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Weekend roundup

January 20-23


The Bamboo Club presents “Tiki Ha Ha” Comedy

Jan. 20 | The Bamboo Club, LBC’s very first Tiki Bar, is hosting a new monthly comedy series, “Tiki Ha Ha”. The night will feature a roster of four to six rising comedians along with hosts Christian Senrud and Daniel Zambrano, paired with delicious food and cocktails. Every third Thursday of the month from 7 pm – 10 pm. Event entry is $10 pre-sale, or $15 at the door with limited seating. 3522 E Anaheim St, Long Beach. 562.343.2534. bambooclublb.com

Ken Jeong & Joel Michael at The Dolby Theatre

Jan. 22 | Showcasing at the Dolby Theatre for one night only, famous actor/comedian Ken Jeong teams up again with his Community cast member, Joel Michael, for a night of laughs. These comedians both have a chemistry that will surely entertain the entire crowd. Reservations suggested. Prices vary. Sat 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles. Get Tickets

Class By Association presents Cocktail Class

Jan. 21 | Taking place in Downtown L.A, CLASS BY ASSOCIATION presents cocktail enthusiasts an opportunity to delve deeper and refine their knowledge of cocktails. The class covers bar basics, tools and techniques as well as individual spirits, their history and how they are used in classic and contemporary cocktails. Dive in and learn how to make delicious cocktails this weekend. Fri 8 p.m.-9 p.m. $40 per person. 110 E 6th Street, Los Angeles RSVP

PaleyFest LA 2022

Jan. 21 | For the first time in three years, PaleyFest LA returns in person as the spring’s hottest television festival at the Dolby Theatre. The 39th annual event will be presented by the stars and creatives from the most acclaimed and buzzworthy TV shows such as Emily in Paris, Superman & Lois, black-ish, Riverdale, and more. This is a 10-day in-person event. Tickets goes on sale this Sunday at 7:00 a.m. Actual event start on April 2-10.  6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood. 212.621.6600. paleycenter.org

Food + Drink

Plant Forward Delicacy at Gusto Green

January 19 | Grand Opening. Gusto Green is the first restaurant to use federally-approved hemp leaf in the country. The restaurant crafts “Plant-forward, omnivore-friendly” food using organic resources, working with sustainable purveyors that is delicious, nutritious, and satisfying. Their menu experiments with hemp-derived ingredients, such as their signature Crispy Hemp Leaf battered with chickpea flour. Sat 5 p.m. – 10p.m. 718 S Hill Street, Downtown. 323.218.0294. gusto.green

Met Him At A Bar

Open | The brother restaurant of Met Her At A Bar, this pasta bar is located in the heart of La brea. This popular spot serves homemade, classic Italian dishes, such as their Spaghetti Pomodoro, and Cacio e Pepe. For dessert enjoy a creamy marcapone paired with a moist, rich tiramisu. Combine that with their curated Italian wine list and signature cocktails, this restaurant becomes a fun place to go to with a partner or friends. Open Daily. Times Vary. 801 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles. 323.852.3321. methimatabar.com

A K-Town Classic at Soban L.A

Open | A K-Town favorite and recommended in the Michelin Guide for restaurants in 2019, Soban specializes in traditional Korean cuisine with a contemporary twist. Their food specialty showcases an array of flavors, like their raw marinated flower crab which is rich in umami and buttery sweetness (especially over a warm bed of rice). Or if you are craving meat, their braised short ribs are just as popular, best described as “sweet and tender,” amongst its returning customers. Open daily, except on Tuesdays. Times Vary. 4001 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles. 323.936.9106. sobanla.com

Arts + Culture

Judson Studios Debuts at L.A Art Show

January 20-23 | Celebrating the long-running event’s in-person return to the Los Angeles Convention Center, Judson Studios features the work with of contemporary artists translating their visions into the beauty of colored glass. The oldest stained glass studio in America will showcase famous work of Alice Wang, Marco Zamora, and other famous Judson artisans. For its main showcase, it will present the internationally renowned and L.A.-based multidisciplinary artist James Jean. Th-Su 12 p.m. 1201 Figueroa St, Downtown, 310.822.9145. Get your tickets now.

Cakeland Gallery: Light Meets Dark

January 20 | Located in L.A’s historic Chinatown, Cakeland presents, “The Beauty War” immersive experience. Think part dark ride and part hallucinatory Hall of Mirrors. The Beauty War’s labyrinth of rooms hold allegorical references with delicious looking cake sculptures and kaleidoscopic art vibes. Experience the work of Scott Hoves, who collaborated with the likes of famous artist Bansky and musician Melanie Martinez. Check out this heavy aesthetic cake experience. Dates and time vary. Opening day is at 12 p.m. 936 Mei Ling Way, Los Angeles. Get tickets now

Sanford Biggers' "Reconstruction" 2019 photo by RCH Photography

Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch Exhibit

Jan. 23. Last Day | Explore this exhibition featuring work by New York-based interdisciplinary artist and L.A. native Sanford Biggers at the California African American Museum. On view until January 23, 2022, the exhibit features nearly 50 quilt-based works that seamlessly weave together references to contemporary art, urban culture, sacred geometry and more. Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Exposition Park, 600 State Drive, L.A., 213.744.7432. caamuseum.org

Photo credits: Sanford Biggers’ “Reconstruction” 2019 by RCH Photography. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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