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What You’re Doing This Week: January 21

January 21, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: laartshow.com)

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(credit: Fig & Olive)


Looking to experience something you’ve never done before? Grab some friends and head out in to the city. From eating well to rocking out, there are several amazing opportunities for fun.

(credit: Fig & Olive)

(credit: Fig & Olive)

January 21, 2013

dineLA Restaurant Week

Participating Restaurants
www.discoverlosangeles.com

Starting today through Feb. 1, get out and take advantage of prix fixe menus at some of Los Angeles’ hottest restaurants. Creative cuisine can be found all throughout the county at places like The Parish in Downtown LA, FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place in West Hollywood and Napa Valley Grille in Westwood. Head over to discoverlosangeles.com for the full restaurant list.

(credit: LA County)

(credit: LA County)

Grand Park’s Hail To The Chiefs

210 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
grandpark.lacounty.gov

Celebrate President Obama’s second inauguration while observing Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with live music, local artists and vendors at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. Artists scheduled to play include Locura, Ferraby Lionhart, Anthony Valadez of KCRW, Mathai and Pinot. The free event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(credit: bobbakermarionettes.com)

(credit: bobbakermarionettes.com)

January 22, 2013

Bob Baker’s Nutcracker

1345 W. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-9995
www.bobbakersmarionettes.com

This special holiday engagement comes to a close Jan. 27 but there are still a few shows available. Aimed at the preschool set, this fun adaptation of the Nutcracker story will delight all in attendance with more than 100 marionettes, shadow puppetry and more. This show has become tradition for many area families and the theater has been a revered fixture in the community for more than 50 years.

(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

January 23, 2013

Golden Gods : The History of Heavy Metal

Grammy Museum
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-6800
grammymuseum.org

The Golden Gods exhibit delves in to the history of heavy metal. Through artifacts, photography and other rock memorabilia, get up close and personal with the people who made it so memorable. Don’t miss the interactive areas, including a scream room to practice your vocals and a tutorial on heavy metal drumming. The exhibit ends Feb. 28.

(credit: Five Crowns)

(credit: Five Crowns)

January 24, 2013

Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Participating Restaurants
www.newportbeachdining.com

Newport Beach’s finest restaurants will be part of a city-wide celebration of cuisine through Jan. 27. Most restaurants will include three-course prix fixe menus with tiered price points, giving diners many options to choose from. Many local favorites will be participating including Five Crowns, Tamarind of London and Eat Chow.

(credit: sctfa.org)

(credit: sctfa.org)

January 25, 2013

The Car Plays

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
scfta.org

This absolutely unique event is part of the Off Center Festival Series which celebrates the unconventional modern arts scene. Each play takes place inside of a car while patrons watch from right outside. The audience of two is ushered from car to car and will see five plays in one hour. There are a total of 15 different plays being performed throughout the run of the show through Feb. 2.

(credit: laartshow.com)

(credit: laartshow.com)

January 26, 2013

LA Art Show

LA Convention Center
South Hall J & K
1201 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
www.laartshow.com

For 18 years the LA Art Show has brought together the broadest spectrum of art from all over the world to one location. This show is for collectors and art lovers alike and features the top galleries, lectures, tours and more. Tickets are $20 or $15 if purchased online.

(credit: lacma.org)

(credit: lacma.org)

January 27, 2013

Jim Shaw’s Dream Drawings

LACMA
BCAM, 2nd floor bridge
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
www.lacma.org

LACMA presents a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Jim Shaw. Many of the pieces are based on his own vivid dreams and lightly resemble comic book-style graphic art. The imagery depicts his love of pop culture and also his knowledge of traditional art history. There is much to explore in this interesting mix of method and content. The exhibit runs through Feb. 24.

Sharon Garofalow writes Cupcakes and Cutlery, a lifestyle blog focusing on modern family living. This Orange County native has a wicked sweet tooth, loves good food and indie music and shares her favorite things with you on her blog.

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