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

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.

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