Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup January 10-13

Last chance: The “National Geographic Photo Ark” exhibition closes Sunday.

Taste some burgers and brews while playing the ponies, or indulge in brunch with your pup. Check out all of our top L.A. weekend event picks for January 10-13.

Edited by William Yelles.

EVENTS

Museum of Drunk History
Now Open. The Paley Center for Media takes visitors on a trip through the hilarious world of Comedy Central’s Drunk History, the liquored-up narration of our nation’s history. The exhibit features intricate dioramas that represent each episode of the upcoming sixth season of the series. Scenes include “The Creation of Frankenstein,” “The Occupation of Alcatraz” and “Murderess Row.” W-Su noon-5 p.m. Free. 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.786.1000. paleycenter.org

 

 

Pico Fitness Crawl
Jan. 12. Just in time for those 2019 resolutions, 17 fitness businesses on Santa Monica’s Pico Boulevard will hold 10-minute workouts, every 20 minutes. Participants will run, jog or walk along 2.5 miles from workout to workout. Experience traditional favorites like Pilates and yoga, plus professional dance choreography onstage at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, resistance training at the Original Muscle Beach, Aztec dance and virtual golf. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Check-in at Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica. Tickets

 

 

Santa Anita Park Burger & Brewfest
Jan. 12. Enjoy gourmet sliders from some of SoCal’s best burger joints, craft beers from local breweries and world-class Thoroughbred racing. Admission includes four sliders, eight craft-brew tastings, clubhouse admission, a racing program, wagering tip sheet and $5 betting voucher. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $45. Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, 626.574.6366. santaanita.com

 

 

 

No Pants Subway Ride 2019
Jan. 13. Improv Everywhere continues its annual meetup where participants ride the L.A. Metro in their skivvies. Choose from six rendezvous points: the Del Mar or Atlantic stations on the Gold Line; Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station on the Blue Line; North Hollywood station on the Red Line; Wilshire/Western on the Purple Line; or the Culver City station on the Expo line. Ride captains at each station will be on hand to brief participants. 1 p.m. Free to participate; $7 Metro day pass. gueril-la.com

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

Winter DineL.A.
Starts Jan. 11. Over 400 of L.A.’s top restaurants offer specially priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner during this popular biannual dining event, which turns 11 this year and is celebrating the city’s diverse dining scene. The four-course menu at Beverly Hills mainstay Crustacean includes pho soup dumplings. See website for list of participating eateries. dinela.com

 

 

 

Mutts & Mimosas
Jan. 12. Head to brunch and come home with a new best friend. The Playa Vista outlet of Tocaya Organica teams up with Wags & Walks to host puppy adoptions. Tocaya will be serving mimosas and kombucha cocktails, in addition to the regular menu of modern organic Mexican bowls, burritos, tacos and salads. If you already have a furry family member, bring them to brunch on the dog-friendly patio. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 12150 Millennium Drive, Suite 101, Playa Vista, 424.289.6105. tocayaorganica.com

 

 

Percolate Grand Opening
Jan. 12. West L.A. tea and boba cafe Percolate opens the doors to its new location on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. The first 100 people score free drinks and a chance to win reusable KeepCups with metal boba straws. Percolate is known for its cheese teas (which are becoming popular stateside), small-batch boba and “sparkler” teas that are topped with Topo Chico sparkling water and taste like cream soda. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 7959 Melrose Ave., Hollywood. percolatetea.com

 

 

Cole’s Year of the Dip
Through Jan. 13. In honor of its 110th anniversary, Cole’s French Dip is celebrating 2019 as the “Year of the Dip.” To mark this milestone, the legendary eatery will be featuring a special chef collaboration dip for one week per month all year long, kicking off with Nyesha Arrington of Native Santa Monica and her beef bulgogi dip sandwich. A portion of proceeds benefits charity Spirited Coalition for Change. M-F noon-1 a.m., Sa-Su 11 a.m.-1 a.m. 118 E. 6th St., downtown, 213.622.4090. 213hospitality.com

 

 

Santa Monica Restaurant Week
Through Jan. 13. To celebrate California Restaurant Month and highlight the coastal city as an award-winning, health-conscious culinary destination, participating restaurants and their chefs offer custom dishes starring this year’s special ingredient: the persimmon. See website for a list of participating eateries—including several at the Gallery food hall on Third Street Promenade—and dish details. santamonica.com

 

 

Nerano Tasting Menu
Through Jan. 15. Michelin two-star chef Antonio Mellino of Quattro Passi on the Amalfi Coast comes to Nerano to prepare a weeklong exclusive tasting menu. The four-course feast features signature dishes such as tagliatelle di calamari, tagliolini con carciofi e tartufo and risotto astice, limoni e zucchine. Regular menu items are available a la carte. M-W 5:30-10:30 p.m., Th-Sa 5:30-11 p.m., Su 5-10 p.m. $200, including wine pairings. 9960 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.405.0155. neranobh.com

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Linda Vista
Opens Jan. 9. This smart and funny new play from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) follows a divorced 50-year-old man going through a midlife crisis. Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company brings its production to L.A. See website for show times and ticket prices. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

 

 

Hubbard Street Dance
Jan. 10-12. The Wallis presents the West Coast premiere of excerpts from the first collaboration between the acclaimed contemporary company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Grammy Award-winning Third Coast Percussion. 7:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.746.4000. thewallis.org

 

 

 

Rita Wilson’s Liner Notes
Jan. 10-13. Rita Wilson’s Liner Notes returns for a special limited engagement, marking its fourth tour at Westwood’s Geffen Playhouse. Wilson will be joined by songwriters Billy Steinberg (Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” Cindy Lauper’s “True Colors”), the Warren Brothers (Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good on My Lips,” Dierks Bentley’s “Feel That Fire”) and additional artists for an intimate evening of performing song sets and sharing the personal stories behind their biggest hits. Each show will be staged in the round. 21+. See website for show times and ticket prices. 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454. geffenplayhouse.org

 

National Geographic Photo Ark
Through Jan. 13. It’s your last chance to see National Geographic Photo Ark, an ambitious project committed to documenting every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries through photographs—inspiring people not just to care, but also to help protect animals from extinction before it’s too late. The exhibit features a collection of stunning portraits of animals photographed by National Geographic Fellow Joel Sartore. W-Su 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, L.A., 213.403.3000. annenbergphotospace.org

 

Notorious RBG in Song
Jan. 13. The Skirball Cultural Center presents acclaimed composer-soprano Patrice Michaels in a performance of songs from her new album, Notorious RBG in Song. Hailed as “a formidable interpretive talent” by The New Yorker, Michaels will bring to the stage music and stories exploring the life and work of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in celebration of the her 25th anniversary on the high court. The concert is an offshoot of the Skirball’s exhibit exploring Ginsburg’s life, on view through March 10. 7:30 p.m. $30, includes museum admission. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A., 310.440.4500. skirball.org

 

STYLE + BEAUTY

Johnnie-O Sample Sale
Through Jan. 12. Shop Johnnie-O’s lifestyle essentials for men and boys during the preppy brand’s sample sale. Save up to 90 percent on men’s and boys’ polos, shirts, 1/4 zips, jackets, blazers, pants, shorts, swimwear and more. Th-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 2712 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.453.6450. johnnie-o.com

 

 

 

Photos: Museum of Drunk History courtesy Comedy Central. No-Pants Subway Ride courtesy @improvevery/Instagram. Winter DineL.A. courtesy Crustacean. Mutts & Mimosas courtesy @wagsandwalks/Instagram. Percolate courtesy @percolate_tea/Instagram. “Linda Vista” courtesy Center Theatre Group. Rita Wilson by Kirsten Lara Getchell. Hubbard Street Dance by Quinn B. Wharton. National Geographic Photo Ark ©Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark. Johnnie-O courtesy @johnnieobrand/Instagram.

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