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 Thursday, January 18, 2018.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [6 p.m.] Jim James will perform a free show at Amoeba Hollywood this Thursday. FREE
2. [7:30 p.m.] Looking to step outside your culinary comfort zone? Savor a five-course meal where each dish features a bug or insect at a EatBugEvents dinner in Culver City this Thursday.
3. [7:30 p.m.] Independent Film at LACMA presents a screening of John Carpenter’s 1988 horror/suspense film They Live, a thriller about aliens taking over the earth by turning human beings into mindless consumers.
4. [7:30 p.m.] Been thinking about giving back to the community? Checkout Burrito Project L.A. a meet-up that preps burritos to be delivered to folks in need. They’ll be prepping this Thursday.
5. [8 p.m.] Stop by the Skirball for “Mexican Today” a conversation with celebrated chef Pati Jinich who grew up in Mexico City, writes about food for the Washington Post, and has cooked at the White House for President Obama’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. FREE
6. [8 p.m.] All My Single Friends is described as part comedy show and part live dating app taking place at the Copper Still. If you’re so over Tinder and Bumble check this show out where you’ll be in a room with some of LA’s best comedians and hottest singles.
7. [8 p.m.] 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)
8. [various] Free admission at: 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.), Japanese American National Museum (all day), Pasadena Museum of California Art (from 5 to 8 p.m.) and Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m,)
9. [various] 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.
10. [various] dineL.A. the city’s restaurant week (January 12-26) continues with 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.
DEAL OF THE DAY: $4.75 tix for the StARTup Art Fair (via Goldstar)
Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar.