Best Activities To Do This Week In Los Angeles – January 30

The week starts by honoring France’s perfect pastry, and continues with two fun ways to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, a new exhibit at The GRAMMY Museum, and a classic film screening to start getting you in the mood for Valentine’s Day. The week ends with Super Bowl Sunday, and we’ve rounded up a few places to enjoy a bite while you watch the big game.

Monday, January 30
(Credit: Pitchoun! Bakery)

(Credit: Pitchoun! Bakery)


Celebrate National Croissant Day
Various Locations

Flakey, buttery, crisp on the outside and soft inside – the croissant is the perfect pastry. You owe it to yourself to celebrate National Croissant Day by indulging in one of the best Los Angeles has to offer, like french bakery cafe Pitchoun!’s signature speciality almond and bi-colored raspberry croissants. You can’t go wrong with Proof Bakery’s flakey classic croissant or République’s crowd-creating creation. If a chocolate croissant is on the menu, head to Bouchon Bakery, or if an almond croissant is what you’re craving, Superba and Rockenwagner are always a solid choice. For a twist on the classic, try Gjusta’s baklava croissant, or Euro Pane Bakery’s cinnamon sugar rolled croissant.

Tuesday, January 31
(Credit:  Kellie Fell)

(Credit: Kellie Fell)


Universal Studios Lunar New Year
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
(800) 864-8377
universalstudioshollywood.com

Universal Studios is ringing in the Lunar New Year by filling Universal Plaza with red Chinese lanterns, stunning plum blossoms, and Asian-inspired treats to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Along with festively-dressed Curious George and Woody Woodpecker, the larger than life Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON returns this year, and will be joined by newcomers Po and Tigress from the film “Kung Fu Panda.” After the fun, head to Universal CityWalk’s new Sichuan restaurant, Dongpro Kitchen, and toast to the new year. The festivities are included with the price of admission, and run through Sunday.

Wednesday, February 1
(Credit: Vinoteca )

(Credit: Vinoteca )


Buck-A-Shuck Oyster & Wine Pairing
Vinoteca at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
300 S Doheny Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 273-2222
www.culinarestaurant.com

The Italian-inspired wine and espresso bar, Vinoteca, is elevating their Wine Wednesdays with a Buck-A-Shuck oyster/wine pairing special. For $20, guests can enjoy a half-dozen oysters with a glass of Italian wine. The cozy lounge is offering the deal during the Wine Wednesday hours of 11am – 10:30pm.

Thursday, February 2
(Credit: John Denver Estate)

(Credit: John Denver Estate)


Rhymes & Reasons: The Music of John Denver
The GRAMMY Museum
800 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-6800
www.grammymuseum.org

A New exhibit has just opened at The GRAMMY Museum celebrating the life of Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, John Denver. Located on the fourth floor, the exhibit chronicles Denver’s life as both an artist, as well as actor, activist, and humanitarian. Unique artifacts from the private collection of the John Denver estate will be on display, like his iconic “granny glasses,” guitars he played, and photographs from his archive. The exhibit is on display through the fall.

Friday, February 3
(Credit: Columbia Pictures/Photofest, © Columbia Pictures)

(Credit: Columbia Pictures/Photofest, © Columbia Pictures)


“It Happened One Night”
Norton Simon Museum
411 West Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 449-6840
www.nortonsimon.org

It’s February and love is already in the air. Every Friday this month, the Norton Simon Museum is screening films as a part of their “Unexpected Romance” series, starting tonight with the 1934 film “It Happened One Night.” Directed by Frank Capra, the movie is a classic story of opposites attract, as a roguish reporter played by Clark Gable offers to help reunite a spoiled socialite (Claudette Colbert) to her husband, sparking an unexpected romance. While you’re there, check out some Picasso Lithographs and Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom’ on loan from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Saturday, February 4
(Credit: Caruso )

(Credit: Caruso )


Lunar New Year Celebration
The Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 637-8982
www.americanaatbrand.com

The Americana at Brand is kicking off the Year of the Rooster with their annual celebration on the Green. A parade around the property starts the festivities, and is followed by cultural performances, lion dances, a ten-person dragon, stilt walkers, acrobats, and arts and crafts. Chow down on traditional Asian food vendors from K-town Night Market, and score a special prize from a lucky red envelope handed out by the God of Wealth. At the end of the event, enjoy a special performance from hip-hop dance troupe Culture Shock L.A., and take advantage of over a dozen shops and restaurants offering deals and discounts.
 
Looking for more ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year? Visit our list of the Best Lunar New Year Activities

Sunday, February 5
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks to pass in the second half against the Houston Texans during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)


Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday
Various Locations

When it comes to the Super Bowl, where you watch and what you eat is almost as important as the game itself. All four Public School locations will not only be giving away prizes and offering their happy hour deals all day, but will also be dishing out a Super Bowl Stadium Box that includes a beer flight, three different sides, a pizza, and a Stout Float. 33 Taps, with locations in Hollywood and Silver Lake is also a terrific sports bar to watch the game. They’ll be offering specials along with plenty of TV’s to catch the game. The Blue Room at Tavern is going old-school with their Super Bowl party and offering a buffet of festive game time snacks and taco bar. If you’re playing host, but don’t want to spend your time chained to the grill, The Cannibal LA is offering to-go specials from the Butcher Shop; Holy Cow BBQ has party packages that feed up to 20 people; and AKASHA is sending you home with a Super Bowl 51 To-Go package with gameday classics like BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders and unexpected Tandoori Chicken Wings (all orders must be placed in advance).

Looking for other great places to watch Super Bowl LI? Visit our list of the Best Bars To Watch The Super Bowl In Los Angeles

Article by Kellie Fell.
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