There is always something happening in Southern California. And, this week is no exception. From painting original woodcrafts, live theater, balloon rides to ice cream, the week happens to feature some exciting things to do. Here are our picks for the best of the best this week.
Monday, January 27
Get “Painty” at the Sawdust Factory
1525 Howard Access Road Unit F
Upland, CA 91786
Get your paint on at the Sawdust Factory in Upland on Monday. Founded in 2002, the Sawdust Factory is your one stop shop to create a wooden painted masterpiece of your choosing and with thousands of premade projects, or the ability to create your own, the Sawdust Factory is the go-to place for creative families in the Inland Empire. There is a $4 shop fee per person plus the cost of the project.
Tuesday, January 28
Chicago at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Take in a little theater to start your week off with a great start. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the Broadway great “Chicago” in Segerstrom Hall which is the universal tale of fame, fortune and “all that jazz” which will be at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts from January 28th until February 2nd. Tickets are on sale now and start at $29 each.
Wednesday, January 29
Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant
3610 Park Sierra Drive
Riverside, CA 92505
There’s nothing like a big bowl of ice cream to brighten up the middle of the week. With a dose of nostalgia and plenty of sweet treats, Farrell’s brings fun like no other restaurant can. Bob Farrell opened the first Farrell’s ice cream parlour and restaurant in 1963. Now under new ownership, new Farrell restaurants are opening up across Southern California and are bringing back the fun like never before. Celebrating a birthday? Let your waiter know and they’ll dazzle you with song and ice cream!
Thursday, January 30
A Flight On The OC Great Park Balloon
Irvine, CA 92618
Now is the best time to ride the Orange County Great Park balloon. With recent price reductions and group discount, children less than 18 years old ride free with paying adult and the “family & friends” package offers discounts to large groups. The balloon has the ability to hold up to 25 to 30 passengers and soar 400 feet above the surrounding landscape and it serves as a public observation deck for the Great Park’s development and offers an unmatched 360° view that spans 40 miles on a clear day. The balloon is closed Monday-Wednesday.
Friday, January 31
Hollywood Improv – Open Mic Night
8162 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90046
Got what it takes? Join fellow laugh makers on stage at the infamous Hollywood Improv for their Friday night weekly open mic night. The open mic sign up is from 5:30pm to 5:40pm and the show starts at 5:45pm. Everyone writes their name on a slip of paper and throws it into a bucket and at 5:45pm the host will grab the bucket, walk on stage, start the show and pick a name. Comics are drawn directly from the bucket so anyone has the chance to perform. It’s a great way to unwind, have a little fun and a laugh after a long work week!
Saturday, February 1
Frozen Sing along at El Capitan Theater
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Bring your little Frozen fans to the historic El Capitan Theater for a 90 minute sing along with Walt Disney Animation Studios “Frozen”! There will even be a special appearance by Elsa live on stage before the show. The sing along will be at the El Capitan from January 31st through February 13th. Check the website for show days. Show times are 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm.
Sunday, February 2
The Lillian Theatre
1076 Lillian Way
Los Angeles, CA 90038
The time is almost here for one of the greatest live shows about motherhood to hit the stage. Expressing Motherhood, founded in 2008 is a compilation of mothers, all real and all honest as they share heartwarming, heartbreaking and funny life stories in the national play about motherhood. It’s a Los Angeles must see. Tickets are on sale now.
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