10 Things To Do For This Saturday in L.A. [1-21-2023]

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The Los Angeles Zoo entrance. Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

Feels like the first full-on sunny weekend we’ve had in L.A. in awhile. How are you going to spend it?

Below you’ll find our top three picks for today (January 21) in Los Angeles followed by a bullet list of seven other quick ideas to consider. Hope you find you something you like, and hope you have a great Saturday!


Things To Do For Saturday in Los Angeles

Nexus IV: Riaz -> This Saturday, Glendale’s Brand Library hosts an opening reception for Nexus IV: Riaz, a new group art show curated by Tlaloc Studios and Thinkspace Projects featuring some 60 artists. Nexus features solo exhibitions from Anthony Clarkson, Ken Flewellyn, Matthew Grabelsky, Anthony Hurd and Cody Jimenez; plus site-specific murals from Brek, Love Yo Dreams and Mr. B Baby. The opening reception takes place from 4 to 10 p.m., and will include food provided by Zavalas Pies, Sweet Life LA and Bad Jimmy’s, plus a cash bar and DJs. The exhibition runs through March 17. Get more info here.

Drive-By Theatre Festival -> To kickoff the 2023 season at Zombie Joe’s Underground, the indie North Hollywood theater hosts their 20th annual Drive-By Theatre Festival, a brand new, fast-paced collection of mini-plays all written, produced, and performed in two days (or less). Shows take place nightly at 8:30 p.m. this Saturday through Monday. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Get more info here.

Lunar New Year at the L.A. Zoo -> This Saturday and Sunday, the Los Angeles Zoo celebrates Lunar New Year with a full lineup of pop-up activities and evening performances. Offerings include a Wall of Well Wishes, a Zoo-diac Mask Making craft station, a Red Lantern Photo O, and a Zoo-diac Tour. All activities are included with zoo admission, which starts at $22 for adults. More info here.

* Goldstar Discounts -> Some of the city’s best seasonal lights programming continues through January, and Goldstar.com has great deals on tickets for select dates. Get savings of $8 on tickets to the L.A. Zoo Lights: Animals Alglow or $10 off tickets to Mean Girls at The Pantages.

* We Like L.A. receives commissions on Goldstar purchases made through our affiliate links.

Seven More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • Monterey Park celebrates the year of the rabbit with a two-day event featuring lion and dragon dancers (Saturday) as well as a carnival and various types of entertainment on both days.
  • This Saturday, Plaza West Covina celebrates Lunar New Year with a range of family friendly activities
  • This Friday to Sunday, the L.A. Body Art Expo brings 250 of America’s best tattoo artists to the L.A. Convention Center for a three-day affair
  • Long Beach shopping destination 2nd & PCH hosts family-friendly Lunar New Year festivities this Saturday.
  • Dance Camera West Festival continues through Saturday at the Barnsdall Theatre.
  • Brella, a child care and early education center in Hollywood, is hosting an open house and family fun curriculum event this Saturday featuring a range of kid’s activities, including art, sensory play, musical instruments from HAMA, family yoga and more.
  • Culver City’s Ivy Station hosts a free afternoon of jazz music on the lawn this Saturday starting at 1 p.m.

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