Weekend

LA Art Show
Browse classic and contemporary works from over 100 area galleries at LA’s biggest annual arts exhibition. Also find original and fine prints at the Print Fair. $15-35; Through Sunday; Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall J and K, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Downtown; 213.741.1151

Downtown Flea
Think Etsy meets food with a twist of vintage. This new flea market is by the creator of the Fairfax High Flea Market (one of my most favorite flea markets anywhere). The Downtown Flea takes place every fourth Sunday and has vintage items, mid-century décor, indie designers, collectibles, skateboards, live music, and food trucks like The Melt. $5; Sundays through December 28; 246 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

dineLA Restaurant Week
More than 300 of Los Angeles’ best restaurants are offering specially priced three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus during dineLA. Try new restaurants like The Wallace, Mud Hen Tavern, and Allumette or return to favorites like Culina and Petrossian. Plus, fine dining destinations like CUT, mar’sel, Melisse, Patina Restaurant, Spago Beverly Hills, and Valentino Restaurant are offering multi-course tasting menus for $85. January 20-31

Matthew Biancaniello at Cheetahs
LA mixologist, Matthew Biancaniello pairs his cocktails with scantily clad ladies when he mans the bar for one night at the World Famous Cheetahs in Hollywood. Sip his signature farm-to-glass cocktail creations while women of all backgrounds show off their moves in the bikini bar’s amateur pole arts showcase. $10; Sunday, 8:30 pm, shows 9:30 pm-2 am; 4600 Hollywood Blvd.; 323.660.6733

Photo L.A.
During this 23rd edition of this The photographic art exposition check out lectures and work from around the world.This year’s honoree, celebrity photographer is Douglas Kirkland! Plus, Shuttle buses transport attendees to the coinciding L.A. Art Show from this exhibit at the L.A. Mart downtown. Through Sunday; Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, 323.458.8551

Ace Hotel
The West Coast sister of Brooklyn’s Five Leaves opens the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Get over there and try lemongrass rabbit ragu and a Ghostlight (rye whiskey, cardamom syrup). Opens tomorrow: Monday-Friday, 7 am-3:30 pm & 5:30-11:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8 am-3:30 pm & 5:30-11:30 pm; 929 S. Broadway, Downtown; 213.235.9660

19th Annual Hollywood Performance Marathon
Put your sneakers away. It’s not that kind of marathon. This is twenty-four straight hours of dancing, acting, joke telling, puppeteering, and pancake juggling start Saturday afternoon. Saturday, 3 pm; Theater of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood

$100,000 MisMatch Game
Who doesn’t like an R-rated version of a fun time? Catch this R-rated parody of the Match Game, featuring local TV and web stars playing hilarious version of greats like Liz Taylor, Rue McClanahan, and Lucille Ball. Plus, the show will raise $100,000 for the Gay & Lesbian Center. Friday-Sunday, various times; Renberg Theater, 1125 N McCaffen Pl., Hollywood

Los Angeles Times Travel Show
Celebrity Cruises is participating at this two-day event. It’s LA’s biggest travel event that includes exhibitors from around the world, travel industry panelists and speakers, as well as travel videos and workshops. Visit the Celebrity Cruises booth to learn about its ship news, new programs, offers and itineraries for 2014, including: specialty cruises designed for craft beer and wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts and Celebrity Cruises new “Random Acts of Modern Luxury” program for where Celebrity Cruises surprises lucky SoCal residents with random gifts like free valet parking, signature hot chocolate or swag bags. Join Celebrity Cruises director of sales, Scott Clifton and other cruise industry panelists on Saturday at 11am for the“Cruising 2014 and Beyond!” discussion. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; Los Angeles Convention Center, Booth #557. $8 in advance (use code Travel2014) or $10 at the door; Times members have access to two-for-one tickets; LA Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St., Downtown

RAWards Ceremony and Show
Kick off awards season with a celebration of nine independent artists in film, visual arts, hair, makeup, and accessories. This show has music from alternative bands, runway shows from indie fashion favorites, and art installations. $20-90; Sunday, cocktail hour: 7 pm, ceremony: 8-10:30 pm, party: 10:30 pm-2 am; Exchange Los Angeles, 618 Spring St., Downtown; 213.627.8070

Ghost World
Go old school with Terry Zwigoff’s teen flick about two BFFs adrift after high school graduation. Catch early Thora Birch, Steve Buscemi, and Scarlett Johansson. $12; Friday, midnight; The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood; 323.655.2510

Grill ‘Em All’s Birthday Celebration
Grill ‘Em All is throwing down a party with an Eagle Rock taking over the tap. This means all-day happy hour on cans, black metal face-painting, and a today-only revival of the Rick Reuben burger (it has house-corned beef, beer-braised kraut, Swiss cheese, and homemade Thousand Island dressing). Friday; 19 E Main St; Alhambra, 91801; 626.284.2874

The Goonies
Heeeey yooooouuu guuuuuuuys! One of my all-time most favorite movies, The Goonies, is screening at the Electric Dusk Drive-In. So bring Baby Ruths, Bust out your best Truffle Shuffle and enjoy this classic adventure. $9-11Saturday, 6:30-8:30 pm; Electric Dusk Drive-In, 1000 San Julian St., Downtown; 818.653.8591

“Food Is Art: A Dinner Installation”
This weekend, check out Chef Nyesha Arrington’s pop-up, four-course dinner, “Food Is Art: A Dinner Installation” at The Farmer’s Kitchen. Nosh on a cuisine inspired by color, like grilled New England calamari with tangerine BBQ sauce, and charcoal-dusted ribeye with organic black-eyed peas. The dinner benefits Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles$65-85; Sunday, 6 & 8:30 pm; Monday, 7 pm; 1555 Vine St.; 323.467.7600

National Peking Duck Day
Executive Chef Tyson Wong (an Iron Chef America alum) of Chi Lin in West Hollywood serves up his signature 8-hour slow-cooked, lacquered Roast Peking Duck, presented tableside alongside Porbien crepes, plum sauce, cucumbers, and scallions. Saturday; 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; 310.278.2068

Sales:

Riller & Fount
Through Sunday, save big on the Celeb loved basics like tees, dresses, skirts, sweaters and more; the first 50 shoppers also score a free gift with purchase. 308 E 9th St., Los Angeles, 90015

Enjoy up to 75% off the streetwear brand’s tees, jerseys, sweaters, snapbacks, accessories and unreleased merchandise. Saturday, 10 am-2 pm, 13136 Saticoy St., North Hollywood, 91605

Planet Blue
Until January 20th, enjoy 75% off everything at the boho outfitter’s Santa Monica shop, plus score their in-house lines Blu Life for $35 and Blue Moon for $45.  800 14th St., Santa Monica, 90403; 310.394.0135

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