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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 25, 2020

January 25, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Urban Light LACMA
Urban Light at LACMA. Credit: ketrin1407 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 25, 2020.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [9 a.m.] For the first time ever the South Coast Botanic Garden will host Dogs’ Day at the Garden welcoming leashed dogs to explore most of the Garden’s 87 acres. The special event features Dog Yoga with Rory, and demos from the Lomita Obedience Training Club and A Bark Idea Training. There will also be vendors selling goodies for your dogs and food, beer and wine for humans.

5. [10 a.m.] Dodgers FanFest returns with several activities for fans of the boys in blue including player interviews, games for all ages, shopping, music, food and much more. FREE

7. [10 a.m.] Market Market comes to ROW DTLA with a maker-focused event highlighting top artisans in handcrafted jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, housewares, furnishings, culinary and more. Free to attend.

2. [noon] Meet skilled tattoo artists from around the world during the Golden State Tattoo Expo taking place all weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center.

3. [1 p.m.] Get a taste of authentic Japanese culture and cuisine when The Japanese Food Expo takes over Loews Hollywood Hotel on Saturday. Guests can take a stroll in Sake Alley, munch on Japanese street foods, check out workshops, see a Japanese Bluefin tuna cutting demo/tasting and a sushi robot demo. Cultural performances, food booths and travel exhibits will also be part of the expo.

4. [1 & 5 p.m.]  Drunk Yoga comes to the rooftop of the Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach for four days of namaste shenanigans. Each session includes a pre-class happy hour, 45 minute yoga and a post flow “wine down”. Classes are beginner-friendly. Bring your own mat.

6. [8:30 p.m.] The 19th Annual 50 Hour Drive-by Theatre Festival is a three day fest (January 25-27) of new plays performed at LA’s most interesting NOHO theatre, Zombie Joe’s Underground.

8. [various] Over 40 museums and cultural institutions are participating in this year’s annual SoCal Museum Free-For-All. As in years past, the lineup of participants includes some museums that are free year-round (The Getty, Hammer Museum, The Broad) along with many others that normally charge admission fees (Natural History Museum, LACMA, Kidspace Museum, La Brea Tar Pits Museum, The Autry).

9. [various] Take advantage of specially priced lunch and dinner menus at one of SGV’s best dining destinations during Dine Alhambra Restaurant happening January 24-31.

10. [various] dineL.A. returns Jan. 17-31 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $15 tix to Samskara Immersive Art Experience at Wisdome LA (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Grand Park LA afternoon
An afternoon at Grand Park. Credit: 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, Friday, January 24, 2020.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [11 a.m.] Oscar Oiwa: Dreams of a Sleeping World continues on view at the USC Pacific Asia in Pasadena through April 26.

2. [4 p.m.] Meet skilled tattoo artists from around the world during the Golden State Tattoo Expo taking place all weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center.

3. [6 p.m.] Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting. FREE

4. [7 p.m.]  Drunk Yoga comes to the rooftop of the Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach for four days of namaste shenanigans. Each session includes a pre-class happy hour, 45 minute yoga and a post flow “wine down”. Classes are beginner-friendly. Bring your own mat.

5. [7:30 p.m.] The Hammer with the UCLA Film & Television Archive presents a film screening of Ang Lee’s romantic comedy The Wedding Banquet.

6. [8 p.m.] This Friday evening La Collectionneuse and Bob Baker Marionette Theater present Strange Soiree #2, an evening of shorts, puppets and music.

7. [9 p.m.] Comedians Cinema Club will recreate Labyrinth live onstage while drunk (or maybe high) at UCB Sunset in Hollywood.

8. [9 p.m.] Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Playa Vista this Friday with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB! Get tickets for Friday’s performance here.

9. [various] Take advantage of specially priced lunch and dinner menus at one of SGV’s best dining destinations during Dine Alhambra Restaurant happening January 24-31.

10. [various] dineL.A. returns Jan. 17-31 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $15 tix to Samskara Immersive Art Experience at Wisdome LA (via Goldstar)

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33 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. [1-24-2020 to 1-26-2020]

January 23, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Getty Villa summer walk
A summer walk at the Getty Villa. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

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 in L.A. from Friday, January 24 to Sunday, January 26 features a massive museum free-for-all, the Japanese Food Expo, the Dodgers FanFest, a lunar new year festival at the Original Farmers Market, and 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!


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 24th, 2020

1. This Friday evening La Collectionneuse and Bob Baker Marionette Theater present Strange Soiree #2, an evening of shorts, puppets and music.

2. Take advantage of specially priced lunch and dinner menus at one of SGV’s best dining destinations during Dine Alhambra Restaurant happening January 24-31.

3. Comedians Cinema Club will recreate Labyrinth live onstage while drunk (or maybe high) at UCB Sunset in Hollywood.

4. Drunk Yoga stops by the Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach from Thursday through Sunday for yoga shenanigans. Each session includes a pre-class happy hour, 45 minute yoga and a post flow “wine down”. Classes are beginner-friendly. Bring your own mat. The class might be held on the roof if weather permits.

5. Meet skilled tattoo artists from around the world during the Golden State Tattoo Expo taking place all weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center.

6. The Hammer with the UCLA Film & Television Archive presents a film screening of Ang Lee’s romantic comedy The Wedding Banquet.

7. Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting. FREE

8. Looking to LOL with a crowd of improv fans? The Groundlings has packed their best sketches into one hilarious comedy show called Mix Tape. The show runs Friday and Saturday.

9. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Playa Vista this Friday with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB!

Saturday January 25th, 2019

10. Over 40 museums and cultural institutions are participating in this year’s annual SoCal Museum Free-For-All. As in years past, the lineup of participants includes some museums that are free year-round (The Getty, Hammer Museum, The Broad) along with many others that normally charge admission fees (Natural History Museum, LACMA, Kidspace Museum, La Brea Tar Pits Museum, The Autry).

11. Get a taste of authentic Japanese culture and cuisine when The Japanese Food Expo takes over Loews Hollywood Hotel on Saturday. Guests can take a stroll in Sake Alley, munch on Japanese street foods, check out workshops, see a Japanese Bluefin tuna cutting demo/tasting and a sushi robot demo. Cultural performances, food booths and travel exhibits will also be part of the expo.

12. For the first time ever the South Coast Botanic Garden will host Dogs’ Day at the Garden welcoming leashed dogs to explore most of the Garden’s 87 acres. The special event features Dog Yoga with Rory, and demos from the Lomita Obedience Training Club and A Bark Idea Training. There will also be vendors selling goodies for your dogs and food, beer and wine for humans.

13. Dodgers FanFest returns with several activities for fans of the boys in blue including player interviews, games for all ages, shopping, music, food and much more. FREE

14. TheFitExpo returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center January 25-26 with a massive wellness pavilion, fitness classes, celebrity guests and more.

15. The 19th Annual 50 Hour Drive-by Theatre Festival is a three day fest (January 25-27) of new plays performed at LA’s most interesting NOHO theatre, Zombie Joe’s Underground.

16. dineL.A. returns Jan. 17-31 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.

17. Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year from January 23 to February 9 with cultural performances, special food offerings, Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop from Kung Fu Panda, a Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON, Hello Kitty and Minions adorned in Lunar New Year Attire and much more.

18. The Ranch Garden at The Huntington hosts Saturday Open Houses, offering a wide range of programs for folks who are interested in gardening and plants. Visitors can enjoy a self-tour of the site (usually not open to public), talk to experts and sample freshly picked fruits and vegetables in season. The weekly Open House is free with general admission to The Huntington.

19. Market Market comes to ROW DTLA with a maker-focused event highlighting top artisans in handcrafted jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, housewares, furnishings, culinary and more. Free to attend.

20. OUE Skyspace host Yoga in the Sky a morning yoga class 1,000 feet above the city. Class begins at 7 a.m. and is taught by SoHo Yoga. Unlimited Skyslide rides and light refreshments will follow the class. Guests must bring their own mats.

21. The creator of Odd Market hosts The Los Feliz Flea every Saturday at Marshall High School. The event features vintage vendors, food trucks, entertainment and more

22. Norton Simon Museum hosts a Drop-in Drawing every Saturday. Guests can pick up a drawing board, paper and pencil at the Information Desk and enjoy drawing in the galleries and Sculpture Garden.

23Long Beach Saturday Market presented by The Urban Hive Market welcomes 50+ small business vendors and a food court to The Pike Outlets this Saturday.

Sunday January 26th, 2019

24. 9th Annual Pasadena Cheeseburger Week returns with over 40 restaurants and bars offering special cheeseburger items from January 26-31.

25. Get a taste of old Hollywood at the Annenberg Community Beach House during Happy Birthday Marion, a free event that celebrates actress Marion Davies’ 123rd birthday. FREE

26. The Original Farmers Market will host a Lunar New Year celebration with cultural entertainment that includes a chalk art presentation, balloon twister, dragon puppet craft station, Chinese calligraphy, lion dances, a Kung Fu demonstration, a performance by local illusionist Joseph Tran and “Lucky 8” specials on food and merchandise.

27. Donut Fest LA takes over Indie Brewing Company with donut sampling, beer, contests, swag and more.

28. Checkout over 200 antique and specialty sellers during the Torrance Antique Street Faire. The fair also features an antique appraisal booth and live musical entertainment. FREE

29. There’s a docent led nature walk in Topanga State Park from 10 a.m. to noon with a trained natural ecologist. FREE

30. Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show is a free event happening at The Laugh Factory Hollywood featuring top comedians and a DJ.

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

32. Friendship Buddies a free stand-up comedy show taking place at the Verdugo Bar back patio features some of the best comics in Los Angeles and beyond. Show starts at 8p.m. FREE

33. Free museum day: Museum of Latin American Art and Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can) FREE

Food Pick for the Week

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

Australia Day falls on Sunday Jan. 26. To support relief efforts for the country’s wildfire crisis, E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood and Otium in DTLA will host two separate events with proceeds benefiting Australian non-profits in the recovery. If you have some time this Sunday consider gathering with friends for a meal prepared by top chefs that will give back.

West Hollywood’s E.P. & L.P. owners Grant Smillie and David Combes are Australian natives and they’re donating 100% of proceeds from their Great Aussie BBQ on the rooftop and lunch service from E.P. to the Australian Bushfire Relief from noon to 8 p.m. The restaurant will also be taking donations upon entry to the event and raffle prizes will be given out throughout the venue. –> More information

For Australia Day Otium Chef Timothy Hollingsworth will be collaborating with his fellow Netflix The Final Table finalist Chef Mark Best on a BBQ Brunch Buffet. The menu is a Texas meets Aussie feast at $75 a person and $35 for children 12 and under. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Australian Red Cross to aid in bushfire relief and recovery. –> More information


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Photo via heididuckler.org

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 23, 2020.

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. [11 a.m.] Oscar Oiwa: Dreams of a Sleeping World continues on view at the USC Pacific Asia in Pasadena through April 26.

2. [6:30 p.m.] The Homeward Bound Concert is a benefit for the homeless community with performances by Jason Mraz, Robby Krieger & John Densmore of The Doors, Fitz and the Tantrums, Ingrid Michaelson and more. Happening at The Wiltern.

3. [7 p.m.]  Drunk Yoga comes to the rooftop of the Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach for four days of namaste shenanigans. Each session includes a pre-class happy hour, 45 minute yoga and a post flow “wine down”. Classes are beginner-friendly. Bring your own mat.

4. [7 p.m.] Heidi Duckler Dance is a site-specific company in Los Angeles creating memorable performances in unexpected places in the city and around the world. To unveil their 2020 season and celebrate the 35th anniversary of the company they’ll throw a free kick off party and performance at The Bendix Building in DTLA this Thursday. FREE

5. [7:30 p.m.] The Skirball hosts an evening screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1956 film noir classic, The Killing. A panel discussion after the movie with The Killing’s producer James B. Harris, as well as actor Malcolm McDowell (star of A Clockwork Orange) on the relationship between Kubrick’s photography and his filmmaking style. The panel will be moderated by Turner Classic Movies host Alicia Malone.

6. [8 p.m.] The Show With Two Heads: Dana Gould & Bobcat Goldthwait at The Virgil. $5 online, or $8 at the door.

7. [8 p.m.] Thursday is Retro Tiki Night at speakeasy Brandon’s on La Brea featuring Real McCoy Rum tastings, tiki cocktails, complimentary bar bites and music.

8. [various] Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year from January 23 to February 9 with cultural performances, special food offerings, Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop from Kung Fu Panda, a Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON, Hello Kitty and Minions adorned in Lunar New Year Attire and much more

9. [various] Free museum day at Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.), USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Japanese American National Museum (all day),  Museum of Latin American Art (5 to 9 p.m.) and Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

10. [various] dineL.A. returns Jan. 17-31 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $15 tix to Samskara Immersive Art Experience at Wisdome LA*(via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 22, 2020

January 22, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
View of DTLA from Griffith Park
Credit: Mitch Barrie 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, Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [11 a.m.] Oscar Oiwa: Dreams of a Sleeping World continues on view at the USC Pacific Asia in Pasadena through April 26.

2. [2 p.m.] Los Angeles State Historic Park hosts Arts in the Park, which provides creative therapeutic experiences through arts and crafts. This series takes place every second and fourth Wednesday of each month inside the Welcome Pavilion from 2-4 p.m. FREE

3. [7 p.m.]  Eagle Rock Brewery will once again host a Women’s Beer Forum where you’ll get to try a flight of beers from different breweries for $18.

4. [7 p.m.] HiKing-with-Friends is hosting a night hike in Griffith park. The group will meet at the Pony Ride Parking area on Crystal Springs Dr. FREE

5. [7 p.m.] This week UCLA Planetarium’s public show focuses on dark matter and dark energy. Telescope show to follow, weather permitting.

6. [7 p.m.] Russell Brand performs live at Wanderlust Hollywood.

7. [8 p.m.] The Future Boyfriends Show is a bi-monthly comedy show featuring live rising standup comics with digital shorts. Happening at the El Cid.

8. [8 p.m.] There’a a Quentin Taratino Trivia Night at The Mermaid bar this Wednesday. Game starts at 8 p.m. drink specials, prizes, and a bloody good time will be had. Free to play.

9. [9 p.m.] Dub Club at The Echoplex. Free before 10 p.m., $10 thereafter.

10. [various] dineL.A. returns Jan. 17-31 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $15 tix to Samskara Immersive Art Experience at Wisdome LA*(via Goldstar)

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28 Totally Fun Things To Do for Week in L.A. [1-21-20 to 1-24-20]

January 21, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Griffith Park view from Mt. Hollywood
From Mt. Hollwood. Photo by Vahe Martirosyan via flickr cc

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 Tuesday, January 21 to Friday, January 24 features NYC’s Alter Ego-Vaudeville Surreal at ArtBarLA, a Women’s Beer Forum, Heidi Duckler Dance kick off party,  a Strange Soiree at Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Dine Alhambra 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.

Tuesday January 21st, 2020

1. The longest running punk cabaret variety show Alter Ego-Vaudeville Surreal from New York stops by Los Angeles at ArtBarLA in Mar Vista. The night will be filled with comedy, music, burlesque, fire dancers, performance art and more.

2. The acclaimed story telling series The Moth featuring true stories told by people in front of a live audience takes over Los Globos in Silver Lake this Tuesday.

3. Tony Darts Away in Burbank host Bingo Night. Prizes include pints, swag and bottles. Free to play.

4. Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin will perform a live version of their Fatman Beyond podcast this Tuesday at Scum & Villainy Cantina. Tickets for $25 and there is a $20 minimum bar purchase.

5. Escuela de Mezcal (Mezcal School) at Bar Calo in Echo Park is an opportunity for guests to discover, learn and taste different mezcals. Happening every Tuesday a different mezcal brand will be featured at half-off from 6-9 p.m.

6. Free museum day at Los Angeles County Arboretum (Advance tickets for the free day are now required. These are available online starting on the first of the month. Also note the tram does not run on the free day), South Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens (Advance online reservations are now required for Descanso Gardens free admission day)

7. BONES UK comes to Amoeba Hollywood for a live performance promoting their Grammy-nominated self-titled release, and their new Unplugged vinyl EP. The acoustic set will be followed by an album signing afterwards. FREE

Wednesday January 22nd, 2020

8. Eagle Rock Brewery will once again host a Women’s Beer Forum where you’ll get to try a flight of beers from different breweries for $18.

9. Los Angeles State Historic Park hosts Arts in the Park, which provides creative therapeutic experiences through arts and crafts. This series takes place every second and fourth Wednesday of each month inside the Welcome Pavilion from 2-4 p.m. FREE

10. USC Pacific Asia Museum located in Pasadena is recognized as Southern California’s only museum devoted exclusively to art from Asia and the Pacific. For their first 2020 exhibition the museum presents Oscar Oiwa: Dreams of a Sleeping World. On view from January 10 – April 26, 2020 guests walk into a dome that transports them inside a 360° dreamscape fantasy world. The site-specific piece was drawn with 120 Sharpie permanent markers and reveals hints of existential threats to the environment. Oiwa’s surreal paintings and a video documenting the creation of the mural dome greets guests before they embark into the dome.

11. The Future Boyfriends Show is a bi-monthly comedy show featuring live rising standup comics with digital shorts. Happening at the El Cid.

12. There’a a Quentin Taratino Trivia Night at The Mermaid bar this Wednesday. Game starts at 8 p.m. drink specials, prizes, and a bloody good time will be had. Free to play.

Thursday January 23rd, 2020

13. Heidi Duckler Dance is a site-specific company in Los Angeles creating memorable performances in unexpected places in the city and around the world. To unveil their 2020 season and celebrate the 35th anniversary of the company they’ll throw a free kick off party and performance at The Bendix Building in DTLA this Thursday. FREE

14. The Skirball hosts an evening screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1956 film noir classic, The Killing. A panel discussion after the movie with The Killing’s producer James B. Harris, as well as actor Malcolm McDowell (star of A Clockwork Orange) on the relationship between Kubrick’s photography and his filmmaking style. The panel will be moderated by Turner Classic Movies host Alicia Malone.

15. Thursday is Retro Tiki Night at speakeasy Brandon’s on La Brea featuring Real McCoy Rum tastings, tiki cocktails, complimentary bar bites and music.

16. The Homeward Bound Concert is a benefit for the homeless community with performances by Jason Mraz, Robby Krieger & John Densmore of The Doors, Fitz and the Tantrums, Ingrid Michaelson and more. Happening at The Wiltern.

17. Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year from January 23 to February 9 with cultural performances, special food offerings, Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop from Kung Fu Panda, a Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON, Hello Kitty and Minions adorned in Lunar New Year Attire and much more.

18. Drunk Yoga comes to the rooftop of the Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach for four days of namaste shenanigans. Each session includes a pre-class happy hour, 45 minute yoga and a post flow “wine down”. Classes are beginner-friendly. Bring your own mat.

19. OUE Skyspace hosts a happy hour every Thursday this month from 5-9 p.m. with $6 beer, $8 wines, $10 signature cocktails and $2 tacos. Guests will also enjoy music spun by KCRWs Anthony Valadez.

20. Free museum day at Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.), USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Japanese American National Museum (all day),  Museum of Latin American Art (5 to 9 p.m.) and Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

Friday January 24th, 2020

21. This Friday evening La Collectionneuse and Bob Baker Marionette Theater presented Strange Soiree #2, an evening of shorts, puppets and music.

22. Take advantage of specially priced lunch and dinner menus at one of SGV’s best dining destinations during Dine Alhambra Restaurant happening January 24-31.

23. Comedians Cinema Club will recreate Labyrinth live onstage while drunk (or maybe high) at UCB Sunset in Hollywood.

24. Meet skilled tattoo artists from around the world during the Golden State Tattoo Expo taking place all weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center.

25. The Hammer with the UCLA Film & Television Archive presents a film screening of Ang Lee’s romantic comedy The Wedding Banquet.

26. Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting. FREE

27. Looking to LOL with a crowd of improv fans? The Groundlings has packed their best sketches into one hilarious comedy show called Mix Tape. The show runs Friday and Saturday.

28. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Playa Vista this Friday with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB!

Food Pick for the Week

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

Tam O’Shanter’s annual celebration honoring the birthday of Scottish poet and “The Tam O’Shanter” author, Robbie Burns is a longstanding tradition that includes bag pipers, step dancers, something called “a slaying of the haggis”, a three-course feast and more. Whiskey flights are also available for an extra fee. Guests are welcome to come dressed in Scottish garb. The celebration happens Jan. 21 and 22. Tickets for the dinner cost $80 per guest with two seatings each night, 5:30. and 8:15 p.m. Purchase by calling the restaurant or via OpenTable.

Tam O’Shanter is located at 2980 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 21, 2020

January 21, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Amoeba Hollywood Record Shop
Interior of Amoeba Hollywood. 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 21, 2020.

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. [5 p.m.] NELA Tiki Tuesday at Sonny’s Hideaway in Highland Park.

2. [5 p.m.] BONES UK comes to Amoeba Hollywood for a live performance promoting their Grammy-nominated self-titled release, and their new Unplugged vinyl EP. The acoustic set will be followed by an album signing afterwards. FREE

3. [6 p.m.] Escuela de Mezcal (Mezcal School) at Bar Calo in Echo Park is an opportunity for guests to discover, learn and taste different mezcals. Happening every Tuesday a different mezcal brand will be featured at half-off from 6-9 p.m.

4. [6:30 p.m.] Tony Darts Away in Burbank host Bingo Night. Prizes include pints, swag and bottles. Free to play.

5. [7 p.m.]  The acclaimed story telling series The Moth featuring true stories told by people in front of a live audience takes over Los Globos in Silver Lake this Tuesday.

6. [7 p.m.] The longest running punk cabaret variety show Alter Ego-Vaudeville Surreal from New York stops by Los Angeles at ArtBarLA in Mar Vista. The night will be filled with comedy, music, burlesque, fire dancers, performance art and more.

7. [7 p.m.] Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin will perform a live version of their Fatman Beyond podcast this Tuesday at Scum & Villainy Cantina. Tickets for $25 and there is a $20 minimum bar purchase.

8. [11 p.m.] Heavy Heavy Low Low is a weekly late-night comedy show in the backroom of Bar Lubitsch in West Hollywood. FREE

9. [various] Free admission day at Los Angeles County Arboretum (Advance tickets for the free day are now required. These are available online starting on the first of the month. Also note the tram does not run on the free day), South Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens (Advance online reservations required)

10. [various] dineL.A. returns Jan. 17-31 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $15 tix to Samskara Immersive Art Experience at Wisdome LA*(via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 20, 2020

January 20, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Photo courtesy National Park Service 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, Monday, January 20, 2020.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [8 a.m.] The Rancho Santa Ana Coast Botanic Garden offers free admission to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. FREE

2. [9:30 a.m.] The 9 Bridges of DTLA is a group urban walking event led by Bob Inman, author of “Finding Los Angeles by Foot” and revisionist-editor of “An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles.” The full schedule of walks is 12 miles, but participants are invited to join along for shorter segments as well. FREE

3. [10 a.m.] The 35th annual Kingdom Day Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. today, celebrating the cultural impact and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade route heads west on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, turning south on Crenshaw and finishing at Leimert Park Plaza. The post-parade freedom festival at Leimert Park runs until 5 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “Equality For All Humanity, Our Next Step.” FREE

4. [10 a.m.] Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. through a day of art, culture, and community at the California African American Museum. Activities will include special art workshops as well as recitations of King’s speeches. FREE

5. [10 a.m.] The South Central Dream: MLK DAY Vision Board Party at South LA Cafe. FREE

6. [4 p.m.]  California SOL is an MLK Day soiree and rooftop pool party featuring DJ sets from Motown on Mondays LA and Subsuelo.

7. [7 p.m.] Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen at The Virgil is a variety show featuring some of the best comedians, music artists and the occasional oddity aimed to entertain.

8. [7:30 p.m.] Astronomy on Tap hosted by Caltech Astronomy happens once a month at Der Wolf in Pasadena. Professionals will give informal talks about a variety of topics while enjoying German beers with the public.

9. [8 p.m.] Angel City Brewery presents game show podcast Go Fact Yourself where celebrity contestants do their best to answer arcane questions and a guest expert will provide the true facts. This month comedian Oscar Nunez (The Office) and Molly Knight (journalist for The Atlantic) will stop by. FREE

10. [various] dineL.A. returns Jan. 17-31 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $15 tix to Samskara Immersive Art Experience at Wisdome LA*(via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 19, 2020

January 19, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Outside the Pasadena Convention Center. 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, Sunday, January 19, 2020.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [8 a.m.] There’s a San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk taking place at Malibu Creek State Park this Sunday. FREE

2. [9 a.m.] Pasadena Comic Con returns to the Pasadena Convention Center for a special day of cosplay and art featuring more than 75 comic book and toy vendors along with artists, creators and celebrity guests.

3. [10 a.m.] The Asian American Expo returns to the Fairplex in Pomona on January 18-19 for two days of celebrating the Lunar New Year through food, art, and an immersive cultural experience.

4. [10 a.m.] Fusing the world of anime and video games, Anime Impulse will feature celebrity appearances, esports, artist alleys, Kawaii fashion, and cosplay, all at the Fairplex in Pomona. Happening January 18 and 19.

5. [noon] Pucker up for Sour to the People, a sour beer celebration going down at Angel City Brewery in DTLA this Sunday. Sip on vintage barrel aged sours nosh at food trucks, partake in funky activities like Flavor Tripping and more. The event is free to attend. 

6. [2 p.m.] Southern California Slack Key Festival and Island Marketplace returns to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center with some of the best Hawaiian musical performers, Hawaiian food and island vendors.

7. [2 p.m.] Dance The Odyssey Theatre celebrates the art form of dance this weekend with performances by Tethering Dance Company.

8. [2:30 p.m.] San Gabriel Mission Playhouse welcomes back the Silent Sundays series with live Wurlitzer organ accompaniment. Two films with comic Buster Keaton will be screened, the 1922 two-reel short Cops followed by 1924’s Sherlock, Jr!

9. [8 p.m.] Comedian, actor, and filmmaker Whitmer Thomas stops by The Satellite with a few of his pals for some stand up and sing songs this Sunday.

10. [various] dineL.A. returns Jan. 17-31 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $15 tix to Samskara Immersive Art Experience at Wisdome LA*(via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 18, 2020

January 18, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Photo via Asian American Expo

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 18, 2020.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [8:30 a.m.] The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area will host two MLK Day of Service events to restore parts of Franklin Canyon and the Rancho Sierra Vista/ Satwiwa. FREE

2. [9 a.m.] The Fourth Annual Women’s March Los Angeles returns to Pershing Square in Downtown L.A. on January 18 for an opportunity to stand up and let your voices be heard! Like the years before, expect special keynote speakers and performers at the march.

3. [10 a.m.] Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a service and community event at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. In honor of the beloved civil rights figure, Baldwin Hills will host a day of giving back with a variety of free services for individuals and families. FREE

4. [10 a.m.] The Asian American Expo returns to the Fairplex in Pomona on January 18-19 for two days of celebrating the Lunar New Year through food, art, and an immersive cultural experience.

5. [10 a.m.] Fusing the world of anime and video games, Anime Impulse will feature celebrity appearances, esports, artist alleys, Kawaii fashion, and cosplay, all at the Fairplex in Pomona. Happening January 18 and 19.

6. [noon] The Third Annual Riverfest hosted by Mohawk Bend will support Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR) by tapping over 20 beers (including Kern River Brewing, Russian River Brewing, and Dry River Brewery) while throwing a fun party giving the proceeds to FOLAR.

7. [3 p.m.] Hollywood Performance Marathon returns for the twenty-fifth year for an all-day-all-night event featuring dozens of performers and an eclectic mix of performances including comedy, dance, music and monologues. The event starts at 3 p.m. and ends “the sun comes up.” The event takes place at Theatre of NOTE.

8. [7 p.m.] The Skirball will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Concert featuring the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and their Community Chorus. The performance will include uplifting numbers, like an orchestral and choral version of Dr. King’s 1963 speech “I Have a Dream.” The performance is free with an rsvp and admission to the museum.

9. [8 p.m.] Dance The Odyssey Theatre celebrates the art form of dance this weekend with performances by Tethering Dance Company.

10. [various] dineL.A. returns Jan. 17-31 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $15 tix to Samskara Immersive Art Experience at Wisdome LA*(via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Huntington Library
Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library. 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, Friday, January 17, 2020.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [10 a.m.] 260LA will host an Outdoor Voices sample sale at their Beverly Hills location January 14-19. Shop women’s athleisure, athletic apparel, and accessories at prices below retail.

2. [11 a.m.] USC Pacific Asia Museum located in Pasadena is recognized as Southern California’s only museum devoted exclusively to art from Asia and the Pacific. For their first 2020 exhibition the museum presents Oscar Oiwa: Dreams of a Sleeping World. On view from January 10 – April 26, 2020 guests walk into a dome that transports them inside a 360° dreamscape fantasy world. The site-specific piece was drawn with 120 Sharpie permanent markers and reveals hints of existential threats to the environment. Oiwa’s surreal paintings and a video documenting the creation of the mural dome greets guests before they embark into the dome.

3. [6 p.m.] Angel City Brewery will throw a hush hush can release party for their Eastside Series this Friday. Stop by the brewery and pay attention to the clues given around the Public House area for a secret word-of-mouth password that will gain you entry into a speakeasy inside the Beer Hall. Party starts at 6 p.m. with performances by Toil and Trouble Burlesque and Vignes Rooftop Revival.

4. [6 p.m.] Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting. FREE

5. [7:30 p.m.] The Huntington Gardens welcomes the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for a Baroque Brass program at the Rothenberg Hall.

6. [7:30 p.m.] Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Culver City this Friday with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB! Tickers available here.

7. [8 p.m.] Dance The Odyssey Theatre celebrates the art form of dance this weekend with performances by Tethering Dance Company.

8. [8 p.m.] Pick It Up!, a documentary on the rise of ska music in 1990’s screens at the Echo Park Film Center.

9. [8 p.m.] Skyspace Nights returns with a special night with contemporary instrumental group Katalyst and access to all three floors of the space. Your first drink is free with admission!

10. [various] dineL.A. returns Jan. 17-31 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $21 tix to Chamber Music and Wine Tasting at Walt Disney Concert Hall (via Goldstar)

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38 Awesome Things To Do for MLK Weekend in L.A. [1-17-2020 to 1-20-2020]

January 16, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Vista Hermosa Park
Posing for a pic at Vista Hermosa Park. Photo credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

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 MLK weekend in L.A. from Friday, January 17 to Monday, January 20, features dineL.A., Women’s March Los Angeles, The Asian American Expo, Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, a sour beer party at Angel City Brewery and 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!


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 17th, 2020

1. Angel City Brewery will throw a hush hush can release party for their Eastside Series this Friday. Stop by the brewery and pay attention to the clues given around the Public House area for a secret word-of-mouth password that will gain you entry into a speakeasy inside the Beer Hall. Party starts at 6 p.m. with performances by Toil and Trouble Burlesque and Vignes Rooftop Revival.

2. dineL.A. returns Jan. 17-31 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.

3. The Huntington Gardens welcomes the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for a Baroque Brass program at the Rothenberg Hall.

4. Dance The Odyssey Theatre celebrates the art form of dance this weekend with performances by Tethering Dance Company.

5. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Culver City this Friday with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB!

6. USC Pacific Asia Museum located in Pasadena is recognized as Southern California’s only museum devoted exclusively to art from Asia and the Pacific. For their first 2020 exhibition the museum presents Oscar Oiwa: Dreams of a Sleeping World. On view from January 10 – April 26, 2020 guests walk into a dome that transports them inside a 360° dreamscape fantasy world. The site-specific piece was drawn with 120 Sharpie permanent markers and reveals hints of existential threats to the environment. Oiwa’s surreal paintings and a video documenting the creation of the mural dome greets guests before they embark into the dome.

7. Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting. FREE

8. Skyspace Nights returns with a special night with contemporary instrumental group Katalyst and access to all three floors of the space. Your first drink is free with admission!

9. Looking to LOL with a crowd of improv fans? The Groundlings has packed their best sketches into one hilarious comedy show called Mix Tape. The show runs Friday and Saturday.

Saturday January 18th, 2020

10. The Asian American Expo returns to the Fairplex in Pomona on January 18-19 for two days of celebrating the Lunar New Year through food, art, and an immersive cultural experience.

11The Fourth Annual Women’s March Los Angeles returns to Pershing Square in Downtown L.A. on January 18 for an opportunity to stand up and let your voices be heard! Like the years before, expect special keynote speakers and performers at the march.

12. Blushcon 2020 aims to help beauty lovers discover indie asian beauty brands and connect with micro-influencers. The convention will take place during the Asian American Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona.

13. Fusing the world of anime and video games, Anime Impulse will feature celebrity appearances, esports, artist alleys, Kawaii fashion, and cosplay, all at the Fairplex in Pomona. Happening January 18 and 19.

14. The Skirball will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Concert featuring the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and their Community Chorus. The performance will include uplifting numbers, like an orchestral and choral version of Dr. King’s 1963 speech “I Have a Dream.” The performance is free with an rsvp and admission to the museum.

15. On Saturday Hennessey Ingallas Bookstore hosts Susan. A. Phillips in conversation with Gershon Weltman, along with Sally and Jerry Romotsky (who co-authored the book Barrio Calligraphy). Phillips new book, The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti, explore the history of L.A. through the lens of marginalized groups who have used graffiti and tagging as a form of communication and cultural expression. FREE

16. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a service and community event at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. In honor of the beloved civil rights figure, Baldwin Hills will host a day of giving back with a variety of free services for individuals and families. FREE

17. The second annual Bulldog Derby is happening at Santa Anita Park this Saturday. SoCal’s fastest English and French bulldogs will sprint off in a friendly racing competition and there will be contests, giveaways, photo ops and more going down at this dog lovers event.

18Hollywood Performance Marathon returns for the twenty-fifth year for an all-day-all-night event featuring dozens of performers and an eclectic mix of performances including comedy, dance, music and monologues. The event starts at 3 p.m. and ends “the sun comes up.” The event takes place at Theatre of NOTE.

19. The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area will host two MLK Day of Service events to restore parts of Franklin Canyon and the Rancho Sierra Vista/ Satwiwa. FREE

20. The Third Annual Riverfest hosted by Mohawk Bend will support Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR) by tapping over 20 beers (including Kern River Brewing, Russian River Brewing, and Dry River Brewery) while throwing a fun party giving the proceeds to FOLAR.

21. The American Cinematheque and Netflix presents A Tribute to Noah Baumbach on Saturday and Sunday at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. There will be a screening of Noah Baumbach’s latest film, Marriage Story, followed by a post-screening discussion on Saturday and a double feature of The Squid and the Whale and Kicking and Screaming both in 35mm on Sunday, with a discussion between films.

22. The International Printing Museum located in Carson presents Benjamin Franklin’s Electric Birthday Celebration a day of honoring the life of one of the famous creator and thinker in history.

23. The Ninth Annual Chinese New Year Celebration at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills will include a variety show, photo exhibition, cultural heritage crafts and more.

24. OUE Skyspace host Yoga in the Sky a morning yoga class 1,000 feet above the city. Class begins at 7 a.m. and is taught by SoHo Yoga. Unlimited Skyslide rides and light refreshments will follow the class. Guests must bring their own mats.

25. The Altadena Library District will host a Chinese New Year-themed crafts event. Activities include making rat finger puppets and paper lanterns. All ages are welcome. FREE

26. The Art Theatre Long Beach will host a screening of Wasted! The Story of Food Waste a documentary executively produced by the late Anthony Bourdain.

Sunday January 19th, 2020

27. Comedian, actor, and filmmaker Whitmer Thomas stops by The Satellite with a few of his pals for some stand up and sing songs this Sunday.

28. Pucker up for Sour to the People, a sour beer celebration going down at Angel City Brewery in DTLA this Sunday. Sip on vintage barrel aged sours nosh at food trucks, partake in funky activities like Flavor Tripping and more. The event is free to attend. 

29. Southern California Slack Key Festival and Island Marketplace returns to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center with some of the best Hawaiian musical performers, Hawaiian food and island vendors.

31. There’s a San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk taking place at Malibu Creek State Park this Sunday. FREE

32. San Gabriel Mission Playhouse welcomes back the Silent Sundays series with live Wurlitzer organ accompaniment. Two films with comic Buster Keaton will be screened, the 1922 two-reel short Cops followed by 1924’s Sherlock, Jr!

33. Pasadena Comic Con returns to the Pasadena Convention Center for a special day of cosplay and art featuring more than 75 comic book and toy vendors along with artists, creators and celebrity guests.

34. Get into the winter spirit when ICE at Santa Monica returns with a 8,000 square foot ice skating rink. Running November 1, 2019 through January 20, 2020.

35. Free museum day: Museum of Latin American Art and Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can) FREE

Monday January 20th, 2020

36. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. through a day of art, culture, and community at the California African American Museum. Activities will include special art workshops as well as recitations of King’s speeches. FREE

37. California SOL is an MLK Day soiree and rooftop pool party featuring DJ sets from Motown on Mondays LA and Subsuelo.

38. The 35th annual Kingdom Day Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. this Monday. The parade route heads west on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, turning south on Crenshaw and finishing at Leimert Park Plaza. This year’s theme is “Equality For All Humanity, Our Next Step.” FREE

Food Pick for the Week

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

Bar Caló is known for introducing small independently owned mezcal producers to the neighborhood of Echo Park. They also have a brunch menu designed for cocktail aficionados. On weekends groups of fashionable eaters stroll into the blush colored bar to munch on chilaquiles tossed in Oaxaca mole sauce, pipping hot mini churros dipped in Mexican chocolate, and sweet potato fries topped with chorizo. It’s exclusive, in a sense that seating options are confined to the nine seat bar or wraparound couch dotted with small circler tables. The ambience is casual. The pace is slow and deliberate. In between bites I sipped on not-so-standard brunch cocktails like the Bloody Maria infused with mezcal, tequila, and a splash of grapefruit juice. This is the kind of place where, if you’re hanging out with friends, time seems to lose all meaning. Before I knew it three hours had passed. Close to the end we tried to order the Savory Corn Pancakeitos but were told they had sold out. We’d waited too long and missed our chance. Oh well, at least now I have a reason to come back.

Brunch at Bar Caló runs Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Bar Caló is located at 1498 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026


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