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LA Weekend Events Roundup January 11-14

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Nearly 400 of L.A.’s top restaurants will offer specially priced prix-fixe menus during Winter dineL.A.

From the best of Los Angeles’ culinary scene to new fitness events, here are the top LA weekend events for January 11-14.

Edited by Christina Wiese.


Redondo Beach Restaurant Week photo courtesy of Sea Level.Redondo Beach Restaurant Week
Jan. 12-26. Enjoy the diverse offerings of this bustling beachside town for two special weeks. Expect fare from a Michelin-starred chef, handmade pasta, Basque pinxtos and more during this 3rd annual event featuring special prices and menus from participating restaurants. See website for full list of eateries.  visitredondo.com




Lunetta photo by Christina WieseSanta Monica Restaurant Week
Through Jan. 14. As part of California Restaurant Month, participating Santa Monica restaurants—including Obicà Mozzarella Bar, Lunetta, Tar & Roses, Sushi Roku and Locanda del Lago—and their chefs will craft healthful, custom dishes starring this year’s special restaurant week ingredient: the pomegranate. See website for full list of participating eateries. santamonica.com




Winter dineL.A. 2018

Winter dineL.A. 2018
Jan. 12-26. Nearly 400 of L.A.’s top restaurants offer specially priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner during this biannual dining event, which is marking its 10th anniversary by reflecting on the growth of the L.A. dining scene over the past decade and showcasing 10 notable restaurants and chefs who have played a large part in its evolution. See website for list of participating eateries. dinela.com




L.A. Art ShowL.A. Art Show

Through Jan. 14. One of the nation’s largest international art fairs connects more than 70,000 art lovers with 100 galleries displaying paintings, sculptures, photographs and other artworks in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year, the show welcomes Design L.A. Art, a designated area for exhibitors of modern furniture, accent decor, architectural objects and jewelry. See website for hours and prices. 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown. laartshow.com




Rian Johnson image courtesy of Getty Images/Film IndependentAn Evening with . . . Rian Johnson

Jan. 11. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in partnership with Film Independent at LACMA, present an intimate evening with filmmaker Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper, Brick). A screening of George Lucas’ American Graffiti will accompany the conversation. $15-$20. LACMA Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6000. lacma.org





Free Yoga on the Pier photo courtesy of Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors BureauFree Yoga on the Pier
Jan. 13. Find your flow this new year with a side of sunshine and ocean air. Attendees should bring their own yoga mat, towel and drinking water. All levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. Redondo Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. redondopier.com






A Mindful Morning with Swisse Wellness & G’Day USA
Jan. 14. Jump-start your fitness routine for 2018 with a complimentary yoga class hosted by G’Day USA and Swisse Wellness, Australia’s number one multivitamin brand. International model and Swisse ambasaddor Ash Hart will also be on-hand for the morning. Yoga mats and swag bags will be available for the first 50 attendees. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Westfield Century City, Atrium Level 1, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. westfield.com




Pershing-Square-Ice-RinkHoliday Ice Rink Pershing Square
Through Jan. 15. Skate among the skyscrapers at this ice-skating rink, presented by Bai, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Pershing Square. See website for hours and skate-session schedule. $13 per one-hour skate session, including skate rental. 532 S. Olive St., downtown. holidayicerinkdowntownla.com





Ice at Santa Monica 
Ice at Santa Monica

Through Jan. 15. This 8,000- square-foot outdoor skating rink in downtown Santa Monica brings holiday spirit to the beach. M-Th 2-10 p.m.; F 2 p.m.-midnight; Sa 10 a.m.-midnight; Su 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission, including skate rental, $15. Corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, 310.260.1199. iceatsantamonica.com





Herringbone photo by Marie BuckCycle House Santa Monica x Herringbone Santa Monica
Through Feb. 1. Located only a few blocks apart, two Westside hotspots have teamed up to help keep you fit during the new year. Sweat off holiday indulgences at Cycle House before stopping by Herringbone (Top Chef alum Brian Malarkey’s ocean-to-table concept) for 10 percent off your final bill (must be used on same day). Alternatively, diners with a receipt or OpenTable reservation confirmation can ride at Cycle House for $18, plus free shoe rental and water bottle. Cycle House: 1541 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310.394.4800, cyclehousela.com; Herringbone: 1755 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310.971.4460. herringboneeats.com


LA January Things to Do


Dog Haus

Dog Haus x No Kid Hungry
Ongoing. Gourmet hot dog connoisseur, Dog Haus, is teaming up with No Kid Hungry to launch a year-long collaborative chef series. Kicking off the partnership is current Top Chef contender Bruce Kalman (Union) with his “Porchetta ‘Bout It”, plus L.A.-based Top Chef winner Brooke Williamson’s (Playa Provisions) custom Salty Malty shake. Dog Haus will donate $1 from each collaboration item directly to No Kid Hungry, in addition to adding a round up for charity line on each check. See website for all Dog Haus locations. doghaus.com



Sea Salt Poke West HollywoodSea Salt Poke West Hollywood
Jan. 13 | Now Open. Situated in the heart of Melrose Place, celebrate the grand opening of Sea Salt Poke’s newest rooftop locale with a $5 snack poke bowl. Each bowl includes 2 scoops of protein, plus any toppings (excludes premium toppings). 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 8457 Melrose Ave., Rooftop, West Hollywood, 323.272.4661. seasaltpoke.com





Blue Ribbon SushiBlue Ribbon Sushi Detox Bento Box
Through Jan. 31. Stay true to your new year’s resolution without giving up flavorful fare. The Detox Bento Box, exclusive to the lunch menu, features signature dishes like salmon carpaccio with mango and truffle ponzu; kale salad with watermelon radish, avocado and soy vinaigrette; green tea soba noodles with sesame; and tuna poke with scallions, asian pear and chili oil—perfect for your 2018 health kick. See website for all Blue Ribbon Sushi locations. blueribbonrestaurants.com




Vegan New Year Salt & StrawVegan New Year
Through Feb. 1. If you started a new diet, cleanse or detox in 2018, Salt & Straw’s new dairy-free, vegan lineup is the perfect sweet treat. New taste-provoking creations include: Happy Birthday Elvis (banana coconut ice cream with swirls of marionberry jam and peanut butter), Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge, Mint Chip Whoopie Pie, Candied Mango Fax-yo and Donut Friend’s MC 5 Spice. Flavors available at all five Los Angeles locations. saltandstraw.com





Aladdin photo by Deen van MeerDisney’s ‘Aladdin’
Jan. 10-Mar. 31. This new theatrical event from the producer of The Lion King features all your favorite songs from the beloved Disney film, as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770. hollywoodpantages.com





Sylvia Palacios Whitman photo by Babette MangoltePacific Standard Time Festival
Jan. 11-21. Explore the intersection of art, politics and culture across the theaters, museums and public parks of Los Angeles. Part of the Getty-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the 11-day festival will feature more than 75 works by Latin American and Latino artists from Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, Chile, LA and more. See website for full schedule and tickets; many events are free. redcat.org




Le Salon de MusiquesLe Salon de Musiques
Jan. 14. Enjoy a unique and intimate chamber music concert celebrating three genius Russian composers: Tchaikovsky, Arensky and Rachmaninoff. No stage will be present or separation between the audience and artists, allowing guests to experience the performance up close and personal. Q&A with the artists to follow. 4 p.m. $45-$85. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown. lesalondemusiques.com




LACMA’s Target Free Holiday Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day photo by Christina WieseLACMA’s Target Free Holiday Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 15. | Upcoming. Visitors and locals alike are invited to a free day of fun and learning at the largest art museum in the western United States. Expect art workshops for all ages, bilingual tours and live music with Diana Purim & Eyedentity at 12:30 and 2:45 p.m. in the afternoon. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. lacma.org



Redondo Beach Restaurant Week photo courtesy of Sea Level. Santa Monica Restaurant Week photo by Christina Wiese. Rian Johnson image courtesy of Getty Images and Film Independent. Free Yoga on the Pier photo courtesy of Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. Herringbone photo by Marie Buck. Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ photo by Deen van Meer. Pacific Standard Time Festival/Sylvia Palacios Whitman photo credit Babette Mangolte. LACMA photo by Christina Wiese.

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