The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and the temperature is slowly creeping up as Spring arrives full of promises of a fun-filled summer. As Californians everywhere are preparing for the sun and sweat brought on by the sweet dog days ahead, industrious artists are welcoming springtime with some top-tier dance events. Try something new! The month of March in particular is packing a lot of luck to enjoy for those who might take a chance. With so many events across the state, it’s hard to know which rainbow to follow to find that pot of musical gold. With this guide to all the amazing tunes and springtime vibes, finding the magic in what’s left of March is easy. Enjoy!
March 17th at 5pm
The wizards at @The Grand Artique bring you their St. Patrick’s Day celebration dubbed Sláinte (slahn-chə) a Gaelic word meaning “good health”. The full-band likes of Paul Chesne Band and Forkroot will grace the stage at the Quartyard in SD, leading the charge for a traditional foot-stomping Irish celebration.
March 17th at 10pm
The house-hero himself Claude VonStroke will be gleefully steering the dancefloor to new heights at Union Nightclub in LA. If you know, you know. If you don’t, it’s probably time to get down with Dirtybird.
March 17th at 10pm
Presented by the one and only Camp Charlie Unicorns, Kiss Me, I’m a Unicorn will stoke the excitement for this year’s burn like only they can. Resident Camp Charlie DJs will be bringing the heat to the dance floor until the sun creeps over the horizon.
March 18th at 9pm
As Lucidity Festival draws nearer, the masterminds behind the SoCal staple are drumming up excitement with a night of curated art, performance, and visuals. Legends Mr. Bill and The Librarian will be stirring your pot of gold into a frenzy amidst a setting that is sure to keep those booties bumping.
March 18th at 10pm
The LA underground is still vibrant, thanks to tremendous beat owners and dedicated artists like those at Structure 2.5 this Saturday. Label owners Developer and Christian Gerlach will be banging techno til the break of dawn. RSVP in advance to make sure you get on the list!
March 23rd at 5pm
Bring your fire props and your dancing shoes to the annual Universal Flow Gathering in SoCal. In addition to the multitude of workshops being offered by most of the best performers on the West Coast, UFG will also be bringing some world-class heavyweight musicians like David Starfire and Dela Moontribe to create the soundtrack for a weekend full of fire and flow.
March 25th at 4pm
There’s probably no better way to observe the Spring Equinox than to activate your booty chakra in the beautiful Mojave Desert with the 10th Annual Xexify Mojave Showdown! With their leave-no-trace mantra, it’s no wonder they’ve been rocking this dust for more than a decade.
March 25th at 9pm
Celebrate the beautiful life of the late Nicholas “Pumpkin” Alvarado with a benefit concert for his charity The Little Giant Acorn Foundation For The Arts as they work to secure their 501(c)3 status. Performances by powerhouses like EVeryman, Fort Knox Five, Oh Diggz, Syd Gris and the Crystal Method will set the tone for a surely emotional tribute to the inspirational spirit of Pumpkin, a man who holds a place in the hearts of so many people within the West Coast dance community.
March 25th at 10:00pm
March 26th at 11am
The first installation of Sol Bizarre encourages guests to join in for a Spring celebration of yoga, dance, art, and community. A reinterpretation of the traditional ‘Sunday service’, you can look forward to curated yoga sessions and beats from Jeremy Sole, Lushbunny and Piepshow – just to name a few.
Featured Image by Aaron Gautschi