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LA Chinatown Firecracker Festival One of the longest-running and largest Lunar New Year charity runs in the country, the Firecracker run will use 100% of its proceeds to invest in the local community. With Chinatown already one of the most up-and-coming spots in LA, you’ll definitely want to check out one of the four events this year: the 20/40 mile bike ride, the 5K run/walk, the 10K run/walk, or the kiddie run. Y’know, if you’re a kiddie. $25-$60; Saturday &...

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Chinese New Year Festival The annual Chinese New Year Festival is taking place at the Central Plaza in Chinatown. The family-friendly event has live music, cultural performances, cultural artisans, vendors, food trucks and a craft beer garden. The highlight of DTLA’s Chinese New Year festivities is the 119th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. The parade features dozens of floats, marching bands, entertainers, local business leaders and cultural groups. The parade starts at Hill and Ord streets and concludes at Broadway and Cesar Chavez. The...

Brack Shop Tavern Celebrates the Olympics

It’s that special time again, when countries from all over the world submit their top athletes to compete in winter events and go for the gold. Whether it’s bobsledding, downhill skiing or my favorite, ice skating, the Olympics have been a loved spectator event…. pretty much since the beginning of time. What better way to sit back and cheer for your favorite athlete, then with an ice cold beer and yummy treats from DTLA’s Brack Shop Tavern. Complete with craft...

New Year’s Weekend

Tournament of Roses Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Rose Parade by helping put the final touches on the flower-covered floats (December 28-30). Also happening prior to the parade, Pasadena City College will host Bandfest (December 29-30), which features field shows by the parade’s top-notch marching bands. The Tournament of Roses culminates on New Year’s Day with the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. Through January 2nd; 626.449.4100 New Year’s Eve party at Bowlmor AMF The largest operator of bowling entertainment...

Weekend

9th Annual Santa Monic Pub Crawl Ho Ho Ho! The merriest night of the year returns for year number 9! The SANTA Monica Pub Crawl has raised more than $100,000 for the Westside Food Bank in the last eight years, and you can help those in need by signing up for this year’s crawl. SMPC is the largest holiday event in Santa Monica with four routes and 30 Santa Monica bars and restaurants offering food and drink specials, as well...