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What You’re Doing This Week: Jan. 13

January 13, 2014 4:00 AM

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(credit: LA Times Travel Show)

(credit: LA Times Travel Show)

(credit: LA Times Travel Show)

(credit: LA Times Travel Show)


We’re a couple of weeks into the New Year, and hopefully you made a resolution to stay on top of the L.A. event scene. If you’re looking for events, this week is sure to entertain you. Take advantage of ice skating before it packs up for the year, grab a delicious cheeseburger during Cheeseburger week or visit the LA Art Show. Below is a list of suggested activities for you to check out and bring some excitement to your week.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)


Monday, January 13

Pasadena Cheeseburger Week
Pasadena, CA 91101
www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce hosts its third annual Pasadena Cheeseburger Week in celebration of food legend Lionel Sternberger who is credited with having created the first cheeseburger at his pop’s roadside stand, The Rite Spot, in 1926. During these beef-filled days, see just how many of the nearly 40 restaurants’ burgers you can try before the end of the burger party on January 17. Organize your own Cheeseburger Crawl, or visit the Cheeseburger Week website for curated suggestions. Restaurants such as El Portal, Vertical Wine Bistro, The Counter, Kings Row Gastroput and Pita Jungle will be offering specially created cheeseburgers for the event and Pie ‘n Burger as well as the Counter will also be offering special deals. For a full list of restaurants participating, visit www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com/restaurants.

(credit: iceatsantamonica.com)

(credit: iceatsantamonica.com)


Tuesday, January 14

ICE at Santa Monica
1324 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 461-8333
www.downtownsm.com/ice

This is the last week to glide around the rink in Santa Monica. ICE closes on January 20, so head to the Westside and lace up your skates for a great times with a loved one, your kids or your friends. The skate rental fee is $12, but on Twofer Tuesdays, two people can get in for the price of one. Sunday through Thursday, the rink is open until 10p and 12a Friday and Saturday. Take advantage of this fun activity this week and get a chance to have some winter fun before it closes for the season.

(credit: LA Art Show)

(credit: LA Art Show)


Wednesday, January 15

L.A. Art Show
L.A. Convention Center, South Hall J & K
1201 Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(561) 822-5440
www.LAartshow.com

The L.A. Art Show kicks off on January 15 with its Opening Night Premiere Party, followed by four days of traditional and contemporary artwork, discussions, signings and tours. Last year’s show welcomed nearly 50,000 collectors, and this year’s exhibit promises to be even bigger. The L.A. Art Show is divided into four sections – Modern & Contemporary, Historic & Traditional Contemporary, Vintage Poster and the L.A. IFPDA Print Fair. Tickets for the Premiere Party and exhibit days are available online.

(credit: Bookd in Burbank)

(credit: Bookd in Burbank)


Thursday, January 16

Book’d In Burbank
Theatre Banshee
3435 West Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 846-5323
www.bookdevent.com

If you vowed to read more books this year, check out Book’d in Burbank. The event, is a ‘social gathering that treats book lovers to an evening of author readings and literary entertainment’ and will surely get your juices flowing if you’re into the literary world. Meet fellow book lovers gathered in one place for a social evening of readings from mystery, romance and young adult authors, comedy from Jordan Likover, sponsored giveaways and more. Admission is $10, and tickets may be purchased online for the 8pm event.

(credit: The Wooden Floor)

(credit: The Wooden Floor)


Friday, January 17

The Wooden Floor at REDCAT
Roy and Edna Disney/Cal Arts Theatre
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 237-2800
www.thewoodenfloor.org

The Wooden Floor is a non-profit dance company featuring underserved youth of the Santa Ana community, providing them with dance instruction and academic and social support as well. January 17 is opening night of their two-night performance at Downtown L.A.’s REDCAT. The show will feature work from choreographers Susan Rethorst, Ivy Baldwin and Melanie Rios Glaser. General admission tickets are available online or at the box office for $20. REDCAT members or students may purchase tickets for $15, and Cal Arts students and staff may attend for just $10.

(credit: Black Violin)

(credit: Black Violin)


Saturday, January 18

Black Violin
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-8550
www.musiccenter.org/bv

The hip hop classical duo known as Black Violin, featuring Wilner “Wil-B” Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, will perform its first show at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall this Saturday at 8:30pm. The two violinist have collaborated with The Eagles, Alicia Keys, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Tom Petty, Kanye West, 50 Cent and many more. General admission tickets are available online or at the box office for $25 for the event. Recommended for 21+ audiences.

(credit: LA Times Travel Show)

(credit: LA Times Travel Show)


Sunday, January 19

L.A. Times Travel Show
L.A. Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
events.LAtimes.com/travelshow/

January 19 is the last day of the 16th Annual L.A. Times Travel Show. The Show, is Los Angeles’ biggest and best travel show which brings together a huge lineup of explorers, and globetrotters who swap stories, share their knowledge and will undoubtedly inspire you to travel and start your next adventure. Sunday’s show features exhibits, as well as panel discussions and cooking demonstrations from travel and lifestyle experts from all over the world. Tickets are $10 for general admission, or just $5 for L.A. Times members. Flash your Metro TAP card, Metro employee ID, or L.A. County ID for a $3 discount at the door as well. Children 16 and under are free per every paid adult admission ticket.

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Chrystal Baker is a freelance food and events contributor for CBS Los Angeles, Basil Magazine and Frugivore Magazine. She is the co-editor of a recipe blog, The Duo Dishes, and manages her own lifestyle and travel blog, Any and Everywhere.

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