Events | LA Weekend Events Roundup 1.14.16

Weekend Roundup

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 1.14.16

Edited by Christina Xenos

Plan CheckEVENTS
dineL.A. Restaurant Week
Jan. 18-31. Hundreds of fine restaurants across the county offer specially priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. New Exclusive Series will feature a tier of experiential menus from the city’s top chefs. $1 from every reservation booked online will benefit the Midnight Mission. See website for list of participating eateries.


mummiesMummies: New Secrets from the Tombs
Through Jan. 18. This is your last chance to get a rare, up-close look at a selection of over 20 mummies originating from ancient Egypt and Peru, many of which have never been on public display. And to give you more time than ever, the museum will be extending their hours on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. See more coverage of Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs. 900 Exposition Blvd., Exposition Park, L.A., 213.763.3466.


david bowieDavid Bowie Nite
Jan. 17. Andy Rourke from The Smiths returns to The Echoplex to DJ Part Time Punks’ annual tribute to David Bowie. The entire evening will be devoted to more than 40 years of Bowie’s music, from psychedelic folk to glitter and glam, from funk to soul. 1154 Glendale Blvd., L.A.


Beverly Hills Hotel The Beverly Hills Hotel 9021-OM Yoga
Jan 20. Wind down from your busy workday poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Celebrated yoga instructor Amy Rose conducts the hour-long vinyasa flow classes that are set to soul soothing music. Amy’s focus is on building endurance and strength, while at the same time respecting the connection between the body and the mind. The hotel provides fresh fruit, juice, water, yoga mats, so all you have to do is drop by. $25. Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Call to reserve your spot. 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.887.2006.


Beer(NO) Snow Day at Angel City Brewery
Jan. 15. People on the East Coast get to have all the fun, escaping the daily grind when an epic snow storm hits. Now it’s your turn to play hookie over grilled cheese and pizza, snow cones, live music, beer specials, a screening of Gremlins and faux snow. 2-8 p.m. 216 South Alameda St., downtown.


Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
Jan. 14-17. The legendary Itzhak Perlman plays Mozart and leads Tchaikovsky’s beloved Fifth, a “blazing symphonic exploration of fate.” Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown.


The WheelhouseEAT + DRINK
The Wheelhouse
Opens Jan. 15. Bicycles and coffee collide at The Wheelhouse in the Arts District. The 3,700 square-foot indoor/outdoor space created by husband and wife team, Chase and Tami Spenst, features a coffee bar in addition to a complete range of vintage-inspired bicycles, a full service department and a selection of handcrafted products and accessories that support everyday bicycle life. The coffee program, designed by Tyler Wells (Handsome Coffee Roasters), offers Olympia Coffee and tea from August Uncommon Tea. Classic pastries will be provided by Superba Food + Bread. 1375 East 6th St., downtown.


El ChavoEl Chavo
Opens Jan. 16. Revered Los Feliz Mexican restaurant gets a culinary and cocktail makeover from Ceviche Project’s Octavio Olivas, Scarpetta’s Freddy Vargas and Cocktail Academy’s Brandyn Tepper. For a limited time only, Olivas, Vargas and Tepper completely reimagine the spirit of the soulful Mexican restaurant as they create a modern-day ceviche, raw, tequila and mezcal bar. Expect oysters on the half shell with custom mignonettes, tuna tostadas topped with yuzu habanero sorbet, crispy pig ears with salsa verde, innovative new takes on tortas, tamales and tacos and updated riffs on classic Mexican cocktails. Tues.-Sun, 5-11 p.m. 4441 Sunset Blvd., L.A.


Salt & StrawSalt & Straw
Opens Jan. 15. Portland, Oregon’s beloved, chef-driven ice cream shop opens its second L.A. outpost this Friday on Abbot Kinney Blvd. The shop will feature staples like Freckled Woodblock Chocolate and Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache; and L.A.-specific flavors like Stumptown Coffee & Compartes Love Nuts. Monthly-rotating flavors kick off with Happy Birthday Elvis!, a throwback to the King of Rock & Roll’s favorite bacon, banana and peanut butter combination, and California’s citrus season with offerings like Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie and Candied Clementine & Vanilla Beans. Also enjoy full pint milkshakes made with any of the shop’s 17 flavors, or dig into special sundaes. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.310.8429.


Jan. 17. California brasserie Terrine celebrates the one-year anniversary of the state’s foie gras repeal with a five-course all-foie menu. Eat the delicacy poached, baked in puff pastry, whipped into cream and everything in between for $95, or order your favorite a la carte. In addition, award-winning barman Ryan Wainwright will be joined by highly lauded Angeleno bar maven Karen Grill for a “His & Hers” collaborative menu. Wainwright and Grill have enlisted the help of four local cocktail enthusiasts to each pre-select one ingredient—alcohol or otherwise—that they would like to see in drink format. In turn, each bartender will be tasked with presenting one drink that embodies each ingredient, for a menu of eight drinks total. 5:30-11 p.m. 8265 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.746.5130.


Tempura EndoTempura Endo
Dine on Kyoto-style tempura in a traditional setting directly from the ancient capital of Japan. Omakase menus feature choice Kyoto-style tempura seafood and vegetables along with seasonal appetizers, sashimi and more. Each dining experience ends with sweets and a tea ceremony. 9777 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.274.2201.


The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
Through Jan. 31. Veteran New York actor and writer James Lecesne portrays every character in a small Jersey shore town as they unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14 year-old boy who goes missing. This new play, just awarded the United Solo Special Award and is a New York Times Critic’s Pick, is produced by Darren Bagert and Daryl Roth, directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik. 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City.


Through Feb. 6. This new adaptation of George Orwell’s groundbreaking novel finds London’s Headlong theater company bringing the dystopian reality of Big Brother to life with a startlingly visceral experience. The staging marks the company’s U.S. debut. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, 310.434.3200.


Thom PainThom Pain (based on nothing)
Through Feb. 14. The Office’s Rainn Wilson is the star of this acclaimed one-man play, written by Will Eno. As the tragic yet hilarious Thom, Wilson delivers a poignant monologue consisting of various ruminations on life. Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454.


Bullets Over BroadwayBullets Over Broadway
Through Jan. 24. Written by Woody Allen, this 1920s-set musical comedy is based on Allen’s 1984 film of the same name and follows the making of a Broadway show. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770.


Bridges of Madison CountyThe Bridges of Madison County
Through Jan. 17. See the new production of the Tony-winning Broadway rendition of Robert James Waller’s best-selling romantic novel. Bridges tells the story of a married Italian woman in the Midwest who has an affair with a National Geographic photographer. Tony winner for original score and orchestrations Jason Robert Brown will conduct the L.A. presentation. (photo Matthew Murphy) Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772.