Hey SoCal! This week, SoCal Catholics observe Lent. Mike Ciriaco was considering giving up sex, but denying him from LA’s gays is a hate crime. But, for some non-denominational fun, from the Glendale Room to Girl Scout Cookies, we got your back with this week’s Hey SoCalendar.
Monologues & Mayhem
The Glendale Room | 127 N. Artsakh Ave., Glendale, CA 91206 | March 7 | eventbrite.com
The cast of improv comics includes Ryan Timmreck (“The Gong Show”), Sean Will (Mission Improvable), Gillian Bellinger (“How I Met Your Father”), Frank Garcia-Hejl (Upright Citizens Brigade NYC/L.A.), Rich Baker (“Epic Rap Battles of History”) and Mary Hynes (The Second City Training Center Chicago). This month’s special guest is Shirley Wainess recounting hilarious true stories from her life as a former trapeze artist, studio exec at Sony Pictures and cancer survivor.
Middle Eastern Comedy Night
Eden Garden Bar & Grill | 175 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA 91101 | March 8 | eventbrite.com
Let laughter be the medicine you need to make it to the middle of the week. Grab some Middle Eastern food, enjoy some hookah and listen to the comedic stylings of Max Amini (Laugh Factory, “Real Rob with Rob Schneider”), Michael Passion and Jack Assadourian Jr. (“Sex Life,” “Laugh After Dark,” “Make America Laugh Again”).
Troubadour | 9081 N. Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 | March 9 | troubadour.com
Get over this hump day by listening to the pop tunes of Claud while helping The Ally Coalition, which provides support for LGBTQ youth, as $1 per ticket goes to the organization.
Joshua Bell & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
The Soraya | 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330 | March 10 | thesoraya.org
Joshua Bell, the sensational violinist, leads the renowned Academy of St. Martins in the Field for an evening of exquisite music-making: Florence Price’s “Adoration,” Dvôrak’s “Violin Concerto,” Rossini’s Overture to “The Barber of Seville” and Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 4.”
Movie In The Park: ‘Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings’
Barnes Park Field | 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754 | March 11 | montereypark.ca.gov
Watch Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” on a giant screen at Barnes Park. Pack your blankets, chairs and snacks to enjoy an evening with Marvel’s newest superhero.
Pomona Artwalk + Alliance Black Marketplace
Alliance Community Cultural Center | 406 W. Second St., Pomona, CA 91766 | March 12 | eventbrite.com
Support Black businesses in Pomona and surrounding areas. Enjoy live performances, gallery visits, street art, and small business pop-ups throughout 10 blocks in Downtown Pomona.
Girl Scout Cookies & Whiskey Tasting
The Oaks Tavern | 13625 Moorpark St., Los Angeles, CA 91423 | March 13 | eventbrite.com
Forget about boring old brunch! Mix and match four types of Girl Scout cookies with four one-ounce shots of whiskey and a pint of craft beer.
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