This weekend’s events include: the chance to view Rembrandt paintings, go iceskating, First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Jim Sheridan screenings, a historical reenactment, a pantless Metro party and more …….
Have a great time.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8th
CELEBRATING FAMILY STORIES: NEW BEGINNINGS
This landmark exhibition focuses on the genealogy of six featured families. Meet featured family members & museum staff while enjoying gratis ethnic food, entertainment & drinks sponsored by the Pasadena Mexican-American History Association.
Pasadena Museum of History
History Center Galleries
470 W. Walnut St.
The Irish Film Board and the L.A. Irish Film Festival sponsor this discussion with the Academy Award nominated filmmaker Jim Sheridan about his career during a double feature screening of his latest film “Brothers” and the 2003 film “In America”.
1328 Montana Avenue
This 1st Abbot Kinney First Friday of 2010 offers the art of Krystle Smith in The Garden Of Weeden Gallery, Michael Brinker in The Green Gallery & Pablo Amaringo’s “Ayahuasca Visions” Experience Gallery. Live DJ Sets by Knowa Knowone & Trevor Wise. Enjoy the outdoor garden of the Weeden Gallery over medicated organic hors d’oeuvres.
99 High Art Collective
There will be performances by local emerging indie bands. RSVP with Casa Downtown @ email@example.com or on Open Table and mention “Friday Night Sessions” & get a free drink until they run out. $8 valet parking at Casa.
300-350 Grand Avenue
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9th
Project Exodus recognizes Human Trafficking Awareness Day with an amazing anti-trafficking outreach and prayer walk in MacArthur Park in Downtown Los Angeles! Project Exodus will be leading teams of volunteers in an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking and receive tips of possible trafficking locations right here in Los Angeles. The day will start with a brief orientation at 11am and then volunteers will hit the streets and interact with one of the most vulnerable communities in Los Angeles, handing out information about trafficking, praying over the community, and seeking tips about possible trafficking taking place. Inform people of ways to report trafficking. The event is open to people 18+.
Home Depot: MacArthur Park – meet in the Home Depot parking lot on the far left side on the corner of Wilshire and Burlington Ave.
1675 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles 90017
This “An Inevitable Consequence” exhibit chronicles the events of Hurricane Katrina. Dream World Cirque aerial & contortion artists will perform.
5229 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood 91601
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10th
Cynthia Burlingham, director of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum and organizer of Rembrandt Prints will lead a walkthrough of the exhibition.
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Reenact and celebrate of the 1847 signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga with refreshments, a $2 taco bar, tours of the archeological dig and fiesta dancers. Costumed performers stage the event as a Howitzer cannon will be fired in homage.
Campo de Cahuenga, adjacent to the Universal City Metro Red Line station
3919 Lankershim Blvd
Showcase your DJ, bring your own IPod and be the DJ for 10-30 minutes. Email your playlist to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you last the full 30 minutes without being voted “off” you win a free drink. If the crowd disapproves you’re out. Test your skills on the audience.
Finn McCool’s Irish Pub
2700 Main Street
Santa Monica 90405
DOWNTOWN ON ICE:::: ICESKATING @ PERSHING SQUARE
Enjoy one LA’s rare wintery gems where you can check out the LA skyline while you fall on your bum.
Daily thru January 18
One hour sessions: $6 Skate rental: $2
530 South Olive Street
Los Angeles 90013
Check out to the rink at the W Hotel, on the faux-ice under the sunshine. Taste the spiked pumpkin lattes, spiked hot chocolates, smores or grilled cheese panninis.
Monday-Friday, 3-10pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-10pm
W Hotel – Westwood
930 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles 90024
LOS ANGELES ZOO HOLIDAY FUN RINK
This is an eco-friendly “hybrid-ice” skating rink. Skating is $5 with the skate rental included for ages 5 and older.
Zoo admission: $13 Adults, $8 Children (ages 2-12), $10 Seniors (ages 62+), Free-Children under 2.
Thru Jan 10
5333 Zoo Drive