Welcome to the newest addition of Fandomental activities. We’ve often seen folks asking what there is to do in cities that doesn’t involve drinking or the club scene… but is still within the realm of affordability. Fear not, fellow Fandomentals! Well, at least those of you living in Los Angeles. We’re rolling out a Fandomental curated weekly list of events that range from culture to sports and fit several budgets. As we continue to hone and fine-tune this list, look for other “weekly suggestions” to pop up for a city near you!
The Galaxy are back with a new head coach in Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who replaces the late Sigi Schmid. Their season opener is against the Chicago Fire at the Dignity Health Sports Park (f.k.a Stubhub Center), on Saturday, March 2, at 5:00 pm. Tickets range from General Admission at $30 on up. If you plan to go, get a move on, many tickets are already gone!
The LAFC kick off their second ever season against Kansas City Sporting at their new Banc of California stadium, on Sunday, March 3, at 5:30 pm. Tickets remaining for this game are a little pricier than the Galaxy, with the lowest currently available via resale starting at $48.
Lakers fans have two home games (from the STAPLES Center) to choose from this week. First, the Lakers take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, February 27, at 7:30 pm. Then the Lakers face the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 pm PST. Prices for tickets start at $83 and are definitely on the high end of the budget list for the week.
Like with the Lakers, Clippers fans have a choice of two homes games (also from the STAPLES Center) this week. Starting on Monday, February 25, at 7:30 pm the Clippers will take on Dallas Mavericks. Their second game will see them play the New York Knicks on Sunday, March 3, at 7:30 pm. Clippers tickets start far below the eye-watering $83 tag seen for the Lakers. You can currently grab upper-level seats for as low as $15.
From 7:30/9:35 pm the New Beverly has a double feature showing of Gidget and Because They’re Young. You can buy a ticket at the theatre for $10, or online with an added service fee totaling $11.34.
The LACMA is hosting a screening of Vanishing Point at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $4 for this Tuesday matinee, held in their Bing Theatre.
The New Beverly is also hosting a matinee showing at 2:00 pm of Adam’s Rib. Tickets at the theatre are $6 or $7.20 when ordered online.
Outfest Fusion begins on March 1 and runs through March 5. Presented by Bank of America, this festival highlights films for LGBTQ People of Color. General Admission tickets for screenings are $12, but $9 if you’re an Outfest member. Gala tickets are $25 for General Admission and $22 for members of Outfest. Youth age 21 and under can get into both events for free.
Satan’s Summer in the City of Angels: The Social Impact of the Night Stalker hosted by the Los Angeles Public Library. This exhibition runs through July 14th and we’re adding it to the list for all of you true crime lovers out there. You’ll find this at the Central Library, in the History and Geneology Department.
Treasures of Los Angeles hosted by the Los Angeles Public Library. This is an ongoing exhibition featuring a veritable treasure trove of Los Angeles history as collected by the Library. This can be viewed at the Central Library, in the Annenberg Gallery.
Upright Citizen’s Brigade
Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher – This live comedy performance on Tuesday, February 26, begins at 8:00 pm with tickets selling for $7 at the door, or $8.50 (with processing fees) online. Material from this show is usually part of their weekly standup podcast.
Quick & Funny Musicals – Over at UCB’s Sunset location, you can catch an “abridged” version of a comedy/musical hybrid on Thursday, February 28, at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $7 at the door or $8.50 (with processing fees) online.
Groundlings & Groundlings, Attorneys at Law – This is the Groundlings Theatre Troupe’s main stage show, running through April 20. Showings can be seen on Friday, March 1st, at 8:00 pm, and on Saturday, March 2, at 8:00 pm or at 10:00 pm. Tickets go for $20 (and $21 if ordered online).
MagicFest Los Angeles 2019
Running from Friday, March 1st through Sunday, March 3, this Grand Prix event held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in West Hall B is a can’t miss for Magic: The Gathering fans and is open to the public.
The Clemency of Titus. A few tickets remain beginning at the $23 price tag for the Saturday, March 2, performance at 7:30 pm in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Once those tickets are gone, you’re looking at the $40-ish range and up.