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What to do in LA in January

Happy New Year friends! It’s time to get 2024 off to an amazing start. There’s also plenty to do this month in LA and we don’t want you to miss out on any of it. Happy scrolling, let’s crush this year.

Wyeth X LSPACE Pop-Up

January 20th-28th

Location: Wyeth, One Colorado, 47 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

LSPACE is setting up a one of a kind pop up shop inside Wyeth’s Pasadena location. Perfect timing for hitting those New Years fitness goals, LSPACE will have core pieces from their activewear line here for purchase. Such a great pairing of two brands The LA Girl loves!

Japanese Spirit Shochu Month & Week

Now – February 17th

Location: Various Locations

The Japan Food Product Overseas Promotion Center invites Los Angeles to “Spark Your Senses” for the 3rd Annual Shochu Month. Experience this refreshing spirit at some of the most notable LA bars like,  Accomplice Bar, Death&Co LA, Employees Only LA, Gold Line, Redbird, Steep LA, The Lincoln, The Semi-Tropic, and Thunderbolt to enjoy signature Shochu Highball and craft Shochu cocktails. The one-month event will also kick off with “Shochu Week,” from Jan. 18 through Jan. 24th. There will also be  a “Shochu Night” event held on Feb. 6 at Redbird LA, featuring a special guest bartender. More details can be found here.

January Full Moon Market @ Truly LA

January 25th, 5pm-9pm

Location: 216 South Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Celebrate January’s last Full Moon at Truly LA where there will be complimentary tarot card readings, craft vendors and vibey tunes. One of our fave vendors – Tinsel Jewelry, a permanent jewelry brand that specializes in clean & simple luxury, will be there (be sure to RSVP for a spot), along with Truly LA  bringing back their specialty full moon Lavender Sour-Style Trulixir called the Luna Llena. More info here.

Candlelight DTLA: A Tribute to Taylor Swift

January 26th

Location: The Biltmore Los Angeles, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Calling all Swifties and music lovers! At thisCandlelight Concert, enjoy a special tribute to Taylor Swift in one magical multi-sensory musical experience while under the gentle glow of a candlelight setting. Listen to the Orchid Quartet play your favorites including “Lover,” “Shake it Off,” “All Too Well,” and many more songs both old and new. Reserve your tickets before they’re gone.

Dining in the Dark

January 26th

Location: City Club Los Angeles, 555 Flower Street 51st Floor, Los Angeles

Spark your senses with this blindfolded dining experience. This will heighten your senses and allow the aroma and flavors to intensify with each bite, making the meal that much better. A secret 3-course menu, including an appetizer, main, and dessert, will be offered. There are 3 menu options: red meat, seafood, and vegan. RSVP your spot now.

Sparkling Pink LA

January 26th-March 16th

Location: 603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Get your ticket to this special all-pink experience in the heart of West Hollywood at E.P. & L.P. This is the perfect scene to celebrate time with your besties, date, or family. Your ticket includes a 90-minute reservation and a welcome cocktail. Additional drinks and food are available for purchase on-site. To add to the fun, Sparkling Pink LA will be serving brunch every Saturday! RSVP for your date & time!

New Year, New Level: An Interactive Business Workshop Experience with Forward Female

January 27th, 2pm-7pm

Location: Bond Collective DTLA, 612 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Join the Forward Female team this year to elevate your business to new heights! Build your 2024 Business Action Plan with an afternoon of networking, a powerful business panel, breakthrough breakout sessions, and focused guidance to help you not only set ambitious goals and intentions but also achieve them. Grab your tickets now. Limited VIP tickets are also available and offer a full version of the official Forward Female Business Planner, an exclusive VIP gift bag from their sponsors, plus a one-on-one 30-minute mentoring session with Forward Female Co-Founder NJ Falk.

Uncorked Wine Fest

January 27th

Location: Union Station, 800 N Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join the incredible Union Station for the 8th annual Uncorked: LA Wine Festival. Enjoy over 150 wines & bubblies from across the globe + some “outside the bottle” options (including seltzers and canned cocktails), live music, two DJs, food trucks and more! There are two sessions for this event. Early admission ($80) is at 5pm and includes an extra hour of tasting with some bonus selections from certain wineries and a smaller group of people. General admission ($65) is at 6pm and the event ends at 9pm. Both tickets include all wine tasting with food sold separately. Grab your tickets now.

Rove Concepts Warehouse Sale

January 27th, 10am-2pm

Location: 8201 Sorensen Avenue Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Rove Concepts will be holding their next warehouse sale at their Santa Fe Springs warehouse! Receive up to 80% off on overstocked, clearance, and discontinued furniture. Make sure to bring your own moving accommodations! All attendees must RSVP. Fun fact! If you’re a fan of Netflix’s Selling Sunset, know that The Oppenheim Group did a collaboration with the brand. So who knows, you may find and walk away with a piece featured on the show.  Pro Tip: Don’t forget to bring moving supplies/vehicles that can accommodate furniture if you plan on purchasing anything. All items are final sale, so make sure you love it before you buy it. And don’t forget to RSVP here.

Paint Your Noodz

January 27th and 28th

Location: Melrose Drawing Club, 5239 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles & Soho House WeHo, 9200 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

Join Paint Your Noodz and Back Bone Society for an afternoon of empowerment, creativity and fashion. Paint Your Noodz is an award winning art experience that leaves guests with a renewed sense of freedom around their bodies and artistic expression. Creator and lead artist Samantha Zaruba draws your desired image ahead of time and leaves you with an acrylic paint step by step experience. There will be two classes to attend – the first being open to the public, all genders welcome. Tickets available here. The second will be for SoHo House Weho women members only. The events will feature a pop up shop of female-founded brand Back Bone Society’s new street-wear collection.  20% of proceeds from the event will benefit LA House of Ruth.

Lunar New Year Monterey Park Festival

January 27th-28th

Location: Garfield Ave. Monterey Park

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at Monterey Park’s Lunar New Year festival. This year’s festivities include vendors offering unique gifts and specialty items, food booths, amusement rides, and lots of live entertainment. The festival kicks off Saturday morning with  the traditional New Year lion and dragon dancer. Bring the kiddos along for the carnival fun zone in parking lots at the corner of Garvey and Lincoln Avenues. More deets here.

Hollywood Burger’s 8th Anniversary Celebration

January 29th, 11am

Location: Hollywood Burger  @ 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood & Hollywood Burger @ 8807 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood

Come celebrate Hollywood Burger‘s 8th anniversary. They’re offering 100 Free Burgers to the first 100 guests at each of the two Hollywood locations. If you want to grab this complimentary burger, the magic word is “Happy Burgerversary!” Happy Anniversary to a Hollywood favorite.

Cheeseburger Centennial Celebration in Pasadena

January 21-January 27

Location: Various restaurants in Pasadena

The City of Pasadena is hosting a week long celebration to commemorate the invention of the Cheeseburger 100 years ago. With restaurants offering exclusive deals, you can grab a Cheeseburger Passport with collectable stamps and exciting prizes when you visit various restaurants. You can also book a room at a participating Pasadena hotel to get a free cheeseburger or food and beverage offer. See all the yummy deets of the week here.

Scratch Made Pasta  & Carbonara Class

January 28th, 5pm

Location: Element Art Center, 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles

This one’s got us hungry. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned cook, this scratch-made pasta class is the perfect out of the ordinary activity to do with anyone in your life. A talented Chef Instructor will guide you through crafting a classic carbonara sauce from scratch and turning your pasta dough into delish noodles. After cooking your pasta, indulge in a mouthwatering feast, savoring the flavors of your handmade creation. Sit back, unwind, and relish in the satisfaction of mastering the art of pasta! Grab your tickets.

MJ The Musical at Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Now-January 28th

Location: Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

Michael Jackson’s unique and unparalleled artistry comes to Los Angeles as MJ, the multi Tony Award-winning new musical centered around the making of the 1992 Dangerous World Tour. This musical goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Michael Jackson into legendary status. Get your tickets here.

Grammy’s Pre Party

February 3rd, 8pm

Location: Hotel Ziggy Sunset Blvd

Get ready to groove and celebrate the biggest night in music at the GRAMMY’s Pre Party! This highly exclusive event promises a star studded night filled with live performances, including the worlds number 1 DJ act, THE EC TWINS. Enjoy the night chatting with other music enthusiasts and music industry insiders, dance your heart out, and dress like the star you are! This is the perfect event to up your Instagram game. All attendees must RSVP here.

METAMORPHOSIS: 10-Day Money Mindset Transformation

February 5th-February 16th (M-F only)

Location: Online

If you’re looking to transform your relationship with money this year check out METAMORPHOSIS: a 10 day meditation challenge and workshop series made to change your frequency and raise your vibration into one of wealth and abundance. You can expect an abundance of meditation sessions every morning at 8 am and afternoon money meditations at 3 pm Monday-Friday & led by luminaries including Rap Priestess Lizzy Jeff, EFT Master Teacher Sonya Sophia, Unleash! Movement Founder Yarixa Ferrao, and Transformational Coach Bobbie Breckenridge . This is a life-altering opportunity, and it’s FREE for all women. Register now before it goes to a waitlist only.

100 Carats: Icons of the Gem World

Now-April 21st

Location: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Get ready to be dazzled this winter. The Natural History Museum of LA will feature over two dozen gems, including the historic Jonker I Diamond. The showcase, curated in collaboration with Robert Procop Exceptional Jewels, offers a rare opportunity to witness gems weighing over 100 carats each. Explore the geological marvels of Earth’s history, from colossal emeralds to vibrant sapphires, and experience the brilliance of these extraordinary gems. More info here.

**Past Events**

Vision Board Party

January 6th, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Online

Be led through a proven, transformational Vision Board Creation Process to help you gain clarity on your goals for 2024 with Best Selling Author & Editor in Chief of The LA Girl, Erika De La Cruz. Receive a Vision Board Cheat-Sheet to help map out your 2024 dreams, Erika’s 2024 affirmation list & EPIC giveaways from some of our favorite brands! Join us online as we plan our vision boards from home in our cozy jammies. See ya there!

Locals’ Night: Winter Edition

January 18th, 4pm-10pm

Location: Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A, Santa Monica

Join the Santa Monica Pier every Third Thursday for an unforgettable night of DJ vibes in the historic Merry Go-Round Building. There will be two bars on the Pier Parking Deck and inside the Merry-Go-Round offering free tequila, vodka, and soju tastings, local art, merch & more! You can expect an amazing line-up of DJs and live bands, a classic car show, art exhibits, and salsa dancing. Plus its FREE! RSVP here.

Thinkspace Night Market & Opening Reception

January 13th, 6pm-10pm

Location: Thinkspace Projects, 4207 W. Jefferson Blvd. & 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles

Thinkspace Projects welcomes the new year with new exhibitions from five artists, kicking off 2024 in New Contemporary Art Style. There will be an opening reception and the Thinkspace Night Market to celebrate this special evening. The Market includes live paintings, an artist mini-mart, vintage offerings, amazing grub from Hulk Smash Burgers, an open bar, samples from The Cure Company, free Liquid Death, and Venice Beats providing the soundtrack to the night.

Rose Bowl Flea Market

January 14th

Location: Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena

Come shop from over 2,500 vendors selling everything from coveted antiques, rare vintage finds, and today’s most up-to-date trends! You can purchase admission tickets online until 3:00pm on the event day. Come see why they have been known as the “Flea Market of the Stars” for 55 years!

Ice at Santa Monica

Now-January 15th.

Location: Corner of Arizona Ave and Fifth Street in Downtown Santa Monica

Just because we live in Southern California doesn’t mean we can’t experience winter activities. The winter wonderland is back in the heart of Santa Monica with the seasonal ice skating rink. With themed nights, live music, and plenty of festive decorations, its safe to say this coastal ice rink is the perfect way to welcome winter.  Hours are 11:30am-9:30pm on Sundays through Thursdays and 11:30am-11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. More details here.

New Year’s Day Brunch at 1212 Santa Monica

January 1st, 11am-3pm

Location: 1212 Santa Monica: 1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica

This lively brunch is the perfect way to start your new year. Enjoy delicious entree like eggs, pancakes, and pasta paired with bottomless mimosas included in ticket purchase (along with the purchase of an entree). Plus, enjoy live music from DJ Blacksheep and dance the morning away. Slots are for 1.5 hours and vary in price based on table size. Buy tickets here.

The Rose Parade

January 1st, 8am

Location: Colorado Blvd. Pasadena

Start your year off the LA way. The parade features four types of entries:  beautifully floral-decorated floats entered by a participating companies, equestrian units, bands from all over the country, and Tournament Entries. The 5 1/2-mile Rose Parade route begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena. Cuddle up in your layers, grab a coffee or hot chocolate, and grab your seat at the iconic Rose Parade.

Emi Jay Clip Trade

January 6th, 10am – 3pm

Location: Platform Culver City, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City

Join Emi Jay for a clip exchange where you can swap any hair clip for an Emi Jay clip at this special one-day only event. Stop by the new stand in Platform Culver City to grab your freebie. Traded clips will be sanitized and donated to the Downtown Women’s Center. This is a first come, first serve event with one per person.

Disco Brunch at Ace Hotel

January 7th, 12pm-3pm

Location: Ace Hotel Los Angeles, 927 S Broadway, Los Angeles

LOAM Restaurant in the Ace Hotel Los Angeles is hosting brunch with a twist. Dance the morning away to sounds of a vinyl DJ, bottomless mimosas and sangria, and yummy food at this disco-themed brunch. Reserve you table now.

Descanso Gardens: Enchanted Forest of Light

November 19th-January 7th, 5:30-10pm

Location: 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Enjoy this shimmering spectacular nighttime experience. Enchanted Forest of Light features a one-mile walk through unique festive lighting displays. Popular displays include a town of stained glass, geometric installations, and flower art. The route is also wheelchair and stroller accessible, so this is the perfect family activity. Buy tickets here.

123 Farm’s Christmas Nights

Now-January 7, 2024

Location: 41267 Grand Ave, Beaumont

If you’re looking for an adorable holiday date night one last time, this is the one for you. 123 Farms brings you Christmas Nights, featuring festive foods and drinks, horse-drawn carriage tours, smores pits, Santa, and a display of over one MILLION lights! You do not want to miss out on this gorgeous experience.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Now until January 14th, 9am-7:30pm

Location: 1345 N. Montebello Boulevard, Los Angeles

Step into a magical art world with this interactive experience. Explore Van Gogh’s life, art, and secrets through this 360 degree light and sound show using VR technology. This event is perfect for art and history lovers alike. Plus, it’s full of super cute photo opps. Grab your tickets here.

Chaotic Singles Party

January 19th, 8pm-1am

Location: Bar Moxy in Moxy DTLA, 1260 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles

It’s time to find a new boo this New Year. Let this year be the year we all find love or chaos – but ideally both! The chaotic Singles Party is just the place for that. The Moxy will be offering drink & shot specials all night long, a DJ, and fun games to help guests mix and mingle. Just a few rules: you must be single, you must be chaotic, and you must be 21+ to attend. Get your tickets here.

Mission Inn Festival of Lights

Now-January 7, 2024

Location: Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside

The Mission Inn in Riverside, CA, is celebrating its 30th Annual Festival of Lights this year. Yup, that’s right! The festival will go to January 7, 2024. If you have never been, this is the year to go and experience the holiday cheer even after the holidays. The Mission Inn is home to one of the nation’s largest  free holiday light displays, which should be enough reason to get cozy and head out to see what all of the hype is about.