Top Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup January 23-26

Ring in the Year of the Rat at Santa Monica Place’s traditional Lunar New Year celebration.

Lunar New Year celebrations, TheFitExpo LA, Donut Fest LA, Grammy Awards Parties … Check out the top Los Angeles weekend events for January 23-26.

Edited by Alicia Luchak.

 

EVENTS

 

Club 1984!
Jan. 24.
Dance the night away ’80s style at a retro rave as the DJs spin the best of new wave, post punk and synth pop. Start picking out your boldest ’80s getup and ready your hairspray because this will be an evening to go all-out. Doors 9 p.m. Free with RSVP before 11 p.m., $5 after. 21+. The Satellite, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., L.A. thesatellitela.com 

 

 

 

Chinese-New-Year-on-the-Queen-Mary-photo-courtesy-the-Queen-MaryChinese New Year: Shanghai Nights
Jan. 25. Celebrate Chinese New Year aboard the majestic Queen Mary. Chinese New Year: Shanghai Nights celebrates the Year of the Rat with traditional Chinese culture, cuisine and entertainment. Located in the Grand Salon is the limited seating buffet dinner and show. Performances by Wushu Shaolin Entertainment include Chinese martial arts, dragon and lion dances, ribbon dances and Face Changer. First seating: 4-6 p.m., second seating: 8-10 p.m. $103-$260. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 800.437.2934. queenmary.com

 

 

TheFitExpo LA
Jan. 25-26. Whether physical fitness is your life, you’re a nutrition nut or you simply want to start healthier habits going into the new year, TheFitExpo has something for everyone. Coming back for its 17th year, the family-friendly fitness event is full of vendors, competitions, fashion shows, celebrity appearances, photo ops, nutrition classes, demos, challenges—you name it. There’s also a Kids Zone, so even the youngest fitness fans can join in on the activities. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. $30-$45. Los Angeles Convention Center, South Halls, 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown. Tickets 

 

 

Santa Monica Place’s Lunar New Year Celebration
Jan. 25.  
Santa Monica’s annual Lunar New Year festivities return to Santa Monica Place to honor the Year of the Rat, hosted by comedian Paul “PK” Kim. The schedule of events will include authentic cultural traditions like the Chinese lion dance, Korean fan dance, stilt-walkers, a traditional dough artist, balloon twister, family-friendly arts and crafts, and New Year’s Wishing Trees so that guests can hang wishes on the branches. 2-5 p.m. 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. santamonicaplace.com

 

 

 

Donut Fest LA
Jan. 26.
Spend your Sunday Funday sipping beer and sampling doughnuts at Indie Brewing Company’s family-friendly Donut Festival. Guests get to try doughnuts from each station and enjoy a free beer, nonalcoholic beverage samples, photo booth opportunities, a voting ballot to name the best doughnut, a doughnut-eating contest and much more! Spring for a VIP pass to receive extra perks like an extra beer, goodie bags, a raffle ticket and prize giveaways. VIP 1-3 p.m.; GA 3-5 p.m. $25-$50. Indie Brewing Company, 2350 Sunrise St., downtown. Tickets

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

 

Piccalilli
Now Open. 
Culver City’s brand-new Cali-Asian restaurant makes eating a multisensory experience. The decor mixes futuristic and tropical themes, while lighting designer John Barlow made Piccalilli the first permanent restaurant to be lit by directional black light, creating an otherworldly feel. The creative menus feature unique shareable dishes like Thai banana hush puppies with charred onion aioli, beet salad and seasonal honey, and snapper crudo with grapefruit, Sichuan peppercorn, glazed peanuts and cilantro. M-Sa 4:30 p.m.- 2 a.m.  3850 Main St., Culver City. piccalillila.com

 

 

Robert Burns Sunday Supper
Jan. 26.
Lucques’ Supper Series is back with an extra-festive feast to honor the legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns. With your supper, enjoy a whiskey flight by the fire and listen to live music by female bagpiper Megan Kenney. Chef Suzanne Goin has prepared a menu of her own versions of Scottish culinary classics (think Cullen Skink with smoked haddock, sunchokes, carrots and crème fraîche, and Dundee Cake with sultanas, almonds and Drambuie ice cream). Come dressed in a kilt to receive a complimentary pint or measure of scotch. $52 for dinner, $35 for wine pairings. 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.655.6277. Make a reservation

 

 

Station Hollywood Grammy’s Cocktails & Viewing Party
Jan. 26. 
Watch the Grammy Awards in the heart of Hollywood as you sip themed cocktails like Lillet Nas X and Lizz-Old Fashioned. The W Hotel’s bar Station Hollywood will be screening the awards show on its 30-foot screen. Plus, for a limited time, you can enjoy Academy Awards-themed cocktails like the Irishman and Jojo Rabbit. 5 p.m. 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. More info 

 

 

 

Verse’s Grammy Awards After-Party
Jan. 26.
Spend Grammy Awards evening at Verse, the newly opened immersive restaurant that celebrates audio and atmosphere as much as it does flavorful dishes. Multiple Grammy Award winner and Verse owner Manny Marroquin invites everyone to come celebrate his four nominations (and hopefully wins) this year with chef Paul Shoemaker’s music-inspired à la carte menu, as well as the official launch of Verse’s live music performances featuring surprise guests. 8-11:30 p.m. 4212 Lankershim Blvd., Toluca Lake, 818.747.2135. verse.la

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

 

King Princess & Kilo Kish
Jan. 24-25.
The overnight smash sensation King Princess is returning to Los Angeles for another crowd-pleasing performance, joined by American rapper Kilo Kish and local drag queen Symone. After playing sold-out shows nationwide and in Europe, with debuts at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Saturday Night Live and more, King Princess is known for energetic shows and an over-the-top stage presence. Spots in the pit are first-come, first-served—plan accordingly! Doors at 7 p.m. $40+. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Tickets

 

 

Until the Flood
Opening Jan. 24.
In this stunning theatrical experience, Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith pulls from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents to explore the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772. Tickets

 

 

 

Photos: Santa Monica Place Lunar New Year Celebration courtesy Santa Monica Place. Club 1984! courtesy The Satellite. The Queen Mary courtesy the Queen Mary.TheFitExpo LA courtesy @thefitexpo/Facebook. Los Angeles Donut Festival courtesy @AwesomeEventsLA/Facebook. Piccalilli courtesy Piccalilli. Robert Burns Sunday Supper courtesy Rob Stark. Station Hollywood Grammy’s Cocktails & Viewing Party courtesy W Hollywood. Verse’s Grammy Awards After Party courtesy Wonho Frank Lee. King Princess & Kilo Kish courtesy @KingPrincess69/Instagram. Until the Flood courtesy Center Theatre Group

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