Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.