Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

January 5 – 8


2023 Pre-Golden Globes Gala

Jan. 7. The 2023 awards season will kick off with the 1st Annual Pre-Golden Globes Gala red carpet event at Skybar Los Angeles to celebrate the 80th Golden Globe Awards. This star-studded gala will feature live music, dancing, drink, red carpet arrivals, media coverage, and more. $35 per person. Saturday, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. 8440 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood. Get Tickets Now

Year of the Rabbit Festival

Jan. 8. Hop into the New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at the Japanese American National Museum. Join the festivities as they host fun cultural performances, crafts, and activities such as traditional mochitsuki (Japanese rice pounding ritual), candy sculpture demonstrations, calligraphy performances and more. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles. RSVP Now

Blockbuster Pop-Up Bar

Until Jan. 8. Go back in time as the café below Bathtub Gin’s Prohibition bar is transforming into Blockbuster-branded speakeasy. This pop-up takes us back to pre-streaming days serving up themed cocktails inspired by popular 90s and 2000s movies. As with any Blockbuster experience, you can expect a large variety of popcorn and candy selection. Wednesday – Sunday, times Vary. 7174 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Walk Amongst The Stars

Now Open. Experience the wonders of Astra Lumina while strolling through the South Coast Botanic Garden at night. Experience the magic of projections, lighting, and music that will transform the garden into a luminous celestial walkway. Duration one hour. Daily, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Estates. Get Tickets Now

Titanic Exhibition

Now Open. Experience the drama and history of the largest and most luxurious ship of it’s time, The Titanic. Take on the name of a real passenger, explore the sunken remains of the Titanic, and visit the dock from where the famed ship first embarked. (You can take a photo with and recreate the iconic ‘Titanic’ pose). Times vary. 4327 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles. Get Tickets

Food + Drinks


Open. Manzke is a new Michelin-starred restaurant that focuses on global inspired flavors. Their one hour dining experience consists of seasonal ingredients and a rotational menu, showcasing dishes such as mantou topped with Hokkaido sea urchin and abalone-and-cauliflower royale with black truffle shaving. Classic wine pairings accompany dinner. Tuesday – Saturday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. 9575 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. Reserve Now

Kuya Lord

Open. Kuya Lord is an elevated fast casual restaurant featuring regional Filipino dishes. Stop in and try their popular lechon-style porchetta, a juicy and tender pork belly roast with crispy, crackling skin, savory-sweet longsilog sausages, garlic rice bowls and family style Kuya trays. Wednesday – Sunday at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 5 p.m – 9 p.m. 5003 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. kuyalord.com

Battle of Tequilas

Jan. 6. The Association is offering a blind-tasting experience featuring a varied selection of premium tequilas. After the event guests are welcomed to stay to enjoy signature cocktails and music by the resident DJs. Friday at 9:30 p.m. 110 E. 6th Street, Los Angeles. Get ticket Now

Veganuary at Tulsi

Until Jan. 31. In January, the veganuary challenge is here, and to help you get started, Tulsi Indian Eatery is offering 20% off all vegan dishes. They have a variety of regional Indian dishes such as North Indian’s kheema samosas. They are also serving classics such as Masala chai and tandoori roti to pair with your vegan cuisine. 10916 Lindbrook Drive, Los Angeles. For times and other LA locations go to tulsieatery.com

Arts + Culture

Hollywood True Crime and Haunted Tales

Jan. 7. If you love Hollywood, the paranormal or true crime, you’ll want to experience Hollywood’s dark underbelly on the ultimate Haunted Hollywood walking tour. This two hour tour will feature ghost stories, haunted houses, famous criminal stories and much more. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. $35 per person. 6233 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980

Now Open. This colorful exhibition at LACMA explores the exchange of ideas and aesthetics between the US and Scandanvia from the late 1800s until today. See how Scandinavian artists create sustainable design trends that influenced recognizable brands like Marimekko, Dansk, Troll Dolls and LEGO. Thursday – Tuesday, Times vary. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. lacma.org

Photo credit: Astra Lumina Gatlinburg – Moment Factory. Scandinavia Exhibition, LACMA. Pork Porchetta, Kuya Lord. Pastry photo by Manzke. All images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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