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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
The Last Bookstore
The Last Bookstore. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [10 a.m.] There’s a five day pop-up of Ed Ruscha Films on view at the Verle Annis Gallery. Runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. FREE

2. [5 p.m.] NELA Tiki Tuesday at Sonny’s Hideaway.

3. [6 p.m.] Head down to Scum and Villainy Cantina this Tuesday in Hollywood for a Disney themed trivia night.

4. [7 p.m.] Down some tacos, drink some locally brewed beers and test your trivia skills this Tuesday during Tacos & Trivia night at Angel City Brewery in DTLA.

5. [6:30 p.m.Canon Burbank New Year’s Open House Featuring Duclos Lenses. FREE

6. [7:30 p.m.True Crime Tuesdays with James T. Bartlett at The Last Bookstore.

7. [8 p.m.LA Phil’s Green Umbrella series will feature world premiere performances with concerts curated by Andrew Norman, Susanna Mälkki, Herbie Hancock, and John Adams as part of the music halls centennial celebration. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

8. [various Free museum day:  Los Angeles County Arboretum, South Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens

9. [variousDreamscape Immersive, the latest contender in location-based virtual reality, has opened in the Westfield Century City mall with three unique adventures that include an alien zoo, a deep ocean dive and an action packed adventure to find a powerful jewel. Open seven days a week.

10. [various]  dineL.A. returns Jan. 11-25 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries. Check out our list of the Top 17 picks for this current run of dineL.A.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: Use promo code WELIKELA to get 2 tickets for $30 to Beautycon POP, now extended through January 31.

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32 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [1-14-19 to 1-18-19]

January 14, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
110 Freeway South into DTLA
Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

Every week in Los Angeles there are tons of great things to do (even before the weekend gets started) that we think you ought to have on your radar. With that in mind, we put together a list every Monday through Friday morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, January 14 to Friday, January 18, features Dreamscape Immersive, Grunge Shop Tavern, a Women’s Beer Forum, Chinese spirits tasting, the Short Shorts Film Festival, Cats on Glass Gallery experience and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!

Keep in mind that while we retain complete editorial control of our content, for some of the ticketing options provided we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links.


Monday January 14th, 2019

1.Dreamscape Immersive, the latest contender in location-based virtual reality, has opened in the Westfield Century City mall with three unique adventures that include an alien zoo, a deep ocean dive and an action packed adventure to find a powerful jewel. Open seven days a week.

2. dineL.A. returns Jan. 11-25 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries. Check out our favorite menus for dineL.A. in our latest post The 17 Top dineL.A. Menus for January 2019.

3. There’s a five day pop-up of Ed Ruscha Films on view at the Verle Annis Gallery. FREE

4. There’s a themed pop-up called Grunge Shop Tavern where you’ll be transported to 1991, a time where Nirvana, flannel shirts and combat boots ruled. It’s an interactive experience, expect atmospheric actors, a fictitious bar owner called “Old Doug” and loads of grunge music throughout the night.

5.  Monday at the Regent Theatre there is a free screening of the first two episodes of the new dark comedy series from YouTube Originals, WAYNE.

6. Monday is Trivia Night at Saved By The Max, the Saved By The Bell Pop Up Shop Diner & Bar.

Tuesday January 15th, 2019

7. LA Phil’s Green Umbrella series will feature world premiere performances with concerts curated by Andrew Norman, Susanna Mälkki, Herbie Hancock, and John Adams as part of the music halls centennial celebration. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

8. Head down to Scum and Villainy Cantina this Tuesday in Hollywood for a Disney themed trivia night.

9. Down some tacos, drink some locally brewed beers and test your trivia skills this Tuesday during Tacos & Trivia night at Angel City Brewery in DTLA.

10. Free museum day:  Los Angeles County Arboretum, South Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens

Wednesday January 16th, 2019

11. Eagle Rock Brewery will once again host a Women’s Beer Forum where you’ll get to try a flight of five beers from different breweries for $15.

12. Griffith Observatory offers a Sunset Walk & Talk one evening a month led by a Park Ranger and museum guide. FREE

13. Join The Museum of the American Cocktail and author Derek Sandhaus for a tour through Chinese spirits, and learn about the history of alcohol and Chinese culture. You’ll enjoy a guided tasting of five traditional baijiu expressions, three baijiu cocktails and gourmet bites. Happening at The Edison in DTLA.

14.The Super Serious Show is a comedy event produced by CleftClips featuring both established and up-and-coming talent performing an array of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Happening at The Virgil.

15. Stop by Salazar every first and third Wednesday now till February for a Mezcal Tasting Series with select mezcal brands. You’ll hear the history and culture of each brand and taste different expressions paired with snacks.

16. See comedians recreate Forrest Gump live onstage while drunk at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood.

17. The folks behind the Museum of Failure presents The Disgusting Food Museum (Dec. 9, 2018 through Feb. 17, 2019.) Some of the ‘delicacies’ include maggot infested cheese, bull testicles, and sheep eyeballs. If you’re brave enough, visitors will also get to smell and taste some of the creations at the end of the exhibit over at a tasting bar. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

18. It’s trivia night at Grand Central Market this Wednesday on the Broadway side of the food hall.

Thursday January 17th, 2019

19.The Short Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood comes to the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood thanks to Japan House Los Angeles. This one-day film festival aims to showcase the world of Japanese and international short films through free screenings, live discussions, and presentations by industry leaders. FREE

20. Pod Save America cohost Jon Favreau and Kandist Mallett, politics editor at Blavity will discuss the short- and long-term implications of November’s election this Thursday at The Hammer museum. Moderated by Shaniqua McClendon, political director for Crooked Media. FREE

21. Every first and third Thursday of the month Brennan’s in Marina Del Rey hosts their famous turtle races. Since 1974, this tradition brings these little speedsters out of their sanctuary (located in the bar) for an exciting game that support charities. Race starts at 9 p.m.

22. Live After 5 presented by the Downtown Long Beach Alliance takes place on the Third Thursday of every month from 5-9 p.m. with rotating downtown districts in the LBC being featured. Highlights include live music, art activations, entertainment for both adults and kids. FREE

23. There’s an opening reception for Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale from 5-8 p.m. The traveling exhibition is on view until April 7, 2019. FREE

24.Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Venice this Thursday for a comedy show with secret performers in a secret location. Location will be emailed to ticket holders and it’s BYOB.

25. Free museum dayMOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.),  Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.), Japanese American National Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m,) and USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

Friday January 18th, 2019

26. Cats On Glass Gallery is a pop-up from January 18-27 with a purpose, presented by Fresh Step Clean Paws. The “gallery” will feature a cat-lebrity Walk of Fame, a larger-than-life cat display, a yarn pom-pom room, a “me-owm” meditation room, and adoptable cats from spcaLA on view from a glass playhouse. FREE

27. DEEP-LA & BENDER presents “City Lights” at SKYSPACE a dance party 1,000 feet above the shining lights of DTLA. The evening will also include a sonic sound bath, free rides on the “Skyslide,” tarot/astrology readings and more.

28. Odd Nights At The Autry feature a collection of vendors, gourmet food trucks, children activities, guests DJ’s, a full bar and access to The Autry Gallery until 9 p.m. happening every third Friday of the month until October 2019. 

29. Greenbar Distillery will open up their facility for a tour of their organic distillery. The tour allows guests to learn about the process of spirit making and taste some of Greenbar Distillery’s portfolio. Happening every Friday through Sunday of this month.21.

30. The City of Pasadena will host a Family Astronomy Night this Friday with scientists from the Carnegie Observatories. Stargaze with the team and see the moon, Mars and more through their telescopes. FREE

31. Beautycon is offering a pop up experience titled Beautycon POP happening Friday through Sunday featuring immersive galleries, makeup brands, vendors, a salon and other beauty related activities.

32.The Groundlings: The Completely Different Late Show is a hilarious improv show by the cast of the Groundlings’ Main Company. Audience shout suggestions throughout the night for improvisational scenes performed by some of the best in the business. It’s also a testing ground for brand new material for the Groundlings’ main show. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

Award winning chef, author and television personality Graham Elliot steps into the kitchen of Atrium in Los Feliz tonight for a special dinner service. From 6-8:30 p.m. three exclusive menu items will be offered to diners. This includes Graham’s signature Caesar salad ($15), a short rib stroganoff with spaetzle, wild mushrooms, and peppered sour cream ($30) and a bananas foster crème brulée ($12). Reservations are strongly encouraged by OpenTable or calling 323-607-6944.

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 14, 2019

January 14, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Raining in Los Angeles
Credit: Ryan Vaarsi via flickr

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Monday, January 14, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [10 a.m.] There’s a five day pop-up of Ed Ruscha Films on view at the Verle Annis Gallery. Runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. FREE

2. [6 p.m.Players Wanted: Riverdale – A Themed Game Night at Scum and Villainy Cantina.

3. [7 p.m.] Monday at the Regent Theatre there is a free screening of the first two episodes of the new dark comedy series from YouTube Originals, WAYNE.

4. [7 p.m.Write Club Los Angeles at the Bootleg Theater.

5. [7 p.m.] Monday is Trivia Night at Saved By The Max, the Saved By The Bell Pop Up Shop Diner & Bar.

6. [7 p.m.] There’s a themed pop-up called Grunge Shop Tavern where you’ll be transported to 1991, where Nirvana, flannel shirts and combat boots ruled. An interactive experience, expect atmospheric actors, a fictitious bar owner called “Old Doug” and loads of grunge music

7. [8 p.m.Third Eye Blind plays the Roxy Theatre.

8. [8 p.m.Ranch Dressing Comedy Show at The Love Song.

9. [variousDreamscape Immersive, the latest contender in location-based virtual reality, has opened in the Westfield Century City mall with three unique adventures that include an alien zoo, a deep ocean dive and an action packed adventure to find a powerful jewel. Open Mondays through Thursdays.

10. [various]  dineL.A. returns Jan. 11-25 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries. Check out our list of the Top 17 picks for this current run of dineL.A.

#SPONSORED DEALGet $18 tix to the upcoming LA Art Show 2019 (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 13, 2019

January 13, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Pico Metro Station
Pico Station in Downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Brian Champlin

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Sunday, January 13, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [10 a.m.] The Cool Camellia Celebration returns to Descanso Gardens on January 12 – 13 for a celebration of the iconic camellia collection during its peak blooming season.

2. [11 a.m.Family Flicks Film Series at The Hammer will screen Honey I Shrunk The Kids this Sunday. FREE

3. [noon] The monthly East LA Art Walk returns this month to highlight independent artists, muralists, crafters and local businesses from the Eastside and its surrounding neighborhoods. This event is put on by the East LA Business Association of the 1st St corridor and is designed to be family friendly.

4. [noon] Head to Central Library for the first-ever Mobile Museum Fair. As part of the 21 Collections: Every Object Has a Story exhibit, the fair highlights over 15 libraries from the greater Los Angeles area through portable exhibits. FREE

5. [noon] Beautycon is offering a pop up experience titled Beautycon POP happening Friday through Sunday featuring immersive galleries, makeup brands, vendors, a salon and other beauty related activities.

6. [noon] Los Feliz Cares presents FREE Yoga in Griffith Park. FREE

7. [1 p.m.] Enjoy riding the Metro — pants free — with a big group of like-minded Angelenos this Sunday, when the 11th Annual No Pants Metro Ride returns.

8. [6 p.m.Malibu Love Sesh, a benefit concert featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, & St. Vincent at the Hollywood Palladium.

9. [7:30 p.m.Notorious RBG in Song is a concert saluting the life and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her twenty-five years on the United States Supreme Court. Happening at The Skirball Cultural Center.

10. [various]  dineL.A. returns Jan. 11-25 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries. Check out our list of the Top 17 picks for this current run of dineL.A.

#SPONSORED DEALGet $18 tix to the upcoming LA Art Show 2019 (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 12, 2019

January 12, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Griffith Observatory Cloudy View
Credit: Tyler Merbler via flickr cc

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Saturday, January 12, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [10 a.m.] The Cool Camellia Celebration returns to Descanso Gardens on January 12 – 13 for a celebration of the iconic camellia collection during its peak blooming season.

2. [10 a.m.] The Altadena Library District presents 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! An early literacy initiative to encourage families to read more. A petting zoo, face painting, donut truck as well as representatives from city and county early childhood agencies will be in attendance. FREE 

3. [10 a.m.Greater L.A. Vintage Postcard and Paper Show will have 30 dealers showing casing postcards, paper collectibles, photos, and ephemera of yesteryear all for sale.

4. [10 a.m.] Every second Saturday of the month Paseo Playdates put on free themed entertainment for kids. This month its instrument exploration with a concert by School of Rock! FREE

5. [11 a.m.] Spend a day with burgers, beer and world-class Thoroughbred racing at Los Angeles landmark, Santa Anita Park during Burgers & Brewfest on Saturday. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

6. [11 a.m.] Head over to the Regent in DTLA for The Rock and Roll Flea Market. Every month, the flea market features 50 vendors offering vintage and handmade crafts, including clothing, jewelry, memorabilia, instruments and more. The space will also offer two full bars, a brunch menu, DJ’s all day, and “boozy bingo,” with prizes like tickets to concerts at The Regent. Admission to the flea market is free.

7. [noon] Beautycon is offering a pop up experience titled Beautycon POP happening Friday through Sunday featuring immersive galleries, makeup brands, vendors, a salon and other beauty related activities.

8. [6 p.m.] Wine loving Angelenos will gather for a wine tasting focused on one varietal, Grenache. Happening at La Brea Bakery Cafe, The Grenache Wars will have guests enjoying an array of wines, appetizers, live music and in the end a group vote of the best Grenache purveyor of the evening.

9. [7:30 p.m.Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Culver City this Saturday for a comedy show with secret performers in a secret location. Location will be emailed to ticket holders and it’s BYOB.

10. [various]  dineL.A. returns Jan. 11-25 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries. Check out our list of the Top 17 picks for this current run of dineL.A.

#SPONSORED DEALGet $18 tix to the upcoming LA Art Show 2019 (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff

1st Street Bridge

1st Street Bridge in Los Angeles. Photo by Diana Kuo

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Friday, January 11, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [11 a.m.Free Haus Dog Day at Dog Haus Biergarten USC.

2. [noon] Beautycon is offering a pop up experience titled Beautycon POP happening Friday through Sunday featuring immersive galleries, makeup brands, vendors, a salon and other beauty related activities.

3. [5 p.m.]  Aquarium of the Pacific will host a family overnight where you can explore exhibits, touch marine animals, enjoy a pizza dinner, snacks and breakfast.

4. [6 p.m.] National Hot Toddy Day is this Friday and chef driven ice cream shop Humphry Slocombe will be offering complimentary Hot Toddy Sundaes from 6-10 p.m. at their Venice location. The sundae features The Glenlivet a flavor made from the renowned Scotch whiskey brand. It’s also drizzled with clove caramel and topped with candied lemon. Artisan cocktails from The Glenlivet will also be offered on Friday.

5. [6 p.m.] Greenbar Distillery will open up their facility for a tour of their organic distillery. The tour allows guests to learn about the process of spirit making and taste some of Greenbar Distillery’s portfolio. Happening every Friday through Sunday of this month.

6. [7 p.m.Celebrate the Queen of Tejano music, Selena at The Wiltern this Friday. Enjoy a screening of the film, a Selena tribute concert, vendors, photo ops and tacos. Check for discounted tickets via Goldstar while supplies last.

7. [all day] Highland Park’s neighborhood pub, The Greyhound Bar & Grill celebrates their fifth anniversary this Friday by offering each guest a free order of five signature Greyhound Wings (veggie wings also available) served with your choice of 19 house-made sauces.

8. [various]  dineL.A. returns Jan. 11-25 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries. Check out our list of the Top 17 picks for this current run of dineL.A.

9. [various8th Annual Pasadena Cheeseburger Week returns with over 40 restaurants and bars offering special cheeseburger items from January 6-11.

10. [variousSanta Monica Restaurant Week returns January 7 to 13 with over 30 of the area’s best restaurants creating a unique dish with one unifying star ingredient, the persimmon.

#SPONSORED DEALGet $18 tix to the upcoming LA Art Show 2019 (via Goldstar)

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30 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. [1-11-2019 to 1-13-2019]

January 10, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is precious in this fast paced city we curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

This weekend, from Friday, January 11 to Sunday, January 13, features dineL.A. Restaurant Week, Burgers & Brewfest, Cool Camellia Celebration at Descanso Gardens, No Pants Metro Ride, a Mobile Museum Fair, East LA Art Walk and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your weekend!

Los Angeles Central Library Photo by: Brian Champlin


Keep in mind that while we retain complete editorial control of our content, for some of the ticketing options provided we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links.

Friday January 11th, 2019

1. Celebrate the Queen of Tejano music, Selena at The Wiltern this Friday. Enjoy a screening of the film, a Selena tribute concert, vendors, photo ops and tacos. Check for discounted tickets via Goldstar while supplies last.

2. dineL.A. returns Jan. 11-25 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.

3. National Hot Toddy Day is this Friday and chef driven ice cream shop Humphry Slocombe will be offering complimentary Hot Toddy Sundaes from 6-10 p.m. at their Venice location. The sundae features The Glenlivet a flavor made from the renowned Scotch whiskey brand. It’s also drizzled with clove caramel and topped with candied lemon. Artisan cocktails from The Glenlivet will also be offered on Friday.

4. Santa Monica Restaurant Week returns January 7 to 13 with over 30 of the area’s best restaurants creating a unique dish with one unifying star ingredient, the persimmon.

5. Aquarium of the Pacific will host a family overnight where you can explore exhibits, touch marine animals, enjoy a pizza dinner, snacks and breakfast.

6. Highland Park’s neighborhood pub, The Greyhound Bar & Grill celebrates their fifth anniversary this Friday by offering each guest a free order of five signature Greyhound Wings (veggie wings also available) served with your choice of 19 house-made sauces.

7. The Groundlings Mix Tape is a “best of” show with a limited run of only-seen-once-before sketches. Brought back to life by director Deanna Oliver and her cast of Groundlings and Alumni. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

8. 8th Annual Pasadena Cheeseburger Week returns with over 40 restaurants and bars offering special cheeseburger items from January 6-11.

9. Join Descanso Gardens for a special Camellia Wine Dinner in honor of the iconic winter flower in bloom. The six-course menu will be curated by Executive Chef Philip Mack and includes kabocha squash with burnt onion, Chinese sausage, edible ferns, and a 36-Hour Imperial Wagyu beef brisket. The dinner cost $100 per person and reservations required.

10. Greenbar Distillery will open up their facility for a tour of their organic distillery. The tour allows guests to learn about the process of spirit making and taste some of Greenbar Distillery’s portfolio. Happening every Friday through Sunday of this month.

11. Beautycon is offering a pop up experience titled Beautycon POP happening Friday through Sunday featuring immersive galleries, makeup brands, vendors, a salon and other beauty related activities.

Saturday January 12th, 2019

12. Spend a day with burgers, beer and world-class Thoroughbred racing at Los Angeles landmark, Santa Anita Park during Burgers & Brewfest on Saturday. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

13. The Cool Camellia Celebration returns to Descanso Gardens on January 12 – 13 for a celebration of the iconic camellia collection during its peak blooming season.

14. Wine loving Angelenos will gather for a wine tasting focused on one varietal, Grenache. Happening at La Brea Bakery Cafe, The Grenache Wars will have guests enjoying an array of wines, appetizers, live music and in the end a group vote of the best Grenache purveyor of the evening.

15. Head over to the Regent in DTLA for The Rock and Roll Flea Market. Every month, the flea market features 50 vendors offering vintage and handmade crafts, including clothing, jewelry, memorabilia, instruments and more. The space will also offer two full bars, a brunch menu, DJ’s all day, and “boozy bingo,” with prizes like tickets to concerts at The Regent. Admission to the flea market is free.

16. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Culver City this Saturday for a comedy show with secret performers in a secret location. Location will be emailed to ticket holders and it’s BYOB.

17. Every second Saturday of the month Paseo Playdates put on free themed entertainment for kids. This month its instrument exploration with a concert by School of Rock! FREE

18. The Altadena Library District presents 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! An early literacy initiative to encourage families to read more. A petting zoo, face painting, donut truck as well as representatives from city and county early childhood agencies will be in attendance. FREE

19. Greater L.A. Vintage Postcard and Paper Show will have 30 dealers showing casing postcards, paper collectibles, photos, and ephemera of yesteryear all for sale.

20. The folks behind the Museum of Failure presents The Disgusting Food Museum (Dec. 9, 2018 through Feb. 17, 2019.) Some of the ‘delicacies’ include maggot infested cheese, bull testicles, and sheep eyeballs. If you’re brave enough, visitors will also get to smell and taste some of the creations at the end of the exhibit over at a tasting bar. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

21. The Bai Holiday Ice Rink returns to Pershing Square from Nov. 15, 2018 to Jan. 21, 2019 daily featuring a 7200 square foot outdoor ice-skating experience. A wide variety of events will take place throughout the duration of the rink.

Sunday January 13th, 2019

22. Enjoy riding the Metro — pants free — with a big group of like-minded Angelenos this Sunday, when the 11th Annual No Pants Metro Ride returns.

23. The monthly East LA Art Walk returns this month to highlight independent artists, muralists, crafters and local businesses from the Eastside and its surrounding neighborhoods. This event is put on by the East LA Business Association of the 1st St corridor and is designed to be family friendly.

24. Yoga at Angel City Brewery welcomes all levels of experience with a donation of $15-20 that includes a free drink at the end.

25. Head to Central Library for the first-ever Mobile Museum Fair. As part of the 21 Collections: Every Object Has a Story exhibit, the fair highlights over 15 libraries from the greater Los Angeles area through portable exhibits. FREE

26. Notorious RBG in Song is a concert saluting the life and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her twenty-five years on the United States Supreme Court. Happening at The Skirball Cultural Center.

27. Family Flicks Film Series at The Hammer will screen Honey I Shrunk The Kids this Sunday. FREE

28. Challenge yourself with a 75-minute yoga class while enjoying views of the DTLA skyline during Flow + Flavor: Rooftop Yoga at Smorgasburg x ROW DTLA.

29. Party With is Los Angeles’ new Instagram-ready experience located at Westfield Santa Anita Mall. Folks can expect 15 premium photogenic installations like an infinity rainbow and a room filled with sparkling disco balls. Party With runs through January 27 and is open Thursdays through Sundays. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

30. Get into the winter spirit when ICE at Santa Monica returns with a 8,000 square foot ice skating rink. Running November 3, 2018 through January 21, 2019.

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

dineL.A. Restaurant Week returns for its winter edition from January 11-25 for two weeks of special prix-fixe menus from top restaurants across Los Angeles. Here’s another round of places that should be on your checklist as you eat your way through the city:

The Fields (DTLA): The stunning food hall houses some of LA’s most coveted bites all under one roof. El Monte’s Burritos La Palma, Inglewood’s Coni’sSeafood and Tim Hollingsworth of Otium fame CJ Boyd’s Fried Chicken plus others will participate in dineL.A. For lunch, $15 gets you a combo of three to five items (depending on the vendor) and dinner for $29 gets you the same but with a draft cocktail or beer.  –> More information

APL Restaurant (Hollywood): A five-course dinner from grill master and meat connoisseur Adam Perry Lang for a cool $99 is a steal. On the menu, you’ll dine on filet mignon tartare, dry aged ribeye, lemon brown butter branzino and more. –> More information

Rossoblu (DTLA): Three-course dinner for $49. Highlights from the menu include lightly cured beef tenderloin as a first course, grilled lamb chop and lobster risotto as a main and a chocolate hazelnut budino for dessert. –> More information

Spago Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills): Wolfgang Pucks signature restaurant offers their signature California tasting menu for $99. Modified for dineL.A. you’ll indulge in their popular “The Egg” dish, olive oil poached Ora King Salmon and Snake River Farm’s wagyu rib-eye steak, all of which is on the regular tasting menu. For this special occasion, you will also dine on roasted baby abalone in parsley-garlic lemon butter, braised veal cheek in a stone pot and more. –> More information

Tam O’Shanter (Atwater Village): Four-course dinner for $49. Lawry’s prime rib fans take note, Tam O’Shanter is the OG restaurant from the owners of Lawry’s. You’ll see the roast prime rib of beef on the menu served with mashed potatoes and gravy, Yorkshire pudding, whipped horseradish and creamed spinach. That’s just the entrée. Remember there are four courses to this dinner. Come hungry. –> More information

Providence (Hollywood): A Michelin star restaurant in Los Angeles is rare enough. A tasting menu for $99 is even more impressive. Get a fine dining experience unlike any other in the city at Michael Cimarusti’s Providence. You’ll dine on sashimi, California rockfish, liberty farms duck, impressive amuse bouche bites in-between and beautiful sweets at the end. –> More information

Bar Ama (DTLA): Three-course Tex-Mex dinner menu for $39. You’ll be given a choice for each course. I suggest starting with the queso and chorizo then move on to a shredded pork molcajete or a short rib chalupa and end with the churro funnel cake. –> More information

Free Play (DTLA): Three-course dinner menu for $29. You’ll have your choice of starters like Frito pie and deviled eggs then an entrée of either harissa chicken or braised pork shank. For dessert you can choose either birthday cake or an ice cream sundae. Take a break in between meals to enjoy the arcade inside the restaurant. –> More information

E.P & L.P. (West Hollywood): Brunch, lunch and dinner are available during this event. All are solid options. Brunch/Lunch is a two course occasion for $20 with a drink included. On the menu you’ll find chicken & Hong Kong style waffles, Indonesian style fried rice and short rib & eggs. During dinner, $29 will get you three courses that include sweet & sour pork ribs, Bangkok crispy chicken, green curry of Hirmasa kingfish and more. –> More information 

Want to see more We Like L.A. approved dineL.A. picks? Check out our post The 17 Top dineL.A. Menus for January 2019.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Thursday, January 10, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Huntington Library

Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


Keep in mind for some of the ticketing options we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links (affiliates noted in parenthesis).

1. [2 p.m.] The folks behind the Museum of Failure presents The Disgusting Food Museum (Dec. 9, 2018 through Feb. 17, 2019.) Some of the ‘delicacies’ include maggot infested cheese, bull testicles, and sheep eyeballs. If you’re brave enough, visitors will also get to smell and taste some of the creations at the end of the exhibit over at a tasting bar. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. [6 p.m.Downtown Art Walk brings art enthusiasts and locals together every second Thursday of each month to take part in gallery tours, shop the art mart and sample nearby food trucks, and experience the overall flavor of the downtown Los Angeles Historic Core.

3. [6:30 p.m.TechFair 2019 comes to UCLA for an interactive experience with online content creators and entrepreneurs. Highlights include e-scooter nest and flight school, a black light face painting dance party, a photo booth, giveaways and drawing prizes. FREE

4. [7 p.m.Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in 100+ cities across the globe including Busby’s East in Los Angeles! Dubbed as “Discovery Channel with beer” folks will give fun and informative presentations about a variety of topics and the audience drinks along.

5. [2:30 p.m.] Award-winning rose hybridizer Tom Carruth, the E. L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections at The Huntington, will introduce a new rose ‘Huntington’s Hundredth’, developed to commemorate the institution’s upcoming centennial. The rose will be available for purchase following a talk, along with other bareroot varieties. This event is free and no reservations are required.

6. [8 p.m.] Maria Bamford performs at Flappers in Burbank.

7. [10 p.m.] The Mermaid bar in Chinatown will host a David Bowie/ Elvis Birthday Bash from 10 p.m. to midnight with DJ’s and visuals.

8. [various] Free museum day:  MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.),  Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.), Japanese American National Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m,) and USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

9. [various8th Annual Pasadena Cheeseburger Week returns with over 40 restaurants and bars offering special cheeseburger items from January 6-11.

10. [variousSanta Monica Restaurant Week returns January 7 to 13 with over 30 of the area’s best restaurants creating a unique dish with one unifying star ingredient, the persimmon.

#SPONSORED DEALGet $18 tix to the upcoming LA Art Show 2019 (via Goldstar)

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar

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Here’s a Cheat Sheet of Free Museum Days in L.A. For January (2019)

January 9, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff

Rauschenberg’s The 1/4 Mile

Rauschenberg’s The 1/4 Mile on view at LACMA. Photo by Christina Champlin.

The intent of this “cheat-sheet” is to denote specific free days in any given month where Los Angeles museums that normally charge an admission waive their entry fees (not including parking). This list is for January, 2019.

As always please keep in mind there are over two dozen museums in and around Los Angeles that offer free admission ALL the time which are not listed here. To find those check out this handy list of aLL free museums in L.A. (including favorites like The Getty, California Science Center, The Hammer Museum, and more) if you’d like to explore all your freebie options for January.

And of course, above all, have fun!

Free Museum Days – January 2019

[JAN 2] Autry National Center of the American West

[JAN  3] Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 3MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 3] Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.)

[JAN 3] Huntington Library (note that you have to reserve passes for the free day in advance, and it books up fast. For this reason we’d suggest you take a look at the free day for February and start planning when you need to be online to grab the tix)

[JAN 3] Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 3] USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 4] Norton Simon Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 6] Museum of Latin American Art

[JAN 6] ] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[JAN 8] Los Angeles County Museum of Art (also free for L.A. County residents with valid I.D. after 3:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays all month long)

[JAN 8] Autry National Center of the American West

[JAN 10] Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 10MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 10] Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.)

[JAN 10] USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 10] Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 13] Museum of Latin American Art

[JAN 13] USC Pacific Asian Museum (11 am. to 5 p.m.)

[JAN 13] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[JAN 15Los Angeles County Arboretum

[JAN 15South Coast Botanic Garden

[JAN 15Descanso Gardens

[JAN 17MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 17] Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.)

[JAN 17] USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 17] Japanese American National Museum (all day)

[JAN 17] Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 20] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[JAN 20Museum of Latin American Art

[JAN 21] Los Angeles County Museum of Art (free for MLK Day)

[JAN 24] Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 24MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 24] Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.)

[JAN 24] USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 24] Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 25Museum of Latin American Art (5 to 9 p.m.)

[JAN 27] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[JAN 27Museum of Latin American Art

[JAN 31] Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 31MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[JAN 31] Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.)


As a reminder, it’s always good to verify the status of free days before you visit, so be sure to check the above links to verify visiting hours, parking costs, and any other pertinent details. Keep in mind free admission days may not include specially ticketed exhibitions. If there are any errors, omissions, or corrections you’d like to note for this list, feel free to comment below or email us at tips@welikela.com.

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 9, 2019

January 9, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Keep in mind for some of the ticketing options we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links (affiliates noted in parenthesis).

1. [2 p.m.] The folks behind the Museum of Failure presents The Disgusting Food Museum (Dec. 9, 2018 through Feb. 17, 2019.) Some of the ‘delicacies’ include maggot infested cheese, bull testicles, and sheep eyeballs. If you’re brave enough, visitors will also get to smell and taste some of the creations at the end of the exhibit over at a tasting bar. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. [4 p.m.Burrito Project L.A. is looking for volunteers to help make burritos and distribute them to the hungry this Wednesday.

3. [7 p.m.] The Garvey Ranch Observatory will host an evening of astronomy with members of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society. Guest will have a chance to go into the dome to view the stars, enjoy a star party on the lawn, and learn how to build their own telescope. The observatory is open to the public on Wednesday nights only. FREE

4. [7 p.m.] Every Wednesday The Continental Club in DTLA features live jazz hosted by Matthew Yeakley plus complimentary mini cupcakes from Big Man Bakes. No cover!

5. [7:30 p.m.] Hollywood Heritage and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association presents “Swanson on Sunset”an evening centered around the legendary star that will include clips of a forth coming documentary, a Q&A with the director, Jeffrey Schwarz and other special guests.

6. [8 p.m.]  See comedians recreate Pulp Fiction live onstage while drunk at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood.

7. [9 p.m.Dub Club with DJ Tom Chasteen and Boss Harmony at Echoplex. Free before 10 p.m.

8. [10:30 p.m.Outside Dog Gets One Star at UCB Sunset.

9. [various8th Annual Pasadena Cheeseburger Week returns with over 40 restaurants and bars offering special cheeseburger items from January 6-11.

10. [variousSanta Monica Restaurant Week returns January 7 to 13 with over 30 of the area’s best restaurants creating a unique dish with one unifying star ingredient, the persimmon.

#SPONSORED DEALGet $18 tix to the upcoming LA Art Show 2019 (via Goldstar)

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 8, 2019

January 8, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Santa Monica Boardwalk

Santa Monica Boardwalk. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


Keep in mind for some of the ticketing options we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links (affiliates noted in parenthesis).

1. [1 p.m.] The Institute of Culinary Education Los Angeles will open to the public for the first time to give guests a complimentary culinary education centered on the “Taste of Korea.” Guests will learn from culinary experts from around the globe—including Michelle Choi, President of the NY Korean Culinary Association. Participants will learn to make “banchans,” tofu specialties and sauces called “Jangs,” as well as traditional tea service and Korean confectionery. FREE

2. [7 p.m.] Meet folks from around the world at the Language Exchange Party! at Social Lingo in Santa Monica.

3. [7 p.m.] Down some tacos, drink some locally brewed beers and test your trivia skills this Tuesday during Tacos & Trivia night at Angel City Brewery in DTLA.

4. [7 p.m.] There’s a Golden Girls Trivia Night happening at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood this Tuesday.

5. [8 p.m.] Joe Rogan and Friends at the Hollywood Improv.

6. [8 p.m.]  The Annual David Bowie Birthday Party at The Hi Hat this year will include live music, face art and plenty of drinks.

7. [8 p.m.Watch Doctor Who with your fellow Whovians this Tuesday night at Fox & Hounds. They’ll be showing the Eleventh Doctor episode “Cold War” on every TV as well as two big projectors inside and outside the bar. Drink special password is “TARDIS” and gets you $4 draft beer and $1 off wine and well drinks.

8. [various] Free museum day:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art (also free for L.A. County residents with valid I.D. after 3:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays all month long) and Autry National Center of the American West

9. [various8th Annual Pasadena Cheeseburger Week returns with over 40 restaurants and bars offering special cheeseburger items from January 6-11.

10. [variousSanta Monica Restaurant Week returns January 7 to 13 with over 30 of the area’s best restaurants creating a unique dish with one unifying star ingredient, the persimmon.

#SPONSORED DEALGet $18 tix to the upcoming LA Art Show 2019 (via Goldstar)

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar

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37 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [1-7-19 to 1-11-19]

January 7, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff

Every week in Los Angeles there are tons of great things to do (even before the weekend gets started) that we think you ought to have on your radar. With that in mind, we put together a list every Monday through Friday morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, January 7 to Friday, January 11, features Santa Monica Restaurant Week, Downtown Art Walk, Selena Night at The Wiltern, dineL.A., Free Hot Toddy Sundaes from Humphry Slocombe and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!

Huntington Library

At the Huntington Library. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


Keep in mind that while we retain complete editorial control of our content, for some of the ticketing options provided we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links.

Monday January 7th, 2019

1. There’s a panel discussion with the founders of the new publication theLAnd at the Edendale branch of the Los Angeles Library. theLAnd is a magazine consisting of former writers and editors from LA Weekly, it aims to recapture the spirit of the alternative weekly before it’s corporate takeover last year. FREE

2. Santa Monica Restaurant Week returns January 7 to 13 with over 30 of the area’s best restaurants creating a unique dish with one unifying star ingredient, the persimmon.

3. There’s a Post Apocalyptic themed game night happening at Scum and Villainy Cantina. The night will include themed activities, giveaways, special menu items and more.

4. Bring a little meditation to your Monday at the Eastside/Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sitting Group

5. Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen at The Virgil is one of the most popular weekly variety shows happening on a Monday in Los Angeles.

6. 8th Annual Pasadena Cheeseburger Week returns with over 40 restaurants and bars offering special cheeseburger items from January 6-11.

7. Head to Burton Chace Park for a donation based morning yoga session under the pergolas by the marina. Your own mat is required.

Tuesday January 8th, 2019

8. There’s a Golden Girls Trivia Night happening at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood this Tuesday.

9. The Institute of Culinary Education Los Angeles will open to the public for the first time to give guests a complimentary culinary education centered on the “Taste of Korea.” Guests will learn from culinary experts from around the globe—including Michelle Choi, President of the NY Korean Culinary Association. Participants will learn to make “banchans,” tofu specialties and sauces called “Jangs,” as well as traditional tea service and Korean confectionery. FREE

10. Watch Doctor Who with your fellow Whovians this Tuesday night at Fox & Hounds. They’ll be showing the Eleventh Doctor episode “Cold War” on every TV as well as two big projectors inside and outside the bar. Drink special password is “TARDIS” and gets you $4 draft beer and $1 off wine and well drinks.

11. The Annual David Bowie Birthday Party at The Hi Hat this year will include live music, face art and plenty of drinks.

12. Down some tacos, drink some locally brewed beers and test your trivia skills this Tuesday during Tacos & Trivia night at Angel City Brewery in DTLA.

13. Get into the winter spirit when ICE at Santa Monica returns with a 8,000 square foot ice skating rink. Running November 3, 2018 through January 21, 2019.

14. Free museum day:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art (also free for L.A. County residents with valid I.D. after 3:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays all month long) and Autry National Center of the American West

Wednesday January 9th, 2019

15. See comedians recreate Pulp Fiction live onstage while drunk at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood.

16. Burrito Project L.A. is looking for volunteers to help make burritos and distribute them to the hungry this Wednesday.

17. The Garvey Ranch Observatory will host an evening of astronomy with members of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society. Guest will have a chance to go into the dome to view the stars, enjoy a star party on the lawn, and learn how to build their own telescope. The observatory is open to the public on Wednesday nights only. FREE

18. Hollywood Heritage and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association presents “Swanson on Sunset” an evening centered around the legendary star that will include clips of a forth coming documentary, a Q&A with the director, Jeffrey Schwarz and other special guests.

19. Every Wednesday The Continental Club in DTLA features live jazz hosted by Matthew Yeakley plus complimentary mini cupcakes from Big Man Bakes. No cover!

20. The folks behind the Museum of Failure presents The Disgusting Food Museum (Dec. 9, 2018 through Feb. 17, 2019.) Some of the ‘delicacies’ include maggot infested cheese, bull testicles, and sheep eyeballs. If you’re brave enough, visitors will also get to smell and taste some of the creations at the end of the exhibit over at a tasting bar. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

Thursday January 10th, 2019

21. The Mermaid bar in Chinatown will host a David Bowie/ Elvis Birthday Bash from 10 p.m. to midnight with DJ’s and visuals.

22. TechFair 2019 comes to UCLA for an interactive experience with online content creators and entrepreneurs. Highlights include e-scooter nest and flight school, a black light face painting dance party, a photo booth, giveaways and drawing prizes. FREE

23. Downtown Art Walk brings art enthusiasts and locals together every second Thursday of each month to take part in gallery tours, shop the art mart and sample nearby food trucks, and experience the overall flavor of the downtown Los Angeles Historic Core.

24. Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in 100+ cities across the globe including Busby’s East in Los Angeles! Dubbed as “Discovery Channel with beer” folks will give fun and informative presentations about a variety of topics and the audience drinks along.

25. Award-winning rose hybridizer Tom Carruth, the E. L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections at The Huntington, will introduce a new rose ‘Huntington’s Hundredth’, developed to commemorate the institution’s upcoming centennial. The rose will be available for purchase following a talk, along with other bareroot varieties. This event is free and no reservations are required.

26. There’s a free mindful awareness meditation going on at the Hammer. Participants are welcome to stay for the entire 30-minute session or leave when they choose. FREE

27. Party With is Los Angeles’ new Instagram-ready experience located at Westfield Santa Anita Mall. Folks can expect 15 premium photogenic installations like an infinity rainbow and a room filled with sparkling disco balls. Party With runs through January 27 and is open Thursdays through Sundays. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

28. Free museum day:  MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.),  Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.), Japanese American National Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m,) and USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

Friday January 11th, 2019

29. Celebrate the Queen of Tejano music, Selena at The Wiltern this Friday. Enjoy a screening of the film, a Selena tribute concert, vendors, photo ops and tacos. Check for discounted tickets via Goldstar while supplies last.

30. dineL.A. returns Jan. 11-25 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.

31. National Hot Toddy Day is this Friday and chef driven ice cream shop Humphry Slocombe will be offering complimentary Hot Toddy Sundaes from 6-10 p.m. at their Venice location. The sundae features The Glenlivet a flavor made from the renowned Scotch whiskey brand. It’s also drizzled with clove caramel and topped with candied lemon. Artisan cocktails from The Glenlivet will also be offered on Friday.

32. Aquarium of the Pacific will host a family overnight where you can explore exhibits, touch marine animals, enjoy a pizza dinner, snacks and breakfast.

33. Highland Park’s neighborhood pub, The Greyhound Bar & Grill celebrates their fifth anniversary this Friday by offering each guest a free order of five signature Greyhound Wings (veggie wings also available) served with your choice of 19 house-made sauces.

34. The Groundlings Mix Tape is a “best of” show with a limited run of only-seen-once-before sketches. Brought back to life by director Deanna Oliver and her cast of Groundlings and Alumni. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

35. Join Descanso Gardens for a special Camellia Wine Dinner in honor of the iconic winter flower in bloom. The six-course menu will be curated by Executive Chef Philip Mack and includes kabocha squash with burnt onion, Chinese sausage, edible ferns, and a 36-Hour Imperial Wagyu beef brisket. The dinner cost $100 per person and reservations required.

36. Greenbar Distillery will open up their facility for a tour of their organic distillery. The tour allows guests to learn about the process of spirit making and taste some of Greenbar Distillery’s portfolio. Happening every Friday through Sunday of this month.

37. Beautycon is offering a pop up experience titled Beautycon POP happening Friday through Sunday featuring immersive galleries, makeup brands, vendors, a salon and other beauty related activities.

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

dineL.A. Restaurant Week returns for its winter edition from January 11-25 for two weeks of special prix-fixe menus from top restaurants across Los Angeles. Here’s a quick rundown of places that should be on your checklist as you eat your way through the city:

Ma’am Sir (Silver Lake): Dinner menu that includes two appetizers, an entrée and dessert for $39. Highlights include sea urchin lumpia, crispy pork lechon and halo halo. You’ll also receive a complimentary glass of white or red wine with dinner. –> More information

Rappahannock Oyster Bar (DTLA): Lunch and dinner are both great options. For lunch you can get their famous Rapp Burger and a vegetable side for $15. Dinner is a three-course affair for $39. You’ll choose your starter (smoked trout deviled eggs, crispy oysters, bay scallops) and your main (roasted chicken, shrimp & grits, brown butter trout) then end with a warm chocolate brownie paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. –> More information

Robata JINYA (West 3rd): Five-course dinner menu for $49. Includes a plethora of starters, modern style sashimi and nigiri, blue crab truffle hand roll and your choice of entrée. Choose from garlic shrimp, beef hobayaki grill, or assorted grilled vegetables. White chocolate terrine will be served for dessert. –> More information

Bone Kettle (Padadena): Three-course dinner menu for $29. Includes you making choices from finish to start. I suggest the oxtail dumplings to start, braised oxtails with bone broth and noodles as a second and pandan crème brulee to end. A sake pairing for $19 a person is also available. –> More information

FARMHOUSE (Beverly Grove): Lunch and dinner are both great options. For lunch you can get three-courses for $25 that includes ricotta gnocchi in a tarragon pesto, grilled chicken breast with winter vegetables and more. Dinner also comes with three-course for $49 but an amuse-bouche will be served before your dining expereince begins. Appetizers are similar to the lunch options but the main courses have expanded to include a seriously delicious beef short ribs plus line caught cod and grilled tri tip. –> More information

bushi by JINYA (Mid-Wilshire): $15 menu available 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., includes choice of ramen (Spicy Creamy Vegan, Bushi Soul Black, Spicy Chicken) and choice of hand roll. –> More information

Castaway (Burbank): Three-course dinner menu for $59. Includes choice of starter (hokkaido scallop, steak tartare, grilled octopus), choice of entrée (steak frites, 8oz filet, ora king salmon, wild mushroom parpadelle) and dessert choice of tiramisu or Banana “Brûlée”. –> More information

Kali (Larchmont): Three-course lunch menu for $25. I suggest starting with the black barley risotto, then move onto the semolina spaghetti with local sea urchin and end with the meringue gelato. –> More information


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