Celebrate The Smell’s 25th anniversary. Check out slithery creatures at the Reptile Super Show. Laugh at a comedy show with regard to parents. Hit the dance floor in Afro Bowie, an immersive celebration of David Bowie’s birthday.
Through Sunday, Jan. 8
The Smell’s 25th Anniversary
247 S. Main St ., Los Angeles
The punk rock and experimental music venue celebrates its 25th anniversary over four nights (Thursday to Sunday). Different band/DJ lineups are scheduled each night plus include No Age, Lavender Diamond, Clipping. and Deaf Club. The particular Smell is an all-ages, alcohol-free venue.
COST: $10 – $25; MORE INFO
Friday, Jan. six – Saturday, Jan. 21 (select dates)
Ercole S’ul Termodonte by Vivaldi
Highland Park Ebell Club
131 H. Ave. 57, Highland Park
Pacific Opera Project (POP), presents the U. S. premiere of the rare Vivaldi opera. Based on the ninth Labor associated with Hercules, Hercules is tasked with capturing the sword of Antiope, the queen from the Amazons. Written in 1723, the work is Vivaldi’s 16th opera and originally premiered in Rome, during the particular Pope’s ban on women in safari. POP features a mix of countertenors, mezzos, tenors, and sopranos performing with a period orchestra.
PRICE: Tickets start at $20; MORE INFORMATION
Fri, Jan. 6; 7: 30 p. m.
The Last Improv Show w/ Rainn Wilson, Mary Holland, Dan Black + More
2511 Wilshire Blvd., Westlake
Dan Dark hosts a great lineup of performers who are coming out of pandemic retirement to perform. The show is based on impromptu stories told by guest monologist Rainn Wilson, who gets a suggestion from the audience in order to inspire their monologue. Special guests: Bobby Moynihan, Nicole Byer, Paul Scheer, John Welsh, Jon Gabrus, plus Mary Netherlands. Livestreamed tickets available.
COST: $15 — $20; MORE INFO
Friday, Jan. six – Sunday, Jan. eight
Pasadena Bead & Design Display
168 South Los Robles Ave., Pasadena
The three-day celebration associated with handcrafted jewellery, clothing, design, and vintage items functions more than 200 exhibits. Meet plus shop directly from artisans and attend workshops throughout the weekend.
PRICE: $8 : $10; MORE DETAILS
Sunday, Jan. 7, and Weekend, Jan. 7
Diamond Super Show
Fairplex, Expo Hall #4
1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona
The reptile show features more than 100, 000 sq . ft. of reptiles, amphibians, turtles, supplies, and equipment for sale. On Weekend in the Fairplex, the separate Exotic Bird Mart & Expo also takes place in Expo Corridor 6. For both shows, please leave your pets at home.
COST: $10 – $16; MORE INFORMATION
Sat, Jan. seven; 7 p. m.
10th Anniversary of Monday Celebration
1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood
The showcase for songwriters to find each other, inspire one another, and be discovered celebrates a decade on both the Main plus Second stages. The night has featured many artists, including Phoebe Bridgers, JP Saxe, Jesse Thomas, Rett Madison, Casey Abrams, Angel Taylor, Chris Pierce, Haley Reinhart, Madison Cunningham and Theo Katzman. The particular anniversary display benefits Hop on a Cure, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for ALS. The venue is 21+.
COST: $10 – $12; MORE DETAILS
Saturday, Jan. 7; 1 g. m.
BYOB (Baby, Boob, Buggy, Bottle): A Comedy Display for Parents
The Crow from Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica
The venue offers a midday, adult (R-rated) comedy show regarding parents — performed simply by parents — where babies are welcome (because they won’t understand a thing).
COST: $20; MORE INFO
Sunday, Jan. seven and Sunday, Jan. 8
AT& T Playoff Playlist Live!
Banc associated with California Stadium
3939 S. Figueroa St., Exposition Park
Two nights of music serves as the soundtrack for the particular 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship that takes place on Monday, January. 9, with SoFi Arena. On Jan. 7, watch the Jonas Brothers and L. The. -based singer-songwriter Em Beihold. On Weekend, Jan. eight, Pitbull, Saweetie and Gayle take to the stage. Gates open at 6 p. meters. PT. Fans will need to pre-register for event tickets online beginning Fri, December 2 at 10 a. michael. PT. Access on the day associated with the concert will be on a first-come, first-served basis based on your digital ticket.
COST: FREE with pre-registration; A LOT MORE INFO
Sunday, Jan. 7; 11 the. m.
Golden Globes Non-English Language Film Nominees Symposium
1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
Watch a live panel discussion along with Golden Globe-nominated filmmakers Park Chan-wook ( Decision To Leave ) and T. S. Rajamouli ( RRR ), those joining virtually include Edward Berger ( All Quiet On The Western Front ), Lukas Dhont ( Close ) plus Santiago Mitre ( Argentina, 1985 ).
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO
Weekend, Jan. 6; 6 l. m.
Afro Bowie: An Immersive David Bowie Experience
1234 West 7th St., downtown L. A.
Celebrate David Bowie’s birthday with an immersive celebration and a funk/punk/progressive exploration of his music and art, performed by a good all-star band: Vernon Reid (Living Color), Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Justin Warfield (She Wants Revenge), Norwood Fisher (Fishbone), Chris Dowd (Fishbone), Tony Austin (Kamasi Washington) and Brett Farkas (A Bowie Celebration).
COST: $32; MORE INFO
Sunday, Jan. 6
Set Sail with Ruben Östlund: An American Cinematheque Retrospective
Los Feliz 3
1822 N. Vermont Ave., Mis Feliz
The particular American Cinematheque welcomes filmmaker Ruben Östlund in person for an all-day retrospective. He’ll discuss three of their films ( Force Majeure, Triangle of Sadness and The Square ) and provides a screening of Luis Buñuel’s Viridiana .
PRICE: $8 — $15; MORE INFORMATION
Sunday, January. 8; 11 a. m. – 5 p. m.
2023 Oshogatsu Family Festival: Year of the Rabbit
Japanese American National Museum
one hundred N. Central Ave., Little Tokyo
The museum ushers in the 12 months from the Bunny with its annual festival, featuring cultural performances, crafts plus activities intended for kids and families. Watch a traditional mochitsuki (Japanese rice pounding ritual) by Kodama Taiko; candy sculpture demonstrations by Shan Ichiyanagi (Shan the Candyman); koto and calligraphy performances; storytime; origami along with a scavenger hunt.
COST: TOTALLY FREE with RSVP; MORE DETAILS
Switzer Falls via Gabrielino Trail
This particular very popular out-and-back route in Tujunga is moderately challenging plus traverses the little more than 3. 5 miles. There’s ample shade, heights, great views of Pasadena and lots of water crossings, so extra socks might be needed after the hike — especially after recent rains. Since it’s situated in the Angeles National Forest, an Adventure Pass is required for parking. The downside is that hikers have reported car break-ins, therefore don’t leave valuables within the vehicle. Start on the Switzer Picnic Site.
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 15
RuPaul’s well-known drag competition moves to a new network —MTV — for its latest season. The show’s premise remains the same: Drag queens from coast-to-coast face off in contests to get talent/performance, acting, decor and fashion. Pull Race premieres on Friday, Jan. six at 9 p. m.
Dine plus Drink Deals
Here are a few dine and drink deals in order to indulge this week.
- This Sunday, Jan. 8, Esters Wine Shop & Pub in Santa Monica holds a Dry January Tasting from a few to 6 p. meters. Sommelier Randall Middleton pours three different nonalcoholic wines from Proxies (such as Zephyr Rosé and Vinta Orange) while bar manager Jonah Atkins mixes mocktails and spritzes. The tasting is $25/person and includes a Mini Market Plate with crudité & dip. Swing by anytime within the particular 3-hour window or reserve a table .
- Last week Salt & Straw launched several limited-time dairy-free ice cream flavors inspired by classic Americana desserts. Combining indulgence and vegan ice cream, flavors include bananas foster, chocolate sorbet, toasted oat milk & cookies, peanut butter brittle caramel fudge and red velvet cake along with cream cheese frosting. The particular new flavors are available to ship nationally plus scoop inside shop through Feb. two.
- Greenbar Distillery , L. The. ’s first distillery since Prohibition, offers premium non-alcoholic canned cocktails for Dry January and beyond. The drinks have the flavor and complexity of the full-strength cocktail with none of the buzz. The particular newest drink is the particular UnSpritz, a good alcohol-free Californian version of an afternoon Italian tradition. Other items include the UnGin + Tonic, UnRum + Cola and several non-alcoholic Bitters + Sodas.
- If Dry January isn’t pertaining to you, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino in Highland offers the January 2023 Drink of the Month: the New Year’s Resolution is made with Tanqueray gin, lemon juice, honey and Pol Remy Brut champagne. The drink is available in any associated with the Yaamava’ bars meant for $13.