Saturday, 3/30/13: Blessing of the Animals

DTLA: 83rd Annual Blessing of the Animals

DTLA: 83rd Annual Blessing of the Animals

Looking for things to do in L.A. this weekend? Kick off your weekend with an L.A. tradition at the 83rd Annual Blessing of the Animals at Olvera Street.

Procession on Olvera Street starts at 2PM and blessing immediately follows. There will be food, lots of animals and musical entertainment.

This colorful celebration has delighted visitors to Olvera Street for generations. Over the years many animals have been blessed – from cats and dogs to exotic pets are welcomed. 

When: Sat. 3/30, 12PM, procession starts at 2PM
Where: Olvera Street, 845 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: FREE
Web: Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, 3/30/13: Food Truck Haven

DTLA - Little Tokyo: Imagine this lot filled with food trucks

DTLA – Little Tokyo: Imagine this lot filled with food trucks

DTLA: This is the inaugural kick off for Food Truck Haven. Organized by Angel City Brewery, a rotation of food trucks will set up shop every last Saturday of the month starting 3/30/13. 14 food trucks, craft beers and hundreds of locals are expected in the heart of Little Tokyo.

Trucks: White Rabbit Filipino, Belly BombZ, The Grilled Cheese Truck and more!

When: Sat. 3/30, 12PM-10PM
Where: Angel City Brewery, 216 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: FREE
Web: Food Truck Haven

Sunday, 3/31/13: Easter (Brunch!)

Chaya DTLA: Easter brunch for $42 includes bottomless mimosas

Chaya DTLA: Easter brunch for $42 includes bottomless mimosas

Chaya in DTLA is serving up bottomless mimosas and a delightful selection of brunch classics for $42. Chaya, 525 S Flower St Los Angeles, CA 90071, (213) 236-9577

Bottomless mimosas not your thing? El Cid in Silver Lake is offering bottomless sangria along with Spanish favorites like papas bravas, tortillas, chorizo and  world-class flamenco dancers. El Cid, 4212 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 668-0318

Looking for something a little different? Carousel in Glendale is dishing up Persian/Armenian treats with dishes like eggs and falafel hash browns. Carousel, 304 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, (818) 246-7775

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