Prokofiev & MTT at Walt Disney Hall
January 7. One of downtown L.A’s most iconic location, Walt Disney Hall, showcases grammy award-winner conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. He will be conducting his own song cycle on lyric poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. MTT wraps up this program with Sergei Prokofiev’s inspiring war-time Symphony, one of his greatest accomplishments; its overwhelmingly uplifting sound struck an immediate chord with audiences around the world. Come and let yourself be swept by the beautiful sounds of the orchestra. 8:00 – 10 p.m. 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012.(323)850-2000. Get your tickets
TOMORROW! W/ RON LYNCH
January 8. Coming into its 16th year, The Elysian is one of Los Angeles most iconic comedy clubs. It will be hosted by the famous Ron Lynch (Bob’s Burgers, Corporate, Portlandia) and featuring a roster of top comedians, musicians, and other performing artists. This will be quite an event, you do not want to miss this! Seating starts 15 minutes before showtime, no late entries. Doors at 11:30 p.m. Show starts at 12 p.m. $10 per person. 1944 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles. Get your tickets.
Self Care Yoga January 2022
January 8. Start 2022 with a clear mind and a strong spirit at the first of this year’s monthly yoga sessions at CAAM (California African American Museum). Move through a peaceful 60-minute flow with yoga and meditation teacher Constance Hartwell. No previous experience necessary, everyone is welcome. Class is moving indoors for the winter; please bring your own yoga mat. Free Admissions. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 600 State Drive, Los Angeles. RSVP
Lucid Dream Digital Experience
January 9. Journey beyond your imagination! Famous British Director, Sebastian Siegal, collaborated with Wisdome LA to guide you through a live Lucid Dream Experience. With new state of the art immersive technology combined with orchestra music, jump through and let yourself flow through the stars and beyond time. Whether you come with friends or ride solo, Wisdome LA has a lot of things to offer, including delicious food, makers, vendors, artists, dancers, and interactive fun around every corner. 7:00 p.m. 1147 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles. Get your tickets
Food + Drink
Open. Contemporary Japanese cuisine ventures down a refreshingly new path at TAISHO. This Sherman Oaks restaurant and bar serves up crave-worthy Japanese food and drinks rooted in tradition — but with a modern twist. Using local ingredients, fresh seafood, premium meats, Californian wines and crafted sake makes Taisho a unique dining experience. Plus, it has a beautiful indoor and outdoor dining area, which exudes a Japanese-meets-California vibe. To top it all off, this restaurant is owned by Grammy Award Winning Artist Anderson .Paak. Reservations required.14016 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, 91423.Tues-Sun, 5-11 p.m. 818.650.8192 RSVP
71Above, Restaurant Sky Lounge
Open. In the heart of downtown Los Angeles and almost 1,000 feet above ground level, 71Above is one of the highest restaurants in the city. Enjoy delicious seasonal modern American cuisine with a gorgeous 360º view of L.A. From Malibu to Laguna Hills and the surrounding mountain ranges, enjoy an uninterrupted panorama in an upscale, romantic atmosphere. So whether you choose to dine within the buzz of the bar, relax by bistro-style SkyLounge, or dine in the lively main dining room, every part is breathtaking. Reservations recommended. SUN-TH, 5PM-9:30 p.m. 633 W 5th Street 71st Floor, Los Angeles. (213)712-2683. 71above.com
Open. A gorgeous Japanese restaurant with a Parisian feel, located on the best rooftop views that Beverly Hills has to offer. Paris Tokyo offers traditional and authentic Japanese sushi, specializing in their picture worthy sushis boats, Omakase, cut rolls, sashimi and nigiri. Their seafood is imported all the way from Japan, making their menu very unique. As they change it up according to the season to ensure that they serve the freshest catch every time. 9400 South Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. Check website for times
Lunch reservations may be made through OpenTable.
Dinner reservations may be made only through DM on Instagram.
Mama Shelter in the City of Dreams
Open. Located near the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Mama Shelter is an award-winning hotel and rooftop bar. It has a near 360° view of the city, where you can sip their signature cocktails and spot everything there is to see between the Hollywood Sign and Downtown L.A. Mama is known for its generous buffet breakfasts, delicious vegan options, and lively Sunday Brunches. The vibes here are so upbeat that you might want to stay for the night after all the fun activities that Mama has to offer. 6500 Selma Avenue, 90028 Los Angeles. (323)785-6669. 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. Mamashelter.com
Arts + Culture
Contemporary and Provocative Artistry at Art Angels
Open to the public. Art Angels is an acclaimed and female-owned contemporary art gallery in the heart of West Hollywood. They showcase beautiful avant-garde art that is beloved by frequent customers and Hollywood elites, including Drake, Beyonce, and Kylie Jenner to name a few. Known for their Andy Warhol-inspired pop-art pieces and colorful aesthetics, Art Angels is a premium luxury brand who is open to everyone, giving you an experience that pushes boundaries and expectations that you will never forget. Mon- Sat. 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. 9020 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048. (310)693-5500. Artangels.net
Arts and Festivities at San Pedro
January 6. Start your January with festivities and fun! The city of San Pedro is hosting its monthly art walk at the Arts & Culture Entertainment District. It is free for the first Thursday of each month, where artists, entertainers, and businesses of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment. This extravagant art tour will be led by Pat Carroll and it provides a one hour sample of the diverse art scene in San Pedro, visiting about 3 galleries/studios. 6 p.m – 9 p.m. 416 S. Mesa St. San Pedro, CA. 90731. Learn more about the 1st Thursday Artwalk at 1stthursday.
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