Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup January 24-27

Shintaro Ohata, “Flightless Wings,” 2017, Mixed media, 130.3 x 194 x 60 cm at the LA Art Show.

Art and wine fests, new and classic theater and more … Check out our top Los Angeles weekend event picks for January 24-27.

Edited by William Yelles.

EVENTS

Artists & Fleas’ Winter Fest
Jan. 26. The weekly Artists & Fleas pop-up marketplace showcases the creative chops of its merchant community with food-and-drink sampling, live art, DIY workshops (including floral-ring making with Boho Living), giveaways and more. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. artistsandfleas.com

 

 

 

Chinese New Year Celebration
Jan. 26. Beverly Hills’ eighth annual Lunar New Year celebration features 14 traditional acts performing opera, dance, music, acrobatics and martial arts in honor of the Year of the Pig. 3 p.m. $10. Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.248.1015. lovebeverlyhills.com

 

 

 

Lunar New Year Festival
Jan. 26-27. Monterey Park kicks off the Lunar New Year with five blocks of entertainment, food, family activities and vendors. The traditional New Year lion and dragon dancers along with firecrackers will start the festival Saturday morning. A large carnival fun zone will be featured in parking lots at the corner of Garvey and Lincoln Avenues. See website for complete schedule. Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Garvey Avenue, between Garfield and Alhambra Avenues, Monterey Park. lunarnewyears.com

 

Cats on Glass Gallery
Through Jan. 27. Fresh Step and animal rescue spcaLA team up for a pop-up gallery showcasing adorable cats from a whole new perspective. Exhibits include a celebrity cat “walk of fame,” a yarn pom-pom room, “me-owm” meditation room and adoptable kitties from spcaLA on view from a glass playhouse. Noon-8 p.m. Free. 1147 Hope St., downtown. spcala.com

 

 

Penny Marshall Tribute
Jan. 27. As a salute to the late Penny Marshall and her iconic character Laverne, Burbank’s Garry Marshall Theatre hosts a 12-hour Laverne & Shirley marathon. Cindy Williams (Shirley) will appear in person as a special guest during the event. Some of Marshall’s favorite episodes will be shown. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, 818.955.8101. garrymarshalltheatre.org

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

Openaire Weekend Brunch
Now Available. Chef Josiah Citrin’s Openaire at the LINE LA Hotel recently launched weekend brunch. Guests can choose one entree and receive unlimited selections from the roving cart. The menu items on the cart change every weekend, but past dishes include chia-seed pudding, a coconut yogurt parfait, ricotta cranberry toast and oyster shooters. Sa-Su 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $39. 3515 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown, 213.368.3065. thelinehotel.com

 

 

Burns Night
Jan. 25. Scots and Scots-at-heart come together to celebrate the life and works of national poet Robert Burns with a three-course meal paired with Scotch whiskey. Haggis is the traditional centerpiece of the menu. 7 p.m. $100. The Double Barrel, 8689 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. RSVP

 

 

 

Eataly L.A. Winter Wine Festa
Jan. 25. Wind down the work week at Eataly L.A.’s Winter Wine Festa. The event features 20 Italian wines, including bold reds, crisp whites, festive bubbles and even some artisanal beers. Enjoy your wine with food pairing options, available at stations throughout the store. Admission includes up to 20 drink and food tastings and an Eataly-branded glass to take home. 5:30-8 p.m. $50. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City. Tickets

 

 

Uncorked: L.A. Wine Fest
Jan. 26. This fourth annual wine-tasting fest features over 200 wines and Champagnes from across the globe, gourmet food trucks, live music, a custom photo booth and more. 6-9 p.m.; VIP entry 5 p.m. $60; VIP $70. 21+. Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., downtown, 323.395.7263. uncorkedwinefestivals.com

 

 

 

National Menudo Month
Jan. 27. Juanita’s Foods celebrates National Menudo Month with live mariachi musical performances, folkloric dancers, games, kids’ activities—and plenty of menudo. Pair a bowl of the stew with an icy agua fresca. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Road, Lincoln Heights. plazadelaraza.org

 

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

This Is Manga: The Art of Naoki Urasawa
Opens Jan. 23. This retrospective exhibition will introduce more than 400 original drawings and storyboards by Naoki Urasawa, who has sold over 127 million copies of his manga works in Japan alone. Urasawa’s dynamic storytelling captivates a global audience, as his works are published in more than 20 countries. M-Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Japan House Los Angeles, Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 800.516.0565. japanhouse.jp

 

Celebrating John Williams
Jan. 24-27. Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic for this series of shows featuring composer John Williams’ iconic movie themes. Th-Sa 8 p.m., Su 2 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000. laphil.com

 

 

 

L.A. Art Show
Jan. 24-27. The West Coast’s largest art fair features more than 120 exhibitors; in fact, galleries from 18 countries occupy 200,000 square feet of exhibition space, with an emphasis on the Pacific Rim programming. In the show’s largest section, attendees can peruse and purchase modern and contemporary paintings, illustrations and sculptures. Other highlights include lowbrow and pop art at Littletopia and pan-Asian ink paintings. Th-Sa 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m. One-day pass $30; four-day pass $60. Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 310.822.9145. laartshow.com

 

Link Link Circus
Jan. 25-27. The Broad Stage presents Golden Globe Award-winning actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini in her new theatrical evening, Link Link Circus, a comedic and scientifically informed look at the links between humans and animals via Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. F-Sa 7:30 p.m., Su 2 p.m. $79-$99. thebroadstage.org

 

 

 

Ed Moses: Through the Looking Glass
Opens Jan. 26. William Turner Gallery presents Ed Moses: Through The Looking Glass, an exhibition showcasing a selection of work the acclaimed abstract painter produced over the last five years of his life. M-Sa 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite E-1, Santa Monica, 310.453.0909. williamturnergallery.com

 

 

Focus Iran 3: Contemporary Photography and Video
Opens Jan. 27. Focus Iran is a series of biennial exhibitions that presents distinctive perspectives about Iran through photography and video works. This year’s theme puts a lens on Iranian youth culture. Tu-F 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa-Su 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $9 GA; $7 students and seniors. Craft Contemporary (formerly the Craft and Folk Art Museum), 5814 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. farhang.org

 

 

The Renaissance Nude
Through Jan. 27. It’s your last chance to catch The Renaissance Nude, which traces the rise of nude artwork over the course of a century with masterpieces made in Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands, from the early 15th to the early 16th centuries. Featuring more than 100 works in a variety of media, the exhibition casts a wide net. Painting and sculpture feature prominently, but so do drawings, illuminated manuscripts and prints. Su, Tu-F 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Bel-Air, 310.440.7330. getty.edu

 

Wicked
Through Jan. 27. The Broadway sensation back by popular demand wraps its L.A. engagement this weekend. Learn the untold story of the witches of Oz, the “wicked” Elphaba and good witch Glinda, in this smash-hit prequel to The Wizard of Oz. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770. hollywoodpantages.com

 

 

An Inspector Calls
Through Feb 10. Director Stephen Daldry returns to his landmark Tony and Olivier Award-winning 1992 production of J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller, about a dinner party interrupted by a murder investigation. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.746.4000. thewallis.org

 

 

Photos: L.A. Art Show (Shintaro Ohata, “Flightless Wings,” 2017) courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery. Artists & Fleas courtesy @boholivingcornelia/Instagram. Cats on Glass Gallery courtesy Fresh Step. “Laverne & Shirley” courtesy the Marshall family. Openaire by Sydell Group/Chase Daniel. Uncorked courtesy Uncorked Wine Festivals/Facebook. National Menudo Month courtesy @juanitasfoods/Instagram. This Is Manga ©2014 Naoki URASAWA/Studio Nuts. “Link Link Circus” by Brigitte Lacombe. Ed Moses courtesy Kwaku Alston. Focus Iran 3 courtesy Farhang Foundation. The Renaissance Nude (Lucas Cranach the Elder, “Adam and Eve,” about 1510) image courtesy of the Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie Muzeum Narodow. “Wicked” by Tristram Kenton. “An Inspector Calls” by Mark Douet.

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