Dad was Wrong
Thru Jan 31 | Think there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Guess again. Book your two-day midweek January Ventura stay and receive a $50 gift certificate for a free lunch or dinner at one of Ventura’s charming restaurants. Ventura has your one-of-a-kind memories and adventures… and your free lunch. The icing on the Ventura cake. VisitVenturaCA.com/MW
SHELÉA, Pretty World: Through the Eyes of Alan & Marilyn Bergman
January 15 | Singer, songwriter, actress and protégé of Quincy Jones, Sheléa performs songs written by the Oscar Award-Winning couple at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Sheléa’s voice has been compared to the likes of Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys. 7:30 p.m. Bram Goldsmith Theater 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills. $29-$79. 310-746-4000. Get your tickets
On The Fringe
January 15 | High energy, unpredictable and intimate, this modern cabaret-style revue is a high-octane whirlwind that titillates as much as it inspires. A love letter to and exploration of the female form, On The Fringe leaves the women in the audience as revved up as the men. Think a little bit Weimar, a little bit punk, a little burlesque and all attitude. Doors open at 8p.m., showtime 8:45 p.m.$ 89 – $129. 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles. Get your tickets.
Thompson Hollywood x Love Yoga
January 15 | Luxury lifestyle hotel, Thompson Hollywood, partners with Love Yoga to bring an exciting and relaxing yoga experience in an open-air rooftop with panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and Downtown. Participants will be treated to complimentary mimosas (or fresh fruit juice for the dry January crowd). Mats, water and towels are provided. Free admission. 9:30 a.m. Thompson Hollywood, 1541 Wilcox Avenue, Los Angeles. First come, first serve. Email: email@example.com
Food + Drink
Skyline Dining Experience Reopens
January 14 | The InterContinental Downtown celebrates the reopening of La Boucherie. Experience beautiful skyline views while drinking one of 1,000 varieties of wine. Savor Australian Wagyu tomahawk steak paired with a side of crisp Brussel sprouts petals. If you are craving seafood, the Ora king salmon is one of their signature dishes. Reservations recommended. 7th & Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Wed–Sun 5:30–9:30 p.m. (818) 650-8192 RSVP
Bark & Brunch at The Godfrey Hotel
January 15. Dog Cocktails? Bring your furry friend to the outdoor patio of ALK, the retro restaurant at the new Godfrey Hotel, located near Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood. Their brand-new Bark & Brunch monthly series offers a wide selection of plant-based and vegan options, premium fish and meat dishes with bright and fresh seasonal produce. Pets can enjoy complimentary “cocktails” and swag. 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. 1400 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles. (323) 762-1000 godfreyhotelhollywood.com
Winter Wonderland at Lady Bird
Limited Time | Enjoy date night surrounded by beautiful lights and a spectacular garden with winter wonderland touches at Lady Byrd in the hills of Echo Park. Dine on American classics, like their spicy pulled pork with Gruyere cheese paired with a succulent lemon drop martini. For dessert, try their churros, stuffed with Nutella and banana topped with ice cream. 2100 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles. (323)-922-1006. Get more info.
E.P & L.P, An L.A Cult Favorite
Open | In the heart of West Hollywood, a 5,500-square-foot rooftop houses a seasonally led modern American menu known for its fusion of play and good food married with European sensibilities. Enjoy a nice “where love lives” cocktail paired with a fresh Baja fish taco while gazing over the beautiful Hollywood Hills. Lively crowd, live music, excellent food, and even a movie or two at their Melrose Rooftop Theatre. 603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood. (310) 855-9955 Hours vary. eplosangeles.com
Arts + Culture
Multimedia Art Expo Interactive
Limited Time | MAX Hollywood features interactive installations, exhibitions, and a magical experience that takes you into a world of pure imagination and wonder. Venture into the Tesla room, where you can touch neon bulbs glowing with currents of electricity that bounce inside their glass chambers. The forest room features transforming colorful lights growing from the walls, neon grass and nature themed projected blossoms. A true surreal science fiction jungle. Dates and times vary. $15-$25. 6757 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles. (310) 693-5500. RSVP
Mapping Fiction at The Huntington Library
January 15.| “Mapping Fiction” (in the library’s West Hall) is an exhibition focused on the ways authors and mapmakers have built compelling fictional worlds timed to coincide with the centennial of the publication of James Joyce’s groundbreaking 1922 modernist novel, Ulysses. It includes the first edition of Joyce’s novel and a typescript draft of one of its chapters with cartographically inspired intaglio prints of Dublin. Particular pieces would inspire famous works such as J. R. R. Tolkien’s map from the trilogy The Lord of the Rings. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Huntington.org
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