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Los Angeles Event Calendar

All of the most fun things to do in LA today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked for maximum good times. You're welcome, folks.

By / September 20, 2016

January 3-10

The Corey Helford Gallery

Troy Brooks Solo Gallery Show

Corey Helford Gallery

Experience Toronto-based contemporary surrealist painter Troy Brooks' new solo show, "The B Girls."

   Kiera Kenney

90s Game Night

Rivalry Sports Bar and Lounge

Relive the fun of your childhood with 90s games like Connect Four, Twisters, and Scattegories.

Whole Foods Market Brea

Whole Foods Clean Eating Challenge: Smoothies

Whole Foods Market

Keep that new year's resolution to eat better this year with some help from this Whole Foods-hosted smoothie class.


Stories About Cabernet: Blind Tasting


Red wine lovers, unite! this cabernet event includes an intimate tasting of more than 20 wines as well as a petite gourmet cheese plate pairing.

Tuck Room Tavern

Golden Globes Viewing Party

Tuck Room Tavern

This year, step up your Golden Globes viewing with Tuck Room Tavern's handcrafted cocktails, TV screens, and four-course prix-fixe dinner featuring dishes inspired by nominees.


Aladdin Film Screening

Aero Theatre

Revisit your favorite Disney classic with this free screening of Aladdin.


LA Chocolate Festival

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

The annual LA chocolate Festival & Pastry Show returns, benefitting St. Baldrick's Foundation (and all those who like to indulge).


Family Field Trip Beach Walk

Annenberg Community Beach House

Bring the whole family along for this walk along the beach outside of The Annenberg Community Beach House.

santa monica beach

Heal the Bay Volunteer Orientation

Heal the Bay

Give back to our local oceans by becoming a volunteer with Heal the Bay; first step is attending this orientation.


January 11-18

   LA Art Show

LA Art Show 2017

January 11-15

LA Convention Center

In it's 22nd year, the 2017 LA Art Show will feature more than 90 galleries and host more than 70,000 attendees—including everyone from collectors to hobbyists.

Williams-Sonoma Beverly Hills

Vitamix Ascent Launch Event w/Chef Steve Samson


Experience a hands-on demonstration of the new Vitamix Ascent Series blenders with Chef Steve Samson of Sotto.

Nights of Neon

Neon Studio Tour

Nights of Neon

The Obscura Society leads this excursion to "Nights of Neon," a neon fabrication studio home to one of the largest collections of neon in the world.


Photo LA

The REEF/LA Mart

LA's premiere international photography show returns for its 26th year.


Wine Blending Seminar

Rok Sushi Kitchen

Led by professional sommelier Nadia Pavlevska, this interactive wine blending seminar includes a competition, tasting, class, and paired filet mignon dinner.


Pet Painting Party

Red Brick Gallery

Show your best bud some extra love with this class, where you'll learn to paint from a photo of your beloved pet.


Craveyon CloudWines Wine Tasting Event

Weiland Brewery Restaurant

Weiland Brewery Restuarant hosts this complimentary tasting of red and white Craveyon CloudWines.


Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Event

Leica Store and Gallery

Explore Santa Barbara's best wines with this tasting event at the Leica Store and Gallery.

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Los Angeles Magazine’s Best New Restaurants Celebration

A+D Museum

Help Los Angeles Magazine honor its best new restaurant picks for 2016 with this tasting and awards event.


DIY Brewer Night w/Phil McDaniel

Zymurgy Brew Works & Tasting Room

Phil McDaniel of King Harbow Brewing Company will lead this class in brewing the newly released Tiki Hut IPA.


January 19-26


National Popcorn Day: Popcorn & Cocktails Party

Downtown Santa Monica

Celebrate National Popcorn Day with a Chopped-style popcorn competition—and plenty of tasters to go around.


Cheese 101 Class

Andrew's Cheese Shop

Become a cheese connoisseur with this Cheese 101 Course at Andrew's Cheese Shop.


Top Wines of 2016 Tasting


Taste over $2000 worth of wine with this event celebrating the best value and collectible wines of 2016.


Uncorked: LA Wine Festival

Union Station

Everyone's favorite wine festival returns to Union Station for a day of blind tastings, food trucks, live music, and a custom-themed photo booth.


Palate Building Wine Tasting Class


Build your palate with this blind wine tasting class covering aroma training, vocabulary, vintage variation, and more.


Grilled Cheese & Beer Night

Andrew's Cheese Shop

Indulge in four grilled cheese courses—each paired with beer—as well as a newly added Imperial Stout Float dessert at this family-style dinner.

lunar new year festival World Journal Los Angeles

Lunar New Year Festival

Garvey Avenue

Revel in the Lunar New Year at this festival featuring stage performances, exotic foods, shopping vendors, a pet contest, carnival games, and a giant rooster lantern exhibition.


7th Anniversary Ale Invitational

Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie

Sip on Ladyface Ale Companie's 7th anniversary ale, along with beers from the series of guest breweries participating in this invitational festival.

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   Cure Spa

The Spa-Cation Event

CURE Salon & Spa

#TreatYoself to some pampering with Los Angeles Travel Magazine's Spa-Cation event, featuring beauty demonstrations, spa treatments, shopping, games, and more.


Live Talks w/Michael Lewis & Mindy Kaling

January 25, 8:00 PM

The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at New Roads School

Join Michael Lewis and Mindy Kaling for a discussion about Lewis' newest book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changes Our Minds.


Art LA Contemporary 2017

The Barker Hangar

The West Coast's international contemporary art fair returns for another weekend of artist talks, panel discussions, film screenings, and art shopping.


January 27—February 3

   Kiera Kenney

Homemade Pastas and Sauces Cooking Class

Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom

Learn how to make a series of pastas and sauces at this Italian-inspired cooking class with Chef Eric Crowley.


1st Annual Food & Wine Experience

Ocean Institute

Dana Hills' first annual food and drink festival will feature celebrity chefs, food, wine, live music, a silent auction, and more.


LA Beer & Food Festival

Mack Sennett Studios

The Los Angeles County Brewers Guild presents this festival; attendees can taste more than 100 beers, snack on complimentary bites, and learn through educational pairing panels.



Nile Cappello is obsessed with: words, cotton candy, Southern California and eating her way across the world. She’s an online and offline over-sharer, screenwriter, only child and total klutz. She’s an expert in LA coffee shops, iced tea varieties and uncovering compelling and unique true stories.

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