LA Weekend Events Roundup January 18-21

Angel City Brewery

Craft beer meets culinary delights during a five course tasting at Angel City Brewery.

From intimate chef dinners to new restaurant and art exhibition openings, here are the top LA weekend events for January 18-21.

Edited by Christina Wiese.

EVENTS

iHeartRadio ALTer EGO photo by Pooneh GhanaiHeartRadio ALTer EGO
Jan. 19. Alternative rock’s biggest names come together for one night at The Forum in Inglewood. Headliners gracing the stage include Mumford & Sons, Cage The Elephant, Beck, Spoon, WALK THE MOON, The National and Dashboard Confessional. 7:30 p.m. See website for pricing. The Forum, 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood. Tickets

 

 

 

Pasadena Half Marathon & ExpoPasadena Half Marathon & Expo
Jan. 19-21. The second annual race (Jan. 21) features historic Pasadena landmarks and a movie-esque finish line on the majestic Rose Bowl field. Race finishers will receive a complimentary, ice-cold pint of Angel City beer. Prior to the race, stop by the Pasadena Convention Hall for a Health and Fitness Expo (Jan. 19-20). See website for more information.  pasadenahalf.com

 

 

 

Family Fundays at OUE Skyspace LA

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Every Saturday and Sunday. Unlimited Skyslide rides for kids at California’s tallest outdoor attraction make for a perfect family funday! Skyspace LA, California’s premiere destination for panoramic, 360-degree views of the City of Angels, is now offering a special Family Funday ticket package. The Family Funday packages includes admission for a family of four to ride the exhilarating Skyslide for $20 each. Sa-Su, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 633 West Fifth St. #840, downtown, 213.894.9000. Tickets

 

 

Snow DaySnow Day
Jan. 21. No snow flurries in SoCal? No problem. Playa Provisions—a four-in-one concept by Top Chef Season 14 winner Brooke Williamson and her husband and Co-Chef Nick Roberts—is back to host its annual family-friendly Snow Day. A sledding hill, bounce houses and lots of snow for making snow angles, building snowmen (and maybe snow ball fight here and there) will be on-site along with small bites for purchase. Attendees will also have the chance to roast s’mores around the restaurant’s fire pits. Noon-6 p.m. $20 adults (includes two food and beverage tickets), $10 kids. Additional $2 food and beverage tickets will be available for purchase. Playa Provisions, 119 Culver Blvd., Play Del Rey. Tickets

 

 

Winter dineL.A. 2018Winter dineL.A. 2018 
Through Jan. 26. Nearly 400 of L.A.’s top restaurants offer specially priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner during this biannual dining event, which is marking its 10th anniversary by reflecting on the growth of the L.A. dining scene over the past decade and showcasing 10 notable restaurants and chefs who have played a large part in its evolution. See website for list of participating eateries. dinela.com

 

 

LA January Things to Do

FOOD + DRINK

Angel City BreweryBeer Dinner with Chef Jonathan Pimental
Jan. 18. Craft beer meets culinary delights from chef Jonathan Pimental (Spago Beverly Hills, Patina Group) in this five course tasting. Menu highlights include esquité paired with citrus wheat, ahi tuna sope paired with Ventura fresa and churro flavored funnel cake paired with Rye.9. 7-9 p.m. $85. Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St., downtown. Tickets

 

 

 

Sweet Greek Big Fat Greek FeastSweet Greek Big Fat Greek Feast
Jan. 18. Experience the best of Greek food with a California twist at this intimate dinner with personal chef Christina Xenos. The evening begins with appetizers in an open kitchen before moving to an outdoor patio for specialties like spanakopita (award-winning savory phyllo pie of chopped spinach, green onions, feta cheese, dill and mint), braised chicken over orzo pasta and more. Dessert du jour and Greek coffee round out the dining experience. 8-10:30 p.m. $72. eatwith.com

 

 

Sweetfin Poke x BØRNS BowlSweetfin Poke x BØRNS Bowl
Through Feb. 28. Sweetfin Poke and chef Dakota Weiss join forces with indie dream pop king BØRNS to create a limited edition bowl. Inspired by the launch of his latest album Blue Madonna, expect a delicious mix of sustainably caught albacore, golden beets, green dragon apples, avocado, gold edamame shoots with a Forest Berry Anise Ponzu sauce over forbidden rice; all topped with almonds and Borage blossoms. $13. Available at all Los Angeles locations. sweetfinpoke.com

 

 

RinjaniRinjani
Now Open. Glendale’s culinary scene continues to expand with the introduction of a new-age Indonesian restaurant. Helmed by Mira Setiabudhi, Rinjani pairs old-world techniques and authentic flavors to create rich dishes influenced by Mira’s 23 years living in and exploring Indonesia. The diverse menu offers everything from Nasi Uduk (coconut rice, chicken, potato, tofu, tempeh, vegetables, sambal and krupuk) to a wide selection of sides like potato fritters and Telor Balado (egg in chili sauce). 107 E. Broadway at Brand Blvd., Glendale. rinjanila.com

 

 

Chef's Not HereChef’s Not Here
Now Open. Sample a delicious smattering of tapas from around the globe at the latest eatery to land on Melrose Place. Dig into bites like Brussel sprouts (original, Italian- or Spanish-styled), sundried tomato tapenade, grilled calamari, watermelon salad and more on this rooftop patio overlooking West Hollywood. M-Th 5-10 p.m., F-Sa 5-10:30 p.m. 8457 Melrose Ave., Rooftop, West Hollywood. chefsnothere.com

 

 

 

SoulFuel CookieSoulFuel Cookie
Now Available. Fitness fiends rejoice: SoulCycle and cookie purveyor Milk Bar have teamed up to create the first-ever food offering for the famed cycle studio. Nicknamed ‘SoulFuel,’ this power cookie is packed with almonds, macadamia nuts, coconut, turmeric, citrus and quinoa. The gluten and dairy-free creation is the perfect option to replenish your energy after class. $5. Available at select SoulCycle studios and Milk Bar locations around Los Angeles and the nation. soul-cycle.com

 

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

'Shakespeare his wife and the dog'‘Shakespeare his wife and the dog’
Jan. 18-28. For a limited time only, don’t miss the U.S. premiere of this energetic comedy from across the pond. Julia St. John directs while the original cast members take the stage: Philip Whitchurch (Shakespeare) and Sally Edwards (Anne Hathaway). $45+. See website for showtimes. The Edye at The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, 310.434.3200. thebroadstage.org

 

 

 

New Exhibitions at the Getty Center New Exhibitions at The Getty
Ongoing. With the start of the new year comes two different exhibitions to the world-renowned Getty Center. Pastels in Pieces (on view through July 29) brings to life the art of paper making and pastels in the eighteenth century; Michelangelo to Degas: Major New Acquisitions (on view through April 22) presents newly acquired work by celebrated artists like Michelangelo, Lorenzo di Credi, Parmigianino, Andrea del Sarto, Domenico Tiepolo, Goya, and Degas. Free, $15 parking. Tu-F and Su 10- a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A. getty.edu

 

iHeartRadio ALTer EGO photo by Pooneh Ghana. ‘Shakespeare his wife and the dog’ photo courtesy of the production. New Exhibitions photo courtesy of the Getty Center.

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