Cool Camellia Celebration at Descansco Gardens

Descanso Gardens boasts the largest camellia collection in North America, and the blooms are especially spectacular in January. The Gardens will celebrate these colorful winter blossoms with musical performances, special walks, crafting and flower arranging demonstrations. Saturday & Sunday; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011; 818.949.4200

Museum of Drunk History

The Paley Center for Media takes you on a trip through the hilarious world of Comedy Central’s Drunk History, the liquored-up narration of our nation’s history. The exhibit features intricate dioramas that represent each episode of the upcoming sixth season of the series. Scenes include “The Creation of Frankenstein,” “The Occupation of Alcatraz” and “Murderess Row.” Free; Wednesday – Sunday, noon – 5 pm; 465 N. Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.786.1000

No Pants Subway Ride 2019

Improv Everywhere continues its annual meetup where participants ride the L.A. Metro in their skivvies. Choose from six rendezvous points: the Del Mar or Atlantic stations on the Gold Line; Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station on the Blue Line; North Hollywood station on the Red Line; Wilshire/Western on the Purple Line; or the Culver City station on the Expo line. Ride captains at each station will be on hand to brief participants. Free to participate; $7 Metro day pass; Sunday, 1 pm

Mutts & Mimosas at Tocaya Organica 

Head to Tocaya Organica for a special Mutts & Mimosas event in partnership with Wags & Walks. The Playa Vista location will be hosting puppy adoptions, serving mimosas and kombucha cocktails, and more! Of course, all your favorite modern organic Mexican bowls, burritos, tacos, and salads will be available to enjoy while supporting our four-legged friends. Saturday, 11 am – 1 pm; 12150 Millennium Dr #101, Los Angeles, CA 90094; 424.289.6105

Greyhound’s 5th Anniversary Party

Who doesn’t want free wings? The Greyhound’s got some of the best in LA, and they’re giving them away free all day to celebrate their fifth anniversary. They’re giving out five per person, and serving them up with their sauces, which include unusual ones like Panda Orange and Tandoori. Friday; 5570 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Arts District Brewing Co’s Three-Year Anniversary

Celebrate with the DTLA brewery as they drop new bottles, including a whiskey-barrel aged oatmeal stout. Plus, join in free skeeball. Free; Sunday; 828 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013


Two of the best weeks of eating in the year are here. The specialized prix fixe meals will be Los Angeles, so now is the time to try that restaurant you’ve been meaning to hit. Lunch menus are 2+ courses: $15-$35 and dinner  menus are 3+ courses: $29-$99+. Friday through January 25

Santa Monica Restaurant Week

To celebrate California Restaurant Month and highlight the coastal city as an award-winning, health-conscious culinary destination, participating restaurants and their chefs offer custom dishes starring this year’s special ingredient: the persimmon. Through Sunday; Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica Brew Works at Gallery Food Hall

Santa Monica Brew Works is hosting a full-on tap takeover at the two-story Gallery Food Hall in SaMo, with all beers on tap just $3 for the night. The Voltaggio brothers’ STRFSH is dropping three beers including the 310 Blonde, Paperboy Pizza’s got a PCH Porter, and the top floor’s also got music all night. Friday; 1315 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Santa Anita Park Burger & Brewfest

Enjoy gourmet sliders from some of SoCal’s best burger joints, craft beers from local breweries and world-class Thoroughbred racing. Your ticket includes four sliders, eight craft-brew tastings, clubhouse admission, a racing program, wagering tip sheet and $5 betting voucher. $45; Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm; Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA; 626.574.6366

Terranea Debuts New All-Day Wellness Eatery, Solviva

Terranea Resort proudly introduces a new on-property nutritional dining destination, Solviva. A combo of Solis and Vita, Latin words for “sun” and “life,” Solviva speaks to the energy at the core of the restaurant’s concept and draws inspiration from its location in Rancho Palos Verdes. Centered on balancing wellness of the body and mind with nutrient-rich food that improve circadian rhythm, function, and mood, the eatery offers a unique restorative experience through light fare from Chef de Cuisine RJ Dela Merced. With guidance from Terranea’s in-house nutritionist, Navil Lorenzana and Vice President of Culinary Experiences & Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra, the menu features composed healthful selections—a majority of which is sourced from Terranea’s own farm—and caters to diners’ wellness journeys as well as special dietary preferences including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. Menus will frequently change with the seasons and peak ingredient harvests. The beverage menu, curated by Alicia Ajolo, Terranea’s Wine Director & Certified Sommelier, features a large selection of organic, biodynamic, and sustainable libations from wineries, breweries, and other purveyors that support Terranea’s ethos in holistic well-being. Breakfast selections includes: Compressed Fruit Bowl with fruits of the season infused with herbs, spices, and coconut noodles; Avocado Sweet Potato “Toast” with a poached egg, pico de gallo sofrito, and pomegranate seeds; and Terranea Kelp Cured Smoked Salmon with tomato and onion jam, whipped cream cheese, and half a whole wheat bagel. Lunch includes Beet Gazpacho with grapes, mustard goat cheese, almonds, and broccoli florets; Farro Bowl with charred avocado, pickled turmeric onions, roasted vegetables, and cashew cream; and Shrimp Zucchini Pasta with olives, basil, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, and shaved parmesan. Dinner includes Plancha Prawns with fingerling tostones, Moroccan spice vinaigrette, romesco, and eggplant; Seared Duck Breast with romanesco, fennel, carrot puree, forbidden black rice, black figs, and duck jus; Grass-fed Lamb Loin with fava beans, local red rice, onions, and a Catalina View pinot noir sauce; and Hand-cut Pappardelle with almond pesto, whipped almond, and a cured egg yolk. 100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; 310.265.2836

Percolate Grand Opening

West L.A. tea and boba cafe Percolate opens the doors to its new location on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. The first 100 people score free drinks and a chance to win reusable KeepCups with metal boba straws. Percolate is known for its cheese teas (which are becoming popular stateside), small-batch boba and “sparkler” teas that are topped with Topo Chico sparkling water and taste like cream soda. Saturday, 10 am – 10 pm; 7959 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA

Cole’s Year of the Dip

In honor of its 110th anniversary, Cole’s French Dip is celebrating 2019 as the “Year of the Dip.” To mark this milestone, the legendary eatery will be featuring a special chef collaboration dip for one week per month all year long. A portion of proceeds benefits charity Spirited Coalition for Change. Through Sunday, 11 am – 1 am; 118 E. 6th St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.622.4090

Taste Wine With Vintner Peter Stolpman at his Private Santa Barbara Estate

Wine enthusiasts, join a guided wine tasting with vintner Peter Stolpman of Stolpman Vineyards at his private Santa Barbara Estate.  You will receive two bottles of wine from Stolpman to bring home along with a bottle of Stolpman Estate Olive Oil. Also included are: round-trip luxury coach transportation; continental breakfast (en route) provided by Lasher’s Kitchen; private guided tasting at Pence Vineyards (Stop #2); and catered vineyard lunch. $225; Sunday, departs from Friedmans Home Experience in Long Beach: 7:30 am; 562.856.9292 or email hello@dineoutlongbeach.com

Pico Fitness Crawl

Keep your 2019 resolutions as 17 fitness businesses on Santa Monica’s Pico Boulevard will hold 10-minute workouts, every 20 minutes. You will run, jog or walk along 2.5 miles from workout to workout. Experience workouts like Pilates and yoga, plus professional dance choreography onstage at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, resistance training at the Original Muscle Beach, Aztec dance and virtual golf. $10; Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm; Check-in at Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave, Santa Monica, CA




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