Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup January 17-21

Winter dineL.A. continues at over 400 restaurants including Kreation Kafe in Brentwood.

It’s a long weekend for many, thanks to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Take advantage of the extra time to check out Winter dineL.A. specials and lots more. Here are our top L.A. weekend events picks for January 17-21.

Edited by William Yelles.

EVENTS

iHeartRadio ALTer Ego 2019
Jan. 19. This concert features top artists popular with iHeartRadio alt-rock listeners, including the Killers, Twenty One Pilots, Muse, Weezer, Rise Against, Bishop Briggs and the Revivalists. 7:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices. The Forum, 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, 310.330.7300. Tickets

 

 

 

Get Fit With Minnie Mouse
Jan. 19. Female-founded athleisurewear brand Terez and leading cold-pressed-juice brand Pressed Juicery will host a Minnie Mouse-inspired fitness event open to the public at Westfield Century City, in celebration of the launch of their Minnie-inspired collections (and Minnie’s 90th anniversary). Take a class hosted by influential fitness guru Tracy Anderson, shop Terez’s new leggings and tops adorned with the beloved character and sample Pressed Juicery’s new limited-edition Minnie-inspired flavors. 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. RSVP

 

Women’s March Los Angeles
Jan. 19. Don’t call it a protest, organizers say. Rather, it’s billed as a “pro peace, pro inclusivity event focused on marginalized voices and the power of voting.” Thousands of women (and men) are expected to participate on Saturday morning, starting with a program in Pershing Square, followed by a march to L.A. City Hall and a rally in Grand Park. Free. 9 a.m.; program 10 a.m.; march 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Pershing Square Park, 532 S. Olive St., downtown. womensmarchla.org

 

 

Asian American Expo
Jan. 19-20. Celebrate the coming Lunar New Year with dozens of entertainment and food offerings, plus unique shopping opportunities from over 1,000 vendors across 400,000 square feet of space during this expo. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $11 GA; $18 two-day pass. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. asianamericanexpo.com

 

 

 

Slack Key Festival
Jan. 20. The Southern California Slack Key Festival takes fans on a Hawaiian musical journey that showcases Grammy Award-winning slack-key guitarists, the best hula dancers in the world, special guest performers and a free-to-the-public Island Marketplace. 2 p.m. $20-$55. Marketplace: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, 800.595.4849. slackkeyfest.com

 

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 21. The California African American Museum celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with art, culture and community. Bring the kids for art-making activities, a march and delicious food-truck fare; visit exhibitions, hear a marathon reading of King’s lesser-known speeches and sermons, and groove to DJ-provided tunes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, L.A., 213.744.2084. camuseum.org

 

 

The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
Through Jan. 21. This weekend is your last chance to skate among the skyscrapers at this ice-skating rink, which materializes every holiday season at Pershing Square. See website for hours, skate-session schedule and prices. 532 S. Olive St., downtown. holidayicerinkdowntownla.com

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

Fellow Dinner and Cocktails
Now Available. After opening for lunch last June, Fellow in Westwood Village has expanded to full service with a dinner and cocktail program. New menu items include Ora King salmon tartare, calamari kung pao, sumac-dusted crispy Spanish octopus and a red-wine-braised wagyu beef cheek. 11 a.m.-1 a.m. 1071 Glendon Ave., L.A., 310.208.1071. fellow.la

 

 

Monty’s Good Burger
Now Available. Since opening last summer, the Koreatown vegan burger joint has regularly seen long wait times (up to two hours on weekends) just to get in the door. Now it’s one of the first SoCal restaurants to debut the new and improved Impossible 2.0 burger, so expect the lines to grow. The new burger is soy-based and gluten-free versus the now-discontinued wheat-based original—and impossible to distinguish from a traditional beef patty. It’s worth waiting for. Su-W 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Th-Sa 11 a.m.-1 a.m. 516 S. Western Ave., L.A., 213.915.0257. montysgoodburger.com

 

Simonette
Now Open. Located in the lobby and leafy courtyard of the brand new Palihotel Culver City, Simonette is a French-inspired all-day bar and cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week, plus weekend brunch and a special late-night bar menu. M 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Tu-Th 7 a.m.-11 p.m., F-Sa 7 a.m.-midnight, Su 7 a.m.-11 p.m. 3927 Van Buren Place, Culver City, 424.321.8000. simonetterestaurant.com

 

 

High Tide Grand Opening
Jan. 18. High Tide makes its debut in a former industrial space between Little Tokyo and the Arts District. The bar promises a selection of local craft beer and a rosé-focused wine list, supplemented by frozen cocktails and coffee, tea and kombucha on tap. For bites, a seafood-centered tapas menu is available. Also on-site: glassblowing, live music and a curated gallery space. Tu-F noon-1 a.m., Sa-Su 11 a.m.-1 a.m. 605 E. 4th St., downtown, 213.221.7317. hightidedtla.com

 

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck
Jan. 19. The popular all-pink cafe on wheels will be parked at Del Amo Fashion Center all day, in the courtyard by the AMC Theatres. Hello Kitty fans can look forward to exclusive new goodies and limited-edition collectibles including a giant Hello Kitty cookie and new petit fours box set. Other best-selling items include thermal bottles, keychains, bottled water, a macaron box set, bow headbands and Hello Kitty Cafe T-shirts in youth and adult sizes. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 Carson St., Torrance. sanrio.com

 

Forever Cheese Sunday Supper
Jan. 20. Suzanne Goin and Carolyne Styne’s Lucques Group salutes its favorite source for cheeses with a special dinner at its flagship restaurant. Forever Cheese founder and cheese expert Michele Buster will be on hand to present the special three-course menu. 5-9:30 p.m. $52; supplemental wine pairings available for $35. Lucques, 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.655.6277. lucques.com

 

 

Winter dineL.A.
Through Jan. 25. Biannual dineL.A.’s winter installment continues with over 400 of L.A.’s top restaurants offering specially priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. At Kreation Kafe’s newest location in Brentwood, enjoy a variety of Kreation’s most popular cold-pressed juices, kebabs, tapas and dessert, including Kreation’s famous vegan cheesecake, available all day. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. $15 lunch; $29 dinner. 11754 San Vicente Blvd., L.A., 424.372.3087. kreationjuice.com

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Jan. 19. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet celebrates the fourth year of its residency at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts with a program of works that celebrates the company’s commitment to creating new contemporary dance. ASFB will perform Tuplet by Alexander Ekman, Dream Play by Fernando Melo and 1st Flash from world-renowned Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo. 8 p.m. $39-$94. The Soraya, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, 818.677.3000. thesoraya.org

 

The Stanley Clarke Band
Jan. 19. Four-time Grammy Award-winning bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke and his band perform with electric and acoustic ferocity, backed by a stellar troupe of exciting young musicians. Rolling Stone’s first Jazzman of the Year, Clarke and his creativity have been recognized and rewarded in every way imaginable. 7:30 p.m. $79-$109. 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, 310.434.3200. thebroadstage.org

 

 

The Black Cat
Jan. 19-20. Long Beach Opera presents the U.S. premiere of The Black Cat in collaboration with the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra. The Black Cat is a cinematic, multidisciplinary retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s famous story, comprised of dance, film and a musical mashup of works by English songwriter David Sylvian and J.S. Bach. Sa 7:30 p.m., Su 2:30 p.m. $49-$150. The Beverly O’Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, 562.470.7464. longbeachopera.org

 

 

Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler’s House
Jan. 20. The incomparable violinist Itzhak Perlman explores the vitality of klezmer music in a charming musical journey from New York’s Lower East Side to the Jewish Festival in Krakow, Poland, with music drawn from his best-selling album and accompanied by a klezmer band. 7:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000. laphil.com

 

 

Photos: Winter DineL.A. courtesy Kreation Organic. iHeartRadio ALTer Ego 2019 courtesy @thekillers/Instagram. Slack Key Festival by Alan Alabastro. Martin Luther King Jr. Day courtesy Tom & Ethel Bradley Center at California State University, Northridge. Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square courtesy Holiday Ice Rink Downtown Los Angeles/Facebook. Fellow by Ryan Tanaka. Monty’s Burger by Damian Rinaldi. Simonette courtesy @simonetterestaurant/Instagram. Forever Cheese Sunday Supper courtesy Cheese Connoisseur Magazine. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet by Sharen Bradford. Stanley Clarke by Raj Naik. The Black Cat courtesy Long Beach Opera. Itzhak Perlman by Lisa Marie Mazzucco.

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