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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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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)

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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.


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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)

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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.


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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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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 7, 2019

January 7, 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, Monday, January 7, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore. Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [11:30 a.m.] Head to Burton Chace Park for a donation based morning yoga session under the pergolas by the marina. Your own mat is required.

2. [6 p.m.] Gay Poppers Sunset Salon Series: Novaland at the Upstairs Bar at Ace Hotel.

3. [6 p.m.] There’s a Post Apocalyptic themed game night happening at Scum and Villainy Cantina. The night will include themed activities, giveaways, menu items and more.

4. [6 p.m.] 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 its corporate takeover. FREE

5. [7 p.m.] Bring a little meditation to your Monday at the Eastside/Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sitting Group

6. [7:30 p.m.] That’s Gold, a free comedy show hosted by Karl Hess & Nick Rutherford at The Bootleg Theater.

7. [7:30 p.m.] Queer Book Club with C.B. Lee at The Last Bookstore.

8. [7 p.m.]  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.

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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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 6, 2019

January 6, 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, Sunday, January 6, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Los Angeles after rain

Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [9 a.m.The Retro City Festival comes to the Fairplex on January 5 – 6 for California’s largest display of retro games. Over 70 exhibitors will be on hand to help you add to your gaming collection.

2. [9 a.m.Bricks LA at Pasadena Convention Center (Jan. 5-6) will include over 19,000 square feet of custom made models, a play area for kids of all ages (adults included) and vendors selling new, used and vintage LEGO sets.

3. [9:30 a.m.] LA’s adorable cat cafe Crumbs & Whiskers will host yoga this Sunday. Please bring your own mat and water for this one hour session.

4. [10 a.m.] There’s a Punk Rock Walk at the Rosebowl 3-Mile Loop this Sunday. It’s free to attend and dressing up goth, punk or whatever you feel like is encouraged. FREE

5. [11 a.m.] Celebrate the Year of the Boar at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles during the Oshogatsu Family Festival a day of art, food, dance and more.

6. [noon] Enjoy food and drink with friendly locals at DTLA First Sundays, taking place this month at Imperial Western Beer Co. at Union Station.

7. [3 p.m.] Spend the first Sunday of 2019 challenging your fitness during the New Year’s Race. Starting in Grand Park, the race features a 5K and a 10K race with a pre- and post-race festival. Highlights include vendor and sponsor booths, music, live art, food trucks and a beer & wine garden.

8. [6:30 p.m.Weirdo Night with Dynasty Handbag at Zebulon Cafe.

9. [8 p.m.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 8 p.m. FREE

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

#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 5, 2019

January 5, 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, Saturday, January 5, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Micheltorena Stairs

Micheltorena Stairs in Silver Lake. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [9 a.m.The Retro City Festival comes to the Fairplex on January 5 – 6 for California’s largest display of retro games. Over 70 exhibitors will be on hand to help you add to your gaming collection.

2. [9 a.m.Bricks LA at Pasadena Convention Center (Jan. 5-6) will include over 19,000 square feet of custom made models, a play area for kids of all ages (adults included) and vendors selling new, used and vintage LEGO sets.

3. [9 a.m.] Old Pasadena Historical District offers a walking tour every first Saturday of the month.

4. [10 a.m.]  The Yoga Expo heads to the Pasadena Convention Center for a full day of workshops, yoga experiences and namastes. Check for discounted tickets while supplies last via Goldstar.  DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

5. [10 a.m.The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck stops by the Promenade at Downey from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. near the Cinemark Theater. They’ll be serving lots of super cute treats while supplies last.

6. [11 a.m.]  The Montebello Historical Society will host a Battle of Rio San Gabriel Reenactment this Saturday. Witness American and Californio reenactors battle it out leading up to California’s statehood. Highlights include musket firing demos, living history exhibits, children arts & crafts, live authentic period music and 19th century fandango dancing. FREE

7. [noonSecond City Hollywood will once again host an Open House with free workshops in stand up, improv, acting, writing and singing. There will also be free admission to select shows. Reservations are highly recommend for both workshops and shows. FREE 

8. [noon] Trek the Palos Verdes Shoreline at Lunada Bay during In the Field with NHM. Led by a team of experts including Dr. Regina Wetzer, Director of Marine Diversity at NHM. Guests will get an inside look at the geological history of the area, identify fossils, check out marine wildlife and more.

9. [6 p.m.Ya Filthy Animals is a pop-up bar inspired by holiday movies including Bad SantaA Christmas Story, and, of course, Home Alone. Expect themed drinks, photo booths, movie-themed installations, an outdoor ice rink, falling “snow,” a Christmas tree farm, food trucks and a fire pit. Open now till January 6, 2019 on Wednesdays through Sundays. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. [9 p.m.] BOOTIE LA is putting on a NYE Do-Over Party at Resident DTLA.

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 4, 2019

January 4, 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, Friday, January 4, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [11 a.m.] Never been to LACMA? First-time Fridays is a new monthly event for new visitors to the museum. Simply let the ticket office know you’re a newbie and you’ll receive a free poster, discounts and a welcome gift. Stop by after 3 p.m. with a L.A. County residents ID and get free admission.

2. [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)

3. [6 p.m.Ya Filthy Animals is a pop-up bar inspired by holiday movies including Bad SantaA Christmas Story, and, of course, Home Alone. Expect themed drinks, photo booths, movie-themed installations, an outdoor ice rink, falling “snow,” a Christmas tree farm, food trucks and a fire pit. Open now till January 6, 2019 on Wednesdays through Sundays. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

4. [5 p.m.] It’s First Fridays at The Village in Redondo Beach. Merchants and art galleries will stay open till 8 p.m. and a live performance by Mr. Loop next to the Aloha Bungalow.

5. [8 p.m.] Art Share will launch a new monthly series inviting guests to discover an eclectic mix of music, poetry, video, performance art, and projection art.

6. [8 p.m.]  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)

7. [8 p.m.Opening Reception for new exhibitions by Ana Bagayan and Dave Lebow at La Luz De Jesus Gallery (inside Wacko Soap Plant). FREE

8. [10 p.m.Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen Night and 70s Party at Los Globos

9. [variousFun Box Pop Up Museum is an immersive celebration of toys happening January 1 through 6. This interactive museum is open to all ages and offers 24 large-scale installations and exhibits designed by engineers and artists. Check for discounted tickets while supplies last via Goldstar.  DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. [various] Since its the first Friday of the month check out all the cool events happening around town including block parties and art walks for First Fridays.

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38 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. [1-4-2019 to 1-6-2019]

January 3, 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 4 to Sunday, January 6, features All Space Considered, Fun Box Pop Up Museum, Retro City Festival, Yoga Expo, Second City Hollywood Open House, Oshogatsu Family Festival 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!


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Friday January 4th, 2019

1. 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)

2. The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 100th anniversary concerts continue with former Music Director and Maestro Zubin Mehta conducting Brahms’ Third Symphony at Walt Disney Hall in DTLA on Thursday and Friday. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. Hangout at the Aquarium of the Pacific at night and see sharks, jellyfish and more in a different light. Happening all week. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

4. The Griffith Observatory hosts a monthly forum where some of the most amazing phenomena in the known universe are explained and discussed. It’s called All Space Considered and it takes place on the first Friday of every month. FREE

5. Fun Box Pop Up Museum is an immersive celebration of toys happening January 1 through 6. This interactive museum is open to all ages and offers 24 large-scale installations and exhibits designed by engineers and artists. Check for discounted tickets while supplies last via Goldstar.  DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

6. Art Share will launch a new monthly series inviting guests to discover an eclectic mix of music, poetry, video, performance art, and projection art.

7. Never been to LACMA? First-time Fridays is a new monthly event for new visitors to the museum. Simply let the ticket office know you’re a newbie and you’ll receive a free poster, discounts and a welcome gift. Stop by after 3 pm with a L.A. County residents ID and get free admission.

8. One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. This seasonal event runs daily. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. Ya Filthy Animals is a pop-up bar inspired by holiday movies including Bad Santa, A Christmas Story, and, of course, Home Alone. Expect themed drinks, photo booths, movie-themed installations, an outdoor ice rink, falling “snow,” a Christmas tree farm, food trucks and a fire pit. Open now till January 6, 2019 on Wednesdays through Sundays. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. Celebrate the holiday season during a Queen Mary Christmas (daily Nov. 23 – Jan. 6) The special occasion will see Christmas spirit lining the famous Long Beach vessel including an 80-foot Christmas tree, a variety of holiday activities, an outdoor staking rink, musical performances, a 4D showing of The Polar Express, and dinner shows on select dates. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

11. It’s First Fridays at The Village in Redondo Beach. Merchants and art galleries will stay open till 8 p.m. and a live performance by Mr. Loop next to the Aloha Bungalow.

12. Since its the first Friday of the month check out all the cool events happening around town including block parties and art walks for First Fridays.

Saturday January 5th, 2019

13. The Retro City Festival comes to the Fairplex on January 5 – 6 for California’s largest display of retro games. Over 70 exhibitors will be on hand to help you add to your gaming collection.

14. The Yoga Expo heads to the Pasadena Convention Center for a full day of workshops, yoga experiences and namastes. Check for discounted tickets while supplies last via Goldstar.  DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

15. Bricks LA at Pasadena Convention Center (Jan. 5-6) will include over 19,000 square feet of custom made models, a play area for kids of all ages (adults included) and vendors selling new, used and vintage LEGO sets.

16. Second City Hollywood will once again host an Open House with free workshops in stand up, improv, acting, writing and singing. There will also be free admission to select shows. Reservations are highly recommend for both workshops and shows. FREE 

17. The Montebello Historical Society will host a Battle of Rio San Gabriel Reenactment this Saturday. Witness American and Californio reenactors battle it out leading up to California’s statehood. Highlights include musket firing demos, living history exhibits, children arts & crafts, live authentic period music and 19th century fandango dancing. FREE

18. The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck stops by the Promenade at Downey from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. near the Cinemark Theater. They’ll be serving lots of super cute treats while supplies last.

19. Trek the Palos Verdes Shoreline at Lunada Bay during In the Field with NHM. Led by a team of experts including Dr. Regina Wetzer, Director of Marine Diversity at NHM. Guests will get an inside look at the geological history of the area, identify fossils, check out marine wildlife and more.

20. There’s a Beyonce-themed yoga session happening this Saturday. Your ticket gets you complimentary juice, a cookie  and major chill vibes.

21. Old Pasadena Historical District offers a walking tour every first Saturday of the month.

22. 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)

23. What could be more magical than Christmas in Hogsmeade? Guests to Universal Studios Hollywood will experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in full “winter” splendor, complete with nightly snowfall and a spectacular light show projected against Hogwarts Castle. Note this is the last week for this annual experience. Wizarding World will magically turn back to normal after January 6, 2019.

24. 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)

25. Get fully immersed in the holiday spirit during Winter Fest happening at the OC Fairgrounds from December 20, 2018 through January 6, 2019. A festival of lights, outdoor ice skating, ice tubing, snowfall, a candy wonderland and Santa Claus are just a few of the magical things happening. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

26. The Rink in Downtown Burbank returns for another year of outdoor ice skating for a good cause. Open now through January 6, 2019 the skate rink is just steps away from a plethora of shops and restaurants.

27. There’s a Gilmore Girls experience coming to Warner Brothers Studios. From December 22 through January 6 fans can dine at Lorelai’s and then walk through sets like Lorelai and Rory’s home, the gazebo and town square all from the show.

28 The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden presents Moonlight Forest, where crafted lanterns line the garden grounds, some depicting animals, shimmering exotic flowers, and figures from Chinese legends. Happening Wednesdays through Sunday. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

29. The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice happening at L.A. LIVE’s Microsoft Square is a daily outdoors holiday skating rink. Open November 10, 2018 through January 6, 2019.

30. The Paley Center for Media celebrates the holidays with family-friendly experience PaleyLand. Guests can enjoy daily screenings of classic holiday TV programs, a Candy Cane Forest , arts and crafts, dreidel games, and free hot cocoa. No reservations are required. Open Wednesdays through Sundays till January 6, 2019. FREE

Sunday January 6th, 2019

31. Celebrate the Year of the Boar at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles during the Oshogatsu Family Festival a day of art, food, dance and more.

32. There’s a Punk Rock Walk at the Rosebowl 3 Mile Loop this Sunday. It’s free to attend and dressing up goth, punk or whatever you feel like is encouraged. FREE

33. 8th Annual Pasadena Cheeseburger Week returns with over 40 restaurants and bars offering special cheeseburger items from January 6-11.

34. Spend the first Sunday of 2019 challenging your fitness during the New Year’s Race. Starting in Grand Park, the race features a 5K and a 10K race with a pre- and post-race festival. Highlights include vendor and sponsor booths, music, live art, food trucks and a beer & wine garden.

35. LA’s adorable cat cafe Crumbs & Whiskers will host yoga this Sunday. Please bring your own mat and water for this one hour session.

36. 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

37. 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.

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

Food Pick for the Week

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

Big Softee in Monterey Park is offering soft serve ice cream unlike anywhere else in Los Angeles. HK Milk Tea, Pandan Soy Milk, Black Sesame and Tofu Flower are just a few of the flavors you’ll find at Big Softee. Catering to the large Asian community in San Gabriel Valley, the menu is in both English and Chinese. Keep in mind flavors are seasonal and change every two weeks (giving you a nice excuse to come back for more!). For more details get the skinny on Big Softee here via friend of the blog Kristie Hang.

Big Softee is located at 128 S. Atlantic Blvd. Monterey Park, California.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 3, 2019

January 3, 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 3, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Chinatown Central Plaza

Chinatown Central Plaza. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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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.Ya Filthy Animals is a pop-up bar inspired by holiday movies including Bad SantaA Christmas Story, and, of course, Home Alone. Expect themed drinks, photo booths, movie-themed installations, an outdoor ice rink, falling “snow,” a Christmas tree farm, food trucks and a fire pit. Open now till January 6, 2019 on Wednesdays through Sundays. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. [6 p.m.] One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. This seasonal event runs daily. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

4. [6 p.m.Chinatown After Dark going down at Far East Plaza happens every first Thursday of the month and is a testing ground for chefs in our city as well as a place to enjoy local music.

5. [7:30 p.m.] There’s an annual Tolkien Toast (as in J.R.R. Tolkien) at The Cat and Fiddle Restaurant & Pub. Organizers request you kindly RSVP is you plan to attend. Tolkien costumes are encouraged, but not required.

6. [8 p.m.] Stand Upstairs: A monthly night of comedy at the Ace Hotel upstairs bar.

7. [9 p.m.] 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.

8. [various] There’s a Gilmore Girls experience coming to Warner Brothers Studios. From December 22 through January 6 fans can dine at Lorelai’s and then walk through sets like Lorelai and Rory’s home, the gazebo and town square all from the show.

9. [variousFun Box Pop Up Museum is an immersive celebration of toys happening January 1 through 6. This interactive museum is open to all ages and offers 24 large-scale installations and exhibits designed by engineers and artists. Check for discounted tickets while supplies last via Goldstar.  DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. [various] Free admission at: Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.),  MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.) and Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.) FREE

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 2, 2019

January 2, 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 2, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Grand Central Market Los Angeles

Grand Central Market. Photo by Christina Minh / We Like L.A.


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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.Ya Filthy Animals is a pop-up bar inspired by holiday movies including Bad SantaA Christmas Story, and, of course, Home Alone. Expect themed drinks, photo booths, movie-themed installations, an outdoor ice rink, falling “snow,” a Christmas tree farm, food trucks and a fire pit. Open now till January 6, 2019 on Wednesdays through Sundays. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. [6 p.m.] One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. This seasonal event runs daily. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

4. [7 p.m.] Garvey Nights! An evening of astronomy at Garvey Ranch Observatory hosted by the Los Angeles Astronomical Society. FREE

5. [7 p.m.] Every first and third Wednesday of the month, BEAR CITY brings free comedy and free pizza to Que Sera in Long Beach. FREE

6. [8 p.m.] There’s a weekly Wednesday Night Reggae Party at The 1881 in Pasadena. FREE

7. [8 p.m.] It’s Trivia Night at Grand Central Market starting at 8 p.m over on the Broadway side of the market. FREE

8. [8 p.m.] A gathering of friends for a soiree of music at Zebulon Cafe.

9. [various] There’s a Gilmore Girls experience coming to Warner Brothers Studios. From December 22 through January 6 fans can dine at Lorelai’s and then walk through sets like Lorelai and Rory’s home, the gazebo and town square all from the show.

10. [variousFun Box Pop Up Museum is an immersive celebration of toys happening January 1 through 6. This interactive museum is open to all ages and offers 24 large-scale installations and exhibits designed by engineers and artists. Check for discounted tickets while supplies last via Goldstar.  DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

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21 Really Cool Things to do This January in L.A. (2019)

January 1, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff

Need stuff to do this month in Los Angeles? We looked ahead on our calendar to focus in on some of the best events happening in January around Los Angeles that you should probably have on your radar. After all, better to get your tickets now than wait till the last minute and find out your favorite event is sold out.

January 2019 event highlights include a No Pants Metro Ride, the L.A. Art Show, a Selena Movie Night at The Wiltern, dineL.A. restaurant week, a Mobile Museum Fair, MLK Day at CAAM, and MUCH more.

And remember if you want to stay up to date on all the event happenings in Los Angeles then be sure to sign-up for our email newsletter.

No Pants Metro 2016

Passengers gather for the 2016 No Pants Metro Ride. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. Bricks LA 2018 at Pasadena Convention Center (January 5-6)

Highlights include over 19,000 square feet of custom made models, a play area for kids of all ages (adults included) & vendors selling new, used and vintage LEGO sets. -> More information

2. Retro City Festival 2019 (January 5-6)

The Retro City Festival 2019 comes to the Fairplex on January 5 – 6 for its annual celebration of the history of video gaming! Check out California’s largest display of retro gaming all weekend long! -> More information

3. 2019 Oshogatsu Family Festival (January 6)

Ring in the Year of the Boar with the Japanese American National Museum’s annual Oshogatsu Family Festival on Sunday, January 6, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the festival is free, and visitors will enjoy Japanese American performances, crafts, live art, candy sculptures, kids activities, and two mochitsuki (rice pounding) demonstrations. -> More information

4. Santa Monica Restaurant Week (January 7-13)

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. -> More information

5. Vivi Mi Gente! Selena Movie Night at The Wiltern (January 11)

Celebrate the Queen of Tejano music, Selena at The Wiltern on January 11. Enjoy a screening of the film, a Selena tribute concert, vendors, photo ops and tacos at the celebration. -> More information

6. dineL.A. (Jan. 11-25)

L.A.’s restaurant week (it’s actually two weeks) kicks of 2019 with another round of exclusive lunch and dinner menus (and deals!) at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries. -> More information

7. Burger & Brewfest at Santa Anita Park (January 12)

Spend a day with burgers, beer and world-class Thoroughbred racing at Los Angeles landmark, Santa Anita Park during Burgers & Brewfest on Jan. 12, 2019. -> More information

8. No Pants Metro Ride 2019 (January 13)

Enjoy riding the Metro — pants free — with a big group of like-minded Angelenos on Sunday, January 13, when the 11th Annual No Pants Metro Ride returns. -> More information

9. Mobile Museum Fair a Central Library

Head to Central Library on January 13 for the first-ever Mobile Museum Fair. As part of the 21 Collections: Every Object Has a Story exhibit, this the Mobile Museum Fair highlights over 15 libraries on wheels, portable exhibits, and mobile museums from the greater Los Angeles area. -> More information

10. Asian American Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona (January 19-20)

The Asian American Expo returns to the Fairplex in Pomona on January 19 and 20 for two days of celebrating the Lunar New Year through food, art, and an immersive cultural experience. -> More information

11. Anime Impluse (Jan. 19-20)

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. -> More information

12. Happy Birthday Marion! at The Annenberg Beach House (January 20)

Get a taste of old Hollywood at the Annenberg Community Beach House during Happy Birthday Marion, a free event that celebrates actress Marion Davies’ 122nd birthday. -> More information

13. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at The California African American Museum (Jan. 21)

Celebrate MLK Day through a host of community activities at CAAM including poster and megaphone making,  special excerpts of King’s speeches, a performance by yhe Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, and children’s march around the Rose Garden. Free for all to attend! -> More information

14. The 2019 LA Art Show (January 23-27)

The LA Art Show returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center January 23-27 for the West Coast’s most comprehensive art experience. -> More information

15. Indie Beauty Expo at California Market Center in DTLA (January 23)

The Indie Beauty Expo comes to the California Market Center in Downtown L.A. on January 23 for an exhibition of all of the newest, freshest and most innovative beauty brands in the world. – > More information

16. The WhiskyX at the Barker Hangar (January 25)

The WhiskyX comes to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 25 for an evening of whisky tasting and live music. From bourbon to scotch to rye, WhiskyX is a true whisky lover’s paradise. -> More information

17. Rock on Film Presents: Pink Floyd: The Wall at The Wiltern (January 25)

Rock on Film Presents: Pink Floyd: The Wall at The Wiltern on January 25. The movie screening will commemorate the album’s 40th anniversary. -> More information

18. The California Wine Festival at Santa Anita Park (January 26)

The California Wine Festival comes to Santa Anita Park on January 26 inviting guests to experience wines from across the Golden State while celebrating the exciting past time of horse racing.  -> More information

19. Uncorked: Los Angeles Wine Festival at Union Station (January 26)

Uncorked Wine Festivals is coming back to LA for the fourth annual Uncorked: LA Wine Fest at iconic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles on January 26. -> More information

20. Los Angeles Magazine’s 6th Annual Best New Restaurants Celebration (January 27)

Los Angeles Magazine’s 6th Annual Best New Restaurants Celebration 2019 returns on January 29 for a celebration that honors the city’s most appetizing openings. -> More information

21. Photo LA (January 31 to February 3)

Photo LA. Happening at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica from January 31 to February 3 celebrates photography and how it fits within the realm of fine art. -> More information


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 1, 2019

January 1, 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 1, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Image via Santa Anita Park


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1. [8 a.m.] The annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade has been a beloved tradition since 1890. On new years day the parade will cover a five-and-a-half-mile route with ticketed and free viewing spots.

2. [10 a.m.] Free admission to The Autry on New Year’s Day.

3. [10:30 a.m.] It’s Dollar Beers & Sodas Day over at Santa Anita Park on New Years Day. If that’s not enough, $2 hot dogs will also be available.

4. [11 a.m.Oshogatsu Family-Festival in Little Tokyo takes over three different locations with live entertainment, traditional food vendors, mochi making, music and more. FREE

5. [11 a.m.] Take a New Year hike in Griffith Park with Trail Mothers.

6. [noon] Get fully immersed in the holiday spirit during Winter Fest happening at the OC Fairgrounds from December 20, 2018 through January 6, 2019. A festival of lights, outdoor ice skating, ice tubing, snowfall, a candy wonderland and Santa Claus are just a few of the magical things happening. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. [5 p.m.] Discounted late nights at The Aquarium of the Pacific.

8. [6 p.m.] One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. This seasonal event runs daily. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. [various] There’s a Gilmore Girls experience coming to Warner Brothers Studios. From December 22 through January 6 fans can dine at Lorelai’s and then walk through sets like Lorelai and Rory’s home, the gazebo and town square all from the show.

10. [variousFun Box Pop Up Museum is an immersive celebration of toys happening January 1 through 6. This interactive museum is open to all ages and offers 24 large-scale installations and exhibits designed by engineers and artists. Check for discounted tickets while supplies last via Goldstar.  DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

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

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