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10 Things To Do For This Saturday in L.A. [1-20-2024]

January 20, 2024 by Brian Champlin
Umbrella over the 110 Freeway
Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

Rain on the way, but still plenty of options out there. Let’s take a look at your Saturday in L.A.

On deck for today you’ll find a Ben Franklin b-day bash, CURRENT: [inti]mate at MOLAA, the Oddities & Curiosities Expo, Mini Golf at Common Space, the Drive-By Theatre Festival, and more. Hope you have a good one! Stay dry out there!

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Three Top Picks To Do This Saturday

M = Less than .5 miles from an L.A. Metro Station, FA = Free Admission

Ben Franklin’s Birthday Celebration – > On Saturday, The International Printing Museum in Carson celebrates Benjamin Franklin’s 318th birthday with a full day of activities that highlight Franklin’s life. Expect special tours of the museum, create your own colonial-era keepsake, including the Declaration of Independence. There will be a special performance of the “Inventive Ben Franklin” with a short Q&A session with both Dr. Franklin and children’s author Gretchen Woelfle, who has recently published How Benjamin Franklin became a Revolutionary in Seven Steps. Birthday cake and colonial punch will be served at 12:15 p.m. Admission cost $10. More info here.

CURRENT: [INTI]MATE at MOLAA – > CURRENT: [inti]mate features a chamber program presented in collaboration with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the Museum of Latin American Art. The series aims to highlight diversity and inclusivity through a program of music from the Latin-American diaspora, including works by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tania León, Angélica Negrón, Violeta Parra, Camilo Gonzalez-Sol, and Marcos Balter, as well as a world premiere by figgis-vizueta and a new arrangement by Carolina Heredia of Parra’s Anticueca No. 4. Two concert are scheduled for the series, one this Saturday at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, and one on Sunday at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Tickets start at $35 for general admission. More info here.

Oddities & Curiosities ExpoM > This Saturday and Sunday, a the Oddities & Curiosities Expo returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center with an extraordinary showcase of over 150 vendors and artists providing a unique shopping experience for enthusiasts of the strange, offering rare and unique items such as antiques and handcrafted oddities. Beyond shopping, the immersive expo includes tarot readings, sideshow performers, and concessions throughout the day. Tickets start at $12 in advance, or $15 the day-of. More info here.

Seven More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • The third annual Shochu Month in Los Angeles celebrates the Japanese spirit with a series of speciality cocktails and live programming at nine of L.A.’s top bars, including Accomplice Bar, Death&Co LA, Employees Only LA, Gold Line, Redbird, Steep LA, The Lincoln, The Semi-Tropic, and Thunderbolt.
  • This Friday to Sunday, the tenth anniversary edition of the Cat Art Show returns to the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace with works from over 50 globally-recognized and emerging artists.
  • Darkness Sounding continues on Saturday at at Coldwater Canyon Park. The evening of deep listening is co-hosted by TreePeople, and co-produced by Floating and Wild Up.
  • This Saturday at the Mark Taper Auditorium at Central Library, L.A. rock band Ozomatli shares their new children’s book Moose on the Loose followed up with a high energy family concert featuring Ozokidz.
  • This Saturday and Sunday, a the Oddities & Curiosities Expo returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center with an extraordinary showcase of over 150 vendors and artists providing a unique shopping experience for enthusiasts of the strange.
  • To kickoff the 2024 season at Zombie Joe’s Underground, the indie North Hollywood theater hosts their 21st annual Drive-By Theatre Festival on Saturday to Monday, offering a brand new, fast-paced collection of mini-plays all written, produced, and performed in two days (or less).
  • Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Kate Berlant’s brings her one-woman show (directed by Bo Burnham) based on her life story to the Pasadena Playhouse, in a performance that Vulture called “exquisite, impeccable, and absolutely deadpan.”

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