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 11, 2020.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [9 a.m.] Bricks LA at Pasadena Convention Center is a two-day event featuring custom made models, a play area for kids of all ages (adults included) and vendors selling new, used and vintage LEGO sets.
2. [10 a.m.] 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.
3. [10 a.m.] Monterey Park’s annual Lunar New Year Festival takes over five blocks and spans two days full of entertainment, food, family activities and interesting vendors all celebrating the year of the rat. Admission to the festival is free. FREE
4. [10 a.m.] Long Beach Comic Expo, a celebration of comic books and pop culture, returns to the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
5. [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.
6. [10 a.m.] Greater L.A. Vintage Postcard and Paper Show will have 30 dealers showing casing postcards, paper collectibles, photos, and ephemera of yesteryear all for sale.
7. [10:30 a.m.] The Culinary Historians of Southern California culinary presents a talk about early Los Angeles restaurant history with CHSC President Charles Perry. L.A. has been a food town since 1880s and Perry will discuss our food history from the first records to the 19th century. A reception with samples of “fashionable restaurant foods” of the period will follow the talk. FREE
8. [11 a.m.] Oscar Oiwa: Dreams of a Sleeping World is now open at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. The 360° domed chamber immerses viewers in dreamlike, surreal hand-drawn images of natural wonder.
9. [noon] MOCA Celebrates its new free general admission policy on Saturday with celebrations at both downtown locations featuring live performances, music, art-making activities, food, and more. FREE
10. [noon] This Saturday there’s a farmers market dedicated to CBD happening at Academy LA in Hollywood. The marketplace experience will include over 20 top brands in the industry, live entertainment, CBD massages, infused bites and cocktails, yoga, pop-up shops and an educational Blunt Talks panel. The event is free to attend.
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