Los Angeles May 2018 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
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Melrose Trading Post Thru May
Smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles, it’s much more than a mere flea market: live music, a food court, and expansive grounds bring people out to wile away the day, chat with old friends, and yes, be seen.
http://melrosetradingpost.org

Renaissance Pleasure Faire Thru May 20
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire, where fantasy rules and whimsical delights take flight, where worlds co-exist and dreams come to life! Immerse yourself in a village of more than 1,600 costumed performers and artisans including dazzling acrobats, internationally acclaimed musicians and entertainers, juggling jokers and jesters, willful wenches, and jousting knights are ready to celebrate!
www.showclix.com/event/renaissance-pleasure-faire

Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles May 5
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles with our guide to the best tacos, Mexican grub, cocktails, festivals and more. Click on the link to see a full guide for your Cinco de Mayo festivities.
https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/cinco-de-mayo

Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie Festival 2018 May 5
Good luck trying to think of something better than Eat|See|Hear, which is exactly what it sounds like: popular movies shown outside on the biggest screen West of the Mississippi, food from local food trucks and local bands providing pre-show entertainment all summer long. Catch them every Saturday from May until September, and don’t forget to bring your pup to this dog-friendly event!
www.eatseehear.com

Los Angeles VegFest 2018 May 6
The one-day event features celebrity speakers, humanitarians, yoga demos, cooking displays and nationally touring musical acts in the genres of jazz, folk and funk. Additional attractions include pet adoptions, a kids kingdom, over 100 companies and organizations presenting earth-friendly product demos and an art avenue with works focused on showing compassion for Mother Earth.
https://vegfestla.org

Masters of Taste May 6
Luxury food fest Masters of Taste is back for another year at the Rose Bowl with some of L.A.’s finest bars, restaurants and dessert shops.
https://mastersoftastela.com

Stories of Almost Everyone May 6
Through the work of 30 artists, this very meta exhibition examines the relationship between a piece of art’s inherent narrative and the meaning suggested by its display within an institution.
www.hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions

NLPOA SGV Fiesta & Craft Beer Festival 2018 May 12
NLPOA SGV Fiesta & Craft Beer Festival is a food festival that takes place at 1603 San Gabriel Canyon Road.
www.fiestaandcraftbeer.com

Cinespia Cemetery Screenings May 12-27
It isn’t summer in L.A. until the first cemetery screening brings hoards of movie-lovers to Hollywood Forever, toting folding chairs, picnic blankets, snack spreads and lots of booze.
http://cinespia.org

Like Totally 80s Festival 2018 May 12
This festival is, like, totally 80s! Like, the music and the style and everything! It’s like the DeLorean hit 88 miles per hour and the flux capacitor kicked in. This festival features performances by numerous iconic 80s musicians, video games, roller derby, vendors, craft beer, food trucks and, like, more.
www.liketotallyfestival.com

Best Taste of Santa Ana 2018 May 19
Help out the Assistance League of Santa Ana by tasting delicious samples from some of the areas best restaurants. The Assistance League sells pre-used items to help benefit local charities. Enjoy savory tastings with live music.
https://www.assistanceleague.org/santa-ana

Surf ’n’ Suds Beer Festival May 19
More than 50 craft breweries, ciders and wines will be represented at an event that sold out last year. Live entertainment includes DJ Hecktik, lawn games and food trucks.
www.surfbeerfest.com

Long Beach Pride 2018 May 19-20
Love has no boundaries and no restrictions. Unfortunately, we live in a world where people police love from the comfort of their own couch while watching Fox News. Long Beach Pride celebrates love of all kinds and is the annual LGBT pride festival in the area. Live music coupled with passion for universal acceptance keeps this festival pulsing.
www.longbeachpride.com

Flavor of LA 2018 May 20
Gourmet food samplings from some of LA’s best restaurants, craft beers, wine, cocktails and an awesome car show from The Television Motion Picture Car Club.
https://www.freshtix.com/events/flavor-of-la

Lightning in a Bottle May 23-28
You’ll need to trek up to the Central Coast for this annual event, but where else can you find a sustainable, vegetarian festival dedicated to equal parts music, food, art, yoga and wellness? Lightning in a Bottle has stepped up its musical lineup in recent years, with Anderson .Paak, ZHU and Fever Ray topping the 2018 bill. Expect to do some serious soul-searching during this six-day retreat, all while immersing yourself in everything from a speaker series at the Lucent Temple of Consciousness to the old timey Grand Artique trading post.
www.lightninginabottle.org/

 

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Los Angeles April 2018 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
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EasterFest Apr 1
Buy a ticket to participate in EasterFest, which includes egg hunts, bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts, games, food, drinks, popcorn, and music at Grand Hope Park.
www.newcitychurchla.com/easterfest

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling Apr 1
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling includes crafts, music, rabbit petting, costumed characters, entertainment, and treats at the Los Angeles Zoo.
http://www.lazoo.org/bigbunny/

L.A. Beer Festival Apr 7
A ticket to L.A. Beer Festival [sound] includes samples of 200 beers from 80 breweries, live bands, DJ dance music, a dueling piano bar, and food truck vendors outdoors at Los Angeles Center Studios.
https://www.eventbrite.com

Foodie Con Apr 7-8
A ‘Comic-Con’ for Foodies! This two-day shopping and educational event offers attendees the chance to meet culinary purveyors, purchase the newest food trends, and experience cuisines from hand-selected vendors including food artisans, cookware and gadgets, restaurants, local chefs, food trucks, craft breweries, wineries, and more.
https://www.foodiecon.org/

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire Apr 7-14
Watch knights joust on horseback, mingle with costumed minstrels and troubadours, shop for art and food, and enjoy kids’ games and activities at The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area. Children 12 and younger free.
http://renfair.com/socal/

Montrose Food & Brewfest Apr 8
Taste beer from 50 breweries and food from 20 restaurants at Montrose Food & Brewfest at 2200 Honolulu Avenue in Montrose for age 21+.
http://brewfest.montrosechamber.org/

Taste of South Pasadena Apr 17
Spend time with your neighbors and enjoy a relaxing evening on the town exploring our fabulous city and our terrific food. Children under 7 are free. Live music, your favorite tastes, wine tasting by Garagiste (additional ticket) and much more!
http://www.southpasadenarotary.org/

The Taste of the Valley Apr 19
Over 1,000 connoisseurs from all over the Valley will gather to experience the ultimate in dining indulgence from local restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries. Enjoy the evening in our beautiful 20,000 square-foot garden venue at Westfield Topanga.
http://www.valleycultural.org/taste-of-the-valley/

Earth Day Apr 19
Discover how to live green at Earth Day LA, with displays, performances, food vendors, recycled art, health exhibitors, and free trees (while they last if you have city of L.A. ID) in Grand Park.
http://grandparkla.org/event/earth-day-la-2018/

Broke L.A. Apr 21-22
Originally named Brokechella as a cheaper version of Coachella, Broke L.A. is still cheap and offers five stages of multi-genre music by up-and-coming bands, a comedy showcase, and art installations in a warehouse.
http://brokelafest.com/

Cherry Blossom Festival Apr 21-22
Cherry Blossom Festival features Japanese dancing, taiko drumming, martial arts, a tea ceremony, children’s activities, Asian food, and craft vendors at Barnes Park. Free.
http://www.montereypark.ca.gov/673/Cherry-Blossom-Festival

CicLAvia Apr 22
Walk, bike, or roller skate for 6.5 car-free miles between Claremont & San Dimas during CicLAvia. Cars cross the route at seven intersections.
http://www.ciclavia.org/heart_of_the_foothills_2018

Classic Film Festival Apr 26-29
Join us for the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival, celebrating the representation of the written word on the silver screen. From original screenplays to unique adaptations to portrayals of writers real and imagined, we will celebrate the foundation of great film: the written word.
http://filmfestival.tcm.com/

The Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show Apr 28
The Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition of 150 artists, with pancakes, live music, body painting, and multimedia displays for age 21+
http://www.pancakesandbooze.com/losangeles/

Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk Apr 28
The family-friendly Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk features 60 acts on 16 stages, outdoor art installations, food trucks, and a beer and wine garden in downtown South Pasadena. Free
http://theeclectic.rocks/

Jackalope Pasadena Apr 28-29
A weekend shopping destination at Central Park in the heart of Old Pasadena, featuring over 200 local, hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts.
https://www.jackalopeartfair.com/visitpasadena

LA Weekly’s Burgers & Beer Apr 29
A ticket to LA Weekly’s Burgers & Beer gets you unlimited slider samples and beer pours plus music at L.A. Memorial Coliseum.
https://burgersandbeer.laweekly.com

Fiesta Broadway Apr 29
Billed as America’s largest Cinco de Mayo festival, Fiesta Broadway features Latin American food, live entertainment, and carnival games on the streets west of Los Angeles City Hall. Free.
http://allaccess-la.com/fiesta-broadway/

Taste of the Eastside Apr 29
Taste of the Eastside is a food and drink festival featuring two dozen Eastside restaurants with live and DJ music at Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.
http://tasteoftheeastside.com/

March 2018 Events – Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
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Cherry Blossom Festival Mar 1-31
Witness the springtime bloom during this monthlong celebration of Japanese culture featuring origami demonstrations (Mar 3, 4, 10, 11 11am-3pm), a flower-arranging workshop (Mar 31 11am-1pm) and daily tours of the beautiful pink-flowering trees (Mon-Fri at 1pm; Sat, Sun at 11am, 1pm).
https://www.descansogardens.org/calendar/

Japanese Food Festival Mar 2-3
Ramen, sushi, sake and beer tasting? Pinch us, we’re dreaming. The Japanese Food Festival is bringing some of Japan’s best dishes to the U.S., including sashimi, chicken karaage, sushi and onigiri. The all-inclusive ticket includes drinks as well: sake, sochu and beer. In addition to the bounty of delicious food and drink, the Japanese Food Festival is featuring some top-notch entertainment, including a tuna filleting performance.
https://www.japanfoodculture.org/japanese-food-festival/

Air + Style Mar 3-4
Witness big air and big musical acts like Phoenix, Zedd, Phantogram, Gucci Mane and Cut Copy during Shaun White’s two-day snowboarding and music fest.
https://airandstyle.com

All-Star Chef Classic Mar 7-10
The All-Star Chef Classic (think the culinary world’s Superbowl equivalent) is taking over Downtown’s L.A. LIVE for the fourth year, bringing together acclaimed chefs from around the world for four days of demonstrations, engaging dining experiences, tastings, showcases and chef access.
http://www.allstarchefclassic.com/

Live Talks LA Mar 8
L.A.’s star-studded lecture series has outdone itself this season with a lineup of writers, artists, performers, scientists and business leaders, who, for as little as $20 per Live Talk, will graciously blow your mind. Venues around the city will host guest speakers to tickle a variety of Angeleno brains—from those interested in technology to those who fancy literature.
http://livetalksla.org/

L.A. Festival of Colors Mar 10-11
L.A.’s Festival of Colors brings the traditional Indian custom of Holi—during which revelers douse each other in colorful powder as a way to welcome spring—to the West coast. There will also be Bhangra (group Punjabi folk dancing) and performances by world-music phenoms.
http://www.festivalofcolorsla.com/

Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mar 11
It’s no emerald seaside, but Hermosa Beach injects a bit of Irish spirit into the coastal city for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Bagpipers, marching bands, cars decked out in green and festive pups from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California all make their way across the seven-block route.
http://business.hbchamber.net

PaleyFest Mar 16-25
Geek out with fellow TV nerds at Paley Fest, the annual weeklong festival of exclusive episodes, clips and panel discussions with the cast and creators of the hottest TV shows. Now in its 35th year, the Paley Center for Media-hosted festival is held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
https://media.paleycenter.org/paleyfest-la-2017/

Arcade Expo Mar 16-18
Bump and tilt your way to pinball wizardry at the Arcade Expo. This three-day tournament and expo at the Museum of Pinball (700 S Hathaway) in Banning includes free play on 1,100 modern and retro arcade cabinets and pinball machines.
http://www.arcadeexpo.com/

Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival Mar 17
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Downtown this year at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival, hosted by Casey’s Irish Pub. Early admission begins at 6am—yeah, it’s never too early for an Irish coffee—and the street festival begins at 11:30am, with free admission before 3:30pm. Enjoy musical entertainment from a few local DJs, pizza from Pellicola Pizzeria and plenty of festive drinks.
https://www.213calendar.com/events/caseysspd

L.A. Nature Fest Mar 17-18
The Natural History Museum is celebrating that amazing urban wilderness with garden tours, nature walks and early morning bird walks. Come out over two days for music and family-friendly performances, as well as crafts and animal presentations.
http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/la-nature-fest

St. Patrick’s Day party at Tom Bergin’s Mar 17-18
Enter Tom Bergin’s: an Irish pub mainstay and the best place to grab an Irish coffee in L.A. Celebrations on the 17th will start at 6am, when morning revelers can indulge in a traditional Irish Breakfast before heading to work. The party gets a little more rowdy at 11am, with a parking lot soirée that includes a Guinness truck, beer pong tables, a DJ, picnic table seating and all the beer you can handle. After midnight, drinkers will be ushered into the bar where they can carry out the remainder of their night with Old Fashioneds, Irish Car Bombs, Whisky and more Irish coffee.
http://www.tombergins.com/

LA Marathon Mar 18
Kicking off at Dodgers Stadium, this annual parade of physical endurance and community spirit winds its way through 26.2 miles of L.A., culminating at Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. More than 25,000 runners will participate, and even if you aren’t one of them, being a spectator can be an exhilarating experience as well.
http://www.lamarathon.com

WonderCon Mar 23-25
Comic-Con International brings its unique brand of super-fandom to Orange County at this annual convention. Comic, anime, gaming, movie and TV lovers can head to the Anaheim Convention Center for three days full of sneak peeks, Q&As, premiere screenings and special guests.
http://www.comic-con.org/wca

Los Angeles February 2018 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
www.projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets

CoffeeCon 2018 Feb 3-4
CoffeeCon is a food festival that takes place at Magic Box at the Reef.
http://www.coffee-con.com/losangeles/

Pop-Up Magazine Feb 5
Pop-Up Magazine brings together the best kinds of creatives—writers, artists, photographers, filmmakers, puppeteers, the list goes on—and puts them onstage to share and discuss their work.
www.popupmagazine.com

Louis Vuitton Series 2 Exhibition Feb 6-22
Fashion meets art in this exhibit, which will focus on the history of the brand, all the way up to the Spring-Summer ’15 collection.
https://eu.louisvuitton.com

Natural History Museum First Fridays Feb 6
Kick off NHM’s 2015 First Fridays with a bang! The night’s theme is “Do It Yourself: Science,” and includes a performance by Tom Vek, a DJ set by KCRW’s resident DJ, a talk focused on L.A.’s hidden wildlife, and about a dozen other surprises.
https://nhm.org/site/

Los Angeles Bacon Festival Feb 7
Did someone say bacon? From breakfast sandwiches to bacon cupcakes, this festival might as well be called Pork Lovers’ Anonymous.
http://labaconfest.com/index.php

Enrou Pop-Up Feb 8
For one weekend only, help to lessen global poverty while scoring everything from unreal roasted coffee to one-of-a-kind home goods — all made in developing communities around the world!
https://enrou.co/

The 51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair Feb 9-11
Browse thousands of rare books, maps, prints, and photos from 200 booksellers at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair which includes seminars and events at Pasadena Convention Center.
www.cabookfair.com/visit.php

Community Service Day at Descanso Gardens Feb 10
Get in touch with nature by volunteering for a morning at Descanso Gardens! In case you’re unfamiliar, Descano Gardens is a local urban retreat in La Cañada Flintridge offering up an array of plants and wildlife.
www.descansogardens.org

Valentine’s Day tea Feb 10
Don your hats, gloves, and finery for Tea & Tunes Luncheon, “an enchanting afternoon of specially selected teas, an elegant light luncheon, and live music”.
www.thebanningmuseum.org

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show Feb 10-11
After a messy inaugural fest, the L.A. Cookie Con and Sweets Show has since expanded for two full days of pastry workshops, previews of new cooking tools and dessert competitions.
www.lacookiecon.com

Valentine’s Day dinner sail Feb 10-11
Climb aboard a square-rigged brigantine sailing ship for dinner, dessert, and a glass of champagne as you watch the sun set on the Tall Ship Adventures Sweetheart Sail, departing from Ports O’ Call Village.
https://lamitopsail.org/activity/sweetheart_sail_2018/

Flower Pop-Up Shop At Apolis Feb 13-14
Need a Valentine’s Day pick-me-up? Stop by Apolis and treat yourself to one of Glasswing’s stunning, colorful bouquets.
https://www.apolisglobal.com/

Los Angeles Bachata Festival 2018 Feb 15-19
The Los Angeles Bachata Festival is the perfect dance festival for those looking to show off their bailando skills while learning a thing or two from seasoned dance instructors.
www.labachatafestival.com

Chocolate & Art Show Los Angeles 2018 Feb 16-17
These fun, artsy evenings will feature free chocolate fondue, the work of up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators, live body painting, live music, food and beverages for sale, and various vendors peddling their goods.
www.chocolateandartshow.com/

2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Fan Events Feb 16-18
Throughout the weekend, events will offer various activities for fans, including photo opps, virtual reality experiences, entertainment and more. February 16: Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Game; February 16: NBA All-Star Celebrity Game; February 17: NBA All-Star Practice; February 18: NBA G League International Challenge
http://nbatickets.nba.com

Los Angeles Golden Dragon Parade 2018 Feb 17
The Los Angeles Golden Dragon Parade is a traditional celebration of the Lunar New Year, a popular day for festivities among Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures. www.vortexla.org

Queen Mary ScotsFestival & International Highland Games 2018 Feb 17-18
If you’re looking for an excuse to wear a kilt in public, then look no further than the ScotsFestival & International Highland Games. In honor of the mighty Queen Mary, you’ll explore Scotland’s unique cultural traditions through a variety of activities.
www.queenmary.com/events/scotsfestival/

Bneato Declutter Workshop Feb 21
The local organization wizards behind Bneato are here to save you from clutter and chaos! Do yourself a favor and don’t miss this one.
https://www.thelinehotel.com/

Malibu Pet-A-Palooza Feb 21
Whether you want to adopt a new best friend or just get your current fur-ball a good grooming, they’ve got you covered.
http://www.malibucountrymart.com/

‘The Urban Chuck Wagon: 100 Years of Food Truck Fare’ at The Autry Feb 23
At The Urban Chuck Wagon, come sample dishes representing a century of food trucks. www.theautry.org/events

2018 Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show Feb 24-25
Figure out where to go on your next trip at the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show. Taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 24-25, you’ll meet destination experts from around the globe to help you personalize your perfect journey.
https://travelshows.com/shows/los-angeles/

L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5k & 10k Feb 24-25
The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Festival is returning for another year of celebration and fun activities! The event will take place February 24-25 with various activities throughout the weekend. Highlights include the 20/40 mile bike ride, 5k run/walk, 10k run/walk and the Kiddie Run.
www.firecracker10k.org

 

LOS ANGELES JANUARY 2018 EVENTS

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
www.projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets

Museum of Failure All of Jan
At the Museum of Failure, a touring, pop-up exhibit that first opened in Sweden this summer, success is overrated. Founded by Swedish clinical psychologist Dr. Samuel West, this shrine to lame ideas highlights more than 100 technological, medical and scientific products dating back to the 17th century that had a short shelf life. Items such as the Segway, Google Glass, BIC for Her pens, Harley-Davidson’s Hot Road cologne, Colgate’s beef lasagna frozen dinner, board game Trump: The Game and Coca-Cola Blak’s coffee-infused soda, because apparently you can be too over caffeinated.
http://failuremuseum.com

Melrose Trading Post Every Sunday, 9AM to 5PM
Smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles, it’s much more than a mere flea market: live music, a food court, and expansive grounds bring people out to wile away the day, chat with old friends, and yes, be seen. Fortunately, the Trading Post is also a world-class flea market. With the right balance of new and old, expensive and affordable, the many vendors hustling artwork, succulents, and vintage jackets fill a startlingly expansive space in an urban epicenter.
http://melrosetradingpost.org/

Rose Bowl Jan 1
Oldest of the bowls, the Rose Bowl Game is a college football game usually between the champions of the Big Ten Conference and the Pac-12 Conference (but in 2018 is a college football semi-final game) at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Activities at 1 p.m., game at 1:30 p.m
https://www.tournamentofroses.com/events/the-rose-bowl-game

Tournament of Roses Parade Jan 1
See flower-covered floats, horses and bands parade down Colorado Boulevard during the 129th annual New Year’s tradition. Take the Gold Line to forgo parking woes and street closures.
www.tournamentofroses.com/

Luzia Jan 3-21
LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul. With a surrealistic series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity.
https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia

Chocolate Show Jan 6
LA Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show promises “the best chocolate and pastry chefs in Los Angeles, along with wines, beers, and spirits” at the Omni Hotel.
http://www.indulgela.net/

Yoga Expo Jan 6
The Yoga Expo is an all-day yoga event at the Pasadena Convention Center, featuring local & national teachers. Studios showcase their unique styles of mind & body practice. The Yoga Expo serves as a platform to empower and strengthen the local yoga community. Connect with local teachers, bring a friend (or make one), explore yoga studios in your area, and taste local and sustainable food & beverages.
www.eventbrite.com

Fitness Expo Jan 6-7
See martial arts, power-lifting, strongman, and wrestling competitions plus 200 vendors of fitness products and services at TheFitExpo Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
https://www.thefitexpo.com/la.shtml

LEGO Convention Jan 6-7
Bricks L.A. is a convention for fans of LEGO. Buy a ticket to see their amazing creations and make your own on the weekend at Pasadena Convention Center.
http://www.bricksla.com/

New Year’s Race Jan 7
Celebrate the new year by joining the 10K or 5K New Year’s Race, which has music, food trucks, and a beer garden at Grand Park.
http://www.newyearsrace.com/

LA Art Show Jan 11-14
The Los Angeles Art Show is the longest running venue for contemporary, modern, historic and traditional art in the country—there’s something for everyone here, from art history majors to avant-garde gallery owners. The show is broadly divided into Modern & Contemporary and Traditional Contemporary sections. The event will feature top galleries and programming, including lectures, tours, special exhibits, and after-parties, and beginning with a benefit opening night premiere party.
www.laartshow.com/

Winter DineLA 2018 Jan 12-26
It’s baaaack. DineLA returns for its annual winter edition, this time extending the event for a full 15 days and featuring hundreds of L.A. restaurants offering discounted lunch and dinner meals. With prix-fixe menus that range from $15-$49 (plus an Exclusive Series featuring menus starting at $95), Angelenos can indulge in some of the best restaurants in the city without dipping into their rent money. Along with the usual suspects, there are a few newcomers on this year’s ballot, like HiHo Cheeseburger, Uovo, The Mighty, Lunetta Dining Room and Bar and more.
www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela-los-angeles-restaurant-week

Asian American Expo Jan 13-14
FAsian American Expo has eight stages of cultural shows, three food courts, a beer festival, an anime event, video games, and vendors at the Fairplex.
http://www.asianamericanexpo.com/home/index

Boat Show Jan 18-21
See a wide variety of boats at Los Angeles Boat Show [sound], including performance boats, wakesports boats, deck boats, personal watercraft, sport fishing boats, runabouts, cabin cruisers, dinghies, inflatables, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards at the Fairplex.
http://www.losangelesboatshow.com/

Uncorked Wine Festival Jan 27
More than 150 wines plus wineries, food trucks, music and a beautiful setting—sounds like a perfect Saturday to us. Uncorked Wine Fest returns to Union Station on January 27, sending wine fiends into a frenzy with some incredible varietals. There will also be a bubbly bar, live music, a photobooth and more. General admission will be able to sip from 6-9pm, while VIP gets an extra hour to imbibe starting at 5pm. Tickets include all beverage tastings, with food sold separately.
http://uncorkedwinefestivals.com

 

Los Angeles Holiday Lights

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There are many places to view the wonderful sights of San Diego’s Holiday Lights. Here are a few of the popular places, in addition to a list of links to assist in guiding you around to some of the favorite areas.

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ALTADENA Christmas Tree Lane, Santa Rosa Ave, between Woodbury Ave and Altadena Dr
ALTADENA Balian House, 1960 Mendocino Ln
BEVERLY GROVE The Biggest Tree:, 189 The Grove Dr.
BEVERLY HILLS Rodeo Dr, between Santa Monica Blvd and Wilshire Blvd
EL SEGUNDO El Segundo Candy Cane Lane, 1200 E. Acacia Ave.
LONG BEACH Christmas Tree Lane, Daisy Ave & W Willow St. | Canals of Naples, E 2nd St & E Naples Plz.
LOS ANGELES The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Dr.  | LA Zoo Lights, 5333 Zoo Dr.
MANHATTAN BEACH Pier Lighting, 117 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
MARINA DEL REY Venice Canals, 115 S. Casey Key Road
PALM DESERT A Desert Delight Worth the Drive: WildLights, 47900 Portola Ave.
PASADENA Upper Hastings Ranch, North of Sierra Madre Blvd and east of Michilinda Ave
RESEDA Block-long Light Tunnel, 7300 Yolanda Avenue
SAN MARINO Christmas Tree Lane, E. California Blvd at S. Fair Oaks Ave.
SAN MARINO A Majestic Stroll: Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans Road
SAN PEDRO Los Angeles Harbor Boat Parade, 1200 Nagoya Way
SANTA CLARITA Follow the link to a list and Google map of the numerous (10+) neighborhoods in Santa Clarita: https://santaclaritaguide.com/HolidaySCV.html
SANTA MONICA Winterlit Celebration, Wilshire Blvd & 3rd Street Promenade
SAUGUS Storytime Walk, Wakefield Ct. between Seco and Haskell Canyon off Copper Hill Dr. and Courtland
SHERMAN OAKS A Prize Winner: Lights On Display, 3901 Longview Valley Rd.
SEPULVEDA PASS Artistic Lighting: Illuminate Your Holidays at The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr.
TORRANCE Sleepy Hollow, 23220 Robert Rd.
WALNUT Lights on Miracle Hill – A Christmas Promise, 18901 Amar Road | Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Rd.
WOODLAND HILLS Candy Cane Lane, Lubao Ave & Oxnard St.
VENICE Venice Canals, Dell Ave

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/holiday-lights-los-angeles
www.timeout.com
www.santaclaritaguide.com
www.redtri.com/los-angeles
www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/26/4-incredible-california-holiday-light-festivals

Los Angeles December 2017 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
www.projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk 2017 Dec 1-10
Tokyo drift into the Convention Center for the ten-day LA Auto Show with cars that would even make Bond drool. If you’re a car nerd, get behind the wheel to test drive one of the cherry rides, while celebrities meet and greet at the manufacturer exhibits. With world and North American debuts from BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and more, rev up for the machines of the future.
http://laautoshow.com

102.7 KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2017 Dec 1
When the egg nog and extended family get old, grab a ticket to the Jingle Ball. Every year it brings a stacked lineup at a great venue. Catch top acts like Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor and Diplo to kick off the holidays. Capitol One cardholders get first ticket access, so keep an eye out for first dibs!
https://kiisfm.iheart.com/featured/kiisfm-jingle-ball

Holiday Lamplight Celebration Dec 2-3
You physically move through the performance at Heritage Square during these house-to-house vignettes of celebration, heartache and all things Christmas. The 23rd annual nighttime tour traces the story of a single person’s life.
http://heritagesquare.org

Festival of Carols Dec 2-9
This season, we’ll leave the singing to the pros. Join the Los Angeles Master Chorale for all of your favorite holiday carols in concert at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall. One hundred and ten singers will belt out Deck the Hall, Silent Night, the First Noël, White Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and more to get you in the festive spirit.
http://lamasterchorale.org/festival-of-carols

Marina Del Rey Boat Parade Dec 9
Feel as though you’ve escaped to a small-town fishing village with the 55th anniversary of the Marina Del Rey Boat Parade. Bring a blanket and gather around Fisherman’s Village or Burton Chace Park to watch as 70 boats glide through the marina with holiday lights and decorations in competition. Categories include Best Theme, Best Animation, Best Band, Best Lights and more. The festivities begin at 5:55pm with fireworks, and the boat parade starts at 6pm, rain or shine.
http://mdrboatparade.org

Echo Park Craft Fair Dec 9-10
Reserve a spot in your weekend for the latest installment of this Pinterester’s Utopia. Hosted at the 5,000-square-foot Mack Sennett Studios, the Echo Park Craft Fair returns, welcoming artsy Eastsiders for a feast of hand-dyed clothing and delicately concocted bath oils, one-of-a-kind ceramics, weavings, jewelry and beyond.
http://echoparkcraftfair.com

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Dec 13-17
For the 109th year, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is doing just that as over 100 decorated vessels parade around a 14-mile circuit in the Newport Harbor. You can see the parade for free during each of the five nights, but there are also reserved seats and dining packages available for purchase.
http://www.christmasboatparade.com/

Holiday Sing-Along Dec 16
Strike the harp and join the chorus with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Holiday Sing-Along at Walt Disney Hall. The seasonal program offers two performances, with a special guest to-be-named taking the stage to recite holiday poems. A festive sing-along of holiday classics by the Angeles Chorale will include provided lyric sheets—just in case you forget how many fa-la-la-la’s are in Deck the Halls.
https://www.laphil.com/tickets/holiday-sing-along/2017-12-16

L.A. County Holiday Celebration Dec 24
While Santa may still be working with his elves to load up his sleigh, you can relax and enjoy a pre-Christmas Eve celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Gather up your friends and family and go hear L.A.’s biggest holiday show, which includes more than 20 choirs, music ensembles and dance troupes from all over the city. The free three-hour show celebrates LA’s multicultural observation of the holidays with everything from an all-female mariachi ensemble to a Korean dance troupe. Doors open at 2:30pm and guests are encouraged to come and go as they please throughout the show.
https://www.musiccenter.org

Prohibition NYE Dec 31
Travel back to the 1920s for this massive Prohibition era-themed NYE party, set in Downtown’s 1930s Art Deco marvel, Union Station. The Main Concourse serves as the decadent celebration’s backdrop, featuring live DJ sets and jazz, burlesque dancers, custom cocktails and champagne. The fabulously dressed 21-plus crowd sets the scene—Roaring Twenties attire is encouraged (think: flapper dresses, feathered headbands, tuxedos, top hats and spats); formal attire is required. Stick around for the NYE countdown and dropping of a 60-foot custom ball! See our photos from Prohibition New Year’s Eve.
http://prohibitionnye.com

N.Y.E.L.A. Dec 31
Ring in 2018 with thousands of fellow Angelenos at the closest New Year’s Eve event L.A. has to a communal celebration. Stay up for the midnight countdown projected onto the exterior of City Hall—with more music and dancing to follow.
http://grandparkla.org

Places To See Lights
Christmas Tree Lane Santa Rosa Ave, between Woodbury Ave and Altadena Dr (Altadena)
Beverly Hills Rodeo Dr, between Santa Monica Blvd and Wilshire Blvd (Beverly Hills)
Upper Hastings Ranch North of Sierra Madre Blvd and east of Michilinda Ave (Pasadena)
Balian House 1960 Mendocino Ln (Altadena)
Venice Canals Dell Ave (Venice)
Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza Robert Rd, off of the Pacific Coast Hwy, and surrounding streets (Torrance)
For details visit: https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/things-to-do

L.A. Zoo Lights http://www.lazoolights.org

Enchanted: Forest of Light www.descansogardens.org/programs-events/enchanted/

Places to go Ice Skating

ICE at Santa Monica
Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
L.A. Kings Holiday Ice
Chill at the Queen Mary
The Rink in Downtown Burbank
OC Chill
For details visit: https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/things-to-do