Best things to do this weekend in Los Angeles and SoCal: January 27-29 (2023)


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Shop on the Savage X Fenty Pop-up. Enjoy classic thrillersshadow of a doubtythe third manon the big screen. Start your art collection at an affordable collective art show. Celebrate the 124th Golden Dragon Lunar New Year Parade.


Friday, January 27th - Sunday, January 29th

Ventana emergente Savage X Fenty
433 N. Fairfax Avenue, Beverly Grove
Ahead of the upcoming Super Bowl and Rihanna's halftime performance, the lingerie/apparel company is hosting a three-day pop-up experience in honor of football. The limited edition Game Day collection features hoodies, sweatpants, varsity shirts, hats, beanies, boxers, bandanas and other items available for purchase. There will also be fun photo opportunities, gift shopping and other surprises.

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Friday 27th and Sunday 29th January

Golden West Girls
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles
The LA Phil continues its celebration of the 75th birthday of composer John Adams with the Los Angeles premiere of his acclaimed operagolden west girlsthat brings true stories of the California Gold Rush to life. The opera "rejects the whitewashed romantic vision of California in the early days of the Gold Rush and highlights heroism, passion, racial strife, love, cruelty and truth during one of the most significant events in American history". Adams himself conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
COST: Tickets start at $40;MORE INFORMATION

Friday, January 27; 22:00

handcuff season
the regent theater
448 S. Main St., Downtown Los Angeles
Bring your boo to this R&B dance party to songs performed by Sasha Marie, Orange Calderon, Sean G and Blesst. This is a 21+ event.

Friday, January 27th - Sunday, April 23rd

Bob Marley: An Experience of Love
ovation hollywood
6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Explore the 15,000 square foot exhibition space that explores the life, music and interests of Bob Marley. The multi-room show features the entire Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Bob Marley Archive, including never-before-seen photographs, memorabilia, the world's largest indoor vinyl record commemoratingLegendand a cannabis garden and a giant joint. The experience also features a silent disco and art by Mr. Brainwash, The Postman, Camoworks, Idiotbox and others that pay homage to Marley's influence on street art.
COST: Adult tickets start at $35;MORE INFORMATION

Friday, January 27; 7 p.m.

standup for dogs
Space Pet Wallis Annenberg
12005 Bluff Creek Dr., Playa Vista
Can't Even Comedy and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace present a canine comedy show that supports animal rescue. The event features comedians Ian Edwards, Dana Moon, Callahan Welsh, Darran Davis and Justin Klose, with host Caitlin Benson. DJ VFresh plays tunes during dog adoption starting at 7pm. The comics take the stage at 8 pm. All tickets include two drinks.

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Friday, January 27; 8:00 pm

Raissa, Sage Charmaine and Enny Owl live
the goldfish
5043 York Boulevard, Highland Park
Brooklyn-based independent label and collective Weird Sister, dedicated to creating a safer industrial space for women, trans and non-binary people, hosts a West Coast launch party featuring performances byRAISSA,enny owlycharmaine sage.

Saturday, January 28; 7:30 pm.

Shadow of a Doubt / The Third Man
1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
The American Cinematheque is showing a major double feature, starting with the Alfred Hitchcock thrillershadow of a doubt(1943), in which a young woman begins to think that her uncle might be the killer of the Merry Widow. It is followed by Carol Reed's post-WWII thriller.the third man(1949). Both films star Joseph Cotten.

Saturday, January 28 - Saturday, March 4

Uniting Pacific-LA art from the Japanese diaspora
Torrance Museum of Art
3320 Dr Civic Center, Torrance
The museum is displaying the work of more than a dozen Japanese-American artists from Southern California to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sister City program between Torrance and the city of Kashiwa, Japan.

Best things to do this weekend in Los Angeles and SoCal: January 27-29 (1)

Corey Helford Gallery presents the group's 9th annual 'Art Collector Starter Kit' show.

('Light and Pain' by Hikari Shimoda)

Saturday, January 28 - Saturday, March 4

Starter Kit for Art Collectors IX
Galeria Corey Helford
Rua S. Anderson, 571, Boyle Heights
The group's ninth annual show features new and accessible 12" x 12" works by more than 75 established and emerging artists from around the world. The exhibition is a great way to start an art collection featuring works by HUSH, Hikari Shimoda, Brandi Milne, Eric Joyner, Luke Chueh and Zoé Byland. The ACSK IX Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, January 28 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. at the Main Gallery, along with a solo exhibition by Toronto artist Richard Ahnert.

Saturday, January 28; 13:00 to 22:00

Roadside marijuana opening party
weed on the road
13452 Washington Blvd., Marina Del Rey
The flagship store is hosting a grand opening party with live acts from Brainstory, Lakedub, Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse and DJ Colourvision; and bites of Alfredo's Fruits and Speak Cheezy Pizza. Of course, there will be many brands of marijuana available including Claybourne, Jeeter, Pabst Labs, Heavy Hitters, Source and Wyld, as well as aromatic flower sprays and personal concentrates. This event is for people over 21 years old.

Saturday, January 28 - Sunday, May 14

PAW Patrol: adventure game
Discover Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar
The new children's show is based on the Nickelodeon preschool series PAW Patrol. The interactive exhibit, produced by the Children's Museum of Indianapolis in partnership with Nickelodeon, allows visitors to participate in rescue missions and work together to overcome challenges and solve problems.
COST: $13.95 - $15.95;MORE INFORMATION

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Dragons dance during the Chinese New Year Golden Dragon Parade in Chinatown in 2002. The dragon symbolizes luck and, according to some, wards off evil spirits.

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Saturday, January 28; 1pm to 4pm.

124th Golden Dragon Lunar New Year Parade
Chinatown, downtown Los Angeles
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with over 100,000 friends. The China Chamber of Commerce parade starts at Hill and Ord streets and ends at Broadway and Cesar Chavez. Check out lion dancing, dance companies, bands, local businesses and government leaders and other cultural organizations.
COST: FREE, bleacher seats from $40;MORE INFORMATION

Sunday, January 29; 7 p.m.

tofu frio
Sierra Madre Theater
87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre
One of the oldest Asian-American improv and sketch comedy groups, Cold Tofu has been active since 1981. The current cast includes Doreen Calderon, Carin Chea, Robert Covarrubias, Kevin Ocampo, Michael C. Palma, Kari Vanegas with host Helen Ota. .COST: $10 - $20;MORE INFORMATION

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The new LA River Art Project series is a guided walking exploration of art, culture and places along the LA River.

(Photo by Shea Rouda on Unsplash)

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River Sessions - Mile XX-51: Springs and Springs
The new LA River Art Project series is a guided walking exploration of art, culture and places along the LA River (also known as Paayme Paxaayt in Tongva). This month's adventure begins at the "official" start of the LA River, "Mile 51" near Canoga Park High School. Led by Chumash Elder Jim Garcia, traditional singer Joe Calderon and creative ecologist Kat Superfisky, participants will learn about the importance of water to the earth, native ecology and protected wildlife. The January session in Rio is held from 11 am to 5 pm. m. at 3 p.m. and operates at 21698 Bassett St. in Canoga Park.Tickets cost between $29 and $35.

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The 1619 Project
Hulu launches its six-episode limited docuseries shortly after Florida rejects an AP African-American studies course. See the expansion ofproject 1619,which began as a long-running journalism project by Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times. The series places slavery and the contributions of African Americans at the center of the national narrative. Hannah-Jones narrates the series and is also one of its executive producers.Hulu releases two episodes weekly starting Thursday, January 26th.

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Paradise Dynasty celebrates the Lunar New Year with popular dishes to eat during the holidays, including steamed fillet of cod and tofu with black bean sauce.

(Courtesy of Paradise Dynasty)

Food and drink deals

Here's 411 on some great food and drink deals this week.

  • A cafeteria pop-up Macallan Harmonyis an immersive, free whiskey and coffee experience January 26-29. Held at Carrera Cafe (8251 Melrose Ave.), The Macallan celebrates the new limited edition coffee-inspired whiskey The Harmony Collection. Guests will enjoy complimentary treats that pair well with whiskey and coffee. This is a 21+ popup.RSVP requested.The cafeteria is open from 10:00 to 17:00. m. at 5 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday and from 10 am to 3 pm. the Sunday.
  • Portuguese-inspired restaurant Caldo Verde in downtown Los Angeles offers an evening inspired by April Bloomfield's cookbook,A girl and her pig and a girl and her vegetables,on Sunday, January 29, from 5 pm to 10 pm. The special menu, which includes items like buttered ramp and fried quail eggs and stuffed brisket, is available for $85.Reservations are recommended.
  • paradise dynastyat South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa serves a Lunar New Year menu featuring some of the most popular Chinese dishes to eat during the holidays. These items, which include poached chicken with black truffle, fresh abalone seasoned with seaweed salad, will be available through February 12th.
  • Koreatown Wine Club, operated by Open Market in Koreatown, collaborates with influencer Sharon Lee to host a pre-Valentine's Day singles mixer, Single Varietal, on Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. The event, held at Umaya LA (3322 Wilshire Blvd.), includes an afternoon of wine tasting, socializing and group games.Tickets cost R$30.
  • Negroni 3rd Street recently launched a weekend brunch, available on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 4 pm. Standouts are the truffled eggs (with scrambled eggs, stracciatella truffle and mushrooms sautéed on sourdough toast) and French toast (made with brioche bread topped with banana, blueberries and whipped cream). Bottomless Mimosas are also available for $25 for 90 minutes.

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