L.A.'s Best Events, From Good American's Open Casting to Dry January Wellness Panels and More

Sticking to those New Year resolutions? This week's events will surely help!

The Dr. Seuss Experience (Santa Monica): The Dr. Seuss Experience is a one-of-a-kind interactive experience that explores the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss offers those who visit the chance to step into a Seuss-tacular journey including Christmas classic, The Grinch. Guests will have the opportunity to meet classic characters including The Grinch and the Cat in the Hat while they are transported into the magical and awe-inspiring worlds of Dr. Suess. Tickets start at $31; grab them here.
When: Now through Sunday, Jan. 28
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, 90401

Where You Stand: Chinatown 1880 to 1939 Exhibit (DTLA): Union Station is showcasing a year-long temporary exhibit called Chinatown 1880 to 1939. The exhibition invites guests into the center of this once vibrant community of families, businesses and associations through historic photographs, oral history recordings and augmented reality.
When: Now through Fall 2024
Where: Los Angeles Union Station, 800 North Alameda St., L.A., 90012

Thursday, Jan. 18

The Ultimate Uni Dinner Extravaganza at Connie & Ted's With Sea Urchin Diver Stephanie Mutz (WeHo): Connie & Ted's is kicking of 2024 with another highly anticipated collaborative chef dinner series helmed by award-winning chef-owner Michael Cimarusti and Executive Chef Sam Baxter. The dinner will feature a special guest, longtime friend and cherished purveyor, the inimitable Santa Barbara local legend, Stephanie Mutz, Sea Urchin Diver and Owner of Sea Stephanie Fish. The collaborative dinner at Connie and Ted's will feature a specially curated six-course Uni focused tasting menu ($125/person) sourced directly from the abundant oceans of Santa Barbara straight to the dinner plate.
When: Thursday, Jan. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Connie and Ted's, l 8171 Santa Monica Blvd., WeHo, 90046

Friday, Jan. 19

Bowling With The Stars at Pinstripes (Canoga Park): Pinstripes is bringing the magic of Disney's Frozen to the alley. Gather the kiddos, friends and family for bowling with Olaf and your favorite Frozen friends. Enjoy one hour of bowling and a kids meal for $20.
When: Friday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Pinstripes at Westfield Topanga, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, 91303

Sammy Miller and The Congregation (Westwood): Juilliard-trained and Grammy®-nominated drummer Sammy Miller leads the six-piece group The Congregation for an evening of joyful jazz performed with infectious theatricality. This New York City-based collective is made up of adventurous and charismatic superstar musicians who are conservatory-trained but who have not lost their childlike wonder and awe for playing music. Since the band's inception in 2014, The Congregation has played nonstop all over the world to critical acclaim including Lincoln Center, The White House and the Newport Jazz Festival. Grab your tickets here.
When: Friday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m.
Where: UCLA Nimoy Theater, 1262 Westwood Blvd., L.A., 90024

Saturday, Jan. 20

Good American's Open Casting Callback (DTLA): The Good American team, including Founder and CEO Emma Grede, will be in Downtown LA to meet applicants, alongside world renowned supermodel and entrepreneur Ashley Graham. The 7th annual Open Casting Call will feature new immersive experiences that bring together technology and fashion to give as many individuals as possible the opportunity to be seen, share their stories, and join the Good American community. Finalists will appear in Good American's Spring 2024 campaign and will receive mentorship sessions and classes with professionals at the industry leading agency, IMG Models, where they will also have the chance to be signed.
When: Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Skylight Row DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St., L.A., 90021

Rise & Flow Yoga and Wellness (WeHo): In partnership with Fit Girl Club, attendees can start their day right every Saturday with a flowing yoga practice that will awaken the senses and energize the spirit. Experienced instructors will guide guests and attendees through a series of invigorating poses, helping them to find balance and inner peace .Whitney Destiny will also be on site offering mini facials using Sacred Botanicals in Atelier. Tickets are $25 per person or special offer 2 for 1 admission for $29.50. Free for hotel guests.
When: Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Skybar at Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Mindful Drinking, Mindful Living Day (Santa Monica): Boisson and Pure Clarity are hosting an immersive Dry January event. The event will include an exceptional lineup of speakers including Nick Bodkins, Founder & President of Boisson, Bill Shufelt Co-Founder & CEO of Athletic Brewing Company, KTLA News Anchor Courtney Friel and several others, in addition to mixology demos, non-alcoholic bars, yoga and meditation classes and more. Check out the full schedule here.
When: Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Annenberg Beach House, 15 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, 90402

New Year Wellness Reset with Rails (Newport Beach): Usher in the New Year with the L.A. based brand Rails. This wellness event will treat visitors to an immune-boosting juice from Earthbar, while shopping from the new Pre-Spring collection.
When: Saturday Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Rails Newport Beach, 1083 Newport Center Dr., #1083A, Newport Beach, 92660

Delta Bombers w/ The Goddamn Gallows (Boyle Heights): Catch the Delta Bombers w/ The Goddamn Gallows at the iconic Paramount, L.A.'s longest running ballroom.
When: Saturday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Paramount, 2708 East Cesar E. Chavez Ave., L.A., 90033

Sunday, Jan. 21

Melrose Trading Post (Melrose): Start the new year in style at Melrose Trading Post. The market will host over 50 local artists & makers where Angelenos can shop from. There will also be a delicious selection of food trucks on site. General Admission is $6; purchase them here.
When: Sunday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

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