LA LIFE: St. Patty’s Day Celebrations, NHM Fab Events, Free Trees

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Editor’s Note: Some of the events I have mentioned here may have now been postponed or cancelled and that might continue for a while, Tomatoes. I will continue to give you the skinny on fun events but please be sure to double check before you attend an event in case it is canceled. Stay Healthy and Safe!

LA LIFE: St. Patty’s Day Celebrations, NHM Fab Events, Free Trees

Top o’ the Mornin’ to ya Tomatoes! There are so many celebrations spreading green cheer that it makes my head turn green, but I have a few suggestions.  Butterflies are a wonderful sign that spring is on the way and The Butterfly Pavilion opens Sunday. And there are two other events at the Natural History Museum that’s you’ll love. Wow, LA NHM is hopping, Tomatoes.  City Plants is back with “FREE Tree Events” to keep you shaded, cool and green in honor of St. Paddy’s Day. And I still plan to be in NYC on May 1st for the Renewal Summit and hope you will join me.

March 17.  St. Patty’s Day

LA LIFE: St. Patty’s Day Celebrations, NHM Fab Events, Free Trees

All Irish, Irish Americans, and people of all backgrounds who want to be Irish for a day are welcome to any of LA’s St. Patty’s events. Angel City Brewery has got it going on in the arts district and the same day, the Original Farmers Market has an all-day celebration.  And nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like The Tam O’ Shanter  or Molly Malone’s Irish Pub. Enjoy all the perks of St. Patrick’s Day, Tomatoes, whether you are Irish or not. 

Angel City Brewery is serving green tacos and ice cream with an evening of live music and churros. St. Patrick’s Day at the Farmers Market on Fairfax is an all-day outdoor celebration with Magee’s Kitchen serving up their famous nitrate-free corned beef, cabbage and potatoes and keep an eye out for the Bagpipers ladies. Tam O’ Shanter on St. Patrick’s Day has one of the biggest Irish celebrations in LA with live music, pints of green beer, pub food while everyone shows their Irish pride, even if they aren’t Irish.

Molly Malone’s is a LA Landmark and home to Irish Coffee and has brought some of the best Irish Music to this authentic Irish Pub owned by an Irish Family for 40 years.  It’s a great place to spend St. Patrick’s Day with lots of original Irish charm but you won’t find green beer there, Tomatoes, and you will need tickets. May the luck of the Irish be with you, Tomatoes!

March 15 to Sept 7. Butterfly Pavilion Opening

LA LIFE: St. Patty’s Day Celebrations, NHM Fab Events, Free Trees

It’s great news for Tomato butterfly lovers! The Natural History Museum opens its doors to the Butterfly Pavilion this Saturday March 15 for the spring and summer season.  Another different way to celebrate Saint Paddy’s Day. There are more species, more flight space, more resting spots, more light with literally hundreds of butterflies taking flight in front of you ladies.  I can’t wait to get intimate with these precious creatures!

They regularly fill the pavilion with butterflies from across the United States. This season there will be 20 species of California natives such as the monarch, mourning cloak, and buckeye and 10 species of subtropical varieties from south Florida and Texas, such as the malachite and the grey cracker.  The re-designed and permanent Butterfly Pavilion with its enclosed airy exhibit still showcases a unique ecosystem and plant life that gives you a better understanding of the environment needed for butterflies to thrive and survive.  There is just so much to delight your heart and tickle your senses tomatoes. Yay!

March 14 & 15. Nature Fest at NHM

LA LIFE: St. Patty’s Day Celebrations, NHM Fab Events, Free Trees

It’s time to get wild, Tomatoes.  As if we aren’t already…but L.A. Nature Fest is a two-day festival that celebrates L.A.’s wild side and you can go along for the ride! There’s a surprising amount of nature in Los Angeles, and the more you know how to look for it, the more you’ll see. And you’ll see plenty at LA NHM’s Nature Fest.

You’ll be blown away by the plants, animals, and the people devoted to protecting and studying them. L.A. Nature Fest unfolds in their very own Nature Gardens, the outdoor space where museum scientists do real research and educators share nature’s coolest stories.  There is a ton of cool happenings in the NHM Nature Fest that will appeal and peek the interest of anyone who attends.  I did you not, Tomatoes. 

Stories from Los Angeles Celebrate Women’s History Month

LA LIFE: St. Patty’s Day Celebrations, NHM Fab Events, Free Trees

And believe it or not, there is yet another fab event at the Natural History Museum.  And this one, “Stories from Los Angeles” celebrates Women’s History Month. Woo-Hoo!  NHM is telling the stories of the women who held leadership roles in acts of rebellion and activism in SoCal for hundreds of years and many of these incredible female leaders are not remembered today until now.  Their stories deserve to be heard and Tomatoes can educate themselves with the “Stories from Los Angeles Women’s History Month Tour”

Acts of resistance can be big or small. A rebellion. A handwritten sign. A strike. A movement. In this exploration of the Becoming Los Angeles exhibit, join NHM’s educators as they look more closely at the stories of women led resistance, rebellion and activism from the 1700’s to today as women in Los Angeles continue to shape the physical landscape and the diverse cultural heart of this city. Bravo NHM.  Women of the past, present and future thank you.  And so, do the LA Tomatoes. 

MARCH 14, 21, 22, 25.  City Plants Free Trees Events

LA LIFE: St. Patty’s Day Celebrations, NHM Fab Events, Free Trees

If you have got a hankerin’ to plant a tree, now’s a good time Tomatoes. City Plants, whose mission is to expand and maintain LA’s green canopy to promote healthy living, maximize energy efficiency and create jobs, helps accomplish these goals by hosting “Free Tree Adoption Events” through May where you can take home a free tree! Yippee! So be free, be green and be there, Tomatoes. 

These events happen all over LA. City Plants event calendar will guide you to when and where a Tree Adoption Event is happening near you. And they also have tree planting events if you want to volunteer to help. City Plants envisions a Los Angeles where people in every neighborhood have equal access to trees and their benefits: clean air, energy efficiency, better health, cooling shade, and more vibrant communities. City Plants works with 6 nonprofit partners and several LA City Departments to provide free trees to LA residents and to plant 20,000 + trees each year in the City of LA.  Thank you, City Plants!!!! We can always use more trees ladies!

Join Me in NYC on May 1.

LA LIFE: Poetry, Vintage Day, Film Festival, Suffrage, Woman’s Place

Join me in NYC on May 1 for our fabulous all Renewal Summit. A block of hotel rooms is reserved, and I will moderate a panel on “Women’s Heart Health.” IF THE EVENT IS CANCELLED YOU WILL RECEIVE A FULL REFUND ON YOUR EVENT TICKET. Get details and tickets.


  • The Three Tomatoes LA Life editor, Debbie Zipp is your friendly guide to the best of everything in LA with a tomato style perspective. Debbie is an actor, producer, and writer. She is best known for her recurring role as Donna on the CBS series "Murder She Wrote" starring Angela Lansbury. She has had many other TV and stage roles and has starred in over 300 national TV commercials. As head of In The Trenches Productions, Debbie produced, directed, acted in many short films for her company. Her book, The Aspiring Actor's Handbook: What Seasoned Actors Wish They Had Known was recently published. Buy her book: The Aspiring Actor's Handbook: What Seasoned Actors Wish They Had Known

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