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 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 22 to Friday, January 26, features Taste of Alhambra, Free Chili Day at Philippe The Original, The Indie Beauty Expo, Plant Nite at Angel City Brewery, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, stARTup Art Fair 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!
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Monday January 22nd, 2018
1.Dine on specially priced lunch and dinner menus at one of SGV’s best dining destinations through Taste of Alhambra Restaurant happening January 22-28.
2. dineL.A. the city’s restaurant week (January 12-26) kicks of 2018 with another round of exclusive lunch and dinner menus (and deals!) at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries.Want to know where to eat among the huge list of choices? Start here, with our picks for 20 can’t-miss menus.
3. Enjoy an night of Sacred Storytelling at the Bootleg Theater.
4. Redondo Beach Restaurant Week is back from January 12 to 26. Dozen of eateries from the beach city’s growing food scene will be participating by offering either specially priced prix-fixe lunches and/or dinners, or other Restaurant Week-only special offers.
5. Emmy-nominated comic and CNN host W. Kamau Bell will perform at Largo this Monday night.
6. Come to Coaxial for an evening of experimental sounds that features Music for Tuning Forks. FREE
Tuesday January 23rd, 2018
7. Philippe The Original will once again host their popular Free Chili Day on Tuesday. Sponsored by Dolores Chili, Philippe will serve the first 500 people a free cup of chili, with or without beans, and all the fixins from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE
8. The Last Bookstore will present independent historian Raymond Caballero and his book on Pascual Orozco, a significant military leader in the Mexican Revolution. FREE
9. Forest Lawn Museum’s latest exhibition Pigskin Peanuts is an homage to the late great Charles M. Schulz. Featuring 50 Sunday and daily football-themed comic strips and other Peanuts related objects, the family friendly exhibit will be on display from January 18 through March 15, 2018. Admission to the museum and parking is always free. FREE
10. Fall Out Boy is stopping by Amoeba Hollywood this Tuesday for a special acoustic set.
Wednesday January 24th, 2018
11. The Indie Beauty Expo Los Angeles 2018 heads to the California Market Center for a day of exploring the latest beauty products, top indie beauty brands and shopping directly from the makers.
12. Taste of Grand Central Market is a 1.5 hour guided food tour of the historic open air food hall. Your guide will help you navigate the dozens of stalls while sampling from vendors both old and new. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
13. Team SoCal are heading to Angel City Brewery for Plant Nite a succulent D.I.Y. event where guest get to create their own terrariums.
14. Part comedy show, beauty pageant and live music event, The Comedy Pageant features Maria Bamford, Chris Fairbanks, Joshy Fadem, Carlie and Doni in a comedy show happening at The Virgil this Wednesday. FREE
15. Come to the Frogtown Brewery this Wednesday for Beer, Bingo, & Trivia Night.
16. Take an afternoon yoga class in beautiful Grand Park. The 45 minute workout is complimentary to the public every Wednesday and Friday. After yoga, checkout the many food trucks lining the park and grab lunch al fresco style.
Thursday January 25th, 2018
17. Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC), the international contemporary art fair of the West Coast, returns to Santa Monic’s Barker Hangar from January 25-28 featuring established and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. (DISCOUNTED) via Goldstar
18. Rockwell: Table & Stage presents the Unauthorized Musical Parody of Jurassic Park. Happening Thursday and Friday. (DISCOUNTED) via Goldstar
19. Story Collider a podcast that tells true personal stories about science will host a live storytelling show at Lyric Hyperion.
20. Gateway to the Moon 3.0 is a new immersive installation from artist Gazoo opening at de Plume gallery in East Hollywood. The large-scale installation, is designed to transport visitors into a 360° retro-future dimension created from tape, lighting, and sound. FREE
21. The Wallis in conjunction with the Arturo Sandoval Institute, present a four-night musical celebration curated by American jazz legend Arturo Sandoval from January 25 through January 28. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. (DISCOUNTED) via Goldstar
22. The Broad presents two performances by artist Ron Athey and composer Sean Griffin titled Gifts of the Spirit: Prophecy, Automatism and Discernment. Taking place at the Vibiana in Downtown LA the performance will explore themes of self obliteration and infinity.
23. 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.), USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.) and Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.) FREE
Friday January 26th, 2018
24. stARTup Art Fair in Venice Beach (Jan. 26-28) will house works from 55 independent artists within over 50 hotel rooms, hallways and outdoor spaces for a one-of-a-kind immersive art fair. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. (DISCOUNTED) via Goldstar
25. Chuck Wagons: The First Food Trucks is a new tasting event coming to The Autry this Friday. Get a taste of traditional 1880s chuck wagon cuisine of the Old West, then experience updated versions from contemporary chefs. Tickets include plates from multiple food stations, access to the galleries and garden, and presentations by chefs and food history experts.
26. Caltech Astronomy presents a free stargazing and panel event focused on The Milky Way’s crash course with Andromeda. No reservations are needed, the lecture is 30 minutes long and stargazing lasts 90 minutes. FREE
27. Greenbar Distillery will host their popular cocktail class this Friday. The theme is “Fresh Produce,” guests will get to experiment with seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs along with a variety of Greenbar organic liquors. Must be a member to sign up for classes, membership is free.
28. The Groundlings: The Completely Different Late Show is a hilarious improv show by the cast of the Groundlings’ Main Company. Audience shout suggestions throughout the night for improvisational scenes performed by some of the best in the business. It’s also a testing ground for brand new material for the Groundlings’ main show. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
29. Dance The Odyssey Theatre is a month-long celebration of the art form. This weekend the theatre will present the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company in “Rift.”
30. Black Rabbit Rose, part theater for magic and variety acts and part craft cocktail bar, takes you into their retro-style cabaret shows set in an intimate and mysterious setting. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
31. Free admission at: Long Beach Museum of Art (all day) and Museum of Latin American Art (5 to 9 p.m.)
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