THINGS TO DO
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.
An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson; Pantages Theatre
Take a seat, children, because the esteemed astrophysicist is about to blow your mind with science.
It's the Pits!; La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
See a lineup of artists, musicians and filmmakers turn the tar pits into a late-night, science-skewed creative salon.
LA River Night Run; Bow Tie Parcel
Start your run at sunset and finish up with s'mores and free beer from Golden Road Brewing.
RIOT LA; Downtown
Catch Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, T.J. Miller, David Cross and more at this alt comedy fest—and make sure to grab tickets for our stand-up showcase.
Night on Broadway; Downtown
Celebrate Downtown's renaissance with a cultural festival spanning seven 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.
Find more things to do in our January 2016 events calendar.
FOOD & DRINK
Pasadena Cheeseburger Week; Pasadena
Take advantage of limited-time deals and dishes at over 40 Pasadena restaurants.
LA Mag’s Best New Restaurants celebration; 440 Seaton
Celebrate the magazine's picks for the Best New Restaurants of 2015 with bites, sips and live music.
Uncorked Wine Festival; Union Station
Sip on vino at this inaugural fest, where over 50 wineries, food trucks and musicians will invade Union Station for an afternoon of educated drinking.
Golden State of Cocktails; Majestic Downtown
Mingle with industry folk and all-around cocktail enthusiasts at this annual three-day celebration of cocktail culture, featuring seminars, demos, bar crawls and more.
CoffeeCon LA; Magic Box at The Reef
Get wired at this annual coffee convention, where demos, panels and plenty of samples will reinforce your love of java.
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.
Santa Cecilia Orchestra; Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
See the orchestra celebrate Latino and American composers with a little help from flamenco artist Maria Bermudez.
Until Jan 16
Last Chance: Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs; Natural History Museum
Explore a walk-in tomb recreation and over 20 mummies and coffins from Pre-Dynastic Egypt to Pre-Inca Peru.
Until Jan 18
Last Chance: New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1933; LACMA
Examine the uneasy paintings, photographs and films in this exceptional and subtly creepy exhibition.
Photo L.A.; The Reef
Discover new and vintage images from photographers around the world at this yearly exposition.
LA Art Show; Los Angeles Convention Center
Scope out contemporary, modern, historic and traditional works at this annual art fair.
The Dinner Party Download Live; The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Join special guests Jason Schwartzman and Father John Misty for a live edition of the KPCC radio show and podcast.
The Contenders; Hammer Museum
See 10 of this year's most influential, innovative films—as selected by MoMA's Department of Film—with cast and crew Q&As.
Son of Saul screening; Nuart Theatre
Catch the four-time Cannes Film Fest winner, a 1944 period piece about a man’s life in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Elvis Costello Detour screening; Laemmle
Watch over 100 minutes of the legendary musician’s best performances in this intimate concert film.
Find more movies in our picks for this week's best film events.
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
Elvis Presley Tribute Show; Echoplex
Celebrate the King with hip-swiveling performances at this annual birthday bash.
Patti Smith; The Wiltern
See the godmother of punk perform her 1975 release, Horses, from start to finish at the Wiltern.
Van Morrison; Shrine Auditorium
Throw it back at this one-night-only engagement and be prepared for mood swings, special guests and improvised versions of your favorite tunes.
Dawes; The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Listen to LA's own rootsy folk-rockers bring their Laurel Canyon sound to a stunning Downtown space.
Jenny Lewis + the Watson Twins; Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Watch the indie-rock darling perform her hypnotic and hummable tunes over two nights.
Find more shows in our January 2016 concert calendar.
Flashdance the Musical; Fred Kavli Theatre
Ready your best chair dance as the hit '80s film is brought to the stage in this Theater League presentation.
Stomp; Valley Performing Arts Center
Catch the incredible troupe as it creates a performance that mixes dance, music and theater with unexpected twists.
Jan 30-March 13
An Act of God; Ahmanson Theatre
See Sean Hayes play the Almighty in this comedic show fresh from its run on Broadway.