The Zone Britney Spears pop-up, Photo L.A., Super Bowl Parties and more … Check out the top Los Angeles weekend events for January 30-February 2.
Edited by Alicia Luchak.
Jan. 30.- Feb. 2. This internationally recognized-yet-accessible photography exposition—the longest-running international photographic art fair on the West Coast—features a roster of over 65 local and international galleries and dealers, collectives, leading not-for-profits, art schools and global booksellers. Th 6-9 pm; F-Sa 11 am-8 pm; Su 11 am-5 pm. See website for tickets. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 323.965.1000. photola.com
The Zone Britney Spears Pop-Up
Opens Jan. 31. Lose yourself in the world of pop icon Britney Spears and celebrate her legendary career at her very own pop-up experience and retail shop. Fans can explore 30,000 square feet of interactive content, including 10 rooms that replicate unforgettable setups from her most popular music videos. Slip into the high school of “Baby One More Time,” the sleek “Toxic” plane, the spaceship of “Oops!… I Did it Again,” don a giant yellow snake and more. Plus, shop iconic merchandise from Britney’s past tours and five brand-new collections exclusive to The Zone. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The corner of Fairfax Avenue and West 3rd Street, L.A. Tickets
The 121st Annual Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival
Feb. 1. Head to Chinatown and welcome the Year of the Rat with a parade of floats and marching bands at the 121st Annual Golden Dragon Parade, followed by a festival with workshops, cultural performances, food trucks, a film screening and more. Parade 1-3 pm; festival noon-8 pm. Free. Parade grandstand tickets $45. Festival: Chinatown Central Plaza (943 N. Broadway), West Plaza (949 N. Hill St.), Blossom Plaza (900 N. Broadway), downtown, 213.680.0243. Parade: From Hill and Temple streets toward Bernard Street, then to Broadway and Temple Street, downtown, 213.617.0396. Tickets
Boomtown Brewery Super Bowl Bash
Feb. 2. This Sunday, head to Boomtown Brewery’s Super Bowl Bash for a day of artisanal barbecue, special release craft beer and a contemporary setup—with epic screens and the game projected on the tall taproom wall. There will be discounts on all brews through kickoff, followed by a round of exciting giveaways throughout the game. Noon-10 p.m. Boomtown Brewery, 700 Jackson St., downtown, 213.617.8497. boomtownbrew.com
Yardbird “Supper Bowl”
Feb. 2. For the big game, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar will be throwing its own “Supper Bowl” celebration. Guests can join in on fun giveaways and specials like the Tail Gate Bloody Marys, all-you-can-eat Endless End Zone Wings and a halftime raffle with prizes of brunch for two. As an added bonus, guests receive complimentary valet for up to four hours. 8500 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.250.8034. Make Reservation
Charcoal Venice’s New Brunch Menu
Available Now. Just in time for Super Bowl weekend, chef Josiah Citrin’s Charcoal Venice is spicing things up with an expansive brunch menu. Savor new dishes like the Charcoal Benedict with tomato compote and charcoal-infused jet black hollandaise; a persimmon pancake with pomegranate and lemon; and the Blueberry Dutch Boy with market blueberries and vanilla. Following brunch on game day, guests can enjoy a lengthened happy hour, also known as “Glass Off.” 425 Washington Blvd., Venice, 310.751.6794. charcoalvenice.com
Sōgo Roll Bar
Now Open. Sushi specialist Kiminobu Saito, along with the co-owners of the award-winning Sushi Note and other well-seasoned hospitality veterans, came together to create the bright, cozy Japanese restaurant and soon-to-be hot spot Sōgo Roll Bar. Literally meaning “mutual,” Sōgo has an intimate environment that allows for a close relationship between the chef and guests and provides a uniquely personal dining experience. The no-frills menu offers fresh and classic Japanese cuisine from hand rolls to sashimi. 4634 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz. sogorollbar.com.
Astaire Dances III
Feb. 1-16. Love is just a few steps away at American Contemporary Ballet’s tribute to the films of Fred Astaire and his fancy footwork with Ginger Rogers, held at Metropolis Los Angeles. With the dancers within arms’ reach, the audience will see the films come to life in a truly unique performance. Metropolis Los Angeles, 877 S. Francisco St., Upper Level, downtown, 213.304.3408. Tickets
Feb. 1-23. After a young bride is devastatingly killed on the day of her wedding, she reunites with her father in the underworld. When she is given the chance to return to her old life, Eurydice is then forced to choose between the two men that she loves. This LA Opera world premiere, starring Danielle de Niesere, reimagines ancient Greek mythology from the unique point of view of the heroine at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.7211. Tickets
Through Feb. 2. The Tony-nominated Broadway musical based on the wintry Disney favorite arrives in Hollywood. Bring the kids to the Pantages to see the popular animated film Frozen come to life onstage. Expect to hear the film’s catchy songs, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770. Tickets
Photos: Photo L.A. courtesy Photo L.A. The Zone Britney Spears Pop Up courtesy The Zone. The Annual Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival courtesy Courtesy Chinatown Business Improvement District. Boomtown Brewery Super Bowl Bash courtesy Boomtown Brewery. Yardbird “Supper Bowl” courtesy Yardbird. Charcoal Venice’s New Brunch Menu courtesy Charcoal Venice. Sōgo Roll Bar credit Ren Fuller. Astaire Dances III courtesy @americancontemporaryballet/Facebook. Eurydice courtesy @laopera/Facebook. Disney’s Frozen courtesy @hollywoodpantagestheatre/Instagram