10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 12, 2020

1st Street Bridge Metro
The Metro rolling down the 1st Street Bridge. 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, Sunday, January 12, 2020.

May it lead you to adventure!


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1. [10 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.]  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

3. [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)

4. [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.

5. [11 a.m.] Family Flicks Film Series at The Hammer will screen National Treasure this Sunday. FREE

6. [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. This Sunday the museum offers free admission from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE

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

8. [1 p.m.] Enjoy riding the Metro — pants free — with a big group of like-minded Angelenos this Sunday, when the 12th Annual No Pants Metro Ride returns.

9. [3 p.m.]  Natural History Museum hosts a free preview screening of NOVA Polar Extremes, an upcoming PBS special that takes viewers on a polar journey through the times of extremes on our planet. The event will include a Q&A discussion with experts as the audience watch selected clips. The event runs 3 to 5 p.m. visitors who arrive after 2 p.m. will receive free general admission to the museum. Free with RSVP. FREE

10. [4 p.m.] On Sunday the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion presents another installment of Le Salon de Musiques, an intimate stage free chamber music experience where a Q&A with the musicians, as well as a champagne and high-tea experience catered by Patina will follow. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

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


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