Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

January 25-28


Uncorked Wine Festival

Jan. 27. One of the biggest wine festivals makes its return to Union Station, offering a blend of over 150 wines, food trucks, live music and more. Wine enthusiasts can indulge in a wide range of varietals, with general admission allowing tastings from 6 to 9 p.m. and VIP access beginning at 5 p.m. for an extended experience. Tickets cover all beverage tastings, while food is available for separate purchase. Saturday, 5-9 p.m. 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles. uncorkedwinefestivals.com

Lunar New Year Festival in Monterey Park

Jan. 27-28. Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the annual two-day festival in Monterey Park, located at the heart of L.A.’s Chinese community. The festivities will have an array of attractions such as firecrackers, traditional dragon and lion dances, folk art, street food and a carnival zone. Free parking shuttles available at Mark Keppel High School (501 E Hellman Ave) and El Repetto Elementary School (650 Grandridge Ave). Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. For specific location visit montereypark.ca.gov

The Dr. Seuss Experience Lorax Meet & Greet

Jan. 26. Launching its special event series, The Dr. Seuss Experience at Santa Monica Place presents a Lorax Meet & Greet in celebration with International Environmental Education Day. You will have the opportunity to meet the Lorax, capture keepsake photos, enjoy special snacks and contribute to fundraising efforts for tree planting in L.A. Friday at 3-5 p.m. 395 Santa Monica Pl., Santa Monica.
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Dog Walking Hours at South Coast Botanic Garden

Jan. 28. Experience quality time with your furry companion at the dog-friendly series held every third Sunday at Palos Verdes’ South Coast Botanic Garden. You and your four-legged friend are invited to explore the garden’s expansive 87 acres together. Reservations are required for human guests, while canine companions must be leashed at all times, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Sunday at 9 a.m. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. southcoastbotanicgarden.org

 Rooftop Yoga with Alex Silver-Fagan

Jan. 28. Join renowned fitness instructor Alex Silver-Fagan for a rooftop yoga session at The Park Santa Monica, as you practice mindfulness while enjoying panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. This session will offer Silver-Fagan’s signature class, “Flow Into Strong,” which combines yoga, strength training and breathwork. Tickets for the class directly benefit No Kid Hungry. $10 a person. Sunday at 12 p.m. 500 Broadway, Santa Monica. Get Tickets Now

Food + Drinks

Holy Basil Atwater

Opens Jan. 25. Led by Chef Wedchayan Arpapornnopparat and Tongkamal Yuon announces a soft opening to Holy Basil, operating on a limited schedule and a condensed menu. It will introduce a brunch selection featuring traditional Asian dishes such as gra pow wagyu beef, kai jeaw (Thai fluffy omelette), satay, jidari chicken and moo krob (crispy pork belly). They also feature an expanded wine menu with a focus on natural wines, sake and rice wines. Wednesday-Friday, 4-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11-6 p.m. 3170 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles. holybasildtla.com

Smorgasburg LA

Jan. 28. Every Sunday, ROW DTLA hosts a diverse array of food vendors, featuring a blend of popular pop-ups and emerging culinary talents. This year, you can look forward to new vendors such as Basket Taco Co, Battambong Barbecue and Taste of the Pacific, adding to the vibrant food scene at the market. Free Entry. Sunday at 10 a.m. 777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles. la.smorgasburg.com

Dog Haus Limited Menu

Now Open. Starting fresh for this year, Dog Haus launches with new options like bowls and salads, featuring healthier versions of their famous chicken sandwiches. The menu includes items like the Bad Mutha Clucka Bowl and The Hot Chick Bowl, both served on mixed greens. They also offer the El Guapo cocktail, exclusive to Dog Haus Biergarten locations. Plus, for every limited time offer item sold, they will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry. 3335 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. doghaus.com

JINYA Ramen Opening Party at Westfield Topanga

Jan. 28. JINYA’s latest addition at Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park is a testament to its stylish approach to new ventures, featuring a new ramen bar and training facility. The grand opening celebration includes complimentary ramen for the first 50 diners at lunch starting at 11 a.m., and another 50 free bowls for the evening guests beginning at 5 p.m. Plus one fortunate attendee will be awarded the Golden Bowl Ramen. Open daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 6600 Topanga Canyon Rd., Canoga Park. jinyaramenbar.com

Arts + Culture

3rd Annual Jazz at Naz Festival Returns with All-Star Lineup

Starts Jan. 27. The third annual Jazz at Naz Festival, quickly becoming one of the top winter jazz events on the West Coast, features renowned musicians in The Soraya’s Great Hall and a special onstage Jazz Club. The lineup boasts a range of jazz stars, from Booker T. Jones to Cuban rhythms by Eliades Ochoa and Harold López-Nussa. For wider accessibility, the festival will also livestream the concerts. 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge. Information for shows and hours visit thesoraya.org

Brahms & Bruckner with Dudamel

Jan. 26-28. Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil in exploring the dramatic contrasts of Anton Bruckner’s First Symphony, ranging from its bittersweet melodies to an explosive, fiery finale. Joining them are celebrated violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and her cellist protégé, Pablo Ferrández, who together will masterfully capture the joy and complexity inherent in Brahms’ musical dialogue. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. laphil.com

Common Ground by Adam Silverman

Now Open. The Skirball Cultural Center unveils “Common Ground,” an exhibition featuring 224 distinctive ceramic pieces by L.A-based artist Adam Silverman. A community-activated artwork, which includes a tableware set and ceremonial pots, is crafted using organic materials from all fifty U.S. states and the five inhabited U.S. territories. Each piece is unique in form, size and composition, reflecting the individuality of human beings. Tuesday–Friday, 12–5 p.m. Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. skirball.org

Photo credit: Bad Mutha Clucka Bowl courtesy of Dog Haus. Common Ground courtesy of Adam Silverman.The Lorax courtesy of Fever. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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