L.A.'s Best Events, Lunar New Year Celebrations to Rooftop Yoga and More

The Dr. Seuss Experience is kicking off its 2024 special event series with a Lorax Meet & Greet!

Baby Shark (Santa Monica): Cayton Children's Museum at Santa Monica Place is hosting a special Baby Shark event. The family-friendly event will feature an ocean-themed scavenger hunt, Bubble Dance Party and Baby Shark meet and greet. Tickets are available for purchase for $20; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, Jan. 28
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place, #374, Santa Monica, 90401

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

Norms 75th Anniversary (Multiple Location): Norms is celebrating their 75th anniversary throughout 2024 and they are kickin off the festivities with a limited time 7 for $5.99 menu along with Four Course Dinners. Available Monday – Thursday for dine in only, guests can choose from a rotating menu of seven scrumptious items including ribs, tenders and more. Guests can create their own four-course meal including soup, salad, entrée, and dessert.
When: Now through Saturday, March 30
Where: Multiple Locations

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. 25

Crossroads Kitchen dinner w/ Dave Beran (WeHo): Chef Tal Ronnen will be hosting a French-inspired collaboration dinner with Dave Beran, James Beard Award winner and celebrated chef of Pasjoli in Santa Monica. They have created a plant-based tasting menu experience that draws inspiration from French tradition while showcasing the winter bounty from California's farmers markets. The special menu will be served exclusively at Crossroads Kitchen in West Hollywood during dinner service. Reservations are now available here for $115 per person.
When: Thursday, Jan. 25 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Crossroads, 8284 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Optimist x 1 Hotels WeHo – Mindful Mixology Class (WeHo): Los Angeles-based non-alcoholic beverage company, Optimist has teamed up with 1 Hotels for a 1-hour mindful mixology class. Hotel guests and visitors alike to the Juniper Lounge + Garden can indulge in Optimist's signature Smokey Pina Margarita featuring their 'Smokey' spirit.
When: Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Juniper Lounge + Garden, 8490 West Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Joe Wong + Nite Creatures with Bonnie and Friends of Death Valley Girls (Hollywood): The Los Angeles-based, Milwaukee-raised musician, Joe Wong will perform with his band Nite Creatures at Hollywood Forever's Masonic Lodge with support from Death Valley Girls. Tickets are $27.50; purchase them here.
When: Thursday, Jan. 25 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, 5970 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90038

Friday, Jan. 26

The Dr. Seuss Experience Lorax Meet & Greet (Santa Monica): The Dr. Seuss Experience, located at Santa Monica Place is kicking off its 2024 special event series with a Lorax Meet & Greet. Hosted on International Environmental Education Day, guests will meet the Lorax, take home keepsake photos, enjoy special snacks, and help raise funds for tree planting in Los Angeles. Find out more here.
When: Friday, Jan. 26 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Pl., Santa Monica, 90401

Saturday, Jan. 27

FASFA Workshop Series (DTLA & Glendale): To support students and families through the new process, Capital One is hosting a series of workshops at its Downtown Los Angeles and Glendale Cafés in partnership with the National College Attainment Network (NCAN).
When: Saturday, Jan. 27
Where: Capitol One DTLA & Glendale Locations

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. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Skybar at Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Rove Concepts Warehouse Sale (Santa Fe Springs): Rove Concepts will be holding their next warehouse sale at their Santa Fe Springs warehouse! Fans can get up to 80% off on overstocked, clearance, and discontinued items.
When: Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Rove's Santa Fe Springs Warehouse, 8201 Sorensen Avenue Santa Fe Springs, 90670

BMO Stadium 2024 Job Fair (DTLA): The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is set to proudly host the BMO Stadium 2024 Job Fair. LAFC is providing hundreds of job opportunities for fans and neighbors who engage with this fair. LAFC's Job Fair provides opportunities to explore part-time positions, catering to students, professionals, and those embarking on a new career path within the community. The event will feature a variety of roles, providing attendees with a chance to connect with local leaders in LAFC's entertainment, sports, technology, and media departments.
When: Saturday, Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: BMO Stadium, 3939 S. Figueroa St., L.A., 90037

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Plaza West Covina (West Covina): Plaza West Covina, the premier shopping and dining destination in the San Gabriel Valley, is excited to welcome guests to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The celebration will honor the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon. Join Plaza West Covina for an afternoon of beautiful Chinese cultural performances from dragon dancers and character meet and greets from Mulan and Meilin from "Turning Red." Kids can also participate in fun Lunar New Year arts and crafts to celebrate the holiday. This event is free to attend and perfect for the whole family!
When: Saturday, Jan. 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Plaza West Covina, 112 Plaza Dr., West Covina, 91790

Terri Lyne Carrington "New Standards" (Westwood): Presented by UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA), NEA Jazz Master, Terri Lyne Carrington, will perform her latest project New Standards, which spotlights female composers. Backed by an all-star band and featuring a dazzling lineup of special guests, including Ambrose Akinmusire, Ravi Coltrane, Dianne Reeves and more, this performance explores the expansive universe of jazz. Grab your tickets here.
When: Saturday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.
Where: Royce Hall, 10745 Dickinson Ct., L.A., 90095

Sunday, Jan. 28

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. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Rooftop Yoga with Alex Silver-Fagan (Santa Monica): Fitness instructor Alex Silver-Fagan will be hosting a rooftop yoga class. Tickets to attend the class are being sold for $10 HERE – all of which will be directly donated to No Kid Hungry.
Alex's signature class, Flow Into Strong, harmoniously blends yoga, strength, and breathwork for yogis and non-yogis alike – helping bridge the gap between mind, body and spirit.
When: Sunday, Jan. 28 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: The Park Santa Monica Apartments, 500 Broadway, Santa Monica, 90401

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