If you’re looking for something to do – you’ve come to the right place!
Los Angeles doesn’t fall short when it comes to entertaining. Get ready to kick off 2019 with upcoming festivals, expositions, and tastings all month long! We’ve conducted a list of the best things going on in Los Angeles this January. Yup, making plans just got that much easier. [Featured Photo: Star Foreman]
1. Retro City Festival, January 5-6
Take on over 100 gaming classics like Joust, Space Invaders, and Burger Time at the Fairplex in Pomona. You might want to give you thumbs a little exercise to prepare yourself for an entire weekend of free play! Grab your most competitive friend and dive into a pool of nostalgia as you flashback in time while operating vintage video games, arcades, and pinball machines. Learn more here!
2. Pasadena Cheeseburger Week, January 6-11
Celebrate the invention of the Cheeseburger during a week-long event of over 40 restaurants offering burger deals, limited time creations, a Cheeseburger Crawl, and a Cheeseburger Challenge! Why Pasadena? Apparently, Lionel Sternberger invented the cheeseburger at just 16 years old in 1924 at Pasadena’s Rite Spot by throwing a slice of American cheddar on a bland burger. See a list of participating restaurants, here!
3. No Pants Subway Ride, January 13
This event is pretty self-explanatory… on a chilly day in January, Angelenos will be stripping down to their undergarments to participate in the 11th annual Improv Everywhere No Pants Subway Ride. Don’t be surprised if you catch a couple of half-naked commuters in the middle of the afternoon. Learn more here!
4. Woman’s March, January 19
Gracing the nation for a third year and counting is the Woman’s March in support of social justice! The Los Angeles sector of the solidarity march begins at 9 a.m. in Pershing Square and concludes with a rally near City Hall in Grand Park. Learn more here!
5. Asian American Expo, January 19-20
Lunar New Year is right around the corner! Join an early celebration at this year’s Pan-Asian expo featuring live performances, three different food courts, beer sampling, anime, and more! Don’t miss the larget Asian themed event in America with 9 non-stop stages and over 1000+ vendors (100 of them being food!) Learn more here!
6. Chinese New Year Festival, January 29-27
If you’re just not ready to give up the seasons of Celebrations just yet, ring in the Lunar New Year at the two-day Monterey Park festival. Gather to the heart L.A.’s Chinese community to experience a festive street fair filled with blocks of folk art, delectable meals, and a carnival! Learn more here!
7. An Evening With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, January 29
Join this remarkable conversation around the iconic Supreme Court judge during a sit down with Moment Magazine editor-in-chief, Nadine Epstein, as she covers Ginburg’s esteemed career, her fight women’s rights, and a landmark of her infamous court cases and decisions. Learn more here!
8. Carmen Miranda Tribute by Award-Winning Vocal Group Ordinarius, January 19
After winning first the Brazilian National A Capella Vocal Group Competition in Rio de Janeiro, Ordinarius released their first CD which was acclaimed as one of the 100 best of the year! With vibrant harmonies, Brazilian rhythms and a fun, engaging stage presence, Ordinarius has brought new life into Brazil’s most beloved songs, from traditional choro to the music of Carmen Miranda. Don’t miss this talented ensemble! Learn more here!
9. Mamma Mia Live at The Cupcake Theater, Begins January 18
Join Donna and the Dynamos for this uplifting performance of everyone’s favorite musical. People from around the world have fallen in love with the quirky and hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. Feel as though you’re transported to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi as you watch the beautiful and heart-warming Cupcake Theater production. Learn more here!