Plan out your month with the city's best concerts, culture, cuisine and more.
THINGS TO DO
Jan 2, 3
Tournament of Roses Parade: Post-Parade Float Showcase; Pasadena
Skip the road closures and overnight campout for this up-close view of the Pasadena tradition.
No Pants Subway Ride; Various locations
Show off those New Year's Resolution-ready legs at Improv Everywhere's annual pantsless Metro ride.
Through Jan 8
Enchanted: Forest of Light; Descanso Gardens
Explore interactive light installations at the La Cañada Flintridge botanical garden as a one-mile stretch of its hillside property is transformed into distinctly themed sparkly displays.
Through Jan 8
LA Zoo Lights; Los Angeles Zoo
Stroll through the Griffith Park zoo grounds as the festive tradition wraps up its holiday run.
Through Jan 8
Chill; Queen Mary
Cozy up to the Queen Mary for a waterfront winter wonderland featuring ice-skating, tubing, sculptures and all sorts of other holiday performances and surprises aboard the Art Deco ocean liner.
A night with Time Out L.A.'s must-see comedians of 2017; Downtown Independent
Join us for a drink, popcorn, the launch of our latest magazine issue and a night of stand-up as we celebrate our picks for L.A.'s hottest up-and-coming comedians.
Jan 14, 15
Asian American Expo; Fairplex
Get an early start to the Lunar New Year at this pan-Asian celebration, with multiple performance stages, vendor villages and food courts.
Through Jan 16
ICE at Santa Monica; Santa Monica
Bundle up and glide around an ice rink just blocks from the beach as the Santa Monica rink celebrates its 10th season.
Through Jan 16
Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square; Pershing Square
Skate around a warm-weather winter wonderland with the Downtown L.A. skyline as your backdrop at this seasonal ice rink.
RIOT LA; Downtown
Catch Ali Wong, Felipe Esparza, Mel Brooks, Rachel Bloom and more at this alt comedy fest.
Jan 21, 22
Lunar New Year Festival; Monterey Park
Ring in the Year of the Rooster in the heart of L.A.'s Chinese community at this annual two-day street festival.
Night on Broadway; Downtown
Celebrate Downtown's renaissance with a cultural festival spanning six historic theaters and movie palaces.
Museums Free-For-All Saturday; Various locations
Check off a few items on your cultural to-do list as 30 SoCal museums open their doors for free.
Jan 29-May 7
Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World; Hammer Museum
Examine works from the elusive visual artist, performer, poet, essayist and activist in his first North American retrospective.
Find more things to do in our January 2017 events calendar.
FOOD & DRINK
Pasadena Cheeseburger Week; Various locations in L.A.
Choose from more than 40 restaurants to take advantage of burger deals and special creations in this annual celebration of the almighty cheeseburger.
Winter dineL.A.; Various locations in L.A.
Indulge in some of the best restaurants in the city with specially-priced meals, from $15 lunches to $49 dinners.
Uncorked Wine Festival; Union Station
Kickstart your wine education with more than 50 wineries, a champagne bar, an international wine market and more at this annual boozy boîte.
ARTS & CULTURE
Second City Hollywood's Open House; The Second City
Tickle your funny bone with a day full of free improv workshops, shows, food and prizes.
LA Art Show; Los Angeles Convention Center
Wander through the longest-running venue for contemporary, modern, historic and traditional art in the country at this four-day fair.
Photo LA; The Reef
Discover new and vintage images from photographers around the world at this yearly exposition.
An Evening with Michael Lewis; Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre (New Roads School)
Spend an evening with the author of Moneyball and The Big Short as he talks to Mindy Kaling about his latest book.
Best Women's Erotica of the Year; Skylight Books
Take part in an evening of fierce female passion as Jocelyn Bringas, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Melina Greenport and Jade A. Waters read their contributions from two volumes of tales of sexual delight.
Focus on Female Filmmakers; Egyptian Theatre
Meet L.A.'s rising female filmmakers during an evening of directors panels and short films, many of which will make their local premiere.
Mogwai play Atomic; The Theatre at Ace Hotel
See the post-rock ensemble perform a live score to Mark Cousins's film Atomic: Living in Dread And Promise, a BBC documentary on the horror and beauty of the nuclear age.
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
Jan 6, 7
Thee Oh Sees; Teragram Ballroom
See the San Francisco-born, badass psych-pop outfit come to town for two nights of garage rock magic.
The Smell Benefit Show; Belasco Theater
Contribute to the DIY, Downtown venue's relocation fund with a ticket to this benefit, featuring Best Coast, No Age, Ty Segall, Bleached, Vice Cooler and other surprise guests.
Jan 12, 13
Deafheaven + HEALTH; Exhoplex
Black metal duo Deafheaven brings a dose of dreamy doom to Echo Park with help from L.A.’s own HEALTH—expect a primal mash-up of art pop and avant-metal.
Lord Huron; Teragram Ballroom
Spend four nights of campfire-ready, harmony-laden folk-pop with the local outfit.
Jan 16, 17
Hamilton Leithauser; Teragram Ballroom
The raspy ex-Walkmen frontman conjures tales of a faded New York as he croons his way through songs produced by former Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij.
Jan 27, 28
Sleep + Melvins; The Fonda Theatre
Legendary stoner metal band Sleep teams up with fellow sludge-lovers Melvins for two nights of experimental rock straight out of the ’90s.
Girlschool 2017; Bootleg Theater
Celebrate women's voices at this completely female-fronted festival, with sets from Chelsea Wolfe, The Bird and the Bee, Francisca Valenzuela, Deap Vally and more.
Jan 29, 30
Lucinda Williams; Troubadour
The celebrated singer-songwriter embarks on a small club tour with two evenings’ worth of pure Americana and a love-damaged vocal delivery.
Devendra Banhart; The Mayan
A decade and a half since his first album, freak-folk poster boy Banhart is still as dreamily somber, cheeky and weird as he’s ever been.
Find more shows in our January 2017 concert calendar.
Through Jan 15
Amélie, A New Musical; Ahmanson Theatre
Enter the imaginative world of the endearing titular character as she steps from the silver screen and into this reimagined musical.
LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards; Ahmanson Theatre
Celebrate the best of L.A.'s performing arts at the city's only peer-judged theater awards.
Adler & Gibb; Kirk Douglas Theatre
Discover what is real and what isn't in Tim Crouch's play about a film actress researching her next role.
Through Jan 21
The King and I; Pantages Theatre
Take the whole family to enjoy the Rogers and Hammerstein's version of the production, which is set in 1960's Bangkok and tells the story of the unconventional story of the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a schoolteacher.
Jan 28-Feb 19
The Abduction from the Seraglio; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Follow the adventure as Belmonte tries to save his beloved fiance, Konstanze, who was kidnapped by pirates and sold to a man long obsessed with her.
SHOPPING & STYLE
Wellness Reboot Workshop with Lee Tilghman of Lee From America; LINE Hotel
Do interval training, core exercises and recovery stretches, then learn how to make a snack of healthy toast and walk away with a $300-value health and wellness goodie bag at this workshop with healthy-living blogger Lee Tilghman.
Kombucha Hunter Home Brewing Workshop; Makers Mess
Learn the basics of home brewing at this kombucha workshop. You'll get your own scoby to take home and will be brewing like a pro in less than two hours.
Through Jan 31
Peroni pop-up at W Hollywood; W Hollywood
Check out how the beer brand is bringing style to the world of brews at this Peroni pop-up, featuring various luxury brands.
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