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Experience the New Year with 2020 Vision

It’s time to start the New Year with a fresh perspective. There’s nothing like an interactive exhibition, immersive art space, new theatrical production, or delicious dining event to see the world through a different lens. This January, LA is crystal clear with exciting sights, sounds, flavors, and sensations to discover – so get ready to experience the New Year with 2020 vision!



Media Art ‘Xpo

MAX Hollywood

6757 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028


Are you ready to experience art to the MAX? Media Art ‘Xpo combines the most innovative and interactive technology with the beauty and design of art to create a once in a lifetime experience: Hollywood’s newest digital media space that’s beyond this world.



A Nod to Mod!

Neutra Institute Museum of Silver Lake

2379 Glendale Blvd.

Los Angeles, California 90039


Jan 19 In memory of Dion Neutra, who passed away last year, the Neutra Institute Museum of Silver Lake is hosting A Nod to Mod! photography group show, featuring work by his Dion’s brother Raymond, Deb Smith, Adriene Biondo, John Eng, Alan Hess, Steven Schafer, Cameron Carothers, Scott Moody, Jack Laxer and LA Weekly contributor Nikki Kreuzer, paying tribute to not only Neutra designs but other examples of mid-century modern architecture. Dion Neutra is the son of architecture icon Richard Neutra, who is considered among the most prominent and important modernist architects.



Cirque de Soleil Volta

Dodger Stadium

1000 Vin Scully Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Jan 18 – Mar 8 Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is about finding yourself and unveiling your personal powers. VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and recognizing one’s own power to make it possible. Ultimate freedom comes with self-acceptance, and with the liberation of the judgement of others.



dineL.A. Restaurant Week Various locations


Jan 17-31 dineL.A. Restaurant Week is a 15-day dining event that takes place twice a year and showcases Los Angeles as a premier dining destination while highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer. Enjoy special lunch and dinner menus at more than 400 restaurants. There are no tickets or passes required for dineL.A. Restaurant Week. Simply dine out at a participating restaurant, ask for the dineL.A. Restaurant Week menu, and try a new dish or enjoy an old favorite. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.



DAPPER DAY + LACMA Swinging Soirée


5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, California 90036


Jan 18 DAPPER DAY + LACMA returns! Step out in style for a private after-hours party in the galleries. Bring your evening glamour as you mingle among LACMA’s current exhibitions including the newly opened Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific, and more. Enjoy dancing with tunes by DJ Professor Watson indoors in the BCAM Building, with cash bars serving cocktails, beer, and wine. Started in 2011 by L.A. artist Justin Jorgensen, DAPPER DAY® celebrates refined style from yesterday and today with elegant outings to museums, parks, and more.



Museums Annual Free For All Various venues


Jan 25 Over 40 museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend free of charge. This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each museum. Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information. Here’s a handy Cheat Sheet from WeLikeLA



Japanese Food Expo

Loews Hollywood Hotel

1755 N Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90028


Jan 25 The Japanese Food Culture Association welcomes you to this year’s Japanese Food Expo, where authentic food, Japanese culture and fun all come together. This year brings back the fan favorite Sake Alley, as well as a showcase of Japan’s premium foods you can only experience at the Japanese Food Expo! You’ll meet  a number of representatives from various prefectures so you can see and taste their exquisite food creations currently sold only in Japan! For those of you who prefer Japanese street-style food, you’ll find plenty to taste, such as ramen, curry, sushi and more. Japan House seeks to foster awareness and appreciation for Japan by showcasing the very best of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, technology, and more.



Flutter: Where Art and Happiness Meet

217 S La Brea Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90036


Located just five minutes from LACMA, Flutter is an immersive art experience showcasing leading contemporary artists in a way that is truly unique. Demonstrating that art can be playful, interactive and substantive, each immersive room was created by a globally coveted contemporary artist with the goal that viewers are filled with wonder as they play, engage and interact with the art. Flutter proudly supports mental wellbeing and healing. A portion of the proceeds benefit their partners at the non-profit Born This Way Foundation, founded by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation raises awareness of the importance of mental and emotional health, decreases stigma, and provides young people with better access to quality resources.



Disney’s Frozen

Hollywood Pantages Theatre

6233 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028


Get ready to experience the magical wonder of Disney’s Frozen as it comes alive at Hollywood Pantages Theatre until Feb 2, 2020. Ground-breaking sets and special effects, exquisite costumes and innovative stagecraft combine to stunning effect in this magical experience that will delight audiences of all ages and sweep you away to the world of Arendelle with all its heart, humour and powerful storytelling.


Photo credits:

Photo #1: Image courtesy of Cirque de Soleil Volta

Photo #2: Image courtesy of MAX Hollywood

Photo #3: Image courtesy of Neutra Institute Museum of Silver Lake

Photo #4: Image courtesy of Cirque de Soleil Volta

Photo #5: Image courtesy of dineL.A. Restaurant Week

Photo #6: Image courtesy of DAPPER DAY + LACMA Swinging Soirée

Photo #7: Image courtesy of LACMA

Photo #8: Image courtesy of Japan House

Photo #9: Image courtesy of Flutter Experience

Photo #10: Image courtesy of Disney’s Frozen