10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for January 19, 2019

Vista Hermosa Park
Springtime in Vista Hermosa Park overlooking DTLA. 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, Saturday, January 19, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!


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1. [8:30 a.m.]  The Third Annual Women’s March Los Angeles returns to Pershing Square in Downtown L.A. on January 19 for an opportunity to stand up and let your voices be heard! Like the years before, expect special keynote speakers and performers at the march.

2. [10 a.m.] The Asian American Expo returns to the Fairplex in Pomona on January 19 and 20 for two days of celebrating the Lunar New Year through food, art, and an immersive cultural experience.

3. [10 a.m.] The International Printing Museum presents Benjamin Franklin’s Electric Birthday Celebration a day of honoring the life of one of the famous creator and thinker in history.

4. [10 a.m.Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a service and community event at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. In honor of the beloved civil rights figure, Baldwin Hills will host a day of giving back with a variety of free services for individuals and families. FREE

5. [10 a.m.] Fusing the world of anime and video games, Anime Impulse will feature celebrity appearances, esports, artist alleys, Kawaii fashion, and cosplay, all at the Fairplex in Pomona. Happening January 19 and 20.

6. [10:30 a.m.] The Record Parlour is hosting free vinyl days from January 19 through 21. Spend $20 and you get to take home up to 100 records for free. Bringing your own box or bag is recommended for this popular annual event.

7. [11:30 a.m.] The first ever Bulldog Derby is happening at Santa Anita Park this Saturday. SoCal’s fastest English and French bulldogs will sprint off in a friendly racing competition and there will be contests, giveaways, photo ops and more going down at this dog lovers event.

8. [noon] The Paley Center is currently hosting a Comedy Central Drunk History exhibit. Visitors will get to walk through large dioramas of scenes in episodes of the new season now till January 20, 2019. FREE

9. [noonCats On Glass Gallery is a pop-up from January 18-27 with a purpose, presented by Fresh Step Clean Paws. The “gallery” will feature a cat-lebrity Walk of Fame, a larger-than-life cat display, a yarn pom-pom room, a “me-owm” meditation room, and adoptable cats from spcaLA on view from a glass playhouse. Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Located at 1147 Hope Street. FREE

10. [various]  dineL.A. returns Jan. 11-25 for two weeks of exclusive lunch and dinner menus at a laundry list of the city’s finest eateries. Check out our list of the Top 17 picks for this current run of dineL.A.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: Use promo code WELIKELA to get 2 tickets for $30 to Beautycon POP, now extended through January 31.

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar


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