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LA Weekend Events Roundup January 25-28

Welcome to NoMad, the latest hotel and social hot spot in downtown Los Angeles.

From new theatrical performances to beer, wine and beauty festivals taking over the city, here are the top LA weekend events for January 25-28.

Edited by Christina Wiese.


Indie Beauty ExpoIndie Beauty Expo
Jan. 24-25. At celebrity esthetician and spa owner Jillian Wright’s expo, discover the world’s largest curated collection of top independent beauty, lifestyle and wellness brands. Experience and shop an array of indie products while you sip cocktails and a DJ spins. Wednesday is open to consumers and Thursday is for industry professionals. W 5-9 p.m.; Th 10 a.m.-5 p.m. GA $29.99; VIP $99. California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St., Penthouse 13C, downtown, 718.928.9954. indiebeautyexpo.com




Art Los Angeles ContemporaryArt Los Angeles Contemporary
Jan. 25-28. Art Los Angeles Contemporary, the “International Contemporary Art Fair of the West Coast,” returns to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar with a global roster of galleries including Chicago’s M. LeBlanc, which is showing Hans-Jörg Mayer’s Peitsche (2017). F-Sa 11 a.m.-7 p.m., S 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $25-$65. 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. artlosangelesfair.com





Chinese New Year CelebrationChinese New Year Celebration
Jan. 27. East meets West in this first-ever fusion showcase at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. Guests are invited to welcome 2018, the Year of the Dog, with live music, buffet appetizers and more. 5-9 p.m., VIP Red Carpet Club 5-7 p.m. $9+. Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 188 Campus Dr., Arcadia. arcadiapaf.org





L.A. Beer & Food FestivalL.A. Beer & Food Festival
Jan. 27. Quench your thirst and hunger at this 2nd annual fest presented by the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild. Taste over 100 beers from 50 independently-owned crafter brewers while snacking on bites from local eateries like Churro Garage, Friends & Family and 3941 Tamales. See website for all participants. 3-6 p.m. $40-$75. Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave., L.A. labrewersguild.org




Uncorked l.a. wine festivalUncorked L.A. Wine Festival
Jan. 27. This 3rd annual wine-tasting festival features over 150 wines from across the globe, a bubbly bar, gourmet food trucks, live music, a custom photo booth and more. Cocktail attire requested. 6-9 p.m.; VIP entry 5 p.m. GA $60; VIP $70. 21+. Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., downtown, 323.395.7263. uncorkedwinefestivals.com





Wine + WagsWine + Wags
Jan. 27. Silver Lake’s female-driven wine shop, Vinovore, joins forces with local animal rescue organization MaeDay Rescue for a pop-up dog adoption day. Find your new furry best friend (how could you say no to Emmett or Phillip) while enjoying complimentary tastings of Old Pearl wine. A portion of all Old Pearl wine bottle sales will be donated to Maeday. 2-5 p.m. Free. Vinovore, 616 N. Hoover St., Silver Lake. vino-vore.com




Motivate. Elevate. CelebrateMotivate. Elevate. Celebrate.
Jan. 28. Angel City Brewery welcomes fitness fanatics for an afternoon of yoga courtesy of Green Tree Yoga, treats by Clif Bar and rock climbing in the parking lot. The folks behind Modern Hiker—the number one hiking site for the West Coast—will also be on-site to share the best L.A. hiking trails and answer any hiking-related questions. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St., downtown. angelcitybrewery.com




Southern California: Museums Free-For-All photo by Christina WieseMuseums Free-For-All
Jan. 28. More than 30 of Southern California’s top museums will open their doors for a complimentary day of fun and education. Los Angeles participants include California African American Museum, California Science Center, The Broad, Descanso Gardens and Skirball Cultural Center, among others. See website for complete list. Free. socalmuseums.org



LA January Things to Do



NoMad photo by Benoit LineroNoMad Los Angeles
Now Open. The wait is finally over as the hotly anticipated arrival of famed NYC-based NoMad makes its debuts in downtown. Housed in the historical Giannini Building—once the headquarters for The Bank of Italy—NoMad functions as both a hotel and gathering space for locals and visitors alike. Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara along with executive chef Chris Flint (NoMad NY) and GM Jeffrey Tascarella oversee the food and beverage experiences throughout the space including: the Coffee Bar (complete with pastries and afternoon aperitivos), the Library & Lobby (an eclectic literary collection bathed in luxurious fabrics, perfect for an evening cocktail), the Giannini Bar (featuring a seasonal menu of crafted concoctions) and the Mezzanine (leisure dining or drinks overlooking the Lobby & Library). For a bit of fresh air, hotel guests can head to the rooftop this spring for poolside drinking and stunning views of the city. 649 S. Olive St., downtown. thenomadhotel.com


Terrace Thursdays at The BazaarTerrace Thursdays at The Bazaar
Jan. 25 | Last Thursday of Every Month. Join Bar Blanca at SLS Beverly Hills Hotel for an evening of live jazz and latin music, savory tapas, handcrafted cocktails and a selection of fine cigars at this inaugural event. 6-9 p.m. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.247.0400. slsbeverlyhillshotel.com





Hotel Casa Del Mar x AmalfiAmalfi Coastal Cuisine Pop-Up
Upcoming | Jan. 29-Feb. 3. Indulge on Amalfi coastal cuisine without leaving L.A. when Capri’s very own Grand Hotel Quisisiana makes landfall at Santa Monica’s iconic Hotel Casa del Mar. Savory menu highlights include Risotto Caprese (tomato and mozzarella) and Linguine alle Vongole (clams, olive oil, garlic and parsley). 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica. hotelcasadelmar.com





Los Angeles Dance Film Festival photo by Julien AudebertLos Angeles Dance Film Festival
Jan. 25. Turn-out for the 2nd annual fest where 16 dance-inspired short films take center stage. Expect a range of fictional and non-fictional films from directors around the globe, with each movie running anywhere from 3 to 14 minutes. 7:30 p.m. $20. Los Feliz 3 Theatre, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. ladancefilmfest.ticketleap.com




More Art Here at Santa Monica AirportMore Art Here at Santa Monica Airport
Jan. 25-28. Explore works of art and talk one-on-one with more than 25 different artists at this open studio event. Discover a range of styles, from conceptual to traditional, plus special events happening throughout the four-day gathering. Noon-6 p.m. Free. 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. Facebook





Opens Jan. 27. Voltaire’s 1759 satire about optimism and disillusionment comes to life in composer Leonard Bernstein’s comedic operetta of the same name. Conducted by James Conlon, the production stars two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole and six-time Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer, who plays both author Voltaire and optimistic philosopher Pangloss. Tenor Jack Swanson portrays the young, innocent protagonist. Candide is a co-production of the Glimmerglass Festival, Opéra National de Bordeaux and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse. See website for showtimes and ticket pricing. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown. laopera.org



‘Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue’‘Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue’
Opens Jan. 27. The first in a trilogy of plays by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights), Elliot is a powerful portrait of a Puerto Rican military family. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org





Stories of Almost Everyone photo courtesy of the artist and Galerie Jérôme Poggi. Photo © Aurélien Mole.‘Stories of Almost Everyone’
Opens Jan. 28. Featuring over 40 international artists, the Hammer Museum’s latest exhibition explores our personal willingness to believe the stories that are conveyed by works of contemporary art. Tu-F 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sa-Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 310.443.7000. hammer.ucla.edu





‘Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas’ photo by Christina Wiese‘Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas’
Through Jan. 28. Part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative—which wraps up this month—catch the Getty Center’s exhibition about luxury arts in the ancient Americas before it takes its final bow. Free, parking $15. Tu-F, S 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Mondays. N. Sepulveda Blvd. & Getty Center Dr., L.A., 310.440.7300. getty.edu




Cirque du Soleil: ‘LUZIA’
Through Feb. 11. Billed as “A Waking Dream of Mexico,” this Cirque du Soleil show consists of visual surprises and acrobatic performances (e.g., hoop diving and surrealistic animals) bringing multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico to the stage. Check website for schedule. Tickets start at $50, under 2 free. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., L.A. cirquedusoleil.com




Aladdin photo by Deen van MeerDisney’s ‘Aladdin’ 
Through 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



NoMad photo by Benoit Linero. Motivate. Elevate. Celebrate photo courtesy of Modern Hiker. Museums Free-For-All photo by Christina Wiese. Los Angeles Dance Film Festival photo by Julien Audebert. Candide photo by Karli Cadel. Cirque du Soleil Photo: Matt Beard © 2017 Cirque du Soleil. Stories of Almost Everyone photo courtesy of the artist and Galerie Jérôme Poggi. Photo © Aurélien Mole. ‘Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas’ photos by Christina Wiese. Aladdin photo by Deen van Meer.

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