Things To Do This Weekend | LA Weekend Events Roundup 1.30.14

Weekend Roundup

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 1.30.14

By Christina Xenos

Mohawk Bend LA Weekend Events
Feb. 2. Quite possibly the best Super Bowl deal ever, celebrate over bottomless pints and pizza for $30 during the game. Pizza selections include both vegan and non vegan selections. RSVP for quad tables:, pub area is first come, first served. 2141 Sunset Blvd, L.A., 213.483.2337.


mud henMud Hen Tavern
Feb. 2. The new neighborhood bar and restaurant from acclaimed chef Susan Feniger celebrates the Super Bowl with all burgers and pizzas on special for $8 during game time, along with $2 cans $4 select drafts. 742 N. Highland Ave., L.A., 323.203.0500.


rock-reillysRock & Reilly’s
Feb. 2. With more than a dozen flatscreen TVs throughout the venue and a state-of-the-art sound system, the West Hollywood den is the perfect spot to watch a game. The bar goes all out for the Super Bowl, transforming into a “luxury skybox” complete with the option to purchase mini-fridges stocked with ice-cold Budweiser beverages for the table and a special game-day football platter for group feasting. 8911 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310.360.1400.

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dragon paradeEVENTS
115th Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival
Feb. 1-2. Happy Lunar New Year! Downtown’s historic Chinatown celebrates the arrival of the Year of the Horse with a float-filled parade on Feb. 1, plus two days of cultural performances, live entertainment, gourmet food trucks, a craft beer garden, family-friendly activities and more. Parade: From Hill and Ord streets toward Bernard Street, then to Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue, Chinatown. Performance site: Central Plaza and West Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway, Chinatown. 213.680.0243.


wp24More Lunar New Year Celebrations
In addition to the Golden Dragon Parade, you can also celebrate Chinese and Lunar New Year festivities at these locations. East Borough in Culver City toasts the Lunar New Year with its first annual Tet Festival on Feb. 7; dine on a special menu that includes roasted pig baos, beef tartar and more. Dine on a special eight-course tasting menu under red lanterns at WP24; during the celebration from Jan. 31-Feb. 4, you can select a special red envelope from the Chinese Wish Tree for the chance to receive a special gift. Enjoy half-off modern Chinese fare from Feb. 2-6 at Chi Lin in West Hollywood. Dine on a special Chinese New year menu at Hakkasan Beverly Hills from Jan. 29-Feb. 8; on Jan. 31, enjoy a Lion Dance performance at the restaurant at 8:30 p.m. Bibigo Beverly Hills offers a traditional Korean “Seollal Supper” compete with a traditional dumpling rice cake soup from Jan. 31-Feb. 28. Check out iconic Chinese décor like fan sculptures, Chinese New Year Lanterns and more, through Feb 16, at The Americana at Brand and The Grove. The Americana also celebrates with Happy New Year Parade and other themed activities on Feb. 1, from noon-3 p.m.; while at The Grove you can indulge in themed-Sprinkes cupcakes Jan. 31-Feb. 2, or take the little ones to the Lunar New Year Kids Club on Jan. 30, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


art-los-angeles-contemporaryArt Los Angeles Contemporary
Jan. 30-Feb. 2. In its fifth year, L.A.-centric ALAC brings more than 70 galleries to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica to showcase their top artists. Artist talks, museum-curator-led panel discussions, and film screening and performance series round out the agenda. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 323.851.7530.


art-book-fairLA Art Book Fair
Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Browse artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers at this artistic-literary event at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The event is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair. 152 North Central Ave., downtown, 213.626.6222.


Cat Art Show Los AngelesCat Art Show Los Angeles
Feb. 1-2. Browse works from classic to contemporary at the largest exhibition of cat inspired artwork for sale ever exhibited. Extending beyond our favorite internet memes, the inaugural Cat Art Show Los Angeles displays works from more than 50 globally recognized artists, including Tracey Emin, Shepard Fairey, Jonathan Yeo and Ray Caesar, who explore the feline role as both muse and inspiration. Jan. 25, 7-10 p.m.; noon-5 p.m. all other dates. 6205 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.


mondrian-marketMondrian Market
Feb. 1. Shop for one-day-only deals from local artists, curators, as well as a variety of beauty and fashion retailers poolside at Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles. While you’re shopping for unique, handmade items on Skybar’s pooldeck, sip on cocktails and nosh on fare from Herringbone, chef Brian Malarkey’s new restaurant that is adjacent to the space. Featured vendors include Eyewalker Elements, Justice Bodan, Dark and Dawn, Odylyne, Natalia Benson among others. 1-5 p.m., first Saturday of every month. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.848.6025.


Fútbol: The Beautiful Game
Opening Feb. 2. On the eve of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, this Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition explores the significance of football (that’s soccer to Americans) in societies worldwide. Two room-size video installations anchor the exhibit, which also features works by Andy Warhol and Robin Rhode. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6000.


Royal New Zealand Ballet
Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Two of the most known international male danseurs of our time, Royal Ballet star Johan Kobborg, and Ethan Stiefel, have teamed to create a new “Giselle” for Royal New Zealand Ballet, revisiting the work that was first performed in Paris in 1841. Giselle harnesses the power of forgiveness and redemption to vanquish the anguish of love and betrayal The music by Adolphe Adam (1803-1856) is one of the first full-length ballet scores ever to be composed. (photo by Evan Li) $34-$125. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 North Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.0711.


maudeEAT | DRINK
Opens Feb. 1. In addition to celebrating chef and TV personality, Curtis Stone’s (Top Chef Masters) first foray into the Los Angeles dining scene, the opening of Maude also marks his return to his roots in the professional kitchen where he began working under chef Marco Pierre White in London. Maude—Stone’s intimate 25-seat restaurant in Beverly Hills—showcases an eight to nine-course tasting menu that changes monthly, each time revolving around one peak seasonal ingredient. The theme for the first menu is citrus, which Stone weaves into offerings like Spiny Lobster Crudo with brioche, turnip, blood orange and radish; Chicken Terrine with mustard ice cream, lemon and pain perdu, and the Duck Duck Goose, a duck ravioli with smoked goose fat, cured duck egg and crispy Brussels sprouts. (photo Ray Kachatorian) Tues.-Sat., 5-9 p.m. 212 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.859.3418.


ct-burgerCity Tavern Downtown Los Angeles
Opens Feb. 4. The revered Culver City gastropub opens its second outpost at FIGat7th downtown. Expect and expanded menu and bar program with plenty of craft beer and cocktails to pair with a larger indoor/outdoor dining space that also includes a new cocktail lounge and patio. New menu offerings include freshly shucked oysters, smoked salmon belly and more, including favorites like the CT Burger. 735 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 213.239.5654.


White Trash Deluxe Wine + Food Tasting Vintage EnotecaVintage Enoteca’s Cider & Sausage Tasting
Jan. 31-Feb. 1. In their latest non-traditional tasting event, Vintage Enoteca puts their pairing skills on the line when they serve up an international selection of dry ciders teamed with a variety of sausages. Dine on featured pairings like shrimp and crab sausage latkes, spicy sausage arepas and rabbit sausage doughnuts, each paired with a five-ounce glass of cider. 7 p.m.-midnight. 7554 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.512.5278.


la-brea-newLa Brea Bakery’s 25th Anniversary
Celebrate 25 years with La Brea Bakery in its new expansive La Brea Ave. location. Feast your eyes on a new 35-foot illuminated display case showcasing an array of freshly prepared pastries, cookies and more. The menu also includes a variety sandwiches, salads and selections from their wood-fired oven like pizzas and frittatas. 468 South La Brea Ave., L.A.


Umami-BurgerUmami Burger
Try the latest creation in their series of signature burgers designed by artists who are also Umami Burger fans. Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio’s Monte Cristo Burger is a mix of sweet and savory and made with Umami Burger’s signature beef patty, covered with gruyere fondue and prosciutto on a custard-soaked and fried Umami Burger Bun, topped with powdered sugar and served with a side of maple syrup. $1 from each burger will be donated to the Los Angeles Mission, which provides help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need. For Los Angeles locations visit:


bazaar slsMacallan Scotch Tasting
Feb. 5. Sip five Macallan family Marques (Highland Park 12 Year and 18-Year; Macallan Sherry Oak 12-Year and 18-Year, Fine Oak 15-Year) in a tasting lead by brand ambassador, Kieron Elliott. The event takes place at Bar Centro inside the SLS Hotel which is also the perfect place to pair a cigar from their extensive menu with the night’s tastings.$49/pp, does not include cigars. Ticket holders can also receive 20% dinner in the Bazaar that evening. SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, 465 S La Cienega Blvd., L.A.


The Book of Mormon
Through May 11. The hit production—about a duo of idealistic Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda to share their sacred text with the local people—boasts a book, music and lyrics by four-time Emmy Award–winning creators of the animated series South Park Trey Parker and Matt Stone, co-creator of the long-running musical comedy Avenue Q, Robert Lopez. Explicit language. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770.


a-word-or-twoA Word or Two
Opening Jan. 19. A fixture of theater, TV and film for 60 years, the lauded Christopher Plummer brings his one-man show to the Ahmanson Theatre downtown for a limited engagement. Plummer wrote the autobiographical play, which details his lifelong love of the written word. (Photo by Stratford Shakespeare Festival/Andrew Eccles) Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772.


An-IliadAn Illiad
Jan. 14-Feb. 2. Homer’s epic poem roars back to life in a contemporary new telling. Obie Award-winner, Lisa Peterson directs Tony Award-winner, Dennis O’Hare in the production that captures the grief and glory of the battle for Troy. $39-$98. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, 310.434.3200.


Ill-go-onI’ll Go On
Through Feb. 9. Renowned Samuel Beckett interpreter Barry McGovern reprises his role in the play he helped develop 25 years ago. I’ll Go On extracts indelible characters from the Beckett trilogy Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable, and was hailed by The Times Literary Supplement as “one of the most remarkable, most original, and most haunting prose works of the century.” (photo by Jane Hobson) Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772.