CicLAvia: The close-the-big-streets, everyone-on-their-bikes event has been around Los Angeles since 2010, but this is its first foray into the Valley. Where shall it go? Well, NoHo, you might have guessed (look for lots of lively doings along Lankershim) and Ventura Boulevard. Booths, entertainments, social sidewalk happenings, and a new aural story-sharing app are all of a part of the Sunday, March 22 ride. Do tens of thousands of people really show up? They do. Should you avoid Ventura through Studio City and the NoHo nexus if you're driving on Sunday? You should.
Nowruz Celebration: Welcome the start of the Iranian New Year at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with dance performances, stirring live music and "The Sounds of a Persian Spring," a world premiere at the Miracle Mile institution's Bing Theater. Tickets are separate for this event, but the 3 p.m. parade and other happenings around the campus are free. Iranian rock band Kiosk plays at 5 p.m. and "Persian-inspired cuisine" shall be for sale. Sunday, March 22
Spring's Start: The honoring of the seasons, when we reach a season's doorway, can be as elaborate as a fine meal or party or as simple as being with nature. You can find the spirit of both at Descanso Gardens, where the cherry blossoms are turning the 160-acre plot into a colorful swath of pink and white. A festival is on to honor the flowers all weekend long, and origami and food for sale are part of the party, too. Or you can slip into the green, along a walkway, and just connect with the trees. March 21 and 22 are your dates to make a date with spring.
"Bonnie and Clyde" on the Big Screen: Some bemoan that the gears of Hollywood turn too slowly, but this 1967 film was a sign that cinema was undergoing some fast and profound changes. Alison Martino's Vintage LA hosts the Million Dollar Theatre screening, and Grand Central Market next door lends some hosting love, too (you can grab a bit there beforehand). And who is set to chat just before the theater goes dark? Why actor Michael J. Pollard, who will join Ms. Martino on stage. Saturday, March 21
LA County Air Show: The skies above Lancaster shall brim with planes aplenty on March 21 and 22 at Fox Airfield. Shield your eyes or put on the sunglasses and watch feats of derring-do from the USAF Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team, the Big Biplane Solo from Gene Soucy Airshows, and more high-in-the-air fliers. Want to spy things not in flight? Look for STEM displays on the ground from a host of big-name airplane and engineer-mighty companies.