're feeling a bit out of sync today, go ahead and blame it on the lack of sleep, or even Mercury being in retrograde. But, don't let it affect your itinerary — heck, show the the stars who's boss by elevating your mood with some inspiring art, a heart-pounding workout, or even a Sunday brunch that will blow all other St. Patty's Day plans out of the water. Lucky you!

Loved Life of Pi? Then You Need To Witness This Ode To The Oscar-Winning Film
We would never send you to L.A. Live unless it was for an amazing reason. And, we think we've discovered what will be worth the traffic: A 3-D street drawing, inspired by an iconic scene from Life of Pi. With mere chalk (and insane talent — let's be honest!), artist Tracy Lee Stum has been working on this masterpiece since Saturday, and will be ready to present the completed sketch on Tuesday in honor of the flick's home entertainment release. Swing by before the temporary artwork disappears!
When: Tuesday, March 12
Where: L.A. Live (Outside of ESPN Zone), 777 Chick Hearn Court (near South Figueroa Street); no phone.

Pound For Pound, This Fitness Routine Is Seriously Rockin' (And Worth The Gym Membership!)
It seems like frontmen and guitarists receive more fan mail relative to their humble drummers, but we bet they don't have an entire cardio gym class inspired by them! Using two weighted drumsticks, instructors (who also happen to bang on snares in their spare time), will have fitness fans toning all sorts of muscle groups and working up a serious sweat — just in time to beat that winter bloat!
When: See class schedule
Where: Pound at Crunch Gym, 8000 Sunset Boulevard (at North Laurel Avenue); 323-654-4550.

Your Coffee Table Is About To Get The Chic-Treatment
How does a complimentary two-night stay at Montage Beverly Hills, tea for two at Parq Bar, and a personal fashion consultation sound? We already know your answer, so reserve the rare fabric edition of Valerie Steele's new tome, Fashion Designers A-Z and RSVP to the celebratory event this Thursday for your chance to win. Not only will the author (who also happens to be the director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT) be on-hand to sign copies, the fashion stylist Joseph Katz will also be present to answer any of your pressing style conundrums.
When: Thursday, March 14, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Taschen Store Beverly Hills, 354 North Beverly Drive (near Brighton Way); 310-274-4300.

Here's How To Make Your Thursday Night Itinerary More Creative
Post-signing with Steele, we imagine you'll be on a real inspiration high. So, book it to the Downtown Art Walk for round two — the free, self-guided event takes place on Spring and Main streets between 2nd and 9th streets, so dress accordingly (a.k.a. flats). Paying a visit to our fave DTLA eateries and scoping out new decor for the digs — we can't think of better Thursday night plans!
When: Thursday, March 14, hours vary
Where: Locations vary, click here for details

Pinch Us, We Must Be Dreaming! This St. Patty's Day Deal Is Too Good To Be True
If you'd rather not deal with the hoards of hooligans descending on your go-to pub, why not hit up one of L.A.'s most esteemed eateries and celebrate in a classier fashion? Although Italian, Cecconi's will be hosting a $12 holiday-themed brunch with green eggs (basil pesto-topped poached eggs on sautéed spinach, avocado, and English muffins, to be exact) and Guinness beer on tap. Cheers!
When: Sunday, March 17,
Where: Cecconi's, 8764 Melrose Avenue, (at North Robertson Boulevard); 310-432-2000.