Weekend

Downtown Flea
Downtown Flea, is now going weekly and taking over two parking lots with 135 vendors. Keep yourself fueled to shop with food from the El Ñosh truck (a “Latin-Jewish” fusion cuisine by Next Iron Chef stars Eric Greenspan and Roberto Treviño) and Son Of A Bun (a comfort food by MobiMunch’s Christina Meyer). Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; 246 South Spring , Los Angeles, 90012

Happy Birthday Eagle Rock!
It’s Eagle Rock Brewery’s fourth birthday, which means you can get four drinks and a souvenir glass for just $2. They are releasing a brand-new brew, White Rabbit, and will have all their previous anniversary releases. DJs TStrong and Papi will be spinning tunes along with Mandoline Grill and Peaches BBQ trucks, and $2 raffle tickets (that benefit Keep A Breast Foundation). $20 (proceeds go to Los Angeles Brewers Guild and Keep A Breast Foundation; additional drink tickets can be purchased); Sunday, 4-10 pm; 3056 Roswell St., Los Angeles, CA 90065; 323.257.7866

Food Truck Haven at Angel City Brewery
Gotta love Los Angeles winters! And all of our food trucks. Take advantage of this amazing weather with a picnic at  this downtown brewery. Saturday, 1 pm-midnight; 216 S. Alameda St., Downtown

Angel City 5K Fun Run
More brewery fun! Work off the weekend’s events with a low-key jog. Reward yourself after your workout at the public house with food and Angel City brews. $22; Sunday, 8:45 am-noon; Angel City Brewery, 216 S. Alameda St., Downtown; 213.622.1261; more info: 213.221.5658

California Wine Festival
Sample local wine, craft brews, and artisanal snacks during the Sunshine Millions California Cup. Some wines will be froem Forefront, Garnet Vineyards, and Layer Cake and brews from Golden Road Brewing and Eagle Rock Brewery. $50-120; Saturday, noon-4:30 pm; Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia; 626.574.7223

Internet Cat Video Film Festival
We know you spend more of your work days watching cat videos. Join other lovers of these videos and catch them on the big screen. Plus, feline celebs Keyboard Cat and Grumpy Cat will be there. $14; Saturday, 2 pm; The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park; 213.413.8200

Boylesque vs. Burlesque
I say leave the sexy dancing to the females. Well, things could change this weekend. Watch guys fight for sexy recognition in the ultimate boys vs. girls burlesque-off. Plus, the audience decides on the winner in four categories. Saturday, 11 pm; M Bar, 1253 N. Vine St., Hollywood

Farmshop Second Anniversary Open House
We all love when restaurants celebrate their birthdays because it means we benefit! Prepare for food, wine, and beer at Santa Monica’s artisan market. Sun. Jan. 26, 4-7 p.m; 225 26th St., Suite 25, Santa Monica

Free Museum Day
Get cultured for free when SoCal museums come together for the Museums Free-For-All. During the 9th annual event you can check out art, cultural heritage, natural history or science. Participating Los Angeles museums include LACMA, MOCA, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Hammer Museum, Skirball Cultural Center and many more. Saturday; view the full list of participating museums: SoCalMuseums.org

Golden State of Cocktails
Raise a glass to the event devoted to California cocktail culture. Industry leaders including Cedd Moses (the Varnish) make up the advisory panel, which features bar crawls and a grand finale party at Union Station. January 27–30; more info here

Barbershop Ristorante Hollywood
Indulge in Michelin-starred chef Walter el Nagar’s cuisine at his fifth installment of the Barbershop Ristorante pop-up. Using innovative cooking techniques and cutting-edge presentations, chef el Nagar serves a nine-course prix-fixe menu that includes selections like Riccio alla Siciliana with annin tofu, green tomato marmalade, muddica, and Santa Barbara sea urchin; Topinambur al Caviale with sunchokes with sunflower seeds and petals, ricotta cheese and Osetra caviar; Dolce Amara ai Funghi with red beet pasta with radicchio, Barolo wine, porcini and wild mushrooms; Ali di Raza All’Acqua Pazza with steamed skate wing, celery root, sweet garlic and acqua pazza consommé. $85; Wednesday-Saturday nights through February 15, 6:30-9:30 pm; BYOB, no corkage fee; 1555 Vine St., #119; resys required: 424.272.5849

NHL Stadium Series
This is such a mish-mash of events, but a genius mish-mash! The NHL’s got the Kings vs. the Ducks, a performance from KISS, and beach volleyball, all outdoors at Dodger Stadium. The volleyball makes it very LA. $50+; Saturday, 6:30 pm; Dodger Stadium Tickets, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles,  90012

On National Peking Duck Day
WP24 Restaurant gives back with the “Lucky Duck” promotion. For each guest that orders WP24’s signature Whole Roasted Peking Duckling, the restaurant will make a donation to Meals On Wheels. Presented and carved tableside, this entrée is served with traditional garnishes, including steamed bao buns, house-made hoisin sauce, cucumbers, scallions and pickled daikon. The three-course prix fixe comes with house-made chocolate-dipped fortune cookies containing a message about the impact of the contribution, such as a donation of just $35 helps Meals On Wheels provide nutritious meals to 5 seniors. The mission of Meals on Wheels is to provide national leadership to end senior hunger. Saturday, January 18, 5 – 10 pm in the lounge and dining room; The Ritz-Carlton, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015; 213.743.8824

joie de vivre” of the Cabaret Versatile
Head to the Fedora Bar, inside First & Hope and experience this show that has the French Cancan and sexiness of French Burlesque. Julia & Jacob from “Paris Chansons” will be opening the night with an intimate piano bar piece “made in France”. $20, $25 at the door; Friday, Pre-show: 8:15 pm, Show: 9 pm; 710 W 1st St., Los Angeles, 90012

Tim Armstrong: Avenues & Alleyways
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is proud to present the first ever solo show by musician, songwriter, and artist Tim Armstrong (Operation Ivy, Rancid, The Transplants), featuring never before seen artwork. The raw spontaneity in Armstrong’s art mirrors his approach to music making, showing “passion is more important than precision”. Avenues & Alleyways features drawings, paintings, watercolors, and mixed media works on found materials that have been collaboratively selected by Armstrong and Shepard Fairey. The imagery includes figures in Armstrong’s life. There will also be a live performance By Tim Timebomb & Friends on opening night. A box set (Edition of 100) containing 45 screen prints by Armstrong, modeled after the 7 inch 45 format, will be released opening night with a limit of one per person/household. All prints in the box set will be signed by Armstrong and numbered. Avenues & Alleyways will be on view through February 22. Opening party: Friday, 8-11 pm;1331 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90026;  213.213.0078; 

L.A. Zoo Presents 
”Zoodiac”
To celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year, the Los Angeles Zoo invites you to the zoo’s annual festival of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, with food, music, dancing, and special animal enrichment activities. Festivities include a ZOOdiac scavenger hunt, food, music, dragon and lion dances, acrobats, Kung Fu demonstrations, and crafts. In honor of 2014 being the Year of the Horse, keeper talks and enrichments will be presented for animals related to the horse, including the Zebra, Rhino, and Tapir. Free to GLAZA members; $18 for adults; $15 for seniors (age 62 and up); $13 for children (ages 2-12); and free for children under 2; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Morrison‘s Robert Burns Day
Robert Burns, writer, poet and lyricist, has been a cultural icon in Scotland for centuries. He was loved so much by the Scottish people that January 25th, his birthday, became Robert Burns Day. The Morrison celebrates with a live bagpiper and a “Whiskey for Words” competition, where you’re invited to recite your favorite poems (preferably Robert Burns poems). If you dare to share, you will get a complimentary Whiskey! There will be a Robert Burns menu, which will have a Traditional Haggis (a Scottish dish of a sheep’s or calf’s offal mixed with suet, oatmeal, and seasoning and boiled in a bag), and a special Vegetarian Haggis, that will also include Scottish sides like neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes), all by Chef Michael Ruiz. Saturday, 4 pm doors, 8 pm party; 3179 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.667.1839; parties of 6+ need to contact the restaurant directly for resys.

INSOMNIA
Want to laugh your a** off and be amazed at the same time? Check out INSOMNIA with Derek Hughes. In a private suite at the Hotel Casa Del MarINSOMNIA is a unique experience combining humor, audience participation, and magic to explore the line between waking and dreaming. The evening opens with a wine and beer reception at 5:30 pm, followed by the hour long performance at 6 pm. $55, includes ticket, two drinks, and valet parking; Opening Sunday, 5:30 pm cocktail reception, 6 pm show; Hotel Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, 90405; 310.581.5533

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